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  1. This weekend me and my playing partner @canth played the knock-out fase of our clubchampionship foursome. Our club has 1400 members but only the better players enter this championship. Handicaps of the contestants ranges from 9 to scratch, but the best two players (scratch and +1.5) did not enter. First round we played we were slightly favourite, but the battle took us to hole 18 to win 1 up. We did not play well, also a bit because our opponents made a lot of mistakes, so we played taking the risk out of the game. Next round we played a strong team of two 4 handicappers. They had p
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  2. Next Tuesday, I will be playing in my first official tournament as an individual, one of the Utah State Am qualifiers. I am the worst player in the field of 84, so no grand delusions of securing a qualifying spot in the actual state am tournament. I am pretty excited nonetheless. Hopefully the two I'm paired up with are easy going and it's an enjoyable experience. The course is Rose Park GC, and the set up will be 6,803 yds 70.0/113 (a tad easier than the 71.0/116 it usually plays). The course is best known as Tony Finau's old stomping grounds as a kid. My best score at this course i
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  3. Good luck! Keep us informed along the way and share your results here!
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  4. Well, my standard advice is brush up on the common Rules situations one might face such as water hazards and lateral water hazards, relief from obstructions, etc... Be sure to review the "conditions of competition." When a shot is hit out of sight, don't hesitate to hit a provisional. Most of all, enjoy the experience.
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  5. Good luck! You sound exactly like me! I played in a couple of these in the last few years and each time was likely the worst player in the field as well. I had a goal of solid play, no crazy dumb mistakes and hopefully break 80 each time. I haven't broken 80 any of the times, but I achieved the other goals. Let us know how it goes! (You can share it in the tst member tournament thread that many of us use as well. :)
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  6. To your point, you picked a handicap based on your average score, if I showed up with a true handicap to play you, I'm likely giving you more shots than I would if you had a real handicap. If you're shooting low to mid 80's on average at a course with a higher rating and more difficult slope and I'm a 5 HC at a course with a lower rating and a lower slope your gaining a significant advantage when we play at match, especially if you're playing at the lower rating/slope course. My average score over the last 20 is 77.3, which at my course is +6. However, my index is 4.4 which makes me
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  7. Par 72... The only par 5 they were thinking of possibly converting was the 1st. Which normally plays as a 605-yard, par 5. Actually the 1st, 14th and 18th are SHORTER than their scorecard yardage. The 4 par 5s are 560, 607 (#7), 594, and 637. The par-3s are between 135 and 237, the par 4s are between 338 (#2) and 507. The real meat of the golf course is 3 thru 8. And the par 4s on the back other than 15. I've read Mike Davis may move the tee way up on 15 on the Saturday or Sunday. Same with 18. I heard a 570-ish tee could come in play on 18 to make it reachable in two. I've heard a playi
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  8. 84 people for how many spots? and what does it generally take to qualify?
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  9. Our local First Tee organization is having a fundraiser where they will be dropping golf balls from Helicopter to a target on a golf course. I can't get the thanksgiving WKRP in Cincinnati episode out of my head. The one where they dropped turkeys from a helicopter to a supermarket parking lot. "Oh the Humanity!" -- Les Nessman I hope the First Tee event goes better.
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  10. Then vote out the elected municipality leaders that are spending money in a manner that you disagree with. Unless the "oppressed one" isn't allowed to vote or campaign for office on his own platform, they get the same say as everyone else. Just because more people don't agree with me, doesn't make me "oppressed". Along the same lines, you suggested that the only dress code you would support would be one that the taxpayers voted on. Well, the voters voted for those that indirectly imposed any dress code in voting for those elected officials. Fwiw though, even a municipality o
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  11. I would think that your insurance and the local police would tell you. But it might be worth your time to check craigslist, local social media garage sale type sites (facebook, etc), and even call or go to pawn shops. One place I worked at had some tools come up missing, 3 of us split up and went to the local pawn shops and one of the guys found our tools for sale. The owner turned them over to us, after we produced the police report we had filed and it was easy as there were identifying marks on all the tools of value which we had at the shop. I would think that with the police report
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  12. I think, then, that you meant to say a 'municipal' or 'city' courses rather than note 'public'. Public just means a course is open to non-members even if privately owned. If a course uses tax monies, then I'd also argue for a very relaxed code. or at least one defined through a public means (legislate, public vote, etc etc etc). Because the taxpayers are the owners.... In this I'm consistent with my position that the owners of a property can do whatever they like however smart or stupid - and also have to deal with the consequences good or bad.
