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  1. RBIs As in RBIs are an overrated stat. But that's for a different discussion.
  2. GO CUBS GO! That playoff game was crazy. I was at the Cubbie bar in my town and it was awesome, just all the excitement. Now time to take on the Cardinals....down 1-0 right now but I'm not really worried. This is really fun, especially after the 4 years it took to build up the organization to get to this point. And it was a surprise that they are here this early. It seemed like it would take another year to get a chance at the playoffs, but this young team surprised almost everybody.
  3. I prefer to play a hole, write the score down, and then move to the next hole. One hole at a time. I think have more of a feel of how well I'm hitting the ball or how well I'm putting more than what my exact score is at the moment.
  4. I usually play a 16* 3 wood and 19* 5 wood. I do take the 3 wood out sometimes if I want to put another club in my bag for some reason. 3 wood goes 240-250. Great off the tee and almost as good off the deck. Just wish I could carry it a little farther... a little lower and more roll out than the 5 wood. The 5 wood goes 220-230. It launches higher and is great off the deck and great off the tee as well. My next club club is a a mix of hybrids that go 200-210 or so.
  5. I struggled with this this year. Can't believe I didn't identify it sooner. Kept trying to fix one thing or another and then finally went to check my alignment and things kind of took care of themselves. Its important to keep track of lining yourself up correctly after looking at your target...if that makes sense. Everybody looks at their target and then has some way of lining up to that. You need to be consistent in how you line yourself up after picking your line/target.
  6. Dylan! If I'm by myself...or maybe Frank Zappa. Something that everybody likes if there's a group...like classic rock with some other stuff mixed in. Its perfect for scrambles or fun rounds. Maybe not for country clubs or nice courses.
  7. A couple random things... - Have rain gloves and a jacket in your bag. Other people start complaining once its raining, their grips are wet, and they are getting cold. If you only have a day or two a week off of work, why let a little rain ruin your round? - Mark up your ball. Everybody knows my ball has two large circles around the logos with a big letter "H" above each logo. I know I won't embarrassingly hit the wrong ball, nor will somebody else in my group. Also, golfers in other groups know its not their ball so they won't hit it or pick it up before I get to it. This has eased a lot of anxiety in my game. Give it a try. - Manage your expectations. Be realistic with your game and find ways to get the most enjoyment out of it. Maybe its being around friends or having a few beers, maybe its scoring and honing your swing. Maybe its all of the above. Just make it fun! For you and others... - Bring the music. It is really fun playing fun rounds with music going...just so it isn't loud enough to bother other groups. I'm sure I could think of more...
  8. Yeah the cover on mine got sticky, too.. Not a problem or anything, still go back and re-read parts of it from time to time. I'm due to run through a few chapters one of these days.
  9. Hands. I play best when my hands take the club back...a little more with the left hand...and my head and eye line stay steady. Its a relaxed, shorter backswing with less tension and my body just reacts. When I fall into taking the club back with my body or making too big of a backswing, then my hips sway back a little bit, my shoulders don't turn enough, and my back starts to hurt a lot. I would explain it as reverse secondary axis tilt....not good.
  10. Top 5: 1) Bob Dylan, by far. 2) The Band 3) Frank Zappa 4) The Grateful Dead 5) Sublime others, not in order: - Neil Young - The Pixies - Nirvana - Tom Petty I'm sure I'm missing some here...
  11. My dad's an ENTJ (my diagnosis). I'm an INTP. *Diagnosis is the wrong word but you know what I mean...
  12. If it makes you feel better then do it, but they are reputable. I have been happy with all of my purchases there.
  13. A few of my thoughts on Trump: His personality scares me. I don't care what his policies or ideas are, his personality is a big red flag. He has the charisma to keep people on his side, but he is pretty obviously telling people what they want to hear. I saw a speech of his and he said that The Art of the Deal is his favorite book. I just put it together yesterday that it is his book. But then he took it back and said that the Bible is his favorite book and then went on and on about it. It was incredibly obvious that he was just making it all up. And the way he was talking about his own book like that makes it even more weird. I think he is a manipulative person and has narcissistic tendencies...but I can't help but wonder if they might be psychopathic tendencies. Not the serial killer kind, but the reckless millionaire executive kind. Then I also can't help but be reminded of Jesse Ventura. I was pretty young when I lived in MN and he was elected as governor...
