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  1. If you want a more accurate average then you should just take outliers. Take you top and bottom 10% of your drives and throw them out. The average of your middle 80% will be much more useful to your gameplanning and tee selection....or just get a gamegolf device and it does the work for you 🙂
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  2. Everyone: Dick's has Top Flite D2 soft 15-ball packs on sale. Great deal if you get 5 or more....$9.99/15 ball pack. They are a good ball and I play them all the time in my regular groups as well as in competitions. For really good golfers, with high swing speeds and consistent ball striking, the top tier brands do make a difference, but I see little or no difference in my handicap (8) whether I play this or a more expensive "name" ball. These balls have a very nice feel....they aren't like the Top Flite "rocks" of old. At this price, they're a steal. I play a course with a lot
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  4. The course was mostly empty yesterday morning and since my playing partner didn't show up, I decided to record the first 9 holes. I debated uploading the video because, let's face it, while it's interesting for us crappy golfers to watch good players, nobody want's to lose 14 minutes of their life watching me play shitty golf. But the round was fairly typical and when I watched it became clearer just how costly some of my weaknesses are. The full swing is what it is and while I'm still not getting any weight forward, it wasn't as bad yesterday as it's been at times in the past.
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  5. I used to use a strong 3 as my driver. The idea was that I would be more familiar with it the more often I used it. I eventually went back to a driver/5 wood pairing as I rarely needed the 3 wood for a second. It isn't a bad idea...but driver/5 wood suits me better. The strong 3 was too long for the dog-leg holes and not as reliable as the 5. If I played from farther back I might have a different opinion...but I don't.
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  6. Easy answer. It's the toughest thing I ever did, and where I continued to have fun doing it. That, and some personal, positive health reasons.
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  7. It used to be getting away from the phone and enjoying the peace and quiet outdoors. Sadly those days seem to be more and more often going away as people can't turn their electronics off on the course. Have many friends that I rarely play golf with anymore because they spend more time texting, talking and tweeting than golfing. My favorite thing about golf is being outside away from the daily grind, enjoying the challenge of playing a game that can't ever really be perfected.
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  8. Favorite Thing About Golf: The complexity of its simplicity. The anguish of its peacefulness. The relaxation of its exhaustion. The echo of its silence. The duration of its brevity. The golf shot.
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  9. So I'm assuming that under CONGU your handicap is a single number, not an "adjustable" thing like the USGA Handicap Index. In a match, you get the difference between your handicap and your opponent's. If you're playing a scratch player, you're right, a stroke on holes 11-18, and two strokes on #1 to #10. The same would apply if you're in a Stableford competition. But if you're playing a match against a 20 handicapper, you only get 8, and he gets none, and your strokes fall on holes with handicap numbers 1 to 8. And if you're in a straight stroke-play competition, you subtract 28 at the en
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  10. So many responses that resonate with me , but the one about finding yourself alone on the course during twilight is a big one for me, it's just a wonderful peaceful feeling. Another great thing though is that you can always have the joy of competing - whether against friends, in a formal comp, or just against yourself.
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  11. TaylorMade Project A is a good 3 piece ball, right at your $35 limit.
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  12. The Snell are very good. I also like the Srixon Q-Star Tour and the E6.
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  13. Good by me. And I didn't mind and actually kinda liked Johnny Miller. I think he gets a bad rap by sheep. 🙂
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  14. Well I will say yesterday was a bad golf day but today was amazing !!!!
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  15. A member swing thread involves posting pictures or a video of you swing, which you can take with a decent phone camera. The angles you take the video make a big difference. Please read this thread and follow instructions: https://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing Oh, and just so you know, nobody here cares about how you look, just how you swing a club. 🙂
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  16. A tale of 2 rounds this weekend. Saturday, I probably played about as bad as I could play. Couldn't hit my driver in play, had 4 penalty strokes, putted horribly, it was down-right ugly. 40-44-84 1 birdie, 5 pars, 6 sixes, ugh! Sunday went the other direction 36-38-74 2 birdies, 12 pars and 1 double. A 10 stroke swing over two rounds, On a separate note, heading to Streamsong on Wednesday afternoon.
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  17. The lower body is very much involved in the downswing. Whether that's something the golfer needs to feel or be conscious of depends on the player and their tendencies. In some instances golfers can improve the dynamics of their downswing by making changes to the backswing. An efficient pivot on the backswing won't guarantee a perfect downswing but for a lot of players, the issues they see at impact/downswing originate well before it.
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  18. 67 today with no bogeys. -11 for the weekend 💪
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  19. I pointed out above the 5.6 MPH difference in clubhead speed. I'd also point out the 4166 RPM of spin that the player had - I missed that in the first glance. 4166 RPM down to 2200 or so - cutting the number almost in half by shaving off about 1700 to 2000 RPM of spin - adds 25 yards. Moving the clubhead speed up 5.6 MPH adds almost 15 yards. 25 + 15 = 40; 234.4 + 40 = 274.4. But you'd also get more roll. The "new driver new balls" with the better trajectory and spin (and ball speed) roll out 17.9 yards, while the "old/old" roll out less than 10 yards. So, add in 8 more yards and you
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  20. I'm just thankful that nobody among the various guys with whom I play feels it necessary to have music. I really dislike it on the course. It's against the rules and it just doesn't belong on a golf course. There's something wrong it you can't be away from your music for a few hours to play a round of golf. The odds are also very good that we won't both have the same taste in music. Regardless, I don't even want to hear the music that I like while I'm playing.
