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  1. Day 26 - January 25, 2020

    Full swing work again. This is going to be almost everything that I do.

    20 partial swing 8-irons and some time putting with Nat. I might actually take a few days off on the full swing and work on some putting because it felt… a bit off. I also might not have been caring or trying; I tend to get distracted by helping her instead of actually paying attention to what I was doing.

    The 8Is were about 3/4, with punchy follow-throughs. I could feel when the club would tip out/over a bit early and the ball would go left.

  2. 2 hours ago, Killa said:

    This is great. But as with the 14 clubs challenge they need to pair guys with some charisma or at least guys who are friends because some of the 14 club challenges are just painful to watch. 

    Except for putter, I think I'll play this game with some people this summer.

  3. 10 hours ago, Cantankerish said:

    This is for you, my dear friends.  I am putting this here specifically to refute the demand that I speak more about the word "huh".

    You could have just addressed it when I asked about it. Instead, you had to behave like a jerk, THEN after I said "moving on," continue to post.

    10 hours ago, Cantankerish said:

    "The ball may tend to draw a bit more from the forward bending of the shaft at impact causing the face to rotate past square to be slightly closed. However, if the golfer happens to slice or fade the ball, this actually could help reduce such a misdirection tendency. "

    The shaft is normally in forward deflection at impact, whether you're talking about steel or graphite. Might it kick a little more with a graphite shaft? Maybe, maybe not. Graphite shafts can be stiff and/or heavy, too.

    10 hours ago, Cantankerish said:

    I was going to put some more quotes here.  But I do not feel like it.  The words are there for you to see.  Any implication you read of a claim of advantage comes from your interpretation of my words rather than the words themselves.  I made no such claim.

    You did. That is not up for debate.

    10 hours ago, Cantankerish said:

    Bill and Erik, I know you love to remove my stuff, but I ask you to leave this here so I can defend myself against these accusations from lefty.


    10 hours ago, Cantankerish said:

    Do tell, Lefty, because again you attack me for no apparent reason...where are my ignorant words you speak of?

    You admitted the ignorance, and then get pissed when someone agrees?

    Now and again, move along. Further posts will be removed and warning points given.

    And in general:

    • Speak on topics that you know about, or say "I don't know much here, but I think…" or "I've heard…" or whatever.
    • Stop getting your panties in a twist. If you're reading a "tone" or something into text, YOU are the one adding the tone. Text has no tone.
    • Realize that we're talking about a stupid game where you whack a ball into a gopher hole with a f***ed-up looking stick.

  4. 3 hours ago, billchao said:

    Once I watched somebody hit this beautiful high draw 4i on a par 3. It was tracking at the flag the whole way. We heard a clunk and watched it ricochet 30 yards to the right. Hit the bottom of the cup on the fly. Good times. 😜

    I heard it was about 30 feet and the golfer had a tap-in par.

  5. 38 minutes ago, Cantankerish said:

    I certainly did not imply that it was good.  In fact I said it is not relevant.  And yes I ignored the huh.

    The semantics argument ends here, because you did imply that it's good:


    Well, the advantages of graphite involve the spring action (reduces fading) and the reduced weight.  Graphite also tends to loft the ball more.

    THEN you said it's not "especially relevant."

    @leftybutnotPM wasn't off-base in asking you to expand on your thoughts.

  6. 41 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

    Before I read any further, and turning the question back on its originator a little, I'm guessing that as a coach of a competitive team (like the Newport Cup), @iacas would prefer to have his players shoot low scores in competitions, no matter how they manage to accomplish that.  

    Yeah, of course. I'll take a shank that kicks off a tree and goes up to the front of the green in a round that counts every time.

    But… most people don't play competitive rounds all that often. Unfortunately.

    1 hour ago, billchao said:

    I’m actually surprised at this. I figured you’d rather score well and win a few bucks from your friends 😃


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  8. 1 hour ago, iacas said:

    Would You Rather…? #16:

    • Hit the ball as solidly but, due to some luck or whatever, score relatively poorly for you.
    • Hit the ball poorly but, due to some luck or some holed chips or whatever, score really well.

    FWIW I'm picking the first bullet most of the time, too.

    22 minutes ago, dagolfer18 said:

    This is a good one. I think that I would rather hit the ball well. I can control how well I hit it on any given day, but I cannot control what happens to the ball once it is in the air or rolling. However, my mom does not understand that you can hit the ball well, but still score poorly.

    It's a good one, but it's still mostly going to get almost exclusively #1 or A choices, because of the type of golfer that is on a forum like this. If this was put out to the general public, there would be a lot more B, because they'd win a few bucks from their buddies, or whatever. Because the vast majority of golfers aren't really working to get much better. They're just enjoying golf as they play it now, and score and beer and friends and whatever is a big part of that.

  9. 1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    Is that umbrella holder removable?  After my cart blew over twice in a rain/windstorm with the umbrella up, spilling all my clubs, I removed the holder and never went back.  So much easier to wear a beanie, rain jacket, rain pants and a pair of rain gloves.  If I want to put up a sail to catch the wind I'll buy a darn sailboat.

    Yes it screws in.

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