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post #1381 of 1954
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post


Are you an old Korean business executive? If not then give the Marumans a miss.

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post #1382 of 1954
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Are you an old Korean business executive? If not then give the Marumans a miss.
Gold Clubs be tacky anyway.
post #1383 of 1954
post #1384 of 1954
Not sure if it's just me, but the sound those R11 and R11s clubs make when striking a ball is horrendous... Sound is a huge part of how I feel for a club, and if I don't like the sounds even with a perfect stroke, I won't feel confident with it.
post #1385 of 1954
^ i'm the same way, but if that's the only thing holding be back... i would pull the trigger on it.

and meh... i was never a huge fan of taylor mades...
post #1386 of 1954
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Originally Posted by yjeezle View Post

^ i'm the same way, but if that's the only thing holding be back... i would pull the trigger on it.
and meh... i was never a huge fan of taylor mades...

What clubs do you use?

post #1387 of 1954
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Originally Posted by yjeezle View Post

^ i'm the same way, but if that's the only thing holding be back... i would pull the trigger on it.
and meh... i was never a huge fan of taylor mades...

Taylormades are my favorite driver. Def agree with whoever said the new Taylormade clubs sound horrible when you hit them, but they still feel great.


Went out with a few friends on Friday evening. Started with 3 iron-sand wesge-15ft birdie putt. Then I was about 25yd out after two on the par 5 second hole. Wedged up and lipped out for eagle. Made the birdie. Made a bogey on 4 and double bogey on the super tight #5 to get me to +1. Chipped in for eagle on #8 to put me at -1 at the turn. We were sitting behind a threesome ever since the 6th hole that was playing pretty damn slow, but not terrible. It was starting to get dark and I was really trying to keep things tidy on the back and finish with my best round ever. I make two more birdies on #11 and #14. Sitting at -3 going to #16 and it's too dark to play any more!! I was so frustrated because I was absolutely on fire and would have probably birdied the par 5 18th as well and possibly shot a 68.

I think the key was definitely my iron accuracy. I hit 12/15 greens and when i did miss it was in the fringe or less than a few yards off the green. Also, I don't think i was outside of a 2 foot ring around the hole if i missed a putt. Finished with 1 eagle, 4 birdies, a double bogey, and a bogey. Makes me excited to see how much more i can progress my game and be consistently shooting par or better.
post #1388 of 1954
Big congrats. Sounds like a hell of a round. If there were open holes ahead of the slow threesome, why not ask to play through?

*edit*

I got the NC Connoisseur Portofino in my hands yesterday and it is absolutely gorgeous. I like how it's more understated than the other NC lines as well.

I hit a few balls in my living room with it and it just feels divine. Can't wait to get some practice in with it.
Edited by whiteslashasian - 8/7/12 at 10:19am
post #1389 of 1954
Thanks. It was a bit stacked up and we were timing it just right to where they would be driving away from the tee box as we were putting out.
post #1390 of 1954
Hit another 89 yesterday, a bit disappointing because it was an easier course, so many 3 putts ffffuuuu.gif

One positive though, my partner had a previous best round of 111, but last Saturday we were having a beer and he said "I'm going to break 110 on Tuesday. I drunkenly said "Man you can break 100 easy just let me give you a lesson. (He'd previously had a few pro lessons but it didn't do much good) I was surprised when he said OK because he normally won't take my advice. So we went to the range on Monday and I gave him 3 pieces of advice;

first I cured his hook, his grip was fine, swing was fine just a little inside out but not enough to promote a hook, but he was taking the club back with the face closed. I got him to take a half back swing stop and then look back at the club head, I grabbed the club and twisted it so when the shaft was parallel to the ground the leading edge was perpendicular to the ground and told him he needed to get the club to that position. Then had him drill taking the club back like that about 20 times. OK now hit the ball, wham nice little draw straight on target. He would hit about 10 or 15 nice shots before reverting back to the hook so I just got him to do the drill again each time he hooked and eventually it completely disappeared.

