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  1. Great writeup and welcome to TST! Sounds like you have had some great experiences with it. I dont think that comment was necessary, there are people of all different ages on this site who are in varying financial situations but still enjoy golf. If other members of the tour share a similar attitude like that, considering people who play municipal courses to be "poor people", then I'm definitely not interested.
    3 points
  2. The 4 groups that were DQ'd were the first four groups that played the hole. If they had just moved the tee markers up, everyone else would have played the same course. I know nothing about tournament golf. Are there technical reasons for not simply moving up the markers?
    2 points
  3. There is NOTHING that beats playing golf with your kids. I've pretty much given up on my game the past few years to focus on theirs. I'm 100% fine with that. I'm so very glad to see your post, I'm laid up right now with injury so seeing someone else playing how we like to play brings a big ol grin to my face. I'm glad you both enjoyed that format, I'm convinced it's the way to go with kids. I always hit last so they never have any pressure. It's up to me to carry the team when they struggle. My middle son is going to be very good with the caveat that he doesn't get too gangly once he hits
    2 points
  4. One other recommendation that's not hard to get to from Golden is The Dunes Course at Riverdale in Brighton. Probably about 1/2 hour drive, give or take. Pete/Perry Dye design, good course.
    2 points
  5. I'll go ahead and second the Walnut Creek recommendation. I haven't played since they changed the name recently, but played it a lot when it was Heritage at Westmoor and it's a fun course. It's pretty long though, so get ready to have some lengthy approaches! Commonground is the best interpretation of a links golf course I've seen in a state so far away from any significant body of water. It's a bit pricier, but definitely a nice course. Arrowhead is beautiful, but like @DeadMan mentioned it's usually $100+ per round if you play on the weekend, though weekdays are more reasonable. Looking
    2 points
  6. Don't waste your time at Applewood. That course has a special place in my heart because it's where I learned to play, but it's not a course I would sent anybody to from out town. Here are some suggestions on the west side: Fox Hollow (my home course) is really good, but the pace of play is pretty slow. Best two nines, in my opinion, are Canyon-Links, but Meadow is really good too. The Meadows is really good. West Woods has 27 holes as well. Probably less unique to Colorado than the other courses on this list, but it's pretty good. I would go Sleeping Indian-Silo, pers
    2 points
  7. Agreed, but I think you missed my point - one can adjust their expectation of how long something will take without changing their view on how long it ought to take. If the signs are telling you that there's going to be slow play, and you go round thinking it'll take under 4.5 hours because that's what it ought to take, then you are just setting yourself up for more frustration than is necessary.
    2 points
  8. That's not really accurate. Rules Officials are supposed to prevent the rules infractions that they can prevent. They alerted those they could. Just like they might point out to one player that they see taking a drop in an improper place and might not see another person doing the same thing. Scorecard yardages are irrelevant. They were instructed to hit from the blue tees. They did not. There is no "right" spot except where the committee placed them. Thus, they played from the wrong spot. That's not what you do. And if you're not sure if they're in the
    1 point
  9. You think? I've never heard of someone looking at yardages on a score card to work out where a hole should be played from. You just go to the correctly coloured markers. Not rocket science. You do your distances from there.
    1 point
  10. yeah fatigue, when we get tired we lose focus and do weird things. Could be something as simple as standing up or maybe you moved your ball in your stance. It happens to all of us, but you can use that. If you notice for example you start hitting left, right, chunking it whatever. Stop and try to think what might have caused that and see if you can fix it. Don't just keep swinging (IMO). If you can fix it though that is going to be valuable out in a real match and could save the round. IMO, a good score is about managing misses and adapting. My goal is always to make shots, not hit gol
    1 point
  11. Muscle fatigue, mental fatigue, the general fact that golf is hard and you'll hit the ball great one day and shit the next. But really it's all "growing pains" or whatever you want to call it when you learn. Golf is hard and takes a lot of time to get consistent.
