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  1. Quote: It's far easier to hit the middle of the green with a shaped shot if the course has any design/challenge in its layout. scenario: Water short of the green and all along the right side... You would rather try to fly over the water and bunker to a green vs fade a ball in - the fade will be flying over land for the final part of the flight, avoiding the water and bunker completely. scenario: Par 5. Trouble RIGHT off the tee. The fairway doglegs at 235 - to the LEFT. You can hit your 4 wood straight safely, and still be 295 out. I will draw a driver around the dogleg and get on in two.
  2. I carry new Pro V1x, Callaway Tour, and Nike One Tour at most times. I will usually play the round with one ball. Or at least with one brand of ball - and stay with it. Unless I start out very badly. Then I'll switch.
  3. In the first day of league last week a guy hit the bottom of the pin with his tee shot (par 3). It was so very near a slam dunk hole-in-one. Instead the ball slammed off the pin and into the water. He made a double bogey, 5.
  4. Because it's a Par 3. If you cannot walk from the cart path to play your second shot - on a par 3 - you should NOT be playing golf. You should be laying off the chips, burgers, beer, television, chips, burritos, burgers, ice cream, fries, pizza, burgers, soft drinks, chips and beer.
  5. From 210 to 65 or so I want to know the exact yardage to the pin or target. I'll walk off from sprinkler heads or cart path indicators. I carry a GPS on my bag. If I'm inside 60 or so, it's completely feel - I'll pace it off - and look at landing spots, but the shot itself - carry distance, trajectory, spin - is all FEEL based - Not a mentallly calculated "OK, hit this ball 43 yards ..."
  6. I'm going to play alternating boxes today. Black, Green, White, Red . . . repeat
  7. yesterday on hole 10. 135 from the pin. pin is on the right side. I faded in a high 9 iron to inside a foot. then on hole 17 - 135 and uphill to the pin. I drew in a strong 9 iron to inside two feet. Niiiiiiicccccceee.
  8. Play alone - Play alone and play a WORST ball scramble. Meaning, hit two tee shots - play the worst one. Hit two approaches - - play the worst one. Hit two chips ... etc. You will learn how to PLAY GOLF if you start challenging yourself more than normal. Everyone can make a par from the fairway, but can you find a way to make a par from the trees...? Play with people who are better than you.
  9. 15 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC Laws, Fees, and Possession Limits 1 . Alaska 1998 Ballot Measure 8 (58%) $25/$20 1 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature) unknown 1 2 . Arizona 2010 Proposition 203 (50.13%) unknown 2 2.5 oz usable; 0-12 plants 3 Yes 4 3. California 1996 Proposition 215 (56%) $66/$33 8 oz usable; 18 plants (6 mature, 12 immature) 5 No 4. Colorado 2000 Ballot Amendment 20 (54%) $90 2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature) No 5. DC 2010 Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote) * 2 oz dried; limits on other forms to be determined unknown 6. Hawaii 2000 Senate Bill 862 (32-18 House; 13-12 Senate) $25 3 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature) No 7. Maine 1999 Ballot Question 2 (61%) $100/$75 2.5 oz usable; 6 plants Yes 6 8. Michigan 2008 Proposal 1 (63%) $100/$25 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants Yes 9. Montana 2004 Initiative 148 (62%) $25/$10 1 oz usable; 6 plants Yes 10. Nevada 2000 Ballot Question 9 (65%) $150+ 1 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature) No 11. New Jersey 2010 Senate Bill 119 (48-14 House; 25-13 Senate) ** 2 oz usable unknown 12 . New Mexico 2007 Senate Bill 523 (36-31 House; 32-3 Senate) $0 6 oz usable; 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature) No 13. Oregon 1998 Ballot Measure 67 (55%) $100/$20 24 oz usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature) No 14. Rhode Island 2006 Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 House; 33-1 Senate) $75/$10 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants Yes 15. Vermont 2004 Senate Bill 76 (22-7) HB 645 (82-59) $50 2 oz usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature) No 16. Washington 1998 Initiative 692 (59%) *** 24 oz usable; 15 plants No
  10. Nice. I like how a pot-head is going to: 1.shoot someone to open their mind 2. stomp some sense into your dense ass skull ... And then talk about Karma. Hilarious! Oh, and your line "and your not contributing to drug cartels unless you buy shitty weed.....PERIOD" - SO wrong. If you think all of the Banana Reeper and Bubble Kush your homeboys sold you was grown by a cancer patient in California, you're crazy. The Mexican Cartels have HUGE grow operations in Mexico and the US, Asian gangs also grow a shitload of high quality pot, especially in Canada.
