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It's a Christmas Miracle


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#1 joey2aces

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:17 AM

I haven't been on much lately. So, to my old buddies, hello... and to the new peeps... wazzzup.


At first glance of my feedback you might say,"Geez, own a golf store much?"

WHOA, his likes surpass his post, he must have some good input... no, I really am mostly sarcastic and like to chide the Tiger fans :fishing1: :diablo: :rofl: :beach:

But, no. Mostly I have been away because I wanted to get away from the ho' game.  I was stuck at a paltry 8 and I was determined to buy myself a 5 or 6.

The winter typically is what does me in. Here in Syracuse it gets cold... I usually make it past December with hopes of not buying anything then January hits and we plan our guys weekend at Turning Stone for February and I think to myself.,... "Self, you need to break up the 3 days of gambling, find some irons or a driver to hit at the dome! Sure, it will only be for 30 minutes but pretend it will make difference."   So I buy a set and another and another and walk into the dome at Turning Stone with 3 sets of irons, 3 drivers, 6 shafts and a bottle of advil. Most of the time swinging hard thinking how I am going to make that $1500 back that I lost in the first 2 hours.

But not in 2018. No sirs, no ma'ams. This guy played with 1 iron set.... dudes, fur realz (just in case some millennials are reading this)

I was lucky enough to be selected to go on the WRX trip to the Pro V1 experience and there I struck up some nice conversation with Eric Soderstrom with Acushnet. He said TPI in Cali is a must.

In April I went out to California for the ultimate dudes golf trip with about 50 of my Ohana and had some time so I went to see TPI. There Lucas Bro (2nd coolest last name ever behind mine) sat with me for what was supposed to be an hour that was ultimately 1.5-1.75 hours. Compare, contrast, critique.

He was great and honest. He didn't steer me,, we simply hit and set aside or hit and eliminate.

The 718 T-MB's were in a class of their own. Ridic (see, keeping them millennials interested).   Compared to my Srixon 765's with same shaft (modus 130s) the dispersion, apex, length etc were beyond better. I wanted to buy a set there but my Bro wouldn't let me.

So I wasn't even out of the parking lot when my search began and I thought, here we go again.  The previous year on this trip I literally bought a set of irons and had them delivered to California while I was on the trip!! Cray cray. <-----   ;)

This is when someone would say, "Well, to make a long story short..."  but I know that has passed.

anyway, I got home to my newly minted irons... had my boy Freddy shaft them up with some modus 130s and............. wait for it......... played with them all year. ... and here's the capper. I went from a 7 to a 10 in the first 45 days. J2A not happy. But I kept in contact with Lucas and he was nice enough to respond to my emails. Then something happened. I grew with my irons. I went back down to... to a 6 and made it to the semi-finals of our clubs match play. Full disclosure it was handicapped but ya still gotta make the putts.

My year low was a 73 and I had 3 birdies one night in my 9 hole league. Coupled with the fact that my wife and I along with another couple won a tournament where the pit us against teams of all men because only 2 'mixed' teams signed up so they couldn't have a mixed division this year.  "Babe, you won a skin!!!" "What the f@#$ is a skin?? Do I still get a hotdog???" :golfer: :wub:


the coup de gras is I played all year with these irons and here we are in November... almost December of 2018 and I have no plans of them leaving my bag. It's a great feeling. Even went back to my old Scratch DW grinds which sadly need to be retired after 4 years BUT, I  will be contacting Patrick for 2 new wedges. This is out of necessity rather than head gaming. And our guys trip is already planned for Feb at Turning Stone and I don't think I will be worried about what I am bringing.... except maybe between the Pappy 15 or VWFRR????

Also, I played with the same driver all year, my trusty G400 Max.  Now believe it or not this thing changed my game. I went from hitting a fade to a slice to hitting an amazing draw on command, but I digress (sorry young guys, that means to stop) :scenic:

So, it can happen. People can change. It's a miracle but I finally proved to myself that my flipping and ho'ing was hurting me... not helping.  Plus, I am now down 30 pounds so lock up your daughters and lock up your wives.

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas or Hanukkah or whichever holiday you celebrate. If you don't then just have a great winter (see, inclusive)

J2A

Edited by joey2aces, 30 November 2018 - 10:20 AM.

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#2 dwboston

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:41 AM

Great stuff J2A.  Similar for me this year...except for the tournament results.  Settled on my irons and putter and stuck with them all year.  Only new purchase was an SM7 D grind as my LW was beat up and I needed something with new grooves.  No plans to buy anything for the foreseeable future.
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 12:44 PM

View Postjoey2aces, on 30 November 2018 - 10:17 AM, said:


Also, I played with the same driver all year, my trusty G400 Max.  Now believe it or not this thing changed my game. I went from hitting a fade to a slice to hitting an amazing draw on command, but I digress (sorry young guys, that means to stop) :scenic:


Digress - get off subject temporarily

Sorry, couldn't let it go if you were actually giving a definition.

Other than that I have had the same irons for about 30 years, driver is used R7, 3W 910F.  I'm sure new ones would not fix my swing so I don't bother.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:27 PM

This is technically a Festivus Miracle J2A.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 03:39 PM

I love Turning Stone! Can't beat the courses there. Poker room is fun too.

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 04:05 AM

Congrats

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:18 AM

Good on you!!!  I think I need to re-read this, “listen AND hear” this and set the bag!!!
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 11:07 AM

congrats on breaking the habit and focusing on your skill set . should be happy you have seen some great results knowing that " you " made it happen .

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:08 PM

That was the most entertaining post I've ever read on WRX...

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 03:18 PM

Congrats J2A. Reformed hos are few in number.....at least those who have made it through
a whole season. You are a 1 percenter now.


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:49 PM

" the coup de gras is I played all year with these irons and here we are in November... almost December of 2018 and I have no plans of them leaving my bag." ...


     uh huh , I know you.  We will revisit this in 2020. :taunt:    good to have ya back
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#12 joey2aces

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Posted Yesterday, 11:26 AM

not gonna lie... I almost bought some Miura MC-501's but then realized I have no business playing them
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Posted Yesterday, 11:46 AM

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Posted Yesterday, 01:35 PM

Missed opportunity when wife said:

What the f@#$ is a skin?? Do I still get a hotdog???"

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