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  • gsrjcgsrjc TOC Members  1927WRX Points: 616Posts: 1,927 Platinum Tees
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    How about:
    Not all Asians look the same
    LOL. Even though we know they do.

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  • aiyyeraiyyer Members  2012WRX Points: 1,047Posts: 2,012 Platinum Tees
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    Anybody using cavity back wedges?

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  • SoloShot84SoloShot84 Members  508WRX Points: 211Posts: 508 Golden Tee
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    Played quick twilight 18 yesterday. And completely lost in shankville now. Gravely devastated. Might just bring driver, hybrid and putter for HIVE event.

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  • XHoop24XHoop24 Members  1115WRX Points: 560Posts: 1,115 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @aiyyer said:

    Anybody using cavity back wedges?

    Two words: wedge forgiveness

    Domes will fill in the rest.

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    On -, @aiyyer said:

    Anybody using cavity back wedges?

    I don't currently, but given the state of my short game, I'm considering it. Far too many duffed and bladed chip shots. I want to try out the Cleveland CBX2 wedges.

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  • aiyyeraiyyer Members  2012WRX Points: 1,047Posts: 2,012 Platinum Tees
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    i went to 2nd Swing today to look at some wedges. The CBX2 wedges are huge and fortunately bad for my shallow swing. They had the yellow Square Sumo driver if anybody is interested. Also $69 sale on Mizuno CLK hybrids.
    I think the DG Spinner shaft may be to blame. Played with Mark g @ WM yesterday and he kept babbling about a signed dollar bill??

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    On -, @baddomes said:

    I've got CBX. they're really good.

    I also think it's cool that I'm the only one who plays them, so don't buy them.

    You are safe. I will wait a bit and graduate to them.

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  • FAbbFAbb Members  16607WRX Points: 2,026Posts: 16,607 Titanium Tees
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    I recently bought a PING Glide 3.0 (could they have made the name sound any more like an adult toy?) 50 degree, to replace my SM7. Save for very rare occasions* the gap wedge is strictly an approach club for me. I wanted something a little more like my irons (i210) than the Vokey. I don't know if they advertise it as a cavity back, but it most definitely is. I like it so far. It's got a great shape, and feel. I think it does flight slightly higher than the Vokey, but not problematically so. I'd consider trying a 56 for sure.

    *I had maybe a 50 yard bunker shot to a front pin, from the only bunker on the entire course you CAN'T miss in at Turf Valley Original last week. I played a blast with the Glide 50. It flew to the middle of the green, and RIPPED back past the flag, down the false front, and off the green. I think that shot had approximately 20,000 RPMs of backspin lol.

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  • gregh729gregh729 #TheWRX 2016 Members  3230WRX Points: 848Posts: 3,230 Titanium Tees
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    I might take a look at the CBX2 during my annual winter wedge shuffle. I have the 50/54/58 in the Vokey SM7s and Glide 3.0s. I am still thinking of 50/56/60 and dropping the gap wedge that matches my irons. The 56 will give me more green side options and may be better out of the sand than the 58. I could then add a 60 with a little less bounce.

    Now that I am back from vacation and before my next trip in 2 weeks to Maine, I have many meetings to work this out in my mind.

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  • siegel159siegel159 Members  1081WRX Points: 494Posts: 1,081 Platinum Tees
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    I saw someone at The Peoples Country Club a couple weekends ago walk up to the starter with only three clubs in his bag..driver, putter, and one of those irons that you can change the length/loft on. I never really thought people actually bought those.

    Chicken side note: Picked up a Popeyes spicy chicken sandwich for dinner last night. Not particularly spicy, but still good.

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  • FAbbFAbb Members  16607WRX Points: 2,026Posts: 16,607 Titanium Tees
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    Nobody cares how far that drive went. Show us a measurement of how far left that is. It's almost unfathomable somebody could be trying to hit the fairway on 16, and end up hitting that shot instead. You're encroaching PQ territory there.

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  • baddomesbaddomes Members  6133WRX Points: 1,941Posts: 6,133 Titanium Tees
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    xhoop's round was excellent. He hit the ball very straight, and his good ones just sounded and looked different He burned at least 4 edges with his new Bobby Grace putter, and I wouldn't be surprised if it lasts a while in the bag. he won all 3 matches, and I think the 18 hole was 8 and 7. It was a very good round of golf.

