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Blog Comments posted by dagolfer18

  1. 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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  2. 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! 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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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