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jrm1493

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About jrm1493

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  • Birthday 11/30/1978

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    13.0
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    Righty
  1. Ok - I do think most of you have a point that my comment about one guy wearing pants was out of line. I was just generally frustrated and I shouldn't have commented on his clothes; I wouldn't have cared if he had been wearing cutoff jean shorts and a wife beater if he had just played fast. He was better dressed than me, there's no question about that. I think I just expected better ettiquite from someone who looked like he cared about the game. For better or worse, when you see someone who is well dressed, you expect that they know how to play, or at least know some basic golf ettiquite (as
  2. Went out to play today with my wife and a couple friends from work. We were at the 1st tee along with 3 young guys who were well dressed and were playing from the tips so we let the go ahead and go before us, thinking we would hold them up. They took a little longer that I thought they should and hit some poor shots but I didn't think we'd see them again considering we had myself (12 handicap), a couple of ~110 shooters and my wife who is a beginner. The first hole is a par 5, downwind; I smoked my drive and was within hybrid range so had to wait for the green to clear. No big deal;
  3. Yep, I am one of them. Current index is an 11.4 and my last 10 rounds are: 83, 87, 100, 89, 78, 103, 88, 89, 83, 98 Course and slope rating seem to have almost no bearing on my scores - its part mental (I get down on myself when I start playing bad) and part fatigue, because I recently realized that the 100, 103 and 98 were when I was carrying my bag and all the other scores I was using a pull cart. Since the handicap formula throws out the worst 50% of your scores, you could alternate shooing 75 and 150 and be a single digit handicap. I think I'm a bit unusual because m
  4. Yep, I am one of them. Current index is an 11.4 and my last 10 rounds are: 83, 87, 100, 89, 78, 103, 88, 89, 83, 98 Course and slope rating seem to have almost no bearing on my scores - its part mental (I get down on myself when I start playing bad) and part fatigue, because I recently realized that the 100, 103 and 98 were when I was carrying my bag and all the other scores I was using a pull cart. Since the handicap formula throws out the worst 50% of your scores, you could alternate shooing 75 and 150 and be a single digit handicap. I think I'm a bit unusual because m
  5. You know I think you may have hit on something with the injury because the 4 worst rounds of the 10 I posted (100,103, 89 & 98) were all when I was carrying my bag. The 89 was on a 73/130 rated course so it wasn't too bad but still. Normally I use a pull cart but forgot it or lent it to my wife for those 4 rounds. The other rounds I'm pretty sure I was using the pull cart (If I am remembering correctly - one may have been riding but I almost never ride). I guess I'll be sure to remember my pull cart from now on (and we just got another one for my wife so she won't be using mine any m
  6. Hey guys, Its been a while since I've posted here, but recently my inconsistency has gotten really high - my good rounds are getting better and my bad round getting worse. From about this time last year through the end of the summer I was pretty consistently in the low/mid 80's to low 90's. My last 10 rounds are: 83, 87, 100, 89, 78, 103, 88, 89, 83, 98 These scores were all achieved on courses which are more or less "normal" difficulty from either the back tees or second from back tees - average rating probably 71/125 ish. Is this at all normal - I mean a 78 followed 3
  7. I have a similar issue between my 3h and 4i, but I think its worth it to have an extra wedge in my bag. I can choke up on the hybrid and hit a slice with it which takes care of the problem for the most part, except that sometimes I end up hitting it straight and end up left of where I want to be. I can also try to hit a low draw with the 4i which goes a little farther than my natural push-fade, but that is a harder shot for me to pull off so I don't attempt it that often unless I have to (risk of a double cross).
  8. I shot a 99 the last time I played and lost about 8 balls. Started off with a 10 so things were bad from the beginning! The funny thing was I didn't even feel like I was hitting it all that bad just got every possible bad break that I could have (good drives 1 ft off fairway into US Open thick rough, terribly awkward fairway lies, putting over dead parts of greens, etc). I've played the same course and shot in the high 80's and felt like I played worse that I did with the 99... strange game.
  9. My wife and I got the same coupon after playing in a charity tournament. She needed a "real" sand wedge since the one in her set is pretty much garbage (literally about a 1 inch sole width - looks like a hybrid). So we figured for $30 we didn't have much to lose, and since they let you customize it she could get it shorter and with a ladies flex shaft instead of just buying a used men's wedge at Golfsmith. It took about 4 weeks to get the club (like the coupon said) and we were pretty impressed with it. The grip looks cheap but the club head itself is pretty nice looking. Since I had my c
  10. Yep, watch your gaps. I carry a 3 hybrid and 3 iron. They hybrid is 19° and the iron is 21° but the longer lighter shaft of the hybrid makes it play quite a bit longer. I like having both in the bag, I can hit low shots into the wind with the 3 iron and high approaches into par 5s and long par 4's with the hybrid (into the wind they go about the same distance due to the trajectories). The ball flights are so different that they end up not being redundant at all. I know some folks will say that as a 14 hdcp I shouldn't be hitting a 3 iron but I love the club. As was said above, you'll ha
  11. I think the temperature of the atmosphere will typically have an even greater effect. For example, on a cold dry sunny winter day (after a cold front), say at 40 degrees, with 30.30 inches pressure and 20 degree dewpoint, the density altitude at sea level would be about -1700 feet. On a warm humid summer day, say 90 degrees, 29.90 pressure, and 70 degree dewpoint (typical gulf coast summer day), the density altitude is about 2300 feet. That is about a 3500 ft difference in effective altitude, which will make a huge distance in how far a ball will fly, and will be in addition to the ball tem
  12. Thanks for the replies. I like the idea of hitting an iron off a tee and making sure I hit that from the inside - I hit plenty off the deck with a little draw but didn't tee anything up but the driver. Also its very likely I was overswinging as I was getting pretty frustrated after I kept getting the same result. I doubt the shaft in my driver is the problem as my SS maxes out around 98-100 - I don't think I should be hitting X as I''m only midrange for an S. I have also noticed when on a launch monitor that when I really try to swing hard I lose about 5mph swing speed, which is something
  13. Went to the range today and was hitting everything off the ground pretty well, with a little straight or slightly pushed draw like I prefer. However, with my driver I was hitting weak super high pull fades... obviously I'm coming over the top but I just couldn't figure out how to fix it. I did manage to hit a few pull hooks... just got the clubface closed I guess. I think its a setup problem but I tried everything I could think of with the same result... anyone have any ideas? Its just strange to me that I would hit everything off the ground so well but not off a tee. I can live with a li
  14. Weekend full rate is $50, weekday twilight is $24, however on non-twilight rounds they have a stamp card so you get every 6th round free, which helps. Cart fee is $15, but I walk 75+% of the time; I do ride occasionally when playing with those that won't walk, but I much much prefer to walk.
  15. I will only post numbers I have gotten on a launch monitor (which itself may not even be accurate but probably better than outside where wind, slope, etc have much more to do with it). Driver - average about 235-245 carry (ss 95-100) 6 Iron - average about 160-165 carry (ss 82-84) At the range I seem to hit everything shorter than this, I think its the balls. On the course these number seem reasonably accurate. One time I hit a GPS-verified drive 310 on a level hole, however I did have about a 30 mph tailwind, so some of the "300 hitters" may just be like me where they got it once or tw
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