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  1. Shot a 91 at my home course today, 4 strokes below my average. No blow up holes or penalties. Six pars, seven doubles, five bogeys and no triples or birdies. I didn't record the round through GameGolf, but I hit a lot of GIR or nGIR even with shots that were not well-struck. The round included some of the worst putting I've had since before I bought my current putter. Aerated greens with a bunch of sand applied helped lead tol 3-putts and even a couple of 4-putts. My ball striking was piss-poor as well. The upside is that I was able to keep my focus to some extent by disregarding the poor results and moving on mentally to my next shot to shoot a score I'm not embarrassed by. That's not going to happen every time I play, but it's nice when it does. Case in point, on a par 4, I duffed a 4i from the tee, hit low 4h screamer just short of a marsh, flew my wedge through the green, bladed the wedge coming back, but then 1-putted from 10' or so for the bogey. This is the opposite of what usually happens when I hit a bunch of good shots only to have a single poor shot screw up the hole.
  2. Senior flex - typically, it's tough for those with senior flex to get enough height/carry with a 3 wd unless it's use is as a second driver. I'd look at a 5 wd, forget the 4i, get a high launching 4H. BUT start playing and see how the bag works - if the 4 and 5i are not getting enough height and consistency, consider hybrids or even a 7 or 9 wd. As to the LW, depends on your short game, wedge fitting and technique. Most ams play too little bounce in their wedges - get fit after more work on the swing. Good luck!
  3. I call them "flaws" in the course design that destroy my great round!
  4. No. And the entire point is that five hours should not be the norm. The norm should be closer to four. That extra 25% matters.
  5. There is no Doug Sands listed in PGA members directory, maybe he was referring to the Potato Growers of America school??
  6. A couple of thoughts: Film it. You don't need to post it. Feel is not real, and you might feel like you're making a huge change but not actually changing much in the picture. It can be frustrating, yes. But it's much more frustrating to spin your wheels because you're not actually changing anything. Imagine if you don't film yourself for two months and then when you do, it's the same as before. That's much worse than being frustrated that you don't have an instant fix. Slow it down. Make sure you are actually doing what you are trying to do. Use a mirror. Use a camera. Whatever. Make a full swing, but take it slow enough that you actually do what you're supposed to be doing. Maybe try something that will physically prevent you from getting too flat. For example, you could put a stick in the ground that you will hit if you're too flat but will avoid if you're not. Then, avoid the stick.
  7. #6 seems very questionable to me... Sure, if you're in a competition I suppose. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE I've ever played with talks to my ball in a positive manner. "Go, go, go" - "BITE" and everything else. I think it's good manners. It means they are paying attention and pulling for me. I always try to reciprocate it back to them. Just seems friendly to me.
  8. Yes. I do it all the time. It's a great method that very few golfers are aware of. Occasionally, someone will argue that it isn't legal. When that happens, I'll place my club head close to their shin and then kick the club head to cause it to strike their shin. As he's hoppin' around on one foot holding his leg, I'll turn to the others in the group and ask "anyone else think this isn't legal?".
  9. Had the game of my life this morning. Shot my age - 68. Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 36 72 Me 4 4 3 2 5 3 6 2 4 33 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 68 6 birdies, 10 pars, 2 bogeys I'm a happy golfer!!!
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