Got an alert on this score earlier. You're killing it man!! The Honma's are legit!second 74 in a row. irons are absolute right now. left work and went straight to the first tee, and got paired with 3 of the nicest guys i could have asked for. it was an absolutely blast, and felt great to put another really solid round together.
LOL - send some of that up this way! hasn’t rained here in 2 weeks (I’m just super salty because we had our sod laid at our new place exactly 2 weeks ago and it’s been like 90 every day - should be a fun water bill next month!)Net -3 in practically standing water conditions. 13 fairways, 16 greens, 26 putts. Last one was the thing today. Feel like I putted really well. Swing feels a little better. Need it to dry up at some point though. This wet stuff is getting old.
Oh man. That's the worst. I'm a contractor, and I feel your pain on this brother. DEEP. lolLOL - send some of that up this way! hasn’t rained here in 2 weeks (I’m just super salty because we had our sod laid at our new place exactly 2 weeks ago and it’s been like 90 every day - should be a fun water bill next month!)
Congrats on the milestones man. That's a big round!Shot -3 69 today from our tips which was my first round under par from those and best buy 3 shots. Birdied hole 3 and 7 which are both par 5’s. Had a bogey on 9 and then made par until I birdies 17 and 18. We were playing a Wolf game too so the birdies on the last two holes paid pretty damn good!
Have you thought about a different shaft in the irons, that could help dispersion a bit. I went from Recoil 95 F3 in my Epic Forged irons to a Modus 120 stiff in my ZX7's and my dispersion has tightened up and my GIR is up considerably this year so far.I played a really cool course in RI called Sakonnet yesterday. It is a Donald Ross design from the 20s. Not super long at just under 6400 yards from the back tees but typical Donald Ross greens with slope to them where missing them in the wrong place is a problem. The course is right along the Sakonnet river which leads into the ocean. I shot a solid 75 which was +5.
It was an interclub match where we had 4 teams of 2 against 4 of their teams. We played the pro and another member who was about the same as me and my partner with a 4 on course handicap. It was a great match that wound up halved when unfortunately my partner and I both 3 putted the 17th hole. Nobody ever had more than a 1 up lead on the match.
My driving continues to be solid with 9/14 greens. I am a bit disappointed in my iron play still. I hit 8/14 greens. I had a couple of shots where I got hurt by not knowing the course but still missed more greens than I would like. I chipped and putted well with 28 putts and get up and down 6/9 times. Highlight of the short game was jarring a wedge on a par 4 I was in trouble on for a birdie. On that hole I missed the fairway by only a couple of feet but was in a terrible lie and had to play up short to 55 yards. The wedge was perfect and just barely rolled into the hole.
Once again I was the shortest hitter in our group but had the second lowest score behind the pro. They got a kick out of my 9 wood which I continue to be happy with.
I am wondering if there might be a better fit than my current irons. I got fit for the Apex 19s last year and I feel like I am missing more greens than I should. For the season I am hitting 43% of greens. 24% of my misses are short but some of that could be due to the difficulty of my home course and how playing short of the green is the vastly preferred miss. 18% of my misses are left.
I am hitting 62% of fairways with 17% of misses being left here as well. I am averaging 32 putts which seems ok. I do think in general my short game could be a bit sharper. While it was pretty good yesterday I haven’t practiced it much this year I am going to be get some practice time in this weekend