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About ScottF

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  • Birthday 03/09/1955

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    Joliet, Illinois

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  1. I have a very old, original, Ping Anser that I just replaced the grip on with a Lamkin, SinkFit, pistol grip and my putting improved dramatically. I’ve never putted with a heavy headed club so I can’t compare it to the lighter, vintage Ping. I just know the fatter grip was perfect for me.
  2. The difference between the winner and the rest of the field is less than one per round
  3. I started playing over 50 years ago. I can’t remember where I played last week. No way I could remember stuff like that from that long ago.
  4. I think you have to practice on what you need work on. Everybody’s game is different. Some guys don’t need to practice at all. I recently bought my first 60* wedge and haven’t gotten used to it yet so I spend a greater percentage of my practice time with that club. I’m hitting my driver pretty well so I’ll spend less time with that club. I just try to keep my practice fun and productive.
  5. Golfers probably aren’t any more delusional than anybody else but as far as guys thinking they could compete on the PGA tour, they may have the game for competing at the local level. But, the thing that separates those that can hold on to their tour card from the wannabees, is their ability to play their best under the extreme pressure faced on tour.
  6. Titleist T400 irons. I haven’t gotten them yet, but they are on order!
  7. I can’t imagine a reason not to hold it. It’s an invitational for the best players in the world to compete. Fans affect the atmosphere which can have effect the players in a variety of ways. But, it’s still about playing golf. It’s still Augusta National. Seeing it the fall will be a real treat. I can’t wait to see it.
  8. I prefer first and last, but I allow first name and last initial. I need enough to identify the person. I’m sure it cuts down on the number of registrations, but I don’t care. I really only want our members on the site. If it keeps out the trolls, so much the better
  9. I run a small forum mostly used by members of a fishing club but open to anyone. I require that all registrants use only their real name. No alias’. For one, I need to know who the paid members are and by posting with their real name, they are much less likely to be rude or cause trouble.
  10. This was back in the 60’s. I was probably 12 or 13. There really wasn’t anything more to it. The guy mistakenly left my name off the starter sheet. They sent me off alone, my score for the day wouldn’t count. In those days, parents weren’t attending every event kids participated in so no one was there to stand up for me. I’m sure the guy in charge didn’t want to be bothered fixing his mistake and assumed I wasn’t going to play well enough to matter anymore than the 50 other kids entered. It wasn’t a big deal to me then, my father wasn’t happy about it, but by the time he got home to hear abou
  11. When I was a kid, I entered a local junior 2 day tournament. On the second day of the event, I waited and waited for my name to be called to tee off, but they never called me. When I went to the guy running the event, he realized he’d left my name off the starter sheet for the second day. They let me play that day but I was alone. Even though it was their mistake, I was DQ’d from the tournament. I’d have finished in third place. My father came back and argued with them, but it didn’t do any good.
  12. 30, 5 under par during a tournament. Included one bogey, missed a 4 footer. Funny how I shot a score I’m sure I’ll never top, but the thing I remember first, is missing a short putt!
  13. Choke down a bit on the longer club, take a full swing.
  14. To take it a step farther, make it a series like survivor where 32 equally matched golfers compete on the Golf Channel. The highest scores from each round go home. Fewest putts being one of the tie breakers. Keep cutting the field until only 2 are left. Then the big match where the winner takes all. Add a lot of personal background information and show the players personalities. Get the viewers involved so you have someone to root for. That, I'd watch.
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