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  1. Asheville

    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    Look in 2019 Committee Procedures, Model Local Rules.
  2. billchao

    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    Cool, this will save me some golf balls next year and maybe the occasional stroke.
  3. HJJ003

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Shot 85 today at Heron Lakes (63/107). Very short course (5k) but extremely tight (one hole has about 25yards between out of bounds left and right) and lots of hazards. Actually hit the ball really well. Lost 2+ strokes to scratch off the tee and 7+ on shots approaching the green. Pretty good for me. 3 “blow up” holes otherwise I would have been close to going sub 80 which I have only done at that course once.
  4. Zeph

    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    I'd be more than satisfied if he won the Tour Championship. The cup would be a bonus.
  5. GolfLug

    My Swing (GolfLug)

    @iacas, this weekend I had probably the best ball striking round I have had in over a year. The difference was consciously feeling keeping hands lower (but not closer to body) at address and and almost fully rolling palm open to get to A2 much (which is much earlier than I ever have) before it got to waist level. Hands felt 'deeper'. By the time I got to A3, the club was almost falling off the back in pizza tray (again, just a feeling, but I think the right one). From here I was just able to freewheel my arms straight to the top without worrying. It seems to allow me to keep my arms in front of me and lay off the club at the top much more easily. Towards the end of the round I even went after the driver as hard as I could but did not lose the ball to the right or smother hook it, both symptoms of an overly inside out path AFAIK, depending on what my club-face does. The impact sensation was decidedly much more float-loady. I sorta discovered it previous weekend playing with @Golfingdad with his slightly over-sized grip driver (Drew graciously lent me his extra club set since I didn't travel with mine) which exaggerated the fault for the first 8 holes. I think it was harder to hinge and roll open my hand with it compared to my regular driver. I discovered that I had to slightly weaken my right hand to hinge+ roll it open without lifting/overusing my arms to take the club back to A2. I do need to develop a more consistent right hand position on the grip so that it's not too week or too strong, which might be the one glaring uncertainty I have in my swing for clubface control.
  6. Pretzel

    Strike Rules All!

    Come on, how can you not love commercials like this? It's comedy gold is what it is! I also just realized he's also using a brush tee in the commercial! It's like a two for one special right there!
  7. GolfLug

    Stableford Strategy

    Yeah, anybody can come and kill it every now and then. But how likely/frequent is that type of mix on the same card? Not very, IMO. If it is frequent enough, they would have an accordingly higher quota. In the long run, it's still an equitable system. I'm not sure that's a given. Unlike HCP where only the top 50% of the last 20 rounds count, every score counts in your running Stableford quota. Right now my Sunday league Stableford quota is 3 strokes/points worse cuz all my scores are counted towards the running average of the last 5 rounds. I actually like that it is a more current (in my league, last 5 rounds only) representation of the state of one's game. But based on yesterday's round it will jump a couple for the next round. Obviously my HCP's won't change as much that quickly.
  8. Groucho Valentine

    2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - Paris, France

    I refuse to utter the words "Le Golf"
  9. billchao

    Should I Carry a Lob Wedge?

    Use what works for you. I don't know why your SW is more reliable than your LW. Could be the sole, your technique, or a combination of the two. My technique is the same with all my wedges but the LW has the best sole for me because it's the only one I purchased with turf interaction in mind. My point is the LW isn't some mythical beast only high level golfers can tame.
  10. Carl3

    Strike Rules All!

    I think that there is something to this. I think it is so important to visualize the target in the minds eye and then work the swing towards this point to get the ball to go where you intend. For so many years I just swung the club trying to hit the ball. It wasn't until I had a short game lesson 20 some years after I started golf that I made what I believe to be an important connection in getting my concentration focused on what seemed to be tiny results. If you cannot pitch a ball 30 yards consistently to a target, how can you ever hope to hit a ball to a target 120 yards out? I have noticed that if I momentarily lose focus of the target during my swing it is a crap shoot with regard to where the ball might go. It can be the difference between the fairway and rough or the green and a green side bunker. If I keep my mind focused on a target through impact I usually have a decent result. This all came from hours spent chipping/pitching and this is when I went from a bogey golfer to something better. To the excellent golfer, this may seem ridiculously obvious, but to the weekend hacker...
  11. Wilbersmith

    Should I Carry a Lob Wedge?

    @ Vinson. ThanThanks for the heads up 😊 @Vinskthink I got it correct thiis time. Thanks for the heads up 😉
  12. Vinsk

    Should I Carry a Lob Wedge?

