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  1. My handicap is down to the lowest it has ever been and I am finally in the teens!! 19.6! Best golf of my life...haven’t shot triple digits since February. Hoping to keep it going!
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  3. 2019 is shaping up to be one of the greatest feel good years in recent memory. So many stories behind the story. Comebacks and players almost on their last professional breath breaking through. The feel good has to start with Tiger winning the Masters. Nothing quite compares with what he was able to do. Seeing Phil win again at Pebble Beach. Gary Woodland's US Open and the Amy Bockerstette story. Chez Reavie after a 10 year drought. First time winners and Monday qualifiers/exempt Corey Connors, Max Homa, and Sung Kang. The facial expressions by Corey Connors' wife
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  4. You could go to https://flightscope.com/products/trajectory-optimizer/ Play around with settings (especially spin rpm, launch angle) to see what happens when you increase the spin.
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  5. Got 2 good scores in this weekend, just in time for the revision. Down from a lowest ever 8.7 to a new lowest ever 8.0. My next two scores to drop off are bad scores as well, so there is a good chance to drop it again by the next revision.
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  6. Down to the lowest it's ever been, 8.4.
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  7. Today I decided my driving is for show, because it won't make me any dough.
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  8. How about this for immediate results?! played 36 yesterday and did this off the tee. Remember prior to superspeed, I was averaging about 255 off the tee.
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  9. @Vinsk thanks for the tech tip 🙂 appreciate the chair drill. going to try it out with him tonight!
    1 point
  10. I practice for an hour or play everyday. I would never post because nobody could possibly be interested in all the swing variations I use...
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  11. Down to 3.4, from my Spring high of 6.8. I hope you succeed, but typically your handicap will go up a bit as you "fill out" your scoring history to 20 rounds. If you only have 10 score, for instance, only the lowest 3 count, which makes your handicap index a little lower than it would be if half of your scores counted. On the other hand, if you're playing more, and playing better as you go through the year, you have a decent chance.
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  12. I'm a pretty above-board kind of guy so I will certainly let the pro shop know what I am doing. If they offered a discount I'd take it, but I wouldn't just ask for one. And I appreciate those who expressed possible concerns, as it was all done in good faith.
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  13. Welcome back. I have a very specific opinion about any busybodies that would CHOOSE TO LET this bother them before they even get any details on what is happening. screw 'em. I doubt there a many like this out there, and, frankly, they are the ones that likely get wound up on all the other things that also is none of their business. They probably even care what kind of watch you are wearing and if your shirt is tucked in (while leaving their butts and sunflower seeds scattered everywhere). Congrats for finding a way to at least enjoy the game to the extent you can. I'd talk to the clu
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  14. By your definition I am definitely a novice, I’ve made birdies and pars although yet to make an eagle. I’ve never birdied a par 3 yet though so that’ll tell you my irons are the worst aspect of my game. I rarely 3 putt though.
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  15. Why would they be driving up to the green when I drop and hit from 75 yards? How is that slower than if I had just hit the ball from far away and was now playing my shot from there. Please understand, I'm not trying to argue with you. I have tons of respect for you and I take your comments seriously. I'm just trying to understand HOW slowing the group could occur so I can avoid causing it, but I honestly do not see how dropping and playing in from 75 yards could be slower than playing the whole hole. Thank you all for your responses. I will have heightened awareness of any slow
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  16. I wouldn't be a fifth player, so I don't really see how it would slow down the group. Sure, slower than if I wasn't there, but how does it slow play down compared to me playing the full hole? Hopefully any following group can count to 4? I think you may have misread the plan. It is either my son-in-law and I as a twosome, or playing with 2 other guys to make 4. In my plan I'm not an EXTRA guy, I am in place of a 'full course's guy. So I am not ADDING approach shots, I am SUBTRACTING tee shots and long (i.e., anything more than about 75 yards) approaches. And will probably not s
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  17. Friday's 81 and Saturday's 81 had my index heading for 9.9. Still couldn't figure out why I lost my swing. Everything, other than putting, just didn't feel right. Sunday morning, just told myself to stop thinking about it, and do what feels right. After the second shot, I realized that I had not been making a full shoulder turn. Shot a 76, and everything started feeling good again. Fast forward to this mornings round. Hit the ball great and 3 putted 6 greens. Shot a 83, which I'm not totally unhappy with. To the putting green tomorrow. (My golfing day off).
