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  1. 1 hour ago, klineka said:

    Great round!

    Have you read LSW yet? It's hard to say for sure without knowing the specific course and your shot dispersion patterns, but it definitely seemed like there were a couple places you could have hit more club off the tee based on your descriptions of the holes.

    Specifically 1,2, and 8. 

    On 2 if you admitted its a driver hole why did you hit 3 wood?

    Also on 8 is there a particular reason you were aiming to end up around the 100 yard marker instead of trying to advance the ball as close to the green as possible?

    Obviously you scored very well today, but over the long term I would suggest reading LSW and working towards being able to hit driver more on some of those holes so that you can start leaving yourself with less than 100 yds on most of those holes.

    On the first hole, I can’t really hit more club because from where we were hitting, it was probably around 210 to the far treeline, meaning about 190 to run through the fairway.

    On the second hole, I didn’t hit driver because I didn’t really hit it well on the range, so I wanted to wait for a hole that was a little more wide open.

    As for the eighth hole, I was trying to hit it a little left of the 150 marker to set up a 140-yard second shot, but it just happened to draw and leave me in better position. This is one hole where you cannot hit driver because it’s about 190 to the treeline from the whites.

  2. I looked up Pinehurst, wanting to find No. 2. Didn’t find No. 2, but I did find one called Pinehurst No. 10. I think it was something like 8,000 yards from the back tees, par 70, with several 500-yard-plus par 4s. That was really tough, because the greens are crowned, just like the ones on No. 2, but I really enjoyed it. I definitely recommend it. 

  3. 31 minutes ago, FlyingAce said:

    It’s time for you to introduce him to the rules and etiquette of golf before this becomes a habit. The sooner the better. Sure, no big deal if he is only planning to be a casual golfer,  but if his intention is to eventually make it on the team, he needs to be honest about his scores and start practicing telling the truth now. 

    Exactly what I was thinking. He may hate me for it for a while, but if he’s gonna be on the team, he needs to start playing by the rules. 

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  4. 1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    Oh brother!  He's a North Carolinian... you play in the heat.  I grew up in St. Louis.  If you want to play golf you've got to play in the heat and, in the Spring, you've got to play in the wind.

    Which is exactly what I’ve been trying to tell him all this time!! If he gonna be on the team, he’s gonna have to play tournaments in the summer, by the coach’s request. He hasn’t been listening to me that well. He probably practiced twice all summer, and even that was for only half an hour or so. To his credit though, he came out and played with me today. Scores to come later tonight! 

  5. Tier 1:

    -Get a good night’s sleep the night before a round, especially if you’re walking. You’ll feel a lot better throughout the day.

    Tier 2:

    -Know what to eat/drink on the golf course to keep your energy up. For example, I take water, green tea, and peanut butter crackers. Simple.

    Tier 3:

    -Know how to strategize your way around the course. Don’t hit shots that are out of your capability.

    -Develop a solid short game. I devote about 60% of my practice time to short game and putting, and I’ve reaped the rewards. 

  6. 3 hours ago, klineka said:

    How was your putting over those three rounds? It seemed like you struggled with three putts in your previous blog entry.

    Putting was definitely better than my post from the first week, but it’s still not where I want it. The main trouble for me was short putts. I’d miss at least three out of five. That’s where I really want to work.

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