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  1. I like it. I have a little more free time due to my compressed work schedule than my main golf friend, so this would be great. Joe
  2. I have family coming in this weekend and wanted to take my bro to nice place. After looking around we decided on Eagle Moutain. This time of year it is 185, but found 99 after 2 on the web. Will update thoughts after we play. Joe
  3. Sorry for the confusion on the GIR. I was refering to fairways off the tee for a par 4/5 and hitting the green on par 3's. Hope that clears it up.
  4. Thanks, it was a blast!!!
  5. Well, 11 months into this great ride, I finally broke into the 80's!!!! However it is a little bitter sweet, due to a significant melt down on the last three holes. I had a 65 with three left!!!! Great drive off tee at 16, left my approach a little short into a deeeeep greenside bunker. I am usually pretty decent in the sand, but it took me 4 to get out. Two putt for an 8. 17, I hook left out of bounds, bounce all around this hole for another 8...aaarrrgh!!! Par 5 18 into the water off the tee, couple of crappy iron shots and two putt for a 7. Total score 88. Here are the highlights. 3 over 39 on the front 9 125 out PW hole out for Eagle on 9. Couldn't see it go in because of a two level green. buddies played it off like I went past into the water. after milling around a little, I found it...in the cup!!!! 14 Fairways or GIR 34 putts (last week 43) So, there you are...big choke down the stretch, but I am still super excited to finally reach this goal!!! Joe
  6. I really try to self diagnose when things aren't going well. I think one of the biggest problems is, when I am hitting well...not completely sure what I am doing right. When I am hitting poorly...not sure what I am doing wrong. It is the subtleness of the game that I love and drive me crazy!!!
  7. As I rapidly close in on my first year and goal to be in the 80's, I have hit a wall. I am taking lessons, practicing with purpose, but I am plagued by the most annoying situation. There are days, both on the range and in live play, where I hit well, sometimes very well. Then I seem to completely forget how to hit a golf ball. My pro has made some changes in my posture and address, but I can't seem to maintain a consistent approach. I never know who is showing up at the begining of a round or practice!!! Signed, Stuck in the low 90's
  8. I start gettng depressed on the 10th hole..knowing it is closer to the end.
  9. Pretty much how I feel. I walk a local muni par 3 course when I am by myself. More in practice mode. I don't mind the time between shots, I feel it gives me time to mellow out and not be to happy about the good or mad about the bad, a skill I have been trying to carrry over to my regular game in a cart. I carry my bag and enjoy the exercise.
  10. @saevel25 it works for me. It simplified my chipping to one basic swing. I appreciate there are finer points here, but for a +20 handicap, it has merit. My last round I had 4 1 putts as a result of good chipping. One of the great and horrible things about golf and a new golfer is the spectrum of approaches to the same problem. It has become a journey to adopt or reject based on what produces the best results for me.
  11. This approach has really helped me a lot. Joe
  12. This is good stuff for me. I am guilty of just trying to let basic athletic ability run my swing vs the sequencing mentioned above. I think my pro was just trying to slow me down for starters. 1st lesson with him.
  13. Thanks for the reply and advice. My goal is to learn to "swing with my body" instead of my arms. If I can learn this, I think I will naturally slow down and rely on lag and core rotation to generate the club head speed necessary. Interesting thought on the music.
  14. Perhaps, but he seems pretty squared away and comes highly recommended. I would point the gun at me first, before I throw him under the bus. I know that as I get more frusterated with bad shots, I swing harder, thus hitting even more bad shots.
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