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DaSportsGuy

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  1. Grab a coffee and head back to the office...
  2. How can you not think that's funny? Go back in your cave.
  3. Shot an 86(+16). Birdied the first hole after a great drive and I stuck a PW inside 2 feet. Knocked it down for bird and that would be the only one putt all day. Two putt EVERY green after that. Could've scored so much better if the putts would've fallen. I was so close on every putt but they just would not go down today.
  4. Check your alignment. It could just be where you are aiming.
  5. I use a ball marker to mark my ball. It has my home courses' logo on it.
  6. Hahaha I watched that yesterday! The first time I saw it I started laughing. Gotta love Tiger!
  7. That's sweet man. After my first year I was a 21.9 handicap. I first started in 2009 in May. After last year I got down to a 14.2. Now I'm a 12.7 and about to complete my third year. I've been working on my swing most of this year so my progress has slowed down a bit, but I'm feeling really good about my swing right now and I'm becoming more consistent and I think I can get down to single digits by the end of this year. Sucks though living in the north because I don't even pick up a golf club other than my putter from November-March so it's pretty hard not to take a step back after the offseason. Plus, I was using a boxed set for my first year and well into my second. Maybe with the equipment and without the winter, I might've gotten down in the 10-15 range after a year.
  8. Shot a 41(+6). Played great other than a stupid triple on #5. Tried to hook a shot around a tree onto the green an pulled it a little and it caught a branch and made a mess of it. Overall played really well. Didn't score as well as I wanted as good as I was playing, but I'll take it. First round where I really felt like I had my "new swing" working. Played the back as a practice round but on #17 I had a PW into the green. Smoke it right at it over the trees overhanging the left side of the fairway right in front of the green and hit the flag stick...for the FOURTH time this year! First two were with my 9i from about 140 out, then I hit it with a 7i from about 155 out and this one was with a PW from about 130 out! Wish one of them would go down for eagle!
  9. Really tough decision. If all 14 clubs had to be the same brand I would probably go with Callaway.
  10. 47(+12). Playing some of the worst golf I've played in the last two years right now. Working on some swing changes so I guess it will be worth it once I get used to the new stance and swing. Really looking forward to my next round though because my swing was really coming together from hole #5 until the end of the round. Started out triple, double, triple, triple so I was 11 over thru 4. Then I got to #5 and from their on out I have never felt better about my swing. Bogied #5, then went birdie, double, birdie, par. The double on #7 was just stupid. It's a little 140 yard par 3 and the pin was tucked right behind a front-right bunker. Made the stupid decision to go at the pin and I came up a little short and went in the sand. It wasn't raked and was hard as a rock so it took me two to get out and I two putt for a 5. +11 thru 4... +1 thru 5... Feeling really good about my swing going into my next round! I think my swing changes are finally starting to come through!
  11. ^YES. So many people do that and it drives me crazy. If it's not theirs' it must be a "lost ball". Reminded me of when a buddy of mine hit his tee shot OB into someones fenced in back yard. They were in their pool swimming and he drove the cart over to the fence while I was sitting right next to him and asked if they could get his ball for him. They did but I was like wtf. If you hit your ball in someones back yard it's theirs'. If it's fenced in at least. I was like "dude, you've gotta be kidding me." I just wanted to disappear from the cart when he started driving over because I knew he was gonna do it.
  12. Are you serious? Who would do something like that? That is terrible etiquette.
  13. I lol'd at that part haha. That's freakin hilarious man! I can just picture that going down...seeing some guys' 7 iron getting helicoptered into the range and his balls going all over the place! Good stuff bro!
  14. When I first started I remember I used to take gimmies and mulligans all the time and never thought twice about it. Ever since I started golfing competitively I never realized how much higher you're scores are without mulligans and gimmies. Glad I got rid of that style of play after just one season of golf. Never looked back since.
