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  1. This is several days old, but June 14-17 I got to caddie in The Decatur-Forsyth Classic, an event in the LPGA's developmental Symetra Tour. Held in Decatur, IL, the Classic is the oldest continuous event on the Symetra Tour. I got to caddie for Grace Na, from Alameda, CA. A four-time All-American from Pepperdine University, this is her second year as a pro. Because Symetra prize money is not that high, most of us locally sourced caddies volunteered for free. Likewise, Decatur host families housed many of the tournament golfers for the week. Caddies are quite a mix: Some of the w
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  2. Don't know if I would go so far as head case but he does get "frantic" out there and isn't one to hide his emotions. It is interesting to watch because it gives you more insight to what's going on with him than other players. When it comes down to it the guys on tour are just people who experience the same doubts and emotional up and downs as any of us, they are just really, really good at hitting a little white ball. I never really bought that they are/were superior "mentally" (like emotionally). The pros still get nervous (even first tee gitters), they just have more experience dealing
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  3. I'm a bit bellow that but link on in if you want. I haven't posted on GG for a while, I think I'll start up again.
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  4. http://www.gamegolf.com/player/JonMa1 Hey @Largobuc. I haven't recorded any rounds for the last month or so but I might get into again before the season is over. After countless hours of number crunching and complex diagnosis using GameGolf Data, I've come to the conclusion that I'm not very good. Seriously, I had to take a break this year and just try to enjoy the game a bit more instead of killing myself to try and get better. While GameGolf has done a pretty good job of confirming the suspicions of what my weaknesses are, I was becoming too consumed with the statistics and pe
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  5. After seeing Jordan's miraculous bunker shot at the Traveler's, I'd say he may be a streak player. Some weeks he's on target, other weeks he's here and there and everywhere with his shots. I sometimes think he has the Furyk Syndrome: tending to overthink shots when things go flaky. Multiple times last year, TV announcers used Jordan tee shots as an example of the hands taking over and resulting in a serious miss left.
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  6. Those are Latinum rules, not gold.
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  7. 33th Hole of my club´s scratch championship final. I was 2 under and 4 to go. Par 5, my competitor hit the back of the green with his 2nd shot, and i hit the front bunker with my 3rd shoot. If i loose that hole the match will be dormy and almost over. I was closer to the hole than him but he let me play first, big mistake... ... i Holed it ! and with the pressure he 3 putted. Only 1 under a 3 to play. We went to extra holes and i won it on the 2nd one.
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  8. Maybe not heroic, but I did think outside the box and it worked. I was playing the 9th hole at Eagle Green GC in Denton, TX (RIP, EG... it got subdivided). This was an uphill 500-yard par 5 to a terraced green, similar to No. 9 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. I pulled my drive into the left rough, and hit a 5W which put me 10 yds. short of the twin spectacle fairway bunkers at the top of the hill. I had 50 yards to go to the flagstick. A long hitter in our group then put a 3W shot on the back fringe (blue ball), and I hit a thin wedge that landed by the cup and
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  9. I just fit someone from wedges two days ago and all of the choices for grinds were back.
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  10. Last year the Michigan Publinx Senior Golf Association was playing the Indiana version of our club in the inaugural "Challenge Cup" competition. Team Michigan was leading going into the last day singles matches. I was not playing very well and found myself 2 down after the 11th hole. My opponent hit a good drive in the fairway of the 12th hole while I pushed my effort right and was blocked by some tall trees. I wanted to see what my opponent would do and fortunately I thought to take a GPS reading that showed he was away. He hit the green in regulation and now it was my turn. I took a mi
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  11. it is scary how big some of these corporations are getting. Amazon has their hand in everything. And behind it all, data on just about everyone.
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  12. After the 3-Day member-guest, played in a couples tournament yesterday. 38-39-77 (1 birdie, 1 double) - got really tired on the back 9. Finally going to take a break today.
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  13. The most heroic one personally isnt so much due to the difficulty of the shot, but rather the circumstances in which I executed the shot. I was having a very solid round and knew I would be close to breaking 80. On the 18th tee, I knew that getting a 5 was all I needed to shoot a 79 and break 80 for the first time in my life. The hole was a pretty simple 340 yd par 4, slight dogleg right and a decent amount uphill from the tee to the green. Pulled my drive into the left rough, was under some trees so didnt have a shot at the green, used a 5 iron to punch back out into the fairway. Middle
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  14. I broke 80 for the first time yesterday with a 78 at my home course. Good (not great) day off the tee, I've hit more fairways in the past but my misses were all long and still playable. 7 GIR's and the putter was in control for the most part. Honestly, there was nothing "spectacular" about the round itself, just stayed out of trouble for the better part of the day and dropped a few longer putts then usual it seemed. The only real odd thing about it is I was coming off what was probably one of my worst rounds ever not too long ago, crazy game for sure.
