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  1. After the popularity of Kyle's thread, I thought I would post my qualifier results for your viewing pleasure. I am a 2.7 trending to a 2.5, the course was a rating of 72.7 and a slope of 147. Par was 36-37. It is an older course with oak lined fairways and small undulating greens. There were 10 participants in the qualifier. I don't know why we don't get more but it was still a strong field with a WV Amateur champion and a WV Mid Am Champion. I was very nervous on the first tee as this was my first US qualifier in a long time. I felt I could shoot around par and in the past, par has
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  3. You don't need to use your phone at all with it. You can just sync it with a computer. Also, they suggest you use the app lock screen and put it face down so the proximity sensor turns the screen off. If you want to use the app.
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  4. I kinda posted a rundown in the "What did you shoot thread" but here's my round: http://www.gamegolf.com/player/shanneken/round/1112112 Best round of my life, first time breaking 80, went 2 over on the back 9 (which obviously is the best 9 of my life as well). Hit a lot of GIR/nGIR and my distance putting length was pretty spot on leaving me <5 ft putts that all seemed to go in. Greens rolled really well and weren't like putting on glass so I felt I had a better feel. Never thought I'd finish with that round after having two double bogeys in the first 6 holes but ended up makin
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  5. It is not a judgement call - the Rule is clear. The fact that the ball is 'teetering' does not give you extra time. Even if the ball is visibly in motion it is deemed to be at rest after the ten seconds. Not quite sure what you mean by 'the nature of the game'?
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  6. Standing taller won't do much, typically. You've probably got the answer right there: you're not getting your weight forward properly, or you're not achieving Key #3 at least. Working on those things will help, but here's a slightly off-the-wall idea that I want you to try. First, take an extra club so you can make a slightly shorter, more controlled swing. Second, play the ball a ball more forward in your stance, so you can feel that you not only can go forward, but that you must go forward to hit the ball well.
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  7. Glad you enjoyed it. I posted it because I had enjoyed reading about Kyle's journey. Tournament golf is a totally different animal than regular golf. I played a state qualifier earlier this year on a 69.3 rated course and shot my worst score of the year by 5 shots, 83. People who don't play tournament golf gave me lots of grief. My retort to the how did you shoot that question is generally I missed a 15 footer on 18 for 82. People who would look down their nose need to put down their money an show us they can handle the pressure better than we can.
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  8. Duh, Speedo! I can't unseen this John!
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  9. You can only be penalized if your actions actually result in an improvement in your area of intended swing. Just detaching one or two leaves when there are a dozen or more in your swing path doesn't automatically incur a penalty. Decision 13-2/0.5 explains: There is also no penalty for knocking lose a leaf or branch on your backswing as long as the stroke is completed.
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  10. Ken here has been a low cap for at least a year and shot worse than Kyle. How's that figure Sherlock (@Pendragon)?
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  11. If people think a 7 wood is good and undiscovered may I dare to suggest you also try higher numbered woods (especially good in soggier conditions) - I hate to admit that I have not only a 9 wood but also an 11,13&15 -( they are metal but would prefer permission!) - sort of equivalent to hybrids I suppose. The 9 is 28* the 11 is 31*, the 13 is 34* & the 15 is 37* - incredibly easy to play!
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  12. Neighborhood Capt Choice Tournament: Par 5 10th, my 2nd shot for near Albatross. I made the 10ft eagle putt
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  13. This needs to be taken to the (il)logical extreme: you aren't allowed to stop moving even to take your shot, so every swing (including putts) is made "Happy Gilmore" style. You simply carry three or four clubs on your back in a quiver and change them while you run.
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  14. Will somebody else carry my clubs? What is the attraction of playing 18 holes in under an hour? or even less than 2? If you're playing JUST be done in 2 hours to go home early... why play?
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  15. I think the article overreaches, even though there are some good points. Selling clothes is different than the equipment side, however Nike pursued the same strategy that other golf companies did which is pay a lot of tour pros money to endorse and then use that to sell clubs. They didn't completely bank on Tiger, they had a number of pros over the years. Adding Rory was surely an attempt to get the "next Tiger". So they are following a business strategy that others did. Tiger was the leading face for Nike and two things happened in 2008. First there was the fire hydrant and all t
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  16. For sure. I don't think I would have prepaired as well or knew what to expect walking up to the first tee. There is a lot of valuable tournament experience ITT. Obviously having set expectations of not qualifying made it easier and wasn't a disappointment as well. Reading the tournament prep section of LSW was a big plus, too. I don't typically eat snacks during a round, but having a fruit bar after 12 holes kept my energy up walking a very hilly course.
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  17. This is pretty remarkable, 3 weeks ago you were a 7 handicap with 90 mph swing speed. A great recovery!
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  18. I didn't have too many good shots on Sunday, but I still managed to scrape together a decent 89. On Saturday, however, my best shot was on the 11th hole, a long par 3 playing to 198 yards. I hit a hybrid that leaked out to the right on me, kicked off the side of the green and finished about 15 yards off to the right. I was a good 6 feet below the level of the green and since the pin was on the right side, I was short-sided. The ball was sitting up in the rough nicely, so I opened my 58* lob wedge and hit a massive flop onto the green. The ball landed about 3 feet shy of the hole, hopp
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  19. Best reply so far. You understand.
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  20. I have had quite a few GPS's over the years, starting with the SkyCaddie SG1 then the GolfLogix hand held unit, I now have the Garmin S1 and I love it! I also use the GolfLogix App on my iPhone 5. If I'm playing a course I'm familiar with, I just use my watch, if I'm at a course where I do not know specific distances to hazards etc, I will pull out the iPhone and get the info I need. Best of both worlds I suppose.
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