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onkey last won the day on November 2 2014

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  1. onkey

    Better ball?

    And another vote for the Snell. I also have abandoned Titleist in favor of the Snell. I also really appreciate the hand-written note from Dean Snell every time I buy from him.
  2. onkey

    Blaming Strategy? Or Execution?

    I voted 1-2, but I really think it's more of a "might be" 1. As the OP pointed out, it's all about executing the shots. Jack's advice may sway me into making a wiser choice, but I still have to execute the shot. My mental game problems are more about staying focused on the game than making a wise decision (thanks to LSW).
  3. onkey

    Uneven tee boxes, why?

    Google says: "Some tees, even in good growing environments, have problems built in from the start. To keep costs down, developers often construct tees from soil collected on site or from pond-dredge spoils. These materials often have poor properties for turf growth, especially in conditions of heavy play. Also, in the haste of construction, these soils often don't receive proper compaction and settling results in an uneven surface."
  4. A big fat ZERO in 35 years of playing.
  5. I pulled a Tin Cup and threw up an 13 on a par 5 last year. It should have been a 6 or 7, but I've been known to stubborn.
  6. onkey

    Do you prefer to walk or ride?

    When I ride in a cart, I become disconnected. Walking a round is a far more enjoyable, relaxing experience.
  7. I think you need to replace the shaft regardless. If the problem persists, you know it wasn't the shaft's fault.
  8. Another way to look at this is to ensure your weight is coming forward. When you are taking a partial swing, it's real easy to leave that part of the swing out.
  9. onkey

    Point of sight at address

    For everything except the putter, I focus on a distinct part of the golf ball (a letter in the logo, the number, a dimple). However, mentally I am always focusing on "throwing my club" at the target. This helps me to drive the ball at my target instead of simply swinging to hit the ball. With the putter, my number 1 rule is to never look at the putter head--if I do that, I get caught up worrying about the path of the club and lose focus on putting the ball to a target. Instead, I kind of focus on the path I want the ball to travel on and don't really focus down on any details. I am looking at the ball, but it isn't my focus.
  10. I believe in playing from the set of tees that best matches my length, not playing a certain color. I know there are a few formulas out there that can give you a suggested course length, you should try looking them up. Another indicator I find to be helpful is the position of the fairway bunkers. If I can bomb it over the top of them all day, I'm too far up. If I can't reach them, I'm too far back.
  11. onkey

    Credit Score impacts

    Five cards between two people doesn't make much sense to me either. If you never accumulate debt month to month, why would you have several credit cards? If you can avoid financing, why does your credit score matter? If you want to improve your credit, demonstrate that you are reliable at paying off an actual loan. The best way to build your credit score is by paying off things like mortgages, car loans, personal loans, etc. If you want to build your credit score, take out a personal loan of $1K and pay it off dutifully every month. Make sure every payment is on time. Your score will go up.
  12. onkey

    Where do you draw the line? WINTER IS COMING

    I'm with the crowd that lets the course determine when I can and can't play. Last year there were 3 times when I was the only one to play on that course for the given day--too many sissies around here. It tends to get soggy around here during the winter months so I move over to the only course around here that drains well. I find that winter golf presents some unique challenges that keep that game enjoyable. I dress in layers and walk to keep warm. And these keep my hands toasty warm--which is the most important thing when it comes to playing golf through the winter.
  13. onkey

    Breaking 80 or no DBs -- which is harder?

    I've looked at my past 100 rounds and I have to say that it is a wash. Rounds in the 70s: 17 Rounds with no DBs: 14 However, I would say that as an initial achievement, breaking 80 is harder. Before I broke 80 for the first time, I had several rounds with no DBs.
  14. onkey

    The craziest things that happen on a golf course

    While living in England a few years back, I used to play in an annual Ryder Cup/Presidents Cup mirror match event. One poor guy from the opposing team had a horrible time getting off the 1st tee for the whole weekend. On Friday, his tee shot hit the starter house and rebounded and landed about 10 feet behind the tee markers. On Saturday morning, he hit a tree framing the tee box and rebounded to about 20 feet behind the tee markers. At this point, everybody involved was giving him a hard time and he suddenly had a huge audience for his afternoon tee time. This time he managed to swing completely beneath the ball and impart enough backspin on the ball that it fell from the tee and rolled back about 4 inches. I've never seen anything like that before and doubt I ever will again. On Sunday morning he dribbled his tee shot off the box about 30 yards--he was elated! The funny part was, this guy was a pretty good player (7 handicap) and actually won 3 of the 4 matches that weekend and halved the other.
  15. onkey

    2016 Ryder Cup Discussion Thread

    These guys haven't gotten to where they are without being ultra-competitive. I don't think the lack of money had any real effect on their desire to win.

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