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  1. That’s friggin awesome. See you’re from Charlotte...I’m about an hour west just inside SC.
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    Fall colors pre peak

    We didn't get much for color this year. It was still 90 degrees in mid/late October. Then about as quick as it started raining on Forrest Gump in Nam, it turned cold. Leaves just died and started falling.
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    Finding a home course

    I took several things into consideration, practice facilities, distance, crowds, dues, etc... but one of the big things I looked for was the availability of member games. Nothing worse than having a free Saturday morning, but all of my playing partners are busy and no one to play golf with. Thus, the member dogfights come in nice. Most courses do something, but the availability of them and times were something I considered.
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    Distance up? The same?

    I feel I am hitting the ball at 34 further than I ever have. Last time I was fitted for a driver (2012), didn't purchase that day because there wasn't any improvement over my current gamer, my swing speed was around 105, and distances were around ~ carry 250, total 265. I went for a new fitting about a month ago, swing speed average is now 111.7, average carry 263 and my total average was 293.5. All of these were done in front of a TrackMan. I believe there is a little more gas in the tank with some better mechanics. I've never been to a swing coach for lessons, but have watched many videos on this site (I lurked a long time before posting) and taken some of that advice to the range for drilling. I definitely feel my swing is better today overall, but I also know it's still not ideal and I have things to work through.
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    2018 British Open Championship at Carnoustie

    I think Rose has to be under serious consideration, wouldn't be surprised to see Rahm there too. If McIlroy can get it right, he's still one of the best in the world. Francesco Molinari has been on fire lately too, so it'll be interesting to see how his game translates this weekend. ETA: Maybe I missed on the young part...
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    Intro to me

    I've never played the FITA game with Olympic recurve but did dabble in it with my compounds. I always preferred shooting field archery, we just don't have a big following of support for it here. To me, shooting 112 arrows in a 4.5-5 hour span was much more fun than shooting 25 arrows in that same time span. But everybody here likes shooting rubber deer so that's what I did too. I've never shot a 3 gun match, but have run drills with all three on my range. I just prefer laying on the ground and making tiny groups.
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    Intro to me

    Thanks - I've really been working on controlling distances with different trajectories. I've always been pretty solid with a low, bump/run technique, but sometimes that is not a good option. When I've had to fly it closer to the hole, it's always been hit or miss with distance control. Not really doing any drills, just lots of practice. Thanks for that video, I've bookmarked it and will give it a watch later. And yes, I'm enjoying my practice time two-fold. It's nice having something to do that my daughter actually enjoys. That's no dog, that's a coyote. They are the apex predator in my area and they really put a hurting on other animals as they have no natural predators to hunt them down. It's rare I see rabbits in the wild anymore and our deer fawn mortality rate has increased tremendously. There are only two things I enjoy more than golf, one involves my wife and the other is killing coyotes.
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    Drone as Course Ranger

    IF, and that's a big IF, that were the case, I'd give up playing forever, quit my job, and be the course ranger. 2 hours would be the new standard for 18. Make golf great again!!
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    Drone as Course Ranger

    Taurus Judge with a load of .410? I mean, it would be louder than the drone but would definitely "jam" it.
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    Federer's ridiculous first serve stat

    The fact that 10 years ago, Nadal and Federer were 1/2 and this year the rankings are just reversed, is what the craziest stat is to me. The level of success from those two for such a long career is incredible.
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    Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    I don't know that you can clearly say one was/is better than the other. Both played in completely different eras with completely different courses, equipment, competitors, etc... Both were very important for the game during their prime, but what separates them for me is how Tiger made golf mainstream and brought more money and exposure to it than Jack ever did. Because of Tiger, golf grew at an exponential rate. That to me, gives him the nod of GOAT.
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    Practice vs. Playing

    I soak it in as much as possible. Even those days when it's been rough at the office or 95 degrees and humid as a rainforest, I still take her out. My youngest daughter, 3 years old, enjoys going too, but there's no practice when she's with us.
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    Intro to me

    Figured I'd make an intro thread since I've already made a few posts. I've lurked here for a while, just to get a grasp on the feel of the site. I like the environment here much better than some other golf forums on the webs. Anyhow, I'm from the upstate of South Carolina, recently got back into golfing after going many years where I may only place once or twice a year. I had been heavily involved in target archery since 2005, competing in national 3D circuits. But, that chapter in life had slowly been coming to a close and ended for me last year. I still enjoy the outdoors, mainly predator hunting and enough deer hunting to fill my freezer. Anyhow, got back into golf this year. My handicap had dropped to a 13.1 over the past few years, but getting back in the game this year I've got it back down to an 8.1 currently. I'm a decent ball striker, but currently focusing on improving my "feel" game around the greens and putting. As I mentioned in one thread earlier, I put a lot of time with practice while on the course rather than the range. It's something that I'm fortunate with because my oldest daughter likes to get 9 in after her First Tee class on Monday evenings. But, I'm happy to be here look forward to reading and learning more on how I can continue improving my game.
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    Practice vs. Playing

    I warm up on the range before each round. However, most of my practice comes on the course during the week when I can catch 9 holes. I'll work on bump/run, pitch, flop shots around the green. I'll work on flighting approaches rather than full swing attacks. It's easier to work on different stances, foot placements, etc... because of the variations and undulations of terrain on the course rather than the driving range. I guess I'm fortunate because my daughter always loves to play 9 after her First Tee class each week.
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    Odyssey "Red Ball" Putter

    I believe, if anything, it may provide a bit of a confidence boost/placebo effect for someone who struggles with putting. I've usually been pretty good at reading greens and getting my putts started on line, I struggle with consistent speed. I've yet to find that magic putter that provides the feel I need for more consistency. Unfortunately, what this putter is supposed to aid won't provide any assistance with that.

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