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kelpapa

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One thing my buddy got was what Amazon describes as a “golf bag protector rod”. Basically so the bag is always taut. No idea if it works but feel plausible enough.
Appreciate it but I don't think I'm interested in this route.

I should add that I'm pretty sure I don't have a cover for my bag. Bought it last year, and went looking for the cover a while ago but couldn't find it. In sure it's something I can order in the future.
 
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kenneycb

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It’s something you put in the travel bag, not a full replacement where you just ship your bag. You may know that but I did a shitty job explaining so wanted to clarify. Too many “bags”. I didn’t use one on my cheap travel bag and my clubs turned out fine but just another added layer of protection.
 

kelpapa

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It’s something you put in the travel bag, not a full replacement where you just ship your bag. You may know that but I did a shitty job explaining so wanted to clarify. Too many “bags”. I didn’t use one on my cheap travel bag and my clubs turned out fine but just another added layer of protection.
Nope. Didn't understand in the first round. Thanks for clarifying and I might pick this up.
 

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Got it. I just went through the process of buying a few, and researching same.

I got three, in three different price ranges. My son, wife and I did a trip to Hilton head over Presidents Weekend in Feb.

Best - Clubglove Last Bag. This got best ratings, includes the aluminum adjustable pole with mini umbrella (the protector Rod referenced above - usually $30),
which provides protection to top of bag/clubs. $300 ish. Good amount if room for storage of shoes, clothes (also can serve as padding/protection),
Etc. I bought this for my son, who is more likely to travel more, but I used it. Worked and held up well.

https://www.tgw.com/golf-bags/golf-travel-bags/club-glove-last-bag-collegiate-travel-cover-with-stiff-arm?CID=PLA&SITE_ID=A2004&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3-SLyqbl9gIVxIBbCh1thg8SEAQYAiABEgKn-PD_BwE&testvar=testgroup

2). Bag Boy hard top. $200 ish. Has a rigid top where clubs are exposed above bag, soft below that level. Good construction. My son used this, and it’s held up to flights to HH and Orlando. It’a a little less large/capacity than the other one, but cheaper. Also got rated well, but not as high as club glove. Decent storage and padding.

https://www.pgatoursuperstore.com/t-10-hard-top-travel-cover/1131894003.html?country=US&currency=USD&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItY-_46fl9gIVM_7jBx14PQtQEAQYAiABEgJGPfD_BwE


3). Amazon soft travel bag. We ended up not using it. About $80, was best rated of the the cheaper soft cover ones.

These bags will also have packing instructions and suggestions, including taking head off driver and storing inside your golfbag, taping other clubs together with bubble wrap around them.

We flew Delta and JB, and golf travel bags are considered/charges as a normal checked bag if they are under 50 lbs. We flew direct, which reduced chance of losing them (drove from ATL to HH).

i looked into, and you could Get a comparable price if you did three day shipping, but you’d need to wait 3 days after return to get clubs. Seems their instructions we to still used a travel bag, but I didn’t look into it further. I think if I did longer flight trip, or to Europe,
I’d look into shipsticks.

I’m sure others here have dealt with this and can share stories and advice.
 

kelpapa

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Got it. I just went through the process of buying a few, and researching same.

I got three, in three different price ranges. My son, wife and I did a trip to Hilton head over Presidents Weekend in Feb.

Best - Clubglove Last Bag. This got best ratings, includes the aluminum adjustable pole with mini umbrella (the protector Rod referenced above - usually $30),
which provides protection to top of bag/clubs. $300 ish. Good amount if room for storage of shoes, clothes (also can serve as padding/protection),
Etc. I bought this for my son, who is more likely to travel more, but I used it. Worked and held up well.

https://www.tgw.com/golf-bags/golf-travel-bags/club-glove-last-bag-collegiate-travel-cover-with-stiff-arm?CID=PLA&SITE_ID=A2004&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3-SLyqbl9gIVxIBbCh1thg8SEAQYAiABEgKn-PD_BwE&testvar=testgroup

