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Unmitigated disaster

Slingblade61

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I played the worst round I have ever played today.....It was so bad that I took an X on 14 and opted out of the tournament.

I was pissed! I never get pissed......I went out for nine more afterwards and shot a 45....go figure.

The Cleveland driver....I think the stiff prolaunch was a mistake. Near the end of the round, however, I found that the harder I swung, the straighter the flightpath (I really miss my Dunlop). I had better luck with it on the nine hole demon letting.

I Also picked up a Ping Anser G2 from the pro shop (Demo) 2 pars and a birdie later (I never get birdies) I own it and the pro owns my cursed white hot 2 ball.

I am all set with putters that look more like garden tools than putters.

<sigh>
 

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Slingblade61 said:
The Cleveland driver....I think the stiff prolaunch was a mistake. Near the end of the round, however, I found that the harder I swung, the straighter the flightpath (I really miss my Dunlop). I had better luck with it on the nine hole demon letting.


This is exactly right about Grafalloy. The harder I swing it, the straighter it goes. I'm using the Blue, but i don't think it would be that far fetched to believe it works the same with the the PL.

Being pissed (mad) on the golf course is so aggrevating. I mean, there's no reason for it (really) and the madder you get, the shittier one plays.

It's a tough habit to break, but the best thing to do when your game tanks is start to have fun with it. You'd be suprised how much better you play.

Stick with the Launcher, Sling. You'll be bringing it downtown in no time. :smilie_cl

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Bravo

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Sling....a thought/question:

With your tender back - do you think that a shaft that needs an aggressive swing is right for you?

Seems like you would need one that works best with a moderate swing speed.

Just a thought..
 
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Yes, probably but I had a stiff NV in the dunlop and I had no troubles, well....not many. ;)

I had been analyzed at golfsmith and the stiff shaft was the recommendation.

Besides, it wasn't just the Driver, every single aspect of my game was just horrid....I think I need to stay away from those 6am tee times from now on. :)
 

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I play a lot of 6am slots (I try to get out before work since I can't really play much any other time because of my Daddy duties) and I found it a little difficult to adjust in the beginning. There's the obvious course condition issues (dew, unmowed greens etc which I find make the course play easier) but unless your body is used to being active at 6am, it more than likely take plenty of time to limber up, both physically and mentally, and you'll find you're hitting shots totally out of character.

If you like being up at 5-6am and are loose by then, it's a great time to score tho :)
 

Youngun5

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if any course around here at lights so we could play at dark i would be going sub par, if its any correlation to how i hit at the range at night, some of the best range sessions ever have taken place at like 11 at night, i don't know what it is
 
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sevemearse

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Had an absolute nightmare myself yesterday could not believe it. I have done the sensible thing and booked in for another lesson next saturday.
The weirdest thing about this bad round was that off the T, I was hitting it beautifully. I just could not believe what I was doing from 120 in it was shocking. Every driver I hit which was all the par 4 and 5s I found the fairway every time but I just stank with the irons. I put myself in birdy positions about 5 times and then just duffed, or topped my chips. I found about 6 bunkers and due to them being totally soaked because of the rain I flew the ball out of them everytime just could not handle the wet sand. It all derived from the fact I had absolutely no confidence with any mid to long iron in my hand, so frustrating. Any really bad rounds I have tend to derive from bad tee shots permiating through every thing else very strange getting into position A off the Tee everytime and then stinking it up from there in.
 

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