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  1. Would you say it would be more worth it to stick with my current clubs until I can afford a new set then? I must say, I really like the look of the CBX irons. I honestly don't know much about different shafts except the difference between regular and stiff.🙈 And you are probably right, I need to get something more forgiving, and most of the used options are probably a bit to good for me (except maybe the Nike set). I don't really have much time for lessons at the moment with the new job and all, but I may look into it when I get settled in throughout the new year. I could s
  2. Hi guys! It's been a while since I last posted on here, but since I finished my studies this year I want to get back to playing a bit more often if possible. I only played 10 rounds in 2018 and my handicap (unofficially) is around 20 at the moment. My current set of clubs are as follow: Driver: Titleist 910 D2 (set at 10.25 deg) - Aldila RIP Alpha 60g Stiff 3 Wood: King Cobra F/Speed (15.5 deg) - Cobra Aldila NV-F Speed Tuned 55g Stiff 3 Hybrid: Cobra AMP Cell (set at 19 deg) - Cobra 58g Stiff Irons: Mizuno MX-15 T-Zoid (4i-PW) - True Temper Release Regular W
  3. I had quite a few shots that stood out for me in 2016, but being the nut I am, I've always loved putting the most, so I just had to choose one of my more recent putts. 9th Hole - 410yd Par 4 (Stroke 1) at my home course. I hit a decent drive to about to about 170yds from the flag, hit an easy cut 3h hybrid around the dogleg, over the water hazard in front of the green, to just over the two tiered green. Basically left myself a 60-65ft putt off the fringe down 2 steep tiers andbreaking about 10ft to the left, to a flag less than 20ft from the water hazard. I drained the putt, making a
  4. I broke 90 for the first time in January! Now I have to get back into that form.
  5. So it has been quite a while since I posted here. The past year I made quite nice progress. Got my handicap down to an unofficial 24.2, but have not been playing to that standard the past few rounds. My score average for my last 27 rounds (according to Hole19) is 101.7, so I'm getting close to being inside 100 consistently. I'm getting a lot of sub 50 scores on 9 hole rounds, but I rarely get the time to play 18 anymore. On the up side, I have a new lifetime low score! Well, not new, I made it back on January 3rd. Everything went just right, and the luck was with me that day as I sco
  6. Since my last update I have dropped my hcp further down to 27.6 now! So that is a 4.2 drop since September and a 12.0 drop since the start of 2015! So I'm very pleased with my game at the moment.
  7. This is very true. I believe for guys at our level it is important to learn how to use damage control to avoid blow up holes. We don't necessarily have to play it safe, but rather play it smart. Realising what your strengths and weaknesses are on the day and taking calculated risks with that in mind could be the key to get the best possible score out of yourself that day. For example, in my last round it was quite clear to me on the first few holes that my iron play was saving me some strokes, but my short game was kicking me (causing my triples on the 5th and 8th). Come the second 9 I knew
  8. Played my first round in 2 months this week. Hole 14: Par 5 - 490yds I was lying about 120yds out after 2 shots. Had a slight breeze from behind. Flag to the front of an unprotected green. I decided on a full PW shot. Made solid contact, had the ball land on the very front of the green and roll out to within 5ft of the hole. Missed the birdie putt though... But that was quite a shot after 2 months off!
  9. I've found that Srixon AD333s and Soft Feels both play quite nicely for their price! I'm dying to try some Callaway Super Softs out. Found one on the course last time out, I may just tee it up this weekend!
  10. I've had another nice drop in my unofficial handicap. Down from 39.6 (originally) to a 32.2 now. And the best of it all... Summer has yet to start here. Can't wait for my Desember/January holiday to crank it up a notch! Bogey golf, here I come!
  11. I also finally made the break two days ago! Played my first round in 2 months and scored a 98 (51/47)! Was a great day, 10 bogies and 1 Par, with nothing worse than triple! Did miss a 5 foot birdie putt though, but I'm still very chuffed. Was also my first round with my new-to-me MX15s, and they played like a charm! Hoping to play under 47 on 9 holes on Saturday before leaving for university again. Then it'll be a long wait till Mid-November before I get another round in!
