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About TripleEagle

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  1. if he's going as he is now, he can definitely do it. If you take his 2 wins he already has then he is certainly a contender. yup that'd be me. I did not know you could merge accounts, i'll have to do that.
  2. Can we just talk about Justin Thomas for a second? I posted around last May asking who everyone thought would be the next big golfer, I said Justin Thomas. He's been my favorite golfer since he was a freshman at Bama and I started to get into golf, and now he's blowing up. I don't see an end to it. Prediction: Justin Thomas will have 6 tour wins this year including last week and probably this week. He will grab a major, possibly the masters as he did pretty well in the first round last year. What'd yall think about him as a player and a person? Is he the next big golfer?
  3. It's a hot day, about 96 in October. It's the first par 3 at Falconhead CC, about 135 yards from the tips I believe. I grab a 7 iron since it's slightly downhill and i'm more comfortable with it than my 8. I hit my tee shot after my buddy lands his ball 8 feet from the pin on the fringe. The ball has a lot of loft and spin (as i wanted it to) and lands about a foot in front of the hole to the right of it, it bounces and as it meets the green it spins back and left at the hole, we both thought it went in. We go up to the green and realize that the pin was blocking the view of the ball but it's less than a centimeter from the hole, a small gust of wind would've blown it in.
  4. 1- I'm now a senior in high school and my current lowest in high school tournament round was a 79, I plan to break 76 (personal tournament best) in a tournament this year. To accomplish this i'm working on my short game A LOT and making my driver swing (only bad club) more consistent, accurate, and get more distance. 2- To get an average drive of 250 yards, currently it sits at 215 and goes to 230 if I dont count my major mishits (slices or hooks). I'm doing some golf exercises, trying new shafts, new balls, and hitting my driver way more than I ever have. 3- Break or hit even par... This one is the hardest of em all, but I can do it if I get my driver up to 250 because that's where I gain the most strokes. As a whole I think this will be a good year in golf for me, I recently got an optishot and have been practicing like crazy on it (3-4 rounds per day easily). I'm also moving 3 states away, so i'll have to find some new courses, but as a whole it should be a good year.
  5. Ha I actually didn't know he played barefoot until now, but don't give me that much credit- I still only score around 80; that's a cool fact though, did he play in events while barefoot? I would still say they can't be to terribly harmful to you, i've only seen those signs at a few private courses anyway- never at a public course.
  6. I only kick off the boat shoes at address and only while in the fairway/tee box. I also doubt anyone would see/care, my only concern is would I be allowed to do it at a High School level tournament
  7. I used to play golf without shoes on (I wore sperries until it was time to swing) and I still much prefer the feeling of playing without shoes on, is this legal? is in legal in some instances while illegal in others? I'd definitely do tit in tournament if it's allowed.
  8. Walked 18 holes today at Falconhead Golf Club (Austin, TX) shot a 79, did not expect to play that well. 70.9 rating, 128 slope, 6300 yards. Hit 8/18 FIR, 6/18 GIR, 31 putts. Almost had my second hole in one today, 1 inch from the hole!
  9. See if you can't even sneak of to your local athletic retailer and use the hitting room or putting green. If not then just maybe practice your fundamental swing (while alone of course, youll look weird to others).
  10. I think probably about 15% of players I've played with in tournament I've caught cheating, granted these are high school tournaments, but still. I would say most of the people in Amateur tournaments (like from your local PGA chapter) don't cheat because they have respect for the game and their competition. I'd say it's the same scenario on here, probably about everyone here respects golf to the point they know cheating is wrong and would never shame the game of golf that way. But as a whole, even in amateur tournaments through STPGA, TJGT, and Junior Golf Tours I've done I have played with a lot of cheaters, it's always the same guy too- your typical "golfer", he plays because he can smack the ball far (with a slice) and has little respect for rules and courtesy as a whole (steps in lines, moves while hitting).
  11. I used to have a lot of trouble finding an instructor before I started getting lessons from a friends dad (former PGA tour player and former PING Swing Coach) for only $40/session (1 to 1 1/2 hours). Before I found out about him, though, I went through several coaches. I used to ask instructors the same questions via email and it helped weed them out: 1- What are your credentials as a coach/player? 2- What success have your students had in the past? 3- Where do you succeed the most on the course (compare to what you need the most help on)? 4- Could we do a short free/discounted introductory lesson (I've found that many coaches are willing to do these intro lessons for free/cheap)? On occasion I'd throw in some other questions. Since you're probably a newer player almost all instructors who are credible (not just the guy who shoots in the low 70's) should be able to give you some tremendous strides forward. Also what you may look into is clinics, most coaches typically have regular clinics of several people that are pretty cheap (I usually find em around $25-$40/hour). These clinics allow you to see how well the coach can communicate to you and what type of teaching style he has and if you think he'd make a goof private coach. Best of luck to you, finding a coach is a tough but important part of golf that will really take your game to the next level. Remember though, not every good instructor is a PGA affiliate or has been playing for a century; when I was a new golfer I found a coach (through a clinic) that was fresh out of college, he was 23, played golf at an FBS school, and worked in the pro shop while doing amateur tournaments for extra cash. He was easily one of the best coaches I've ever met and even now (years later) I still use and remember what he taught me to get out of the bunker, and i'm one of the best of the sand that I know. I got lessons from him years ago for $45/hour, $75 for a playing session, today he's the head pro at a course an hour away and he charges $75/hour and $130/playing session- ya never know. Additional question: Your index says 6.5? I wouldn't say thats junk and how did you get so low without a coach in the first place? thats a tough accomplishment. That much for lessons? Here in Austin thats about how much you'll pay for a well known coach. For example, Lonny Alexander is a coach at Onion Creek Country Club; he's played in 8 PGA tour events and won the Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year Award- he charges $125/hour. That sucks they cost that much over there, most of our locals our $45-$65/hour.
  12. yea that's probably the true, but even in the state tournament last year we played them as lateral hazard. But now that i think about it I don't think Regionals was though, but luckily I played well at Regionals- I don't think I went OB once. I rarely go OB anyway because i'm pretty accurate with all my clubs and I play smart, I can't seem to lower my score a whole lot at the moment though because sadly I don't hit the ball very far (Driver is 225, 4 iron is 165, 7 is 135, 9 is 125). But again thanks to my home course ive gotten really accurate, we have some of the skinniest fairways I've ever seen, and there is no rough- just trees and more trees.
  13. Thats not a big deal because it doesn't really affect others. I will do that when I play casually with friends and such. Also thanks to UIL High School Golf Rules I do get to play OB as a lateral hazard- its great.
  14. Played 18 holes with the old man today at Roy Kizer (par 71, 6412 yards, 70 rating, 117 slope). Even broke my personal best, shot a 76 (+5). 14/18 or 78% FIR, 11/18 or 61% GIR, 34 putts or 1.89 putts/hole, 1 birdie, 4 bogeys, 1 double, 12 pars. What a day that was, had a great round, we were grouped with some new players, but they were nice as can be so it was all fun. Now tomorrow it's off to Falconhead!