  11. I start out by fully stretching. Then I hit four balls - bang, bang, bang, bang - with a three iron. I do this to get the bad shots out early - and expecting them to be bad, it makes it psychologically beneficial to me. I rarely pure a 3 iron regardless, so how bad is it to hit a few bad three irons to start the warm up? The first few swings are always less than grooved - so I'd rather blast away with three iron vs a wedge - which I expect to hit VERY well every time. Then I go into my real practice - a few punch draws for crisp "flying wedge" contact, then I hit a VERY pronounced hook, a cut/slice, a subtle draw, a subtle cut, and straight shots until I feel like my shot cones are manageable. Then it's target oriented, real-life, course simulated shots. Rinse and repeat.
  12. Aaron Baddeley is better that Hogan, now. I freaking HOPE so. Without sarcasm tags is often hard to tell.
  13. THANKS everyone - for the replies. I played Harbour Town and the Ocean Course. I shot 82 from the back tees at HT - I was 9 over after 9 holes, and shot 37 on the back. The Ocean Course was easier. I shot 78.
  14. No more excuse for Tiger. He's a scumbag.
  15. I will be in Hilton Head in mid February. I haven't been there since I was a child. I will have time to play two days. I am looking for help deciding WHERE to play. 1. On the first day I would like the quintessential Hilton Head golf experience. The choices are endless. There are so many courses with huge names attached, I would like to hear from people who have played the island often. 2. On the second day I would like to play somewhere that would let me off the tee FIRST - as a single, or pair me with someone who knows the course well, plays fast, and plays very early in the morning. I would love to watch the sun rise as I tee off of 1. I'm hoping for some warm weather! So sick of the snow.
  16. Alvamar CC has a rating of 74 from the tips and a slope of 139. From the Greens it's 71.3 and slope is 134.
  17. 1. At the end of Rule 18-2 a.(ii) it says Under the Rules there is no penalty if a player accidentally causes his ball to move in the following circumstances: · In searching for a ball in a hazard covered by loose impediments or sand, for a ball in an obstruction or abnormal ground condition or for a ball believed to be in water in a water hazard - Rule 12-1 12-1. Searching for Ball; Seeing Ball In searching for his ball anywhere on the course , the player may touch or bend long grass, rushes, bushes, whins, heather or the like, but only to the extent necessary to find and identify it, provided that this does not improve the lie of the ball, the area of his intended stance or swing or his line of play . A player is not necessarily entitled to see his ball when making a stroke . In a hazard , if a ball is believed to be covered by loose impediments or sand, the player may remove by probing or raking with a club or otherwise, as many loose impediments or as much sand as will enable him to see a part of the ball. If an excess is removed, there is no penalty and the ball must be re-covered so that only a part of the ball is visible. If the ball is moved during the removal, there is no penalty; the ball must be replaced and, if necessary, re-covered. As to removal of loose impediments outside a hazard , see Rule 23-1 .
  18. Can a golfer wipe his grips with sand paper during a round? Is it a violation of Rule 4-2(a)? Quote: a. Playing Characteristics Changed During a stipulated round , the playing characteristics of a club must not be purposely changed by adjustment or by any other means.
  19. Titleist 695 MB here. The ZM's dad. They might be ugly to the purist, but I love these irons. LOVE. I have two sets; one set that gets a LOT of practice range time - sweet spot wear marks - and a newer set.
  20. Play more local and State Amateur events. Play all four courses in Lawrence in one day (Eagle Bend, Alvamar GC, Alvamar CC, Lawrence CC). Practice more. Become an amazing ball striker. Make a putt.
  21. I bought one. Head only. And just put in a Rifle Spinner. It's one sick club now!
  22. I am a 5'9" man. I play a 37" 6 iron. That is 1/2" short of Titleist 'standard'. The 1/2" in length moved my ball contact from the right center of the sweet spot to the middle. Club length is obviously one of the biggest factors in a proper fitting, and is KEY to consistent set-up position and ball contact.
  23. Cutting your shaft (butt cutting) 2 inches will drop the swing weight down four points. It will also make it slightly more firm. So, I'd guess that cutting the XCONN 5.5 Stiff would result in an XCONN 5.5 stiff plus with slightly lower torque.
  24. I went to GolfSmith today. From the used racks I hit :Titleist: ZM, :mizuno: mp-52, mp-68, :callaway: forged prototype and a few drivers. The fitting monitors were on. I was never, ever approached by an employee. And I LOVED it.
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