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  1. I use a broken wooden tee and have the ball a little bit higher than on the ground because I don't want to change my iron swing. I found if I teed it up higher I don't get the distance I need and weird things happen. The fewer variables when I play the better. This is also the same height I tee up for my 3W and hybrids.
  2. Don't overlook Cobra SZ One Lengths either. Maltby Playability Factor 865. I have the F9 One Lengths. You just play everything like a 7 iron.
  3. lol. everything is sensitive these days. I put a line on the ball because it makes it easier to identify in the woods. "Yeah, that one's mine." I don't use it on the green because i can't line up the line very well. We all have our little methods of lining up putts.
  4. Having played with senior ladies here's the deal: 1) most don't hit the ball far; 2) the ball stays on the short grass so no time is wasted looking for errant shots; 3) 18 holes can be played walking in about 3 hrs. This includes bathroom breaks at the 5th hole, the 9th hole, and the 15th hole. Most in the group will shoot about 88 to 94. Of course they play from the forward tees which are appropriate for their driving distances which average about 150 to 170 yds. In the first group off the tee in the club there are the lower handicap sr women players. These players hit driver about 200 t
  5. I've learned my lesson. Pay for 9. Play 9. If my back is feeling good after 9, play 18, go into the pro shop after the round and pay up. If it's borderline, go home. They're used to me doing this. It's easier to do this than ask for a rain check due to a back injury after 9 holes.
  6. Isn't the object of the game to get the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible? BDC said he was going to hit 2000 drives in preparation for the Masters. Come on, you can't ban practice and physical fitness. If someone is obsessed enough to put in extra hours of work you can't penalize them for it. You can't penalize everyone else for what he does. I'm sorry, but if they change the rules, someone like BDC will find a way to exploit a weakness in them. He and his coach are those types of guys. They study physics and stuff like that. This whole thing is funny. If anything, Crossfiel
  7. What is a "pure" shot. I mean it's defined. But I think it's relative to ones ability. The standard set by a tour pro will be a lot higher than the standard set by someone who is just out playing a casual round. So I'm not going to answer the poll. I will say I make over 13 good shots per round. If I didn't I should sell my clubs and take up something else to pass my time.
  8. There's nothing unclear about it. I don't wear a watch when I play. I never have. I'm not going to spend forever looking for a ball. I used to make 5 passes in an area. Now I make 3. If I don't find it, I know about where it entered, local rule time (edge of the fairway + 2 strokes).
  9. Or if he has one iron that he never uses (like a 3 iron for example) he can put a lot of lead tape on it to make it extra heavy because grabbing two clubs can be awkward.
  10. I don't really care. There are times if I've hit the ball so far off line into the woods, I'll just reload with a S&D and not even bother looking. One of those situations where even if I found it, I wouldn't want to hit out of there. And unless people are wearing watches or have their phones out timing it, it's a guesstimate anyway. Basically, look and don't take too long. I don't know many people who wear watches when they play.
  11. I really need to get to the course about an hour before my tee time and get to the driving range to see what my swing is like that day. This means getting a small bucket and hitting about 20 balls out of it: about 8 wedge shots, eight 7is, and 4 drivers. Then go lag putt. Then wait in the queue. This will keep the first two holes from being disasters. This is the difference between a 51 and a 43 on the front 9.
  12. Well, I have a driver swing speed around 94. I recently took a driver lesson. I had a 45 g Riptide R in the driver. The pro put me in a 50 g Riptide 6.0 S. I feel like I have better control over the club head. Companies are going over to lightweight shafts these days. They've been able to make graphite stronger at lighter weight so that S shaft that used to be 65 g may only need to be 50 g now. If your shaft is too flexible your strike may not be as consistent. The AD333 is a good ball. It has a urethane cover. They've been discontinued, but you can still find them on Amazon.
