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  1. NY8123

    NY8123 Sophisticated Redneck Administrator Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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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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    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 Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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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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    fishfanmiami Grip it and rip it Moderator Finheaven VIP Donator

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Last week of league play today, Taking afternoon off and playing 18.
     
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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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    [​IMG]

    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 Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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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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    A lot of fun watching Tiger play today. Lookin forward to the weekends play..
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    Tiger playing well, on day two and the Honda classic
     
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    Got to play 18 this past thurs, March 1st.. That’s like crazy crazy early for NewHampshire! Back to reality and 40 degrees all next week, but at least we had that one day! Wish I played with her :thumbsup
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    Gonna be a great ending here, Phil against Justin!
     
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    If you guys are looking for me I'll be at "the club".

    One of my golfing buddies came into some money and bought a membership to the Brickyard country club here in Macon. We are playing there tomorrow afternoon.



    Guess I'll have to tuck my shirt tail in :)
     
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    Hit em straight FFM.
     
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    Sergio on 15th today just broke my heart. I was hoping he'd be in contention on Sunday. Sorry Serg. Tin Cup all the way :(
     
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    Big fan of mini golf here...
     
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    I could normally give two ****s about golf, but I’m hoping Woods does well in this Masters tournament.
     
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    First time out this afternoon. Subbing for someone in Thursday league. We no longer have the Tuesday league due to attrition. Supposed to be 20-50 mph winds this afternoon. Hopefully in the right direction.
     
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    Satoshi Kodaira is amazing. Who's with me?
     
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    Took advantage of Golf Galaxy and Dick’s Callaway Rogue promotion. You get 50% more on trade if you buy a Rogue. So I cleaned out the golf attic and paid 90.00 bucks for a Rogue. Stoked!
     
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    Well that went well... until the second hole lol.

    Bought a new set of clubs off a buddy. Calloway XRs. Bought a new 3 wood and 3 hybrid. Bought a new putter. Bought new spikes. It was time my irons were 15 years old TA 6's, Bentinardi putter was 12 years old. Spikes at least 10 years old.

    Went off the first tee...par....then the reality of shooting a round with all new clubs except your wedge and driver set in lol. Lots of boogies and double boogies.

    Straight to the range after my round to sort out the driver, 3 wood and hybrid.

    Glad to finally be on the course again.
     
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    Got the second round of the year in yesterday and things went much better. Landed some really nice iron shots with the new clubs. My driver was decent but not exactly where I wanted it. Had my first legit Eagle attempt for the year (I was just off the back of the first par 5 about 15 feet maybe) and ****ed it up miserably, ended with par lol.

    Left a 7 footer for birdie slip by on the last hole as well as two other short par putts that ended up boogies. That is because of the new putter, the weight is much different and my length is not consistent yet, much work needed on the practice greens. Plus I went back to the blade from a mallet type putter because my control has been much better and I like the blade feel.

    I shot a 46 and left two birdies (ended up par) and two pars (ended up boogie) on the course plus I had a melt down on another hole which ended with a snowman (one ****in' limb ****ed me but that ****er came off the tree and is now dead from high velocity impact lol). So realistically I should have shot a 40 to 42 and that's what it felt like to me. Really only a coupled of miscues away from a decent round given that it was the second round of the year.

    Oh and for comparison that first round melt down the day prior...........let's not list that score but it was my worst round in over 10 years and I shaved 10+ storkes off of it. Lol.
     
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    New clubs are tough.....takes a good amount of time to get the feel right.. Keep at them, Calloway makes a great club and it will make a difference in your game.
     
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    Been playing pretty regularly this year. At least once a week. Started off with a terrible iron game.....but a tip from a pro friend of mine might have saved my sanity and significantly improved my game. All my iron shots were kind of weak and short right and this pro pointed out I wasn't rotating my wrists through the swing........well, a practice session or two and my game has come back strong and am now hitting my irons better than I have in a couple of years.

    Still plenty to work on, but feeling a lot better about my game.
     
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    Oh they aren't the problem lol. It has been two holes a round that I have just melted down. Shot my first 18 of the year and struggled mighty on holes 1, 2 & 3 (double, double, boogie) and still pulled a 45 out on the front by stringing some pars and birdie together. Hard to have a good round when you are +5 for the first three holes.

    Shot better on the back but same story had one hole ruin my round a par 3 that usually never gives me much trouble I dubbed two into the water and took a 7, came back the next hole and birdied. So in 4 holes I gave up 8 strokes. The other 14 holes I shot OK on and didn't feel like I struggled. Hell if you took my best 9 holes out of the 18 I played I had a 38 on the card.

    I just haven't been able to string it all together but the good news is I've played more this year so far than last so it will come. Gotta hit the range this week and I have a caption and crew on Saturday. So far I love the Calloways, I haven't gave up any distance at all and they feel nice even the mis-hits.
     
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