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  1. I Saw a Woman Playing Alone

    I played through a woman playing alone last year...first time I had seen that since, well, I can remember.
  2. Got My Masters Tickets

    Have fun @jsgolfer. My father, brother and I have been putting in for tickets for a while now and my dad won it back in 2009 for a Monday round. I haven't heard of someone winning more than once so I'm sure the Masters did the right thing in putting the rainouts back in for the next year.
  3. Go to club or shot from 125 yards. READ ORIGINAL POST!!!

    Normal temperature/time of year, it would be a 90% PW. It's just out of range for the 52 for me unless I'm trying to stay under the hole or it's middle of summer and the ball is jumping.
  4. Me: <working> Me: <checks TST> Me: <sees Chamblee thread> Me: Mutters "Heads, it's Brandel saying something annoying people. Tails, it's someone saying something about Brandel" Me: <flips coin...heads> Me: <checks thread> Me: "Damn!" Co-worker: "What's wrong?" Me: "Lost a bet with myself" Co-worker: "Doesn't that mean you also won?" Me: "Nope."
  5. USGA/R&A release new distance report

    I think @iacas has given reasons against that. I was listening to Hank Haney today at lunch and he basically echoed the same thing. The players don't want this because they can't endorse a product the public can't buy. Also, the kind of golfers that might have to buy extra equipment would be myself (lower handicappers that might play in both worlds)...and I'd be pissed about it. I'd have to have equipment to play in USGA events/qualifiers (if they enforce them there) and also equipment to play at my club in regular tournaments. I'd have to practice also with both equipment, spending more money on two different sets of the same damn thing. What about range balls? Are they going to provide two different types of balls for players that need to practice both? Do you think clubs are going to do that or be happy about that? Buying extra balls and having to sort them every day? It's just stupid. I don't see a product that is broken yet people are trying to find a fix.
  6. Highest Price You've Paid For Green Fees

    $299 for Pinehurst #2...but that included a stay at the hotel as well. This was about 8 years ago when they were running a special in the winter. Lucked out with decent weather in late February. Straight greens fees...hard to say since both Pinehurst and Kiawah included hotels. Outside of those I did drop around $100 (plus caddie fees) to play #2 another time when they had a deal for CGA Interclub members. I really can't remember paying any more than $100 to play other places. I'd be glad to do so if the opportunity arose like at Sawgrass, Pebble Beach or Torrey Pines.
  7. USGA/R&A release new distance report

    So the PGA Tour has gained 0.44 yards per year since 2003. That actually doesn't sound bad. I really don't believe things are so dire and worrisome as some may believe. I'd actually attribute a good portion of the gains to science....of the swing and ballfight. Trackman (which was started back in 2002) and other technology has allowed for players to optimize their equipment and swings. Sure, equipment and balls have been tweaked in the past years but with the data these guys are collecting they are looking at small changes in their equipment to hit those perfect numbers. I'm not saying the pros don't want to or aren't trying to hit it longer. They absolutely are but I just don't see it causing irreparable harm to the game.
  8. U.S. Open Playoff Going from 18 holes to 2

    I'm a fan. Didn't like the 18 hole playoff since, 1) I could never watch it and 2) I always felt it a little excessive. The two-hole aggregate is good since one swing may not kill you and gives us a little more golf. I like the idea of knowing who the winner is on Sunday.
  9. Nice! I'm sure we @coachjimsc and I can meet up somewhere in the spring for a round of golf and a hand-off of the trophy.
  10. Ball needs to be below the lip to be considered holed. You can move the flagstick to let a ball come to rest under the lip but I think that to have to mark the ball and replace it (above the lip) on the edge of the hole. I’m guessing it’s like when you have a ball that is wedges against the flagstick and not below the lip...if you remove the flagstick and the ball comes out then the ball has to be placed on the lip with no penalty. You haven’t made a stroke to put that ball under the lip.
  11. Golf Sunglasses

    Another vote for Oakley. Been very happy with them. As others have said, the lenses are not too dark and do a good job just lightening things up . Sometimes, I take them off to read greens if it is early or late in the day and the sun isn't as bright.
  12. Your Favourite Form of Punishment

    Voted sand. I've grown accustomed and fond of sand down here in NC. Like @klineka, I enjoy the golf in the sandhills and pines. There is less water hazards here, which is fine with me. I like the look/constrast of sand against the green of the course.
  13. Ideal time for a round

    In the morning by myself - around 2:30 walking. I don't mind a little more if I'm hitting some extra shots and practicing a bit. Regular foursome - Four hours. Anything longer (without waiting) than that, even everyone walking and on a 6500-ish tees, is long to me. In carts, I would expect to be able to play a little faster but I've found carts don't help as much as you think.
  14. As bad as he sprayed it off the tee, for him to finish as well as he did and not have one round over par is pretty encouraging. Plus he's pain free. Don't know if you could have expected or wanted more out of Tiger. I was just hoping for him to make the cut and finish 4 rounds healthy.

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