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  1. I'm speaking more of the mental game. He played pretty well for a little while in 2013. His issues were the same over and over though. Erratic driving, poor distance control into the greens leaving him with long putts which he clearly isn't making like he used to. IMO, he's going to have to forget about striping the ball 300 yards, his body won't allow it without breaking down. He's going to have to throttle back, hit it shorter but keep the ball in play and go from there. Z Johnson and Kuch certainly win enough utilizing that approach, Tiger has more talent than either of those 2. I see no reason other than his own inability to rethink his game, why he can't return to a winning form again including a few majors. Beating Jacks record though? I don't think it's in the cards at this late stage.
  2. I wonder if Tiger even knows how to win as a near 40 year old with a body that's facing the ages of time. His days of dominating golf courses and the competition are behind him. IMO, he's going to have to figure out how to win differently. Can his ego face that and succeed? I don't know.
  3. cart7

    Nike Golf

    I've owned to pair of Nike shoes, one, a pair of sneakers and a pair of golf shoes. I had the same problem with both of them, the soles started peeling off the bottoms of the shoes. Still lots of life left in both pair except for the soles coming off. I wound up gluing them back on but that didn't last long. Wound up trash canning both of them and vowed to never own Nike shoes again.
  4. You're playing under 4 hours for a round? You can play in front of me anytime.
  5. If I'm having driver problems I'll either pull the 3 wood or do the following. Choke down on the club about an inch. Remember to adjust your distance from the ball. Check the face of the club, if you keep it clean you can usually see where you're striking the ball. It might just be a matter of adjusting your stance in relation to the ball. Make a mental note of how you're starting your backswing. Often I'll be starting the clubhead off on an inside or outside line and I don't even realize it. This obviously winds up in the ball either hooking or slicing when I don't want it to. If I make a couple of practice swings and paying attention to how I'm starting the club back on the start of the backswing will often fix my problems. Try compacting your swing and swing at 80-90% instead of full speed. Some days my body just can't get synced up with the driver. I can still get good distance by merely slowing down. Remember, due to the rather flat angle of driver face, side spin created at impact results in bad consequences more than more lofted clubs.
  6. Got a question concerning a nagging issue with my ball striking since I've taken the game back up the past 3 years. I'm a 55 year old, RH that uses the Varden interlock grip. Due to an old injury, my grip on my right hand isn't what it should be. If I close my hand to make a fist, my index and middle finger won't close all the way. There's about a 1/4 inch distance between the palm and the fingers. Little finger and ring finger close properly. Question I have is: I'm having problems with balls not going in my aiming direction and there's no consistency. Some might start off left, others right. Not way off line but enough to be an aggravation. I'm wondering if the lighter grip pressure from those bottom 2 fingers would cause this? Would adding some buildup tape under the grip to build up under those 2 fingers be the answer? I currently use tacki mac tour wraps, midsized. I'm getting my game into shape this year and am looking towards busting 80. This would really help towards that goal.
  7. This never should've been this close. Some really uninspired play by quite a few today.
  8. As previously stated, if enough people had this app I could see the cart girl going willy nilly all over the course trying to serve each of these requests as they came in. Not efficient.
  9. IIRC, he made mention that it was easier and more consistent to merely change setup stance and the clubface angle and just make a normal swing vs. attempting to make changes in his downswing as he was swinging.
  10. I agree with working on all of it but if there was one in particular, the short game is the best way to lower scores.
  11. Foursomes in carts have nothing to do with it. Slow play, that's it. I played in a 2 person team scramble this spring. 36 total 2 man teams(a foursome at each hole) each starting on a different hole. Best ball. 1 putt rule. The round took 5 1/2 excruciating hours. We were waiting by the 3rd hole. There was a group of four about 3 groups in front of us that were the cause of the backup. Should the marshals have hurried them along? Yep. Did they? Nope.
  12. I've gone from the Pinnacle FX Softs - Pinnacle Gold Precision - now the new Pinnacle Golds (which are basically the old Precisions) I still love the ball as much as I did the first time I hit one after finding one on the course. They feel great off the irons and that's what I use to judge. I can also stop these on one hop. Other balls I've tried. Liked: Gamer V2 - Like the ball. Came off the driver nicely, better than the Pinnacle. AD333 - Another one I like. Skinned up pretty easily though. Q Star.- Just played a round last week with one. OK, not worth the upgrade in price from the AD333 Nike PD Soft - Nice ball. I could see playing with these. Didn't like: Bridgestone E6 - Couldn't stand it. NXT tour - I've played these twice. Terrible. SoLo - I wasn't that impressed. If the newer models are softer those might be worth trying again. Noodle Long and soft - Just wasn't the ball for me. I've still got a couple boxes of Pinnacles right now. Any of the Likes I listed I could switch to other than the Q Stars (not worth it IMO)
  13. cart7

    Vehicle damage

    diKKweed? I doubt anybody that's hit a car on a GC lot or road intentionally did it. I'm surprised GC's don't do more to protect patron cars in their lots when those lots are close to tee areas or along the lines of fairways.
  14. Seems as though the OP was impatient and the course by no means was obligated to refund his money due to his actions. The HS golfers were on 3 - 7 when he was just starting on 2, first, he was in no way obligated to allow the women to play ahead (I wouldn't have) and if necessary, he could've allowed them to join in. By the time he would've caught up to the tail end of the HS kids, it might've been the 4th hole. I've seen HS kids play golf, they're usually not that bad, at least not as bad as some 100 + handicappers on any golf course on any day of the week. So what if you had to wait? It happens to all of us all the time. BTW, most courses I play don't allow jumping around on holes or starting off the back nine unless instructed by the clubhouse or starter.
  15. I played from my mid/late teens to my early 20's. mid 1970's to around 1985. Then I quit and took the game back up 2 years ago. The differences I see. Quite a few of the older courses in the St Louis area where I live have closed. They've been replace though with more courses. Definitely a net gain of golf courses. Back then, there where more 9 hole golf courses around. How many 9 hole courses are built anymore? I'm sure there may have been one around but I don't ever remember executive (par 3) courses. At least I never played one back then. Golfers wise, I'd say there's the same amount on any given course each week as compared to 30 years ago but due to there being more courses there's obviously more people golfing. Most of the courses in my area have some sort of junior golf league, not true back then. Most local high schools have golf programs. Again, not true 30 years ago. Cost wise, the older courses still in business on average cost $10-20 (or more) less to play than one of the 'newer' courses built in the last 10-15 years. One big difference, not that it's a big deal, is most golf courses prohibit bringing outside beverages or coolers onto the course. They insist your purchasing from them. That's different from back then. While new golf equipment was of interest to any golfer back then, these days there's far more focus on the equipment, even the clothing as compared to back then. To me the sport has grown marginally over the years. It's still a very difficult game to excel at and I think that is what keeps a lot of the general public from taking the sport up.
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