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  1. You and I would probably get along then, lol. When playing with my buddies (who live out of state now) I would say crap like (after they hit one OB) "No, you're supposed to hit it towards the flag. See? The flag is over there." lol
  2. Anyone else feeling like Tiger is starting to turn a corner and be "bad" for the game of golf? I know it's a stretch. But I'm sure there's a bunch of us out here, especially those of us only having been playing a few years, that are getting kinda of disappointed when we're expecting him to come back and see some cool action (whether it be the old Tiger or a new Tiger) because we didn't really see Tiger during his glory years. But now, he's letting us down over and over again. I'm feeling like he's stringing us along for way too long. That may not be a function of Tiger personally, at all,
  3. It's dead for me, personally. Of course, things can change. But right now I use a 3w, 2h, 3h (because the head on my 3i came off ), 4i in my long game. Love my 2h and 3h. I'll go back to the 3i when the bermuda start coming in. I could hit that puppy like sweet butter too when on soft grass. But I'm also hitting my 3w SO NICE (for several weeks now) and that ball comes off the face like sweet butter. So Maybe since I'm learning how to hit the long woods I could possibly go to a 5w some day.
  4. Shot a 39 par 37 yesterday walking on a beautiful day. Who knows, may be doable! I can feel my game is coming back, and the putting is getting MUCH better!
  5. Yep, I have the Rexing V1P picked out :)
  6. I went mid-size and will never go back. If you get fitted, it's part of the process. They should measure your hands and recommend a grip size/range. I was borderline regular/midsize. I went up and also add 1 extra layer or tape. It was a game changer for me, personally. Then again, the grips themselves were significantly better (CP2's vs old stock ones).
  7. I would never put my brakes on that hard. As someone above said, it endangers others around them. However, yes, I got a lot of satisfaction watching the tailgating clown go into the median (and not hurting anybody). I also will just slow down until this guy gets the point. I'm particularly mindful of others' speeds on the road and always move over if someone comes up behind me. But if they'er just being an ass about it... well tuff. I just slow down even more. I gotta get me an in-dash cam. I have one picked out but can't seem to pull the trigger.
  8. I will. Someone recommended them for putting stroke as well so I may look into that too. Oddly enough I played 9 holes after work and shot 5 over (42 par 37) with two 3-putts and a penalty. My game is a mess, but at least it's a good mess at the moment lol. My putting was actually much better, I only had 1 bad putt. The others were from the greens having been punched yesterday evening. So the greens are a mess as well, not just me! I'm hoping this isn't a fluke but I'm being reasonable. If it's not a fluke and my game is coming back quickly I may have a shot.
  9. Couple of new developments leaving me questionable about my participation as being an applicant but I've just taken a big bite to try to get my game up to snuff for being a legitimate candidate signing on again this year with my "club," for greens fees being included for the next year (weekend included this time, last year I just did the weekday membership so I'm trying to get a bunch of play time in!) 1. Playing with my Saturday group more and more now, and they keep track of my handicap. 2. Unfortunately for me, keeping my handicap is really hurting because the last 3-4 rounds I've
  10. But if you're attempting to take advantage of that, are you that confident in a lag putt that you'll hit the stick?? If not, your ball is going to go sailing by. Also the 'pegs' (didn't know they were called that lol) on practice greens (at least in my area) are a lot thinner so I think they're a different animal. Maybe yours are regulation size though, just shorter?
  11. I'm leaning toward the side of rejecting this rule change (flagstick) but I'm curious where the data is that shows putting is 'significantly' easier with the stick in? I may not have a good grasp of the physics of this but I feel like even from 3-6 ft it's not going to help me. And yes, I'm saying this not so much challenging it because I believe you guys and am giving you the benefit of the doubt... but I just don't see it. It'd be nice to see this in some type of data set. I don't like the "backboard" example. From 6 ft. can't you hit the speed of a putt the equivalent of 10+ ft. past
  12. Well this is embarrassing. I've put in a few more rounds the past 3-4 weeks with groups and I have absolutely blown it in terms of scoring. I'm absolutely terrible. Thought I could come back swinging since I (thought I) had good swing thoughts in my head still but I'm really struggling. I've shot 94, 95, 96 my last 3 rounds. Absolutely garbage putting - looking at some instruction soon. There's 0 chance I will be a legitimate single digit HC player for this. Maybe not even this season even though at the end of last season it looked like I would be able to achieve it. I guess too much tim
  13. I've played Linrick a few times. It was better than most muni's but I don't know how I would compare it to some of the semi-private courses in the area. This was at least 3-4 years ago though, and I was a much more terrible golfer than I am today!
