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  1. Yikes, I know I've got issues if my story/problem is so extreme/severe that some people are having a hard time even believing it! To be fair, I think there's been something of a misread of my post...I said "a lot of the time" I struggle being calm and relaxed, I didn't say "a lot of the time" I barely break 100...I said "at my worst, I can have days" I barely break 100 (same course and tees). And I scored even par just one time, and it was an outlier...before that, the best I had done was upper 70's (which I have done on many occasions). I had a super day that day (just over a week ago now), w
  2. For me to be playing my best, I need a feeling of *calm and relaxed*...particularly with my upper body at the top of the backswing and beginning the downswing...leaving my upper body lazy while I initiate the swing with a weight shift and power the swing with my core, whipping the club through impact. When I’m able to accomplish this, I can do pretty well...I recently scored even par for the first time! HOWEVER, a lot of the time, I have a hard time accomplishing the “calm and relaxed.” At my worst, I can have days I barely break 100! I’ll feel tense/stiff and yank the club down with
  3. Found it, thanks!! Local rule for out of bounds, lost ball If a player hits a ball out of bounds or loses a ball, the general rules still require the player to return to the spot of the previous stroke and take a one-stroke penalty - a standard stroke-and-distance scenario. For example, if a player sends a tee ball past the white stakes and out of bounds, he must play another ball from the tee, which becomes the third shot after the penalty. It's the same scenario for a lost ball. But the ruling bodies have added the option of a local rule that provides time-saving relief in such
  4. Do you drop it about where you thought it might have gone, or back in the fairway, etc.?
  5. While I do have a driver, my bag currently goes straight from driver to hybrid (no fairway woods). While I can hit my 3 wood a good bit further than a hybrid, I'm just so much more comfortable with the hybrid that it's not worth the 'potential' distance to risk hitting a bad miss (not to mention there are really only 1-2 holes at my home course where'd I'd consider a fairway wood anyway). I should probably put some regular time in at the range with my woods to address this "problem"...maybe someday 🤷‍♂️
  6. Hi all! I believe if you lose your ball and didn't hit a provisional, to play by the rules you'd need to go back and hit another one from where you hit it (and incur a penalty stroke). However, during a regular casual round on the course, that's not always practical. I was just curious how you guys and the people you play with usually handle that situation as far as a score or friendly competition. I always hit a provisional when I think it could be hard to find, but once in a while I can't find a ball that I would have sworn would be easy to spot!
  7. I just started wearing a glove at the beginning of this year. I have a tendency to squeeze the club too tight, and the added feeling of tackiness from wearing a glove has helped me with that...I just naturally squeeze the club less tightly if it feels tackier I also got new grips at the same time, so probably a combo effect. When I swing the club without a glove now, I really miss it. Probably just what you're used to.
  8. Shoot, sorry I meant to post this in "Golf Talk." Not sure how to move it or delete it at this point.
  9. I'm usually someone who walks straight to the first tee, but I've recently been reconsidering that. The first shot always feels a little uncertain...just hitting a handful of balls beforehand might be nice. Also, sometimes I just have off-days chipping/putting on the course, so it might be nice to try and work out any kinks before heading out (just 5-10 minutes maybe). Just curious what others on here do. The people I usually play with tend not to practice at all before a round.
  10. I know, but you were...I was responding to your comment about my text you had just quoted. I know that how the club-head hits the ball determines the ball flight (and that higher skill results in better and more consistent contact). That's not inconsistent with what I'm saying about the randomness of results. That "randomness" is not at all what I'm talking about when I talk about the randomness of the results. I obviously fail to communicate. I'd be interested to hear someone else, in their own words, explain to me the point I'm trying to make (even/especially if they dis
  11. The particular idea you quoted, I didn't think anyone disagrees with...? If a player pars a hole 80% of the time, we could say that they have an 80% chance of paring the hole. I didn't think that was controversial. In theory a robot could have perfect control...including in a physical coin toss. But we don't. And because we don't, that's where the randomness of our results creeps in. This is starting to remind me of discussions of free will. I would contend that free will, at least the way most people tend to think of it, is an illusion. Would you guys agree or disagree with that
  12. We can know someone's long term statistics. If on a particular hole, someone scores a 4 50% of the time, 5 30%, 3 10%, and 6 10%, we don't have to be blind to that and we can of course calculate someone's "chances" of scoring this or that on a given hole. I don't think we're in disagreement here. Even given all that, I think the individual result, within those given parameters, is random. For example, a coin toss: 50/50 chance heads/tails. However, if you flip it enough, you'll no doubt flip heads 10x in a row. *When* that happens to occur is what is random. It's only in the long term ca
  13. Off to bed soon, but the interesting thing here is that of all the rebuttals that have been given, I really don’t disagree with anything that’s been said (other than that I’m wrong with my assertion haha). What I would say is that the points made in the rebuttals are ALSO true, but they don’t run counter to what I was trying to say. If I think of a different way I could put it tomorrow, I’ll chime back in. I might just be crazy! I will admit, the way I worded the title was intentionally provocative...I could have simply said that it’s important to have proper expectations that there a
  14. A random data set has parameters (for example, a minimum and maximum to define a range). It's using an understanding of the math/statistics in order to improve one's mental state while on the course.
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