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Rick Burlesons Yam Bag

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Aside from a round while on vacation I haven't played since the end of November. My low round was an 83 last year and I had a bunch of 87/88/89's. I'd really like to break 80 this year and I think my best way there is to really work on my putting.

Does anyone have any particular putting drills that they'd recommend? I have a putting green 10 minutes from my house that I could go to every day for 20 minutes and I'm committed to putting the work in.
I didn't see a response to this but I knocked 6 strokes off of my putting last year doing the following:

- I changed my grip and "what each arm is doing" for putting. There are a lot of videos on this. I go middle finger and index down the barrel with the left arm providing 90% of the tempo, but find what works for you. The best putter I have ever played with by far had his right hand on the metal, so there are many approaches.
- I started using a putting mirror to improve my alignment and eye positioning. I did 25 putts a night in my bedroom with this. After a while you feel like it is a waste of time but if you track how many putts you do per round and the number goes up, usually I find my problem right here.
- Phil Mickelson has an amazing series of videos on youtube about short game play and putting in particular. He has a series of pre-round drills he does and I now do them before every round. If you need to really practice properly, turn to a guy who is rich as all get out who regularly takes putts that if missed, might lead to him living in a condo in Rancho Cucomonga (or killed).
- Make a practice of marking and cleaning your ball. I was lame about this, because alot of the rounds I play are played quickly. When I don't do this, I putt worse.
 

Freddy Linn

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On the putting thing, I’ve been a fall out of bed single digit guy for decades but never really holed a lot of putts. Started cupping the left wrist like Zach Johnson, eliminating all forward press, and now I’m on a heater on the greens. 78s turning into 74s. The game is fun again.

Give it a shot if you are messing around in the practice green.
 

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On the putting thing, I’ve been a fall out of bed single digit guy for decades but never really holed a lot of putts. Started cupping the left wrist like Zach Johnson, eliminating all forward press, and now I’m on a heater on the greens. 78s turning into 74s. The game is fun again.

Give it a shot if you are messing around in the practice green.
Boy those constant streams of 78s and 77s must have made golf miserable. LOL

Seriously though…. I’ll take a look at what you say. I can’t picture it in my mind so I’ll need to see it for real.
 

schillzilla

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hey all, would love some opinions on getting a new driver. I’m a relative beginner still, started playing in 2020. Bought a cheap Cobra Fmax super light 2019 model from Amazon for $180 back then. I wasn’t sure if I would continue, etc - but (un)fortunately? I am an addict and I have stuck with this miserable game!

I’m wondering if it makes sense to upgrade to a new driver that is a bit better suited for my current game and swing? The loft on the current driver is 11.5, which seems like a lot. I can hit that thing around 240-250 on my best strike (total). My swing speed on cheapy Rapsodo MLM is between 95-100. As my swing speed has increased from when I first started, I notice that now I have to have a very weak grip to prevent duck hooking, not sure if that is due to the whippy light 45g shaft, or just my bad mechanics. FWIW, I use a very strong grip on my iron shots (Callaway xros 16 w graphite shafts).

I tried out a few new drivers and it seems like on the stores monitor, I was all over the place dispersion wise - but my good strikes definitely went farther (265). They had me in a lower lofted driver, so I guess that makes sense. Question is how much should a new driver be like new shoes (you should feel good with good results right away)? Or is it kind of expected you might need to “learn to hit the club” a little, tweaking your grip etc etc. Sorry for the dumb question, but just don’t want to make a bad purchase if it’s avoidable.
 

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Golfers near the Bridgeport CT area. I am working there the next 3 days however my days are over around 5pm.

are there any ranges or courses with ranges that I could head to after work?
 

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Golfers near the Bridgeport CT area. I am working there the next 3 days however my days are over around 5pm.

are there any ranges or courses with ranges that I could head to after work?
I don’t play down there a lot, but Fairfield has 2 public courses. I’d predict H Smith Richardson has better practice facility.

a little bit north of that not far off the Merrit is Great River. Legit resort course, not cheap. Good practice set up.

