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  1. So my step son has been playing golf for a quite a while now and is in his senior year of high school. The team has been undefeated this season and has pretty much covered second place by 20 strokes on average. He played in his last district tournament last Friday. He teed up on number 17 which was a 182 yard par 3. As soon as he hit his tee shot, I told my wife "that is pure right there!" It hit the green, took one bounce, rolled about 5 feet, and dropped. Between the people following our group, the people in the group that just left the green and the people in the group right behind us, the
    6 points
  2. See this is where people don't understand the partial strokes gained methodology. You are seeing everything in complete strokes. What you don't realize is just about every time you three putt, it's probably partially your drive or approach shot that caused it. For example, you hit a poor drive and you have to hit a long iron out of the rough to the green. You leave yourself a 50 foot putt and you 3-putt. People blame the putter, but its the long game that actually is to blame. People are aIso poor judges of distance. I doubt you are actually 3-putting much from 15 feet. Those 3-putts are
    3 points
  3. New balls cost money and 90% of the balls you find out on the course are perfectly fine to play. Just take a couple of seconds and look the ball over. Is there a crack or abrasion? Is it discolored from sitting in some funky water? Give it a little bounce off your club and see if it feels right. If it passes these tests, play it.
    3 points
  4. How exactly would you do that? Because length is still going to be an advantage. And… if you hit it 280-290, you're hitting like one or two clubs less into greens, not four or five or six.
    2 points
  5. Any image that works is worth holding on to. I was a carpenter, and a very good one, but the image of driving a nail never made any sense to me. That is due to my experience. For someone who has not (I assume) spent 40 years driving nails...it may be helpful. For guys who make a living swinging a hammer it isn't a thing. Were it so...the best ball strikers would not be framing houses.
    2 points
  6. While this thread takes a look at distance control with your wedges , this thread will discuss how to vary or control the trajectory of your wedges/short irons. A trait of the majority of tour players is that they hit their long to medium clubs high and flight their shorter clubs (they hit them lower than many realize). The average golfer does the opposite. Being able to "flight" your wedges can make it easier to control distance and spin. If you go full out on a wedge you risk the ball ballooning, making distance control and spin control a guessing game. If you watch the pros or
    1 point
  7. Thank you, all, for all that you've had to say about this. I receive my actual plaque thingy this coming Sunday.
    1 point
  8. A lot of people forget this basic fact: A handicap is designed to reflect a golfer's potential and not necessarily what they actually are. It does this by disregarding a player's higher scores until the number of those higher scores become a preponderance of the past twenty rounds and creep into their list of the best 10 rounds which are averaged, and then reduced by 4%. I'm a statistics keeper for my local nine-hole golf league and often have to explain this to people who complain about their handicap not going up after they've had a particularly abysmal round. Most have a hard time gett
    1 point
  9. Never play new balls. One less thing to worry about. I'll always find balls on any round. Numbers are wildly all over depending on pace of play, conditions, if it's a penal course, and how much I'm just waiting around for slow players, and if I'm in the mood. I once found 150 in one round and still played a 3 hour round (slow 4 some in front of me, I was hitting fairways, and empty course behind me, it was a very penal course with lots of woods. It's easy to find clusters, just hit a good drive park the cart, then back up about 40 yards and look for a tall cluster of trees, usually a coll
    1 point
  10. I can’t tell you the number of golfers who “drive the ball 280”, that I outdrive at 230.
    1 point
  11. I’ve been working with it quite religiously for the past week. It’s helping me understand the backswing/transition point. I’m grossly untalented and have zero sense of proprioception to any degree of accuracy so it’s quite a workout for me. Some of my follow throughs have had me wrapped up in the bands like Wyle E. Coyote. It’s forced me to have feels I’ve never been able to generate on my own. It’s over priced as far as what it is, but I’m enjoying it and consider it the best aid I’ve used to date.
    1 point
  12. I trolley a full, 14 club bag. I usually only use 1/2 or less of them during a round of golf. I have this opinion that a lot of amateur golfers would play just as well, if not better, using fewer clubs. Playing in 3 Club Tournaments have shown me this.
    1 point
  13. Not for purposes of this thread, but it's a stat I like to keep in mind as I go. Gotta love being on the plus side when it happens.
    1 point
  14. This male didn't want me to get too close, hence the tree in the photo. This beaver has been in the pond near our 10th green for a while. Definitely a big guy!
    1 point
  15. And when those Sandhill Cranes fly and yell..tell me they’re not pterodactyls!
    1 point
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  17. Spring or Summer? 0-4 is my norm. Fall? Your guess is as good as mine. Could be 0 still, or 12, but I am not going to spend all day looking for a ball that shouldn't be lost when the leaves are down. I just kind of write it off as fall golf.
    1 point
  18. I have no idea how accurate my hndcp is. I just assume it's close to accurate. I play by the rules, write my scores on the card, and give the card to the league secretary. He then enters the info into his computer, and at the next league event, my hndcp is what it is. If the next event is at another course, my cap gets adjusted to that course if needed. I sometimes play quite well against lower cap players, ((8-9) and I lose to higher cap players (12-15) sometimes. It all boils down to, that on the day of the competition, how well I play vs how well my competition plays.
    1 point
  19. I hardly ever loose any balls but if I take out a new ball, I will loose it immediately, especially colored ones. I don’t feel that the ball being used/found will affect my game much, as long as they are still in good condition with no chips/scratches. In fact, both balls I used for my hole in ones were someone else’s lost ball and now they are sitting in my display case. I get nice balls from one of the marshalls at my club. He goes out at the end of the day to look for lost balls and gives me the good ones (mostly ProV1) that looks brand new to me.
    1 point
  20. It's like Where's Waldo! We've got to find the golfers in this picture.
    1 point
  21. Three years for flipping the bird is insane. I've done about four things worse than that in the past hour and I'm not even angry.
    1 point
  22. Wow? This says a lot about you in a negative way.
    1 point
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