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About AlDena

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. In the past, I was an idiot at repairing ball marks, but thanks to this forum, I am pretty darn good at it now. Sometimes, I can't even tell where it was.
  11. AlDena

    Go to club or shot from 125 yards. READ ORIGINAL POST!!!

    Either a full PW, struck perfectly, which is not likely to happen consistently, or a smooth 9i, which for me is easier to do.
  12. AlDena

    Thinking of Driving My Own Cart

    I know what you mean. It can be a distraction to playing well. Sometimes I get dropped off at my ball, or close to it, and let him go look for his ball by himself. Then he'll pick me up down the fairway.
  13. AlDena

    Have you ever lost a ball in the fairway?

    Almost. Just last week. The ball went under the only leaf on the fairway. After driving the cart in circles looking around, I thought of this thread, and found it under that leaf.
  14. AlDena

    How to Play Through Another Group

    This is a good point. I am one of those who thought if I was on the tee, and see a group in the fairway, and see a group on the green, there is no place for them to go. However, I will not let a group play through on the 18th...

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