2). Bag Boy hard top. $200 ish. Has a rigid top where clubs are exposed above bag, soft below that level. Good construction. My son used this, and it’s held up to flights to HH and Orlando. It’a a little less large/capacity than the other one, but cheaper. Also got rated well, but not as high as club glove. Decent storage and padding.

https://www.pgatoursuperstore.com/t-10-hard-top-travel-cover/1131894003.html?country=US&currency=USD&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItY-_46fl9gIVM_7jBx14PQtQEAQYAiABEgJGPfD_BwE


3). Amazon soft travel bag. We ended up not using it. About $80, was best rated of the the cheaper soft cover ones.

These bags will also have packing instructions and suggestions, including taking head off driver and storing inside your golfbag, taping other clubs together with bubble wrap around them.

We flew Delta and JB, and golf travel bags are considered/charges as a normal checked bag if they are under 50 lbs. We flew direct, which reduced chance of losing them (drove from ATL to HH).

i looked into, and you could Get a comparable price if you did three day shipping, but you’d need to wait 3 days after return to get clubs. Seems their instructions we to still used a travel bag, but I didn’t look into it further. I think if I did longer flight trip, or to Europe,
I’d look into shipsticks.

I’m sure others here have dealt with this and can share stories and advice.
This is fantastic. Thanks.
 

kenneycb

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Shipsticks can also be good if you’re flying on SW, golfing at the start of the trip, and don’t want to lug your clubs around after. Free bag on the way there and a little bit more to pay for convenience. Most halfway decent places should be able to ship it for you, otherwise you need to drop them off at a FedEx / UPS.
 

TFP

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Club Gloves are top of the line and best in class but obviously the most expensive. Otherwise the soft cases around $100 should do the trick. I always recommend getting a soft case to make it easier to travel in cars/vans, hard cases are much less flexible. Getting the extender rod is worth it as well, along with removing your driver head (if you can). That should be sufficient protection, anything else is marginal benefit. Also it’s worth flipping your irons over in your bag to put the weight at the bottom, making it easier to wheel.

For a value course in Scottsdale, Papago was a lot of fun and under $100 when I went.
 

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I think there’s only one choice here if you are going to be traveling a bit with clubs. The sun mountain glider is expensive but you can look for deals. It has a second set of wheels which extend and bear all of the weight. It’s amazing and extremely helpful for long walks to the rental car.
 
I've been on the course twice this past week, my first two times out this year...and it was HORRIBLE. Normally I come out strong at the start of a new season, having forgotten all of the negative shots I'd hit the previous year (before I start remembering them again), but for that to be the case I need to know where the bottom of my swing arc is, and I really don't at the moment. I've been topping and thinning the ball like crazy, and my first tee shot of the year travelled literally three yards, as I almost whiffed on it. Frankly, I'm terrified; I'm going out again tomorrow, but not in any expectation that things will be at all better.
 

CPT Neuron

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Need to order a golf club travel bag. Headed to Scottsdale in a few weeks. I have no idea what I'm looking for, but I assume I want something with wheels. What else should I be looking for?

Also, need some value golf courses there. I'm not looking for anything over $150 for 18 holes. What are the recommendations?
We ordered a samsonite from carls golf land, 225 I believe.
 

Dave Stapleton

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So now my turn. I’m going to get fitted for new irons and I’ve only hit Taylor Made for basically my whole life. I’m an 11 index and probably made my biggest improvement in my game last year. I am loyal to my TM drivers but willing to sew what else may be a good fit for me since I think more consistent iron play could get me to take the next step. Looking at seeing if Titleist or Calloway could be a better option for me. I’m still looking for game improvement and forgiveness but just a bit more consistency and distance.

I will hang up and listen.
 

