Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 07/04/2019 in all areas

  1. I’ve dropped my handicap from a 5.0 at the beginning of this year to a 3.3 with tournament golf (crazy, I know)! This weekend at Virtues Golf Club I shot 81 which had me tied for 2nd, 3 strokes back of 1st. I then shot 75 the second day to tie for first- that round was a 1.8 differential. We traveled from there to Latrobe CC where I shot 78, having the second best score of ALL 103 players that day (boys and girls up to 18). I took first in the 14-18 year old girls age division by 9 strokes.
    4 points
  2. This happened during a round I played on Saturday. I was playing with my dad and a random guy we were paired up with (Evan). Evan is about 160 yards from the hole, but thins an iron pretty bad. We're standing about even with the 150 stake, 20 yards left or so, and we hear a loud BANG as his ball splinters the stake. It hit just above the ground, shattering the PVC pipe. The shrapnel blast radius was about 10 yards. The bottom of the top couple feet was sharp, so I stuck it back in the ground so groups behind us still had some of a stake (that's what you see in the picture above).
    2 points
  3. Oh my God, seeing that is worse than catching your parents having sex.
    2 points
  4. The Irish Open starts tomorrow at Lahinch, one of my favorite golf courses. Lahinch is a quirky track that dates back to the 19th century. It is not long, so I wonder what the best players in the world will score there.
    1 point
  5. It's been a different kind of year for me, in regards to golf. Just about a year ago... I found out that the job I'd had for over 7 years was going away. With it... a decent salary and a very, very flexible schedule would be going away too. Luckily, I had made a great friend through golf who immediately offered me an opportunity. It was going to come with a steep learning curve and, early on... a sizable decrease in pay... but it was a job. With those changes came some choices. I decided to leave the club I was a member at... dedicate more time to work... and life was just going to b
    1 point
  6. The course looks incredible from this video:
    1 point
  7. Update from earlier (I am on topic author) : my friend played yesterday with us this way. On some holes he played the full hole, but he carried a very limited set of clubs (5-wood, 7-iron, 9-iron, wedges, putter). Still made his share of pars and a few "pars" (down in three from the 150 marker, treating the rest of the hole as a par-3). The four of us did a pretty good job staying on the threesome ahead of us, too.
    1 point
  8. Nicely done, young lady! Look out Dad, you may soon have someone vying for "Best Player in the Family"!
    1 point
  9. First post from a newbie..... i have been playing for 9 months and after finally managing to break 100 at the beginning of the year, I have managed to be in and around that score for the last few months. However, yesterday everything seemed to click into place and I went round in 82 (+14)beating my previous best by 5 shots! Can’t believe it and good to see the practice paying off ..
    1 point
  10. It's just math. I'd bet their calculation is correct. It's your best 10 differentials from your last 20, and then multiplied by 0.96.
    1 point
  11. This shouldn't bother anyone: it's basically what I did with Natalie when she was learning to play golf.
    1 point
  12. @ncates00, @Carl3 Yes, as you can imagine after 30yrs of the shanks I’ve heard and tried it all. The difficultly in my issue is I shank for one primary reason but can bring in another fault at any given time, usually if I’m doing well to correct the primary...lol. My trail elbow disappears behind me and I thrown the club hard and based on my ‘rotation of the day’ I shank it either from too inside or OTT. I naturally introduce the hosel to the ball. It’s innate, powerful and deadly accurate. So any time I make a good shot/swing it’s a compensatory action for me. This is why when I’m
    1 point
  13. Reason alone why I love GolfChannel, EuropeanPGA and the beautiful countryside scenes from these tourneys. not to mention the great waking up tv.
    1 point
  14. Like F2YGolf said, you can't really see the taper unless you hold a .355 next to a .370 and look at the very tip. It's just something you have to measure or you just know like here, Mizuno alway use .355 taper. What you're referring to is the stepping on the shaft. Basically how the shaft maker reduces the diameter from the butt to the tip. Each shaft will have slightly different step patterns (the spacing, the number of steps) and some shafts will have no steps (like a Project X shaft). This helps determine how the shaft bends and feels.
    1 point
  15. Doctor, heel thyself. (heel, as in hosel)
    1 point
  16. Update: I shot my first 72 yesterday! I had a 76 mid-June and this is my first time beating that! The day before this score I hit driver really good with 12 fairways and for the 72 I hit 10. I still wish I could my super comfy big draw back with driver soon though. My wedges inside 110-120 yards were superb. All of my first five holes I had birdie putts inside 20 feet. I had 30 putts which I’m pretty happy with. If that was under 30 all the time soon, that would be cool. I think my biggest issue is still trust issues with longer clubs. I can’t FEEL a draw before my shots as vividly as I could
    1 point
  17. Don't use a board, or anything else that is hard solid. You would run the risk of breaking a club, or even worse injuring yourself, if you were to hit the hard object in a full swing, forcefull manner. Use a head cover, or something else of a soft nature. Even putting a tee in ground an inch or so on the out side, even with the ball works quite well. As for your shanking problem, read up on the "one piece take away". Shanks are sometimes caused by a back swing that is too far inside on the the take away. The "opta" helps to solve that back swing problem.
    1 point
  18. You’re shanking those clubs. Put a board down outside the ball. With the ball in the middle of your club face at address, the toe of your club should just touch the board or just barely a gap. Now hit those clubs without striking the board. The shanks are there. Stay calm, stay hydrated, let your family know you’re ok.
    1 point
  19. People that say nice guys finish last don't know Steve Stricker. Very Happy for him winning his first National Championship.
    1 point
  20. Swings from today, with the added right wrist hinge feel. Hit the ball well, not sitting too much. Almost not enough, but I think in my head I'm looking for more sit than is necessary. Wrist hinge changes the club path so it's in line instead of over and in, but causes me to throw my hands out and roll the face more. Change in one thing affects another. What a fun game this is.
    1 point
This leaderboard is set to New York/GMT-04:00


  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • You realize that native Americans were called ‘Indians’ because idiot European explorers like Columbus thought they were in India, right? They were 12,000 miles off. And the stupid name stuck. They never called themselves Indians. They were Wampanoag, Massasoit, Erie, Mohican, Lakota, Apache, etc. They were individual cultures with their own languages. Calling them Indian is equivalent to calling white people rednecks or honkeys. 
    • Okay, for reviews… here's the format: Rank the courses in order. Go from your least favorite to your most favorite. Give each course a score from 0-10 on the scale where 5 represents an "average" course in your opinion.^ You can award 0.5 level increments, but that's as fine as you can go. Provide some detail. ^ This isn't a scale where you review something and pan it the whole time, then call it a 7.9. A 5.0 is a 50th percentile course. A 7.5 is a 75th percentile course. 9.5 is 95th percentile. See how that goes? 🙂 Reviews may include whatever you feel is relevant to rank the "experience" of playing the course. If you care about whether the restrooms had a pleasing texture to the wall tiles, go for it. 🙂
    • No, it wasn't. It shared nothing we didn't already know.
    • I added a few to my composite course and have only hole #9 left there.
    • Day 23: Neck feels pretty good, did some full swing work on downswing priority piece, while continuing with LVP camera for backswing. 
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...