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      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

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About baller7345

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  • Birthday 04/17/1989

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    Sandyville, WV

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  1. Music on the course - When did this become a thing?

    One of the guys I play with quite often likes music while playing. He is really the only one on my course that does that on a consistent basis. Never really bothers me, though that's not saying much as I have never been bothered by noise on a golf course. I grew up playing baseball and basketball and if I can manage to play those two sports with people yelling at you to attempt to distract you (especially in basketball) then golfing with a little noise is really no different. Can't say that the majority of the people I play with are the same though, some of them hate any noise during their swing.
  2. Warrior Golf Balls

    I play with a guy that has a set of the Warrior woods. He's had them for at least the last two years and does seem to like them, so it is possible that some of those people are simply defending them. Though I do admit it's extremely unlikely since they do seem to only appear for one post. As for the OP, if you can get them free then I see no reason not to try them. I wouldn't expect anything special though, and as other's have stated you might have to repeat yourself a lot to get out of "testing" a club.
  3. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Played the back today. 39. 4 pars 4 bogies, and a lone birdie. Two of those bogies were boneheaded decisions all for the slim chance at an eagle putt. Oh well, I knew they were dumb when I stepped up to the ball and tried to pull them off.
  4. What'd You Shoot Today?

    10 strokes worse than yesterday, honestly after shooting even par yesterday it could have been a bigger letdown. 82. 43 / 39. Struggled with the putter all day, and unfortunately tripled number 10 (push sliced a 4 iron out of bounds) which meant playing the next 8 holes at even par was not good enough to break 80. On the bright side of things, I finally got an eagle on short par 4 17th of my home course (the hole in my avatar pic). Its not really difficult to drive as its only about 280 yards way downhill, but I keep missing the eagle putts. Not today, finally sunk one, 25 footer up the hill with about 6 inches of break. Pretty much the only putt that I made all day though. Played 9 more after that on the front. Shot a 39, 6 pars, 3 bogies. Still didn't make any putts and 3 putted 7 from about 25 feet out for one of the bogies. Outside of the putter the short game was good, nearly holed out a bunker shot on the first hole and nearly holed out a chip for birdie on the last hole. Hit the pin with both shots, just a bit too firm to drop.
  5. What'd You Shoot Today?

    New personal best, and in a way I'm angry at myself about it. Shot a 72. 38 on the front 2 birdies, 4 bogies, 3 pars. Come into the back and catch fire, chip in birdie on 10, eagle 11, chip in birdie on 12, bogey on 13, 10 foot putt for birdie on 14, bogey on 15, par on 16, 12 footer for birdie on 17, and am sitting on the green after one on the par 3 18th. So it looks really good for shooting at worst a 71 and breaking par for the first time ever. First putt hit it up too high and a bit too hard (truly a pretty bad lag putt) 8 foot putt for par. Hit it about 3 feet past on the par putt (greens are drying out from the morning, but still a terrible putt), and finally lip out the bogey putt and mop up for an infuriating 4 putt for double bogey. Extremely happy with the 72, but wanted to snap my putter in half after 4 putting 18. 38 / 34 - 72 6 birdies 1 eagle 4 pars 6 bogies 1 double bogey.
  6. Steph Curry Receives Sponsors Exemption into Web.com Event

    From ESPN's Micheal Collins So much for him not being nervous
  7. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Ugh, what a difference a week can make. Three rounds in the 70s last weekend then this weekend comes up and I decide to play worse than I have all year in the club championship. 93 Saturday, 94 Sunday. More or less the only time I can remember not at least breaking 90 all year. Can't attribute it to nerves, I wasn't nervous. Went out after the tournament to try again and posted a 49 on the front...blegh. Needless to say I've broken something.
  8. Do you keep close watch on your score during a round?

    I'm in the same boat as @Aguirre, and I guess @iacas. I can't help but know. Its not that I'm focusing on it, I just know that I hit 4 wood to 100 out, 52 to center of the green, and 2 putted for par so I'm even through one. This sticks with every hole and by the end of the round I know my score before the guys keeping it do.
  9. What'd You Shoot Today?

    It's been a good golf weekend. Friday Night - 79 - 41 on the front, 38 on the back. Had to par the last 3 holes to get it. Saturday - 79 - 40 on the front 38 on the back. Once again had to par the last 3 holes. Sunday - 78 - 41 on the front 37 on the back. Was forced to par out starting on hole 12 (boogied 10 and 11). Did one, better...literally. 6 pars and a birdie on the last 7 holes. If I could have made more than one of my 5, 8 foot birdie putts it could have been an outstanding day, but I'll settle for a great day . The last 3 months have been somewhat of a breakthrough. At the beginning of May I was an 11 handicap. I'm currently trending to an 8.2. Its kind of nice . It's probably going to suck for next weeks Club Championship.
  10. Age and lowest score: What's the diff?

    Lets see....74 at 28 so 46. I'm not going to be shooting my age any time soon, unless I pick up after 6 or 7 holes.
  11. Do you keep close watch on your score during a round?

    I can't help but keep a tally of how many over / under (very very rarely and usually for short amounts of time) I am. I almost never write it down (playing partners take care of that), but I always know my score whether I want to or not.
  12. Best Shot of the Week

    254 yard 5 wood on the par 5 15th at Green Hills, put my group within 10 feet of an eagle. Helped heavily by hitting down hill, but it was a beautiful shot. Actually playing my own ball would probably have to be the 120 yard gap wedge (48*...I kind of carry two gap wedges) on the par 5 5th that I stuck to about a foot. Hit a high fade (my stock ball flight) and nearly jarred it.
  13. What was your best start to a round ever?

    I've started birdie, eagle off the first two holes, but 2 holes doesn't really cut it. I don't remember the specifics, but I was sitting at 1 under through 13 holes during a round in May. Finished 4 over. Also had one day in May where I was even through 15...finished 2 over. May was a good month. Typically I'm happy with even through 5 or 6 because I know I'm always capable of stringing together a large bogey streak.
  14. Most "Heroic" Shot You Have Made

    Not sure I'd call this heroic, but it definitely counts as the best "climb out of the grave," shot I've hit in awhile. Get to 18 which is a 180 yard par 3 across a pond with a severely sloped green (pin was right in the middle of this slope). I've played pretty well to this point and state that as long as I don't get a 6 on this hole I'll break 80. Hit my tee shot and push it off to the right into the green side bunker, no big deal. Proceed to blade the bunker shot (bounced the wedge off of hard sand) 67 yards over the back left edge of the green and back over the cart path into very heavy rough....hitting 3. Take a full swing with my 58* the ball goes about 40 yards, still in the rough....hitting 4. With the pin placement I was very easily looking what could be a 15-20 foot putt for my 5 even with a decent pitch shot, I was falling apart at a rate I didn't think possible. So I pick a spot on the green that I think will funnel it around to where the hole is, hit the pitch and it's right where I wanted it to be. The ball rolls 3 feet, catches the hill and begins its journey. It takes about 20 seconds to trickle down the hill and fall right in the hole for what could either be described as the best or worst bogey of my life. Shot a 78 that day .