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mtsalmela80

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About mtsalmela80

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  • Birthday 11/30/1979

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    Dutchess County, NY

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  • Handicap Index
    9.3
  • Handedness
    Righty
  1. Driving Range Etiquette

    Skulling on purpose? Crucify them!
  2. Best Shot of the Week

    I landed behind the green, with a fairly steep downhill chip. Probably 40 feet. The greens were fast that day, I had not played the course so far this year and I was surprised by their speed. Anyhow, I pull a GW and hit the chip, flew about 2 yards and trickled down perfectly, leaving me a 2 foot uphill putt, which I made. Unfortunately, prior to getting green side, I had punched two balls in a row into the woods after a wayward drive on a rock hard side hill lie, and ended up with a snowman, lol.
  3. scramble strategy

    As far as driving, two of us were shorter and more fairway bound, and the two others (myself included) were a bit longer. So the two shorter guys drove and gave us a solid option, and we just tried to murder the ball. It worked out, we played our two drives (longer guys), probably north of 90% of the time. Again, others here mentioned go worst to best, but we didn't really have that order laid out, so with driving we did what I said above. Approach shots, we just basically went randomly. I had a number of decent approaches, and a couple other guys did as well. Basically we always had an option. Someone was always inside 10 feet for the bird. We had mulligans, but blew em all except for one! Three mulligans a piece. Twice we each used a mulligan on a short putt, probably 8 feet or so, and didn't make any attempts! I used my last mulligan on a tee, and it actually paid off. Four of us hit terrible drives on the longest par 5 on the course, I said I'm going to use a mulligan, and I fired off a good one. I had a solid three wood next which gave us 50 or so yards to the green. We ended up with a birdie on that one.
  4. scramble strategy

    Well it was a good time. We finished -13, for a 57. Got beat by a 53 and a 56. Everyone contributed to the scoring, and not a bogey on the card, so all in all a success. We kind of just went randomly, because we were fairly equally skilled and no one was a blatant weak point.
  5. scramble strategy

    Nice advice. We all know each other, and I've played the majority of my golf with two of the other guys, I know their game inside and out. The third guy I might have played with once, either way its going to be a lot of fun. Just hope the rain holds off, 40% chance as of today for Saturday.
  6. scramble strategy

    I am playing in a benefit scramble this weekend, haven't done one in a long time. I'm playing with a decent enough team, everyone averages in the 80s by themselves. Does anyone have any good strategies that could help a team get a lower score.
  7. You are giving NK a lot of credit, who is to say that the missile isn't armed, even if its only with HE. Also, they are still getting their missile program off the deck, they have launch failures, and a 100 foot long icbm crashing down on a foreign nation is to be interpreted as an act of war whether its armed or not unfortunately.
  8. Amazing how they can get away with just lobbing missiles right over the country.
  9. Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    If he just started making a few cuts consistently like anyone else in his age group (which is not quite elderly even for the PGA), golf would pick up quite a bit. However playing a round or two of one tournament and then going on the injured list for another 6-12 months is not going to do anything anymore.
  10. 2017 Player Of The Year

    Jordan did finish solo 2nd for the past two weeks, that should not go overlooked. However he would need to win at least one more playoff event to be considered over Justin imo. At the same time, Justin would have to have a lackluster finish in the same event.
  11. 2017 Northern Trust Discussion Thread

    Easily the most exciting end to a non major tournament this year, and both of them were hitting heroic shots/putts leading into the playoff. I can't remember the last time I saw the top two guys sinking ~20 footers, do or die, back to back, to lead into a playoff.
  12. Sang-moon Bae Faces Military Duty in South Korea

    Perhaps in an fairy tale utopia, but many countries around the world require everyone to do military service, even if its for 6 months. Whatever sentimental "rights" you speak of, be glad you live in a country where you have those rights, but frankly 6 months of mandated military service would do this country A LOT of good.
  13. Neither Rory Nor JDay Will Win Another Major

    Your analogy to Tiger is flawed in that Tiger had a life changing crisis take place that no one could have anticipated. Rory has mostly top 10s all year. I'd bet he takes another major before he hits 30. This is a spotty guess of a prediction at best.
  14. I can't even believe its up for debate if any 20+ capper can average around 300, only the top 42 or so guys on tour average over 300!!
  15. That is not even true. Hitting a drive something like 300 yards requires refined technique, not just swinging the club as hard as possible. Most of those guys probably never flirted with 275.
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