Sunday, July 25, 2010

You don't need it..

As I've been playing with the Mizuno brand lately, and I've been slowly lurking around the various forums and Ebay and Craigslist looking to also get matching hybrids.  I was sooo..close to pulling the trigger and getting the same lofted Mizuno hybrids..but then..I came to my senses..why?

Right now, I play mixed hybrids..I play with a Titleist 585H 21 deg. and then a Nickent 3DX 24 deg..and you know what..I hit them both very well.  I've actually become very close with them like a pair of old just feels right everytime.

Sure, "technology" might have changed allowing me to get less spin and blah..blah..blah..but really..if I can hit my my current mixed set 220 and 200 yards consistently, what more can I ask for?  Anyway, to all of you guys in the same your'll thank me later.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Amazon for golf equipment?

Lately I've been getting caught in between clubs especially at the 110-115 yardage..and it's a bitch.  I'm not a fan of hitting irons soft or hard..I'd rather hit full shots..right?

Unfortunately, when I had my Titleist AP1's it came with a gap wedge which was so perfect, but  now, with the Mizuno MX-25's, I was sans gap wedge.  I've been looking over Ebay, Craigslist, but to no avail.  I was tempted to just get a matching Titleist Spin Milled 52 degree, to match my other SM's, but just wasn't too fond of paying $110 for a new one.

Well, I decided to search Amazon for the a MX-25 gap wedge..AND sure enough I found a seller..and with the exact specs that match my current set..AND it was only $60..BRAND NEW.  I couldn't believe it..Amazon?..for golf?  YEP..give them a try if you happen to be looking for some golf's definitely a hidden gem.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

That one hole!?!

Lately, I've been playing really consistent and have shot 91 on the last four rounds.  What kills me is that one hole or a "blow up" hole where I end up with a triple..and voila!..91.  I get so pissed when this happens.  Take for example yesterday.

I was on route to break 90..all I needed was a bogey on the last whole to get 89.  It was a par 4..392 yards..and I just hit one of my best drives all day..straight down the middle left fairway..I had about 100 yards left

I get to the ball..licking my chops..ball is sitting nicely on the fairway..I take a swing and hit it fat..what the hell.  Then hit it again and..short..right into the bunker..what the hell.  So, anyway I get out and now lying four on the green..and I three putt.  Talk about the Golf Gods "adjusting" my score.

To me, a 91 is miles away from an 89..even though it's only 2 strokes.  I guess I can't complain as I feel pretty good with the game, less the blow up holes, but feel I'm getting so close to getting sub-90 consistently..we'll see.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cheap golf shorts..

I have to say I'm not the one to be looking at when it comes to the latest golf fashion and my wallet tells me that I can't plunk done 90 bucks a shirt to look like Ian Poulter or Rickie Fowler.  However, I do get my golf shorts from Marshalls and it is super cheap.  I'm the last person who needs another pair of khaki shorts, but you just can't help it when you can get some designer ones for $15.  I just got some cool North Face khaki shorts which were super cheap.  True, a lot of their other stuff is this place must be where golf shorts go to die.

Monday, July 05, 2010

As smooth as butter..

After playing with the Mizuno MP 600 driver a few times now I have to say that the distance I get is about the same as the Titleist 905R I used before.  One thing that I had to get used to was a smoother swing with the MP-600 since the shaft is 45" (the shaft on the 905R is 44"), but after a few hits it was easier than I thought to get adjusted to.  I noticed with the longer shaft it required less effort for me, compared to the shorter shaft, to get the same distance..which makes sense.

Sometimes, I get into trouble when I try to "step on it" to get a little more and end up with a low hook with the shorter driver (905R at 44") but with this one, and with it's longer length, it negates that effect..another reason I may keep it.  It's like eating a piece of can't just stick it in your mouth and have to chew and chew first.

I have to say, however, I still have not bough into the whole weight technology system as I had set the MP-600 to launch the ball high (both weight in the center/rear position)..but still get a medium trajectory.  I know I have a shallow swing, but still this "technology" should at least give me a little "bump" in this area.  Either way, I do really like the way the MP 600 looks..almost like the 905R..very plain and standard setup..and it has no alignment markers..but at this point anyone who plays with one already should know how to align the ball to the driver.

If you're looking to try the MP-600 out, they're pretty cheap on Ebay nowadays and can probably be had for under $150, new, and less if you want to go the used route.