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NZ Golfer

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  • Birthday 03/11/1978

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    Cromwell ,New Zealand

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  1. My best shot this week happened to me on our hardest hole 510yard PAR-5 double basin dog leg-left elevated fast running down ward green.. strong head wind. driver was rough so hit a pull shot to under large trees on the left corner ... punched a 4 iron to mid fairway within 145yards of the flag .... hit PW pretty thin that flew low but grabbed the green ended up couple inches to the hole>>
  2. I voted no .... even if the tour balls are designed to go 20-30yards less(like range balls etc) how does that help the shorter hitters that also lose distance ?? .I purely think the courses have to evolve .. I've got a great power game 280-300yrds av. on good straight drive ... and recently played a Links course with a few short PAR-5s PAR-4s ... but the risk rewards was too high ...like a good chance the ball would be lost with very thick high rough to Bush off steep sided elevated small greens.. we just need to see some holes with more bunkers heavier rough ..bushes trees etc shifted u
  3. Missing an easy 1 foot birdie put because I rush it always hurts >> ....
  4. Been dealing with a intercostal muscle strain on my back side ribs on my right side ...mix from hard labour Work and not warming up pre Golf... never get enough time off for it to completely heal of late ,,,, also dealing with ongoing neck issues + tendonitis forearms come and go .... some foot issues ... I basically find after a big day of work or 18 holes to be pretty stuffed ... I seriously need to change my Job >>and I'm only 42...
  5. Yes I pretty much find playing with most of my local golfer club members pretty good they mostly play weekly so even the high HC players keep a pretty good pace .... I do get out with my Neighbour which would be a 30+ HC and he takes an age to tee off really PGA pro time to hit which is fine in a two-ball but would do my head in a 4 ball ... yes looking for balls every hole would wear quick ...Is kind of good now with our local booking for club comps you get to see who your playing with online and their latest HC (not as random like in the past) ... I do enjoy playing with others around the sa
  6. Rough start to Medal Comp of the BLUES pulled shot into trees less than 100m out and after fighting the whole round to keep my game together scrambling the well.... was a horrid way to ruin my round with a slice out of bounds on the 16th ... lead to carrying some poor mental form onto the 17th with a gutting 4 putt !!!! ..........................next time
  7. And isn't that the truth have got friends family that really believe their son will be a pro footy player or Snowboarder because of some basic skills performed at very young sub 6yr old age ...I don't like to burst their bubbles ... I grew up with an uncle that was a Jnr All Black ... so had a father that only wanted me to focus on that sport 100% ... after many years I just ended up hating the game .... with my kids I just want them to enjoy and love sport and the game of golf ... no pressures
  8. my last two club comps I scored an eagle on the same PAR5 hole on my local course slope-120 .... now this is after only ever scoring an eagle in a practice round + one with a mate....after playing the same course over 200 times !!! like I broke through ceiling .... more please maybe tomorrow .... I haven't ever holed a bunker shot but have put a few in at a good range PW- 8i -150y out etc
  9. SUB 80 = Brilliant (only done twice before) low 80's good solid game -mid 80's ok few stupid mistakes etc -high 80's pretty rough Over 90 and I'd be Gutted ...esp.. if well over
  10. 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 g
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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 tensi
  14. 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 c
  15. 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
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