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  1. 2 minutes ago, Piz said:

    When it is muddy I usually use a less-lofted club...rather than carry a different wedge:  a 42 instead of a 46, a 46 instead of a 50, etc...

    Yeah I find I do a lot of 9 irons and PWs where I would normally do a SW.  personally I’d like to work up the confidence to have more shots available when the course is sopping wet, generally I hit what I think I am most. O for table with.   

    the conditions I am talking about are not just soft.   Generally it’s where about 25% of the fairways have standing water on them because it rains so much. We generally are on the cart path from late November until May

  2. Hey everyone,

         I live somewhere where most of the winter is wet conditions and I was wondering if I should switch to wedges with a higher bounce for the winter.   In other words, would it make much of a difference?

    current wedges:   Vokey 50.08 and Vokey 56.10.  (Both sm7)

    older wedges with higher bounce:  Vokey 50.12 and Vokey 56.14. (Sm4)

    my swing type is more of a sweeper.   I don’t often take a divot, with wedges I might take a small one but I don’t take long or deep divots.

    opinions?   I was thinking of switching for a couple weeks and seeing what difference there was, but thought I would ask here as well.

  3. I didn’t read what Rory said as being against BDC at all.  He was wondering how someone could overpower the golf course the way that he did,  I think the headline was misleading.   Bryson, whether people agree or not, is trying new things and afaik doing it completely legally.  People have a right to challenge whether that is good for the game or not, but I didn’t think Rory was criticizing him personally.   Just saying he’s taken advantage of things that others haven’t.


    I don’t think bad of him for doing his science stuff,   I just don’t like his attitude sometimes.   That headline article looks like it’s trying cause a controversy that really isn’t there

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  4. I use Vice on and off.  I originally got them because I thought they were a higher end ball with great colors.   At the time, no ball I would game made a pink, red or even decent lime.  I echo what other people think.   I think they are below ProVs and Snell, also the TP5s.  Vice feels harder off a putter than any of those, and the greens I play are fast.   I want a soft feel for fast greens.   But I’d say I play one a decent amount of the time.   Best red color I’ve found.   Generally a ball is 8-12 holes so if the paint gets knicked it’s not a big problem as long as it’s not cut.   They are fairly durable.   Fading paint is what it looks like to me. 

  5. He can be abrasive and has been caught a few times where some people think he acts like an ass.  Having someone win a major where a percentage of people have issues with him is going to bring out negativity.  Unlike someone you might just go “meh” to.

    I don’t think it’s bad for the game, but unfortunately he’s someone I would root against.   Not the only thing, but someone who lashes out at a cameraman about hurting his brand is not someone I’m going to enjoy winning.  Ricky Fowler is uber  conscious of his “brand” but doesn’t act like that.  BD acts like the game has to bend to him.  Not a fan, but hey he did it in the least number of strokes, so it’s a good thing for him and people who like him. 

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  6. I’d chalk it up to automation sending out letters.  I used to get tons of letters even after I renewed.  Because I used to live in the ass end of nowhere, I wasn’t thinking about golf until the hell mouth thawed out, so it would lapse and even after I renewed I would get a couple. I’ll bet that stuff is out sourced so they’ll keep sending sometimes no matter what. 

  7. I took my kids to see if today and overall feel better about it.   I disagree with some of the undoing they did from 7 and 8, however seeing it a second time allowed me to stop trying to keep up and feel the proper emotional beats.   They did do way too many callbacks, and Easter eggs and the movie is overloaded.   Some characters are just wasted.  They needed more cohesion between Rian Johnson’s movie.   

    it has its issues, more so than the prior 2 films (7 and 8).

  8. I've done from thinking this guy had a rough time earlier in life and was affected by that, hence some of the scrapes he has gotten into.....to just an outright jerk.

    I don't even think what he said there was all that bad.   He claimed it wasn't intentional, and yeah it's a competition so you try to use criticism to motivate you.   But what ever happened to "hey, I didn't mean it. I screwed up.  Let's move on, and I can understand why people are upset."

