The USGA states in their guide to setting up a tournament course:
"An area two to three feet in radius around the hole should be as nearly level as possible and of uniform grade. In no case should holes be located in tricky places or on sharp slopes where a ball can gather speed. A player above the hole should be able to stop the ball at the hole."
Of course, this guide is for tournaments but it seems reasonable to expect day-to-day play to generally meet these parameters. Unfortunately, courses don't always practice what the USGA preaches.
Some older greens have slopes that approach unplayable condition when the green speeds are increased to modern standards. Unfortunately, no course wants to tell everyone, "Our greens are rolling at a 6 on the Stimp Meter!!"
When I play, I expect some hole locations to be very challenging and some less. A two putt should never be automatic on every green. I am not, however, a masochist. If a course insists on setting the hole locations in extreme positions or brings the green's speed beyond what the design can accommodate, I am with you, vote with your feet and find another place to play.
Denny - I finally got around to checking my group golfer account for the first time since April, and they have extended my vouchers from early May to November 1.
Which makes it on me to use them - I'm actually pretty excited having looked them up, it is a little bit like free golf (since I had kind of written this off )
I disagree. I’ll go on the record now and say he’s changing people’s perceptions of what the ideal golf body is (in fact I might have already said/wrote this). If nothing changes on the PGA Tour to reduce the viability of this strategy, in 10-20 years you’re going to see bigger, bulkier guys become the norm on tour, much like Tiger’s success inspired a generation of golfers to work out and hit the ball far with lean muscle.
Tiger, remember, had his share of critics for approaching fitness in golf different than the norm. The media and some others commenting on this seem to make it out to be a novelty, like Bryson is a circus act because he’s quirky, but I bet there are coaches out there quietly taking notes right now.
Just pulled the trigger on some used JPX 900 Forged irons! I currently have Mizuno MX-100s, which I've had for over 10 years so figured it was time for an update. I got those for cheaper than I was expecting so I went ahead and bought a 54/58 degree SM7 Vokey wedge. Excited to put these in the bag in the next few days as both of my current wedges are 10+ years old.
Tonight, I'm hoping to get out on the range and work on few things:
1. (Flow) Looking to move upper body a few inches back on backswing and before the downswing shifting weight onto left side. I'm hoping to
2. Slower transition to help with my "flow"
3. Hands slightly forward at address
Will get a few videos up from the range session tonight!