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About baller7345

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  1. baller7345

    How Hot Is Too Hot to Play?

    As we've been experiencing temps nearing 100 with heat indexes over 110 where I play and I'm still playing this images is appropiate.
  2. baller7345

    Cut Golf Company Golf balls

    I know this is a little late..., but i haven't logged on in awhile. I really like the ball, and for me it performs as well as any other 4 piece urethane ball does. Though as my handicap is curreny a 6 and will probably be a 7 at the next revision I'm not the most consistent subject. I have recently switched to Vice Pro Plus only because they offer a neon green ball which practically glows, really easy to find.
  3. baller7345

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    For most of the weekend it was a test of patience. Shot 85 Saturday morning, and everything felt off. Walked the front twice that afternoon to a pair of 40s and while I still wasn't completely in sync with my driver my game felt controllable. Came out early this afternoon and shot a self imposed 82. I call it self imposed, because I was basically cruising to a 80-78 when I stepped on the 15th tee and pushed a 5 iron into the pond to the right. Being annoyed and my first major mistake of the day I obviously looked at the green which set 250 from the drop zone and around a dog leg which is protected by OB for the length of the 250 on the left and thought to myself....I can make that shot. Well, I almost did....however almost still means OB and OB leads to an 8 instead of a 6 if I'd just used my brain. From there it was go for broke to try to make up for it and resulted in a double bogey on the last hole. Obviously I had to play more, I must fix that. Caught fire in the evening shot 34 on the back to pair with the 39 on the front. 73 with 2 birdies and 2 eagles (first time with multiple eagles in a round). Finally felt like my game was all there. It'll probably be gone tomorrow.
  4. baller7345

    For Sale: New Callaway Rogue Pro Irons

    Wish they weren't a half an inch short. They look great.
  5. I'm usually a Sketchers guy as they are usually the only brand that doesn't eat my left heel alive. However, I just got a pair of Foot Joy Athletics from Dick's and they are great if you have problems with rubbing on the back of your heels. The heel of the shoe is very flexible which, for me, equates to a lot less friction throughout my round. Anything to avoid having a quarter sized sore on the back of my heel. FootJoy Athletics
  6. baller7345

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Today is about as good as January golf gets in WV. It's reasonable warm and while I wasn't able to go the entire round without shooting myself in the foot I beat the one I needed to beat by 1 stroke in the end. Carded a very boring 40on the front due to some easy missed putts, and some bad chipping. Still, it's January and I'm not going to be that upset at +4 this time of year. Pull out a ridiculous par on the par 3 10th (hooked it way left, almost flew the green, and made the 25 footer off the fringe), nearly chip in for Eagle on the par 5 11th. Proceed to bogey 12, and par 13. Heading into 14 I'm now up by 4 strokes on my friend and feeling like I'm coasting to victory, until I pull hook a 4 iron OB. 3rd shot is fine, 4th shot is in a grass bunker short of the green, 5th is a botched flop, 6th is a flubbed chip, 7 is a missed putt, and tap in for 8...we are tied Now we are tied, and my good round is looking a lot less good. I manage to right the ship and par 15, fall back a little and three putt 16 for a bogey (Now 9 over for the round), and walk to the 17th tee. It's a 280 yard par 4 that is severely downhill, so it's drivable pretty much no matter how cold it is for me. My friend hits a good drive and is in the fairway (about 30 yards out) and I hit a little baby draw that ends up on the back right portion of the green (pin is in the front left). I'm putting for eagle, but it's a about 45 feet and it's a hard breaking downhill putt. My friend hits a wonderful pitch shot to about a foot and I know I need to 2 putt this monster or I'm going to be losing going into the last hole. Line the putt up, hit it, and it looks like it has a decent line and the speed should make for an easy two putt. About 3 feet from the hole it hits a partially repaired ball mark, jumps a little left and roll right into the hole!! EAGLE!! I'm now up 1 stroke going into the last hole and even better I'm only +7 which means breaking 80 (with a quad) in January is possible. 18 is a par 3 and in the past it's been a hole I choke on if i need it. It's not really hard, but my nerves have got to me in the past. However, today I put a 6 iron to about 15 feet and two putt for my 79. My friend pars as well for an 80. I'm really happy with this 79, simply because I managed to survive a blow up hole and still break 80. Usually a hole like that means low 80s is about as good as I can expect.
  7. baller7345

    Why do you want a "Gimme"?

