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  1. I would much rather someone stand on the extension of line, but 30' back. The distraction isn't where they're standing, but knowing in your mind that as soon as you make your stroke, they're going to come rushing over, and wondering, as you prepare to putt, if they'll jump the gun...
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  2. More to the point, it shouldn't provide the extraordinary challenge to the ladies that @Groucho Valentine indicated...and none at all to PGA Tour Pros.
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  3. The autographed items may have some value. Many of the older balls look like the old "Haskell" ball. Whatever their value, you have some neat pieces of golf memorabilia there. Back when I was a kid we had a bunch of old hickory shafted clubs laying around. How I wish I'd have held on to them!
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  4. I'm getting the impression that your father's collection may have some real quality items it. Just in the last few things, you've got things tied to Tiger, Arnold, Payne. I'm guessing he only held onto things that were relatively noteworthy, and he may have had a pretty high standard for something to make the cut. Might be worth a full appraisal by an expert. You've probably scrolled through ebay, but this link has some antique golf balls: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=antique+golf+collectibles&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xantique+g
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  5. I have no idea of the value, but those old balls are pretty neat. Thanks for sharing.
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  6. I'm no expert, but the one on the right looks to me like Arnold Palmer.
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  7. 2013? Adams new tight lies fairway wood. - Marv
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  8. Hello there! Welcome to TST. I'm not a collector but whether or not any of your items are of value ...let's see some pics!
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  9. I'm going to pile on with the rest. Avoiding penalties is 100% full swing stuff, and most doubles come from full-swing problems too. I have very very seldom 4-putted for a double, and have NEVER hit a ball into a hazard while putting. OK, once I hit a putt into a bunker, so ALMOST never. If avoiding penalties and doubles is your strength, full-swing shots are your strength too.
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  10. Going to claim my broke 80 prize after shooting lowest round since my return to golf with a 79 yesterday at Ives Hill. Also a shout out to LSW.... Been using some of the strategy ideas especially on the par 5's not laying up or trying to figure perfect approach distance on 2nd shot, and firing at the middle of greens when further than 150 yards out instead of worrying about front pin or left pin etc. Think those 2 things alone helped save a few pars and prevented my usual bogey on both par 3's on the back nine.
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  11. That part that I put in bold explains exactly why you shoot lower scores than your friends. 300 off the tee isnt all that great if you hit 5 of those drives OB every round. 250 in play is always better than 300 OB. Also the fact that you minimize/eliminate doubles also shows that you have course management skills and know how to avoid taking unnecessary risks, something that most amateur golfers lack.
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  12. @bones75 "long game" is not really about distance. 250 is far enough to be scratch, and far enough to hit greens in regulation. A good long game also leaves you with easier up-and-down opportunities.
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  13. The very latest. Still across the line...finding it hard to work on that and get it fixed. The downswing/hands in and extending part is going well though. I've been setting up closer to the ball since I didn't like the posture I saw earlier this year. I really like where that is at right now. Problems? Still consistency. When I'm on, I'm on and it feels good. Miss is just a straight pull...not a hook. If I keep my right elbow/forearm tucked in I almost never have the over-the-top pull. Oh, and sorry about the red @iacas. I'm in the blue camp, not @mvmac's red.
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  14. There are a few indoor golf "clubs" around where I live. They have hitting bays, simulators, gym equipment, teaching pros, trainers, clubs fitters, and hangout areas. Some have membership dues, some are pay by service, some are both. You might want to see if there is anything like that in your area.
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  15. I don't think I've ever in my life been distracted by where someone was standing on the putting green. I don't even have any distinct memories of knowing where anyone was standing while I was putting. I would probably object to someone waving their hand between my face and ball or peeing on my foot or something.
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  16. I won my club championship match play! Final was a tight match until I won holes 11,12,13 to go 3 up. We tied the rest of the way with pars and I ended up winning 3/2. Cool to get my first ever club championship
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  17. I just finished reading LSW, and I thought it was outstanding. I wasn't practicing mindlessly, I was on the right track WRT SV's, and I loosely practiced game planning - but the book will/has improved my understanding in all three, and I definitely learned some things I didn't realize at all. I look forward to reading through it again and using it as a reference. Well worth the money - I'm recommending it to those I play golf with looking for insights! FWIW, an eBook would have increased sales among those I know.
