Swampers on the golf course

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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by Sabo » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:30 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:
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Sabo wrote:
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has anyone played Vice golf balls? I've been playing refurb Bridgestone B330s and Pro V1s but went ahead and pulled the trigger on 5 dozen Vice Pro Pluses because they were pretty cheap direct from them. Gonna take a while to ship from Germany of all places, but they've been getting good reviews in the golf publications + a couple people I've played with over the last few months have vouched for their top line stuff.
I've found a few of them but haven't played them. I read they were very good balls for the price. I'm still sticking with the Kirkland Signature golf balls, which are very comparable to Pro V1s and only cost $30 for two dozen.

I've played five rounds this year and have a tee time scheduled for Saturday. I'm going to try to play Sunday too, but that might depend on the weather. It's been a great way to get out of the house for several hours.
did you horde the original kirklands?!? those are like liquid gold since they've been discontinued and impossible to find.
I bought a couple of boxes online last year and I haven't needed to buy any more since then. But Coscto won that lawsuit against Acushnet, so they're making them again. My local Costco had a couple hundred boxes of Kirkland Signature golf balls for sale the last few times I've been there.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by Brontoburglar » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:15 pm

oh shit, they did? I have no idea how I missed that.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by Brontoburglar » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:17 pm

but are you referring to the three-piece or four-piece balls? I've seen the three-piece ones around and on their website, but those apparently are nothing like the previous ones that led to the suit
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Post by A_B » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:20 pm

They settled but I don’t think the kirckland balls you get are the four piece ones that caused the uproar. So they are a nice ball but I used a couple yesterday and the ones I have are no pro v. But if you see they have the four piece ones in stock you sure as shit better let me nnow
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Post by A_B » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:23 pm

Ha ha. Same.


Also there is a review of balls In the latest golf digest. Will post what they say when I get back to the computer. It’s the usual suspects I believe.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by Sabo » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:58 pm

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but are you referring to the three-piece or four-piece balls? I've seen the three-piece ones around and on their website, but those apparently are nothing like the previous ones that led to the suit
The ones I bought on Costco.com last year are three-piece balls, and that's what they're selling online, too. They seem to work just as well as the KS balls I had before the lawsuit.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

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Sabo wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:58 pm
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but are you referring to the three-piece or four-piece balls? I've seen the three-piece ones around and on their website, but those apparently are nothing like the previous ones that led to the suit
The ones I bought on Costco.com last year are three-piece balls, and that's what they're selling online, too. They seem to work just as well as the KS balls I had before the lawsuit.
I have tried the three-piece too after finding them on the course randomly and have had no issues -- but I am also not *that* good to where I can justifiably bitch and say "well if I was playing that four-piece ball I would have stopped that pin high!"
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by Sabo » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:25 am

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I have tried the three-piece too after finding them on the course randomly and have had no issues -- but I am also not *that* good to where I can justifiably bitch and say "well if I was playing that four-piece ball I would have stopped that pin high!"
I've never had problems with the three-piece KS ball not spinning enough. In fact, there are times I wish it didn't check up on the green as much as it does. What I like about the KS ball is it has a very soft feel, so I know when I've hit it well (hush your mouth, AB).
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by A_B » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:26 am

Golf diges rates the Pro V1/x, Bridgestone Tour and Callaway chrome soft a cut above. The Taylormade TP5 and a few others just below.

For more affordable, the Bridgestone 12 and Vice Pro balls were rated highly. Taylormade tour response as well.

For the cheapos like me, the Bridgestone 6 (which I really like) and Callaway supersoft look like the better of the value balls.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by sancarlos » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:29 am

I’ve found it’s always best to use sub-optimal equipment. That way you have an excuse when you shank one into the woods.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by Brontoburglar » Sat May 02, 2020 7:42 am

to keep the Costco conversation going, they're making a putter
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by Pruitt » Sat May 02, 2020 8:09 am

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I’ve found it’s always best to use sub-optimal equipment. That way you have an excuse when you shank one into the woods.
A few years ago I took a bunch of lessons, and I asked the instructor if it really made a difference which balls you use. He said "Not the way you play."
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by Giff » Sat May 02, 2020 8:53 am

I got a par on my second hole in 4.5 years.
Muh.