    As long as you aren't playing for anything I see this one as nothing more than a time saver. Of course you should probably hit a provisional if you think there is a chance it went OB or could be lost, but I'm not going to be that upset if we spend 5 minutes looking for a ball, can't find it and then the guy drops a ball and plays it like a hazard. If we drive all the way back to the tee box and do it all over again then we are going to cause a traffic jam on that tee. Now if he's posting the score for handicap purposes or if there is anything on the line, even if it's just for bragging rights, then yeah...go back and hit another one.
  8. baller7345

    What are Your 2018 Golf Goals?

    My goal this year is to get to a 5 or lower handicap (ended the year at an 8.5 so my number on my profile isn't quite right). I plan on doing this by increasing my consistency off the tee, as that is currently my biggest weakness. I have days where I hit pretty much every fairway, but when I'm off I am everywhere and you can only expect to salvage those wayward drives so many times. Probably going to shell out some money to actually take lessons from our pro, I'm pretty sure I've gone as far as I can on my own.
  9. baller7345

    Do They Really Mind???

    Now, I wouldn't classify myself as a better player, but I do play regular with several 16-20 handicap players and it never bothers me. My main group consist of an 8.5, a 16, a 16, and me. The 8.5 and me have our own little competition with each other, but because we enjoy playing with the other two it's never an issue. The only thing that even comes close to being a bother is me constantly pulling for them to make shots that they probably don't make on a regular occasion so that they'll score really well (for their level) that day. Only reason that would be a bother is when they end up messing up several of them I'm probably more disappointed they they are.
  10. baller7345

    Why the hurry?

    Why the hurry to get off the course? No idea, but if it's why do you play so fast in general then I guess I can answer that one. I tend to play quickly and play best when I get get into a rhythm. Constantly stopping to wait for the green or the fairway to clear tends to cause a stilted experience. HIt a shot, chase it, and sit for 10 minutes then hit another shot. I can play well in those conditions, but I'm much more likely to play well if I hit a shot, chase it, and then hit another shot.
  11. baller7345

    Yardages Throughout the Bag

    I'm sitting in between the 275 and 250 driver tiers, and for the most part the distance seem pretty spot on for me. Except my wedges, I hit my 52* about 100-105, my 56* about 90-95, and my 58* in the 80-85 range. This does leave me with a gap about 110-115 that requires I use about a 3/4 pitching wedge.
  12. baller7345

    What is Your Punch-Out Club?

    19* Hybrid for anything over 100 yards that must stay below 10 feet. I can do it with my 4 or 5 iron, but I can shape the punch with the hybrid fairly easily, where I don't have the same results using my irons. If its inside 100 then I go with anything from a 4-8 iron, depending on how low it needs to be, how hard i need it to roll, etc. 4 iron is really good for staying barely off the ground and allows a lot of roll out. My 6 is probably what I use most of if need to punch something into the side of a hill and try to pop it up on the green. Anything lower than a 6 is usually used to try to simulate a regular shot in terms of roll out, but when I don't think I can use the usual club due to it needing to start lower.
  13. baller7345

    Courses without "real" senior tees.

    Guess I'm not a self respecting man. I'll play from whatever tees my playing partners want to play from whether that is from the tips or from the most forward set of tees (playing from our red tees can be a lot of fun as I can drive 3 par 4s that I normally wouldn't be able too and eagle putts are always fun even on really short par 5s). I never understood the stigma behind what set of tees you play. The only reason I could see getting onto someone for playing a certain tee is if they are clearly pushing themselves too far (slowing down the rest of the course due to playing too far back), otherwise play any set you want. As for the OPs issue, that is definitely a problem especially if there is a large gap between the forward most tees and the other sets. Mixing tees is probably the best bet in the short term, but it also might be worth bringing up to some of the people running the course as a possible change to make in the future.
  14. Not that this makes much sense, but the $993.97 and $339.97 difference is due to difference in prices based on shaft flex. The stiff set says that it once sold for $993.97, while the regular flex states that it was originally $339.97.

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