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  1. On 4/10/2020 at 1:08 PM, mvmac said:

    Anyone who follows my swing thread knows I've been implementing these kind of drills into my practice and really like them. Love the feel and response it gives me up my trail side.

    The right foot step one was a little tough because I've become accustomed to stepping the left foot forward when I step the right one back.

    For the two-step drill, one thing I've found for me is that it's more of a "shuffle" forward than a step. I can tend to get the left foot too much in the air and then the downswing sequencing can be late.


    "Never gamble with a man you meet at the golf course who has a deep tan."

  2. 4 minutes ago, metaswinger said:

    Just set up the net for quarantine and realizing using live ammo might be problematic for a couple of reasons.  I have basic plastic wiffle balls (which are working) but am wondering if there is a step up, a midway to a real ball.  Anybody know of any?

    8 minutes ago, iacas said:

    Almost Golf Balls:


    But their site seems to be half-baked right now.

    I can't vouch for these but they might be similar:


    Tx.  I just found the Callaway HX and am wondering if anyone has used them.




  3. Day 8

    Enjoyed the discussion on Rhythm, Tempo and Time in putting.  About two years ago moved to left hand down and it has helped me tremendously.  I'm wondering if the stick drill is a little awkward for left hand down as you are less centered and there is more going on with your left arm.  Anyway, good Time drill and I played around with a few and ended up at 76.  Not sure how it will translate on the green.



  4. 1 hour ago, AlDena said:

    California causes cancer.

    80.9 years = expected CA lifespan (only beaten by Hawaii)

    78.6 years = National Average



    With the exception of the last two years, when it dropped due to spikes in opioid deaths, life expectancy in the US has generally been increasing.


  5. I play a bunch of courses in my area but mostly a very hilly, beautiful municipal course 4 minutes from my house.  It has a slope rating of 130 which surprises me as it plays more difficult.  Because it's nice, inexpensive and public, it gets a lot of non-serious golfers who quickly get in over their head.  It also happens to be a slightly wealthy area and usually these golfers will get 3 sleeves of new high end balls at the pro shop.  I'm guessing these last for the front nine.  I say this because I walk the course and the place is littered with really great balls first thing in the morning.  It would be remiss of me not to pick them up and at a minimum, I use them for practice rounds in the morning by myself.

    For scoring, I usually play purchased balls and over the years these have been Bridgestone B330's then to Taylomade TP5x, and now to Schnells. 

    I do like the Schnell balls (performance and cost) but have to admit some of my best scoring has been done with completely random balls.

  6. MacIntyre reportedly confronts Stanley for not yelling fore

    For a player who made the cut in his major-championship debut, Robert MacIntyre wasn’t all smiles Friday at The Open.

    The 22-year-old Scot was reportedly unhappy with his playing competitor Kyle Stanley and confronted the American for failing to yell fore on two wayward shots – each of which hit spectators – during his second round at Royal Portrush.

    “Aye, there were harsh words,” MacIntyre told The Scotsman. “It wasn’t too pleasant. But you’ve got to tell him it’s not right. He didn’t take it well at all.”

    MacIntyre said that Stanley hit a marshal on the leg on the 14th hole before striking the mother of MacIntyre’s caddie, Greg Milne, on the 17th hole.

    “We’re shouting fore as the ball is coming into the crowd, and he’s just standing watching it,” MacIntyre said. “And people didn’t have enough time to react when we shouted. It hit Greg’s mum, so I told him how it was. I said I wasn’t happy – and he didn’t really like my response. He’s the only one I’ve seen do that. It was straight into the crowd. It was into the crowd from the word go. And we’re expecting him to shout fore. She’s all right, I think, but it’s not what you want.

    “… It’s on the [player information] sheets, it’s on everything, you shout fore.”...


    Robert MacIntyre was reportedly unhappy with his playing competitor Kyle Stanley for failing to yell fore on two wayward shots.


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