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  1. It takes no talent to be a nice person. You maybe paired up with someone you have never meet or is new to your Club. They don't know anyone and that person is taking a huge step out of their comfort zone to meet new people by playing golf. By being nice to that person for 1 round of golf can make such a tremendous positive impact in their life. Remember: Life is hard, golf is hard, being nice is easy
    12 points
  2. 7 points
  3. Let me be clear at least for myself: I don't think there's any sort of "conspiracy" per se. I just think that our "view" of the virus is a bit exaggerated as a country. I'm excluding NYC, Philly, Detroit, and two or three other cities from this, but basically: The mortality rate is lower than most continue to believe. The infection rate is much higher than initially believed. These two go hand in hand. The disease affects older people greatly. They could have been under different restrictions than others. Most areas are seeing massively underwhelming use of their hospi
    6 points
  4. Tier 1 Take appropriate care of the golf course. Replace divots, fill divot holes with sand mix, repair ball marks (properly), rake bunkers (when rakes come back).
    5 points
  5. I agree completely. The funny thing is, we never look back and say "I had no right to make that 50-footer on the second hole", or "I'll never chip one in from THERE again!" I know I've never said "I shot 75, but it really should have been 80". We take those for granted as well-deserved good results from improbable locations.
    5 points
  6. ^This! I hate making trips to the ER just because it so damn expensive, but sometimes you just need to bite the bullet. I had an issue back in January, where this cough got so bad I coughed up some blood. The diagnosis from the ER was that it came from my sinuses being so dried out that it was tainting my sinus drainage. I also learned that your stomach doesn't like blood, and you will throw up if there is a serious enough issue. Lucky for me, it was not serious. It was scary enough to warrant the ER check.
    4 points
  7. Tier 1: Start a daily stretching routine. People always talk about fitness but often neglect stretching/flexibility. Not only will positively impact your golf game it also will help you feel better in your day to day life.
    4 points
  8. I think you summed up the why do use caddies pretty well in three reasons: Pack mule / course maintenance GPS / course scout / game manager Emotional Support / Coaching I think the real question is why do pros maintain a regular caddie as opposed to using someone different each week. I think the answer is obviously NOT #1 and obviously YES to #3. But I think #2 is an interesting issue. I would imagine most tour stops have good local caddies - I must assume that Riviera has some good caddies that really know the course so well they might be an advantage over a regul
    4 points
  9. It’s a nice simple method. My hosels are covered with sharpie marks.
    4 points
  10. Just an update as the golf season has past for this year. It turned out to be a great year of golf and I was able to fulfill one of my wishes from years ago which was to play in the Newport Cup. I was not as competitive as I had hoped, but I am honestly thankful to have been given the opportunity to play in that tournament. I actually found that I can enjoy playing competitively even if I don't play well at times. I mostly enjoyed meeting many of the people I had not had a chance to meet until now. My decision to have the surgery has turned out to be a good one. I don't feel it hin
    4 points
  11. I would say that is a bathroom for men, women, and superheroes who wear capes. I have no issue with this. Most of this crap is just overblown politicizing of a non issue.
    4 points
  12. If they are single use. Great idea. Why wait when there is an open bathroom. Or have stalls that are completely private...... meh. I'm not too worried about who I wash my hands near. (the signs are stupid, methinks they are trying way too hard to pat themselves on the back - in my house we just call it a "bathroom")
    4 points
  13. Take a break, get better. Golf will always be there, even if you go back and only play sporadically. Golf is like Hotel California, anyway.
    3 points
  14. The world going to 💩 is all the more reason to do things that work for you.
    3 points
  15. 3 points
  16. Skip the driver and get those lessons. IIRC you haven't been happy with your play over the last year or two. Now is as good of a time to get working on that as any.
