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Shooting29 last won the day on May 11 2017

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  • Birthday 07/19/1981

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  1. Worst Shot In Major Championship History

    My favorite has always been when Bobby Clampett topped it at the 2000 US Open. I looked for a video but can't find it. I remember the inflection in the announcer's voice, "he TOPPED it" with topped being very high pitched. We still say it when a member of our group tops one.
  2. Why the hurry?

    I've explained how it's done. Continue in your bubble that we must be running, not conversing, frantic and only focused on ourselves.
  3. Why the hurry?

    Part of the problem with slow play is shown in this thread: slow golfers do not believe they are slow. We might as well beat our head against a brick wall as to tell a slow golfer we don't run, sprint, jog or even walk fast in order to play a 6400 yard course in 3hrs as a fourball. We are ready to play when it is our turn. We take clubs we need so we don't backtrack. We finish up short putts without marking them first. We play ready golf. If a guy blades one out of the bunker the others will putt out while he is making his way across the green. We do our chatting as we are walking or riding to our ball (or while on the tee box watching 4 guys go to one ball at a time). In a fast group nobody is just standing around slack jawed staring at their partners.
  4. Golf Carts With GPS

    Like @David in FL, I myself hate them. They are annoying with ads and I've never played a course with them where they were calibrated correctly. You would have to click finished with hole in order to advance and you have to wear your finger out on the touch screen. The first thing I do when I get on a course with GPS carts is find the OFF switch or the mute button and drape a towel over the screen.
  5. Why the hurry?

    Its not a hurry, its a dislike of watching people be inefficient. Never hit a drive over 200? don't wait for the green to clear from 250. first one to putt out grabs the flag and stands ready to replace it when the last person putts out. Go to your ball and get ready while your buddy is hitting, don't wait until it's your turn to start getting your yardage. if the flag is on the right and you hit it left, carry your chipping club with you so you don't have to walk back across the green to get your clubs. don't piddle around when you finish a hole, go to the next tee to write down scores, we can't hit while you are parked beside the green air counting or chatting. watching someone take 15 practice swings then duff it is annoying. same as watching a person grind over a 2 footer like its to win the US Open. poor play isnt what slows rounds, its the above kind of stuff and its why faster players are aggravated at slower players. It can be but rarely is the fault of a person who no matter what just moves at a sloth's pace.
  6. Recap Your 2017 Golf Goals

    2017 was a terrible year for my golf game. It started with promise and ended well enough that I will come back in 2018 but there wasn't much to write home about from June through September. That time frame was defined by poor putting which was caused by terrible proximity due to poor iron play which was due in part but not always, to an erratic driver. I hit my share of bad shots from the center of the fairway. 1. Not Achieved: I shot many rounds over 79. 2. Achieved: I won my club's Memorial Weekend event but did terrible in the summer invitational and the club championship. 3. Not Achieved: Did not qualify for the state open and did not attempt the state am or mid am. 4. Not Achieved: Not even close... 5. Not Achieved: Due to poor play, did not even attempt. 6. Not Achieved: Lowest 9 hole score was 31.
  7. Buying Premium Used Golf Balls - Survey

    I utilize used balls for play in most occasions except for tournaments but you are too high for me. I buy 4A balls from a guy on eBay for $1 per ball shipping included. Never been disappointed with the quality. These balls look new, mostly 1 hit wonders and none are refurbished.
  8. I was interested in a club that had been altered in this way but with cerakote that was listed on eBay (because it looked cool). I was conerned about conforming so I emailed my rules question to the USGA. I had a couple back and forth emails and a phone call with Jeff Banchansky and he said without doing the testing to prove whether or not it was conforming after addition of the materials the USGA could not say it was conforming. He said if you are interested in staying conforming it is better to not make any alterations and just play it like it comes from the manufacturer. Don't shoot the messenger. Maybe he was erring on the conservative side.
  9. I have some Nike thermal base gear then put golf shirt and pants over that and top with an Adidas winter pull over but it is constricting. I played early this spring and tried the method of my stretchy thermal base then regular golf attire and topped with my winter coat. I would wear the coat between shots and remove it to hit. This is my new preferred method as I stayed warmer and played better. There is no slow down because my coat interior is nylon so it would slip on and off in seconds while my playing partners were getting ready to hit their shot.
  10. The "friendly wager" dilemma....

    If someone wants a game, I will probably be the first to say "that's covered", but I will not play presses or auto presses. I've never lost more than 65, usually it's less than $5 changing hands
  11. Groove Sharpener

    I think @TropicalSandTrap should change his avatar to
  12. Mixed bag or all one manufacturer

    i have a Taylormade driver, Callaway fw, Mizuno 3i, Nickent 4h, Cleveland 5i, (yes i have a hybrid between my 3 and 5 iron) Callaway 6-AW, Top-Flite SW, Odyssee Putter, Titleist pro v 1x ball and 2 sun mountain bags a C-130 cart bag and a 3.5 carry bag plus a clic gear cart.
  13. TST Explores GAME Golf

    I downloaded the app but I can't figure out how to add a round after the fact. I have followed the online tutorials but I have never gotten past adding my first tee shot. I use another app called Golf stat keeper and it's way simpler bit doesn't have all the stats Game Golf does. Guess I'll have to buy the unit.
  14. So a person should apply that same line of thought when seeking a teaching pro for lessons? No, we know that answer. One need not be able to execute in order to analyze or teach.
  15. What keeps you from playing more golf?

    I voted lack of available time, and that is due to working rotating 12 hour shifts. I can play on my days off and can squeeze in a quick round before or after work when I'm on nightshift but on dayshift I can't because it's dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home most of the year.

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