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  18. Bumping this topic, because Lashley's win yesterday really underlines how deep the PGA Tour is now. You've had the following people win on the PGA Tour this year, along with their world rankings at the time: Adam Long: 417 Keith Mitchell: 162 Corey Connors: 196 CT Pan: 113 Max Homa: 417 Sung Kang: 138 Nate Lashley: 353 The 300 rated golfer in the world in Jack's day was probably not a professional golfer. He certainly wasn't a tour player. He would have had zero chance to win a PGA Tour tournament. Hell, the 100th rated golfer in the world was pr
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  19. Shot 89 this past weekend at a new place from tees I probably shouldn't be playing from. Somehow managed a front 41, finishing the last 5 holes par, birdie, par, bogey, par. Fell apart on the back with a 48, but for me to shoot 80s at a course I've never played that's 7k yards rated 73.4/131...I was thrilled!
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  20. Finally decided to get an actual handicap this year. Just got my revision today and went down to a 16.3. Still don't have enough rounds in for a true measure, but hoping once I'm at 20+ rounds and it revises, I'll be sub-15.
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  21. Shot 44-40 yesterday (Par 72). Played in a foursome for skins. .50 cents a hole. Won $11! Woohoo!! I had : 7 pars 10 bogeys 1 double
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  22. Probably a combination of the three: time, amount, ability. I would not consider a player who had played regularly for a year to still be a "Beginner." 80 rounds is well more than the average USA golfer plays in a year. If you played those rounds over the course of 1-2 years, then you meet my theoretical "Novice" standard for amount of play and time. Ability is a bit harder to judge. An adult male should probably make contact with every shot, have the ability (but not the consistency) to hit a driver or 3-wood over 170 yards, be able to hit irons and wedges into the air, make the occasion
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  23. 47-44-91 Kittyhawk, GC, Hawk Course, Dayton, OH Due in large part to hideous driving, It's been an incredibly frustrating season. Yesterday afternoon was one of the very few times I left the course feeling good. While still not conventionally good, the 1W was much better. Had four or five legitimately sold drives and the misses weren't killers. Actually managed to avoid all of the Hawk's many water hazards and that's a rare trick for me. Two highlights were saving bogey on No. 15 with a 25-foot, double-breaker putt that was all downhill and following it up with a chip-in bi
    1 point
  24. @turtleback is an experienced player so there would be no pace of play issues. It is safe to say that he could join any of our groups with no issues. Play on!
    1 point
  25. My goal this year is to win the Arizona State Amateur Championship. I always dreamed of playing on the PGA Tour, but I started golfing when I was 15 - so I was a bit behind the 8-ball from the start. I managed to get a D2 scholarship at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. It ended up being too expensive, so I have moved back home and now work a full-time job in digital marketing, while finishing school online through GCU & practice in the evenings after work. Anyway, that is a brief history... Yeah so, I just want to win the State AM in my home state; I believe it would
    1 point
  26. Are you sure they didn't say soft step? That would make more sense to me at least. What the seller told you was right, the shafts have not been tipped b/c they are taper tip meaning you can not tip (aka cut) them. Soft stepping refers to taking the shaft that is pre designed to fit into say the 6 iron, and instead install it in the 7 iron, and so on through the set. This gives you slightly softer and higher launch compared to the standard install. I would try them and see what you think of the shafts. Everything they told you is more or less correct. I don't like when shaft companies try
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  27. You have an 85 gram shaft in your driver? What shaft is in it? I will go ahead and say not knowing anything about your game or swing, that is way to heavy. I could only think of a couple PGA pros using a shaft that heavy. Don't know if you need/want to go down to 55g but definitely 65g at least would benefit you based on your distances you mentioned.
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  28. That's a great idea. It would not bother me in the least. More power to you.
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  29. You could pick up a 55 gram regular flex shaft with the adapter on eBay for around $25-$35.
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  30. ANSWER: The guy that sold the week's worth of lessons...
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  31. I hate to admit this but it makes me feel better after I've played badly. I say to myself, "If the top golfer in the world is struggling, then it's not so horrible if I'm struggling also." This is why Tiger's run was all the more remarkable.
