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Would you rather #8:
Assuming you had unlimited time each day.

Would you rather play 18 holes of golf 6 days per week but only go practice golf once per week? 
Or, would you rather practice golf 6 days per week and only play 18 holes once per week? 

I think I would prefer playing 6 days a week.

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On 12/2/2019 at 9:22 AM, ChetlovesMer said:

Would you rather #8:
Assuming you had unlimited time each day.

Would you rather play 18 holes of golf 6 days per week but only go practice golf once per week? 
Or, would you rather practice golf 6 days per week and only play 18 holes once per week? 

I'd definitely rather play, but I would hope I could at least warm up with a bucket of balls before the round and a couple chips or putts to check green speed. Not that I always do those things on my own depending on time, but it would stink to have to get a cold start to every round I play.

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4 minutes ago, Pretzel said:

I'd definitely rather play, but I would hope I could at least warm up with a bucket of balls before the round and a couple chips or putts to check green speed. Not that I always do those things on my own depending on time, but it would stink to have to get a cold start to every round I play.

Practicing isn’t the same as warming up...  

I haven’t practiced 5 times in the past year.  I hit 20 balls or so to warm up before every round.

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Would You Rather... #9

Would you rather have the worst putting and short game in the world, but the best driving/iron game in the world, or have the worst driving/iron game in the world, but the best putting/short game in the world?

Personally, I’d prefer option #2. Short game and putting saves you more strokes than the long game. As my grandpa says, “It’s not how you drive, it’s how you arrive.”

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2 minutes ago, dagolfer18 said:

Would You Rather... #9

Would you rather have the worst putting and short game in the world, but the best driving/iron game in the world, or have the worst driving/iron game in the world, but the best putting/short game in the world?

Your grandpa is wrong.

Anyone who has been paying attention the last six years would choose the best driving/approach shot game. Easily.

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2 minutes ago, dagolfer18 said:

Would You Rather... #9

Would you rather have the worst putting and short game in the world, but the best driving/iron game in the world, or have the worst driving/iron game in the world, but the best putting/short game in the world?

Personally, I’d prefer option #2. Short game and putting saves you more strokes than the long game. As my grandpa says, “It’s not how you drive, it’s how you arrive.”

Oh heck... it'd be fun to drive better than Rory and strike irons better that Stenson.  I could live with a bad short game and putting.  I figure you wouldn't need a short game since you're probably accumulating 16-18 GIR's.  And all your putts are within 15 feet... the worst putter can still 2 putt those most of the time.

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12 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Oh heck... it'd be fun to drive better than Rory and strike irons better that Stenson.  I could live with a bad short game and putting.  I figure you wouldn't need a short game since you're probably accumulating 16-18 GIR's.  And all your putts are within 15 feet... the worst putter can still 2 putt those most of the time.

Yeah, this stuff isn't even close. Nobody should vote the other way.

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On the average course there are 4 par 5's.  An easy birdie on each of those.  And you'll have at least four 3-putts from 15' and under.  And one birdie putt will glance off a spike mark and go in by accident!  1 under par every day... sure, I'll take it.

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48 minutes ago, dagolfer18 said:

Would You Rather... #9

Would you rather have the worst putting and short game in the world, but the best driving/iron game in the world, or have the worst driving/iron game in the world, but the best putting/short game in the world?

Driving and iron game-And it is not even close.

9 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

On the average course there are 4 par 5's.  An easy birdie on each of those.  And you'll have at least four 3-putts from 15' and under.  And one birdie putt will glance off a spike mark and go in by accident!  1 under par every day... sure, I'll take it.

You will not score that low.-BUt you will score MUCH lower than if you were the worst driver/iron player.

@dagolfer18 -It is probably too late for your grandpa to change but it is not too late for you to learn.

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34 minutes ago, Phil McGleno said:

Driving and iron game-And it is not even close.

You will not score that low.-BUt you will score MUCH lower than if you were the worst driver/iron player.

@dagolfer18 -It is probably too late for your grandpa to change but it is not too late for you to learn.

Very true. I acknowledge that my question was bad.

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13 hours ago, dagolfer18 said:

Would You Rather... #9

Would you rather have the worst putting and short game in the world, but the best driving/iron game in the world, or have the worst driving/iron game in the world, but the best putting/short game in the world?

If your long game is the worst in the world, you'll never get to putt. You will give up the game.

Think of it this way. Would you rather have to teach the worst putter in the world to become at least mediocre? Or would you rather have to teach the worst driver/approach shot hitter in the world to become at least mediocre? It's far far FAR easier to improve your putting and chipping by a measurable amount. 

Besides if you are the best driver in the world, there's lots of money to be made and fun to be had in the Long Drive Championships. Way more fun, and money to be made than on any mini-golf course I've ever been to. 

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14 hours ago, dagolfer18 said:

Would You Rather... #9

Would you rather have the worst putting and short game in the world, but the best driving/iron game in the world, or have the worst driving/iron game in the world, but the best putting/short game in the world?

Much rather have the best driving/iron game.  That makes golf enjoyable.  Anyway I am not a great putter, so no surprises for me.😂

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14 hours ago, dagolfer18 said:

Would You Rather... #9

Would you rather have the worst putting and short game in the world, but the best driving/iron game in the world, or have the worst driving/iron game in the world, but the best putting/short game in the world?

Driving and irons. I could putt with my wedges if I only have 4 foot putts for birdie every hole.

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15 hours ago, dagolfer18 said:

Would You Rather... #9

Would you rather have the worst putting and short game in the world, but the best driving/iron game in the world, or have the worst driving/iron game in the world, but the best putting/short game in the world?

 

It’s Christmas time; I’ll take the best of both.😃

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16 hours ago, dagolfer18 said:

Would You Rather... #9

Would you rather have the worst putting and short game in the world, but the best driving/iron game in the world, or have the worst driving/iron game in the world, but the best putting/short game in the world?

Yeah, I'll take the best full-swing game.

16 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

I could live with a bad short game and putting.  

But no, I wouldn't want to live with bad short game or putting, that would get pretty irksome pretty quick.  

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16 hours ago, dagolfer18 said:

Would You Rather... #9

Would you rather have the worst putting and short game in the world, but the best driving/iron game in the world, or have the worst driving/iron game in the world, but the best putting/short game in the world?

Driver/long game is king.

But 'worst' short/putting, like worse than my 13 year old who putts off the green from 10 feet most times? Yeah no. 'Worst in the world' of anything would have me looking for a different sport.

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17 hours ago, dagolfer18 said:

Would You Rather... #9

Would you rather have the worst putting and short game in the world, but the best driving/iron game in the world, or have the worst driving/iron game in the world, but the best putting/short game in the world?

Driving/Iron, but this is a really poor question. None of us would play golf if we had the worst of anything as previously noted. I think it would be more fair to say something along the lines of best of either, and then the other, the skill level of a 30 capper or something. I would still answer the same in that scenario

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15 minutes ago, Bonvivant said:

Driving/Iron, but this is a really poor question. None of us would play golf if we had the worst of anything as previously noted. I think it would be more fair to say something along the lines of best of either, and then the other, the skill level of a 30 capper or something. I would still answer the same in that scenario

I know it’s a poor question. I even admitted that last night. I think the question would have been better if I said the best driving, and left out iron play altogether, implying that your iron play in both scenarios is neither good nor bad, just okay.

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