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  1. greenail added a post in a topic Average Drive Carry Distance   

    i'm sure this will get me flamed, but you don't tend to see many top notch players on public courses.

    As far as drive carry I hit a drive yesterday on a flat 385 yard par 4 to about 112 to the pin, pin was back. The drive had about 30 yards of roll. The kid who I was playing with almost hit my ball on the fly and got about 5 yards of roll.

    We have a lot of scratch and better players at my club, and I've played with a couple people who play on mini tours. Some are bomb and gouge, some are steady down the middle. The young guys tend to be bomb and gouge guys and they can really blast a drive when they want to 320+. I've never seen anyone on a public course hit much more than 280.

    just my .02
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  2. greenail added a post in a topic Scratch golfers   

    You have a link on how this system works?
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  3. greenail added a post in a topic Scratch golfers   

    Um, what handicap system are you using that you can only take a bogey? You need to take the score you had, then post based on the Equitable Stroke Control adjustment after the round. I have to say it is a big pet peeve of mine when people pick up saying they can only take X. If you are betting or playing in a tourney you need to play it down and your score is your score. ESC is only for posting in the handicap system, not for your final score.
    Equitable Stroke Control Chart Course Handicap Maximum Score 0-9 Double Bogey 10-19 7 20-29 8 30-39 9 40 or more 10
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  4. greenail added a post in a topic Scratch golfers   

    Most people on here don't seem to know the difference between an index and a course handicap. My index has been a whole number like 5 times but if you look at the profiles you'll notice a lot of whole numbers.
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  5. greenail added a post in a topic Johnny Miller Master Thread   

    Hmmm, Americans on an American network commenting on mostly American golf tournaments. Ya that is pathetic. And people being patriotic, what idiots. I think we need some north Koreans on NBC, that would make for some great commentary.
    Borf there are not many who can generalize a 300++ million population down into such an insightful comment. " The American public does not understand Nick Faldo, too ignorant and one dimensional. " I think you could have gone further and added that Americans don't understand golf either.
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  6. greenail added a post in a topic Golf shoe recs?   

    I put 139 or so rounds on a pair of adidas last year and they are still going strong.
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  7. greenail added a post in a topic Titleist vs. Mizuno vs. Ping irons   

    Just moved from CG4 tours to mp60/mx23 combo set and have to say that the mp60s feel fantastic though I still think the cg4 tour is a dandy club. I'm not real hot on the mx23 yet, feedback is very muted. The PX shafts also produce a nice ball flight.
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  8. greenail added a post in a topic Average Drive Carry Distance   

    my course has 14 driveable OB holes. 280 is dangerous.
    I've seen plenty of high cappers pull a drive out of their ass then chunk it once or twice to get on the green in 4 or 5. I've seen a guy (19 HC) hit a drive 350 and end up with a 3 putt 5. Most high cappers who are long can't chip or putt. Most high cappers only have one part of their game in play at any one time.... Driver, Irons, Chipping, or Putting. They might put two shots together 3-4 times per round.
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  9. greenail added a post in a topic Irons and ball contact   

    Ours doesn't work quite the same way. I'm assuming you play a lot of match play.
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  10. greenail added a post in a topic Longest Drive Ever Seen   

    Windy day last month, but WTF it was a good stretch holes

    #9 395 had 66 yards to middle of green
    #10 419 had 100 yards to green, pushed it left a bit
    #11 par 3
    #12 514 had 165 to middle
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  11. greenail added a post in a topic sandbaggers   

    I shot a 41/49 yesterday, and the 41 had 7-GIR 3-3putt GIRs, 2
    the 49 was a disaster started out with a 3-putt 7 and the first putt was only 4'. Ended up with 3 tripples.
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  12. greenail added a topic in The Grill Room   

    Are there too many polls??
    Are there too many polls??
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  13. greenail added a post in a topic OT: What I hate about Golf   

    I played badminton in college. It is not an easy sport. The shuttlecock can travel 206Mph.
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  14. greenail added a post in a topic Glove?   

    Are you still using this glove?
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  15. greenail added a post in a topic sandbaggers   

    I am currently a 14 on both of my home courses, I regularly shoot 39's for 9 holes. That does not mean I have 39 on the back, but I think 9 holes is easier to score, than keeping a round going for 18. Today I shot an 88, but lost 7 strokes in the last 4 holes. Some of us are streaky, some people shoot the same front, back, almost every round. Does having the ability to shoot a 39 one every 4-5 rounds make me a sandbagger?

    There are two main types of sandbaggers, the cheating kind, and the cheating themselves kind. I tend to think there are more reverse-sandbaggers than the high posting type. I see people giving themselves 6-3 footers all round and then wondering why they didn't do so well in a tournament where they had to grind those putts out.

    There are also unconscious incompetent sandbaggers who just plain don't know the rules, and score wrong. You see this more on public tracks than private, however I have been shocked to see people break rules in total ignorance of them at my own club.
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