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  1. Being that 95 is my average driver swing speed, I agree! But it does not mean that you should give up. My objective is to be the best I can be with the body I have and the swing speed I can generate. That is why I keep working on it. I fear that some would read the article and get discouraged.
  2. I think what some mean when they say Tiger won't win again is really just they don't want him to win again. Some of the things mentioned in this thread indicating his premature demise are silly.
  3. So I took out my old insert, and sent my putter head to spyro golf on eBay. He created a custom copped milled insert for my odyssey, as well as doing a black oxidized finish and redoing the paint fill. Overal I am very pleased and it feels incredible on the green. I've had this thing for 8 years and she's been benched for two Scottys but I've come back to her and she's always been good to me. before: After:
  4. Watching Crane's pace of play is Painful. My God is he slow.
  5. A Sweet round going for Jerry Kelly as well. Keep it going old man,
  6. He was good enough to be paired with the #1 ranked player in the world on Masters Sunday. The reality is we have no idea what he will or won't accomplish until he's done. Until then my money is on him being near or at the top of the OWGR again and winning tournaments. He's just 39. Is he an old 39 maybe but guys are out there winning after 40. People talk about Jimmy Walker and Henrik Stenson like they were freshly minted yesterday at 36 and 39. Phil has won 5x after age 39, two were majors. IMO too early to count Tiger out of anything.
  7. You are pretty open and free with other people's property. And I would argue that the US Women's Open already IS a true major. Possible the only ladies major I would truly call a major. A true major comes from tradition, not designation, IMO.
  8. Some positive encouragement, especially when you sense frustration, will help more than you can imagine.
  9. Somebody responded earlier in either this or the Masters thread to a similar post with what I believe to be the most sensible answer: That is an AWFUL lot to draw from one round of golf. You realize that Tiger Woods has played mediocre rounds on Sundays of majors before, right? Even when he was in his prime. Hell, he missed the cut of the US Open in 2006, right in the middle of a string of major finishes from the 05 Masters through the 08 US Open where he went 1,2,1,4,3,CUT,1,1,2,2,12,1,2,1. Was he "finished" then? I have no problem with people thinking that he's finished because injuries have caught up with him or simply age, or some other factor, but to say it's because he didn't play great on Sunday ... that's just plain silly.
  10. I keep track of fairways hit, but more importantly is... do I have a shot at the green. I'd prefer to be in the fairway to have a nice clean lie, but it typically doesn't matter as long as I have a line to the green. In some instances, missing a fairway can give one a better line at the green or a specific flag location.
  11. Fairways are overrated. The drive is near your max distance in good position fairway: +1 The drive is near your average, but not in a position that would hurt you (fairway, rough): 0 The drive is in a bad position that would require a low percentage chance to make the GIR or has already cost you a stroke (Fairway bunkers, Water, OB, behind a tree): -1 Overall goal is to never have -1's and get a few +1's. Mostly you will be around zero.
  12. I actually think your posture looks pretty good.
  13. How was that shot in the down the line video? Comparable to your average shot? To me it looks like a huge pull, at least based on the ball flight: If your normal ball flight is a draw, it's probably a pull draw, because you're swinging way across the ball from out to in. This might be due to a whole lot of swaying going on in your back swing: Ideally your left hip should stay on that line or even move slightly ahead of it. Because of this it's very hard for you get your weight forward at impact: Having your weight back causes you to swing out to in, which can cause snap hooks and all kinds of problems. You should check this out: http://thesandtrap.com/t/76114/how-to-make-a-centered-hip-turn I hope it helps.
  14. You're a non-golfer if your focus is on the 19th hole even before you finish the first hole
  15. It's not a single shot, but after taking lessons all winter, Im starting to hit greens on approach shots. Still clunking intermittingly but hitting that green from 130 yards and in, is a great feeling
  16. Faster and harder are not the same thing. At least that's what she said years ago on Prom Night.
  17. I am calling you out as a non-golfer IF........... you would rather play in a scramble than play a regular round of golf.
  18. I did this in my living room. You owe me a new tv.
  19. I leave mine in my truck turned Off,believe it! I'm on the course to concentrate on playing golf not check messages. People that get their phones out while on the course playing, just annoy the shit out of me.
