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TheGolfingDetective

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About TheGolfingDetective

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  • Birthday 11/30/1975

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    22.6
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    Righty
  1. Recently switched to the NXT Tour after I used one--ONE BALL!!!--to finally break 90. I find it stops and drops for me until about 40 yards in, then on pitches it rolls out only a bit. I do think I've lost a bit on distance with them, though. I have to research that some more. I came off of Bridgestone e6+.
  2. Has anyone else used/purchased this GPS device yet? I've used it for two rounds now, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. It's definitely rough around the edges, and needs work in terms of interface and course database, but the stat tracking and shot tracking is pretty cool. Also, I've learned how incorrect some of the course posted yardages can be. 158 yard par three became a 119 from the tee placement today. Definitely helps the mental game, I find myself swinging more aggressively knowing how far I am, and how far (on average, based on shot tracking) I hit each club. Biggest drawback is the course database. But, great potential.
  3. I played The Links at Brigantine Beach for the past few summers, down near Atlantic City. Front nine weren't very links-y, but on the back I was waist deep in the fescue. Worth a play if you're in the area. http://www.brigantinegolf.com/index....8&openitem;=298
  4. To the best of my knowledge, AGC no longer owns Vannie, and hasn't for about two years. Three years ago, a 4 millions dollar drainage renovation was conducted, and the course has been pretty good for a local muny ever since. The course is short, save for two 600+ yard par fives and a 220 yard par 3. This summer I've played it about 8 times, and the greens were very good. Not a ton of bunkers, water in play on maybe three holes. It's the oldest public course in America, and the locker room scene in Wall Street was shot there. It's a ten to fifteen minute walk from the 241st Street station of the 1 train, but I do NOT recommend walking the course overall. The highways that bisect the course have cut up the 18 holes into four distinct sections, and the last four holes can be brutal if you're carrying your own bag. E-mail me if you need any directions or advice, I've played all the Bronx / lower Westchester courses this year. Have a good trip!
  5. In my first full summer back at this game, I'm happy with the progress I've made, and I've knocked on the door of the 80's a couple of times, but it won't let me in yet. Seems that two things are keeping me back: putting (according to Scorecard) and the inevitable 8 or worse on a single hole. How do you avoid this? I've had runs of 3 or four consecutive pars, fairways hit and greens hit, even a few up and downs, but then, I'll post the huge number that ruins my chance of finally breaking 90. Yesterday for example. I bogey the third toughest hole on the course, and promptly shoot an 8 on an easy, short Par 4. Mishit tee shot leaves me a 5-iron into the green. Shank my second into the woods, definitely lost, rehitting four from the same spot, top it to 80 yards out, hit a wedge to the fringe, chip on and two putt. Eight. ARGH. Any advice on how to stop holes like these, when I am able to play bogey golf for 80% of the round?
  6. Is there a method for posting stats on a partial round?
  7. A personal best 44 on the front, and 21 through five holes on the back before the rains came yesterday.
  8. Thank you so much for explaining that properly. I couldn't get it the way it was written on the USGA website, but you got it to click.
  9. What is the exact procedure for posting a round when you've played less than 18 holes? I've read the ruling on the USGA website and I just can't understand it with a great deal of certainty. Here's my situation: I had a personal best 44 on the front 9, and had a 25 through 5 on the back. Then God decided to ruin my round and make it rain. The unplayed holes were a par 4, 3, 5, and 4, and handicap rankings were 3, 15, 9, and 1, respectively. How exactly do I finish the round for posting purposes? Thanks in advance. P.S., how do I put these stats into Scorecard? Do they count?
  10. My first hole was recorded by my mother at a small executive course in DisneyWorld, FL. I can't watch it after the three straight dribbled tee shots off the tee. However, I parred the final hole after my chip on sat 6 inches away from the cup. And a new addiction was born.
  11. 45-52=96. But 32 putts! I'm improving from last Scorecard average of just over 38.
  12. Yeah, it can work just as well no matter the syllables. The idea is to just say the name in your head as you swing. I've done it with Scarlett Johansen as well. Hit the top of the backswing at the end of her first name, and throughswing on the last name. Silly, but helps me with my timing.
  13. Sarcasm doesn't translate well onto the internet. Just saying there seem to be alot of rules and reasons one can be denied or disqualified.
  14. I got through about half of that before I realize I an not eligible because I got a parking ticket in Washington DC in 1999. Man, there's alot of requirements. And on top of that, you gotta golf your butt off.
  15. I played The Phoenecian Resort courses three straight days in August two years ago, and it was AMAZING. It's Phoenix/Scottsdale, and wasn't cheap, but wow. Great time.
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