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mattfl
Aug 27, 2004

Super Benintendo!


So I played Bay Hill yesterday! Played from the blues which plays 6895, and that's probably 3-500 yards longer than the courses I normally play, even from the tees one in from the tips, and boy did I notice lol. Oh ya, the 15-20mph wind thanks to the hurricane didn't help either!

A tale of 2 nines, or, how I couldn't shake the fact I was playing Bay Hill lol. My short game disappeared for basically the front nine, just couldn't hit an iron. I blame the fact that the driving range was mats only and I just can't do that, just doesn't give me that feeling you need when warming up. That was about the only thing that I was disappointed in, having to hit offa mats when the whole range seemed in perfect condition. If it was a few weeks or a month before the tournament I could kinda understand, but a random week day months away, kinda sucked.



Completely happy with my score though, I know if I played it again I could be down to my regular mid/high 70's scores.

Course is in awesome shape, but man, if you're off the fairway it can punish you. Greens rolled truer than any other course I play in the area. Sand shots killed me as I've suddenly forgotten how to hit outta sand traps so I lost some strokes there.

Dad(Mark) had a great time, he last played it 32 years ago during a work tournament and it def brought back some memories for him. All in all, I'd say it's worth it. We stayed one night at the lodge and the cost split between us was $250 or so, not outlandish considering it's a PGA Tour stop course. I really need to make friends with a member somehow so I can get on without staying lol.







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DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

ba-ba-DOOP DOOP DOOP DO-DO DOOP DOOP DOOP


that sounds and looks fuckin' awesome, glad you enjoyed it

Dr. Capco
May 21, 2007



Pillbug

6900 yards is pretty long, nice score and even nicer course.

I shot an 83 yesterday which is my second best round of the year and if not for a few slightly misaligned short game shots it could have easily been a 78, but I'm still pretty happy with my play so far to finish the season. I'll probably be a 20 handicap from a 31 at the beginning of the year. The long term goal is scratch but next season I'll be in the teens for sure and maybe even down to a single digit if I practice enough. I've gotten much better at avoiding triple bogies and only having a few doubles to help reduce strokes. My only complaint now is that my driver is a total spray machine at the moment, which in Washington means your second shot is in a massive cluster of huge trees and saving par becomes tough unless you're a short game wizard, otherwise you're hoping for a bogey if you play the rest of your shots correctly. So for my last few rounds driver's only been hit on the massively wide fairway holes and 3W has been the tee club of choice for the most part. Fairways = pars.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Washington state or DC?

Dr. Capco
May 21, 2007



Pillbug

Washington State. All the courses I play at are all part forest.

Rotten Cookies
Nov 11, 2008

gosh! i like both the islanders and the rangers!!! :^)


Taking my brother in law out for a birthday round of afternoon autumn golf and I am giddy to slice the hell out of some tee shots. This is some perfect weather here.

Boco_T
Mar 12, 2003

la calaca tilica y flaca


Gary Woodland shot a 61 in Kuala Lumpur ďtoday,Ē for this tournament the airing windows are 10:30 PM to 2:30 AM Eastern. So you can watch some Saturday night ďprime timeĒ final round PGA Tour especially if youíre on the West Coast.

Shrapnig
Jan 21, 2005

a real bad post

Rotten Cookies posted:

Taking my brother in law out for a birthday round of afternoon autumn golf and I am giddy to slice the hell out of some tee shots. This is some perfect weather here.

Use my mantra, if you're going to suck, suck quickly.

Rotten Cookies
Nov 11, 2008

gosh! i like both the islanders and the rangers!!! :^)


Didn't suck quickly enough. Had to call it due to lack of sunlight. Had 2 blowup holes, and a handful of very nice shots that I'm super proud of

Dimebag
Jul 12, 2004


Had the Frist round of club championships today, shot an uninspiring 88 for a Nett 5 over 73. Could not buy a putt to save my life, and managed to 4 stab a 6 foot par putt on 18.

It's so frustrating when I'm hitting my irons so well but anything inside 50m is a crap shoot. It's like that line you get from your parents "I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed." distilled into golf form at the moment.

