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  1. LPGA major Evian shortened to 54 Holes

    Maybe for some of them. That green complex looked brutal tho. Not really a good bailout for where the pin was. I think men would have struggled with that pin position too.
  2. Tournament prep, 1 week

    I do a mix of all those things. Except massage..they hurt.. When i was younger i used to be all into super prep and trying to map out the course i was going to be playing to the shot. Then in the tournament i dont hit the shots anywhere near i planned out anyway... I played better once i stopped doing that because i felt i was free to just play the shot in front of me, instead of being frustrated that my round wasn't following some script i made up. I think its important to have good survey of the property where you're playing and have a general plan of attack that fits your game, but dont overdo it. As far a scoring goes, bogeys don't kill you. Doubles or more do. Bogey should always be your in mindset after a miserable shot, and if you get par or better in the process - bonus! Trying to play hero recovery shots most often leads to big numbers. Take whats in front of you, even though it may taste like weaksause sometimes. But I would say overall, focus and self confidence is the biggest weapon you're going to have. Know that you belong and feeling like you're the best player there. If you dont win, its because you let someone else win, not because you're not the best. Dont worry about what your playing partners are doing. They are not putting the ball in the hole for you. Play your game to the best you got and you'll be fine. Enjoy yourself. Theres no better rush in golf than competition. Its a reward in itself.
  3. To golfers who score in the 70s - What's your story?

    Is it the chicken or the egg, here?
  4. Public Transit Thread

    This is truth. Always check for events in NYC if you're planning to drive in the city. But the crap that blows traffic down in manhattan is typically in mid-town. You can usually go around it by taking one of the parkways at the east and west sides of the city. Unless your destination is in midtown. Then your screwed... Take the subway.
  5. LPGA major Evian shortened to 54 Holes

    The 18th hole they made the ladies play would have been brutal for even for men. Don't know if the rain made it play longer or not but watching them having to hit 3 woods and crap into that green was painful.
  6. To golfers who score in the 70s - What's your story?

    Who's to say you're not passing around BS, homeboy? Im an elite player (relatively speaking), and i know what i do to score. No matter what kind of links or numbers you multi quote note of that stuff passes a smell test. It just comes off as the self serving opinion of a swing instructor to me. There is no way to scientifically quantify the shot dispersion of millions of amateur golfers. None. Any sample data you're using has to be less than 1%. That isnt enough to justify. So I'm just not buying your conclusions. People do misjudge distances on the green all the time, tho.
  7. To golfers who score in the 70s - What's your story?

    Whatever you say, snowflake.
  8. Punched greens, do you count them for handicap purposes?

    I do it all the time. Especially when i do 9 after work or something.
  9. To golfers who score in the 70s - What's your story?

    Theres too much going on in this cherry pick city..
  10. To golfers who score in the 70s - What's your story?

    I suppose ball striking matters more than putting and short game to a 10-20 handicap than does to a scratch player. I will admit that. The stuff i play in, everyone hits the ball, so making those 10-15 footers is usually how you separate. I can go out to 150 yards and hit 8 or 9 irons inside 20 feet forever. But i need to drain some of those for my score to be lower.
  11. To golfers who score in the 70s - What's your story?

    Im always right. Have you visited the Healing Lounge? Theres so much truth in there you might puke. I was always a good ballstriker. It came naturally to me when i was beginning. But from my experience i made the jump to a good player to an elite player when those parts of my game improved. Like i responded to iacas, I'm just not trusting the sample data, there. Everyone misses greens in a round and to say short game and putting dont matter in becoming a good player is bordering on negligent, IMO.
  12. Favorite Sport/Team Besides Golf

    Mr Met is a bastard alright. Just how we like him.
  13. Music on the course - When did this become a thing?

    Ive played with a couple guys who like to stream music in their carts. TBH, it doesn't bother me at all. I think its kinda fun sometimes. Steady noise doesn't disturb me on the course. What would disturb me is somebody blasting music then suddenly shut it off while i was trying to play.
  14. To golfers who score in the 70s - What's your story?

    That sounds like you're just reaffirming your own conclusions. It doesn't mean you're right buddy. Im pretty sure you're not. At least not in my case.
  15. To golfers who score in the 70s - What's your story?

    As opposed being wrong not generally? It wasn't great. But i practiced and now i recover from a missed green at least half of the time, which improved my scores alot back then. Im not sure how much id trust statiics on amatuer golf, anyway. Millions of us play and nobody is tracking our shots like players on major tours. Any sample data has to be less than 1%. Should be just simple math, make more par putts, scores drop.