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  1. Yes, exactly. For me it's hard to overdo, although like anything I'm sure it's possible :)
  2. I'm sure your video will allow people who are more knowledgeable than me to diagnose your issue, but in the meantime...What works for me when I start getting too flat is to focus on getting my left (lead) should working down instead of level on the backswing.
  3. drmevo

    Gaining an Advantage - Order of Play

    Right, that was my point. If there's no penalty for playing out of order other than one circumstance that isn't applicable, what are you going to nail them on? Without any accompanying penalty for breaching this "rule," it seems like it's more of a suggestion.
  4. drmevo

    Portland Maine Trip August 2017

    I think it will be a bit far for me to make an early afternoon time. Enjoy guys!
  5. drmevo

    Gaining an Advantage - Order of Play

    I don't see any way to apply the penalty in this situation, unless there's a decision that provides additional guidance. The players didn't agree to anything, and certainly couldn't be accused of trying to give Penny an advantage from the sounds of it. It's not like they were all out of contention and could've been trying to get a prize money kickback (I'm guessing that's the intent behind the rule?). What if they asked her to play and she refused? I think this closer to a tacit refusal to play in order by one player than a tacit agreement by everyone to play out of order.
  6. How do we define what is and isn't reasonable when there aren't any definitions or requirements for concessions?
  7. If non-verbal actions can be used to concede putts, can decision 2-4/3 be used to argue that the ball can be replaced if an action is misinterpreted as a concession?
  8. drmevo

    Carts in your yard? Suggestions

    I was playing in a charity scramble last Monday. It was our last hole, we were nowhere close to placing (-4 I think), and our "big hitter" (I think we used 1 of his drives all day as he was hooking them all off the planet), pulled out his driver on a short par 4 that doglegs hard left about 75 yards away from the hole. Now, I'm not a fan of the design of this hole because if you hit a straight tee shot but go too long, you're in someone's yard. A straight, 270-280 yard drive would probably wack the side of the house. However, there is a sign that warns you of this, you can see the house from the tee, and it's just generally well-known if you've played the course before - take less than driver if you hit it any further than 220-230 or so. I had just met the guy and was hoping my friend, who put the team together, would talk him out of it. No such luck and of course he hits his only dead straight shot all day. Luckily he ended up just short of the house, but obviously on their lawn. He drove right up on the lawn to his ball and tried to argue that we should play his. Now, for some reason there are no stakes so a discussion started as to whether it could be OB with no stakes. I would have thought common sense would prevail - you don't hit a shot literally 10 feet from the side of a house, on the other side of the cart path from the rest of the hole. Not to mention, this guy was taking some of the worst beaver pelts I've ever seen, shot after shot. I eventually found some faded markings on the cart path that said "OB" in white, so it was settled, but not without some grumbling. He really had no problem damaging that lawn. All that to say....I think once these guys have had a few drinks the only thing they might pay attention to is some scary signage, and maybe a well-placed security camera, unfortunately.
  9. I went with 65-70. I'm guessing maybe an average of 68 or 69? The course is rated 73.6/137 at 6825 yards. The greens have a lot of undulation and it's not uncommon for them to stimp in the 11-12 range (according to the course). There are thick woods lining every hole so you get a punch out at best if you end up in them. The low-handicapper I play with usually scores mid-70's.
  10. drmevo

    Getting into Pure Grips

    A decent air compressor can come in handy for a lot of applications, so I'd start with looking at the ones suggested above and maybe even consider a slightly larger one depending on whether you might like to someday buy additional tools for it. I bought a basic set of air tools (impact wrench, etc.) from Home Depot and they've come in handy more than once. In terms of graphite, the only things I've read is that you should be extra careful removing the old grips not to nick/gouge the shaft. A lot of people recommend hook blades on a utility knife. Also, I'd get a rubber vise clamp (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SA5JBZW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_HoMBzbVTQZZGR) if you don't already have one and either a vise or one of those Black&Decker work benches (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000077CQ0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_1qMBzb9M51Z3E) to hold the club.
  11. drmevo

    Getting into Pure Grips

    Check out the Pro grip kits: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006G2L4O2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_vLLBzbHJYDD35 2lb shipping weight and by all accounts come with the installation tool. I think I got my kit for $40-$50 a couple of years ago!
  12. drmevo

    Getting into Pure Grips

    If I were you, I'd buy a bundle on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C7FP9MY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_LBLBzbSG3YERR There's a decent chance it comes with the installation tool, which is way over-priced in my opinion. When I bought my pro's on Amazon it was included. Edit: tried to fix the link to go to the Amazon-sold version instead of Hireko Golf, but it keeps sending me to the Hireko version for some reason. Just select Amazon under Other Sellers if needed.
  13. Well, you have some specialty shots like this I guess (one-handed backwards chip): http://www.golfdigest.com/story/underrated-moments-in-golf-history-sergio-garcia-climbs-a-tr
  14. Hey, I'm all for it since it would also outlaw side-saddle putting and kill two birds with one stone! Perhaps such a rule would logically have to extend to all strokes and that's why they don't want to do it?
  15. I was thinking the same thing, but that on its own wouldn't disallow belly putters the way they're usually used, right? You would still need the anchoring rule or something else additional.

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