    3 points
  17. I bought her… this: It's what she wanted! P.S. She thinks flowers (and cards) are a waste of money.
    3 points
  18. It is a flu. of course - the Concord is an airplane. A Porsche is a car....... What we're tired of is people purposely misrepresenting this thing for various reasons: to continually and remorselessly and exhaustingly push their pro/anti/etc political agendas (I'm been done with the idiotic rationalization by the fringers to push their shit - this is just a continuation of that - can't expect them to put on hold their sole reason for living the life of total assholiness) to satisfy their desire to under or overstate the situation to blissfully soak in a combination
    3 points
  19. A Medical Worker Describes Terrifying Lung Failure From COVID-19 — Even in His Young Patients — ProPublica “It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy shit, this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.” The author interviewed a respiratory therapist who works in an ICU at a hospital affected by COVID-19. I'm going to pull some excerpts from the article. Emphasis is mine:
    3 points
  20. The wheels of change are mired in molasses. Here's a Golfweek article saying they were hoping to break ground in 2020: Drive Shack completes sale of 11 golf courses for $85.2 million Drive Shack closed 2018 by completing the sale of 11 golf properties for approximately $85.2 million in a major step of its transformation into golf entertainment and leisure entity. Drive Shack op…
    3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. So if a bag-piper in traditional garb isn't quite on the level, is he off-kilter?
    3 points
  23. "Half a bubble off" is what my dad, a plumber, would say when someone was odd.
    3 points
  24. I use BAM (video delay) IOS app (for apple devices). I use this at home, I mount an ipad on a tripod and setup the video behind me. The app "films" you and then the actual video is delayed (I set it for 3-8 seconds depending on the club) so after you swing you can turn to the ipad (what I use) and see the swing you just took. This way I don't have to stop and press rewind and start it again. Very easy to use.
    3 points
  25. A player can hit one good shot, but not all of them. A player can have one good hole, but not all of them. The better the player, the longer the stretches of good play continue. A player can have a good round, but its hard to follow that with another good one. The longer the "sample size", the closer the play gets to the overall level of ability.
    3 points
  26. Oh my oh my! Such an intriguing topic. Demons? I've got enough to make the Amityville Horror look like a Disney movie. I've even come to let myself believe that the golf gods will always keep me in check. I'll be allowed to have a nice swing for a few days in a row...then it's shank city. And I practice very meticulously AND hard. When I'm not working, kids in school, I'll go to my academy (beautiful practice area) and spend 6-7 hours, 3-4 days a week. I take several minutes between each ball...focus, focus. But there are times (usually after a wonderful and inspirational session) when my swin
    3 points
  27. A very astute observation. I vaguely recall a story Gary Player told. A man was watching Gary hit balls and said something like, "What I wouldn't do to hit balls like that." Gary turned to him and said, "That's the problem, you won't do the things necessary to hit the ball like me. I have hit balls for hours each day until my hands bled." As with most things in life, investing time and effort yield results. Golf is not an easy game.
    3 points
  28. Nice try, buddy. I learned about this scam in my Adulting class.
    3 points
  29. I just wanted to provide an update on how things are going. Its been about a month since my last post, and I was able to play in the Member/Guest Tournament at The Blessings golf course. Ive been playing the best golf of my life, and if the US Mid Am qualifier deadline was the 1st I would officially be low enough of a handicap to participate. My swing is in good shape and I'm making putts. What started off as a joke and really unattainable, has become reality. I cant imagine walking The Blessings due to the elevation, so I am going to see if a friend will caddy for me during t
    3 points
  30. I could never do that. I don't see that as solving anything.
    3 points
  31. I manage to limit my muttering to "come on" and "you suck".
    3 points
  32. Comparing plumb bobbing with Aimpoint is like debating whether a unicorn is faster than a quarter horse.
    3 points
  33. Golf is a fine balance between trying to score well (it's relative) and play well and enjoying a day in the elements and hopefully with good friends, or at least interesting people. Mcanadiens, you can still pure a 7 iron and get the same pleasurable feedback, whether you are scoring or not.
    2 points
  34. I have glare problems too. A sun shade might help.
    2 points
  35. I can't claim to have played 45 months straight. I guess my claim to fame would be swinging a club (except for a few days here or there) every month for the past 6+ years. I was making little swings with a club days before my release from a hospital. This while the doctors (my wife included) were telling me not to expect to play golf ever again.
    2 points
  36. I'm surprised no one has put up a video of themselves trying this. So I will... As with most things in the golf swing, the feeling of extreme really isn't as extreme as it actually is. The right hand kept on creeping back around. They both started off the same, a little right of my intended target.
