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Title: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on August 23, 2017, 09:18:49 PM
Every season this time of year my swing goes to complete crap and I can't figure out why. Come out of winter striking the ball well, nice flat swing, then by August with a ton of rounds under my belt I'm cutting across everything and struggling even though my scores have still been decent. Anyone else go through this?
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Post by: MBBG on August 23, 2017, 09:22:53 PM
I mean FFS I've been hitting irons half on and half off the grooves regularly
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Post by: Shacco on August 24, 2017, 03:21:06 AM
I have similar issues when I start playing well (for my standards  ;D ) for a stretch of time. I become quite confident but unfortunately I then tend to get sloppy on the real basics like set up, flat left wrist, etc. because I have been swinging well and I feel I can just go and hit at the freaggin' ball without paying attention to basics.
Just my experience.
 
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on August 24, 2017, 09:02:33 AM
Going thru that right now,  Matt!

End of April,  I shot my best score ( first ever par round )  and then in June,  I started to struggle with every shot going left.  ( pull - draws and occasional hooks )  I noticed this using my Shinagawa blades and then after my game went so bad in Late July,  I started using the Mystery irons,  but the misses started to get even worse.
 
On the side, I recently started coaching my daughter since she wants to join the golf team next spring in high school,   
I started going over basic drills and also started using training aids.

Alignment sticks and impact stickers that go on the face of the club.    I originally did not plan on using these for myself but boy am I glad I did!

1. My alignment was somehow too much to the right of the target.  ( probably to compensate for the pull draws that I have been hitting )
2. Impact location especially on my irons were all on the toe side of the face.    ( explains why I was not getting that good solid feel of a forged iron! ) 
    Driver was not bad,   but my 3 wood and hybrid also suffered the same toe impact ( which also explains the severe duck hooks with hybrid on occasion )

What seems to have been happening is that because of my mis-alignment , I am likely coming across the swing path from out to in  ( other wise known as "coming over the top" )   and probably because of my desire to hit draw shots,  I was naturally closing the face at impact as well.     
This combination resulted in pulls and pull draws where the ball starts towards slightly left of the target and never start to the right of the target.

I do think the added offset on the Mystery GI irons exaggerated my issue and allowed me to step back and look at the fundamentals.

This week I have been focusing on hitting my scoring irons 8-PW and hitting it at the center of the face. 
Using an alignment stick and exaggerated flatter swing plane seem to help with getting a more inside out path and gets the ball where it is supposed to go.   
Also,  one more thing that might be as effective as the other two is to really slow down on my swing and even make half swings to make sure the ball starts to the target or slightly right of it. 

I am seeing improvement but probably need more time to get rid of these bad habits!!   

My learning so far.. I should use my alignment stick with every practice & I should stock up on those impact tapes :) 
I might invest in some tempo trainer as well.

Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on August 24, 2017, 06:31:18 PM
Biorhythms, sobriety, lessons/ changes are my major micro factors along with work stress, financial stress, sleep, wife stress, etc. being macro factors...golf is a funny game...that said I have seasonal performance cycles.

I seem to play better in December and January (reeling off sub 80 rounds at double the frequency than any other time of year). 

As nob said, lack of practice, attention to basicfundementals are factors.  The biggest factor though is my sobriety...my usga index has gone from a 7.8 in June to an 11.5 right now...I'm not sandbagging, just getting f'd up every time I play and start losing focus, coordination and caring...more interested in buffoonery and feeling good than going low...the up side is I'll make it to the second flight for the club championship in September!  Those guy suck and shit their pants on the back 9 on Sunday...the first flight guys have real game and crush me like a grape most days...

Matt, if you want to avoid the seasonal duldroms, get a regular practice schedule and use video, alignment rods, mirror work and then go out and play with only thoughts of the target...spend a good amount of time putting 100 straight 5 footers in a row with your head down always sets me right for events.  I may be a shitty golfer but I can get my game in shape for an event with practice, sleep and eating healthy...I just don't always care to do those things...good topic btw have been thing about that lately...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on August 24, 2017, 10:38:34 PM
Good stuff here guys

Got a call to sub in Thursday league and went out tonight and had my worst 9 of the year. Maybe in 2-3 years. Struggled in literally every aspect of the game. Just supremely frustrating as I've put up 2 34s in the past 8 weeks which is the best I've ever shot in league.

I even shot a 73 in a money round last Sunday but felt like I spent all afternoon scrambling to save pars because of bad ball striking. And I have posted nothing over 40 since May until tonight which ballooned to a 45 after 3 jacking from 5 feet for 7 on the par 5 18th.

The ball striking has been tanking but short game was saving me until tonight when everything else went to shit too.

Will take some of these tips and hopefully get some practice time which is in short supply these days. I have an outing tomorrow afternoon that I'm dreading all of a sudden but maybe it'll help me straighten a few things out.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Stevopagolf on August 25, 2017, 09:23:25 AM
I played great late last year.  Killed it.  Flushed irons.  Putting OK.

All this year, I have struggled.  Busy with work, semi injuries (shoulder impingement) and lack of practice, my index is up 2 points.  Haven't broken 90 in 5 rounds and I am normally 82-85

I believe it is alignment and some swaying issues, not staying centered, but I will go see my Pro for a tune up soon.  I would suggest a quick look by someone you trust to see if your basic fundamentals are off....
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on August 25, 2017, 11:09:14 AM
One more thing I remembered yesterday. 
Call me Mr. Miyagi or whatever :)   but this old Japanese Toy "Den-Den Daiko"  has really helped me visualize how my arms are supposed to act in a golf swing.    I completely forgot about it.      Did this at the range yesterday and everything went straight.   

[attach=1]

Try not to watch the whole thing .. but here is a 10 hr compiled version of a cut from Karate Kid II 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMmZnzkyjvs


Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on August 25, 2017, 08:24:19 PM
Arms are ropes nobs!  When I have that and I'm turning my hip instead of sliding, dangerous...I can play with a sway if I'm playing/practicing 4 or 5 times a week but if not it's utter patheticism...esp if rhoudylax is involved...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: wmclarenf1 on August 27, 2017, 12:51:04 AM
One more thing I remembered yesterday. 
Call me Mr. Miyagi or whatever :)   but this old Japanese Toy "Den-Den Daiko"  has really helped me visualize how my arms are supposed to act in a golf swing.    I completely forgot about it.      Did this at the range yesterday and everything went straight.   

(Attachment Link)

Try not to watch the whole thing .. but here is a 10 hr compiled version of a cut from Karate Kid II 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMmZnzkyjvs

Keep calm and wax on wax off...  ;D

Well played my round yesterday after my low round an doff blue.  Came in 79 due to a double in the 18th for a 7ft putt... Slight blemish but I'll take it.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on August 27, 2017, 01:47:51 PM
Yesterday I beaned a guy in the leg....today I had an hoi...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on August 27, 2017, 03:24:30 PM
Congrats
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Post by: ian-500 on August 27, 2017, 03:41:01 PM
Fantastic Harry. Which made you feel good, nearly killing someone or the eagle?
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: wmclarenf1 on August 27, 2017, 07:24:02 PM
Woohoo!  Congrats on the hio and beaning the guy.  Hope you bought a nice celebratory meal for your witnessing flight mates.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on August 27, 2017, 08:00:39 PM
Lmao!  Felt really bad for beaning the staniard (he's Jewish and his name is Stan).  He's a pretty old guy so I was worried I might have fractured a femor but he was good about it...he was walking 40 yards in front of me at a 45* angle so...still, that crazy hozel rocket coulda killed him...funny thing is he was real jealous of the HIO, he's never had one and he's a better golfer than me.  He was talking shit and beat me 2 ways after the turn...was giving me 2 a side even...