  13. I have this horrible tendency to cup my wrist. When I first learned back in the olden days, I would lose a dozen balls per round. My dad got tired of paying $12/dz (1968 dollars), so he finally got me a lesson and the first thing the pro did was stop me at the top of my back swing and change my wrist to a bowed position. Well that position kind of hurt, but I didn't slice anymore. So I have to be very conscious about that when I practice and when I'm playing. Like when i take a practice swing sometimes stop and check it to get the feel before I step in and take my shot. I don't have very
  14. Since we're already talking face angle and aim.... I've also noticed something with some drivers. When you set them on the ground they have an open face - I'm looking at you Ping and Taylormade... and Callaway although not as bad. I've had a problem with blocking my driver and once in a while really slicing it. I know what the slice problem is - wrist angle at the transition - I need to be real careful and not cup it - I have enough trouble getting this long club square at impact. So I took a driver lesson with a pro who had a GC Quad. I let him deal with the numbers - I didn't keep track of i
  15. I learned with Vardon and I've always used it. It's the way I roll.
  16. DrvFrShow

    Gimmes

    Casual game... 2' gimmes. Putt all birdies or better no matter the length. That's our rule. Match play: I may give 4' for A/S. Medal: putt it out. Everything. Three foot putts: Percentage is 90% on those for most people. It drops to 80% in pressure situations. This is why you practice them. Two-footers? You really have to try to miss them. Standing over the ball too long is one of the ways to do it.
  17. I usually play the 5700 yd tees. I tried my old course at 5200 yds and played my 6i off the tee just to make sure I was in the short grass on every tee shot. I could have played bomb and gouge, but I was waiting for a lesson with my driver. I really didn't score any better. Golf is hard. I did have a 9 hole stretch of +7. It seems I usually get one of those. I just wish I could hold that for the entire round. Alas I need a new spine.
  18. 95 FIRs: 9/14 (64.3%) - amazing what a golf lesson can do. GIRs: 6 (33.3%) Putts: 39 Birdies: 1 (this should have been 2 but the ball wouldn't go in on the 16th. It stayed on the lip hanging over the edge, the #@!!$!,) Pars: 5 Bogeys: 4 DB: 6 Quads: 2 Penalties: 0 Best 9 hole stretch: +7 (3 - 11) Worst 3 hole stretch: + 9 (1 - 3) If I had gotten to the course and warmed up instead of using the first two holes to warm up and getting two quads... I usually par the 1st and bogey the 2nd when I warm up. We're talking 7 strokes. That's a
  19. It's one reason I swing normally at about 85%. My carry distances are all at 85% swing. That way if I need that little extra it's there. I can go to 95%. I don't ever want to go to 100% - this is where bad things happen. I don't know if you can learn by watching Ernie Els swing 1000 times on youtube.... but it's worth a shot.
  20. The Ping G410 Plus sits open at address. My suggestion is to take your grip and hold it straight in front of you with the club face is square, then address the ball. Your push should then become a draw.
  21. Erik already told you what you need to do from a technical standpoint. I think you're trying too hard and you're getting emotional while you're playing. I can tell from your post. Emotions can help you focus in some sports, but in golf they will absolutely punish you. If you let your emotions get the better of you, they will reinforce the negative and ignore the positive while you are playing. And once that starts you might as well pack it in for the round. You and I have been playing about the same length of time. I'm a 90s golfer. I don't know if I'll ever break into the 80s consi
  22. What he gets will depend if he's gonna stick with it. I play the Cobra F9 One Lengths and they make it easier since everything is 7i length. Also Cobra clubs come with the Arccos system in the grips so you can keep track of your progress. Cobra still has these available direct new for about $500 for 6i - GW. You'd still need to pick up a 5H, a 5W, a Driver, and I'd recommend a Cleveland Smart Sole S (because they're easy for bunkers), and a putter.
  23. Do you have a Costco Membership? If so check the Callaway Edge set for about $500 if they still have them. This is a full set and includes driver, FW, hybrid. and irons, and an Odyssey putter.
  24. Like on the 18th hole at High Cedars Golf Course in Orting, WA there's a drop zone by the sprinkler head nearest the cart path on the left near the bridge by the water hazard. It extends 8 feet around the sprinkler head. It was designated in 2014 by The Committee. I was a club officer who helped get it designated. The course has never marked it. The old drop zone was on the other side of the hazard which was not in keeping with the RoG because it advanced the ball past the hazard. As of now only a few of us know where the official DZ is located. It's in the binder inside the club. I can
  25. I've been playing since 2012. I don't practice very often (bad on me) - I play and practice once a week (smoke permitting during fire season). My home course is par 72.1 slope 124. I'll leave the technical part out because this isn't my thread. Just some advice on the course. On my home course there are some holes that I know are par opportunities. I go for them. There are also more than a couple par 4s that are very difficult to make in regulation. I can hit them in regulation if I execute them perfectly. But I found over time that if I go for it on them, that I tend to have blow up hol
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