  14. I cut 3/4 inch off my stock driver shaft over a year ago. I forget my shaft type but it's the stock R1 in stiff. I always felt uncomfortable over the ball because I felt like the angle of my shaft at address was far too shallow. After cutting, I had a lot more confidence. I also hit the ball further. How or why, I don't know. Maybe better or more consistent face contact. This may just be a byproduct of fitting, as I'm a short fellow at ~5'7". All my clubs are cut down.
  15. 1. Not at my 3 local muni's (although one of them doesn't have a driving range at all) 2. Eh, you get used to ball marks. But I would have to say that at least on my courses they aren't usually in my line of putt, if that speaks to the frequency of them on our greens. 3. I don't play at peak hours typically, but yea around hole #5 is surely where you'll start to hit that 5-5:30 pace >_> 4. Not sure what this one means, but I don't think I've ever witnessed a cart incident. 5. Yes this one is true... people are turds and pick up your ball 6. No way, at least not
  16. I use bitdefender. It goes on (steep) sale regularly for the 5-device, 1-year licenses which is enough to cover my home's devices (2 desktops, 3 laptops). It's well rated and is pretty clean.
  17. I chose #1 but what I don't like is heckling and mid-swing jeers and such. But that's more out of respect for the athlete than defining if it's a "party atmosphere" or not. Players should be able to handle a general low-key roar of crowd noise from the course, I feel. So as long as they aren't immediately disturbing the player for a targeted jeer, shout, heckle, then I'm okay with all of it. I'm not a big drinker but the guys that go out there to have a good time, so long as they aren't in the players face and they're in the background somewhere or up in the stands, I have no probl
  18. This seems like an obvious answer. Even if I was a very lucky golfer, I would enjoy the game MUCH more if I were a SKILLED golfer. I'm sure many of us can agree that we would take those nice, clean, crisp shot feels that consistently land near our target rather than hitting even a handful of flub shots and the "lucky" shots landing very near the hole, bouncing off a tree into the fairway, or making hole-in-ones or something. I'd pick the pureness of a clean, consistent golf shot to my balls bouncing of trees and rocks into favorable areas. Not knocking your question. I just
  19. Interesting. Would you say that's average "good" forward tee separations? My courses are like @Blackjack Don is stating (I think). I've attached my home course with the delta distances. Would you say these are poorly spaced? I kind of feel like they are? Edit: I updated to include championship-senior (full width) of tees. Appears 42.5 yards/hole average. Is this better?
  20. I look forward to hearing your debriefing, comments, and opinions from this! I really like the idea of grounding in hazards, particularly. Also removing loose impediments - also interesting. What do you mean by "dropping eliminated?" So you mean the actual physical act of dropping from shoulder height and instead you can kind of just drop it however? It would be nice to cast a wider net over ground-under-repair. Especially for the local muni's. Sure some of them have local rules but it would be nice it there was a blanket rule now.
  21. Oh great. I'll definitely look him up. I like the idea of aimpoint but I think I need to first get my putts online and some more consistent distance control before doing the Aimpoint thing. I'll look him up, thanks! That name sounds familiar...
  22. Just finished a big (multiple week) job on my truck and I wanted to point something out to anybody willing to read this. I sometimes get crap from people (mostly co-workers and stuff) about "how can you afford this/that, you must make the big bucks." No. I would have to say the #1 reason my wife and I have as much money in the bank as we do is these top 3 reasons: 1. We don't have kids (lol, that was an easy/obvious one) 2. We don't blow money on big $100+ drinking nights out or fancy restaurants even though we can afford to do so. We enjoy the little things and we are happy to have
  23. I'm absolutely a budget golfer. The only club I bought new was my Scotty Cameron putter which about KILLED ME lol. My last 2 drivers were used on Cragslist for CHEAPS. Irons were used on ebay. Wedges were 2nd hand online golf retailers. My aeroburner 3-wood was on massive sale on Amazon, I think I paid $80 for it. And my hybrid was from Rockbottomgolf (I love that store). That said I never think about technology improvements in my purchases. I fee like it's mostly a gimmick, except when comparing decades apart between equipment. but 3-5 years? Nah. Also I personally feel the most im
  24. Thanks. I forgot about people doing that. I'll look into doing that this evening.
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