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  1. After skulling a few in a row OB (and almost taking a friend's head off), I resorted to putting out of greenside bunkers if it was even remotely possible to do so. Have since fixed it, but I'll never live that season down.
  2. Every time my ball is used in a scramble, I consider it a heroic effort . But seriously...I holed-out a wedge for an albatross years ago in a bachelor-party scramble. The groom-to-be scooped me up and carried me all the way to the green haha. We used a "skirt" to hit from the red tee's on the short par 5, but it still counted as a "2". That was fun!
  3. No problem...no offense taken, Sir. Best of luck with what you're working on.
  4. Nice to meet you. I just thought maybe, have you tied this, or perhaps this is something you've overlooked. No that's not the feedback. Like I said in another post. I'll be posting but I'm not spending time defending "critique ", you own the site so this is your house. I'll be respectful and apologize for any unfounded remarks. "Pot meet kettle" is an expression used to advise someone they're being hypocritical...i.e. telling @iacas to find another way to feed his ego while in the midst of pushing some sort of self-created/revolutionary golf swing. Whether seeking praise, confirmation, or hoping people adopt it for themselves and say "man, you were right"...it's ego-boosting behavior. Made no mention of your philosophy because I'm in no position to make swing suggestions to anyone, and frankly don't care how you decide to get the ball in the hole. As long as you respect and enjoy the game (and the people who play it), have at it.
  5. We almost had a major incident in a scramble this past weekend with accidentally hitting into the group in front of us. I apologize in advance for the lengthy post as it's a bit of a vent-session since I'm still running kinda hot. Began on the 5th hole when our bomber just destroyed a ball on a medium length, blind dog leg par 4...wound up 10 yards short of the fringe. We had not seen a group in front of us at all to that point, but saw a cart drive around the dog leg and wave...shoot, our bad. We drove up immediately to apologize and they laughed, said no worries, and gave our guy a fist bump for such a great shot. At this point, we slowed down so as not to be on their tail. Didn't see them again until the drivable par-4 13th. They were clearing the green as we reached the tee box, let them get completely out of the area and we fired away...no problems. By the par-3 14th, they were gone...having already tee'd off the 15th. We finally get to 15, a blind up & down & up par 4. Having not seen them in at least 20 minutes, we played away. I hit 3rd in our group and piped a beauty right down the middle only to hear top-of-your-lungs screaming coming from out in front of us. Apparently they were still at the bottom of the hill pitching up onto the green. One guy drove his cart back to the top of the hill and just let out some sort of tirade that we could barely understand, which is when we realized how hammered they were. Couldn't believe they were still down there, but waited a good 10 mins before our 4th played. They were still on the green as we finally drove over the hill to my ball. Before we could even attempt an apology to say we had no clue they were anywhere near us (given the previous few holes), two of their guys were hollering every four letter word and name-call possible at us...claiming it's the 3rd F-ing time (which was BS) etc etc. Of course we hollered back sorry, twice, and when they continued to berate us from the top of the hill we snapped right back at them. Ultimately they drove off to the next tee screaming "we'll see you M-Fers again" yada yada. We calmed down, but played the last 3 holes right on their tail. The next few holes visually confirmed how drunk they were...happy gilmore shots, falling down from swinging, taking extra shots in a no-mulligan scramble. We wound up being the first group to finish, and decided to just leave altogether rather than stay for the dinner. We knew there was no way nothing would be said and/or started when they came in and decided to diffuse the situation entirely. Talked to the person running the tourney (whom we know fairly well), let him know why we're leaving early...and he really appreciated the mature decision. Sounds like this was a group who no one really knew, and was clearly enjoying the swing lube. All said and done, I suppose we should have driven out 200 yards from that tee to check the bottom of the hill...there aren't any bells to ring to signal all clear. I felt awful having been the one to hit the shot and was ready to offer them all rounds at the bar after, but that faded fairly quickly after experiencing their drunken behavior, reaction, etc when we tried to clear the air and explain how it occurred from our vantage point. We're all avid golfers and would never intentionally hit into someone for any reason whatsoever. We were bummed to skip the dinner, but all agreed it was a very good decision. Just an unfortunate end to what was an overall good day.