The HIO was definitely the highlight of my weekend!  So much fun!  Was still groggy from a bunch of cocktails the night before, no time for coffee, just rhoudylax on the way to #1 tee. Was in kind of a fog but playing well...tap in pars and bogeys until 5.  Nobody saw it down, pin was 12 yards from a front bunker w hole below the lip.  There was one 20 feet past and I thought I rolled out when I drove up, not me, thought maybe I helucinated a good shot so walked to. The bunker, not there...checked the hole and started yelling at the top of my lungs...fun it started  raining on 18, light refreshing rain and a lot of guy came in and chugged beer and did shots of patrone with me... Not gonna be too happy when I wake up tomorrow...

Life is good, wife isn't too cranky, work is puttering along and I have 28 days to get my game together for the club championship...I'm gonna try to stay sober and work out a little bit.  Need to get in better shape...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: 95124hacker on August 27, 2017, 09:25:04 PM
Congrats H!
First HIO?
I have only 1 myself but 1 more than some, at least.
And I was fortunate to see my ball all the way.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on August 28, 2017, 12:12:03 AM
Wow!!  Two bullseyes in one round!!   That's really good!! 
Congrats on the Ace!!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: kl on August 28, 2017, 11:57:22 AM
Congrats on the ace, H!  I'm still looking forward to one on a course that doesn't include a windmill and an open-mouth clown face.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on August 28, 2017, 12:54:14 PM
Thanks for jacking my woe is me thread to tell us how awesome you are H
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Stevopagolf on August 29, 2017, 10:04:07 AM
Did you give the beaned guy a signed glove?  I think that is protocol, I saw it on TV
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on August 29, 2017, 12:01:39 PM
Congrats on the ace, H!  I'm still looking forward to one on a course that doesn't include a windmill and an open-mouth clown face.
Lmao.... quality!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 17, 2017, 07:42:51 PM
Thanks for jacking my woe is me thread to tell us how awesome you are H

So, now I'm jacking your woe was mbbg for a woe was free...no more awesome for me...played like a dog in the club championship...3rd from last place...hideous pair of 95s after practicing every day the week before and taking Friday off work for a practice round...in the second flight...thought I had something Saturday..decent round and got 3rd in the men's game so I set up a $50 Nassau for Sunday that I proceeded to lose 3 ways on my way to a 92...

I can't strike the ball consistently, chips and pitches are off...good ones 6 feet instead of 3 and average are 12 instead of 6.  Putts just aren't falling...not putting poorly but I used to have this feeling like f u, I'm getting up and down no matter what...just not doing it any more...hcap is now 12.7...and I can't really play to that...

WTF, miyagi-nobs arms are ropes isn't working...usual drills for putting and chipping not working...I'm at a loss...maybe I'm just a high capper who had a couple good runs...maybe it'll sort out...

Farkin Golf!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Duffer19 on October 17, 2017, 09:20:21 PM
As with most club championship comp, they do tend to set up the course and green tougher than normal.  At the same time, it must be anxiety of any comp and maybe a case of just over practice.  Easier said than done for us armchair expert.  Instead of practice time before a round, i would just sit around the 1st tee and smoke my cigar 30 minutes (a short Cohiba Siglo #1) before tee time to relax. 
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 19, 2017, 05:20:43 AM
Lol, perhaps I should go back to your method duff...it didn't work for me before but maybe it would now.  Nah, gotta get back into the dirt, hit balls and practice every day...will give that a go...

The course is set up tough but everyone plays the same course.  Playing a ton is my method.  I fall into a groove.  Pattern is crap Friday, lesser crap Saturday, good Sunday, amazing bucket Sunday evening...Usually if I hit a bit and chip/putt a couple times during the week, play Friday, I'm good to go Saturday but no longer...maybe getting to old...I used to be a guy who could just get the ball in the hole, now I'm just a biyatusuch...need some action, playing for a vanity handicap or just for the fun of it isn't holding my interest...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: wmclarenf1 on October 22, 2017, 12:49:26 AM
Had a bloody jackal and Hyde round this mornin..  47 38... Wtf?!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on October 22, 2017, 12:12:30 PM
Similar to what I've been seeing the last couple of months.
5 to 8 stroke improvement on the back.
Always happens when I start the round earlier in the morning.   
Perhaps I am not a morning person... 





 

Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on October 23, 2017, 09:14:46 AM
Same here I always start poorly in the morning.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Duffer19 on October 26, 2017, 07:22:25 AM
I did exactly what I usually do before a round.  Hit maybe about 15 balls with short irons just to loosen up and smoke a short cigar to relax.  Play really well the first 9 with a 3 over 38 which is a record for me in recent memory.  After half a sandwich and a drink at the halfway house, proceed to shot a 15 over on the back.  What a farkin collapse that is.  I knew I shot low the front but did not count my score purposely fearing that might jinx it.  Well, this is such a farkin game for sure.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 26, 2017, 08:30:49 PM
Haha...I give up...crazy week, back at college for a reunion last w/e, drunk to oblivion Thursday-Sunday...1 round, shot lights out...78 on a course that's no pushover (not close to being a monster though).

Member-Member (I like to call it schloong-schloong) is this weekend.  No practice, busy stressful workweek...meetings with mucketymucks...Both partner and I are pretty high for historical hcaps and the flights broke well for us...

I like the way this event is done at my club.  6 flights.  9 alt shot, 9 best ball, 9 modified alt shot and individual stroke play back 9 on Sunday, only total gross within your flight with 6 teams in the shoot out.

Not gonna get my hopes up but this reminds me of the year we won it...the first time I ever won anything in golf other than a Nassau and fell in love with tournament golf...

Looking forward to the grind!  Nothing to do at this point but grind baby!!!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: kl on October 27, 2017, 03:42:07 PM
Good luck, H!
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Post by: ian-500 on October 27, 2017, 04:05:48 PM
Man I have no idea WHAT you're talking about (not a member and no tournament golf ever) but all the best Harry. Bring it home...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 27, 2017, 08:33:40 PM
Thanks for the mojo fellas!

Tournament golf is a different game.  Not everyone's cup of tea...

Today was freaking awesome!

Shot 79, won 1st net.  We're in good shape for the weekend.  In a bit of a role reversal, I played sober and the staniard got pied...didn't go as well for him...

When you're playing well golf is one hell of a game!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 28, 2017, 03:38:05 PM
Sorry to hijack your thread Matt...again...

Wow, on top of the world!

Played lights out today...carried us on my back with 2 natural birdies and pars galore...

We're in 2nd...one stroke back of a coup,e classic chokers who both played the rounds of their lives...

Shootout here we come...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on October 29, 2017, 04:37:02 PM
Hey Iím just happy someoneís playing golf.

Was a very pleasant fall but have been swamped with work and family commitments and then just as things are slowing down the weather has turned, some snow flurries in the area yesterday. Extended forecast isnít looking good either but sometimes we can get some golfable weather in November or early December.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 29, 2017, 06:21:30 PM
Lota things I love about chi town bit winters not one of them...lots things I hate about Florida but winters not one of them...

Great day on the course.  Played the best golf of my life.  Was just clutch all day long...so many fun, amazing shots.

