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About Never3putt

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  • Birthday 09/27/1951

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    Medford, Oregon

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  1. No, mine is kept in the lined pocket of my bag, along with keys and wallet/cash. I have no need for the phone while playing. Ringer is turned off. Only reason I even carry it on the course is in case of an emergency.
  2. I replaced my Scotty Cameron Platinum Pro with a 34 inch Method blade. Love it. Rolls very nicely, balanced well.
  3. If you're talking about a ball retriever, I'd go with a "Gotcha". If you're talking about getting it out of the cup, the hand is the best -- doesn't damage the cup :)
  4. I play a lot of golf and this has not been an issue. I have a pair of 2011 shoes I'm still wearing, as well as the newer ones. Traction is not an issue unless you're swinging out of your balance, which would be an issue with any shoes with soft cleats.
  5. It boils down to "do you cheat or not?" EVERY stroke counts. Penalty strokes count. Anything less is cheating (either yourself or your opponents)
  6. One big cause of the reverse pivot is the advice to keep your head still. In the effort to keep your head over the ball, the body ends up tilting up and back into the reverse pivot. Rather than thinking "head still", think constant spine angle and allow the head to respond to the natural flow of your body as you turn your shoulders and load up over the trailing leg. On the downswing, start your initial movement by shifting your weight back to the leading side using your feet/knees/hips (various ways to make this work and everyone has a different key), allowing your arms to drop into the slot, then the turn of your body carries the clubhead back to impact and through. But my best advice is to see a PGA professional for a series of lessons. It's much easier with trained eyes watching you than trying to learn by reading tips.
  7. The physics rule of golf: The direction the ball starts out will be determined by the path of the club. The curvature of the ball is determined by the clubface (open or closed) at impact. So, if you're swing out to in, the ball will want to start out to your left (right for left handers). The ball will either draw, hook, fade, slice, or go straight based on how far open or closed the clubface is at impact. Open face -- ball curves right (right handers). The most commonly seen swing among high handicappers is an over the top, outside to in swing path with an open clubface at impact .... results are a ball that starts out going left and slices back to the right (again, right handed golfers).
  8. At 57, I'm carrying currently. I have a speed cart that I've used for the last 7 years, but started carrying again. Having said that, I also play in groups where the guys own their own golf carts (country club) and will often ride. I prefer to walk, but hate being the only guy in the foursome hoofing it while the other 3 ride ahead of me. That seems to force me to feel rushed.
  9. When I lived in Fargo ND, if it was in the 20's (F) during the winter, we called that a heat wave and would have loved to play golf .... unfortunately, there would be way too much snow still. In Billings, MT, we'd play in the winter on a couple of the courses that were set up. As long as the snow was only in patches and not blanketed, we'd play in sunny cold weather. The ground was frozen, lakes were solid enough to walk on, and the balls would bounce forever (including on the greens).
  10. There's a reason that a LOT of pros use cavity back irons rather than muscle back blades .... do yourself a favor and take advantage of technology .... find irons that you like and can play well and don't concern yourself with the name brand or if they're blades or not.
  11. I bogeyed 7 holes on the front, then went on to shoot even par on the back. 79
  12. My short game ... chips and short pitches to a specific spot on the green and distance contol with my putter (I have a tendency to leave putts short rather than putting past the hole).
  13. The rules of golf says 14 clubs is the max. They also define the putter as a club. So, there you go.
  14. I didn't like the super size grips, but I recently put a Winn oversize (I think it's the mid not the jumbo) grip on my 2 Ball putter. I love it. Now when I put a regular grip putter in my hand, it feels foreign and I don't feel like I have the same sense of control as I do with my newer grip. About the same time, I made a conscious effort to use the grip recommended by Stan Utley in his putting book (more in the left hand than in the fingers). Between the two changes, my putting stats have improved drastically lately.
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