Your Best Round Ever....What Stands Out?
Posted 08 October 2017 - 01:40 PM
Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:15 AM
My prox on approach is a weakness, especially inside 125. I read Rich Hunt's Pro Golf Synopsis a few years ago and remember him stating putts outside of 15 feet are largely more about luck than skill. Well that day I caught a lot of luck. Sure enough my next round was same caliber play but some 8-10 shots worse due to putts.. a perfect case study. I knew I needed to give myself better looks with wedges to get over the current plateau I was on. So I went about fixing it and first thought it was wrong club selection/ shot type into greens. Developed a Pelz 8 type shot the help gapping. It helped, but I still wasn't reaching goals. My Pelz 8's were consistent but my standards were more likely to be deep or short a few yards. This made me realize the real problem. It seems obvious now, but when your hitting them on line and making good contact, it's a little harder to accept. High SS/ fast hand players rarely make for the best wedge players due to the very speed that helps them w. distance. So I started working on shallowing my AoA/ divot size to control spin better. Sure enough I heard Mcilroy on NLU podcast last week talking about this very topic and how a guy like DJ improved his wedges. He mentioned that DJ's divots were much smaller now. That pretty much sold me on it.
Edited by Cons, 10 October 2017 - 11:32 AM.
Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:17 PM
Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:21 AM
Ping G30 3 & 5 Fwy
Ping G25 3-W CFS X
Ping Gorge 52*, 56*, 60*
Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2/Ping Sigma G Anser
Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:26 AM
This happen a lot when I was playing a lot.
Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:02 AM
King Cobra F6 16*
Titleist 716 T-MB 3,4
Titleist 716 AP2 5-PW
Titleist SM6 52*
Cleveland CG15 56*, 60*
Odyssey White Ice #1
Callaway Chrome Soft/Titleist ProV1
Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:36 AM
Just had my best round ever last week. I can't say there was no fear once I realized where I was at score wise but I made myself attack on the last two holes which resulted in an eagle and a birdie. Those 2 holes I've tried to "survive" on before and always blown my round.
Three other things that stand out:
I played with confidence, just having fun for the first 16 holes.
I hit most my tee shots very well and a few that were still fine.
On the front side I rolled 3 birdie putts right up the the middle of the hole and an inch short. So I had chances to go even lower.
Cobra Bio Cell+ 3 wood
TM RAC MB 3-PW
Mizuno MP-R 54*, 60*
Odyssey White Ice 1
Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:22 AM
Edited by LeoLeo99, 12 October 2017 - 10:23 AM.
Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:07 PM
I would just say there is a free-ness when I golf well. I'm not concerned with anything except the current swing/stroke. I'm not picking targets or looking at trouble, I could care less where the ball went. Just grip and rip.
Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:03 AM
KZG OS11 12 degree driver
Calloway 16 5-wood
Calloway 20.5 heavenwood
Cobra 24.5 9-wood
KZG 5-PW irons
KZG 52 and 56 wedges
TM Spider mallet
Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:49 PM
Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:47 PM
With the 62, I made a few longer putts (15, 20 & 35 ft) but 6/9 birdies were from inside 8ft. However, I missed a pretty easy 8 footer on 1 and a 6 footer on 5... could have turned in 28 instead of 30.
In the 68 round, I putted really well all day but didn't really make anything. Sounds weird, but there were a lot of stress-free pars. I probably had less than 30 ft of holed putts on the day. The 3 birdies were from 7ft, 2ft and a couple inches. I had one good 6 ft par save in there, the rest were basically tap ins. I hit 17/18 greens and the 1 missed GIR I putted from the fringe. So I had 18 birdie putts on the day and only made 3 of them.
D - Cobra F8
3w - Mizuno JPX 850 13
2h - Mizuno JPX 850 16
4-PW - Mizuno MP-69
Wedges - Vokey SM6 54M, 60K
Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:08 AM
Callaway Epic 15 Oban Kiyoshi Gold 75s
Callaway Epic 18 AD-DI 7s
Titleist 816 H2 21 AD-DI 85s
Taylormade P770 4-PW PX LZ 6.0 SS x1
Vokey SM6 52F / 58M KBS Tour
Byron Morgan DH89x
Scotty Cameron Asian Spec AOP Newport Oil Can 33/350
Pro Platinum Mil-Spec 33/350
Cameron Classic Gun Blue 33/350
Lakers Purple and Gold for Life
Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:58 AM
1. Hit 80% of fairways.
2. Hit the best shot of my golf life on 17. 230 out pulled Heavenwood, had to hit a fade on command and pulled it off perfectly. Came to rest about 15 feet from the cup. Missed the eagle putt, but it was a tap in birdie.
3. Came to 18 knowing I would have my PB in the bag unless I completely blew up. Smashed the drive, had GW in and pured it. 10 feet below the hole and buried the birdie to end my round, with my PB of 74.