  9. There was a time that I was playing with some real idiots.   I was paired up with them, and they were using my score for whatever game they were playing.   That's fine by itself, but they starting telling me what to do and that they were counting on my score so don't screw up.

    At one point, I was told, when my ball was on the other side of the hole and I was first to play, "you need to help me find my ball, I have money on this".   Two holes later, when searching for his ball again, I saw it in the woods and didn't say anything, let him take a penalty instead of being able to punch it out down the fairway with a reasonable hit.   I just walked by and didn't say anything....

    Probably seeing someone's ball and not acknowledging it is a breach of etiquette.....

  10. For pretty much the entire round I was behind a threesome as a single.   The course wasn't too crowded, and as the round progressed they were falling a little behind each hole the foursome in front of them.   The course doesn't have any parallel holes and there is pretty much always some kind of drive between holes, so it wasn't easy to see how far behind they were, and if I could just go around them until after I finally did.   They started with people on the green while they were on the hole, but after a while, when I pulled behind them they didn't have anyone on the hole in front of them.

    Quite frankly they were very rude.   I pulled up a couple of times while they were on the tee box and they didn't even say anything, let alone play along or go thru.   For some reason, I think a ranger must have told them, they waved me thru on 16.  I fanned one out to the right leaving myself an uphill shot to the green.   I drove down and they didn't even say anything, wave, nothing.   So I quickly pulled a club and wanted to get out of there.   I ended up rushing, hitting my cart with the ball and it dropped right there.   I simply picked up my ball, got in my cart and went to the next hole.    I didn't see anyone on the last two holes, so they had some room in front of them.

    But yeah, I finally get to play thru and that happens.

  11. 1 hour ago, Cantankerish said:

    I would like to see an authoritative piece on how to improve/enjoy golf on the cheap.  This is kind of a big deal for me.  I am fairly sure that I will never get custom fitted clubs.  I have read what the benefits are, and I appreciate the concept of following every advantage to the nth degree as much as anyone.  I just can't see dropping that kind of cake on a luxury item when my wife is driving a 10-year old car.  So I am left with lesser options.  And there are sure a lot of them to consider.  Same issue with golf balls, courses, etc.  In fact, there may be enough material on that topic for an entire magazine in itself.  I just don't see much evidence that this is a topic of concern for most golfers.

    That would be a single piece of paper, really.   I never have to buy golf balls, I am lucky enough to find enough of them.   As long as clubs fit, they don't have to be expensive or even new.   My driver is 7 years old and I don't see spending a lot of money for new woods as worth it.   eBay is great for both woods (which tend to be standard length) and irons, because I have found ones with my specs (upright + longer than standard).   In fact, I haven't bought woods anywhere else but eBay for 12+ years.  Golf courses don't have to be expensive, in fact playing a cheap goat path is enjoyable when you are with people you enjoy playing with.

    But the most important thing is if improving is your goal, invest in lessons over technology.   A new club, device, range finder, etc won't really improve your game.   Lessons and trying new things will.

    I'm sure you know all this, but it's worth saying.  Golf magazines exist to sell you stuff.   You really don't need to buy anything other than the basics to have fun.

  12. My old home course in PA had 6 sets of tees and did not really breakdown between men and women except for the red tees, which were fifth of the sixth.   The sixth set were juniors or beginners.

    If you were a woman who hit the ball further than a casual player, then you most likely were playing the fourth or third set of tees.  Men technically had 4 sets of tees, but it was strictly by distance, and how far you hit the ball.   And they had hybrid tees of different sets of tees for people in-between, so it cut out some of the trouble if you were struggling on the higher set.

    It was very smart, and I don't see many courses doing that.    We had a number of women who played from the third set in, and a couple who could play from the first/second set.   Also some older gentlemen who played from the fourth.

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