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danmalarkey

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About danmalarkey

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  • Your Location
    Jacksonville, Florida

Your Golf Game

  • Handicap Index
    13.4
  • Handedness
    Righty
  1. What'd You Shoot Today?

    I played horrible yesterday. Most drives went left because I just wasn't comfortable with my grip. I did manage to land a drive on the fringe on a 292yrd par 4, but still walked away with a bogey. I managed to shoot an 87. It was my fifth round this week, so I figured out I am a 13.4 handicapper. I'm looking to drop that down to a 9 at least by the end of the year.
  2. Is it really all about the long ball ??

    There is a par 4 on one of the courses that I play that is 357 yards. I'll hit my drive with about a 70 yard sand-wedge into the green and if my short game isn't up to "par" i'll easily somehow walk away with a six. I really think the short game is the key factor. Hitting the ball far is hard, but not having a three putt is even harder.
  3. What'd You Shoot Today?

    I finally got to play the local course that I practice at called Bent Creek here in Jacksonville, Florida. I ended up shooting my best score to date of an 85. My drives were perfect off the tee box. This was my first time actually hitting EVERY fairway/green off the tee box. Some putts on the par 3's were extremely long, but it felt good to know I was putting for birdie. I lose only two balls in the water on horrible second shots, and didn't put it in the beach. I've been playing every weekend for the past month, and I can see my game improving greatly. My goal this year was to break 90 and my last two trips I've shot in the 80's. I hope the next time I play I can shoot maybe an 82 :)
  4. What is your biggest pet-peeve in Golf?

    I can't stand the type of guys that tell me their life stories or try to hand me their religious flyer to join their church. I'm there to get my handicap down to win the Masters…not to be your best friend sitting next to you on Sunday.
  5. Most Birdies in a Round? Post Yours (Poll)

    Unfortunately for me it has only been on in a round. I'm still a high handicapper, but I've been playing every week the last four weeks. I've gone from a 93 to an 87 round, so I hope this weekend I shoot even lower. My drives have been a little wacky sometimes. It's all mental really, but I plan on trying to fix it. Next round I'm going to try to birdie two holes :)
  6. What'd You Shoot Today?

    I played at Eagle Harbor Golf Course here in Orange Park (Jacksonville) Florida. I shot my best round of 87. I made 1 birdie, and 5 pars. I murdered the front nine, but only shot a +4 on the back nine. I'm really starting to get used to my new clubs. I still need to work on my drives. I believe I'm coming out-to-in because I hit the ball straight, but it always ends up going left. I used to have a mega slice, but the back nine I was nailing them straight. I had a few changes at birdies, but missed those opportunities. I can't wait until I can play again. It was a perfect day.
  7. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Today I was capable of playing a free 18-round at Ponte Vedra Beach Country Club. It was my first time playing and I shot a 93. Only had 4 pars. It wasn't by best round, but I'm still getting used to my new clubs (my first time using them). The distance I would use for a 7-iron is now in the 8 with my new clubs, so I have to get used to the added distance. I was teeing off great the first nine, but then on the back was hitting them to the left. Overall, it was a great day. I can't wait until I go to the range to practice this weekend.
  8. Back yard putting green - design input wanted

    This gave me a mega golf-boner.
  9. Feedback on 2012 Drivers

    I got the Cobra AMP driver + irons, and I can say that I hit the ball straighter + farther. I wouldn't knock them until you hit them. I gained almost 50 years changing my driver.
  10. What's In Your Bag?

    I just recently purchased my clubs. I've literally upgraded everything…ball, putter, bag, irons, driver + three wood. I've been playing with my old clubs for 14 years. It felt great. Driver :: Cobra AMP 55g Stiff 3 Wood :: Cobra AMP 55g Stiff 4-9, PW, GW, SW :: Cobra AMP Steel Putter :: Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth Ball :: TaylorMade Burner, Nike PD Soft, + Callaway Warbird Bag :: Puma Orange Formation Stand Golf Bag
  11. Advice on new iron set

    Hi Kyle. Last Friday I was fitted and purchased the COBRA AMP driver + irons and I have to say…It was my best decision yet. I definitely hit them straighter then my old set. I went to the range on Sunday and I was hitting the back of the driving range (at Bent Creek Golf Course here in my city) and it's 300 yards. With a new driver and a slight grip improvement I gained almost 50 yards. It's been pretty awesome. Best of luck in your quest.
  12. Hello from Chicagoland!

    Welcome! I shot a 93 last time I played! Here's to us next time shooing into the 80's
  13. Stolen clubs and putter suggestions

    Damn. I'm sorry to hear your clubs were stolen. How did that happen? I have in my bag the Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth Putter. http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q;=odyssey+white+ice+sabertooth&bav;=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw;=1244&bih;=625&um;=1&ie;=UTF-8&tbm;=shop&cid;=12427250269297922124&sa;=X&ei;=WIOgT_jkO4im8ATx4dn7Bw&ved;=0CKsBEPMCMAM When I first went to my local shop to get it I test about 12 different putters, and that one I was the most consistent with.
  14. These pictures are beautiful. I'm in Florida, so seeing some definition in the fairways…and mountains/hills…is exciting haha. This has inspired me to take some photos of the next round I play. Thanks everyone!
  15. I agree with WUTiger. I'd go to your local shop and hit a few different clubs, and see which best fits your needs. I did that last Friday and ended up with the new COBRA AMP Driver. It's an amazing club. I love it. Best of luck on your search!
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