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  1. It seems like they could simply set the "maximum" pace of play at 4 hours for those that tee off before 8:30 am. There would still be enough tee times for the slow and slower golfers. I got paired with 3 older ladies at Blackmoor in Myrtle a couple of weeks ago. All three were obviously senior citizens, hit 4 to 5 shots to reach every green, and one of the ladies used her putter as a cane because she had peripheral vascular disease and congestive heart failure. The four of us played the front 9 in just under 2 hours (what would have been a 4 hour pace). At the turn we ran into double
  2. Lessons certainly wouldn't be a bad place to start. You can always see a second instructor if you want a different perspective. Call it injuries or just not having it, but the almighty Tiger Woods seemed to have lost his swing last year. Charles Barkley used to be a single digit handicap golfer but if you looked at him hitting a tee shot you would never know it. Golf is not an easy game. There will be highs and lows, but one year from now it won't matter what you shot today.
  3. I haven't felt that way about golf yet. However, I can relate as I had that same issue with tennis. I was a scholarship tennis player and tennis instructor. I got so competitive that winning wasn't that much fun due to pressure and when I did lose a match it was awful. It always felt like a high pressure job after I graduated high school. Then I discovered golf playing Tiger Woods video game. This wonderful sport is only as competitive as you want to make it. You can play higher pressure stroke play events and betting games with other players, or choose the low stress route of
  4. :) I usually sit in the middle of the fairway with my legs crossed or act like I'm taking a nap waiting on the slow group in front of me. If that doesn't work I just skip the hole and leave them in the dust.
  5. If are a "tinkerer" (as my friend calls me), you can end up with a box full of expensive shafts that you no longer use. I would frequently change shafts out of my driver b/c I could never get the right feel with that club. For example... I have a "stiff" graphite design shaft that feels like a senior flex, I have a "stiff" Kaili shaft that feels like an x-stiff, and I have a "stiff" Ilima and ozik white tie that feel like what my concept of stiff is for a golf shaft. I just find it frustrating as a consumer that I have to buy several 200+ dollar shafts before I find the right one.
  6. I searched for this topic and I couldn't find any recent relevant topics. Mods feel to merge if there is one. After playing golf for 12 years I find it puzzling that the industry has not come up with a standard for a shaft to be labeled x-stiff, stiff, regular, etc. Some manufacturers "stiff" is another manufacturers "regular". I have have had some of my clubs measured on some sort of frequency device at PGA superstore and by golf course pro shops and found that the letter XS, S, R, ect. didn't always match their reading. Has anyone else encountered this? Does anyone know
  7. ^ I am not shocked by any of this. Certainly courses tend to attract clients that have an sense of entitlement. It seems like every survey about golf enquiring about what needs improving lists "pace of play" as the #1 issue. Yet things don't change. Where is the middle ground for what most people consider acceptable pace vs what amount of time can most golfers actually finish their round? I can play as fast as anyone else on here and enjoy my round. However, I can't set unrealistic expectations either. Maybe the emphasis should be on what should we all do to encourage
  8. I agree waving people through on a par 3 seems to be the simplest way to let people play through. So many things could be suggested to improve pace of play, unless people are considerate of others things will either never change or change very little. "There are drivers that are slow and drive in the fast lane but won't move over to let you pass, and there are golfers that want to play the max time for a round at 4hr 20min and don't give a rats behind that you have to wait" Because I realize it only takes one group to slow the whole course down, I will dive over an hour to ensure I
  9. Tommy 2 Gloves and J.B. Holmes play with rain gloves b/c they sweat too much.
  10. I wanted to question him on it but he was so oblivious to it I thought something was wrong with him. I avoid confrontation at all cost but he was certainly pushing my limits. :)
  11. I don't take myself very seriously and I am all for having a good time. If someone wants to play mulligans, use foot wedges, or pick up 6 footers as "gimmies" then I am all for it if the other guy is having a good time in a casual round. However, I got really frustrated by two golfers we were paired with this past weekend. They spent too much time looking for lost balls, but worse than that... They consistently hit hit multiple tee shots off every tee box. If you can place a second ball from your pocket on the tee and hit it in a timely manner that is cool with me. But why the he
  12. Watching my concert footage from Guns n' Roses Atlanta. My footage is better but they go over the size limit.
  13. I went to Bourne movie last week. I actually liked it. It certainly wasn't as good as the first 3, but it was worth seeing. Sequels are rarely as good as the original, so maybe I liked it because my expectations were not as high.
  14. I've played the 2 RTJ courses in Mobile and I like them both. Have you played any of the courses in Gulf Shores? I've played Cotton Field's (I think that's the name...Arnold Palmer course), but I have been wanting to try Peninsula and Kiva Dunes.
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