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wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Sat, Jun 8, 2019 1:07 PM

Anyone down in the Cincy area played Stonelick Hills? Thinking about making a trip down soon, it looks awesome. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jun 11, 2019 1:49 PM
posted by wildcats20

Anyone down in the Cincy area played Stonelick Hills? Thinking about making a trip down soon, it looks awesome. 

It's a fantastic course, my favorite in the city. Would you come down solo? Let me know if you don't mind someone joining you, I'd play if the day/time works for me.

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Tue, Jun 11, 2019 2:38 PM

My husband is playing Torrey Pines next week. I don't really have anything else to add. 🤷🏼‍♀️

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
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Tue, Jun 11, 2019 3:06 PM
posted by justincredible

It's a fantastic course, my favorite in the city. Would you come down solo? Let me know if you don't mind someone joining you, I'd play if the day/time works for me.

We usually have 2-3, but I will definitely hit you up if/when we make the trip down. 

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Tue, Jun 11, 2019 3:09 PM

anyone else put in for Ryder Cup Tickets? we have a group of 8 that are trying to go and every one of us put in to give us a better chance of getting tickets. This same group went and played Whistling Straits 4 years ago so it'll be a nice little revisit.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jun 20, 2019 7:56 PM
posted by j_crazy

anyone else put in for Ryder Cup Tickets? we have a group of 8 that are trying to go and every one of us put in to give us a better chance of getting tickets. This same group went and played Whistling Straits 4 years ago so it'll be a nice little revisit.

I did put in for tickets a while back. I would love to attend.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jun 20, 2019 8:00 PM

Hadn't played all week due to our course flooding, they measured 9" of rainfall between Sunday and last night. The front 9 has been closed all week and is staying closed through the weekend. The first hole is still half under water. I was planning on taking tomorrow off to play 18, but it looks like I may just play the back 9 once and call it a day.

Had work league tonight. Started shitty (+8 after 4 holes, yikes) but finished bogey-par-bogey-par-bogey to save the round. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:59 AM

Just bought a new putter. I've been using an Anser-style blade with toe-hang that really isn't ideal for my putting stroke. Picked up a new face-balanced Odyssey EXO Marxman on ebay yesterday. Looking forward to giving this thing a try. I tested out a few other EXO mallets before buying this one, I ended up going with the Marxman because I like the look of it a little more than the others. Picture for reference.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jul 4, 2019 10:07 AM

Shot a 42 yesterday. It's amazing what zero penalty strokes and 6/7 fairways hit will do to a score. I was a bad bounce on a nice approach shot from shooting a 40. Still had a couple of 3-putts that I'm hoping the new putter will help with.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Jul 4, 2019 10:55 AM
posted by justincredible

Shot a 42 yesterday. It's amazing what zero penalty strokes and 6/7 fairways hit will do to a score. I was a bad bounce on a nice approach shot from shooting a 40. Still had a couple of 3-putts that I'm hoping the new putter will help with.

Awesome. Is that your lowest score? No penalties + fairways + (2)3 putts.....that’s managing/avoiding damage pretty well. How many holes above bogey?

 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jul 4, 2019 11:13 AM
posted by Ironman92

Awesome. Is that your lowest score? No penalties + fairways + (2)3 putts.....that’s managing/avoiding damage pretty well. How many holes above bogey?

 

Two doubles, three bogeys, four pars. One double could have just as easily been a par if my approach landed a foot to the right. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jul 4, 2019 11:13 AM

And yes, that's my lowest score so far. My lowest 18 hole score is 89.

33,369 posts 115 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jul 14, 2019 8:33 PM

At a wedding last night, my brother in law gets a text his buddy threw out his back. Last minute invite for a 6:20am tee time at Cog Hill Dubsdread. Holy shit is that course immaculate, but what a beast. Managed an 89 while hitting 5 GIR. Can’t wait to play it again now that I know the layout/greens a bit. Going in blind was rough.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, Jul 14, 2019 8:38 PM

Shot my lowest score ever at 88 yesterday, but at a significantly easier course than that. But my swing was complete shit the entire round. Pretty sure I only had a handful of solid ball strikes. Scrambled like crazy, had zero triples, and only a few doubles.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Jul 14, 2019 9:31 PM
posted by justincredible

Two doubles, three bogeys, four pars. One double could have just as easily been a par if my approach landed a foot to the right. 

That’s solid. You aren’t too many rounds from cracking 40 if you tighten up the damage control. 83-85 will come with the 39

Keep playing, improve the short game

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Jul 14, 2019 9:32 PM
posted by justincredible

Shot my lowest score ever at 88 yesterday, but at a significantly easier course than that. But my swing was complete shit the entire round. Pretty sure I only had a handful of solid ball strikes. Scrambled like crazy, had zero triples, and only a few doubles.

You’re getting it....not hitting good but scoring good means you are figuring out how to navigate things

BRF Senior Member
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Sun, Jul 14, 2019 9:53 PM

It’s called “old man golf”. 

Keep it straight, don’t worry so much about distance. 

Welcome to the club. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Jul 15, 2019 7:11 AM
posted by BRF

It’s called “old man golf”. 

Keep it straight, don’t worry so much about distance. 

Welcome to the club. 

I was playing Army golf.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Jul 15, 2019 8:30 AM
posted by Ironman92

That’s solid. You aren’t too many rounds from cracking 40 if you tighten up the damage control. 83-85 will come with the 39

Keep playing, improve the short game

My goal for the rest of the year is score a 40 (or better) on 9, and an 86 (or better) on 18. I was watching some videos on driver takeaway last night, I think I'm very inconsistent in that movement, so hopefully I'll start to straighten out off the tee. If I can become consistent off the tee I think my scores will start to live in the low-40s, mid-80s, instead of peaking there.

I am planning on doing a lot of short game practice this week as well. The range probably won't have many balls today (club closed on Monday so no one is working, though you can walk the course) but I can at least hit the short game area and putting green. I've never really used a bump and run, but I was hitting one with my PW on Saturday and it was working pretty well with essentially no practice. I can probably get that really dialed in with a little practice.

posted by Ironman92

You’re getting it....not hitting good but scoring good means you are figuring out how to navigate things

Yeah, key thing for me is forgetting the bad shots and moving on. I was doing that very well so things didn't snowball. I've also eliminated the temptation for the hero shot.
 

 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, Jul 15, 2019 10:53 AM

Bump and run works on most courses and much greater room for error

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