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sikk50
03-13-2016, 03:08 PM
Golf season, for everyone not located in Southern California, is just around the corner. Anybody else getting excited? Who's be playing lately?



Looking forward to a break in the rain, I've replaced all of my woods and hybrids this month and haven't gotten to play the :(

mahtofire14
03-14-2016, 12:15 AM
Golf season, for everyone not located in Southern California, is just around the corner. Anybody else getting excited? Who's be playing lately?



Looking forward to a break in the rain, I've replaced all of my woods and hybrids this month and haven't gotten to play the :(

Haven't gotten out but the courses opened up this weekend. Must be a record up here. I've never seen them open in early March since I've lived in MN. The course that I play my league at is offering a warm up deal to league members so I will probably try and get out this week if it stays warm.

Gabe215
03-14-2016, 04:20 AM
Weather was in the 70's last week, record highs for Philly. Def got the itch, will be hitting the range this week.

longknocker
03-14-2016, 04:34 AM
I Play Basically Year Round In Mobile, But I Admit I Love The Warmer Weather!:D
Played 12 Holes Yesterday In The Sun!:banger

tsolomon
03-14-2016, 05:56 AM
The weather has warmed up here and I'm hoping to hit the range later this week. Put the clubs in the trunk, I'm ready for golf season to start.

yourchoice
03-14-2016, 12:25 PM
I have hit the range twice and got 18 in this past weekend. Played like it was my first round of the year!

14holestogie
03-14-2016, 12:35 PM
Played two rounds this last weekend. Courses in the area are open, but my home course may be a week or two away, which is probably just as well. The older I get, the less a 40* round appeals to me.

mahtofire14
03-14-2016, 01:05 PM
Played two rounds this last weekend. Courses in the area are open, but my home course may be a week or two away, which is probably just as well. The older I get, the less a 40* round appeals to me.

I agree with that. Going to be back around the thirties here in the Twin Cities this week. Guess I'll be waiting a little longer.

WhiteMamba
03-14-2016, 03:41 PM
I was able to get out for a round last week. It was pretty soggy. My ball got plugged a few times both on the green and the fairway. Hopefully in a few weeks everything can dry up a little bit and be nice.

jjirons69
03-14-2016, 04:25 PM
At the range the past couple of weekends (with the boy, trying to get him involved (11)) and now that the time has changed, we'll be starting the golf league. Ready. Changed spikes in all three pairs of shoes and cleaned the bag and restocked. I didn't play in January, but have at least one round in every other winter month. December was wickedly pleasant. Had two 78s last year (lowest ever) and had a 34 on a single nine, followed up with a 44 for one of those 78s. Looking for some better stuff this year.

sikk50
03-17-2016, 08:26 AM
I'm gunna try and play tomorrow. We'll see how I feel after a little range session

14holestogie
03-17-2016, 08:52 AM
Home course opened on Tuesday, but the rain kept me away. Been too cool to even think about it, but we might give it a shot on Saturday if the temp gets above 40*. Got 8 people lined up, but as the weather reports come in, they're starting to drop already. :)

sikk50
03-19-2016, 05:18 PM
Went yesterday. I had a good time by myself. Wasn't rushed by anybody behind me or slowed by anybody in front of me. It was disappointing to see that inspite of my new woods and hybrids I still suck lol. I finally broke down and ordered a lob wedge though, so that will certainly help. Controlling shots onto the green from a few yards with a PW is hit or miss for me.

longknocker
03-22-2016, 05:53 AM
Went yesterday. I had a good time by myself. Wasn't rushed by anybody behind me or slowed by anybody in front of me. It was disappointing to see that inspite of my new woods and hybrids I still suck lol. I finally broke down and ordered a lob wedge though, so that will certainly help. Controlling shots onto the green from a few yards with a PW is hit or miss for me.

