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CoachB25

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About CoachB25

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  1. You have one shot and must succeed. What would it be?

    I really don't know who would win. In saying I have so much faith in a distance and a club doesn't mean that I'm ready for the PGA. LOL I know that when I take that shot, I never think about missing the green. That's the best I can do. Oh, I have always used a long putter and so, I'm in a little trouble now. I'll have to reintroduce myself to my Zebra Putter.
  2. You have one shot and must succeed. What would it be?

    7i is money at 150 yards. Easy 7 without trying to come out of my shoes. I have so much faith in this shot that I often look to lay up at the 150 yard marker.
  3. Snakes, why'd it have to be snakes?

    I live at the end of a subdivision where most of the lots are not developed. We then also back up to a huge farm field. I will never have neighbors behind me due to the geography. However, that farm field behind us seems to have an abundance of snakes. So, we have one or two in the yard all of the time. In fact, I name them. I let them go since they eat mice and don't pose a threat to us. Well, other than the time I was mowing and looked up at the limb of a tree I have to duck under and saw one sitting there. LOL Snakes can be very beneficial!
  4. Eric, I don't have the answer for you but appreciate the thread. I think I finally figured out how to say it. Anyway, in high school, I had an English Teacher who hated me. In fact, she told the class that. One of her tests on punctuation and capitalization contained the following two problems: where bill had had had joe had had had had had had had had the better effect upon the teacher that that is is that that is not is not that that is not is not that that is nor is that that is that that is not I hated her!
  5. I quit golf...now what?

    Take a break and start again. Golf is not too hard. It is recreation. So, if you are making it "work" it will be work. Instead, learn to laugh at yourself. You'll find that it will become fun again. I was really working on getting my scores down. I turned into someone who could not let a bad shot go. I must have been miserable to golf with. I was golfing with a buddy and I made a terrible shot. I had 140 in over water and I took out my 8 iron and didn't catch it the way I though I should have. (I should have hit an easy 7 with the water protecting the front of the green.) I started punching my golf bag. I looked like an idiot. My buddy pointed it out to me. When I let that idea go and started enjoying my rounds again, I got better.
  6. What is more fun? ballstriking or putting?

    Ballstriking! I love my 3 Wood in particular. I have an old Warbird and I absolutely love pulling it out of the bag.
  7. Coach Holds Pine Tree Branch Back for Player

    We had our All Area Coach's Meeting tonight and so, I brought this up. One gentleman there has been a rules guy before at some PGA events and so, he said immediately, 2 stroke penalty. He also said he had seen it done before by a caddie. He pointed out that when a player attempts to enter a tree/shrub, they can insert themselves into the bush but they have certain concerns in doing do. They can't drastically embed themselves into that bush. IOWs, they can bend the branches to gain access but that is in a very limited capacity. This gentleman is older now and has "seen it all" according to him. I had a couple of other questions for him but he was making the rounds and so, he soon wandered off to another group.
  8. Coach Holds Pine Tree Branch Back for Player

    I do apologize that I don't know what the result was. This was not my group but my player had played in the rough next to this situation as it happened. I have not heard that any player was DQ'd. BTW, my daughter was very sick for a few days throwing up and feeling dizzy. Today, she said she still has a headache but made it through her day of work. This was a very serious head injury.
  9. Coach Holds Pine Tree Branch Back for Player

    What would then be the appropriate penalty?
  10. Coach Holds Pine Tree Branch Back for Player

    IMO, the coach holding a branch back so that a player can take a stroke violate "fairly taking a stance." The coach was assisting his player in taking a stroke. How do you correct that?
  11. Coach Holds Pine Tree Branch Back for Player

    First, the broken branch is a 2 stroke penalty. I wonder if a coach holding the branch back is considered building a stance? I know that I would never consider this as a coach. My first thought was that this would be a DQ. I don't know how this was decided since I had a family emergency and had to leave when my player signed her card. (My daughter was hit in the face by a line drive in softball and was unconscious. She was taken by ambulance to a hospital and I was 2 hours away. I had to get home fast. She has sustained a major concussion and, as recently as yesterday, which was 3 days later, she was still throwing up due to dizziness etc. She will be evaluated again tomorrow.)
  12. Player on a HS team hits a ball that is under a dense pine tree. As the player evaluates the situation, the coach grabs onto a bigger branch and pulls it back significantly to allow the player to enter the area where the golf ball is. As player turns back to the tree trunk, they snap a branch. Coach continues to hold the branch while player punches the ball out. Ruling?
  13. High School Season starts again.

