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  1. Big Canoer

    Big Canoer

  2. 20-3a/2 Using Line on Ball for Alignment Q.May a player draw a line on his ball and, when replacing his ball, position the ball so that the line or the trademark on the ball is aimed to indicate the line of play? A.Yes.
  3. My instinct tells me you are using that tee basically in an abnormal manner. Rule 14-3. Artificial Devices and Unusual Equipment; Abnormal Use of Equipment Rule 14-3 governs the use of equipment and devices (including electronic devices) that might assist a player in making a specific stroke or generally in his play. Golf is a challenging game in which success should depend on the judgement, skills and abilities of the player. This principle guides the USGA in determining whether the use of any item is in breach of Rule 14-3. For detailed specifications and interpretations on the conformity of equipment and devices under Rule 14-3 and the process for consultation and submission regarding equipment and devices, see Appendix IV. Except as provided in the Rules, during a stipulated round the player must not use any artificial device or unusual equipment, or use any equipment in an abnormal manner: a. That might assist him in making a stroke or in his play; or b. For the purpose of gauging or measuring distance or conditions that might affect his play; or c. That might assist him in gripping the club, except that: (i) gloves may be worn provided that they are plain gloves; (ii) resin, powder and drying or moisturizing agents may be used; and (iii)a towel or handkerchief may be wrapped around the grip. Almost similar to this decision: 14-3/10.3 Use of Rod During Round for Alignment or as Swing Aid Q.During a stipulated round, may a player use a rod or similar device to check his alignment or his swing plane? A.No. The player would be using an artificial device or unusual equipment to assist him in his play in breach of Rule 14-3. Carrying the rod or similar device is not, of itself, a breach of a Rule. (Revised)
  4. Golf Genius is free if your club uses the USGA GHIN system. There is a premium version that has additional functionality but cost $2,500 per year. Most clubs and leagues do not need the premium version. Our club here at Big Canoe uses Golf Genius for all our tournaments and we have a large league with 110 members who play two times a week with generally 50 per day. The system works great and puts the workload on your Pro Shop staff or you as a league manager can manage it. URL for info: https://www.golfgenius.com/golfgenius Check with your proshop as every GHIN member club switched over from TPP to Golf Genius last year
  5. Our men's group here has 90 guys who sign up for 2 days a week. We generally have 30-40 guys each Tuesday and Thursday. We play a modified Stableford game where a par is equal to 2 points, etc. You subtract your course handicap from 36 and that number is the points you need to make. All that to state for our guys here you have to record your score on each hole thus each and everyone is maintaining a recordable score that gets entered into the GHIN system. We have a very active handicap committee that monitors our club members so there is no sandbagging. I will state upfront that our club here and the guys I play with adhere to USGA rules and there is no foot wedge shenanigans going on as there is always money on the line so there is a lot of peer pressure to insure someone is not cheating. I have played with groups in the past where guys had no clue what a white OB stake was and would pick up a ball from someone's yard and drop it just about anywhere. Then they would guessitmate their score, win the money and never record said score into GHIN. Rinse and repeat the next round. Does not take a genius to figure out this was no fun so I avoided these type players or groups. I personally think if you are going to play this great game you should be playing by the rules, recording accurate scores and be honest not only with your fellow competitors but with yourself. OK I am off my high horse. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  6. Nice to see an active duty guy on board instead of us old retired guys. Welcome aboard Mike. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  7. Reading the first sentence made me think of an angel and a devil on my shoulder saying "Hit the 60*" no "Hit the 55*". Something that every one of us struggles with. I currently use a TaylorMade 60* wedge with 9* bounce. I selected that bounce based on the type of sand we have here in our bunkers and the type of grass, Bermuda, on our fairways. Will it work on other courses I play? Not all the time but 95% of my play is at my home course so it makes sense to have your home club pro fit you for the course you play the most. With the grass finally coming in on the fairways to full height spend a half hour lesson with your pro and let him see the types of divot you take, etc, and get the right bounce so your soul will tell you "This is the one to hit". Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  8. Use "whatever gets you through the night". A good friend of mine whomI play with every week and is my Member-Member partner for the past 8 years hits a 3 iron off the tee most times to keep it in play vs. the driver. He is a 6.0 index. Most times if he hits driver it hooks OB because he gets aggressive wanting that extra distance. All this to say use the tools at hand that you feel comfortable with BUT I agree that in order to fully appreciate this wonderful game learn to hit all your woods and hybrids. Nothing like hitting that driver past your playing partners with a smile as you twill the club in your hand and you pick up the tee and smile back at them. Perfect opportunity to take a Woods lesson and use the spring to gain confidence with them. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  9. How could I miss this. Never played there but if the pictures are anything like what you have on the thread it is a definite (depending on the date)
  10. DawgDaddy - you have put a lot of time an effort into this thread and I am glad to see the staff take ownership of such as worthwhile program going forward. Take a breath!
