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Ditto with the above.   I'm 6'4", played with a set of my Dad's (5'10") old clubs for year or so, really struggled (pretty whippy graphite shafts probably didn't help either!).  Got fitted, went with an inch over and 4 degrees upright, also had the grips fattened up quite a bit which I've found has made it a lot more comfortable to hold/swing a club in the 100+ strokes it still takes me to get around the course!
Living in Australia it seems here that a lot of people never learnt to drive manuals either.  Manuals although still costing less when brand new seem to actually be costing more second hand as there's just not that many of them around!   Working on some pretty boggy, sloppy construction sites, I much prefer my manual ute for sticky situations where some delicate throttle control is required.  My partner can't drive a manual, normally a good thing cos I don't think I...
I've just been using the stock Canon software (DDP) for editing RAW images. It's pretty good but I've never used anything else to compare it too. My tips... Carry two memory cards, especially if you're shooting raw and/or shooting multiple shots at high shutter speeds (wildlife, sports etc). And invest in something that's NOT your computer to back up shots too, like an external hard drive and make sure to use it! I lost 18 months worth of shots due to a careless data...
Area Manager for the survey group of a large construction company, mainly building roads and new sub-divisions and some earthworks projects.  Hopefully we'll get a contract one day to build a new golf course! - and generally why I always have something to say in threads about GPS vs. laser measurements, it's my job to know what I'm talking about in regards to that stuff!
I cop a fair bit of grief due to my accent and pronunciation...  
I think I said this in another thread somewhere, bloke above is correct in saying that GPS isn't a perfect measurement tool without some kind of adjustment.  But it is however better than +/-15 metres.  Most handheld GPS units will get down around <+/-2 metres.     Using a basic GPS to measure against the quoted distance from tee to pin would probably put you somewhere within 15m from quoted as you would need to know the methods used to achieve the original...
My post count doesn't reflect how often I find myself reading these forums, but I check in probably once a day and more often than not I come across a new golfing term that I've never heard before.  Most of the words relate to swings and the resulting ball flight or more accurately, miss-swings and the result.   The latest one was "chilli-dipper".  I can't remember what thread it was in, but it made me laugh and got me thinking about all the golfing terms people...
Mizuno Fli-Hi 3 Iron "Direct Replacement"   Awesome club.  Strange to look at, not quite an Iron, not quite a Hybrid.  It's the least lofted club I carry as I can't (at this stage) hit woods well for love nor money.
I don't really know 3/5ths of f. all about the rules of golf.  And as already stated by people that do know the rules, it is against them.  In regards to the discussion whether playing additional balls would improve your score and handicap, I think it would.   My take on it...   Even if you're only scoring the first ball you hit, that first ball you hit may not be the first next shot you take.  If it's not, then you're probably giving yourself an advantage on...
Google Earth isn't a perfect measuring tool, it's pretty damn good but not perfect.   The only way to tell you exactly how long a golf hole is, is to have it measured by a surveyor, and even that would vary depending on the line the club wanted to use to measure from the tee to the green.  I did a few in the UK a few years ago, good fun driving around on the golf course and trying to survey the greens and fairways while people were playing!  Had to measure a a grid...
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