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Ever just have an unusually bad day at the course?

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  • zer0zer0 Members  1591WRX Points: 227Posts: 1,591 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Birdie Mac said:

    On -, @zer0 said:

    A bad day??? LOL, I've had entire seasons that were awful. Over the past 4 years I've had multiple stretches of 2-3 straight months where I would shank over half of my shots. The other half were scared fat shots trying to avoid shanks. Last year I even lost to my wife 108-107 one day and she just started playing a few years ago.

    Fast forward a year and i have apparently turned it all around (knock on wood) thanks to a life changing lesson in June. Played the same course I shot 108 exactly one year later and shot a 74.

    Ok, zer0, you can't come on this board and elude to a holy grail lesson and not give us a peek under the hood. What about this lesson?

    It was such a simple fix. My whole life I've rolled my wrists on the takeaway. That led to me having a hard time getting the club square on impact and often times leading with the hosel which led to my many bouts with the shanks. Pro had me try and close the club face on takeaway and as a result now I am coming through square on impact. No more shanks and I'm hitting the best iron shots of my life. And as I'm getting more and more comfortable with the swing I've been able to start to figure out how to even bring the club back square from the start.

    It's still a process though. Shot another 74 over the weekend and then in 9 hole golf league a few days later I shot a 52. But, no shanks. Just couldn't connect to the ground and had a ton of thin shots.

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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers  1596WRX Points: 179Posts: 1,596 Platinum Tees
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    Yes. It's amazing how sometimes is like you're beginning golfer. 14 hc and shooting over 100 is very humbling.

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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13915WRX Points: 1,485Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,915 Titanium Tees
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    no...never.... :#

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    I pick 14 of the following:
    Ping G400
    Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood
    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Hoofer
    ProV1x-mostly
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, IllinoisMembers  6533WRX Points: 1,765Handicap: 8Posts: 6,533 Titanium Tees
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    I can't say I have.

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    Titleist TS2
    Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
    Titleist 818 H2 19 Hybrid
    Ping Anser 23 Hybrid
    Ping Anser 27 Hybrid
    Wilson Staff MB's 6-PW
    Ping Glide 3.0 50*
    Ping, Glide 54,58ES Wedge
    Bettenardi Studio Stock #3 F.I.T.
    Snell MTB 


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  • tdennietdennie Members  90WRX Points: 24Posts: 90 Fairways
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    One year I qualified for the company golf tournament and shot ok, mid to high 80's. A few weeks later I played with some people from work and probably shot over 100

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  • JoelsimJoelsim Members  1431WRX Points: 534Handicap: 12Posts: 1,431 Platinum Tees
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    Yes. Not played for a few weeks as work for me is mega busy in school holidays, so not played since mid July until last Friday. Absolutely shocking round, had got into regular late 70s beforehand, on Friday I couldn’t actually hit a ball properly, not even with my wedges. Lost about 10 balls, stopped scoring after 8 holes, duffed shots all over the place (which I never do) and sliced the **** out of my driver on a few holes too. Playing tmw so hopefully won’t be quite so poor.

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    Driver: Ping G400 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Hybrids: Titleist TS3 19* Stiff HZRDUS Smoke & TS2 21* Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Irons: Ping G410 5-UW (#5 at power spec loft)
    Wedges: Vokey SM8 54D, Callaway MD5 Jaws 60W Low and Mack Daddy 4 64S
    Putters: Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 (Jumbo Lamkin), Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Slotback (Winn Dri-Tac), Bettinardi Queen Bee #9 (Winn Dri-Tac), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip).
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  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX  2090WRX Points: 307Handicap: 17Posts: 2,090 ClubWRX
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    More than a bad day, going on a month more like it. Shot 39 on the front and that was that, all in the high 40's from then on. Just mentally exhausted for some reason. I still hit great shots, but just not consistent. My driving saves my bacon.

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    Ping GMax 10.5
    Cobra F9 5 & 7 Wd
    Callaway OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    Cobra F9 6-PW
    Ping Glide 50* AW
    SM7 56 F & 58* D
    Toulon Columbus
    Truvis/B RX
    Garmin S20
    Clubs this week

  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, IllinoisMembers  6533WRX Points: 1,765Handicap: 8Posts: 6,533 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Joelsim said:

    Yes. Not played for a few weeks as work for me is mega busy in school holidays, so not played since mid July until last Friday. Absolutely shocking round, had got into regular late 70s beforehand, on Friday I couldn’t actually hit a ball properly, not even with my wedges. Lost about 10 balls, stopped scoring after 8 holes, duffed shots all over the place (which I never do) and sliced the **** out of my driver on a few holes too. Playing tmw so hopefully won’t be quite so poor.

    You know what they say, bad day on the course is still better than a good day at work.

