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  1. Added myself to the list of going! I can make it work 🙂 Updated list @cipher @iacas @DeadMan @GolfLug @DaveP043 @Slim_Pivot @Hardspoon @billchao @criley4way @saevel25 open open Rat Scoundrels We Might Let Back In if they Change Their Minds Again: @mvmac @TN94z @jsgolfer @klineka @ChetlovesMer
    5 points
  2. I always enjoy a nice ‘slower’ controlled swing that results in a beautiful click off the hosel and the ball just majestically curves like a mallard flying over a mirror finished pond. Ohhhh the serenity.
    5 points
  3. Nearly drove the green on a 370 yard par 4, ended up in the left green side bunker. Downhill and cutting the dogleg both contributed, but it was still 330+.
    3 points
  4. Had my first competitive round in ~10 months over the weekend. I started off really poorly, +5 after 3 holes. But then I steadied the ship and finished the round at +10, including an even par back 9. I was very pleased. I hit a lot of good shots down the stretch, and I pured multiple shots on the back 9. I feel really close to playing good golf. I feel really good about the changes I'm making in the swing. I need to do more on my short game and putting. The hardest part will be finding time to practice and play. I'm going to the driving range about once a week for 45 minutes on my lunch
    3 points
  5. Day 67. Played in a club tournament. Shot an 83 (no birdies, nine pars). Three double bogeys: a GIR + 4 putts, plus two three-putts after missing greens (one from sand, one from a short sided pitch). I also three-putted a GIR for a bogey. Eight GIR, seven near-GIR (one of which was a collar). Oh, and I won the tournament, my first tournament win since July 2019 and qualifies me for a tournament in October I was sad to miss last year.
    3 points
  6. That is a light bag! Which one do you putt with?
    3 points
  7. I know he's gonna make a lot of you eyeroll, but hey, it's the TikTok era.
    3 points
  8. Bunch of things to consider below Are you dropping the 58 just to drop it, or would you plan on replacing it with a long iron/hybrid? Are you good/comfortable enough with the 54/56 to use it out of bunkers? Do the courses you typically play have a lot of bunkers? What clubs do you typically hit off the tee most of the time? Are there holes where you would want to hit something like a 2 iron or hybrid but haven't been able to because you've been carrying a 58 degree? Do you have any distance gaps in the top end of your bag, say between your 3 wood and your lowest
    3 points
  9. Our Asst. Pro - Larkin Gross just finished 4th in the PGA Professional Championship and will be teeing it up here, as one of the PGA Team of 20.
    3 points
  10. Resurrecting this thread for this one! Shot a smooth 100 from the Blue Tees at Oakmont Country Club, in 20mph (!) winds. https://www.gamegolf.com/player/Hardspoon/round/3035926 My wedge game was terrible...cost me a ton of strokes. But, I'm never going to complain about an 81-degree day in April on a bucket-list course. This was the most fun hole...a 4 on #10 for back-to-back pars: I hit my best drive of the day, and caught both the wind and the downhill. I had 105 yards to the center of the green, and had to hit a little 50-yard pitch shot!!! It rolled the re
    3 points
  11. I will. How often I need a golf glove is not very consistent. Maybe I left in the heat, it got wet, I tore it, lost it, etc. When I need a glove it’s hardly an inconvenience to get one. Also, and maybe they’re reliable, but with delivering, shipping there just adds another possible delay. ‘We’re sorry for the delay in shipping…’ Just seems unnecessary for…a golf glove.
    3 points
  12. I go by the "Dammit" rule for putting. You know when you miss a putt you should have made. And then you utter it. 5 "Dammits" a round puts me in the "Crap" category for putting. Zero "Dammits" and I'm golden.
    2 points
  13. Internal Combustion Engine – Bartosz Ciechanowski This is a well-written and really, really well-illustrated and animated guide explaining how internal combustion engines work by Bartosz Ciechanowski.
    2 points
  14. So, resurrecting this thread again. I haven't had the ability to play a round yet this year because life nor really do much of any practice, however, there's an old saying that attributed to Einstein (but I don't think he actually said) which goes "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." So, this year I've decided I'm going to do some in-person instruction with @iacas which I expect to help tremendously. Not only do I believe that the time investment (driving to Erie is anywhere from 5-6 hours) will help motivate me to practice more, and ke
    2 points
  15. Thanks for all the kind thoughts and wishes regards my wife's passing, I'm taking it day by day. Well my eight weeks are up this coming Friday, doctor has given his OK after that. Think I'll hit the range first and see how things go before I go out on the course. I know I'll need to work on my swing, I think a lot of stretching is in order too.
