Now, I know how something can work for one day and the next it all goes tits up, however I have now played two rounds and am hitting arrow straight drives. Driving has been the most inconsistent part of the game, as it is for many, so I am going to list what I now do to get the ball going straight. I feel confident that if any high handicapper follows these tips, they will be hitting straight drives MOST of the time.
1) A slow back swing
2) Don't try and hit the ball to hard
3) Hold the club at the base of the grip, unless you are very tall, then make sure you grip the club lower than you ever have done before.
4) Close the face of the club by about half an inch
5) Place the right foot half a foots length behind the left foot (right handed people)
6) Ensure your grip is correct
I have watched many videos in frustration, because my slicing has been a big problem, and managed to acquire a combination of tips that are now working. So many pros make the science over complicated, and some make it to easy. The above 5 tips will work, I promise.
It's the B all and end all of golf. It's how my improvement and level of golf can be measured. I think people who don't hand their cards in so they can keep a high handicap, and thus win comps are kidding themselves.
Interesting question. A basketball to rim is less than 2x, so 2.5 seems generous. Never-the-less, I voted a bit larger.
What would be an interesting study would be to see if more putts are made with a 5" diameter hole "over time". In theory the obvious answer is yes. But I wonder if the amateur golfer fails to capitalize on the additional margin of error and eventually is not sinking putts significantly better.
I know from personal experience playing pool on a table with undersized pockets and then playing larger regulation pockets made it incredibly easy initially. But over time I lost that edge. Not sure if it was psychological or ???