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uitar9 last won the day on November 16 2015

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  1. Finished the green book in Feb. Didn't think it compared to TLRB. Due to Covid, picked it up again last week. Must have been in the mood for Penick. Been golfing. My go to City course is open, with covid changes of course. The last two rounds, just didn't feel relaxed. Thinking too much. Read something in the green book that talked about just swinging the club and getting the ball in the hole. Felt much better the last round on Saturday. Thought about Penick after two different par 3 tee shots, both landing in the bunker. First time in a couple of years I blasted them out properly and saved par. Gotta remember to just swing the golf club and get it in the hole.
  2. I'm an 18 HCP. My first game, I stopped counting. I went the lesson club fitting route. I'm not overly physically adept. I walk the course but not an athlete. Took it up 8 years ago. My wife and I get out up to 60 times a year. Got the fitted clubs 4 years ago. Loved the experience. Met a great guy. Went back and He fitted and sold me a driver. It took me 2 years after getting fitted to really start to feel the clubs. Last year I picked up a Ping eye 2 iron set for $100. They are 30 years old. I alternate with the modern set. I hit them about the same. Of course, get a set that is the right size and fit. Meets your "shiny new toy" eye (thats important) and fits your budget...but there's no substitute for lessons and practice...and playing golf on the course.
  3. Sitting around 22 right now after entering 5 rounds in palm springs in January where I STB on difficult courses, for me. Started my first two local rounds last week, + 21 (couple of triples) and +15 (no triples-7 pars). I gotta remember to stick with sensible decisions to eliminate doubles and triples: Not to follow a bad shot (I'll always have them) with a stupid shot.
  4. 1.Working from home , so, not having to commute. 2. I am quite impressed in how my employer has followed Gov't health Regs 3.Our municipality has reopened the city courses (played a couple times) and I feel safe playing. They are really doing a good job of managing separation 4. I haven't died from Covid
  5. I had heard this before but didn't know where it came from-I'm going to improve my score quicker through reducing mistakes than by getting birdies. The other was an observation that I will always practice the things I am good at, rather than those things I should be practicing Good tidbits to remember
  6. I think the most important AHA was learning about where my clubs bottom out depending on the lie I have.
  7. Just started the green book "if you like golf.." Another great read so far.
  8. Both my wife and I took up golf 8 years ago. The first non Child activity we do together. We look forward to our golf time on the weekends and have started golf vacationing with family members. We've both met great people and it is definitely keeping us more active as we get older.
  9. The only noise that bothers me is the social conversation of the group ahead of me as they "wait for the green to clear" on a par 4, and they all hit about 200 yards.
  10. Haven't posted here before. Was on a 11 month streak of 100 push ups, 2 minutes of planks and sixty slow mo swings in doors up to Jan 4. Got a brutal cold and just back to the daily routine two nights ago.
  11. My wife and I walk with push carts. We have a rule...keep up to the folks in front of us..thats our job. We do not turn around...we don't care about pace of play of the people behind us. That's their job. They want to play through...ask...but don't hit into me thinking your gonna speed me up...It's gonna slow your game down some
  12. Had a chipping problem a while back, chunking those shots 10-15 feet from the green. Usually make 8 out of 10. I was chunking everything. Went to the range and realized I had the ball to far forward in my stance. Just forgot. I have to constantly remember those little things.
  13. I use a Calloway 7 wood and picked up a cobra f7 9 early last year. I can't hit a 5 iron or 3 wood worth shit. I'll give up the distance for a little more consistency.
  14. No worries-I play 50-70 times per year during our short northern season. I take it seriously. Skill level, frequency of play--nope, doesn't bother me...shit I'm only a 19 Engaged to me means: ...being on time for the first hole...not spending a round fishing for water balls...paying attention to others around them...being reasonably courteous...not treating the round like a night out at the bar...it goes on...thats the extreme of course Did they come out to play golf? I'm not a stickler for golf etiquette and realise golf newbies have no knowledge of that.. I realize it takes all types and the industry needs the dollars...and realize as a single on a muni I get stuck with what I get... Their just not engaged in the golf activity
  15. I play once a week with my wife, once a week with 9 hole mens after work and once a week on my own. Really enjoy my wife's company. We just play, enjoy the game and each others company.. I met one guy at mens that we get along well...we both walk...both show up weekly and are both engaged in the game. There are a couple guys at work who I get out with two or three times and we get along well. Otherwise I play alone, get matched up with strangers and play my own game. For me, I can't stand folks who aren't interested in the game...are more interested in politics or whatever opinions they want to spout off during a round. Over hundreds of muni rounds I've only met a couple of folks that I've been matched up with that are really engaged in the game. One rides a cart alone, chain smokes cigarettes and brings a martini shaker with him. He is great to play with. He's engaged in the game. Another is an older out of work plumber who is a hunter and brings smoked meat (which he's done himself) sandwiches which he shares with all parties and always smokes some weed on the 10th hole. But he's engaged. The other group I like to be paired up with are the hard core lady golfers who are often members in my wife's league and who come out to just play golf. They are engaged.
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