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#9736 GPJ_Longdriver

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:07 PM

Well played Adam Scott

 

Thanks Micky. ;)


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Le Hole in 1 (#2) ...... Beaconhills 09/08/2014 6th Hole - Mizuno MP 68 7 iron / TM Lethal ball.
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#9737 GPJ_Longdriver

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 05:08 PM

Update time, and after what seems like an age, I managed to get out on a golf course again.

 

Monday practice session up at Beacy ........ tweaking driver across a range of settings (to no real change in result).

 

Playing 2balls from the fairway and hitting different shapes with irons .......good fun, and hopefully some good learning the result.

 

Practiced some bunker shots, and came to the conclusion that I need more bounce on the wedges at this time of year.

 

Chipping practice ........ focussing on using the "bounce" (what little bounce I have).

 

Results, a couple of birdies, lots of solid pars, and a couple of lazy bogeys over 14 holes.

 

Homework ......

 

Got 3 Mizuno wedges out from the golf cupboard ........dusted them off, and put newer grips on them ... 51,56, 60 degrees.

 

They have more bounce than my 3 current gamers, which will come in handy given the heavy ground and bunker conditions.

 

And a slight change to the upcoming work roster means I am now free to play comp on Saturday, which will be fun, cause it seems like ages since I've hit a ball when there were actual consequences .....(Shame it's bloody Par format though).. :)


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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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2016 W.A. Invitational Classic (Albany)
2017 W.A. Invitational Classic (The Cut)
2017 Baconwide Tour 4BBB Flinders -with Chip In King
Stink / GPJ Trophy - Lowest Score Off The Stick (OOM's) - Sandhurst, Settlers Run, Growling Frog.


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#9738 hack2489

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 05:39 AM

With all that refinement AND a par event you must be a shoe in for a birdie bonanza. Post round synopsis will surely entertain. Can you pick up the mouldy mantle in his absence?

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 08:01 AM

Unlikely Mouldy Gaz needs birdies for pluses most of the time so let’s hope it is one
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#9740 GPJ_Longdriver

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 03:52 PM

With all that refinement AND a par event you must be a shoe in for a birdie bonanza. Post round synopsis will surely entertain. Can you pick up the mouldy mantle in his absence?

 

I've never been a fan of Par format for some reason, hacky.

 

I think it can change my focus at times from actually trying to get the ball in the hole, in the least number of shots.

 

If I've got a shot on a hole, then in par format for some stupid reason ....... I tend to play it try and play it conservatively, so I don't stuff up, rather than just play my normal game of going for "par or better" on every hole.

 

When I tend to hold back on shots, which I seem to do more of in PAR .....then that's when I get in trouble.

 

Tis just another thing for me to work on I guess .... ;)


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


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 04:08 PM

 

Homework ......

 

Got 3 Mizuno wedges out from the golf cupboard ........dusted them off, and put newer grips on them ... 51,56, 60 degrees.

 

They have more bounce than my 3 current gamers, which will come in handy given the heavy ground and bunker conditions.

 

 

And speaking of which ..... I'm taking the freshly re-gripped Mizuno wedges to work with me tomorrow, as I need to adjust the lie angles on them.

 

The "toes" of the 3 wedges at address currently resemble some Italian leather shoes (eg the toes curl upwards).

 

The Mizuno wedge "standard lie angle" is 63 degrees, but I reckon mine are sitting a bit more upright than that at the moment.

 

So, I'll measure em first, then give them a slight bend flatter, see how they sit at address "post bend", and have a hit in the simulator.

 

Golf is such hard work ........ :rolleyes:


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


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:51 PM

Interesting tweak of the mizuno wedges at work yesterday.

 

The toes were pointing up at address, (static fitting), yet when I did the old lie tape on the sole and hit them, it showed that I was still hitting them a touch towards the toe ... (toe still needs to come up).

 

According to the mp standard wedge lie angle of 63 degrees ....... when measured they were already a touch above that number (hence them already looking upright to my eye.

 

It seems however that they aren't upright enough given the marks on the soles ..... so more bending was required.

 

Just north of 65 1/2 degrees, and with the toes ever more skyward at address, I was flushing them straight (yet still the sole marks remained just a touch off centre and towards the toe).

 

It seems my full swing with the wedges is pretty damned upright (which isn't a bad thing, so long as the face is pointed correctly), but for short chips it may pose something of an issue, with the toe busy waving its titts off to all and sundry, and the heel threatening to "dig in" on the chip shots.

 

So I have a choice I figure ....... bend em back down to where they sit reasonably flat on the deck and focus on short chips, thus forcing myself to swing flat on the longer shots ..... or leave them alone, play with the toes in the air on full shots ..... and then just stand more upright on the chips to bring the toes down.

 

At the moment I'm in favour of the longer shots and leaving the lies for now ..... and just standing taller on my chips to flatten them out ....... I'll see how they go on Saturday, and then make some sort of "fact based" decision for a change.

 

In other club news, I have a new purchase winging its way to me from Melbourne via the bay of E.

 

I've snapped up a 913D2 Titleist driver head (same as mine), but with an additional 3 and 1/2 degrees o loft. The reason being a couple of them.

 

1. I hit my driver low on the face way too often

2. To circumvent the low face impact I use 4 inch tees. (not ideal in terms of angle of attack etc

3. The shaft in my driver is a "mid to low" flight, 70 gram stiff job (Rip Phenom) one of the lowest of the Titleist custom shaft range)

4. The ball I am currently using is the AVX which is indeed a slightly lower flying ball than others I have played

5. Winter's coming Jon Snow.

 

So, I figure by buying more loft (going from 8.5 to 12) it will help to negate a few, if not most, of those current hindrances to my driving ability.

 

The driver head may turn up tomorrow and if so, it will be in the bag immediately ....... If not, it means I can take it to work when it does turn up, and crunch some numbers to dial it in . so all's good. :)


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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
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
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#9743 Weetbix

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:48 PM

Noice!
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Posted Yesterday, 09:40 AM

I still am in awe of the 4 inch tees...

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