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  1. This appears to be the current set of rules (2019) for the NCGA for scrambles, with no mention of a Provisional: https://ncga.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Scramble-Format-Rules-Revised-2019-1.pdf However, both sets of rules tell you that if you play a shot on one of the balls in play, that IS the one and only ball in play, you cannot change your mind. In your case, once you've played a shot from the short straight drive, you cannot change your mind and decide instead to take the longer ball.
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  2. I think part of your back and forth goes to some definitions. A pitch (at least in this forum) is a shot played so that the bounce of the club is lower than the leading edge at impact. A flop is an extreme variation of a pitch shot, not something completely different. More extreme variations are, in my experience, also more difficult to execute, with a much wider variability in outcomes. The more open the clubface, and the greater the clubhead speed required, the more "perfect" the lie has to be for most of us. For me, and I'm a decent player, I want to have a little grass under the ball
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  3. Shuksan less than a week ago. North Bell, Padden are mostly healed up. Don't know about Homestead, Sudden Valley or Loomis Trail.
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  4. There is no direct correlation between a golfer's handicap and their value as a playing partner. I thoroughly enjoy a day out with friends who are not very accomplished and those who are better than I am. I enjoy playing with people I've never met and may never see again. Yeah...you run into some jerks from time to time...but that happens everywhere. What is respectable? Being a decent person. I don't care what your handicap is. Let's go scrape it around and see what happens. Who knows?...we might learn something.
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  5. I'm automatically against anything Ian Poulter says. 🙂
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  6. I don't believe playing with strangers requires much of a golf game. Other players won't complain about you or your game is you play ready golf and avoid religion and politics. I sometimes play with an older couple that are 75+. We can play under 4 hours and she only hits the ball about 100 yards. Don't be afraid of joining up with others. Be prepared to play ready golf.
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  7. There's no such thing, as others have noted. Your body is not rubber, nor is it a spring. Look at the images in this topic: You're going to see a lot of hips that rotated during the backswing.
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  8. The scoring App has been used through the summer golf season logging over 1000 rounds in our Mens Games Things have gone fairly smoothly with modifications and updates to enhance user experiences. This past weekend was our EOS annual Ryder Cup with 88 players, 44 morning matches and 44 afternoon matches. I was on the wrong side this year, but hey it is always a great time. I developed a spreadsheet to ease scoring of the event.
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  9. Birdied the 6th hole today, that's new. Smoked my 2h off the tee and had about 90 yards left to the flag. Pulled the approach a little but the pin was back left so I ended up 12' from the hole. Putt was left to right and slightly downhill and I hit it dead center.
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  11. Welcome Andrew! I think you are referring to the X swing which was in vogue 7-10 years ago. Where you restrict the hip turn but turn the shoulders as much as you can building up resistance and a certain tautness. It seems to no longer be the flavor of the week... it has fallen out of favor, even with the pros. One reason: It's very tough on the back. Show me a 50 year old who uses it and I'll show you a 50 year old with a bad back.
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  12. Muscles aren’t made of rubber. Yes there is a stretch reflex that comes from them being extended but that’s activated from the hips starting to unwind while the club is still going back slightly, not by restricting the hip turn in the backswing.
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  13. Hey all, I've been home for about 8 days now since my procedures on the 24th. Overall, I am doing quite well. I've been walking at least 1.75 miles each day and the longest has been 2.41 miles collectively through out the day. My incisions are healing well. I've had some Afib issues post-op but I also dealt with that pre-op. It will get better the further along I am in recovery. My surgeon, also a golfer, said there should be no reason I can't play a full round of golf in 8 weeks. I was surprised and he reiterated for me to just listen to my body and start out slow. I know not to expect t
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  14. Thx for the link. I should find time to do it myself. OK, I just started the link....it is Free, only need to view 4 videos of which 1st is only @ 15 minutes. Quiz is 20 questions, open book, need only 80% to pass and can take the quiz repeatedly until passing. I see no reason my course could not have done this.
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  15. My state association held it virtually and posted to youtube. Then has a link to take the quiz to be certified.
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  16. Hi Ace: Typo...I meant Varsity tennis....not golf. Hmmmm...if you have custom ski boots with fitted sole orthtics....those puppies are worth a lot. HUH....you only have one pair of golf shoes....is that because your husband keeps on tripping over your 50+ pairs of shoes in the walk-in closet and only gave you $100 for golf shoes. In a way...I think golf shoes are a SCAM....I have golf in running shoes....not much difference for me...just a bit less traction....I've decided to go to Gortex trail running shoes to play golf in our winter MUCK. So your instructor(s) are fo
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  17. Hope you are doing well, hang in there and you’ll be back on the course soon. Prayers for ya.
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  18. FYI.....Popov who has struggled financially for years as a pro golfer....used her recent WBO winnings to buy a Trackman. https://www.golfchannel.com/news/sophia-popovs-one-major-expense-and-her-return-major-competition
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  19. View this round on GAME GOLF Great round today (14.3 differential) on a great course (Fox Chapel). I played the four par-3's in one over (three pars, one bogey) - and they aren't easy! Some highlights below. Hole #3 ("Eden") 160 yards...hit a 7-iron to about 25 feet, and two-putted. Hole #11 ("Short") Pushed an 8-iron into the right bunker...but knocked it to within 5' and sank the putt for a par. Hole #17 ("Biarritz") This was the my best shot of the day. I drilled a 3-hybrid to 15', and two-putted for p
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  20. @Greg 504If I read correctly, your MAZE Procedure at Cleveland Clinic was last week. Hope you are doing well.
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  21. Good luck with your surgery. 🙏
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  22. Best of luck @Greg 504. Your doctors should be able to answer your golf questions.
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  23. Maybe 6 weeks for putting. I’m 72 in excellent condition. I had a triple bypass on June 9th. Both my cardiologist and the surgeon we definitive that 12 weeks was the minimum for full swing. I started walking and progressed to very light resistance workouts. At about 6 weeks I was putting. I drove the cart for my wife and placed my ball wherever she wound up on the green. From there it became a putting contest, we’re very competitive. At 8 weeks I started short swings with my 54 and progressed to 3/4 shots with the same club for the next three weeks. Also at 8 weeks my Dr cle
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