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  1. 19 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

    Not sure why you responded as such. It was pointed out to you that removing hats is a recent trend and not a long honored tradition.

    No, the owner of the site made comment that he hoped I was being sarcastic in something I believe in and have an opinion on.

    He dismissed my thoughts.  That is the role of a troll, not the owner of the site.


    I received a demerit for my comment.  Cool.


    I repeat, to the owner of the Sand Trap .com, Arbiter of All Things, and Knower of all Knowledge.  GO f*** YOURSELF.  Please, pretty please give me some more demerits.


  2. Several Federal agencies, the FDA, the EPA and a blue ribbon panel of lobbyists and relatives of Congress were convened and spent $72 Billion dollars on a study that determined ingesting golf balls is bad for animals.  Therefore, and from here on out, animals are forbidden from ingesting golf balls, with a fine of $1,000 for first infractions, and $10,000 for subsequent infractions.  If an animal is found to be a chronic ball ingester, there will be a new agency established to study the causes of ball ingestion abuse, possible resolutions and treatments and the Fed will declare a "War on golf ball ingestion by animals" that wil run for 30 years, resulting in an increase in animal golf ball ingestion.  The only solution will be to expand the war and the dollars spent.

  3. I don't drink much.  I do like wine and made my own this year.  Maybe a bottle a week, at most.

    When at a party, I will have some kind of vodka mixed drink if I am drinking at that event.

    At BBQs, etc, I will have a couple beers, but almost never to drunkenness, or even buzzed.

    On the course I MIGHT have 1 or 2 beers, but only if the mood strikes.

    Of course these are generalizations.  Sometimes I go weeks or more without any kind of drink, and some weekends I have more than normal.  Really varies.

    As for what my government says, F them and their rules.

  4. 20 hours ago, cutchemist42 said:

    On Christmas, I got a gift card from Golftown so went into the store on boxing day to check it out.

    In my mind, I wanted to find a lob wedge as my performance with my current Nike one with 12* of bounce was noticeably worse than my performance with other clubs. I had read enough about low bounce wedges suiting certain turf conditions and swing styles and thought it sounded suited to me.

    Within 4 swings, I knew right away the club was performing amazingly so I purchased it, it was 6* of bounce. It wasn't the only 6* bounce wedge I tried either. It also easily outperformed the Nike wedge I had which I brought in to compare.

    So yeah, went in with my stock swing and improved the club category for the next season. It was a Cleveland Rtx3.


    What's your example of this?

    Mine is actually very close.  I needed wedges.  Tried several and within 3 or 4 swings, I KNEW the RTX3s were for me.

  5. Swing speed - Increase my swing speed by improving my technique.  There is a lot there for the taking.  I would like to get near or north of 100MPH

    Distance - Increase distance with my clubs, at least 20 yards for Driver and less as you go down the bag.  See above for how.  Right now my average drive + my average 7 iron = 350-375, I need that to be above 400 to really be able to chase down pars and better.

    HCP - Reduce HCP to mid to low teens.  Continuous improvement, along with adding length should make this doable

    Continue my training.  Lots of meaningful practice, lessons and task specific drills.

    Improve course management - I am OK and generally know what to do, but need to get better.

    Shoot in the 80s consistently - See all above.

    And finally - Remove the STENCH of the 119 I put up at my course championship.

  6. On 6/19/2018 at 1:56 PM, millsan1 said:

    Since this is my first year of trying to play instead of just wandering around hitting the ball:

    Develop a consistent swing

    Get into the 90s and stay there (currently about 103 average)

    Reduce 3 putts by improving lag putting and getting to where 3' is almost automatic

    Learn and practice chipping


    Consistency is a misnomer.  BUt yes, it has improved a lot.

    Latest GHIN has me at 21.7, with all 10 scores being in the 90s, so yes.

    Yes, but 3' are nearly automatic in fun rounds, but Match play they make me bite my nails

    Yes, I have hit well over 2,000 Chips and Pitches in practice and continue to practice them heavily, most range sessions.

  7. 17 hours ago, Puttwell said:

    Hi, and thanks in advance for any advice. I have played for 25 years, taken over a hundred lessons, gotten down to a 5 handicap at one point... but can no longer break 100. Please be honest - it’s time for me to quit, right?  🙂

    Thank you. 

    It may be time to quit keeping score and just going out and hitting the next shot.  Let the score go and enjoy the game.