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Post by BSF21 » Sat May 02, 2020 1:45 pm

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I got a par on my second hole in 4.5 years.
Which side of the clown’s mouth did you aim for.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

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I got a par on my second hole in 4.5 years.
Which side of the clown’s mouth did you aim for.
Always go left.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by Sabo » Mon May 04, 2020 8:17 am

I played twice this weekend and shot 86 both days. Even better were my putting stats, as I had 25 putts on Saturday and 28 putts on Sunday, with only one three putt for the two rounds. Putting has always been a weakness in my game, so I'm pretty ecstatic with my play this weekend.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by Brontoburglar » Mon May 04, 2020 11:59 am

I went 83, 88 and then an 86 today over the past four days. kinda pissed about today's score as I had two doubles and a triple on the back nine while holing out for eagle from 150 on the toughest hole on the course
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed May 13, 2020 10:40 am

Is a Covid hole in one a hole in one or * hole in one
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Post by A_B » Wed May 13, 2020 10:44 am

I'd for damn sure count it if it the ball was rolling when it hit the foam. If it hit on the fly or on a big bounce, i'd take the asterisk.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by Pruitt » Wed May 13, 2020 10:45 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:40 am
Is a Covid hole in one a hole in one or * hole in one
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hole-in-on ... listc_pos3
Oddly, I was concerned about that.

Akin to worrying about what I'll do after I win the lottery.

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Post by mister d » Wed May 13, 2020 10:52 am

Doesn't count. I nearly holed out on a short par 4 once on a terrible, rock hard course where >1/3 of the drive was bounce and roll and I think I'm glad I didn't. Seems fake.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

Post by A_B » Wed May 13, 2020 11:27 am

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Doesn't count. I nearly holed out on a short par 4 once on a terrible, rock hard course where >1/3 of the drive was bounce and roll and I think I'm glad I didn't. Seems fake.
Because all the other golfers were playing different conditions that day?
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Post by BSF21 » Wed May 13, 2020 12:04 pm

A_B wrote:
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Doesn't count. I nearly holed out on a short par 4 once on a terrible, rock hard course where >1/3 of the drive was bounce and roll and I think I'm glad I didn't. Seems fake.
Because all the other golfers were playing different conditions that day?
I don't care about a pissing match between what qualifies as an ace, but it is a strange thing in that that I've holed out from over 150 yards a couple times before but have no recorded aces. No one gives a shit about the first one even though it's arguably a more difficult shot.

(Aces for people who aren't sub-scratch golfers are 95% luck. Take the credit.)
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Post by A_B » Wed May 13, 2020 12:05 pm

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(Aces for people who aren't sub-scratch golfers are 95% luck. Take the credit.)
That article mentioned that of 70,000 par threes played on tour, there were just 38 aces. They're 95% luck for everyone.
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Re: Swampers on the golf course

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A_B wrote:
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Doesn't count. I nearly holed out on a short par 4 once on a terrible, rock hard course where >1/3 of the drive was bounce and roll and I think I'm glad I didn't. Seems fake.
Because all the other golfers were playing different conditions that day?
Nah, because once I left the course if it ever came up in conversation, I'd feel the need to offer that huge caveat whereas rolling one in on a par 3 would feel pure.
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Post by A_B » Wed May 13, 2020 12:11 pm

mister d wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 12:09 pm
A_B wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 11:27 am
mister d wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:52 am
Doesn't count. I nearly holed out on a short par 4 once on a terrible, rock hard course where >1/3 of the drive was bounce and roll and I think I'm glad I didn't. Seems fake.
Because all the other golfers were playing different conditions that day?
Nah, because once I left the course if it ever came up in conversation, I'd feel the need to offer that huge caveat whereas rolling one in on a par 3 would feel pure.
I hope you play St. Andrews some day and this same thing happens. Course is the course! Not your fault! I don't think many people would expect a regular joe golfer to make an ace on a par four and then ask you did you play a cut or a fade to control the bounce.

The real question is...did you make the eagle?

