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About windlaker

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  1. windlaker

    What's your biggest problem in golf?

    Inconsistency. Shot a 90 this past Saturday. 16 putts on the front, 20 on the back, included a 3 putt and a 4 putt. Front 9 57% GIR, Back 9 86% GIR. I'd love to be able to putt together a good round of ALL 18 holes.
  2. windlaker

    Contacts vs Glasses= Better ball striking?

    I wear contact lenses when golfing & hunting, glasses most other times. Can't stand not being able to look out of the corner of my eyes when putting.
  3. windlaker

    Backyard Putting Green

    Ok, so after a few years of procrastinating, research, and saving some extra cash, I'm starting my project. It looks like site prep is pretty standard. My son-in-law does landscaping, so he has the know how to help out. As far as the surface goes, I'm looking for reviews, recommendations, etc. on what material to use, for those that have built their own. I'm looking at purchasegreen.com, turfoutlet.com, turffactorydirect.com, rubberflooringinc.com. They each have a few different types. Any brand you guys love? Hate? Thanks in advance, Mike
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    Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

    It's not a purse, it's a satchel...Indiana Jones carries a satchel.
  5. windlaker

    New wedge?

    Thanks for all the replies. I DID NOT buy a new wedge. After taking the clubs out of the rafters, it's my 58 degree that's pretty beat up. The 54 isn't too bad. I ended up going to the range this weekend, and spent a LOT of time chipping. Practiced Flop Shots, and wedge play in general. After an hour or so, the ball was stopping pretty good. NO backspin, but not running off the green either. Now I just need to bring that to the course.
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    New wedge?

    Good day all, I’m kicking around getting a new wedge, and I’m wondering what you all think. I currently have a Pitching wedge, my 100 yard club. I have a Cleveland 54˚, which I use from 80 yards to the green. I also have a Cleveland 58˚, which I very seldom use. I normally am not able to put a lot of spin on the ball. I focus on hitting the green, and that’s about it. My Summer goal is to learn to spin it…hit the green and make it stop. My 54˚ is pretty well used, I bought it used…lot’s of wear on the face, scratches, etc. Do you think it’s worth it for my skill level to buy a new wedge at this time? Or should I wait until I see if I can learn it, then get a new wedge? Thanks in advance.
  7. windlaker

    2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational Discussion Thread

    If you ever get a chance to play The Castle Course at Northern Bay in Central Wisconsin, they have a few replica hôles, and 18 there is a duplicate of 18 at Bay Hill. Seeing it yesterday on TV, and having played Northern Bay, it seemed like I was (almost) there myself. Especially when I saw balls go in the drink. I've done that plenty.
  8. windlaker

    Article on: 42 ways to get fit

    As far as the gym membership goes... I've been a member for about 10-12 years. It's right on the way to work (A huge factor for me). I have to view it as part of my job. Wake up, grab a bite to eat, go to the gym, shower, then go to work. I go to the gym almost every day I go to work for a 30-45 minute workout. I do see the results...keeping the weight off, no more back problems, easier rehab from my double knee replacement. But I still don't like going there.
  9. I'm looking at a new set of irons, as mine are currently over 10 years old. I'm a High Handicap shooter, and I don't plan on spending gallons of money on irons. My question is this. What is the big difference between Rocketballz HL and Rocketblade HP irons. Both are within my budget. I know the HL is for High Loft. HP is for ?? Any difference besides the loft? Thanks in advance, WindLaker
  10. My surgery was 8 weeks yesterday. 16 weeks would be in March...plenty of time to get ready for golf season here in WI. I sure hope I'm as lucky as your friend.
  11. I had a Double Knee Replacement on November 11. Back to work 1/2 days on December 14 (I have a desk job). Back to work Full time January 4. While doing some shopping on New Year's Eve, I swung by Golfsmith. I swung a 6 iron for about 20 balls. Hit a majority of them straight and in the air. I was only taking about 3/4 backswing and not a full follow through. I thought the recovery would be quicker. Knees are still swollen and achey. joekelly, how long did it take you to get back to "Normal" golf? Windlaker
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    Arthroscopic knee surgery

    Played my first 18 holes (actually 21 holes) Friday night since my April 10 surgery. Things went well. After the 3 Sudden Death playoff holes, I was feeling OK. Especially since I beat my brother! The Meniscus pain is 100% gone. The Arthritis pain is killing me. I was told it was a possible side effect...I guess I got a winning ticket on that front. We took a cart. I cannot see myself walking even 9 holes, based on how my knee feels now. After the round, it was a little achey. Had a big Margarita, but my knee up with some ice on it, and all was right with the world. Woke up Saturday, feeling no worse for the wear.

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