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#9481 GPJ_Longdriver

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:06 PM

The Z star spins as much as the NXT Tour.

More spin from the proVs though.

 

Pro V's in my opinion are a really crap ball, unless you're not paying for them of course, and can afford to change them every few holes.

 

After a couple of holes they turn as beige as Franks (former) wardrobe.


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#9482 OldBogey

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:11 PM

I thought you quit the site......

 

 

Where did I say that?

 

Somewhere.

But who cares?


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:16 PM

Pro V's in my opinion are a really crap ball, unless you're not paying for them of course, and can afford to change them every few holes.

After a couple of holes they turn as beige as Franks (former) wardrobe.


They do yellow up quite quickly but hard pressed to find another ball with the greenside spin characteristics.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:07 PM

Update time once again ....... Tuesday Stableford comp up at Beacy.

 

Front half ..... birdie, par, par, bogey, bogey, par, par, bogey, bogey ..... 39 off the stick for 18 points.

 

I'm still not striking the ball well off the longest club in the bag, and the swing felt slightly disjointed at transition rather than a smooth flowing action, but I managed to knock it around okay despite a couple of wayward ones that cost me.

 

Coffee and dart time.

 

Back half, par, par, bogey, par, par, par, par, par, birdie, for 35 off the stick, or 21 points.

 

A bit of a mixed bag, with a couple of longer putts drained, and a couple of shorter ones I just pussied and missed. I've got to be nailing those 8 or so footers, rather than have a half-hearted miss.

 

There were a couple of very tidy iron shots today however which is always nice.

 

A nice straight 180m 4 iron on the 2nd to about 12 feet .... missed the putt.

A nice drawing 175m 5 iron on 11 to about 180cms (missed the birdie).

A nice drawing 8 iron from 130m on 17, to about 10 feet ..... missed the putt.

 

Still missing lots of greens I should be nailing though, such as today it was the 6th, the 7th (after the ball rolled back off the front), 13th, 14th, 16th ....... so there is plenty to work on.

 

The first priority though is to work out what the hell I am doing with my driver, and where it is hiding it's sweet spot, as I reckon I haven't hit it in about a month. I figure it must be time I tweaked the loft face angle setting, just to get me thinking about it.

 

As it stands though, I'm just in the lead in the Tuesday comp for now. The guy in 2nd place who I am beating on a countback hit 6 doubles and 8 bogeys ..... stupid game.


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Le Hole in 1 (#1) ..... Beaconhills 30/06/2013 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

 

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2013 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 W.A. Invitational Classic (Joondalup)

2015 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner
2016 W.A. Invitational Classic (Albany)
2017 W.A. Invitational Classic (The Cut)
2017 Baconwide Tour 4BBB Flinders -with Chip In King

2018 Coober Pedy Opal Fields Open

2018 Alice Springs Invitational
Stink / GPJ Trophy - Lowest Score Off The Stick (OOM's) - Sandhurst, Settlers Run, Growling Frog.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

3 over and only 39 points. Tough being lit.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:57 PM

Serves me right for *****-ing few shortish putts hey Micky?? ;)

 

Actually I got lucky on a couple of much longer putts, so it all evens out I guess.

 

The greens hadn't long been sanded up at Beacy, so putting wasn't the easiest as the speed was a tad variable from one green to the next ..... was certainly good fun back playing comp on the home course, as it's been a week or two between rounds.

 

Oh, and I also nudged young Bradley today on a count-back  ..... after he rolled in a 22 point front half. (He deserved a couple more points I think on the back half, given how solidly he played.)


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Le Hole in 1 (#1) ..... Beaconhills 30/06/2013 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

 

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2014 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 W.A. Invitational Classic (Joondalup)

2015 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner
2016 W.A. Invitational Classic (Albany)
2017 W.A. Invitational Classic (The Cut)
2017 Baconwide Tour 4BBB Flinders -with Chip In King

2018 Coober Pedy Opal Fields Open

2018 Alice Springs Invitational
Stink / GPJ Trophy - Lowest Score Off The Stick (OOM's) - Sandhurst, Settlers Run, Growling Frog.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:12 PM

So winners are grinners.

