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shanksalot last won the day on January 29 2017

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  1. If I had the money I would build a par 60 course. It would have 12 3 pars and 6 4 pars. The par 3s would be 120 to 170 and the par 4s would be 300 to 360. Since I am in my late 70's this would be a fun course to play. I can get short game practice and have a few holes where I can hit driver or 3 wood off the tee. Most courses today, despite what the USGA spouts are too long for me.
  2. I believe I play better when I walk. The best 15 year run I had as mid single digit handicapper was when I walked. The courses I play now are too hilly and long so I pretty much ride. I much prefer walking to riding though and it just feels more like I am playing golf with walking.
  3. The only old thing is me. Most of my clubs are a few years old and the only new one is 18 months old. My Taylor Made hybrids are close to ten years old though.
  4. Those balatas would smile at you if you hit one a little thin. That is one ball you need to be a good ball striker to play them I loved the feel and spin on them, but they were a bit dainty. 😬
  5. I agree about Torrey Pines South. Brutal hole. I have always thought that the first hole should be fairly easy. Why start out with a difficult hole. Let the golfers have it easy and that could help with slow play. If it take 20 minutes to play the first hole it may make it a long tiresome day. I for one will not play that course again.
  6. I was in San Diego at age 43. Working for a start up company Scientific Computer Systems. I was happy for Jack although that was probably the only time I was rooting for him to win. Was never a big fan of his.
  7. It sounds like you have far too much info in your head. I would suggest you don't listen to what people tell you on the driving range unless that person is a teaching pro. Since you are new to golf you have not formed a lot of bad habits as of yet. I would suggest you find a good professional teacher and take a series of lessons from that pro. Then continue to practice those lessons until they are locked in to your swing.
  8. In my 60's I played from the men's tees now in my late 70's I play at the senior tees just under 6000 yards down from 6500 yards.
  9. I dislike being a wet blanket, but it is highly unlikely someone would go from start to scratch golf in 18 months. There are so many things that have to go absolutely perfect to get there I find it near impossible. that being said, good luck in your efforts I hope you get down into single digits the first 12 months.
  10. Mine was a TM M1 2017 model. For some reason I just could not hit in the fairway. I have a PING G 25 that is pretty old and it is a fairway finder. Bought the M1 in hopes of a little more distance. I believe it was the worst driver I have even bought. Must have been me and not the driver. I've dated a few women in my life and only married one of them. So I guess I already have that special one in my bag.
  11. I have done this many times in couples competition. Both my wife and I enjoy it. Probably because she is such a tough competitor and we usually win although I sometimes let her down and we lose.
  12. I can't remember playing with a foursome and the course not being crowded.
  13. I would suggest play the next set of tees at a shorter distance for a month or so. See how you fare. If you like it and can play to a lower score and enjoy it more stay there. If not go back to the white tees.
  14. Well it would cost me $1000 since my wife would be playing with me. Had several chances to play there, but it is not worth the money. We have several really nice courses here in Oregon including Bandon Dunes.
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