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Golfingdad

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  1. I think it would be great fun to occasionally play golf with the footgolf holes. Our local courses don't combine the two, though. The footgolf "greens" and holes are off to the side of the golf greens and aren't actually green style grass either. Just regular old fairway style bermuda or whatever. And @Patch, the footgolf holes are huuuuge ... after all, a soccer ball needs to fit between the edge of the hole and the pin. I think they are around 3' diameter? Maybe 30". Separately, there was a promotion that I think Taylor Made did a few years ago trying to make 10" holes happen for golf. That would be fun too! Especially at par 3 type places with beginners and kids.
  2. Yeah, but I have a hunch that the majority of players are probably more like me in that they just don't care. I enjoyed leaving it in the entire time while playing last weekend, but next time I play with you, I'd answer "either way is fine" to you question on the first hole and we'd both know from there on out that we're gonna remove it when we're within reasonable distance. Not going to affect the pace much either way.
  3. Yup, also the opposite. Have a frequent playing partner (who I may or may not be related to) who still takes it out from habit and once I told him there’s really no need unless the flag is leaning towards me ... the rest of the round he would say awkwardly “does that flag looks like it’s leaning? I think it’s leaning.” Before his turn to putt. So now I know just to take it out for him each time.
  4. My (few) experiences have been similar, however, I'd say it's had almost no effect on pace. Any effect is positive, but I think it's about negligible.
  5. No, my gap, sand and lob wedges all go straight. I mean, they don’t curve, not that they always go where I aim. 😉 One caveat tho, I don’t ever really take full swings with any of them. Don’t think they’d curve much even if I did tho.
  6. Incidentally, in 2010 I was retired from golf 😜 (back issues)
  7. 2010? I don’t think that was long enough ago. I used to hit my 1997 Titleists 10 or so yards further than I currently hit my 2012 pings. Granted, I was younger and swung harder.
  8. Ah, you have me reminiscing about a Pearl Jam concert I went to where I heard Under Pressure covered as well. Thanks to google, I was quickly able to pinpoint that it was 10/9/09 ... Eddie Vedder came out during or right after the opening act (Ben Harper) and did the song with them. :) Good times. Don't really go to concerts much nowadays - can't actually remember the last one - rather, instead, we've been going to musicals a few times a year.
  9. Right? I can't imagine even the cheatiest of cheaters would do something so blatant out in the open like that knowing how many eyeballs are on them. I also think @Big C makes a good point about him not being a lefty.
  10. As long as you can stay away from the casinos (might be a problem for some) the cost isn't too bad.
  11. So this is basically it. If you guys considered it reasonable for the ball to have ended up where you found it, then you were good to keep playing it. And considering: it seems pretty reasonable to me that it would be likely to have been near the green, right where you found it.
  12. Yes you can ... you can play the provisional up to the point where your ball is likely to be without forfeiting the opportunity to find and play the original.
  13. I would imagine the reason (or at least A reason) why the warning comes after being put on the clock is because they don't put players on the clock, they put entire groups on the clock. Consider a scenario where they weren't on the clock but then fell behind because of this incident, which all agree is 100% due to Bryson and his caddie. The next hole Justin Thomas is in between clubs or has issue with the wind, or Bryson hit from beyond a mound and Justin didn't quite realize when his turn began and he takes 43 seconds to hit his shot. Does he "deserve" a penalty for that? Rhetorical question, by the way, I know some might say yes. I'm just brainstorming why it's probably a good thing to give a warning after the group falls behind. I kinda wish they kept stats on these things, by the way. Just how long every players takes to hit every shot, and then we could see where 2:20 for an 8' putt stands. Is it the worst ever, or this season, or this tournament, and by what factor, or perhaps it doesn't stand out enough and its commonplace?
  14. I went through the thread and see the reactions that BD had to Brooks ... but I can't find what Brooks actually said to prompt BD's "say it to my face" comment. What did Koepka say? For what it's worth (admittedly, nothing ;)) I rarely watch golf on TV anymore outside of maybe the Masters or US Open. (not because of slow play however)
  15. Does Top Tracer have multiple levels? If so, my guess is that it calculates or makes an educated guess from total carry backwards to what your carry would be if you were on flat ground. If not, then I have no clue. 🙂 And to answer your last question, I always refer to total distance for driver and carry for the irons. The goal with the irons is for the two numbers to be the same anyway. 😉
  16. Jealous. I have a friend who’s son is playing there in a couple of weeks but I don’t know any specifics of the tournament. Ive been there once myself to see the Hall and it was pretty cool. The thing that stood out the most to me was just how our in the middle of nowhere the place is.
