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      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

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About bogeymike

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  • Birthday 11/30/1983

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  1. Help me name my U.S. Open Beer

    US Open Another
  2. Yes, another rant.

    the more I practice the luckier I get
  3. Slow Swingers with Low Handicap

    250 off the tee is not short for an amatuer. It may seem that way with people claiming they "average 290" or something like that when they actually hit 1 out 0f 10 290 yards and the rest 220 yards into the trees. Your kind of distance is plenty as long as you're not hitting it into the woods or something. Won't make the PGA tour but you could definitely be a 3 or 4 handicap with that distance. Peopl elove to talk about how far they hit a certain club as if that is a value of how skilled they are at golf. Distance helps (quite a bit) but don't listen to all the nonsense. I find that people who talk a lot about how far they hit a certain club do that because nobody wants to hear a story about their triple bogey.
  4. Qualify for the US Open

    Does that rule go for the US Amatuer as well? I've always wanted to play in the qualifier to either one if I can ever get my handicap that low. What're the qualifications for the US Am, same as the Open plus amatuer status?
  5. Is it even possible to play well without distance?

    I wouldn't worry too much about whatever tournaments you're playing in. Just see what happens. Just work on hitting fairways and getting your second shot as close as you can then go from there. 150 yard drive is tough, 150 yard drive in the woods is tougher. At your age you'll be hitting the ball 10-15 yards further next year and you'll have all new strengths and weaknesses to worry about so for now just keep it in the short grass. Hit the gym and eat some red meat if you want don't go nuts though. Time on the range and practice green will be better spent at your age. My game at 14 is nothing liek my game at 16 I probably dropped 10 handicapr strokes in that time.
  6. exactly, I can watch myself make bogeys and hit crap shots in the rough. It seems to be more of a problem in the majors for some reason. Probably because they receive more attention and are compared more often to what someone in the 60's did. In my opinion golf cannot be compared over generations except some intangible things like swings and palying style and what not. The new equipment and modern affordability of golf has really made it a different game than it was 50 years ago. Let's see some birds this weekend!
  7. The biggest issue I have is how the us open course are becoming. For whatever reason the USGA really wants pro golfers to look bad on the course. These guys are so good the only way to do that is make the course back breakingly difficult or even unfair. Greens like concrete and rough that is a .5 stroke penalty is not interesting to watch to me. Some people like to watch the pros look like hackers but not me. I want to see birdies! You can see people win because they made the least amount of bogies at any course on a saturday, I want to see people win because they made the most birdies.
  8. Hangover

    Jon Daly might be able to play pro golf hungover but I can't really do anything except be miserable
  9. I do a lot of fishing too. I try to play golf after work and plan fishing on weekends since it usually takes longer at least for me.
  10. This is the last post I'm writing in this thread because this is rude and uncalled for. Yes I joined because of their policies. Other clubs in my area are extremely discriminatory towards women and it was important that that was not the case for my family. I do not appreciate the way you said that. You can doubt whatever you want but that's an absurd thing to say, you have no idea what I look for in a club or anything else. When you write a giant check to join somewhere everything comes into play in your decision and things like how women and racial minorities are treated is important to some people, particularly if you have a wife or daughter who wants to play golf or if I want to invite a black friend of mine to play without disapproving getting stares from other members. If you still don't understand you definitely have not been to very many private clubs. I wash my hands of this weirdness. I'm not even going to bother looking at this thread again as I've already wasted enough time with it.