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  1. Hey, all. I know I've been MIA but I just wanted to check in and wish everyone a happy new year. My schedule should slow down some now that I'll be going to school part time this semester. I'm happy to report that my body transformation continues. I ended up losing 80 pounds in 2016 and got down to 196 pounds. Hoping to slim down a bit more before working on putting some muscle on. I'll be posting progress in this thread for those that are interested!
    5 points
  2. Rule 20-3d tells the player how to proceed if the ball will not come to rest on the spot at which it is to be placed. d. Ball Fails to Come to Rest on Spot - If a ball when placed fails to come to rest on the spot on which it was placed, there is no penalty and the ball must be replaced. If it still fails to come to rest on that spot: (i) except in a hazard, it must be placed at the nearest spot where it can be placed at rest that is not nearer the hole and not in a hazard;
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  4. Though it would be better to see your swig. If you are seeing a high spiny shot with a low spin driver with a low spin golf shaft, then you might be hitting down on the ball with the driver. What miss are you having with your current driver? Sure. 1. The stiffness of the driver. A shorter club flexes less. 2. The lie angle 3. The Swing Weight Depends. Were you fitted for the club you have now? Did you try out golf shafts that were shorter in length? Was this just a decision you made because you thought it was a good idea? Depends. Swing weight is real
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  5. The Jason Day tweet made me do a little bit of a rathole and I got these. Sure I'm missing a lot, if you know of any, post them. OSU Notre Dame Loretto University of Illinois
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  6. I've been Playing Golf for: 2 years seriously (played only 1 or 2 times a year before that) My current handicap index or average score is: 16.3, last year got down into the 80's consistently but now am back to 90's on most days. (I hit too many balls out of play) My typical ball flight is: nothing typical really. i try to play many different shots. The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Any pull shot really, from time to time, this will sneak up on me. Videos: ] there are a couple of swings put together here, 3 wood, 7 iron , and 9 iron.
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  7. That thread turned into a small train wreck-But it did raise the question about what a player is to do if he lays his club down, it leaves a line, and then what does he do? Leaving the line there is against the rules.-But so is wiping it away. Or is it not in the area of his stance or swing? But it has to be, so what is the penalty? What is the penalty if he leaves the line and plays the shot?-Just the one under 8-2 right? What is the penalty if he leaves a line-But wipes it all away before he plays the shot? 13-2? Is it just two strokes if he does either of those things
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  8. I was reading a thread earlier that got me to thinking about my future in playing golf. At some point, everyone's body is going to grow into an unplayable condition. Of course that unplayable condition is relative to the individual. I see older guys every day, out on the course who can still hit the ball down the fairway. Not very far, but still down the fairway. Yes, they may slow up play, but anyone who has read my TST posts on slow play know my thoughts on that topic. So when would you know that you no longer can play this game? Would your body after waking up one day,
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  9. Being physically unable to play is something I don't want to think about for a couple reasons. Played the remaining 6 holes of a round with a very old gentleman a couple years ago. The guy still walked the course, hunched over with his pull cart. I could have played through but instead accepted his invitation to play along with him. He told me "walking the course keeps me young". The round was a tremendous learning experience and hopefully a glimpse into my own future. It was hard to get into a bad mood hanging out with this guy. One of my more pleasurable rounds of golf.
    1 point
  10. The rule reads as such: A player must not, in (these areas), do (these things), unless it's an example of (these other things). It's a matter of degrees. If you "remove" some dew by walking near your ball or soling your club on the ground a foot behind the ball because that's where you grip the club, that's not really "removing dew." That's just a matter of incidental removal, not an act specifically intended to "remove" dew. There aren't really three criteria. There are two - the first defines the forbidden area, the second the forbidden actions. The third part is a list of
    1 point
  11. I answered this before. Just like some baseball "fans" delight in the numbers, the stats, etc., some golfers enjoy rustling around in the nuances of the Rules. Some find deeper meaning and even things they can enjoy in the Rules. If it's not your bag of nuts, just avoid reading them. Or at least commenting as negatively as you did on them. In other words, your second sentence is in opposition to the first. That's not only stupid, it's wrong. We don't ban people here except in incredibly rare cases, and those people have done a lot to deserve it. Nobody's debating that. We
    1 point
  12. quitting playing is just like quitting cigarettes, I've done so many times. Actually, concerning the latter, I've not indulged since about 1976. I will be 75 in July
    1 point
  13. @Ernest Jones if you look to the right of the roster, it will give you the deadlines for editing your Roster for each of the 4 rounds. You can set this up specific to your time zone.
