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  1. Good reply. Experiencing the same. In our Men’s Golf Association we play the Green tees or Green/White Hybrid. Other days I play White with an occasional Blue.
  2. Thought you were talking about this post. The comment in that post 6 months ago was a question suggesting a 10 shot differential was a possibility for anyone, that’s all. You have a good memory!
  3. No on the saving ten shots. Must have been someone else. On a side note I played the White tees on Course #4 playing at 6,428 yards, shot 39/38: 77. Originally thought play the Green/White hybrids which would have drop total yards to just under 5,900.
  4. There is another thread on playing the right tees based on yardage, rating, etc. But my question to everyone is if you move up a tee box to play an event, do you score better or worse? On the surface you could expect that shorter yardage on some holes will yield a better score for that hole. On some holes it may not matter at all. To me club selection comes into play. I’ve had to set a criteria for short par 4’s that are 370 or shorter, I use a 3 or 4 wood! Driver seems to much. Of course the setup of the course, dogleg holes, downhill, forced carries etc come into play on which club to use. I find that I don’t play better, perhaps I’m dialed in for certain yardages for second shots. An example is I played the Green tees at 5683 yards and did not score well. Shot 12 over par! Played the White tees tees today (same course) at 6180 yards. Shot 3 over 75. I think I tend to think I can overpower the corse at shorter yardage, maybe I lose focus on the shots I take? I find I’m more focused having to hit the green from 150 versus 110 (tend to go long). Not ready to move up unless I have too! What are your thoughts or experiences on this topic.
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    Our Men’s Club rule is all putts must be holed. It certainly has helped me in terms of improved putting inside of 3 feet. What’s funny is when your playing a casual round and someone says “that’s good” usually a foot or less we still have the inclination to putt the ball and we miss!
  6. I think we just let Bryson play it out. He’s the shinny ball right now, heck all winners of Majors are. Next month it will be someone else. Not a fan of bomb and gouge, but I sometimes think it’s not what people will admire for long. If it becomes boring people find something else to do. What if pitchers threw no hitters every week? What if 100 home runs became the norm? Of course it won’t happen. But many do like going to the circus when it comes to town! What would Bryson look like in a Clown suit? Just kidding!
  7. Curious, what is your age? I’m 65 and my last Launch Monitor swing speed during a Titleist ball fitting was 104 with the driver. I play a Stiff Flex UST Proforce V2 6F4. I hit on average 74% of my fairways. Average distance is 240ish and occasionally shy of 260. I play the ProV1x. I’ve tried Taylormade, Bridgestone and other Titleist models, specifically the AVX. To me the ball performance is not just distance with the driver, but with wedges and putting. I play the white tees mostly at 6100 to 6300 yards. If I play Blue tees just tack on another 300-400 yards. It’s more fun to hit 8, 9 and PW to the green than 4 and 5 irons. But that’s just me. If your younger spend time finding the right combination of shaft and ball and let it rip! It’s worth it. Play well.
  8. Well today was round 1 of our Men’s Club Championship. It’s Flighted and we have 85 players with 8 Flights. I’m in the 1st Flight and what a day. Front 9 was a disaster! A 44! Double on the 1st hole. Struggled out of the Green side bunker on the 1st hole. Wet sand, but can’t blame that, just poor swings. Immediately in the hole! 3rd hole par 3. Drew it too much, plugged in the wall of the bunker! Another double. 4th hole a bogey! What a display I thought, shooting myself in the foot and out of contention. Par on the next hole. 6th hole is a par 5, caught the left fairway bunker, so a layup. 3rd shot on the green but long. 20+ footer downhill to a front red flag. Drained it for the birdie. Par on the next hole. On 8 I’m 120 out, a little breeze from behind. Ever hit a shot and as your watching it you immediately know you should have hit one club less. Over the green into heavy rough. Will spare the details of my triple. 9th hole, another double from the middle of the fairway! Don’t ask! Making the turn. Par 5, on in two! Lipped out the Eagle, but got one back. 11th hole just missed the birdie from 8ft. Yeah a par! Two more pars followed. On 14, a 365 par four I teed off with my 4 wood. You can run out of fairway on this hole and I almost did. 120 left, hit the PW to 6 ft. Got one more back. 15 a par 5, went for it with 2nd shot from the fairway. Pin High! Unfortunately I’m left side of the green with a downhill shot. A bogey! Par 3 16 is next. 140 down hill, wind was picking up. 9 iron to about 10 feet. Drained it for a two. 17 is an elevated tee, playing 380. 4 wood again, big draw missing the bunkers on the right. Pin is back right playing just over 150ish. Hit the 7, going right at it. Remember I said it was windy? Was expecting it to be within 10 feet but when I arrived I was lucky it stayed on the back shelf. 20+ feet left. Putter stayed hot! Birdie! I’m feeling pretty good now, I’m eating away at that front nine 44. 18 is deceiving par 4. I managed to give back 2 strokes with a double. But a 35 back took a little sting away, but tomorrow is another day. Golf is a funny game! One of my playing partners shot 34 on the front. He’s a 2 HDCP, good ball striker. Never expected him to play the back nine so poorly! He took a 10 on 18. 2 out of bounds, 5 from the fairway, over the green, uphill shot left short, rolled back down. A few putts later It’s a 10! He and I are tied for 8th place! Round 2 tomorrow!
  9. A couple of stories about “The Wall” at the ANA; 1. ANA Inspiration: Great Wall of Dinah overshadows dramatic finish It seemed almost destined to happen. Build an eyesore of a wall on an island green and balls will bounce. Bogeys will turn into birdies. Even an eagle! It’s the same for everyone, of course. But th… ...and 2 Justin Thomas leads backlash against decision to place advertising hoarding at back of 18th green at the Ana Inspiration Justin Thomas has led the backlash against the LPGA, accusing the organisation of “costing” fellow American Nelly Korda victory in the season’s second major by trying to please a sponsor. Korean Mirim Lee beat Korda... Lee admits she took advantage of the wall. Tournament “Black Eye” in my opinion.
  10. For those interested in where they plan to construct the buildings it’s on the right side as you turn off the little turn circle and drive into the clubhouse area. The tennis courts on the right will go away. Here’s a picture of the proposed location:
  11. Haven’t played in 5 days. But I did hit some balls yesterday. Got up and played with no expectations. So I shot even par 72. Hit 8 fairways but then I also hit 13 Greens. 30 putts. Birdied the last hole. Sank a 10 footer, right to left that snapped at the end. Of course my friends gave me grief! Said I should take more time off! 3 bogeys, 3 birdies. Come to think of it, my last 7 rounds have all been in the 70’s (75,77,77,76,75,75 and 72). During that time I’ve had 23 birdies. Well that helps! Tooting my own horn!
  12. ...so he’s in the rough hitting his 2nd shot. He’s not in a penalty area. He tops it into the water. It seems that he went back on a line, but how far back can he go. It looked like it was more than 2 club lengths, or does that not apply?
  13. Looked like he dropped back in the fairway. Didn’t see a relief area. Take a look at the replay and chime back.
  14. Did Rory improve his lie on 18 when he duffed it in the water? Moving back out of the rough to the fairway. Didn’t Tiger get called out for doing the same at the Masters a few years ago? Looked strange to me.
  15. When he came back he told us every detail. He was a bit overwhelmed but he had a blast. Cars, trinkets etc. Biggest thing was his practice rounds. Played 9 holes with Tom Watson. He talked about the course setup and how incredible it was. Being announced on the 1st tee,he said his hands never shook so much!
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