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NZ Golfer

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  1. The woods are full of long drivers....Harvey Penick Yes as many courses are designed to hurt the wayward bigger hitter ..with bunkers and more trees rough 280+ yards out etc certainly is at my local where the shorter hitters can get away with a poor drives etc but if I'm slightly offline 280-320yards out can be a word of hurt.. actually one straight hole I aim for a set of trees between two fairways 280yards out fade lands in my fairway straight to draw the other fairway (still with a good look at the hole) ... but a slice goes out of bounds
  2. At my local GC 72 par 5900yard course.. 40 front 42 back for a tidy 82 -2 under HC 1x Birdie 1x DB heaps of Bogeys and few pars No part of my game was brilliant(esp driver woeful at times) but so much luck today and a few good shots many two punts some great PW chips.. worse hole my second last with a DB Gutted really had a chance to get another sub 80(and help push for Sub 10 HC) ... ended with another Bogey..... AARRGHHHH Overall really enjoying my Golf on the course and know what I have to work on and what my issues are
  3. Yes I think the shaft being heavier and stiffer would be a good reason why you hit it better, certainly helped me
  4. what does my head in is playing well off the tee i.e only 90 yards or less going for my 3rd shot on PAR 5 or 2nd shot on PAR4 and then taking 3-4 shots to close out the hole .. just a woeful short game that really kick you in the guts when you know if you played a second shot it would 9 out of ten times end up right where you wanted it ..for me it's pressurizing myself esp. in competition play .. giving away 5-8 shots over no pressure solo play on average
  5. I certainly know what you're going through as my Game can go from Brilliant to Woeful from front 9 to Back 9 >> But thanks to buying a driving net and my son videoing many swings clearly to get a better understanding of swing issues ... which I'm working on keeping my trailing elbow in closer to body engaging more shoulder turn ...as I have issues around getting my swing too upright hurting my swing contact esp with long clubs as the game progresses over 2hrs etc and I get lazy ... I recommend trying the same. Golf is really hard and even the pros are constantly working on keeping their swing in check(just watch them pre-round and even out on the course)
  6. I'm enjoying using Golf GPS on the phone .. out on the course really helping me dial in my distances now know my 4i goes as long as my 17 Hybrid if well hit (Longer than expected!!) now moving to 5i for 210-220yrds shots ..which wasn't expected pre gps Highly recommend getting out on the course with the same ball and playing around with exact distances with GPS really giving me much more confidence
  7. Is what I started to do or even when I was having a few issues with the driver the 3w generally makes more fairways for me. distance wise 3w still goes very long for me 250yards+ I actually played a round recently without a driver wasn't really a major issue it just meant I needed to play a club up to make the green---- accuracy certainly not as good with the driver for me on average the Big Boomstick is just that going for as long as possible sometimes trying to get a mental edge over the competition.. but for me, its 20-30yards max more than 3w if its hit well.. not a scoring club
  8. Another day at my local in stunning pre-winter weather .. 83 -- 41 front/42 back just really solid Golf but far from my best Driving -C - far too many average drives putting me in trouble Fairway B minus - so many great recovery shots from behind trees out of the sand but still made some stupid mistakes Best shot was a 4 iron from the rough that actually went further than expected over 230yard+ ended up off the back of the green ... but man it felt just perfect . Chip/pitch- B minus - Some really brilliant shots that saved so many pars today but least 4 Duffas chips that went only half the way to prime locations Putting -B+ much better many long putts within foot or two,, certainly helped me post a sub Par HC round Really weak on the PAR3's today not making one green !!
  9. Bi-polar Golfer .. hard worker with a powerful swing 280+yard av drive etc .. got all shots in my bag to shoot under PAR but haven't yet been able to put it all together in a game to beat my +5 Constantly have to work on the basics to keep the swing in check Am a Firebrand so keeping the temper under control can be an issue at times. but I'm not an idiot about it ... Enjoy playing with pretty much anyone that loves the game I'm a passionate Golfer that really believes its the greatest game ever created by mankind
  10. yes, the price was 30%+ less than what I would pay to secure a Taylormade or Ping 2018 with the Tenesi or similar quality shaft ... Don't want to jinx the driver but at this stage, I'm really confident it will stay in the bag for a some time
  11. Another Bi-polar round .. the new driver was continuing to give me great confidence off the tee so Front Nine even though my punter was pretty cold(easily missed 2 birdie chances) most two punts .. I still put in a smart 40 over the front nine ... so going well feeling great just had to tidy up the short pitch+ punt game Back 9 started ok +3 over 4 holes rough but thought I could get back on track to finish strong... but not to be with a triple bogey next hole followed by a bogey then Quad,Double, triple Bogey .... so 52 ... 92 let's just say my 60deg wedge now has a slight bend ...
  12. Think after going through a mix of TaylorMade driver heads M1-M4 and using the Tenesi white CK 70 XS shaft over the last couple of years I think I've finally found a driver that will stay in the bag for many many years (surely) The 2018 Mizuno ST180 ... and with the tenesi ck blue 60 shaft seems to be a much better fit for my swing speed 110mph+ For one the lighter shaft gives me a better feel for the head position .. the blue head maybe even helps a touch Now previously to the TM M1 I had a year of trying out many drivers from R11 to PING G20-G25-G30 and pretty much all the major drivers at the range test days and for me, the Taylormade drivers seem to always give me better distance and feel ..I do enjoy the F7 but was easy 10-15 yards shorter really only been the last few months where I've been studying what shaft I should use and the effects (In the past as long as it was Stiff-shaft it would do) Now I actually purchased the second-half but mint Mizuno because of the shaft as the price was cheaper than trying to buy the shaft by $100.. Out on the range took a few hits to get a good feel ...and was impressed very hot off the face The proof was in play under pressure at yesterdays weekly Club Comp where the new Driver was brilliant with only one of 14 drives getting me in trouble Distance wise no difference to the M4 or M1 .. IMHO its a very underrated driver - really well made strong looking head review ==anyone else with this driver in the bag ????? http://www.golfalot.com/equipment-reviews/mizuno-st180-driver-review-3956.aspx
  13. First round with a new Driver (and shaft) started really well 41 front (missed some really easy punts should have had 3 birdies ...46 on the back 9 ... some really sloppy play One of those days that I was feeling really confident with the new driver but some stupid lost balls that shouldn't have been hard to find but for some reason, with long rough and autumn leaves, were just making it impossible to find. that didn't help the composure
  14. 100yards a distance I like as it a full shot with the 56 wedge or a soft 52 deg (If playing into wind full 52)
  15. Well I got close ..... molly lost it on the last few holes ... Come on Tommy thinking won't be -13 win at Bethpage black more like -3
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