Monday, March 22, 2010

2nd Place, Closest to the Pin, and 1 Skin...Not Too Shabby

I've been playing in a local men's league that plays several muni courses in the valley and have been enjoying it. Last weekend we played at Apache Wells in Northeast Mesa. I shot a 38-38 for a total of 76, which is my lowest score to date however the course is a par-71 and is rated 67.5 with a slope of not a very difficult course.

I ended up winning 2nd place in my flight ($20 gift certificate) and got closest to the pin on one of the holes (Apache Wells baseball cap) and won a skin on the same hole ($20 cash). I ended up with $56 in prizes, so it was a good day. The funny thing is that I feel that I didn't play that well, thought I putted better this week even though I missed some easy putts.

The main thing I would like to do better with is my wedge game and my chipping. I was missing the greens with my wedges and then even though I was chipping somewhat better than past rounds, it could improve a lot.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Mizuno Mx300 Irons Already Damaged Goods

This image is taken from my cell phone which doesn't have the best camera, but my PW from my new Mizuno MX300 iron set is already damaged! This is after only the 3rd or 4th time using the clubs. The damage occurred at teh driving range at Whirlwind, so it's not like I was hitting from the rocky desert or anything. Because these clubs are chrome plated, the notch actually penetrated the chrome plating and will rust if I don't get this taken care of.

My Ping clubs got some dings and notches over time, but the club head was one solid material so it never rusted, it was more of a blemish but didn't affect the performance or the integrity of the club.