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  1. Thanks for the responses. You have been very, very helpful
  2. I have owned several nice Sunice products so will look at them. On a similar topic, while searching for rain gear, there is a video of 2015 rain gear from the Morning Drive show, in which they show a hat with a large rear facing brim but I can't hear or see the brand. Seems to be perfect to keep water from dripping down your back. Has anyone seen this product?
  3. My OLD Greg Norman rain jacket finally fell apart. Looking for a new short sleeved ( Florida) reasonably priced jacket ( seems like all Gore Tex jackets are over $300!). l liked the Footjoys but they have a 2 yr waterproof warranty. Pay 150-270 dollars and have a 2 yr waterproof warranty?? Any suggestions please?
  4. I saw it but........... Is it all true? Do companies jump at telling you that financially they are struggling or do they talk initially about re structuring, mergers, changes in management, consolidation, efficiency etc. I do not want to speculate... It just sounds unusual.........hope it works out for them
  5. Golf insurance................ Nothing turns on lawyers more than the word insurance. The larger the policy, the more they drool for their 40% they get for all the, pain, suffering, lack of sex etc ( none of which they can quantify). In Florida they had a "malpractice crisis" with a large number of lawsuits and every doctor was carrying 2-4 million in coverage. The issue could not be solved by the legislators ( all lawyers) but was solved by the physicians dropping their coverage to a max 250k. Suddenly the interest in attorneys pursuing lawsuits dropped Insurance is not always the solution but laws like the one our friends in U.K. have ( you lose, you pay for both parties) would certainly help
  6. not talking about skills or teaching abilities..............but The voices!!! They drive me crazy!! Michael Breed (The worst) Damon Hack Martin Hall Sometimes, particularly with Hack, who speaks as if he was the deep and profound thinker of golf, I have to change channels
  7. We are all going crazy with the Big Break cancellation but could all this be part of a larger problem in which the channel is losing viewers and a secondary effect of the general decrease in interest in golf, less players, courses closing etc. how many re runs of tournaments could you watch before you stop watching at all. I would suspect there are some serious financial issues
  8. Right hand swing Developed tendinosis with tenderness in the outer part of the lower Achilles' tendon and outer part of the insertion of my right foot Tender to touch when walking a while, particularly uphill Every time I stopped playing golf for a couple of weeks it would get better but as soon as I played golf it came back in the same place. I assumed it was related to walking on the course or the greens even if I was riding a cart. Today after going to the range I think I figured out what may be causing it. When I swing I push off, lift and roll in the right foot pretty aggressively. (Frequently a cause for hitting left) and I tend to do it early in the forward swing.. It is then worsened if I am walking 9 or 18 holes when I climb a hill. I wonder if this has happened to others. Will an Achilles' tendon brace help for the current symptoms to be able to continue playing? What type? Any hints, tricks or suggestions to keep the heel down until the end of the swing? Thanks for any help. It has been going on for several months,
  9. I am left handed Played baseball most of my life as a righty because as a kid in a small town it was nearly impossible to find a glove for a lefty I play golf right handed but putt left handed (tried both ways but much better putter as a lefty)
  10. rstyle

    Wife golf

    Is she athletic or play other sports? Does she know other women that play? Is she 30 or 65 yrs old? Patience, Patience, Patience! If she shows slight interest buy her several lessons. There are places with female golf pros that may make her more comfortable play 9 holes only for a while My wife became an addict. Beware!! Everything will cost you x2
  11. Spitfisher mentioned something that I had thought about in the past.. In my area golf course paths are off limits at all times except for golf carts. I imagine there is risk of people going and damaging the course after hours But.............I don't know how many times my wife and I go out for a walk or a bike ride in the evening and have to go in the streets when it would be really nice to go (after hours) in widened and paved cart paths. I am sure young joggers would also use them Clubs could have teen camps and lower cost for students with proper ID Just throwing out ideas as I write
  12. I am sure this is an old topic but I keep reading of foolish ides of how to get people to play golf. Bigger hole, less holes etc. This is where I see some of the problems 1) My wife and I love to play golf. Which means that every golf outing or trip costs me double. Recently looked at a "resort" in Florida. Special package $587 per person for 2 rounds and stay. Waling, 80-100 dollars for caddy per bag. So....more than $1,300 for my wife and I to play golf and a one night stay. It would have been easy to give discounts to couples in the past but now every two guys will say they are a couple 2) Just got a golf catalog. $70 for a pair of shorts! $189 for a pair of shoes! (Personally I think that if I am going to promote a brand with a logo they should be significantly discounted). Why should I pay $20+ for a hat with a huge Titlest or Callaway logo. Maybe they should give them away. 3) Too expensive for kids to play and get good at it. If you play in a cheaper course it will be $30-40 a round. But....you need to practice and play at least once a week to be any good. Do they want spend the money and the time?? No 4) In the past club memberships were great. There was not much else to do in town and they had a great restaurant and a pool. I belong to a club with a great restaurant. But.....there are lots of superb restaurants in town so I am forced to spend $800 a year in food so the clubs stays afloat. Am I better paying $50,000 to $150,000 to join a club and have to play their golf course forever.........................or am I better off playing different expensive $200 courses every week of the year ($10,400 per year) for 10 years. 5) I do not believe in changing the game or the rules of the game but can't think of ways to improve interest In the summer open until 9pm so kids can play after school or work? Open ranges earlier? Rent clubs a at very discounted rate? Golf specials or packages for people less than 30? (I am sure older folks would object)
  13. Seems that when I turn the shoulders and bring the club back I lean forward and end up with my weight in the front of the right foot (right handed golfer) They tell me to try to feel some weight in the heel; of the right foot at the end of the backswing but I have a hard time doing it I feel I am not going to hit the ball on my forward swing or I am going to sway back Any practice tips on how to feel the correct weight on your right foot on the backswing?? Thanks
  14. Don't wear one ......but carry one in my bag. I find that when it gets real hot in the summer my hands get sweaty and,even drying with a towel, on occasion one hand slips of the other one. I then put a glove on.
  15. rstyle

