Sorry for not merging posts but I thought I mention a few good flicks and an HBO series) I end up watching late at night when I am insomnic. I mostly get to watch only on demand so I am almost never current. Not sure these mentioned here but..
Drive - Eagle. Absolutely. On a tough par five. One of the best I have seen in a last couple of years. Gosling's soulful soft delivery provides a sharp contrast to his breakneck intensity that unravels gradually as the movie wears on without a single weak moment ending in a stunning sequence at the finish. Underrated. Awesome.
Fighting - Strong birdie... Reminded me of Jean Claude VD's Lionheart (Originally AWOL) but better fights and much better acted by Channing Tatum with Terrence Howard's hard to describe appeal.
The Selfish Giant - Eagle. Watched it by chance on an overseas flight. The boys in the movie are not professional actors I found out later. If you like Cannes award winning, deep human drama type movies from the sink estates of Britain (the projects..). This is it. Powerful. If you don't at least feel a lump in your throat at the end, I say you are no human.
Mad Max: Birdie. For it's rawness and simply for the fact that it is at least as good as the original. Tom Hardy.... not bad at all.
I know not a movie - HBO: Ballers - Par for the Entourage type no holds barred fun factor. Story line development is kind of shallow but who cares. Not really a full insider look of an NFL team but close enough. NFL clichés and well, non cliches. There is something likable about Dwayne Johnson. His physical presence and sensibility offer a strange but interesting paradox. He is an almost a really good actor but not really and it actually works.
Have been wanting to watch Boyhood that came out last year I think. Revenant trailer looks awesome. Hope not a dud.
Yep, Trump stepped across the veritable line in the sand... In politics, lies are expected and vetted. But golf? Mr. Trump, have you no shame, sir?
Apparently not. (lol)
From the Daily Beast:
Gettysburg has its “Valley of Death,” Antietam has its “Bloody Lane,” and Perryville has its “Slaughter Pen”—all places where Americans killed one another for four years during the Civil War. Today, we can add to that list, Donald Trump’s “River of Blood.” (Would that be the Rio Grande and a River of Immigrants?)
No date is given on the marker as to when this engagement took place. No military units or commanding officers are identified because, according to local historians, there is no evidence that anyone was killed in military combat at this spot during the Civil War.
Without spending much time, the defined terms are the most obvious change that I'd make if I were starting over. Although we all know what "loose impediment" means because we've been playing for a long time, "debris" would be a more straightforward word for it. Likewise, "through the green" could be "the course, other than greens, tees, and hazards." These are just the ones that come to mind right away.
People that have been playing by the rules for long enough to use these terms know what they mean, but the time to learn it would be shorter if the terminology weren't so archaic.
Those books you refer to may dumb it down, but they become a lot more wordy in the process, and the better ones include illustrations. They also only prepare the player for some of the most routine applications of the rules, and anyone who has played for any length of time knows that playing golf goes far beyond routine. It's a complex game, in part because of the size and variability of the playing field and of the equipment used on that field. As a result, the rules must reach a level of complexity that can address all of those variables in an equitable manner.