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  14. Happy new year folks I got myself a set of (half decent) clubs about three month ago to learn with after receiving an absolutely terrible set a couple of year ago as a gift(I know that sounds ungrateful but these hurt my poor little hands when I tried them on a range, skanky Dunlop 65i's ?). Anyway now am obsessed with learning how to play well, not great as I am well late to the game, (mid 40's so not about to give up reasonable IT career for a shot at the tour!!!!) but wanted to get a solid grasp of fundamentals to ensure if I carry on the obsession I can do so without fear of humiliati
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  15. Your phone might take better high-speed footage… no? And, mind your camera angles: https://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing Your body contributes little to the backswing OR downswing. Look at how straight your arms are at impact, and how relatively square your body is, too.
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  16. I started playing after 50. I soon discovered it was a race to find a decent swing before my body started to give out. I'm still trying, but I can tell with each year the goal becomes a little tougher. I've seen older folks play what I consider to be really good golf - the type I'd like to someday play. I don't have a problem playing from shorter tees... hit my driver as long as I can, make the next shot easier. Then execute the shots that don't require as much "youth". That sounds like a lot of fun to me!
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  17. No your post was clear. My getting beat by a girl remark, was just on me. Nothing more intended. Me personally, I am at my long game distance limits. I can carry my driver 220, with course conditions allowing for any roll afterwards. About the only thing I might have left to do is to have my wife inject some WD-40 into my stiff left side joints...lol. Probably a USGA rule against that anyways. So with a maxxed out long game, I am birdie challenged. My next best stroke saver is my short game. My own stats tell me when I chip/putt really well, those are the times I usually break 80.
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  18. Okay, I nominate all the Red Team to have to do that extra bit of hassle after every hole.
    1 point
  19. Gonna be tough for him to do that if he's playing.
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  20. Started doing this last winter and now again this winter. Eliminating my thought about ball flight (or lack of it lol) lets me concentrate on various pieces of my swing; hip turn, right heel (I'm a lefty) , strike location, overall feel.
    1 point
  21. 2. 100 slow swings (no ball striking) from alignment change position to a higher hand finish position.
    1 point
  22. @Strat-Pack Rick, no problem with being on a mission as long as you have fun in playing & improving . Knock yourself out, buddy . I am giving myself a temp relief from being on a mission. I think of it as recharging myself before a run at 14 HI in 2017.
    1 point
  23. The deals are obviously bigger now by yes they signed exclusive equipment contracts. Sam Snead and Arnie were with Wilson, Jack and Johnny Miller were with MacGregor, Tom Watson with Ram, Greg Norman with Cobra, Payne Stewart and Craig Stafler with Top-Flite. Seve and Curtis Strange were one of the first Nike apparel guys. Titleist wasn't a big equipment player until the mid-late 90's, most of the money they spent was to players to play the ball (and still is to some degree). TaylorMade has a dozen or so guys like Lee Janzen and Mark O'Meara before they re-invented themselves in 2000 w
    1 point
  24. Cheap Nike wedges and putters (new!) at Academy Sports, if you're keeping Nike and have gaps to fill. In the golf section I found Nike VR.X3X wedges for $20 and some Nike Method Core putters for $30. I had never been to Academy Sports & Outdoor before. It's kind of a cross between Sports Authority (RIP) and Cabela's. For golf, it's a cut-rate version of Sports Authority: A few first-line putters and wedges, and some legacy models from TM (RAC wedges and SLDR long clubs) and Callaway (X Series 416 long clubs). Assorted balls, gloves, etc. SuperFly wedges = 68°, 7
    1 point
  25. @rkim291968 I might be on a mission , haha. Thats probably good advice but I cant help it. This year is all about improvement so I can enjoy golf later in life. Good luck with your game this year and congrats on the Index bud !!!
    1 point
  26. I had the pleasure of sharing a range with a bunch of Symetra Tour ladies last year and I came away pretty impressed by their collective distance. Many of these girls, several of whom were quite small comparatively, were hitting it just as far (or farther) as me with seemingly little effort. Those girls are good.
    1 point
  27. I would say they're consciously competent if their goal is to be a good golfer, but they may be unconsciously incompetent if their goal is to be unconsciously competent. As in, they don't know what they don't know. They may know how to be a good golfer, but not how to be a truly great (i.e. unconsciously competent) golfer. This would be different than a Tour player, who knows how to get to unconscious competence - they are consciously competent at being unconscious competent. (I'm also fully willing to admit this makes no sense.)
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