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  1. Congrats!!! Going from a career best low of 81 to shooting even par 72 is great! I'm still trying to break 80 for the first time. I've hit the magic 8-0 five separate times, but can't seem to get into the 70's. At least I know it's attainable. Nice work.

    Actually, 81 was my best score on that particular course, I shot in the high seventies every now and then, and 74 was my previous record. but it is attainable! keep working on your game, i know I have to keep working on mine to sniff a round like this again :-)

  2. Thanks everyone

    Originally Posted by Golfingdad

    Well done!  (I think somebody now needs to revise their username title - or whatever that line is called) :)  "Halcon - Struggling to break par!"

    I'm sort of in the same boat as you (just at a slightly lower level ... 77, 78 instead of 74,72) in that I've had a couple of pretty solid rounds my last two times out and feel like I'm close to jumping up a notch.

    Keep it up!

    Haha!, No, I think I'll keep it... It's still uncommon for me to break 80.

    Originally Posted by k-troop

    Pretty impressive.  You shot your course personal best, broke 80 for the first time on the course, and shot even par for the first time ever.  All three of those are cause for celebration, and you did all three in one day!  Awesome.

    I also had three birdies (ties my personal best), 11 fairways, 11 GIR, 28 putts and 2/3 sand saves; all of those stats, I'm pretty sure are personal records :-).

    Originally Posted by Jhwarren

    Great round!

    What seemed to be different about this round? Great putting? More fairways hit? Something else?

    I was driving the ball pretty well, not too long but always in a playable position. But i think the biggest difference was my putter, which was lights out! I was getting gimmies even from 60 feet. The only putt I missed was in 17th, a short 6 footer for par, after my chip shot hit the flag :-( (it would it be a 71!).

    Oh, and some (or a lot, according to my playing partners) of luck. The 14th hole is a short par 3 (140 yds) with carry over water. I hit my tee shot fat, but the ball still cleared the water and found the green. I even won three greenies with that shot!

    Originally Posted by carrx

    That's great!  I hope you saved the scorecard.  I had the scorecard for my first even par round framed and backed.  It is hanging in my office.  It's fun to look at it from time to time (with the date on the card), and realize how long it has been, and also how little I've improved since then.  :)

    First thing I did after finishing was take a picture of the scorecard (and I sent it to my brother, you know, brotherly "love" :-D). And man, I'm still high! Don't bring me down! :-)

  3. I had a great round today, three bogies and three birdies for a 72. This is the first time I hit in the seventies in this course (my previous best round here was an 81). My game looks like its coming together, a few weeks ago I shoot 74 and now this... I'm happy! Of course, at least until the next time I play and hit a 92 :-)
  4. No necessarily in order:

    Woods: Titleist (best feel), TaylorMade, Adams

    Hybrids: Adams, Mizuno, Titleist

    Irons: Mizuno, Titleist, ... I bet Scratch, Miura, Epon, etc make great irons, but I have never used them, they look neat though!

    Wedges: Scratch, Mizuno, Titleist

    Putters: Titleist (Scotty Cameron), Ping, ... I can't think on another one I like

  5. Originally Posted by Fourputt

    Not too fond of the profile editor or the way the signature seems to work. I tried for 1/2 hour today to get my witb list to work, but no luck.  It all just runs together like it's a single sentence.  I finally gave up.  It's not like I"m some newby either... I've been participating and moderating online DB's in many formats since the mid 90's, and this is a real pain.

    +1. I miss the formatting options in the old editor (text size and color); is it possible to have it back, maybe with a few fonts to select from?

    In regards to the lists, it can be a good thing, but it can become messy quite easily. For example, I tried to add my MP-57 to my bag, and those clubs are listed as "Mizuno MP-57 with ProjectX 5.5", which is not my shaft, so now I have to add a new item for the same club.

    What about defining some ground rules? Like, for example, define only the head of the club (not the shaft, loft or number of clubs owned by any particular person). There is a space to add notes, where each individual can explain the particularities of his/her club(s).

  6. Quote:
    Originally Posted by JetFan1983 View Post I don't even know what to make of the poster who said he broke 90 the first time he played. It's a pretty polarizing statement whether it's true or not. And if it is true, a claim like that deserve a more lengthy post and story behind it to at least attempt at explaining how it happened.

    I agree.

    Originally Posted by Shorty View Post

    And...to be blunt, to say that you shot 88 on a proper golf course the first time round is just plain ridiculous. Just as ridiculous as this person expecting to be taken seriously.

    My point, exactly.

  7. I heard once that "people that walk don't make a round slow, slow players do it". A newbie will be slow riding or walking: anybody who takes 8 strokes to reach the green will slow down the pace, so carts are useless (to speed up pace, at least).
  8. I own a 17* (2H) MP FLI-HI. I use it instead of a 5W, and I like it.
    This is the only hybrid I've owned, so I can't compare it, sorry. It is easy to work the ball (of course, this means that when your swing is off it will be reflected in the ball's flight), and the ball has a long, mid-low (again, this is a 2i replacement, so mid-low is what I want) penetrating flight when well struck. The feedback is ok; you will definitely know when you miss a hit (and where in the face you made contact), and the sound is muted, but nice.
    I will recommend it, but not if you are looking for forgiveness.
  9. OK, so this I agree with. We won't argue the talent part. The reason I'll side with you here is this. 2 years ago I bought my first set of clubs from some sport shop I can't remember. Carry bag, shoes, balls, and a full set of clubs for $295.

    WOW!!! 18 holes??!!!???? This has to be a record!!!
  10. I recently purchased a CCi 2i. This is my first 2i, so I can only compare it to the 3i I have hit before, and I find it harder to hit (smaller sweet spot) than both my current MP-57 (CB) and my previous set, MP-32 (MB). Again, I am comparing a 2i vs 3i, so what I think is not necessarily true.
    The CCi is a really good looking club, though.
  11. For me personally, trying to "limit release" never produces consistent results. Extreme limiting of release or "blocking" really cuts down on distance. Two suggestions easy to implement. Make your swing a little more vertical. Open the clubface slightly at address. This may produce a mild push fade or power fade, or even a mild push draw, but prevents extreme hooking.

    I agree, limiting the release is not a good idea, but neither it is to consciously trying to release the club. Work on a good setup, move your weight forward during the down swing (hips), keep your reference point still (head) and let the club release naturally.

  12. Do not try to release and "swing to first base". Keep your hands in front of the club, this will make impossible the early release. Also, as wrx_junki recommended, position the ball a little back in your stance (inside the front heel works for me). One more thing, don't try all this in the course, it will feel odd at the beginning; go to the driving range and practice until you feel comfortable. And don't forget to shift your hips forward, towards the target.
    If you do it right, you should have a nice draw that starts to the right and goes back to your aim line.
  13. I went to a pro shop today and I hit some Mizuno irons, and to me the MP-58 was way shorter than the MP-62. The 62 had a longer shaft (with lines indicating the std length, which I tried to use), but even considering that the 58 were too short. I was hitting the 58 150 yds on a "good" shot, while the 62 was giving me 160 on a bad contact, almost 190 in a good one. I play MP-57, and I play the 6 iron for 170~175 yds.
    The only explanation I can imagine is that for some reason I can't hit the 58s in the sweet spot, while with the 62s it was easier for me (isn't it supposed to be the other way? )

  14. I just received my Golf Magazine for this month, and they have another of Johnny Miller's sui generis phrases. To me, JM is kind of the Dr. House of golf telecast, so a thread with his miller-isms has to be fun to read.

    If Phil couldn't chip, he'd be selling used cars in San Diego
    Johnny Miller during the Ryder Cup


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