    This is the last post in this thread. We finished the season today. My #1 was having a tremendous round even with at double on one hole. Then, the wheels fell off. She hit a wayward shot on a par 5 but that should not have been a problem She had an angle down another fairway to progress forward or she could play back into her fairway but there were trees everywhere. She hit a ball and caught it real good. This young lady can hit a ball farther than anyone I've ever seen play girl's golf. She cleared the first rows of trees with a 3 hybrid and should have been up on the green. She was on this green in 2 both the practice round and yesterday's round. However, there is no way she could get there in 2 due to that angle and distance today. One parent from another player saw her shot and said it tracked over one particular tree. That is where I had it as well. When we got up to where it should have been which was in the right edge of the fairway, we could not find it. After the 5 minutes to look for a lost ball, she had to go back and hit again. She took a conservative shot back into her fairway and then duffed her next shot since she was crying so hard. Then, she flew the green. On the next hole, she went into the water. She could not compose herself. More than one group of parents thinks that some parent in the group ahead picked that ball up. It is the only thing that makes sense. I know for sure what three that shot tracked over. I think that this is the last time I will make it to state. I retire in 2 years and I don't have any experience in the 5 girls I will have returning. Golf is not their main sport. I've been to state 3 times in 6 years with my golfers from a school that barely fields a golf team. I've been blessed to be sure. I hope everyone enjoyed reading this thread. I wanted to give you an idea of what happens at the high school level. Take care, Darrell
  14. High School Season starts again.

    Sectional Tournament yesterday at Illini Country Club in Springfield, Illinois. First, the Coach from Sacred Heart-Griffin did an outstanding job. The members of this very nice private course allowed our young ladies to take over the course for the weekend and on Tuesday for the Sectional Tournament. They are so gracious. They didn't charge our girls for a practice round, for the course play and for range balls. I don't think I have ever witnessed that before. THANK YOU ILLINI COUNTRY CLUB! The course was immaculate. Our girls really got to play an outstanding course that was very challenging. My #1 had a rough start but was battling. She hits the ball so far that she was out driving her playing partners by 25-30 yards at times. Still, she was having a rough time on the greens. They are so nice but fast and where we play, we don't have any greens that fast. Still, golf is a game of adjustment and so, my player was doing her best and battling. She was on pace for a 38 on the front when bad things started happening. For one, and I know this sounds like an excuse, one of the coaches recruiting her showed up. I don't know why this would affect her but man did she go in the tank. She out drove all of her playing partners on Hole #9 by a huge margin. So, she was 87 to the uphill green. There is a water canal in between but it should not have played a role in her shot. She hit a wedge straight up in the air and into that water. Next, she airmailed the green. Above this pin and it is a recipe for disaster. By then she was crying her eyes out. Long story short, she blew up. I did my best to get her to regroup. I told her about the scores at the turn of some girls we knew would compete to go to state and she was still right there. She struggled some more but then turned it on. she hit a shot for a birdie and then on back to back Par 5s she was on in 2. Birdied both of them. Back she came. She had a putt for an 86 that we thought would get her to state. It literally stopped with half of the ball over the hole. So, she shot an 87. Scores were high and we knew she still might have an outside chance. When all was said in done, the Medalist shot a 78 and that 87 left her tied to playoff for going to state with 4 other girls. She went first due to a draw on who would tee off first. She hit a 225 yard 3 hybrid right down the middle of this uphill hole. She then landed on the green in two. From there, she sank a 15 foot birdie putt and we are off to state. Brianna is the first girl in our school's history to go to state 2 times. It has been such a blast coaching her. She now has offers from a half dozens schools (D-II) and we'll see how this weekend goes.
  15. Well, it looks like I may need a new hobby. :)

    In golf, golfers sometimes create a "dark hole" that they can't get themselves out of. They hit a bad shot and then mentally tank it. What has to happen is that you have to play the game for the fun of it and the game will come to you. Turn everything into a positive. For example, you took a 13 on a hole. I bet that there was a hole you did well. Focus on that. Focus on the shot that keeps you coming back. When you are on the driving range, be there with a purpose and maybe that purpose is to get better with your "go to iron" that you can use to get a bogey or double bogey from a tough place on the course. Practice putting so that you can putt up close and two putt. Those scores will fall. When you get to a point you are comfortable, go to a professional for some help.