We won our flight in a playoff.  Partner had a tough day.  Won the first round of the shoot out (alt shot).  Hit my best drive of the day in semifinal shootout match, partner thin-pushes it into the woods 40 yards right of the green...I dig it out to 12 feet, partner miss.  Done.

Still, won a bunch of $ and wife isn't too angry with me...P3/MCI Black 100s build will be on its way next week...life doesn't get much better...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 29, 2017, 07:14:28 PM
Fark'n golf...the agony and the ecstasy...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: tsupo67 on October 29, 2017, 08:32:32 PM
2x68 = ?
 imminent retirement!
 been knocking on the door of a lowy for a while ,  been scoring  consistent  low/mid low  70s  for a  period  and FINALLY it all came together. not once but  TWICE in 2  games  on 2 very very different tracks,  with 2 very different bags one in a comp and one with mates.
 One was a short tricky  dogleg ridden elephants in green type  track  where the pw got more use that the driver and the other  was its polar opposite .
putting was good without been knock out ,
 4 birds in a row  ( my record by 2) AND  lipped out for a 5th on the 17th.grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..
and butcherd 3 eagles from inside 10 feet  over the two weeks.


funny thing was I didn't even  realize I was cruzing  both games , I  just focused on each shot and hit the middle of the club pretty much each time
16/18  gir  + 12/18 gir
8/14 fairways.  14/14 fairways
round one  my iron play was  the ebst its ever been/ gonna get round two my driving was ludicrous.

Golf  IS a frrrk of a game bec   BOTH these rounds   cudda/shudda/wudda been anything!

ive not played  since.
there might just be  a LOT of gear up for sale soon...................................




Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: ian-500 on October 30, 2017, 02:36:51 AM
Well done H.
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Post by: MBBG on October 30, 2017, 03:00:44 AM
Wow thatís fantastic!
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Post by: Duffer19 on November 01, 2017, 08:00:46 AM
No matter how bad this farkin game gets to you, this is what keeps you coming back to it.

This is the last hole of a Pro Am for the PGA China Open at the Clearwater Bay Golf Club in Hong Kong just 10 minutes before sunset today. 

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Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on November 01, 2017, 04:23:32 PM
No matter how bad this farkin game gets to you, this is what keeps you coming back to it.

This is the last hole of a Pro Am for the PGA China Open at the Clearwater Bay Golf Club in Hong Kong just 10 minutes before sunset today. 

(Attachment Link)

Iíve played there...
I think the 2nd will take some beating
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on November 02, 2017, 07:02:15 PM
Stew, can't imagine firing a 68...much less two...I shot an 80 in tough conditions in an event and was ecstatic...congrats buddy! 

There's a lot of thinks I like and love and hate about this game...

But the one thing I love beyond all other things is the feeling when you know...at a huuuge moment in an event or a money match or even a great round...when it means something....and you know you're going to hit a great shot...and you do...

It's worth all the misery, at least that's how I feel today...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: wmclarenf1 on August 19, 2018, 06:40:47 AM
Striking the ball well these days but I'm going  through a bad putting patch. Must have given up 4 strokes from inside 8 feet today!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on August 19, 2018, 09:35:30 AM
Striking the ball well these days but I'm going  through a bad putting patch. Must have given up 4 strokes from inside 8 feet today!

Just donít find it for when Iím there?!!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: wmclarenf1 on August 19, 2018, 09:58:08 AM
Striking the ball well these days but I'm going  through a bad putting patch. Must have given up 4 strokes from inside 8 feet today!

Just donít find it for when Iím there?!!

LOL...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on August 19, 2018, 05:32:08 PM
That trip should be fun, wish I could be there...especially for the trip to art and mark's favorite "karaoke" bars...

As far as golf goes..?..it comes and it goes...the game has officially left me...haven't broken 80 in 9 rounds...was getting hammered as I wanted my hcap up for the club championship mid September and had some ugly rounds from too much drinking...decided to play semi-sober this weekend to start getting sharp:  Friday: 92 (got pied at the turn 41-51 so no biggie). Saturday: 90 (Pied at turn 40-50 so no biggie).  Sunday (playing bone sober, money match $40 Nassau:  40-44).  Scary thing is I finally started making a good turn, didn't really miss a shot coming home, just not real long and not making anything...just meh...mediocre play...depressing...mrs free is angry too....it comes and it goes...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on August 20, 2018, 01:41:40 PM
Yup it comes and it goes but when itís here itís happy Days.

Iím happy... seriously happy!!
Letís hope it stays a while
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on August 23, 2018, 12:30:45 AM
After I revamped my bag with a bunch of forgiving game improvement stuff I struggled mightily early this season. Started the year with a 4 HC in league and watched it balloon to a 9 (9 hole HC) and I was losing balls left like crazy.

Went back to ONOFF Forged with Modus 125 and went to an anti-left stiffer driver setup a while back and now Iím back down to a 6. Shot 35 the last two weeks in league. Loving the game again. Went from next to last in league back in June (21 out of 22) to making it into the money after Mondayís round. (8th). Still have 5 weeks to go.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Stevopagolf on August 23, 2018, 08:17:36 PM
Making more birdies than ever and scoring the same!   Too many doubles.  Last 3 rounds had 2 eagles and 5 birdies with my best score at 82.....

Coming to realize I don't have the time to get good....
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on August 23, 2018, 08:19:56 PM
Nice, glad some guys are playing well, I've never had which drastic fluctuations before...was a 7.2 a month ago, now a 9.8 trending to 11...wtf!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on August 31, 2018, 07:52:09 PM
I'm back baby!  Pulled $150 out the f the Friday game (the big boy game) today...coup, birdies, was striking it well.  Just in time for the club championship next weekend.  Wish me luck boys...if I win I may just quit my job and hit the road with my clubs...let mrs free see how fun it is to have to pay the bills every month...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on August 31, 2018, 09:57:41 PM
Iím back in the saddle again too! Got rid of all my GI shit went back to stiffer shafts and have been on a terror! Shot a smooth 78 today which is the first time Iíve broken 80 all year. 3 birdie/3 pars/3 bogeys for an even 36 on the back at a pretty challenging track.

My distances seem to be back where they were 5-6 years ago and my short game feel and touch has returned.

People who say equipment doesnít matter are full of shit! All I did was change back to what I know works for me and voila.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Shacco on September 01, 2018, 01:15:42 AM
I've been playing well (for my standards) all year long. Finally sort of understood how to swing a golf club properly 🤣. I am swinging the best I have ever had as of late, but I can't get any putt to drop. I come out of a round thinking I played well, but scores are bad. I guess after figuring out how to play tee to green, I really need to do some work on putting.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: wmclarenf1 on September 01, 2018, 01:19:38 AM
Putting is coming back.. had a decent round today on a tough course.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Stevopagolf on September 02, 2018, 07:54:03 AM
Changed putters on a whim, made 5 birdies (err 11 bogies) for a 79 first time I broke 80 in over a year.  My bride played for the first time this year shot 94.  Good day!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 02, 2018, 10:17:04 AM
78 yesterday after missing four inside of 4 feet.  Alignment needs work. 
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 02, 2018, 05:37:48 PM
Haha, ouch nobs...Saturday 86 today 82...hit some really loose shots today and some "too pure" shots but the difference was feet of putts made...used most of my lesson Friday on putting, alignment...was setting up closed for some reason...20 mins at home last night on my eyeline mirror and whala...60 footer for par on 2 falls, a couple 10 footers for birdie and several 15-20 footers to save bogey and par today...chipping and putting the difference between me being a 6/7 capper or a 10 capper....
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 02, 2018, 06:27:29 PM
Yeah I need to get one of them mirrors. 
Missed all to the left.  My bad habit is too open of a stance.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 02, 2018, 07:31:30 PM
It's funny for me, in every part of my game, alignment always ends up being my problem...short game or ball striking, shots don't go where I want and then I make a series of small adjustments in setup...really without being aware of it, just naturally trying to correct for a block or leaving the club face open or coming over the top...I get more and more out of whack until closed or open looks normal to me...having a weekly lesson has really helped, at least I get an hour and a half a week where someone who knows what he's doing is watching and correcting me...golf is simple, if I could set up neutral every time for both full shots or putts I'd prob take 4 shots off my hcap and not go through these cycles where I'm putting like shit and or ball striking is weak and shakey..

