Round 2 of my on the course testing of the new Maxfli BlackMax took place last Sunday at my first 18 hole tournament of the year, a men’s club event.
Unfortunately on the first hole I screwed up badly and bladed my approach shot over the green right into a fence that marked the OB line. The ball hit the fence and bounced back in bounds. (Note after blading a lob wedge into a chain link fence the ball had NO marks or scuffs). I had more troubles on the hole and ended up with a triple bogey. Next hole was a par 5 that I reached in two and two putted for birdie. To make a long story short, after the triple on the first hole I ended with 73.
I played the same ball that I played my first 18 hole test with. At the end of the 36th hole, the BlackMax literally looked shiny and brand new. THIS BALL IS VERY DURABLE!
Once again my iron game was good and the ball responded and felt awesome. Off the putter the ball feels great to me. It does not feel “hard.” The parts of my game that were bad were chipping and driving. Unfortunately the jury is still out with me on driving distance and workability because for the 2nd round in a row my driving was terrible. Usually my driving is solid.
I had a couple of possible OB and “tree incidents” with my little BlackMax and once again it refused to get lost. So for some funny reason I can’t lose this ball! I say again, if they can patent that feature they’d have the best selling ball in history!
As my new found friend Insta Marv reports, Tiger has given the Ford GT he won at Doral to his caddie Steve Williams.
Anyone find it ironic that Tiger won the Ford GT and Phil is the big Ford endorser?
Tiger pumps his fist one last time as he makes par on 18 to close out Phil Mickelson at Doral. With this victory Tiger regains the #1 position in golf.
The battle today was everything I’d hoped for. Tiger gained on Phil and then overtook him by two with an eagle. Phil came right back and birdied the next two holes to tie. Tiger then made a clutch putt at 17 to go up by one. It was just like two boxers exchanging punches.
Phil had a chance to sink a chip to force a playoff. Look how close his ball was to going in the hole below:
This is the kind of golf I’d love to see on a weekly basis.
Today’s Ford Championship at Doral was one of the best and most entertaining PGA events I’ve watched in a long time. Tiger was spectacular with a 63 which included knocking his drive onto a 372 yard par 4 (330 carry to the middle of the green).
Phil, despite driving the ball poorly, answered Tiger’s charge with a fine 66.
The final round tomorrow should be a lot of fun. Tiger and Phil are both playing well. Could this be the big heavyweight championship bout we’ve all been wanting?
Jay Flemma (A Walk In The Park) and I have been discussing the expense of golf.
Golf is not cheap. The equipment is expensive. The green fees are expensive. You spend 4-5 hours away from work where you could be MAKING money.
How much are you willing to spend on a round of golf? How much do you spend over the course of a year for equipment, rounds, ibuprophen, hotdogs and all related items? I’m almost afraid to calculate it.
I had a theft in my garage a couple of years ago. I frantically checked to see if my clubs had been stolen and thank goodness they hadn’t. It was at that point that I realized how much it would cost me to replace them. $400/driver, $300-400 for fairway woods, $1000 irons, $125-150×4 wedges, $200 putter, $200 bag, $100 premium balls, $100 rain gear, $50 umbrella….. If my golf bag had been ripped off I would have been out well over $3000.
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