  14. Introvert here. The thing is that introversion/extroversion is more of a scale than just one thing or another. Everybody just lands on a different point on the scale. I can be very social and very extroverted around a group of people I know well, but when I'm in a group I don't know very well or if the group doesn't hold my interest then I zone out and prefer to be in my own mind or to be alone. Has anybody hear hear of the Myers-Briggs personality stuff? I find it very interesting.
  15. Caught me....did not read thread. Topic is interesting, though.
  16. I just want to ask this question. Is atheism not a religion in and of itself? It seems to me that there is a lot of trust in man's understanding above all else if science is the be all and end all. Now if you want to say that we can't know for sure, that's one thing. But if you want to say there is no god, I don't think you can prove that either.
  17. I've heard its really nice up that way...never been there. Lots of good courses around you up there? And I love this statistical problem...or whatever you call it. It makes sense, but doesn't make sense.
  18. UP or northern mitten? (1/3, 2/3) I'm in the SW corner.
  19. It depends if you'd rather have the goat or the Mercedes. If you want the Mercedes than switch to door #2.
  20. I just got a 21* Mizuno Fli Hi 3I driving iron off Ebay. I thought it would go a little higher....maybe its the Dynamic Gold shaft that keeps the flight down. I am thinking of taking the PX 6.0 flighted shaft out of my MP-67 3 Iron. Does this sound like a good idea to anybody if I wanted to get the flight up just a little bit. I am guessing its a DG s300 but in only says dynamic gold.
  21. Here are my qualifications for a sport vs. a game. 1. Requires some sort of athleticism and/or coordination. 2. There is an objective score. So that makes golf a sport. Competitive cheerleading or Ice skating...not a sport, they rely on subjective ratings. I can't figure out if NASCAR is a sport or not. There is a score...1st, 2nd, 3rd place and all, but does driving a race car fulfill the athleticism part? It does take coordination.....
  22. It should be a law that you can't get mad at someone else when you miss a putt that you thought should have been a gimme. Isn't that the point.... And don't get mad at me when you give me a straight up hill 2 footer and I don't give you a 3 foot breaker.
  23. Great thread. Between everything in mvmac's OP and iacas's post...lots of good stuff. I have been noticing a lot of people that I play with hitting 1 or 2 irons lower than what I have been playing lately...lots of wind from the north lately in SW Michigan. They try to nut their 9 iron 140 into a strong wind and I take a 7 iron, choke down on it and feel much more comfortable. I need to start doing this more with my wedges though....with or without wind. I think I'm getting too comfortable with taking full swings with my SW and GW and am not hitting to ball close enough to where I am aiming.
  24. To have a better/faster hip turn, I would look more at how your hands, arms, and shoulders move in the swing. If your hands/arms/upper body are doing what they have to do, your hips will move better on their own. I would be careful about just trying to turn your hips faster. There is a guy I play with...and I just wish I had his swing. He stands a bit close to the ball, but he is just freed up to the point where he can swing as fast as he wants and his body just doesn't get in the way.
  25. Monte has a ton of videos. The No Turn/Cast video is one of them, but there are many more....and as he says they all address only 3 or 4 different parts of the swing, it just that some people will find one feel will suit them while another video might fit somebody else. There is also a three part interview with this guy and Monte that goes through a lot of this stuff. It is great for someone like me who have overdone the lag holding, have a lower body that outraces the arms, and has a tendency to get my arms stuck behind me in the downswing.
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