  11. Koolau, Oahu, HI Played Championship tees - what an idiot I was that day
  12. MD - listen to what PlaidJacket has to say as I also agree 100% with him on this and pretty much all that he posts. He is like my twin brother (;-) There is no reason in the world you could not drop 5-6 strokes provided that you do the following in no particular order 1. Take lessons from a pro you like. He has to fit your style of instruction and does not overload you with too much. Slow and steady wins the race. 2. Get fitted for the correct equipment for your swing. Go to demo days etc or treat yourself to a full fitting - you deserve it right? 3. Practice, practice, practice. BUT practice with a purpose. Do not just hit driver. I have seen best results from 100 yards in practice so your approach wedge club and lower to putter. 4. Learn to love the bunker, not fear it. I personally spend 10-15 minutes every time at the range in the bunker practicing buried lies, etc. We all know the player who cannot get out of the bunker in 3 shots of skulls it out into the lake costing 3-4 strokes. Enough said. 5. Chipping: practice with a vengeance. Does not cost too much in time or energy. 6. Putting: same as 5. 7. see item 2 - get fitted. My brother won a set of clubs at a silent auction which were pro blade type clubs as a 16 handicap. He has been using them for 3 years and losing all sorts of distance and forgiveness because he is not that good for the clubs. To his credit he knows it and will be getting fitted soon for irons more suited to his game. All this to say equipment matched to you really does make a difference. I know there are many on this forum who will disagree with me and buy off the rack without fitting but I do not think they know how much they are missing because they have the wrong equipment. OK done preaching
  13. This should be a great test. Technology is hitting the links in droves these past years. Looking forward to the results of the test. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  14. Not to throw gas onto a fire but I have seen many of these stat tracker apps as a waste of time. Literally a waste of time on the course. I play with one guy who uses Golfshot and the amount of time he spends inputting his data into it after every hole is considerable. I want to grab his phone and throw it in the lake. After he inputs the data and crunches it at the 19th hole over a beer he says stuff like "I only hit 51% fairways" etc. yeah? No s**t you think we don't know that as we are looking in the woods for your ball. Go to the range and get some lessons. I have never seen anyone who keeps stats do anything with them or have a plan to improve based on them. If you use an app to simply input your score for handicap purposes or use Grint to help set up tourneys that is one thing but keep the phone and apps out of cart and hands during the round. "While we're young". OK end rant [emoji482] Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  15. As many of you are aware the GSGA rules changes for 2019 are targeting pace of play issues such as reducing the time to search for a ball from 5 minutes to 2-3 minutes or removing the option to go to the opposite side of a Lateral WH to speed up play. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  16. Just like alien8cow stated, don't overdo the hovering. With driver hover it 1/2 inch above ground so full weight is in your hands. With irons I again am about 1/4 inch above ground and putter is the same. Key is to not have to squeeze your hands to lift the club on the takeaway. That engages your hands small muscles along with forearm muscles at the same time you are rotating back which for most players results in too quick a backswing resulting in who the hell know what, probably 🦆hooks or [emoji487]slices. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  17. I also hover the club when addressing it from putter to driver. Basically you have the same grip pressure (in theory) as you take the club back. If it rests on the ground you of course have to go from a relaxed grip to a firmer grip to lift it thus always changing it as you take it back. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  18. Good luck Rev. they have done hundreds of thousands of the procedures around the world so it should be a piece of cake. You will be pounding it 280 plus off the tee after you heal up. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  19. DawgDaddy hit the courses you want to play on the head. I played Oconne, National and The Preserve last year. I also did a full fitting at the Kingdom which quite honestly was one of the best experiences I have had relating to golf in many a year. In fact in March I am taking 3 friends down to get fittings. I live 2 hours away so not a problem. To DawgDaddy's comments you will not go wrong on any course as they are all great though the fairways may not have grown out by April. I stayed at the Lodge and the service was fantastic as well as the meals - all top notch. Enjoy the Masters. If you can get there early stake out a spot with your chair (no one bothers it with respect) and wander around.
  20. I just played 2 rounds with a new Pro-V1 and must say it was just as new looking as when I took it out of the sleeve (except for 1 cart path rash which I cleaned up with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser). I know the Pro-V's look worn out after 3 rounds or so but I think the newer (2016 or 2017) models hold up rather well. I will state that any of the Callaway Yellow balls really hold up but that may be because of the color.
  21. You ball choices are the same as mine.Good news is TaylorMade is coming back with the TP5 this spring as a 5 piece ball. https://taylormadegolf.com/tp5-golf-balls.html Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  22. You sure you didn't hit it with an Iron Byron with those tight ball marks [emoji3]Great write up and looking forward to real data on the course. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  23. I agree with PlaidJacket that it is nice to see someone not watching the hype leading up to the Super Bowl and focusing on golf Having said that I am a pretty good bunker player, get it on the green 9 out of 10 times BUT half the time two putt from there. This product is intriguing and I must say I may get it to play around with.
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