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    Also, to add to all of this. As far as the rules go for handicap purposes, no one really cares if you’re taking gimmies. Feel free. Take a couple 10 footers every round for all I care. Get that handicap nice and low, then let’s play for some money, and see how well that handicap holds up.
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    That would just be abusing the rule for the sake of abusing it. That said, if you give yourself 51 of your next 100 5 footers, it’ll all weigh out in the end on your handicap.
  3. Finally picked up my first Eagle. 412 yd par 4. Driver 285 yds to 127. 52 degree dunked. (Actually, I don’t know if it was dunked. It was a bit uphill and behind a bunker, so I didn’t see it go in. But, I didn’t see a ball mark anywhere)
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    There is a difference between what is right and what is acceptable, obviously. but, play golf however you want to play golf. it's your game. do with it what you wish. I'm a pretty social golfer and typically just go along with what the group does. That said, I never take a putt that I'm not given. If i don't hear the words "thats good", I'm putting. but normally, anything inside the leather is given (unless its matchplay and the hole is on the line or something.) And, with that, I don't really feel bad about it. I played 5 rounds of tournament play this summer and didn'
  5. Augusta is really not that difficult. or, at least not to be put on a pedestal of difficult courses. 43 players played the tournament under par last year, and it typically takes double digits under par to win. from a difficulty standpoint, is usually pretty similar to The Payers Championship at Sawgrass. Obviously not easy, but we're not exactly talking about a Winged Foot, or Carnoustie, or Shinnecock here.
  6. Picked up a birdie on 1. Had a 60-yd pitch that rolled up and hit the flag stick and left me with a kick in birdie. (i still contend that it was going a good speed adn the Eagle was denied by COVID stick.)
  7. haha... take whatever strategy I had last weekend at my club championship and throw it right out the window. day 1 - got there 1.5 hrs early. spent 30 min on the putting green, 15 min on the chipping green. went inside adn had a cliff bar and a Gatorade. then wen't back out. hit a warm-up bucket and spent the last 10 min on the putting green before tee off. shot 94 and effectively threw the tournament away. day 2 - got to the course 15 min early and disgruntled because I was already out of it. wen't inside, got a beer hit about 10 putts on the green a
  8. Yeah, there is. It just makes me want to swing harder and when I swing harder, it triggers me to swing more with my arms and cause a slice. But, lots of people use it and have no issues during the season. it’s really just a personal thing, and I’m long enough right now. Just focusing more on fairways.
  9. Interesting. I haven’t really tried to match it up. I’ll try to look later and see how accurate mine is.
  10. I just don’t do it during the summer. I feel like it messes up my swing a bit. Also, after the initial jump in swing speed, the incremental gains get smaller. It’s not that I gave it up, I just work on other stuff in the summer.
  11. Ok, I deleted the app and downloaded it again and got the new update. And, I gotta say, wow! So much better, so much more detailed. Being able to select a target handicap and seeing on which aspects you are gaining and losing strokes to that handicap is awesome. Even better, which part of that aspect of the game. For example, I lose about 2 strokes to a scratch player putter. But, I am pretty much equal on 10-25ft putts and 25-50ft putts. I’m a good lag putter, but I lose about 2 strokes on 0-10 ft putts. Gotta putt a couple more close ones in per round. I was reading abou
  12. Mine still looks the same on iOS. When was the update? I’m not seeing an update available. does yours look like this? Or is there something new? and.. if yours does still look like mine, just click approach at the top and it will bring you to overall gir stats. Or you can select clubs and see your stats for each individual club and distance. disregard my last part about GIR.. I missed this part of your post.
  13. Picked up a birdie on #9. Par 5. On in 3, drilled a 22' putt for bird. Also, hit a pitching wedge from 135 to 1' to birdie #10 for back-to-back birdies. (already had #10, though.) Also, frustratingly, on #14 (par 3), hit a 9-iron to 3 feet and missed the birdie putt. still have #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #8, #11, #12, #13, #14, #18. The only one of these holes that I fear I may never birdie is #11. The rest are gettable. but, I'm running out of time.
  14. I wouldn't really call this true. Tom Watson used bang all of his putts in the back of the hole and missed 5' past all the time, and he was considered one of the best, if not THE best, putter of his generation. He felt he was more accurate being aggressive and putting through breaks, and he had no fear of missing the 5' comebacker.
  15. This. or, at least courses that I'm not super familiar with. also, are you guys thinking about more detailed things such as: slope of the green - potentially opting to give yourself longer straighter putts rather than close putts with more undulation. an example of when this could be a choice is when, say, the pin is front left, but tucked behind a bunker and the green is tiered a bit in back. so your choices (while avoiding that short side bunker), are hit back middle left, which is safe and will yield a closer, more undulating putt. or, go front right, wh
  16. I guess this is really the crux of my question. I’m looking for better ways to identify black areas around the green. Especially on courses I’ve never played or only played a couple times. it’s too often that I am missing in to areas where I get up to my ball and say to myself, “well, if I knew this was the situation, I would have aimed my miss to the other side of the green”. when you are standing 150yds away from a green, even on a course you’ve never played before, I feel like there are clues as to where the good misses are and where the bad misses are. And ways to b
  17. I’ve been rolling with the lsw strategy. Aim at center of the green much more often than I go at the pin. Certainly helps me hit more GIR and intern more pars. but, I just feel like there is more to this. More to identify when planning my approach. There are definitely times where aiming the center of my shot zone somewhere other than center of green is beneficial. Indentifying problem areas in advance. Being able to identify an easy chip vs. a difficult chip. Etc. etc.
  18. Questions on approaching the green strategy. I am starting to think more and more about how to maximize my opportunity at birdie while limiting my chances at bogey (assuming I am approaching in regulation). Really my only thoughts are aim at the center of the green if I am a 7-iron or more away. Aim to the 1/3 of the green where the pin is, if I am an 8-iron or closer. But, that said, I am not planning my misses very well. For example, two days ago I missed a green right into a little run-off area. So I had to chip up to a pin on the short side and, of cours
  19. It's a possibility that he wasn't even conscious he was doing it. some people can get so focused in tournaments they barely even remember there is someone else in their group.
  20. I live in the twin cities (MN) western Suburbs. not sure if these are all strictly within 20 miles. but, all close enough for me to make a 7:30am tee time. so, I'm counting them. 1) Windsong Farm (private) - Maple Plain, MN 2) Spring Hill Golf Club (private) - Orono, MN 3) Chaska Town Course (public) - Chaska, MN 4) Olympic HIlls (Private) - Eden Prairie, MN 5) Ridges at Sand Creek - Jordan, MN
  21. picked up a birdie on #15. 151 ys par 3. hit it to 20ft, made the putt. (also, birdied #16.... again) Finally, Par'd #11. 3w - 240 down the middle, 4i 195 to 15 ft, 2 putts. been trying to check that one off for weeks. Par challenge complete.
  22. I'm not seeing this app in the app store. I do see a Golf Genius.. is that it, or am i missing something?
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