To respond to Matt...(I'm from the equipment doesn't matter much...1 to 2 shots maybe school of thought)...I understand your point...I believe our mind tricks us most of the time...equipment that I'm confident in makes a bit g difference but the key is confidence.  The gear isn't technically helping IMO, I believe all things equal there would be 1 or 2 strokes diff between my custom shafted shuffled/tuned setups and a decent off the rack set from PGA superstore...what makes the difference is my mental state...I love my epons/roddios...have full confidence in them and I hit good shots with them...have had full confidence in the egglets (i3,4,5,6) and even though they were totally different clubs and my swing was different them I hit good shots with them...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on September 02, 2018, 11:54:18 PM
I agree that the mental aspect is huge but equipment setup, particularly shafts, makes a huge difference in my game with the same swing. Iím built like a middle linebacker and played college baseball and my body has paid a steep price for my athletic endeavors (football, baseball, snowboarding) over the years that results in some pretty horrid flexibility for a 37 year old. 

I have a quite short and abrupt in to out swing which I *believe* is the reason I get along better with less offset on irons and open face angles on woods, as well as heavier and stiffer shafts.

Whenever I give into the GI oasis with the softer shafts and more offset and Iím FORE LEFT all the time. Then I have to concentrate on holding my hands off and I end up with the dreaded two way miss. My confidence comes from being able to swing the way I want to without worrying about the left side.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 04, 2018, 12:59:50 PM
78 on Saturday and 85 on the same course yesterday.   WTF!
I will try to make an excuse by noting that I tried out my Shinagawa MB irons reshafted with Modus 120X for the first time.   Though not bad,  Modus 125 just seems like it produces straighter shots with less draw.   Driver and woods were fine.   Used a different putter too. 
This constant back and forth with high 70's to mid 80's performance lately have been trickling up my HDCP slowly but surely.
I only play on weekends now.   Perhaps I just need to get out to the course more often during the week.

On a positive note,  been hitting the gym continuously and have lost 27 lbs or so in the last 2 months.  Distances in general are trending upwards.   
Iron shots are 5 to 10 yards more carry.   I guess I am making better turn with less mass around the gut!! :)

Might just get another Modus 125 set to replace the 120. 
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Robbiez on September 04, 2018, 10:12:31 PM
27lbs in 2 months  :o.....That is AWESOME !!!!! Congrats man !!!!  Are u done or planning to lose even more ??  Ill bet you have to buy a entire new wardrobe !!!!  Man how are you doing it ???  Im working out like a madman and all I have to show for it is about half a pound a week and im doing at least 20 miles of walking 20 miles of running per week and walking a round or 2 of golf on a mountain course and hitting the gym every morning.  My fat won't  leave me, ive got a great diet and my blood pressure is ideal and my resting heart rate is 42-45.  I even quit drinking !  ( for the most part, I will have 1-2 light beers about once a week )

* I would run more but I don't want to beat up my knees......On my days where I primarily walk, I still run up every hill I see and living in San Francisco, there are a ton of hills.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 04, 2018, 11:03:11 PM
I was really out of shape to start  So that may be the reason why I got to lose so much now.
I was at 107 kg or 236 lbs ( 6'0" tall ) when I returned from my annual trip to Japan in June. 
I am just below 95 kg or 209 lbs at the moment. 

Stopped eating rice pretty much completely.  I prepare a big batch of cabbage salad on the weekend seasoned with a bit of salt and some kombu (Japanese seaweed) for flavor.
It's like a coleslaw with very light flavor and without the mayonaise.    I'll toss in some canned tuna or salmon or tofu on top of that.   
Sometimes make a wrap out of it.    That's been my main food source for the last 2 months.  Switched to non-alcoholic beer "Sharps"  only 58 kcals per can.
One cheat day per week ... i'll eat some type of real protein on those days.   

As for wardrobe, yeah I had a mix of size 38 waist and 36 waist pants and now I can comfortably wear a sz 34 that I wore decades ago.
XXL shirts are a bit loose now.   

My plan is to get down to about 85kg (187 lbs) .    If I continue to gain flexibility and distance out of this diet,  I'll aim to reduce even more.
Another goal is to get some real six pack abs for the first time in 40 years!!!   Six pack at 51 Y.O. would be pretty cool!  we'll see if I can get there.    :)

Gym time is not that heavy only 3 times a week  30  minutes on stationary bike ( 300 kcal ) and one to two body part weight training each visit.    just enough to get a nice burn afterwards.
Also taking Animal Cuts + CLA + Liquid Carnitine.     
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: tsupo67 on September 05, 2018, 12:20:40 AM
36 holes on weekend.
first nine  44
second nine 40
3rd nine 39 ( with a triple grrr!!!!!)
last nine 37

ridiculous to sublime.
good god the grass is like hitting of heaven. wet greens , the ball sticks, just ultimate pleasure.
 a vertiable orgy of clubs used.

the high lofted drivers were best, and the fatter  af tours MILES better than the uber thin blades .

wedges , the prgr nabla ids were PERFECT, thick chunky little suckers thin sole  thick top line , they are farkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen  awesome in thick grass. been my go tos for the last   lots of games, they are good in drought  conds in sdyney and they are superb in the deep stuff.

egg MFD off t he deck was a hammer (16.5*  qaudra fire express, that high face and a bit of forgiveness on thick grass layer is  unbeatable.


sssssssmoked the ute ,that was rendered useless in comparrison.

shoes........... yes  well the  pimple sole duca del cosmas dint cut it  in the wet , sliped around to much, the mizzies  with  velociraptor teeth screw in spikes were  miles better.

fk we are spolt up here.. its like playing in heaven compared to the real world.










Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Robbiez on September 05, 2018, 11:38:11 AM
I was really out of shape to start  So that may be the reason why I got to lose so much now.
I was at 107 kg or 236 lbs ( 6'0" tall ) when I returned from my annual trip to Japan in June. 
I am just below 95 kg or 209 lbs at the moment. 

Stopped eating rice pretty much completely.  I prepare a big batch of cabbage salad on the weekend seasoned with a bit of salt and some kombu (Japanese seaweed) for flavor.
It's like a coleslaw with very light flavor and without the mayonaise.    I'll toss in some canned tuna or salmon or tofu on top of that.   
Sometimes make a wrap out of it.    That's been my main food source for the last 2 months.  Switched to non-alcoholic beer "Sharps"  only 58 kcals per can.
One cheat day per week ... i'll eat some type of real protein on those days.   

As for wardrobe, yeah I had a mix of size 38 waist and 36 waist pants and now I can comfortably wear a sz 34 that I wore decades ago.
XXL shirts are a bit loose now.   

