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  1. NY8123

    NY8123 Sophisticated Redneck Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    See I always uee my 4 and 3. My 3 iron used to be my most hated club now I hit that bastard as good or better than an wood. I need new woods, I have a steel shaft Cleveland 3 wood and I just can't hit it well (well I either hit it 280 yards or duff it and lie doesn't matter).

    I want two new Taylormade woods or a wood and hybrid.
     
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    Hybrids are much more forgiving than the long irons. I have a #3 and #4 Big bertha hybrid. The #4 goes about 180 - 90 and the #3 is about 200 - 210 when i hit it right. 5 fairway wood and a 3 wood and driver complete the set.
    My 3 and 4 irons go about the same distance but they are about 50/50 as far as accuracy which is not good where as the hybrids almost always go straight. Still use the irons when I need a low line drive shot or have to go under a tree.
     
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    Fins1971 C'mon Dolphins

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    Didn't get to play this Tuesday as our league tee times got bumped back several hours due to an outing the course planned.
    I guess a tee time isn't a tee time if someone else pays more for it.
     
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    NY8123 Sophisticated Redneck Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Not to sound like a blowhard but I hit my 6 iron 185. My pitching wedge is a 145 club and generally I add 10 yards a club from there. I can jack a 3 iron 215+ and generally hit it well in fact. The last round I played a hit a perfect 3 iron and couldn't strike it any better, it ended up at 240 yards but that was the furthest extent of that club for me and I think it got good roll on the back end.

    So my 3 wood on a great swing used to go around 300 but I averaged at least 275 with it but lately I've been mis-hitting it and pushing it both left and right which tells me my swing is all ****ed up and I'm probably not sweeping through the ball and hitting down on it like an iron because I've leaned on my 3 iron so much. I used to have the exact opposite problem, I only used my 3 iron for shots under trees, punches etc...becasue I hit my 3 wood so good. Somewhere in the process my wires are now crossed and I cost myself 60 yards from 280 to 300 out lol.
     
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    145 yards with a PW is about what the pros hit it and so is 300 yards with your 3 wood. I'm more like 110 PW , 240 with my 3 wood . The distances have come down as I've gotten older but I'm a lot more consistency and usually hit um straight :)

    I think if you do get a couple hybrids you'll love the results and use your long irons less and less.
     
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    I'm at 100 with a PW and declining. Somewhere along the way I have shortened my backswing in an effort to gain accuracy and it has really helped my score, but certainly not the distance. I've added a couple of hybrids to the bag and taken out the 3 iron and for most rounds, the 3 wood. I can still muscle the hybrid about 210 if I had to, but I'm pretty strong off the tee, so unless I'm on a longer course, I don't miss the three wood.

    My improvement focus has been on the short game. I carry 56 and 60 degree wedges in my bag and I have improved significantly over the last year or so which has really helped my score.
     
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    Had my best round this summer with a 39 last Friday. Finished par , birdie (chip in from 30 feet with a wedge) , par. Driver finally came around and I played from the fairway almost every hole

    Picked up a few tips from the golf pro at our local course :)



    :thumbsup

    Dying to play again this week probably Thurs or Friday weather permitting.
     
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    Fins1971 C'mon Dolphins

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    hell yeah, 39. way to go.

    My game sucks this year. I guess too much go-kart racing and not enough chipping practice.
    This damn job gets in the way.
     
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    Fins1971 C'mon Dolphins

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    Chipping was better yesterday, Hit the pin on one from 60 ft. Of course it didn't go in. Never does....
    Had a couple 105 wedges that were right on the money also. Left a pro style divot past the ball both times.
     
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    Played a weird 9 yesterday. Only had one par but shot a 40. How you ask ? Two birdies and the rest boogies.
    The first birdie was a par 5 I hit a really good drive and fairway wood to get about 30 feet from the green and then chipped it to within 2 feet for a give me.
    The last one was the last hole a par 4 where I was just off the green after 2 shots and putted it in from long distance. Luckily I left the flag in which the ball hit hard and dropped or it would have gone at least 10 feet back the hole :)
     
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    Fins1971 C'mon Dolphins

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    We left early and played 18 yesterday. Played real poorly to start first 5 holes. Then finished the 9 with 4 straight bogies. Kept it going with 5 bogies to start the back 9 until i finally took another double bogie. On those last 13 holes I had 12 par putts and missed every one including the final 6 footer on 18. Just one of those bogie days. Barely broke 100 with the bad start.
     
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    Finally, Ended a birdie drought of over a year. You name it, I missed them every way possible during that time frame. Not this time.

    #5 Pipestone - 250 drive down the middle, 200 hybrid to within 60 yards. Wedge to 5ft, Drain the putt!
     
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    Excellent :thumbsup
     
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    Fins1971 C'mon Dolphins

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    Last week of league play today, Taking afternoon off and playing 18.
     
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    Fins1971 C'mon Dolphins

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    Never good when you start your round to the tune of jenny-jenny. (867-...) Luckily I never finished that tune.

    8 over after 3 holes, yikes.

    Went 13 over on the next 15 holes with 5 pars and shot my best round of the year 93. It's not how you start but how you finish.
     
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    Nice recovery :thumbsup
     
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    If you were looking for your Top Flite 3 that you lost off the tee of 17 at Pipestone I found it. You aren't going to like your lie.
     
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    NY8123 Sophisticated Redneck Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    I hate my 3 wood. Used to be one of my favorite clubs and now I can't hit it. 1) I need a new 3 wood. 2) I need to hit the range with said 3 wood.
     
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    Lol. Just hit Amazon and orderd a new 3 wood after that last post!
     
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