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Shindig last won the day on August 6 2017

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  1. Day 19. Spent an hour at the range (35 balls) working on maintaining my lag and hitting half shots, primarily. I also hit several driver shots, both for full and bunting (I don't have a better word for "I need to get this in play but don't need the full driver swing right here, perhaps because it's tight enough that accuracy may outweigh my usual shot pattern"). I then spent 45 minutes putting, working on grip and pendulum (see latest in "my swing"), ranging from 3' to 30'. Lastly, I spent about 20 minutes chipping, including some uphill lies.
  2. Thanks, and good point. I figure for a 2' given putt, yeah, if I don't get a chance to tag it on course I can add it later. If my opponent is giving me a lot of 10' putts or conceding off the green, I can remove the hole if it's once or twice and the round if it happens frequently. If the match finishes before 18 holes, I plan to play the remaining holes anyway (daily fee course, might as well) so at that point I'll play out to the hole.
  3. Question: is it a good idea to use the Game Golf to record a round if it's being played as match play? I understand not to do so for a scramble, and to do so for stroke play. Am I likely to get misleading data for match play or is it likely a wash? I suspect most holes won't be much different at my level (I'd only do things like go for pins if forced).
  4. Day 18. Spent 75 minutes putting, working first without a ball and just coins to get the pendulum described. It felt like I was stopping my putter very short, but after seeing the feedback in my swing thread and looking at the videos in light of the description, maybe that's the feel I need? In any case, I then focused on hitting pendulum putts with real balls aimed at real holes (maybe I should have done distance drills first?) and I feel like I made more than my fair share, including two 12' in a row at one point (not from the same spot). I had intended to do some pitching and chipping practice too but was having too much fun putting. I plan to continue practicing putting this way, although I have to get to the range this week too. We'll see!
  5. The Tiger situation was one of two, the other also occurring in a major (but not at Augusta), where the option might be considered.
  6. Shindig

    My Swing (LarryEdwards)

    Your swing looks nice for someone who has only been playing a few weeks. Obviously there are improvements to be made, but it's a good starting point. Check out "Filming Your Golf Swing": https://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing It'll be nice to have both a down the line (from down the line instead of "generally back") and a caddie view. I thought getting the angle right on DTL would be a pain, but I eventually got better at it. Caddie view would be nice to be able to check your setup, such as the angle of your left foot. That was a simple change made for me many years ago that, once I got in the habit of doing it, made a lot of shots better and easier. I can't tell from here if you're doing that or not. As to your swing, it looks to my relatively untrained eye that you don't have a centered pivot. Check out this thread: Please note: I'm relatively new to giving swing advice, so if my advice contradicts someone more experienced, please disregard what I'm saying.
  7. Shindig

    Your Golf Game - The Uplifting Topic

    Here's something uplifting I was thinking about. Yesterday I tried a shot that, after the round, I realized I shouldn't have. I was left fairway on a par-5 for my third shot. I had a full gap wedge left to pin distance. Pin was right side of green. I aimed at the pin and shot, but I missed by a yard or so, but this was a Pete Dye course, so it rolled back. I did not get up and down for par and made a six that I really didn't need to have made. Okay, one stroke yesterday probably could have been saved if I had hit the green in the middle and two-putted. I didn't three putt at all yesterday (despite it being a Pete Dye course). And this is a good reminder for the #DeadCenter rule from LSW (and a thread on this site). Also, I felt my ballstriking was pretty good yesterday and I looked it up. 1 GIR, but I remember that, and 11 (eleven!!!) near GIR. The other six holes were a quad (approach behind a tree, poor second chip too), a triple (bad tee shot, good punch out, heard a ball land and duffed my pitch, and then some), a double (long par-4, good second shot leaving me a comfortable half wedge that I proceeded to blade), two bogeys (got on and two-putted) and a par (long par-4 into the wind; driver 4-wood came up 80 yards short. Hit a gap wedge to a foot and made the putt). The bad news is that another course in that complex that I really want to play, that has hosted many a major, is private as in private, as opposed to many in the area that are private except in summer, where they often allow the public to play. So much for playing a course this summer that has hosted a major.
  8. Huh, so if you don't like where your ball ends up after putting it, you can pay a penalty to put it back where it was and try again instead of proceeding from where it ends up. Interesting...
  9. Shindig

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    So... that was Finau's fourth shot from the bunker? What happened with his third?
  10. Shindig

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    I assume Brooks knows that woman.
  11. Shindig

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    "Oh, sure, that one goes in." -- Dustin Johnson, probably.
  12. Shindig

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Koepka leading a U.S. Open he very much wants to win, he's at the 72nd hole, pulls out driver. Phil is watching and says "don't do anything I wouldn't do." Unfortunately, that's a much larger set than we thought two days ago at this time. Are DJ and Koepka sharing a cart? Because they could after those tee shots. Fun fact about Brooks Koepka: his first PGA Tour win had Palmer and Watson as runners-up. Ryan and Bubba, not Arnold and Tom. Members' bounce for Koepka off the 72nd approach.
  13. Shindig

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    And Patrick Reed finishes his second top-5 in a major this season.
  14. Shindig

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Right, so the thing I'm wondering is if the wind is affecting the situation that the pros normally hit it closer from 50 yards than from 125 yards. Maybe there isn't a layup zone 50 yards out?
  15. Shindig

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Did someone just call AimPoint the modern day plumb bob? WTF?

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