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If you only palmar flex (and let the right wrist do what it must given your grip) at 6 it shuts the face.But I'm sure we've moved past that now. Right?
Huh? Elaborate more. What?
It's not about anecdotal evidence. You probably can't find a single person who didn't "contort the rules" when they first started.Great. You're not the target market.But not to larger holes, teeing up the ball, throwing it out of bunkers, etc.? Makes no sense to me.Your t-ball example strikes me as invalidating your position. They haven't hit a pitched ball but are playing baseball. Seems awfully similar to what this is.I'm a reasonably good golfer and I think it would be...
 I know what you're saying. I also think it would look more like 4, 5, 7, 9. But the point is in discussing the "4" (your "5") and the current "8" (we agree roughly on that number).
 Poppycock and baloney. My wife and kid began playing by teeing the ball up, throwing it when they wanted, stopping playing a hole when they were bored, taking side trips to see if there were any frogs in the pond, and just doing whatever they would find enjoyable. Most people roll the ball in the fairways, take mulligans, etc. Both my wife and kid - and those people who "contort the rules" - would have told you that they were still playing golf. They gained an...
 Your swing is a lot better now. :)
 Courses built in the 1930s are not the norm. Soften the contours at those minority of courses or play them at 9-10. I play a course built in the 1950s with some severe contours, and they get silly at 13, but can play at 10 to 12 every day (the latter excludes a few hole locations, but has enough for a few rounds of tournament play). It seems silly to me to base an opinion on the, what, 10% of courses built and not renovated since 1940? 1960? 1980?  Oh brother. Consistency...
 No it isn't. Grip down on an existing club. A short club is a waste. I cut down my first club, a bargain bin 7-iron, when the grip wore out and the shaft developed a rust spot. It was pointless.
 Of course the whole field matters - your "cut" math doesn't make sense. You can't just cut out players that miss the cut… they're not being judged against a universal standard, they're being judged against the rest of the field. It's tougher to win, to make cuts, to finish top ten, etc. in a stronger field than a weaker one. To put it another way… If a field in Jack's day was comprised of 10 "A" players and 20 "B" players and 100+ "C" players, it's easier to not only make...
 A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf by James R. Hansen
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