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  1. I want to follow up in my prior post. The guys who tried to ditch me. Well they hung back after 9 for almost 15 minutes and then came rolling up and said "oh we stopped for a drink, we thought you would go ahead". I started to head for my cart but they just headed to the tee, so I'm like WTF!? Any way, I almost killed someone thanks to them. Second shot on a dogleg par 5 with elevation and trees between me to the green. They were parked in view of the green and I had a blind shot to the pin. I asked them "is the green clear?" They go "yeah". I hit a good shot tracking towards the left side of the green. I hit less than 10 feet away from the foursome in front of me with a 3-iron. I came around the dogleg and the ditch there and saw them and immediately went to apologize. I made it clear I asked the people I was with and they said it was ok to hit. My ball hit just short into a hill leading to the green. 10 feet more and I would have hit right in the middle of them . Thankfully my ball jumped back. No other word. Assholes.
  2. So I'm on the course now in a wonderful situation. I had 8:21 with me and another person. Said other person had to drop out but I updated the tee time system. Two guys hopped on with me. I get to the tee five minutes early and they are hitting. I walk to the box and they shuffle quickly off and don't even look at me. I was prepared to just let them go. There were two email notifications, a pro shop check and the starter himself who will tell them the whole group. So they knew I was there and coming. The starter has a full sheet behind him so he told them "this fella is with you". So I hit and they still didn't even introduce themselves. I drove out to where they were on the first fairway and they introduced themselves. Clearly they don't want me here and it was originally my time! Sigh, I envy the people who don't have any stories like this. I think a private club just invites people being like this. Public courses the expectations are you are teamed up, which is usually better
  3. They plan to release a movie every year. I think EP 7 was done last Christmas so that there would be nothing to stop it for a long time at the box office. Ep 8 was supposed to be May of 2017, but they pushed it back to Christmas 2017, and Rogue One is coming this Dec. I think that they are trying not to have movies release too quickly on top of each other. Every December is a year, but originally it was going to be 6 months. Personally I don't want to see the Episode movies too close together. I like the three year wait, makes it more of an event. Be very, very careful about mentioning the Star Wars holiday special. If he notices, George Lucas will personally hunt you down with the only real world lightsaber in existence.
  4. Now reading Missing Links by Rick Rielly. Very funny book with very funny characters. They are over the top, but probably half of them will be extreme versions of people you know.
  5. And of course I just experienced the reverse last week! Broke 80 with 3 doubles. AUGH!
  6. I have an overactive mind. When I start sliding off the mental rails I play different "games" on the course for the day to hit different shots. I might try and hit driver on every non-par3, or not hit driver at all. Every shot is played with longer clubs and I have to adjust. No matter what, hit high lobs for pitches around the green for fun. Also play from a mixture of front and back tees for different style shots. That keeps me focused on the different swings I normally don't need and not on the overall game. Also, drinking heavily helps.
  7. This is a normal part of the game for a lot of people. Depending on many things, you can go through some rough patches. Single digit players in my club championship didn't break 90 on their home course. It happens. Usually what happens is that "something" has changed with your swing and it's causing your bad play. Be patient and ask for help when you need it. As golfers progress and add to their experience there are bumps on the road. Sometimes you have to take a step back (or a couple) to improve and what you learn to address this will help you in the long run. On thing to note from the original post. Yes, you are capable of better play, however a golf game is a constant evolution. For some it's little change, but we don't swing the same way all the time. How many people take a hit in their index because they are playing bad for a month. It happens, to the best of us, just do what works for you to address it.
  8. I am definitely better than one year ago. My index is down from 10-12 to between a 7-8 but there are more and more rounds where I have long stretches of pars and birdies. A mistake is now a bogey and not a double or higher and my work schedule let me play 2-3 times per week and I had time to practice before/after a round. I think I am going to stay about the same. Over the next year I won't have as much time to play or practice however so far over the past month with more limited time I have shot some low scores and hit the ball well. it doesn't take a lot of practice to keep me in form, but I don't see much improvement for a little bit.
  9. Agree with everyone so far. I put expectations on myself that adds pressure to the swing. I try to tell myself that it's ok to not have a good round and lower my expectations after going low.
  10. It doesn't apply to everyone, but people with high paying jobs seem to get a sense of entitlement that comes along with their paycheck. Everything above could apply to my course. Lot of people who think they own the place. and guess what?! They clog up the golf course in fivesomes, drinking binges and take their damn sweet time with people waiting in the fairway! And it's a devil of a golf course with two sets of men's tees. Yet people insist on playing from the back set of men's tees who have no business! It's a selfish mentality. "I paid my money and I am going to do what I want!" etc.. No one cares that other people paid the same money! Also, no one ever thinks they are slow. I have been in slow groups, been well aware and done what I can to speed things along. I also have had plenty of times where I am not slow, nor in a slow group, and someone came behind who was fast. But it's rare to find someone who admits they are slow and try to do better. A lot of people seem to do this for the sake of appearance, or just don't understand. I happen to not be an overly patient person, so when I see an opportunity to hit out of turn when other people are ready I jump on it. But I don't if it doesn't make sense. I just want to hit and get to the next shot. I did have an idea while reading the last page. I wonder what would happen with GPS carts and if there was a $5 extra charge in your greens fee. If you come in on pace, you get the $5 back. If there is a slow group that held you up, but you were waiting on them and not behind, you get your $5 back. The slow group doesn't get their money back. A pro shop staff with a good backbone could try that.
