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About Rkrider99

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  1. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Friday, I was 1 over after 12 holes before it started raining, and we quit. Saturday, a 38 for 9 holes, then it started raining. Today a 1 over 73 (38-35). 3 birdies, 11 pars, 4 bogeys.
  2. Freddie Couples was the golfer that influenced me the most when I took up the game. I didn't try to imitate his swing necessarily, but I did try to imitate his tempo. I watched him every chance I got.
  3. I agree with you. I think I was consciously trying to loosen my grip as I came into impact. Of course things happen so fast, I probably just let go of the club immediately after impact. At the time, I was doing a lot of reading and studying about grip pressure. To me, I felt like I was strangling the club, and was trying to figure out what pressure was the correct one. I read that grip pressure would naturally tighten at the top of the backswing for control of the club, and at that time I was trying to forcefully loosen my grip pressure as I started my downswing. Not really sure how it happened, I just know it did.
  4. Not hard at all. Ok, so the club didn't actually get to the green, and it did veer a little left of the flight of the ball, but I was sure embarrassed as I walked over to pick the club up with the rest of the foursome laughing their asses off.
  5. Rkrider99

    Oldest Club in Your Bag

    1986 Taylor Made TPA X putter. The only putter I've ever owned. I've also got an original Callaway Big Bertha 3 wood. I just recently took that out of my bag when my son gave me a Ping i20 3 wood he can't hit. And I still play with my original Callaway X20 irons.
  6. I had to laugh when I saw this. Way back when I started playing golf, I was always playing with the strength of my grip. One day, out on the course, I was continually loosening the grip. I remember it like it was yesterday, 18th hole, second shot from about 130, a nice smooth 8 iron. Hit the ball, which went sailing toward the pin, and watched the club follow it. 😯
  7. Rkrider99

    Ever Played While It Was Snowing?

    When I lived in Wisconsin, we played whenever we could, rain, sun, or snow. If I remember correctly there was a course down in Delavan, called Evergreen, that was open all year round depending on how much snow was on the ground. Many times we'd start in sunshine and end in blizzard conditions. Now, down in Florida, I don't think I have to worry too much about it. AT least I haven't seen snow here yet, but it was 36 degrees the other morning. 80 today.
  8. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    After the 74 on Friday, Saturday shot 83, Sunday's round an 82. Back to the driving range and putting green today and tomorrow before playing Wednesday through Sunday.
  9. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    36-38 for a 74. 5 bogeys, 3 birdies, and 10 pars. I can kick myself for missing that 4' birdie putt on 17. Tried to finesse it into the hole and left it 6" short. But it proves one thing. The last 8 days of golfing or if not golfing, practicing everyday, pays off.
  10. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    One of those really strange days. Woke up this morning, not really wanting to play golf, but I had signed up for the Wednesday league outing. Figured I'd show up and go through the motions. Not really interested in playing, but the teams were already in place. Why is it you score really well when you don't put any pressure on yourself. Shot a 1 over 73. 2 birdies, 3 bogeys, and 13 pars. No thinking involved, just step up to every shot and make a nice smooth easy swing. I really need to incorporate that into my normal game.
  11. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Last Wednesday's round was 78, Friday, shot 79, Saturday a 77, and then yesterday, Sunday, reality set in and shot an 85. I know I have the swing and game, I just can't keep my mind set straight. Playing 6 times in the next 7 days. I better straighten the mental side up.
  12. Rkrider99

    Callaway X20 Irons

    I just ran out to the garage to take a look at mine. The X is such a dark blue, I had to put them in the sun to make sure they weren't black. Good luck on your purchase.
  13. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Well maybe the game is coming back. Just got off the course and shot a 78 today (38-40) using the swing changes I made yesterday. First game back in the 70's since a few months.
  14. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Just finished another really strange round. 46 in the front and 38 on the back for an 84. Couldn't do anything right on the front including a double bogey on 10, and decided to just change my swing starting on 11. I started restricting my backswing. Finished bogey, par, bogey, birdie, par, birdie, par, par. I guess sometimes change is just good for you.
  15. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    After shooting 91 on Thursday, and then 90 on Friday, I was going to play Saturday, and then hang up the clubs for 2 weeks. Wouldn't you know it, Saturday, the game started coming back around and I ended up with an 81 (40-41), and that was with 2 doubles. What a strange game.

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