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post #1456 of 1952
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I was going to get a Shaft Saver type device, but I think your idea sounds like it would actually be more sturdy and protecting.

Cheaper too, although that idea plus something like the soft case posted above by Pilot would be good. That case is pretty cheap and doesn't look too heavy and bulky. I like to travel light, last time I went to Australia the only bag I brought was my golf bag, didn't even have a carry on so my wife was like "Oh great that means I can bring an extra one ffffuuuu.gif
post #1457 of 1952
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Originally Posted by Pilot View Post

Everyone take a week off work and lets go to Bandon Dunes.

I went around this time last year. The weather is really nice in the late summer. I have a very high ball flight, which is really not what you need at courses like that. The courses kicked my ass, but it was truly an amazing experience.
post #1458 of 1952
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Everyone take a week off work and lets go to Bandon Dunes.

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post #1459 of 1952
Just about to head out to the course. This'll be about my 6th round this season and my scores have been progressively coming down almost every round. Went to the driving range yesterday and hardly hit a poor shot the whole time icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif if I can eliminate the odd triple bogey and putt as well as last round I feel confident this is going to be a great round.
post #1460 of 1952
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Just about to head out to the course. This'll be about my 6th round this season and my scores have been progressively coming down almost every round. Went to the driving range yesterday and hardly hit a poor shot the whole time icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif if I can eliminate the odd triple bogey and putt as well as last round I feel confident this is going to be a great round.

Good luck.

So I found out that the place in SC I'm going to isn't actually close to Hilton Head. Therefore I'm not going to bother bringing my sticks. Hoping to get in a round this weekend.

Also the Barclay's at Bethpage Black was pretty awesome. Such a difficult course. I walked the entire course plus half of it again and my legs were shot. Watched a lot of Bubba and Ernie Els and boy are they a treat to see drive. Bubba hits a low penetrating shot with a bit of ballooning at the end whereas my ball trajectory is almost spot on with Ernie's with a higher and more boring ball flight. On the short 14th Bubba stuck it to within 3 feet of the hole; not to be outdone Ernie placed his what looked like less than a foot from Bubba's ball. The crowd loved it and were pretty raucous. They played really well together.

On the 3rd I saw Adam Scott almost hole in one from 195+ yards. Missed the pin by only and inch or two and ended up 5 feet or so past. He ended up missing his birdie putt shog[1].gif
post #1461 of 1952
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post #1462 of 1952
Don't wanna tallk about it.
post #1463 of 1952
Chin up, kiddo.
post #1464 of 1952
Should have the rest of the afternoon off. think I might rent clubs and play this par 3 course up in Saskatoon. Nothing else to do in this shithole
post #1465 of 1952
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Also the Barclay's at Bethpage Black was pretty awesome. Such a difficult course. I walked the entire course plus half of it again and my legs were shot.

A good friend of mine played in the U.S. Open there in 2009, and I followed him each hole for the first two rounds. I had so much more fun following someone than just sitting in a few different spots and watching groups come through. It's just a much more interesting experience, in my opinion. But I completely agree that it's physically draining.
post #1466 of 1952
So, to recap: Basically laid off the game for the last 5 years. Took it back up with a vengeance this year. Have basically replaced almost my entire bag (including the bag itself), except the putter and the 3-wood. I've now played 30+ rounds since mid-May. It really has been like piecing things back together bit by bit. At the beginning, everything sucked. Lately I'd seemed stuck in a rut, shooting in the 88-92 range nearly every round. Best round of the year was an 86. Stuff has been coming back bit by bit. Driving came back first. I worked really hard on my chipping and pitching, so that has started coming around next. The last few rounds I felt like I was finally beginning to hit some solid iron shots. Putting continues to suck, but I'm making some progress with my technique. Just need lots more work.

Went out today and felt the first bit of payoff of the year. I won't bore everyone with a shot by shot recap, but wound up shooting a 78 (par 71). Front nine was a 37 (par 35) where I had two chip-in birdies and 3 putted both par-5's for bogey. Had a couple of other up-and-down pars. Started the back by blasting my best drive of the day down the middle on a short par 5 and then coming over the top of a 4 iron I was trying to smooth to the middle of the green and hooking it into a creek...double. Managed to keep my wits and shoot a very respectable 41 (par 36) on the back despite 3 putting another par 5 (that's 3 3-putt bogies on par 5's for the day).

Interesting round. Obviously I'm thrilled with the score, but still have lots to work on, mainly on the greens. My chipping and pitching around the greens was killer today though. I'm in a position right now where if I'm not close to the hole I'd much rather be off the green chipping than just on the green with a long putt.
post #1467 of 1952
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post

So, to recap: Basically laid off the game for the last 5 years. Took it back up with a vengeance this year. Have basically replaced almost my entire bag (including the bag itself), except the putter and the 3-wood. I've now played 30+ rounds since mid-May. It really has been like piecing things back together bit by bit. At the beginning, everything sucked. Lately I'd seemed stuck in a rut, shooting in the 88-92 range nearly every round. Best round of the year was an 86. Stuff has been coming back bit by bit. Driving came back first. I worked really hard on my chipping and pitching, so that has started coming around next. The last few rounds I felt like I was finally beginning to hit some solid iron shots. Putting continues to suck, but I'm making some progress with my technique. Just need lots more work.
Went out today and felt the first bit of payoff of the year. I won't bore everyone with a shot by shot recap, but wound up shooting a 78 (par 71). Front nine was a 37 (par 35) where I had two chip-in birdies and 3 putted both par-5's for bogey. Had a couple of other up-and-down pars. Started the back by blasting my best drive of the day down the middle on a short par 5 and then coming over the top of a 4 iron I was trying to smooth to the middle of the green and hooking it into a creek...double. Managed to keep my wits and shoot a very respectable 41 (par 36) on the back despite 3 putting another par 5 (that's 3 3-putt bogies on par 5's for the day).
Interesting round. Obviously I'm thrilled with the score, but still have lots to work on, mainly on the greens. My chipping and pitching around the greens was killer today though. I'm in a position right now where if I'm not close to the hole I'd much rather be off the green chipping than just on the green with a long putt.

Are you leaving the long putts short?
post #1468 of 1952
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Are you leaving the long putts short?

Not today. I was blowing everything by.

In my defense, the greens had been punched in the last 10 days or so and were pretty hard to keep from bouncing all over the place. That said, there's really no excuse for that many 3-putts.
post #1469 of 1952
Gents,

My thought of the day revolves around golf shoes.

I've taken a liking to a couple of the nicer courses, and I've noticed most guys wearing "classic" styled shoes.

My golf buddies generally wear Nikes, FJ, whatever, and are group-thinking me to buy some Nikes, or something else "tour approved".

My question: 1 - Are Allen Edmonds (or similar) viewed as "old men" shoes on the course?
2 - Who else makes a nice classic shoe?
post #1470 of 1952
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Originally Posted by xpress View Post

Gents,
My thought of the day revolves around golf shoes.
I've taken a liking to a couple of the nicer courses, and I've noticed most guys wearing "classic" styled shoes.
My golf buddies generally wear Nikes, FJ, whatever, and are group-thinking me to buy some Nikes, or something else "tour approved".
My question: 1 - Are Allen Edmonds (or similar) viewed as "old men" shoes on the course?
2 - Who else makes a nice classic shoe?

FJ Icons. There's a closeout on their wingtip. It's on a slightly chiseled toe last. They can be found on a lot of golf websites for around the same price.

http://www.budgetgolf.com/FootJoy_FJ_Icon_Black_and_White_Wing_Tip.html

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