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AlDena

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About AlDena

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  1. AlDena

    14 rules of golf Etiquette

    Ah, the divot mix bottle. That thing I set aside so the large Fosters beer can they sell at my local course has a place to sit, because it doesn't fit the cup holders in the cart.
  2. AlDena

    What tee to play from?

    Yesterday, I played the red tees for 4 holes, 2 4 pars and 2 3 pars that I can no longer reach in regulation. It was good. Water and sand were brought back into play, and it felt like I was playing the hole the way it was designed.
  3. AlDena

    Penalty for adjusting a club during round?

    The penalty? Bailiff, whack his pee-pee.
  4. AlDena

    What tee to play from?

    I'm 62 years old. I used to play from the blues (blue/white/red), but moving up to the whites a few years ago(thanks to Jack Nicklaus' Play it Forward campaign) has me shooting mid 80's consistently like I did 10 years ago. I get to hit a variety of clubs on the par 4 approaches, which is fun for me. Tomorrow I plan to play from the red's (hopefully by myself) just to get a different look at the course, and maybe learn something new about strategy. I'm hoping to break 80 if my putting holds up.
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    Tiger vs. Phil Match Play Showdown for $9M

    Yeah, but you know what Arnie would be doing if he were alive today? Clawing away at the inside of his casket. You got Candies and Nuts for Christmas? All I got was socks and underwear....
  6. AlDena

    What is your driver loft?

    I recently switched from 10.5 to 9.5 because I was launching too high, IMHO. SS is 95, and my distance is about the same, I guess I get more roll out.
  7. AlDena

    Booking Tee Times

    I thought the booking fee at Golfnow was 99 cents per player. Two weeks ago, while standing in line to see if we could walk on, by buddy books a tee time on his phone for $11 cheaper than the course was offering. I wonder what bad comments are being left.
  8. I think that hitting upwards just means that the clubhead has passed the bottom of it's arc. I accomplish that by playing the ball forward in my stance with a driver and a little tilt of the shoulders. My buddy looks like he's trying to scoop the ball into the air, but he also has a exaggerated inside-out swing too, and often hits fat with his driver on a teed ball. He does say that's not what he's trying to do, but it started after him telling me about this Golf Channel lesson. It just looks that way to me because he will often reverse pivot, and open his body after hitting by moving his left foot back.
  9. Why not lengthen the shaft? I just did this on my Versa. Went from 35" to 36" because I always seem to be holding at the very top of the grip. I cut a 3" piece from a donor shaft, with a step that barely fit inside the existing shaft. 2" went in, leaving 1" out. I did have to wrap some aluminum tape to the piece to make fit snugly. Reinstalled the grip. I think I'm most proud of getting the SuperStroke 2.0 XL grip off without wrecking it.
  10. True. It screwed up my buddy with his driver. He heard that the driver should contact the ball in an upward path. The harder he tries to get the ball up, the faster it dives down, like top spin in Tennis.
  11. AlDena

    Faster Play - Is It Hurting the Game?

    Faster play, as in ready golf, is hurting slow players. If you suggest they pickup up the pace, they tell you to stop rushing them.
  12. AlDena

    Motion for debate

    That's easy. Since eggs are for breakfast and chicken is for dinner, eggs came first. Oh wait, I forgot about Chick-Fil-A.
  13. Do keep us informed. My friend really needs some kind of evaluation/help, but I can't convince him that 1) he needs it, and 2) it will be worth the money. Besides the 85 year old gentleman that I played with last year, who shot an 85 by the way, who doesn't want to improve their game.
  14. AlDena

    Your golf etiquette off the course

    I think etiquette off the course is what determines your etiquette on the course. A jerk off the course will be a jerk on the course.
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