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  1. maybe because it was like you, just out of curiosity. I also did not have any idea until I googled
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    Would You Rather…?

    It only depends on which course that I enjoy, feel more comfortable, and ultimately score better. I pass more than one course on the way to my home 35 minutes away now.
  3. I just watched the video so ... Sorry, just cant see it (so to speak). So, a score in the low mid 80s, yes? Tee to green, if you've ever watched any of the Robin williams youtubes, is conceivable. Putting is not mentioned. As much as Rory misses the 3-5 footers (seems to me like a bunch), I can't agree with putting without visual feedback. Thirty footers require 'seeing the line' so if one yanks the blinfold off as soon as contact is made, maybe. But if blinfold is applied and held until ball is settled, It would just be impossible to feel how a putt with certain circumstances (lengths, breaks, uphill downhill) would act. or how 'bout 50 footers or those slick 3 or 4 foot downhill breakers that require touch or a firm confident putt that may go 5' past if missed. Whatever is said about the long game and how important it is to score, the putt has to go into that little hole. One question for me would be championship tees (7000+ yds) ? That'd be a major factor for a 15 I'd say. Iacas is confident, have you ever played a hole blindfolded in this fashion ? or putted ? Tell us about it.
  4. Before too long, he gonna be raking (the $$) with the seniors, like Bern Hard and now Strick. SAME THING. 30 years aint enough support ? Everybodys gotta think about down the road. Who's gonna turn down that kinda $$ ? Get used to it.
  5. I dont understand this answer. When I started back, a friend suggested 'Noodles' and those are a decent ball, goes straight, and priced where a 20+ could afford to lose several during a round. I was needing more tho as they have little touch on second shots or close chipping. A good ball for the $$ I found a 'Supersoft' one day and played it 16 holes and was amazed at the difference even a mid-high handicapper could experience. I was immediately sold on this (actually several year old model ball that is not the latest greatest $40 ball) ball with theaction it produced; 15-20 yards off the tee straight, second shot feel that stuck, and even a softer putt. I am still using this intermediately priced ball, I just don't see an improvement with the pro-v or the TM, I can't keep them from tailing off a little on tee shots. Now some of this could be improvement from time on course but I could immediately feel a difference. I'm not improving so much with the numbers yet but I am shaping my game to a round with potential (and by that I mean lower mid 80s), or a round that strays if penalties come into play. And the ball had significant input for this mid-capper, one that is at that break 90 level.
  6. My goals are to improve score through more time on the course. I hope to play more and different local courses, and this will mean either solo or pick up some partners from the past. I've been trying to hook up with these good ole friends from last century and only been able to a couple times. We trying. My steady partner has fallen in love with my home course and does not need more; he's looking for some consistancy and a familiar setting is good for this. I need some variation at this point and since he can't play but maybe twice a month (I've been playing solo at this course when he can't break free), it gives me space to play more at different courses. Down here, we have an abundance of really good golf at fair $$ and no crowds. (I'm so happy I took the game back up) Also goal of finding a putter and a 24 degree hybrid (used), probably from BonaventureGolf.
  7. obviously the groups were backed up Saturday morning ! ☺
  8. I think maybe the intent of a driving range like this one is to get rid of all the extra balls picked up during rounds. I play with a 102-106 (score not age) gentleman so we spend time up and down the fairwayslooking for his drives and it adds up rather quickly. (he also carries one of those extending ball retrievers!!) The intent of a driving rangre of this type is sending not retrieving. When one has to walk out that way, he takes a bag with him and gathers the ones that stick out, no ? Doubt there is too much effort reaching for that one down in the blackberries... at least at mine
  9. Looks very familiar to my natural environment. Would not be surprised if the deer stand is just outta the photo.
  10. probably should have used pertinent (instead of prevalent - brainfade) in my comment.