ETA: My longest drive ever is in the 360 range or so. Shit yeah it was downhill and downwind!
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Post by Gunpowder » Wed May 13, 2020 1:01 pm

I'm planning on doing an amateur long drive event this year, if we ever get back to somewhat normalcy. Hopefully it is both downhill and downwind.
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Post by Pruitt » Wed May 20, 2020 8:40 pm

First round of the year - 65 degrees, not a cloud in the sky and a decent round for my first time out.

Man, it's great to be out.
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Post by A_B » Wed May 20, 2020 9:16 pm

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First round of the year - 65
Nice. Shoulda played 18.
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Post by Pruitt » Thu May 21, 2020 10:22 am

A_B wrote:
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First round of the year - 65
Nice. Shoulda played 18.
Ha!

that was my 12 hole score.
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Post by Square Rob » Fri May 22, 2020 4:15 am

Fuckin Canadian rules golf.

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Post by HaulCitgo » Fri May 22, 2020 4:57 am

Glad youre alive. Was is the Rona? Heard you ce up negative but sounded like Rona.

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Post by Square Rob » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:10 am

BiL and I both got memberships at the local muni, which is a pretty fine course. We have locked in the 8am tee time for Sat/Sun for the rest of the year, so I’ve been playing ~2.5x’s/wk for the last month and my game has really come around. In the 70’s now with some regularity for the first time since I was in high school. Played a partial round after work yesterday. Lots of slow players on course, so I played 1-7, then jumped over to finish 14-18. Was -1 through 6 and hit 5/5 fairways and 6/6 greens to that point. Absolutely bombed a couple off the tee, including a 340yd monster (carried ~305 and then hit cart path) where I had to chip BACK to the stick on a par 4. Also went for the most difficult carry- a 305yd par 4 but protected by water, so carry must be 260 minimum- and was on the fringe.

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Post by Square Rob » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:15 am

I struggled with my driver all last year, and then it got broke while traveling in feb. I hadn’t replaced the shaft so have been going 3wd off the tee for months. Finally fixed that baby two weeks ago and it’s made a huge difference.

Also finally figured out that I was significantly over swinging. I’ve slowed my tempo way down and am so much more consistent. Forcing myself to hit on the range once a week has really helped with that. And as almost always in golf, swinging easier and I am hitting the ball much further.

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Post by Jerloma » Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:53 pm

Shot a 38 on the front earlier this week. 5 pars and a birdie. Ended with 85 but still...kinda of a big deal for me. Had a second birdie on the back which I believe is another first.
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Post by A_B » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:12 pm

Which mini golf course did you play?
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Post by Brontoburglar » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:19 pm

Square Rob wrote:
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I struggled with my driver all last year, and then it got broke while traveling in feb. I hadn’t replaced the shaft so have been going 3wd off the tee for months. Finally fixed that baby two weeks ago and it’s made a huge difference.

Also finally figured out that I was significantly over swinging. I’ve slowed my tempo way down and am so much more consistent. Forcing myself to hit on the range once a week has really helped with that. And as almost always in golf, swinging easier and I am hitting the ball much further.
this sounds familiar

I'm having troubles syncing my hips with my arms (edit that fuckers). I played in the club championship last weekend and worked on the range all week before. shot an 81 with my golf group on Friday and then went 96-95 on the weekend because ... I was bad on everything. only played once this last week and was bad again. It's weird. I was basically hovering around 85 splitting time with the back/second back tees and have just shit myself because I'm overswinging trying to hit the ball 315 yards each drive ... when I can consistently hit it straight 275 legitimately if I actually slow down and focus on good contact.
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Post by A_B » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:21 pm

Inshot a 97 today because my short game was crap. I need to get back to just getting the ball on the green instead of trying to get chips close. I lost so many strokes from 25 yards and in. I’m not a terrible putter so just put it on the green and work it. But no I left five or six shots short of green on chips. Fuck golf.
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Post by Jerloma » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:22 pm

A_B wrote:
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Which mini golf course did you play?
https://www.ctnationalgolf.com/teetimes/scorecard/

Yes, there are 3 par 3's on the front but still a par 35...same as this course in SanFran.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:23 pm

yeah but did you play the ladies tees
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