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  1. scotth

    Par 3 opening hole

    Interesting, could make a tight round really, really interesting. Don't think I have ever played a course that ends in a par 3 either...….. Might be a topic for another post to see how many of those are out there. Think that's how our house we are moving out of must feel. As we are packing and moving to Las Vegas this Friday, I just loaded two full 5 gallon buckets of golf balls in the POD. Almost all have been found someplace on our property from the last two golf seasons. 🙂
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    Par 3 opening hole

    I can see how an opening par 3 would...…
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    Using Wrist Weights to Increase Swing Speed?

    I came back to golf after a 15 year layoff last summer, and feel your pain about the loss of distance. Think I would stick with the weighted club. Something about the wrist weights doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
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    Par 3 opening hole

    Watching some of the Women's British Open, and noticed that the first hole at Royal Lytham & St. Anne's is a par 3. Guess I wasn't paying attention the last time the PGA tour was there or somehow it escaped my attention. I can't think of another course I have ever played or seen where the first hole is a par 3. Does anybody know another course that does this, or is this a unique feature to the course?
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    utryit by Global Golf

    Seems like for those of us in areas with limited golf resources could be a pretty good program. Curious if anybody has used it. Not sure if it is just a new to me or an actual new program.
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    utryit by Global Golf

    Just saw a commercial on the Golf Channel for this new program (at least new to me) from Global Golf that sounds great for those of us that are either LH, or reside in more remote areas, or in my case both. Pay $25 and they ship whatever club you want to demo. Get to use the club for 14 days and if you like it they take the $25 off the purchase price. If you don't ship it back and try something else. Anybody tried it yet? Sounds pretty cool.
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    Is pace of play (or slow play) a real problem?

    Don't think I realized until this post, but not sure I have seen a ranger in the last 2 seasons in our little area and have played many different courses and many, many rounds. Afternoons at the public courses can be a little tiresome as they always seem to have pretty slow players and nobody to push them along. I hate waiting on the group in front, and pace of play was one of the chief reasons I joined a club 40 minutes outside of town in Austin years ago. Buddy of mine and I were always the first group off Saturday and Sunday and could ride 18 in 2 1/2 hours. Most of my rounds are at a private club and I can usually walk 18 in about 3 hours or 9 in about an hour and a half.
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    To Join Or Not?!?!

    I think if you can find a good club for a fee that you feel is comfortable it is a good idea to join one. When I was just out of college, I thought that you had to be a really good player to belong to a club, but learned later that the golfers at clubs aren't really better they just might pay more to play. The benefits of being at a club are usually quicker pace, less traffic and course is maintained better than most public courses. As you mentioned, you also tend to see the same people and develop some friendships you might not get from floating to a number of different courses. Also as others have mentioned many clubs have arrangements with other clubs to play for reduced rates, and you can always play other golf courses. Where I live now and am a member, I would guess 60 - 70 per cent of my rounds are there, but I float to other courses as well.
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    Patrick Reed: A Very Positive Read

    I didn't say that..... at all. But as the commentators pointed out there was probably a better way to handle it. Which pretty much sums up my opinion about Patrick Reed. I WANT to like him, and his work in Junior golf is fantastic. He just finds in my opinion, far to often the most abrasive way to do and say things.
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    Patrick Reed: A Very Positive Read

    Things like this don't help..... https://www.golfchannel.com/video/reed-disturbed-camera-crew/
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    What is your driver loft?

    I do get pretty regular instruction from him. About 6 or 7 last season and 4 so far this season. Last lesson all we worked on was the driver since it seems to be the biggest problem. Last season launch angle was much higher and as a result drives were longer. As I mentioned earlier had major back issues and didn't play for 15 years and know these days swing speed is much slower. Also pretty sure swing speed is slower this summer than last year and been working on increasing that overall and also more exercises to protect back to increase speed.
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    What is your driver loft?

    Good. Pretty much exactly what you want. The pro mentioned if I could get my current driver do follow that trajectory I would be in great shape. As it is, the 10 degree driver (which I built and has the same shaft as the Orlimar) at it's peak is probably 15 - 25 feet lower than the Orlimar. I don't know what swing speed was last summer, didn't have any place to measure it, but I think it is slower. Last summer was hitting this driver much better with a much better trajectory.
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    What is your driver loft?

    Maybe. I'm never going to say I have a perfect or pro like swing, but feel pretty happy with it right now. Would like to think if it was a swing issue when I took the lesson mentioned earlier in the thread with the sole reason for the lesson to figure out if it was a driver issue or swing issue that the pro would have addressed any issues he saw in swing or setup. Not trying to be a smart a$$, but if it was a swing issue would drives suddenly be much better with a higher loft than my driver during lesson? I really have no clue. I am sure there are better golf instructors than the person I am take lessons from, but not anywhere closer than 75 miles.
  14. LOL. In one of those hilarious ads directed at your online content and viewing just saw a huge ad on the side of this forum for something called square to square and a headline in a massive font that said "Don't chop wood! Drive the spike". My wife couldn't figure out what was so funny when I started laughing.
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    What is your driver loft?

    I wondered about those also. That was why I took a lesson from the teaching pro that helped me so much last summer. He had me hit a bunch of balls with my driver and then his older Ping driver with a 12 degree loft. Huge difference with tee height and ball position the same for each club. So while I don't think that is the problem, I haven't completely ruled it out. The session did me think that I either have the wrong loft, or perhaps even wrong shaft with the wrong kick point. It's just tough figuring it out with the very limited availability of demo clubs for lefties and shaft configurations in the area we currently live. Will get a proper fitting with more resources when we move in September. Pretty sure will have many more options for equipment and facilities when we get to Las Vegas. Soon as we move and get settled in will be visiting some place in Las Vegas to get a fitting for a driver. All recommendations on where are of course appreciated.

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