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So now my turn. I’m going to get fitted for new irons and I’ve only hit Taylor Made for basically my whole life. I’m an 11 index and probably made my biggest improvement in my game last year. I am loyal to my TM drivers but willing to sew what else may be a good fit for me since I think more consistent iron play could get me to take the next step. Looking at seeing if Titleist or Calloway could be a better option for me. I’m still looking for game improvement and forgiveness but just a bit more consistency and distance.

I will hang up and listen.
Go get fitted and the answer will reveal itself to you.
 

inJacobyWeTrust

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First round of the year is penciled in for Sunday at Olde Scotland LFG!! Fully expect to start at least +2 thru 3 before the exhale on 4 tee. Love the easy back 9 so a good starter track for 2022.
 
I've been on the course twice this past week, my first two times out this year...and it was HORRIBLE. Normally I come out strong at the start of a new season, having forgotten all of the negative shots I'd hit the previous year (before I start remembering them again), but for that to be the case I need to know where the bottom of my swing arc is, and I really don't at the moment. I've been topping and thinning the ball like crazy, and my first tee shot of the year travelled literally three yards, as I almost whiffed on it. Frankly, I'm terrified; I'm going out again tomorrow, but not in any expectation that things will be at all better.
I had a 10:44 tee time this morning, playing on my own. Hit what felt like an OK drive on the 1st hole into hazy sunshine, lost track of the ball...and never found it. Walked in huge circles, looked in various bunkers, looked at various balls in the 2nd and 18th fairways, nothing. Dropped a ball in the fairway and thinned a 6-iron about 200 yards. Had a 50-yard pitch into the green, thinned it way through the green, and only found it after an extensive search. Pitched short of the green, putted to three feet...and as I'm standing in the middle of the green, right next to the pin, an old guy in the group behind me hits an iron from maybe 120 yards into the green, landing about 20 feet away from me. What the hell?

I snap-hooked my drive on the 2nd hole into the one small tree on the hole, and it disappeared into heavy rough on a steep bank. I promptly walked back to the clubhouse, drove home and withdrew from the competition I'd entered this Saturday. Never have I felt like I shouldn't be on a golf course as much as I did today. It's a perfect day for golf, and I'd rather be at home working.
 

Doug Beerabelli

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Played first 9 holes at my home course, and has my typical “clear mind” good round. 42, with a bird and 3 pars (and two doubles, of course). I’m a 17, so this is a good 9 for me, as I’m likely to be playing like a 22 in April and May when the mediocrity settles in.

I played three rounds in Hilton Head last month, so it wasn’t fresh out of the gate. The Bermuda greens down there were quite perplexing for me, so I think the home cooking helped over the past weekend.
 

Oil Can Dan

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Played my first round of the season on Saturday. Played the last three holes in pouring rain and shot a 94, which for me is pretty pretty good. I'm a 19.9 handicap right now and I'd like to be a 15 or so by the end of the season. I need to practice a lot more than I do.
 

TFP

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I need to practice a lot more than I do.
I know it's simple, but get a lesson or two. Practicing is all well and good, but if we're not practicing the right things, it's wasted time. I've been doing online lessons and it's amazing how just small tweaks I never would have known about make a huge difference.

Gonna be a big golf year for me this year.
 

kenneycb

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I've used Skillest. You basically record yourself making a few swings from behind you (down the line) and facing you then upload it. The pro will analyze them and send back a video explaining a few things wrong in your swing, drills to work on, etc. It's not the same as one-on-one but it's usually cheaper and provides a ton more flexibility than in-person in that you don't have to find free time, go to the place, and all that fun stuff.
 

TFP

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What online lessons have you been doing? How does it work?
I'm doing Cogorno Golf, by Eric Cogorno who has a pretty popular Youtube account. You upload one swing vid a month to your CoachNow space, they do a really detailed breakdown and give you a practice plan and few key things to work on. There's also a huge library of content for members and online groups to post general questions, etc. I've been really pleased with it, the only challenge is forcing myself to film a swing every month. I last posted a driver swing and I'm now driving it literally better than I ever have with just a few small changes.

