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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. Yellow Jackets (Wasps) on the green / Rules

    Putts good....pick it up and move on....lets be human here.
  2. What are you doing for the total solar eclipse?

    Start telling the millennials I work with the too much cell phone use will make you go blind, about a 1/2 hour before should be good.
  3. Are you a picker or a digger

    For me, a clean hit looks like I took a divot, but its really just the grass and roots, I run the iron across the surface of the soil, pulling up the grass, but take very little dirt.
  4. Must you put the ball in the hole always?

    I think there is pace of play because he's holding folks behind you up, or pace of play because you want to move on. They each have their own answer.
  5. Rust

    I saw this sentence in an ad for clubs at Global Golf. Really? I know WD40 and fine emery cloth will remove rust but.....Really? NOTE: Some irons are designed to rust over time. This is not considered adverse wear.
  6. What set of irons do you wish you still owned?

    Wilson Fat Shaft, went from a 18 to a 12 with them. Forgot why I gave them up. Maybe stuck at 12 and blamed the irons.
  7. Do you keep close watch on your score during a round?

    I don't think about the total during the round, I really do play one shot at a time. I believe thinking about the results of the hole, ( I Need a par here), before you play the hole is detrimental to a good result. Qualified to only mean me of course, others may have success planning the whole round out. At the end if you ask me what I think I shot , I usually guess within a shot or two, so I guess at some level I'm keeping track.
  8. The "friendly wager" dilemma....

    We have weekend 'Pro-ams' at my course, open to all the members and anybody else with a USGA handicap. we toss in ten bucks, draw teams and off we go. But I know all those guys, yes we had some sandbaggers and some that played fast and loose with the rules. They don't last. The only time I hooked up with a stranger that offered a bet, I said we play by the rules and we play it down. That ended that. I should have bet, I had him by 8 shots after 9
  9. Poor instruction is very common. Why?

    In any large group 1/2 are above and half below average. The best professions have raised the bar of what average is by raising the minimum standard, doctors for example. Years of school and real, but monitored experience. Only then can you put a shingle on your door. I really don't know what it takes to call yourself a golf instructor to the public. if its too easy then average is going to be low.
  10. A possible new achievement ?

    Is there an even par for 9 holes badge? I did that on the front this year, two birds and two bogeys. Been the highlight of the new millennium for me.