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  21. Nah, he plays with Dalai Lama and Neil Armstrong on the hollow metallic moon... 🤪 Then the Cannabis wears off and he realizes that he punched a bunch of holes in his living room... 😂
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  22. Wait, it's not on free TV, or even TGC? Well, that changes things. I've been a Tiger fan since his first US Am win, but I'm not paying to see him play a one-round exhibition, two months after I've seen him play 20 competitive rounds in six weeks. Let alone in the middle of football season. I'll catch the highlights on Youtube.
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  23. Also, as I mentioned, but your roid-rage or whatever failed to read: I hit enough shitty shots (OB, tops, sky-balls) to drop my true average quite a bit. Probably more like the 220 or even less that you mentioned. This (among other things) would help account for the atrocious HC index I hold. Think of it like this: I “SMASH” a down-hiller 290-300 (fairly easy swing for me, FWIW), then on the next hole, hook one into Narnia OB. Guess what? My driving average is now 140-150. But on any given swing, with possibly 50% accuracy, I can very likely hit it as far, or furthe
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  24. It's a matter of what would improve my score (and decrease my handicap) the best, long-term. Chipping just isn't that important in the grand scheme of things: I would bet that you rarely chip O.B., and if you have a basic competent chipping motion, you're probably at least advancing your ball and not costing yourself a full stroke lost (or worse) with most of your shots inside 40 yards. By contrast, improving your full swing motion can make a big improvement in your scores. Check out this thread. As a warning, it's a lot to read, but I encourage you to read at least the main points m
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  25. Okay this post is is old but I’m 58 and female and recently played golf solo. I never thought twice about it. I wanted to play and no one was available. If I want to exercise or take a walk by myself I do so why not golf??? I love the game. Funny though that I was approached by a male group ahead of me a few weekends ago and they couldn’t believe I was a female and playing by myself. We exchanged numbers as he said his wife was looking for a female golf partner. I golfed with her last weekend.
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  26. More Pics: More Pics:
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  27. For those of you who haven't seen the EX9 woods and hybrids + EXI irons, the stock photos do not do these irons justice. D, 4w, 3h: Exotics EX9 Matrix Black Tie 7M3.1 X-Flex... all a 1/2" longer than standard. (So it softens the X-Flex a smidge) Irons (4-PW, AW) Exotics EXi, KBS Tour 105 Stiff (I ordered these almost 4 weeks ago, they just came today) The shafts are not stock... when I was fitted I swung the C-Taper Lite, 90 and the 105 in both Stiff and Extra Stiff, I went with Stiff because they feel stiffer than the Tour 90s in Stiff. Wedges (54°, 58°) Exotics CB Pro S, wi
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  28. First off, I wanted to say sorry because I couldn't find the "Golf Porn" thread so I decided to post this here. In my bag: - Taylormade R9 SuperTri 11.5* Driver - Taylormade RBZ HL 17* 3 Wood - Cleveland CG Black 22* 7 Wood - Scratch EZ-1 Forged Irons 4 - PW (The means Digger/Slider, which means that it has a custom grind for someone who takes a "dollar bill" divot) - Taylormade ATV 52* Gap Wedge - Taylormade ATV 60* Lob Wedge - Odyssey White Ice D.A.R.T. Blade Putter - Taylormade Stratus Bag - Adidas Tour 360 Aluminum Shoes (I added them
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  29. here they are boys.(these are currently in my sig) please note: 1) i have 714 MB's (7-PW) coming 2) i have a 50* TVD M grind vokey coming 3) i have 2 KBS Tour Hi-Rev X shafts coming 4) i have my 2014 Titleist staff bag coming for the 55/60* vokeys Woods: Irons: Wedges: Putter:
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  30. Here my first WITB bag view Driver Rescues/Hyrids Mashie M2 and M3 - Hiyazaki 59R shafts Irons/dog (5-pw) CG16 Tour - Dynamic Golf True Temper Regular Shafts Close up of iron heads (ignore the mud played today) White Hot #6 Putter Forged 588 54° Copper, RTX 558 53º(used as sand wedge) Donnay 60º Copper wedge that i wont get rid of, was given to me when i started 8 months ago and remains my favourite, cheapest club.
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  31. Old WITB thread resurrection!
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  32. Added some new wedges and hybrid over the winter. Should be done for this year.
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  33. Just added this little guy to my bag.. I have a really good feeling about this one.
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  34. I finally got around to snapping some pics for a WITB. It's cloudy out and the lighting is poor but you get the general idea. As indicated in my signature, my bag contains the following... Driver: Callaway 9.5' FT-5 Tour N I-Mix w/Diamana WB 73 S Fairway Woods: Titleist 13' or 18' 909F3 D3 w/Matrix Ozik Code 8 S The driver is a stock I-Mix FT-5 with a Diamana WB 73. This will likely be replaced sometime in 2010 w/the new FT Tour (if the FT Tour proves to be a worthy upgrade anyway) or another "smaller" driver (never have been a huge fan of the 460cc heads). The fairway woods ha
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  35. Again!! Driver- titleist 907D2 8.5 With a Flo'ed Diamana WhiteBoard x5ct X Flex. 3Wood- Taylormade tour Launch 14.5 With a Matrix Ozik F7M2 Proto X flex Hybrid- Adams Idea Pro 20 With Matrix Ozik Altus Hybrid X flex Irons- Mizuno MP-32 3-PW Wedges- Mizuno MP Series 56/14 60/6 Putter- Scotty Cameron Newport. Now for the pics... Adress- 3 wood- Hybrid- irons- Wedges- Putter- In the line up for future use.. Big oaks T'Ville and a scotty TeI3 Long Kneck cally x forged 50. Spined Project X (thats what the tape i
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