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  1. I'm a big fan of using one club for 90% of all shots around the green. I can use my 56 and hit a low bump and run or I can open up the face and get a soft landing. The only time I don't use it is when I have a high flop with the 60. Otherwise if you use too many clubs, it's extremely hard to judge distance with all of them. Get good at one or two and that's all you'll need.
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  2. More people vent their anger than is probably realized, everyone just uses the tools they have at the moment. I also work as a software developer and I've seen people bang their mouse on the desk, repeatedly stab a key on their computer, etc, to take out a moment of frustration when the code they just compiled didn't work properly, or something. A lot of people take out their anger, it's just that they use the tools of their trade to do so. It's all about the mental release, so in their mind it's about how they use those tools that lets out the frustration. Golfer just use their clubs, which a
    3 points
  3. ..after working like a mule this morning hand spreading 25 yds of mulch, I collected my co-worker and we hit the course...took off early to do so. thought one: don't work like a mule before hitting the course... yer wore out by hole 10 when it's hot and humid. meet a 3rd golfer there who was by far the best goilfer I've had the priveledge to play with. shot a -2 70 on a course he hasn't played "for years"..and the course had changed. to those of you who are at this level in your game, I applaud you. after seeing for the 1st time, 300+ yd drives... tight approach shots..and deadly putti
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  4. Thanks for your post. The previously quoted passage in Thessalonians was written by Paul, not during a maelstrom of literal bible interpretation. The Bible is a collection of books written in human language. As such, it is subject to appropriate, contextual literary interpretation. Sometimes, in the case of historical works, the appropriate sense is literal. Sometimes, in the case of Poetry, the sense is figurative. Prophecy is a blend of the two. Within the larger framework of the Bible, from a faith-centered perspective that God exists, He has spoken through the Bible, and His words a
    1 point
  5. I figured out your riddle. I'd take more club on the approach shot.
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  6. So for 2 hours work you got 4 pro V1s worth 1 pound and maybe 4 more worth 50 cents so 6 pounds worth? So 3 pounds per hour? Doesn't seem like a good use of time, how about a part time job instead?
    1 point
  7. This is where your problem started. There is nothing easy about golf and to assume so only puts you in a position to be disappointed enough to affect you on the next three holes. Whenever I think about results, I tend to lose that little bit of concentration needed to pull off that particular shot. In my case, I cannot afford any mental errors as these are the ones that add strokes to the card quickly.
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  8. The theory behind one club method is that you get so use to that club your going to be better at it than spreading your time around using other clubs. Thats why Phil uses his sandwedge for nearly all his chips, he has two versions of his sandwedge, each with different bounces. Listen, bogey isn't bad, you could do alot worse. Just stop beating your self over it, its golf.
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  9. I've got a 4 iron. In my garage. A 4 hybrid goes further and higher with the same swing, plus mishits are punished far less severely. It only comes out on really windy days. To answer your question more thoroughly, there's an old golf truism called the 24/38 rule, which states that most players will never have the ability to consistently hit any iron with a loft of 24 degrees or less and length of 38" or more. And that's now pretty much the break between the 5 and 4 iron in a lot of modern iron sets.
    1 point
  10. Some would argue that [insert religion other than your own here] are making fools of thousands of people.
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  11. Just get them some blades or cavity backs with some camber (heel to toe and front to back). Whether you get ones with rounded leading edge or offset is a matter or personal preference for experienced players, but it can make alignment (i.e. aiming) difficult when there are other misleading visual cues (like crooked driving range mats). A slightly rounded leading edge with some camber will make contact easier than a sharp leading edge with straight sole (think of tournament blades from the 1980s). Whatever clubs you get them, just make sure they're the proper length and swingweight (not old adu
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  12. That's one way, yes. First, shaft bend contributes a LOT more than you think. Second, your hands (and thus the handle of the club) does slow down prior to impact. The better the player, the later this slowing down will tend to occur, but it occurs in every swing. The hands are slowing at impact. The shaft kicks forward. You drive your hands down to the ball, retain the lag, and the unloading of that "lag" slows the hands down and accelerates the clubhead. One factor not mentioned: clubface roll. The loft of your driver is not 9.5˚ (or whatever) everyw
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  13. Meh. It's not the first time he's got it wrong....now it's set for October. To put it bluntly, the guy should be locked up. He has ruined peoples lives. But the people following him are just as stupid I guess. Why can't people accept we're of the same importance as a lion....or a dog. Just another animal doing our thing I would hate to be thinking about some sort of rapture all the time....
