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    winter = handicap rising :(
  • Birthday 11/30/1978

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  1. maybe it's that awful white color... try painting it black
  2. agreed... they shred like crazy, but felt great. maybe a touch harder, but very close, and MUCH, MUCH more durable... I have one sleeve left and will pick up another dozen or two soon. I have only played the 330 Rx for 1/2 a round... certainly the V2 will loose a little spin from urethane balls, but it's the next best thing. To me the V2 is a slightly longer, slightly cheaper NXT Tour.
  3. Course Management! Mainly just playing more golf will improve this... but a few of the big mistakes I see most high cappers make are as follows... 1) trying to make up for a bad shot with a miracle shot 2) picking a club based on the 1/5 shots that they actually hit that well 3) planning... plan for the next shot 4) knowing your game and limitations - don't play a shot you have 10% chance of pulling off 5) wasted strokes around the green
  4. Most courses will have several tee boxes and most courses in that area aren't overly tricked up (T-road and the Pit being 2 exceptions). July is a good time since it is VERY hot and most courses are little cheaper at this time. I would definately try to have everyone play at least one Donald Ross course... Pinehurst #2 and Pine Needles being the BIG 2, but Southern Pines is a much more affordable option if you want to sample a classic Donald Ross course... and it is short and very playable for most anyone. My brother-in-law loved it and he has only cracked 100 once in his life. Nothing about Legacy Golf Links or Whispering Pines, or even Pine Needles made them tough for a beginer... my wife played all three with me, and her best score was at Pine Needles, but she also loved the other two. I wouldn't get too hung up on difficulty, maybe just make sure I played a couple of the older more historic type courses, and a couple new ones.
  5. When are you going next month? We will be there June 15 and 16, and maybe another day depending on our schedules. Any idea what 2 you might work in... I have heard Longleaf is pretty nice as well as Little River I absolutely loved that course... I have heard Mid-Pines is fantastic as well. One of these days I'll go back and play both along with Pinehurst #2.
  6. Lost Golf Balls is a bit cheaper and has the same stuff... FWIW
  7. I wasn't insinuating you would... just trying to draw a line for the OP in case he was actually thinking of making a playbook from this thread. Sometimes people actually follow discussion board advice.
  8. Big_M

    Games for Two?

    Anyone have some good ideas for 2-man golf betting games... I am about a 10 now and he is around a 5... we do a lot of Nassua match or stroke play with him giving me strokes. Once in a while we do straight up skins with carry-overs and/or greenies. Just looking for a few more ideas. Note: we are going on a little 4 round, two day trip, and if anyone has any ideas on a small 72 hole bet... please share.
  9. I am going to play Tobacco Road, Anderson Creek, and Foxfire East and West. I only live about 2 hrs away and I am taking a trip with a golf buddy to play 4 rounds and stay one night. I have already played a few in the area... Pine Needles, Southern Pines, Whispering Pines, Legacy Golf Links, Tot Hill Farm. Anyone played any of those four or have any comments on the Pinehurst / Sandhills area. I know T-road is pretty wild and most hate or love it, but even those who hate it say they are glad they played it once. I have played Tot Hill which is also Mike Strantz, and while I would hate to play it often is is fun 1-2 times a year. The other 3 courses I booked are much more traditional. I was just curious if anyone had played any of them.
  10. I love playing with a few guys who can talk some sh___. Nothing is more fun than trash talk during golf, you just have to know when to back off... as long as it's all in good fun and your opponent can take it. Just mention something about his swing... "are you trying to take the club back more inside, it sure looks like your swing is a little more flat today." Some of these enter the realm of being an ass in my book. I think getting in someone's head with a comment or trash talk is OK (see above), but moving and making noise during someone's swing or making a comment right as they are about to begin their takeaway is bogus. I know both myself and a few others I play with would all be OK with some serious smack talk or watch out for that water, but we would all be a bit pissed by someone walking directly behind us during our swing, or saying nooonan as we swung or otherwise. In my eyes one behavior is OK with buddys, one is being an a-hole regardless.
  11. Yeah... it's way too early to count them out. I was sooo glad Yzerman carried himself better than Gretzky in Salt Lake. Gretzky is great and all, but he acted like a little baby in Salt Lake... made me sick watching it. That's going to be a hell of a game... definately worth missing work. Also, I think NBC Olympic website might have a live feed if you must work. yeah... 15-20 minute break is to resurface the ice... which gets pretty chewed up. My 2 cents, but hockey is by far the most exciting team sport to watch... very fast paced and not full of stopages in play. In football and basketball (especially at the end) you have constant stopping of play with commercials. In hockey most commercials are between periods, so if you have a DVR you can watch a hockey game in about 75-80 minutes... and you don't have to FF all the time, mostly just between periods and 1-2 commercials per period. I am biased, but hockey is about the only sport I really follow on TV other than golf.
  12. Big_M

    Poor Goydos!

    I fell asleep (watching it on DVR after my hockey game) while they were waiting on the group with the other 9... woke up, went in to check the highlights on the computer and saw that Goydos did "something" bad... read a little more and WOW... whish I had stayed awake just a bit longer... looked like a crazy finish.
  13. Big_M

    14 club rule

    Agreed... playing with more is NOT golf... it is whacking around a ball for FUN. I don't really care if you are not playing me for money or otherwise, but anyone who does it for anything other than a practice round in which you are trying things out (maybe for a tournament or something), is a clown. To me it would be like some teeing thier ball up on each shot or kicking thier ball out from behind every tree... it is illegal and if you do it you are not a golfer. Nope. yeah some chubby guy, Phil something or another had some success with such a strategy.
  14. While I have only tried these for one cold weather round... I liked what I saw and felt. Tri-speeds seemed mushy and inconsistent to me.... just my .02 I love gamers minus how they shred... maybe version 2 will be more durable. I am planning to try the AD333, NXT Tour (which I have played), new Gamers, and E5's... one of those will be my ball for the year... hopefully.
  15. When I saw this thread I was scared to read it... these discussions usually turn ugly. Instead of answering I will ask a few questions... 1) Why would someone who believes in evolution mock Christianity with those disciple fish with feet? 2) Why do so many Christians insist on fighting amongst themselves over how communion is given or how to worship? 3) Why do some atheists feel so strongly AGAINST religion. 4) Why are we talking religion on a golf board. Maybe a discussion of how religion impacts or doesn't impact our golf games would be more appopriate.
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