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When playing with friends I like the early tee times.  Groups who snatch up early morning tee times usually play with a purpose and the rounds generally go smoother.  Seems like some groups who get out later in the morning are more prone to slower rounds and it only takes 1 or 2 such groups to muck up the course.   When playing by myself I like late afternoon.  Course is usually quiet and I can often play without getting matched up. This doesn't work during the week on...
Finished at 13.7 with some strong scores after Labor Day. Can't post scores after 10/31 in MN but should get a few more rounds in before freeze up.
Shot 91 in some pretty tough conditions yesterday.  Should have stayed home.   If I can post one sub 90 round between now & 10/31 all or my scores counted for handicap purposes would be in the 80's.  That would be some nice improvement for me after a pretty rough stretch during mid-summer this year. In MN you can't post scores after 10/31.
Did it earlier this week.  Had about 185 to the pin from the rough and chose a 7-iron trying to just get over some trees and drop it in front of the green.  Hit kind of a pulled, running draw flier that must have bounced right past the group in front of me while they were sitting on the cart path behind a bunker on the far side of the green. The ball had to of traveled 200+ yards but I couldn't see where it finished and while looking for it to the front left of the green...
 For sure. How high they can hit the ball and still have a penetrating ball flight is amazing. A pretty average tour pro will carry a 4-iron 225 yards over water and still stop it on a well bunkered par 3.
I play a little over half my rounds solo. Just works out that way as the friends I enjoy golfing with either don't have the same commitment to the game as I do or the free time to commit to the game that I currently do. The social aspect of golf is nice but not so important to me to put up with slow play, arrogance or snobbery, bad etiquette, immature behavior etc. etc. If either one of my kids develops a solid interest in the game that number will likely go down...
The Srixons worked great for me this summer but can be almost like camo in the fall when sitting among leaves that are various shades of green to to yellow to brown.   Have also found the flujoro-green balls to be good when the sun is high or late in the day when the sun is sinking below the horizon.  Not so good when the sun is low in the sky and there is a lot of glare. It's a trade off really. The white balls have their advantages as do the fluoro ones.   The...
My 11-year old daughter is a relative beginner and plays in from the 150 marker on par 4's & par 5's and the 100 yard marker on the par 3's.  Once she can routinely get the ball in the air and easily reach the green in 2-shots from the 150 marker we will move back to 200 yard marker.   This works out well because she knows where to go to tee it up without any direction and it generally allows her to play out most of the holes without holding up the groups behind us. If...
I thought the tighten the abs tip was more about getting the correct posture at address not so much about keeping them tight through the swing.  I would think any kind of concious tension during the swing would be counter productive to making a good swing.
Previously I fished and the type of fishing I loved to do involved a good deal of traveling up north to the better walleye lakes in our state.  About 5-years ago a change in job responsibilities and work travel responsibilities really impacted my ability to get away for fishing.  Since I had been a very committed golfer 20-25 years ago I decided why not take it up again.  Golf has filled the vacuum nicely and I eventually sold my boat a year ago last spring.   Upland...
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