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  1. Heck no, I wouldn't tip. I like the rangers at my course, but I assume the people that they choose not to tell to speed up are tipping them something, because some people get treated like royalty and the rest of us get griped at.
  2. I used to play a lot of solo rounds because of my mother-in-law situation, she would be around at odd times and I had Wednesday mornings off, which were generally deserted at my old course. It definitely kept my handicap higher because half of my rounds of golf (I played 3-4 times per week then) were solo and hence I was more in the groove when playing rounds I posted and had so much more playing experience than my handicap showed. Before the rule change, I would post most of the rounds I payed solo. Sometimes I would deliberately play extra balls and different formats that precluded posting a real score. However if I posted the score, it was by the rules and genuine. I asked the club pro and he said that if you are playing significantly more and that kept my handicap artificially high then it's the fault of the rule and not you. The committee might decide to adjust based on some criteria, but no one should think I am trying to cheat.
  3. I happen to agree with that. Generally I feel like the USGA has taken extreme steps to protect par, and while making a course hard is really something the pros should complain about....when you basically set the stage for things to go screwy that is crossing a line. A good example is Shinnicock when they had to water the greens in between groups. I feel like these episodes are few and far between, so there shouldn't be the level of complaints are there seem to be out there.
  4. Years ago I read in golf magazine that you should tee up on the "side of danger" so that you imagine you are aiming away from something dangerous. The key word is imagine. I will do this sometimes and generally it's all a mental helper.
  5. I don't think it's a race to outrage. He made a stupid statement that was in a lot of peoples' opinion, ignorant. It's the doubling down and refusing to see that it was hurtful, ignorant or doing harm to the sport or more specifically women's golf. There are a number of people who are in the spotlight who do something wrong, mostly because they didn't initially think it was wrong. but the ones who don't get grief are the ones who think and at least acknowledge that there is cause that people could have been offended. I am more disappointed in him that he couldn't have the grace to keep his mouth shut with both the win and to criticize Woods, when Woods was asked a question. To my knowledge, the only people that can question Woods' moral authority on his life are his friends and family who he has relationships with. he never broke any laws or did anything without someone else's consent.
  6. For me, it all depends on the culture of the club. I belonged to a private club for several years and it was a struggle to enjoy it for long stretches almost entirely due to the membership. Looking back and talking with several people who also left, largely their complaints might be about other things (food, course setup, conditions, etc) but ultimately there was a large percentage of the membership who felt overly entitled to being treated a certain way and it wasn't justifiable almost anywhere. Beautiful course, but a large number of people who were very high on themselves and loved to put other people down. I play now at a semi-private place and it's a much better experience. While there were nice people in both clubs, there is a much higher percentage of good people to enjoy the game with. The situation could easily be reversed and the private club could have been the better one, but ultimately that was my experience. Try and find out what the culture of the place is before joining anywhere. The people who worked at that private club hated a lot of the members and it really showed!
  7. I have 5 wedges, although I don't even consider my PW as a "wedge" anymore because it's just another iron as fas as I am concerned. I also rarely hit a full wedge, just my 50 degree mainly. It's so versatile, I'd rather hit a 3/4 50 than a full 56. Generally I find that there are enough circumstances with the shots that I can hit, where a 60 and a 64 degree wedge are very useful. If you don't hit the shots where you either have a distance gap by not having one, or you just score the way you want with less lofted clubs then you probably don't need one. Do you find yourself going, a lot, "If only I could have hit that higher I could have saved a shot"? if yes, then you might consider it, if not then save the effort. I have a 50,56,60 and 64 set. I rarely need to hit the 64 anywhere near full, I do it maybe 4-5 times a year. But I do use it a lot when I have little green to work with. It is notice-ably hit and stop, which helps a lot. 60 degree might be the same for you. There is such a different between my 56 and 60. When I choose wrong, I frequently feel like I lost a shot because I didn't use enough loft and it ran away.
  8. I find it hard to like a golfer if they have a bad attitude or personality. For me, Tiger did years ago. The Tiger I see now seems very genuine and and positive. I'm glad he's winning again. I can appreciate his golfing skills, which is what he should ultimately be judged on, but I am much more of a fan of him today than 10 years ago
  9. I'd prefer to walk, but my home course is very hilly and spread out thru a housing complex. So there are no quick walks from hole to hole and 11 of the 18 holes have decent upgrades on them to get to the green. So I only walk on the 10% of times I play elsewhere, if it's a walkable course.
  10. 105 with a 50 degree Gap Wedge. Smooth and usually a slight fade.
  11. I let the length of the shot, the terrain and the amount of green I have to work with define the club I pick. I prefer minimum loft to get the ball rolling as I feel that over time that gets me closer to the hole in average. I don’t feel I can lob it high, and hence less roll, from longer distances as that leads to being shorter than I like for my putt. I also try and use the same swing effort (length taken back and firmness) where possible so the main work in deciding is how far effectively does this ball need to roll. That includes distance, slope and grain. I do prefer a wedge, 50 and higher, from green side rough.
  12. One of the par 3s on the Monster course in the NY Catskills. 233 yards. Uphill with a huge bunker in front of the green. The entire course is supposed to be "monster" length.
  13. It all depends on the people you play with. A horrible round can be a great experience if you are playing with the right people. While I don't have a problem with people who want to play this way, or playing with people who goof around ; Spark seems to take issue with people playing the game as intended and I have to ask why?
  14. They also finally addressed the issue of distance by requiring Pros and amateurs of 2.4 or lower to use persimmon clubs and balls made in the 1980s.
  15. Same type of ball for me. I vary between Titleist ProV1, Vice Pro and TaylorMade TP5. All feel very similar to me. That includes the V1x and Vice Pro Plus. Around the green is what is important and all of those give the same feel. Vice and ProV1 feel harder on full shots than the TaylorMade TP5 and ProV1x . For around the green, I think it helps slightly
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