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About ZenGolfer

  • Birthday 05/05/1980

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  1. Hows your mental game? It sounds to me like you are hard on yourself and maybe put far too much emphasis on how well you play and how it relates to your enjoyment of the game. I used to be much like you, was more athetlic when I was younger and now that Im getting older and losing some distance, Ive had to learn to rely on my mental game to get me through.
  2. Bobby Jones. Neither Tiger nor Jack can say that they worked a regular job (Jones worked as a lawyer)in addition to being a golf pro, Tiger and Jack cant claim a true grand slam (career grand slams or Tiger Slams dont count) and Jones won 13 majors and retired at the age of 28.
  3. Totally play the field. Just because you like your driver, that goesnt mean that you will like the matching 3-wood.
  4. I got most of mine off of Ebay, with the exception of my putter cover, which is a Seemore.
  5. My meditation teacher always gets annoyed at me when I tell him that a round of golf is a far better test of my meditation practice and my headspace than any meditation retreat. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  6. Ive always been a fan of Dr Joseph Parent's idea of, "your par". The concept is that the par thats listed on a hole is for a pro and you arent a pro, so why go by that? Maybe whats a par 4 or par 5 is really more like a par 6 or par 7 if youre a 20 handicap. Its something Ive adopted and it has made me a happier golfer. Im now to the point where my par is actually bogey golf. If I play bogey golf all day long, thats a great round. Theres no sense in trying to live up to the standards of a professional golfer when Im no pro.
  7. I play as a single 99% of the time. Ive always had good experiences. Everyone I play with is nice, polite, respectful and just wants to have a good time. It sounds to me like you just got put with a bad apple.
  8. For me, its just the majors. The majors are all that matters, the rest is just filler. I may still watch if its a venue that I find interesting, such as Pebble Beach or the Sony in Hawaii but I dont really care.
  9. As someone who plays irons that are 10-20 years old (depending upon if Im playing the Mizunos or the Cobras), I can tell you that older clubs absolutely can compete. Ive said many times in the past that Im not really a fan of loft jacking because it kills spin, which isnt always a good thing. A well struck shot isnt going to me much different with any iron, although you could argue that the newer clubs are better on mishits.
  10. I certainly used to but I dont anymore. I think that much of it has to do with me starting a daily Buddhist practice, daily meditation and learning the way that my mind works. Im able to tune out much more of the negative self talk, overanalysis, worrying and other mental clutter and just believe in myself and swing the freaking club. I often remember the line in the movie, "The Legend Of Bagger Vance", where he says something along the lines of how playing good golf is all about being able to stop thinking without falling asleep. I like that and its a mantra that Ive tried to emulate. I dont care about new equipment (its cool and all but its not something that I feel that I need any more), I dont care what the pros are playing and I dont care about swing tips. I mean, the best swing tip that you could ever get is to stop listening to swing tips. LOL I just show up at the course with whatever swing I have that day, play with what Ive got that day and I let the rest go. I would say that for anyone who struggles with the mental side of the game, meditating can be hugely beneficial. Its not all that difficult either and theres really nothing spiritual or mystical about it. Meditation is little more than learning how to notice your thoughts and let them go without clinging to them. You certainly may have spritual or mystical experiences while meditation but even those arent something that you should seek out or cling to and those too you simply let go. Meditation is all about learning how to accept the present moment with no clinging or judgement.
  11. True but there is a big difference in that DSG/GG have actual brick and morter stores that add to the cost vs companies like Vice, Snell, Cut, etc that are strictly virtual. Having physical stores is something that should be built into the pricing model for Maxfli, which is kind of what makes them so amazing that they can compete on price with the DTC brands but arent truly DTC.
  12. I would say yes...and no. I would say yes in that they are DTC because they dont have the markup that some of the more mainstream brands do and they are truly DTC in the sense that they are a DSG/GG exclusive and are a house brand. I would say no because they arent a true DTC because the balls are manufactured for DSG/GG, then sold to DSG/GG and then sold to consumers. Its not truly direct to consumer but its certainly far better than a lot of other brands.
  13. Nitro. Theyre so cheap if you lose one you wont even care.
  14. Ive used it in the past but didnt really like it. I do think that LHL can be beneficial if you are a bit flippy with the club and release it too much. I dont think its, "the future of putting" though.
  15. I dont know if I would say its unbiased. Everyone has bias. I would say though that its one of the least biased sites out there and that much of the claims and reviews give you hard numbers and science to back up what they are saying. As for $$$, it is my understanding that they do not accept money from golf companies for favorable reviews. Many other sites out there cannot say the same thing. A lot of reviews in everything, golf included, are a pay for a good review kind of deal.
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