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  1. I prefer the black finish as well but would be nervous for the same reasons that you were. I was thinking that it wouldn't hurt to go verify the fitting after you get it to make sure it still fit your eye and alignment... I'm curious why they don't have the other finishes at the fitting to ensure a proper fit. I love the idea of a black finish with white alignment aids - (at least I think it helps me lol). ____ Different note. After seeing so many well respected posters on here indicating how much they love their Edel putters, it makes me want to spend the time and money to go ge
  2. Not sure I understand that one. Feel can certainly help you dial in your distances. If a putter is to heavy or light for you, how firm the face is, feedback and forgiveness... bad putters can hurt your distance control and overall consistency. Like irons that minimize distance loss on off center hits, they can help you become more consistent with yardages. A putter can help you become more consistent with your distances on off center hits. Ever putt a ball low on the putter face or heel a putt? Maybe you hit it a little off the toe... in those circumstances the putter can make a hug
  3. This is a tough one. I went with unlimited golf for obvious reasons. That said, who would I be playing Augusta with? That might make all the difference right there.
  4. Honestly, you probably hit a lucky streak. That said, that particular putter may fit your stroke and your eye which resulted in you making more of the putts. I do think Scottys are nice putters but I think they are expensive as well. Yes, you pay some for the name but their resale value retains well if you end up wanting to resell it down the line for any reason. I can't comment on the Edel putters specifically but getting a putter that fits you is the key. Don't pick a putter only on name. Personally for me, I want a good combination of alignment aid and something that gives me good
  5. What do you think about cork putter grips? I think they sound pretty interesting. I'm not a fan of really soft putter grips but I do like the light weight oversized options. Unfortunately many of the putters today feel too muted for me and I'm not sure if it's always the face, the grip or a combination. Of course like many fisherman, I love the feedback I get with a cork grip. Why not try it with my putter? I think the option could provide some really good feedback and help my distance control and feel. What are your thoughts? Bettinardi had some options available on their
  6. 42 - 41 = 83 Didn't play well. I didn't really make any putts outside of 10 feet to save strokes. Missed a few from 6 -8 feet. Lost a ball right into a hazard on #2 and ended up with a double. 40 yards out and completely botched my approach hitting off wet turf... TWICE! Score could have been a lot worse but overall it was a plod along catch some bad breaks boring round. I had fun with the group I was with though but my golf wasn't that fun.
  7. I stopped playing for a few years. I stopped playing at about a 4. I've been playing again for few years and have never got back to where I was. That's mainly because I don't practice like I used to and my irons aren't as crisp. I hit the ball as far but no where near with the same ball striking and I'm not consistent off the tee nor do I have the same touch and feel around the greens. Honestly, I was very frustrated when I started playing again because I expected to shoot similar scores to when I stopped playing. I adjusted my expectations and realized that I don't play as often and I
  8. The pictures don't do these any justice. Every pin was on a slope this day. It was part of the "Tough Man Tournament". It was a two man best ball tournament with every pin in a crazy spot, usually on a slope, and usually only about 24-48 inches off the edge of the fringe - usually well protected too... Too much fun, but.... crazy hole locations!!!
  9. Did you see that Pin Placement? - And is that ball ever going to stop rolling?
  10. Does it say S400 or anything under the Dynamic Gold?
  11. I've decided to run for president.... So I can play more GOLF!!!!! Wooooooo!!!! (that's all I got)
  12. A little bit of everything with an emphasis on poor execution.
  13. Last Round: Ouch... a rough one. +12 through 11 holes - two doubles and two triples in that stretch!!!!! Sometimes, I have no idea how it happens like that! Shot 85 = 46 - 39 On the bright side - I also had 3 birdies and played the last 8 holes at +1 (finished birdie, birdie on 17-18) wooo! A had to put the game face on in the back nine when a guy in our group started ribbing me that he was going to beat me on my home course, I guess it made me focus a little more. Helps you appreciate the good days!!!!