  12. Short arms session today. Overhead Tricep Extensions: 2 x 10 x 38.5lbs, 2 x 10 x 44lbs, 10 x 49.5lbs Tricep Dips: 5 x 10 Tricep Kickbacks: 3 x 10 x 33lbs DB Curls: 3 x 10 x 33lbs Explosive Pushups: 3 x 10
  13. Light leg workout with a bit of shoulders in the mix. DB Split Squats: 3 x 8 x 27.5lbs DB Lunges: 3 x 8 x 27.5lbs DB Squats: 3 x 8 x 38.5lbs DB Stiff Legged Deadlifts: 3 x 8 x 38.5lbs DB Calf Raises: 3 x 25 x 38.5lbs DB Shrugs: 3 x 10 x 38.5lbs DB External Rotations: 3 x 10 x 10lbs
  14. Did a light upper body session today. My elbow isn't in shape to go heavy after this week, still needs to recover. DB Bench: 2 x 10 x 33.5lbs, 2 x 8 x 38.5lbs, 2 x 6 x 44.5lbs DB Flyes: 3 x 10 x 27.5lbs DB Overhead Extensions: 2 x 15 x 27.5lbs, 2 x 12 x 33.5lbs, 2 x 10 x 38.5lbs Tricep Dips: 3 x 10 One-arm DB Rows: 3 x 10 x 44.5lbs Hammer Curls: 3 x 10 x 27.5lbs
  15. Was time to hit my shoulders and biceps hard, just to let them know the week isn't done yet! Arnold Press: 5 x 10 x 22.5lbs Standing DB Press: 15 x 22.5lbs, 12 x 27.5lbs, 10 x 32.5lbs, 8 x 38.5lbs, 6 x 44.5lbs DB Shrugs: 5 x 10 x 44.5lbs Superset: x 3 -DB Lat Raises: 10 x 22.5lbs -DB Front Raises: 10 x 22.5lbs Concentration Curls: 5 x 10 x 22.5lbs Hammer Curls: 15 x 22.5lbs, 12 x 27.5lbs, 10 x 32.5lbs, 8 x 38.5lbs, 6 x 44.5lbs, 115 (yes, 115) x 16.5lbs I've also been looking at my diet lately. As a student it is quite tough, but I'm maximizing my protein intake (100-140g daily) and try
  16. Power workout today! BB Squats: 6 x 155lbs, 4 x 175lbs, 3 x 200lbs, 2 x 220lbs, 2 x 245lbs Power Snatches: 6 x 75lbs, 4 x 87.5lbs, 3 x 100lbs, 2 x 2 x 110lbs Power Cleans: 6 x 110lbs, 4 x 132.5lbs, 2 x 155lbs Back Jerks: 6 x 87.5lbs, 4 x 110lbs, 2 x 132.5lbs Felt good to hit the explosive muscles again. I'm much stronger, but I'm lacking speed in the lifts (particularly the Snatches).
  17. Today's workout: Pushups: 20 normal, 20 incline, 10 decline Incline DB Bench: 15 x 27.5lbs, 12 x 33lbs, 8 x 38.5lbs, 8 x 44lbs DB Flyes: 3 x 10 x 22lbs Superset: x 3 -Dips: 10 -DB Curls: 10 x 22lbs Concentration Curls: 3 x 10 x 22lbs Hammer Curls: 30 x 22lbs
  18. Sadly, none of the deals I mentioned went through. I was lucky enough to get a great set of MX15s for a HUGE bargain. I even got a great second hand Cobra Amp Cell 2/3 hybrid extra and paid the same as I would have for the TMs and Pings. So I'm chuffed with that!
  19. Also Ping G2s available for the same price as the other 2 sets. I'm leaning towards the RACs, what do you think?
  20. Hi all! I would like to hear the opinions of some more experienced guys! I'm still a high handicapper, but my game is starting to improve nicely, but I'm still playing with some old Spalding irons, and I would like to upgrade. As I'm working on a student budget, I'm buying second hand, and in my price range (and nearby) there are the Ping i3 O-size irons and the Taylormade RAC irons. Which whould you guys recommend? (Also for just a bit more I could get MP60s, but they are probably a bit too good for my level?)
  21. Did javelin throw technique yesterday, so could not get in another training session. Only some light leg and core work today. Jump Rope: 3min DB Squats: 5 x 10 x 33.5lbs DB Lunges: 3 x 10 x 27.5lbs DB Calf Raises: 3 x 30 x 27.5lbs Up-down Planks: 10s, 20s, 20s, 30s, 30s, 20s, 20s, 10s, 10s 3 rounds: -15s flutter kicks -15s Russian twists -15s lying leg raises -15s raused leg circles -1min rest
  22. Today's workout: 10 rounds: -30s half jacks -15s rest -30s half jacks -1min rest DB Shoulder Press: 12 x 27.5lbs, 10 x 33.5lbs, 8 x 38.5lbs, 6 x 44.5lbs, 25 x 22.5lbs DB Lat Raises: 3 x 8 x 22.5lbs DB Front Raises: 3 x 12 x 16.5lbs External Rotations: 3 x 12 x 16.5lbs Rear Delt Raises: 3 x 12 x 22.5lbs DB Shrugs: 3 x 12 x 44.5lbs Tricep Extensions: 12 x 38.5lbs, 10 x 44.5lbs, 8 x 49.5lbs, 6 x 55lbs, 25 x 33.5lbs Dips: 3 x 10 DB Curls: 12 x 27.5lbs, 10 x 33.5lbs, 8 x 38.5lbs, 6 x 44.5lbs, 25 x 22.5lbs
  23. I've been wishing to get in some golf the past 2 weeks! Will be getting in 9 holes next weekend! Even thoigh it will be an irons only round, I can't wait.
  24. Did some core work today. 9 rounds: -20s flutter kicks -20s situps -20s Russian twists -1min rest 5 rounds: -15s climbers -15s plank leg raises -15s plank alternate arm raises -15s plank jacks -1min rest Jump Rope: 10mins
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