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Grumpter

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  1. That not very expensive part of the lesson is the website hosting not the forum software which is free. As I said there are other benefits for me to have the domain. Not looking for an App, social media or anything outside of a privately hosted forum on a domain of my choosing. This is not business, it is personal.
  2. I'm not really looking to do this on some other platform or on anything other than my own domain which has side benefits for me. Texting, other websites and platforms are not in consideration.
  3. I would think offering players the option to play 1 hole on each 9 from where the pro's play might alleviate some of the problem. Not allowing the players to pick the holes but having one hole on each nine setup with an extra set of tees.
  4. I think a product would come up short unless it specifically asked you 'was that last shot a good shot, fair shot or bad shot?'. Everyone has their own definition of what was a good shot is. Last night I was trying to hit my 46 degree gap wedge 130 yards to get to the 100 yard marker right in the middle of the fairway. It ended up right at the 100 yard marker and split the fairway but what product could tell that it was a low slice that got lucky? Also, sometimes a good approach shot does not have to be on the green to qualify as a good shot (in my book). Sometimes getting in a greenside bunker in 1 on a shorter par 4 or in the 2 on a par 5 are good shots in my book. Other holes the same result may be bad depending on the severity of the bunker. I think there are too many variables from player to player.
  5. That I can agree with. When some of the courses I play cut the lawns it leaves a lot of foamy balls of what looks like soap bubbles all over the course. It can make it challenging to locate your ball at first.
  6. Sounds good in theory but not everyone has a facebook account or wants one. I wouldn't have one if it wasn't needed for work.
  7. Fun with marshmallows. In an outing leave one near the cup on a green that requires mostly blind shots. Just make sure you are using the Campfire brand in the USA or the Rocky Mountain brand in Europe.
  8. Not a forum such as this one. What I am thinking is more along the lines of creating a private forum just for the people I have played with and plan/hope to play with again. The idea being using the forum to get a group together rather than emails, phone calls and texts which can be quite tedious. I'm the guy who will mostly play anywhere and anytime but always seem to be the one trying to piece the group together when everyone else has certain restrictions (tee off time, location, difficulty of course, cost of course etc.). So I have been back and forth on the idea of such a forum and wonder if I am just kidding myself that it will drive me as Bat &$%^ crazy as trying to work around everyone else's schedule/restrictions. It wouldn't be that expensive of a lesson if it is a complete failure but go ahead and give me your thoughts. Is it just a waste of time, money and effort?
  9. I believe some people turn regular courses into a 'special' course if it is above their ability level or it is a high priced course. At least the more expensive courses seem to have a higher likelihood that a ranger will be monitoring pace of play but that is not always the case.
  10. Yes, I do something similar. I like to know which part of the game seems to be costing me the most strokes. For me it tends to be tee shots but those are the hardest to work on as there are not many decent grass driving ranges in my area. They all seem pretty beaten up if they have grass and the rubber tees on the mats never seem to be the right height. I looked for a pack of rubber tees in 1/4" increments but haven't found a set yet. 1/2" increments is too much IMO.
  11. I don't think tee it forward is meant to be a be all end all solution. It is just one initiative to try to help improve the pace of play AND make the game more enjoyable for most people. If it gets more people conscious about pace of play it is a good thing. Yeah, I would argue that they probably should play an easier course but I have no problem with them playing a course that is above their abilities IF they are conscious about their pace of play and play accordingly. It's the people that know they are in over their heads but insist on playing every stroke or looking for every lost ball with no regard to being behind pace that cause the problems.
  12. Aspirin, band-aids, batteries, tees, gloves, emergency cigar etc. Anything you think it might be convenient to stuff in there.
  13. Scoring is all well and good but I tend to measure my rounds by how many good shots I feel I hit. Last night in 9 holes I had 17 good shots which by measuring scale is very high but still shot a 5 over (4 over for handicap) which is good but not great. Anyone else run through their rounds afterwards and keep track of the good shots? I sure some will say you only played as good as your score but that's just their opinion.
  14. It's not about the individual round or individual group it is about the overall group. Just shaving 10 minutes off the average time to play 18 holes and a few strokes off of average scores can make the game that much more enjoyable (except for that special group that feel they are less of a man if they play from shorter tee's).
  15. Well to us common folk that $1 million or even a tenth of that would move our needle much longer way. Jordan already has close to $25 Mil in tournament winnings and the endorsements probably add up to more than that. I saw a chart that stated during the 2013 season McIlroy earned $2.6 million on the course and $18 million off the course. For the top guys another Million, before taxes and costs, really isn't a huge motivator when things are going poorly.
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