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  1. I probably live in a bubble, but I have many Japanese colleagues and this was a big deal to them. One of them literally said some of the higher ups were in tears at such an accomplishment.
  2. Appreciate all the feedback! Definitely sounds like the general consensus is in agreement with my theory. For what it's worth, I'm player 1. While I was never a top athlete in my younger years, I consider myself reasonably coordinated. That being said, playing golf has been a humbling experience. Based on my readings here, I've struggled to improve more than the huge majority of players, despite great efforts. However, there's a ying to the yang. What my enormous struggles has given me is a really great appreciation for any player who can hit the ball consistently well, and all
  3. Hey guys, On this forum, the common story I hear here is that a lot of people pick up the game, take 6-12 months to break 100 and another 1-2 years to break 90. My hypothesis/question is, isn’t this story a rarity? While a golf message board is more likely to be frequented by better golfers, I hear this story more often than I would have expected. Here is the profiles of my four-some: Player 1: Playing 8 years, practicing daily & takes lessons. A good drive goes about 220-230. Scores 100-110. Not tall/strong/athletic, but is reasonably coordinated. Player 2:
  4. If it's not about trust, what is it about?
  5. Golf in 28 degrees is a bold move, I like it. I have a net in my garage. It's OK down to about 15 degrees outside. Then it gets uncomfortable. I haven't tried to get on a course when it's lower than about 40, but I'm going to try that when the snow melts.
  6. San Diego's weather is amazing, but where can you live for under a million dollars?
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    Gotcha, this is what I wasn't seeing. If I was playing with someone who took 20 seconds to look at his 2 foot putt, marked his ball, etc., I think I'd get frustrated with that. We don't spend much time with a routine on the green, so it goes quickly.
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    Seems like a lot. I would have thought it'd be a quarter of that.
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    There is a distance, just a couple inches, where the conversion rate can reasonably be said to be 100%.
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    So, I gotta ask... if there is any kind of competition, why are you giving them 1 footers? They'll obviously make most of them, but once in a while they'll miss and it is to your advantage.
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    Hey guys, I am sure this topic has been discussed at great length, but didn't seem to find a thread specific to my question. My regular playing partner & I are aligned well that we don't give each other anything. The ball must go in the hole, unless it's within a couple inches. Thus, I practice a good amount of short putts. We don't play for money but there are substantial bragging rights and a lot of trash talk and our families see each other often. Had a couple other people join us the other day and they were surprised that we had these rules. They had played for 20+ years
  12. Thanks for the feedback! I see the pricetag on that is roughly $260, which seems like a lot when comparing to something that's a couple bucks. How is the value for the dollar?
  13. Hi guys, I just recently switched from a basement set-up to a garage set-up. The basement had a nice cushioned carpet underneath the practice mat, but the garage is just concrete underneath the practice mat. In the garage, I'm feeling a lot of feedback, whereas with the carpet underneath, I did not. Do you experience the same and if so, how do you mitigate it? I'm actually worried that over time it could cause injury, on top of it being much harder to know if I hit it solid or not. Thanks
  14. I'm in the Chicago suburbs. I can walk my local course, 9 holes for $15 or 18 for $26. $44 to ride 18, which you can find several around that price point if you look around. Some of the more expensive courses go in the $70-100 range.
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