  6. Nice, glad you guys enjoyed it...great dogs. I was kicking myself for not going yesterday, but still awesome to watch on TV.
  7. Never heard of Ted's, but I'm sold and know where I'll be eating Saturday night...thanks for sharing that. On another (random) note, a longtime baseball teammate/friend of mine was invited by Travelers to play in the Pro-Am on Wednesday. He played with Russel Knox, but also had a good picture with Spieth afterward...jealousy meter went through the roof seeing that on Facebook haha. He plays off 2 so I'm sure he had a respectable showing! Just a cool thing to see and thought I'd share.
  8. After a couple Johnnie Walker's at dinner in NYC last Summer, I stood in front of three doors marked "WC" for a good minute or two before a waitress asked me if I needed help. "I..uhh...I don't know where to go." Not my finest moment. The hotel we stayed in also had community bathrooms in the hallways (not in the rooms), along with community showers...had to use our room keys to get in. That was a prettayyy prettayyy new experience for this country bumpkin haha.
  9. Anytime...wish I could help you with the course but I've never been there. I'll be spending Saturday night in Portland, CT (next town over from Cromwell) after playing a scramble, so may try to snag Sunday tickets if the big boys are in it. I'm right there with you hoping they play well!
  10. If you're heading back on I-84, Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe or Frankie's Hot Dogs are my favorite spots to grab a quick meal. Both spots are in Waterbury just off the highway. If time is no issue, I'd head back up toward Hartford and go to Carbone's. Diamond in the rough as it's in a tough area of the city, but just throw the parking lot attendant $20 and you're good ...well worth it because the food is fantastic.
  11. I've fought the same issue on & off for the past couple of years. Biggest cause for me is usually some added tension in my swing for whatever reason. My remedy has been to hit balls with a basket or head cover just outside the ball and just focus on not hitting the obstruction...keeps the hosel from getting out toward the ball. I'll hit a bunch of 50-yardish pitches, and work my way up to full swings once that felling of flush contact is back. They'll go away. I've found myself getting over them much quicker now compared to the first couple times. Definitely have had some panic moments in the past, and now I just laugh at myself thinking how upset I was at that point in time b/c I usually wind up playing better golf once they're gone. Can't really help with any swing mechanics, but know exactly how you're feeling and thought I'd share.
  12. Thanks for the response, Michael, and hope you've been well. No derailing at all...you hit it on the head in terms of what I've been working on since January. The steepness/wrist cupping are bad habits which are dug in pretty deep. Not that I had the changes mastered by any means, but I think the 3-weeks off with the back injury played a little bit of a role in letting the bad habits creep back in. Great to have another set of eyes confirm it a bit. My plan going forward is to hit the reset button a bit, and get back to the basics I was working on over the Winter to shallow out, as well as start to naturally keep that glove wrist flat. I'm a bit shocked at how difficult a time I've had making the wrist-change...such a simple concept. Finally bought a stand for my Ipad, so now have a good set-up for filming and will include some drills/slo-mo moves I'm working on going forward. Not planning to work with the pro any more this Summer/Fall, as I'm pretty sure a solid "priority" is established. Any & all future feedback is more than welcome and certainly not stepping on any toes...though the respect-level doesn't fall on deaf ears over here, and is one of the biggest reasons I enjoy this site so much. As info - the pro I worked with was great, just doesn't make sense to spend the money right now when we'd just be working on the same thing(s).
  13. Getting ready for work this morning like:
  14. Just coming back from a lower back injury that had me sidelined for a few weeks. It was just a muscle strain luckily, and feeling good now. The lessons I took over the winter/early spring have been finished for awhile now, and wanted to get some input on here in regard to a "priority piece" to continue working on as I have a tendency to self-analyze...and it usually leads to more confusion than progress. Since coming back from the injury, I've started to slice/fade the ball as opposed to the draw I had prior to it...have even been hitting some hosel rockets too unfortunately. Planning to get some more video this weekend as my Ipad ran out of storage and only saved the below video. Added the still-frames to show the "dive" move I tend to make to initiate the downswing. It's a frustrating habit I've battled on & off for awhile, and if my timing isn't perfect I find it difficult to make good contact. Really just an observation on my part, but any advice/opinions on it are much appreciated...among any other red flags that may stand out. Here's the still frames: