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  1. This is just a nice story about what's happened to me after more strength training the last 2.5 months. I'm in my mid 40's, in good shape, but not at all a fitness junkie or gymrat. I typically walk, but the last 2.5 mos I've been playing all my rounds w/ my dad, who is currently in chemo, and we've been riding together. During this time, I also started a much more rigorous strength training regimen (again inspired by my dad's challenges), and have made decent progress. My cardio regimen didn't change. I've never felt tired walking 18, or so I thought. Yesterday, I walked 18 for the first time in the last few months, and I was surprised at how light the bag felt (I carry). Although there's a good chance i'm biased in my memory, it felt like my shoulders were lighter, I had a lighter step, and that energy made it easier to be a little more stable in my golf swing. Previously, walking was never a big effort, but there was an effort. But yesterday's round felt effortless. I felt I could have played another sport like tennis or basketball w/ no problem, right off the 18th green. So yea, feeling fantastic and I recommend it! (I did consider putting this in the fitness thread, but thought it kinda fit more here. mods feel free to move it)
  2. I get it! and this isn't even my first time asking a stupid question in TST. I write things and hit the "post" button a little too quickly. Another reminder I need to stop doing this isn't a bad thing. So after reading rule 12, I understand there is no penalty. If there's anything elsewhere, or if I ever need complete certainty, I will assuredly give it a thorough read myself. Related and genesis of my question: I just played in a big church tourney. It was at a private country club, and they made it part of the "tournament rules" to rake bunkers, fill seed mixture into divots, and fix all ball marks. I didn't ask the organizers if these "rules" were officially deemed as the tournament's "Code of Conduct" (which I just read/learned about now) but if so, I now understand that the "committee" could penalize or DQ people. At the time, i didn't know if this was standard or unusual practice, or something the church organizer did for whatever reason. Either way I felt like it wasn't it in the official rulebook, and was seeking confirmation cuz I was too lazy to find it myself. I'll def read the latest rulebook before I post the likes again!
  3. @iacas I've searched for "rake" and "raking" and didn't see any relevant hits. So it looks like there isn't a rule, but is there another term I should be searching for? If you're suggesting I just read the whole thing top to bottom, I kinda didn't want to, that's why I posted the question 🙂
  4. @iacas I confess I didn't do a great deal of sleuthing, but I didn't find anything after a few google searches that covered it. I must be missing something...
  5. or is it only bad etiquette? If you can point me to an older post that'd be great too, as I tried looking.
  6. I'm terrible at this game. As in i shot "terror" today.
  7. Same! I consider myself in decent shape amongst my 40's-friends, but I'm surprised how much harder the same tracks are to walk compared to my early 30's. And I used to walk 36 easily whenever I had time. AND I was a social & golf smoker back then! Father time can suck it.
  8. I texted my buddy something similar last weekend. And this thread is a byproduct of that chat thread.
  9. @FlyingAce I can't say what's best for you physical well being. However, know that as a lady who is passionate about golf, you are an inspiration to many of us and a beacon of hope for many men who want to golf with their wives. Keep at it!!
  10. We've all gone through good and bad fitness times, but overall when did you get too old to ______ I think I admitted to myself this year that I can't walk 36 w/o the 2nd round being noticeably worse from fatigue. Even if I did it every weekend, I think it would take awhile before it felt comfortable.
  11. Never seen LPGA irl, but I've played with many NCAA women's golfers and elite high school players. I personally found it very exciting to see them hit, regardless if it was 200 yards or 250. Thats probably because I'm just excited to see their swing form. But I understand how some golfers who are far better than me are only impressed with drivers who crush it and find their drivers dull. I saw a video of Annika Sorenstam at some fitness event. She squatted 5 reps of 250lbs like it was nothing. I wouldn't be suprised if her 1rm is well over 300lbs. I weigh more than her and squat FAR less than her. At my level I honestly feel her (and other LPGA) swing is better for me to watch (if I'm only talking about driving distance) for me than DJ or Rory, even though I can hit it as long as her (on rare occasion??!!).
  12. Alright, I know next to nothing on this topic, but had a random thought. My understanding that “muscle memory” is a lot about neural pathways. And this muscle memory allows a practiced golfer to fire his/her muscles in the right way to swing a golf club. Say in X years in the future, biotech evolves in such a way that electrodes (or w/e tech) can stimulate muscles very precisely. In this future, could you take any fully abled body off the street, wire him/her up, and have them hit a perfect golf swing? I know they do muscle electrode stimuli for certain rehabs already. And with amazing advancements in biotech in recent years, nothing seems as absurd as it used to. I can think of a bunch of derivative thoughts/concepts on golf that this would impact.
  13. well then... that ends that thought!!! XD
  14. he played pretty well. He was very accurate with his driver, ~200 yards w/ roll and playing what I would guess is like a 20-30 yard slice, but very consistent. Bogey golfer. Not sure he is a good example to prove any argument about the swing. For one I'm not good at analyzing swings, so maybe it wasn't even the Venetos swing, it just looked like it to me (very little shoulder & hip rotation, weight dramatically forward). I just thought that maybe the swing might be useful for those w/ a buncha fused vertebrae or something, as it seemed to work for him.
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