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  1. I moved to the west coast so I could play more than the 5 month Prairie season. I have played 150 rounds a year for the last 2 years and am at 140 so far this year. Frost delay this morning. I do have spells where I struggle but I persevere as I really love to play. Injuries/illness is tough to deal with i think. I am also taking a few lessons right now to make sure I don't get too many bad habits.
  2. That club face didn't look like it had a lot of use. Glad Titleist looked after it. My clubs have a lot more wear on them than that. maybe I will show your pic to the wife as an excuse to replace a few clubs, lol
  3. Retired, walker, drive a German SUV, lol. Also play at least 3-4 times a week most of the year. It usually takes 4hrs for a round because it's busy and we have to wait for the group ahead to clear but if we are not held up, our threesome or foursome will play in about 3hrs. Ready golf is the only way to play imo
  4. 91 today, very wet. Hit the ball well but direction was a struggle for me today. First round since a lesson the other day, frustrated again.
  5. After what seemed like a great practice session on Sunday, I went out and played like crap on Monday and shot 93 off blue. Then went out Tuesday and shot 78 off white, breaking 80 for the third time this year. Shaking my head that I actually parred the front 9 for the first time ever, I decided to go out Wednesday but realized it wasn't happening again and ended with an 89. Had a very informative lesson today, so now I have more to think about over the ball, lol
  6. Our course is now lift,clean and place and it will likely stay that way till spring
  7. I usually start off with an older ball as we have a couple of tough starting holes but sometimes the ball survives. I cringe when I get to 18 and realize the ball is still in play. As soon as I think that it's almost like the ball decides "enough of this guy playing with me" and away it goes, lol
  8. Well the replacement unit has been flawless so far. I play 3-4 times a week and it hasn't missed a beat other than replacing the remote batteries a couple of times, which last longer than they say they do anyway. I just carry 3 spare triple A's along with my spare rangefinder battery. I just wish it would pull me up the hills sometimes, lol. I did forget to charge it one time and was thinking I would end up pushing it. It pushes pretty easy when it's off so I turned it off and pushed it for the first 4 or 5 holes, which are pretty flat anyway and then turned it on and finished the round with no issues. They say it will do 27 holes but I guess that would depend on the course length and terrain, I played in a couple scrambles this year where I started at the furthest point of the course, which effectively meant I walked the course twice and the unit never ran out of power.
  9. 89 yesterday, which was a bit of a letdown after my round on Tuesday. Hit a few more good drives and no lost tee shots. 1 birdie from a chip in. Only lost 1 ball all day too. Short game was pretty good but 80's is my norm.
  10. After a terrible round off the blue tees yesterday, I went out today and played whites and broke 80, just. 39 on the front and 40 on the back. My putting was really good on the front but the back I had a couple of 3 putts. Only hit one driver all day as well. A new personal best of four birdies to boot. I just wish I could do this more often and get my cap down some more.
  11. Took a couple of weeks off from golf to spend time with our kids and grandkids as they came for a visit. When I finally went out, I had a terrible round and followed that up a few days later with one of the best rounds of the year (39,43 for 82). So frustrated. Driver is only getting hit about once a round but my 3w is really coming along and even got me on a couple of par 5's in 2, so that's a bonus. My short game has seen some major improvement too but I do practice it very frequently.
  12. Shot an 87 today. Have had a string in the 80's just lately and ball striking has improved. 3w is now my go to club off all the par 5's and most of the 4's. At some point I am sure I will start using more drivers again but the miss is just too costly right now. My short game has improved and so has my putting but our club has these plastic rings in the top of all the holes and as a result, anything on the edge always rolls away so that doesn't help. Anyway index is down to 16.3 again.
  13. I recently tried a new driver at a demo day and was shocked to see 293 on the trackman. I went and grabbed my own driver and it was over 270 which is close to what I actually hit it when well struck. I guess new technology does count for something. Swing speed was 105 and we were close to sea level. No, I didn't buy it because it will just be 20yds further in the woods, lol. I saw similar improvements with newer woods and irons too. I did look up the specs for the newer irons and see that the manufacturer has given them stronger lofts for the new model.
  14. I was sorting my gear today and realized I don't go through nowhere near the number of gloves I used to. Also my fingers don't have callouses and are quite soft. I used to tape my fingers all the time because they would get calloused/blistered and sore and I would go through a lot of gloves over my 5 month season. Now I play just about year round (only missed 6 weeks this year)3-4 times a week plus usually hit up to hundred on the range before I go out, every time. I also usually have one good practice session a week where I work on short game and putting, then hit around 200 balls on the range so it's not like I don't play much. So, is my grip too light/firm ? Should I have callouses / What about all you guys that play regularly ?.
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