H Smith Richardson



Fairchild Wheeler

Great River
 

petefungtorres

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Opening day at my home course yesterday and I managed to get a late afternoon round in with my kids. The greens are slow and a few have significant winter kill but overall the course is in great shape. I played well, carding 78 with three birdies. The oldest had 77 despite making no birdies. But the best part of the round was my 14 yo actually having fun while playing golf. I'm hopeful he's getting hooked on it now that he has enough size to hit the ball decently far.
 

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I’ve hit it better than I have in a long time, just haven’t put a round together yet. Couple 80s, 81s, 82s. The last few I’ve been even or +1 through 8 holes only to blow up on the back.
 

ManicCompression

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They had me in a lower lofted driver, so I guess that makes sense. Question is how much should a new driver be like new shoes (you should feel good with good results right away)? Or is it kind of expected you might need to “learn to hit the club” a little, tweaking your grip etc etc. Sorry for the dumb question, but just don’t want to make a bad purchase if it’s avoidable.
From my POV, it's a combination of both. If you're starting out, you probably need to make tweaks to your swing regardless to hit any driver consistently. That in itself isn't really a red flag. For a personal example, a Korn Ferry pro once told me to press my hands a little bit forward at address with my driver to avoid my trouble shot, a hook. Since then, I'll still occasionally hook it, but only rarely, and now I really crank my driver out there consistently. That had nothing to do with my equipment, but it was definitely a tiny tweak that helped me get the most out of my equipment (if that makes sense).

I'd also say that, at this point, most of these high end drivers in the last 4-5 years are all pretty much the same to a non-scratch golfer. So long as you're not trying to opt for the super low spin option that lacks in forgiveness, you could frankly throw a dart at some of the models since 2020 (Ping G425, Sim Max, Callaway Rogue max, Cobra F9, etc.) and be pretty happy with your choice in terms of clubhead. I think the value of sitting with a pro is more about the shaft fitting - another personal example is that when I got fitted for my Sim, I was looking at stiff shafts b/c that's what's in my irons, but the fitter told me I should be hitting a certain weight at X-stiff with driver, and again that was really helpful for me to be more consistently long and straight.

Long story short - find the club you're going to want to hit for the next 5 years or so because you like the way it sounds, feels, looks, and performs, and just accept that you're not going to hit it great all the time without practice and/or lessons. If money's a consideration. i like the used high-end brand route because TMs, Callaways, etc retain value. If you're really not getting along with it, you can turn it around and sell it on eBay for what you purchased and try to find a new club.
 

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From my POV, it's a combination of both. If you're starting out, you probably need to make tweaks to your swing regardless to hit any driver consistently. That in itself isn't really a red flag. For a personal example, a Korn Ferry pro once told me to press my hands a little bit forward at address with my driver to avoid my trouble shot, a hook. Since then, I'll still occasionally hook it, but only rarely, and now I really crank my driver out there consistently. That had nothing to do with my equipment, but it was definitely a tiny tweak that helped me get the most out of my equipment (if that makes sense).

I'd also say that, at this point, most of these high end drivers in the last 4-5 years are all pretty much the same to a non-scratch golfer. So long as you're not trying to opt for the super low spin option that lacks in forgiveness, you could frankly throw a dart at some of the models since 2020 (Ping G425, Sim Max, Callaway Rogue max, Cobra F9, etc.) and be pretty happy with your choice in terms of clubhead. I think the value of sitting with a pro is more about the shaft fitting - another personal example is that when I got fitted for my Sim, I was looking at stiff shafts b/c that's what's in my irons, but the fitter told me I should be hitting a certain weight at X-stiff with driver, and again that was really helpful for me to be more consistently long and straight.

Long story short - find the club you're going to want to hit for the next 5 years or so because you like the way it sounds, feels, looks, and performs, and just accept that you're not going to hit it great all the time without practice and/or lessons. If money's a consideration. i like the used high-end brand route because TMs, Callaways, etc retain value. If you're really not getting along with it, you can turn it around and sell it on eBay for what you purchased and try to find a new club.
Confused here. What does X-stiff mean? I have been thinking of going more flex.
 

