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  1. I've made 4 birdies on the back 9 twice. 1 eagle and 6 birdies over 18 holes.
  2. With the scenario you described, I'd do the following: 1) Stroke play tournament - Lay up every time. 2) Match play - Lay up if I am hitting first. If my opponent hit first and was on or around the green, then I'd be forced to go for it. Otherwise, I'd lay up as well. 3) Money game - Go for it! 4) Casual round - Lay up every time. I like boring golf ... greens and fairways.
  3. My suggestion for software is Kinovea - http://www.kinovea.org/en/ Its open source and free. I have used V1 Home and cSwing in the past and I'd consider Kinovea to be a better product. As for camera there have been lots of recommendations posted in other threads.
  4. Agreed. The numbers I posted a bit misleading since my home course slope/rating is 113/66.0 which will result scores close to an average. This would be different depending on the difficulty of the tracks you are playing.
  5. I use Scorecard to keep track of all my rounds and it has an anti-handicap calculation. Its the inverse of the handicap formula and calculates your index using the worst 10 of your last 20 scores instead of your best 10. My handicap index is 6.6 and my anti-handicap is around 11. This puts my bad rounds around the 79 - 83 range on a par 70 course. Presumably, you'd want the two indexes somewhat close indicating consistent play.
  6. I change my grips about every 50 rounds which is roughly once a year.
  7. I play about 50 times per year and replace my battery 1 or 2 times a season with my Bushnell V2.
  8. I tied my best round of 1 under 69 this past Saturday on my home course of par 70. I shot a 38 (+3) on the front and a 31 (-4) on the back. It was a pretty even round with 4 birdies, 3 bogeys and 11 pars. I only hit 8 greens but scrambled to about 80%. I had 3 3 putts and a penalty stroke (OB) so there's still lots of room for improvement. I thought I needed birdie on the last hole for even par ... but I had miscounted. A pleasant surprise of an under par round when I added up my scorecard!
  9. I'm a self confessed freezer over the ball as well. My symptoms are slightly different. When it comes time to pull the trigger, my hands, wrists and arms get very tense. A real killer. Oddly, no problems on the putting green or for pitching/chipping. I'm open to any suggestions others might have for fixing this problem. Interestingly, Michael Breed on the Golf Fix addressed this problem the other night on his show. He suggested doing the following drill for 30 days: 1. On the range place 3 balls in row approximately 2 feet apart 2. Start swinging the club back and for
  10. Yep. This software rocks. I just downloaded it this evening and began using it As a long time user of cSwing and V1 Home (basic version) I can pretty much ditch those applications now. If you are going to use the software I'd suggest that you quickly browse the help file which took me 10 minutes tops. Some of the features aren't obvious. However, once you learn the basic concepts its much more powerful than the other software I had been using.
  11. 1. Being a 7 handicap, I'm going to make a lot of mistakes even in my best round. I accept those bad shots by not pressing on the remaining holes. My best score is a 1 under 69 on my par 70 home course. That round included 2 double bogeys a couple of 3 putts. That round made me realize that you can make a lot of mistakes and still shoot well. 2. Having a good pre-shot routine is essential to calming a nervous situation. Focusing on the process and not the outcome is the key. My thought however, is that you can only minimize the anxiety of the situation but not eliminate it. Its a
  12. I play about 60 rounds a year with lots of time on the practice range. My wedges (Vokeys) are fully worn out after 2 seasons, so that doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
  13. I used to have this problem as well. One drill that was recommended to me was to find a slope, where the ball would be above your feet and make some practice swings. This will naturally flatten out your swing. My range has a little incline just off to the side. I'd take 20 practice swings on the slope then hit 10 balls on the range. Wash, rinse, repeat until I got through the bucket.
  14. Its impossible to root against John Daly. His name would never be at the top of a leaderboard.
  15. Last year I went from a 4 wedge to a 3 wedge set up: PW - 47° Mizuno MP 60 SW - 53° Titleist Vokey SM (54 bent 1° strong) LW - 59° Titleist Vokey SM (58 bent 1° weak) This simplified my choices around the green. However, it now requires a bit more finesse and feel for full shots that are between distances. Overall, happy with the change. I'll take another year with this set up and re-evaluate.