My plan is to get down to about 85kg (187 lbs) .    If I continue to gain flexibility and distance out of this diet,  I'll aim to reduce even more.
Another goal is to get some real six pack abs for the first time in 40 years!!!   Six pack at 51 Y.O. would be pretty cool!  we'll see if I can get there.    :)

Gym time is not that heavy only 3 times a week  30  minutes on stationary bike ( 300 kcal ) and one to two body part weight training each visit.    just enough to get a nice burn afterwards.
Also taking Animal Cuts + CLA + Liquid Carnitine.     

That sounds awesome and good tip on the supplements.....I think ill look into Animal Cuts, I currently take bone gelatin for my joints, not sure if it works but lots of ultra marathoners swear by it and my joints are not aching.  KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK !!!!
It will be fun to sport a 6-pack in your 50s...Hope you took some before and after pictures.  My before pictures are what keeps me going, I don't want to get that out of shape again !  Its much harder to lose weight in your 50s, metabolism slows, muscles are slow to recover from workouts.  Haha if I worked out like this when I was in my 20s, I would be in awesome shape already, instead im just less dumpy than I used to be.

Since I love to play golf and realize that I can't swing any faster, my main thing these days is to maintain what little I got and to keep an eye on the future. I can swing harder with some speed chains and some weighed swing sticks but that would only last for a few more seasons. I believe the secret to playing good golf in your 50s as well as 60s and beyond is to have a really smooth and efficient swing.  The simpler the swing the better.  Oh and strong legs and a good core is a absolute must as well as good flexibility.  I recently bought a bunch of stretching aids.  They are simple tools but they do help.  My favorite 2 are the Tour Stretching Pole and the MISIG ( Most Important Stretch in Golf )
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 05, 2018, 01:15:37 PM
> I believe the secret to playing good golf in your 50s as well as 60s and beyond is to have a really smooth and efficient swing. 

100% agree.   The body can only take so much at this stage in life.  Playing with guys +10 years than I am, while they do not have the prettiest swings, they still get it out there.
and the older guys who can hit far are taller guys with longer arms who are skinny.   I'm tall enough but not skinny enough to make quicker and deeper rotations.   

I worked out a lot back in my 20's and was in tip top shape.   Competed in Powerlifting during that time as well.   
Then I got married...and we had kids....  you all know how the rest goes.    ;D



Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 07, 2018, 08:40:25 PM
You guys are giving me a headache...I know nobsy and disco stu and fat guy who exercises more in a week than I have in 10 years are right that playing decent late 40s on requires some fitness...I was sorta the nsp irked by better play so I worked out once...back to sitting on my ass m-th, Friday range or 9, 18sat18sun all in a cart exercise schedule and am feeling better than ever....I'm crediting a diet rich in easy cheese, beer and ben&jerry's....epson salt tubby...some good indica...that's my secret, might fall apart without it...we'll see how she goes....club championship tomorrow!!!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 07, 2018, 08:47:48 PM
Have to say, the junk food diet has not impacted me much...was at the doctor Monday...201...not bad for a 6' slob who has seen a gym 3 or 4 times in the last decade and sits in front of a computer most of the weekday...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Robbiez on September 07, 2018, 09:49:41 PM
Sometimes it all boils down to genetics to determine who lives a long blessed life and who kicks it early.  In golf we practice so we can hopefully get luckier on mishits and in life we eat healthy and workout to hopefully have a long life filled with good golf and a few great days.

I was at 205 which isn't too bad at 6'1 and my body fat was about 18%, but my blood pressure was not good, it was slowly creeping up into the unhealthy zone and I definitely don't want to start with blood pressure medication.  Started with short walks and graduated to walking during my rounds and now I walk daily and run about 3X a week......Blood Pressure went from 137/90 to 115/74 and a resting heart rate of 51 and weight is a more manageable 180.  It wasn't easy but it was worth it......Sigh but so much more to do, im about 2 years late on getting a colon screening  :o
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on September 08, 2018, 12:09:49 AM
You guys make me feel bad. Iím 37, 5í 11 3/4Ē without shoes, and weigh 230. Until about 3-4 years ago I still fit in the same waist pants I wore in high school in the late 90s. I was 205 in college but fit when I was playing baseball. In 2010 I got down to 192 and had a 6 pack and people thought I was too thin for my build. 

Then kids happened and I found myself on the road for meetings and eating rich meals at restaurants all the time with clients. I obviously got older and my metabolism canít keep up with like it used to. Kids are young and I donít have the time (ok ok, motivation and energy) to work out and stay in shape.

Iím lucky that I carry my extra weight well on a broader frame, but I need to get my shit together. I just had a paramed for a large life insurance policy and while my blood tests and pressure were good, I got docked for ďmy buildĒ and I donít feel as well as I used to when I was fit. 
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 08, 2018, 10:14:06 AM
Getting old ain't for sissies...

Mrs free worries about my blood pressure, it's really high and my colesterol is high...the smoking has been pretty heavy for the last 10 years...but, I enjoy eating steak 4 or 5 times a week and beer and Jameson and all kinds of pies, cakes, muffins, doughnuts, ice cream and candy bars...

We had steak every night, sausage and bacon every morning and usually hamburgers for lunch...my wife thinks I'm committing suicide but that's just how I grew up..I do drink kafier probiotic yougart every morning and my grandparents lived to old ages...my Scottish grandfather is 101 and still cruising around in his 2 seater 12 cylinder amg convertible...rest of them died @ 80,93,94...great gram-gram mini died at 106 and momma Nell was 102 most of the smoked and drank heavily so there's hope...goals are to shoot my age, break par, break 70...

I may start getting in shape sometime soon, am certain it would help my golf...I'm so much better than I used to be but am actually shorter than I was back when I was a complete hack...have really focused on getting tighter, more compact...am hitting the ball further than I was 2 years ago with significantly less effort just by getting rid of the slide...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: ian-500 on September 08, 2018, 10:31:28 AM
Hahahahaha getting in to shape, yeah right.....
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 09, 2018, 07:50:28 AM
I know...it sounds like a good idea...I feel better after a workout...just not realistic due to my laziness...not lazy about practice...id practice all day if I had the time...that's what I love about the game...sharpening my game, improvement provides the most fulfillment....as far as working out...I just had my fill in my teens and 20s...I do stretch a lot, some guys mentioned stretching poles...I like them almost as much as stripper poles....
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on September 09, 2018, 04:34:38 PM
Had one of those days today...
Not sure the company helped my game and itís fair to say Iíve been on one for a day or 2....

Anyway on the 7th Iíd lost it, knocked the ball about 40 yards with putter ... then after a slight rage snapped a few clubs, must say felt better!!

Stupid game this...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 09, 2018, 06:33:41 PM
Club championship this weekend...game was sharp!  Greens were 13 on the stimp...pins on all the ridges...rough was cut just a bit...you could miss on one side and not be dead....

I was D.Q'd Saturday before I even took a swing...our dick gm over-road the members, I was 8 min late...would have made it but it meant shitting my pants on the first tee...called, said they would hold...done...so pissed...I didn't even play Saturday...took one of my employees out for a goof around to see what it would have been like...beat low gross in my flight with this round...no pressure though...obviously mike had a rough go...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on September 09, 2018, 08:11:29 PM
Man I might even be able to beat Mike!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 09, 2018, 09:45:42 PM
7 bogies 1 triple bogie and 3 birdies for a 79 yesterday.
Went back today for a revenge round and was able to post 36/39 for a 75. 
Feel like things are coming together again.   Maybe the 3 hr per week gym time is actually working.


Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 10, 2018, 08:43:05 PM
You're not allowed to post a triple at your hcap nobs..I believe 9.9 index and under you're capped at double bogey...Matt, you would crush mike...me too if your short game was in order...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 10, 2018, 09:19:25 PM
 Yup I had to post a 78 for my ESC score.
Swing is feeling natural lately and Iím not thinking too much before a shot.
I need to putt better.   Have plenty of 8 to 10 ft birdie opportunities but hardly making them.
 
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: tsupo67 on September 10, 2018, 10:47:32 PM
sigh, yup, know the feeling all  too well, but go  to 2-4 feet for me for pars and im missing...........
too many minds!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Shacco on September 11, 2018, 05:56:32 AM
That sounds all too familiar. I'm thinking a new putter will have to solve the issue.  ;D
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 11, 2018, 11:26:59 AM
That sounds all too familiar. I'm thinking a new putter will have to solve the issue.  ;D

I was down to two putters at one point earlier this year... a Gold's and a Benock both blades.    Obviously not enough to satisfy a golf club horder like me!!   
I realized I needed something more forgiving and had the Odyssey O-Works 7S for 2 months but sold it because it simply made no difference.
I picked up two other Benocks in the time being ( EASPADE S and EASPADE M )  still didn't make much of a difference so I switched all grips to Superstroke Mid Slim 2.0 counter balance grip...
better... I think,  but still not stellar.  One other thing that I need to try is a massive mallet with counter balancing.   Looking at an older Odyssey Sabertooth TANK in 38" as a possibility.   Ugly but perhaps effective.     also that 10K MOI putter by Evnroll may work well...?      not sure.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Stevopagolf on September 11, 2018, 04:56:19 PM
Nobsan-


I added a Cameron X5 mallet with fangs like Justin Thomas' to complement my blade Toulon Austin.  I find it ugly, but in the 3 rounds I have had it, I posted 9 birdies which is a lot for me....
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: tsupo67 on September 11, 2018, 07:43:19 PM
im lost to all putters , none seem to make any difference to em at all. sometimes its a blade , sometimes its an anser and mostly it sessm to be cetnre shafted mallets  but they have totally deserted me  again.

 going back to the axis eagle for a bit see if that helps
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 13, 2018, 08:40:51 PM
This week I have been carpet putting like a mad man.
I found that counterbalance make no difference. Perhaps a tad worse if any...    The Super Strokes Slim 2.0 grips work well for my mallet and wide blade.   
The Super Strokes looked/felt/performed all wrong on my Gold's and Benock blades ...so I went back to my trusty Iomic absolute grips on the blades.
After two days of just putting for hours,  I feel like alignment is getting better. 
I did go back to conventional gripping from the left hand low.....  Just not confident enough with the reverse gripping style.
Also learned that I seem to putt straighter with a firmer grip.   I was taught to grip the putter "gently"  and that's what I have been doing but when I have a firmer grip,
I seem to putt straighter where the ball keeps the intended line.   We'll see how this new putting style works on Saturday on the course.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: tsupo67 on September 13, 2018, 11:13:04 PM
ive  a game tomorrow  where  its a practice  round on pretty  rolling humpy  greens , love these ,can hit as  many balls as  I like.
going to take 4 absolutely  oppsiites  to se if one "stlye "makaes a stand out

seven anser 36 inch
miura blade 34 inch
centre shaft  maruman 32 inch
double  bend shaft  35 inch

there has GOT to be a  discernable difference here for sure for fks sakes!!!!

Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 14, 2018, 12:38:14 AM
ive  a game tomorrow  where  its a practice  round on pretty  rolling humpy  greens , love these ,can hit as  many balls as  I like.
going to take 4 absolutely  oppsiites  to se if one "stlye "makaes a stand out

seven anser 36 inch
miura blade 34 inch
centre shaft  maruman 32 inch
double  bend shaft  35 inch

there has GOT to be a  discernable difference here for sure for fks sakes!!!!


That is definitely a good representation of different putter types!!   
This is a good idea actually.   I might bring two of my most extreme opposites out on Saturday as well. 
Perhaps play the first half with one and the second half with the other.    Would make an interesting round! 
 
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 14, 2018, 07:09:43 PM
Entertaining and educational thread gentlemen...you should be proud of yourselves....really miss squirts...anybody hear from him?


Back on topic...I shot a 96 today...from the whites...member guest at a nearby club...for some reason I was drinking alot of kyierr royals...smoking uncle johnny's peace pipe...rough Thursday...worked till 2am getting a report out...have not thing but back spasms from sitter mg in front of a computer for 20 straight  hours...good nights sleep, we could win this thing...prize is free member for a month, dues, cart, balls, $100 bar credit...lets get it together...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on September 14, 2018, 07:58:06 PM
Well, I  played today..
3 birdies 1Eagle and a Few  Boggies ... still I managed Second place...

Final round tomorrow.. letís hope I can hold my shit together ...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on September 14, 2018, 09:55:26 PM
Iím rooting for you dale

By the way I met a fellow from Sheffield the other night at a bar in Galena, Illinois
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on September 15, 2018, 12:26:48 AM
Iím rooting for you dale

By the way I met a fellow from Sheffield the other night at a bar in Galena, Illinois

Small world..

If you ever meet him again ask him if heís..WAWAW?
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: wmclarenf1 on September 15, 2018, 01:48:08 AM
38 40 today on the toughest rated course in Singapore. Off white but I'll take it any day.  This course has kicked me hard in the nuts several times.

Putting us coming back..
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on September 15, 2018, 12:25:22 PM
All Iím saying is I wish I hadnít bothered?
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 15, 2018, 04:36:13 PM
ive  a game tomorrow  where  its a practice  round on pretty  rolling humpy  greens , love these ,can hit as  many balls as  I like.
going to take 4 absolutely  oppsiites  to se if one "stlye "makaes a stand out

seven anser 36 inch
miura blade 34 inch
centre shaft  maruman 32 inch
double  bend shaft  35 inch

there has GOT to be a  discernable difference here for sure for fks sakes!!!!


That is definitely a good representation of different putter types!!   
This is a good idea actually.   I might bring two of my most extreme opposites out on Saturday as well. 
Perhaps play the first half with one and the second half with the other.    Would make an interesting round! 
 

As planned, I played my Benock Blue Dragon II and played the first 9 with it,  2 bogies and 3 birdies for a 35.  Something is really clicking with this putter all the sudden!
Perhaps I should have kept using it to go for my all time low ( my best ever is 72 on this same course ) ... 
Back 9,  I stuck to the original plan and used the Benock EASPADE Type M mid mallet face balanced putter.  1 bogie for a 37.   
Was not putting bad .. just not as good as the Blade.    Will be letting go of the mallet.   

Another thing to note is that both rounds of my lowest ever 72 have been with the Shinagawa MB irons but with different shafts.  Monaco Stiff the last time and Modus 120 X this time. 
Was flushing my iron shots the entire round.  Perhaps I just focus a bit more with the MBs?  Not sure. 
Grandista RS-D driver was also shooting straight until I shot a big block to the right on the last hole.

14/18 GIR, 30 total putts, 13/14 fairways hit,  3/4 par 3 greens hit.   

I need to try and keep it up!

Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: ian-500 on September 15, 2018, 06:13:25 PM
You guys are killing me with all you talk of playing.......cancer is shit.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 15, 2018, 08:45:40 PM
Nice stats there nobsy...you's a playa fo sho...