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  13. The way I see it, in a competition the committee would likely have marked or declared such areas as ground under repair. Since it was just casual play, you make the call yourself. I see nothing really wrong with what you did. Any such area of the course which is being worked on in such a way that it may adversely affect play is abnormal and should be treated as such.
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  14. Madison home-boy Steve Stricker shoots 67/65 to win the Memphis sectional. On his way to Erin Hills!
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  15. Here's your scorecard for the U.S. Open Hole. Yards. Par 1. 608. 5 2. 338. 4 3. 508. 4 4. 439. 4 5. 505. 4 6. 208. 3 7. 607. 5 8. 492. 4 9. 135. 3 Out. 3840. 36 10. 504. 4 11.
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  16. 6/5: Copied @roamin without knowing it. Pouring outside most all day, so I putted in the hallway for 10-15mins. Focused on keeping the current stroke grooved, and tempo.
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  17. Myth busted. There, I saved you the trouble.
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  18. Congratulations. You hit the ball a lot further than Jack Nicklaus in his prime.
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  19. 5 min Sklz swing trainer. Visitors in the house so we will see if I can get through this visit w/o missing a day--maybe back to practice sessions in the bathroom!
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  20. No. You're not practicing properly.
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  21. Shot a 92 on Saturday. It was a par 70, 5300 yard course with a rating of 64.7 but I'll take it. First time breaking 100. Ball striking was all over the place and is my number one priority right now. My pitches were on point after learning Pelz's finesse swing, however.
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  22. I'm passing up the U.S. Open this year as well. Something about having to mow the grass. - Shrug -.
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  23. Just shot 76 (40-36) from the whites at a nearby club. 4th best 18-hole score of my life!
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  24. It's hard to know all the rules. I peroidically take the USGA quizzes and always get a question or a few wrong. Even when you make an effort, you still don't necessarily understand the rules. Try it yourself? https://www.usga.org/RulesQuiz/rules_quiz_questions.asp
    1 point
  25. I'm gonna shoot mother nature if it rains all week like it's supposed to.
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  26. Tried? I played them for the first 20 years that I played this silly game! Sorry though, they don't come close to comparing to modern clubs. At almost 60 years old, I now hit the ball further and more consistently than I did at 30. Anyone who says different is either lying or age related dementia has finally kicked in...
    1 point
  27. Yeah "slobs" probably reads offensively and I apologize. I'm really not a hard a** and I'm certainly not trying to make anything "great again". I actually let my staff dress casually at work (and God knows some of them have taken that too far). But mostly I just see a lowering of standards across the board in America, and man that is really sad to me. Because there is something really cool about having propriety and decorum. I know my girls would disagree with me. But it just seems the more they try to make everything easier for people, the less they value it.
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  28. So Phil just should go all out and not be with his family at all then? How jaded are you man! That has nothing to do with it. You make it sound like wealthy, intelligent, and famous parents should just be non-loving assholes to their family because they happen to be wealth, intelligent, and famous. Wow man, great way to be judgmental.
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  29. Thank you. My dad wasn't an alcoholic, but he was a workaholic (and I got my competitiveness and athleticism from him), working to make sure I had everything I needed and wanted. Through no fault of his own, what he didn't realize was that what I wanted was more time with my father. I started hockey at 3 1/2, and played AAA from age 7 right through highschool, he worked three 12 hour shifts overtime a week to make sure there was money for travel, hotels, hockey sticks (my mom did the driving, taking me to games), making sure I had the best golf clubs in the summer. Memberships at
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  30. Sure some would. There are those who think missing the US Open is bad, and those who would think missing his daughters graduation is bad. These type of decisions are a no-win for Phil in terms of what other people think. What matters the most is what Phil thinks. If he thinks that going to his daughters ONLY high school graduation is more important to him than the US Open then fine. Remember, Phil would have walked away from his chance against Stewart when the US Open was at Pinehurst. His wife was due any day. Phil had his pager on him to receive the signal to leave the US Open. I
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  31. Additionally, they have all the money in the world. What they may not have, is as much time together as they might like because of Phil's schedule...
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  32. No, im serious.When I joined I believe it gave you some to choose from or put your own. I just went with the athlete one instead of the kitty or whatever was on there. Im from NC, soccer would be probably the last thing id watch.
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  33. What, the kiddy challenge?! Man up. Hanging lie off hardpan!
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