The club I play at has a new par three course (9 holes) with larger cups. I think they must be about five golf balls wide. It is great for beginners as you can be much more aggressive on long putts and chipping. You also make more of the short three footers that can cause so much angst. So I can see that it will build confidence because you see so many more shots around the green being holed.
However I'm not sure what happens when a beginner moves on to the main course. Will they feel they can hole anything or get intimidated by the standard hole size? After initially thinking it was a great idea I'm starting to think that having the standard size hole would have been a better idea. After playing a few rounds I also think I prefer the standard hole size because the difficulty helps separate players more on the green.
Ive recently been schooled by a co worker who tees off with a five wood on every hole thats not a par 3. And since my three wood and I are finally getting a divorce, Ive been debating whether to add a 19 degree hybrid or a 5 wood. Your posts has got me thinking maybe Ill explore the 5 wood angle
We can't know from statements in public media how he actually feels, though.
I'd tend to agree with some golf writers who described him as 'poorly stage managed' (by his management team) with talking points and responses crafted to reduce chances of unflattering headlines. I think he could have kept it short and simple, but still been more real with that question. Something like, "I wish for the sake of my family I hadn't been a stupid, reckless kid." Then he could have closed the topic and segued into the Stanford thing with, "I also regret..."
I would tend to doubt he actually views missing 2 years at Stanford as his greatest regret since he describes his ex as one of his best friends now, but if so, he didn't learn a whole lot from the ordeal.
Like most bogey golfers, again, I went through a swing slump recently. My swing changed somehow and I started hitting very erratically. Moreover, I started heaving upper neck/back pain. I believe my bad swing is causing the pain. For weeks, I could not figure out what is going on. So, I went to video lessons and figured out that my hip & shoulder turns were out of sync. It took me another week to correct it but not until my HI went up to 15.9. I am in danger of becoming a 16+ HI golfer. Sigh.