    2 points
  37. In reading your response, I have to wonder: do you know what "strokes lost" and "strokes gained" mean? Because it sounds like you're trying to argue against the statistics that measure golf success and in reading your comments, I'm left trying to figure out if you even know what the category means. If you're interested, please check out the Broadie book. You asked about his methodology. Guess what? He published his methodology. It's available for any member of the public to read, view, and critique. That's what Erik was trying to point you towards too. You might discover th
    2 points
  38. I find that many courses have started avoiding "pairing up" singles and groups less than 4. They apparently have gotten enough complaints about "pairing up" that they try to accede to the wishes of their customers to play as a 2-some, etc... Personally, I think this is wrong-headed. It is annoying for 4-somes to be pressed by a long string of 2-somes and singles. Letting a group through every other hole can be a bother. Everyone's expectations when arriving at the course with less than 4 should be they will met a new friend or two.
    2 points
  39. Why the need for the 3d figure? It seems as if the first 2 pretty much covered the possibilities.
    2 points
  40. A playing partner prepared to hit his tee shot on the narrow par 5 3rd hole at Travis Pointe Country Club. He is a student of the game and is a pretty good player. He decided that the tight space between the two tree lines left & right necessitated his hitting a 3-iron for accuracy. He proceeded to pull the 3-iron into the woods on the left, Exasperated, he told me, "Darn it, it would have been so much more satisfying to hit driver into the woods." I guess he would agree with Arnie's thought, "when you miss a conservative shot, you’re in as much trouble as when you miss a bold one.”
    2 points
  41. We should probably start a support group for injured golf addicts. If only we loved being injured as much as we loved playing golf, we'd be in a good spot right now.
    2 points
  42. Bear in mind, I said swing faster, not harder. Swinging harder, to me, is more tense with a very tight grip. I think that swinging harder results in more casting. What I'm talking about is a light grip pressure with less tension. It's the same mechanics (ideally) but with more velocity.
    2 points
  43. You should get competent instruction instead of trying to figure things out yourself.
    2 points
  44. 2 points
  45. You are correct. Most courses seem to allow this. We recently were playing after several days rain. The course said cart path only. I asked about getting a handicap flag for one of our group who, when really motoring, will walk about 1 mph. I told the course it was going to be a problem pace-wise to have him walking back & forth. Sorry, they said, no exceptions. We decided to have him hit from the cart path side of the fairway (or rough) equidistant to where his ball actually lay. One of us would trot over and get his ball from the other side. We managed to keep pace and the
    2 points
  46. Loose impediment-Do not touch it or move it.
    2 points
  47. Great post and insight, especially when comparing the European Tour to compared to PGA. Another thing I've noticed, the European announcers tend to be much more positive, or should I say less critical. Maybe it has more to do with the announcers not needing to fill time on every shot, but I enjoy the more relaxed dialogue during the telecast.
    2 points
  48. Camera. For example, you have a piece you're working on, say shallowing the club. You know from your lesson and old swing vids the shaft points inside the ball on the way down, it's too steep. So you try and shallow it, you hit it fat, you might not like the shot, but then you look at the video and see the shaft is pointing more towards the ball or even outside it on the way down. You changed the picture. You're doing something different. You've associated the feel of that swing, how different it is, with the more shallow plane on the way down. That's progress. It's better than hitting a good
    2 points
  49. For me there are two types of range sessions. First, ones dedicated to changing your swing. Second, ones uses to warm up before a round. The first is where I don't care about contact. I just use video a lot to make sure I am doing what I need to do. In the end it's trying to get meaningful reps in developing the swing movements I want. I hit outright shanks before and looked at the video and was very happy with the results. I also use hitting a few balls at full speed as a reward for doing my practice stuff right. If I do 4 good practice movements right then I will give mysel
    2 points
  50. Personally, I wouldn't go that far. For me it's just the hypocrisy of the thing. Like, I'm sure he is super-confident standing over a golf ball, because he's hit thousands of them. It's real easy to believe that every shot will go straight when, you know, you've hit thousands of balls that way. Kuykendall is the worst of all in this video, though. Dude is 100% about teaching mechanics, just the mechanics that he can make money of off.
    2 points
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