Next I taught him how and when to hit a chip instead of a pitch which he would always leave short to a back pin position,

and finally got him to stop taking 15 fucking waggles before every iron shot and to find a comfortable and repeatable routine.

Now for the bad news, he hit an 88 and beat me the ungrateful bastard ffffuuuu.gif
post #1391 of 1954
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Originally Posted by Pilot View Post

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Taylormades are my favorite driver. Def agree with whoever said the new Taylormade clubs sound horrible when you hit them, but they still feel great.
Went out with a few friends on Friday evening. Started with 3 iron-sand wesge-15ft birdie putt. Then I was about 25yd out after two on the par 5 second hole. Wedged up and lipped out for eagle. Made the birdie. Made a bogey on 4 and double bogey on the super tight #5 to get me to +1. Chipped in for eagle on #8 to put me at -1 at the turn. We were sitting behind a threesome ever since the 6th hole that was playing pretty damn slow, but not terrible. It was starting to get dark and I was really trying to keep things tidy on the back and finish with my best round ever. I make two more birdies on #11 and #14. Sitting at -3 going to #16 and it's too dark to play any more!! I was so frustrated because I was absolutely on fire and would have probably birdied the par 5 18th as well and possibly shot a 68.
I think the key was definitely my iron accuracy. I hit 12/15 greens and when i did miss it was in the fringe or less than a few yards off the green. Also, I don't think i was outside of a 2 foot ring around the hole if i missed a putt. Finished with 1 eagle, 4 birdies, a double bogey, and a bogey. Makes me excited to see how much more i can progress my game and be consistently shooting par or better.

The course I played yesterday has big assed lights on the finishing holes for each 9.

I took some pictures of the course for those who were curious about Japanese golf, haven't figured out how to get them off my cell phone yet but I will post them in the coming days.
post #1392 of 1954
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

The course I played yesterday has big assed lights on the finishing holes for each 9.
I took some pictures of the course for those who were curious about Japanese golf, haven't figured out how to get them off my cell phone yet but I will post them in the coming days.


Looking forward to the photos.
post #1393 of 1954
Nice job on the lessons fang. Sucks you got beat, but hey, you know you gave him the right advice wink.gif

Looking forward to the pictures as well.

Going to get some range work in tonight.
post #1394 of 1954
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

What clubs do you use?

i'm a huge fan of nike
although before i used mizunos and yonex's
drivers were always titleist until the nike driver came out in ~2003 (been playing since 6th grade)
post #1395 of 1954
Katsunuma G.C. I played here on Tuesday, it's a relatively short course and not as tight as many Japanese courses but still quite tight and the rough is murder. Like many courses in Japan it was built or the club house upgraded during the bubble. There isn't that much money in golf these days so many courses like this are now in less than perfect nick. As I mentioned previously this course is wine country ground zero, also one of the main fruit growing areas in Japan. It's very picturesque (no Fuji here unfortunately).

Click to enlarge, sorry about my crappy photography.

6th tee, left is an OB gully, landing area is tiny unless you can fly it 240ish past the hill on the right, if you hit the hill it's likely to bounce left into the gully.



2nd hole short par 5 2nd shot. Put a 4 hybrid 20 feet from the pin and 3 putted for a par ffffuuuu.gif




10th tee.



18th green, lights in the background



10th tee short par 4, time before I played here I drove the green and 2 putted for a birdie.



18th tee, lights to the left. Short par 5.



Parking, old landslide in the background.




Cart elevator, there are 3 on the course.







In Japan you always stop for lunch. This would be considered a below average club dining area, but the food is at least edible.








It is common to see local produce for sale in the club house, here it's peaches and wine. It is a custom that if you go on a trip even for one day you bring back a small gift for your co-workers.



Practice greens.





Pro shop.





Rain Mate icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Often get light rain here even on otherwise fine days.



Snack shop, one on each 9.





Starting area.



Tight par 4



Unlosable ball.



Valet parking.


View from 10th.


Edited by Fang66 - 8/9/12 at 10:35pm
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