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  1. Well probably half those were on a course rated 69.5. I had a good streak, yes, but in the long run I am not a +2.
  2. Unfortunately I went through a period in July and September where I had 9 straight rounds in the 60s (a combined 40 under par) and it has had a devastating impact on my handicap with my group. They are making me play as a +2. I shot 71 on Thursday and got my ass handed to me. Good thing is I am playing with house money for a while because that stretch was very lucrative. But no my handicap is not accurate, I am a 0 handicap at best.
  3. NM Golf

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    Not exactly the best advice. For instance if these are his cobras: Then he could most definitely see improvement in his game with a little equipment change.
  4. I can't look down on people that drink light beer, because all of my friends drink that stuff. Michelob Ultra with a couple limes is actually not too bad on a hot day. We drink it occasionally when we go camping.
  5. I used to play a lot of golf with a guy who fluffed it all the time. Some years back we got paired together in a club tournament, he hit his drive down the middle and when he got to his ball he moved it. I don't think he was really even thinking about it, it had just become habit. I called him on it and he apologized and tried to put it back. I told him it was still a penalty and he was pissed. We were in the same cart and he literally refused to talk to me the rest of the round (awkward!) Funny thing I ended up beating him by a stroke.
  6. Personally, I love Guinness floats. Just pour half a Guinness over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, delicious!
  7. I don't know how they drink that stuff. If I want something light there are still some nice selections not made by millercoors or budweiser. In college thats all I drank, then someone turned me on to good beer. To each their own, I can drink a coors light if I have to, if I squeeze a lime into it its almost not terrible.
  8. It's never too early for beer, but life's too short to drink bad beer. Trade that gross Bud or Coors light in for a beer you can taste. Couldn't have said it better myself, Bloody Marys are practically health food. No better way to start the day.
  9. The best of the municipal courses (by far) is Arroyo Del Oso, its very walkable. They don't take tee times during the week, its first come first serve, but they will be able to get you on as a single. There are other public courses that are nice as well, If you want to walk I would suggest Santa Ana https://www.mynewmexicogolf.com/santaana/. They are a 27 hole facility thats not overly expensive, in nice shape, and very walkable. Its a bit farther away but not that bad. Someone suggested Sandia and Twin Warriors, but both are nearly impossible to walk or don't allow it. I work at Arroyo Del Oso on Sundays if you get by say hello. Ask for Danny
  10. If you really do 3-putt consistently from 15 feet that would be a glaring weakness in your game that needs to be addressed. I still somewhat doubt the validity of that claim though. People are notoriously poor at analyzing their own games, hence the decades old belief that short game is the most important part of the game. It's not.
  11. I put 0, but its not like I never lose a ball, it just doesn't happen all that often. I use a ball for a couple rounds then it goes into my shag bag. After a couple years in the shag bag into the garbage they go.
  12. See this is where people don't understand the partial strokes gained methodology. You are seeing everything in complete strokes. What you don't realize is just about every time you three putt, it's probably partially your drive or approach shot that caused it. For example, you hit a poor drive and you have to hit a long iron out of the rough to the green. You leave yourself a 50 foot putt and you 3-putt. People blame the putter, but its the long game that actually is to blame. People are aIso poor judges of distance. I doubt you are actually 3-putting much from 15 feet. Those 3-putts are probably coming from more of the 30-50 foot range. Take a tape measure to the putting green and check it out, its hard to 3-putt from 15 feet.
  13. Really and truly, I have found that sometimes when I really "pure" a shot it will be a little long. My distances are determined from how I normally hit a golf shot. I don't normally pure a shot so sometimes when I do it may be a bit long.
  14. I only play 18. My only 9 hole rounds are rounds that got rained out or shortened for some other unforeseen occurrence. If I can't play 18 I either practice on the range or if the course isn't too busy I will find a gap and go practice on the course. 9 holes just seems like an unfinished round to me.
