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Dave2512 last won the day on August 27 2016

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  1. It’s really good. I know a +3 ish guy and he shot a 67 just messing around and drinking a few beers on a course he’d never played.
  2. A. Even with the limited field he played better than and nearly equal to younger guys in their prime. Just one tournament but it’s difficult to imagine anyone but Tiger doing that.
  3. Original looks really good but the Outsider looks perfect for wogging in the mall with khakis pulled over your belly button while working up an appetite for County Buffet. Should be a big hit for the assisted living set. I loved the Sensei, still have 3 pair NIB, make it waterproof and you have my business for life.
  4. Spent the morning at Pikes Peak Raceway for the launch tour of the 2018 Lexus LC 500 and LS 500. Many guest pro drivers were there, I spent time with DJ and RG. Hitting the track as a passenger with them behind the wheel of a 471 HP car was exhilarating. It was raining lightly and track was wet They hit it hard and the car performed amazingly, couldn't break it loose at over 125 and they slammed into the pit using the curves in and out as a demo for how the car brakes and corners. We drove the LC on the track and LS on a cone "road course" chasing a lead car driven by a pro. For a
  5. Hard to say and everyone is high on JS again after the big win, he's the new Tiger again. Both are streaky and I truly believe Rory has more skill but he seems to struggle to put things together. JS appears to have the drive to rise above in big tournaments. I wouldn't be surprised if he wins the PGA in a couple weeks.
  6. IMO it's more a student problem than a instructor problem. Most golfers are so bad any improvement is low hanging fruit and that coupled with people wanting instant fixes and not being willing to put in the time they get half-assed instruction. I see people that do so much wrong one simple tip would make them better but the first time they hit a bad shot it's back to bad habits. Expectation is the issue. They want drive-thru fixes that produce instant results and don't realize that at their skill level they are going to hit a bunch of bad shots no matter what. I've been a 5-8 handicap gol
  7. Just talked to a former pro last week, he played some Nike events back in the day. He earned a whopping $2700 in the 7 events he played and made 3 cuts. He gets out about 5-10 times a year with little practice and still plays to a +3. He shot 67 at a local course rated 70.1/126 one up from the back because he was playing with lesser skilled co-workers for giggles. So basically played to his handicap and -5 to par. He said every par 5 was a par 4 for him, green in 2, and on the shorter par 4's he was partial shot wedge or near the green pitching. Also said he didn't putt well.
  8. 37 best ball striking for me in three years. Seven straight pars, 3 putted for bogey on 8 and on 9 though nGIR it was the first time it wasn't close enough to putt and the pitch died running up a hill leaving a 10 foot or so putt and I missed it. On paper 5 GIR but 3 of the 4 missed were literally inches into the fringe. Hit every fairway and my drives were easily 30-40 yards longer than when I've been struggling, inside 50 yards on both par 5's with second shots. For the most part other than the final hole is was two shots to the green and two putts, the par 4 felt easy. And I did it on a cou
  9. My guess is the tour wants uniformity in the way the players dress. Because women tend to be more fashion conscience and the LPGA is rapidly being populated by younger members in recent years the clothing choices have started to get away from a golf look to a more personalized look. Some of the stuff I've seen had me wondering if it was even designed for golf. The men have also started getting away from traditional styles, Rickie's baseball pants/jogger things were directly inspired by what was being worn on the street. Times change, styles change but I can see how professional golf wants
  10. Not sure exactly but I was down to under a 50 a side from picking it up on every hole within a few months. I started April 2012, signed up for handicap that July and by end of season in Nov. I was down to 12.3.
  11. I actually had three sets of tags for a while and switched clubs as I felt like it. Kind of PITA if you forget to edit "the bag" but I did it to make a comparison. What I learned was different clubs didn't change my numbers much and the irons and hybrids were different lofts. My last full season using GG I used four different drivers, one was a 280cc 12.5 degree club, and at years end the averages were a mere 4 yards different. GG helped me understand my abilities. Different clubs did little. Neither made me practice more than I had time for.
  12. Many male golfers don't realize how far 250 is, especially if there is any consistency in that range. I average about 240 and that's with a bunch of really poor drives but I am rarely the short guy when I play with other guys. Once in a while I get paired with a guy that hits one or two long drives but they chase balls all over the course trying to kill it all the time.
  13. -3 through 6 holes bogey par eagle birdie birdie par followed by 3 bogeys to turn E. I had a -1 front prior to that and it was a better score but the -3 first 6 was on a more difficult course and at that time by ball striking was better. The eagle I made was driver followed by 8i on a short uphill par 5 but I was killing it back then. I was 168 out and stuck it to about 3 feet with a really high perfectly struck shot that I took over a massive bunker. I repeated that for the next two holes, smashed drives followed by near perfect iron shots, one was almost a hole out with the ball and mark abo
  14. I look at 2 things my launch monitor data and my Game Golf club performance. What seems to ring true for all but the elite amateurs is club performance starts to level off around the 6 iron. I tend not to think or expect the max "perfect" shot on the course and adjust as necessary. If someone asked me how far I hit X the reality answer is everything from fat that barely moves towards the target to once a season dead nuts on the sweet spot with perfect mechanics.
  15. Only time I use propane is with a camp stove and cast iron skillets or a griddle. Propane grills are quick and easy but I am not fond of the results. If I had to make a choice of just one thing I'd go with a Blackstone griddle. I get better burgers and steak out of a hot skillet than I did my propane grill. But I like to fidget when I have time so initial cook might be sous vide or in my pellet smoker. When I just need to burn meat it goes in my 15" Lodge skillet and I control temp with a laser thermometer. I do a lot of stuff like this.
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