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  1. Interesting. I haven't noticed the charge dropping in cold weather, although I have the iPhone X. My phone/golf swing filming issues happen in summer when the phone overheats if it's in the sun. But Apple does discuss performance in cold weather: From Apple's support site: "In order for a phone to function properly, the electronics must be able to draw upon instantaneous power from the battery. One attribute that affects this instantaneous power delivery is the battery’s impedance. A battery with a high impedance may be unable to provide sufficient power to the system that needs it. A battery's impedance can increase if a battery has a higher chemical age. A battery’s impedance will temporarily increase at a low state of charge and in a cold temperature environment. When coupled with a higher chemical age, the impedance increase will be more significant. These are characteristics of battery chemistry that are common to all lithium-ion batteries in the industry. When power is pulled from a battery with a higher level of impedance, the battery’s voltage will drop to a greater degree. Electronic components require a minimum voltage to properly operate. This includes the device’s internal storage, power circuits, and the battery itself. The power management system determines the capability of the battery to supply this power, and manages the loads in order to maintain operations. When the operations can no longer be supported with the full capabilities of the power management system, the system will perform a shutdown to preserve these electronic components. While this shutdown is intentional from the device perspective, it may be unexpected by the user." It has more info on how to optimize here: iPhone Battery and Performance Understand iPhone performance and its relation to your battery.
  2. Thrift shops are also a good place to look
  3. The other day I was playing, and my wife was with me . she was not playing, just driving the cart. I was playing with a couple of strangers, and was holding my own, score wise. My wife was watching, and keeping my score. During our time together during this round, we talked vey little about golf. We spent the time discussing family stuff. Like any family, our family is going through some stuff, both good, and bad. Three family members, representing three generations are dealing with some serious medical issues. Occasionally she would tell me athat I hit a good shot. On other occassions she would look at me, and hold her nose, and laugh a little. On two shots, she was more specific calling me a "lucky shit". As I finished up on the 18th green, and was walking back to the cart, I noticed what appeared to be, my Special Lady wiping a tear, or two from her eyes. I asked what the problem was. She told me it was nothing, that she was just remembering that just a few years ago, she and other experts believed that due to my poor physical health, that golf was not going to be a part my future. The tears were there because she had finally seen, that I had truly beaten the odds. That my passion for the game had helped to make me healthier, beyond medical expectations. The fact that she had me down for a 78, and winning enough skins for a nice lunch together afterwards, was also a plus. We all play this game for various reasons. We all have different styles of play. We all have different abilities. We all take away something different after a round of play. Me, I play to stay healthy, which is a "serious" enough reason for me. The fun part is just extra gravy.
  4. Until you find a club to fit that yardage I’d really focus on distance control with the pw. My suggestion, if you don’t already is to download a golf app that gives GPS yardage. I use 18 birdies. Focus on the length of the backswing necessary to generate the correct distance when you hit the half wedge, 3/4 wedge and in time you will feel automatic from the yardage. I had that problem last year. I can hit my gap 110 or so. My 56 on a full swing is 70-80 so I had to learn to take the right amount off of the gap for everything from 75-105 and in time, knowing my exact yardage, it became very easy.
  5. We bought a house in a bluff overlooking a river. Across the street is the county club. We were looking for a house with a pool but when we saw the view from our deck we fell in love. Our country club family is wonderful. We take the cart to dinner and my wife plays dominos with the women on Tuesday and Thursday. Poker us Thursday night. For me. We love the club. The cost is roughly what we would have spent on chemicals for a pool. My father and I could only talk through golf. He wasn’t very good dad. I took it up to get to know him. He would have been 84 yesterday
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    mudder noun mud·der | \ˈmədə(r)\ plural -s Definition of mudder 1 : a race horse that runs well on a wet or muddy track 2 : a player or a team (as in football) that performs well on a wet field After my final round of 2018, I was thinking about the course conditions the past month or so. While we have had relatively mild weather, it has been wet. I don’t do particularly well in wet and muddy conditions. I play in all sorts of weather: hot, windy, cold, rainy. Of all the conditions, a wet course presents the greatest challenge for me. I am not a mudder. For me, four factors create a mudder: distance, ball striking, patience and equipment Distance: Wet & soggy courses result in no roll out. Unless one hits the ball for good distance off the tee, the course becomes too long to consistently score. If on average one loses 20 yards a tee shot (and 2nd shots on par 5’s), a 6,700 yard course becomes effectively 7,000+ yards. A 6,300 yarder plays to 6,660 yards. Further, that is figuring only 20 yards per shot are lost; often it is 30+ yards. Of course, moving up one or two tees is an option for casual play but tournament play typically offers no relief. Ball Striking: Wet turf leaves one little margin for error. The slightest fat shot will be a disaster. And the effects of a wet club face and ball compromise distance and spin. One study on the subject supports the idea [ http://blog.tourspecgolf.com/wet-versus-dry-golf/ ] Patience: Wet conditions often results in slower play. Cleaning clubs, fiddling with umbrellas, getting rulings for casual water all slow things down. If carts are being used, cart path only is a real time killer. Even the best players are going to find scoring difficult, so patience and a good attitude are crucial. As Bill Belichick recently said when the forecast was for cold and snow: “We aren’t playing against the weather.” Equipment: A quality rain suit, waterproof shoes, rain gloves and dry towels go a long way toward making soggy conditions more playable. When one is wet and cold or spending extra time trying to avoid being wet and cold, one game often suffers. When one is equipped properly, one’s attention can go toward playing golf and not merely surviving. I have the patience and equipment. My problems are distance and ball striking. On a good day I might carry a drive 200 yards. On a wet day, any hole 400 yards and over becomes a “par 5” for me. And even the shorter holes find me hitting hybrids and fairway woods for approaches. Hitting off wet turf is an issue too. My less than pure strikes result in an increased number of fat shots. Also, as the “TourSpecGolf” study shows, wet clubs and balls result in shorter carries. Of course, I have never been one to give up when conditions get tough. Sometimes patience can overcome the other factors. My wife and I used to play in a mixed two-person scramble at a local course. We typically ended up in the middle of the pack. One year, on our 2nd hole, the skies opened up, sending a lot of couples back to the clubhouse. My wife asked whether we should go in. “Hell no”, I said, “over half the field is going to quit. That just improved the odds of our winning.” As it turned out, I was correct. We played on and won. Maybe my wife is a mudder!