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#9488 Weetbix

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:00 PM

Did you hold on Gaz?
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:13 PM

Did you hold on Gaz?

 

Of course I didn't Brendan .......... I was beaten for the $$ into second place by a guy who shot 9 over.

 

I guess playing off 14 must still be in A grade ..... who knew?.

 

A guy who shot 21 over also picked up the same $$$ for whatever grade that related to.

 

I did however, manage to win a ball for my 2nd placing, as well as a ball for my ntp on the 2nd, and yet another ball for my ntp on the 11th ......... so 3 balls for the day's effort, oh and our group $2 ntp on 15 as well ..... so I guess I turned a profit.

 

I've just got to hit them better .... :)


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Le Hole in 1 (#1) ..... Beaconhills 30/06/2013 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

 

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2013 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 W.A. Invitational Classic (Joondalup)

2015 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner
2016 W.A. Invitational Classic (Albany)
2017 W.A. Invitational Classic (The Cut)
2017 Baconwide Tour 4BBB Flinders -with Chip In King

2018 Coober Pedy Opal Fields Open

2018 Alice Springs Invitational
Stink / GPJ Trophy - Lowest Score Off The Stick (OOM's) - Sandhurst, Settlers Run, Growling Frog.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:15 PM

So winners are choppers.

 

Fixed ...... :)


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Le Hole in 1 (#1) ..... Beaconhills 30/06/2013 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

 

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2014 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 W.A. Invitational Classic (Joondalup)

2015 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner
2016 W.A. Invitational Classic (Albany)
2017 W.A. Invitational Classic (The Cut)
2017 Baconwide Tour 4BBB Flinders -with Chip In King

2018 Coober Pedy Opal Fields Open

2018 Alice Springs Invitational
Stink / GPJ Trophy - Lowest Score Off The Stick (OOM's) - Sandhurst, Settlers Run, Growling Frog.


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Lead proponent for the abolition of Hybrids, G'brids and Rescues
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:40 PM

Wouldn't that be choppers are winners?

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:49 PM

Wouldn't that be choppers are winners?


Handicap comp. Choppers always win.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:37 PM

Wow - a ball for second! Generous
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 04:56 PM

Wow - a ball for second! Generous

 

Well actually Brendan, because I play Titleist NXT's and not your $3 rocks ..... it works out to about 3/4's of a ball for me.

 

I usually let the tally mount up to about 15 or so, and then I know I'll just about get a dozen nxt's. :)


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Le Hole in 1 (#1) ..... Beaconhills 30/06/2013 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

 

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2012 Rotary Charity Day Dream Team
2013 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 W.A. Invitational Classic (Joondalup)

2015 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner
2016 W.A. Invitational Classic (Albany)
2017 W.A. Invitational Classic (The Cut)
2017 Baconwide Tour 4BBB Flinders -with Chip In King

2018 Coober Pedy Opal Fields Open

2018 Alice Springs Invitational
Stink / GPJ Trophy - Lowest Score Off The Stick (OOM's) - Sandhurst, Settlers Run, Growling Frog.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:38 PM

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!!!  :D


Edited by GPJ_Longdriver, 19 April 2018 - 04:40 PM.

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Le Hole in 1 (#1) ..... Beaconhills 30/06/2013 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
Le Hole in 1 (#3) ...... Beaconhills 22/02/2015 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / Titleist NXT Tour ball.

 

WINS
2012 Rotary Charity Day Dream Team
2013 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 Cardinia Beaconhills Invitational Classic
2014 W.A. Invitational Classic (Joondalup)

2015 Cardinia Beaconhills - Captain's Trophy Winner
2016 W.A. Invitational Classic (Albany)
2017 W.A. Invitational Classic (The Cut)
2017 Baconwide Tour 4BBB Flinders -with Chip In King

2018 Coober Pedy Opal Fields Open

2018 Alice Springs Invitational
Stink / GPJ Trophy - Lowest Score Off The Stick (OOM's) - Sandhurst, Settlers Run, Growling Frog.


President of ISeekGolf - Long Iron Appreciation Society.

Lead proponent for the abolition of Hybrids, G'brids and Rescues
"Caffeine n Darts" - Proud sponsors of GPJ Golfing 2018.





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