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No Mulligans last won the day on August 26 2016

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  1. Just play a scramble as others have said But just for fun, it's a probablility math question. Say you take two players that average 9 over, perhaps that would be about a 7 HI. They are playing best ball. If you simplify the assumptions and assume they only hit pars and bogeys and they are evenly distributed for par 3, 4, and 5 holes. Since they average 9 over, they will bogey 50% of the holes and par the rest. There are four possibilities for each hole... 1, Player A par Player B par 2. Player A bogey Player B bogey 3. Player A par Player B bogey 4. Player A bogey Player B par. So, they are going to get a par 75% of the time instead of 50% or the time. With these overly simplified assumptions, and if I'm getting this right, they will score a (1-.75) * 18 = 4.5 over on average. To consider the birdie, eagle, double bogey, triple bogey possibilities and that scores won't be evenly distributed for par 3, 4, and 5 holes, that is so complicated that I think one would be best just accumulating a bunch of data to determine the answer. I think 4.5 for two players with 7 HI's would be close though.
  2. I have a Bushnell Jolt Rangefinder in my bag and use it on average maybe once a round, on most rounds I don't use it at all. I also have a Bushnell GPS watch that I probably use about 30 times a round. The GPS is so much more convenient as it just takes a quick glance, a fraction of a second. I use the Rangefinder for approach shots only when it's hard to see what part of the green the flag is at. That seldom happens.
  3. I don't have the tools to draw straight lines but if I did I'd draw a line up the shaft to your shoulders (like @iacas did), one along your forearm and beyond your hands and one starting on your shoulder and down through and past your elbow. Ideally, I think all three of those lines should be pretty close to lining up. It's not that bad of a flip, I think I use to be worse. What I believe happened to me was because I wasn't getting my weight forward at impact I was hitting it fat. So I moved the ball back in my stance to compensate. And I continued to not move my weight forward to compensate for my ball being back in my stance. I also let my head/torso drop towards the ball on my downswing and I compensated for this by lifting my arms a little bit. And because my ball was back in my stance I had to compensate by flipping a bit. I do see similarities in our swings, at least with my swing a couple years back. The big difference between you and me is I never tried to teach my swing to anyone else, I never thought I had created a way to build a golf swing. If I came here and did that I would have also gotten quite a reaction. I did occasionally hit the ball good this way but it required really good timing and precise compensations. For instance I had to coordinate the downward head/torso drop precisely with the amount I raised my hands. I had to play or practice a lot to get all this working together. I had a 27 handicap before I started correcting all that mess. I dropped about 10 strokes in a year once I starting getting my weight forward on the downswing, keeping my head steady, and having inline impact. I continue to work on those three "keys" (I haven't really gotten to the last two keys). I don't know how much you play or practice, but given you're an 8 handicap now... It seems you are coordinated enough to be scratch if you get your swing cleaned up.
  4. It's a dick move for him to ride on the green if he didn't need to... but, I don't care. If it's a course I play on and it damaged the green I'd be pissed. Perhaps there was some security instructions that caused him to do that. Who knows. If he has a habit of riding carts on the green we would already have heard about it, and we haven't.
  5. Agreed, you can do what you want and even be a complete asshole if you want. You own the course, no one's going to kick you off.
  6. Not every golf swing needs to be the same but there are elements that are the same for almost every good golfer. Building a swing with five simple keys "5sk" is the simple approach that is already out there. All this work has already been done, look up 5sk. It would really help you if you get to inline impact (one of the five simple keys) with your arms extended. To get the feel practice punch shots with an abbreviated follow through with your arms and club extended and pointed to the target. You won't find any flippers among the pros. Like Jim Furyk (who does have all five of the simple keys) as does pretty much every good golfer. It's remarkable that you've gotten to an 8 with all the compensations and timing required in your swing. Jim Furyk full swing, notice that a straight line can be drawn from his left elbow and straight down the club, that's inline at impact.
  7. Sure the owner can do whatever he wants, so what? To me this is not about property rights at all, it's about character. I doubt Reagan would do this, nor Bush or Bush Sr. It's not about politics either. “To find a man's true character, play golf with him. ” ― P.G. Wodehouse
  8. It looks like the videos are being taken down. At this moment this one is up and running:
  9. I thought he has had both knees replaced. Regardless, I've been wondering for a while how at 51 years old with knee replacement surgery he is able to carry a heavy bag for maybe 6 rounds in one week.
  10. Almost all the really good players have inline impact and look pretty similar around impact. JB Holmes you say:
  11. How to lie with statistics. By that logic base jumping is safer than any of those activities.
  12. I think I'll stick with trying to emulate the pros. Stackman: (If the Stackman's carry distance with a 4 iron is 204 yards, he must have extremely strong and quick arms. It just doesn't look possible from the video.) PGA pro:
  13. Scramble handicap calculator: http://www.leaderboard.com/scramcap.htm 6 strokes for a course with a slope of 113, so I'd say if they play well they would be 6 over. For best ball I've got nothing. The USGA does discuss HI adjustments for best ball competitions (for two man best ball 90% of handicap). http://www.usga.org/handicapping-articles/what-the-multiball-allowances-mean-to-you-25506.html But that is to level the playing field when all are playing best ball and and may not necessarily translate to expected scores. So, I wouldn't think you could use that in your specific situation.
  14. It looks like the round hasn't been played yet. Is there a new date for the round?
  15. FYI California law, excepts: I have been a road cyclist. My per peeve is cyclist that don't use the bike lane. This is extremely common in San Diego. Take the coast highway on any Saturday or Sunday and you'll often see cyclists riding side by side and spilling out into a lane where the traffic flows at 50 mph plus. There are also places where you can watch 100 cyclists in a row run the stop signs or the red light (myself included it actually could be dangerous to stop if other cyclists are on your tail).There are many places where it is completely safe to do so as the roads tee into the coast highway and the bike lane on the other side is out of the way of traffic. Still the law says you must stop. And I'm not talking about a slow speed rolling stop which is also against the law, these are full speed blow through the stop signs. Anyone that says most cyclists follow the laws is full of it. Almost all cyclists violate laws.