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Albatrass

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  1. I agree with you. Until something is done golf will loose the attraction to the youth and future golfers.
  2. I believe that the lack of play is due to several factors but I will list four. 1. Cost for a round of golf is too high. 2. Equipment costs to much. (everyone wants to play what Tiger and Phil play. 3. Courses are too tricked up. 4. A round of golf takes to long to play. I would guess the average handicap for golfers is somewhere between 16 and 18 for those that keep handicaps. I suspect that the average for golfers that do not have handicaps would increase the average to around 20 to 24. Maybe even higher. Those without handicaps and even those that do want to have a fun day. Anyway, I have rambled on. Have a good day and stay safe.
  3. Hope you are having a good day. Some of the greatest pros in golf feel that the USGA and the R&A should use flight restricted golf balls. Restricting the distance of the golf ball had been done before so a precedent has been set. An example being a golf ball can't be a smaller diameter than The Rules of golf specify. Dunlap made a ball that was smaller and bore through the wind that the pros used to play. Softball is a sport that uses flight restricted balls. To many home runs. If flight restricted softballs are not used It would mean bigger fields would be needed so that more hit balls will be in play.
  4. I am not a pro and can't hit one that far. To accommodate those that do they have built longer courses that require bigger green fees. So yes I would like to see a restricted flight ball to help control spiraling cost to play. Again higher rough the more time you add to playing a round of golf.
  5. Talk about slowing the game down. 18 holes of looking for lost balls. Goodby 4 to 41/2 hour rounds. Hello 5 to 6 hour rounds. I like having a chance to find my ball in the rough.
  6. I look at it this way. It will price the average golfer out of the game. More land and more maintenance equates to higher prices for green fees. I think this will eliminate most lower income golfers as well as juniors that love to play a great sport.
  7. Did not know it was such a hot topic. Thanks I will check them out.
  8. Will the USGA finally relent and restrict the flight of golf balls. Courses are getting cost prohibitive due to land cost and maintenance costs.
  9. Thank You Very Much. Have enjoyed it.
  10. Darrell Wesner The Villages FL. Would like to try the 460cc Presently have a Callaway X-HOT Approx. 90
  11. Good Luck. Hope yours is better than mine.
  12. I was born and raised in Portsmouth VA.
  13. I see you are a Skins fan. Had season tickets for 13 years. Never got to see a home playoff game. Maybe they can get it together this year. Hope you get lucky and win Masters tickets.
  14. I read MyGolfSpy because of the reviews for clubs and balls. I like to hear about some of the courses that other members have played on. I also enjoy ready the questions and answers that are submitted. It keeps me out of trouble. Contest is over but I wanted to say why I like MGS.
  15. The Villages FL. 15 Markings on ball Titleist Prov x Pooh
  16. My grandfather taught me me play when I was seven. I am now seventy two and still love playing it is the best sport in the world. If you establish a handicap you can play with fellow golfers of any ability. Have fun.
  17. Been putting in for over twenty years. Do not know who gets them but I have not.
  18. Heading towards Nags Head there are two courses that you may enjoy. The Kilmarlic Golf Club and The Carolina Club. They can test your golfing ability depending on tees you use. On Nags head try The Links at Nags Head and The Currituck Club.
  19. I would change it because some golfers who are handicapped or wear knee braces or just old age can not bend down. So every time they drop the ball it would violate the rules of golf. I do not have that problem so I am just looking out for those who are not as fortunate as most of us. So I would have no problem if the USGA and the R&A at the next quadrennial meeting make the accommodation to drop between the hip and knee for those who want to play golf and enjoy it.
  20. Loved The Players.  Volunteered for five years (2011 till 2015).  Was a Hole Captain for three years on hole #2.  Hole was selected as Best Marshaled Hole in 2014.  I had some great marshals.  Let me tell you it was a lot of work.  You arrive the Sunday prior to the tournament  to prep and place evacuation vans. then there is a drill.  Hole #2 had a van I was responsible for.  Keys, moving van into position, wait for notification to transport players, stage and wait for players to return them to course.  Had to schedule marshals for locations on hole #2.  Schedule lunch breaks and other personnel issues.

    Deal with spectators (drunks, cell phones, cameras, movement and children running onto course).  Do you remember Sergio and Tiger (hole #2 players left of fairway).  Would have to be at course a 6:00am till dusk after flag and tee markers were picked up.  It was GREAT.

     

     

  21. Hope to go back again one day.
  22. They were the three that I played on. My wife and I had to go back to London. Just loved Edinburgh. Great pubs.
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