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Buckeyebowman last won the day on September 24 2017

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  1. Do they offer a payment plan? Heck! You can get a payment plant for lawnmower these days, why not golf clubs! Considering what some sets cost, it kind of makes sense.
  2. That explains it! The word you are searching for is patience, not patients! They are two different things! And your auto correct just might be!
  3. There is another thread on this forum called "Stop conning yourself!" This might be applicable here. If you can hit a half PW 105, that suggests that you can hit a full PW about 2 hundy, or at least the high hundies! Sorry, I can't buy that. Tour pros can't do that, although some of them are getting scary close! And this is not to beat you up, we all kind of do it. My buddy did it for years after I had come to the realization that, in my 60's, I didn't hit the ball nearly as far as I used to! My buddy was conning himself, thinking he was still pumping drives out there 260-270! It was more like 220-230.
  4. HUH? I've been playing this frigging game for 50+ years! Don't even try to tell me that I don't know what "feel ain't real" means! Back in the day I shot par and sub par golf, so I know what "feels" are! And I understand the "concept" of keep your trail arm straight. I tried that for a while, and it did not work for me! I understand that it tries to increase the radius of my swing, But I made inconsistent contact with the ball, and really had no idea where it was going. I grew up, and was instructed, in the "keep your right elbow close to your side", "tuck a knotted towel under your right armpit, and don't let it fall out in your backswing" era! That is how I learned to play golf. The second to last time we played, I tried a practice swing on the tee like that, and it felt pretty good! I striped my drive right down the middle. The last time we played, I employed the same swing, and shot a 78! The first time I've broken 80 in a while! My swing felt so much more "connected" and together, I started hitting the ball dead in the center of the clubface, right on line, and for good distance. I guess what I'm saying here is that old dogs find it hard to learn new tricks!
  5. My questions to you would be how old are you and what is your clubhead speed with that particular club? I was a really good golfer in my late teens and early twenties. Then life intervened, and eventually I couldn't get my 2 iron up off the ground anymore! I bought a Cleveland hybrid 2 and loved it right off. Nowadays, I don't carry an iron longer than a 6! You kind of sound like me. Irons 6 and under I'm fine with. 5 and up, I need a hybrid! Clubhead speed doesn't just mean additional distance, it means additional height, which is part of what gives the shot additional distance!
  6. I bought my first hybrid quite a few years ago, when I could no longer get my 2 iron higher in the air than the gutters on a ranch house! I loved it right from the get go! It was a Cleveland HiBore 2 hybrid that is still in my bag! I don't carry an iron longer than a 6, my 3,4, and 5 irons being covered by TM Rescue hybrids that I bought from a buddy. He couldn't hit them, I could! They are just halfway between irons and fairway woods, with more mass farther behind the ball. This allows the club to get the ball up in the air more easily. If you can hit a 5 or 7 wood, you can hit a hybrid!
  7. Good points, but don't discount lie angle too much! As I understand it , the dot color on Ping irons is all about the lie angle. I once read a story where John Daly was being fitted for a new set of clubs at the club company's headquarters. He had worked his way down to the short irons (8,9,PW, GW), and after hitting some balls with them asked the fitter to have them bent 1/2 degree flat! Daly sat back to enjoy a diet Coke and a heater and when the fitter came back, he hit more balls. He was smiling big because the irons were perfect. He said to a reporter, "Most amateurs don't realize how much a little change in lie angle can help their game!" And isn't "direction" kind of what golf is all about?
  8. I do now! And a sunflower seed hull has to do with dress code in that slobs are slobs! And that's exactly what it is, attitude! This is why people show up at funerals in cargo shorts, wife beaters, and sandals! How about a little respect? I may not go the whole suit and tie route, like I did when we buried my Mother, but if I'm going to attend, I will wear clean, pressed dress slacks and shirt. And dress shoes.
  9. Well, this past Thursday I broke 80! Been flirting with 80 for a little while recently, and it finally happened. Been a few years since I've done that. I went back to an old "swing thought" from when I first learned the game, and suddenly found myself hitting the ball on the button! Best ball striking round I've enjoyed this year!
  10. Same here! I have never seen that in my life. There is one course where they have a set of silver tees out in front of the ladies. I don't know if they are for super seniors or for kids. My buddy mentioned the other day, "Where are the 'Senior women's' tees!" Pretty soon we're going to need about a dozen tee boxes per hole!
  11. Yep! I keep a pair of Foot Joy rain gloves in my bag just in case. The wetter they get, the better they grip! They are actually quite amazing. No slip!
  12. I don't know when this became a "thing", but I've noticed it more and more the past few years! I had a birdie putt cruising toward the hole on a perfect line when it suddenly hopped about 3"-4" in the air and died short! I walked the line and found a sunflower seed hull! Nowadays I walk my line beforehand to check for things like that. People who spit anything on the green should be tied to a whipping post!
  13. There hasn't been a post here in a month and a half, but I feel like I'm pretty close to the same. My handicap index ballooned to a 14,4 late last year into early this year. A very wet early year that gave no roll.It's now 13.4, so I guess I've improved by one stroke!
  14. Shot a 78 at Pine Lakes GC in Hubbard, OH on Thursday. Best round I've had in about 2 years! So, I'm claiming the 'Broke 80" badge.
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