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jaxbeachpackerfan last won the day on June 8 2016

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  1. I just posted a response to a Scottsdale golf inquiry under the US Courses heading. Check those out as well. The overseeding comment is well taken, I was out there last November and planned my itinerary around the overseeding schedule. You do NOT want to play a course that had just reopened after overseeding--give it at least two weeks.
  2. Did the trip last November. Golfed Troon North, Legend Trail, TPC Champions, We-ko-pa and Marriott Palmer. Loved Troon North and We-ko-pa, had a good time at TPC Champions and Legend Trail, thought Marriott was sort of meh and did not enjoy Eagle Mountain. You should have a great time regardless of your choices!
  3. Last year, and on all other sites I've been on, there were projected Fantasy points for the week for each player shown in the Matchup screen for the week. I don't see that this year, or can't find it. Is it to early, or am I not looking in the right place??
  4. Patience???? I had to wait till the last pick of the last division! That was painful!
  5. I do believe that to get the true benefit of a counterbalanced putter, the entire putter has to be designed as such from the get go. You can't just add a counterbalanced grip to a regular putter and get the proper performance. It is my understanding that the putter heads on a CB putter are heavier than regular putter heads. This would account for the comment above that the poster lost the feel of the (lighter) putter head. I've been using one for years and it is awesome for distance control, particularly the long putts. I grip it near the bottom of the grip. For a while a couple of years ago, there was a wide selection of CB putters. Now, even at PGA Tour Superstore, there are only 3 or 4 to choose from. Disappointing, 'cause I'm a big fan of them.
  6. Just added my home course, TPC Sawgrass Dye's Valley. Only 20 home courses listed so far!!!
  7. A few observations on the above. 1. Jmike-- you complain about inconsistency in that your HC varies from .6 to 1.2. In the past 6 months, mine has gone from 13.3 to 15.2 and back down to 13.8. Over two years, high 15.8 and low 12.3. Up and down. I'd love your inconsistency. 2. White tees versus Blues or others. SHOULD NOT make a difference! I run a twice a week group that has now grown to 50 plus, with 4 to 5 foursomes every time. Many (we skew older) have recently opted to move up to the blended regular/forward tees and have discovered the joys of hitting irons into many par fours (once a few guys started doing it, the "stigma" disappeared). Guess what, their indices have changed very, very little. The slope/course rating differentials have proven to be pretty accurate in adjusting for the distance, difficulty differences. 3. Avid golfers versus skewing lower on HCs. Our group consists of members of TPC Valley course at Sawgrass. Most of our guys play minimum two times a week. This is not a course for 'casual' golfers (slope 132 from the whites). So, most of us are what I would consider "avid golfers". Our HCs tend to match the poll numbers. (USGA Index) 5%1-3, 5% 4-6, 10% 7-9, 15% 10-12, 25% 13-15, 25% 16-18, 15% 19 plus. Point being, mid-handicappers can be every bit as avid as lower HCs. 4. I firmly agree with the theory that one's floor handicap is in large part dictated by whether or not one started to golf regularly as a child versus as an adult (superior athletes excluded). I know of but one person who started to golf after the age of 25 who was able to get down to a single digit HC (and he was a fanatic). I believe if you took up the game in your twenties or later, your lowest HC is going to be 10 at best. Age as the defining factor--not so much. Our two 1 or 2 HCers are 60 plus. 2 of our sub-10 HCers are 70+ and still are among our longest players.
  8. Best tip I ever got, and it works many days, but not all, 'cause it's mental. Assuming you have a basically sound technique, go up to your ball and remember that your subconscious is a lot better chipper (and golfer) than your conscious. Just pick a spot where you want your ball to hit and let your subconscious do the work. Steph Curry surely is not thinking any mechanics or calculating force and relative arc when he lets fly from 30 ft. When I can get into this mindset, good things happen. Sadly, there are many days where that mindset is totally elusive. Practice sessions focused solely on this mindset definitely help.
  9. Totally cool! Glad for your whole family! You should bring her to the Players!
  10. I was there in November for two weeks and played 6 courses. Everyone was coming out of overseed at various stages, so some courses were not an option. My favorite was Troon North, Pinnacle Course. The six I played, in order of preference, were: 1. Troon North, Pinnacle 2. Wi Ko Pa, Saguro 3. TPC Champions 4. Legend Trail 5. Marriott, Palmer 6. Eagle Mountain.
  11. Yeah, and the Bucks pulled one out in Denver. But, you're right, it still sucks. At least I get to play a beautiful golf course in Phoenix tomorrow (and Wednesday and Thursday).
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