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Shooting29 last won the day on August 13 2016

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  1. 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
  2. Groove Sharpener

    I think @TropicalSandTrap should change his avatar to
  3. 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.
  4. Debating on buying a new grill

    I guess I am the only cheap ass on this board. I used a $30 charcoal kettle grill I won at Home Depot from 2008 until 2015. When we moved into our new house I bought a 2 burner Char Broil natural gas grill. The money I save in charcoal has paid for the grill multiple times. I like the taste off this grill better than my old charcoal kettle. pic of my grill and some cowboy beans I made a couple days ago start to finish on the grill.
  5. Behind a Foursome of Slow-Playing Kids

    I like how some kid topping it or flaring it into the woods automatically makes him suck. My friend topped it three times in our match tonight and I shanked it out of a greenside bunker and blasted a drive way OB, he shot 76 and I shot 74 but I guess hitting those bad shots make us suck. Learn something new every day.
  6. Trump Drives Cart on Green

    I think there is an overestimation of the amount of damage a golf cart can do. It weighs about 600 pounds and has smooth tires (maybe your course has knobby tires mine does not) while a triplex greens mower has 3 wheels and weighs about 1300. I wouldn't make a habit of it and people who are careless and slam on the brakes or make sudden turns would cause damage but driving straight across would be less pounds per square inch than the mower and possibly less than walking depending on the golfer's weight.
  7. People suck (drivers v. cyclists)

    Wrong, the definition of motorist is - the driver of an automobile. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/motorist https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/motorist
  8. Best Shot of the Week

    I had an excellent week for good shots. I ended the week with 5 eagles, 386 par 4 holed out from 72 yds, 515 par 5 chip in from the fringe, 330 yard par 4 made a 25' putt, 505 par 5 made a long putt, and 530 yard par 5 made a 15 footer. Also drove another par 4 twice this week but missed both eagle putts.
  9. State Am Qualifier

    ok, I would expect a similar score needed at your site as the 43 person site. probably in the +8 range. That type of qualifier, first thing I'm going to do is eliminate any possibility of a big number. One hole can't win it for you but it sure can lose it. An example would be #2 on my home course. It's a 420 yard par 4 that's got OB left and trees right. I have made more than one 8 on that hole through the years. Hook one out then flare your 3rd in the trees chip out 4, miss the green 5, chip on 6 two putt 8. In a qualifier I play it as a par 5, hit 7i twice pitch on and two putt. Two, you don't take agressive lines. Par is your friend. If you try to make pars, some birdies will fall but if you press too hard and try to make birdies you will make bogies or worse. This type of qualifier isn't a shootout where there's only one or two spots and a couple guys get hot and you need a 65 to get in. Keep the ball in play. Lost balls are a momentum killer. The range that morning isn't the place to practice. Use that time to get loose and figure out who you brought to the dance. Normally play a little draw and you are hitting a little cut? Better dance with that girl, trying to fix it is nothing bit trouble. On the practice green you want to concentrate on speed. Take one ball and putt around the horn. This should give you 6-7 putts of varying length and help you adjust to speed. Now putt that in reverse. Remember you're aiming for the center of greens so your lag putting needs to be on point. Your heart will be pounding on the first tee especially if there's a little crowd and the starter announces your name. Tee your ball up, close your eyes and take a couple deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. then go through your normal preshot routine. Your first one is nerve racking, but try and have fun. Don't count on the guys your playing with being easy going talkers. Prepare for minimal to no small talk. I don't think people are purposely rude they just get in their own world. Lastly, take it one shot at a time. Don't dwell on a bad shot because you will hit them. Don't dwell on a bogey train, just concentrate on the shot at hand and making a good swing. Good luck.
  10. State Am Qualifier

    84 people for how many spots? and what does it generally take to qualify?
  11. Best Shot of the Week

    I was playing my home course with my wife and hit a good drive on the first but up the left side of the fairway. The green on the first slopes from left to right an the front third slopes away from you. The hole location was on the front left so my left fairway location was not ideal. I had 72 yards to the flag and I knew to get it close I needed to hit it high as well as put spin on it. I chose my 56° wedge and played it up in my stance to get more height and held it off to keep the toe from closing so I could slip under it to get the spin I wanted. As soon as I made contact I knew it was good. It landed a few feet on the green, took two hops and then disappeared with the faintest click. It was my first eagle on #1. It was also the first hole out of the year and the first hole out my wife has witnessed.