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  1. Interesting thread. These caddies are around the tour and the pro's all the time, used to all of the pressure ...but...carrying for Tiger must be a whole different ball game...the press...20 times the fans...distractions because its Tiger. Then having to read the golf situation of a legend...whoa!
  2. Try not to lose that enjoyment. A guy I occasionally golf with shoots low/mid 70's and thought he'd try his hand at Monday qualifiers for Mackenzie tour spots. Managed to get a corporate sponsor for travel etc. Played four Mondays, never broke par.72-74 The number ten guy was always -4. He just wanted to see what that world was all about. He is now playing with his buds, drinking a few beers and shooting low 70's and having fun.
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    Just found this thread-fascinating. No idea what is driving this ...seems to have history...I love the topic of Belief. "Belief is the state of mind in which a person thinks something to be the case regardless of empirical evidence to prove that something is the case with factual certainty. Truth is a term used to indicate various forms of accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or to a standard or ideal. Fact: something that is known to have happened or to exist, especially something for which proof exists, or about which there is information Proof; evidence or argument establishing or helping to establish a fact or the truth of a statement" I'm starting to "Believe" most of us take a position based on "our" interpretation of the "facts" and the "source" and then rationalize our "belief". I recently met a younger women who lives her life debating other peoples positions even during social encounters, if they differ from her beliefs; which she is quick to point out are based in fact. She will never change her position. I grew up learning basic math through memorization: one plus one equals two. I did that until I went to school where I was taught more complicated memory exercises. I've used math in the workplace for 45 years. I believe it to be true because I seem to get the same results as others around me. But I don't "Know" or have "proof" it is true. I just "believe " it is true. It seems Golfers (and instructors for that matter) are of two camps...the video game generation and the pre video game generation. (I believe I first heard that from Debbie Donigar) I'm of the pre V generation-If I speak to an instructor who spouts "data" from trackman I tend to tune out. Its not that I don't believe the data, the facts are are important or "true", just that I can't relate. I don't care about "why". Just tell me how to swing differently, and its ok to physically touch me to show me what you are trying to get me to achieve. My son, a V generation, loves the data (possibly because he "believes" it is "Fact" and can change ball flight by talking to him about where you want spin to reduce to or angle of attack. "You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into." Interesting statement...but...at some point, the reasoning of the position comes down to an aha moment, final "belief"... Whew, got that crap out of my head...now I;ll go make a shopping list
  4. Good on ya-One of the munis I play, we see coyotes daily-just sunning on the cart paths-marshall told us they had a cull and found one bedding area in thick bush, included 30 -40 dog collars. We are seeing a lot of Prairie hares in the neighbourhood the past couple of years, coyotes will be next.
  5. I've got the #7 Heavenwood-love it Got a cobra king 7 Nine equivalent. Love them both Took the hybrids and 5 iron out of the bag. I've decided I want to enjoy the round, not slave over constant improvement, so just use clubs I can hit consistently.
  6. I'm a lefty. When I first started, I was hitting balls at a range with an acquaintance who was a righty and he stood at the next stall. I found his explanations easy to understand as I mimicked him. He didn't use words like right and left, just words like back swing, front foot, back foot. It eliminated the lefty righty thang. I'm a visual guy so it was like being in a mirror. Might not work for everybody especially if you are not a visual learner. Might be good for your son.
  7. The wife and I play as we get closer to season opening. Its fun. We rarely finish 18 as she likes to take "do overs" and we always use a 10 foot gimme. The one thing I do like is that it makes me think about my next shot. A little mental practice
  8. Poor club selection. I gotta stop picking the club I can hit the next farthest and pick smarter , starting with the tee box. Approach shots are often to far out. If I play for par +1, I believe I would shoot lower scores.
  9. This. I buy the wilson duo, on sale, 36 for $50. Two thing I have learned in my short time. 1. A $5.00 ball sinks as quickly as a $0.50 ball. 2. If it's not my ball in the water, I leave it there.
  10. I'll even take a stinky, questionable major or tour win,lol
  11. If its majors Jack Nicklaus, 20 combined wins in pro and amateur majors. Tiger Woods, 17. Bobby Jones, 13. Walter Hagen, 11. John Ball, 9. Ben Hogan, 9. Gary Player, 9. Arnold Palmer, 8. If its wins Billy Casper. PGA Tour wins: 51. Most wins in a year: 6 (1968) ... Byron Nelson. PGA Tour wins: 52. Most wins in a year: 18 (1945) ... Arnold Palmer. PGA Tour wins: 62. Most wins in a year: 8 (1960) ... Ben Hogan. PGA Tour wins: 64. ... Jack Nicklaus. PGA Tour wins: 73. ... Tiger Woods. PGA Tour wins: 80. ... Sam Snead. PGA Tour wins: 82. Nicklaus, Tiger, Hogan, Snead/Jones and I don't want to discount the women-just not as up on the greats: Kathy Whitworth 88 and 6 majors Mickey Wright 82 and 13 Annika Sorenstam 72 and 10 Louise Suggs 61 and 11 Wikipedia can't be wrong and they have all done so much for golf
  12. My wife retired last year and previously would never play alone. She ended up joining two ladies leagues, with strangers. She met a bunch of nice folks and took 5 strokes off her handicap (23 to 18). She's gonna be club treasurer at one of them this year. Besides improving, she really learned about the rules of golf. Enjoy the journey
  13. My wife and I play a local muni weekly. We see the same three single women who we are occasionally started with. They are all over 60, as are we, all walk with a push cart and all take it very seriously. Do I wonder why they are golfing alone? Probably cuz they want to go golfing, maybe have no significant other who golfs. Just a guess, but considering the amount of testosterone that is floating around many courses, many ladies who are single prefer to stay away. They want to golf, not fend off dating attention.
  14. Of course Pelz believes the short game is the most important piece of the game and remember what forum you are posting in...but...yes...It has some great information. Basic focus is on 100 yards and in. Short game. No full swing focus at all. I read it, plus a few others every winter. A fairly long read. As well as a little mental game and course management, his theory revolves around understanding/dialing in partial swing distance for short game. Regardless of Whether you buy in to how much time should be devoted to short game, it gives you a program to nail down your wedge distances. You still have to execute. There is no substitute
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