I Use My Lob Wedge More Than Any Other Club. Bought This Last Year; It's Definitely Saving Me Some Strokes In The Sand And Around The Greens!:tu
http://golf.squaretosquaremethod.com/get/xe1/xe1-wedge-ggl-v2/?utm_source=AdWords&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=SS-xE1-Search-US&utm_content=xwd-text-04&gclid=Cj0KEQjw2sO3BRD49-zdzfb8iLwBEiQAFZgZfO2Emyt_aaRlhHob8uVegXB4sotJ_rdJ-qCu4IXGwJ4aAoXn8P8HAQ

sikk50
03-23-2016, 06:17 PM
This showed up today. Gunna take it out tomorrow

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk215/sikk50/A832C2D3-9078-4835-ADC0-22755AA856BA_zpsobcdpfkp.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/sikk50/media/A832C2D3-9078-4835-ADC0-22755AA856BA_zpsobcdpfkp.jpg.html)

Padron42
03-23-2016, 06:59 PM
This showed up today. Gunna take it out tomorrow

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk215/sikk50/A832C2D3-9078-4835-ADC0-22755AA856BA_zpsobcdpfkp.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/sikk50/media/A832C2D3-9078-4835-ADC0-22755AA856BA_zpsobcdpfkp.jpg.html)

Looks awesome. Bought a Mack Daddy 2 PM Grind 60 in December and love it.

I went out to try to get a solo round in today at 1 pm but couldn't get on the course it was so busy. I guess the good weather is bringing everyone out. Instead I got a few hours of practicing in on the range and green so probably better for my game but not as fun.

mahtofire14
03-24-2016, 06:18 AM
This showed up today. Gunna take it out tomorrow

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk215/sikk50/A832C2D3-9078-4835-ADC0-22755AA856BA_zpsobcdpfkp.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/sikk50/media/A832C2D3-9078-4835-ADC0-22755AA856BA_zpsobcdpfkp.jpg.html)

It's like the Scotty Cameron of wedges......

yourchoice
03-24-2016, 07:53 AM
My wife gave me a set of Ping I3 irons as a wedding gift 17 years ago (great gift!), and believe it or not, I never had the clubs regripped, until now. Yesterday I picked up my irons with these:
http://d36tfnyud84bb4.cloudfront.net/d_10579.jpg

Chipped around the yard a little bit yesterday and they felt good, but the true test will come next time on the course (hopefully Saturday). Also picked up a box of last year's Bridgestone S330-S balls on sale for $30. Bridgestone's ball selector feature (https://www.bridgestonegolf.com/product/ball-fitting/ball-selection-guide) suggested it would be the best ball for me. We shall see!

Flynnster
03-24-2016, 06:18 PM
Folks are living on a golf course now so I get free golf whenever I want. That plus my new job in sales will hopefully have me on the course very often this year. However right now, it's basically a mud pit so it'll be a bit until they open up.

sikk50
03-24-2016, 10:03 PM
Went out today. Cut three strokes off but that doesn't make much difference when you suck as bad as I do lol

sikk50
04-01-2016, 08:09 PM
Broke 100 for the first time. So that was neat

longknocker
04-01-2016, 08:14 PM
Broke 100 for the first time. So that was neat

Congrats!:D:tu

WhiteMamba
04-01-2016, 08:24 PM
Went out Tuesday with one of my professors. I beat him with a 44 (9 holes) didn't hit a single fairway but my short game was on point.

sikk50
04-02-2016, 10:41 AM
Hear that. I have a huge 3 putt issue. Yesterday I only 3 put on four holes which is good for me, but that's four more strokes I could drop

WhiteMamba
04-02-2016, 01:13 PM
I've started using the new left hand down grip like spieth and Rory. It's worked pretty good for me.

dijit
04-02-2016, 01:53 PM
Im still afraid to go to the golf course this year. I have been to the driving range about 3 of 4 times so far this spring and the GC is in my very near future.

WhiteMamba
04-02-2016, 03:12 PM
Mike we're gonna have to meet up and play some time.

sikk50
04-08-2016, 11:03 AM
Shot a 94 at Mount Shasta two days ago. It's fun to see how much I'm improving this year as I take it a little more seriously.

Do any of you guys use app to track your scores? I've tried several (Diablo, the grint, golf logix, etc...) but I've kind of settled on the grint as my favorite.

yourchoice
04-08-2016, 11:25 AM
Hear that. I have a huge 3 putt issue.

Yes, but do you have a six putt issue? http://espn.go.com/golf/masters16/story/_/id/15155410/ernie-els-6-putts-first-hole-record-nine-masters

sikk50
04-08-2016, 04:48 PM
lol I'm sure I have at some point

WhiteMamba
04-09-2016, 02:49 PM
Shot a 94 at Mount Shasta two days ago. It's fun to see how much I'm improving this year as I take it a little more seriously.

Do any of you guys use app to track your scores? I've tried several (Diablo, the grint, golf logix, etc...) but I've kind of settled on the grint as my favorite.