It's not as in depth as working with an instructor, but much cheaper and more flexible. I'm hoping to get down to around a 5-6 index this year, which is wild to think about 2-3 years ago.
 

cshea

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I did't even know these online lesson things existed. I might have to give it a whirl, I could definitely use a lesson or three. I'm a 15 but probably closer to a 20 in reality due to a lack of playing. Health issues limited me to only 5 rounds last season so it's really been a while since I've been able to play consistently. Hoping to be able to get out a lot more this season, fingers crossed.
 

Phragle

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So now my turn. I’m going to get fitted for new irons and I’ve only hit Taylor Made for basically my whole life. I’m an 11 index and probably made my biggest improvement in my game last year. I am loyal to my TM drivers but willing to sew what else may be a good fit for me since I think more consistent iron play could get me to take the next step. Looking at seeing if Titleist or Calloway could be a better option for me. I’m still looking for game improvement and forgiveness but just a bit more consistency and distance.

I will hang up and listen.
T100s were life changing for me. Smaller head but they act big with a huge sweet spot. It helps to to know what you like and don't like about your current set tho
 

Deathofthebambino

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Got my first three rounds in of the year. Hit the ball as consistently as I would expect after literally not putting my hands on a club since early November. My index went from 9.6-10.0 in 3 days. Biggest issue is the greens are just a mess right now. They punched them and sanded them last week, and they are furry and inconsistent on top of that. Damn near impossible to get anything to the hole on a course where the greens are usually running very fast, and anything above the hole is death. Now, we're leaving down hill putts short. Ultimately, the fact they did the maintenance stuff early is going to lead to better results going forward, so will be glad they did, but damn, it's taking the best club out of my hands.

Also just booked my flight to Ireland this summer. Playing the member-3 guest at Old Head in Kinsale (I've been there twice before) in July. Not the world's greatest golf course, but IMO, the property itself is second to none, and 5 days, 36 holes a day out there is just sublime:

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TFP

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We’ve lost two of our greens, going with temp pins in the fairway. A few others have spots tarped. Not ideal.
 

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One of our greens is tarped and closed as well. It's a par 3 without fairway so no chance of a temporary there. Hopefully it bounces back relatively quickly. The rest are kind of a mixed bag. It's early but there are dead spots on a few and it might be a while before they bounce back fully. Oddly, the fairways actually look really good for this point in the season.
 

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For anyone considering the online lesson thing, can't recommend Monte Scheinblum (https://rebelliongolf.com/) enough. Been working with him for a couple years and have taken 8 strokes off my handicap while adding 12-13 mph of driver club head speed. I do maybe one lesson every 2-3 months, but the real value comes from the "improvement plan" he offers - basically, for $49/month, you can submit unlimited swing videos to him and get a quick response that will either say "yes, on the right track - keep working on the same thing" or point out a new area to focus on plus a feel/drill to work with. I find it way more valuable than weekly lessons.
 

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jercra

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Thanks for reminding me that I have to pull the trigger on this. Decisions, decisions. I also need to get some tee times set up in Scottsdale. That's less than two weeks away.
Check out Ak-Chin. It's not exactly Scottsdale, but it's a terrific course that you can usually get on for $100 or less. I've also had good luck with cheaper rounds at Wigwam and Verado as well.
 

FL4WL3SS

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For anyone considering the online lesson thing, can't recommend Monte Scheinblum (https://rebelliongolf.com/) enough. Been working with him for a couple years and have taken 8 strokes off my handicap while adding 12-13 mph of driver club head speed. I do maybe one lesson every 2-3 months, but the real value comes from the "improvement plan" he offers - basically, for $49/month, you can submit unlimited swing videos to him and get a quick response that will either say "yes, on the right track - keep working on the same thing" or point out a new area to focus on plus a feel/drill to work with. I find it way more valuable than weekly lessons.
Monte is great. I met him years ago when he was a golf wrx sensation doing YouTube videos in his cargo shorts. Great guy and knows his stuff.
 

patinorange

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Just curious. From what we all saw today let’s be honest. You have a 5 stroke lead going into 18 on Sunday. With your ability, what would be your score on 18? I’m a 20 handicap. Hopefully, I could get an eight with my fourth putt and get my green jacket.
 

