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  1. I love golf! Im an addict who just cant quit!!! I wanted to take a brief moment to start a thread to thank everyone on this forum. Nobody gets me the way yall do. You guys and gals have my back when golf is kickin my @!!. You guys give me some place to talk golf which no doubt saved my marriage. Your insight and tips have helped my game. I have few friends, but you all seem like friends Ive had for years. I hope to meet a few of yall for some golf sooner or later but in the meantime, thanks for being awesome! And special thanks to @iacas for creating this place! Fairways and greens and may all
    7 points
  2. @stealthhwk, I understand what you're saying completely. I have a few really good friends, but we rarely see each other. TST has become the one place in my life where people not only tolerate, but actually understand & appreciate my passion for our great game...and not only do they understand it, but they teach me! There is no other place I can go, or think of, where I can talk, read about, learn, and breathe golf day in and day out. Good thread, my brother in golf!
    2 points
  3. Ok, Im not gonna pretend to understand this perfectly but this thread has branched off in a couple directions I had not intended. And thats NOT a bad thing, as several have reached out, and Im always looking for new golf friends. So thats a cool thing that happened cus of this thread, but mainly its a shout out to all of you for kind words, support, and tips for my game. As I mentioned earlier, too many have contributed for me to thank you all individually. But the tip I got about flaring ones feet out, the you tube video someone shared to help my shoulder clear my chin, the well wishes w
    2 points
  4. I've tried a few since I generally buy used clubs. I started with Tour Velvets, but I have tried multi-compound, full cords, wraps, basic rubber, super tack, etc. However, I've settled on Golf Pride CP2 Wraps and Pros in midsize. They're very soft and tacky, but what I like most is the lack of taper. What do you guys and gals prefer?
    1 point
  5. Everyone seems to be posting their fall photos on social media, so I've aggregated them here, enjoy, if you have any good ones, please add, thanks.
    1 point
  6. So I have been reading about this play it forward thing for awhile on this site. The idea makes all the sense in the world to me, play the tees that fit your game. I had been dropping hints all summer to my playing partner about wanting to try this. So after all this time, today he says....sure, let's try it! I have to say, it was the most enjoyable round I have played all year! He felt the same way and is all for it now. I had my best 9 hole score now and so did he. I would rather play like we did today and enjoy it then play the normal and go home mad. Golf should be fun....right?
    1 point
  7. Thanks!!! Well said, Id a liked it twice if I coulda!
    1 point
  8. I don't know about the Pebble. They're not doing so hot financially.
    1 point
  9. Great thread! For a few weeks, I almost wish I still lived/golfed up north... Sadly, all those damn leaves fall, and then it snows.
    1 point
  10. You've already forgotten the number of times you handed me my high-handicapping head.
    1 point
  11. Those same guys will make triple or worse on those same holes often enough, and then you win with a simple par. It all evens out in the end, assuming everyone posts scores honestly.
    1 point
  12. I also went in the tank for a couple of weeks after posting my best score of the year.
    1 point
  13. No kidding. I had an 82 a few months back and barfed all over my shoes for the next two weeks after that.
    1 point
  14. For awhile, I really felt good when I was on a golf course. I had a ton of confidence and things just seemed to click for me and I was posting really good (for me) scores. Suddenly... I would stand over a ball and feel lost. I said to my buddy the other day that playing for a two-way miss on every shot is no fun and, honestly... I was beginning to get discouraged. I set up a time this morning to play as a single at my club. I got out at just after 8:30 this morning and there was only 1 group ahead of me. I planned to take my time and play it as if I was playing a tournament round.
