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jaxbeachpackerfan last won the day on June 8 2016

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    Golf, riding my Harley Heritage Classic, living the beach life.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Totally cool! Glad for your whole family! You should bring her to the Players!
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. This is getting absolutely ridiculous. Second most points out of 28 teams and I lose again! 7-6 and I'll likely have 2nd or 3rd most points overall out of 28 teams when play ends tomorrow. I'm guessing almost everyone has had their best game when they play me. Pout.....
  7. Yeah, maybe next Tuesday send him a nasty note (I'm playing him this week). No seriously, it takes a lot of the fun out of it when you're playing a lay down opponent. Also, he's tied with me in the standings (me the points leader, even though I'm in 5th place--I do hate that I'm continuing to belabor that point, can't help myself)--so why is he absent??
  8. Not to belabor a point (well, maybe I am), I still have significantly more points than anyone else but am now mired in 7th place.
  9. Welcome. Heading your way in early November for a couple of weeks vacation (for me). Dear spouse got a paying engagement as a professional "role-player" for a large government swat, terrorist training program (playing victims and bad-guys, weapons, take downs, the whole real deal). She's been doing that locally on a volunteer basis for years. So while she's living out her fantasies, I'll be playing as much golf as I can. Looking for good courses and joining up with anyone who is interested!
  10. They have big patches of foot long grass not far off the fairway on a number of holes. None of us who hit in those patches were able to even find the balls. Rest of rough was just average.
  11. Look at Geeking Golf, projected to go 5-1 the rest of the way!!!! Would be quite a reclamation project! So, most projected points still only gets me third place.......
  12. Journeyed up to Cincinnati for my son's wedding this past weekend. Got to play a round with my son and a couple of his groomsmen on Friday. Played a municipal course called "Blue Ash Golf Club". Have to say it was one of the most impressive golf courses and clubhouses for a Muni I've ever played. Great condition, very interesting design, and the hills and slopes were very challenging to one accustomed to Florida Flat. Only negative was lack of a driving range.
  13. So me and Judge Smalls have the most and second most points in Digest (and 3rd and 4th overall), yet are mired together in 6th place. Where's the justice?
  14. LOL, yeah, you would have been a great celebrant! Unfortunately, a very Catholic wedding which is not your bailiwick! BrewCrew looks well set up for next year!
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