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  1. I golf on a budget. I buy my balls now were they are 2 for one or on sale. I typically buy clubs that are 2-3 years old, I have found older name brands clubs are better than new cheap ones. I will upgrade in the off season some times spending $300 on club(s).

    I like to walk a course were I have 2 local that are $12 for 9. I have a budy that gets out of work just in time for twilight golf which is 1/2 the price with cart.

    So I typicall can spend 40-80 a month on green fee's.

    I do splurge a couple times a year and get on a really nice course.

    But, in my opinion golf can be a expensive as you want to make it.

  2. Basically to build on what I did in 2012, which was a great year for me. I had fun, golfed some nice courses (founds some hidden gems) and overall felt like I golfed the best golf of my life.

    goals for 2013

    Improve my short game, 120yrds in

    play more consistent on league

    break 90

    Improve my mental game

    have fun

  3. Broke 100 for the first time and was like oh i broke 100, no biggy. This past summer I went on a 8 week stretch that I averaged low 90's. I really enjoyed being consistent over having a fluke round. In that stretch I returned to a course that I learned how to golf and played in my first league. It was not kind to me in the early days, it kicked my butt and stole my balls. I golfed with the same ball all round and ended with 46 (9 holes). It was a milestone to me to conquer a course that used slap me around like a rag doll.

  4. Guilty, one of my first leagues I was on had a rule that you can fluff the ball and i did. I was golfing in the mid 50's then and still dont see much problem with high handycappers doing it. If you playing for money or have to follow league rules then play it as it lays.

    I know I will get some flack for this but we are pushing "tee it foward" and 12" cups why not make it easier for  beginners by allowing some fluffing.

    That said I have backed away from the practice since my game has drastically improved.

  5. Miller High Life, it is after all the Champagne of beers.

    Beyond that I will attempt any new beer I come across, Im to beer what most people are to wine, never pass on the opportunity to try a new one.

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    as for nike balls, i just tried out the PD soft

    I just bought some myself but have not hit them yet.

    The problem with buying a different golf ball is that the reviews on most are all over the place.

    You get:

    "adds 50yrds to my drive"

    "slice like a pizza"

    "I loose 15yrds from my drive"

    "feels like a rock"

    "softest ball I ever hit"

    This on the same ball, that why you sometime just have to buy and try

  7. The 5w & low loft hybrid are always in conflict in my bag. My off brand hybrid I had the past 4 season would hit 190yrds without a lot of height. In contrast I could hit a higher ball with my 5w, so I carried both The hybrid was better out of the rough, when I needed to clear something I used the 5w. I bought nickent hybrids this year and the 2hybrid hit identical to the 5w. So last weekend I ditched the 5w

    Point being with not all hybrids being equal it would be best to carry both and see which one works best for you.

  8. 1st when you had the chance to ditch your first wife, the one that kept you from golfing for 8yrs, before your dumb butt married her, ditch her.

    2nd Find your seconds and current wife, the one that like to ride along when you go golfing, punch her first meatheaded husband in the face, before she marries him, then marry her.

    3rd Start Golf with your wife in your 20's like you wanted to.

    On the course.

    1. Its about you and the course, Man VS nature, not about that knucklehead with the $500 driver swinging to the fences.

    2. Its about your game and playing to its limits, not trying to keep up with the knucklehead in #1

    3. Practice more, then practice more, then practice more, then practice more, and when your are done, practice more. Great teams dont get that way by figuring things out during the game, they do it in practice.

    4. You are right to take the time to take care of your clubs, cleaning the dirt off them before winter storage, keeping the grooves clean ect.

    5. Pay as much as you can for a comfortable pair of golf shoes. Dont be tempted buy that $20 pair at kmart.

  9. First 9 hole round I scored a bumpy 52. Developed a consistent slice and wasted 4-5 shots chipping on (mostly short), which was my strenght last season.

    The positive was my ball striking is better than it ever was and my second shot put me in striking distance to the green, just wasted the opportunity.

    Was a good starting round to the season, take away that 1 wasted shot per hole and I would have been mid 40's easy. Just need some early season tweaks.

  10. If you do not mind used Goodwill will suprise you, found a like new dryfit nike shirt for $4 there this winter, not to proud to wear used (had two older brother, can we say hand me downs). If you hit the golf shows you can find apparel usually at discount, mostly overruns of different golf courses.

    Im leary of ebay unless its name brand, ive seen the $12 dryfit style no brands and they do not look very high quality.

  11. Being the adventurous type I decided to build my new putter to replace the one I have had for 10yrs. I decided to go with a heavy mallet style and oversized grip.

    The head is a Weszty M1 400gram stainless steel. I liked the fact that its S/S for longevity and the two lines for lining up the puts, plus the extra weight.

    I was at a golf shop that had a large selection of putter grips. I felt every grip they had, the Tiger Shark grip just had the right texture/feel/tackiness and size that fit my hands. Surprised because I was leaning toward the Winn Excel but just liked the tiger shark better

    Connected it with a Apollo double bend shaft.

    Been wacking balls on the carpet and really liking it thus far.

    I have about $50 into it, now I need a mallet putter head cover!


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    I am taking big divots

    Seriously I think you are trying to change to much, I know it sounds weird but with all these changes you may be thinking to much.

    I would take a step back and just work on getting a easy tempo'ed swing, you may be swinging to hard or tensing up which may be leading to the timing issues. When I have to much tension in my arms I tend to divot the ground. All the advise is really good, not knocking that, but it may be system overload. get that tempo'ed swing and see what.

    issues was accompanied by a drill

    How I work on building my tempo is begin my back swing in low motion and swing in slow motion (full swing). I am conscious of my swing path and hip and shoulder rotation. I slowly speed up my swing keeping my arms and shoulders loose following the same swing path.

    A madiscus(sp) club helps with this also.

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