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  16. The wider stance will give you a better balance and help with the weight shift. Right now your weight cannot shift anywhere as you would fall over. Feels are always very individual, cant say much about that. More upright will set you up closer to the angles you achieve at impact so you dont have to compensate during the swing. Wider stance will help with balance, weight shift and thus hip rotation. Spine angle
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  17. Number 11. Salem, Oregon Sunday 06/25/2017. I played Salem Golf Course, blue tees 6236 yards. This course was built in 1927 and is still owned by the same family. The club house is plantation style with many authentic pictures and other items. Very, very nice. The fairways are flat and are lined with very tall trees. Some of the greens are flat and the others have various slopes, front back, left right. It's great playing different style courses, it can only improve my game. I played the course alone today except for the ninth and the eighteenth, where on the ninth I was joined by one of the p
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  18. Actually I did, lol, I followed Jordan around the course today as soon as he made the turn. It was awesome.
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  19. Don't dismiss the knowledge of people just based on handicap. Having unwarranted prejudices is not good. This would be impossible to generalize. It would depend 100% on the golfer's swing. Also, it depends on the golf shaft as well. This wouldn't be worth doing at all.
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  20. 1. @WUTiger routinely posts in the equipment topics with a good depth of knowledge. 2. You don't need to be a low handicap to feel the difference between golf clubs. 3. Stop being insulting.
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  21. Glad you liked it. FWIW I consider "chipping" (using the leading edge) on one end of the spectrum, and pitching (using the "glide") on the other end, with 99% of the shots occupying some place between the two extremes.
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  22. Early extension means that you are standing up too soon on the downswing, aka "humping the goat". Steady head means more than just a steady head from a face on view. It means that your head is moving too soon off of "the wall" as you come into the ball. I struggle with this as well.
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  23. Post a swing video. There is plenty of help available from the membership. Online help is too general at best. Everyone may be guessing your particular situation. With video, the more knowledgeable will be able to give you specific help with "your" situation. Read the "How to" section. Good luck
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  24. Welcome to the site @RickRude. No, I don't think it's stupid play a club you like. There are tons of debates over GI vs Players clubs, but I tend to agree with @Piz - assuming you're fiscally responsible. If you settle for something less, you may regret it. Maybe take some more swings with the set, and especially the long irons, just to make sure you like them. I wouldn't mind having a modern set of irons designed for better players. I like the challenge they present and often practice with an old set of blade style clubs - even though I own a very nice set of GI irons.
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  25. Okay, back from practice. Here's what I found out - First off, this is awesome! It's a perfect example of what I think is right is exactly wrong, and what I think is wrong is actually right. I hit a bag of chips first, about 15 feet off the green, around 60 feet total in length. I watched Erik's vid a few times to ingrain, then started. It took maybe 5 or so swings to 'get it,' and here's the results of about 40 chips: Accurate? Not really, but note - none chunked, none bladed over the green. Consistent contact. I wasn't concerned about where the ball went as much as I wa
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  26. Exactly. If some player has an issue with Uresti winning...I would suggest that player shooting a lower score than him.
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  28. @JoeB from Tennessee A good read for you.
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  29. At my club most of the members are seniors. They've been playing golf for years, tournaments, etc. I ran the club for one year, what a horror show. Anyway, here's some of the "fun" I endured: - Men's league the guys play from different tees against each other for $. I told them the guys on the front tees needed their handicap adjusted per section 3-5 when playing against others from different tees. When guys off the front tees were calling for my head! - During Match Play, no one was posting their scores. They said how can you post a score if you pick up? Even the owner agreed. I t
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  30. I approach that shot almost like a weight forward, preset drill with a low lofted club.
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  31. So finally getting back in to swing of things after returning from my Myrtle Beach buddies trip (10 players) and whole bunch of work . Played 6.5 rounds in 5 days which include the travel days. Grande Dunes: 39-39 = 78. Great round to start out. Won the daily bet for top net (and gross). Willbrook Plantation: 39-47 = 86. Tale of 2 9s. Swing magically disappeared on the back 9 and sputtered home. Won 2nd net (and 3rd gross). River Club Round 1: 46-39 = 85. Another tale of 2 9s. Swing magically reappeared on the back 9. I was 3rd with a blind partner net. River Club Round 2
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  32. For the first question, its rude to engage in political or religious or any other kind of rant, chiding those who disagree, all of that, in ANY setting. On the golf course or off it, its just rude. The second question, what to do about the guy who lines the ball up without marking it, its perfectly appropriate to say "did you know you're required to mark the ball when you line it up?" If he doesn't care, or doesn't want to change, let it go, its a casual round of golf among friends. If he says he IS allowed to do it, hand him your rule book (I assume you carry one) and ask him to show
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  33. Anyone who tries to argue to a rules official that a fire ant is a "burrowing animal" and thus is entitled to relief is, at the least. a head case.
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