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About huskylawyer

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  1. I'm not big on dress codes. However, jeans on a golf course just seem a little tacky to me. I see people wear jeans on the course all the time, but 9/10 they just look disheveled, play bad, and have a mullet. With that said, I can't really talk. I'm 39 years old and still wear my hats backward or sideways (and on the golf course), so I suppose to some, I look tacky as well lol. Everyone has their own sense of style. If it works for you, by all means do it.
  2. Ok, this thread is making me paranoid (and no, I'm not stoned). Played yesterday and two dudes in my group (pick-up) were smoking a bowl. Ever since I read this thread everyone is blazing up on the course lol. Kinda amusing that mary jane is illegal, cuz now I'm beginning to think all golfers smoke weed lol.
  3. Joined a duo as a solo last week, and one of the guys in the duo group (who happened to be an ex Division 1 b-ball player) pulled out a blunt on the course and asked me if I wanted one. I passed. He was pretty stoned, but he played very well (and was cracking jokes and funny as hell)
  4. I prefer to walk with my handcart. My worst rounds are when riding. As noted by some above, when I walk, I can think about my last shot and think about the next one. Plus, I need the exercise. Also, the weather is crappy here right now, so carts can only be on the cart paths. Driving kinda loses its point when you park on the path and need to walk 50 yards to get to your ball.
  5. Shot a 101 (personal best)! Easily the best round I've ever played. I birdied a par 5 on an incredibly lucky shot. On my fourth shot to the green, I was 150 yards away (kicking myself because I thought...great..get near the green, chip, three put and have a triple bogie). I pulled out the 4 Hybrid, hit it good, and it went straight towards the hole. The hole was elevated, so didn't see the ball. When I got to the green, I was like, "dang...must of went over the hill" because I couldn't see the ball on the green. Didn't see my ball, and I was like, "no way...it can't be in the hole." Went to the flag and it was there! I pumped my fist and cheered (was playing solo in the rain). I texted a buddy, and he responded, "If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, did it really fall?" LOL. My first birdie ever! After hitting 49 on front nine, I was really hoping to break 100 (would be a first). On the last hole, I was at 93. I felt like Tiger at the masters, thinking to myself, "all he needs is a bogie to win the tourney!". Hit a great tee shot, and ugly, but straight second shot with the 2 Hybrid. Hit the 5 iron and shanked it badly. Ended up quadruple bogie (my only one of the day) and got the 101. Still happy though. I attribute a lot of my improvement on reading these boards and getting tips!
  6. Shot a 111 today and was quite happy. I'm definitely seeing improvement in my game (I'm now consistently under 113 now (from mid 120s), after 1 month of play. I only lost one ball. What is killing me is the 2 and 4 Hybrid. When I'm in the fairway with a long way to go, I'm just stuck.
  7. Perhaps this is more of a question for the high handicappers, but have you ever had a bad score (by your standards), but you felt you played well? I had that moment today. For the past 2 weeks, I've been close to breaking 110 consistently. However, today I played Chambers Bay (hosting 2015 U.S. Open), which is a VERY tough links course (during the amateurs tourney someone hit a 108). I ended up shooting a 58 on the front nine and a 62 on the back. Call me crazy, but I felt really good about the round. Why? 1) I didn't lose a ball. I usually lose 2-3 balls when I play here. 2) My worse score was a 9. I'm a noobie, so occasionally I have the dreaded 10-12 score. Most of my high scores were due to 3 putting. 3) I hit my driver somewhat consistently. I didn't have one "50 yard dribbler" as I like to say. I also didn't take any off the tee mulligans, which is probably a first for me. 4) I made solid contact with most of my hits (just didn't go where I wanted them to go lol). I played withe a decent golfer (who shot in the low 90s), and he complimented me on my game, considering I'm only a month in. When they grouped me with him, I could tell he was a little nervous about being with a noobie. But after the round he was supportive and enthusiastic ("You have potential!"), So a good day at the course, regardless of the score.
  8. Still learning Golf dress etiquette he he. Didn't keep score. Was playing skins for $$ with the friends on the back 9 and I won two holes. Had 2 pars for the day. I'm sure I was in the 110-120 range (noobie golfer here).
  9. I have Nike Lunar Controls and absolutely love them. Comfortable, good grip, and keep the feet dry during wet days.
  10. Played Riverbend in Kent, WA earlier today. It was a nice, but little cold, day. Hit a 53 on the front 9 and was super happy. I'm trying to move from a 120 golfer to 100 golfer, so I felt on my way. Was going well in the back 9, but the last three holes absolutely destroyed me, resulting in a 60 (went in the water TWICE on the 18th hole). Ended up with a 113, which is an improvement. I do think I'll be hitting consistently under 110 in a month or so...
  11. Thanks for the input. I'm already feeling myself creeping into the 110 territory. Today over 18 I had two pars (a par 3 and par 4), only got in the sand once (took 2 tries to get out though), and no hole worse than 9 (bunch of bogies, double bogies and triples). Good points on not burning myself out. I kinda have an addictive personality (Golf is way cheaper than poker!), so I probably need to slow down a little bit. Another thing that is helpful is the pick-up groups I join. I usually play during the day on weekdays as a solo, but a few times I've joined some folks I don't know (and 99% they are way better than me). Today some guy gave me some great tips on my swing and set-up. It was very helpful.
  12. So I took up this great game a month or so ago, and my competitive streak is really driving me to play a ton of golf. I'm hitting the driving range 5 times a week, and playing 36 holes a week (rain or shine). Right now I'm hitting between 110-120 on a consistent basis. For the most part I've eliminated the 10+ hits to the hole issue lol, and now I'm bogged down in triple bogie land, with an occasional par and an occasional 8 on a par 4 or 9 on par 5 (3 putting, requiring 2 shots to get out of sand trap, etc.). My best 9 hole round is a 50, and I thought I won the lottery when I hit that lol, but for the most part I'm stuck in 55-60 for each 9 holes. I do feel like I'm getting better though. So my question: how long did it take you to get from 120 "hack golf" to 100 "not embarrassed golf" when you first started? (please don't tell me you hit in the low 90s the day you picked up a golf club, or I might quit now lol) I'm guessing I shouldn't be that frustrated, since I've only been playing a month, but boy is this game frustrating. I'm looking forward to the day where I can play in the group and not be embarrassed lol.
  13. Played 18 at Chambers Bay yesterday. Was a great day. We thought we would get rained on, but luckily it was just a nice overcast day with lots of sun breaks. Just a pretty scene and will represent well for the 2015 U.S. Open. This is the famous tree at Chambers Bay. Only tree on the course. I'm in some trouble here, but I think I made a decent shot near the green! Practice Swing
  14. *bump* Help me out you low handicappers! If you need more info, let me know.
  15. 70 to 140 balls at least 4 times a week. I'm just starting out, so I'm trying to get as much practice as possible. If I'm playing a round, I'll hit 40 or so before the round to get warmed up.
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