    rules on marking

    Always thought, that although a little bit more difficult or uncomfortable for the player, marking in front of the ball would prevent people from doing this. In addition, if the ball moves when you pick up the mark (not good),. it would move farther away from the hole. Some rules do not make sense to me. Like having to play from a huge divot made by someone playing his first rounds of golf
  16. Both my wife and I are 60 yr old and with no health issues. We both play golf Would like to get the longer trainer but it would be nice if she could use it too. She is 5'6 and 132 lbs. Not sure if the Golden may be too short for me. Could she use the longer trainer and just grip down a couple of inches to make it a little shorter
  17. Looked at the OrangeBall Whip I can see how it would help with tempo and slowing you down But.............over a hundred bucks?? Wow
  18. As I loosen up during a round I start swinging harder and probably" overswinging." My rounds usually start with pars and bogeys and after the 8th- 9th hole that start getting worse. When I play with people for the first time thay think I am a ringer because of the way I play the first few hoes. I always tell them to wait until the real me starts playing. The only thing that sometimes help me is to start making the practice swing with only my left arm. I can feel the weight transfer and the trajectory of the club. I then place the right hand on the club and try to imitate the swing with one arm. Many times it works....other times I accelerate on the downswing leading to a hook or slice. (Sometimes I try to think or Ernie Els before hitting the ball!!) Wondering if people have exercises or mental images that help maintain or develop a good tempo
  19. I think there was a little misunderstanding with my comments regarding the weight of LPGA players. Yes....everyone likes eye candy but it is not what I was refering to What I meant was more directed towards the fact that male (both PGA and Seniors) work hard at being fit and very few are maybe a little flabby. I would not consider Mickelson fat (maybe a couple of years back) I would think that young women who walk who knows how many hundreds of miles and make, who knows how many thousands of swings, would not have difficulty keeping their weight down. I would think that they would want to exercise and increase their flexibility. Watching Park and Zalla (?) at the recent LPGA major, neither one looked athletic, strong or in any kind of physical shape (other than fat). Good golfers..yes If you look at Suzanne Petterson (?), you see someone that looks like she means business Annika was also athletic and strong and not eye candy. Inkster etc.
  20. Very good player.............deserved winning The Master's...........................but his game was totally improved and transformed by the long putter. Could he win without it? Is this an example that anchoring does help many players? I really do not care one way or the other about the ruling on long putters but if I look back, Adam I think is the first player I can remember whose game improved dramatically anchoring the putter (Stevie must have made another big bundle of money with his new player!!)
  21. 1) I hope she improves and does better. She was pushed by parents and maybe instructors too early. Pushing her to play early on with the guys was a stupid thing 2) she is definitely an athletic and attractive girl. I think she has the skills but needs good instruction. Maybe trying too hard? Thought the same of Pressell 3) Tired of looking at short and heavy (fat) golfers in the LPGA. No matter what the country of origin. Don't they walk miles and miles? For some the comment may sound sexist..........but..........how many PGA male golfers in the top 20 are overweight? 4) I wonder if the fast food in this country is doing this to the Korean girls. The Australian and Swedish girls do not look like that. 5) the truth is that heavy or skinny they are all pretty good golfers. Side note, sorry not to derail the thread: Use to watch Natalie Gulbis on ads and TV and thought she had chicken legs and always was pushing her chest out potentially making her fall on her face. Not particularly attracted to her smile. One day I was in Dallas about to get on a flight when this tall super hot, super beautiful athletic girl with this amazing hair shows up to get on the flight................yep............... Natalie herself..........I can tell you that I was with my wife who also plays golf and she mentioned that she looked a lot bettetr in person. I drooled, trembled...............
  22. I guess what I meant by number 4 is that going to the movies with my wife and spending 20-25 dollars does not bother me as much as wanting to play a nice course on a trip and having to pay 100-400 dollars for both to be able to play It is fun to be able to play golf together and fun to go on a trip and plan to play together at a nice course but at current prices we cannot afford it.
  23. A pro once told me that his way of slowing down is to think of hitting the club less distance. EX: If you hit the 5 iron consistently 160-170 yards, he will think of hitting it 140-150yrds. He thought that if you always thought "hit it like a 110yrd wedge", you may on occasion slow down too much and screw up your swing I played baseball most of my life and have not found a consistent way of slowing down although I hit it longer and straighter if I I am able to slow down. Mentally, I think of a slow swing and start a slow backswing and then accelerate to 250 mph on the forward swing which gets me all out of position
  24. Article in the Palm Beach Post last week in which it talks about J Nicklaus is getting people together to figure out ways to get more people interested in the game. They feel golf is going in a downhill slope. They are even talking about 12 hole courses or rounds Any ideas? Several quick ones I can think of: 1) 20-100k memberships 2) private clubs should allow limited outside play 3) What 15-25 yr old wants to spend $25-$75 to play golf..........plus cost of lessons 4) I love playing with my wife. Wonderful time together by ourselves. It costs me exactly double $$ to be able to do it. If a course is $50, I have to pay $100
  25. Thanks 90mph swing speed (fitting 2 yrs ago) Still an 18 handicap. Not enough playing time. Inconsistent. Could shoot 86 today and 104 in 3 days. Maybe the X HL may help
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