    I putted poorly at Bethpage, and I've been feeling too mechanical over the ball recently, so before the round I was experimenting with looking at the spot 10-12" in front of the ball I pick when I'm lining up. I committed to doing it the entire round. It freed up my stroke, and I hit some really nice putts on the course, but I found that I sometimes have some trouble picking up the spot again if I look at the hole or the ball. I think I ended up picking wrong spots about 40% of the time.

    But I liked the idea, and I'm going to keep working on it. There's probably a way to make it work.

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  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods  13223WRX Points: 3,042Handicap: 3.5Posts: 13,223 Marshals
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    On -, @FAbb said:

    Nobody cares how far that drive went. Show us a measurement of how far left that is. It's almost unfathomable somebody could be trying to hit the fairway on 16, and end up hitting that shot instead. You're encroaching PQ territory there.

    In all the times I have played WM I honest to God didn't even know you could get to 12 from the 16th tee.

    But - confirmed - Sully has looked fantastic smashing the D lately.

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    On -, @gregh729 said:

    There is NOTHING between Louisville and Evansville except French Lick, IN. (I think a saw a movie once with a french lick in it...).

    French Lick has a Pete Dye golf resort that looks absolutely awesome

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  • XHoop24XHoop24 Members  1115WRX Points: 560Posts: 1,115 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @baddomes said:

    xhoop's round was excellent. He hit the ball very straight, and his good ones just sounded and looked different He burned at least 4 edges with his new Bobby Grace putter, and I wouldn't be surprised if it lasts a while in the bag. he won all 3 matches, and I think the 18 hole was 8 and 7. It was a very good round of golf.

    I putted poorly at Bethpage, and I've been feeling too mechanical over the ball recently, so before the round I was experimenting with looking at the spot 10-12" in front of the ball I pick when I'm lining up. I committed to doing it the entire round. It freed up my stroke, and I hit some really nice putts on the course, but I found that I sometimes have some trouble picking up the spot again if I look at the hole or the ball. I think I ended up picking wrong spots about 40% of the time.

    But I liked the idea, and I'm going to keep working on it. There's probably a way to make it work.

    Related, UMD was in good shape. Fairways were as good as I've seen them for UMD as summer comes to a close. Worth a play as we enter fall.

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    On -, @baddomes said:

    I putted poorly at Bethpage, and I've been feeling too mechanical over the ball recently, so before the round I was experimenting with looking at the spot 10-12" in front of the ball I pick when I'm lining up. I committed to doing it the entire round. It freed up my stroke, and I hit some really nice putts on the course, but I found that I sometimes have some trouble picking up the spot again if I look at the hole or the ball. I think I ended up picking wrong spots about 40% of the time.

    But I liked the idea, and I'm going to keep working on it. There's probably a way to make it work.

    I had that same problem when I messed around with spot putting.

    Whats worse, is it gets hard to pick out a distinct spot at all, the better conditioned greens you play.

    I also found that it hurt my ability to control distance. Normally my last look is focusing on the hole, and my entry speed. Once I add in trying to find and focus on rolling over my spot, it's like my brain loses that information about speed. That might just be something that it takes time to figure out, though. Last I knew, City does some version of spot putting, and he controls speed better than just about anybody I've seen.

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  • top.htop.h Members  575WRX Points: 249Posts: 575 Golden Tee
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    my putting has gotten worse through this season i feel. Nothing about it feels right. I've tried looking at my line, looking at the hole, looking at the line i want to start the ball on 12-24" in front of the ball total headcase.
    turned 30 on friday. get married in two weeks.
    played decent ball golf was played saturday. lakewood saturday - only highlight was a 267 yd 3w to 20' for eagle on 14, which i slid by. gross 79, lots of fairways hit for me - m5 has been great ever since switching over.

    had some family emergency late saturday night that kept me from playing sunday, but everything is alright and calmed down now. entering the calm before the wedding storm.

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  • FAbbFAbb Members  16607WRX Points: 2,026Posts: 16,607 Titanium Tees
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    It could just be coincidence, but it does sort of feel like practicing my putting this year has made it more difficult for me to deal with varying green speeds - particularly faster greens.

    In recent years, I probably practice putted outdoors a handful of times or less per season. This year, I've been out weekly. Sometimes I'll even sneak in two sessions during a week. It's always at Hobbits, which other than a brief period where the green was real fast, is generally on the slower side. I've also played a bunch of rounds at Waverly this year, which has been slower than normal. All that is to say that I've got a lot of reps in on slow greens. I'm well adapted to putting at that speed. I've had some seriously excellent putting days this year. Above and beyond previous years. I've also had some ridiculously good practice sessions.

