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  1. Well the first thing you did wrong was let me pick a date that most people couldn't make . Kidding...sometimes it just works out that way. No worries.
  2. Since I have to update my travel accommodations, I'm going to assume this isn't going to happen and make my changes now. I probably won't be available for a winter outing, so maybe I'll see you guys next spring. Thanks for trying to organize this.
  3. ol 3 putts: My condolences. Perhaps next time. All: Seems like we're down to 6 tentative confirmations, which seems like it's still a viable outing. If it drops down to less than that, do we want to consider a different date?
  4. I looked up Santa Margarita and that seems to be Central Valley?
  5. I'm still in. Sounds like time and place is still fluid though, as some folks are tentative.
  6. Looks like we have 8 people either committed or tentatively interested in this outing/date. Is Tijeras Creek a workable location for those interested? FYI, it works for me. @ol 3 putts @spider @jefkve @Shindig @bmartin461 @Golfingdad @Lihu @bplewis24 Did I miss anybody else who was interested?
  7. I will be in Anaheim (right next to Disneyland) for a Yardi convention. So I think I'm flying into Santa Ana. I planned on grabbing a rental car after the convention anyway, so I can drive wherever I need to for the golf. Ideally I would fly back out of the closest airport to the course, so that's the only reason I'm asking. I'll check back when we have more people committed.
  8. So it sounds like only a few guys are committed so far, but what location/area are you guys thinking of for this one?
  9. I gotta admit, I love watching tournaments where pros don't get the roll in the fairway they've come to expect. I was giggling when the announcers were so befuddled by the proximity to the hole numbers in the final round and how not many of the top guys were going low or having a lot of easy birdie opportunities. Compare that with the tourney last week when it seemed like the average drive on certain holes was in the 350-375 range, and it's like watching a different sport almost.
  10. I'm flexible on other dates. Dates that I know I'm unavailable are: 8/13 10/1 I'll actually be in Socal on 9/23 for a work conference...so if you happen to have it that weekend I can make it
  11. Consider me a maybe for this one. Since I'd be coming from NorCal, I'll keep checking back to see if a group of guys are committed before I make plans to head down there. But I'm open that weekend and flight rates are still reasonable.
  12. bplewis24


    1) No, the conservatives have not always been guided by the bible and the constitution. And to suggest such is pure delusion or ignorance of history and the present. 2) Anarchy and socialism aren't "leftist themes" any more than they are far-right themes. Just more delusion. The bible is a hodgepodge of contradicting themes, which religions of many denominations latch onto when they are convenient, and conservatives are no different. The bible has guided their ideology no more so than any given politician. And if the bible guided it this year, Trump wouldn't be the nominee. As far as the constitution, do you realize how many GOP-backed laws have been struck down in federal courts over the past 2-3 years?
  13. While I got a chuckle out of that as well, I think it's important to remember he now had a perfect lie when he blasted it over the tower. If he tried to do that from the rough, there's a possibility (or maybe even a likelihood?) that he wouldn't have been able to get the ball that high coming out of that lie. And maybe then it actually does hit the tower...which would illustrate why that type of rule is in effect for a temporary immovable ....whatever. Maybe, maybe not. He could have missed the green and still gotten up-and-down for par. He also could have made quintuple-bogey. We'll never know.
  14. bplewis24

    Lost it?

    I think that while some of this advice is good, it's overlooking (or minimizing?) the beginning part of his post. He felt like he had turned a corner with his game, and the front 9 validated that in his mind. He's trying to figure out what went wrong after that. So pointing out that he still shot his handicap is like arguing he never really turned a corner. That may well be accurate, but we don't really know that. My advice? Get some visual feedback. It would have been nice to see a before (3 weeks ago) and after of your swing. That way, when things start going bad again, you will have a visual reference point to compare. And, I feel your pain, I had a similar experience this weekend. I had been practicing 3-5 days a week at the range for about 2 months, and throughout that time I played about 10 rounds. I dropped my handicap from 12.6 to an 8.6 or something. I hadn't shot over 84 in any of those 10 rounds. Then I went out to play Saturday and, while warming up, started shanking the ball. On the course, I hit roughly 15 shanks and about 2 quality iron shots. I shot a 98 and had no clue what I was doing wrong. On Monday I went back to the range and was able to look at some of my swings and figure a couple things out. No guarantees, but I'm hoping by this weekend I will have eliminated the issue. It sounds like your situation was similar: once you hit one bad shot, you started reverting to prior habits and overcompensating, not feeling comfortable. Like these other guys said, it does happen. Even after practicing for several weeks with positive range sessions most of those times, it took me several rounds before I could transfer it to the course consistently for anything near a full round. It will still come and go, and the key is to just keep improving. Part of that, IMO, is to get some visual feedback on your swing. That way you can take the positive results out to the course more consistently. Good luck!
  15. Shame on the USGA for bungling this so poorly in more ways than one, and then on top of all that still penalizing him when they have so clearly misinterpreted and misapplied the rule through sheer idiocy. And congrats to DJ for rising above it and preventing it from causing a complete catastrophe.
  16. Wow, did not see that coming. Very interesting. I suspect on appeal that rationale wouldn't hold up. Especially if there is other relevant case law that contradicts it.
  17. Similar (in effect) to advice I was given by a teaching pro a few years back. He basically said if you start shanking it on the course (always been a nemesis of mine with my gap wedge, which I use for shots 80-110 yards), try to consciously hit the ball off the toe on the next shot. The visual aid of a secondary ball outside of the path will probably be more helpful.
  18. Well, I lucked out and my cousin finalized his wedding date, so I used the credits on that. But my tentative plan is to also coordinate a trip to Phoenix in September/October and do some golfing there and then visit the Grand Canyon for a couple days. Thanks for the great info on Bandon Dunes! I think I'll keep that in consideration for next February.
  19. Yeah, I'll pretty much have to disagree with you on all counts. As to whether or not Trump is a racist, I'll just say that for me, the distinction between whether somebody is a racist or just says a bunch of racist things is unimportant. Or to be more direct: Trump made some stuff up, and when the media called him out on it, he finally followed through with what he claimed to have already done.
  20. Completely agree. But, ummm...err, I dunno. For some reason this was just either more direct than the others or maybe since he's supposed to be in "serious, presidential" mode now, it matters more to the party heads. Who knows?
  21. File this under "problems most people would die to have."
  22. I do wonder about this myself. I mostly ignore distances unless they are discussing carry. Sometimes I see these drives on tour that are admittedly magnificent, but I can see the ball rolling down this beautiful looking fairway for what seems like 75 more yards, and then they mention he just drove it 360. And I wonder how much roll my drive would have gotten there vs some of the courses I end up playing?
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