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dzclarkcpa last won the day on April 28 2014

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  1. No Yardage Markers

    Ron, also there are several other good courses in the area. Check out Grapevine Muni. It's 27 holes of pretty reasonable priced golf. I have played Bridlewood and Fossil Creek lately and while a bit more pricey, it's not off the chart expensive. Sky Creek Ranch is also in the area and reopened not long ago after redoing its greens.
  2. No Yardage Markers

    Ron, I actually play Bear Creek quite often. The guys I play with are not members anywhere so we move it around quite often. I think there is a regular group at Bear Creek that plays every day. Ask at the pro shop and if you can't find one, let me know and I will ask around and see if we can find you a regular group. PS....I am actually playing at Bear Creek tomorrow.
  3. No Yardage Markers

    Ron - Welcome to the metroplex. Nearly mid-cites here, Trophy Club, but near enough to be neighbors. Curious about what course you are playing, because my group plays a lot around town and have yet to run into one that was not marked in some way (want to avoid it). If you want to save money and get a sense of what the course and yardages look like, I recommend Google Earth. You can use the distance measuring tool to figure out yardages, etc. I often use this when I am going to play a new course. I have both a laser and a Sky Caddie, but what both miss for me is what part of the fairway is the widest so I can have the biggest margin of error. I would think for your use, you could use Google Earth to figure out distances from landmarks and add and subtract from there.
  4. Cure Putters

    Resurrecting an old thread here. After a few days of research and a few months of struggling with my lag putting, I pulled the trigger last night on a Rx4 model. I have found that I struggled to consistently find the sweet spot on my SC Newport 2 putter and it was primarily happening on long putts. Leaving a put 15 ft short or driving it 15 ft look was killing me. Not sure this is the answer, but I figure I have a few months of experimenting before it warms up (sorry for the guys up north, but I will be able to get out in shorts and golf shirts often over the winter!). I will keep you updated.
  5. OnCore Genius Golf Ball

    Seriously guys, if you are wanting to find golf balls, just invest in a pair of these!!!!
  6. Clip towels

    Ok, here goes..... 1 - Always tuck in my shirt, a) because it looks good and b) because I have a little bit of belly. 2 - Don't own cargo short, maybe there is hope for me. 3 - I have them, growing up we had a family friend that dressed this way....definite no - no for me 4 - Oakleys, no on this one 5 - Nope 6 - Does Apple watch count? 7 - Not every spring, but I will invest in a new putter every so often - NO 8 - Guilty 9 - Nope 10 - I would love to wear a Payne Stewart outfit, but not ballsy enough to pull it off I dont' think I qualify as a nerd, bucket had aside.
  7. Clip towels

    Oh, I do already a set of iron covers (assuming that is what you mean). Now I only use them for when I travel (and I take them off in the hotel room long before anyone sees them on the clubs), but I do have them. That will be a late 2018 add to my nerd factor. Thanks for reminding me.
  8. Clip towels