    1 point
  12. @iacas They didn’t assume the markers were in the wrong spot. The markers WERE in the wrong spot. They hit from where they were supposed to hit as per the official tournament scorecard. If you want to lay some blame on the kids that’s fine but the fact is someone in charge messed up. Whether it was not moving the tees or not having the right distance on the scorecard, and they handled it terribly by punishing the kids.
    1 point
  13. I usually play better courses but one, Shorecliffs in San Clemente, has mostly dirt in their sand bunkers. I have a Mizuno 60° with factory 5° of bounce. I took a file to that so it is a little less. I play that square to the ball & attack a bit more vertically & enter dirt/sand about 1/2" to 3/4" behind the ball keeping my lower hand - Palm up thru the shot. Works very nice. Hope this helps.
    1 point
  14. This. Alcohol and other things misused can change personalities. All this media hype and sensationalism is one thing, but there are human beings here who are going through tough times, and enough has been said. I hope the tour and golf media will give the support and privacy they need.
    1 point
  15. Across town to the East is a very good course I enjoyed, Buffalo Run. I give thumbs up to Fox Hollow and The Dunes Course at Riverdale I've also played Highlands Ranch, a bit of a drive south from Golden. A longer drive but worth the trip would be the course in Winter Park Ski area, Pole Creek.
    1 point
  16. I wouldn't go to Wellshire right now. They either just finished or are in the middle of a renovation. Kennedy is going to be a huge pain to get to from Golden during rush hour, FYI. And I just looked up Commonground, and the rates are a lot more than I remember. You get a significant discount if you're a CGA member (i.e., have a handicap with a Colorado club), but the non-CGA rate is $65, without cart. It's a very walkable course, so you don't need a cart. It's definitely a great course, but I'm not sure it would be worth the extra ~$20 or so over Fox Hollow or the Meadows, especially inc
    1 point
  17. This thread is making me miss Denver! I moved to Florida about a year ago, and while I can't complain about the golf here I definitely miss Colorado and the extra 15 yards off the tee! Colorado also has 300 days of sun a year and I played year round, so pay no attention to @BuckeyeNut for he knows not of what he speaks. Like @DeadMan, I grew up playing Applewood but wouldn't recommend it for an out-of-towner. Fossil Trace is fun and always in great shape, but a bit gimmicky for my tastes. Arrowhead is over priced, but has amazing views and you'll see some wildlife for sur
    1 point
  18. I like the " I was fine with a half hug every time we drove off! " That's awesome! I hope your leg gets better soon. Odd the doc would say wait that long and lets see what happens but then again, they like follow up visits and another $25 co - pay.
    1 point
  19. Very cool story! My little guy who's now 6 started going with me when he was 3 or so. The first year I had to hold him with one arm anytime I drove the cart 🙂, just so he wouldn't fall out (what he said anyways, I was fine with a half hug every time we drove off!) I'm hoping for the best with the injury, haven't been diagnosed yet but something in my calf popped and even though there isn't much pain (or I'm too old and dumb to feel it) it's swollen about 2x the size of my other leg. Saw the doc and he basically told me to give it a couple weeks and if not better then we'd run tests. I co
    1 point
  20. Yes to just about everything in this thread. Biggest thing is Play Ready Golf! I have played in a 3some, 18 holes as fast as 3 hrs. Have played as a 2some in 2 1/2 hrs and solo just a lil over 2 hrs so you can play pretty fast if you DO NOT try and emulate your fav Tour Pro. Sun afternoon I was behind a guy who I waited on every shot, every hole. Why? Because he was lining up 2 or 3 times per shot, 3 or 4 practice swings... sometimes more and was reading the greens like it was for the W at the Masters. I didn't really mind as I was out for some fun and fresh air. Luckily I had a c
    1 point
  21. All else being equal, yes, better players play faster.... less strokes, less errant shots. But as a high capper, I know the game can be played faster just by having the desire and knowledge to play ready golf. Sucking at this game is no excuse for lollygagging when the course is busy, imo.
