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JEd_i

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  1. I have iron covers for storage. I wear my spikeless Ecco hybrids almost everywhere, so yes, I’d wear them to Top Golf. I have a groove cleaning brush that gets used regularly. And I use a rangefinder for most shots to about 40 yards due to probably having some of the worst depth perception of anyone you’ve ever met. 


  2. 3 hours ago, Mr22putt said:

    attended a Tuesday USO practice rd in 2015 at Chambers....too bad it's a 4 hr drive from Vanc, BC....I got a sunset rate for any time Mon-Thurs until July 31 promo card at our golf show last weekend.

    If you haven’t played Chambers, it’s probably worth the drive to do it once. My preference between the two courses comes down to cost/round/experience. 


  3. 5 hours ago, tnull said:

    I have a temper.  Got it from my dad.  Not at people, but at situations.  Lost keys, dropped glass, missed shot in golf, etc.  Short, volatile explosion.  Yelling, cursing, throwing objects (not breaking things).  I always rationalized it by saying it was cathartic, got it out of my system.  What my wife finally made me realize that it wasn't about me, it was about those around me.  It made them feel bad, awkward, etc.  I finally saw it when I witnessed this type of reaction by a guy I play in a tennis drill class with.  I saw my own actions through the eyes of others.  It was eye opening.  Also, I have had previous heart attacks.  Good now, but doctor says to reduce stress.  So I did what few do.  I changed.  I no longer let things get to me.  I am calmer.  I can't control the action, but I can control my reaction.  I get the frustration.  But act like a father to be.  Your kids watch what you do much more than what you say.  My kids, who used to be afraid of making me mad, now say that they are not afraid of my reactions anymore and are proud of my new found restraint.  So it is possible to change, you just have to make the decision to do it.  Hope Sergio can, but few I know have actually done it.  It is hard, but it gets easier the more you do it.  Like a swing change, just needs a lot of reps.

    Good on you for doing that.  It's amazing what seeing yourself through the eyes of others can do.  My kids have started mimicking me in ways I don't find flattering, so I am making a conscientious effort to change. It's hard, but the end will be well worth the effort.


  4. 54 minutes ago, Mr22putt said:

    That makes more sense....at 6600 yards it's 71/129 which makes more sense too.

    I've read a lot of good things about The Home course, including how dry it plays in the winter....it's also often included in Chambers Bay golf packages.

    Didn't realize the course is so close to I5.

    Congrats again on the once in a life town rd until you get into a single digit cap where a 77 will be more common.

    Did you get snow today?......we got 1" up here in Vancouver, BC

    I would personally play Home Course before Chambers.  I just find it more enjoyable.  Chambers is a good experience, but it's a little extreme in design in my opinion.

    I'm hoping that 77 is just an indication that I'm trending in the right direction with the lessons I took.  I can't wait for March to get here and start posting some scores.  I've had a few rounds in the mid-80s playing winter rules and whatnot knowing that it is definitely a little different once you have to start playing the ball down.

    We're starting to get some accumulation.  I think they upped the forecast from 2" to 3"


  5. 34 minutes ago, Mr22putt said:

    So you say this course has generous fairways....but at 6200 yards at 71.1/130 would indicate it's a really tough course with quite a bit of trouble.....it's rare to see 71.1/130 at 6200 yards. 

    I pulled that info off my app while writing this post.  The site has it at 69.9/123 on the combo tees which is basically how it was setup.

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    9 minutes ago, Mr22putt said:

    OP...you SANDBAGGING cheat....lol....congrats on a once in a life time score.....your 77 works out to a differential 13.9 strokes lower than your 19 cap...the probability of that is so low.

    What course is this?

    So you say this course has generous fairways....but at 6200 yards at 71.1/130 would indicate it's a really tough course with quite a bit of trouble.....it's rare to see 71.1/130 at 6200 yards. 

    The course doesn’t have a lot of trees comparable to the rest of this area and the rough was really short. It has several reachable bunkers. A couple of the Par 3 greens are surrounded by trouble. If you can stay out of the walled bunkers and avoid the water on a couple holes, it’s an extremely playable course. 

    It’s The Home Course in Dupont, WA


  7. 2 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

    Congratulations on your career round, I hope you can keep it going the right direction. 