The two I don't want to remember about that round:
1. The double on 14... 200 yard par 3, all carry. Grabbed hybrid to be safe. Missed the green a touch right and it hits the sprinkler head and off into the woods it went. Ended up doubling that hole.
2. I left 3 birdie putts on the lip. Literally, a stiff breeze knocks all three in. Could have been under par on the round. Although, I cannot complain but so much.
Callaway V-Series 3 wood
Callaway V-Series Heavenwood
Srixon Z H45 22*
Nike Vapor Pro Combo
Callaway PM Grind 56/60*
SeeMore M1 Private Reserve
Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:08 PM
Also caught a major break... #8 is a short dog-leg right around water par 4 and was maybe reachable that day down wind. I went for it as I was hitting the driver so well, but pushed the tee shot a bit right and left myself with a 30 yard, straight uphill shot to a tucked pin with no green to work with. I decided to open up my 60 degree and take a full swing to see if I could get lucky. Bladed the shot, should have gone 50+ yards over the green, but hit it so bad that the ball smashed & mostly died into the hill/rough short of the green then trickled on to about 20 feet leaving me a decent birdie chance. Lipped out the birdie chance, but was very happy making par on what should have been a double or worse.
Edited by mn723, 18 October 2017 - 02:10 PM.
Ping G 3 and 7 woods
Cobra Fly-Z Pro 4-GW irons
Cobra King 56* & 60* wedges
Bettinardi Queen B #8 putter
TaylorMade Tour Preferred X ball
Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:39 AM
Posted 29 October 2017 - 05:42 AM
Posted 02 November 2017 - 02:38 PM
TM M2 Tour 15 Kuro Kage
TM M1 Tour 18 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
TM TP UDI 3 iron 20 Paderson KINETXX 950
TM RSi TP UDI 4 iron 23 Aldila Trinity 65
TM P790 6,7 Nippon Modus 3 130
TM PSi 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
TM xFT TP 50, 54, 58 Nippon Pro WV115
TM Rossa Ghost Tour AGSI+ FO-74
I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.
Posted 02 November 2017 - 03:03 PM
I'm a lefty BTW so that might help the two upcoming shot stories a touch...
Dogleg left par 4, I missed the fairway right and ended up with a bush in front of me and a tree 40 feet down the fairway to my right. i wanted to hit it low (under the bushes branches) and draw it around the tree. Left myself less than 15 feet from the pin and 2 putted for par.
Long-ish straight par 4, I went a touch right into the light rough and, again, had a tree in front of me that was almost blocking my shot out. Pin was front left. The yardage was spot-on for a gap wedge + 5 yards. I went for the hero shot and blasted a gap wedge straight up to the moon, praying for a low-spin flyer that wouldn't rip back off the green. It fell like a stone and stuck where it landed about 15 feet from the pin, and was another easy 2 putt par.
Posted 03 November 2017 - 01:25 PM
Callaway XR 15* Reg
Cobra Bio Cell Fairway 17.5 Stiff
Titleist 915F 21* Reg
Nike Vapor Pro 4-5i DG S300
Nike Vapor Pro 6-P DG R300
Taylormade Tour Preferred EF52* 10
Taylormade Tour Preferred EF 58* ATV
Scotty Futura X5 38"
Bobby Jones blade
Some STX I picked up for $15 that kicks a**
Taylormade Daddy Long Legs 38"
Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:33 PM
Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:50 PM
Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:52 PM
Edited by sdandrea, 07 November 2017 - 07:52 PM.
Adams 2014 Idea 5h
Acer XV Pro 6-GW
Vokey SM5 M Grind 54* & 58*
"Never buy a putter until you've had a chance to throw it"
Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:30 PM
Tour Edge Exotics XCG6 13 Degree 3 Wood(as mini-driver)
Titleist 910f 16.5* 3 Wood,
Titleist 714 CB 3-pw,
Scratch 50*DD wedge,
Cleveland 588 raw 56* wedge,
Odyssey #9 White Hot,
Snell My Tour Ball,
True Linkswear shoes(da bomb!)
TAKE DEAD AIM - Harvey Penick
Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:56 AM
Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:27 PM
. 2 birdies, 4 bogeys. Pretty windy day. Posted +2 74.
Played with a very nice couple. I remember them complementing me when we finished.
I remember 2 shots: 3iron second to reach a par five in 2, and 100yrd wedge to about a foot.
I thin the longest putt I made was 10 ft, maybe less.
Wish I could have that swing everyday.
XHot 15* and 19*
Apex Hybrid 23 & 26 Kuro Kage stiff
Srixon Z765 6-GW Modus 105 stiff
RTX 3 54 and 58
Bettinardi BB1/ 2016 Bettinardi Tiki / MXM Versa #1
Chrome Soft/ KSig/ FG Tour
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