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  1. For the past two years now, its mostly 9 due to the after-work league I'm in. I don't have a lot of time so the 18 is a rare occasion these days. BUT, when I can, I'll usually play twilight as a single on the weekends because the course gets pretty empty and I can almost finish. Although I have noticed that in an effort to speed up, after a few holes I get really fast and loose with the swing.😞
  2. I used to be interlock too. I switched because I started getting pain in my right pinkie finger. It took a bit before it was second nature. sort of like crossing your arms differently - have to think about it for a minute and it feels weird while your doing it. I'd say to took a few rounds for me before I stopped thinking about it. Until then it felt more weird to me than it affecting the outcome of the shot.
  3. Nice going. Over the weekend worked on these techniques. For some reason I abandoned them. I first tried them after reading a Dave Pelz book some years ago but didn't practice enough. Anyway, played nine yesterday: twice instead of a wedge clubbed up to a nine, and instead of a 8 used a 7. twice got the ball within 6 feet flighting the ball noticeably lower. Great tip!
  4. Definitely by a couple of strokes. Towards the end of last year, I picked up the impact snap device and it has really helped. But also because I've been better about club selection and figuring out the best place to miss - so notably I've been able to get up and down more frequently. Still, I'm sure I can learn a thing or to from the Lowest Score Wins book!
  5. Bethpage Black. I used to live in the area and would play it as often as I could. A few things make it harder than it needs to be: its waaaay to hard to get a time over the phone, you need to sleep out overnight to get a time. Unless you have a sizable ride - you don't get a good night sleep. Not sure if its this way still, but they prevent people from using drivers at the range. why? The range length hasn't changed in forever and the equipment has gotten better, endangering the road. So you're sleep deprived and have not hit a driver on a course that demands a good driving day. Still, if I could, I'd be there tomorrow
  6. you know what, I think you're right...I would think the R&A might be sticklers for that sort of thing ... Azinger said pretty much the same thing....yet another thing to watch for and add to the drama
  7. so did I - was the classic gym rat with the weights before taking up golf. Lots of power not too much precision in the beginning. Over time I've changed workout routines to still get in strength work with weights but I've incorporated lots of body weight work, cardio, and flexibility work. As a result (and I'm sure golf equipment advances help) I'm tons more accurate. had my best drive over the weekend that measured 320 in the heat and firm conditions. I usually carry about 280. In all I've been working out since I was 26, I'm 56 now. So I think weights should be a part of an overall fitness plan
  8. check out https://www.golfleaguetracker.com I just joined a 9-hole league and this is what they use. Can't vouch for it either way, I haven't used it much yet...maybe it'll work for you
  9. How many saves does that make for Tiga? *sheesh* if he can just position himself better off the tee.
  10. seriously. Still, I'd like to see Mr. Woods go on a birdie run...course seems pretty soft, making the fairways play wider. will the sun come out tomorrow and dry things out?
  11. Beast Koepka starts his birdie run!
  12. played 9 on monday, someone had these on and they looked great and very comfortable. I'm considering a pair myself IGNITE NXT SOLELACE Golf Shoes | PUMA Golf The IGNITE PWRADAPT gives you the power to adapt. More Traction + More Comfort = PWRADAPT.
  13. @DeadMan I missed that - thanks for pointing that out. In the end, whatever gets you going - gets you going I guess. Still I think Beast Koepka will be a factor. especially if his iron game is on. Don't think a ton of drivers will be required, but the greens are a bit on the smaller side I think.
  14. FOX missing the opportunity to use Koepka to promo the Open is totally careless, my jaw is still open on this. I mean sheesh... maybe it points to the fact that FOX is not ready to broadcast major golf tourneys, maybe this is a sign that the telecast and commentary will be mediocre??? I mean has FOX ever done a great job yet?
  15. @iacas @boogielicious many thanks! I've been using the impact snap and its helped, but sometimes I just can't tell especially with the shorter clubs
  16. @iacas could you explain how to use the string, I've heard of this but it somehow escapes me
  17. Many moons ago, I recall playing Bethpage Black for the first time and got a pull cart. Big mistake, pulling up and down the elevations was brutal. After that I preferred to carry. And because there was no water on the course and a snack shack you saw only twice (finishing #5 and again coming up #12) I carried plenty of water. By the time you got up #15 you were done for the day. These days I use a push cart and haven't looked back.
  18. Looking forward to this Open, not only to see what the USGA does with the course and how it plays but because I checked this off my bucket list in 2012 - stayed just off the 18th green. Shot 87 missed birdie on 18 by 1/2 inch... I'll also be watching to to see what Beast Keopka does, would luv to see Tiger hoist the trophy too...
  19. A private course has not even been a possibility for me. Yet, assuming I can afford it and had the time, I think that would be a sure way of improving my game. I don't get out to play as often as I'd like (used to before the kids came along) That said, when I can play I usually head off the the course late in the day say 2pm or after on a weekend when the course is empty...and viola! Private course on the cheap! I play pretty fast, so depending on the daylight I can finish pretty easily.
  20. I'm a IT consultant specializing in software development. I don't get a chance to play as much golf as I'd like, but I'm serious about my game which is trending in the 12 handicap range.
  21. Really enjoyed reading the responses to this topic! I noticed that most prefer to play with friends and so do I. Because time currently time-challenged, I'll play whenever I can, which usually means as a solo at the tail end of the day. Oh well. Its better to have played and screwed-up, than to have not played at all 🙂 Recently joined an after-work 9-hole golf league - its really helped in meeting other golfers.
  22. Hate taking pills...but if I must its plain ol' aspirin. For the most part I've been very active exercise-wise. Over the years I've incorporated yoga into my workout routine and got great results in terms of flexibility and my golf swing. This doesn't mean I'm not sore after a round, but its helped my bounce-back ability a lot
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