  20. I played poorly today, but holed-out twice from off the green. That don't sukk!! it never does! LOL
  21. Well, i don't know about low T, POTUS and women. But i am happy Sarah Palin is not POTUS, whatever her T level.
  22. YouTube also has a bunch of moron golf instructors who do not know their ass from a tea kettle. You may as well say good luck and say nothing as send him to YouTube. You shank because the sweet spot is outside the ball.
  23. Hey, you're not a golfer if you haven't gotten a double digit score on a par 4 before...
  24. After reading this strict list. I'm happy and proud to call myself a non-golfer. I'm just trying to have a good time out there.
  25. Ha! Wifey asked what I want for Christmas this year. I told her I want to go play Pasatiempo in Monterrey with my buddy Darren. She asked "so you want to take a family trip to Monterrey?" Umm, no. (She's not a golfer.)
  26. If your wife even ASKS what you want to do on Fathers Day weekend!
  27. I don't know about that one. Why aren't you a golfer because you don't watch The Golf Channel?
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    • Day 432 30 minutes with the putter, primarily working on hitting the ball squarely and through the putt.  Have too much of a habit of not continuing through. Greens were a bit difficult for me today, the course changed the locations of the holes on the practice green and I could not simply trust memory.
    • Played yesterday with a buddy at a course I haven't played in a while. It's under new management and the conditions have improved somewhat, although I could hardly imagine them getting any worse. The last outfit was an absolute disaster! Anyway, I shot 40-42=82 for the round and left the course kind of disappointed.  After the 40 on the front, the way I started the back made me hopeful that I could shoot in the 30's and break 80 for the second time this season. That hasn't happened in a while! That was until I totally butchered the par 5, 17th. Hit a not so good drive in the left rough, but not far enough to reach the lake that runs down most of the left side and wraps around behind the green. Instead of taking my medicine I tried a hero shot and dunked it in the drink! I dropped and then took my medicine. This still left me only a partial wedge to the green, I had the pitch going dead at the flag, but hit it a little too hard and it went over. I was lucky it stopped about a foot from the water or it could have been much worse. I chip on and 2 putt for an 8!  So I'm kicking myself pretty good after the round. This morning, sitting at the kitchen table with my coffee and sports talk on the radio, I started thinking about the round again. And I came to a different conclusion. After that yack job on 17 it would have been easy to give up. But I went to 18 tee and hit one of the better drives I've hit it in a while. According to the GPS it was 257 yards. May not sound like much to some, but I'm 67 now and have been working hard to regain some of my lost distance. I was tired of a "good drive" being 220! 93 yards to the flag and I stick a wedge 10 feet away hole high, graze the left edge of the cup with the birdie putt leaving myself a 6" tap in for par.  I was able to put my blow up hole in the rear view mirror and play the next hole the way I wanted to. That's not always easy to do. My buddy's Son lets a bad hole, or even a bad shot get to him. His attitude and game go right in the crapper!  Golf gives you a chance to do better 18 times a round! Not many games like that. I can't wait to get out again!
    • The greens at Pinehurst for the 2014 Opens were bent grass, and they did slow them down a foot for the women.  I played it the Saturday after the women's open and there were no issues with the turf conditions, you could hardly tell where the crosswalks were.  Two days after I played they ripped out the bent and grew in the Bermuda.
    • On another note. Another type of practice is getting familiar with different shots. Trouble shots, or other wise. The more, different shots a golfer has in their bag, the better player they will be. Better players shoot lower scores.   Shots like hitting from the rough, from under trees, uneven lies, thin lies, hitting out of a fairway divot, and what ever else we golfers can think of. Got carry a 100 yards over water? Fake the water hazard, while thinking it's actually there.  We all practice the easy shots, but sometimes forget to learn something about the tougher shots we encounter.  Also, and I think it was Mr. Hogan who said that during competition, he rarely, if ever, hit a shot that he had not practiced, or was unfamiliar with.  A guy in Oregon came up with, and marketed a flash card system to use on the driving range. What ever the shot the card listed, that was what you would hit. Found out he started out with blank index cards, and hand wrote the various shot discriptions. I bought a set of them from the Fiddler's Green GC. It was fun using them. Made you think about a few things in between shots.  Still have them....some where.  Make practice fun. 
    • I shot an 89 the other day and feel like it was 7-9.  I'm feeling optimistic.  😉

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