Boco_T
Mar 12, 2003

la calaca tilica y flaca


Leishman shot 62 yesterday and just went out in 30. Heís -20 after 45 holes. The tour pros are destroying this course. But I cannot stay up another 2 hours to watch the back half of this.

Daric
Dec 23, 2007

Shawn:
Do you really want to know my process?

Lassiter:
Absolutely.

Shawn:
Well it starts with a holla! and ends with a Creamsicle.


I decided to watch the LPGA KEB Hana Bank tournament tonight as I watched the Astros on my other screen and it's actually been a really good tournament. I'm mainly watching because I have a gigantic crush on Danielle Kang but she's gone a bit off the rails and it looks like it'll probably be one of the Koreans or Charley Hull that ends up taking it. The Golf Channel has been showing nonstop actual live golf with no commercials though and it's awesome.

Suprfli6
Jul 9, 2008

God I fucking love Diablo 3 gold, it even paid for this shitty title

Today was the last scramble of the year, sad times. Especially because I eagled a par four and it was canceled

I put my Cleveland CBX irons back in the bag a couple days ago and regret not doing it sooner. They donít feel that much different than my J40s but they are so forgiving and even on a mediocre swing they either go dead straight or have a tiny draw. The lofts are pretty jacked but itís funny being able to tell people I hit a 6i 195 without trying to crush it.

Suprfli6
Jul 9, 2008

God I fucking love Diablo 3 gold, it even paid for this shitty title

Have any of you guys completely changed your grip? I never had a lesson or anything when I started playing and just used a ten finger baseball grip. Lately Iíve felt like itís really been a struggle to keep my face angle consistent between swings so my last few rounds I switched to an interlock grip and so far it seems to have helped. Itís easier to grip the club with my fingers rather than my palms and kept a lower grip pressure. Iíve tried this a couple times before but within a few days reverted back to my ten finger grip, and this time I think Iím really going to commit to it.

mattfl
Aug 27, 2004

Super Benintendo!


Suprfli6 posted:

Have any of you guys completely changed your grip? I never had a lesson or anything when I started playing and just used a ten finger baseball grip. Lately Iíve felt like itís really been a struggle to keep my face angle consistent between swings so my last few rounds I switched to an interlock grip and so far it seems to have helped. Itís easier to grip the club with my fingers rather than my palms and kept a lower grip pressure. Iíve tried this a couple times before but within a few days reverted back to my ten finger grip, and this time I think Iím really going to commit to it.

I did the exact thing recently. Went from a 10 finger baseball grip to not quite interlock, but more of an overlap, my pinky on my right hand kind sits in between and on top of my middle and pointer finger on my left hand. I did it initially because I somehow hurt my hand working on my Jeep where I couldn't do my normal 10 finger grip but the overlap grip felt fine. I've stuck with it and it feels completely natural now. No idea if it's helped my game at all, still sitting low single digit handicap, but it at least feels better now.

Shrapnig
Jan 21, 2005

a real bad post

Suprfli6 posted:

Have any of you guys completely changed your grip? I never had a lesson or anything when I started playing and just used a ten finger baseball grip. Lately Iíve felt like itís really been a struggle to keep my face angle consistent between swings so my last few rounds I switched to an interlock grip and so far it seems to have helped. Itís easier to grip the club with my fingers rather than my palms and kept a lower grip pressure. Iíve tried this a couple times before but within a few days reverted back to my ten finger grip, and this time I think Iím really going to commit to it.

When I first started playing I used a strong interlock grip because that's what my dad uses(he's bad, so am I), that was really to compensate for a beginner slice as most of us have. Once I started taking lessons I've shifted to a neutral overlap grip and it's really helped with me being able to consistently hit the ball in the center of the clubface and loosens up my hands and wrists. If I'm having a bad ball striking day my misses are all over the shop but on a good day I know the line the ball will be on.

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torgeaux
Dec 31, 2004
I serve...

Frustrating day. One bad shot per hole for the first 9. 7 over. Back nine, had 7 birdie putts, 4 ~10 and 2 20, and one 30. All 7 identical results...great line, excellent pace, none dropped.

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