  8. I am gaming an XR16 right now.

    When I went for a lesson this weekend, I had 20 minutes to kill, so I swung the Rogue.  Pro asked me if I was thinking of switching, to which I replied "only if this thing adds 20 yards to my drives"

    I then witnessed it add 20 yards to my drives.  Back to back comparison to my XR16, same simulator, etc.

    Thank god the rest of my game is suffering right now, or I would be $400 poorer.  But next year?......

  9. If I have the time, here is my routine:

    Chip with 3 wedges, all putter to 9'oclock swings, starting with the easiest first.

    Half swings, working up through the bag.

    Full swings with 60, 7, 5 iron, driver

    Putt, starting with 2 footers, then 3 footers, then 4 footers, followed by some long lags to get speed control, without aiming at a hole.  Strictly distance control.


    The idea is to get myself used to success with the short putts and short chips.


    This whole routine is only about 20 minutes.

  10. I am a high HC, so take this FWIW.

    I have made it my goal to develop a good technical swing and improve my results as a benefit.

    In all my competitive endeavors, this has served me.  I have raced motorcycles, flown gliders, done technical scuba diving, long distance riding, skiing, the list goes on.  In all cases, I spent a lot of time becoming technically proficient, which resulted in excellent results after the learning period.


    I liken the mechanical vs feel to skiers.

    There are two types of skiers.  Both can ski any mountain and handle any terrain.  One of them does it by sheer will power and years of skiing badly (mechanically), but can handle anything.

    The other is technically proficient and can ski anything and looks fluid and smooth.

    Both end up with the same results, but the technically superior skier is having an easier time of it and probably enjoying it more.


    I have seen this at my home course, in league play.  Of the top 5 or 6 guys, only two of them have something that looks like a traditional swing.  The other 4 have some really interesting mechanics.  All 6 of them can whip my butt any day and twice on Sunday.  But I believe that when I get my mechanics in place, and can do it with consistency, I will produce better results.


    This will take longer that just going by pure feel, but I am betting the end results will be better.

  11. I am very new to the game, but also was in a slump a month ago.

    I went back to my pro, and he said, lift your chin and even out your weight at address.

    Bang, right back at normal for me.

    Like has been said, it can be something very simple.

  12. I play the whites, because, I don't know.  Seems like the thing.

    Funny thing is, I played the reds with my Fiancee and another couple this past weekend, in the interest of expediency, as we teed off after 4 and wanted to be sure we got 18 in (we did), and the course was not only shorter (obviously), it was a completely different course.  The reds were not just pushed up, but some were offset, different sides of the course, etc.  It totally changed the course and was a lot of fun to play.  I was able to try some hero shots on some pars 4s and almost drive the greens.

    That being said, at this course, red is too easy for me, while white is plenty of challenge.

  13. In this week's league, I was down 3.5 to 0.5 and came back to win 5-4.

    On 6/20/2018 at 9:54 AM, millsan1 said:

    I am new to playing golf seriously.

    1- So far this year I have gone from a 120s golfer to a low 100s golfer in 3 months.  I should be and plan to be a mid to high 90s golfer this year. (I know where I am losing strokes and actively working on the shortcomings)

    2- I played with a friend who golfs regularly.  At the turn, he was up 3 strokes and was riding me a bit north of friendly, which awoke my competitive side.  He suggested we end it there, since he was whooping me.  I told him we were playing all 18.  I turned it up and beat him by 5, picking up 8 strokes.

    3- I am playing in a Wed night league.  I am in last place.(expected)  But I am near the top of the money in skins.  I seem to win $ every week on the last hole.


    Weird to quote yourself, but here we go:

    1- I expect to shoot in the 90s now.

    2- This buddy can't hang with me on the course, not even close.

    3- I finished the league in last, but in the current season I am near the top.

  14. I dislike them equally.  They both suck.

    These guys are good is just dumb.

    Live under par literally makes no sense.

    But some ad agency was well payed to come up with it, and I wasn't, so I guess I am the dumb one.

    On 6/1/2018 at 10:42 AM, rehmwa said:

    I wasn't sure I could hate it more than already.  But each week it just seems worse and worse and more ridiculous.  STAHHHHP


  15. Put everyone's name in a hat and draw teams.

    Even if a team ends up with two A players, they will be the target for everyone else.

    Or, split the group into two, A and B players, and put all teh A players names in one hat and all the B players names in another, and draw one from each hat.


    Same deal, some teams may be better than others, but it introduces a bit of a challenge.


    At my home course league, when we play the front 9, it is easiest to play 10 coming in, rather than just coming in.  I always try to play the top dogs on that hole for a beer.  Two top dogs vs me and one of the little dogs, scramble.

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