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  1. This is were I struggle the most when trying to keep up with a group in front of me. I always wait until the group is a ways out (in most cases too far) and it's based on previous experience. While I know what my averages are, I have had enough experiences of hitting that extra 20-30 yards on a shot to stop me from pulling the trigger on some situations. One particular case I was 240 out after hitting a pretty sub par drive. There was a group of 3 on the green and a group behind us on the tee. I decided to hit a 4-iron and seeing how far away I was I had no worries about hitting into them
  2. A course marshal doesn't scold you for playing the tips and actually remarks "I see why you play back there."
  3. I think that a good/great golfer is one who rarely "wastes" shots. I am currently getting back into the game after a year hiatus. Before this break I was able to shoot in the high 70's on easy courses and low to mid 80's on more challenging courses. Currently I am now struggling to break 90. My distances, ball striking, putting etc. seems to be the same as before my break; however, I now have 4-5 "garbage" shots per round where my shot in no way helps me out or advances my situation on the hole. Topped balls leading to grass burners, fat shots that come up well short, skulling chips, or h
  4. Wait. If you think that the fairway grass is too long and you lose a ball that you think is in the fairway you are going to drop with no penalty? How can you justify that? I have played some pretty unkept courses and I have never seen a fairway with grass long enough that you couldn't find a ball on it. I've had many instances where I and/or playing partners have thought that we lost a ball that should be in the fairway and every single time the answer is that the ball did not end up in the fairway. Just this month I hit a very long drive that was headed right for the middle of the
  5. I find this rule extremely hard to follow in certain situations. However, as many others have said there is really no other way to handle it. The ball is lost, thus there is no way to drop and proceed in the general area "you think" that the ball is lost. With that being said, I will admit that I very rarely go back and re-hit after a lost ball. However, I also use the appropriate handicap scoring for that hole and have to unfortunately no longer consider that round for any sort of personal best. The only time I will go back and play the ball from the last spot it was hit from is if
  6. That is a valid point; however, I don't think transgender people are stoked about having or expressing the anatomy of their biological gender. From what I was understanding from watching the show, Jazz had not had gender reassignment surgery but was taking hormones. She was incredibly self conscious about covering up anything that associated her with the male anatomy. I agree that female to male transgender people who want to compete in male sports will be seen as a non-issue. Primarily because females playing male sports is usually allowed. You make a good point that this w
  7. Dynamic Warm Up Power cleans: 1x5 @ 95, 1x3 @ 145, 1x3 @ 155 w/ x5 rebo und jumps after each set Bench Press: 1x5 @ 95, 1x3 @ 145, 1x3 @ 155 w/ x5 seat ed box jumps after each set Dead Lift: 1x5 @ 135, 2x3 @ 225 w/ x5 altitude drops after each set Bicep curls and skull crushers to finish
  8. I completely agree with everything you have stated here. Very concise and well put. The part I have bolded is where I think the process with this issue will get tricky. Compromising is usually something that the transgender cause is trying to avoid (and rightfully so in most instances). I use to think that the locker room/bathroom situation was a problem; however as I learned more about transgender people I realized that it makes more sense for them to use the locker room they identify with. They aren't transgender to get to go into locker rooms and see other people, they ar
  9. 0.5 Up Dynamic Warmup 8x200 @40-45 w/ ~2:30 rest 0.5 Down
  10. I am currently watching a show called "I am Jazz" about a transgender (biologically a boy and identifies as female) youth. While I am pro about the transgender cause, there is one particular topic that I am very torn on and that is athletics. Jazz is not allowed to compete in sports with other girls because she was born a male. I am curious as to what others think on this issue and hope to hear strong arguments for or against it. As of now I believe that transgender athletes should not be allowed to compete in the sex that they identify as (or in other words opposite of t
  11. I'm not sure this really counts, but on hole eight at my home course (a par 3) there is a steep hill about five to ten yards from the left of the green. On the hill is the cart path that eventually leads to the 9th tee box. One round I hit a slight hook that landed right on the cart path. Seeing as the cart path is only 10 yards from the edge of the green it didn't seem like that bad of a hit. However, due to the spin on the ball and the angle of the cart path the ball shot straight left after impacting the path and proceeded to roll all the way down the hill onto the fairway of hole ten.
  12. I've been a bit fortunate that my two most notable golf moments, a 20 yard chip in from a spot that I had no right to get within 20 feet of the hole from for my first ever birdie and an albatross, have come with an audience. It is pretty surprising considering I play almost all my rounds as a single. On a slightly unrelated note I made my first (and only) hole in one in disc golf by myself. Made sure to call my friend as I walked up to the basket haha.
  13. I can understand doing it to try to stay ahead of groups or stay on pace of play. But doing it to try to push a group is a bit silly.
  14. My friend just told me about another wtf moment he had while playing with his uncle recently. The starter decided to let my friend and his uncle tee off before a 5-some on hole one (even though the 5-some's tee time was before theirs). This 5-some was extremely agitated at the starter's decision (and their agitation was likely increased by my friend and his uncle both putting a ball in the water on the first tee). Anyways, my friend said that for the next 3 or 4 holes that this 5-some was not only playing even with them but coming close to pushing them. My friend commented to his uncle how
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