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McObra

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  1. Best place to buy grips

    I've bought a grip kit from Amazon. it included the grips, tape and solvent, for less than I would have paid for just the grips at our local golf superstore.
  2. dress code

    At one 9 hole course near my house the dress code is that you must be dressed.
  3. How many holes in one have you had?

    None yet. Did see a guy in a foursome I was in make one though.
  4. When is the weather "too bad" to play?

    We don't usually have to deal with cold or rain here. I usually draw the line when the temp gets above 115F.
  5. Statins and joint aches on golfers

    I take a generic of Lipitor, and have no problems. I'm a couple of years older than you are.
  6. Getting on the course as a friendless beginner

    I go to the golf course by myself fairly frequently. In the 3.5 years I've played, I've joined up with another golfer, or group of golfers most times (except during the summer here in AZ, when I can have the whole course to myself) and have only played with one guy that was anywhere near being a jerk. I usually explain that I've not played for long, and am not particularly good, and most people don't seem to care. Just go and play your game, and if you join others, try not to hold them up.
  7. What do you consider a "good" shot?

    Any shot that goes somewhere near where I think it should go!
  8. I think it has to do with proper technique and muscle memory. I recently took a golf class thorough one of the community colleges here, mostly as a refresher, and to help me get back to the basics. We were discussing who should be fitted for clubs and who shouldn't. The instructor pointed to me and said "you could be fitted because you have a consistent swing. You make the same mistake every time, but your swing is consistent." Proper technique has a lot to do with it.
  9. How much progression should I expect?

    When I started, three years ago, my 9 hole scores were in the low/mid 50s on a par 31 course. Now, I'm in the high 30s/low 40s, with an all time best of 37. It comes with time. I'm a firm believer in lessons. I believe a PGA pro can spot my swing problems within a few swings, where I would spend hours on the range, and still not figure it out. Find a pro you like and stick with him.
  10. What's on your Christmas Wish List 2014?

    Hoping for some Golfsmith gift cards. Could use a push cart.
  11. I plan to play through what passes for winter here in the "Valley of the Sun".
  12. 43.5" vs 45" Driver

    I'm not even sure how long my driver is. I do know that if I choke down an inch and a half I have better control than I do if I grip it at the end.
  13. new to golf and I need advice

    Best thing you can do is find a PGA pro and get some training once you have your docs ok. The instructor can correct a lot of your flaws in a few minutes, instead of spending hours on the range.
  14. This guy is truly dedicated to golf

    I live in Phoenix also. When I go to the range this time of year, it's at after dark (lighted range). I've played gold at 117 degrees though.
  15. Plugged golf ball...

    Wow! I've lost a couple of balls down prairie dog holes, but have never played where the ground is that soft.