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Marty2019 last won the day on December 23 2016

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  1. That's really funny. Seriously, I read that paragraph and I busted out laughing.
  2. I remember when there was a move to boycott Chic-Fil-A, and noted liberal John Stewart went on his show and said, paraphrasing, "Boycott? Are you crazy? These are delicious chicken sandwiches." I think the whole country has gone off the deep end with the politically inspired boycotts. So, heck yes, I would play one of his courses, whether I like him or not. If you don't like the guy, register to vote and vote. < (I think that is a non-partisan statement. I'm trying to remain non-partisan here. )
  3. I like the 4 piece ball a lot. I think they're a really good golf ball for a dirt cheap price ($15/dz) and they have performed very well for me. I have no experience with the 3 piece ball.
  4. One thing I have done recently is trying to feel the slope with my feet. Straddle the line, or stand to one side of your line with your feet perpendicular to the line, and it's amazing, very often your feet can feel the slope better than your eyes can see it.
  5. I wonder if the "Dilly dilly" ban was paid for by Budweiser. "Banning" their catch phrase is really to their benefit, as we have seen already.
  6. I don't necessarily agree with all of that. I agree that he has been a dick in the past, but I don't know that that necessarily means that he IS a dick. He might be a perfectly nice guy who's emotionally inconsistent, like Bubba Watson. How can we really know these people? We stand off at a distance and see them do something, and based on that very small random sample, we judge them without really knowing the totality of who they are.
  7. She's from Sweden, not Switzerland. But about your hoping an American wins, I may be unusual in this regard, but I don't particularly root for Americans unless it's an American team in the Ryder Cup or something like that. I generally root for players regardless of where they come from.
  8. That's a great explanation. So, if the right shoulder comes up on the back swing, the right side has to stretch, and some of that stretch naturally comes from the right leg straightening somewhat. It's so encouraging when I learn stuff like this, but at the same time, it's aggravating that it took me 50 years to learn it.
  9. Regarding Tiger's chances of winning, as best I can tell, over his career, Tiger won about 1 out of 4 tournaments he entered, and he finished top 10 in about half of them. So, in my judgment, based on a 42 year old Tiger who is probably not quite his old self, would set the odds of Tiger winning the Masters at about 15%. I would set the odds of him finishing top-10 at about 40%. Right now, if I had to pick a player, I would put my money on Bubba Watson. If I had to pick 5 players, I would pick Tiger as one of the 5.
  10. What a coincidence! I just started doing this, too. On my back swing, I keep my head centered over the ball and even try to move it very slightly forward. The only way to do this is to straighten the right leg somewhat. In my case, it's part of an all out attempt to eliminate fat shots, and combined with some other things, it seems to work. It's definitely improved my ball striking with my irons.
  11. Okay, here's my little story. We're playing a couple of days ago, on a very familiar course, and we come to hole #6, which is a par 5 with a sharp dog leg right, sand all down the left, water all down the left beyond the sand. so if you hit the ball too far you're at least in the sand if not in the water. Three very tall pine trees are in the corner of the dog leg on the right. Most people would aim to the left of the pine trees, and try to fade it a little to the right. There's a groundskeeper working on the back of the tee box, and he shuts off his machine and waits for us to tee off. I step up to the tee, and I figure if I just swing a little harder, and relax my my hands a little, I'll hit a baby fade around those pine trees. (That works about half the time.) So I take a mighty swing, and block a MASSIVE drive which is heading straight for those very tall pine trees, and the ball goes up up up and OVER the pine trees, barely clearing them, comes down on the back of a little hill, which kicks the ball forward down the fairway towards the green. The ball must have rolled about 80-100 yards because the fairway was dry and hard. It was just a little mistake which turned out really well. Of course, I acted like that was what I was trying to do all along. The groundskeeper says, "Wow, nice shot." I drive my cart to the ball and it is WAY out there down the fairway in perfect position. I have no idea how far it was, but for a little old guy like me who normally drives the ball about 230, it was a HUGE drive. And that was my shot of the week, if you forgive the fact that I wasn't actually aiming there. I topped my second shot, hit a little pitch on to the green, and birdied the hole.
  12. A few suggestions: 1) look at video. That could tell you a lot. 2) slow down and focus on fundamentals. Be calm and analytical. Think about what is happening and why it might be happening. Take more time between shots. 3) Relax. Usually frustration leads to tension, which leads to more bad shots. 4) find a club you can hit, hit that one, and think very carefully about what is the difference in your swing with that club vs the clubs you are hitting poorly.
  13. I've done that before. It's an eye-opener, for sure, at least for me, because it's the same mixture of spectacular shots and craptacular shots that I get on the course.
  14. I'd also like to say, it's important to take time between shots on a driving range. When you're playing, you would never hit two full shots within 15 or 20 seconds of each other, much less 10 full shots within 3 or 4 minutes. And yet I see people who pound their way through 100 balls like they have a plane to catch. When you do that, your body will react differently from the way it would on the course, where you hit full shots much less frequently, and your muscles get some time to relax and recover between shots.
  15. I played 9 holes yesterday, shooting 41, which normally wouldn't be worth posting about, except that I managed to birdie both par 5s, and double-bogey both par 3s. I can't remember ever doing that. Should have played 18 holes, but when we got to the 10th tee, all of a sudden there were multiple groups in front of us, so after waiting for 15 minutes to tee off, and having more groups pile up behind us, we went back to the pro shop and got 9-hole rain checks.
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