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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.
  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 wa
  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
  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 upgr
  13. 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 h
  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. Golfer
  16. Hit my playing partner once years ago. Dead shanked a ball that went at a 45 degree angle from where I was aiming. He was only about 10 yds in front but way off to the side. It left a mark that's for sure.
  17. Good description. I was never able to afford a good persimmon in the day. They were a softer feel when you'd hit the sweet spot as compared to the laminated woods which were all the rest. As for distance. I was playing a set of Wilson 1300's in the day. I self taught myself Jacks swing which appeared in Golf Digest in the early 80's. I was easily getting out around 275 - 280 and with a trailing breeze and if I got really cranked around, I drove to the fringe on a couple of 320 yd par 4's. Obviously tee the ball lower. You might want to choke down about a 1/2" for control un
  18. I have an old Acushnet bullseye blade putter. I should try using that again.
  19. Holly just mentioned on morning drive about a week ago that she had resigned another contract with the Golf Channel.
  20. Move the ball further back in your stance. For me that's about midway. You really want to be making club/ball contact first, it sounds like you're probably hitting it fat (striking the ground first) Choke down a little on the club, 1/2" to 3/4", this helps with control along with compacting the swing slightly. On the practice range, using the above, take a slower swing until you start to see that ball first contact. If you're swinging to hard you may be going back on your heels and hitting the ball thin or topping it.
  21. How many weekend warriors have had good instruction in the game of golf, especially their swing? Most of them are doing good to make good ball contact from good lies, start making them hitting it where it lays and they'll be chopping and hacking down the fairway at a snails pace, even slower than they already are. My only point being, many of those guys don't even have a clue as to what their handicap is, they don't care. They're out with their buddies having fun doing their best to move the ball down the fairway in as few shots as possible. It's an individual sport that can be playe
  22. A typical weekend golfer doesn't carry a 4.8 handicap like yourself. More like 20 + and that's when he fluffs lies, takes multiple mulligans, etc. Those guys are doing good to make good contact with the golf ball in an ideal lie, start asking them to play off deadpan, out of divots, weeds, heavy rough, etc and they'll be hitting even worse, getting frustrated which will only lead to even more bad shots.
  23. When it comes to working, I'm best in the morning, the earlier the better. As for golf. Amazingly I've found that my best rounds have always been started in mid - late afternoon. Mornings aren't my bag apparently.
  24. And there's already enough complaints about slow play on a typical course, especially on the weekends. Can you imagine what it would be like if everybody played it as it lay? Slow play amplified.
  25. You haven't played in 10 years? I hadn't played in 25. The advances in golf ball construction are simply amazing. Like you, back then you had the choice of the "tour" balls, Balata covered but would barely last a few holes before the cover got damaged or the Surlyn covered rocks of the day, which was just about everything else. My suggestion would either be pick a selection up from a yard/garage sale or go golf ball picking the next time you're out and try a variety of them. There are quite a few budget golf balls, under $25 a dozen, that will provide very nice results.
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