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  1. lowriderjim added a post in a topic What is your loft of your 4 iron vs your hybrid?   

    My 4i is 21* and 4h is 21*.

    The different in distance is about 10-15 yards.  I believe the difference
    is the 4h is 40.5" and the 4i is 38.875"
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  2. lowriderjim added a post in a topic Has Spieth gone from hero to zero?   

    It seems like I remember a question a couple years ago that Jason Day was over rated.
    How has that worked out?
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  3. lowriderjim added a post in a topic How you THINK you're playing as opposed to how you're ACTUALLY playing...   

    I played last week and doubled the first four holes.  When I finished the the front nine my wife, who was keeping score, added the score and wrote a 45.  I thought she missed a hole because I started at 8 over.  When I looked at the score I had shot the last 5 holes in one over and the first three holes of the back in two over.

    I am coming back from a five year break from golf for medical reasons so these bogey type scores are are good for me as I am happy with bogey golf.
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  4. lowriderjim added a post in a topic Have you ever had a ace that didnt count?   

    I have two aces and the first one I was playing alone.  On the second, I was in a foursome.

    The best shot I hit was a 170 yard hole out to a blind green. No recognition for that one except it
    was a memory.
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  5. lowriderjim added a post in a topic How do you grip the club?   

    I started with the interlocking because thats what my Dad showed me.  Later I switched
    to Vardon thinking that would allow me to work my hands as one  unit.  It worked at the time
    and was able to improve my game.

    The change of grip was aided by keeping a club by my TV chair and at the office.  Pick up the club
    and take the grip, at a point I was able to take the grip without thought.  I have made the same change
    with a putter grip change with the same results.  I some one asks me how I grip my putter I have to grip the club
    to tell them because the grip (reverse overlap) is natural to me.
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  6. lowriderjim added a post in a topic Superstitious?   

    I won't use a tee that a previously player left sticking on the tee.  I will pick it up but will not use it on
    that hole.  This does not bring me any magic. I am still a terrible golfer but I still love the game.
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  7. lowriderjim added a post in a topic Putting: Pelz vs. Utley   

    I saw instruction by Dave Pelz where he demonstrated his straight back straight through method with a swinging door example.

    His demo showed that a door hinged at the top hit the ball straight and a door hinged so it swings in an arc that required the ball position to be at the same spot without any variance in ball position.

    This method made sense to me and removed the variable of ball position. When I used a putting thought of an arc swing I over controlled the putter causing a line variance.

    I recently switched to a face balanced putter that seems to make the path easier to attain.
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  8. lowriderjim added a post in a topic What does your screen name / username come from?   

    Low Rider was the model of Harley I rode 20 years ago.  Jim is I.
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  9. lowriderjim added a post in a topic Shanks   

    I played for a month with the dreaded "S" .

    I finally found a tip that used a cardboard box (golf club box works well) on the outside of the line.  By avoiding this visual I was able to correct an in-to-out swing that was bringing the hosel into play. Simple tip, worked for me.
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  10. lowriderjim added a post in a topic Why do courses have sand traps?   

    I don't mind traps that are placed to catch errant shots that would run into the "jungle" if the trap were not there.

    Having said that, the course I play has packed gravel traps that have lips which precludes putting.  Yes, they are curse holes.
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  11. lowriderjim added a post in a topic TaylorMade cuts 15% of it's Workforce and closes Adams Golf Headquarters in Plano   

    It seems to me that their short product cycle, which comes with an R&D and Manufacturing costs, did not translate into higher sales.

    I did find it curious that the CEO statement was that that it was market conditions not bad business decisions.  That runs counter to my first statement.

    I do play TM equipment but several models old.
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  12. lowriderjim added a post in a topic Golf glove or no glove???   

    Just recently started playing without a glove.  I still carry a glove in case I get sweaty hands.

    I recently changed grips to GP CP2 midsize and don't notice being glove-less.

    I don't feel that glove/no glove makes any difference in any way but that is just my opinion.
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  13. lowriderjim added a post in a topic Breaking Bad Club - A Thread for Golfers Trying to Break 100   

    Last round 46 with 14 putts.  Had two kick in chips.  No penalties, no lost balls.

    Hit zero greens.  Need to work on this.

    Working on extending swing back and through.

    Believe I can break 100 on a regular basis but aiming for bogey-max to consider myself recovered from five years of illness.
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  14. lowriderjim added a post in a topic Breaking Bad Club - A Thread for Golfers Trying to Break 100   

    Had a 47/49.  Played well, for me, except for putting.  I putted poorly.  I did not track putts but would estimate 50+.

    I am breaking 100 but still consider myself a 100 shooter.

    I did play all 18 with one ball and zero penalties.
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  15. lowriderjim added a post in a topic Breaking Bad Club - A Thread for Golfers Trying to Break 100   

    Shot 45/50 today  Blew four chips on the front and had four three-putts on the back. Putts were 16/21.  The 16 putts on the front nine give me the confidence that I can putt.  Didn't make any long bombs, just solid first putts.

    Had only one penalty. Will continue to work on short game.  Believe I can get to boogie by  the end of the this season (or soon).
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