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The Recreational Golfer

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The Recreational Golfer last won the day on November 24 2011

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About The Recreational Golfer

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    Club Champ
  • Birthday 11/30/1948

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  1. Would You Change the Golf Channel?

    There was a time when TGC showed Shell's programs, along with All-Star Golf, and Challenge Golf. I taped a lot of them and have a nice collection of home-grown swings that made good. It would be nice if TGC started playing those shows again.
  2. Your golf etiquette off the course

    Etiquette in any surrounding is built on putting other people first.
  3. Yardages Throughout the Bag

    PW through 3-hybrid carry distances are dead on in the purple column. My good drives end up about 235, not 245. I can't say what the wedges are because I never hit them full.
  4. Caring About Your Shots (and Playing as Slowly) as Tour Players

    When I was working, I cared a lot about the quality of work I turned out. Cared a lot. Golf is my recreation. I care about hitting good shots, but if I started "overcaring", I would be asking of myself things that I can't achieve, which would take all the fun out of golf for no good reason.
  5. What sunscreen do you use?

    Just like @Patch and @No Mulligans I stay covered up. Solumbra, a company out of Seattle, sells excellent sun-protective clothing meant for being active outdoors in the sun.
  6. I remember every shot and write them all down when I get home. Good shots are signs of progress. Bad shots (if a consistent problem and not just a one-off) show me the holes in my game that I need to close.
  7. Most Difficult Course You’ve Played

    Old Course, St. Andrews
  8. "Understanding the Golf Swing" by Manuel De La Torre

    As for arms, he said on page 51 he was using a technical definition of an arm, which is the part from the shoulder to the elbow. The part from the elbow to the wrist is the forearm, and that is the arm in his use, or upper arm in common use, that has "...the responsibility for the rest of the motion (forward swing)..." And so on. He didn't mean the entire limb.
  9. New Tiger Woods biography: "Tiger Woods"

    This could go in the Reading Room or here. Not sure where. Anyway, read the NY Times review. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/books/review/tiger-woods-biography-jeff-benedict-armen-keteyian-review.html
  10. 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational Discussion Thread

    It is nice to see Tiger smiling even when things aren't going his way, and nice to hear him give real responses to questions during an interview, including being open about his mistakes.
  11. USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    Leaving the pin in -- this is no different than having the little flagsticks left in on the practice putting green. Leaving the pin in gives you a better target to aim at, and if the ball arrives at the hole with a gentle pace, it won't bounce away when it hits the pin.
  12. Using back side of club

    If I'm going to play on a course with a lots of trees or very deep bunkers, I carry a left-handed 9-iron. No need to ask which club I take out to make room for it. I only carry 13 clubs anyway.
  13. Gap from 16 degree fairway to 22 degree 4 iron

    Have a pro shop strengthen your 4-iron by one degree then put another wedge in your bag.
  14. Which move changed your game for good?

    Figuring out how to get my hands back to the ball before the clubhead gets there. In addition, and this is not a "move", learning how not to be so quick on the forward swing.
  15. What are you listening to?

    I got the first two Basia albums at a thrift shop. Pretty good songs, and really good production.

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