  14. Even so, there was no reason to negatively approach it that way and assume he was lying or inaccurate from his first post. The point is that he progressed extremely fast. If he was to estimate his handicap according to his last 5 rounds it's a 7.7 (I know it's not official and its a sample size and all that) @Shorty I understand the skepticism, I do. He has done a hell of a job if he's only played a year and he's progressed that fast which is the main point. Rather than be welcoming and maybe use it as a teaching moment, the approach was to try to doubt and discredit and it came acros
  15. Sorry about the rant lol- I know where you are coming from though man. I had a membership to a par 3 course over the summer during my first year playing (par 30, 9 hole course). We would play everyday during the summer and make our own games (playing the same 9 hole course multiple times everyday gets old). We would play where you had to be in a bunker before you holed out (if the hole had a bunker) - We would play worst ball (until we got on the green) where you take the worst of the groups shots and everyone plays from there. (We would usually play 2 vs. 2). etc. I was never shy
  16. I'm pretty disappointed in the negative unwelcoming approach by so many members. Yes, it is possible. I personally, 100% understand why someone who just started is asking strangers about their progress. Why so many people doubt it can be done and call the OP a "troll" or "liar" is assuming, stupid, and ignorant. You can't stereotype someone because what they are claiming is rare. @jshanks26 Keep it up man. Don't worry about people doubting you. @Shorty WHY ASK STRANGERS? - because people you play with in person (that don't know you) get astounded that you have only been playing
  17. Pre-shot Routine: Step behind the ball and pick your target, brush the grass with your club as you are picking your target just letting your arms swing back and forth for a second. Once you have your target walk up to the ball and step in with your right foot first and align your clubface to the target, then step in with your left and set your stance. Waggle to release tension in the arms, check your target and then concentrate on your swing thought and hit the ball... Takes about 15 seconds if that... I actually practice my pre-shot routine on the range sometimes. It doesn't take l
  18. Yes, "That's good with me" is a pretty standard response and gives the other player the option to putt out if they like. As many people have said, always ask before knocking a ball back. Also if you have a small bet within the group, it depends on the group. In those cases, I don't really give putts unless it's inside a foot. Distance isn't always the main factor, if you're on slick greens with some tilt- that 18" putt isn't necessarily a "gimmie". Just use common sense and be consistent. (Match play is a different monster and has some strategy to it).
  19. Playing with a complainer! Every once in a while you get with someone who may shoot 100+ but have expectations like they should be hitting scratch type shots... I hate playing with the guy that's saying "I should have stayed home", "I should have just went fishing"... and then cusses after every shot and blames something that should have no impact on their shot - "That guy was moving on the next tee box when I was putting and it distracted me so I missed it".... WHAT? Maybe you shouldn't have played!!! You're RIGHT---- GO HOME!!!!
  20. 1.) Kevin Millar! Hmmm.... At this moment if I had to choose... It would probably be Kevin Millar. I think he played a vital role in the 2004 Red Sox WS championship with the rest of those idiots. He helped change and create that culture that led to them winning. (Don't give me the winning help change the culture BS either lol)... The guy is all about keeping it fun and has a good time. He could shoot 100, I don't care.. I don't really think I would choose a professional golfer - I would want it to be a ton of fun, and this is what those guys do every day for their job. Yes, they may e
  21. Surely go for your dream, you have progressed very fast. Do realize - Improving becomes progressively harder the better you get. You have less margin for error. If you want to be impressed, watch just how consistent the pros are. GIR stats can be impressive but proximity to the hole is more telling. I can have a 10 foot putt from off the fringe or a 50 foot putt from on the green. One is a GIR the other is not. FIR can also be an important stat but it is very overrated. You have to have the length. LPGA pros play tees that are usually longer than most casual golfers play on the weekends
  22. 1. Do you think he will have to engineer a new swing to play at a high level? Not Really 2. Will he have to get rid of the "Go for the fences" swing? No, but he has to be careful and selective. His natural instinct is to go hard. 3. Will he need to go to a smoother swing? Not really, I think he's on the right path. 4. Can he mentally and physically rework his swing so it decreases the likelihood of re-injuring his back? Unlike some, I think this is one of the hardest things he has to overcome. I think he "cons" himself sometimes. I think he is making progress now though. 5. If he makes it
  23. Gotta be the J's.... It's the shoes! I'm sure that would mess up a few pre shot routines and kill your swing thought when you looked down. That just might make you pick your head up a little early...
  24. How can you separate game planning with the mental game? Setting your game plan making the right type of shot selection, having an idea where you miss and playing for it is all part of the mental game in my opinion. Are you chipping that shot or putting it? Going at the pin or missing at the pin? Are you taking OB out of play? Do you realize how that lie is going to affect your shot? Do you go through a consistent pre-shot routine and check alignment? Do you have a swing thought or too many? Do you know how you need to try hit that bunker shot? You might have a faulty swing mechanic bec
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