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uitar9 last won the day on November 16 2015

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  1. So True...I do like the rivalries tho
  2. Like him or hate him, I enjoyed seeing JS and JT having it out in the top 10. Really hope to see him get it back together. Its like Wolfe and Morikawa. What a great competition that could make.
  3. This is our 9th year. Got lucky about 5 years ago and took 8 to 10 winter lessons each for two winters. He was CPGA instructor and a prince of a guy. Didn't teach a specific swing, just worked with what we had and treated us each differently based on how we learn. Unfortunately, he passed at 48 (Cancer) and we have chosen not to find a replacement.
  4. Maybe the small clique who think they control the winners circle should disqualify anyone who: has a Cap that is better than theirs or B anyone who beats one of their clique in the championship. No wonder golf has such a private mens club reputation. And I'm a 67 year old wasp. Thats embarrassing to me.
  5. Don't have much of a clue about club tech ...but...is the grip/shaft/blade length a touch longer, causing it to bottom out sooner, digging in behind the ball, all other setup being equal.
  6. He had a job at an auto dealership and was doing well. I believe the owner offered him the opportunity vs a salary sales bonus. Plus he got two months off.
  7. A friend of mine who told me he was a star golfer at 14 had an opportunity to play the Monday qualifiers at 5 Mackenzie Tour stops. He was now 33 and had not played tourney golf in ten years. Don't know his HCP but when we played with him he regularly shot par, +1. A sponsor covered new gear, clothes, travel, hotel, food, practice rounds, entry etc. He came home with great memories. Never broke 71...all the qualifiers were 5 to 7 under. That was the Mackenzie Tour. Those pros are good.
  8. Shot a 44 last night on a local par 35, parred a couple, doubled a couple, bogied the rest. Missed two 4 footers on 8 and 9. Was a club long on three different approach shots. Good strikes but very long first putts But thats always the goal...bogie. Constantly working on reducing doubles and triples.
  9. I've learnt some things on the forum which has helped me get my handicap down 5.00 this year, from 23 to 18. -Reducing doubles and triples will help me quicker than 1 birdie every third or fourth round. -the white tees are my friend. -I hit my driver anywhere from 185 to 205, including roll. Trying to fly the ball 150 over a hazard isn't going to happen. Trying to hit my second shot with a wood to a green 200 + yards away isn't going to happen...GIR + 1, is my friend. -Hitting a stupid shot after a bad shot does not help my score
  10. A 43 on a par 72 front nine. Even par on a front nine par 68 (front nine par 35)
  11. Howdy. I finally broke 90 on Monday past. First sub 90 on a par 72. 46+43 at Fraserview golf course in Vancouver bc off the men’s whites. Hope that qualifies for the badge.
  12. Decided this year, due mostly to covid, to start using the balls that are sitting in boxes and bags in my garage. I don't even know where they come from...balls found on the course...bin buys..whatever.. Started the year at a 23 cap. Currently at an even 18. The majority of them are either titleist or Bridgestone... I can't tell the difference. I hit 3 or 4 approach shots to two feet yesterday...hit and stuck...had a few others roll out a little but nothing disastrous. When I hit a crappy shot, its not ball related.
  13. And...you might meet a guy who will be your go to guy down the road...we were introduced to a fitter. Ended up buying from him...irons and wedges... Still using them...got all kinds of good golf info from him..picked up a used set of ping eye 2's last year for $100...brought to my guy (his house is his temporary covid 19 shop) and got my grips and extra wrap put on in 20 minutes while I waited. He fitted me for a driver three years ago...all in $350 plus almost three hours of time with him. You'll learn about swing speed, what shafts are probably best for you, lie...ask a ton of questions
  14. Hey man,I only bring this up as you have one of Hogans pictures. In your face on angle, your back swing is starting with just your arms and seems to continue up that way. Hips and shoulders are being dragged around. hips and shoulders need to turn, not be dragged around. You have some fancy compensation going on to get back to the ball. Hips are not turning back, they are sliding back. I like Hogans idea of starting the back swing as one piece and starting the downswing with the hips. Its in the 5 steps. Golf is hard. There are so many pieces to a swing and we are all different body types.. I like the idea of working on one piece at a time. Maybe its hip turn for the next couple weeks. Try it with no ball. Then you just think about the thing you are working on, not the outcome.
  15. Totally agree...did this for bunkers-a large bucket, on Friday, for four Fridays, made huge difference... "I have never made those shots"-just came to that realization this past week. Thats one of those important things I have to concentrate on-understanding my stupid shots. I will always make a few bad shots during a round. Where I lose 3-5 a round is the stupid choices.
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