  11. That's the problem with modern drivers! Hollow, pingy and not good for assaulting people. Back in my day, a good persimmon to someone's head was all we needed. Especially walking uphill in the snow 5 miles to school (both ways of course!)
  12. Would have been better if one of the guys he tried to stab pulled a gun on him....
  13. http://www.golf.com/extra-spin/utah-golfer-stabbed-hospitalized-dispute-over-slow-play Yikes!
  14. Looks great! I think it's going to be a success. Lucasfilm and Disney take a lot of care to get these movies right.
  15. Congrats!!! That's great! I played with someone last month who broke 80 for the first time on our course (it's a very hard one) and it's a great accomplishment! I had my own breakthrough yesterday as well. I broke par, albeit for nine holes. On a par 35 back nine (one par five) I had 5 birdies, one double and one bogey for a 33. Lowest 9 ever! I've shot even par before but never below. 75 was the overall for 18. 42 on the front.
  16. I can't speak to the mechanics, but only what happens to me. If I have the ball too far back in my stance then I hit to the right and hit a fade. My hands have not squared back to their original position and the club face is still open. I imagine I could do something else to my swing to have that happen, but I am ok with it being in the classic forward position in my stance.
  17. There are people that might take it that way. No one wants to be told what to say, how to say it, etc.. and when you personally don't mean anything by a word but it's going to be misconstrued if you don't remember then yes, it ticks people off. But there is also a more real problem because it's a college/university. These institutions need to get young adults ready for the real world, yet many of them coddle students and provide too "safe" of an environment. Not prohibiting things that are wrong. If something is wrong, illegal or prejudiced it should be prohibited. But many schools do go overboard in not "offending" people. And in fact colleges are regularly in the news for not letting a controversial speaker speak because the students don't agree with their views. That's not to say that if there is not enough outcry that someone shouldn't speak anyway, but at that age I think you want to have more interaction and have students make up their minds by hearing something instead of shutting it down. Being offended is part of life and learning to either not take offense, unless you really need to stand up for something, or trying to understand whether the person is truly offensive or just you are misunderstanding them. A lot of "offense" would go away if people truly put some thought into why the other party actually did/said what they did/said. The best, and funniest, example was a school that banned an Asian cafeteria item because it wasn't "authentic and truly representative of the culture" and hence would be offensive to people from that culture. When I think most people would just think "that's bad cooking!"
  18. I think it's a little overkill, but it does make sense from the perspective that a lot of people don't feel included or inclusive for things that many of us take for granted. Every year there is a big flap over "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" and the reason for doing that is so that people don't feel excluded, or that what they are is not part of the team, group or whatever. Now if "Happy Holidays" and the like were the only things that would make people feel excluded or different, I can see the whole thing being silly. but in fact, those smaller things re-enforce bigger attitudes that make people feel excluded or different, hence people trying to do what they can.
  19. My irons are being re-shafted now and the MCC Plus is what is being put on them. Happy to comment when I get them back.
  20. Where I play there is a club washer on the back of the cart. I stopped using a glove several years ago. When my hands get sweaty I stick them in there and then dry them with a towel. it removes all the sweat and oil and I can grip the club great. A large towel with a dry half and a wet half works as well. I rarely have issues with clubs slipping, even on very hot days.
  21. I like the plastic ones because I can keep a single tee in my pocket for the whole round. I don't think any type of tee makes the ball go further. That's just marketing.
  22. Actually on really hot days, I just raid my wife's underwear drawer. Probably the best I've worn.
  23. imsys0042

    run the roughs?

    $80 per bag! I caddied at the wrong place. I used to get $20 (plus tip) when I stopped. I've been living in Western PA for 7 years, since I moved here I've noticed that people generally just go straight down the fairway. In NJ/NY and where I traveled they emphasized 90 degree and the ranger would occasionally say something if he saw you not following that. Plenty of people didn't do it, but it seems like it's pretty standard here.
  24. My last round had no doubles. Birdies, Pars and bogeys. Shot 81, which might lead me to believe that breaking 80 is harder but it was poor putting. Three three puts cost me shooting below 80 on this one. And a couple make-able putts that were two putts.
  25. For years I had a set of Hogan Apex Plus irons and loved them. I lived in NYC for a few years and my swing was in bad shape from not playing much so after a year of moving where I am now I got a set of game improvement clubs. Loved the Hogans, although when my swing improved I opted for Mizuno irons because Callaway had not brought Hogan back, IIRC. The new ones are beautiful.
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