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    Super Bowl LIV Picks

    I don't quite understand the "Garapolo can't throw the football" narrative going around right now. He has led the 9ers to several victories, even from behind, by, gasp....... throwing the football. Hopefully the Chief's will make the same mistake and discover just how well he can throw.
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    While this is true, you'll never develop skill with a lob wedge if you never practice with one. I use my 60* extensively (60.10) and have since I started playing two years ago with an index in the high 30s. Generally more bounce is better than less bounce and 6* of bounce is not that much.
  3. In my experience they are notoriously bad at answering/returning email.
  4. Thanks for the replies, guys. Course handicaps are what they are, and I don't get upset over gaining/losing a stroke or two (or however many). It just seems curious to me that the USGA was instrumental and influential in the WHS and yet their recommendations look a lot like the old USGA calculation. That being said, your responses make sense and shed light on the situation. In reality, as long as everyone in the field/flight are playing under the same rules, it is a fair competition and the rest is up to the competitor.
  5. The 9th hole at my home course has water on the right and OB on the left and and usually a pretty stiff left to right wind. I used to say: "my par for this hole is two balls in the water". I decided I would stop with the negative talk one day and have stopped hitting as many balls into that pond, but have said many times "This one is going swimming", as was correct.
  6. I live in Northern California and our competitive calendar was released yesterday. As I was viewing the events in which I want to participate, I noticed the USGA is recommending golfers receive 95% of their course handicap for competition. Is this to compensate for the loss of the .96 multiplier in the index calculation. or for some other reason? When competing in these events last year, we received 100% of our course handicap.It seems odd to me that we get a new index/course handicap calculation, and then the USGA back-doors the old calculation. I have linked the tournament calendar for those who may be interested. Northern California Golf Association Registration Event Portal :: Weekend Net Tour Events .
  7. Power Line cut across three holes at my home course. I hit them all the time... With the best shots of my round. The power lines have saved me a few times, however. One of the holes has water on the right, a few shots destined for the drink have hit the power lines and saved me from the one-stroke penalty. I think the thing I dislike the most is the damage power lines do to urethane covers. Each ball that hits a power line goes straight into the practice bag.
  8. In my third year of golfing, Lower index to <11 This high level goal will be achieved by achieving the lower level goals below. Increase fairways hit to >50% (currently at 42%) Working with my coach Performing drills to improve face-to-path, optimize launch angles, increase swing speed Increase GIR to >45% (currently at 28.52%) Focus on ball striking with middle and long irons as my GIR numbers drop significantly at 150-200 yards out. Increase Scramble (<50 yds.) percentage to >35% (currently at 26.6%) Scramble drills at short game area Learning to hit short game shots with different trajectories using clubs from my 9i - 60*. Reduce 3-putts to <10% Practice lag putting Participate in at least five tournaments Finish "In-The-Money" in at least one. Repeat as champion of my Monday night league. Repeat as top money winner of my Thursday night league Complete 54-hole challenge on the summer solstice. I track all my stats using Shot Scope.
  9. I have gotten my used clubs at Callaway Pre-Owned. The clubs' condition are generally understated, they are authentic, have multiple shaft options, and are priced really well.
  10. Go to Callaway pre-owned. You will find every Callaway driver with an assortment of shafts. I recently purchased a Callaway Rogue Sub-zero in like new condition for $200 with an Evenflow Blue shaft. By shopping at Callaway pre-owned, you don't have to worry about getting counterfeit clubs and they underrate the condition of the clubs they sell.
  11. When I was of a similar mind, I played the Top Flite D2+ Feel balls. They are a very good ball and are really inexpensive, especially when Dick's runs the 2 for $30 deal (almost always). I would also use a $10 off coupon and get a 2 for $20 deal. The D2+ feels come in 15 ball packs so 30 golf balls for $20. It plays as well or better than the supersoft, soft feel, velocity, and just about any other 2 piece ionmer cover ball. Once I became a better golfer, I started using the Snell MTB Black and will be trying out the MTB X when I purchase the next 5-dozen golf balls.
  12. I am at a point where I have started to consistently break 90. I had a few areas of focus which helped. 90 is 17 bogeys and 1 par. Get as close to GIR on every hole as possible. Avoid penalties and 3-putts. I used to get really disappointed in carding bogeys all the time and it caused me to attempt shots which led to penalties and 3-putts. Once I figured out that I could get close to the green in regulation and chip and 2-putt and still break 90, it made shot selection much easier. It also made me realize when I made two or three pars, I had a double in the bank when it crept up. As many here have said, the full swing is the path to low scores. I spend the lions share of my training on my full swing, especially my driver. When I get off the tee well, I tend to par more often than not, and even get the odd birdie.
  13. Check out Callaway Pre-Owned. I just bought a Rogue Sub-Zero in my shaft for $230 in like new condition. From what I understand there is not much difference between Rogue and Epic Flash (certainly not as much as there was between Epic and Rogue).
  14. I chose Ping. My long clubs (driver through 4H) are all Callaway, I have the G400 Irons, Cleveland and Callaway wedges, and a Ping putter. I chose Ping because I almost bought a G410 Driver instead of the Rogue Sub-Zero and I have heard really good things about Ping's hybrids and wedges. I don't know anything about the Ping fairway woods.I did not like any of the Callaway irons I hit and I have never been a fan of the Odyssey putters. I could also possibly also go Srixon/Cleveland.
  15. According to my NCGA app, my scoring average is 87.6
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