    1 point
  22. http://www.golf.com/tour-news/2018/05/16/crazy-golfers-brave-erupting-volcano-hawaii-sneak-round-photos I might be looking for the next flight out on Expedia.
    1 point
  23. I dropped a couple of strokes per round after starting AimPoint. Express is faster than the original or Mid-point methods and I use it all the time. Don't forget the Bead and Speed parts of putting. AimPoint gives you the read and you will feel confident you are right on this after a few rounds. And don't second guess your reads after you dial in your feet. Sometimes your eyes will tell you different. Don't trust them. Trust your feet.
    1 point
  24. None of that changes my opinion. If I were to arrive on that tee, I would not hit from the white tee markers or whatever color those were, particularly if there were teeing grounds further back. I believe this is the hole in question: The tee box measuring about 172 is nearly the forward-most tee, right of the curve in the road. The back back tee measures 240 yards. The middle tee measures about 210. The middle tee is higher - at 237 feet of elevation - than the forward tee at 231 feet of elevation. I certainly would not let that have stopped me from checking. Particu
    1 point
  25. Problem with some (not all) WAGS is that they become acustomed to the lifestyle. They start to enjoy dining at fine restraunts, wearing Prada and driving flash cars. Problem is, for the majority of spotstars their time at the top of their game can be fleeting. When the wins start to dry up and the winners cheques stop thats when the trouble starts. However, we dont know what goes on behind closed doors. Im sure there will be more to this story than what the media know about.
    1 point
  26. "It is the first bullet point on the rules sheet," Weber said.
    1 point
  27. I have played Golf Channel AM Tour since the beginning & before, when it was called another name. $195 to join but you can call them & play once to see if you like it. The $195 gets you some swag ... shirt, hat, balls, that kind of stuff. The $195 is a wash ... break even stuff. IMHO - it is the only way I can play higher lever competition on the Pro level courses. I am West Coast but I travel a lot as an engineer. I get contracts in other states & play GCAM Tournaments in San Jose, Phoenix, Austin & Miami. Tournaments cost app. $115 - $250 for a one day tournament .
    1 point
  28. Reading through the comments on one of the news pages, it looks like the blue markers were in the wrong spot. Everyone played a practice round the day before and on that particular hole they hit from 172, where the kids that got DQ'd hit from in the tournament. It goes on to say they hit from where they did because they were up on an elevated tee box and couldn't see any blue markers, the scorecard said the distance was 172, and the marshall told them that is where they should hit. So as it turns out, the ones that got DQ'd actually hit from the right spot, but since someone didn't make sure t
    1 point
  29. Day 15: I practiced Aimpoint Express techniques for the first time today! I watched a video explaining it today on YouTube, and I read some articles explaining it as well so I thought I would give it a try. And the result was..... seriously a great putting practice on putts inside ten feet. Excited to practice more with this technique. All in all it was about 20-25 minutes today.
    1 point
  30. NOOB (none of our business)
    1 point
  31. Pain is your body's way of telling you to stop being so stupid! The problem with compensations in your swing is that they become your normal swing, and then you're really screwed. In my experience, and I've sprained each ankle, golf puts a little less strain on the rear ankle than on the forward ankle, so you'll be able to swing pretty normally comparatively quickly. Give it a couple of weeks, let it heal.
    1 point
  32. LINK: The latest projection (January to August 2019 only) by Rex Hoggard
    1 point
  33. I don't use my 3w every round but it stays in the bag. What it comes down to for me is, I have other clubs that can do what an extra wedge can, but I don't have anything that can substitute for my 3w when I need that shot. If you really want the extra wedge in, I'd drop either your 4H or 5I.
    1 point
  34. If the TM clubs are in good shape, play them. Acuity is a Dick's Sporting Goods brand IIRC and the quality can be hit or miss.
