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No, it doesn't seem that way at all. You see this behavior on a regular basis. And I'm sure like everyone else at my skill level, there is some self-conning when I assess my game.
Still, I can't understand how anyone would see it any differently.
Here's an example. My putting is terrible, I don't keep stats, but likely average somewhere around 2.5 per hole. And I'll miss very short putts after doing an ok job of lagging and sometimes after hitting a GIR. Yet, it is so painfully obvious that my weakness lies in the full swing. I see it my scores round after round. While both are bad, the poor full swing does more damage.
So lets say after a year of steady work, I start seeing improvement in the way of less penalties and a higher nGIR percentage. At some point, wouldn't I want to go to an Aimpoint clinic or something and devote a bit more time towards improving my putting?
I didnt play the gap. I had and actually am still using until the Vokey SM6s come out Pings Tour Gorge wedges. I had a 50*, a 56* bent to 55*, and a 60*. I havent hit the Glides but if they are anything like the Gorges they are pretty easy to hit on full shots. My 50* is my 100 yard club and I also use it to chip and pitch quite a bit along with my 55*. IMO Id get the Glide and have the G30s in 4-PW. If I wanted more forgiveness Id get the G30 GW but I dont feel like I need that. I happen to like the smaller profile on my wedges so thats why I didnt get the gap.
The NYT editorial board discusses Bernie Sanders' Immigration Plan -- not full of fear and expensive walls -- but more in line with ... Ronald Reagan and earlier reasonable Republicans (when I voted GOP). It's called assimilation.
(OT: The NYT also had an article dealing with Sanders' 8 years as mayor of Burlington VT. His foreign policy agenda was "liberal", but his executive actions as mayor was working with business -- a pragmatic mayor who saved money. Yes, he made mistakes, but who does not? And the one mistake he made was siding with big business. It was defeated by voters, and it turns out the voters made the right decisions - having to do with development near the waterfront.)
"Mr. Sanders’s promise to increase immigrants’ access to the justice system, with more funding for courts and lawyers, stands in sharp contrast to the Republican view of unauthorized immigrants as a shadow society of criminals who haven’t been deported yet. Mr. Sanders instead sees them as parents, breadwinners, taxpayers, bulwarks of the economy and of the communities they live in, aspiring Americans trapped by unjust laws and oppressive policing.
Is that so radical? It may sound that way, in today’s climate. But it is a vision that lawmakers of both parties once embraced without question. Ronald Reagan and both Presidents Bush spoke movingly of immigrants as assets to the country to be welcomed through assimilation and citizenship."