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  1. What is excess $$$$$ ? I'm married. With children.
    3 points
  2. Inspired (read: stolen) from the ice shot's thread I saw earlier, I wanted to share two stories of mine about hitting from a water hazard and hear from other people of their similar situations. The first time I hit from a water hazard I had pushed my tee shot just barely into a lake running the length of the fairway. The lake had been partially drained, however, and my ball was sitting only about 1/3 of the way submerged in the water in a bit of mud. After assessing the situation, I determined (since it was a tournament) that the best course of action would be to simply club up by one
    2 points
  3. Getting older is inevitable unless you are a vampire or one of the walking dead. As a golfer, the aging process becomes noticeable in a number of ways. While many of us senior citizens remain in reasonably good shape and still have some limberness, one can’t help but notice the inevitable signs of getting older. My physician has started the process of freezing off bits of my head and hands from years of sun exposure. Hats and sun screen were for sissies back in the day. Haircuts for we oldsters remove mostly gray hair if we are lucky enough to still have some. Sadly, after age 60 the
    1 point
  4. Okay, so I talked with TRUE, and learned a few things: The sizing of the new shoes is pretty much inline with the 2015 Motions. The Sensei is a little bigger at the same size. The 2015 models will still be available for sale for some time. They cannot vouch for the shoes available from retailers, but they believe that the shoes they ship and sell from the 2015 line are "good" with the leak problems solved. They did a VERY good job (and I can personally attest) to standing by their shoes and their replacements and warranty process for any defective 2015
    1 point
  5. Tiger had back and knee problems when he was young. He most likely started the training from advice from doctors, PTs and trainer to prevent injury.
    1 point
  6. Blandel is only saying that because he's built like Karate Kid era Ralph Macchio.
    1 point
  7. One issue with these discussions is the difficulty of agreeing one what actually constitutes a "pre-shot routine". To me, my routine doesn't start until I've got the club in my hand, my distance is locked in, and I'm standing behind the ball sighting my line of play. I have a fast routine from that point, but I also don't screw around before then either. Once I get to my ball I'm all about the business of hitting my shot, unless there is some reason that I have to wait, whether for the group in front or for someone in my group. I use that waiting time to make sure that once the way
    1 point
  8. You call that a mid-life crisis? This is a mid-life crisis
    1 point
  9. This just started today, both mobile and desktop versions. I assume it's due to someone working on the back-end, but thought I'd let y'all know in case it's something else. Oops, just saw this: Never mind.
    1 point
  10. What I described IS a pre-shot routine. it is a SLOW pre-shot routine for a "good" golfer. A 'slow' pre-shot routine for a "bad" player can make that player think too much and precede bad play. If you are thinking about your swing, you aren't swinging. That's what practice is for. On the course, you shouldn't have to think about it. Maybe a pre-shot that doesn't involve thinking is best.
    1 point
  11. I once read that change affects humans positively in the short run. You may have discovered a technique that suits you. Alternately this change may just have heightened your attention and focus for a short time. Let's hope it is the former and not the latter. I have never intentionally putted with the ball well outside my eyes or with an extremely "flat" putter. Both seem to fall outside the conventional wisdom concerning putting.
    1 point
  12. Golf on tv watchers say this every year though it's hard to tell whether there's one extra minute of commercial content this year over last. If you look at Netflix streaming tv shows in the 70s/80s (no commercials), they're ~52 minutes long. Now, as few as 40 minutes. 12 minutes over ~4 decades, 3 minutes a decade, 18 seconds of extra commercial content a year. That's not sports, but it's an indicator. Streaming devices are great to counter commercials. Hit the source button to switch away from the telecast, stream something, click source button to go back to golf and streaming conten
    1 point
  13. I once played a strokeplay tournament and after 3 shots on a par 5, still had 60 yards to the green. Instead of making an up and down or a bogey, I shanked my bump and run into the waterhazard. But it was playable from there and I managed to get it out of the water onto the green in one shot. Only to threeputt and write a snowman on the scorecard.
    1 point
  14. When my game gets erratic, one of the best things I can do for it is to quit thinking too much. I just set up and swing. I'll take maybe 10 seconds from picking my line to ball in the air - that includes noting the wind and lie, which I've usually already done anyway by the time the cart stops moving. I find that doing so sort of resets my swing circuit breaker. I start swinging instead of just hitting at the ball.
    1 point
  15. Sorry @DrvFrShow but it is that simple. Slow players will play slowly, regardless of where the pins are, how fast the greens are running, hitting a provisional, etc. Honestly, I'm rethinking this thread. I'm not sure there's any correlation. But I also don't think a bad player taking their time is helping their game AT ALL.
    1 point
  16. Same, although my vote would include anything under 3 feet as well, and not be limited to early in the round. Basically, any putt where you really, really should make it. And if you didn't, then it was probably something stupid you did, like rush it.
    1 point
  17. Glad to hear it bud! The driver is a longer club, so it is not possible to keep it underneath you as much. In golf terms they say it is a wider and slightly flatter swing. Essentially the bucket will swing more around the body, while still being connected. The basic concept is since the face has less loft, and the ball is on a tee, you need more of a sweeping motion. Don't help it or scoop up with the wrists, this can also cause a high slice. Trust the club to get the ball in the air just by contact. The driver sweeps up on the teed ball. The irons can be very descending and still work great.
    1 point
  18. @ZoozAs far as the grip it should feel as though the grip is falling into the fingers, not being grabbed at all by the palms. The grip should rest toward the pinky side of the left hand pad, not be going through the crease of the palm. It's not the size of the grip that is simply preference. I think you will do well with learning from reading and watching, because you're very good at explaining what it feels like from what I read. You are right about all the things you are feeling in the swing, and many of the positions you're seeing. It can take years to understand what causes these p
    1 point
  19. I had someone on Etsy to manually make me a custom driver head cover. I also started a thread about crazy or unique covers - http://thesandtrap.com/forums/topic/83939-crazy-or-unique-driver-head-covers/#comment-365968 My head cover was pretty expensive so what I would like to see is less expensive options.
    1 point
  20. I'm 73 and played golf most of my life till a few years ago.....sold every golf item I had and have always missed the game! This summer I plan on returning to this wonderful game with a whole different attitude. I got fed up years ago with the necessity to rush thru a round and couldn't enjoy what the game is all about.....I now can play during the slower less busy tee times and hit the ball shorter but straighter and never mind about the score. Don't get me wrong, I will keep pace and let faster players thru. I remember when it was common to let the group hit up on par 3's. If golf can't
    1 point
  21. I used to write 'TLC' on the ball... but I've switched to using a turtle to mark mine. I mark them when I buy a new dozen so they're ready to go. I'll rotate between blue and orange turtles... so, when I need to hit a provisional, I just switch the colors. CY
    1 point
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