  15. I stand corrected, marijuana is definitely a PED. People that smoke weed don't remember how bad they sucked and therefor are not affected by the 'demons" the rest of us are. Seriously though, I still don't buy that it's effects are performance enhancing for golfers, the fact that it decreases hand-eye coordination and distorts spatial perception I believe far outweighs any benefits one might get from decreased anxiety and tension. Again, golf is way more physical than mental. But that's just my personal opinion as someone who has felt the affects of cannabinoids before. There really isn't any "normal stuff" anymore. As @Eric C stated the marijuana strains today are for more potent than those of yesteryear. With its decriminalization, growers have been able to develop strains that are more pain relieving as opposed to euphoric in nature. Also, different strains have different affects. Indica strains generally provide a deeper feeling of relaxation whereas sativa strains provide a more euphoric or "giggly" effect. I think the whole thing is fascinating myself, I have a cousin who is a grower and the whole operation is mind boggling. I always thought of it as a bunch of hippies with houseplants, it's actually very scientific and labor intensive.
  16. @ALong17 I would also try to abide by this: Don't get caught up in the outdated advice some give to spend a great deal of time on the putting green. If you have an hour to practice, maybe 10 minutes on the putting green is sufficient. And if you are doing that be specific on what you are working on. Don't just mindlessly stroke balls from 15 feet at a hole, assess the weakest part of you putting and find a drill to work on it. Also, just buying a medium bucket of balls and hitting them one after the other is not practicing. I know you stated that you believe your putting to be the root of your problem, but most of the time we blame the short game when it's really the long game where we are losing the majority of our strokes. For example, I hit an approach shot onto the green 60 feet from the pin. I three putt from there and blame my putting for the bogey, when it was actually the shitty approach shot that was the problem. Remember, the long game is more important than the short game. The long game is a much bigger determinant of your total score than the short game.
  17. To me I think good practice begins with accurate analysis of your game. Mostly this is done by keeping your stats or even better yet using tools like GameGolf. Only with a good understanding of your game can you devise a plan of attack as to what you need/should work on in your game.
  18. I said 4-6, I went back and revisited my last round and I came up with 6 shots, but I actually hit the ball really well that day. That would mean on a regular day it'd be 3-4, a bad day maybe 1-2. I normally have at least one shot a round that I flush, its the shot that keeps you coming back for more.
  19. Yeah really see this thread... I play a ton of competitive golf at a much higher level than you BTW. The mental game is a crutch used by people to explain away why they don't play well because it's easier on the ego than saying they don't physically have the tools. If you would like to discuss that please click on the link above to that thread because it's in this one.
  20. I have little doubt that this is merely an outlier and if someone were to actually collect data in a scientific way it would show that the effects of both alcohol and marijuana are detrimental on one's ability to play golf, or any sport for that matter. It makes people unable to operate a motor vehicle safely, but turns them into Tiger Woods on the golf course? Come on... The mental game is highly overrated, the detrimental effects on your motor skills and reaction times would highly outweigh any dulling of performance anxiety. I mean really, how nervous can you possibly be? I have friends who swear they are better after a couple beers on the course. I always agree with them because I know it's not true and they will just lose more money the drunker they get.
  21. As others have said, playing a course from the correct tees makes golf a lot more fun. And it makes for more birdie and eagle opportunities. Heck playing from tees even a bit shorter than you need can be fun. I had two eagles in my last round. I played with some guys who like to play a yardage between the back tees and the middle tees. That made it easier to hit par the par 5s in two, and I did just that. Screw the ego, golf is supposed to be fun.
  22. But it's not. I do not know your background with marijuana, but even the most relaxing indica strain would cause slowed reaction time and fine motor skills would be diminished. Neither of those things would be conducive to playing better golf. No one is that nervous where it would be a good trade off. I don't mean to argue with either of you, I am just saying in NO WAY can I see how marijuana use during a round of golf would be performance enhancing.
  23. ummm no...it's not performance enhancing at all.
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