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Played this weekend up in candlestone. No pins in. Why open it or at least tell you When you check in before your looking where to aim on your approach. So stupid!!

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If you look at the details of the forecast, it looks like it's only expected to be around 0.05 inches of rain and around 60 degrees which will make for pretty deserted golf courses in SoCal, but for a Michigan resident, pretty damn playable. Whether that's worth taking your clubs along versus doing something else around L.A. is obviously up to you. There's not a lot of great public options near Santa Monica, and driving anywhere in L.A., even on the weekend, can be a crapshoot, so you'll want to consider that, too.

If you're looking for alternative options, allow me to suggest: https://labeerhop.com/

 

Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 45", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
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Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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We have a tee time at Rustic Canyon. It seemed like the consensus pick by the guys in the forum. My wife has decided against bringing her clubs, but she's mostly going just because I want to. They have rental sets so no big deal. We'll probably play unless it rains hard, and if that's the case we'll definitely do something that involves day drinking haha.

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That's my favorite course in the LA area, having never gotten on any of the really awesome private clubs. When I lived out there (for 6 glorious months, 5 winters ago), I joined their men's club and played some of their tournaments. My ace was on #4 there. It's a really fun Gil Hanse design, and it's pretty playable for people of all skill levels.

Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 45", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Cobra King RF Forged MB - 4-PW, KBS C-Taper 120 Stiff or Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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Oh yeah, my new Byron is here, and I love it. It's looking like it might be playable on Sunday, so I might take it for a spin sooner than expected.

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Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 45", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Cobra King RF Forged MB - 4-PW, KBS C-Taper 120 Stiff or Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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That is so nice 3JP. I would love it in my bag with a flowneck.

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Mizuno JPX 921 Forged w/ Steelfiber 110
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He can do that—saw one posted on the Byron IG page about the same time as mine with a flow neck. The long pipe seems to be a good fit for me. It helps me to not pull it back inside when I start the stroke.

Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 45", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Cobra King RF Forged MB - 4-PW, KBS C-Taper 120 Stiff or Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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3 jack, looks like you have a picture of a cock on the toe of your putter. Lol

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Titleist TSi2 15 deg Atmos Tour Spec Blue 7 Stiff Fairway Wood

Titleist TSi2 18 & 24 deg Atmos Tour Spec Blue 8 Stiff Hybrids

Mizuno MP20 MB 5-PW TI DG S400 Irons

Taylor Made MG2 50 Wedge

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Lol, it’s a bomb, for all the bombs I’m sure I’ll make with it

Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 45", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Cobra King RF Forged MB - 4-PW, KBS C-Taper 120 Stiff or Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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Good luck reselling a cock putter when you start hating it!

Titleist TSi2 10 deg Atmos Tour Spec Blue 6 Stiff Driver 

Titleist TSi2 15 deg Atmos Tour Spec Blue 7 Stiff Fairway Wood

Titleist TSi2 18 & 24 deg Atmos Tour Spec Blue 8 Stiff Hybrids

Mizuno MP20 MB 5-PW TI DG S400 Irons

Taylor Made MG2 50 Wedge

Taylor Made MG2 TW 56, 60 TI DG S400 Wedges 

Bettinardi BB One Blackout Limited Putter

Vessel 2.0 White

TaylorMade TP5

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But really, when is that ever going to happen??

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Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 45", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Cobra King RF Forged MB - 4-PW, KBS C-Taper 120 Stiff or Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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Rustic Canyon was fun. The weather wasn't great but it never rained hard enough to quit. The course conditions were just ok but I think that was from all the rain they've had in the last couple weeks.

It was definitely difficult getting up and down when short-sided. I struck the ball pretty well after getting an ugly double bogey out of my system on the first hole, but quite a few of my well struck approach shots, especially on the back, flew the green and left me with nothing.

I ended up shooting 41/41

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i hope someone told you the most important piece of information about the course before you played — everything breaks toward the entrance to the property (except #17, which does the opposite). This time of year, some of the grass starts to go dormant, so it’s not always the prettiest.

Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 45", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Cobra King RF Forged MB - 4-PW, KBS C-Taper 120 Stiff or Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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Anyone else play in Michigan yesterday? I got my December round in. Played terrible, but fun anyway.

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Mizuno JPX 921 Forged w/ Steelfiber 110
Taylormade Milled Grind Antique Bronze 54 and 58 w/ Modus Tour 120
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select Del Mar

Ball: -ProV1x

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Yeah the grass was dormant, but that's no big deal. It was more dead/mud spots in the fairway and washed out bunkers which I assumed was rain related.

I didn't get any advice on breaks but luckily I putted awesome. I was 8/8 on 6-12 footers. Unfortunately they were all for par or bogey haha.

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I made a last minute call to go out yesterday. Walked 22 holes, because I was jumping around a bit to different holes to avoid a few larger groups that were out. Hit the ball quite a bit better than the last time I played 2-3 weeks ago, and made about a 12 foot birdie putt on my first hole on the first putt I ever struck on grass with the new putter. I'm trying out new shafts in the driver and 3 wood, and a couple of new wedges, and didn't bother keeping score, but it was good to get out.

Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 45", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Cobra King RF Forged MB - 4-PW, KBS C-Taper 120 Stiff or Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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How was that driver shaft? I hit mine great yesterday, couldn't buy a putt and shot 76. I also hit the LS the other day at Miles, man does that thing have some fade bias in it. Assuming your still playing a cut it probably works great for you? I have a demo + head for now, I couldn't even turn over the LS the few times I hit it.

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I hit it at Carl's against the Rogue Silver I've been using, and according to Trackman Range, the Synergy Green is quite a bit longer (like 10-15 yards of carry), and it did seem like I was getting more distance yesterday, though it's hard to tell with the cold, wind and wet ground. I started off yesterday hitting a couple of big draws, then got it dialed in for a few holes, and then started losing it right a few times as I got toward the end of the round. None of the misses were terrible -- I played all 22 holes with the same ball. I need some more time to get used to it, but it seems like it will be a good fit. The 80TX version in the 3 wood seems like it really agrees with me, I hit it maybe 4 times (once off the deck), and only one of them wasn't right where I wanted it, and I like the ball flight a lot.

I've found the LST is pretty neutral. I have it in the -1.5* setting, which is the most open one, and the weight in the neutral position, and I can get it to turn over sometimes. Sometimes when I don't want it to, and sometimes I've tried to do it, and it starts right and goes right. The moral of the story is that I kinda suck.

Ping G410 LST 9* (set to 7.5*), 45", Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Fujikura Ventus Black 7x
Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) Fujikura Ventus HB Blue 9x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x
Cobra King RF Forged MB - 4-PW, KBS C-Taper 120 Stiff or Scratch SB-1 3-4 & 6-PW Nippon Modus3 120x
Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200
Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34" or Byron Morgan long pipe neck beached 007x
 

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Weather for Monday and Tuesday look playable. Merry Christmas boys!

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20* Callaway XR Pro Hybrid
Mizuno JPX 921 Forged w/ Steelfiber 110
Taylormade Milled Grind Antique Bronze 54 and 58 w/ Modus Tour 120
Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Select Del Mar

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I was hoping to get out today up in gr. Unfortunately nothing is open. Hoping for Tuesday now.

Titleist TSi2 10 deg Atmos Tour Spec Blue 6 Stiff Driver 

Titleist TSi2 15 deg Atmos Tour Spec Blue 7 Stiff Fairway Wood

Titleist TSi2 18 & 24 deg Atmos Tour Spec Blue 8 Stiff Hybrids

Mizuno MP20 MB 5-PW TI DG S400 Irons

Taylor Made MG2 50 Wedge

Taylor Made MG2 TW 56, 60 TI DG S400 Wedges 

Bettinardi BB One Blackout Limited Putter

Vessel 2.0 White

TaylorMade TP5

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