    1 point
  15. There is a lot of discussions on here about the impact of the mental game. Opinions range from it being the most important thing about golf to it having no importance whatsoever. Bobby Jones said, “Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course... the space between your ears.” Ben Crenshaw said, “I'm about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That's the distance my left ear is from my right.” The movie Tin Cup is primarily about a psychologist who helps a driving range pro get his head straight to compete in the US Open. He does until he blows up at the end. There
    1 point
  16. I have concluded that golfers go through a mechanical phase and a feel phase, just like someone learning to drive. In the mechanical phase, you have to consciously work on the mechanics of the swing, which is uncomfortable. In the feel phase you have already internalized the mechanics of the swing, you just need to execute. This where confidence comes in to play. A lot of frustration comes from golfers getting ahead of this process. If you are still trying to internalize the mechanical components of the swing like a "golf engineer" then confidence is basically just wishful thinking. Howe
    1 point
  17. First I ask what is possible. What could have caused the marker to move? In this case I see 2 possibilities: either the marker stuck to the bottom of the putter, or one of the players stepped on it and it stuck to his shoe. It is necessary to determine if it is possible that the player himself stepped on it, because that would be a one stroke penalty, since that was definitely not part of the act of marking, and the marker or ball must be replaced. If there is the slightest possibility that this could be the cause (and no evidence is found to dispute it) then the penalty must be ass
    1 point
  18. Nice. Another convert. Welcome to a life-long game. I was hooked the moment I walked onto a practice green at about 7 years old. The smell, the velvety texture of the turf on the green ... intoxicating. Even to a 7-year-old.
    1 point
  19. Assuming the following website is accurate, cleaning of the ball when marked on the putting green only became accepted under the rules in 1960.: http://www.ruleshistory.com/green.html Note that if you look at that website, clicking on the year will take you to a copy of the rules of that specific year. Prior to 1960, cleaning was permitted in only very limited circumstances. Marking of the ball, even on the green, was pretty limited. Unqualified lifting of a ball on the green was first allowed in 1960. In reviewing "The Principles..." I think its important to remember that Tu
    1 point
  20. I once showed up at a course on a Wednesday afternoon, since I had finished up some job meetings and was able to escape for a round at a course I'd been wanting to play for a while (Upper Makefield Highlands near Philadelphia). When I got to the pro shop, the guy warned me that the course was set up for a tournament, and the pin positions were "brutal". He wasn't exaggerating. They were ridiculous. It seemed like every green had a pin in the hardest spot that you could imagine one reasonably being. Even aiming for the middle of greens, it made any miss deadly. It was also a very wind
    1 point
  21. Sometimes the guy cutting the pins is just in a foul mood... ...or as @iacas said, there could be another reason altogether. It may even be a matter of preparing the more traditional pin positions for an upcoming tournament or event by giving them a rest.
    1 point
  22. Because your instructor told you or you are not a dolt? It is not hard. Put it along a good club path. Depending on the height it will be along your toe line or slightly in or out from there.
    1 point
  23. Try this... Imagine a big foot switch under your lead foot. It's old and rusty and needs a lot of pressure to click it on. From the top of your backswing, stomp on that ****er hard as you can. Don't worry about anything else, literally ignore everything else you need to do, just make your goal getting that nasty, old rusty piece of shit to click on.
    1 point
  24. Wow, they are closing a lot of stores. I'm sure they'll close at least two in Michigan. There are 3 within one hour of my house.
    1 point
  25. I, like you, have found that playing forward has helped my game. I don't always play the forward tees but I do score better from them. I've convinced one group of friends to move from the blues to the whites but I can't get any of my friends to play from the forward tees. Two weeks ago, I was playing solo from the forward tees and at the turn pasted a group of slow guys. They laughed that I was playing the forward tees and I just told them, "when I can shoot near par, I'll move back". I proceeded to stripe a tee shot that was impressive.
    1 point
  26. What makes someone a person you love to play golf with? And, are you one of those people? Years ago, when I subscribed to golf magazines, I read an article that really stuck with me (Be the Most Popular Guy in Your Group, Golf magazine, linked below). It really got me thinking, and doing some honest self-evaluation. I knew I’d always had high, and often unrealistic, expectations for myself, and could let it get to me if not performing the way I thought I should be. But, was I a bad guy to play with? Using that article as a catalyst, and building on it since then, I’ve form
    1 point
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