  17. This is an odd thread to me. A 170 7 iron really isn’t that crazy or uncommon so I’m amused that some seem to take issue with (or even care that much about) such claims.
  18. LOL, this is from the current edition of Fore Magazine (SCGA member quarterly magazine)
  19. Didn't mean to cause such a ruckus with my post. 😉 I just went to check here: GHIN.com Handicap Lookup threw in some random generic names (Johnson and Simpson) and found a 13.4 who's got 9/20 under 90 on his card and a 15.1 who's got 5/20 on his card sub 90. Also, a 12.5 that has 12/20 under 90. So I actually was being generous. To be consistently under 90 seems to mean to basically be darn near single digits. Of course, the debate then becomes how do you define 'consistently.' :)
  20. If I thought about it more, I could probably make up new definitions (I think your "better than those around them" has merit) but my first instinct was to think of an index and the first index that popped up (even before I read your post, lol) was 15. Of course, a 15 is probably breaking 90 less than 50% of the time (or right around there) so now I'm thinking that I should vote that way instead ... "consistently shooting in the 80s" which I'm guessing is usually about a 12ish handicap?
  21. I don't always carry much cash with me, just in general these days, so what usually happens is as I'm driving back after the 18th I check and see. If I have a 5 or 10, I'll let them clean the clubs and give them that. If I don't have any cash, I just tell them no thanks before they get started and don't let them waste their time. But for the reasons you already mentioned, it's not just the club cleaning that they're handling so I try and remember to have cash for them before I go play. :)
  22. Hey, @Big C, remember the time you bounced a drive squarely off the TOP of the 100 yard marker at mile square Classic #11?
  23. You have a round grip on it, right? Seems it wouldn't matter who regripped it so long as you got the same style and size so as not to affect your fitting. That's my guess. For me, I just don't play enough to worry about that kinda thing. My clubs still have the grips from 2015 Newport Cup and work as good as ever and putter is still with original grip also with no signs of wear. :)
  24. California 1. Pebble Beach GL, Pebble Beach (No. 8 c) 2. Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz (No. 37 c) 3. Spyglass Hill, Pebble Beach (No. 29 m) 4. Rams Hill, Borrego Springs (m) 5. Torrey Pines (South), San Diego (c) 6. Rustic Canyon, Moorpark (m)7. CordeValle, San Martin (m)8. PGA West (Stadium), La Quinta (m) 9. Barona Creek, Lakeside (m) 10. Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach (m) 11. Torrey Pines (North), San Diego (c) 12. Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach (m)13. Baylands Golf Links, Palo Alto (m) * 14. Pelican Hill (Ocean North), Newport Coast (m)15. Pelican Hill (Ocean South), Newport Coast (m) 16. The Grand GC, San Diego (m) 17. Coyote Moon, Truckee (m) 18. Yocha Dehe at Cache Creek Casino, Brooks (m)* 19. Bayonet, Seaside (c) 20. Maderas GC, Poway (m) 21. Saddle Creek, Copperopolis (m)22. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Champions), Carlsbad (m) 23. Desert Willow (Firecliff), Palm Desert (m) 24. Indian Well Golf Resort (Celebrity), Indian Wells (m) 25. PGA West (Nicklaus), La Quinta (m)* 26. Classic Club, Palm Springs (m) 27. Park Hyatt Aviara GC, Carlsbad (m) 28. Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), Indian Wells (m) 29. Journey at Pechanga, Temecula (m) 30. Trump National GC, Rancho Palos Verdes (m)*= new to list I've played the bold courses and amongst them I only have minor qualms. I'd swap the two Pelican Hill Courses as I like the south better. I put Firecliff below the rest but it's still great. La Costa is a funny one because I like the course for the history but the famous "course" is unplayable as it's a combo of Champions and Legends. But I like Legends better between the two, so if only one can be on the list, I'd pick that one instead.
  25. 1-2 pars, many bogeys and doubles, a triple or two and if you’re anything like my dad a couple of “mark it 8 dude” unfinished holes. 🙂 (Maybe 1-2 birdies a year)
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