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jshots last won the day on July 22 2011

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30 Plays from the Tips

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  1. Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    What are peoples thoughts on why the driver is so off? Also @iacas just curious if you notice increased traffic to thesandtrap.com when Tiger is playing.
  2. 1 wedge to rule them all

    You may be right about that, but every time I pull out a club other than the 60 im using a club that I don't know as well and therefore am less confident in hitting the right shot. Why not always use the club you're most confident in and focus all of your practice to make that club your goto. I would rather have a thousand reps with one club than 250 reps with four clubs.
  3. 1 wedge to rule them all

    I wanted to hear some thoughts on using 1 wedge for the majority of shots around the green. I find myself reaching for my 60 deg wedge for everything from a flop shot to a bump and run played a good distance behind my back foot. I find it so much more simple to develop muscle memory with one club than to try to learn distances and roll outs for 3 or 4 different wedges. I know a lot of people here used to preach the 12 shot program (lol), where you learn 3 shots with 4 different wedges to give you a repertoire of 12 shots for any situation. I think that is way more than necessary!
  4. I say the Players a MAJOR! Let's discuss...

    I enjoy watching the Players far more than watching the PGA.
  5. Late April is right around the corner but if you haven't picked your stops yet... these are all Colorado courses. These should all be open by late April and you shouldn't need more than a sweater, but there is always the chance it could snow :P Be ready for courses with lots of slowly rolling hills and lots of elevation change if you go up into the mountains. +1 Riverdale Dunes in Brighton Colorado. Just a very cool course. +1 Fossil Trace as well. Has some really unique holes! If I had to tell you one that was close to Denver that you must play it would be this one. A few of my other favorites, these are mountain courses, all close to I-70. Ironbridge is a difficult but beautiful course about an hour from Aspen. Lakota Canyon Ranch has some of the craziest elevation changes you'll ever see in a course. 3 hrs from Denver. Redlands Mesa is a great course on the way into CO (or out) from Utah, in Grand Junction. Kind of far from Denver though.
  6. Considering this weekend, where do you think Tiger will go from here?
  7. 2015 Masters Discussion Thread

    This image was posted from a Protracer operator of Tiger's second shot on 13 today (why don't we got protracer on CBS?)
  8. Interestingly, none of those results would surprise me. I don't see him winning or even contending, but then again it's Tiger Woods.
  9. is the cost of golf becoming prohibitive?

    Yes. Solution. Make golf free in all of America for 2-3 months as well as nice rental clubs. Everyone gets addicted to golf who hasn't tried it. Profit off of everyone's new addiction.
  10. Daughter Plays Weekly but Isn't Committed

    You can't force that kind of thing. I don't really think you can even influence all that much at this point, and why should you? If she doesn't like it she doesn't like it... if you force her to play and she doesn't like it then you are just forcing her to live out your dream for her, and that is just shitty. Give her the tools, let her come play with you, make it easy for her to play... Let her know that it takes hard work and dedication to be GOOD if that is what she wants, but in my opinion that is literally all you can do. If she likes something else more why force her to golf? Not that you are forcing it on her, but it's clear what you THINK she should do, and you most certainly don't want her to feel like she is disappointing you.
  11. Longest iron you can play

    6i My irons get worse the lower they go until I pull out my 3 hybrid. Also I've noticed that while I hit my 6i about 190 yards, I hardly gain any yardage from my 5i through 3i until i hit my 3 hybrid. I've never been able to figure that out.
  12. Because there are people here who have a ton more knowledge than I do. I still think I could get a lot of high handicappers playing better golf. I don't see myself giving lessons to people who are very low handicaps at least not at first. I was really just asking for peoples thoughts on whether or not there was ANY way for an amateur to make money teaching under the rules of golf. I'm not even claiming that I wouldn't have to learn a whole lot more, I just wanted to know the rules.
  13. I've easily spent hundreds of hours in my life advancing my knowledge of the golf swing if not thousands. Maybe not instructing it, but reading about it, analyzing it, and practicing it definitely. I see people who are really bad that I know I could help. Once I started giving my dad who used to teach tips I started to feel like it was something that I should be doing. I am confident that I understand the swing better than a lot of teaching professionals, at least the ones who I learned from and have been acquainted with. I constantly hear them spouting total bull shit, even friends of mine that have gone down professional golf careers. It seems like most of them don't really care to learn much more about the swing once they get good at it themselves. Maybe it's because I'm from a low population area but I really feel like I could be giving better lessons than a lot of pros around here.
  14. You don't need to be scratch to teach someone to play. Even if at first my only qualification is that I'm obviously better than the really bad golfers, I can build on that when they see results.
  15. I guess that could be a major problem :P

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