If you haven't tried "swing by swing" check it out. It's my favorite

mahtofire14
04-12-2016, 08:28 PM
If you haven't tried "swing by swing" check it out. It's my favorite

X2

Sugar44
04-12-2016, 10:02 PM
I bought the R15 last year towards the end of the season here in Utah... and so far I like it a lot! I'm real interested in the Taylormade M2 now. Anyone try it yet?

jledou
04-15-2016, 05:58 AM
Finally got out to the range twice this week. The first trip was a little scary to say the least. Yesterday felt better.

tsolomon
04-15-2016, 07:27 AM
Played 18 yesterday and shot a 94. The greens has been aerated which made putting unpredictable, but it we got in 18 in under 4 hours. :D

AdamJoshua
04-19-2016, 11:46 PM
I got back on the course this morning for 9 holes. The pitch and lob wedge - had good improvement today. I bit it on the putts. Birdies turned into bogies. Back to the drawing board. Golf partner says that Mickelson putts 1000x a day. I probably need to get in 50-100 putts in a few times a week.

Well, at least we had fun :)

The windmill gets me every time, but like you said at least it's fun!

SD Beerman
04-20-2016, 12:33 PM
I've only played once this year. I'm going to play three times this week. Feast or famine.

Jube Innovations
04-20-2016, 01:41 PM
Here in South Florida it's pretty much golf season all year, but the prime season is actually just ending. I've been playing a lot the last few weeks though because it's prefect right now before the weather gets too hot for summer. I plan on playing the next two days as well!

mahtofire14
04-20-2016, 02:40 PM
First night of golf league tonight! Pumped! Going to be 70 and sunny as well. I'm bringing out a Oliva V Melanio maduro for the occasion! Going to be a great night!

Brlesq
04-20-2016, 02:43 PM
I played for the first time this year during the past weekend here in Upstate NY. Course was in OK shape, but needs time to grow in. Was pleased with my 84 though!

longknocker
04-20-2016, 05:55 PM
I played for the first time this year during the past weekend here in Upstate NY. Course was in OK shape, but needs time to grow in. Was pleased with my 84 though!

"84" For The First Round Of The Year, Bruce? Remind Me Not To Get In A Bet With You!:D

mahtofire14
04-20-2016, 07:12 PM
Shot a 45 on the front and then the rain came. I'll take a 45 seeing as today was the first time I've touched a club since last year. Putting was the best part of my game today. The irons were not. Had a Camacho Blackout during the round also. Love those cigars.

sikk50
05-04-2016, 10:22 AM
Coming off a 10 day stretch at work, not sure why I decided working that many 12 hour shifts in a row was a good idea. Oh wait, for the "wedding" *cough* new irons *cough*

But, I'll be doing 18 tomorrow and 9 on friday. Can't wait to get back out in the sun. I would be golfing today too but I decided to smoke a brisket instead.

mahtofire14
05-04-2016, 12:22 PM
Darn rain won't let up in the Midwest. Looks like next week is the best I can do to get back to practice and maybe 9 holes. Not much to do but I will get to the health club tonight. After that, I invited two ladies over for a movie and fine herfs. I wanted to take them with me to see live music but I figured we could ride the rain out, safe and warm.

Putting the clubs back into the trunk on Monday. Will play some golf up in Wisconsin with two other lady friends who also like to fly fish and puff herfs. So the order of business is herfs, ladies and golf/fly fishing....maybe in that order :)

Same here. Second week of league tonight after missing a week because of crap weather.

jjirons69
05-05-2016, 11:40 AM
Still good people in the world. Went to play in our weekly Wed. league yesterday evening and noticed on the 4th hole I was missing my 8 iron. What? Never lost a club in my life. Hadn't needed it until the 4th hole, so I knew I hadn't just misplaced it. I played the same course this past Sunday, so I figured I had misplaced it then and hopefully someone had turned it in. To my surprise someone did. There she was behind the desk. A big relief. It's a Titleist AP1 712 with a Dynamic Gold XP R300 shaft. I'm sure I could find one on ebay, but man was I happy to get that baby back.

SD Beerman
05-05-2016, 11:42 AM
Played 4times in 8 days. Lot's of fun, now back to work and reality. As usual my rounds got worse each time.

galaga
05-06-2016, 10:48 AM
Played 4times in 8 days. Lot's of fun, now back to work and reality. As usual my rounds got worse each time.

