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About Rafcin

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  1. Dude. Wake up. Look at Tiger's and Phil's wife again and tell me you've NO IDEA why they're tired.
  2. After disgusting, horrific round I decided I'm not up to "real golf" anymore and I played with 7 iron only (incl. putting) holes 13 through 18 on my home course. Managed to score 4 over on 6 holes, including a sand shot from a deep bunker and a chip-in on 18th for a par it was the BEST scoring streak of my round that day !
  3. especially now in Oct/November a very interesting gadget to have problem is - it would have to be tiny. If it's tiny it can't be powerful enough (or cheap enough ) - and quiet... tough one.
  4. my resume will be short... Age 34 - went to a driving range first time with a set of starter clubs (given to me by my friend). I managed to hit a post separating the stalls dead on, ball came back at me and bruised my ribs. Swore never to try that stupid game again. Age 35 - started to go to a range regularily. "Played" few rounds, using mostly 5wood (the only club I could hit decent). Managed to keep my scores in low 100's. Age 36 - bought first set of clubs (Top-Flight tour). Several times a week on a county course, playing after work into the darkness, every weekend as much as I could. Scores in low 90's. Age 37 - wife bought me 10 lessons pack for my birthday. Completly re-done my swing, brought the scores into low 80's playing close to 100 rounds of golf. Age 38 - joined semi-private club; dropped handicap to single digits, booked another 10 lessons package, kept improving to a consistent 5hcp. Shot my first round under par. Age 39 - hit "the wall". Still around 3 - 5 hcp, no improvement though Got my first hole in one !!! Age 40 - with 3.3 hcp pretty much through-out the season playing tons of golf... not much hopes to improve from here though... that's where I'm at now
  5. who of you haven't though about making a millions with the "next big thing" for golfers? it seems like the market is great - there are thousands if not millions of people playing golf, who refuse to admit that lack of talent prevents them from getting to really advanced level of the game - and they'll try ANYTHING to improve - after all 50% of broadcast time on TGC are infomercials.. Of course I thought of it. Didn't come up with anything yet, but in the meantime I stumbled upon the golf-related patents ... Holly molly. Check out that list - is there ANYTHING that's not patented yet?
  6. and don't let Don hit it, even once ! (2006 Newport Cup insider joke - maybe Don will care to explain )
  7. IMHO you should focus on short game (chipping + putting). Shooting in the 80's means you can get off the tee and keep the ball in play (occasional slice/OB will happen, but it's not a regular event). You should be able to get on or around the green in 2... that's where it's very easy to need 3 - 4 strokes before the ball is holed out. Once you get your "up-and-down" ratio up to at least 75% - your scores will drop.
  8. is it just me, or worrying about a rule infraction 22 years after the fact is quite stupid? What's going on, did he not get enough headlines lately ? I don't get it.
  9. A young fellow from a poor family would often take a bus to the nearest golf course and after the course was closed, would walk through all the roughs, sand traps, and water traps to find as many lost golf balls as he could, then sell them at his yard sale to raise money for his family. One day, both of his front pockets were jammed with golf balls from his trip to the golf course as he rode the bus home. He sat in the front seat,and seated in the front seat across from him, sat a woman with two bags of groceries in her arms. She kept staring at the large bulges in his front pockets, which made him increasingly uncomfortable. Finally , their eyes met, and he smiled at her as he pointed to the bulges in his pants, and said, "golf balls." She returned his smile and nodded, then asked him, " Is that anything like tennis elbow?"
  10. shank itself it's not a problem, it happens to the best of us (did you see that "lateral fade" that Davis Love hit on Saturday at Disney? ). What pisses me off is his attitude - one can't shit on your partner's heads making sound like he's the only one who belongs there - and then follow it with that stinker.
  11. Hi Bradford, welcome. Did anybody tell you about the hazing ritual for new tst.com members? Well - there is a special one for the guys from Atlanta GA. You have to bring every member over to National for a round of golf, before you can keep your posting privileges!
  12. for the Albert dude is just way too much to handle. Arrogant ahole, commenting on others, talking about how they fail - backs up his talk with a beautiful shank in a must-win situation. It could be hard with this dental work - but can you spell L-O-O-S-E-R ?
  13. to get just enough spin on the ball one way or another you can start simple. Draw: imagine a V line, where left line goes at the target; line up your feet along the right line in the "V" - start small, few inches. Keep your club aligned towards the target (left line in the "V"). Try to swing "normal" and allow your body guide your club from inside-out along the line of your feet. Experiment with that, changing the angle in the "V" until you reach appropriate effect. To hit a fade - do exact the opposite. Feet alingment is the easiest way to send your club down the proper path, if you don't have to - leave other "technical nonsense" out of it You won't be able to generate a sweeping hook or hard fade (around imaginary obstruction), but I'd start there first. Once you get comfortable moving the ball 10 feet either direction you can add some of the "technical nonsense" to get the 'hard movemement of the ball' down !
  14. Yes indeed, don't you just love that smile?
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