    It’s best to mention someone by using the “@“ then start typing the name and choices will appear to which you can select your intended member. @Wilbersmith
  13. Martyn W

    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    I was at the Atlanta workshop this week - if you scroll to the bottom of the download and go to 'settings' you can select 'expert' mode to get the Interpretations too.
  14. 70sSanO

    Strike Rules All!

    While strike doesn't rule all, I'm old enough to remember playing with old guys tearing up courses back in the 70's with well used equipment that no one here would want to play with. Before all the data there were a lot of golfers who could just play... like a stupid monkey, and not try to analyze everything little bit of data (there wasn't any to mess up their mind). Geez, just hit the thing. They did possessed 2 qualities that made them score so well... ball strike and course management. The latter was just as important if not more. What I take away from this is there are those who are obsessed with buying the latest or constantly upgrading their equipment to improve their game. But... if everyone had really good ball striking skills, there would never be another Teeless Driver or GX-7 commercial. That in itself is a plus. John
  15. Missouri Swede

    Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    Evidently, I went to Ireland this last week. While there I played one hole of golf and got a hole in one (which would be my first) using my hybrid on a 7946 yard hole.🤣 I must have been quite impressed and so overwhelmed that I didn't finish the round. Yeah, I suppose if it really happened, I might not ever pick up a club again. (Actually, a round was dropped while uploading a couple weeks ago. They're working to recover it, and this showed up in my account somehow. Don't tell my wife. She would have wanted to come with.)
  16. iacas

    11 Reasons You Stink at Golf

    No, that’s dumb. The explanation or exception would be longer than the reason. You’re trying too hard to be offended.
  17. Walmart has a 2 piece ball for $5.00 a dozen. I believe they are called "Nitro". I have played them, and they are not that bad of a ball. I am not sure if they are approved, but if you lose quite a few, who cares. If you are near a Walmart, or similar store, you might check them out.
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    • I think this stands true and is most important when making a strategical decision. I imagine at the tour level and maybe elsewhere you may even find yourself considering this from the tee. An example would be a fairway that is designed where the safe side to land your tee shot forces you to be short-sided to the green (tree line).  If it's a severe short-side situation (deep nGr rough and a steep downhill to pin) then you may have to decide if the risky tee shot is worth it to avoid the short-side. Just a thought.
    • First post here. Where are my NYC neighbors? Looking forward to getting many rounds in this year after the smallest hint of spring is around the corner. 
    • Love the idea.....I got a tripod  thing that has 3 little arms to manipulate into my bag. I can instantly see why your product would work much easier as my tripod thing can be hard to setup the same everytime.
    • Opted to practice outside today instead of inside tomorrow. Availability of practice times indoors filling up quickly where I am. Wondering if that's the New Year resolution people, or more people knowing about the practice facility, or something that I just didn't notice last year.
    • My buddy Lou shared earlier today a thing we've talked about the past few weeks re: short-siding yourself on the PGA Tour. The image: In chart form: At first glance this flies a bit in the face of the idea that "being closer is better," but that really only holds if you insist on taking this literally and completely disregarding the shades of grey. We've never said that being buried in a deep bunker 15 yards from the flag is better than having a 60-foot putt (or even a chip from off the green). And clearly, short-siding yourself on the PGA Tour can present some problems. (Though, in a brief aside, you'll note that Tour players average 8.0 feet with 40-50% Green, but don't get below 8.0 feet from 26-30 yards until they have 80%+ Green.) Now… I've previously posted this: The main audience of that article is average golfers playing regular golf courses. Those golf courses, in comparison to the PGA Tour courses: Have lighter rough. Have slower greens. Have softer greens. Dave and I still stand by the previous topic because we feel that short siding yourself is much less dangerous on a typical golf course than it is on the PGA Tour. The greens are softer and slower and the rough is shorter. But, ultimately, this topic should serve as a reminder that not all situations are created equal. A 12-yard chip shot from rough with 6 yards to the green and another 6 to the pin (50%) might be easier, the same, or more difficult than another shot - including a long putt - from somewhere else. It depends on the unique and specific circumstances. Hell, sometimes a short-sided miss will be a 15-foot putt from the fringe. Judge the situations uniquely. Use the Shades of Grey, which on approach shots and greenside shots includes all of the factors that affect your next shot. And, should you get out on Tour, give this stuff even more consideration, because the chart is pretty definitive. 🙂


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