  15. Agreed! Last year when I was playing with a buddy of mine. This single is behind us and he is just breathing right down our necks the first couple holes. We catch up with a foursome on the 4th hole, we're waiting, he's also on the tee waiting. We play the hole. We're waiting on #5. He finishes #4 comes up to the tee box pulls out his driver as they begin to get out of drivable distance and as we're getting out of the cart he's teeing up his ball. I was like wtf. I asked him if he wanted to play with us and he just says "No, I'll just play through". I didn't feel like making a scene out of it so I was just like OK whatever and he played the rest of the round behind the foursome with us right behind him the whole time. He didn't even ask to play through or play with us or anything he just tee'd up his ball and whaled away. If he could've gone anywhere after letting him play through I would have gladly asked him if he wanted to but my god he couldn't go anywhere.
  16. Go out for the team. You'll be fine. At my high school the highest score that made the team was 297 in a 56-hole qualifier. He was the last of the 12 who made the team. Then they kept 5 on the practice squad who practice with the team but will never play in a match. Last year our varsity team scores were usually right around 37, 38, 41, 42, 42, 43 for 9 holes. In Ohio's D1 Sectional Tournament our team went 78, 78, 81, 82, 83. It was play 5, count 4 and we advanced on the 5th-man scorecard. Par was 72. This year we don't have anyone who will give par a run, but we all shoot right around 40/40 with the occassional 38 or 39 to cancel out the 41 or 42. 80's are golden. Get four 80's in our Sectional and District Tournaments and you'll probably be moving on. This is NE Ohio.
  17. That really stinks man. I don't get why people get so mad about stuff like that. It's not like they were ever at risk. I mean you're not gonna carry the ball 320 yards so what's the big deal. I was playing at a course a couple minutes from my house that I play 5 or 6 times a year. Their's a hole on the back it's a big par 4 dog leg left over a corn field that you have to carry it around 290 to clear the cornfields and hit it about 300 or 310 to be on the green. This guy behind us unleashes a rope as we were walking off the green and sticks it off the tee with about a 7ft putt for eagle. He was playing alone and came up to the green all apologetic I was like "that was one hell of a shot man, nothing to be sorry about". He was a great guy and didn't do it on purpose. I was just with one other guy so he was playing quick so we hit our tee shots on the next hole a Par 3 and let him play through.
  18. In my 2 1/2 years of golf I've never seen anything remotely close to this happen and I've played every round at courses open to the public.
  19. 46(+11). Played absolutely terrible. Doubled the first three holes, then got a par, had three bogies, a double, then par'd the last hole. My putting has been killing me lately. Nothing seems to find the bottom of the cup. It's not like I'm three putting, I very rarely three-putt. I just can't knock down putts that I make when I'm scoring well.
  20. Ok that makes a lot of sense. Thank you very much. I'll work on that tomorrow at the range.
  21. Quote: Lately I have been slicing it or at best hitting a gentle fade. Inconsistency...that is what I feel is keeping me from breaking into single digits for my handicap index. Every day it feels like I have a different swing. Some days I'm drawing/hooking, some days I'm crushing it down the middle, and some days I'm slicing/fading. Would backing away from the ball a bit more get my arms fully extended upon impact?
  22. Here's a look at my swing from footage during my round today...suprisingly, I hit the fairway both times I recorded my swing. I've been struggling lately with my swing but today I was striking my drives really well. Any tips are much appreciated.
  23. Went 45-40 today for an 85(+15). Three putt the 18th for bogey. Had I two putt I would've had a 39...ugh!
  24. You should be shooting even par, hitting 9/14 fairways and 15/18 greens. On a serious note, it depends on many different variables. Their's really no such thing as "where you should be" at any point in golf. Just keep making yourself better and don't worry about it.
  25. For me it is usually at least one of these three things... 1) Missing greens with an 8 iron of less in my hand 2) Not being able to knock down putts 3) Not being able to get off the tee or not being able to adjust my swing to get off the tee This morning, it was all three things for me. I couldn't seem to do anything right and when I got to about 14 or 15 I was honestly ready to snap every one of my clubs in half and yell the "F Word" as loud as I could haha. For the past probably 5 or 6 days my game has been absolute garbage. Usually if I can't get off the tee I can usually make an adjustment and get my swing into form by the back nine and be able to preserve my round and come away with a decent score. But these past few days have really gotten me down. I went to the range today after playing and I'm going tomorrow morning before I play so hopefully I can get my swing into midseason form with golf matches and tournaments starting next week.
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