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Yukari last won the day on July 5 2014

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    Still trying to get to scratch... The fun is in the journey not

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  1. Yesterday there was 1-1/2 hour frost delay at Green Valley Ranch GC near Denver International Airport. Ugh! It's that time of the year where you have to call in the morning to see if there is any frost delay.
  2. Can't believe this thread is being revived already...
  3. +1. I couldn't agree more. Most people don't recognize the cause of three putts or a need for chipping to get on the green. They just blame poor chip or poor putting for high scores. If you can get on the green in regulation by at least 20-30% or more, your score will drop. Granted at the tour level, it may be the putting that separates the winners from the field (see Rory), but at the amateur level - and especially for weekend hackers like us - more often than not it is the long game that blows up the score.
  4. ??? Sounds like you are sayin putting is more important, which is not true. Given the same length putting can make the difference in score maybe +/- 5 at best. Driving on the other hand can easily make the difference in score in double digits, if you figure penalties for OB's and hazards.
  5. Yukari

    Gambling Game Idea

    We don't give any handicaps. It's always straight up. Our score can vary +/- 10 on any given day. So, it could get ugly quick. Plus, when I say he is a serious gamble, he does not play for cheap.
  6. Like everything else in life: a chain is as strong as the weakest link. Similarly, a group is only as fast as the slowest person. If slow people played at a fast player's pace, they won't be slow players.
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    Gambling Game Idea

    With a couple of blow-up holes I tend to have, this could get very expensive for me. 😫 But I do like the idea of paying the score. I'll have to try this the next time I am playing with my brother-in-law. He is a total gambler.
  8. +1. It's not how much time you take to play 18 holes. The question should be "are you holding anyone up?" Most places we play, Marshal's don't do squat even if a foursome is out of position as long as they are "within the time limit" - i.e., 4-1/2 hour round for 18 holes. If they are 1-1/2 holes behind the group in front, they should pick up pace to keep up! I don't care if they are playing 4 hour pace. If they are holding up the groups behind and are more than a hole behind from the group in front, pick up pace! Rant over. Just my 2 cents! No. In the long run, they have a negative impact on their revenue.
  9. I used to hit my 3W off the deck really well ... until I changed my 3W. I can hit Taylormade RBZ 3W with my eyes closed, but with Callaway 3W, it is completely the opposite. Don't ask me why as I have no idea. Some clubs just seem to be easier to hit.
  10. It should be similar to beta-blockers. See: Beta Blockers May Calm Nerves, Keeping Them Banned by PGA and L.P.G.A. - The New York Times The permissibility of beta blockers in golf’s top level has come into focus anew this week after Charlie Beljan won a PGA Tour event Sunday, two... "The permissibility of beta blockers in golf’s top level has come into focus anew this week. Charlie Beljan won a PGA Tour event Sunday, two days after being hospitalized with a panic attack. Beljan, who said that this week he was going to consult doctors near his home in Arizona, might be treated with medication to prevent future panic attacks. But in competition, he will not be allowed to take certain medications, like beta blockers, without applying for a therapeutic use exemption, which requires a review by an independent panel of doctors."
  11. You are assuming that is "be-all end-all" proposition. Your fallacy in logic is assuming that is the only factor. Driving distance is ONE of the factors. It is a relatively more important factor compared to, say, putting. It's like saying, if a wide receiver is fast, he should be the best. With that logic Usain Bolt should be the best wide receiver in football - if he played. But that is not the only factor that makes a wide receiver a good wide receiver.
  12. My answer 1-3. It is very rare to hit it pure. IMHO, about 2-5% per round is good day for me.
  13. Oh yeah, the proverbial slump. It never fails. Happens to all of us. Just a month ago, I was shooting regularly in the mid to high 70's then boom out of no where I was shooting high 80's to mid 90's. I hate that. Just got to go back to basics and work out of it.
  14. On shorter par 4's (#2 on Fossil Trace 330 yd downhill), I hit my 3 wood to an inch from the cup. Gotta love those tap in eagles. Others, I've gotten by getting on 2 and 1 putting on par 5s. I've had only two fairway hole-out eagles on par 4's so far. One was a PW from about 130 yds to a slightly uphill green. I didn't see it go in as the green was higher than the fairway. When I got to the green, I didn't see my ball on the green and thought it had rolled through to the back of the green. But my brother-in-law looked in the hole and said "nice eagle". The other was a thinned 9 iron from 155 yds. It rolled onto the green and disappeared into the cup. That was just pure luck. Bottom line: play lots of golf. If you are lucky enough, it will happen. Also, work on your long game so you can get on in 2 on par 5's. The latter has a lot better chance for eagle.
  15. Seems like bad news always comes in threes. I am waiting to see who the third person will be this week.
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