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The Recreational Golfer

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About The Recreational Golfer

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    Club Champ
  • Birthday 11/30/1948

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    Oregon

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    9.5
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    Righty

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  1. The Recreational Golfer

    Hogan #sigh

    No one is teaching my swing, either.
  2. It took one summer, after I played with a guy who was much better than I was, and said to myself, "I should be doing that." I told my pro I was stuck and I needed a series of lessons to get to the next step. He gave me the lessons to do that, I practiced often, and I got the improvement I wanted.
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    Should I Get a Lob Wedge?

    I know what you mean about greens like that. You might want to avoid the flop shot. They require precision and can get disastrous in a hurry. Since you're in a learning stage, I would recommend opening the face of the 56 a bit if you need more height and hitting a straight chip instead. I would also recommend getting very good with the 56 in solving as many problems around the green that you can. My 60 is primarily a pitching club. I seldom use it around the green.
  4. The Recreational Golfer

    Shaking Hands With Your Foursome / Removing Your Hat on 18th Green?

    I always shake hands and I never remove my hat.
  5. The Recreational Golfer

    What is Your Punch-Out Club?

    I use a 19* hybrid. The ball stays under 3 feet off the ground and rolls forever.
  6. The Recreational Golfer

    Golf Ball in the Ocean

    Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off California : NPR Alex Weber discovered more than 50,000 balls in the ocean near coastal California golf courses. When golf balls degrade, as these were doing...
  7. The Recreational Golfer

    Who is on Golf's Mount Rushmore?

    Someone mentioned a female Mt. Rushmore. Joyce Wethered, Glenna Collett-Vare, Patty Berg, Mickey Wright.
  8. The Recreational Golfer

    Ever Played While It Was Snowing?

    ... but it wasn't snowing when we teed off.
  9. The Recreational Golfer

    What driver brand do you use?

    Titleist 975J.
  10. The Recreational Golfer

    Michelle Wie, blonde hair

    Hair is an accessory. Do whatever you want to with it.
  11. The Recreational Golfer

    The 20-Hole Golf Course

    Let's say someone builds a 20-hole golf course. The other two holes would be set aside for playing lessons; a 'hit a bucket, play two holes' deal; play a bit of golf (two holes) before or after work. One would be, say, a 325-yard par 4 and the other a 150-yard par 3. It could be a way to ease new golfers into the game, too. Your thoughts?
  12. The Recreational Golfer

    Who is on Golf's Mount Rushmore?

    Sorry to be late to the party. Young Tom Morris, Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Byron Nelson.
  13. The Recreational Golfer

    Favorite Thing About Golf

    Watching a shot come off like I had planned it to.
  14. The Recreational Golfer

    USGA Seeking Feedback on Distance "Issue"

    I could care less about how far the pros hit the ball. I care a lot about how far I hit the ball. I like getting to the green with a driver and an iron on a 400-yard hole rather than a driver and a 3-wood, which is what it took me 40 years ago.
  15. The Recreational Golfer

    Playing Golf With Fewer Clubs?

    Fewer clubs make the game more fun because you have to be creative with the ones you have. Sometimes I'll play with 14, and other times just driver, 4h, 7i, SW, and putter. Remember that when Francis Ouimet won the U.S. Open in 1913, he had about seven clubs in his bag.
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