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  1. Which was the tougher shot, Woodland's three wood on 14 or his wedge on 17? IMO, the three wood was the tougher shot, very high risk reward. That could have easily turned into a bogey or worse. Those guys are all magicians with a wedge in their hands around the green and Woodland said he had almost the same shot on 17 on Thursday and pulled it off then as well.
  2. Jack Nicklaus to Ted Williams: "We have to play our foul balls". To add my two cents, I stopped lying about my distance a while ago because, frankly, I was just lying to myself. It has made me a better player to a degree because I now select the correct club for the shot. I can't hit a wedge over 110 yards any more, and on and on through the whole bag.
  3. 41-45-86 Only four greens in regulation and If I couldn't chip and putt, I wouldn't have broken 90.
  4. I would rather see someone spit than a smoker leaving ashes all over the place. Cigar smokers on a golf course are the worst offenders. Last week I found a large cigar ash on a green that was probably still an ember when it landed and it burned the green. Spitting does zero harm unless it is something like Sergio did when he spit in the cup.
  5. If you could break a piece of gum, Phil would have done it. Steam coming out of his ears.
  6. First, don't join a private club if you don't find the track interesting and challenging. I belong to a private club that is far from "hoity-toity" and, while we are surrounded by those types of clubs in the Philly area, our course is one of the better, interesting tracks in the area so I am lucky to find something like that. It ain't cheap but I prefer the perks of a private club, like conditioning, pace of play, a good range, access whenever I want even if I just want to play 4-5 holes, and being familiar with my surroundings like the golf staff and the membership. Our club fits all of the fore-mentioned criteria, and I never have to change my shoes in the parking lot. I know of some good private clubs in South Jersey with good tracks and good memberships, but I am not real familiar with your area. Good luck in your search.
  7. 39-47-86. Drove the ball well (for me) most of the round and had a real nice start with four straight pars but the rails came off on the back. That 47 included two birdies so that tells you how bad it was on the other seven holes. Hit three pitches sideways, one going OB. Went to the range after and realized that I was too close to the ball, particularly with my wedges.
  8. I played Doonbeg shortly after he bought it, well before he ran for POTUS. And while you couldn’t pay me to play any of his courses at this point, I wouldn’t play Doonbeg again anyway, too many better courses in that general area of the west coast of Ireland.
  9. I think it is pretty clear that I mean we will not be using the new option as a local rule.
  10. I got to play about 5-6 times this winter in Philly but the weather was generally a hindrance. I think last week that we got the most days in a row without rain (or snow) in a year. On Saturday, i actually got a little roll in the fairways for the first time since the fall and hopefully course will be hard and fast soon. Ahhh spring . . .
  11. Our local posting season starts today and our golf committee FINALLY announced that we will continue using stroke and distance for OB and lost balls. It is really the only option for a club that has seven OB's in a row. The fights over where to drop a ball would have been calamitous.
  12. I have always believed that Kuchar is a phony and he has been reinforcing that belief in recent months. The situation the other day with Sergio is a case-in-point. The way I see it, Sergio is an a-hole, something that is unavoidable because he cannot help himself. But Kuchar is a JO which, IMO, is willful. All he had to do was tell the official he gave Sergio the putt, end of story. But, no . . .
  13. My biggest pet peeve at my club is players participating in competition and not knowing the rules. I am constantly correcting the players in my group but I also know that no one is policing a lot of the groups in the competition. In the vast majority of cases they are certainly not trying to gain an advantage but that is beside the point. I play by the rules and so should they. When I was Golf Chairman I would direct the pro staff to make sure that someone in each foursome had a a rudimentary knowledge of the rules because they know the serious players from the causal golfers and they should never put four casual golfers together in a competition. That isn't done anymore and all I can do is shake my head when I scan the tee times and see four knuckleheads in a foursome.
  14. I hear ya. We'll see how it goes. I even have the habit of taking out the pin on the putting green when I am practicing because it reflects the conditions when I play. Maybe that will change for me with the new rule.
  15. I'll deal with my way, you deal with it yours. I doubt it will make much difference. If i hit a good putt it will go in. If I make a bad stroke it won't. The vast majority of putts that we all miss either hit edges or don't hit the hole at all and the pin would have zero effect. But I can just hear you now, when your putt hits smack in the middle of the pin and goes in. "See, what'd I tell you!"
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