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  1. baller7345

    What do you do when your driver isn't working?

    I picked the second option but its more trying to slow the tempo down. Usually when the driver fails me my 3 wood is also going to fail me so might as well go down swinging while constantly telling myself to "smooth it."
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    Ryder Cup challenge at your home course?

    We have 2 Ryder Cups a year at my course (spring and fall). Both are 27 holes and we've played best ball, alternate shot, and scramble as The team portion. Always end with singles match play. I look forward to those events more than any other event at the course.
  3. Might not be yellow, but Vice offers a lime green color on their balls and they run $25 a dozen for their premium balls and down (though you do need to buy bulk). I'm currently playing lime green Vice Pro Plus balls and don't see myself changing anytime soon. Cut Golf offers a 3 piece matte yellow ball for $20 a dozen. I don't have any experience with their matte balls, but I like their premium balls. Both brands require you to order online. Vice Pro Soft Cut Matte
  4. baller7345

    How Do You Add Up Your Score?

    I simply keep track of how many over or under par I am. I will write the scores down if I'm playing with someone, but honestly I don't need the card. I pretty much always know what my score is, even if I wish I didn't sometimes. For someone else's score I do the same, use how many over par they are to get their final number.
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    Cut Golf Company Golf balls

    You can also opt to go the Vice route and buy them in bulk (3, 5, 7, or 10 dozen). With that you get free shipping. 5 dozen goes for $94.75 compared to the $125 for Vice (not that Vice are expensive). If they'd release an high visibility version of their Cut Blue I'd probably go back to them. As it stands I still have 5 dozen Cut Grey sitting at the house for if I hit a shortage.
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    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Shot a very up and down 78 today. I've yet to not break 80 in August which is great. I thought the day was going to be a complete wash, started off the day with a double bogey, then rushed what should have been a tap in eagle (walked up to it and just smacked it) and missed it, so while 1 over through 2 isn't bad, it could have been better. Parred the 3rd, hit my 7 iron 200 yards and over the back of the green on 4 (I do that on 4 why too often) and doubled it. Terrible short game and a 3 putt on the par 5 5th lead to my 3rd double of the day and I'm sitting at 5 over. Ho hum par on the 6th, same for the 7th. 3 putt from 12 feet for bogey on the 8th (ugh), and after snap hooking my drive and approach on #9 I make the bogey putt for an awful 43 (3 doubles...). Start the back off great....double the 10th (fourth double bogey). Get on the 11th tee box and slice my drive into the hazard to the right...this round is looking bad. Take my drop and hit an iron just left of the green. Find out I left my 58* wedge back on 9, so chip it past the hole about 15 feet with my 52*, and finally make a putt for a crazy par on the 11th. HIt my 4 iron fat on the 12th. Try to play a low shot to avoid the trees for my approach, unfortunately hit some trees and left with a 40 yard pitch shot. Pitch is about 18 feet out but straight down a hill. I make the 18 footer for par (YAY!). This putt was either make it or look at 20 feet back up the hill. Get on 13 tee box and drive the green. Proceed to 3 putt from 25 feet for par (Doh). Chip in a birdie on the 14th, make a 16 footer for birdie on the 15th, almost drive the 16th and tap in for birdie (hey my round isn't looking so bad anymore). Step up to the easiest hole on the course the short par 4 17th (made even shorter by being it off of a mountain). Drive isn't too bad (pushed it a little right and got it too much up in the wind) it's 60 yards out just off the fairway. This is the only shot where I wish I had my lob wedge. I'm not 100% comfortable with my 58* from this distance and it shoes as I leave it a little short and go into the bunker. Out of the bunker and two putt for bogey (+7). Finish strong though, hit an 8 iron to 10 feet on the par 3 18th and make the down hill putt for birdie and a 78. 43 on the front 35 on the back with 4 double bogies...this game is weird.
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    What'd You Shoot Today?

    I have a new personal best. After many close calls I finally broke par. Shot a (-2) 70. Had 5 birdies and 3 bogies. Probably shouldn't have had two of those bogies, but at the same time I lucked into a birdie on one of the par 3s. This gets me back on the downward trend for my handicap, now trending to 6.5. Don't really expect to do anything like this often, but hopefully this makes future shots at breaking par a little less nerve wracking. I birdied the last hole to shoot 70, but even though the hole was driver, lob wedge its hard to do that when you are almost shaking due to being nervous. It'd be nice if I could play without knowing my score, but alas that isn't possible for me.
  9. baller7345

    Claim Your Achievements Here!

    I broke par for the first time today, (-2) 70.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. baller7345

    For Sale: New Callaway Rogue Pro Irons

    Wish they weren't a half an inch short. They look great.
  14. 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
  15. 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.

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