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About Letthebigdogshunt

  • Birthday 06/19/1942

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  1. It would not be 3K for me since I would take my wife it would be 6K. I don't think it is worth that amount of money.
  2. Letthebigdogshunt

    Your ball?

    Been playing Callaway Super Soft for a couple of years now. I need a lower compression ball and I like the feel off the clubs and putter. I hit the ball high so spin into the green is not that big of a deal.
  3. This past year I have been working to improve my short game and Iron play. My iron play has improved to 6 out of 10 my short game still is weak. So next year I will be working to improve that. Plus as I will be a young 78 next year my only real goal will be to shoot my age. So by improving my short game I should have a decent chance to reach that goal. Plus the most important goal is to just make sure I enjoy playing the game and don't make it seem like work.
  4. We have three Senior tournaments weekly here is SoOR and 50 and over play from the senior tees. 80 and over from the tees in front of the senior tees. We have during the summer months 144 players at each tournament weekly. One on Monday, one on Tuesday and on Wednesday. If they had more room they could add more players as they turn away players at each tournament.
  5. How you play an approach shot depends entirely on the green size and where the trouble is and what your skill level is. If the trouble is in back yet bunkered in front I would rather miss short in the green side bunker. My greens are large, but hard and fast so I usually play to the largest area of the green. I would rather have a long putt than trying to stop a shot from over the green on a hard fast green out of the rough. I really don't think there is a set rule for everyone. It depends on your course setup and your ability to adapt to the conditions.
  6. I have played a lot of years and when I see players losing the ball left to right with more spin it would be even further right> Not just talking driver I am talking all clubs. Spin is only good if you know how to control it and I have found most golfers don't know how to do that. Also the average golfer loses a lot of balls each time and at twice the price or higher of a two piece ball I doubt Tour level balls would be the right fit for them. If I am not mistaken the average golfer has a hard time breaking 90 each time out. I still feel less spin is more for those players than a Tour ball. JMHO
  7. I would think that balls with high spin are not a friend for a person needing help playing the game. Most players who are in need of help don't hit the ball straight so a high spin ball would just make it worse for them. There is a reason high spin balls have Tour on the box as they are for the better player in most cases. I think each ball is good for some players and not for others. The problem is how to find out. My general thought is two piece for those who need help and multilayer balls for the better player.
  8. One of the advantages of being a short hitter is that you don't lose a lot of balls. I play three times a week (18 holes) and I may lose a ball or two during a month. I play the same course almost every time so I know where not to hit my shots.
  9. There are so many things that can make a player quit. I have played this game for many years and while I no longer can play it at a high level (for me) I still love to play. I have had partners leave the game because of family commitments, money, health, and death. Others who just hated the fact it took so long to play the game. It gets to be frustrating when you no longer can play the game well any more and have to wait to make each crappy shot because of players who are slower than a ice floe. If you can't find something that will let you have an enjoyable day on the links you are probably going to leave the game. I played to a single digit handicap until age caught up to me. Now I do sometimes feel sorry for myself when I hit, for me, a great tee shot and just can't reach the green in two because of lack of distance. Yet yesterday I had 180 to the middle of the green and hit a beautiful 3 wood to the front of the green. No matter what else I did that day I had my one thing that would make me come back the next time. So I guess the other thing that may make people leave is ego.
  10. I clean mine after every shot. We have a ball and iron washer on our carts at our club. When I get up the next day I take the clubs out on the patio and pull each one to make sure that they are clean and the grooves are clean of dirt and grass as well. I've been playing for years and started doing this when I first started playing and still do it. I try to take care of them as I do all my possessions.
  11. To me good is a relative term. Good is what you determine "Good" is for you. For me it was single digit handicap. I started playing in my early 20's and for the next 25 years I had no goal. I played a half dozen times a year most of the time simply because my job required me to work six days a week 60 hours a week sometimes more. In my late 40's I finally had time to play and practice the game. It took me about 5 years to get to playing between a 5 and an 8 handicap. When I reached that level I was satisfied and stayed there until my late 60's. Now I am in my late 70's and due to physical problems over the last 10 years I don't keep a handicap. My goal now is to play all year round, play three times a week and enjoy the game of golf. I don't keep score on paper, but I pretty much know what I shoot most of the time. It is more enjoyable to just go out and play 18 with out any limitations on how I hit the ball or what my score is now.
  12. I have a plastic item that I can put onto the ball. It has a opening where you can take a sharpie and draw a fairly long line that does not wobble as it would by doing it by hand. I am not sure it helps all that much yet on long putts I find it helpful as I only have to worry about speed then. The main thing with any putting help is you need to be able to read the line you need to putt on correctly. If the read it wrong you will miss the putt whether or not you use a line on the ball. I used to pick my line and then pick a spot in front of the ball to start it rolling. I feel using the line on the ball is just as easy and gets the same or better results for me. The plastic item is called line it up. Not sure who makes it.
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