TimNJsoxfan

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So... a little over a month ago I was at the driving range and hear a pop sound out of my TaylorMade SIM Max. Upon inspection, the crown cracked away from the rest of the head. Club is only a year old. Contact TaylorMade and they set me up with a replacement head. Great! Brand new driver, would arrive to me by April 15th. So yesterday I have not heard from TM about them sending the replacement so I emailed them asking when is this going to be shipped and I also asked why it would tsake over a month for the replacement to be sent.

Got a reply this morning apologizing for the delay and that they are sending me a Stealth driver instead of the SIM Max!!!

Thats great customer service!!
 

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Today I did something that I have never done - broke 90. I had a seven foot putt on 18 for bogey to get to 89 and I drained it. And it was at Widows Walk in Scituate which is a 141 slope. Can't wait to get back out!
 

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Congrats. That’s awesome. First time I broke 90 I shot an 84 in a tournament where I was playing as an18 handicap. I was a guest and was ostracized as some sandbagger. But can’t take that away from me…..
Broke 80 by shooting a 78 right after covid lockdown when all you could do was golf.
 

kenneycb

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Today I did something that I have never done - broke 90. I had a seven foot putt on 18 for bogey to get to 89 and I drained it. And it was at Widows Walk in Scituate which is a 141 slope. Can't wait to get back out!
My god I despise this course (but play it a ton because it’s 10 minutes and only costs $25 for what usually amounts to a 2 hour 9).
 

Gunca

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Still have yet to play a round this season, but my swing seems to be in a good place for the most part. Looking forward to this season and hopefully competing in some tournaments.
 

jercra

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Looks like I'll have 1 day to golf in Scotland during the Scottish Open weekend. Any suggestions on a course close by to The Renaissance Club? @Conigliaro's Potential how far is your course from there? I've played lots of rounds at Bandon but never Scotland so looking for something authentically links style so looking for that more than parkland.
 
Looks like I'll have 1 day to golf in Scotland during the Scottish Open weekend. Any suggestions on a course close by to The Renaissance Club? @Conigliaro's Potential how far is your course from there? I've played lots of rounds at Bandon but never Scotland so looking for something authentically links style so looking for that more than parkland.
Dunbar is about 20 minutes away by car, and I'd be happy to host you if I'm still playing golf in July. :) (I played my first 18-hole round of the year on Wednesday and shot 42-51-93, so, um...yeah.) It's a true links course and definitely fits what you're looking for.
 

jercra

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Dunbar is about 20 minutes away by car, and I'd be happy to host you if I'm still playing golf in July. :) (I played my first 18-hole round of the year on Wednesday and shot 42-51-93, so, um...yeah.) It's a true links course and definitely fits what you're looking for.
Awesome! I'll let you know when my plans firm up. I'm sure your game will round into form and you'll be shooting 70 again.
 
In the middle of my current run of disastrous form, I had to play my first-round match in Dunbar's Summer Singles competition today against a three-handicapper. I had practiced a bit on Saturday and thought I had figured something out (spoiler alert: I hadn't), but I quickly fell 2 down after losing a ball on the 2nd and finding a bunker with little or no sand in it on the 3rd. I should have been 3 down after four, but my opponent missed about a five-foot birdie putt, and I somehow then went on a run of pars from the 4th to the 10th, and at the end of that streak I somehow found myself 2 up.

