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cutchemist42

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About cutchemist42

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  • Birthday 01/21/1986

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    Saskatoon

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    21.9
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    Righty
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  1. cutchemist42

    High handicaps, do you play in club championships? (no flights)

    I did last year because I like to see good golf played on the same holes I play regularly.I wasnt able to this year.
  2. cutchemist42

    GuaranTee Golf

    I actually find the times I miss my driver is when I run out of my pre-striped tees and teed the ball too low with a non marked tee. With a non marked tee, I just find my tendency is to tee it too low and I dont notice how low I made it. I know right away from the feel that I smoked the bottom of the face. I use these from Golftown. http://www.pridegolftee.com
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    Expected score on par 3 courses?

    So the course is probably not setup as difficult as a PGA course but by going by the hole distances 1 150 yard 2.98 2) 110 2.93 3) 115 2.93 4) 90 (no tee data for this so using fairway) 2.76 5) 90 2.76 6) 50-60 2.65 7) 50-60 2.65 8 ) 50-60 2.65 9) 50-60 2.65 If I added that up correctly I get 23.96. Not sure what kind of adjustment you would do for that for a 0 HI? I think a USGA short course rating exists, not sure what the formula is for those distanced.
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    My Swing (cutchemist42)

    Recap of 2018 season 1-I used both Evolvr and a local instructor much sooner in the year and had things pointed out that I would not have before. The things pointed out to me from Jan to July really helped me out. Its ok to seek out help. 2-I think this goal should maybe have been cancelled, as I ended up playing this year at real rated golf course that increased both my GG and Golf Canada HI. This was also the 1st year I had an official handicap as it was included in my membership. A majority of my rounds are played solo, and I actually didnt play with anyone in an 18 hole round since late August and I had some good scores in that time. My GG HI ended at 17.4 and official was 19.9. Whats interesting is that the HIs were matching for awhile. I ended the season hitting well, that I think Im closer to hitting some good scores if I keep up with what I learned in the last few weeks. While being a 19 Hi officially, my full swing compares with a 10.0 on GG. My GG HI was decently in the last few weeks. 3- I did eventually keep the ball in play more with driver, and in the last few weeks I was swinging much better. Whats crazy and I wish I stumbled on it sooner, but I found out rotating my head a bit at setup helped my rotation a lot.I found setting up with my head too straight on led to my back leaning towards the target. I was wondering why I kept ending my rounds with back pain and did mirror work to figure it out. I forgot where I stumbled upon the tip, but it helped IMMENSELY. My roation in the backswing is no longer moving towards the target and the pain is gone. One element that sucks is that I now look through the sides of my glasses, which distorts my ball view a bit.
  5. cutchemist42

    Recap Your 2018 Goals

    I'll have something a bit longer in my swing thread (some GameGolf screenshots), but for now..... 1-I used both Evolvr and a local instructor much sooner in the year and had things pointed out that I would not have before. The things pointed out to me from Jan to July really helped me out. Its ok to seek out help. 2-I think this goal should maybe have been cancelled, as I ended up playing this year at real rated golf course that increased both my GG and Golf Canada HI. This was also the 1st year I had an official handicap as it was included in my membership. A majority of my rounds are played solo, and I actually didnt play with anyone in an 18 hole round since late August and I had some good scores in that time. My GG HI ended at 17.4 and official was 19.9. Whats interesting is that the HIs were matching for awhile. 3- I did eventually keep the ball in play more with driver, and in the last few weeks I was swinging much better. Whats crazy and I wish I stumbled on it sooner, but I found out rotating my head a bit at setup helped my rotation a lot.I found setting up with my head too straight on led to my back leaning towards the target. I was wondering why I kept ending my rounds with back pain and did mirror work to figure it out.
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    Expected score on par 3 courses?

    Well going by the strokes gained chart,a PGA player has an expected 3 strokes off the tee at 160 yards. They than average 2.70 from 60 yards from the fairway.
  7. cutchemist42

    What are Your 2018 Golf Goals?

    Any chance on starting the recap thread now since some states/provinces have now ended their HI season? Would love to post while fresh on my mind.
  8. cutchemist42

    What do you do when your driver isn't working?

    When my driver goes bad, it becomes unpredictable for shot planning sp I put it away, unless I'm playing a course with adjacent fairways. (Push-fade/slice into extreme rough/OBs or pull-hook straight OBs with 0 chance of finding) It sucks but even when my driver goes bad, my 15* 3wood and 21* hybrid are still straight and easily playable. Guess the 4* difference is enough to go from playable to unplayable.
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    USGA Seeking Feedback on Distance "Issue"

    Just wondering, as someone who started 3 years ago and only knows modern drivers/balls.....was there any alarm bells/push back when the major changes were happening? Seems like equipment had quick changes in the lates 90s/early 00s? I mean, I've seen it said by posters online that they wish the driver got held in the 300cc range before they got to the current 460ish range. (If it means anything, my responses were strongly saying that distance is not a problem)
  10. Is there any way 12 could become "official"? I never played as a kid but are junior events like junior baseball which is reduced to 6 or 7 innings?
  11. Wanted to add this sooner but had to save my post above to run off and finish something. Adding to my post above, I played the 12-hole course I mentioned here in Saskatoon called Greenbryre. It was an 18 hole course that got re-developed when a housing development got built through it. The course has a CR/SR if you play 6/6/6 on either starting 9. I recently played it for a work outting, so I played it people that might golf 5-6 times a year, one being a mother. They ended the round saying they wish more golf courses were 12 holes, as they thought 6 was too short after we finished but another 6 would be good. One of them said they hated the time they played 18 this year. As someone who regularly walks and plays 18 when I can, I sometimes think 18 is a big time commitment but I still like it. I've seen it suggested that a 18 hole course designed with every 6th hole returning to the clubhouse could be a way around this problem. I think the 18 hole round becomes even worse when it comes to a tv sport, and its similar to baseball deciding 9 innings in a different time. However, at least baseball at the minor levels with less pomp-and-circumstance plays quicker, and most amateur baseball decides to play 7 innings anyway. A lot of the more modern sports that are more popular had the advantage on deciding their formats within the last 120 years. Even the early 1900s resembles our modern times more than the 1700s/1800s.
  12. I voted better off for a few reasons knowing how it stands in modern times now I work in real estate/land valuation, and I think golf courses might be better off if they didnt have the expenses for holding so much land. Not every taxation jurisdiction grants favourable property tax rules for golf courses Related to above, smaller course is cheaper to maintain This is a problem baseball has as well, but in modern times with people's shorter attention spans and busier lifestyles, golf is too long for most people. There was a day and age where golf didnt suffer from this "time" problem. Where actually have a local course that converted to 12 holes, and supposedly its been doing well with it.
  13. I should also add that the hooks came after I tried to adjust for the open face. I zeroed out the swing better after the massive hooks. The hooks were hookier than the slices were slicier if that makes sense.
  14. Had a weird round yesterday where my driver had Frankenstein tendencies come up. 2 pull hooks that I had zero chance of finding. 2 push slice that I found in extreme rough 1 push fade that I found in 1st cut rough. 4 straight hits that I could not see a curve from where I stood. So yeah, it was hard to gameplan when I couldn't take 1 side out of the equation. With how extreme the initial ball directions were, and thinking 70% of direction is face, it got me thinking about the ball flight laws. Does the same path produce a push slice and pull hook if your face control was all over the place? Would face control be more inconsistent than path control, shot to shot?
  15. cutchemist42

    Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    I was fine with when it hovered around 2* C but no wind. It's the windchill with nothing blocking the hands that got to me. I don't own winter golf gloves either.
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