    2 points
  16. I took a 2 hour Lessing from GG a few years ago right before he exploded in popularity in the main stream golfing world. He was already pretty popular on IG which is how I found him. I will say he’s a pretty nice guy. basically what he was trying to teach me was impossible for me to physically do (most of it a lack of the Uber flexibility required to do what he wants). He had his helper doing this rotation thing where they make your lead knee turn on the downswing (you can see this in the old GG swing tips videos). It felt really weird and to this day I have no idea how to replicate
    2 points
  17. 6 Iron (DTL) Current 6 Iron (DTL) More Upright at A3 6 Iron (DTL) More Upright, with feeling more Width at A3. Just wanted to feel like I can get my arms down in front of me more. Driver (DTL) More Upright - Need to just focus on keeping it shorter. Driver (FO), feeling more width and shorter. - Maybe try to keep the left arm from bending, swing kind of continues on as arm breaks down.
    2 points
  18. I’m going to do more to make a “production” level version of this video, with some talking and stuff, but this will give you some idea in concert with the links I posted above:
    2 points
  19. You sure? Pretty certain that guy is Enrico Palazzo.
    2 points
  20. I doubt it's your head, except that you should find an instructor to help you simplify what you're thinking about.
    2 points
  21. Yeah, hit more GIR. I'm honestly kind of confused as to why you think its the mental game, you said your game went down roughly 2-3 strokes on average, and you admitted that you are hitting 2 less GIR on average, over the long term there is your 2-3 strokes per round right there. Improve your full swing so you hit more GIR and your scores will go down. And do you actually track your stats via a GameGolf, Arccos, etc or are you just guessing that you don't see a pattern of the misses? Good chances are your misses are not spread out 25% evenly, so there probably is a pattern, it's jus
    2 points
  22. Our 4some played this past sunday at our fav local muni, and teed off at 2:30. We never had to wait at all, except the very last hole for a few mins. We finished in 3:40 mins. Our 4some consists of 14 to 30 hc individuals, so it isn't necessarily about handicap, but about attitude and understanding.
    2 points
  23. Got my mevo plus! I hook it up to a 55in TV to see the data and play golf. Really liking it’s data so far. Seems super accurate. Game-wise, my short game has finally come around. Feel is to have left shoulder come up at impact, just needed a little rotation. Putting I was missing my line on many left to right putts. Found my eye line was too far over the ball so I’m sitting into my heels a bit and I’ve been making many more putts. Full swing, I had been in a really good place but now am starting to hook it. I know I’ve always had ball position well past center, so I moved it back a bit
    2 points
  24. An update: Click below for a video preview of the Full Swing KIT in action. Video as a link in case it doesn't work above. Here are some of the details that we have heard you asking about: Outdoor Placement Recommendation: Place the unit 9-10 feet behind the golfer for best readings and video recording. Indoor Space Requirements: Place the unit 10 feet behind the golfer and have a minimum of 10 feet in front of the golfer for ball flight to ensure accurate readings, as well as video recording. Data Feedback: You will be able to see immediate data feedback
    2 points
  25. More often than not its a "range groove". Until it replicates on the course don't be looking for a sponsor on the PGA Tour...
    1 point
  26. It's like a DOPS puts on a blindfold, and then launches a dart onto a screen of the nights infractions. If Parros gets the sack ( that's pretty much an opinion call, it's a shit job anyway), who gets it next? Matt Cooke, Chris Pronger, or Dale Hunter?
