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About Bump-n-MI

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    2011, 12, & 14 Match Play Champ & 2012 Club Champ runner-up ;
  • Birthday 04/01/1972

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  1. Depends on the course. If your club averages 400yd par 4's and 160yd par 3's I'd take a 3w, 7i, and PW. You, being a low single digit, should be able to handle anything 400yds or less. 3w can double as your putter.
  2. Hey, whatever floats your boat. John O’Donohue once said “ego is the false self-born out of fear and defensiveness”. Not sure truer words have ever been spoken.
  3. Hybrids are easier to hit….period. Those of you that choose not to put at least 1 in your bag do so because of aesthetics, confidence, or improper fitting.
  4. I always play to my strengths.....a 63 yard approach shot is less than desirable for me. Shot shape, length, distance to hazard/trouble, etc, should all be taken into consideration when selecting a club.
  5. The question was about averages, which is not selective or about potential. Those of you that have “bad” or “high” handicaps do not possess the tools to average 275 (let alone 300). That’s not me being critical, that’s just basically about mechanics and ability. A snap hook off the toe or a can of corn off the crown all count towards your average people. I have no doubt that when “you really catch it” you can get distances in excess of 300 but you ARE NOT doing this on a consistent basis. Perhaps its internet ego, perhaps is a lack of understanding the word average, or perhaps its your inability to accurately measure a drive…..but I’d be willing to bet a round of golf that 95% of you that claim obscene averages don’t come close.
  6. LOL, too funny. Athleticism, flexibility, and strength ABSOLUTELY contribute to swing speed. Those attributes coupled with a fundamentally sound swing ultimately decide how far you are going to hit the ball. Leave out the other variables like wind, elevation, hardness of fairways, etc…. I’ve heard the television adds like 15 lbs…..i think the internet adds about 30 yards
  7. I have a big fluffy troll doll headcover.....it's a trip. Knit wool headcovers on my 3-wood and hybrid.
  8. Sounds to me like you fell into his trap along with the numerous playmates
  9. I’ll preface this by saying I in no way shape or form condone gambling We have money games Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays (they range from $10 - $30 and we get between 10 and 24 guys). I have a standing $10 bet (stroke play) with another guy and we typically pay out at the end of each month. He called me up Saturday pm and wanted to go double or nothing (because I was up $70) and of course I obliged because I was playing with house money. Front 9: 1-bogie 2-bogie 3-bogie (at this point I thought I was cooked, he was even) 4-birdie 5-birdie 6-birdie 7-par (only par on the front) 8-bogie 9-birdie 36 on the front with one par. My counterpart shot a 37. Back 9: 10-par 11-bogie 12-par 13-birdie 14-par 15-par 16-birdie (-1 at this point and my counterpart was +4) 17-took a 9 on a par 4 (we were all square) 18-birdie to win the match Shot 75 with 7 birdies and was +5 on one hole. Roller-coaster ride for sure but at least I fattened up my wallet (not only from doubling up with that guy but from getting 7 birdies in our normal money game). My scoring average is just under 73 for the year but I only average 3 birdies a round. That is the first time I've ever had 7 birdies in a round…just too bad I couldn't put a complete game together!
  10. 3 hour rounds on the weekends….and that is walking, numerous tournaments throughout the year, universal membership that takes pride in the upkeep and appearance of the course, etc…….
  11. Couldn’t disagree more. A lot of players would be better served practicing and repeating shots they will encounter during everyday course play. The “one off” shots are a waste to practice for the vast majority of amateurs. You know why I don’t practice one-foot-in-one-foot-out bunker shots……because I may only see that shot twice per year. Same holds true for knockdown 7-iron shots from 90 yards. Instead I utilize that practice time to chip from rough (a shot I typically see at least once per round). As for the “fun” factor I agree.
  12. One more thing on this. IMO a blended set is the best of both worlds for many on the fence about blades.
  13. My father put a golf club in my hand when I was 5 and sent me to a pro when I was 7. Hockey was my main love and I played from the time I was 4 all the way through college. Golf was just something I did to spend time with my father and as I got older (teen years) I lost interest. Wasn’t until I turned 30 that I truly fell in love with the game. I don’t read “How To” manuals nor do I care about Ben Hogan’s life story but I am very cerebral and understand simple swing mechanics. Repetition and rhythm are the two most important elements to my game. I am completely obsessed with ball striking and pure contact. Once I “out grew” my distance obsession I became a much better golfer and my scores dropped drastically. Think its time to focus on putting now and my 29.2 putts per round coupled with a 72.26 scoring average quantity that!
  14. I remember when I was obsessed with distance….swinging 110% every shot and hitting 150+ yd pitching wedges. I look back and laugh at myself (hysterically).
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