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Shot an 87 yesterday on a par-73.  4 doubles and a triple.  Other than those holes, I played ok.  My course management needs a lot of work.  I'm just not thinking my way around the golf course right now, and my misses (constantly short-siding myself, fairway bunkers, etc.) are turning par/bogey holes into double/triple holes.  For instance, hitting driver on a 325 yard hole and driving it into a grove of trees next to the green instead of just playing something to 250 in...
1) non-ready golf guy   2) crappy multiple practice swing guy - the one who spends three minutes taking one smooth practice swing after another.  then he finally addresses his ball and hacks at it like Charles Barkley   3) club thrower/smasher guy - it's just embarrassing and unbecoming of a golfer.  it's all the worse when this is a crap golfer, which it usually is.   4) patronizing guy - played with a guy that would clap and hoot and holler whenever a woman...
It's not all about the long ball or accuracy...it's about both.  You remove either from the equation and you can kiss a good score goodbye on a reasonably long course (say, 6700+).   As for distance...I had been struggling with my driver so I had started to just play my 3H off the tee of late.  I can carry it about 230-240 off the tee and it keeps me in play but it wasn't allowing for many quality birdie looks.  Had a eureka moment two weeks ago with regards to my...
Shot a 74 (+4) from the whites when I was about 14 or 15.   Shot 75 (+3) from the tips three or four times during my senior year of high school.   For nine holes, I've shot a handful of 34s.  Usually followed by a 42-45.   I generally gave up golf when I entered college, so I've only broken 80 three times in the last fifteen years.  And all three of those occurred on easy courses.
1) Webb Simpson - 276 2) Lee Westwood - 277 3) Tiger Woods - 278
So after 20 years, I've finally bit the bullet and hooked up with a golf instructor.  The progress I've made during two months of lessons is unbelievable compared to the progress I made on my own during those 20 futile years.  Obviously, I'm working on a bunch of things simultaneously, but here's the two I've worked on most recently:   1) Working on removing all extraneous independent hand and wrist movements from my putting stroke.  I just discovered that I'm way...
Sorry to dig up such old thread, but I thought I'd share my two cents since I recently bought the M85T.  I have the 9.5 and adjusted the face 2 degrees open.  I'm not one to make ridiculous claims, but this thing is absolutely huge.  And I'm not lying when I say that this added a good 15 yards to my drives.  My spin rates were really solid (right around 2300) with this compared to clubs like the R11, Ping I15, Adams Speedline, etc.  I'm hitting a very consistent high...
Played a course for the first time on Saturday and shot 104. Course had lots of blind tee shots, elevation changes, and multi-tiered greens, so I wasn't expecting to score all that well, but to go from 78 and 79 in my prior two rounds to 104 was humbling to say the least. As you can imagine it was a complete meltdown - OB on seemingly every tee shot, chunked chips/sand shots, a shank, 4 4-putts, terrible decision-making, etc.  I even threw in two quads and a...
Sadly, I encountered tons of cheating at the junior and high school levels.  Our opponents would frequently try to cut stroke shaving "deals" with my playing partner and I before teeing off.  These were guys who were always in the newspaper basically "playing" to scratch during the season.  Then come sectionals (with a monitor/scorekeeper), they'd typically blow-up and shoot an 85.   I had a childhood friend that ended up becoming a teaching pro that would literally...
I saw this happen to my wife a few years back at the East Potomac Park golf course in DC.  She hits a nice drive down the middle of the fairway and as we are approaching her shot a fox runs out, stands over her ball, looks right at her, then bends down, snags the ball and runs off into the right rough.  My wife starts chasing it, screaming, and wildly swinging her club.  Fox finally drops it into a hole in the ground and darts away.  When we get to the spot we find a...
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