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About Stargaze

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  1. Stargaze added a post in a topic To golfers who score in the 70s - What's your story?   

    What's my secret to scoring in the 70s?  Play 9 holes.
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  2. Stargaze added a post in a topic 2015 Hero Indian Open, Delhi, India   

    Yeah I saw someone hit the ball into a bunker and it just bounced and rolled, no sand movement at all lol
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  3. Stargaze added a post in a topic Charles Barkley's swing isn't all that bad after you watch this one   

    LOL Christ it looks like he's having a seizure
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  4. Stargaze added a post in a topic 2015 Hero Indian Open, Delhi, India   

    I watched about a half hour or so this AM before going to work.  Some of the worst pro golfing I've ever seen.  I don't know if everyone has food poisoning or if the constant car honking from the nearby traffic is the cause.
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  5. Stargaze added a post in a topic Most embarrassing moments on the course?   

    Any time a slower group allows you to tee off and pass them up is nerve wracking for me.   I don't like an audience and these are the times that any kind of mishit seems to be pretty amplified.
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  6. Stargaze added a post in a topic Bubba Watson....Fan or not a fan?   

    Why am I not surprised by the odd and random capitalization.  I find "faith" to be a character flaw.  If you know something to be true you have no use for faith.  Bubba is a good golfer but I was cheering hardcore for Jordan Spieth.
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  7. Stargaze added a post in a topic Finally an intermediate golfer   

    Good job, sounds like you're doing fine.  Lessons were BIG in my development.  Seems like so many golfers shy away from them I don't know why.  I know guys that have been golfing for many years and they struggle with a bad slice, still to this day they haven't taken a lesson.  The only time I slice is with my 3 wood ;)
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  8. Stargaze added a post in a topic Finally an intermediate golfer   

    I'm offering the two videos that made an impact to my game.  They may help!

    Hitting on plane


    Hitting your driver

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  9. Stargaze added a post in a topic Finally an intermediate golfer   

    Yeah my golf course is awesome, you pay $299 for the year and you get unlimited range balls and twilight play for 10 bucks.  So now I don't even go to the range much I just play.  Did you take any lessons?
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  10. Stargaze added a topic in Golf Talk   

    Finally an intermediate golfer
    It's taken me 3 years, but I finally consider myself an intermediate golfer.  This year I really dedicated myself to the game of golf.  Playing twice a week at least.  I have a card with my local course to have unlimited range balls for a fee.  I hacked and played terrible for a year and a half.  I had lessons last year, I think 5 or 6 of them.  My game previous to this year was very inconsistent.

    This year started out a little frustrating.  I watched some youtube videos on the things I was struggling with.  I feel that I had enough course time and training to be able to watch a video and implement what they were talking about.  My pitching and chipping has really come along, putting is getting there.  The last two games I played I've walked off the course with a smile.  No lost balls, pars and mainly bogeys is my game right now.  I'm not trying to be a scratch golfer, I just wanted to get to where I didn't embarrass myself.

    Mission accomplished.

    When did you realize that you "made it" out of the doldrums of bad play and things were starting to click?
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  11. Stargaze added a post in a topic If you could have any pro's swing, whose would it be?   

    McIlroy, absolutely textbook swing, a work of art.
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  12. Stargaze added a post in a topic Good friend is a golf cheater   

    I have a best friend who will not count mulligans when tallying his score but he's not bragging about his score later.  It doesn't bother me, but the guy you're describing, I wouldn't be golfing with him.  It's one thing to move your golf ball that's sitting on a stone or something like that, but to keep getting himself out of trouble by moving his ball around, that's the work of a dishonest man.
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  13. Stargaze added a post in a topic Fell in love with the short game   

    Yeah the thing that got me was that hitting a nice used to be the highlight of each hole.  But then after doing that, hosing up the approach shots and then putting 4 times just drove me crazy.  Now...I don't give a damn so much about a crushing drive.  I care more about getting the ball on the green with one shot [approach] and then putting once or twice.  That is much more satisfying.
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  14. Stargaze added a post in a topic Fell in love with the short game   

    I hate the chipping irons....to me it's like someone saying "I couldn't figure out how to chip right so I bought a club that does it for me."
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  15. Stargaze added a post in a topic Hole in one stories!   

    Not sure if this counts, but my buddy has a serious slicing problem.  He hits the ball off the tee and it sails to the right.  He goes over to where he hit it [near a green] and asks the guy over there, "Did you see a ball this way?".  They find it in the cup!  D'oh!
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