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#9826 GPJ_Longdriver

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 07:34 PM

Update time from Sunday's Stableford comp …. 81 off the stick, or 33 points.

 

The highlights, and there were a grand total of 2 I reckon.

 

The first was a perfectly struck 3 iron on the 200m par 3, 2nd .... which landed a metre or so from the pin and rolled to the back of the green. For the 3rd swing of the day, it felt as smooth as silk and the ball did exactly as I asked, with just a nice soaring slight fade.

 

The 2nd highlight was a low drawing 7 iron on the uphill par 4 12th. I'd put my tee shot into the treeline and with 147m left, and tree branch trouble 20 or so metres ahead of me, I had a gap of about a square metre up between the branches, and on a line about 10m left of the green.

 

So it was going to need a mid to low draw, get through the slight gap up in the trees, curl rightward, and get up and onto the green. The ball got through the gap, curled to land in line with the pin, on the front fringe, but didn't jump forward onto the green due to the cushioned grass of the fringe. It did leave an easy 2 putt par though, and it was the combination of the well thought out plan, and the execution that made it a highlight.

 

Low lights …….. and there were 12 of them in total …….. Everything from topped tee shot on the 9th, skulling a 3W on the 3rd, to blading a wedge over the back of the 5th green, from a perfect approach location in the fairway.

 

The game really shouldn't be that hard I reckon.

 

I really need to focus on each and every shot, and give them all the same amount of consideration. When hitting a recovery shot for instance, I'll really focus on deciding what to do, and then executing it. When there is no pressure, such as a tee shot to wide open fairway, then I tend to not think as much, and just put any old swing on it ……… so its time for me to actually try to focus for longer I reckon, and that's probably not a bad thing …  :)


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 08:04 PM

Can I ask you what sort of a hole it is that requires you, a relatively long hitter, to hit a 3 iron, with virtually zero chance of it holding the green?

And a bunker in front to fly just for good measure.

In the world of par 3s gaz...I reckon it’s right up there as one of the absolute shockers. Just my thoughts...
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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:07 PM

And over the back is fingered

Edited by koiom K Frenzy, 01 October 2018 - 09:07 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:37 PM

Can I ask you what sort of a hole it is that requires you, a relatively long hitter, to hit a 3 iron, with virtually zero chance of it holding the green?

And a bunker in front to fly just for good measure.

In the world of par 3s gaz...I reckon it’s right up there as one of the absolute shockers. Just my thoughts...

 

 

And over the back is fingered

 

The flag must have been at the back??? ...or the greens have firmed up recently??


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 09:49 AM

Goldy wishes he could hit a 3i.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 09:57 AM

I really don’t.
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Other, less impressive stuff...(I know...it's marginal...)
R/Up ISG Nationals 2013

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3 Birdies in one round The Glades 2015 ISG Nationals
C Grade LD Growling Frog 26/12/17, 15th hole, Callaway BB Alpha, HOF Patriot shaft, same old testicles of steel
C Grade LD Growling Frog 11/8/18, blah blah blah,,,,this is getting to be almost monotonous.....

C Grade LD Growling Frog 1/9/18,...maybe these are now so commonplace I should just stop listing them

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 10:14 AM

Mick wishes he could hit any iron
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Posted 02 October 2018 - 03:44 PM

Every day I play JRG

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 04:24 PM

Every day I play JRG


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 05:21 PM

Every day I play JRG

  

You play JRG, everyday?


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 06:07 PM

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:23 PM

Do they still make 3 irons ?

Back in 1965 I hit my first, last and only perfect 3 iron. Funnily enough it's one of the very few shots I've remembered clearly.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:25 PM

Can I ask you what sort of a hole it is that requires you, a relatively long hitter, to hit a 3 iron, with virtually zero chance of it holding the green?

And a bunker in front to fly just for good measure.

In the world of par 3s gaz...I reckon it’s right up there as one of the absolute shockers. Just my thoughts...

 

Tis one of the testing ones, that's for sure Goldenthighs. (I'm going so badly though I actually get a shot on it at the moment)

 

The old boys go okay on it though … playing it down the hill on the right, and letting the hill carry the ball down to the bottom and somewhere either near to, or on the green. (Cheating old bastards)

 

 

With the bunker in the front, the carry is about 180m from the back marks, but playing downhill, its a slightly shorter carry, probably of around 170m.

 

It wasn't a full on 3I that I hit the other day ….. just a 3/4 swing with a smooth franciegayfade and a high finish position (designed to get more loft than distance, for a much softer landing). Had I hit the 4 iron in the same manner ……... then I would have been very close to dropping it in the front bunker.

 

Had I hit the 4 iron normally, then it would have sailed over the back of the green on the full I reckon (and into the forest).

 

It was in the end, a bloody good choice of shot I thought, but perhaps I need to also choke down on it a tad, to drop it another 5m short of the pin, rather than have it land at pin high.

 

God knows what I'm going to hit from the back markers when summer does eventually roll around, it might end up being a high franciegayfade with a 5 iron. (Hit my 5I a lazy 210m and over the back of the 3rd green the other day).

 

It is fun though having these different challenges, and the constantly changing conditions ……  its what makes golf really enjoyable I reckon.  ;)


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:27 PM

Do they still make 3 irons ?

Back in 1965 I hit my first, last and only perfect 3 iron. Funnily enough it's one of the very few shots I've remembered clearly.

Just too hard

 

The good club manufacturers still do, Robert …… ;) 

 

Oh, I had a hit of TM's latest "devils handiwork" today …… no change …… still hooking them like a bastard ..  :rolleyes:


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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.
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