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OK - true confession time . .I vandalized a golf course in 1990 (I think).  I have no reason for saying this online except to explain the reason why . . . . .  no reason.  I was 16(ish) and highly stupid.  I found myself with the opportunity to vandalize a golf course so I (we) did it.  We snuck onto the golf course at night (for no reason) and found the flags still in the cups.  We took the flags and, like they were spears, punctured the greens and basically ripped the...
A guy I used to play with all the time suddenly quit playing.  He didn't keep an official handicap but he would always shoot high 70's to low 80's.  There was no real "quitting" - he just stopped being available whenever I'd call him to play.  I thought he just quit playing with *me* . . but my wife is good friends with his wife and she says he hasn't played in over a year now.  I guess, according to his wife, he's depressed or something . .apparently he's not doing much...
The only eagle I ever participated in was on a par5 in an alternate shot scramble during a group golf lesson.  The first guy hit a bad drive.  The second guy absolutely crushed a fairway wood - but it landed about 20 yards to the right of the green in thick brush.  The third shot was mine.     When I got to the the ball it was definitely in the brush with trees above - there was a reasonable sized opening though between the brush growing up and the trees hanging down....
I'm only carrying 13 (max) right now - My bag currently consists of:   D 4W 3H 4H 5 6 7 8 9 P GW SW Putter   I'm planning to add a LW.  I'm also planning to drop the 3H but not sure yet what I'll replace it with, if anything.  I'd like to find a club I can reliably hit from 190-200 .. if such a club exists (for me).  My 3H *should* be that club but I rarely hit it well and I guess, on average, it goes shorter than my 4h which I hit better.  180+ yards off...
ya - you can definitely fix it and I think you're second vid is a lot better.  I'm no swing expert so I'll leave it at that . . .   The funny thing to me about casting is that it's not an isolated flaw . .ie . .everything I've done to improve my swing has helped me in not casting.  Obviously I don't have the insights of a golf instructor but, based on my own swing, it's more like casting is the result of a bunch of things that happen in a bad swing . .a lot of them, in...
That sounds pretty lame . .I bet the place is pretty crowded most of the time?  That seems to bring out the worst in people.  I go out of my way to find relaxed places to play.  I start with the list of top courses in my city . .and mark them as places never to visit.  The worst thing about golf is golfers, man . .lol.     If I were you I'd move on.  Going to the club management or putting up with people you find annoying are both going to suck the enjoyment right out of...
That's pretty bad for TV . . it's rare to get an angle that shows how ugly the shot really is.  Made me think of this:       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM6NjM_zmEQ     This one's even worse.  
A tip that isn't already in a golf book?  That's a tall order. I think almost every tip imaginable, good or bad, is written down in some golf book somewhere.     Maybe here's one, though . . .taking kind of a different angle.  I don't think too many golf books would tell you this . . .     "Golf is a lot harder than it looks.  You might practice the things in this book for years and never be any good.  Therefore, adjust your expectations before you begin".  
I pull for him when he's doing well, am frustrated when he plays himself out of contention  - even though I expect it.  I wouldn't really call myself a "fan" - but there's something about him that makes you want him to do well.  He seems like a real PITA to be around . .I bet it's not easy being in his entourage.  
Congratulations, climberches - you have one of the most common, if not THE most common ailment of all new (and some longtime) golfers . .a slice.  The swing flaws leading up to the slice can be many - but what is happening is that you are hitting the ball with your clubface open relative to your swing path.     The best and easiest thing to do would be to get a few lessons.  Search the site and internet for "how to fix my slice" . . . you will see that it's a very common...
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