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  1. decided to sign up for a golf forum and I picked this one as other sites seemed a bit pretentious in some ways. My 16 handicap is a rough estimate to be honest. I've never actually calculated it but I average 90 if I had to guess. Shoot high 80s (85 was my best round) and a couple 92s. Love playing. I take it just serious enough to where it stays fun for me. I play (try to) a couple times a week. Currently a mixed bags of stuff but it's the first bag that I've played where every club in it I love having in there. G25 irons, 58,54,50 vokeys, works #1 putter (just played it for the first time
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  2. Spanaway, but still, that's outrageous. I think the only positive thing about the round was that i got to work on my tan.
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  3. I've been using TheGrint.com. It's an on-line/mobile site that keeps handicaps. They say that they are USGA registered and their handicaps are valid for USGA sanctioned events.
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  4. At least in there a "pooper scooper" is useable!
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  5. I recently within the last two weeks have seen my putting game excel immensely. I was told to keep more weight to the front of my body and also to have the ball in-between your front foot/middle of your stance so you can roll the ball with your stroke. Now I swear to god I am two putting everything unless I'm under 6-8 feet which is normally a one putt. I also envision my putter and arms/shoulders to move like a pendulum. Your backstroke distance should be the same distance as your actual stroke if that makes sense?... If not your body/stroke will be out of tempo and can cause you to push the
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  6. Not sure why you're concerned about what's normal. If I got this right you've only been playing for two months, you can carry a 6 iron 200+ yards and, with the i25's, your average miss is 12 yards. I don't think there's anything normal about you. Listen to the advice of your instructor, he must be one hell of a teacher.
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  7. Or maybe not having to hit as many pitch shots by trying to get closer to the greens on the approaches by improving your ball striking?
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  8. You make a really good point I had not really thought of in this way. Maybe the trouble some private clubs are having is because one of the results of the Tiger-boom was the increase in upscale daily-fee courses. I remember reading articles about daily fee courses trying to give golfers the private club experience. Maybe part of the problem is that they were so successful that golfers who might have joined a private club now enjoy a similar level of cosseting without that big up front payment and commitment you describe.
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  9. I don't know if someone said this yet, but it's really bothering me that they are running on the greens and throwing their clubs and flag stick down on them.
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  10. Lowest Score Wins is a great book for figuring out what areas in your game to focus on. Still, being a bogey or worse golfer means you really need to focus on your long game as much as possible. That is the glaring weakness right now. I would still order the book because it's the best golf book out there. Also the sections on gameplanning with shot zones and different practice routines for short game and putting are fantastic. Possibly. Typically lie angle and such are consistent because of your height and arm length. I think in some regards changing the swing path might
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  11. I agree, but since he put the words "deliberate practice" in his aim/goals statement, I was hoping to see more related to it, like him mapping out his swing, nothing super detail oriented, similar to short, slow, specific, simple. I think his interpretation of deliberate practice is more academic based or at least, different than what I'm thinking. I would go as far as to say that abman's video has a good bit of creativity to it and has a decent amount of detail.
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  12. Exactly, it's the same reason why people who insist on driving 55 in the left lane get the finger, cursed and beeped at. If you see you're holding up traffic, move over and let people through rather than be a pompous ass that believes you are going fast enough.
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  13. How shaggy were the tee boxes that you would need to do this?
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  14. O RLY? Unless you don't know what the term "trade dress" means, I don't know how you could so much as quibble with what I wrote originally.
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  15. Quick update on this thread...I took the new G25's onto the course for the first time today. They are long and straight. My previous clubs were hitting a 7 iron about 155. On 2 occasions today I had between 170-175 to the pin, and hit my new 7 iron about 5 yards past the hole. I also hit my 8 iron pin high into a 163 yard par 3. I am in love with the irons. I carded SIX (3's) on my scorecard today with this irons, something I'm not sure I've ever done before on a par 72 layout.
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  16. I'm pretty sure you're trolling, but I'll say again: 80% of a tour player's earnings comes from getting paid to play name brand equipment. If I were able to play clubs for free, I'd use them, let alone getting paid millions per year. The amount most tour players can possibly win from tournaments is nothing compared to what they get paid by their clubmakers. Also, the major brand's customers are certainly fools in most cases. Go to any golf course, it will be filled with fools. As for the brands, they spend lots of money on research, but a lot more on advertising and endorsements. If tou
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  17. I switched from Pinemeadow clubs to Ping (mainly cause I wanted different flex and got a good price) and for some reason my scores did not magically go down. Weird I must be doing it wrong.
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