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  1. I've done the exact same thing. Talk about feeling like a total @$$!!! It only took one time to learn my lesson.
  2. He's just out of his prime, wouldn't you say? He may be making things worse by trying to change his game instead of just playing with the tools he has. But that's impossible to really know. Regardless, Phil's best golf is behind him. He could still pop up here and there and compete, no question. He could string together some good weeks, no question. He is one of the all-time greats after all.
  3. Quite a bit of "giddy-up" from Tiger after he nailed that putt on #1. Quite the contrast from someone who grimaced after hitting a poor tee shot. ---- Rory shoots a +8, 79
  4. I bought a set of Cobra F7 One Length Irons for $244.50 earlier this Spring. The F7s are the two year old model. They were still in the plastic and brand new. The current model (F9) is going for roughly $800 - $1,000. Take it for what it's worth. I also picked up a brand new Titleist 917 D2 Driver for $155.00.
  5. Ok, we get it. You guys don't like Kuch.
  6. I like Kuchar this week.
  7. Yes, you're probably right. When I said he has become complacent, I was just being general. I don't think it is difficult to understand that he is in a different point in his life and has other priorities. That is likely. I do think that is what people mean when they say "complacent". Whatever Tiger decides to do - I don't really care more than passing interest. I'm newer to golf and missed the Tiger era - so I'm not as invested. I still think it is hard to believe that he hadn't touch his clubs for two weeks, or however long he says. But I digress.
  8. I read it. I suppose it is a bit more believable that he was on vacation with his family - so he didn't touch his clubs. But I still think it is a stretch. Maybe people are right about Tiger. He has become complacent.
  9. I have a difficult time believing that.
  10. Rangefinder (+ extra battery) Towel(s) Umbrella Rain gear (jacket, pants, and rain gloves) Cold Weather Gloves Assortment of Ball Markers Pocket Groove Brush Sunblock Bug Spray Bucket Hat (for those extra hot days) Beanie Hat (for those extra cold days) Scorecard Holder Club Carry/Distance Chart Adjustment Wrench Voice Caddie Launch Monitor Small Phone Tripod (for recording range session) Ball Alignment Stencil Sharpie Pencils
  11. Well, I haven't had much time to play and/or practice this year. I have a back injury and an abundance or wet weather to thank for this. I've been out maybe 5 or 6 times on the course and about the same for the driving range. That said, I have seen an improvement in my ball-striking. Whether this is because the one-length irons are helping or because I have made some improvements to my swing, I can't really say. I will say that I feel very confident because I know I can replicate the same swing 5-iron through gap wedge. Mentally, it has helped me. I'm looking to add a one-length 4-hybrid to my set right now.
  12. I wear a glove for all full shots. No glove when chipping and putting.
  13. Yes @Hugh Jars, I have been self-conscious and anxious several times at a driving range and even on the golf course. It was worse when I was just starting out but it still lingers with me today. Unfortunately, I have only found one way to handle it: The best way to get over it, is to simply GET OVER IT. Meaning, you have to keep going. Eventually what is uncomfortable can become comfortable. Do not shy away from the range. You need the practice. I have to keep reminding myself that the people around me don't care! Play with more and different golf partners. Play with better players, if possible. Go out with a group of buddies who might tease you a bit. All of these things probably could trigger some more anxiety. So long as it is bearable, just forge on. It's all in good fun. If all else fails, you can get a decent net and turf mat for less than $100 to hit off of in the privacy of your own back yard but that creates many challenges to effective practice.
  14. SPJr

    My Swing (SPJr)

    Tremendous stuff, @iacas. It is greatly appreciated. I'm looking forward to delving into those topics and working on hip turn.
  15. I read a lot of posts in which people try to explain how difficult it is to become a touring pro, let alone have any success. I thought this article is a great example. Golfer shoots 27(!) on front nine, still doesn't Monday Qualify for Web.com Tour event - Golf Digest Golfer shoots 27(!) on front nine, still doesn't Monday Qualify for Web.com Tour event
  16. SPJr

    My Swing (SPJr)

    Yes - I definitely agree about this. I will be focusing on staying down through impact. I also agree that I am swinging with my hands first. Something else to work on. Thank you for your help.
  17. HELP WANTED: I suck at golf I am what you would consider a "high handicapper". This new season will mark my third. I have seen some progress but it has been VERY GRADUAL to say the least and nowhere near what I had hoped. In years past I have typically struggled with a slice and chunked iron shots. So far this season (four rounds), I am struggling with pushes and topped shots. My swing may not look like much to you, but I have worked very hard at it and can see a lot of progress. Unfortunately it hasn't really translated into better golf. (Because I'm sure someone will ask) I have had lessons and I had a fairly positive experience. I probably will get some more this season but (as you all know), it ain't cheap. My goal for this season is to be considered a "bogey golfer". Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions and/or advice.
  18. ^^^^^ This ^^^^^ I would assume this is the case anyway. Except for a select few, the vast majority of these pros are probably just taking what they can get. But if I must choose... Nike, Wilson, Bridgestone, Pepsi, and.......... Idk, can't think of a fifth right now.
  19. Uhmmmm (scratches head)..... yeah, of course. I said "it might seem". As if to say: It might seem like __________, but actually ________________. Exactly.
  20. Generally speaking, it might seem that the better your skills, the "luckier" you get and vice-versa.
  21. What's your point? I never said that he didn't mention being a tour pro. All I pointed out was that he did acknowledge his "most likely" option was a club professional, which hadn't been addressed by the previous two responses. Whether he intended it to be, or not. It really was a two part question, which warranted two responses, IMO.
  22. He said himself "most likely a club professional". I believe the answer probably is: Club Professional: Maybe, but not likely. Touring Professional: No chance. Others will have better insight than me. So take it for what it's worth. Sounds like you're playing at a high level @golfer6969. I know many golfers (myself included) that would do some awful things to have the game you have. So, congrats!
  23. I would agree with what you said about the gapping with the 7 iron through Gap Wedge being pretty consistent with my previous set. I have not hit the 5 and 6 iron well to this point. Strange because the "one-length" concept would indicate that I would hit them as well as I hit my other clubs. I'm working on some things and hopeful to turn a corner soon. All-in-all, I'm pretty happy so far.
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