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  1. #21
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    Re: How are the current conditions affecting your game?

    Quote Originally Posted by duncan mackie View Post
    I've only played once in the last couple of weeks but was hitting hybrids from some tees (which is not normal on our course).

    Those getting bad bounces need to change their trajectory, or accept the consequences.
    For me its the 100yds in Thats the problem .
    Off the tee 5 wood will do for most holes.

    We have a par 3 hole 160yds which has a bunker in front of the green .
    Its designed for a mid iron 7/6 oob behind green.
    We Just cant stop the ball on it.
    Cant run it up so had to play left of the green chip up and try for par.

    But its better than playing in the rain.
    Guy at the club told me no significant rainfall forecast for next FOUR WEEKS,
    Cant think what the course will be like as we have had two fires already.

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    Re: How are the current conditions affecting your game?

    Have you tried teeing the ball stupidly high. Club up and add loft though impact to hit the ball really high. Ive been forced to try this on a few occasions and had some success.

    Fun too. My usual lowish flat trajectory just wont cut it sometimes.

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    Re: How are the current conditions affecting your game?

    Quote Originally Posted by garyinderry View Post
    Have you tried teeing the ball stupidly high. Club up and add loft though impact to hit the ball really high. Ive been forced to try this on a few occasions and had some success.

    Fun too. My usual lowish flat trajectory just wont cut it sometimes.
    i have a minus aoa with my driver and cant change that I have no chance with an iron .
    It is what it is just play as a four.

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    Re: How are the current conditions affecting your game?

    Quote Originally Posted by garyinderry View Post
    Have you tried teeing the ball stupidly high. Club up and add loft though impact to hit the ball really high. Ive been forced to try this on a few occasions and had some success.

    Fun too. My usual lowish flat trajectory just wont cut it sometimes.
    Good idea for trajectory - but in these conditions trajectory wI'll neither stop it nor help in terms of the probability of it bouncing straight when landing!

    Spin is you friend - small ball first etc etc Hit it better - it will respond...it may take a little more time than in softer conditions but it will respond.

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    Re: How are the current conditions affecting your game?

    Played Friday and Saturday and two different courses, scorin 32 and 35 points. Could probably take out half of the clubs in the bag and still be ok as ball going a long way.

    Not a huge fan but Id rarther be out playing then sat at home due to the weather.

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    Re: How are the current conditions affecting your game?

    I play on a links course and the course visually looks magnificent.

    Its white fairways burnt like a crisp, bunkers golden as ever and greens looking marvellous in the correct colour - green.

    How is it playing? Mainly how it usually does apart from the wind.

    Greens are 11 on stimp.

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    Re: How are the current conditions affecting your game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Titleist3 View Post
    I play on a links course and the course visually looks magnificent.

    Its white fairways burnt like a crisp, bunkers golden as ever and greens looking marvellous in the correct colour - green.

    How is it playing? Mainly how it usually does apart from the wind.

    Greens are 11 on stimp.
    playing a links course you probably wont see a lot of difference, parkland is another matter they are not designed to play like a links course.
    Playing Lancaster today looking forward to that.

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    Re: How are the current conditions affecting your game?

    Played my best ever round yesterday so it must be helping! At times it definitely does - e.g. on a long par 4 if my drive goes in the rough, I can hit an iron out and it rolls almost up to the green anyway, making it a bit easier to recover from poor drives. I played some nice chip and runs as well.
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    Re: How are the current conditions affecting your game?

    Same as most getting tons of run out. Stopped using driver and switched to a Srixon driving iron and just stinging it out there with loads of run.

    Front pins are really hard to get at and it's just luck having to land it in front of the green and hope it runs up ok.

    It's great on a couple of our holes. e.g. 5th which goes down into a dell and back up again. Usually I'd hit a 4i or hybrid to get it to the bottom. Saturday I hit a 8 iron to the top of the hill and let it just bounce down. . Same on the 14th, can just take a short iron and run it down to the bottom of the hill, when I'd usually be 3w or driver.
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    Re: How are the current conditions affecting your game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Same as most getting tons of run out. Stopped using driver and switched to a Srixon driving iron and just stinging it out there with loads of run.
    That's another factor I forgot to mention. Our course has a couple of tight tee shots early on (2nd and 3rd), so I went with the 3 iron yesterday on both, kept them nice and straight, and plenty of roll meant that I don't lose out on too much distance.
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