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  1. We jump when there is clear sailing ahead. If it just means waiting behind another slow group...we stay put and accept reality.
  2. Piz

    Re-grip question

    Yeah...but then you don't get to pull the tee out with your teeth.
  3. Piz

    Re-grip question

    When using grip tape it is necessary to use solvent. Mineral spirits work fine. There are also products made specifically for the task. Plug the hole, in the butt end of the grip, with a tee. Pour, or squirt, some solvent into the grip. Put your thumb over it and give it a few shakes...then pour the solvent, from the grip, on the taped butt end of the club. Rub it all over, pull the tee, and slide the grip on. Align it and wipe off any excess solvent. P.S. Make sure to remove the backing from the grip tape before applying the solvent.
  4. My driver turned 14 this year. My irons are 10 or 11. The wedge ( a 54 ) is a couple years younger and the putter about the same. The fairways, and hybrid, date to around 2012 or so. I'm pretty much done buying golf clubs.
  5. Hey @iacas, I think he is talking about the Ernest Jones " swing the clubhead" idea. There is a video, by a woman who won one of the earlier women's Briitish Opens, in which she uses that analogy. The gist is: if the club moves correctly...then your body must accommodate its movement.
  6. I don't think about the differences in loft and length, in the top of the bag, as gaps. The driver, 3 wood, 5 wood, and hybrid are 9.5, 14, 18, and 19 degrees respectively. I use whatever club I feel is appropriate considering the wind and terrain. There is not, in other words, a 1 degree "yardage gap" between my 5 wood and my hybrid. P.S. My 14th club is a left-handed Niblick.
  7. Every adult male in my orbit played golf. It was a rite of passage; you were not an actual guy until you could strike a golf ball decently.
  8. Or if you model your game after Billy Casper.
  9. Been there done that. Coming back to the game, after a long hiatus, is the only situation I am familiar with. One wonders how it might be had there not been so much time away. The great thing...the very great thing...is how much game there is before you. And how could it be otherwise?
  10. I don't think it makes any difference. There is such a wide selection of weights and flex profiles, in both steel and graphite, that a golfer can play with whatever shaft material he or she prefers. If you'd rather all your clubs had graphite shafts...go for it. If you like your wedges just the way they are...why change?
  11. Hitting off a mat is fine so long as you pay attention to what you are doing. Yes you can get away with fat shots but you can certainly tell whether you are making a clean sweep or catching the mat slightly behind the ball. One drill I use with my friends who play infrequently is to place a penny in front of the ball and ask them the hit the penny instead of the ball. That usually shifts their focus to the front, rather than back, of the ball. When you are starting out with this game it is easy to fall prey to the impulse to attack the ball. The idea, however, is to have the club head pass through where the ball is...on its way to somewhere else.
  12. Thinking about what my wrists are doing has never helped my game. They can only function in they way they do. If I ask them to compensate for an out-of-shape pass...they don't understand what I'm on about. The best thing to ask your wrists to do, during the golf swing, is nothing.
  13. I'm going to procrastinate less...starting tomorrow.
  14. Try figuring out one club...whatever your favorite is at the moment. You don't know what you are doing and you have to sort that out. Learning this game takes as much patience as it does practice.
  15. For me it is a poor recovery. I've already screwed up and all I need to do is right the ship. Making a dog's breakfast of it...back to back...is a tough pill to swallow.
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    The middle column shows either the number of holes the player has completed or their score for the round.
  17. I could quote Bobby Jones, exactly, if I hadn't loaned out the book. Paraphrasing...it goes something like this. There are two ways one may approach golf. One may think of it as a convivial day out with friends...or put in the serious time and effort to elevate one's game above the average class. It will not do, high-evah, to conflate the two. Especially to hang the ambitions of the latter upon the labors of the former. That's as close as I get to having a mantra.
  18. Played the local executive track (par 61) and came home with a 68...after going 1 under on the front 9. "Lets hit one even farther" reared it's ugly head on the back. The temptation to do better is more persistent than nail fungus.
  19. So...south London sort of. Would it be Palace?
  20. Piz

    2019 Presidents Cup

    It's the toilet water swirling the wrong way. It messes with your head.
  21. 1:1. People who take 20 minutes to get their cart in order take forever to do everything else.
  22. I have no idea. Whenever I play in a foursome I figure it is going to be awhile. Those rounds are usually played on the weekend and take a minimum of 4 hours...if you are lucky.
  23. Piz

    NCAA Football 2019

    Hey...OSU got their QB from Georgia; Oklahoma got theirs from Alabama; and LSU got theirs from Ohio State. Don't look like anybody knew what they were doing...except Clemson.
  24. Piz

    NCAA Football 2019

    Guys...it's simple. We have inedible nuts versus Tigers and Tigers versus impatient settlers. I'm liking the Tigers in both scenarios.
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