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  1. Down to 7.8 after the revision. Was a 9.6 On June 1st, and started with Evolvr on May 13th. Really happy with the direction my game is going right now.
    5 points
  2. Didn't get a chance to go out to play for my vlog yet, but hopefully that's coming soon. For now, I submit to you my application questions. I thought it would be at most eight minutes long, but apparently I talk a lot, sorry. Shoe Size: 9.5 True Original, 10 True Major Shirt Size: Small Pants Size: 30x32 Finished up my vlog. Course was packed so I had lots of time to talk to the camera but it ended up being too long so I cut it all out and narrated instead.
    3 points
  3. Poulter should have had him ejected from the plane.
    2 points
  4. Zippo, the place is nearly walking distance from my home. I know...Florida. Anyway, I am very pleased that I did. The lesson exceeded my expectations in nearly every way. The guy, Nick Content, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He had a firm lesson plan, but he was entirely willing to let me choose what to focus on. He had a presentation planned that included how to get me to sign on to a bunch of lessons. But when I was clear that I just wanted the one evaluation, he immediately abandoned the plan to devote more time to what I wanted. Then he spent extra time with me and let me
    2 points
  5. I'm with you, I play 18 holes in just about 2 hours if I have the course to myself, at 5 hours that's almost 17 minutes a hole. @coachjimsc what would I do with all that extra time. Maybe dance lessons?
    2 points
  6. The more serious I get about the game, the more I think that I have played too fast up to this point. Maybe it has something to do with not wanting strangers to see my game because it has been terrible. Haven't really experienced rude golfers trying to play through because we're either moving at a fast pace or just welcome people to play through. Playing golf is definitely less enjoyable if I'm worried about a bunch of people being inconvenienced.
    2 points
  7. Nice eureka moment. Mirror work can also help.
    2 points
  8. Most human beings like nice things. Nice things can mean different things to different people, but I learned long ago that "nice things" generally feel better, work better, last longer, and require less maintenance. Nice things add joy to your life, while cheap or poorly made or utilitarian things add no joy and, if particularly cheap or poorly made, sap joy from your life. For example, in photography, great tripods with a nice ball head cost about $3,000 and up. Yes, there are $30 tripods out there… which in a pinch can "work," but they will break. They'll be frustrating to use. They'll
    1 point
  9. Through my golf journey which has now spanned 18-months, I have gone from a 36 handicap to a 15.8 and in the next few weeks I expect to be at or below 14. I no longer consider myself a high handicap golfer, mostly because the people I get paired with and all but a small few of the people in my league are a higher cap than I. So my question is pretty simple, When is one no longer a high capper? A a certain index? single digits? consistently shooting in the 80s? just better than those around them? What are your thoughts?
    1 point
  10. I had decided to go ahead and create a "My Swing" thread, and see how bad it was. So, I took out the tripod and cell phone, and hit the range. I looked at the first video and was stunned! A year and a half ago I took some lessons, and managed to stop my head swaying back off the ball. And my strikes improved pretty dramatically. Lately, I have not been hitting as well as I'd like. Well, the video made it pretty clear that I had seriously regressed. By the end of the evening, I was starting to remember what it feels like NOT to have made head go back, and every trip past a mirror has bee
    1 point
  11. Anyone with a handicap higher than me is a high handicap golfer. Anyone with a lower handicap cheats.
    1 point
  12. Welcome to TST! And welcome back to golf! So your short game was decent? Good. Put it aside for now and work on ball striking. Your clubs are fine. Post a video in the Members Swing thread and you’ll get some excellent advice! Cheers!
    1 point
  13. Claude Harmon on Brooks from last week not feeling well, ‘ He’s about as sick as you can be..’ First, yeah no. Second...probably not the best comment to make at the St. Jude’s Invitational. 😒
    1 point
  14. Mine has dropped to 25.4 - down almost 6 from when I started a handicap last December. I'm hoping to get it down to 20 by this December which will be an overall of 11 strokes lower. I think it's an attainable goal for a person of my maturing years...
    1 point
  15. Use to do a short bag when I was a working stiff. 5-7-9, sw, 3w, and my trusty putter. Now days, (Mon-Sun) it's a full bag, me, and my trolley strolling the fairways. That said, I could probably get by just as easy with that same short bag today. Yeah, going to revisit that short bag I think.
    1 point
  16. Is that kind of like making them sit on the naughty step? "you've been very naughty so you must follow Sergio till you learn your lesson"
    1 point
  17. Ultimately, discussions about fast or slow play get nowhere because we all talk about completely different situations. Walking or riding? Foursome, threesome, twosome, single? Hilly or flat? Long distances between green and tee or short? Full course or empty? Lots of forest and grassland or relatively open? Strict play by the Rules or casual? 4 hours is very acceptable for a foursome walking 18 holes on a hilly, relatively difficult (Slope 130+), forested course. All while playing individual stroke play, observing the Rules with a few exceptions (e.g. pickup after 9) AND playing a co
    1 point
  18. Don't worry too much about that. One way or the other, you'll get over it. Hopefully, you'll just get better, but even if you don't, you won't be the problem that causes people to be inconvenienced. Bad players, like me, can still play at a good clip. You are aware of the issue. It's the people that don't know or don't care that are the problem.
