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Papa Steve 55

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About Papa Steve 55

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    New England, Cape Cod area

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  1. Papa Steve 55

    Draw vs Fade: Which is Cooler & Reliable

    I can hit a fade just by being lazy, some heathens call it a slice.....
  2. I'm just so used to putting w/o the stick in. I see me leaving it alone where I would need the flag tended though. I hate the guy standing near the hole. So I guess it will be situational with me.
  3. Papa Steve 55

    So, How Bad Do I Get Beat...?

    Where are the guys like you when I'm looking for a match? ATM
  4. Papa Steve 55

    Your State's Sports Mt. Rushmore

    Yeah, I was born and raised in Brockton. My dad was friends with him and his brothers. They are still digging around trying to find all the money he hid in jars. Only took cash for a fight.
  5. Papa Steve 55

    Touching the Line of a Putt

    I saw it happen this past weekend. We had two man teams best ball. One of guys on the other team was lining up a 15 footer for birdie on the #2 stroke hole. His partner came over and, unsolicited, said ‘hit this line’ and put the toe of his putter on the green. The poor guy putting dropped his head, sighed and picked his ball up. His partner was in tight for bogey already. It’s almost not fair, but it was a team event. Learn the rules.
  6. Papa Steve 55

    14 rules of golf Etiquette

    Let me add one. Had a two day team event start today. One round at two courses. Its great fun. We have A,B,C,& D players, one best ball. I was the A for our team. On the first tee, the D player says team skins.....the 20 handicap thinks we should play team skins.....go figure huh?
  7. Papa Steve 55

    What do you do when your driver isn't working?

    I drop to a 3, maybe the 5 wood. There are a couple of wide fairways on my course, so if I hit the woods well, I'll retry the driver on those holes.
  8. Papa Steve 55

    Ryder Cup challenge at your home course?

    We do one vs another course. They are about 20 miles apart, and we seem to end up in each others member guests a lot. The pros are good friends also. Limited prize money, endless bragging/insults.
  9. Papa Steve 55

    Your State's Sports Mt. Rushmore

    So there is an interesting thread about the Mt Rushmore of golf. I started thinking about who I put on my states Mt Rushmore of sports, Mass. I picked players not from Mass, but identified with Boston teams. you can pick a home grown person who you feel is strongly associated with your state, even if they played else ware, I picked pros because of the weakness of college sports, other than Doug Flutie, in New England. The pick is not limited to pros though. I'm blessed to have a team in each major sport so I went that way, you don't have too. So mine are, in no order; Bobby Orr Ted Williams Bill Russell Tom Brady No championships for Williams, 18 for the other guys.
  10. So I was having issues getting out of bunkers and my 'friends' advice of "don't hit it there" was not working as well as I would have liked. Anyway, I think I fixed it, was coming in too shallow and bouncing off the sand, resulting in thin or bladed hits. I watched the tour players during my difficulties trying to see what they did. Its tough to tell on TV, but it looked to me like they used more traditional wedges vs a sand wedge with a bounce. Anybody know what the common club is? What do you use? Thanks for looking.
  11. Papa Steve 55

    To concede or not to concede....

    I don't understand the significance of a "birdie putt" in match play. Your not playing against par, your playing against another player. You only have to make one less then they do. A 9 beats a 10. I concede more on the early holes than the later ones. Bit of gamesmanship I guess.
  12. Papa Steve 55

    Need Help Explaining - Different Tees

    This is the result of trying to make everybody happy.
  13. Papa Steve 55

    What tee to play from?

    I hooked up with a couple guys at Myrtle Nat'l on vacation a couple years ago. They wanted to play from the tips. I'm usually a white marker guy but agreed. The first guy topped his shot and the second pulled into the water left. The ranger pulled up and pointed the white markers, never said a word...lol.
  14. Papa Steve 55

    Man Arrested After Biting Off Finger Of Fellow Golfer

    I've played that course. Its a little par 3 track, couple of 4's, running through some cranberry bogs in Carver MA. They do have a bar, not I think alcohol played any role in this.
  15. Papa Steve 55

    How to become successful in golf at 17

    So go for it!, just have a plan B

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