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About bkuehn1952

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  • Birthday 09/21/1952

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    Ann Arbor, Michigan

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  1. The course has been there since 1927 and became a city-owned course in the 1960's. My guess is the homes were built after the course was long established. The course, however, was re-designed relatively recently (2004) so I am a bit surprised they did not address this issue then (or maybe they tried and failed). I'd move the back tee boxes as far to the right as possible (right next to the road) and possibly move them forward some. Then, as @boogielicious suggested, build a high wall topped with netting, from the tee down the fairway 250 yards, minimum. Then try to create a nice landing area to the left, without encroaching on the other hole's fairway. I played an executive course in the Phoenix area where the right edge of the tee box was literally abutting a concrete wall. One either hit it straight, hit a fade off to the left (right handed) or ricocheted the draw.
  2. bkuehn1952

    Hole in 1 on a par 3 course

    The USGA confirms there are no "rules" related to what is or is not a valid hole-in-one. They say: Rule Misc. Validity of Hole in One Q. What constitutes the validity of a hole in one? A. The Rules of Golf do not address the issue of the validity of a hole-in-one. It is up to the Committee to determine whether a hole-in-one is valid. The USGA recommends that a hole-in-one be considered valid: If made during a round of at least nine holes, except that a hole-in-one made during a match should be acceptable even if the match ends before the stipulated round is completed. If the player is playing one ball; a hole-in-one made in a practice round in which the player is playing two or more balls should not be acceptable. If attested by someone acceptable to the Committee. If made at a hole with a temporary tee and/or putting green in use, even if the Committee did not specifically define the teeing ground with tee-markers; the length of the hole at the time should be stated on any certificate. If made in a "scramble" competition, which is played as follows: A side comprises four players. Each member of a side plays from the teeing ground, the best drive is selected, each member plays a second shot from where the best drive is located, and so on. For me personally, I agree with the USGA except the minimum of 9-holes. If you play 6 and have to leave, so what. I also do not think one needs to have a witness. It is certainly cooler to have others enjoy the feat but if you are playing alone, why should I not believe you? (unless one is going to win something or "set a record" and get publicity)
  3. Don't let him fool y'all with that TN stuff.  He's a Joisey boy.

  4. bkuehn1952

    Do You "Slow Drop" the Flagstick?

    A couple years ago I experimented when the greens were a bit soft (a bit of rain the night before). I let the flag stick fall like a tree cut down ... timber!! It left a visible groove on the green. I can't say how long the groove remained or if a putt would have been affected by the groove. After that, I began to use the flag to lower the flagstick or dropped it on my out stretched leg/foot. Admittedly, the flagstick in the "test" was a heavy duty muni-type stick. Hard to imagine one of the whippy lightweight sticks making as much of a dent.
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    Different Handicap for Walkers?

    No. Your handicap will reflect the influence of walking on your game. If you walk 18 times and ride twice, AND your walking scores are higher, your handicap will be higher. Like you, I walk a fair amount. While I can get a bit leg weary down the stretch, it is not like I can't take a breather of sit for a minute or two. We are not in a race where stopping for a moment puts us in 11th place. p.s. Sarasota is flat as a pancake, for the most part. The walk can't be that tough. I've walked and carried in July in Sarasota and had no issues.
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    Playing with Irons Only

    Decades ago, when hitting a steel shafted wooden-headed driver was a bit of a challenge for me, I contemplated playing without a driver or 3-wood. Ultimately, the distance given up limited my potential to improve beyond a certain point. So I set about learning how to hit them consistently. Of course, I was never able to hit a 2 iron straight and 230 yards (in fact I never owned a 2 iron). Still, I think those who counsel you to learn how to hit a consistent driver/3-wood are giving you good advice.
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    Champions Tour - Scott Parel (WHO??)

    It has been quite a few years since I paid much attention to The Champion's Tour. I went to the tour's website and was casually looking at the past season. Then I noticed some guy named Scott Parel. Scott Who?? He won three times in 2018 (one was unofficial). He won $3,000,000+. He did not play golf in college and joined the Web.com tour in 2003 at the age of 38. I have read that the Champion's Tour has tried to make it increasingly difficult for a no-name to qualify and stay on the senior circuit. Apparently one guy managed to swim against the tide. Good for him.
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    Anyone here play disc golf?

    Kensington Metro Park (Milford) as a course (18 holes). Very heavily forested. Hudson Mills (Dexter) has two 18 hole courses. Ann Arbor has an 18 hole course and a 9 holer. The nine is really tight, swampy and forested. There are a few others around but those are the ones I have played. The beauty of disc golf is when there is no snow on the ground (or very little), one can play in the winter. Just leave the white discs at home. Florescent orange is a good color. 😉
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    Winter Depression Thread

    Cleaned out the car this weekend and put the clubs in the basement. The first appreciable snow occurred Friday night and 1-2 inches is forecast for tomorrow. My hope is I can haul them up some time this winter. My 45 month streak is in jeopardy.
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    Rolling Balls Yield More Aces

    I agree with the idea that a ball rolling some distance will be holed more often than a shot that hits, hops and stops (or releases very little). I am not so sure about a disproportionate number of aces being recorded by high handicaps. Aces per GIR for a high handicapper, however, is likely higher than a low handicapper. I couldn't think of a logical way to work in the fact that I had two aces this year (so far!) so I will just blurt out the brag.😉
  11. bkuehn1952

    Which is better?

    Long iron/hybrid for a GIR.
  12. Do you? And your reasons? I have played in our City's championship for 28 years and would have whether it was flighted or not. I never have had a chance to win but have always enjoyed competing with all the other "losers" who are lucky to break 80. I always think of this event as one of my majors. At the same time, I play in a lot of handicapped/Net tournaments where I do have a chance to win. I don't want to always be a non-competitive field-filler.
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    Draw vs Fade: Which is Cooler & Reliable

    Most of us hacks fight or hit slices. To consistently hit a draw takes a bit of skill (as does taming the slice to a fade). Until we have enough talent to actually choose a ball flight, I think we slicers consider a draw "cool".
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    American slang/idioms

    I always like the quote attributed to G.B. Shaw, "The English and Americans are two peoples divided by a common language."
  15. Good thing I never won the PGA. My wife would never allow me to bring THAT into the house. 😉
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