On the long par-4 11th, I hit a bad drive, had to lay up and then knifed my third shot well over the green, while my opponent was 20 feet from the hole in three himself. I putted from the light rough and knocked it 15 feet past the hole, but my opponent left his first putt four feet short (downhill and downwind), I made my 15-footer, and he missed his four-footer; suddenly I was 3 up with seven to play. He got one back with an amazing par at #12 - I had been 75 yards short of the hole in two and *putted* from there to 12 feet but couldn't hole out for par - and another at #14 when I butchered the hole horribly. So, 1 up with four to play.

At #15, my opponent found a greenside bunker and couldn't get up and down, which left me with a four-footer for the hole. As I was getting ready to putt, an old couple out for a stroll on the edge of the course (and the seaside) was talking within earshot of me; I didn't back off, rushed the putt and pulled it. I knew I should have stopped...sigh. But then at the par-3 16th, my opponent found a bunker, I hit a good 4-iron into the wind to about 25 feet...and he thinned his bunker shot over the wall behind the green and out of bounds. So now I'm 2 up with two to play.

At #17 I pulled my drive into the 6th fairway and had 120 yards to the hole, into the wind. I took a 7 iron and knifed/skulled it along the ground...and it bounced across one of the bridges over the burn 20 yards short of the green. I chipped up to about 8 feet, and my opponent left his first putt from the back of the green about 10 feet short. He made his, and I left mine in the jaws and short. Ouch. On to #18, and for my approach - again from the wrong fairway - I hit driver off the deck to a spot about five yards short of the green. My opponent and I both left our long approach putts about eight feet short; I went first to win the match and just pulled it, then he rolled his right into the middle of the hole. Sigh...

So back to #1 and sudden death. I hit a decent drive, but he hit his about 30 yards past me. I had about 230 to the hole but decided to lay up well back of the burn short of the green and leave myself a full shot; my opponent took out an iron to lay up, shook his head, put the iron back and took out a hybrid, and although he pushed it he hit it well enough to get past hole high, about five yards from the edge of the green. I left myself slightly in between clubs, decided to take the longer club and try to hit it easy...and knifed it a good 15 yards over the green into the rough. Grrrrrr. Left the pitch 40 feet short, scared the hole with my par putt and missed, and conceded my opponent's 10-foot birdie putt. You cannot miss a green by 15 yards from 110 yards out, period! If I can't figure out how to stop knifing shots like this, it's either going to be a very long summer or a very golf-free summer.
 

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Today I did something that I have never done - broke 90. I had a seven foot putt on 18 for bogey to get to 89 and I drained it. And it was at Widows Walk in Scituate which is a 141 slope. Can't wait to get back out!
Way to go! Apparently only one in four golfers break 90, so great work!
 

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If I can't figure out how to stop knifing shots like this, it's either going to be a very long summer or a very golf-free summer.
Are you still playing VR golf? After playing quite a bit on the Oculus all winter I was blading everything for a while too. I suspect swinging the handle with no club head messes with the muscle memory of a real club because the weighting is so out of whack. Could be something completely different for you of course, but just a thought.
 

patinorange

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Today I did something that I have never done - broke 90. I had a seven foot putt on 18 for bogey to get to 89 and I drained it. And it was at Widows Walk in Scituate which is a 141 slope. Can't wait to get back out!
Condolences. Your golf life will now be miserable. Every time you don't do it you will be aggravated. This happened to me when I finally broke 80. Every round in the 80's causes me pain. (So, basically every round) And when I hit 90 or worse I want to give up the game. (But of course I don't) Just kidding (kind of) Congrats!
 
Are you still playing VR golf? After playing quite a bit on the Oculus all winter I was blading everything for a while too. I suspect swinging the handle with no club head messes with the muscle memory of a real club because the weighting is so out of whack. Could be something completely different for you of course, but just a thought.
Yeah, too much VR golf was my main diagnosis. I think I may need to either stop playing VR golf or stop playing real golf...that said, I still don't feel like I've recovered my overall muscle tonality since I came back from Beijing after the Olympics and Paralympics, so I'm holding out hope that *maybe* I just need to get healthier and fitter to fix these issues.

Apologies for the length of that match recap, btw - that was way too long.