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  1. Looks like I’ll be able to join this shindig. Updated list @cipher @iacas @DeadMan @GolfLug @DaveP043 @Slim_Pivot @Hardspoon @criley4way @ChetlovesMer @billchao open open Rat Scoundrels We Might Let Back In if they Change Their Minds Again: @mvmac @TN94z @jsgolfer @klineka
    5 points
  2. Thank you for sharing that. Did I read this part right: 60 lessons over 3 years? An average of 20/year? I don’t think it’s so much that you have “issues that develop,”I think you haven’t learned how to practice and do things on your own. I think your swing is quite likely very similar now to what it was when you were beginning your lessons, except now you have 60 lessons worth of grab-bag advice that you try for a swing or two or five and then move on to the next thing. I have a few students I see bi-weekly, but almost nobody comes more than that, and even those students kn
    4 points
  3. Here’s the tool. You can plug in your numbers and then adjust them to optimize. Use the ball speed number and not club head speed. Trajectory optimizer - Launch Monitor, Golf Ball Tracking | Golf Simulators | FlightScope.com Find your optimal ball flight trajectory and add distance to your golf shots. Use FlightScope's Trajectory Optimizer to plot ball flight in real-time.
    4 points
  4. “Now Carl, I want you to go out and mark all the divots as GUR!” - Sandy McFiddish ”Check me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I try and mark all the divots, they're gonna lock me up and throw away the key...” - Carl Spackler The number of divots on any given course would be a ridiculous amount.
    3 points
  5. I’ve not much to say about the golf but here’s Wesley Bryant playing out the swamp..........he was 9 over at the time😀
    2 points
  6. That's why I carry an 8 foot scorecard. To match those giant checks they give out at tournaments...
    2 points
  7. Well...except when it’s from a divot hole. Now that might make some conversation. 🤭
    2 points
  8. Or you can just get this AND HIT THE LONGEST DRIVES OF YOUR LIFE....POW!!
    2 points
  9. I’m headed to Bandon Dunes next week. Playing the dunes, pacific dunes and sheep ranch. I’m excited! Weather looks favorable, fingers crossed!
    2 points
  10. Depends on the launch velocity of the ball. Slower ball speed needs more spin because it doesn't have the high velocity to keep it in the air for maximum carry. Higher velocity benefit from lower ball spin because it keeps the ball from rising up too much. I would say a good range for ball spin is 2000-2600. I would stay away from sub 2000. If you have the same ball speed, then spin rate will change the distance if launch angle is maintained the same. Yes. The ball drops out of air too soon. I played the SLDR for a few months. If I got sub 1700 rpm, even with my ball sp
    2 points
  11. I'm rather amazed that the divot "discussion" went on so long and commend @iacasand the moderators for their patience. I also, for what it's worth, felt that the name calling was way out of line, added nothing of value to the discussion, and simply detracted from the general tone of consideration shown for the membership. I'm sorry that you folks have to put up with that nonsense and I do appreciate the care for other forum members that you all show. Thank you.
    2 points
  12. Had my best scoring round ever today. Played alone and it doesn’t count against my handicap, but shot a 74. Two birdies, 10 pars, 8/14 fairways and 7/18 GIR, but 8 nGIR. 6 up and downs. I hope this continues.
    2 points
  13. This is another camera angle.
    1 point
  14. I might. Return glight out of MKE at 4:58 pm on Friday.
    1 point
  15. So I've taken a look, coming from the DC area it'll cost me about the same to go to either Milwaukee or Minneapolis, and flight schedules aren't awful for either one, even with a stop getting to Milwaukee. If someone is going to join me, I'm probably up for playing Lawsonia on the Friday, staying overnight at Milwaukee, and flying home Saturday. I may even decide to catch a baseball game, the Brewers are at home that day. If anyone else chooses Milwaukee, I hope we can coordinate and share a ride.
    1 point
  16. It really irritates me when we are waiting and the group ahead takes extra practice shots/putts like this. That is highly inconsiderate of them. You can take all of the practice shots and mulligans you want as long as the group behind is not waiting on you.
    1 point
  17. I get what you're saying. It is a good drill to help people get into a good impact position, but it does reduce power and sometimes a lower ball flight. The question, really, is how you make the back swing? Think of weight and pressure. Conventionally, backswing brings pressure to right side with somewhat centered weight. Impact brings nearly everything to the left. If, you are starting with everything left, are you making a back swing that tries to keep it there or are you moving it? Keeping it there is simple but reduces power. Moving it adds a lot of extra movement that would require
    1 point
  18. Well, things with the golf game are a little frustrating but I am trusting in my pro. When I started this series with him, we discussed my goals and we agreed I was not looking for a quick fix. He is working to make little tweaks in my swing. I’m waiting for my latest lesson video and will post that but in general he initially worked on me completing my rotation on the backswing to position A4, take a brief pause to and start my hip rotation before starting my downswing and not “Swinging Out” to right field at impact. Also based on comments from TST members I am working to get less weight
    1 point
  19. That's exactly what I recommend beginners do when they're first starting to play in the course. Make it easy, until you gain skills to handle more difficulty. But I don't think that all golfers need to play using beginner rules.
    1 point
  20. I don't know about ordering, but if you spend an hour at the Plumbing Museum you'll want to renovate your kitchen and bathrooms. It could end up being a VERY expensive trip. If you want to go "off reservation" for a meal, I remember having a good Italian dinner at Lino on the waterfront in downtown Sheboygan.
    1 point
  21. I think the rule should be changed to allow the ball to be teed up anywhere other than a hazard or the green.
    1 point
  22. This question is in line with the Jim Venetos method. We have a thread discussing this method. JV himself participated briefly but as usual bailed when it came to biomechanically explaining this belief. I would suggest you just watch some YouTube videos of him and you will be able to get a good idea what’s going on. Essentially the ‘conventional’ method used by pros generates power by a series of proper weight shifting and timing/routing of the club. The golf swing is usually best suited when it’s swung in a ‘circular, shallow, descending inside to out pattern. If you set your body into p
    1 point
  23. Welcome to TST @KelvinPDX. If you watch elite players, you'll notice they do have some variance in their setup compared to their opponents.
    1 point
  24. Think of 2 shots. A ball that starts low and climbs high then looks like it drops out of the sky. Another where someone says, “oh I must’ve put top spin on it.” One has really high spin and the other low. You want the shot that looks like a bullet, Starts up and just goes not climbing or falling. 2200rpm is good for high swing speeds. Up towards 2600rpm is good for slower. You want a positive attack angle into the ball. Launch angle, centered-ness of contact, and club head speed are the big impacts on spin.
    1 point
  25. Last nite I talked with our travel agent, first time in a year. Niece getting married this summer a short (4 hrs) drive to Kohler Wisconsin so we booked a flight and will enjoy being with family then we have three days to golf and relax at Kohler. Wonder if we can order all our plumbing fixtures while we are there. Aloha, iSank
    1 point
  26. As a recent transplant from Michigan to Florida (since 2019), I understand what you are going through personally. I've been there in the early spring with the course so wet that I needed flippers and a snorkel to play. I've also been there in the Autumn where I personally think, the world's most amazing color palette is on full display. Hang in there, it's just around the corner.
    1 point
  27. Please let the moderators direct posters on off topic discussion. BTW, your post was also off topic.
    1 point
  28. Increased salary and scaling back on golf doesn’t make sense. 🙂
    1 point
  29. I guess what works for you is best. But I have tried to restrict my hips and try to feel the pull between hips and turn. It seems to make the swing a bit easier, and stops me from overswinging. Everybody is different of course...
    1 point
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