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jross

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About jross

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  • Birthday April 15

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    Florida Panhandle

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  • Handicap Index
    9
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    Righty
  1. Vinsk, Thanks for that, and thanks to everyone for listening. Jeff
  2. So, I tried it. We'll see what happens. Thanks for replying.
  3. Don't see a way to edit the post but...I just did a quick look at "Go Fund Me". Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks
  4. Hello. I'm Jeff. I've never? posted here but I feel that this, being a like-minded group, is the spot to get ideas about how I/we might continue on. I live in Port St. Joe, FL (my home is actually just a few miles East of Mexico Beach). And I play golf. And our course is hurting. It was never a great course; shaggy greens, weeds, unkempt bunkers, etc. But it WAS a golf course. The only one available. None of this supersede's the fundamental damage brought to individuals, and never can. It about the future. And, fundamentally it's about time; if we can't clear all the trees (all sizes of southern and 'slash' pines) and debris within the next few weeks we feel the course will grow over. Our town of a few thousand residents, and small membership (less than 100), would never be able to recover from that. The few full-time employees are out of a job until we can get players on the course too. We're working this problem but it's about coming up with the funds to hire licensed people to remove all this (the clubhouse has only minor damage). The estimates vary, greatly, and all are well beyond the budget. So, being an 'older guy' I'm not hip on all the newer ways of fund-raising, via the internet. Email is my limit lately. Any ideas that might help us reach out for donations would be greatly appreciated. Again, I hope you understand, that I understand, that there are bigger things to worry about in the immediate future. I'd just like to see people have something to look forward to after they put their lives back together. Sincerely Jeff Golfer, Port St. Joe golf course
  5. Late to the party... but "I do!". I now have a golf swing I can trust. Distance is same (~220-240 carry off tee, 150-yard 8-iron, at sea level; I'm too old to worry about 300 yard drives right now). Misses are less awful unless I mentally 'check-out' mid-swing - no swing method will fix the brain. Jim Hardy's book on the Release is what really fixed it for me. Apparently I was trying (hard, for months) to use a one-plane backswing (just feels natural/good to me) with the age old two-plane through swing idea/instruction/tips, etc. Was months of frustration as I attempted to [re]build a swing after a multi-decade layoff. Now on to fixing my woeful putting (missed 6+ birdie putts today from 5-20 feet). Always something. Started to think I wasn't coordinated enough to ever get to a [legitimate] single-digit index. Not any more...take care
  6. About 4 dozen balls is it for me. I feel I get stale too easily. Have a general sequence: 3-balls per club; short-iron, 5-iron, hybrid, driver, then some short pitch shots. Feel I get into a rhythm if I hit too many of the same shot, with the same club, in a row; prefer to break that rhythm to more simulate playing conditions. I use a camera a lot (slo-mo on my phone) as I'm trying to work on one specific thing (like, forever). Video shows me that I'm still "ball bound" - swing with a ball in front of me is never the exact same. Someday I'll beat this out of me. That's the hardest thing for me in golf.
  7. First timer - getting back into this crazy game now that I'm retired and have the time.... So today I play a tricky course in an attempt to learn it for a tournament; a 2-day, no-HDCP (yeah!) thing. After a 10+ year layoff (of once a month play) I've worked at it. Got down to about a 9 index. Front nine my ball-striking, if you could call it that, looked like someone trying to kill bugs. Bugs that were attacking them from all angles. Ran to the range after number 9 (was playing alone and late in the day so nobody in front/behind me) and spent 20 sweaty minutes doing the exact same thing. Range-rage was creeping in, so, I said, "screw it, just keep going...". On Number 10 tee box I decide to do a 'thing' with my left shoulder - right in the middle of my swing no less - and viola!, beautiful 4-wood draw down the middle (was a layup hole for me). Back nine was beautiful, or mostly. 44 on the front, 37 on the back. From I hate this game to I love this game in 20 minutes. Crazy.
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