So sorry you're going through that Ian..friend of mine...big stu's wife is goi g through some lady cancer...I think it's in the vijay jay area though...serious stuff...he hasn't played the Friday game for 2 months and he only plays the sandy game every other week...poor guy...it's hard on the husbands...everybody always sympathizes with the sick person but it's also hard on the forgotten sufferers...when my wife had back surgery I only got to play when I could find a baby sitter and I had to do a lot of work around the house and taking care of the kids...nobody sent flowers and candy to me...or let me sit around watching Netflix all day on really good drugs...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on September 15, 2018, 09:59:18 PM
Itís really not fair that you have to go thru that, Ian.  I am so sorry.
I canít imagine how hard it must be.  Iíve been on my wifeís side during her treatment and all I could do was to try and keep her in a positive mood.  Thankfully, she has recovered and doing well. 
Know that modern treatment and technology are improving constantly.   
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: wmclarenf1 on September 15, 2018, 10:11:15 PM
Stay strong for both Ian.  What Nob says about treatment advancement is very real and true.  My bro in law had some stage 4 cancer, with treatment and a change in lifestyle and diet, he's miraculously in the clear now. 
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on September 16, 2018, 01:25:05 PM
Lost my dad at age 46 to pancreatic cancer. I was 21 and my brother was 17. Explore all options and leave no stone unturned!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: ian-500 on September 16, 2018, 03:19:55 PM
Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

My wife has her 5th session (of 6 total) of chemotherapy this Tuesday. Knocks her for six for a week or so, recovers, then it starts all over again. Terrible to see her go through it but unfortunately it's necessary.

The combination of cancer and chemo is funny, in the sense that we have cells within us that, when triggered have the potential to kill us, we then give ourselves drugs to kill the cancer, which in turn lowers our immune system, which in turn could be fatal if we pick an infection.....which happened two weeks ago and fortunately my wife recovered after 2 days in hospital. 22% of women with breast cancer die in the UK per year. You don't think it'll happen to you but that certainly brought it home with a bang when that shit happened.

Radiotherapy after this......
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 16, 2018, 05:13:21 PM
Ah geez, makes me want to quit smoking...I remember seeing g'pa Harry succumb to emphasyma..
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: tsupo67 on September 16, 2018, 07:34:49 PM
Great round yesterday in  the wet zero wind ball was backspinning on the drive.  Lift clean cheat comditions/rules.
37witha double on the8th 1 bird 6 pars till then.. grrrrrrr,,,,,!,,!,!,!, then39 back nine bird cpl of bogies, driver was super , took the egg diamana x60x out and the roddio stuning diamana x 70s  as a driver duo ,very differnet drivers  both are superb drivers. Btw so tight, the roddio was high and a small draw . Thing of beauty egg was a straight hamer, not ideal yesterday too wet , its not high its  not low the roddio got a few more cheat meters with carry.
 But the egg is longer for,sure   Fk i liked hitting the roddio!!

As plnned 4putters

Benock  enzo mallet
Masda offset blade.
Bettinardi tour bb8
Double bend  cameron

Cluesless  still puted wel with all of them but none stood out,  made some good come backs with the masda that ws sprob the pick come to think o ofit but it was nat a case of ohhh yea  this is the one for me!

Fk

 

Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on September 22, 2018, 08:33:18 PM
Just commit to the 2ball spam brah...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on October 05, 2018, 08:54:46 PM
Well after a highly up and down season we at least closed on a positive note. This year we had a new format for league tourney. 18 holes, first 6 are better ball, second 6 are alternating shot, final 6 are best ball. It was handicapped and we were a zero cap and shot a gross 66 to win by 4 strokes vs the other 21 teams in the league, all of whom we were giving strokes to.

Amazingly we shot 4 under during the 6 alternating possession holes which still blows my mind and only 2 under in the better ball and best ball segments.

(https://preview.ibb.co/fXoEJe/436_B085_E_A20_F_4_EB3_BE43_532_D73_D8_D7_F1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nybOBz)
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: wmclarenf1 on October 05, 2018, 09:42:37 PM
Great unorthdox trophy.  Well done.. 4 under..  damn..
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: MBBG on October 05, 2018, 10:45:10 PM
The previous yearís winners are responsible for coming up with trophies, itís usually half the fun to see what they come up with! It just showed up today in the mail.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 06, 2018, 05:18:57 PM
Well after a highly up and down season we at least closed on a positive note. This year we had a new format for league tourney. 18 holes, first 6 are better ball, second 6 are alternating shot, final 6 are best ball. It was handicapped and we were a zero cap and shot a gross 66 to win by 4 strokes vs the other 21 teams in the league, all of whom we were giving strokes to.

Amazingly we shot 4 under during the 6 alternating possession holes which still blows my mind and only 2 under in the better ball and best ball segments.

(https://preview.ibb.co/fXoEJe/436_B085_E_A20_F_4_EB3_BE43_532_D73_D8_D7_F1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nybOBz)

Awesome!  Congrats Matt!

Have me,bet-member next weekend...we always do better in the alt shot...our format is 9-modified alt-shot, 9 alt-shot, 9 Best ball, 9 individual stroke...then the flight winners play off...

Strangely, we've been -6, -4, -1, -6 the last four years in alt shot...by far the best of our formats but should clearly be the worst...

The years we went -6 in altshot we've won our flight...gonna bet the max on us in the Calcutta...earned us $2.8grand in '14...here we go baby!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 13, 2018, 03:38:42 PM
Schlong-schlong is here...have been sick as a dog this week...supposedly there's a "new" strand of the flu...was flat on my back Tuesday-Thursday...sore as a dog but buried some huuuge putts today...a 40 footer for par in alt shot and 2 15 footers for birdie in the scramble...neat our alt shot total in scramble by a shot...sooo luck my partner doesn't post his high scores...some sandbaggers in the 5th flight went off...right where we need to be, feeling like 2013 all over again...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: wmclarenf1 on October 13, 2018, 06:50:57 PM
What the hell?!  Everyone is scratch?!  Is that net or gross?
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: nobwas on October 13, 2018, 08:41:26 PM
What the hell?!  Everyone is scratch?!  Is that net or gross?

Alternate shots on front 9 and  2 man scramble on back 9 it looks like.

Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 14, 2018, 06:46:37 PM
Net 40% of your course handicap...here was today...I played one of the best rounds of my carreer...39 on the front...partner made 1 par...on 10 I remind him we're individual stroke play once on tee box, once in the fairway...he proceeds to miss a 4 foot par putt, rake it back, miss a forward shove then pick it up...the Aussie we were playing with comes barreling over..."you gotta play that mate...you gotta hole out mate..." He walks back, drops it, taps it...9...then he goes triple, quad triple...wtf...by then I'd ordered beer and Rhoudy and I were floating in the clouds....
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 14, 2018, 06:49:25 PM
Doesn't Molly have nice legs?...she's a Brit...loves it over here...getting a degree in communications...she's got over 500 grass roots green card supporters...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: ian-500 on October 15, 2018, 02:00:56 AM
Yes.... She.... Does....
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on October 15, 2018, 06:33:58 AM
Doesn't Molly have nice legs?...she's a Brit...loves it over here...getting a degree in communications...she's got over 500 grass roots green card supporters...

Who wouldnt love been over there?
Who wouldnt love been a Brit either... all that History and the Ryder Cup☠️
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: ian-500 on October 18, 2018, 01:32:02 PM

Who wouldnt love been a Brit either... all that History and the Ryder Cup☠️
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B.E.A.Utiful....

