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inthehole last won the day on November 8 2015

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  1. Winter Depression Thread

    Played last week - it was a pleasant 45 degrees - one of most enjoyable rounds of year. Now, we got 5" of snow Monday ... NOT GOOD FOR GOLFFFFFF
  2. Claim Your Achievements Here!

    I've only broken 80 twice, first was in 2015. I've had 4 eagles to date ... first would have been in 2014, more recent was Nov. 22, 2017 (after solid drive, holed 60 yd lob wedge on a par 4). r I won the day with the most liked content back on Nov. 15, 2015 ... not sure if there's an award for that ?
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  4. I've shot 79 twice, but it's been a few years. This past year, I shot in the 80-84 slot 13 times ... just can't seem to break the glass ceiling & get back into the 70's. It's starting to mess with my head ... just curious if anybody else has a "glass ceiling" that torments them. Everybody says just hit another GIR, quit 3 putting lags or even make a 6 or 7 footer here and there and you'll be in the 70's ... problem is, my game is apparently fairly established and consistent, and those extra couple of good shots never seem to come ... oh well, at least I'm making most of the 3-4 footers as of late which used to be the bane of my golf.
  5. Maxfli makes a super bright red matte ball ...
  6. I think that would be fun to watch. It's kind of like making the nascar guys race on 2 road courses every year. Old gear tournaments with top tour pro's ... I'd drive to see that.
  7. Last week Gary Player came out for dialing back the ball. So that makes Lee, Jack and now Gary. I'd be inclined to believe these guys know something about it. BUT they're old now, and might just not like the young guys today with modern equipment hitting it past what they could do in their prime ... who knows.
  8. Hi From Northern NJ

    welcome neighbor ! You'll find golf is alot, meaning A WHOLE LOT cheaper in the pocono's. It's worth the hour drive on weekends. As you're learning the game, may I suggest trying the 9 hole course at Lake Lackawanna in Stanhope, NJ. It costs $16 to walk - it's a great course to learn on - it's empty this time of year too. If you're familiar with golfnow.com - you can get some deals on tee times. Minebrook and Apple Mountain are the most affordable in the NNJ area - I always play my best golf at Apple Mtn (it's not an easy course, but it just suits my eye). THere's a 9 hole course called Fairway Valley near Apple Mtn that is another nice course to learn on. Straight is the name of the game in golf - distance will come.
  9. Best Shot of the Week

    Farmstead - played the Valley course - 2nd hole is a super tight tree lined par 3 (165 yds), with a narrow green. Can't miss left due to big hill which drops off at the fringe, and right is tree city. It's almost like trying to play an island green, but you have to hit it straight with no fade or draw, it's so tight. Probably the first time I've par'd it in years - nothing epic, but requires a solid tee shot.
  10. Do you pick up a club someone has left behind?

    always turn found clubs in to the pro shop. The Golden Rule applies here ... I left a Bushnell lazer in the cart once, and when I called someone turned it in. If someone turns in a $400 rangefinder, seems least I can do is turn in a $150 wedge when I find them... kharma
  11. I feel like you're trying to trap me ... I'm certainly not as knowledgeable on this subject as many here, it's basically just an opinion. Seems we often hear about having to reconfigure courses by moving the pro tee's back - it's the equipment and the ball that is necessitating this & it's easier to change the ball than the equipment --- IF --- the governing body wants to put a stop to this trend. Plus I like Jack Nicklaus, and I respect his opinion on this subject.
  12. ask Jack, he knows a bit more about the subject than I do. Personally, I just don't like the idea of having to lengthen courses to hold PGA events.
  13. OK, I get that ... but ... does golf HAVE to be a sport where (professional) players get to chose their own ball ? Taking the grumbling from the players, the money surely lost by the ball manufacturers out of the equation ... the PGA needs to be more like NASCAR - it's their sandbox and if you want to play in it, you do what you're told (if it's their belief it's in the best interest of the sport).
  14. The technology exists to make a tour quality limited flight ball. Thats the whole premise of "dialing it back" that seems to be a hot topic of discussion lately. Most importantly, the pro's don't have to like it. If the PGA mandates it, they'll like it plenty if they pocket $1M on a sunday...
  15. As I've said before, every golfer should be issued 2 sleeves of "tour quality" balls every day at every event. Same as tennis. Same as hockey. Same as pool/billiards. Golf is the only sport I can think of off the top of my head where the contestants get to choose their own ball.. Professional players should be able to adapt to whatever tour quality ball they are supplied with. Then the distances could be better managed/controlled. No matter what ball they're supplied with, Dustin is going to hit it farther than Zack - so the field will continue to separate by distance as it always has. PS - if Jack and Lee say the modern ball goes too far, it goes too far.
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