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JonMA1

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JonMA1 last won the day on April 1 2017

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About JonMA1

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    Northern Michigan

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    Righty

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  1. Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    Thanks. It's a first playing this time of the year and the first time breaking 40 in 9. I'm not sure why the sticks were placed in the hole, but they were frozen in place.
  2. 160 yards to break 90?!

    Ok, I understand now what you meant. I still don't agree, but at least I understand. :)
  3. Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    https://www.gamegolf.com/player/JonMa1/round/2021704 I'm not sure where this came from. The course was closed but the manager told me I could play. Took advantage of the nearly snow-free conditions and a bit warmer weather and headed out to play 9. No flags on any of the greens, only sticks???? Two of the greens were almost completely covered in snow/ice so I added 2 putts to my score on each after getting on the green. I hit the 3 wood as well as I can possibly hit a club. That was a huge reason for the low score. 3 wood 175 yd par 3 6i from 152 yds
  4. 160 yards to break 90?!

    Huh? I've tried every variation from extremely conservative to more aggressive and everything in between. In the end, LSW strategy is the best. It only requires one to know their game. Hit the ball well and you score lower. I'm not sure what other 100's (high 90's) golfers are doing, but in my case, strategy has almost nothing to do with not being able to break 90. Absent of any really stupid decisions, It's about developing a good full swing and a good short game. I just got back from playing 9 holes. I scored lower than I ever have. I would have played 18 but then I figured I'd owe you $100. .
  5. 160 yards to break 90?!

    Definition of talent 1a : a special often athletic, creative, or artistic aptitude b : general intelligence or mental power : ability Definition of strategy plural strategies 1a (1) : the science and art of employing the political, economic, psychological, and military forces of a nation or group of nations to afford the maximum support to adopted policies in peace or war (2) : the science and art of military command exercised to meet the enemy in combat under advantageous conditions b : a variety of or instance of the use of strategy 2a : a careful plan or method : a clever stratagem b : the art of devising or employing plans or stratagems toward a goal There. We're even.
  6. 160 yards to break 90?!

    I'm sorry if this post sounds cynical @onthehunt526. I think it's great that you're sharing information that might help those of us who struggle and I appreciate it. This isn't meant to be critical of you for posting. The concept is nonsense, IMO. Unless someone is just making really dumb decisions, any milestone requires a necessary level of skill to achieve. Sure, there are plenty of folks flirting with 90 who would save a couple strokes by changing up their strategy. To those, this strategy might have some merit. However, the quote above claims anyone can break 90. I've broken 90 twice in my life and it was from playing "lights out" golf (for me) on short courses (feel free to ridicule). What's more, I play with people who have zero chance of breaking 90 with their current abilities. Two of my favorites.... Oh, I never thought about that.... confidently hit greens from inside 150 and never 3 putt. Done and done! Does this guy ever play with 90 golfers? It's just that people love to make claims or guarantees on the internet without consequence. I'd pay $100 to anyone who can show me how to break 90 on a 6,000 yard course by simply changing my strategy. It would be the best $100 ever spent.
  7. Love/Hate Relationship With Golf

    Love: A nice day on an empty course. Good contact with any club. Hitting a green with a long iron. Watching a putt curve towards the hole at the right speed on a nasty green. Hitting a wedge shot over a hazard or tree and sticking the green. Punching under a tree branch or succeeding with even the slightest amount of intended curve around a tree. Hate: That I can't just appreciate those things I love about the game without being so consumed by improvement and the inability to shoot low scores.
  8. My Swing (JonMA1)

    Decided to go to the TC Golf Center and work on all parts of my game. They have a very nice putting green. It's quite large with a lot of breaks and what seems to be a lot of speed. They also have some chipping mats. Anyway, since there's a lot of room, I was able to take a few swings with the driver and record a couple. I was working on the path. As the video indicates, there are some issues I didn't realize were going on. Specifically, the shaft angle on the take away and downswing at A2 and A6. Not sure of the terminology, but it seems way "outside". It isn't always like that so I'm not sure what's up with that. Anyway, there are the normal issues of my head moving up and down, coming out of posture, and those #@$ %@!&ed "hitches". But I'm pretty happy with my weight shift and shoulder turn. It's not as good as it could be, but at least there is some. The DTL driver shot was just terrible. When I got home this afternoon I went out and hit into the field to try and correct coming across the ball... it's a work in progress.
  9. Practicing with Long Irons

    I agree. I think that's what @Foot Wedge was saying. I've actually made the switch this year to practicing with the 5i from that old set. Absolutely. Even on clean hits, it's hard to get the same height I get from even the 5i. Every so often, I'll catch one that climbs, but yeah, I don't have the SS.
  10. Practicing with Long Irons

    I never claimed it to be a good idea. Lol. It depends on how I'd be swinging on a given day. I can hit it cleanly, just not a very high percentage of the time. My theory was that if I could get to the point of hitting that club well, all the other clubs would be easy. As I said, it didn't seem to work out very well. I think your idea of hitting something in the middle of the lineup is logical... minimize the difference.
  11. Judging distance

    I use the free GameGolf app on my phone. Whatever variance there is in the GPS technology, I don't think it impacts my shots nearly as much as my lack of skill, if that makes sense. I think the phone app is pretty accurate.
  12. How to Play Through Another Group

    In my opinion, you play the right way. If there's a reasonable chance I might catch one clean and hit into the group in front, I'll wait. Agreed. While two duffs in a row is frustrating, it's not a round killer. Besides, there's little chance a group is going to keep up with me for very long even after a hole like that. If so, they've earned the right to play through.
  13. Practicing with Long Irons

    For the last several years, I used the most difficult iron I own to practice in the off-season - a 3i from an old 80's set of hogan radials. My inability to improve much might be a clue as how effective that strategy has been. This year I'm taking a different approach to my winter practice. I've replaced the 3i with the 5i from that same set. It's about as long as the 6i from my GI set but with a much smaller head. I do the same thing. I've busted out the short irons a couple of times, but since those clubs seem to be easier to re-learn every year, I don't practice with them nearly as much until the season gets closer.
  14. One of the Great Things About Golf

    I like the fact that win or lose, better or worse, I own the results. Ultimately, how close I get to my potential is on me, solely because of my decisions and effort with how I learn, practice and play.
  15. How to Play Through Another Group

    I think as a private business, they have the right to do what they please. The market and their desire to make a profit should dictate what they do. No offense, but comparing a golf course's policy of letting large groups out to a husband smacking around his wife is a poor analogy. Just as a member choosing to stay with that course is nothing like the abused wife defending what her husband does. And here's the thing - again, I mean no offense - just because you find a situation intolerable doesn't mean those who do not are too weak to do something about it. We are all different and there are likely things about your course that I'd hate. There are just too many inexpensive golf options in my neck of the woods and I'm too much of an A-hole for me to be stuck at a particular course.
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