  16. I've read this thread with interest, because your story sounds similar to mine. I've been pretty serious about my game for the last 3 years and my handicap has dropped as follows: 2008 - 19.0 -> 9.1 2009 - 9.0 -> 7.1 2010 - 7.1 -> 5.3 This past year I flirted with going low. I broke par once and had several rounds with 4 or more birdies. So, I'm really trying to get my handicap under 5 for this year. For yourself, while I agree in principle with what the other have said, your statistics are indicating otherwise. I will point to .... 38 putts!!!! In you
  17. I pick up his ball and keep it. If he wants it back, we can have a friendly conversation about courtesy.
  18. I use something similar to this. Putting is the weakest part of my game and my set up needs a lot of maintenance. My common faults: * Dominant eye (right) is way too far inside my target line * My head sways during the stroke * I look up too quickly after I stoke the ball * Right shoulder is open too far (I'm a lefty) I spend about 30 minutes a week using this aid in my basement and notice a significant improvement on the course in the following days.
  19. Congrats on the new clubs! I'm a little late to the party, but I thought I'd post my experience anyway. My current set up was all custom made or custom fitted, with the exception of the putter. Based on my experience over the last 2 years trying to find a good fitter (I went to about 5 different shops/pros), I've observed fitting comes in couple of flavours: Basic Fitting Lie, Loft, Length - You will hit some shots off a lie board and you will be measured for hand size and wrist to floor. Tape up some 6 irons off the rack and compare. This is a pretty standard Golftown/Golf Galaxy
  20. Congrats on the new clubs! I'm a little late to the party, but I thought I'd post my experience anyway. My current set up was all custom made or custom fitted, with the exception of the putter. Based on my experience over the last 2 years trying to find a good fitter (I went to about 5 different shops/pros), I've observed fitting comes in couple of flavours: Basic Fitting Lie, Loft, Length - You will hit some shots off a lie board and you will be measured for hand size and wrist to floor. Tape up some 6 irons off the rack and compare. This is a pretty standard Golftown/Golf Galaxy
  21. Your gaps look a little odd. I've got a similar handicap, age and use similar irons (MP 60s) and here are my stock yardages for 80F/25C weather assuming no wind: 4h - 210 5i - 195 6i - 185 7i - 170 8i - 155 9i - 145 PW - 130 (47) 53 - 110 (bent from 54) 59 - 95 (bent from 58 -- and I do hit this club full) A couple of things strike me as out of whack based on what you listed: * I'd guess you should be able to hit your gap wedge (52) 115 - 120 yards based on your other yardages * Your 8i/7i gap is odd which you pointed out In January I went to club fitter and he did a frequency
  22. hoser

    MP 60s

    I play these clubs. I purchased them new in 2008 for $350 on sale, so I wouldn't offer more than $250 for them used. I started playing these clubs when I was a 7 handicap. Based on my experience, I'd suggest that if you are playing a GI iron, I'd stick with that until you are comfortably shooting in the 70s on a consistent basis. Your best shots won't be much better, but your bad shots will be significantly worse.
  23. 1) I'm playing in a singles match where I get 4 strokes based on our respective handicaps. Fast forward to the 5th hole, a 490 yard par 5 with OB down the left hand side and its our #1 handicap hole, so I get a stroke. On the day of our match the wind was really howling and my gentle fade off the tee turns into a wicked slice. Yikes! I'm OB off the tee. With nothing left to lose, hitting 3 off the tee, I pound one down the middle. My second shot was about 220 into the wind and I hit a 2h about 40 yards right the green and have it curl back towards the pin. I knocked it to 2 feet!! I t
  24. I played my 'tournament' round this weekend. I played the front and back on separate days, both times with my wife. As luck would have it, both nights we were able to sneak on just after a shot gun tournament had completed so we had the entire course to ourselves. More importantly, there was no one to point and laugh Tournament Details Course: Springfield Gold & Country Club Blue Tee: Par 70 67.6/119 5700 yards Red Tees: Par 60 65.3/107 4500 yards (rating/slope are for women) Scoring Avg Last 20: 77.75 What I think I will shoot from forward tees: 68 Round Resul
  25. Ours is flighted by course index: A - 0 - 9 B - 10 - 18 C - 19+ In my opinion, this is a bit too wide open. Is a 9 index really going to beat a 1 handicap without strokes over 54 holes? Statistically its almost impossible. Once you factor in the notion of playing against a whole field, there's really not much motivation for a 9 to enter the tourney outside of setting some kind of personal goal. A better break down would be: 0 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 16 16 - 20 20 + Personally, I wouldn't care if there were fewer people in my flight if I had a legit shot at winning it.
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