    1 point
  14. He's receiving the souffle treatment here. On other forums consensus is just a wee bit outside. I love atypical bluster when it's clever and over the top. So far it's been marine jargon at every turn. Could be the producers' fault, but already tiring, almost at parody level. Aaron Wright during Big Break Prince Edward Island was understated and solid throughout. He never had to tell us he was a marine. I hope Russell lasts long enough to exhaust the supply and come up with some original material; situational reacting and not reciting the toted lines. Brian Skatell was a treasured
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  15. So let me get this straight - saying anything critical about the marine is off limits on this forum? I mean you can appreciate the sacrifice and great thing that hes doing for our country and make observations and opinions about him on the show without betraying that fact. Reality is he did talk some smack and he did hit his drive into the trees not even close to the fairway - I dont know why people are coming down on this dude for pointing that out. And normadamarine you would have to give this dmilt guy a million strokes if you played him - says his handicap is a 26 an yours is a 0.
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  16. Learn to chip and putt 150 and in. So many strokes are lost in the beginning by going back and forth over greens. If a newcomer can play around the greens, it will shave a lot of strokes. Basics of the swing are important, opening and closing of the face, not coming across over top the ball, etc.
    1 point
  17. I found this: Following last year’s Championship, a decision was taken by Wentworth to modify the 18th green and green complex, as well as to adjust the fall on the 8th green. On the 12th the landing area off the tee has been widened and additionally, on the 15th a fairway bunker has been moved. Over the winter a carefully planned phase of tree clearance was undertaken, with several holes subjected to significant tree surgery to improve air and light into the greens, the green complexes and teeing areas. Work has also taken place on many of the bunkers on the West Course,
    1 point
  18. Yeah we're pushing to move over to Metric but it's impossible. For us it's the same mix as cars: We buy a car that holds fuel in "litres" but we quote our milage in "miles per gallon" We say "turn left in 100 metres" but our speeds are in "miles per hour" We buy penny sweets as "quarters" but chocolate in grams I think the stink with the BO (British Open) has caused them to take a leaf out of the Special Branch book to get to the root of the problem with tree numbers. As an example in Barking (Essex) there's an issue whereby numbers aren't known to be imperial or metric. Eve
    1 point
  19. It's been said before, that if you have two swing thoughts at any time, that's one too many. Sounds like paralysis by analysis. Start with the basics of grip, alignment, ball position, contact. Then find an teacher that makes sense to you, and don't listen to anything else. If you begin to hit better, stick with that "philosophy". You don't need to absorb everybody's swing ideas, just those that make you better.
    1 point
  20. I'm no model of consistency with the driver, but the not hitting the ball on the upswing argument is dead wrong just from the physics. If you're swinging say a 10˚ driver with your hands (correctly) slightly in front of the ball and you hit the ball at impact, simple physics tells you that the initial launch angle is going to be something like 8˚. We all know that's too low of a trajectory. Unless you're seriously flipping and bottoming out your swing with your hands behind the ball at impact, or hitting a huge push slice with the face wide open, it's physically impossible to get a good lau
    1 point
  21. I'm not from the immediate Toronto area so I can't help too much with courses. I can say that the HST is the only tax however. You could have a look at http://www.golfnow.com/toronto to get a few more courses, but you'd have to use google maps to see if they're within your driving radius. I can say there are some really nice courses in the Burlington/Hamilton section (which would be at least 60 minutes depending on time of day). Indian Wells, Century Pines, Lowville and Hidden Lake and a few examples from that section.
    1 point
  22. It wouldn't change mine. Tiger's been a terrible driver for nearly a decade.
    1 point
  23. A few thoughts from someone who just recently broke 90, and usually is around 94-95. 1. You can score remarkably high by making good contact and having a good short game (i.e. you don't three putt, and you don't chip or pitch more than once to get on the green). The short game is not to be neglected. In fact, to get under 90, nearly every single "found" shot I had came in the short game (6 one-putts, 12 two-putts as oppossed to the usual 3 three-puts, 14 two-putts and 1 one-putt). It is very difficult to improve your score through your irons as a beginner, but it is relatively quick
    1 point
  24. Putting great is pretty great but i think i prefer when i am totally dialed in with my approaches. Iron shots just feel so good when you hit it well and stand there in your finish just watching the ball fly straight at the stick. Even better when you put a little shape on it and it does exactly what you commanded it to do. *goosebumps*
    1 point
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  26. You want to look up 2 piece balls with low compression. I've used 4 or 5 different kind like the Noodle+ and Titliest NXT Tour. But I've found the straightest and farthest hits come with the Callaway Big Bertha Diablo balls. The red box ones.
    1 point
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