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DannyMac

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About DannyMac

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    Canada

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    6.2
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    Righty

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  1. What's In Your Bag?

    I only carry 13 clubs right now: Driver, 3-wood, 4 - GW, 54, 58, putter. I'm thinking about adding a 64* wedge for short-sided shots.
  2. Tiger Troubles - DUI Arrest

    I will never understand celebrities like Tiger driving under the influence, have a driver on payroll or just grab an uber!
  3. I was commenting on the original poster's bet, with the only goal of breaking 127. I do agree that some back tees would make this strategy a little difficult, especially if there is a "chute" of trees on either side, but I still think a LEGIT 20.1 would be able to break the 127 barrier following a very conservative strategy.
  4. I've seen a lot of comments regarding the forced carry issue. With the sole goal of breaking 127, couldn't he just lay up to the red tees/ closest area to the hazard and proceed from there? If I'm him, Im hitting wedge / my most consistent club to as many safe spots as I can.
  5. Crazy, I stayed at Orange Lake Resort back in 2001. I had unlimited miniature golf for the entire week, I think I played 54 rounds or something during my week stay. I love their full golf attire, shoes included, I wore a bathing suit when I played.
  6. Claim Your Achievements Here!

    After going all of last golf season without an eagle, my first round of the 2017 season saw me drain a 35 footer for eagle.
  7. Drive, Chip and Putt finalist from my club...

    I was watching the re-run last night saw Mimi absolutely crush her drive, you could tell the crowd was impressed by her power. I was very impressed by the composure these kids have, they walk right up and smack a drive down the grid with a big smile. Its such a great event and its nice to see these competitors having fun.
  8. Thanks for the info @Patch . These balls really intrigued me and at that price point I think its the perfect ball to work off the rust at the beginning of my golf season. I'll PM you my address!
  9. I missed out on the original K-Sigs and I'm hoping they send some stock north of the border to Canada, if this ball does indeed come to market. I'm really interested in trying these.
  10. Practice Range vs. On Course

    For myself personally, having no consequences for bad shots on the range allows my confidence to rise while hitting range balls. Bring me onto the first tee with white stakes left and water lining the fairway on the right, that confidence lowers significantly. My mental game causes my discrepancy from range to course, something I am beginning to work on.
  11. What'd You Shoot Today?

    After not golfing since October, I took a vacation to Palm Springs with my s/o and got to play 4 rounds in the area. First round: Desert Dunes - Gold Tees 6614 yds 72.7/134 - Got off the plane at 9:30am, unpacked and teed off at 11:30am. I was a little rusty, but played a pretty good front nine but then lost control on the back. Fired a 40-45 85. The weather was perfect, the wind wasn't blowing too bad. Second round: PGA West Nicklaus (Tournament) Black Tees 7204 yds 75.3/143 - I have never played a course that has hosted a PGA Tour event and I wanted to try and experience what the pros faceoff against, so I played the back tournament tees. After a really solid warmup session at the gorgeous PGA West range, I stepped up to the tips and the nerves set in a little. The driver was hit and miss, hit 1 OB and 2 into water hazards off the tee, but I managed to shoot a 43-45 88, which I was satisfied with. My irons and wedges were off, but wow was this a beautiful course and a great experience! Third and Fourth rounds were played at Indian Palms : Royal/Mountain 9's - Blue Tees approx. 6100yds 69.2/121 - I was staying at a house located on the grounds of Indian Palms and they had very favorable rates and the course setup for my s/o's game well. This course is extremely tight and I hit iron off of every tee. I was extremely sporadic with my tee shots and my swing just wasn't in a good place. First round at Indian Palms was a 44-45 89. Second round was a lot better than the first, my swing was in a much better place. Tee shots were finding a lot of fairways and my wedges were fairly consistent. Shot a 40-39 79, but I found this score could have been lower if I could have found a way to stop the ball on the greens. This location's greens were extremely firm. Overall, for not playing for several months, I was very satisfied with my performance. The Palm Springs area is gorgeous and has so many amazing golf courses in the area, I can't wait to come back and play more.
  12. If you could be a PGA tour caddie, who would you loop for?

    Smylie Kaufman, this guy looks like a ton of fun and he's very talented.
  13. Anything that will drop a 20 to a 15? A 15 to a 10?

    Play with better players and be very observant. I moved out west for grad school and the move brought me very close to my two cousins. My cousins are both very good golfers, 2 HDCP and a scratch who has won the Regional Amateur multiple times. After playing multiple rounds with them, I was amazed how they approached shots and what their shot processes were. I am a highly inconsistent golfer and was very aggressive, always attacking pins, and watching them showed me that managing where you miss the ball is very important. So instead of attacking that back left pin with OB left, maybe play to the right center of green and leave yourself a 2 putt par. In hindsight, it sounds pretty simple but I had the 'grip it and rip it' mentality and changing to become a little more conscious of my shot selection saw my handicap go from a 13 to a 9 in 6-7 months.
  14. Have you hit yourself with a golf ball?

    Lucky enough to have voted no, however there has been some really close calls on some punch outs from the trees. Hitting myself with my own golfball is probably my worst swing thought I have when punching out.