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  32. Day 542 Just another chip & putt practice day. Being an outlier, my short game around the green is pretty darn important to my scoring. Focuses were on green reads. Landing areas for chips. Set up. Alignment. Club selection for the carry & roll needed. Club face aim. The usual stuff I concentrate on with this combination of shots. Goal was to chip the ball into the cup, or atleast leaving the ball in a high percentage, one putt position. As I have posted before, my chipping, and putting strokes are identical. I have copied Paul Runyon's chip/putt method. It affords me
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  33. The uniflex Callaway shaft was basically a TT Lite. True Temper 115-118 gram, mid to high launch. I would be looking at shafts that are mid-high launch R flex. Weight wise probably figure 60g driver, 70g 3 wood, 85g hybrids give or take. Are you looking at re-shafting your current woods and hybrids, or buying new? Most of the stock shaft offerings for new clubs will fall pretty close to these basic specs if you pick out the right weight. If you are re-shafting, I can try and focus you on some options but would need to know some basic fitting info. Club speed, typical miss, ball flight, pr
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  34. If you’re asking, you’re still a beginner...
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  35. You are no longer a beginner when you can tee off on #1 with friends, and/or strangers with total confidence. It matters little what type of game you bring. Just teeing off in a relaxed mode, and not being intimidated, means your golf journey is well underway. I knew I was no longer a beginner when I was paired up with an older guy, who name was on his bag, along with the letters "PGA". Although he crushed me score wise, I held what game I had, together for the 18 holes. When we were walking off the 18th green, I asked him what he thought of my game, such as it was. He told m
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  36. I don't consider myself a beginner but I'm far from accomplished. I can't really say when the change happened from beginner to non-beginner. I believe my perspective is relative to whom I compare myself.
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  37. The thing that stands out is "as possible". At my age, I'm unlikely to gain a great deal of distance off the tee, even though I'm relatively long for my age group. I'll certainly never have the kind of distance you have. So for me, and for many "seasoned" golfers, it becomes important to improve the things we can actually improve. I can certainly improve my ballstriking, my consistency, and maybe gain a little distance, but it will become increasingly important for me to maintain or improve short game and putting skills. This doesn't mean that I disagree with the idea of full swings
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  38. Irons going the same distance could be: - poor striking - dynamic loft (you're either adding too much with longer clubs or leaning a lot on the short clubs) - hitting down too much and creating a big gap in spin loft, leading to too much spin - not enough speed with the longer clubs - Peak height, descent angle, launch angle issues, i.e., too high on short clubs and too low on long clubs
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  39. Funny you should say the first part: the first book I'll be reading is called Take Your Eye off the Puck. I might try to get to a game at some point. In the next few months, I'll be moving (for non-hockey reasons) closer to a friend who is really into the sport (he got the books for me), and he goes to a few games. I'm also going to try to watch with him, even on TV.
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  40. The stats don’t bear that out. He actually ranks pretty high in SG putting. Of course to win on tour with every people playing so well you gotta have everything going well. However, many have won mostly due to strokes gained tee to green- check stats on BK in his dominance lately. At the PGA for example he only gained one stroke in putting for the week, while Spieth gained nearly 10. Who won? BK did on his ballstriking because it gives you more chances to make putts. A hot putter only lasts so long while striking leads to long term consistency.
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  41. I have my club championship tomorrow, 18 holes and then 36 places and ties through to the second 18 the next day. It feels good that I feel I can actually compete properly this year in a gross scoring competition rather than just handicap! I’ve been taking on board the comments from everyone about manipulating the course yardages, all tips are good tips! - I’ve been playing the par 5s as long par 4s off the ladies tees, and adding 20 yards where I can on other tee boxes - makes for some very different holes and club selections! I will let you all know how I get on tomorrow morning, hoping to d
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  42. The big thing is that you don't really watch the puck, you watch the skaters. Once you get used to it, you'll know exactly where the puck is because the skater will be clearly handling it or a goalie will be trying to save it, etc. etc. Big screen, high definition TVs help a lot. Remember trying to watch games on a 20-inch CRT. That was less than easy. All said, TV never really does the sport justice. Nothing replaces being at the game.
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  43. I suspect low spin rate. The ball is "knuckling" like when a pitcher throws the ball with little or no spin it tends to float and then drop. Get to a hitting bay somewhere with a shot tracker that will measure spin and you'll see. To fix that is beyond my pay grade. See a pro.
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  44. Shot 86 today, 43/43, my best round ever. I left to 10.5 degree driver in the car and played the 13 degree. Best driving round so far. Need to get more GIRs.
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  45. It is amazing. I remember watching playing lesson with the pros with Watson. His wedges had that exact look to it. It looks like it wasn't real. What freaks. I've always believed (and still do) that is what determines your ability. You see alot of ugly ass swings that can score and you almost wonder how. That is how, right there, hitting the center of the club everytime. I've got a buddy who is a legitimate scratch player and his putter has an insert. It has that same look. He doesn't hit it in exactly the center, but he hits it in the same place everytime. I'm not
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