Sports **Golf** Broke a personal goal on mah bday!

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  1. b00ts

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    It’s not much, but this is only my 3rd round of 18. Usually I slum it up at the range or play a drunken front 9...

    Broke 100 with a 98 and didn’t lose my ball. Had 3 pars and only four 3-putts!


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  2. b00ts

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    And it was my first time walking 18
     
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    Never_Rolled Dad motherfucker of the planet

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    Congrats! That I wasn’t playing behind you.

    Happy Bday!
     
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  4. b00ts

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    It was a great end too. Threw a 232 yard dart with my 3 hybrid within 4ft of the pin for a birdie putt... In true high handicap fashion, I missed it.
     
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    well done boots
     
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    Never_Rolled Dad motherfucker of the planet

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    You’re killing me. :)
     
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    No snowmen either. Look at you!
     
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    Take the hint, and congratulations.
     
  10. b00ts

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    Haha not this time. Came close on a few holes. Honestly my putting is atrocious. I can play my mis-hits back to the green, but miss what should be easy putts.
     
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    peasant.
     
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  12. Hauler

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    Drive for show
    Putt for dough
     
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    Filthy Too dumb to win, too tough to Ignore

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    oh - and Happy Birthday!
     
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    Filthy Too dumb to win, too tough to Ignore

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    they had a long-drive competition on during a work-lunch at the brewery, those dudes were built like TRT Vitor and cranking 375 yards .
     
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    ConorMcGregorsBeard The Face That Runs the Place

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    I always found it odd. People will proudly show off their new $300 driver that they'll use on 4 holes but balk at spending that much money on a putter.
     
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  16. b00ts

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    Honestly, the more I learn about course management, the more I opt for my 3 wood or even 3 hybrid over the driver. The ebb and flow of the course doesn’t always mesh well with bombing the driver off the tee. Don’t get me wrong, if it’s a straight and clear par 4 or 5, I try to rip the cover off, but I tend to club down when I need to for a better follow up shot.
     
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    those dudes are jacked, using oversized custom drivers with like 6* loft, and tee it about a foot in the air.
     
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    And the bad thing is I hate my putter. It came with the Nike set I bought off a dude and I tried to like it, but I just hate the mallet style. Thinking of going do a fitting for a Scotty or Odyssey blade
     
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    I usually tee of with a 5 iron. Haha.
    It's boring, but I hit it 200 yards dead straight. Usually sets me up quite nicely for the approach shot.

    The key to scoring well in golf is to make the green in regulation and never 3 putt.
     
  20. Never_Rolled

    Never_Rolled Dad motherfucker of the planet

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    You don't hit a 5 iron 200 yards. The average tour pro hits a 5 iron 190. The longest guys can crank a 5 iron 200plus but most around 190.
     
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    I don't remember the last time I used my driver. The extra yardage I get on it over my 3 wood is often negated by the exasperated slice that comes along with the old numero uno. I decided to focus on using my 6 iron down, it made a big difference and got me consistently shooting in the 90's.
     
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    And they hit a custom 5-iron blade that far. The average golfers mostly use GI irons. I’m hitting my Nike Vapor Fly 5I about 175 average. When I drilled that hybrid yesterday, it was all due to a perfect lie right at the lip of a slight down slope and wind was to my back. It was the definition of a once in a lifetime shot.
     
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    You want to put money on it?
    I could video my next trip to the range.
     
  24. Never_Rolled

    Never_Rolled Dad motherfucker of the planet

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    Henry-Griffitts - Changing golf one custom club at a time.
    I have Henry Griffitts. They were one of the first companies to perfect custom fitting. Within a month of being fitted I won my first tournament. I am a firm believer in getting fitted. There is no way off the shelf clubs are going to fit most people. Golf is a an equipment oriented game so being fitted makes the most sense if you want to get the most out of your game. Most people tend to use too stiff shafts for their swing speed. I had to be humbled myself. The proof is in ball striking, distance and accuracy. I don't pay attention to the numbers and just listen to what my fitter says. He was also my swing coach.

    I don't claim the HG's are the best. I would probably have equal results with another companies fitted clubs but they work for me.
     
  25. Never_Rolled

    Never_Rolled Dad motherfucker of the planet

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    How exactly are you going to measure this?
     
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