    Oh wow, what a timely topic. Confession, I have lost a towel in the last 4 weeks. Driving from the house to the golf course in the golf cart, it must have blown off my bag. I looked in the street, and it's nowhere to be found. That said, I went to local golf store and bought a nice long "golf" specific towel because I didn't want to offend my wife by stealing a bath towel (and staying happily married is high on my list of things to do). I recently went to a 14 divider bag and lay the towel over the clubs. 1/4 wet, 3/4 dry is my preferred towel setup. I have started walking, with a pushcart (holy smokes, if I add a ball retriever to go along with my bucket hat I have the nerd look down pat) so the bag and towel are never far from me on the green. My dilemma, I restocked on golf balls last week and Snell had an offer to add a towel. Without thinking, because I am a huge Dean Snell fan, I added a towel to my order. It is delivered and low and behold, it is smallish towel with a clip in the corner. The horror........ So in my round yesterday, I began to notice that the large towel sitting on top of the clubs, or snaked between them, makes it difficult to see where the club goes in the 14-way divider. So as I am walking, part of my post -shot routine has become wondering if maybe the clip towel I got from Snell might make it easier to use. Rationalization? Maybe....but these are the troubled times I live in. Guys, can I get some help. I already meet several of the nerd qualities (pushcart, bucket hat, 14 divider bag, Sketcher shoes), should I just bite the bullet and clip the towel to the side of my bag and get rid of the big towel? If the answer is yes, I am sure I will be back here in six months asking for the input on what ball retriever to add to my bag.
  9. OP I have used GG and currently use Arccos. What has been said above is my experience as well. GG for me worked just as well as Arccos. I went with Arccos because I liked not having to remember to tap anything, but when I was doing it, it was not that big an issue. Both are going to have some missed shots and/or bad GPS readings just because of nature. I actually nearly went with the Sky GOlf Game Tracker a month or two ago just to try it, but it was out of stock, so I can't speak to that one, but my guess is it's about the same. Arccos will talk about its Caddie function, which sounds really cool, but the reality is it has a long way to go. I support it, but honestly, it has a ways to go before anyone should make the decision to buy Arccos over GG for that part of the program. Bottom line, both are good at what they do. I can't find where there is much difference (right now) between the 2 on stats, so pick one and roll.
  10. I voted for pre-shot because, for me, it is more important that I get into the right mindset to assure I am mentally ready to hit the shot. However, as of lately, I have started to put more emphasis on the post shot. Recognizing the feelings and results of shots can help me later in a round. So said another way, pre-shot for me is more important across multiple round, but post shot is becoming more important during the current round.
  11. What type of golfer are you?

    Laid back golfer here. A lot of my rounds are played with my 3-year-old in the cart with me, so if I can withstand "Daddy look at this bug" in the middle of my backswing, I promise there is not much you are going to be able to do to worry me. Walk on my line, who cares, honestly, your footprint has a good a chance of knocking it online and into the hole as it does knocking it out. Walking while I am hitting, good, get to your ball so we don't hold up play. The only thing that probably bothers me is playing behind a group who sits beside the 18th green and puts everything away. Had this happen last week and up until this, I had never gotten upset on the golf course (except at my moron decisions). Seriously, the group said about 15 yards from the 18th green while they added up the score, cleaned their clubs and then up everything in their pockets away. That was the longest 5 minutes of my life.
  12. Is golf more mental or physical?

    And I have never heard anyone say that a golfer who hits it 300 yards could always beat one who hit it 200 yards. I think the real answer is, in golfers with equal physical ability, mental matters. Where the physical ability is different, the mental is much less important. For ME, mental matters because I am exactly the same physical golfer as I am where I think or not. So for me to maximize my potential, I have to be mentally smart.
  13. Is golf more mental or physical?

    The Dustin Johnson / Jordan Speith argument would make sense to me if the object was to hit the ball the longest, as in Dustin Johnson is a shoe-in to win a long drive contest against Jordan Speith. However, in a golf tournament, the objective is to get the ball in the ball in the hole in the fewest number of strokes. Its still physical ability, but who can hit the ball the longest in that contest, does not matter.
  14. Tips for getting out of the rough

    What is the rough you are talking about, we only hit fairways here! I kid, of course. The advice I would give is that all rough is created differently. Depending on the grass, some is not horrible, and some is miserable. Assuming you are playing out of the miserable stuff, most times I find the grass wraps around the hosel and pulls my ball left. Also, if the ball is sitting down, you won't get much spin, so it's going to roll for days. Welcome to the site and more importantly, welcome to a great game. You will find alot of good stuff here.
  15. Is golf more mental or physical?

    How about approaching this from a slightly different perspective, can a pool mental game offset or lesson the effectiveness of a very good golfer? At the tour level, how much of the difference between #1 and $500 on the official world rankings would you attribute to being mentally better vs physically? Several here have played with elite level golfers who for one reason or another can't make it. Is the difference at that level mental?
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