ManicCompression

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Confused here. What does X-stiff mean? I have been thinking of going more flex.
Extra stiff - it's the next step up from stiff. I think there are different grades of it, so someone like Rory is using a much stiffer extra stiff than a 7 handicap like me
 

schillzilla

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From my POV, it's a combination of both. If you're starting out, you probably need to make tweaks to your swing regardless to hit any driver consistently. That in itself isn't really a red flag. For a personal example, a Korn Ferry pro once told me to press my hands a little bit forward at address with my driver to avoid my trouble shot, a hook. Since then, I'll still occasionally hook it, but only rarely, and now I really crank my driver out there consistently. That had nothing to do with my equipment, but it was definitely a tiny tweak that helped me get the most out of my equipment (if that makes sense).

I'd also say that, at this point, most of these high end drivers in the last 4-5 years are all pretty much the same to a non-scratch golfer. So long as you're not trying to opt for the super low spin option that lacks in forgiveness, you could frankly throw a dart at some of the models since 2020 (Ping G425, Sim Max, Callaway Rogue max, Cobra F9, etc.) and be pretty happy with your choice in terms of clubhead. I think the value of sitting with a pro is more about the shaft fitting - another personal example is that when I got fitted for my Sim, I was looking at stiff shafts b/c that's what's in my irons, but the fitter told me I should be hitting a certain weight at X-stiff with driver, and again that was really helpful for me to be more consistently long and straight.

Long story short - find the club you're going to want to hit for the next 5 years or so because you like the way it sounds, feels, looks, and performs, and just accept that you're not going to hit it great all the time without practice and/or lessons. If money's a consideration. i like the used high-end brand route because TMs, Callaways, etc retain value. If you're really not getting along with it, you can turn it around and sell it on eBay for what you purchased and try to find a new club.
Appreciate the feedback!
 

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As basically a bogey golfer, been playing some of the best golf of my life thus far this season. Playing my 9-hole Sunday league at 42-44-43, so unfortunately my handicap which started at 10 per 9 holes has dropped to 8 now. Then for my 9-hole Monday league which is at a more difficult course where I have a 12 handicap, shot a 38 last week for a cool -10 (26) net. The best part is I yanked my drive OOB left for a double bogey to start, followed by bogey-par-par-birdie-par (lipped out a 4 foot birdie putt)-birdie-par(one rotation from a birdie)-bogey. Should have had 4 birdies in a row! And I had never had more than one birdie in a full 18-hole round until last week.

Been playing some "old man golf" although not an old man lol. I'll play a long par 4 in 3 shots rather than trying to reach it in 2 with an unrealistic shot. A big part of playing my approaches with confidence is feeling like I can get up and down from 80 yards in, with my gap and sand wedges being on point.
 

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Thanky. I'm not good enough to go X.
It's not really about skill level or even swing speed. X-flex shafts generally launch lower and with less spin, but are also more stable on the transition. If you have a fast tempo and tend to hit it high or spinny, it may be the right thing for you. When you go for a driver fitting, generally there are 3 things to look for, spin, launch angle and dispersion. If you go get fit, make sure to try whatever shaft is working in multiple flexes and watch those numbers. If you don't get fit then clubhead speed is at least a decent approximation. Additionally, there are more options these days than just R, S, and X. Project X does combinations of flex+weight to give you just a number (5, 5. 5, 6, etc.) while other manufacturers have R+, S+, Super Senior, etc.
 

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It's not really about skill level or even swing speed. X-flex shafts generally launch lower and with less spin, but are also more stable on the transition. If you have a fast tempo and tend to hit it high or spinny, it may be the right thing for you. When you go for a driver fitting, generally there are 3 things to look for, spin, launch angle and dispersion. If you go get fit, make sure to try whatever shaft is working in multiple flexes and watch those numbers. If you don't get fit then clubhead speed is at least a decent approximation. Additionally, there are more options these days than just R, S, and X. Project X does combinations of flex+weight to give you just a number (5, 5. 5, 6, etc.) while other manufacturers have R+, S+, Super Senior, etc.
Thanks I'm going to look into this.
 

jcaz

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I'm hoping the SoSH golf team can give me some good advice. I'll be in Worcester on the 4th of July week, playing on the 3rd around Worcester, and on the 6th in Berkshires / southern VT.

Around Worcester - anyone been to Red Tail Golf in Devers? Or Pine Hills?

