Hi guys, been working on the swing. Had a few lessons, playing once or twice a week and got down to a score of 20 over par (92 on a 72).
But still really struggling with inconsistency. Losing a lot of balls each round, have a bad miss when I come through the ball with a wide open club face and the ball screams straight right out of bounds. Did this on the first tee this week into someone's house...not good when the club pro and loads of people were watching. A dog was barking for the next few minutes :(
Any tips? saving up for some more lessons soon but they are expensive to get as much as I want.
I know you mentioned it, but you're showing yourself as a 30+ handicap. For the next few years, the sole grind of your wedges isn't going to be nearly as important as learning to use them properly. In your shoes, I'd be looking at lightly used clubs in approximately the right loft/bounce combinations, without getting too bogged down in the next level of details.
Please clarify what you mean by my agenda? I generally support the right to own firearms and use them responsibly, but in this case Mr. Acree was irresponsible and excessive.
I've never once disputed the concept that he had a duty to attempt to apprehend the thief. But with that duty comes another one, the duty to use only the force appropriate to the situation. You seem to say that he should use whatever force is necessary to detain the thief, including deadly force. For a nonviolent apparently unarmed individual, suspected of a nonviolent crime, the use, or threat, of deadly force is excessive. If that's the only resource he had, he shouldn't have attempted the arrest. If you can provide some type of reliable reference, indicating that waving a gun around is a recommended option when trying to arrest an unarmed man suspected of theft, please let us all read it. You might actually change my mind.
As for the last bit, an intruder in my house is VERY different from a suspected golf-club thief walking through a parking lot.
And last, before you insult the people on the other side of the argument any more, I don't disagree because I don't comprehend the meaning of what you've written. I disagree that the use of the firearm was an appropriate level of force given the situation.