    1 point
  27. Day 3. 5 minutes of slow backswing work getting ready for work.
    1 point
  28. We had one of those too! The Museum of Science in Boston also had a really nice exhibit on them.
    1 point
  29. Umm, yes? Always has been. Even tougher the last year.
    1 point
  30. Went back to standard size grips (from mid-sized). Grip feels much better. Will post a video in near future.
    1 point
  31. Maybe play a round or two swinging "slower" as you say just to see what you score? Might help, especially if you lose most of your strokes hitting it OB or into spots even a pro can't get up-and-down from. Agreed the sequencing is likely better when you're feeling this. Plus more center-faced contact is gonna eliminate a lot of those wild ball flights that can kill you on a hole. Start a My Swing Thread if you haven't already and film both feels. Maybe there's a difference, maybe there isn't. Might help to add to the "data" here to see if you're onto something, plus if it's somethin
    1 point
  32. 4/30 Live View Pro camera is supposed to arrive today. I liked Mirrorvision, but setting up two iPhones on tripods (I don't have an iPad) felt tedious, and often the lazy side of me often overpowered the ambitious side of me, which often led to not recording swings. I also didn't like the subscription basis of the app, even though $35/year or something isn't all that much. With the Live View Pro, I can just leave it in the garage attached to a tripod set up at the perfect height, and I happen to have an Amazon Fire tablet that supposedly works great with Live View. Been practicing a
    1 point
  33. Umm . . . yes, I did. I have the trophies (and cash) to prove it. And I got GREAT satisfaction.
    1 point
  34. That angle finder is sweet! If you have a modern smart phone from the last few years, you can use a leveling app and very easily check lofts. Just position the shaft straight and lean the phone against the club face. Lie angle is a bit tricky just making sure you have the head sitting level, but loft is straight forward, especially on irons. No additional tools needed.
    1 point
  35. The home plate umpire would still signal the call, which would be delivered wirelessly to him through an earpiece or something. Nothing would change from the players and fans perspective. Fans would still boo live calls that they felt were “missed.”
    1 point
  36. Never. But it has happened in football and cricket. I can't see someone being able to score, say 9 consecutive 4s to get a payout rather than taking a win. With other sports they're more open to manipulation. People get found out and the punishments and consequences are devastating, sometimes leading to suicide, murder and lifetime bans from sport. National heroes like Hanse Cronje (South African cricketer) died in very mysterious circumstances and the list of offences, particularly on the sub-continent are legendary. List of cricketers banned for corruption - Wikipedia
    1 point
  37. Welcome to TST! You'll find warm welcoming golfers that are like minded.
    1 point
  38. That I can’t even play to. It’s a borderline vanity cap at this point.
    1 point
  39. My course. (Not saying this is how it always goes. If it did, they wouldn't need to post it.):
    1 point
  40. I have mixed feelings whether I would or not. I guess I am a bit traditional since that's the way I've known the game to be all my life, but I think I could go for electronic strikes and balls being called easier then the strike box being shown. When you think about it, look how much human element is in basketball refereeing, same with football, and even hockey. In baseball, calling balls and strikes is really the only human element left, sort of, because just about all other calls by the umps can be contested by replay.
    1 point
  41. New personal best! Wasn't doing anything crazy just was actually able to execute every shot I tried fairly well. Realistically could have had 3-4 more birdies but I putted really well and short game overall was pretty solid. This might have been my best day ever off the tee. Not necessarily distance wise but staying out of trouble and positioning was very good, I feel like I navigated the course well. Only had 1 hole where I didn't have a legit look at the green. I only had 9 GIR but had 15-16 NGIR (not sure of what constitutes an NGIR really but I only had 3 holes (10, 15, 17) where I was mor
    1 point
  42. Need a better camera angle. Make sure it is down your toe line, about waist high.
    1 point
  43. Best shot of the week for my was my dad finally getting his second Pfizer vaccination.😉
    1 point
  44. 9.1b. What to Do When Ball Moves During Backswing or Stroke If a player’s ball at rest begins moving after the player has begun the stroke or the backswing for a stroke and the player goes on to make the stroke: The ball must not be replaced, no matter what caused it to move. Instead, the player must play the ball from where it comes to rest after the stroke. If the player caused the ball to move, see Rule 9.4b to find out if there is a penalty.
    1 point
  45. Having never played with you, I find it interesting that you could take exception with anything that I wrote. What I conveyed was how I personally witness guys who love to brag about playing fast (is it really a race to the 19th hole or to a lower handicap?) and yet, they are the same guys that either can't putt from 3 feet when when it counts in match play or in Club events mainly because they constantly give themselves and others 6 footers as a "gimme". I don't know about you, but I live on a golf course. When I tee it up at 8 a.m., that is my day. I'm there to try to shoot my lowest sc
    1 point
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