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Lofty Lefty

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  1. At the moment mine are Non alcohol; Diet Coke, Cordial of almost any flavour Alcohol; Fat Yak Pale Ale, Babbling Brook Sauv Blanc
  2. Happily floating between AUD$1.29 - $1.49 for quite some time here in Adelaide. It's different in other states. Makes me sick thinking about the $0.38c per litre tax...
  3. Hey everyone. I must admit, I've always been a golfer SECOND and a musician FIRST! lol I used to play in bands but work got in the way (as did apathy and a lack of success). Can I please share with you a web site that I have just launched to house my musical links and what not. http://www.yellowmegaman.com As you can see by my post count and 'member since' date, I'm not merely advertising here... My style has always been mostly influenced by hard rock and metal bands. I would love to hear what you think, or if you make music of your own! If you fee
  4. I hit my 3W just as erratically as Driver, or any other club in the bag for that matter! Like many people, I tend to only use what I need off the tee in regards to distance to the green, avoiding bunkers etc. I'm not a big hitter, but I do play with one guy in particular who can pump it. He's always between a 1 or +1 hc, and I find it interesting that we lay up on opposite holes. Some holes I hit Driver and he's hitting 3W or hybrid, then on shorter holes he's hitting Driver (trying to reach, I guess) where I'm hitting 3W or 2i.
  5. I could play maybe 4/5 times a week if I REALLY wanted to. I usually play 1-2 times, occasionally 3, but I'll probably play less now that I'm focusing back on my music.
  6. I voted Luke Donald. He had such an amazing year last year I think he's earned favourtism. I don't think Tiger will be able to get close enough. Yeah if he won like 8 tournaments he might go close, but Luke will be winning as well... The most likely to knock Luke off #1 for mine is Rory.
  7. Shot my handicap today (13) so not too bad. Only one black number (double or worse). Had 5x 3-putts... One day I will not 3-putt and I will win the comp by about 5 shots! lol
  8. SCRATCH THIS... The other day I realized that I was neglecting my music in favour of mediocre golfing... So my readjusted goals for 2012 are; Practice less, but play about the same Take golf less personally, but still aim to improve if only slightly Shoot a new personal best Putt per hole 1.8 (2.0) Putt per GIR 1.9 (2.2) Win a Thursday or Sunday comp! Complete my album and be at least half-way through my second one by years end!!! I think that about covers it!
  9. When the R5's and R7's first came out they were AUD$1195....
  10. 36 Crazyfists. Can I get a "HELL YEAH" from all you Alaskan nutters?
  11. Not that I get uber depressive or anything, but I'm a career bachelor, live alone, totally not wealthy etc, so yeah, I tend to enjoy the drink from time to time. The times are getting further and further apart (live alone, remember? got bills to pay!) But tonight, I'm on the ol' Wild Turkey, 86.8 proof. It gets the job done.
  12. The way I deal with "shot-affecting-rough" is to try to come down steeper, really hitting "down" on the ball, trying to minimize the amount of grass I have to hit through... Same swing (basically) perhaps a little bit narrower and higher, but everything else stays pretty much the same.
  13. Holy friggen crap, Erik! I just tried this with a few dry swings as it is (checks time) 11:19PM. The feeling was unbelievable! Can't wait to try this on the range (of sorts) tomorrow. Coupled with straightening my right leg (lefty) this felt REAL solid. To be clear, are you trying to feel like you don't bring you shoulder any closer, or are you trying to feel like you push your shoulder down a little?
  14. Me; R - Writing R - Throwing/Bowling (cricket) L - Golf L - Batting (cricket, whatever) R - Putting (this is new) L - Foot kicker I do have limited ability to do all of the above on the opposite side. I used to be able to throw pretty well at the stumps from close range with the left hand (indoor cricket etc) I can swing right handed, in fact, a LOT of people say I have a better right handed swing, although there's ZERO power in it I think. My new favourite shot is the right handed chip with my left handed SW turned over so the toe is leading to the ta
  15. I'd never seen it before. I watched it as a video suggestion for another video. I guess this is the sort of thing the "clear key" is supposed to help with when trying to hit a ball!!
  16. I suffer from the "Godammits" quite badly. I'm rarely happy with even a great shot! My new way of gaining control and an even temperament on the course is simple. I just think of Retief Goosen. That dude is a bloody freak! How many times have you heard a commentator say "If you were to look at him, you'd never know if he was having a good day, or a bad day." So he is my new final swing thought. My "clear key", if you will. I played horribly the other day, but kept my shit together apart from maybe one club drop on the 18th tee... The system seems to work. On the other
  17. That last post looks great. Just wondering what happens next??
  18. Don't know if anyone's seen this before. Hilarious.
  19. Yay! lol For you I get 1.6 US and 1.2 Aus.
  20. Actually, come to think of it, I noticed that I don't see a lot of static stretching when I watch an AFL team waring up. I DO see a lot of leg swings etc so perhaps there is something to it. It's not that you don't see any static stretching at all, just nowhere near as much as you used to....
  21. Yeah this was in place for a while, but earlier this year they changed it to best 8 from last 20, x0.93. Something about bringing the C graders back to the pack. Hasn't worked, there's still a handful of them shooting 7-10 shots under their handicap every day. I have noticed that higher scores are winning A grade these days.... Used to need 40 or 41 stableford points. Recently, 38 has been about the number. C Grade, about 43 points will have a chance! lol
  22. See above.... the 0.96 multiplier is the "award for excellence" or something, isn't it? In Aus, that is now 0.93 - It makes your end handicap LOWER.
  23. I've just bookmarked this page in my "Golf tips" folder. As a guy who averages 36 putts/round at the moment, I shudder to think how my stroke measures up against these ideals.
  24. It is a lot of money, but a tour golfer's expenditures are MASSIVE. I'm not sure how much 400k in winnings would leave you at the end of the year. Probably still a lot! lol For me, if I were in the position, I'd probably keep at it for as long as I was fit and not broke If I were to be a full rights member of the tour, I'd probably try to play 2 weeks on, 1 week off. If you could get through the year with above 50% cuts, maybe 2 top 10's, I think you'd be laughing on tour.
  25. Wow, a whole stroke that low? They made these changes to bring the C graders closer to the field, not the low handicappers!
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