    1 point
  19. ^^ Spot on. I think its often overlooked that its not just the player that is affected but all the people who have paid a fair bit of money to enjoy watching golf and its even worse when there are kids in the crowd. What kind of example are these muppets setting for kids? The players want the crowd to cheer, clap and, when appropriate, have a laugh. But it's not one when the hecklers do it out of spite or dislike for a golfer. It's tough to enforce but needs to be done even if that means the players take the lead.
    1 point
  20. Bob Vokey has several videos on the internet describing the effects of the different grinds and bounces. Living in Florida I would think that you would want a 58-14 in a K grind for sure. The other grinds will depend on the turf that you normally play on. He also recommends a separation of 4 degrees between each one. I myself use Vokey wedges in a 54-08 M grind and a 58-12 K grind. With these two wedges I can cover tight turf approach shots, out of the rough around the green shots, plus skinny and deep sand.
    1 point
  21. I just noticed this thread, 5 hours as a single, @KrisFif you’re not playing behind a bunch of foursomes, you might be the slowest golfer ever. No wonder people want to tee off and get ahead of you or want to play through.
    1 point
  22. You should see if you can get a video of the lesson along with a lesson plan. Whatever, make sure to practice what your instructor suggests. Practice until you have accomplished the lesson plan. If you have questions, ask! Find out if you can text, call or email him to ask questions. Good luck...Keep us updated.
    1 point
  23. I'd say bogey golf is a fair standard.
    1 point
  24. I typically consider scratch to 9 a low handicap, 9-18 a mid-capper and 18 or higher a high handicap. https://www.usga.org/handicapping/handicap-index-statistics/mens-handicap-index-statistics-d24e6096.html
    1 point
  25. Distance still speaks to our caveman instincts. Couple of big pops a round can bring a lot of joy regardless of score for many. Plus, not all lies we tell ourselves are counterproductive. Some of them help us cut through the heartbreaking fog of reality.. 😄
    1 point
  26. Now they need to work on the “get in the hole” idiots...
    1 point
  27. There's nothing wrong with a long par 4 that requires good execution with a long iron or hybrid to reach the green. The problem IMO would be a long par 4 that's impossible to reach even with two well executed shots. That suggests a player is playing off the wrong set of tees.
    1 point
  28. Even playing appropriate tees, every now and then most of us will find a hole that stretches us a bit. My own rule of thumb is that if a set of tees has more than 2 par-4’s that I can’t reach with driver / hybrid, I move up. For me that’s about 425 yards. Unlike the OP, this old guy does NOT enjoy pretending that par-4’s are par-5’s....and I don’t feel like I’m selling out by playing 6,400 yards instead of 6800.
    1 point
  29. These graphs just show that the longer hitters are better putters.🥴
    1 point
  30. Good riddance. I wouldn't want that shouted to Poulter anymore than I'd want it to Tiger or Stricker.
    1 point
  31. I wouldn't particularly defend Poulter, but if we accept asinine behavior from Poulter detractors, do we also accept it when a crowd favorite gets the same treatment? I can't imagine what Poulter did to bring on this specific fan's rudeness. To me, the rules of acceptable behavior apply to all fans, no matter who they're cheering for or against.
    1 point
  32. Poulter has a well-earned reputation for intolerance towards loudmouth fans. Even if you don't like him, most golfers expect a certain minimum level of civility and sportsmanship. This fan failed to meet that pretty low standard.
    1 point
  33. You’re doing that yourself.
    1 point
  34. So Mr. 202 has been looping for Matt Every. Not a star, but a guy that has had some success. He has two career wins and had a second-place finish and a third earlier this year. But ... Now Matt has to answer questions about his idiot caddie and he's missed the cut three of the last four tournaments. Trey better hope that Matt really likes him.
    1 point
  35. I am surprised no action was taken during the round. I would have given him three choices: stop holding up play and conduct himself properly, leave the course now or be met by some people with badges and handcuffs.
    1 point
  36. Down to a 2.7 thanks to some good tournament scores recently. In fact 9 of the 10 scores that count for my handicap have the tournament "T" beside them.
    1 point
  37. perhaps the ranch golf club in san jose, CA, which is no longer open. 73/150+ from the tips. course wasn't super long so a good driver made it play a bit easier. major elevation changes. greens were fast and well taken care of. stunning views.
    1 point
  38. 1 point
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