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  1. Definitely breaking 80. First time I did, I didn't even realize what my exact score was as I was playing. I try not to keep the number in my head during the round so I avoid the "Just shoot one over here on out and you have an 80." but I have a good idea of how many over I am most of the time. First time it happened we were coming up to 16 and I just birdied back to back par 5's and my buddy told me I made something like 8 4's in a row, then I realized the number and finished at 76. Worst part about shooting your best score is that you compare every score thereafter to that one. I've neve
  2. That's a good deal for Pease. I should be around. PM me with what time you're thinking and such.
  3. There's Pease International right down the street in Portsmouth. They have a really nice grass driving range and practice area, 27 holes (although the "extra" 9 are kind of crap). The other 18 thought are pretty nice. Links style, lots of adjacent fairways and such, good greens, it's a fair challenge. Down the road there's Sagamore in Greenland. Kind of short course, a lot cheaper, usually in pretty good condition but one hole is right on 95 which is kind of strange. If you aimed towards the highway you could drive it. There's also a Golf and Ski Warehouse in Greenland if you're l
  4. I think it's semi-private. Non-members can go out after 10 or 11 am, something like that. I've played there before but I didn't book the tee time so I'm not 100% sure how it works. The International is private but you can get tee times by staying there or via BoxGroove. I've played there and that's just an amazing course. Best conditions you'll probably ever see, stupid long and difficult.
  5. Portsmouth Country Club is nice, you pass it on the way to Ledges pretty much. Atinkson Country Club in Atinkson NH, right off 495, barely over the MA/NH border. It's a little west and not quite north, but Wachusett Country Club is really nice and worth the drive.
  6. If you guys read the blog it says he started before sunrise and played until after sunet. After collecting pledges from golfers across North America – many of which hinged on how many holes he could play – Colton played from before sunrise until after sunset. When it was done, he had played 155 holes in one day. Between the pledges and an online raffle of great golf prizes, Colton raised more than $110,000 for Cox.
  7. I've skipped stuff for golf. Plenty of meetings and family functions that I didn't feel like going to, but I'm a horribly punctual person so I always leave a ton of time between rounds and afterwards. Pretty sure if I missed my wedding rehearsal my father in law would have shot me right on the spot.
  8. I think with all the different iPhone and Droid GPS apps out there you can make the one time purchase of $30 (whatever it is) and get a lot of good info for almost any course you'll play. I was down in Pinehurst last week and besides asking the starter about any trouble holes I spent some time looking online at the layout and checking my Golfshot app for distance to certain hazards and such. There's always something that will sneak by you but that's part of the fun of playing a new course.
  9. I think he had to stay in Florida for some amount of time due to the adoption process and the baby being born in Florida?
  10. http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/bubba-watson-skip-players-championship-spend-more-time-family He tweeted a bunch about it, stating that he wants to stay home with his (new) family. As a dad I can see where he's coming from, wanting to be at home with his new boy because every moment with a child that young is amazing. I couldn't imagine spending that much time away from my son right after he was born (adopted, whatever). However it does say something about his career and possibly his drive to be the best player out there. Maybe he doesn't want to be the absolute best. He won a
  11. When you keep score, put the order on the scorecard the same order as people tee off. Then you can easily remember if someone is out of turn. For score, put a dot, or dots, next to the score for that hole for the person/people that win.
  12. This is my groups typical fallback game just because it's fun to play hole to hole. Play it just like Carrx stated, even with the 3/1 points on lone wolf before the tee shot. I always tend to do well in the game, so I like it.
  13. Hunter Mahan - 275 Lee Westwood - 277 Rory - 278
  14. I've played down in Florida a few times and every time I see one of those guys I make it a point to stay the hell away. Why even mess with it? I'm amazed at how a lot of courses down in Florida have the cart paths through swamps and wet areas that are about 2" above the water line. I've seen that gator show. It's amazing that their jaws can bite down with hundreds and hundreds of pound force but they have next to no strength to open their mouths.
