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Buckeyebowman last won the day on September 24 2017

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  1. Strength and Depth of Field in Jack's Day and Tiger's Day

    Oddly enough my Uncle never mentioned making the cut or winning any money, just the guys he competed against. Snead, Nelson, etc. When he was in his 40's I took him to one of the better public tracks in the area and he shot 1 over which impressed the Hell out of me at the time. I realize now that a Web.com player would absolutely tear the place apart. Hopefully my Uncle at least made expenses!
  2. Winter Depression Thread

    A long standing tradition around here is the St. Patrick's Day blizzard! This wasn't exactly that, 5" of snow here, but some counties south of us got 9"+. So I guess it was for them!
  3. Why Don't More Clubs Paint The Holes?

    I've also seen "Par Aide" on ball washers, so Ii guess they help too. As far as I'm concerned, the cup shouldn't be in your peripheral vision. Not even on a 2 footer!
  4. Will this dent affect my performance?

    I think his username is a clue as to where that club may have come from! Don't get me wrong. I have friends who have bought clubs at WalMart and can hit them like nobody's business! I was thinking the same thing.
  5. Winter Depression Thread

    Ahhh! Nothing says the first day of Spring like a snow storm!
  6. Strength and Depth of Field in Jack's Day and Tiger's Day

    Of course the depth of talent is much greater now. First of all there are more really good golfers. Second, the top 125 in the Tour rankings are exempt from qualifying. Back in the day, only the top 50 (I believe) were exempt from qualifying. Everybody else had to play in a Monday qualifying tournament to fill out the field. My Uncle, a country club pro, qualified for several tournaments like the old Hershey Open, Pennsylvania Open, and Pittsburgh Open. Mind you, we're talking pre WWII, and he was one Hell of a golfer! That would be unheard of today except at the PGA Championship which sets aside a certain number of slots for club pros. David Feherty addressed this quite well in an essay he wrote some years back titled What's Old Is New Again.Long story short, he said that despite, or maybe because of, bulging purses and advances in golf technology, it's just as hard, or harder, to make a living playing golf now as then!
  7. That's kind of what I said, wasn't it?
  8. Winter Depression Thread

    After a few nice, sunny, and somewhat warmish days there is a Winter Weather advisory in place for the county immediately South of us. So no doubt it will creep North and whack us as well. Thought I might get out for 9 today. My buddy was looking to get out of work early, but got snagged up and we didn't go. Rats! This cold weather just won't let go of us.
  9. Whether you keep your head steady, or move it back slightly when coming into the ball, your results will be much better than if you lunge your head toward the target at the initiation of the downswing. Ask me how I know! I once saw a film study of Fred Couples' head while he was swinging a driver. You could see his head moving slightly away from the target on the backswing, slightly toward the target at the initiation of the downswing, and again slightly away from the target at impact. I think that the doctrine of "keep your head still" freezes up too many golfers and inhibits them from making a full and free swing.
  10. Yes, the long, woven head covers were meant to protect graphite shafts from "bag rash". With the advent of the new "shorty" leather, or leather look, head covers I have to presume that the new bag dividers are covered in material designed to avoid bag rash as well. Since I doubt you get a new bag every year from a company that you sponsor, I would suggest you look to it to decide how to proceed.
  11. Golf Scores

    Well, it shouldn't matter unless you're in competition for something, and I don't care if that's a Coke after the round!
  12. Which move changed your game for good?

    And I moved from the whites to the golds! I still hit the ball pretty accurately, just not as far! I'm 65, so why should I?
  13. I Saw a Woman Playing Alone

    No one is saying that. It's just that we, as men, have not observed it very often, if at all. My buddy and I did join up with a female twosome a few years ago because things were slow and it just made sense to play as a foursome rather than two twosomes. I was actually able to help one of the ladies with a swing issue, and at the end of the round they thanked us for inviting them to make a foursome. No "pick up" attempts were made on our part. We just had a good time playing golf.
  14. So true! I remember both the good and the bad. Many years ago I'd sit down with my scorecard and analyze my round. This is when I was very good tee to green. I concluded that I wasn't very good at putting, so practiced it like crazy! Never got any better, and just froze at where I was. As for the rest of DaveP's reply, I read an article many years ago about "state of mind" on the golf course that suggested that positive was much better than negative! If you stand on the tee, or in the fairway for an approach shot, and all you can see is the trouble, you could, indeed, be in trouble! Look at the where you WANT to go, not where you don't want to go!
  15. I Saw a Woman Playing Alone

    I have to agree with Erik. I can't recall ever seeing this. My buddy and I have played many times against his Sister and her girl friend, but she's never come out with us alone, But then, she and her husband spend most of the Winter in Florida where she claims to play golf nearly every day! Her Husband is not much of a golfer, so I don't imagine he accompanies her very often. I can only guess she's developed some friends down there, but I have no way of knowing. FWIW, I used to love golfing alone. This was back when I could play a little bit. I was working on my game. Nowadays, the social aspect and just enjoying the round take precedence.

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