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  1. NCGolfer

    Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    http://www.gamegolf.com/player/ncgolfer101/round/2235181 Played in my gross match play tournament. Shot 69 and won 4&3. Hit some loose irons on the par 3's but hit some great wedges. Only converted a couple of them to birdies though. One bogey which I had to take an unplayable out of a bush. Other than that it was a very stress-free round.
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    Are you gaming muscle backs for 7-PW?

    So I just did a review of the MP-18's and my setup is exactly how you were describing...MB's for 7-PW and SC for 4-6. I've been pretty happy with that setup so far. Previously, I had gone with entire setups with the same style and not had too much problems. I do feel that the SC's give me a little more forgiveness that I was looking for. Anything inside the 6 iron I wanted a little better feedback and traditional feeling. I don't know that you could really go wrong either way. I just wanted to try this type of setup once since more and more guys seem to be incorporating a progressive set in their bags.
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    Driver Off the Deck

    Never done it. Can’t think of a situation I ever will. I don’t even hit 3W off the deck more than 10 times in a year.
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    The TST Member tournament play thread....

    So a friend and I qualified on Monday for the US Final of the Audi Quattro Cup. We now play at Pebble Beach and Spanish Bay in September. Still quite numb about it. We couldn't have played any better. Texas scramble format where we both tee off and play alternate shot from that point to the hole. We only missed one putt inside 10 feet and only had one of our six birdie putts outside 12 feet. Both of us drove it well and only made one bogey...very stress free (until the end when we realized we were probably close to winning.) Get to check Pebble off the bucket list. Basically for free. Crazy.
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    Contacts vs Glasses= Better ball striking?

    I had LASIK done four years ago and don't regret it one bit. Like you said, some people have issues with it and they stated to me, going in, that your eyes can revert back to what they were before. My only complaint is that I have a bit of dry eye and have to put drops in every other day or so. When I hit balls for the first time after surgery I couldn't tell that much difference in depth perception or anything else than I did with contacts. I NEVER wore glasses playing golf after I got my contacts...much preferred wearing them vs the glasses.
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    Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    http://www.gamegolf.com/player/ncgolfer101/round/2193204 71. Hit a ton of greens and didn't make any putts. Not at the home course so I struggled a bit on the greens getting the line and pace. Made some good strokes or it at least felt that way. Lots of low-stress pars. Happy how i'm hitting it right now. If I fix the putter I'll be dangerous. Playing in a tournament out there on Monday so I'm hoping the practice round will help.
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    My Swing (DeadMan)

    I was actually going to tell you to get closer to the ball but I didn't think you were really too far way...maybe a little. You are exactly right, that will raise the hands a bit if you keep everything else the same. You can also stand up a bit more to change that angle. Keep up the work!
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    My Swing (DeadMan)

    @DeadMan, I'd concur with @DaveP043 here. The first thing I'd fix is your setup. Feel like you raise your hands "up" a bit and create much less of an angle with the putter and get the toe on the ground. Take another picture or video and make sure you're closer to what you see below. Eyes don't have to be directly over the ball but should be closer than where you are and you should have much more of a straight line from your elbows to the ball. From personal experience, this will typically fix problems with me pulling the ball/missing left. Not sure if that is what your miss has been or not.
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    Time On The Driving Range

    I love this quote...and I'm the same way. I hit balls 3-4 times a week which is a large bucket normally. The range feels very relaxing when things are going well and I can focus on very small things and simplifying swing thoughts. Nothing feels better than a pure iron to me. I might hit a few of those a round but at the range I can try and do it over and over...it's like a drug honestly. The downside to this is that i've developed tennis elbow (right) and have to take precaution not to make it worse. Still, I go out there with no worries and continue to work on my swing as best I can with a specific plan in mind to hit those crisp, pure shots.
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    Driving Range Etiquette Question

    I spend a LOT of time on the range. The only rule I apply is...don't speak unless you're spoken to. I don't want to interrupt someone (even if they are struggling.) If someone asks me for advice or help, I'm more than happy to do so...but never unsolicited.
  11. http://www.golf.com/tour-news/2018/05/16/crazy-golfers-brave-erupting-volcano-hawaii-sneak-round-photos I might be looking for the next flight out on Expedia.
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    Golfing on a (very) active volcano

    Volcano Golf Club? I thought it was the Steve Pate Golf Club. 😉
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    Y’all ever sneak on to a course?

