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  1. This is the best thing ever posted on this site I think I might actually try this, at least to see the reaction of my golf buddies Can't decide between "Boom!" and "Pow!".
  2. That seems unsporting! Just birdie it and win already!
  3. mdl

    Too Fast Play?

    I don't disbelieve you fast guys, but I'd like to see it. I literally don't understand what a couple older guys playing 18 holes in 2 hours with "no rushing" looks like!
  4. mdl

    Too Fast Play?

    I don't understand this at all. I've had limited time where I'm trying to play as many holes as I can really quickly. Even with a cart, constantly conscious of trying to rush, literally near sprinting from the cart to the green, and skipping putting entirely on ~1/2 the holes, I never played 9 holes any faster than 50 some minutes. Granted, I still did at least an abbreviated pre shot routine, but man. Even without one beyond assessing club and shot choice, 18 holes in 2 hours sounds not at all fun as a stock personal pace!
  5. Hardest I've played was Plantation at Kapalua. I played the combo tees, shot a 91, and felt like I played GREAT!
  6. This isn't an unreasonable thing to do if it's a way for golf to be fun for you right now! I agree it's not super fun to play rounds where you're spraying the ball on every tee, losing a lot, and basically never having an open look on your approach shot. Of course I also agree that this isn't a great long term solution unless you forever just want to give up on playing full length courses and just play from the forward tees forever. For that you'll have to figure out the driver...
  7. I play in a league that plays 9 holes every Wednesday night, May-August. I've been feeling like I'm putting some things together and feel more in control of my swing, but I've had a bad habit of falling apart towards the end of my round. It's almost surely mental. I'm in excellent shape. I had kind of an amazing experience last week that I think might change my game significantly. Other than summer Wednesdays, I pick up my daughter from preschool after work. So I have to leave by 4:30. I used that excuse to say I needed to be on the phone for a meeting with my boss 4:30-5. Then the coordinators of my golf league put my tee time at 4:48, earlier than I'd asked for. So I put my phone on mute when I can, put on my earbuds, string them under my shirt, and tee off while trying to make sure I don't miss anything important. I hit this shot! Flat ground, maybe 1/2 clud downwind. Then while still on the phone, I pitched to 3 feet and made an almost gimme birdie. The call ended and I thought maybe forced distraction (so not overthinking) might've helped. The rest of the round I alternated between trying to imagine a phone call happening in my head and singing a song to myself while hitting. I shot a 39 with one double bogey that came on a par 3 where I exactly the shot I was trying to but misestimated the wind and came up short and ended up with a super unlucky lie, and two 3 putts that I don't feel too bad about because this is one of my home courses but I hadn't played in 2 weeks and the summer bake had really set in and the greens had become WAY faster than I was used to, so in the first 4 holes I pushed two putts way past the hole and 3 putted. I finished with this drive! This was more like a 1.5 club helping wind, with a nice big first bounce on the fairway. But still! Point is, being "on the phone" or singing to myself had me hitting full swings at a 35 quality! Anyone else ever found ways to quiet the overthinking and had great results?
  8. I've started doing a not as extreme waggle/press inspired by Wolff! I realized a long time ago that I hit the ball MUCH better starting my hands where I want them at impact, rather than in some "neutral" position actively different from where I want them to go. Maybe an artifact of my skills and history with sport, but I find it easy to dramatically increase the consistency with which I can control the club face angle at impact if I start that way. After watching Wolff, I figured, why not ingrain body position too? So far, it's not felt great to literally start the swing from where I want to be at impact with the body. So I've compromised by addressing the ball, moving into a static impact position. Then keeping the hands steady but moving the body back to more neutral, then starting the swing. Only played two 9s since then, but I've scored under handicap both times...
  9. Again, try a little harder. I'm guessing you're not autistic, so you can yell the difference between, you know I'm not a fan of that sport, I have no idea, and a mocking, mean dismissal calling on sexist and racist signals to assist the mockery. Don't be pathetic.
  10. You're not working hard enough. Yes, Federer would f***ing crush Serena. She's said so herself. That doesn't change the fact that Serena is the greatest tennis player who's ever lived. And note how I said, twice, it's fine to say you only want to watch men's sports because they're more explosive. I'm calling you out because you're dancing hard around the fact the Haney didn't say that. He said some racist, sexist BS. Ask yourself why you need to defend him so hard. This isn't a troll or a mean internet call for a fight. I'm making a real request.
  11. Stop working so hard to justify asshole prejudice. It's fine to say you don't enjoy women's sports because you only care about sports because you want to view performance from the strongest, fastest, tiny elite of human performance, measured in velocity and acceleration, and don't care about skill, coordination, heart, competition, or anything else. But you're just defending hard sexism because you want to feel okay about your softer sexism.
  12. Come on everybody. You can be better than this. "In poor taste", in this context, is a defensive, clueless white man's synonym for racist and sexist. If he meant to make a point about how the LPGA isn't as compelling and therefore he doesn't enjoy following those golfers and doesn't know about them, he could have said that. Wake the f**k up and don't be an asshole.
  13. Haha. This plan is totally for idiots.
  14. I've never used a driving iron or a 5w, so what do I know?! Maybe one consideration is trajectory? So, on a windy course or a hard one where you'll get tons of roll out with a low piercing shot, you'd prefer driving iron, and in calm and softer conditions, you'd prefer the 5w with the higher trajectory?
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