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Have you made it back to NZ? I'm all set up in Auckland at Titirangi now.
Let me know if you're heading up and want a game!
Let me know if you're heading up and want a game!
Yes! Got back a few weeks ago getting settled in again. Having been away I definitely want to try see some of the better courses NZ has to offer so would love to try get out at Titirangi. We're planning a trip up in the next month or so will reach out once we have a date to see if you're around.
Not too many changes on the WITB front. Windy conditions back home mean I'm putting a UDI 2 iron in the bag in place of the hybrid, but still figuring out the best way to setup the top of the bag. Will upload some pics shortly of the mess that is my backup bag!
Where have you settled on?
We've slipped a little in the rankings this last year but that's mainly down to being a par 68 whilst the new 17th grew in. I'll be out of Auckland for most of December but anytime before or after is good.
dfdDecember 2019 Update - one year on from the last update. Moved back from Canada to New Zealand, must say I'm enjoying being able to play golf in the holiday season again! 2019 was my worst year in a long time for my golf game...I think spening a winter playing on simulators messed up a few things in my alignment that I'm still working through almost 6 months later.
I spent the summer of 2019 road tripping across North America, so despite the sorry state of my golf game I was able to play so many amazing courses on the way. Few of my favourite pics added to this thread
16th tee at Cabot Cliffs in Inverness, Nova Scotia
16th Green at sunset at Tobiano Golf Club in Kamloops, British Columbia
Dinosaur Trail Golf Course in Drumheller, Alberta
Now onto the gear - living out of the car for 4 months meant I had little opportunity for tinkering, but have made a few tweaks to the bag since I've been back:
Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5 w/ Aldila Tour Blue 75x 44.5" / D4
This replaced a 2016 M2 that I had been using for 2 seasons prior. Love the look of the ST190, and I've never come across a head as friendly on thin strikes (my miss) as this one. Love the feel of the Aldila shaft so will take a lot to get it out of the bag!
Fairway: Mizuno ST190 TS w / Aldila Tour Blue 85x 42.75" / D4
Big revolving door for me this part of the bag but this head might be a keeper. Not as deep as the 3deep i've used, but definitely works well off the tee. I don't tend to hit many 3 woods off the ground so I'm mainly looking for something that goes 20-30 yards shorter than a driver.
Hybrids / Driving Irons: Callaway Apex 18* w/ Aldila NVS 105x, Taylormade UDI 3 + 5 w/ AMT X100
Another revolving door which I'm not sure I've cracked yet. In my backup bag I have a 2,3, and 4 Callaway Apex hybrids, and 2,3,4,5 OG TM Udi. At the moment I'm using the 2 hybrid, and the 3&5 UDIs. The courses I play are typically very windy, so I need options to hit low stinger-type shots off the tee while still being able to flight the ball up when I need to as well. The 3udi is mainly a tee club, while the 2 hybrid launches a bit higher and is a bit more friendly off the ground. Needless to say I'm still not 100% sold on this setup yet and it will change every other round.
Irons: Taylormade P770 6-A w/ AMT X100
Going strong and sticking in the bag for now, really enjoy the way these heads interact with the turf. Recently put the P and A wedges back in over "wedge" style heads, as these clubs tend to be full shot only for me.
Wedges: Ping Glide 1.0 54/58 w/ S400
Still the ugly ducking and still in the back. In the last few weeks i've tried the Taylormade Milled Grind, Ping Glide 2.0 and Bridgestone XW and none have been able to kick out these Pings. Found a new 58* to replace my worn out one so I suspect I'll be sticking with these for a while yet! I've got a 50* and 47* that have been used before, but trying out the P and A from the P770 at the moment.
Another mainstay - going on 4 years in the bag now. I'm tinkering around with some option for putters without a sight line as I want to test out the impact they have on my aim but for now this is int he bag.
Spent the summer with a Ping Moonlite that barely fitted 14 clubs in it, nice to be back to a regular size carry bag...picked up a TM Flextech Lite.
Driver cover is a Stitch leather one I've had for years and needs replacing. 3 wood is a Reinland given to me by my wife, hybrid is a Ju Ju I had made up in a Canada theme. Putter is one I picked up at the Open in 2018.
Grips are Lamkin Players Cord Standard +...I'm super OCD about my grips (I get the caliper out to make sure they are all the same width) and these feel perfect with 4 wraps underneath!
Thanks for reading!
Dinosaur trail is a crazy course. All normal on the front then it feels like you Are playing on mars on the back!
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