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DaveP043 last won the day on December 14 2018

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  1. DaveP043

    Club Car Tempo Walk

    I have seen motorized trolleys that are "tethered" to the player. They're pretty cool, but not worth the cost to me. Here's one example: Stewart Golf X9 Follow The X9 Follow is the latest generation of the multi-award winning X-Series from Stewart Golf. Originally launched in 2003 as the X1 Remote, the X-Series is recognized as one of the worlds finest golf carts, every one built...
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    Excel Graph for Some of My Stats

    That was what I had in mind, and it shows the expected trends pretty well. @Club Rat, he was looking to explore the relationship between a specific stat (nGIR, for instance ) and overall scoring (as expressed by the differential used in handicap calculation). The order in which the rounds were played isn't a part of the chart.
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    Any Hershey Country Club Members?

    If your wife is interested in playing, make sure you understand if there are any restrictions on women's playing times. This might also be phrased as primary member v. secondary member or family times, to avoid gender discrimination issues. You should also understand the policy and history for member assessments. I had never been a private club member until I joined my current club, 25 years ago. Its one of the best choices I ever made.
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    Excel Graph for Some of My Stats

    Good luck. I haven't worked a lot with Excel graphs, but you may be able to get some type of regression fit line for each data set. Of you can just eyeball your own line in.
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    Excel Graph for Some of My Stats

    Why not use differential on the x axis, and each of the other stats on the y. I'd use points, not lines, but that would show the relationship between each stat and the resulting differential. Of course you'd be ignoring the dates, but you'd still have the data.
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    Rogue or Rogue SubZero?

    The other possibility is that the launch monitor isn't accurately measuring something. Having said that, I can't disagree with anything @saevel25 says about the way the angles and spin rates and impact location should work together. Unfortunately, its nearly impossible to us to define the best combinations for you without actually hitting each of the combinations, on a properly functioning monitor.
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    Embedded Balls in the Lip or Wall of a Bunker

    I remember pretty clearly, we were on #13 at Talamore. I don't remember what I did, but I sure do remember your ball embedded in the face of the bunker. You can always take relief for an unplayable lie. For a ball in the General Area, which is the case here, you can take two clublengths (no closer to the hole), and the Relief Area may be in any are of the course. You may also take relief "back on the line", and that Relief Area may be in any area of the course. So yes, you could drop in the bunker, or behind the bunker, with a stroke penalty. The third option, you can replay the original shot.
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    Embedded Balls in the Lip or Wall of a Bunker

    This specific case was addressed in the Rules Clarifications that came out after the full Rules were released: So yes, a ball embedded in the face of the bunker may be in the General Area, and so could be subject to free relief. However, in that case, you may not have an acceptable Relief Area available. It would depend on where the ball is, the shape of the bunker, and the direction to the hole. These Clarifications are included at the very end of the online Rules. I don't see them on the phone app. I haven't seen a hard copy of the new rules yet, so I don't know whether they're included or not.
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    Will the New Flagstick Rule Become a Fiasco?

    I just returned home from Palm Springs, played 6 rounds there. We left the flagstick in most of the time, although a couple guys preferred to have it out on shorter putts. In my view, there is the potential to save a little time if everyone chooses to leave it in. In a "mixed" group, if all players communicate, it shouldn't slow things down. If I'm the closest to the hole, and I know player 1 wants it out, player 2 wants it in, I simply won't set the flag down once I pull it for player 1. I can have it back in the hole essentially as soon as the first ball stops rolling, so it wouldn't delay anything. Its a slight change in habits, and it depends on communication, but it can work just fine. That said, I'm talking about an ideal situation with communicative players, and I know that's not always the case. As for changing success rates putting, we didn't see much difference. We saw very few putts hit the flag at significant speed and stop bear the hole, we saw only one at what appeared to be "firm holing speed" hit the stick dead center and stay out. I know that's a possible outcome occasionally, and doesn't do anything to disprove the statistics, but I wonder if those occasional occurrences will make a player a bit gun-shy. I'm probably going to consider leaving the pin out for putts that I consider to be make-able, 15 feet and closer without a severe slope.
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    Palm Springs in January

    Sorry to hear that, get well fast.
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    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    I think its also a matter of communication. If everyone tells the others what his preference is, each time, its not that tough. The player nearest the hole should always be prepared to pull or replace the flag as necessary. If the flag is out for the first guy, and in for the next guy, its easy to have the flag back in the hole with a second of the first ball stopping, virtually no delay at all.
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    Palm Springs in January

    Feel better soon, I think we all hate being sick. We'll make tee times for the 6 players we know we have for sure. If it turns out you can join us, we'll just have to check with the course and see if they've filled the vacant spot(s). Our schedule has changed a little, we're looking at Silverrock on Monday, Classic Club Tuesday, neither one confirmed just yet, and Eagle Falls Wednesday confirmed at 9:08 and 9:17. It would be great if you can join us, but the weather doesn't look good enough to go out in if you're not feeling well.
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    Overrated/Underrated (Golf) Topic

    I'd say its overrated. My perception is that most people believe that they play better walking, or would if they were allowed to walk. I simply don't believe that most of them would indeed play better. Personally, I enjoy walking, and I'm making efforts to walk more on my home course. I don't believe that walking will hurt my scores, and improved fitness might improve them, but I don't think walking directly improves my own scores. I can see where some people would fee l less impatience, or prepare better for individual shots, but I think that's probably more than offset by people who either wouldn't see a difference, or who would play worse due to fatigue.
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    New to Shipping Clubs

    For one round of golf, I think @Lihu has the best idea, just rent some. If you're talking about Old Blue, you must mean you're looking at Wailea on the southwest side of the island. They appear to have Taylor Made rental clubs for $60, you can't touch that cost checking your clubs as luggage, and Shipsticks is always more expensive.
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    Could Brooks Win a Slam? (Update: NO, Duh!)

    I'm going to agree with the consensus, a Slam would consist of one each of the four majors. And of course I recognize that any definition or a grand slam is by its very nature arbitrary. My personal definition of a Grand Slam would be all four majors in a single calendar year, and I agree that's an arbitrary distinction, but that's the way I've always thought of it. Anyway, that's the topic of another thread.
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