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  1. It looks like he may be playing reverse- left instead of right- handed? Note the glove on the left hand, and low.
  2. This weekend I taught one-day college seminar called Golf As Fundraising. A dozen undergrads and master's students got introduced to how to organize and carry out a benefit golf tournament that hopefully would make money, not lose money. For guest speakers, I had the head teaching pro from my home course, the general manager of a 36-hole private club, a realtor who is the area scramble guru, and one of our part-time instructors who runs a major chamber scramble. And, I even got corporate sponsors to cover our morning bagels and lunch sandwich buffet. Among things the guest speakers told us: Start your planning a year out if at all possible. Make sure everyone has a good time, and make them want to come back next year. Don't try to "conquer the world" on your first scramble; set small, manageable objectives. Have a couple of side games - closest to pin, long drive - but not so many that it detracts from the game. And don't sell mulligans.. it just slows things down, and two mulligans a person becomes six mulligans in some groups. One one-day events: After 6 hours, you start to lose people. Know the finances of your target audience. Don't overcharge - or undercharge - for your tournament. If you have a 2017 tournament pending, approach potential corporate sponsors in the Fall 2016 during capital budgeting for the next year. Otherwise, you may end up getting $400 left in petty cash rather than a much larger donation. Two in the class were exchange students, young women from mainland China and Mongolia. Both wanted to learn about golf and meet people who played it. The class included a running team-based planning exercise based on one of three tournament scenarios: Raising $20 million for a new recreation center for our University. Funding a summer recreational baseball league for underprivileged children. Raising money for a group that is resettling Mideast war refugees to the area. Some of the most interesting insights came from non-golfers who had worked other types of fundraising activities. General feedback: Do it again next year.
  3. I've always been a fan. He has more demons than most, but when he wants to play, he's damn good and fun to watch. And he was Tin Cup before there was Tin Cup.
  4. I've played in a handful of scrambles and they have all been company charitable events facilitated by a business. The business I work for does one each year. We "invite" our big partners and customers and vendors etc. Everyone pays green fees of about $150 including myself and all employees of the business. The green fees in excess of what the course charges us goes to a charity (Fresh Start Surgical Gifts in our case). We have things like buy mulligans for $5 each, pay a long drive champ to take your tee shot, pay to tee off with an air compressor bazooka etc. People drink and go a bit wild with their "score-keeping" and the "rules" at least I suspect they do. Many are playing their only round of the year. And on the flip side there is usually a foursome of ringers that comes in around 18 under and wins. I know two things, my foursome has no chance of winning or being in the top ten. Even though we are hitting golf balls with golf clubs (mostly) on a golf course, a scramble can hardly be considered golf or at least not golf played under the rules of golf. In scrambles like this... Asking the long drive champ if you can try hitting a ball with his driver, fine. Hitting extra balls, no big deal, just don't use them. We're not playing under the rules so we are not breaking the rules.
  5. As many others have said, I always pick it up. I know that if it were mine I would want and honest person to pick it up and either drop it off at the clubhouse or if I walk back from it to just hand it back. I'd rather do that than assume the person is going to go back for it, only to have it picked up by a dishonest person before then who doesn't return it. Especially with a vokey, I'm sure a lot of basshats out there would bag it without returning it.
  6. This is exactly what I do. I just don't get why people don't at least turn it in to a Marshall or the pro shop.
  7. I always pick it up and return it at the end of the round. I'm surprised some people don't.
  8. I do pick it up and I almost always get a "I'm always leaving a club" story. The law of averages are against these people who leave clubs on the course regularly. Eventually you will hit a finders keepers guy or in your case, a few I don't want to waste time or mess around with someone else's club guy.
  9. I'd pick it up and check with the group in front if anyone has dropped a club. I wouldnt say what the club was as las thing i would want is to say " have you dropped a Vokey wedge" and some random to say yes just 'cos they want a Vokey. If they say "yes, ive dropped a Vokey 52deg" and can confirm its the club i have then fair enough. If there is no group in front i'd finish my round then hand it in at the pro shop.
  10. I agree with that. I will always pick it up and try to notify the group in front of us that I found a club. Of course, I try to wait until an opportune moment, like when we catch up to them on the next tee. They're always very grateful.
  11. Course I used to play had a hole with a creek that ran along side the fairway for a bit. On of my buddies, a notorious ball hawk, would always pull out his retriever as we started we started walking. He pulled a ball out once that had "Lessons? and a phone # printed on it.
  12. Yep. Usually run in to the owner, then usually have to wait for them to get out of the way.
  13. I once left a Hogan Edge 7 iron with Avon Chamois Grip, graphite shaft at Palm Springs Muni. I went back to pro shop, never turned up. Several years later, I saw a similar club on Ebay. It may or may not have been the same. I eventually replaced it with a similar one except the one I bought had a different flex shaft.
  14. If I find a club, I pick it up. At least half the time I eventually run into the owner working his way back to look for it. Failing that, I turn it into the clubhouse.
  15. I have turned lost clubs into course offices before. Seemed like the right thing to do to help reunite the club with the correct owner.
  16. Here is a good post in this thread, relates to lower body (hips) in your case. Also there is a good thread for a drill on weight transfer or weight forward which @mvmac posted. I somewhat recall the drill is to use very slow motion movements, with timing being a key element of proper positions. I'll post it once I locate it. Still try to post better videos, better light conditions. A shadow of a body is bad.
  17. I was caught up watching history last night, but I still think the show isn't as bad as many of you seem to believe. Then again, I do about two or three other things while watching TV, so maybe I just don't see how bad it is. As sometimes interesting background noise it seems fine.
  18. Now Then Almost better across the board. Yes I am much better than I was last year.
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