    One thing I'd suggest for anyone who does this, post your score while everyone is there, loudly, publicly, and if appropriate, make sure to post it as a tournament score.  Real sandbaggers try their best not to post these scores, or post them incorrectly (wrong tee, for instance), so be sure the folks understand that you are doing the right thing.

    I am considering posting it even though we are out of season, the greens were sanded, and it was lift/clean/place throughout the course. Frankly, low scores and a falling index are the kind of badges I want. 

    1 hour ago, Patch said:

    Congrats on the 77. It's always great to be "that guy" every so often. 

    Myself, when I break 80, I always ask myself if I could have shot one more stroke lower. 

    I was +2 through eleven holes until I scored back to back doubles. Flub into the bunker up against the wall and then a flub trying to get out. The second out was great, though!


  8. 1 minute ago, Vinsk said:

    Whoever put the note is probably a sandbagger.  They hate to lose especially when they cheated to win.

    I suppose that's possible.  Someone else brought up that the note may not have even been meant for me...that it was placed on the wrong cart.  That's possible, too.  Regardless, I found it funny.  

     


  9. I participated in my first non-scramble tournament today. It was a two man best ball tournament at a course that I've played several times.  The course is in the Pacific Northwest and we've had rain solidly for the last week, but today the weather was beautiful.  This course drains well and is pretty much wide open as far as fairways and rough goes, but the greens were lightly sanded.  My previous low round at this track was an 86.  Today it played to about 6200 yards rated at 71.10/130.  My lowest round ever at any course is an 81 at 5700 yards rated at 68.20/115.  Today, I shot a 77 comprising of two birdies, eleven parts, three bogeys, and two doubles.  I only had two drives that I would consider errant and I didn't sink a single putt outside of six feet. The one bunker I found myself in took me two shots to get out. My partner and I combined for a 73 gross, 54 net.  I have never felt so relaxed on a golf course as I did today.

    Ever since I started keeping track of an index, I've counted all my strokes and recorded all my rounds.  The lowest I've ever been was 13.5 (about 3 years ago), but it's ballooned since then and I finished up with a 19.9 prior to our season's end.

    How did I become THAT guy and an apparent sandbagger?  My driver has never been an issue, but for the last 18 months I couldn't hit a green from 100 yards out no matter what I did.  I recently had a lot of time on my hands and decided to take a package of lessons.  My instructor was awesome and didn't tweak much--shorten my backswing, eliminate my right leg sway, adjust my spine angle, and switched to a slightly stronger grip.  One month later, and my iron game has never been better and I've never had more confidence in approach shots.

    My score from today is legitimate and I'm ecstatic about that.  My handicap is legitimate, but I'm not so ecstatic as to the overall result today.  I was honestly hoping to turn in a scorecard and find someone else had shot significantly lower.

    Oh, and I found a nice note on my cart once dinner was over.  I originally thought it came from my playing partner, so I had a nice chuckle.  Come to find out, he didn't do it and I have no idea who did as I didn't know a single person at this place except him and the two other players I met during our round.  They were awesome to play with and really kept the round light. I still find the note humorous.

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  10. Hello everyone.  Been lurking on this site for quite some time and replied to my first post today so I figured I would do the introduction as well. I'm in my early 40's and started playing in 2010 and quickly fell in love with the game. My index has been as low as 13, but it's ballooned in recent months due to being out of the country and away from golf for a while.  Took a few lessons and the index will definitely be trending down once our season opens back up.

    Anyway, I've always enjoyed browsing these forums and I'm looking forward to contributing where I can.


  11. I've had the ClicGear 3.0 since about 2009 or '10.  It's been through several hundred all-season rounds in the Pacific Northwest and is still in excellent shape.  I've had to replace the brake cog and brake cable, but that was easy.  The cog was easily ordered from ClicGear and the cable was replaced with a generic bike brake cable from Dick's.

    I tried the 8.0 for a few months, and it was more stable (not that the 3.0 isn't), but I couldn't modify it as easy as I did my 3.0 so I sold it.  I've modded the upper strap system to sit more around my bags collar so it doesn't squeeze just below it.  I did this a few years ago, but I think ClicGear now has a couple different OEM options to do this.

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