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shanksalot last won the day on January 29 2017

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  1. One of the Great Things About Golf

    I played baseball or fast pitch softball until I was in my late 40's, but when it got to the point I could no longer go into the hole and throw out the runner I decided to quit. I was playing against guys twenty years younger than me. That is why I switched full time to golf. It is a game you can play as long as you decide to play it. It doesn't matter that you can't break par any longer because you can just play for the enjoyment of the game. I still love baseball and watch games every day that they start playing and until the World Series is over. I still long to be out on the diamond playing, but I still love to watch the game. Spring training has started and the first game of the spring is next Friday.
  2. Shot Timing

    I wish others would also look at the time they take to hit when it is their turn. This game can be less than 4 hours if everyone played ready golf and hit the ball when it was their turn in less the 45 seconds. It is not hard to do and I know most people try to keep up with the group in front of them, yet most weekends it takes more than four hours. I played in a senior tournament every Monday at my course and it took 5/5 1/2 hours for a round. After putting up with that for over a year I quit and moved to another course. So far every round has been under four hours.
  3. Can someone short off the tee become #1 again?

    I voted no, but if for some reason a player in the bottom third somehow does it they will not, can not,stay there for long. Too many guys who hit it out of sight and have complete games as well.
  4. Driving range or a round?

    Back a few years when I was playing well I liked to hit some balls at the range before going out. Not working on anything just seeing what my game was before I hit the course. Your situation is different and I think you have had some good feedback. Right now I am at the point that my game is not great, but why waste time practicing if I am not posting my scores? So I just go out to play and enjoy being out in the fresh air and getting some exercise.
  5. Long Irons

    My wife and I are in our mid 70's and she still has a 4 and 5 iron in her bag. I have given up on mine since I hit a 5 hybrid on a par 3 that was elevated with a huge bunker in front. My playing partner had just bought it and said he loved it. So I tried it and I hit a beautiful high shot into the middle of the green and it stopped after rolling a few feet. I fell in love an now I have three hybrids in my bag. I would not give them up as long as I can still play this game. So easy to hit, forgiving and hit high and land soft. What more could I ask for except it hits the ball in the hole each time. LOL
  6. Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    You can't rewrite the record books. Snead is on record with 82 wins. We can only work with those stated wins, Major and Tour as they stand today. The other big stat for Jack is his 19 second place finishes. 37 times he finished either first or second. That is impressive. I am not a Jack Nicklaus fan yet he, in my opinion, if you consider Majors as the thing that makes a player the greatest than it has to be Jack, yet Tiger was a one time going to destroy all the records until that fatal 2009 fiasco. I will always wonder what might have happened IF!!!
  7. Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    The only thing I could add was for his first ten years Tiger was the most dominate player ever in Professional golf. Jack won more Majors and because of that he is considered by many as the GOAT. How can you argue against either player. Jack's career extended close to 25 years professionally and for most of that time was really not challenged by anyone during that period of time. Arnie for a half dozen years early and Watson at the end. Even with Tiger coming back now, assuming he stays healthy I doubt he will challenge Jack's 18 Major total. Ten years ago most every one thought Woods would blow past Jack's record. Tiger really killed any chance he had with his poor behavior with his marriage and his philandering ways. The injuries really hurt him the last 6-8 years. Despite all that he still managed to win 79 times only Sam Snead had more. I watched both players through both of their careers and if I had to pick one it might be Jack on another day it might be Tiger. They both were the most dominant in their era and both eras had great players as well.
  8. Extending a 3 Metal Shaft

    If the 3 metal shaft is one you really like and hit the club well I would think you might be better served to just buy the brand shaft and put it in your driver. It may cost more, but in the long run I would think you have a true driver shaft and not a extended 3 metal shaft tipped too strong.
  9. What I am seeing from the responses here is when a player tries different balls IE two, three and four piece and finds one that fits their game it does not matter what it does as long as it gives them what they need to play the game.
  10. Is technology hurting golf?

    The pros hit the ball much farther than most of us do and also have a more complete than most of us. I could see the professional golf associations perhaps going to a shorter ball, but not for the amateurs. The USGA and R&A are the ones concerned about the distance the big boys hit it and seem to forget that they are the minority and we are the major amount of golfers in the world.
  11. Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

    I have played with my wedding ring on since I started playing golf. The only time I take it off is if I am working with machinery. Never thought of taking it off as it did not bother me at all.
  12. The Great Debate. Lob or Run?

    Most of the time I would take an 8 or 9 iron and run it up to the pin. Unless there was a trap in my way I would never lob it up to the pin.
  13. How Many 30-Foot Putts? (with Poll)

    In my precious post I should have said How can you answer the question correctly?
  14. How Many 30-Foot Putts? (with Poll)

    I did not vote because I have never tried to hit 20 putts in a row from 30' I would say either zero or one. If you have never tried to make a bunch of 30' putts how can you answer the question honestly?
  15. Oldest Club in Your Bag

    The oldest that I always have in my bag is my Odyssey Two Ball putter. I have clubs that I put in the bag on occasion that are twenty or more years old, but the putter is always in the bag.

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