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NZ Golfer

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  • Birthday 03/11/1978

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  1. Yes I agree I've always just grabbed the driver for a long time (even on really tricking PAR-4s) its certainly an ego thing as I hit a BIG drive at times..last year I got sharp deal on a matching 3W to my driver same shaft etc and have really enjoyed hitting the 3W at times as the distance isn't all that shorter ... hitting the 4I I've hardly ever done off PAR-4-5s think If I do head out tomorrow we have 10x PAR-4s .... I'll only use driver on two ... see if I have a better round... force myself to play smarter hunt centre fairway Vs Distance ... use 8i - 9i Vs wedges going for the green not going be that much of an issue
  2. Just the other day playing in the club comp coming into the last hole of the round ...waiting on the guys in front on a PAR-4 as they spend time looking for a ball 250Yards+ up the fairway ... wasn't having the best of rounds the older boys I was playing with all had there drives ... So I decided to pull the 4iron to the disapproval of the other guys wanting to see me smash another big drive ... ended up hitting it really well going just past the older guys drives to around 240yards(we have very dry fairways at the moment so some good runout)... I wonder how many golfers would be better of teeing off the old PAR-4 -5 with a short iron ... I repeated the action yesterday on a short uphill PAR-4 into a strong wind... worked really well.. and will use the 4iron off the tee more often IMO
  3. Prob an American thing as nil players at my club down NEW Zealand or any other club I've played comps at do ...even our best with +1 +2 etc HC think they could be on the PGA tour or any top flight National tour.. fact is you play any really hard Championship courses that hold the Big events ...play off the TIPS and if you can put 4x sub par rounds together 4 days in a row then different story maybe your've got the game to be playing with the big boys ... Last time I played (not off the TIPs) at a Championship hard course and easy add 6-7 shots to my score ...over my local (still not the easiest course) So I agree delusional
  4. Continuing to work on my swing ...will put up new slow mo clips soon ... so fixes I done last few months -keeping the feet quiet ...as you can see from above clips i had issues moving my trialing foot away at the start of backswing ..I no longer do this>>> -Over-swinging !! ... bring more shoulder turn ,,,slowing down my takeaway .... trying not to rip 300+ yard hits every drive... thinking fluid smoothness .. -front knee soreness = opening feet stance to more duck foot (which is how I ride my snowboard by do it right knee forward) --working on reducing tension ...I have strong forearms -arms from my Physical job and find I over grip and pull many shots ....so PSR is really made up of relaxing grip and arm + overall tension
  5. I find my mental game gets better the more time I spend golfing -playing + practice over a period of time ... Vs my job being at sea on a Fishing boat with ZERO Golf (outside watching some on TV, or Golf Mag) sometimes for upto two weeks then with day or two being home I usual have a club day and mentally just rubbish--back swing to fast-- rush my PSR-- lose my cool etc(As I feel I'm making a fool of myself in front of many times golfers I've never played with)...had one just the other day after a very hard Fishing trip .. I dream of not long having to spend weeks away from the game so I can continue to fine tune my game as I really believe I could be a low single cap in time....
  6. I put money down on DJ right from the start ...covering like 6 of the top 9 coming into the last day ... my wallet wants Champ / Scottie to pull out their first majors ... As long as DJ puts alway Brooks I'll be happy ....getting far too big for his boots
  7. Best shot of the week --from the tee PAR3 - off the Blue tee = 215yards - 6iron hit as good as I've ever hit it .... onto a well guarded green ...flags was mid green on upper tier semi protected from bank covered in high tussock rough ...... the ball went pretty much straight with smallest of draws landed right front face of green rolled uphill 3-4yards to stop behind flag 2-feet away... And I did in front of a couple of younger guys that were letting me through so ...added some pressure
  8. Tidy enough 86 off the tips(with zero warm up hits !!) ...was happy to PAR the 4x Par-3 on the local course first time I've achieved that off the TIPS all parts of the game were working not always great(some dumb putts but finally my first game in some time I did have confidence from putting too the driver..just need to fine tune some of the stupid stuff out and I'll break 80 again soon
  9. Yes I don't like when courses trying making the greens so fast and pin placements hard to stop a ball close as a way to increase the courses slope rating ... even my local is rolling the greens hard n fast and am seeing some very hard pin placements where downhill putts actually increase in speed close to the hole ...just stupid IMHO ... there should be an advantage if you get the ball to land within 2-3 feet of the hole
  10. Yes local has one ... would like to try a 2-3 iron ...can hit my 4i pretty good most of the time.and can hit it pretty straight most of the time baby fade etc... guess it a matter of trail and error my local pro reckons I just need to keep trying the 3w off the deck ....thats another idea just more practice ... my biggest issue is a good size fade using the 3w which brings in the rough to out of bounds unless I'm aiming well left of target
  11. Been thinking about getting a 5W to match my Mizuno 1W(270yard av.) 3W (250y) as I have issues on our links hard short fairway grass during most of the year and have given up trying to use the 3W off the deck ... have got a PING G 4h and 4i the hybrid I can push to 230y if I give it 90% effort etc and get a clean hit... 4i shorter by a touch have got 3x PAR 5s at my local I very rarely make the green on the second usually within 10-20y (so close by so far!!).... not sure if a 5W will be the answer or maybe 2i-3i ?? and ditch the hybrid ??
  12. Very interesting so out of my last 10 rounds 8 have been in the 80s av. 86 ... so going of your link.. if I keep this up I should be a sub 10 ??? was thinking I would need to break a few high 70's into the mix to break into the single digits
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  14. After reading your post I too expected to see a Low sub 10-HC .... But 32 ? surely you must lose a few if you have a good power hitting ...prob best to go refurb balls ... I've been using Taylormade Tour Pref-X ...and have found them as good as Pro-V1s in the shorter game ...but a touch more forgiving on longer shots I hit with a much lower traj >>>. Guess it really comes down to your swing speed and skills and wallet
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