2024 Hackers Golf Thread (not pro golf)

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Tue, Mar 19, 2024 1:44 PM

Figured I'd start a thread to let everyone discuss how their 2024 season is going, share cool courses to hit up, talk about the new gear, etc.  


I'll start. I just played Southern Hills and Oak Tree National in back to back weeks. Those 2 courses are on another level of maintenance and hospitality. If you have the opportunity to play either you should definitely do it. I'm 12 rounds in since 3/1 so really getting time in and the scores are trending down (still a 20 handicap after playing about 15 times in 2023 taking like 4 months off). 


I also just got a driving iron, it's awesome off the tee but I can't do shit with it off the ground, anyone else play one and have any tips?


brutus161 The Navy Guy
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Tue, Mar 19, 2024 1:54 PM

Took this photo the last morning of The Players.


May be an image of twilight

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Wed, Mar 20, 2024 9:19 AM

That's a dope picture. I tried to post a picture of the clock tower from where my drive (and Mito Pereira's drive) landed on 18 at Southern, but after 16 years I still don't know how to upload images to this website lol.



Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Mar 20, 2024 9:47 AM
posted by j_crazy

That's a dope picture. I tried to post a picture of the clock tower from where my drive (and Mito Pereira's drive) landed on 18 at Southern, but after 16 years I still don't know how to upload images to this website lol.



Tap the rectangle to the left of the GIF tab then click upload, select file, photo library….use large size typically and confirm


j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Wed, Mar 20, 2024 10:06 AM

Doesn’t seem to work. No biggie. You get it. So I did exactly what you said, clicked confirm and nothing happens.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Mar 20, 2024 10:14 AM
posted by j_crazy

Doesn’t seem to work. No biggie. You get it. So I did exactly what you said, clicked confirm and nothing happens.

Well this keeps my 49 year streak of never helping anyone with a technical issue.


brutus161 The Navy Guy
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Wed, Mar 20, 2024 1:03 PM

May be an image of map and text that says '1:01 225 225 66 TM The Masters To: Allen Barcus 1:00PM Your Tickets Are On The Way 2024 Masters YOUR TICKETS ARE ON THE WAY The Masters Tournament Û the corner, and we are making our final oreparations for your arrival. Your tickets have been shipped and will arrive via UPS. To help you track your shipment, link and tracking number are provided below.'

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Thu, Mar 21, 2024 8:39 AM
posted by brutus161

May be an image of map and text that says '1:01 225 225 66 TM The Masters To: Allen Barcus 1:00PM Your Tickets Are On The Way 2024 Masters YOUR TICKETS ARE ON THE WAY The Masters Tournament Û the corner, and we are making our final oreparations for your arrival. Your tickets have been shipped and will arrive via UPS. To help you track your shipment, link and tracking number are provided below.'

Awesome, this is definitely a bucket list item of mine.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Apr 2, 2024 4:20 PM

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Wed, Apr 3, 2024 10:54 AM

valid


justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Apr 3, 2024 10:57 AM
posted by j_crazy


I also just got a driving iron, it's awesome off the tee but I can't do shit with it off the ground, anyone else play one and have any tips?

I have a driving iron that works pretty well off the tee, but yeah, it sucks off the turf. I just tee it high and swing for the fences and it usually works out pretty well. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Apr 3, 2024 10:59 AM

I take it you wanted this thread to just be about golfing as a hobby/recreation activity, not about professional golf? I would also like a thread that is just discussion about playing golf, not watching/betting on pro golf.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Apr 3, 2024 11:05 AM

If you’re on an iPhone you have to tap the options link at the bottom and select something other than full size before you select your photo to upload. The original photos are so stupidly huge it takes a shit when you upload them.

birddog23 Senior Member
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Fri, Apr 5, 2024 12:51 PM

Here in NWO we have maybe had a day or two thus far that has been worthy of going out and playing. Wet, cold, and dreary.

Hoping weather breaks next week.

brutus161 The Navy Guy
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Fri, Apr 5, 2024 2:53 PM

Got a set of Kirkland wedges for Christmas, and so far I am loving them.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Apr 18, 2024 12:19 PM

Playing my first 9 tonight. This could be ugly.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Apr 18, 2024 12:30 PM
posted by justincredible

Playing my first 9 tonight. This could be ugly.

51


justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Apr 18, 2024 1:06 PM
posted by Ironman92

51


It will be 42 or 53. There is no in-between.

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Thu, Apr 18, 2024 3:57 PM

my last 4 9's (i only play 18 hole rounds but i want to show what i'm capable of, and what i normally do at the end of the card) - these are all on the same course in OKC where i'm a member

42, 54 - 96

59 - 41 - 100


i have only broken 90 on this course 1 time in like 75 rounds, i just cannot put 2 9's together. My main issue that i've noticed recently is, i can either putt okay, or chip okay during a round, i can never do both well. 


i mentioned on the travel thread that i got some incredible courses coming up: 

Bluejack National 4/24 

Whispering Pines 4/25

Ross Bridge 5/7

Oxmoor Valley 5/8

Crescent Pointe7/1

Trying to get on at Harbor Town that week of 7/4 but haven't confirmed that. Will for sure try to get into that pro shop.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Apr 18, 2024 6:39 PM
posted by justincredible

It will be 42 or 53. There is no in-between.

52 after a birdie on the first 


Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Apr 18, 2024 7:30 PM
posted by j_crazy

my last 4 9's (i only play 18 hole rounds but i want to show what i'm capable of, and what i normally do at the end of the card) - these are all on the same course in OKC where i'm a member

42, 54 - 96

59 - 41 - 100


i have only broken 90 on this course 1 time in like 75 rounds, i just cannot put 2 9's together. My main issue that i've noticed recently is, i can either putt okay, or chip okay during a round, i can never do both well. 


i mentioned on the travel thread that i got some incredible courses coming up: 

Bluejack National 4/24 

Whispering Pines 4/25

Ross Bridge 5/7

Oxmoor Valley 5/8

Crescent Pointe7/1

Trying to get on at Harbor Town that week of 7/4 but haven't confirmed that. Will for sure try to get into that pro shop.

Man 41-59 is a huge range

Golf is damage control. It devours the aggressive mentality. Pros can get away with it.

* Be great at putting inside of 4 feet….and on long putts, you have a huge 8 foot circle to get it within. Try not to miss approach shots or even chips where things will be tougher the next shot.

If shooting the occasional 41-43….the high end should resemble 49-52

When I was growing up and beginning to get good I played every hole as a Par 5…every hole.

When shots are going astray…shorten things up.


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