  15. Just go ahead and join up. Search for "The Sand Trap CC". No password or anything. I haven't played in about a week, I was down at Pinehurst playing actual golf. Once you join I can make you admin or whatever and you can set up tournaments and such.
  16. I play 4 rounds per, on Tour Pro.
  17. I'm 6'6" and I played with a set of cut down clubs until my sophomore year in high school when I finally got fitted for 1 1/4" longer. It took a while to get used to because I was compensating by bending over so much but I wasn't going to spend the cash on a set of clubs until I was serious enough with golf and kind of stopping growing. Now I have a hard time swinging clubs that aren't extended. If I'm setting up with a friends 7 iron it just looks wrong because the loft doesn't match the length in my mind. I know with my shorter clubs I was kind of lunging at the ball, then when I g
  18. +1 for yoga. Yoga is awesome. I'm 6'6" and in my early 20's (I'm now 30) I did some stupid stuff on a snowboard and really tweaked my back. MRI revealed some minor damage down in the lower part of my back but the sciatica would effing kill to the point where I could barely walk some days. I went to a chiro who was awesome and he gave me some stretches and told me to try yoga if I wanted. Once I finally worked up the courage to put in my wife's yoga DVD (Have since moved on the more manly P90X Yoga) my back, legs, hips have all been so much better. You build up legs and core which takes a
  19. I actually played my first round on New Year's Day. It was warm and the course was packed. Think I shot in the low 90's, which wasn't horrible considering the greens were so hard that I landed a couple shots on the green and they bounced like they hit concrete. Only played 2 times since then though. Annual trip is next week in NC, I gotta get out there and play more.
  20. First few tournaments on the road to the tour I thought the game was too easy on Tour Pro. Now I'm at Torrey Pines with a lot of wind and it's a lot tougher. I'm grinding out E or +1 on most rounds and trail the leader by 2 or 3 strokes. On a calm day at a shorter course though I do think the game is just too easy on Tour Pro, but on the hardest level the putting and half shots get to be nearly impossible. Typical TW game really.
  21. I'm concerned that if I re-shaft the Nike's and I still don't like them then I'll have go get the Mizuno's anyway. I'm thinking of taking the guessing game out of it and just getting the Mizuno SW. In regards to the gap, I think degree-wise maybe, but I hit the PW 120 and the SW 85-100, so anything less than 100 I typically choke down on the SW or use a partial swing. I think I'm going to go and hit a bunch of different wedges once they open up the outside ranges around here so I can get a good feel on what I want.
  22. Thanks for the responses. I think I might go with a new Mizuno SW and then see what their 60* feels like and go from there. I just get this cheap feeling with the Nike wedge, so much that I'd rather not waste the money to re-shaft it. Possibly I'd try the plug just to see if by making it longer I can get any use of it, but I'm not holding my breath.
  23. Last summer I bought new irons. Mizuno JPX 800 Pro, 4-PW. Got fit and had them lengthened as needed (1 1/4", I'm 6'6"). I was still using my SW (beause I love it, although the grooves are gone) from my old set, which was also lengthened years ago when I bought them. My buddy just bought two new Nike wedges (VR Pro, 56 and 60*) but then got a good deal on a new set of clubs and bought those and gave me the Nike's. They're not lengthened so I'm already hunched over while swinging them, and the whole club, but specifically the head, feels super light on them but I was wondering if maybe it w
  24. Free stuff is always a better value than stuff you pay for.
  25. I constantly chip with my 8 iron. Unless there is something I need to clear or too little green to work with, I'll chip it with my 8 or 7. If you don't need to get it up in the air for any reason, keep it low, less can go wrong. When you miss-hit it using a club with less loft the miss isn't as bad as a chunk or skull like when you use a wedge. Sure it doesn't look as nice but I think it's a lot easier to control and at an amateur skill level we should just worry about getting the ball within a 1 putt distance.
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