    1 point
  35. The guy obviously has some mental game issues. He needs to stop worrying about his mechanics and just swing his natural swing. A good caddie will do him some good, get him out of his own head. Jack Nicklaus could probably shave at least 100 strokes if he was on his bag 😜
    1 point
  36. @SmiterofPV1x I was telling my son about some of your stories yesterday on the way to the course and the other formats we can play and he liked the sounds of them. It was a late tee time and I wasn't sure if we could even get 9 in so he was down with a best ball format. I explained how we would play and off we went. We took my driver and my iron on the first but he ran it up on the green with his wedge so he had a smile as he putted first and drained a 15' putt. Big smile and a high five and we were off to the second hole even so far. Put my D in the woods and he striped one
    1 point
  37. @SmiterofPV1x Sounds like you have tons of great golfing memories with your boys. Looks like they were spread out enough that you had that fun for many years! Like the out of school stories. Sometimes it's worth being in the dog house with the wife for some good old fun with the boys. I am guilty of doing similar. Totally worth it!! If you ever get the chance, take them to Myrtle Beach. SO much fun!
    1 point
  38. Jones, Snead, Hagen, Sarazen, Hogan nor Nicklaus could do that. See? Tiger, GOAT. Lol.
    1 point
  39. Swing a club everyday if possible. Set a side s few minutes every day to do something golf related. There is a thread on here about 5 minute practices every day. Read through that thread, and see what others are doing. You can do alot of swing drills at home. Search You Tube for drills you might like. Start with the basic stuff like gripping the club. Body alignment. Posture. Stance. Look up the "one piece take way" to start your back swing. You can carpet putt in your own home. Even short chips can be done at home. If you live near a course, utilize their practice areas on
    1 point
  40. I have said one thing about the ratio of range time > golf course time and Sidehatch has said something completely different. This is golf in a nutshell, you will always hear something different. I have even heard a PGA golf pro say "The back swing is not important". Personally for me, I lack discipline at the range, I set off with the best of intentions but after about 20-30 balls I start rushing, before i know it Im hitting all kinds of funky shots. I would go so far as to say the range can be damaging to my game, but I'm completely the opposite on the GC. Find whats best for you, however
    1 point
  41. Find a good golf pro, get some lessons and most importantly, spend more time on a golf course than at a driving range.
    1 point
  42. Never give unsolicited advice.
    1 point
  43. I probably fuss around my Buick LaCrosse more than I should. Golf clubs left in the trunk of a car, based on past experience, tend to morph into shoes, towels, sweat-stained hats, grass, empty water bottles, empty sleeves of golf balls, and other detritus left in the trunk. So my gear comes out of the trunk and into the basement after each round, and the trunk stays clean and vacuumed!
    1 point
  44. Mine are never in the car unless I'm going to a different golf course. Otherwise, they are always on my golf cart.
    1 point
  45. Allow more time for slower than normal play. Your first clue is the parking lot. If it's full, most likely the course is too. A good preshot routine will help with the wait between shots. I just look at slow play as part of the game on occassions. If I let others ruin my game, then they are manipulating my time to their advantage. I'm not one to be manipulated that easily. Unless one of my Grandkids are doing the manipulating.
    1 point
  46. When I get to the course and realize it could be a 4-5 hour round, I set my expectations accordingly. The first thing I do is start slowing down. Take a little longer to get from the green to the next tee. Take a little longer to get from shot to shot. Maybe read that putt twice. As long as I'm not holding up the group behind us, which if the course is packed, they're waiting no matter how fast I play. While I do slow down, I'm always ready when it time to hit.
    1 point
  47. That would make you #1 in GIR on tour. http://www.pgatour.com/stats/stat.103.html Maybe you're not sure of what green in regulation means?
    1 point
  48. Surprisingly that isn't true. I've lived here since 1973 and I've played in shorts in every month of the year. Not every year, but outside of the mountains, Colorado has a pleasantly temperate climate. I'll gladly take it over Missouri in midsummer. Or during a March sleet storm. I've experienced both.
    1 point
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