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About CaddyCarl

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  • Birthday 03/06/1962

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  1. The closer I get to the green, the worse I am, it feels like. I'd much rather approach from about 130, with my 8 hybrid.
  2. Gives the phrase, "I wish I had three right hands" a whole other meaning...
  3. Look, I've been on this website long enough to recognize how this is about to go for me, and that's ok. I expected to catch hell, but my opinions are my opinions, and nothing you said changed my mind. I'm of the mind that swinging a stick and hitting a target, whether it's a ball or a pinata, is an entirely natural thing, that doesn't take a whole lot of instruction or repetition to be reasonable at. We had to take my sand wedge out of my 7 year old grandson's hands because he couldn't keep the ball in the back yard. Kept hitting it in the street, 60 yds away. Repeatedly. He was 4' tall. With
  4. My two cents is, swinging a stick and hitting an object is a perfectly natural movement for a human to do. We've been swinging sticks and hitting things since the dawn of man. Our bodies and minds are wonderfully adaptive to using tools. The first dude that decided to hit a stone with a stick, to while away the time, would have quit doing it if he didn't become reasonably proficient at it in short order. We've all done it as kids. Pick up a stone, flip it in the air, and hit it with a stick. An afternoon of doing that and you get pretty good at it. No batting coach required. Sure, elite golf i
  5. Around here the munis and semi-privates are open all year, unless there's snow or a heavy rain event that closes the course. As soon as the snow melts or the course dries, they open back up. We couldn't this year, but most years we can play year round with maybe a week or two break here and there. Winter golf is a whole different game. I love the imagination it requires.
  6. I voted no. Because if you decide to play the "sport" you should play by the sport's rules. Ignorance of the rule should be treated the same as ignorance of the law. The cops aren't going to let you slide because you claim ignorance of the law. "Gee officer, I didn't know the speed limit was 55mph". You decided to engage in a competitive sport that is governed by rules. Follow the rules. Is it really that hard? Knowledge of the rules of the game is one of the few things you have complete control over. Learn them, then. If it's too much for you, don't compete in officially sanctioned events. Or
  7. Looks kinda like my swing. Ball back in the stance, early release sweep swing. Easy to learn. Easy to repeat. Not the way to elite golf, but I don't care about that. Club up and move it along. Keeps me in play. Not as hard on my back, either.
  8. I'm squarely in the golf saved my life camp. I suffer from depression and PTSD. I used to see a psychologist until I realized I got far more from golf. Prayers, and welcome, sir.
  9. I choke down on a 3H. It used to be the 3I but I like the hotter face of the hybrid.
  10. I guess I've gotten so unbearable, I broke a lamp swinging in my living room, my wife is starting to look at weather reports to see when I can go play. 😏
  11. In caddy school we were taught to lower the flag softly to the deck. The membership at the club would get heated if caddies were dropping flags. I do it to this day. Every time. Either lower it by the flag, or hook it with my putter. And, by the way, I'm a casual golfer all day long.
  12. ^This. And it used to cause me quite a bit of angst, until I came to the realization that the reason I don't do those things is because I must be ok with where I'm at.
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