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stefs wrote: Wed Mar 22, 2023 12:13 pm
I have ordered the x5 as well :thumbup: 11th april shipping starts I believe. Looks quite nice doesn't it.
A few of the X5 colour options are sold out already so it's looking popular, probably with V3 owners upgrading.
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First round of the season today! Actually only 9 holes but it was great to get out.

It was ugly as a lot of rust was showing. The greens were not cut or rolled so were horrendously slow. Frankly we didn't care much as getting out was a last minute decision as the weather finally cooperated with our schedules.

Looking to start playing on a regular basis starting next week. Hopefully most courses will.be open and playing conditions will be better.
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I've actually managed 14 rounds this year so far, still not enough to knock my rust off, unfortunately ! But I've enjoyed getting out.

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I would like to see Jordan Spieth win it, or maybe McIlroy.

Jordan has rather got into the habit of pulling defeat out the jaws of victory. Rory has as well to some extent. We know about that in Leicester! ;D
Maybe Sheffler would be the wise pick. (Sheffler and McIlroy 7/1 favourites, Spieth 4th best at 16/1)
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magicman wrote: Wed Apr 05, 2023 7:19 am I've actually managed 14 rounds this year so far, still not enough to knock my rust off, unfortunately ! But I've enjoyed getting out.

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14 rounds takes me 20 years or more!
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JAFO wrote: Wed Apr 05, 2023 9:39 am I would like to see Jordan Spieth win it, or maybe McIlroy.

Jordan has rather got into the habit of pulling defeat out the jaws of victory. Rory has as well to some extent. We know about that in Leicester! ;D
Maybe Sheffler would be the wise pick. (Sheffler and McIlroy 7/1 favourites, Spieth 4th best at 16/1)
My prediction is a fairy tale win on his farewell from sandy lyle.
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atnits wrote: Wed Apr 05, 2023 1:53 pm
magicman wrote: Wed Apr 05, 2023 7:19 am I've actually managed 14 rounds this year so far, still not enough to knock my rust off, unfortunately ! But I've enjoyed getting out.

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14 rounds takes me 20 years or more!
Just 6 rounds so far as I've stayed away from playing on the very cold or very wet days but from now on I'll be playing much more frequently.
Played yesterday at Winter Hill, Berkshire in the sun and enjoyed a decent round on a quite dry course trying out a couple of minor swing changes in preparation for a forthcoming driver fitting.
Winter Hill is presently owned by John Lewis but they announced about a month or so ago that it will close at the end of this month so it is up for sale by sealed bids. A shame for the existing members but hopefully it'll attract the right new owner. Anybody got a spare few £million ?
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New driver ordered :D :thumbup:

but delivery unlikely for 20 working days :(

New Shotscope X5 due for delivery on 11th :D :thumbup:

More up and down feelings than during a round of my golf !
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Mikkei4 wrote: Sun Apr 09, 2023 4:42 pm New driver ordered :D :thumbup:

but delivery unlikely for 20 working days :(

New Shotscope X5 due for delivery on 11th :D :thumbup:

More up and down feelings than during a round of my golf !
Which Driver did you go for ?

I cant hit mine at the moment, I actually took three shots to get off the tee box on Friday, it was shocking.

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Hi Steve,

Maybe not a brand that would immediately come into people's mind for a driver but I've ordered a Mizuno STX230.
It's been getting great reviews and the X version has a slight draw bias that can straighten my usual soft fade that turns into a slice when I go at it a bit too much. It was giving me additional length, tighter dispersion and consistent flight also.

"No brainer" choice in the end.

I was doing similar to you a month ago so reviewed the basics of grip, stance and tempo (with the help of a few Alex Elliott YouTubes) as these elements deteriorate over time and I can get too fast causing an out to in steep downswing resulting in topped shots, big slices or shots way left. I needed to improve as I had the driver fitting booked and it was all better by last week but it needs periodic maintenance.

I hope you can get back to your usual long drives soon ready for your trip to The Belfry.

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Hello there

I've decided I'm going to play yellow balls, my main reasons are...
I'm playing a few courses where we can't stray off the cart paths, so I can instantly recognise my ball and park up level with it.
Also since buying some new golf trousers, I don't want to go into the bushes and brambles too often, only to find a ball or two, that aren't mine.
I also find them easier to track in flight.

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I've been playing yellow balls during the winter for quite a few years now and in general I also think they're easier to identify off the fairway and in flight. I have both yellow and white balls in the same brand (Srixon) and type (Q Star Tour) and have at least 3 of each in my bag so I can decide on colour to use depending on level of light and course condition (yellow isn't always great amongst autumn leaves :D ). If conditions are ok for either colour then I play the yellow and have the white in my pocket if I have to hit a provisional ball.

Are you still going to play ProV1s but in yellow or what other brand and type of yellow balls will you play now?
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I'm currently playing Srixon AD333's (Yellows)
I really struggled with my Putting with the ProVs, so I tried the Srixons and I liked them.

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magicman wrote: Thu Apr 13, 2023 10:49 pm I'm currently playing Srixon AD333's (Yellows)
I really struggled with my Putting with the ProVs, so I tried the Srixons and I liked them.

Regards Steve
I think Srixon have a good range of balls with the AD333 being a good mid-cost ball that performs above their price. It was my go to ball for some time, then I managed to get a couple of dozen Srixon Z Star in yellow cheaply and IMO they are superb but they are normally equivalent cost to ProV1s so too expensive for me to use all the time.

So I looked at what else other Srixon had in their range. I've used the Ultisoft which is great around the greens and has a good putting feel without sacrificing much distance, also available in yellow and now I use the Q Star Tour in both colours and, as you know, have the Q Star Tour Divide for putting practice.
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