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Everything posted by mchepp

  1. I have rounds where I want one more than another. I would say for casual rounds, like the average weekend, I would like to strike it better. As @Golfingdad mentioned a well struck shot is excellent. However, when playing in a tournament I would like to score better because what I will remember is where I finished more than how it hit it for a tournament. So I need a "Both, but not in the same round" button. If I am forced to pick, because I play more casual rounds I would rather strike it better.
  2. Very poor form on the part of the golf course. I'd highly recommend you write the General Manager of the golf course an email and tell them what happened to you. Your story has you being a reasonable person, I doubt they want people feeling like the course doesn't care about you. I have found that I am very skeptical if they won't take a tee time for 1. I often won't go. It is just too risky to have what you described happen. I can only very rarely wait around for an hour and wait for a opening for a single. I find if I call and the place has a 3 some already set for 9am (as an example) the person will just put me in the open spot. Problem solved. If they won't do this I probably won't play there.
  3. The whole series was pretty good. Some of the details like Craig Perry holing out the bunker shot I had forgotten. Plus his attitude even today is really great.
  4. mchepp

    2019 Newport Cup

    I threw my hat in the ring. If I am honest I would rather see some of the other folks on here get to play in it. It is such a blast that everyone who wants a shot should absolutely get one. I'll do the work to get my submission in, but I'm hopeful there are tons of worthy candidates and I can enjoy seeing some of the other great members on here get a chance to play. That said, I may still go for a day to watch. It is such a great competition that I may come just to watch, take photos, post what's happening on the site. Like @RandallT did in 2017. Vegas is an easy flight.
  5. Yes, and temperature dings your range in 2 ways. One, the total range drops for me about 20-30 miles on a full charge. Second, I need to run the heater which lowers your range also. Double whammy. My gas backup will need to run in the coldest months. @Pretzel got it right, cold is best for storing, in fact I've read articles recommending storing your iPhone in your refrigerator overnight for best long term performance. Hot is best for operation but not too hot.
  6. If I didn't play when it was muddy I'd only be able to play about 4 months a year. If I get used to the wet I can play 10-11 months a year. I am from Southern California originally so I was not a mudder to start. However after all these many years I have developed a game that can withstand the muddy conditions.
  7. mchepp

