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When I first started playing golf, I just wanted to break 100. It was ALWAYS a chore for me to keep it together and not have 2 or 3 blowup holes that would cost me 8+ strokes a round. As I started to get marginally better, I wanted to break 95. I began playing 'tournament' golf at some point in about 2003 and, after having quite a few years away from the game, I was again looking to break 100. By 2004, I was pretty consistent about shooting between 95 and 105. In 2005, we had another child... and then another in 2007, so I got away from the game again for a few years, just playing here and there when I had some spare time. Around 2010, I joined another club and played tournaments with them. That year, I broke 90 for the first time and finished the year doing that 5 times. I was only able to do that a single time in 2011... and then stepped away again because of a career change. I played only sparingly from 2012 through 2014 and only broke 90 twice, which happened to be on back-to-back days in 2013. This year, I joined the Golfweek Amateur Tour and I've played a number of tournaments with them. I've only cracked 90 twice... but every time I get on the course... my goal is to break 45 for each nine I play. I figure if I can shoot 44 - 44... I'm doing pretty well. I've posted 44 or better 7 times so far this season... and only 1 time for both nines in the same round, but... I've been finding my scores when I'm playing 'well' to be in the 46 range (give or take) recently. Still... I like to try to 'aim' for less than bogey golf. I figure if I can string together a few pars here and there, that's typically when I'll shoot a 43 or 44. If I could just avoid the doubles... then I could adjust my target. CY
Sure, but the problem is how to write those laws so that mentally stable law-abiding citizens aren't impacted or denied their constitutional rights. The background checks required to ensure someone is mentally stable would be time consuming and expensive. Plus there's no chance that you would flag someone who hasn't sought treatment. If a kid took ADD drugs when he was younger is that going to prevent him from owning a gun later in life? If a kid was depressed in H.S. because he lost a parent are we going to deem them unfit to own a gun because at one point in their life they were on anti-depressants? It's a slippery slope that the government can use to limit the number of people who qualify to own a gun. There are countless psycho's out there, yet we've had 133 mass shootings in 15 years. We're really going to create all these gun laws and red tape to stop an average of 9 mass shootings per year, that barely covers the shootings on an average Saturday night in Chicago.
Hit 90 balls on the range then played 3 holes at the club. Worked on my priority piece of steepening the shaft in the backswing. The last couple days havent been the greatest as far as ballstriking. Before that the last week was great. I realized my hands were moving out away from me in my backswing in an attempt to keep them in front of me. Ive basically overdone what Ive been working on. At the end of my range session I let the hands work in a little on the backswing and hit the last 15 balls great. Id like to work on some putting as Im playing in our clubs Ryder Cup this weekend but we just punched our greens:( Luckily the course were playing at isnt too tough.