In the Berkshires, I know Taconic is supposed to be great, but $200 is steep. Looking for something a little cheaper. How about Wyndhurst? Did that used to be Cranwell? I think I played there a lifetime ago.

Thanks for any recommendations!
 

PedroSpecialK

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Wachusett and Kettle Brook are my favorite public tracks near Worcester, believe they do tee time bookings ~10 days out on their sites.

Red Tail is back to being really nicely conditioned, and I love the layout overall, but it's a bit extravagant on cost (~$150 for a weekend tee time). Pinehills is in Plymouth so that's a bit of a haul from there.
 

inJacobyWeTrust

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I'm hoping the SoSH golf team can give me some good advice. I'll be in Worcester on the 4th of July week, playing on the 3rd around Worcester, and on the 6th in Berkshires / southern VT.

Around Worcester - anyone been to Red Tail Golf in Devers? Or Pine Hills?

In the Berkshires, I know Taconic is supposed to be great, but $200 is steep. Looking for something a little cheaper. How about Wyndhurst? Did that used to be Cranwell? I think I played there a lifetime ago.

Thanks for any recommendations!
played Red Tail yesterday - one of my favorite layouts in the state. But I wouldn’t really say it’s close to Worcester. Agree on Wachusett, I think it’s the best value going but tee times can be hard to come by. If you’re open to driving to Red Tail I’d also recommend Butter Brook. It’s slightly cheaper, typically in better shape, with a good layout.
 

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Wachusett, KettleBrook, and Highfields would be my recs. Green Hill is a fun muni in Worcester but not gonna blow you away.

Under no circumstances should you play Cyprian Keyes
 

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Wachusett, KettleBrook, and Highfields would be my recs. Green Hill is a fun muni in Worcester but not gonna blow you away.

Under no circumstances should you play Cyprian Keyes
Totally agree. Kettle, Wachusett, and Highfields are probably the best public courses directly around Worcester. Blackstone Valley's design is good but the condition wasn't great when I was there in 2021. Maybe it's recovered since then. I like Green Hill a lot but the pace of play can be very slow. Red Tail is probably the best overall but Devens is maybe 30-40 mins from Worcester.

And yes, avoid Cyprian. It's a poorly designed target golf course. They were forced to wedge it into a tract of environmentally protected wetland and it's just a hot mess of snaking doglegs and OB. It's only something like 6500 yards from the tips but you'll be pulling your 200-210 club off most tees. Even if you have longer and straighter you'll run out of fairway. Fun!
 

steveluck7

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We are 5 days out from our North Conway / Bartlett trip.
12 guys.
Practice round Friday @ Indian Mound in Ossippee
Saturday is our Ryder Cup Day.
27 holes @ Mt. Washington. - 2 teams of 6. 3 9 hole sessions. 18 points available. First team to 9.5 wins.
Sunday is our Individual tournament. 18 holes at Maplewood.
We had hoped to get one of the rounds in at North Conway but they’ve got a charity even on Saturday and Sunday. We might sneak in Monday morning before heading home.
Trash talking has been on for about 6 months since we drew squads but, as you might expect, has ramped up this past week.
so friggin pumped.
 

Mooch

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Been playing a bunch lately and like many double digit HCPers, I'm solid for 1/3 of the the round and bordering on incompetent on others. Case in point, my round yesterday: Shot 48-47 with 6 pars. Several triples and one quad just killed my round. But I'm making solid contact with my irons which was my #1 goal this summer. I feel like I'm close to another breakthrough in my quest to break 90 this year.
 

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Been playing a bunch lately and like many double digit HCPers, I'm solid for 1/3 of the the round and bordering on incompetent on others. Case in point, my round yesterday: Shot 48-47 with 6 pars. Several triples and one quad just killed my round. But I'm making solid contact with my irons which was my #1 goal this summer. I feel like I'm close to another breakthrough in my quest to break 90 this year.
I'm in the same breaking 90 boat, though I did it once last year. Next level is trying to do so consistently.

I've had a slow start to the year. Didn't get to play until May and so far it's been a little rough. Biggest issue for me is off the tee. If I can keep it in play off the tee I can generally avoid doubles or triples. The problem for me is when I foul one off, I really foul it off and I'm in my pocket re-loading. It just feels like I either pipe one down the middle or miss by 100 yards. There's no near miss.
 

