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Moppy

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About Moppy

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    Northern Vermont

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    Righty
  1. League Players vs Regular Players - Etiquette

    Maybe it's because the course I mostly play needs the revenue, and if the leagues crowd on occasionally, that's fine, and they can help keep it open even though most of the times there are not that many players out there, with the exception of weekend mornings and holidays, which I avoid. I like that the course stays open and in good condition for me to golf with maybe two or three other groups on weeknights. I understand how you feel, and I am sure your circumstances are different. I kind of feel that way when I can't get a table in a restaurant full of tourists in the summer, when over the course of a year, I probably spend more in the place than the whole group of tourists is spending that night.
  2. What helped me a lot was keeping my right knee (I am righty) inside of my right foot a little bit, sort of flexed it. This kind of locks my leg and resists swaying my body back in the swing and leads to more precise hits. Another thing was practicing chipping a lot, and positioning the club carefully, just behind the ball exactly where I wanted to strike it, before each swing. Focusing on hitting the ball an exact way for a controlled swing like chipping made a difference on other swings. Or at least, when my chipping practice goes well, my round tends to be better.
  3. League Players vs Regular Players - Etiquette

    I guess I just consider it respect for the the course that benefits by the revenue and helps pay the freight for my use. But I am pretty sure that I am not the normal golfer on here.
  4. League Players vs Regular Players - Etiquette

    We aren't allowed out when a league is playing, but your question reminded me of the bass tournaments around here, which I call "BassCar" because they buzz around the lake in fast boats, and for the first couple of years, they seemed to think that because they were in a tournament, they could overtake you from behind and stop in front of your boat because they had to get right on that GPS point, or sit in the middle of a traffic lane under the drawbridge, or whatever, but when enough locals complained, they created penalties for these kinds of things, like getting DQd or banned even, which fixed the problem. But I think it would be lousy etiquette on my part to interfere with a league on a golf course where they paid for the facility for a certain time. It's different than a lake owned by the people.
  5. Leave the Driver in the Bag?

    It took me two video lessons in two weeks, with trips to the range nearly every day in between, but I learned to hit it over about a month, well, at least at the same level as I hit my other clubs. I don't know about trying to fix it at the range with no guidance. But now I love stepping up to the tee box, and there are some situations where I can't use it anymore and have to club down to the three, which I never used to have to do. You are a way better golfer than me, I can only relate my own experiences.
  6. Game Golf vs New Clubs?

    I just feel like the grooves are kinda worn. They are hand-me-downs. I can afford both the game golf, and the new clubs, but I am thinking of going with the game golf first out of intellectual curiosity. I was hoping more people here had data.
  7. Game Golf vs New Clubs?

    What I am interested in is hard data that show that new clubs are worth it. Or, which do people think is worth more to a game, new clubs, or better data. I am leaning toward better data.
  8. Game Golf vs New Clubs?

    Has anybody here updated their clubs after having Game Golf going for long enough on their old clubs to have a valid comparison?
  9. 250 yards is a respectable carry distance

    It's like the lumber at Home Depot. Now they have signs that say that while the label says "six inches" if you take out a ruler, its five and a half. I just got to where I sometimes exceed 200 yards, 180 carry, and maybe, once a summer, on a dry fairway with a lot of roll, I can hit it 250. But you feel funny admitting it when everybody hits it "240" minimum. But at the driving range, maybe there are five or six balls at that distance laying in the grass. My nephew played college hockey, and I have seen him put it on the apron from the tee on a 300 yd short par four. He played the short tees to accommodate me. He can't putt to save his life though.
  10. Poll on Range Finders

    Maybe the difference is knowing what you need to know to a high accuracy, or knowing everything to a lesser accuracy...
  11. Poll on Range Finders

    I am happy to see the range finder side pop up again. I just don't see what is wrong with them, and there is a lot right with them, including getting yardages at the driving range when the ropes are moved often, but the yardage markers are never moved. I don't believe they add time to a round unless you get into the old "more than two shakes, and you're playing with it!" territory.
  12. Poll on Range Finders

    Well then I take it back, and the next time I play with that guy who uses his @#$& phone to do distances, I will let him know there are better options. I still like my range finder, and I don't think it costs me time in a round. I don't use it a lot though, mostly from within about 115 where it works pretty well and pretty fast.
  13. Can an LPGA player win on PGA tour?

    I like watching women's golf from time to time. I don't recall ever seeing the lightening fast greens you sometimes see on the men's tour. The hardwood floor type speeds. I am assuming this is because they do not wish to embarrass their players. I just don't think you can compare putting stats between tours. It's like comparing softball to baseball. This is a stupid argument anyways. I LIKE watching women's golf. It's a great game. I like women. Evolution made us different. Vive la difference! as the French say.
  14. Poll on Range Finders

    Is it always on and screen readable in direct sun?