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  1. sqengineer69 added a post in a topic advice needed   

    Thanks Snake, much appreciated, but I think I should have been a little more honest...88-89 is a VERY rare occurrence. I'm usually more 93-95, even on an easy course. And of course that was 4 or 5 years ago! Give me a break, everyone shaves a few strokes off..

    But my drive is really embarrassing. Straight most of the time, but 200-225 at best. I used to get the old "Hit it Alice" or "Does your husband play golf too?" quotes quite often from my buddies.
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  2. sqengineer69 added a topic in Golf Talk   

    advice needed
    Hi All,

    I have been looking for advice on this for a while, but can't seem to get any that is good. Here is the background:

    Been playing golf around 20 years off and on, and been out a total of maybe 30 times. I haven't played in 4 years, but it is now pretty much a job necessity, and I'm itching to play again. Here is my dilemma. (I apologize ahead of time for the length, and thanks for the patience)

    I started golfing when I was 15 with my Dad. I am a natural swinging lefty, having played baseball my whole childhood. My first few golf outings, I could hit the ball far, but NEVER straight. My Dad took me to the driving range and turned me around to the right side, and voila, straight as an arrow (well, maybe not right away). I started playing from the right and have ever since.

    The big problem is I'm a big guy, but I hit it like a sissy because I just can't generate power from the right side. Very embarrassing. I have hit a lefty driver at the range a few times and I crush the ball, but rarely straight. Quite a conundrum.

    So, do stay on the right and continue to embarrass myself but shoot somewhere in the high 80's, low 90's, or do I scrap the whole thing and re-teach myself the game from my naturally dominant left side? Can a pro help me with this decision if I go for a lesson? It's not like I'm any good now, but other than the lack of power, I can go out as is now and play as good as some of my co-workers.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated, and thanks for reading my novel length post.
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  3. sqengineer69 added a post in a topic Jack or Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?   

    Didn't really see Jack play much when I was kid, but I am ALWAYS in awe of Tiger, even when he doesn't play well!
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  4. sqengineer69 added a post in a topic Your Home Course Website.   

    Don't have one yet, but if anyone knows of a moderately priced course in the North Houston area, please let me know!
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  5. sqengineer69 added a post in a topic What Do You Do for a Living?   

    Engineering manager. Yes, boring....
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