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  18. Hahaha I love the reaction!!! Hideki does the same thing and then the ball ends up in a great spot.
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  19. Stickler! It will be changed to weeks on Thursday. Either way we'll be playing some serious golf in 30 dayS.
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  20. Nope ... sign clearly says 1 monthS until the Newport Cup.
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  21. I played last week with a guy at my club with a serious hesitation, actually a full stop, at the top. I played with him in the past and he struggled with the game, but he played great last week. He says it has changed his interest in the game and his handicap is about half of what it was just last year. Even the Pro (we use the same guy) doesn't know how he does it but it's working for him as long as he gets it to the right spot.
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  22. I'm surprised no one has put up a video of themselves trying this. So I will... As with most things in the golf swing, the feeling of extreme really isn't as extreme as it actually is. The right hand kept on creeping back around. They both started off the same, a little right of my intended target.
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  23. I also have to get it in my head that I am 50 now and not 40. Even at 40 I was noticing a small drop off in distances. The swing still feels awkward even after a summer of 3 buckets or more per week.It may never feel right or smooth again, who knows. The nice thing is I have a friend who obsessively buys clubs off Ebay and I can borrow all sorts of lengths, blade designs and offsets. Getting fitted may be next summer's thing.
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  24. There's no "I suck at putting so I don't care either way." Option...
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  25. Hi @Scott in NC. Welcome to the site. I lived in Hendersonville for a very short time when I was a child. NC is a beautiful state. I became involved with golf under similar circumstances as you've described. My son played HS golf and eventually talked me into playing a round. That was 6 years ago and I've yet to forgive him for it . Even though improvement can be challenging for some of us, golf is a great game and one we can enjoy playing with our kids for many years.
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  26. @IrishAndy- I haven't fully caught up with other threads that may have led to this reaction here, but isolated in this is thread, your reaction seems extreme to me. The moderators will sometimes pow-wow behind the scenes when there are reactions like this, and Erik sincerely seeks our input. He questions himself about why people react this way sometimes, so while you may not see that, he does try to understand why he sets people off. Well, sometimes he admits he's a dick, but at those times he knows it and can have a reason for why he gets spun up. This is not one of those times.
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  27. I don't think this it's quite so cut and dried, and while one of the decisions seems to implicate the clubs, I can see how this could have gone the other way. In terms of 4-2: While the word "intent" does not appear, Rule 4-2 does state: "Foreign material must not be applied to the club face for the purpose of influencing the movement of the ball." The second part of the sentence clearly points to intent, and I think because of that, 4-2 shouldn't be used here. There is no way that those stickers had an intent of affecting the movement of the ball. The pictures posted above show the
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  28. Begin by doing the wash once in a while, then graduate to the dishes...
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  29. Have just started my 2nd month with Evolvr and I absolutely love the progress I have made so far, I cant imagine where I will be 6 months or a year from now. So far we have worked on a number of things including grip, straight left arm at address, steady head throughout the swing, rotation of right hip, and now just starting to get into flattening the swing to eliminate the sever over the top motion I have which causes me to stand up and out of shots. Here is a screenshot showing my position before working with evolvr, and where I am currently, with the night picture being the first time
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  30. That is what I observed in my own game. If my long game is on, I can score in the 70's. if not, I'm struggling to make it in the mid 80's
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  31. You may be an elite player, much better than me, but if you hit it as close as you say you do, you should be playing on a tour somewhere? Because you hit it better than the best pro's on tour from that distance. @iacas isn't self-serving at all, IMO, he really is trying to make us all better golfers. You can take his advice or not, but for me, I lose way more shots when my full swing is off. My short game does save my butt when I miss greens, but if I was better with the full swing, I wouldn't have to use that skill so often. Erik preaches this all the time, but I was told this
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  32. looking on buying the book after reading the comments! will leave a review in the link afteri finish it
    1 point
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