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    Titleist TS2
    Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
    Titleist 818 H2 19 Hybrid
    Ping Anser 23 Hybrid
    Ping Anser 27 Hybrid
    Wilson Staff MB's 6-PW
    Ping Glide 3.0 50*
    Ping, Glide 54,58ES Wedge
    Bettenardi Studio Stock #3 F.I.T.
    Snell MTB 


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  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX  2090WRX Points: 307Handicap: 17Posts: 2,090 ClubWRX
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    On -, @lawsonman said:

    On -, @Joelsim said:

    Yes. Not played for a few weeks as work for me is mega busy in school holidays, so not played since mid July until last Friday. Absolutely shocking round, had got into regular late 70s beforehand, on Friday I couldn’t actually hit a ball properly, not even with my wedges. Lost about 10 balls, stopped scoring after 8 holes, duffed shots all over the place (which I never do) and sliced the **** out of my driver on a few holes too. Playing tmw so hopefully won’t be quite so poor.

    You know what they say, bad day on the course is still better than a good day at work.

    If I'm playing well?

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    Ping GMax 10.5
    Cobra F9 5 & 7 Wd
    Callaway OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    Cobra F9 6-PW
    Ping Glide 50* AW
    SM7 56 F & 58* D
    Toulon Columbus
    Truvis/B RX
    Garmin S20
    Clubs this week

  • JoelsimJoelsim Members  1431WRX Points: 534Handicap: 12Posts: 1,431 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @platgof said:

    On -, @lawsonman said:

    On -, @Joelsim said:

    Yes. Not played for a few weeks as work for me is mega busy in school holidays, so not played since mid July until last Friday. Absolutely shocking round, had got into regular late 70s beforehand, on Friday I couldn’t actually hit a ball properly, not even with my wedges. Lost about 10 balls, stopped scoring after 8 holes, duffed shots all over the place (which I never do) and sliced the **** out of my driver on a few holes too. Playing tmw so hopefully won’t be quite so poor.

    You know what they say, bad day on the course is still better than a good day at work.

    If I'm playing well?

    After 45 consecutive 5:30am starts in July and August, I can attest to a bad day on the course being far better than any day at work.

    15 over today, irons all over the place, which is usually my strength, but still much better than working.

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    Driver: Ping G400 10.5 Reg Ping Alta 44.5”
    Hybrids: Titleist TS3 19* Stiff HZRDUS Smoke & TS2 21* Hybrid Regular Tensei Blue
    Irons: Ping G410 5-UW (#5 at power spec loft)
    Wedges: Vokey SM8 54D, Callaway MD5 Jaws 60W Low and Mack Daddy 4 64S
    Putters: Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 (Jumbo Lamkin), Bettinardi Studio Stock #28 Slotback (Winn Dri-Tac), Bettinardi Queen Bee #9 (Winn Dri-Tac), Piretti Matera Elite (Piretti Fat Grip), Piretti Cottonwood II (Piretti Fat Grip).
  • braincramp52braincramp52 Freeport, IllinoisMembers  6533WRX Points: 1,765Handicap: 8Posts: 6,533 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @platgof said:

    On -, @lawsonman said:

    On -, @Joelsim said:

    Yes. Not played for a few weeks as work for me is mega busy in school holidays, so not played since mid July until last Friday. Absolutely shocking round, had got into regular late 70s beforehand, on Friday I couldn’t actually hit a ball properly, not even with my wedges. Lost about 10 balls, stopped scoring after 8 holes, duffed shots all over the place (which I never do) and sliced the **** out of my driver on a few holes too. Playing tmw so hopefully won’t be quite so poor.

    You know what they say, bad day on the course is still better than a good day at work.

    If I'm playing well?

    Nope, anytime.

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    Titleist TS2
    Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
    Titleist 818 H2 19 Hybrid
    Ping Anser 23 Hybrid
    Ping Anser 27 Hybrid
    Wilson Staff MB's 6-PW
    Ping Glide 3.0 50*
    Ping, Glide 54,58ES Wedge
    Bettenardi Studio Stock #3 F.I.T.
    Snell MTB 


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  • jak77jak77 Members  117WRX Points: 31Posts: 117 Fairways
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    Yes. Round on Saturday started awesomely....then descended into horror. Something happened on the 5th and my swing went to crap for the rest of the day.

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  • mattmatt300mattmatt300 Members  86WRX Points: 127Posts: 86 Fairways
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    I’m only a couple months back into golf after 10 years of not playing. Only have time for 9 holes a couple times a week currently. Last week I shot 42 on Tuesday and 57 on Thursday. That was a rough day. :#

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  • wickwosswickwoss Members  58WRX Points: 37Posts: 58 Bunkers
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    As a roughly 14 hdcp a month and a half or so ago, I shot 77 and 97 in the same week. Talk about humbling.

    Gone as low as 83 since, and as high as 104. Inconsistency is the only thing I can count on.

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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers  1596WRX Points: 179Posts: 1,596 Platinum Tees
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    "Ever just have an unusually bad day at the course?"
    A more appropriate title would be "Tell me about an unusually bad day at the course?", because every golfer wbo plays the game has these bad days often enough.

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