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  1. Brandel Chamblee stirring the pot again

    It's high time that people realize that some of the media "whores" are there to collect "clicks" and "reads" and whatever stats are important to them! That's how they get paid! It doesn't matter whether or not what they say is true, it's how much of a ruckus it raises! The media has gone straight to Hell in a hand basket!
  2. I kinda figured it might have to do with superstition. Mine is that I start the round with 3 tees in my pocket. And they must be white or natural wood colored. No red, green or blue tees, please! If I lose or break one, I'm still OK. If I lose or break the second one, I'll immediately fish 2 more tees out of my bag to put in my pocket! But, I usually don't have to do so. I haven't bought a tee in probably 20 years! I always find plenty on local tee boxes.
  3. Feel Ain't Real

    Hmmmm, good tip! I went out to the range this past Summer to hit a few balls. It started out as an absolute disaster! Nothing but scuffs and tops and worm burners! I couldn't get a ball off the ground! OK, something is wrong here, let's try to figure out what it is. I kept swinging and finally figured out that when I would shift my weight to initiate the downswing, I would also shove my head toward the target. I was seriously out of whack, and who knows why? I wasn't doing that the last time I played or hit balls. Once I caught on I concentrated on keeping my head "back" until the ball was away. Immediately I started hitting the ball the way I wanted to. I think this is very important whether or not you take lessons. You probably can't take your pro with you during a round, so the ability to self diagnose can be a game saver!
  4. Mac O'Grady Swings

    I'll probably get flamed for this since it's way over my head, but what the heck. I haven't studied TGM or Mac O'Grady in great detail. However, O'Grady is an interesting subject. I can remember watching him a time or two when he was on the Tour. From what I've been able to glean, he is kind of the "mad scientist" of the golf world. He could address the ball in almost any manner and manage to produce an effective swing from it. But, I don't believe that this is a skill that can be taught. You either have it or you don't. And it's not just physical. It's how you "see" your swing in your mind, and how your body parts and the club work together. And, FWIW, when I see someone with the posture that Jack Watson posted in #112, that screams "high handicap" to me! Where can any extension come from?
  5. I agree. My buddy uses the 3 1/4" and his almost never come out of the ground. I use 2 3/4" and mine usually do. What confuses me a little is watching a multi-millionaire pro golfer search like mad for a lost tee! What? No tee sponsorship?
  6. Beware of the sick Golfer

    Congrats on your round. Well, I wasn't sick, but it was the day after Christmas a few years ago when my buddies called me out to play. I hadn't touched a club in close to 3 months. We showed up and went right out, not so much as a single practice putt. Just a couple of practice swings on the first tee and let 'er rip! Temp in mid to upper 40's. I shot 76 on a par 72 course. Where that round came from I have no idea!
  7. The tired all arms hook swing

    I think the word "tired" in the title of your post speaks volumes. When you get tired toward the end of the round, you can forget to keep your body moving. Your arms and hands start flapping around, and who knows what kind of mischief that can cause!
  8. What are the wows and not so wows of your golf club?

    I don't have a "club" per se, but I guess I would call Mill Creek my "home course" since I've played there more than anywhere else. Wow #1, 36 holes of Donald Ross designed golf. Wow #2, they just built a beautiful practice facility. Wow #3, they've assembled a terrific greenkeeping crew that has the course, especially the greens, in the best shape I've seen. Wow #4, there are plans afoot to spend a ton of money on the course in the very near future. Which speaks to WUTiger's comments about his course. Mill Creek just spent over a quarter of a million dollars to re-do the greenside bunkers on the South 18. All this does come with a few negatives. Mill Creek has kind of been "discovered", and it is CROWDED! It has become a golf factory. There are now people playing there who have no business on that course, it is far too hard for them. Being in demand has caused rates to go up. However, I'm a resident so I do get a little break.
  9. Bunker Sand - Firm or Soft?

    This could be seen as a reason to discontinue sand bunkers on all but private and resort courses! Bunker construction, maintenance, and reconstruction are very expensive! Mill Creek just spent a quarter of a million dollars just to re-do the "greenside" bunkers on the South 18. And there are a hell of a lot more bunkers than those! I've seen many courses where money was an issue just let the bunkers grow in. The better of them kill the weeds with Round Up or whatever, and put down grass seed! Might be a little OT, but I believe it's germane to the game as a whole.
  10. How long is your golf commute?

    You beat me to it! I don't have a "home course" because I've never wanted to be a member anywhere. Variety is the spice of life, and I don't really care to play the same course constantly. I'm also lucky in that there are a lot of courses close by, but I, and my golf buddies, have driven quite a way to play courses that intrigued us. If I do have a home course, I'd guess it would have to be Mill Creek. I've played more golf there than any other course. And, it's a Donald Ross design that's 15 minutes away.
  11. Does Your Course Support the Longleaf Tee System?

    Since this is the first I've ever heard of this I must plead ignorance. However, there are some things that I've seen that indicate that something like this is taking hold. At Mill Creek I noticed, painted on the cart paths, the words "Youth Tees" with an arrow. They simply mowed short a small section of fairway for kids to tee off from. But this is nothing like the full tilt "Longleaf" method. Also noticed at Fowler's Mill they had "blended" green/silver tees, which is what we played. The course was plenty long enough for us from there! This seems somewhat akin to my post about some courses not having proper tees for senior men without them horning in on the ladies tee box. I can tell you, the ladies got as mad as hornets when we showed up! Overall, I like the idea. You could "customize" any course to your particular game! My buddy and I sure started enjoying golf a lot more when we were slugging our brains out less!
  12. Bunker Sand - Firm or Soft?

    I voted medium and too soft. It is possible for a bunker to have too much sand in it! Plus, it can depend on what kind of sand they decide to put in the bunkers. At Eagle Creek, the year I played in the Sand Trap Invitational, I noticed they had "sand" that was very coarse, very large grained. This allowed the 2+ inches of rain that fell on the day before our round to drain through. This allowed us to play bunker shots that were fairly predictable. Bunkers with a finer grade of sand would have played like wet cement!
  13. Tethered Golf Tee for the Mat

    Not only that, it's an alignment aid!
  14. Lexi Misses Two Footer, Loses Player of the Year

    How bad is your putting stroke that a 2 footer is going to hold up groups behind you?! I know this is tongue in cheek!
  15. Bizarre Jon Rahm Camera Crew Row

    Uhhhh, Ok! I still might not recognize him immediately, Especially if he showed up in non-golf attire!
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