All Things Michigan Golf
Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:32 PM
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Od starts the round out by knocking in a 30 foot birdie and winks like he knew it was going to go in...too bad the push got you a couple times other wise that was a solid round.
Next time you will be paid, I played with Dave Sunday...he shot 84, 10 strokes off his 74 in the rain huh. Funny how this game is.
Am I crazy for thinking about going to a long putter? I have no confidence with the flat stick right now, everything is right. I tried leaving my putter in the trees on Sunday but it came back to down to the ground.
Dave, is it more of the short putts or the long putts. Sometimes center shafted putters can mess with your alignment. My advice is bench it for the time being, and put a back up in. If you don't have one decide if you want a face balanced or not putter. Head out to local golf shop and see what sets up good to your eyes and pick up a new weapon. Sometimes a new look will help with your putting.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:05 PM
Very Sweet! Enjoy! Pics are a must
Back from across the pond. As promised, more pics:
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#1 205 yard par 3, the only Open course to start with a par 3
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#2 a visually intimidating tee shot, fly the right side bunkers because the bunkers on the left suck in anything near them.
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#13 a birdie hole as long as you find the fairway
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#15 Long par 4 that always plays into the wind, the Open may be won or lost here next year
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The Bobby Jones bunker, one of the few that didn't have a huge lip added that would force you to lay up out of it
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Clubhouse and Dormy house (on the left). I had the bottom left room
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View from my room
So what can I say. Great course that is tons of fun to play. Drive it straight and it is pretty easy. Find the bunkers off the tee or miss greens and it will bite you. I struggled with my irons the first 2 days and shot 80-80. Found a lot of fairway bunkers on day three and shot 81. I expect the pros to hit irons and hybrids off the tee and put up low scores. Can't wait for the 2012 Open.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:32 PM
As someone who has struggled with putting for years, I feel your pain. I've thought about making a drastic change like that in the past, but vanity has kept me from going the long putter route. Earlier this year, I went for a SAM putter fitting, and had my stroke analyzed and my putter adjusted to better fit my specs. It was a good experience, because it showed me some flaws in my stroke that I couldn't see myself -- namely that I took it back too far inside, and hit the ball with an in to out path with a closed clubface. I also took it back too far and wasn't accelerating well through impact. I've worked a bit on fixing those things, and made a change to my grip, and I've been rolling it a lot better recently. My stroke feels smooth, and I've been missing fewer short ones, and rolling in the occasional bomb.
Another thing -- committing to your read and picking a target is really key. It's amazing how many more go in when you focus on a specific target. Your mind has a way of getting your body to do what it needs to do to get it from point A to point B.
Though this is GolfWRX, so you obviously need a new putter, as well...
Thanks for the inspiration, I might have to find one of the many ponds and put her to rest one of these days.
Oh still might try a long putter, it is the addiction formed from this board that has me wanting to try something different.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:27 PM
It is shorter, firmer, and a lot windier. No water like the gailes has but you still can't get away with missing left or right. The greens at RL&SA all look very flat but are filled with subtle breaks, just enough to get the ball outside the hole.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:00 AM
Other than some cosmetic similarities, the Gailes is not much like a real links. It's hard to replicate the firm and fast conditions of linksland in a big square patch of land in Northern Michigan.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:36 PM
Exactly! The Gailes is as close to a true links course as a Corvair is to a Vette.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:47 PM
Slurp I may b interested....where u thinkin?
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:21 AM
sometimes ya just need a break
Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:01 AM
There has been a disruption in The Force...
Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:10 AM
There has been a disruption in The Force...
LMAO. Good one JJ
Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:56 PM
I got out with mags300 for 13-15 holes (we were jumping around the course because it was slow) on Wednesday night, and it was good to get out and get the bad taste of my last round out of my mouth, but I'm in LA hanging out with my 2-year old nephew (yesterday was his birthday), and won't be playing at all this weekend, and I'm pretty ok with that. I have my first Kendall Academy lesson on Tuesday, but this weekend break comes at a good time, I think. Playing trains and having a few beers after the little guy goes to bed is sounding like a great weekend. Happy 4th, everybody!
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:16 PM
I got out with mags300 for 13-15 holes (we were jumping around the course because it was slow on Wednesday night, and it was good to get out and get the bad taste of my last round out of my mouth, but I'm in LA hanging out with my 2-year old nephew (yesterday was his birthday), and won't be playing at all this weekend, and I'm pretty ok with that. I have my first Kendall Academy lesson on Tuesday, but this weekend break comes at a good time, I think. Playing trains and having a few beers after the little guy goes to bed is sounding like a great weekend. Happy 4th, everybody!
Here, here Jr....lets all remember why this holiday is a great as it is....happy fourth all. Hit em well if ur playing.
Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:28 AM
Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:53 AM
Caleb is 3 years-old and he has a putter and I cut down a 7 iron for him as well. He gets the idea of golf, but lacks the attention span for it (like most 3 year-olds). I teed it up for him about thirty yards from the green and let him do his thing. Most of the time he just picked up his ball and dropped it a few feet away and hit it in. It didn't matter to me.
It was pretty special day for me.