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Fatphil

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  • Birthday 11/30/1955

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    Miami FL

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  1. I thought Brad Pitts' brother was Stu? Badabing, I know, old joke.
  2. Oldest one in the book and hardest to do is change clubs in-between each shot. On the course you can have 2 - 8 min between shots. Talking to your friends, looking for balls etc. To hit one ball after another on the range is exercise, to change clubs and approach each shot like you would on the course is practicing golf.
  3. just to expand on the Buckeye dude, I agree the mind takes it all in and "if" I hit the putt on the sweet spot I'm amazed that the putt is usually in or damn close to perfect. That leads me to think that the biggest 'secret" to putting is getting your technique to the point where you hit or come close to the sweet spot. If you hit it solid, the mind and natural hand eye coordination does the rest.
  4. I guess it's a major source of income for a glorified bag, beer and cel phone carrier. Sure would rather give $20 to a high school kid and get some exercise. Caddies have gone the way of the fax machine.
  5. Don't reallly have any advice other than an opinion that only better players shank. Beginners tend to stand up, pull away and toe the ball. Shankers are holding the angle OK and coming at the ball from the inside, you just get a little wide with your hands. The difference between a solid strike and a shank is less than an inch. Guess that don't make ya feel much better but that's all I got.
  6. Useless tidbit of information. Medinah in arabic translates as "city".
  7. agree with Rustyred. I cringe when I watch an 18 hndcp trying that shot. Most play with GI irons and woods that lets them sweep the ball & hit it anywhere on the clubface. Works fine from 150 off a fluffy lie but from 50 yds in, precise contact while holding the angle is not easy if you've never practiced. Try 5000 balls on the practice green from 30 feet with a 60 degree. Once you get the "feel" for that shot you'll start to get it.
  8. yeah I go along with this comment. a 90' bunker shot is just a long explosion. 50 yds is another shot altogether and on the 10 or so courses I play on a regular basis, I just don't see many of them. But like someone else said its a course mgmt issue. If I see one up ahead I will avoid it at ALL costs 'cause most hdcp players (myself included) will screw it up 90% of the time.
  9. The connection between my brain and my body ain't on the Tony Romo level ... I am keeping my bag 10 feet away on the range and forcing myself to change clubs every swing. The mental exercise to go thru my "check down" list on every swing is quite difficult, it makes me organize my brain and improve the connection between mind and body.
  10. haha keep that on the down low buddy. Best kept secret in town.
  11. yeah the Beach is OK. the condition is excellent. Not as cool as Crandon but the condition of MB is way better. Re Doral, the only thing about the blue is to play the course you see on TV. But if you are on the beach its not really worth the drive. I prefer the Silver (now called the McLean course). FYI if you are planning 5 or 6 rounds in SE FL you may want to look at buying a Premier Card. U play all these courses for $35 with the card. I think it drop to $150 after July 1 never been a big Biltmore fan. I think its boring but the condition is very good.
  12. played the Caddyshack course yesterday, (aka Grand Oaks in Ft Lauderdale)...81...really fun. Can still see where a lot of the movie was filmed.
  13. yup I hear ya. I think that is a very difficult move for the weekend player to get. If you hold the angle thru transition and keep the clubhead outside your hands you are set up for a very steep down ward swing UNLESS you some how "flatten" it out. (think Boo Weekly or Graeme McDowel) When I'm playing well I can hold the angle and I feel my trailing elbow as if it's pushing away from my body towards the ball while I try to hold my wrists and hands locked. To me holding the angle is more important than coming in too steep...at worst I hit a weak fade or pull fade, much better than loseing the angle (or lag) and top or fatty it. At least I'm not in major trouble. Let us know if you figure it out.
  14. yeah but I got 2 kids at FSU in Tally and it can get chilly from Orlando on up in Feb...I wouldn't forget a sweater & a long sleeve golf shirt
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