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About AlDena

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  1. AlDena

    Breaking Tees

    I buy 1-1/4 inch tees just for iron shots rather than use a broken tee I found. There could be goose poop or even worse on those broken tees.💩
  2. AlDena

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Shot 85 on Monday, but played better than that. We left the flagstick in (gettin a jump on 2019) on every shot until both of us missed two footers that bounced off. Removed the flag for the rest of the day on the short ones. Very wet greens threw me off too.
  3. AlDena

    Different Handicap for Walkers?

    Yup, good thread!
  4. AlDena

    Sand Traps - That's Not Right!!

    Ahhh, new hazards for golf. I hate to hit into one of those traps! 😊
  5. AlDena

    Sand Traps - That's Not Right!!

    Pot Bunker = Where golfers go to get high Waste(d) Bunker = Where golfers go after they visit the Pot Bunker Archie Bunker = don't go there
  6. AlDena

    Is pace of play (or slow play) a real problem?

    That walking thing... It's probably good for us, and something I need to keep reminding myself.
  7. AlDena

    Is pace of play (or slow play) a real problem?

    Yes! That sound of the irons. I like to get off the green, into the cart, and get away quickly so I won't get hit by the guys anxious to hit their approach. I've had someone's ball hit the green only seconds after we walked off.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. AlDena

    Penalty for adjusting a club during round?

    The penalty? Bailiff, whack his pee-pee.
  11. 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.
  12. AlDena

    The Match: Tiger vs. Phil 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....
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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