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  1. burr

    changing balls during play

    to re-open this thread about the line marked on balls, to me, it helps drastically; as I stand behind the ball checking the line, it focuses on the immediate line of travel I may be looking for. Ima start using it on the tee now that somebody above mentioned it. On the tee, I normally find a mark several feet beyond the ball for aim. Alignment is key for me (and relatively simple, no moving parts). Reasons for the update on this thread is if there was ever a reason for a simple rule change (like for instance, caddies helping with the alignment), then this would be on top of the list , it seems. and no controversial calls either...
  2. I cut the cord and am struggling thru set-up with my tv futures. I miss golf channel terrible. I am trying to understand streaming and options to cable. I have not searched here yet and hope yall can walk me thru it. Nothing like those early sunday morning european tourneys or thurs/fri golf on tv.
  3. burr

    Broken shaft?

    looks like wear from the bag maybe, its on the inside like a club might settle.
  4. burr

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Played MidlandValley early yesterday to beat the daily weather we're having. 8" of measured rain at the airport for the month of May. Play was extremely wet the front (started on the back actually) and into the second nine. Course cannot keep up with the growth, doing well to keep the greens, collars, and fairways in good playing shape. anything off of the short stuff was easily lost and if played, the shot was to be played to end up in the cut fairway. and my feet were wet too and yall know the routine of keeping the clubs and hands clean. anyway, I have found a hybrid, callaway 3iron (used at BonaventureGolf $22 !!) and first time out with it. So much rain, I haven't even taken it to the range yet. after a couple really weak attempts at playing it in the tall and wet rough, I finally warmed up and started hitting the fairways. It is a hammer, exactly what I needed and was hunting. I got in a groove (like you get sometimes when you can swing so hard offa the tee that you grunt) and was very happy tee to green but I am a no-puttin ole boy, a problem mentioned in my opening post here. Since re-starting my golf habit from a long lay-off, I s'pose it will come around but I'm a senior now and I get over the putting as long as I can lay the wood to it. make a long story longer, 51-47, opening in the wet with trip double double and an early attitude to overcome. fairly happy wit it.
  5. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Noodle 'long & soft' balls. Besides being inexpensive, they are sold at most 'big blue' stores with any kind of golf stuff aisle for $20 or so. A playing partner insist that I try a sleeve and I am very impressed - longish, straight, checks up, and durable (I've played several full rounds with this brand and they clean up great at the ball wash and I'll keep'em in my primary 'til the 'luck' plays out of 'em). They feel softer than NXTs, another ball I've tried out. I also like the E6s except for the $$. I can't keep the proV1s straight enough off the tee. It's got me wondering is there something I don't know about this ball.
  6. and work has begun ... http://www.augustachronicle.com/news/20180426/landscaping-planned-for-augusta-national-border-area-along-old-berckmans-road
  7. burr

    changing balls during play

    and despite what most opinion is here, a lotta pros use it for whatever reasons. I'm still trying it on and off for the Killas reasoning. and it's getting better, I feel much mo better over the ball now, after several more rounds and a little practice on the greens. The 'feel' had left me during a long layoff and it may be the last to come around.
  8. We've got one here (totally private club) that has dreams of similar prestige; has begun with an annual amateur event here (started maybe 5 years ago) attracts teens from around the world. takes time and $$ and plenty room doesn't hurt. it is soon on the calendar.
  9. correct, but the design was there, the greens were undulated but burmuda. It takes a while to get those 100ft loblolly pines to the 36"dia that they now are. AugNat'l has $$ like one could not imagine. and to answer the question, it takes ages to achieve this prestige with no slips. What most don't realize and is amazing is the damage done in the 2014 ice storm (that took down Ike's tree in 17 fairway). To have the tournament less than 2 months later is more than amazing. Maybe half of these 100footers were lost on the course and most don't realize it. In the shots (photos to open segments of masters coverage) across the way, those pines that look deformed are some of the 'saved' ones from that devastating storm. (sorry, got a little distracted with that last paragraph) also, me thinks CBS has helped with the prestige and exclusive-ness. There is quite a bond between the two.
  10. burr

    2018 Masters Tournament Discussion Topic

    well, the rain has arrived, a light rain and a still air. forecasts are for strong winds later, maybe after play this evening.
  11. burr

    2018 Masters Tournament Discussion Topic

    Thomas, if he keeps his head in it, Rose or Fleetwood. the Europeans have a feel for this place.
  12. burr

    Ian Poulter - Ass

    I think that it is pure emotion for the chance to get to Augusta again (after missing out on the event cherished by all), not to mention the instant invites to other majors . $$$ it's a big deal to qualify for an invitational like Augusta.
  13. burr

    Would You Change the Golf Channel?

    I miss Holly.
  14. and now that I think further, they will have the room to open the right side of #4. Never more than thick woods, it also originally shielded from public (Berkmans Rd). This would allow direct and free flowing access to the new #5 teebox and limited viewing of #4 (as it is a lower elevation than the green area. This area also would maybe allow for another entrance to the tournament.

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