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mapa94

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About mapa94

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  • Birthday 11/30/1965

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    10
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    Righty
  1. Sure...go demo the R1 and demo other drivers too. Low spin, unforgiving drivers are probably not the best fit for most of us but go see for yourself. Personally, I wouldn't want to buy a club that I thought was ugly, but that's just one guys opinion.
  2. I tried out the XL 3wood today at Roger Dunn and I think it's going to be my next purchase. Love the feel of this club! At first glance, the deep face concerned me...wasn't sure how I'd hit it off the deck. I hit about a dozen shots in the hitting bay (which is a pretty tight lie) and it was one towering shot after another with a slight draw. It seems to be much more forgiving than my 8 year old 904f. The head seems to have some extra heft and I really got along well with the Matrix XCon 6 shaft. I bet this thing is great off the tee too. I'd like to hear some other comments about this club but it looks like the favorite to replace my old fairway woods.
  3. I'm also disappointed in Haney's teaching methods. I understand that this is basically a "reality" show with tidbits of golf instruction thown in, but watching Phelps swing at full speed to the point of exhaustion probably doesn't help him, and I certainly don't get anything out of it. Like Erik said, hopefully there is a lot more "teaching" going on but the producers prefer to show us swimming footage and talk show clips. Phelps should easily reach his goal of beating his best score of 91 very quickly if Haney is worth a damn as an instructor. So far, it seems to me that Rush is the only one who showed any progress under Haney's tutoring. I don't know if anyone could help Barkley and Romano seemed frustrated with Haney. If someone with the athletic ability and drive of Phelps can't get better, the show should be cancelled.
  4. 1. These are the top 20 according to Greenskeeper.org. My favorites are: Classic Club (tough) and Indian Canyons South (easy), Indian Wells Golf Resort (Celebrity) - $$$$ Green Fee Worth: 9.51 Immaculate Customer Service: 06/07/11 2. Classic Club - $$$$ Green Fee Worth: 9.36 Immaculate Customer Service: 07/15/11 3. Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players) - $$$$ Green Fee Worth: 9.20 Immaculate Customer Service: 06/02/11 4. TPC Stadium Course (at PGA West) - $$$$ Green Fee Worth: 9.00 Immaculate Customer Service: 06/14/11 5. Heritage Palms Golf Club - $$ Green Fee Worth: 9.00 Immaculate Customer Service: 04/03/11 6. PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament Course) - $$$ Green Fee Worth: 8.96 Great Customer Service: 06/12/11 7. SilverRock Resort - $$$ Green Fee Worth: 8.81 Great Customer Service: 07/04/11 8. Indian Canyons Golf Resort (South) - $$ Green Fee Worth: 8.67 Great Customer Service: 06/12/11 9. Marriott's Shadow Ridge Resort - $$$ Green Fee Worth: 8.61 Great Customer Service: 07/17/11 10. Indian Canyons Golf Resort (North) - $$ Green Fee Worth: 8.48 Great Customer Service: 06/09/11 11. Desert Willow Resort (Firecliff) - $$$ Green Fee Worth: 8.39 Great Customer Service: 07/04/11 12. PGA West (Greg Norman Course) - $$$ Green Fee Worth: 8.38 Great Customer Service: 05/08/11 13. Eagle Falls Golf Course - $$ Green Fee Worth: 8.35 Great Customer Service: 06/14/11 14. Westin Mission Hills (Resort Pete Dye) - $$$ Green Fee Worth: 8.30 Great Customer Service: 05/31/11 15. Indian Springs Golf Club - $$ Green Fee Worth: 8.13 Great Customer Service: 06/12/10 16. Indian Palms Country Club - $$ Green Fee Worth: 7.88 Great Customer Service: 07/01/11 17. Desert Willow Resort (Mountain View) - $$$ Green Fee Worth: 7.79 Great Customer Service: 06/24/11 18. Shadow Hills Golf Club - $$ Green Fee Worth: 7.74 Great Customer Service: 07/11/11 19. Marriott Desert Springs (Palm) - $$ Green Fee Worth: 7.69 Great Customer Service: 01/03/11 20. La Quinta, The Golf Club at - $$$ Green Fee Worth: 7.41 Great Customer Service: 07/17/11
  5. The marine isn't the sharpest tool in the shed and he knows it. What a bonehead move in the blackjack game.
  6. mapa94

    Dick Out

    We don't enforce it if it is cold outside.
  7. I'd take 210 yds in the middle of the fairway every time. If i'm playing from the white tees, I will hit a lot of GIR's from this position and my scores would improve.
  8. There is a new, 2011 Bridgestone e5 ball...I just picked up a dozen today. It is different from previous versions in that it has a dual dimple design. Just like your Top Flight Gamer! Here is a link to more info on the ball from Bridgestone: http://www.bridgestonegolf.com/product/balls/e5 I've always liked the e5 balls; higher ball flight and a bit more distance off the tee for me with decent greenside spin.
  9. I'm an 11.2 handicap and shot a 98 last week (difficult course and longer than I usually play (6700yds)). I will shoot in the 90's more frequently than I break 80. You are normal.
  10. I also use greenskeeper to track my handicap and stats and wasn't thrilled when this happened. Instead of assigning my Greenskeeper "CDF" to a course, I calculate my own differentials using the USGA slopes and ratings . I just have to do a little math first: A score differential is calculated as follows: ((ESC Score - Rating) X 113) / Slope BTW, I do have a GHIN membership but I like Greenskeeper stat tracking functions.
  11. I've been playing 5 years (started at age 40) and am an 11 handicap. I enjoy this game so much I turned down a promotional opportunity because it would have interfered with my Saturday 4 some.
  12. This holds true at the courses I play...you know the pin placement based on the tee positions.
  13. What is this thing you guys call Winter?
  14. LOL...I actually play more in the summer because the greens fees are so inexepensive. However, I do try to start no later than 7am in July and August. 110F-120F makes for a tough round even though we have that nice DRY heat!
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