Update time from today's Par comp up at the Hills of Beacy ....... and it was pristine perfect conditions for golf at the crack of dawn. No wind to speak of, nicely manicured fairways and greens, and just a nice sunny morn.
Front half ..... -1. It was pretty much nine holes of missed opportunities and more than a few bad shots. I'd hit a good shot off the tee, then follow it up with rubbish before recovering and sneaking in a par saving tap in. Other holes I'd hit a couple of bad ones in a row (I hate that more than anything) . and then try to salvage something. Other times I'd lip out a "plus" opportunity, which happened a few times on both sides of the course.
Not to worry, it was too nice a morning to be bitching about the actual golf ........ coffee time.
Back half ..... -1 More of the same, some chances gone begging, while other chances were thrown away through bad shots, when the door had been left ajar for a "plus".
So -2 for the day (8 over) and it was an interesting round for a couple of reasons.
My newly adjusted driver set back to 8.5 Degree loft, flew a touch lower than usual, as expected, and was more susceptible to sideways stuff (also as expected).
There was no real change in my distances though, despite I reckon a bit less backspin on the shots ... as some slight roll made up for the early landings.
The other thing of note, was when I was on the tee of 11 (the 170m downhill par 3) I think it was.
After hitting my tee shot high, short and slightly leftward ..... I looked down the shaft of the 5 iron at the clubhead, and noticed that it was sitting a fair bit behind the shaft.
It would seem that at some stage, I must have hit a submerged tree root, and bent the hosel of the club backwards, as the clubface was way behind the shaft.
When compared directly to my 4 and 6 irons, the hosel itself is definitely bent back out of position ...... about 5mm out of position I'd guess (if my straight edge is anything to go by).
I don't know how long it's been like that because I reckon its been a few weeks since I've had a shot near a tree root (We do get them from time to time up at Beacy).
So that's another job I have to do now ...... try to move the hosel back into its correct position and then I'll have to check all the loft and lie angles on the MP32's to ensure I've got my gapping and lie angles correct.
Thankfully the last time Jon bent them for me, It was to go back to standard loft and lie's, so I'll be able to compare the current numbers directly, with what I find, and make any adjustments based on them.
I don't think the 5 iron will be anywhere near its correct numbers though ....... so it looks like some more fun for me going forward.
And in one more bit of tinkering today ....... I replaced the broken brake cable on the old clicgear, so it will be nice now, not to have to find some flat ground to park it on.
Next planned comp round ...... is for Sunday, and its Stroke I believe, woo hoo!!!
Edited by GPJ_Longdriver, 19 April 2018 - 04:40 PM.