    It feels like any time I go play somewhere that the greens are faster, I struggle to adapt quickly enough. Rather than taking a smaller stroke with my normal tempo, I start making these tentative, off tempo strokes. I putted like a **** at my FILs member-guest. I putted like a **** at the fourball at Trump. I've putted like a **** when the greens are quicker at Turf.

    Maybe I'm reaching, and there's not actually a correlation there, but it feels like there's something to it.

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  • thechief16thechief16 Hits it left and left of left Members  2700WRX Points: 692Posts: 2,700 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @XHoop24 said:

    On -, @baddomes said:

    xhoop's round was excellent. He hit the ball very straight, and his good ones just sounded and looked different He burned at least 4 edges with his new Bobby Grace putter, and I wouldn't be surprised if it lasts a while in the bag. he won all 3 matches, and I think the 18 hole was 8 and 7. It was a very good round of golf.

    I putted poorly at Bethpage, and I've been feeling too mechanical over the ball recently, so before the round I was experimenting with looking at the spot 10-12" in front of the ball I pick when I'm lining up. I committed to doing it the entire round. It freed up my stroke, and I hit some really nice putts on the course, but I found that I sometimes have some trouble picking up the spot again if I look at the hole or the ball. I think I ended up picking wrong spots about 40% of the time.

    But I liked the idea, and I'm going to keep working on it. There's probably a way to make it work.

    Related, UMD was in good shape. Fairways were as good as I've seen them for UMD as summer comes to a close. Worth a play as we enter fall.

    Semi -related for the VA crowd: Bull Run is trash. It's embarrassing. I so like the set up, but I just can't recommend paying the rack rate. Greens are inconsistent, there are bare patches everywhere. The tee boxes remain trash. They apparently had a storm blow through there last weekend, and they still haven't removed debris. It's like they have no maintenance plan (or budget) whatsoever. It's a **** golf course. If you can't grow grass, what's even the point of being in business.

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  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods  13223WRX Points: 3,042Handicap: 3.5Posts: 13,223 Marshals
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    On -, @thechief16 said:

    On -, @XHoop24 said:

    On -, @baddomes said:

    xhoop's round was excellent. He hit the ball very straight, and his good ones just sounded and looked different He burned at least 4 edges with his new Bobby Grace putter, and I wouldn't be surprised if it lasts a while in the bag. he won all 3 matches, and I think the 18 hole was 8 and 7. It was a very good round of golf.

    I putted poorly at Bethpage, and I've been feeling too mechanical over the ball recently, so before the round I was experimenting with looking at the spot 10-12" in front of the ball I pick when I'm lining up. I committed to doing it the entire round. It freed up my stroke, and I hit some really nice putts on the course, but I found that I sometimes have some trouble picking up the spot again if I look at the hole or the ball. I think I ended up picking wrong spots about 40% of the time.

    But I liked the idea, and I'm going to keep working on it. There's probably a way to make it work.

    Related, UMD was in good shape. Fairways were as good as I've seen them for UMD as summer comes to a close. Worth a play as we enter fall.

    Semi -related for the VA crowd: Bull Run is trash. It's embarrassing. I so like the set up, but I just can't recommend paying the rack rate. Greens are inconsistent, there are bare patches everywhere. The tee boxes remain trash. They apparently had a storm blow through there last weekend, and they still haven't removed debris. It's like they have no maintenance plan (or budget) whatsoever. It's a **** golf course. If you can't grow grass, what's even the point of being in business.

    ****, this sucks. I feel like when we played in July it was actually half decent.

    I feel like BR has been through this cycle a few times. Terrible conditions, borderline closing, someone comes in and gets it back to shape. At some point players are going to stop going there altogether, its just too far out of the way for most people to put up with paying $$$ for trash conditions.

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  • siegel159siegel159 Members  1081WRX Points: 494Posts: 1,081 Platinum Tees
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    I started watching Breaking Bad a couple days ago on Netflix. Don't want to give away any spoilers, but it's a pretty good show.

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    Also, WTF was Kuuuuuch doing in the bunker this past weekend? That was awful.

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    On -, @siegel159 said:

    I started watching Breaking Bad a couple days ago on Netflix. Don't want to give away any spoilers, but it's a pretty good show.

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