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A pedestrian 91 today( the ranch golf club, Southwick MA). But finished with one of those holes that makes you come back for more. Long par 4 18th. Hit a really good tee shot, but still had 170 to the pin. Nutted a 4 iron to 3 feet. Drained that fucker for the bird. Why can’t it always be like this?
 

bostonbeerbelly

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Leaving tomorrow for Vegas, got an invite to play Shadow Creek on Tuesday…I haven’t been this nervous for a round since playing BallyBunnion - playing with a client and all I can think about is getting off the first tee without snap hooking it!
 

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Zomp … that’s awesome. My son is 21 and finally has the bug and is playing better. Great to have this and spend time together.

Ugh … yesterday should’ve been the day. 84 with four double bogeys. I absolutely had the game to break 80. Played the front nine par 3s at +3 and the other 7 holes at +3. Oh man!!
 

Deathofthebambino

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My index started the season at 9.1, then dropped to 6.8 and is back up to 10.3.

Frankly, I don't care that much, I can make a ton of money at 10.3, and I'm playing a ton, so there's that, but maybe I've become a cold weather player or something. Just kidding, I hate the fucking cold.

Mostly, it's been the putter. Still playing well tee to green, but the short game has been a fucking mess, which is fucked up, because it's by far the best part of my game. Golf.

My son is playing a Jr. PGA event today, and just heard from him that he made his first eagle ever. Very short par 4, played about 260, but he drove the green and made the putt.

Edit: Apparently, he hit the stick, and ball stopped 4 inches from the cup. PGA Jr. threw it on their instagram page.
 
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petefungtorres

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My son is playing a Jr. PGA event today, and just heard from him that he made his first eagle ever. Very short par 4, played about 260, but he drove the green and made the putt.

Edit: Apparently, he hit the stick, and ball stopped 4 inches from the cup. PGA Jr. threw it on their instagram page.
Way to go DOTB Jr.!

We had the qualifier for our state Amateur championship yesterday. My two oldest and I all played in it. The rain was torrential. I was doing well, +4 through 14 but hit two OB off the tee on 15 on my way to a quad, sinking my chances. Middle kid played well but took triple on the two par fives on the back to sink his chances. Oldest kid had +1, 73 to finish in solo second and advances to the championship. Either the middle kid or I can serve as his caddy for it, which should be fun.
 

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Congrats to both of you - that's awesome!

I'm doing a full bag fitting at Joe & Leigh's in Easton next week. I'll report back afterwards.
 

Deathofthebambino

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Way to go DOTB Jr.!

We had the qualifier for our state Amateur championship yesterday. My two oldest and I all played in it. The rain was torrential. I was doing well, +4 through 14 but hit two OB off the tee on 15 on my way to a quad, sinking my chances. Middle kid played well but took triple on the two par fives on the back to sink his chances. Oldest kid had +1, 73 to finish in solo second and advances to the championship. Either the middle kid or I can serve as his caddy for it, which should be fun.
We had one of the qualifiers for the Mass. Amateur at my club last week. About 10-12 guys from my club tried to qualify. The number ended up being +2 (74, top 6 and ties got in). Our junior club champ and probably the best player shot 73 and got in, one of my friends shot 75 and is an alternate, and a bunch of them shot 76 and 77. Course was absolutely tipped out as far as they could make it, wind was blowing, and the greens were like concrete. Fun driving around and watching some great players get humbled by our 6,800 yard course. :)

