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About Letthebigdogshunt

  • Birthday 06/19/1942

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Looking at PING G 400 Max driver. Currently play the G25 and looking to upgrade a bit. Also the Callaway O series putters. Both clubs are the oldest in my bag and are due for replacement. My current putter is Callaway 2 Ball blade.
  7. My 5 wood is just a little longer than my 3 hybrid and I hit the hybrid more consistently so I go with the hybrid.
  8. Welcome to the forums Letthebigdogshunt :)


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