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  1. I'm still floored by the fact that most golfers have never or rarely ever taken lessons. I went through 2 frustrating seasons before I decided to take lessons because I thought I could just practice my way out of it, but ultimately finally decided I couldn't fix it myself. I'm interested to hear why other golfers are not taking lessons or why you may have put off taking them in the past. Thanks Chris
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  2. First of all, you are admitting that there's a lot about golf clubs you don't understand. That's a start. To deepen your understanding, go to this site by club designer Ralph Maltby and check out the different links. http://www.ralphmaltby.com/ Learn about: Clubhead design Shafts How golf clubs work Wedges The Maltby site will give you the basics of what golf clubs can and can't do for you. Next, you might start with a fitting of your A4 irons to use as a baseline. Is the shaft flex and length, and the lie angle, right for you? As far as trust
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  3. I'm surprised to hear that a staunch Tennessee fan like Slover doesn't like the regular season; that college football is only about the race for a national championship. That's too bad for him. I doubt there are a lot of Tennessee fans who would agree. Maybe all the jumping around from conference to conference by so many teams has lessened the historical significance of some team matchups. But for me, a weekend game of Washington-Oregon is a highlight regardless of each team's record. They have a long history of tough games. Even if each team is mediocre (hasn't happened lately), the
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  5. This is what I seek in a golf course. I don't want to be rewarded for every errant shot, but I don't want to tortured for them either. A penalty doesn't have to be stroke and distance to be effective. You don't have to lose a ball in a water hazard on every hole to make the course challenging. Place the bunkers correctly, add a few mounds in the rough, add some strategic trees (it doesn't require planting a forest - a grove of 4 or 5 trees here and there in the right places can be an automatic 1/2 to 1 stroke penalty, without the lost ball threat). Give us the opportunity to play recovery
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  6. The score on the hole is more important than how you got there! I know we all want a swing like Adam Scott, but IMHO, I rather have a swing like Lee Trevino and have 26 tour wins and 6 majors than a picture perfect swing. So how you got the birdie doesn't matter, you birdied a hole in the last round that you have not birdied previously, that's what I would take from this.
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  7. Hello Martin! keep us updated! I´ll be happy to help you in everything I can about golf :)
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  8. If I worried about how much I like athletes (or any entertainer for that matter) based on their personalities, political views, personal lives, I don't think I'd ever watch a single sporting event, movie or listen to music. Having said that, once I do notice something I don't like from an athlete, it can turn me against him or her - especially if its poor sportsmanship (or killing your ex-wife and some waiter). So the less I know, the easier it is to just enjoy watching what they do well. I really like LPGA - not just because of the T's and A's but because of the incredible talent. I wi
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  9. Before you throw Dave Pelz under the bus, here are a few other things to consider. Pelz, although a NASA engineer in a former life, did not not use theoretical calculations to come up with his "17 inch" rule. He used his mechanical robot putter at different settings. That was also how he determined that a putt is more likely to go in with the pin in left rather than taken out. There is an old saying that goes: "One of the tragedies of science is the slaying of a beautiful theory by ugly facts." As noted above, the lumpy donut, ball wobble, and never up never in are also factors to be accounted
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