Twas fun though, especially because playing three way skins, we both got in Dennis' pocket. Green money :D

sikk50
05-06-2016, 11:54 AM
Went yesterday, wasn't having a great back nine. Then thunder heads rolled in and rained us out on the 17th. Lightning hit the course and we figured it was time to bounce.

Wont be going today either due to rain

WhiteMamba
05-07-2016, 09:47 AM
Worked in 9 yesterday. Shot a 43 with 3 three putts. kind of offsets my greens in regulation.

mahtofire14
05-07-2016, 10:54 AM
Worked in 9 yesterday. Shot a 43 with 3 three putts. kind of offsets my greens in regulation.

I've been the opposite so far this season Mamba. Putting lights out but still trying to get my approaches dialed in. Shot a 43 at league last week as well.

mahtofire14
05-07-2016, 12:21 PM
Also, a buddy of mine suggested ice hockey in the morning. He says that's all of the workout he needs for the day. He says that it burns off a ton of calories and he does sport a highly athletic look. My concern is that I haven't been on ice skates in years and I don't want to lose a few teeth in the process :r

It is a good workout. Sadly I'm a terrible skater. Especially sad since I live in MN and whenever I do go out and skate 5 yr olds can skate circles around me. Shooting and passing skills are good though. We actually started an adult floor hockey league so the guys that can't skate could still play. Ha! Lots of fun.

I know what you mean about getting too big as well. I played college baseball and we weren't allowed to do heavy lifting for this exact reason.

mahtofire14
05-18-2016, 08:44 PM
Beautiful night at league tonight. Finally got some very nice weather. Didn't play great but I had a great shot on an uphill par 3 that is my nemesis. Dropped a dart on it!
http://rs262.pbsrc.com/albums/ii91/drscholl14/E02FB9E7-5045-4E91-96CD-54413FAC32E6_zpsb4vlbjpe.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip
http://rs262.pbsrc.com/albums/ii91/drscholl14/62496F32-942D-40CD-ABDE-E093A7AAC64C_zps7bojhyx7.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip

dijit
05-19-2016, 08:56 AM
So far it has been an uneventful season for me. Driving range about a dozen times. Played one round but it was a Shriner sponsored outing so scramble with FREE booze so my score was well above my usually poor scores.

WhiteMamba
05-19-2016, 12:45 PM
We need to get together some time in June mike

dijit
05-19-2016, 02:05 PM
We need to get together some time in June mike

I am off 3 5 8 13 14 17 18 22 23 27 28

sikk50
05-26-2016, 10:27 AM
Heads up if anybody needs a new bag on the cheap, Ross apparently carried Nike bags. Picked up a Nike Sport Cart III for $59

mahtofire14
05-26-2016, 01:52 PM
Shot an 84 last night at league (43,41). Doubt I'll be in the money but I picked up a longest putt proxy on 18 with a 30 footer. Fun end to a decent round.

sikk50
05-27-2016, 10:08 AM
Shot an 35 on a short 9 hole yesterday. I believe par is 31. By far my best round ever

dijit
05-27-2016, 12:32 PM
Two rounds in in the last 7 days. Sun played deercreek. and shot 43,53 talk about inconsistant! played again on Wed same course shot 44,46. I havent shot back to back under 100 in 10 years. Look out seniors tour here I come!

WhiteMamba
06-14-2016, 09:04 PM
Shot an 88 today with four 3 putts. Greens were running pretty quick. Mike the 27th or 28th might work.

mahtofire14
06-14-2016, 09:28 PM
Hoping to get out twice this week. Been raining buckets this week here in MN so hopefully I will get them in. Shot at 80 last week at league. Things are starting to come together. Putter is on fire which is something new for me. :noon

sikk50
08-11-2016, 12:04 PM
Y'all see Nike is pulling out of equipment? Being a fan boy, I'm rather disappointed. Guess I'll have to buy my irons from the used market when I'm ready to finish my upgrading.

They say they will remain in shoes and apparel, but no more balls, bags, clubs etc. Wondering what will become of The Oven.

sikk50
09-16-2016, 09:01 PM
these on EBay (4-PW). Listed as "mint". They still had the OG wrapping on the grips and heads. No signs of use. Sooooo stoked


http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk215/sikk50/67B6CB74-931E-4305-8DE7-BFF1FE3074E8_zpscsasrtbh.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/sikk50/media/67B6CB74-931E-4305-8DE7-BFF1FE3074E8_zpscsasrtbh.jpg.html)