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  1. ChetlovesMer

    Overrated/Underrated (Golf) Topic

    Fair enough, I just keep reading posts about Arnie's overrated vs underrated referencing his off-course indiscretions. I'm old enough to remember Arnie playing and I don't remember hearing anything about off-course issues. I suppose I could use google and read up on it.
  2. I have experimented with a number of different golf balls this year and there are many threads on this forum talking about which golf ball to use etc. I just want to add a specific question. I can't tell the difference in performance between a 3 piece and a 4 piece ball. I can't tell in my Arccos stats, I can't tell in feel, or my score. I will say I think the cover material can make a difference in the feel and "grip" on the green, but 3 vs 4 piece???? It is possible I suppose that my swing speed isn't at a point where I can not pick up a difference with my driver. (My swing speed at my last fitting was close to 110mph. I was really happy with that considering my advanced age.) I currently play 2008 vintage Burner 2.0 irons, so maybe the GI aspects of those irons don't allow me to feel the difference. So my question: Is there a difference between a 3 piece and a 4 piece ball?
  3. ChetlovesMer

    Golf Myths Running Topic

    I still hear this one all the time. Just this year I was on a course with a couple of guys who were discussing how the larger grips size were helping them hit a draw. I will say this. I regrip more often than most of my playing partners. But I just really like new grips.
  4. ChetlovesMer

    Overrated/Underrated (Golf) Topic

    I'm asking this because I just don't know. Who had more off-course indiscretions Arnold or Tiger?
  5. I wish this wasn't true, but it is. I pick out golf balls the way my sister picks out a car... by color. For what ever reason that sherbet orange Volvik Vivid is just so darned easy for me to see. I play that one more often than any other. So when I play a tournament I use that one because it's what I'm used to. It's also nice because it seems everyone and their cat now plays either Pro V1 or Chrome-soft and I like being a little different. For non-tournament rounds I will definitely try just about anything. Somebody on this forum put me onto the Cut golf balls and I like them. I'm not sure it makes a really huge difference in my score, as long as it's not some real P.O.S.
  6. ChetlovesMer

    Favorite Golf Quotes

    That's a good one. Way to take it a slightly different direction as well.
  7. CRAP! I was hoping I was the only one getting better.
  8. ChetlovesMer

    Overrated/Underrated (Golf) Topic

    I think it has to be less than a shot. A 70's golfer is simply better than an 80's golfer. The only way I could possibly see it being more is if you were to say a 70's golfer used his/her brain to build a better practice schedule/training regimen etc... But you and I both know that isn't what you mean by mental game.
  9. ChetlovesMer

    Who is on Golf's Mount Rushmore?

    I know I'm late to the party on this one. I've been thinking about this (not continuously) since Tiger said this. In my answer I'm only going to include golfers I've seen play. (Because otherwise I simply can't narrow it down.) Jack, Tiger, Arnie, Gary Player (that might even be the right order) Female Mount Rushmore: Anika, Lorena Ochoa, Kerrie Webb, Se Ri Pak. (I never saw Mickey Wright play)
  10. ChetlovesMer

    Overrated/Underrated (Golf) Topic

    I may be wrong here, but I think a lot of folks are missing the point of the over-rated, under-rated thing. I don't think anyone is saying there is NO mental component to playing golf. There has to be some. But golf, like any other sports, is going to be settled in the vast majority of cases, by who has the most talent and who has developed said talent the best through practice/training/what ever. But there is no way... NO WAY golf could possibly be as much of mental game as the masses try to make it out to be. I've heard things like "Golf is all in your head", "Golf is 90% mental", etc.... Come on it HAS to be over-rated if for no other reason than it is impossible to be as much of mental game as so many people seem to want to make it. For what ever reason if a golfer misses a putt "Oh, he choked". Or if a golfer hits one in the water "If I could only get out of my own way." You don't hear that in any other sports. If Seph Curry misses a 3-pointer, nobody says "Oh, he choked" or "If he could only get out of his own way." No he misses somewhere around half the 3-pointers he shoots. But if a golfer misses half of his 8 foot putts, when he misses one there's always somebody to say "Oh, he choked." To me it's just crazy. Sure there's some mental component to playing golf. Just like there is a mental component to playing any other sport. But in my humble opinion, it is impossible for the mental game to as important as people make it out to be. So, therefor it HAS to be over-rated.
  11. ChetlovesMer

    Human Nature Not Quite as Good as We Thought?

    I don't know about the whole we like to see others suffer aspect of this post. However, I'd like to comment on the playing by the rules thing. I like to think that my fellow man is at least trying to follow the rules. There are of course exceptions, but I think this falls under three categories. Category 1: My regular guys: We play by the rules. We play a tournament together each year where cash and bragging rights are on the line. So, we look at the rest of the year as an opportunity to "practice how we play." I trust these guys completely to call a penalty on themselves even if none of the rest of us see it. The tournament we play has been being held for over 25 years. You do not get invited back if you are caught cheating or bending the rules. Category 2: City League: In theory City League should be played by the rules. I can tell you I adhere to them. I also give everyone the benefit of the doubt until they prove they don't deserve it. There was this one guy who would always cheat in City League. We all knew it. Even the guys on his team knew it. He was relatively famous in the league. Everyone watched him like a hawk and still had to call him out periodically. Here's the punchline: He was a pastor at a local church! Category 3: Random people I'm paired up with when I "just show up" at the course. I lot of folks don't play be the rules. A lot of folks don't even know most of the rules. I couldn't care less what rules they follow. I just assume the groups they normally play in have their own "house rules" and they are following them as best they can. All I really care is are they polite company? Do they play at a reasonable pace?
  12. ChetlovesMer


    Great post. I wish I would have known about the poker game earlier. Not sure how often I can use it. But I really like the idea. BTW - My group has always liked playing Wolf. I think we've been playing that one since way back in the mid 90's. We used to play "Critters" a lot also. We actually had stuffed "Critters" on latch rings to use for the game. You'd hit one in the water come back to your bag to find one of your playing partners has already hung the stuffed fish on your bag. It was good fun.
  13. ChetlovesMer

    Favorite Golf Quotes

    I always liked Gary Player's quote "The more I practice, the luckier I get."
  14. ChetlovesMer

    Overrated/Underrated (Golf) Topic

    In my opinion this one is totally over-rated. Especially by average Joe golfer. I’d like to give 2 examples to illustrate my point. First Tiger Woods misses a putt on the 18th hole at the Valspar Inv this year. It would have gotten him into a playoff. I’m watching this with a bunch of golfers who all started shouting “OH, He choked!” and similar things. I’m like “What? He missed a 35-foot putt by 10 inches. That’s not a choke.” But they weren’t having it. “Nope, he choked.” Which is not to say sometimes the mental game isn’t important. Just not as often as people claim. Here’s my other example. Lorena Ochoa hooked her 3 wood into the water on her first ever LPGA play-off hole vs Anika Sorenstam in the 2005 Safeway Int. Anika went on to make a birdie, Lorena scrambled to make par. Afterward, Lorena talked about how the pressure got to her and she got tense and hooked her 3 wood into the water. So, I guess sometimes the mental game is important. Having said that I think Lorena was hard on herself. She still had enough skill to par the hole after nocking her tee-shot into the drink. Just because Anika made a birdie she took second. So yeah, there’s a mental component to the game, but it’s nowhere as big as people seem to make it out to be.
  15. ChetlovesMer

    Favorite Golf Quotes

    I saw one from Tiger Woods that kink of made me giggle. "Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter." Kind of ironic in light of what happened with Tiger.

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