Well, at this point I'm inclined to bow out. I think I've embarrassed myself enough for one day and, worse, this is starting to make me think about what I'm doing to get where I'm getting, which is one thing of which I'm trying hard to rid myself.
Good luck with your goals!
Well, today was interesting. Started on back nine with Par 3 hole. It was a rough start putting 2 consecutive tee shots in the crap. I should have gone to the drop zone after the first mishit but NOOOOO, I wanted to hit a great tee shot but instead I hit the 2nd just as bad as the first. Moved forward to the drop zone and ended with a 7 on a par 3. Then a thunder storm came in and we left the course for shelter after the 2nd hole to wait it out. That gave me a good 30 minutes before they gave the "All Clear" to head back out and started to hit a little better (only a little). On #14 I hit my drive left through some trees and tried a punch shot to get back to the fairway but hit a tree and got 39 yards of NEGATIVE Yardage. Good news is I followed that up with a Par on #15 and a birdie on #18 with a great approach shot and a 9 foot birdie putt. Overall shot 49 which is better then yesterday on came holes at same course.
So now we realize you’re lifting. No big deal. My point is if I do passively what you think you’re doing, my lead arm ends up well below my shoulder line and horribly bent.
In order for me to ‘change the picture’ I have to feel as though I’m lifting my arms straight into the air from the golf ball while I rotate back. I’ve created some nice top positions doing this. But that feeling has me so discombobulated that swinging down is just damn near impossible for me.
Yeah, this remains an oddity.
Years back we had a topic where I asked the USGA if a ball was across the street in the parking lot of a gas station, if you could — as you can for a penalty area (then a water hazard) — use the definition to say "yeah, my ball is OB" as you can when your ball is in a pond or a stream.
They said no, and I countered with "then technically someone can be DQed for practicing on the golf course" if they're hitting balls in their yards in the direction of the gas station before the round. And technically, they would be…
Long story short: the committee MUST mark boundary lines. Sometimes it doesn't matter - like the boundary is the edge of a cliff and you're not going to find your ball if it goes over anyway. But sometimes, like here, it matters. Is the neighboring course in bounds? Or out?