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Many, many times, and each and one was joyful.  I know I am lucky so let's leave it at that.  I never thought, growing up and learning the game, I would ever get the chance, but dreams do come true in the most unlikely of ways.   Chilli Dipper is very insightful about the difficulty of tee shots where you have questions or doubt about the the way to play the upcoming shot.  Number 11 and number 14 sit before you and ask you to hit a certain shot without of a lot of...
Number 11 was always the hardest for me... you have to hit it really, really hard and favor the right side which is very elevated -- the hole plays longer than 10 if you have a predictable draw.    Surprisingly number 14 is challenging since it is easy to hang one right and the slope takes you hard right.  So sometimes you get a little pull going and then you are dead trying to get over some really big trees to what might be the hardest green to control your location. ...
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This brings up an interesting question about a swing.  I started out playing left-handed and switched to right handed in my teens.  To this day, I can hit a pretty decent shot left handed so I can use a 2 or 3 iron turned backwards and hit a low bounding shot pretty far, or I can turn something like a 9 iron upside down and actually hit an air-borne shot.  So, being a foot or so from an OB fence just means I might choose to make a golf stroke but left-handed.  This is...
There really should be no pain or discomfort from a good grip so I only asked all those questions because I did not know what you were doing to cause the issue.  The interlocking grip is just as acceptable as the typical Vardon grip (or overlapping,) and lots of younger players use it.  It is a common bromide that smaller hands tend to work well with the interlocking grip.  I still think most golfers prefer the overlap just to unify the hands closer together.  Which ever...
It is impossible to discuss your grip because we don't know what the adjustment you made is.  Can you describe you lefthand grip in more detail, or better yet a picture.  Pointing the V formed by the index finger and thumb to your right shoulder is typically a stronger grip position, but your grip depends on many things.  A strong versus neutral grip has little to do with actual strength or how your ultimate ball flight will turn out.  Where is the heel pad of your left...
Welcome Texas Golfers... Glad ot have you.
Arnold Palmer, because he was gracious and friendly when I asked for his autograph.  Did not expect him to stop and sign, but he did with a smile.
The advantages of a private club are many:  rounds under 4 hours, generally better conditions on the course, especially the greens -- people seem to care for their course because they will be playing there a lot, and sometimes there are especially good pros.  The disadvantages are higher expense (typically.)  Some private clubs tend to cater to single digit handicaps, some to members who demonstrate a love and knowledge of the game, and some just because you live within...
Four hours per round...  That is an unhurried pace that most should be able to adapt too.  On tour, penalty shots and fines ensue and during public play, marshalls escort the players off the course if not playing to a four hour pace -- after one warning.  Taking longer than that is due to an ingrained habit of not paying attention to playing along using common sense and courtesies toward other golfers.  It is really not hard to play in four hours, no matter the slope and...
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