Anywho, golf is bonkers. I was on the range on Tuesday smashing my Cally GBB/Accra straight as can be and hooking the shit outa my jBEAM Glorious/KK Proto. Fast forward 2 days, and earlier today during 9 holes I couldn't miss with the jBEAM/KK Proto but the GBB/Accra went everywhere but straight!!? Stupid game.

Luckily the irons were awesome today.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: Robbiez on October 18, 2018, 07:47:58 PM
What happened to the OnOff driver with the House of Forged shaft ???  you were hitting that really well.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: ian-500 on October 19, 2018, 01:28:52 AM
What happened to the OnOff driver with the House of Forged shaft ???  you were hitting that really well.

Still have it. Just more testing....
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on October 28, 2018, 01:03:22 PM
First bad day with the Roddio 2hybutility/lunar8 combo...swing was really on today, hit every other club in the bag realz well all day...course played tough...hit the 2ut fat or blocked half the time today...shot 85...a few 3 putts...meh...coulda been a round if mister2 had shown up...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: ian-500 on November 08, 2018, 02:19:06 PM
Overcast and very windy today at Came Down Golf Club (had half day off from work!) and shot an 82! I haven't been this low in years....39 points off 16. Get in. New driver is very forgiving, and the Ping G20 hybrids were long and easy to hit. Only lost 1 ball. Just a great round in difficult conditions. I wore shades today, not for the bright sunshine but to try and stop my eyes from watering. Bloody wind.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on November 08, 2018, 03:12:11 PM
Overcast and very windy today at Came Down Golf Club (had half day off from work!) and shot an 82! I haven't been this low in years....39 points off 16. Get in. New driver is very forgiving, and the Ping G20 hybrids were long and easy to hit. Only lost 1 ball. Just a great round in difficult conditions. I wore shades today, not for the bright sunshine but to try and stop my eyes from watering. Bloody wind.

Well played Sir
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: ian-500 on November 08, 2018, 04:17:14 PM

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Well played Sir
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Jeez it was soooo windy. Sometimes at address I couldn't see the ball my eyes were streaming so much.

Thanks captain. Long may it continue  :)

How's your game mate?
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: DaleUK on November 08, 2018, 04:36:30 PM


Well played Sir
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Jeez it was soooo windy. Sometimes at address I couldn't see the ball my eyes were streaming so much.

Thanks captain. Long may it continue  :)

How's your game mate?
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Not playing at the mo Due to ill health...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: ian-500 on November 08, 2018, 04:40:41 PM


Well played Sir

Jeez it was soooo windy. Sometimes at address I couldn't see the ball my eyes were streaming so much.

Thanks captain. Long may it continue  :)

How's your game mate?
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Not playing at the mo Due to ill health...
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Well, that Roddio will get you back in the saddle quick smart. Booooom!!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: tsupo67 on November 11, 2018, 11:17:33 PM
Weekend of  golf by the sea. usually blows a treat down there but  sublime gentle conds this weekend, plays about 6800ish  off the back tees
lonnnnng par 3s.

ryoma d1 stinger driver and kamui pro tp07 diamana X 60x shaft in bag

never , ever,  driven the ball this well for 2 days,  never.
end of chat.
ryoma can draw the ball   and its a thing of absolute beauty was naling this thing like ive never nailed it before !!!!!
its my travel driver nowadays

kamui is a high ,all carry  draw  club  flight is awesome. use to for the high sloping par 4s .

ryoma  is  longer. kamui feels insane and  can work this a bit more without  a need for a 3 wood.
 drove the last hole   dead straight  with the kamui , a 275 yard  par 4.  Ball  stopped back of green then  lipped out the  25 footer eagle to finish  the weekend with a bird  then half  a dozen beers on the train back to the bigsmoke


back issues finally gone.
no ill effects. putting was on.
irons were crisp and clean.


5 birds   sat ,   3 yesterday

no sore back today.

things have peeked  in Autumn

33/35,  and a 38(4 putt triple on the 2nd grrrrrr!!!)/36
68/74

drives were simply the best I have ever done  over two days, hardly missed  a beat.

GIR 15/18   14/18
FW: 14/14    13/14

That  kinda sheeeeeeet will   get me back next weekend  for sure!!!



Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: ian-500 on November 15, 2018, 01:37:18 AM
Played a little 9 hole course in the area I cover for my job, on my lunch break....anyway, a 3 ball teed off just before me which really frustrated me as they're retired and I needed to hurry up, but to be fair they let me through on the 232yd par 3 third. Usually when I have an audience my swing goes to sh*t, but I smashed my 3i to 3 feet! Lovely little draw. Puffed my chest out, head held high as I walked past saying pleasantries to each other. One of the guys even clapped as I putted out for par (missed the birdie!). This game is great most of the time, but sometimes it's absolutely beautiful.
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: 95124hacker on November 15, 2018, 06:39:21 PM
I agree. Itís those rare shots that make us feel PGA Tour talented that keep us from quitting. Thereís a term for it:  Fools Gold!
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on November 15, 2018, 07:38:13 PM
It's out there for you every single shot...just can't always find it..my round last Sunday was like one of disco stu's...just shorter...hit 14 fwys and struck my irons well.  Just funny stuff...couple bad bounces...2 3 putts...had a stretch where I birdied 3 of 5 w 2 tap in pars though...score was like 82or83...not so good but man those 5 holes were fun...when you're controlling your ball the game is so fun...
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on November 15, 2018, 07:54:01 PM
Doesn't Molly have nice legs?...she's a Brit...loves it over here...getting a degree in communications...she's got over 500 grass roots green card supporters...

Who wouldnt love been over there?
Who wouldnt love been a Brit either... all that History and the Ryder Cup☠️

You guys were smart to Brexit the euro economic meltdown...those itals, Spaniards and Greeks are going bust in the next 4 years....gonna get ugly I'm afraid...US will get a temporary bump from the capital flight but were not far behind the itals...brits will be better off than many of the euros...me thinks...I'm applying to be Sgt. Squirt's mog (half man half dog)....
Title: Re: Farkin Golf
Post by: freehb on November 18, 2018, 09:20:25 PM
Sometimes the game nourishes my soul..,that happened for me this weekend.  Came at a really good time as well...was kinda down after my grandfather passed.  Mrs free has been crazy lately...early onset menopause...anyway Mrs free took our 8 year old on a cub scout camping trip...I employed the greatest automated  babysitting robot ever invented (ipad) for my 12 year old and headed to the course...

Friday game is a big boy game...blues only $30 buy-in...blind draw best ball partner, net and skins...I won net, the best ball and 2 skins...can't even remember the round other then I remember getting to some places I'd never seen on a cold windy day...the Saturday game is for the sandbaggers...a net game...skins, $20 buy-in...free went a little overboard but still somehow managed to come in 2nd and pull down another skin...don't really remember much from then on.....a lot of 12 year single malt in honor of John Morrison...

I do remember today's game...the Sunday game is THE big boy game...$10 buy-in gross skins blues only...only shot an 80 but was one of the better rounds I've played...didn't make much and was searching for it the first few holes but found it on 3 and had nothing but tap in pars and a couple birdies...everyone got cut so I split the pot and also won my Nassau...

All in all I had a great time and left the course with a huge wad of cash and a warm feeling from all the scotch...I felt free all weekend...mrs free is home now and my anxiety is back...go figure...not feeling very free anymore...