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About windlaker

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  1. windlaker

    Easier to hit a draw than a fade?

    Time + Tragedy = Humor
  2. windlaker

    Is pace of play (or slow play) a real problem?

    We play in a league. 5:15 Tee Time, shotgun start. There is another league that tees off at 4:00 to 4:30...NOT a shotgun start. The course always puts us on the same 9, due to a ladies lesson/league night on the other 9. For the last month, we've never got done before 7:45. Always waiting on every hole. We're considering moving to a different course. No way EVERY week should take 2.5 hours for 9 holes.
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    Has this ever happened to you? What should I do?

    I'm 58 years old. Been playing since I was about 17. Took my 1st lessons about 5 years ago. The 1st two years were absolute Hell. trying to un-learn 30-some years of bad form. Finally now, the lesson have become fully ingrained for my shots. I'm not having to do a mental checklist for every shot. I'm not having to replace my golf glove every few weeks due to a worn out heel. I'm hitting the ball farther than I ever have. I still have some blowup holes...that's why my handicap isn't coming down as much as I'd like. Stick with it...you'll get there.
  4. I've been playing since 1975 (or so) and have never got a Hole in One. Had 4 or 5 within a foot, but never in. I never took a lesson until about 5 years ago. I wish I'd have done it YEARS ago. I'm playing the best golf of my life now, even though my handicap is still real high.
  5. windlaker

    What's your biggest problem in golf?

    Yakuri, I just took those numbers off the Grint...I didn't do the percentages myself. 4 Double Bogies, 1 Triple Bogie (with the 4 putts), 5 Pars, the rest Bogies. In the past, my short game kept me in rounds. This year, my driver is the best part of my game.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. windlaker

    Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

    It's not a purse, it's a satchel...Indiana Jones carries a satchel.
  10. 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.
  11. windlaker

    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.
  12. 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.

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