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RandallT last won the day on March 6 2018

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  1. RandallT

    Happy Birthday Thread!

    I’ll try to make this a pile-on. Happy birthday @14ledo81!
  2. RandallT

    One Word Answer - Standing on the Tee

    Relish (not the condiment for a hot dog)
  3. RandallT

    Different way to practice

    I think you write well, and that could fool some people, but your message is fundamentally flawed. The idea that we just all dig it out of the dirt on our own is a common idea. It’s appealing too. Hard work, focus, learn from mistakes- you’ll get there! You don’t seem to address the idea that you’d improve more reliably and likely quicker if there were a smart instructor who could check up with you and give you that one priority thing that would help you. If you understood that one priority, worked smartly on it- until it was good enough, and then moved on to the next priority, that’d be pretty good right? The chances that each of us can just practice and find a good swing on our own via trial and error just seems preposterous- no matter how well you’ve worded it. It’s just as likely that people will just ingrain bad habits.
  4. RandallT

    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    To all, let's not get into this further in the Tiger Catch-All thread. Moving on, and back on track, please.
  5. RandallT

    Paying for handicap scam

    @Gilberg has been around a while for those un-initiated in his ways of posting. Welcome back, friend!
  6. I'm a little late to the discussion, but a while back I went through a ton of threads and tagged some with "wannabe" if the discussion went something like: "hey guys I'm a [fill in current handicap] and I want to [fill in ambitious golf goal]. What do you think?" Here are the threads that I tagged: https://thesandtrap.com/search/?&tags=wannabe&sortby=relevancy 33 thread results found, and quite a rabbit hole of reading for those who want to stroll down memory lane.
  7. RandallT

    Golf Scores

    This is a good thread on the new rule changes that are upcoming. If you are just starting to learn the rules of golf now, it might be best to start here so that you’re not learning stuff that is going away. Congrats on the legit birdie!
  8. RandallT

    My Swing (vpittman)

    Hi @vpittman. Welcome to TST. I'm not an instructor but thought I'd focus you on a couple things that are fairly common that I see with players who struggle to break past bogey golf. First, a good link: At that link, I'd suggest you look for things that cover two things and see if you can see if they apply to you: Steady head. The first video on Key #1/Steady Head shows Erik's head going back and up, which is what I see your head doing. I think you can likely use some of the advice from that video. Centered hip turn. To assist with a steady head, I think the links that you'll find at the thread above regarding a centered pivot or centered hip turn could be useful to you. Again, I'm not an instructor, and I do not know if this is your most important piece to look at, but they are certainly fundamentals that I see many players at your skill level being told that they should start there. It likely won't hurt. See you around.
  9. RandallT

    I Saw a Woman Playing Alone

    Welcome, Jeanne. We salute you, and thanks for chiming in!
  10. RandallT

    Hey guys!

    Welcome! Probably would take a bit more than a "lesbian accent" comment to be banned around here. If I had to summarize what I've seen so far, the folks banned are ones that don't let a certain issue go. They'll come back to it over and over, even long after it's obvious the discussion isn't going anywhere. https://thesandtrap.com/a/faq Some good info there. As I recall, somewhere around here it says that our standard boils down to just "don't be a jerk." One little comment probably wouldn't do it, particularly if in jest and maybe a bit "off color." We had one guy who denigrated like 3 different ethnic groups in one flame post, we hid it because it was not in jest, it reflected poorly on our site discussions. And even from there, it even took a bunch of "freedom of expression" arguments to cut that guy off for good. He just wouldn't let it go that he couldn't express his opinion that one ethnic group was a bunch of [insert your bad trait here]. Anyway, welcome! Good to see you jumping right in.
  11. RandallT

    A Massive Shortcut to Improving Your Golf

    For what it’s worth, I cracked up that I’d come across as sanctimonious. I can sorta kinda see it, and I was definitely long-winded. My intent was to matter-of-factly encourage actual discussion of improvement from a new poster, not linking out to a product. Let’s hear about the original weakness. The cure. The results. We have lots of lurkers too who might see that and get a sense of a better topic, when they decide to wade in. There was no attitude I was trying to impart- just a friendly steering toward what, in the future, might be a better-received topic.
  12. I bet they meant $29.41 and not $2941.00. Seller has a good rep, and when you sort all their stuff, this is an outlier (not sure if this link works, but for me, it's sorted by price for this seller): https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=apollogolfshop702&_sop=16 The next most expensive thing is $1500, and it is a vintage club. They have other single clubs in the $20-$30 range too. Just a guess.
  13. RandallT

    Senior Golfers Fading Away

    Interesting thread. As golf tends to reflect real life, this seems like another way it does so. Politicians fade from the scene as they make way for a younger generation to take over. Star athletes’ prospects dim as the television cameras and sports pages focus on the newest phenoms. My old neighborhood where I grew up was bustling with kids and teens back in the day, but now is a staid older community of quiet empty-nesters. Tons of individual stories of aging that add up to new dynamics. Can be sad if we want things to never age, but life (like golf) doesn’t seem to work that way, damn it.
  14. RandallT

    Happy Birthday Thread!

    Happy Birthday, @dennyjones !! Plus @golfdu , @BrandiJoGolf , @mikemorford, & @Tact. Edit: Belated to @Slowcelica !
  15. RandallT

    Good Day Bad Day Crap

    Yes, but only because the master plan is to f*** you at some later point.

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