    Lived near a public muni that you could hop on the third hole. Used to go there all the time to look for balls but also sneak in a handful of holes. I'd sell the golf balls on Sundays in old egg cartons. Memories. 🙂
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    2018 The PLAYERS Championship

    Joey seems extremely laid back...like Fred. May have worked for Couples but not sure about Tiger.
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    2019 Masters Lottery

    Done. 🙂
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    Golfer Elbow

    I've dealt with tennis elbow (pain on the outside of the elbow) for the past year or so...but it is in the right elbow. I've had to rest it a bit and go through some does of meloxicam/ibuprofen to calm it down. I also wear one of the straps that relieves stress on the tendon when I hit balls. That has helped but it hasn't gone away completely. I need to stretch and ice it a bit more than I do...i haven't been diligent on doing some of the PT work.
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    Cutting the Cord…

    One other consideration for me is NFL. I watch an out-of-market team so I'd need Sunday Ticket. if you cut the cord and go to streaming you can't get the online-streaming version unless: You are in an apartment or Your signal is blocked So that answers the question if I should go with DirecTV so I could add Sunday Ticket and stream the games that way. With all the people cutting the cord I'm surprised they aren't using this as a hook. I'm guessing there is some other reason. Leaning Hulu Live right now. I haven't had the Sunday Ticket in years but wanted the option. I'm guessing it will become available at some other time. I could get Game Pass for $50 and just watch the replay.
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    Cutting the Cord…

    Playstation Vue. Big and significant enough that DirecTV uses them as a comparison. Don't know of anyone that uses them though.
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    Cutting the Cord…

    I'm considering as well. I've looked at the different options and the problem with DirecTV Now is that they put the Golf Channel in the $60/mo "Go Big" package. Can someone confirm that Hulu TV has it included in their $40 Live TV package? It looks like they do. It's more expensive to add on HBO to Hulu ($15 vs $5) but that doesn't make up the difference. Plus Hulu has cloud DVR as well. I'm leaning Hulu Live TV right now and adding another Apple 4k TV. Also wondering if I'm going to have to up my internet package as well to handle the throughput of streaming plus the kids gaming at the same time.
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    What's the difference between D1 and D2 level golf?

    Lee Janzen won the D2 individual national championship in 1986.
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    Yardages Throughout the Bag

    I'd put myself at Red or just a bit higher. Carry for driver is around 255-260. For the rest of the chart I'd say I'm longer with the 3-wood, slightly longer with the 4 & 5 irons and about 5-7 yards longer with the 6-PW. Full LW and GW are pretty spot on...shows my gap (20y) between my GW and PW and something I've considered filling.
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    2018 Masters Tournament Discussion Topic

    Current odds: Rory: 10/1 JT: 10/1 Dustin: 23/2 Tiger: 12/1 Spieth: 14/1 Rose: 16/1 Bubba: 16/1 Day: 18/1 Phil: 20/1 Rahm: 20/1 Rickie: 22/1 I thought Bubba would have jumped a bit more. I'd take him over DJ and Tiger for sure right now. Rory, JT and Bubba would be my top 3 as it stands.
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    Is Bubba a HOF golfer currently?

    If he wins another major he's on the other side of the fence. I'd still like to see around 15 wins as well. Personally, I think he will get there.
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    My Swing (NCGolfer)

    I've been Playing Golf for: Many, many years My current handicap index or average score is: 1.3 My typical ball flight is: Draw The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Over the top, hook I've been working with @iacas for a while now but thought I'd post my swing here. The one thing I'm trying to eliminate is the hook. It's been much better the past 6 months or so. I still tend to miss left though. Only thing I've been working on a bit this year is my posture. When I watched some of my Newport Cup application video I saw I was a bit bent over too much. This feels and looks a bit better to me. Interested to see how things progress this year. Videos:

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