  7. Now that passage needed highlighting for its imagery. Ain’t nobody gonna be voting Bermuda now! 😛
  8. Yes, you need to dial in on getting the right gap wedge. Mine is 50* and I hit it about 100 yards and love the club as this is a common approach distance for me and feel very comfortable with it in my hand. My PW is 45* and I hit it about 120 yards I like this club too. Something else to consider is the milling/grooves on wedges. If you have a mixed set this might be a reason that you are seeing inconsistent gaps between clubs. If the face of the wedge causes it to spin more, it could cause the ball to carry fewer yards than expected just based on loft.
  9. I suggest you update your swing thread so people can see what you're doing with your current changes. My first thought regarding the reduction in swing speed is that maybe you might have become too passive with the upper body. Arm speed is important in generating swing speed.
  10. I play the course I am at, and, to be honest, never have I cared and never have I not played a course because I do not like the type of grass on the green or ground. It maybe that I am not that good of a golfer to benefit from one or the other. On the other hand, I will not play a course if it is not properly maintained!
  11. There's still going to be a reduction in energy transfer from a center strike vs a slightly toed one, but if you're good enough with the putter to be able to control distance and point of contact, then you're already good enough to control distance simply from hitting the center anyway so it seems like this strategy is just adding an additional unnecessary variable. Just make a shorter stroke if the putt may run out too far downhill. I've hit 4' puts with 6-12" weight before, it's really not that hard. It's more a matter of committing to it and trusting that gravity will get the ball to the hole without the need to assist it with my stroke.
  12. What ever method you chose to follow, you have to practice that method. Fast, downhill breaking putts are hard enough without having to adjust to striking the ball in a different position. in Crenshaw’s time, greens were different as were putter heads. If he used a bullseye style putter, the MOI was completely different than today’s Anser or mallet style putters. Today’s putter are designed to resist the twisting of off center hits and reduce the effects. So Crenshaw’s strategy may not work well at all. I think it would be better to keep your same current putting stroke, which works well for you I hope, and practice these type with shorter backswings.
  13. It wasn’t meant to be a debate as there really isn’t a debate about it. It was just being advised that tour players, including the ones you mentioned didn’t have the video analysis we have today and often describe their ‘feelings’ of how they executed a shot. Feel ain’t real and often they didn’t do at all what they thought they did. I was just mentioning this to say that what they actually did is more important than what they say they did.
  14. Broke 100 Broke 90 Eagle x3 Albatross Lowest Score Wins (technically an "Award") Stupid Monkey (ditto)
  15. Did interlocking for most of my golf past. However, now that my right hand has become arthritic, the baseball grip is not only more comfortable, I have become really consistent.
  16. around here it looks a lot like this...
  17. If you go to the calculator and put in 31°C (88°F), 75% humidity, 1000hPa (barometric pressure) and altitude of 0 meters the DewPoint Air Temperature is 26 I'm not going to tell you what that means, you'd have to ask the quasi-scientist golfer how he adjusts yardages due to an air density value
  18. It still doesn't explain the values he was saying in the video. ""26" what? It's not kg/m^3 or lb/ft^3. I still this it was 26 Bryson's per Chambeau.
  19. You still have to hit the middle one and a half inches of the hole or so. And if you don’t now you are faced with a long come back putt.
  20. I just posted about this: You've gotta read more than just the title.
  21. What could he possibly be using for units? His own? DeChambeau's per cubic Bryson?
  22. Very true. Great camaraderie on the course, but playing solo and just taking solace in the natural beauty, the colors of the changing trees, the crack of a ball well struck... hard to go wrong either way.
  23. 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.
  24. I like hybrids so much I purchased a set of Cleveland HB Launchers. YouTube Mark Crossfield's review and you'll see why. All my irons, 4 to Gap are based on a hybrid design. I've played a number of rounds with the new clubs and love them, longer, nice ball flight and most important 'consistent' in length. Most players may not like the look but I get a sense of confidence with them, especially the longer irons.
  25. By any chance are you a golf retailer, because I don't agree with anything you just said.
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