  11. I'm not the one ripping anybody, just pointing out the facts. I'm not a drive by, I have a comment early in this discussion, it apparently was not prevalent as to have reply. It was simple. I joined this place since I was re-starting golf as a recreation after 16 years away to learn about new equipment and anything I might need to enjoy the game more. I also am not one to comment on ever little issue that I might have opinion, seems to be plenty of that without my 2cents. But believe me, I am here from time to time. top of this forum states 'course management strategies to break 90' and I am in this particular point in my game. OK? sorry for the defensive attitude, I am not used to commenting back for such but ...
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  13. I'll say closer to 2 or 3. My home is extremely frustrating at the first two holes of the course. First hole, water on left will only catch the first hole snap pull off the first tee (not loosened up AND avoiding the dreaded push), rare but it does happen. Range runs up the right side of #1 so if you push just it a little right ... #2 has water on right and across the full fairway. Tee shot has to be less than a clean 3 wood. Usually I can hit a fade 3 wood perfect but lately, I've found some of my distance and bounced a great shot into the water (dead ahead left to right) more than once. Ima have to start using the 3 hybrid. So I'm struggling right off the bat at my place with penalty strokes ever where if I don't watch out (and the lost balls for my round). So on #3 par 5, I'm usually pretty hot on the teebox and have to settle down. When I get thru this, I'm good (happy) from then on ...
  14. Calloway Supersoft (and you won't lose as many). I'm 63and maybe 18hcp, added distance and accuracy for me.
  15. Thursday; par 5 500ish yd uphill to a slightly elevated large flattish green, middle back pin. Laying 2 in a fairway bunker that I may not have ever been in before (and this is my home). 8 iron, 88 yds judged by my looking over at the hundred yard marker. fluffly lie, good square flat stance with a chest high front lip, uphill to the green. I've rarely hit a shot like this from a fairway bunker where you're gonna need yards, not just a clean sharp stroke. This could be in the pure shot thread, it flies to the green (over a trap), hits and settles about 15 ft on the short side for birdie putt. (of course, I three putted for a bogey)
  16. par3 135yd slightly uphill big green, pin placed middle left, tee shot stopped 10" left side of hole after checking up about 30" in front of hole, tap-in birdie. Maybe the highest priority in my game today and since I started back to playing after 15 year layoff is an ace. This shot was one of those that is normally 15 ft after getting up to the green and it looks close on the teebox (because of the angle).
  17. And for this shot, I have found that my 3iron using a ' 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock ' swing will achieve results very consistently, mostly 100 yards advancement thru small openings and under branches (since it is by far not a full swing). Only reason I have the 3 in my bag but I'll need it for this reason a couple times a round. (and this is because I love hitting the big 'D') and to add my 2Cents, I'm around bogey golf. I have discovered that about the only thing keeping me at this level is time on course. If I had time to play more (or physically could play more without pain), I'm sure the strokes would lower. A major factor for the bogey golfer is penalty strokes. Eliminate penalty strokes and (just mathmatically) scores lower.
  18. I'm still trying to figure out the low 80s scoring after 2 or 3 years in the game !😲
  19. agree 100% lordy, must be a slow day.
  20. volume goes straight to mute fornthe entire broadcast
  21. Golds are the seniors here and I've started playing them as I qualifyby age to be a senior. At my course and those around here that I'll play, golds are generally set at the most forward position of the whites, usually 10 or so yards closer, maybe 15. But the main advantage I enjoy on the golds is the shorter yardages on the par 3s, making my almost impossible 190ish yarder down to a comfortable 7iron or 6 iron, a more enjoyable playable distance in my bag. It makes for me the chances to ace one a lot more possible nowaday, and to be honest, since I can't seem to cut lots of strokes off my score, those 4 holes on the card are my most highly anticipated for the round.
  22. who was it that made the statement about the most important distance was the six inches between the ears ? So his missing those pesky four or five footers are not mental ? Was reacting to his caddy in the USOpen not mental ? Sure, his mechanics have developed a hitch but to take mental out of this game (even a pro) is rediculous.
  23. but you don't think he has changed mentally because of getting a life partner ? (and it is a lot different from day to day challenges)
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