    2019 Newport Cup

    Like @DaveP043 already outlined if you have the chance you should definitely play. Lots of golf and even better friendships. Las Vegas has tons of good golf and food, the location choice is fabulous, although I am very partial to Pinehurst, Las Vegas has the potential to hang out a few days ahead or behind the event just like Pinehurst did. I have played in the last two therefore like @DaveP043 I will keep a close eye on the applications. Some of you young guys should be all over this.
  8. When I lived in California I had a net similar to this outside in the elements. It began to disintegrate and would let balls through it. Luckily there was a fence behind it which caught the loose ball but it only take one to do some damage. So if this were a poll I'd vote don't keep it in the elements outside.
  9. Question for you @phillyk, are you worried about your right knee kicking in too much at A7? I feel that when my right knee kicks in I am sort of "faking" rotation. Please don't take this as a criticism, as you hit the ball much harder than me, but just wondering your thoughts.
  10. I am disappointed the Ricksha didn't make it as one of the choices for push carts. In seriousness my club has the Clicgear's and I like them for the most part but they do not fit my Ping golf bag very well. It is always falling off to one side. They make this mount to put at the bottom but it is hokey. We used to use the Sun Mountains and they had the same problem but didn't have the mount.
  11. I can't view the information for some reason. Was this from one tournament, year, complete careers? Shots gained putting at one tournament is going to be unrepresentative. Adam Scott just finished T11 in shots gained on the greens after spending the last 2 years at well over 100 for the complete year. It would be useful to at least view a players yearly stats. This is probably off topic as @klineka said. So I will concede.
  12. Many many people come from California thinking exactly what is stated in this post. For the most part this is very true. Especially during a el nino year like we're having this winter, warm and I think So Cal has gotten almost as much rain as we have. However, I would not rate these areas tops for year round golf, ironically not because of winter. Dec, Jan, and Feb are cold and rainy but no snow (well, maybe a little but its gone within a day or so). The problem is Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, April, May. Those six months when you are expecting it to gradually start to move into winter or be improving can be punishing. November is the most rainy month. Golf in November is a crap shoot. And it will rain right through your weekend in May. People from most other parts of the country don't understand west coast rain. It is cold. Not worth golfing in. I see many California's head back. They miss sunshine in October or May. The coast has some nice cities, but they are super small and lack much in the way of golf. Someone on here will pipe up and say Bandon, but that isn't a real golf option it is too expensive in the summer to play with any regularity. Personally, I think year round golf requires a nice 401k (or pension) and a 2 home strategy. Very few places have it all and are affordable.
  13. For me it is just another thing golf has done the past few years to give more advantages to bombers. There is no question leaving the flagstick in benefits bad putters, taking the advantage away from good putters. The groove change, and now this makes the game easier for faster swing speed players. Sure they already had the advantage, but this gives them a bigger one. Not to mention the anchoring thing is still a mess which the USGA has made unpoliceable. I played in a tournament last year, even I could tell he was anchoring, calling him out on it was hard, because I would have to call him a cheater. Would have made for some terrible conversation for the rest of the round. I think the USGA is trying, and many of the proposals for 2019 where pretty good, but not this one.
  14. Yeah, the only difference I can think of is you don't need to tap, which if I am honest I would forget to do from time to time. The downside is the Arccos unit I used changed the swingweight of my club.
  15. Ultimately this is my issue as well. I voted for driving because I am too wild on a week to week basis. Some weeks it is I can't put 2-3 swings together. So I'll hit a good drive, flare and iron. Drive it in the trees. Hit a few good ones and then another flare in to trees. (We have alot of trees on our course). I can keep a round together with my putter but too many holes in the trees and I won't break 80.
  16. Hmm, I am gonna try more of this. Good suggestion
  17. I have used it. It feels a little strange when you do it. Like I am being a bit of a criminal. I used it to fly from PDX to Phoenix. I booked a flight to Honolulu. Which was really hard to think about not getting on the next flight. My price was $980 to fly direct and $325 with skiplag. It was hard not to do it. Skiplag did not have a deal going back. So you should not expect that you can work it out each time. It was a work trip and getting miles is one of the perks of being away from my family so I wouldn't do it regularly, but for a personal trip I would definitely look at it. The airlines bust your balls all the time. Heck, they are trying to counter this trend but not allowing carry ons for many of their flights. Bastards. I feel no guilt using this once in a while.
  18. I find Instagram is a bit of a gold mine in terms of golf instruction. Whereas in 2005-2015 it was all YouTube, now it is all moved to Instagram. It is still too many good athletes making beautiful swings (which has absolutely nothing to do with me, as I am neither), but occasionally I find a few good drills for something I was trying to figure out how to do. Like YouTube you still need a filter to forget 90% of what you see, but 5-10% is useful. Ultimately it is still wasting time. That is the main reason I eliminated Twitter. I was just wasting time. I'd rather put that time into a book. The other interesting thing is when I would read email on my BlackBerry I would find myself able to reply much easier. My typing is much slower on the the iPhone than when I was using the BlackBerry. I have been toying with the idea of using two phones. One for work emails and one for personal stuff. I haven't figured out the best solution, but I now need to pop open the laptop when I want to write an email of more than a couple of sentences.
  19. I really only use email (work and personal) and Instagram.
  20. Yeah, there were some quirks that needed to be worked out.
  21. I can't tell if this is in the app, but my friends idea is to use a technology like this to change the pricing that you get as a golfer like the new car insurance apps they have. So if you are a slow golfer you pay more, and if you are a fast golfer you pay slightly less than the going rate. The car insurance apps track your speed, braking, etc and then give you a discount based on how safe a driver you are, this would do a similar thing for golfer based on preshot routines, wondering around for lost balls, and general quickness. I think his idea is pretty good.
  22. I get it with the Hulu $40 subscription. It gives the ability to record and watch later from the cloud. Plus I get live TV from the subscription.
  23. This is pretty much my philosophy also. Sideways rain is not ideal and rarely a pleasurable experience. I also think that once I put too many layers on I start to play bad. I struggle to swing with undershirt, sweater, rain jacket on. I find my consistency waivers a bit. Hmm, I think we have VERY different definitions of cold/wet. I see you playing with pants on and you think its cold.
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