Only one person finished under par (68, some kid from Nashautuc), but the big news was Molly Smith, who becomes the 1st woman to qualify for the Mass. Am in 118 years or something. Her and her two sisters have their own website. Not sure when it was last updated, but here are some of Molly's highlights (she's going to play for UCF next year, her older sister is going to Georgetown to play):

https://www.sistersgolf.com/

  • New England Girls Champion (64) Course and Tournament Record
  • AJGA SPOT X Hotel Junior Champion (69,76,72)
  • USGA Women’s Amateur
  • 2nd Massachusetts State Division 1 Boys (72)
  • Boston Globe and Herald All-Scholastics
  • New England Women’s Amateur semi finalist
  • Massachusetts Jr Golfer Player of the Year Runner-up
  • Mt. Pleasant Golf Club Men’s Club Champion
  • USGA 2023 Women’s 4-Ball Qualified with sister Morgan Smith
  • AJGA Ranked 82 WAGR # 1178 109 MPH Club Head Speed
  • Massachusetts Jr Player of the Year
  • Winner of The Francis Ouimet Championship (won by 10, set course record) at Charles River CC
  • USGA Girls Junior
  • USGA Women’s Amateur
  • Mass D1 Boys HS DCL Champion (66) at Weston CC
  • MIAA D1 Central Sectionals Champion
  • US Challenge Cup Granite State (70, 73) at Brentwood CC Keene, NH
  • US Challenge Cup Computer Merchants (69,72)
 

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Morgan just beat Molly by one shot in the Mass Womens Open too. They’re both very very good.
 

Deathofthebambino

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Morgan just beat Molly by one shot in the Mass Womens Open too. They’re both very very good.
Very good is putting it mildly:

Molly's handicap is +6.1

Morgan is a +5.1.

They play out of Vesper. Those aren't typos.
 

Doug Beerabelli

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Yes, the Smith sisters are something. And I love hearing about the SoSH progeny golf exploits.

My son, who graduated from HS yesterday, has had a nice run of spring golf. He qualified for a couple of CSGA tournaments, and was medalist for the Palmer Cup qualifier at Wallingford CC (CT amateur stroke play tourney ) with a 70 (-1), and then finished T19 in the main tourney at CC of Waterbury, a par 69 Donald Ross design. (+13 over 54 holes). He also qualified for the CT Amateur, and made it stroke play (top 32 out of 120) after finishing T20 (+11) on a tough CC of Darien course. Lost pretty soundly in first round to a kid who plays for Vanderbilt, but it opened up his afternoon so he could attend graduation.

In between those, his high school team won it's league and the Division 1 state championships. He shot 69 (-3) on his home course (Farms CC) for the league championship, which was medalist, and then -1 71 at Tallwood CC to finish runner up in the state championship. He's playing at Fordham next year.
 

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PW, the FCIAC (Fairfield County), SWC (Southwest), and the better CCC (Hartford and suburbs) boys teams moved to the fall, as did stallwart SCC team Fairfield Prep (same league as my son's team). The rest of the SCC would like to also move to fall, but golf course access in fall is seeming to prevent that for enough teams. Boys teams have the options to do so. Girls golf is all in the spring.

So a bit of a clusterfark. The way it's split up is the fall team players get to try to qualify for the New England championship, and the spring players get to try to qualify for the State Open, which is held at Black Hall.
 

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I got a private lesson for fathersday. So I took that with me on the course today. Shot a 41 with an eagle at the 9th hole. Best 9 I ever shot.
 

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I'm taking little OGGette (10yo) out tomorrow. She had been using an old sawed-down 9iron of mine to hit shots with, and she has enjoyed it, so we agreed to get her a starter junior set (thank you FB marketplace, only $60). Most of the time she just hits tee shots and then rides around in the cart with me, but hopefully now with a "proper" set of clubs, she will build up her game.
One unintended consequence of this is that she wants to be a cart girl when she gets older... we'll have to revisit that conversation in a few years.
 

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I posted the picture of my 6 year old and I last week. He has the bug. Took him again yesterday and did what you used to do OGG. Let him hit a few shots in the fairway before placing his ball on the green and letting him putt. He surprisingly was into it until the 9th hole before pooping out.

woke up this morning to this on the fridge.

66103
 

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I played with my old roommate today. It was first time on a course in like 8-10 years, and he never really played much back then. He shot 51, could drive the ball over 200, put it on the green once from like 170 out, and had natural touch on half wedge swings and pitch shots. I need to get him to actually take this up.
 

Oil Can Dan

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I did an iron fitting today. Only tried four brands but by far the best for me was the Ping G430. I'm usually around 125 with my 7 iron but I was 145 with it, and pretty low dispersion too. Anyone swing those (or their predecessor the G425's)?