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  1. Two years ago my short game was a mess; chunks and bladed shots. I had no confidence at all. I decided I needed to do something about it. I worked on it every spare moment I had. I did not take a lesson, though I spoke with a couple pros. We just couldn't work out our schedules. I watched videos, other golfers who were good at it, read articles and practiced, practiced, practiced. Some things didn't work for me. Some did. By last August I began to feel some confidence (yes, it took that long). Now, when looking at a 20 yard pitch or a ten yard chip I feel pretty good about my chances. Same goes for bunker play. I worked on that for months. Spending as much time as I could several days a week trying different things. It was a lot of work. You can take a lesson but you still have to put in the time. I'm a 9 handicap but I do not fear bunker play anymore. In fact, today I got up and down to save par on the 18th hole with a fairly difficult bunker shot (ball above my feet to a rather steep, elevated green). That felt good.
  2. Bill Fields of Golf World wrote this week about Taylor-Made’s Hack Golf initiative designed to solicit new thoughts on how to entice more people to the game. At the PGA show Hack Golf introduced an oversized set of non-conforming clubs and a bigger ball designed for a larger hole. They believe golf is just too hard and complex and needs to be dumbed down in order to attract more participants. This disturbs me. I think dumbing down the game distorts the game itself. Yes, golf is hard. Yes, it is complex. If you want easy there’s always checkers or fishing. I don’t believe the game is keeping people away. It’s the fact that it takes time to learn and time to play and people do not have enough time anymore. Besides, where would this distorted game be played? I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this.
  3. How cool is the Golf Channel's "Fly-Cam"?
  4. I'm sorry, but using the words "fried chicken" in a flippant remark in reference to a black man is a racist comment. Who is he trying to fool?
  5. Holy cow! Can someone please tell McCord to shut the hell up? I cannot stand the constant, inane jabbering.
  6. I was thinking to myself "I wish the announcers would shut up for a minute so I could hear what the pros are saying in between shots" when Bradley dropped a "god damn it" just after his tee shot on the par 3 sixth. It made me laugh.
  7. To be patient and make more putts.
  8. pusher

    2011 U.S. Open

    RM is simply dismantling the course.
  9. pusher

    2011 Tavistock Cup

    I think it's all good fun. Y'all need to lighten up.
  10. pusher

    2011 Tavistock Cup

    "I wish I had the money that built that gut", Feherty on the open mic to Darren Clark. :-0
  11. Is it safe to say one would most likely play better and score better on a course in very good or excellent condition as opposed to one in poor condition, given similar layout and length?
  12. I read an article recently in Golf Digest where the author was lamenting the lack of innovation when it comes to new golf course design. What is considered innovative these days?
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