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CarlH last won the day on April 16 2021

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About CarlH

  • Birthday 09/27/1951

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    Diamante CC, Hot Springs Village, AR
  • Interests
    Besides golf....photography,
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  • Age
    60 and over
  • Swing Speed
    90 mph or less
  • Handicap
  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Multiple times per week
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    Short Game
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  1. Played a Red/White/Blue scramble today. 6 holes on Blue tees(#5), 6 on the White (#4) and 6 from the Red (#1). I hit the driver well and putted well. To be fair, the majority of the shots taken came from me and one other player, with the other 2 not really contributing significantly, but....that's golf. We shot a gross 62, with only one other team shooting a better score (61). Unfortunately, it was a net game and we only had 6.5 strokes (percentages of handicaps) for our 4some. We ended up in 8th place. On number 9, we made 4 really nice putts that lipped out or burned the edges to take a par. I remarked that if we lost by one shot, that putt would come back to haunt us....we were out of the money by 1 stroke! On a personal level, I did drive the par 4 number 17 from the forward tees (235 yards with water on front, right, and behind the green) and was responsible for the eagle approach shot and putt for the 18th hole (didn't use my drive but only because the angle was better from another drive). Played the round with a Chrome Soft ball with red and blue markings. First time playing a Chrome Soft. It played well, but I'm not giving up my Maxfli Tour balls in favor of it.
  2. Haven't been online a whole lot lately. My game has been off for the last couple of months...shooting low to mid 80s and handicap has drifted upward to 9.8 as of yesterday. Today was a good example of what's going on with my game. Even par through 7 with a birdie and a bogey, then a string of bogies and other to finish 11 over par on the final 11 holes. Actually went without a par from #8 through #16 (sigh). I'm blaming it on the 97 degree temps...yeah, that's my story!
  3. I'm normally a big Fowler supporter, but Dylan Wu grew up on my previous golf club, I know him and his family and have played golf with all of them over the years. I've watched Dylan play since he was 10-12 years old. Obviously, I'm pulling for his break through win! Tied for the lead before the break after birdying 5 in a row, not to mention Thursday's albatross on #14! Go Dylan!!!!
  4. Don't buy a putter until you've had a chance to throw it. Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing. When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls. If you're afraid a full shot might reach the green while the foursome ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: you can immediately shank a lay-up or you can wait until the green is clear and top a ball halfway there. The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing. No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse. The inevitable result of any golf lesson is the instant elimination of the one critical unconscious motion that allowed you to compensate for all of your many other errors. Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot. A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponents' luck. It is surprisingly easy to hole a fifty foot putt. For a 10. Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut. Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts It's not a gimme if you're still 5 feet away. The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree. You can hit a two acre fairway 10% of the time and a two inch branch 90% of the time. If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age. Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three. When you look up, causing an awful shot, you will always look down again at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if you ever want to see it again. Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe. If you want to hit a 7 iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to lay up just short of a water hazard. To calculate the speed of a player's downswing, multiply the speed of his backswing by his handicap, I.e., back-swing 20 mph, handicap 15, downswing = 300 mph. There are two things you can learn by stopping your backswing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove. Hazards attract; fairways repel. Keep this in mind! A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours. If there is a ball on the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker. If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint It's easier to get up at 6:00 AM to play golf than at 10:00 to mow the lawn. A good drive on the 18th hole has stopped many a golfer from giving up the game. Golf is the perfect thing to do on Sunday because you always end up having to pray a lot. A good golf partner is one who's always slightly worse than you are....that's why I get so many calls to play with friends. If there's a storm rolling in, you'll be having the game of your life. Golf balls are like eggs. They're white. They're sold by the dozen. And you need to buy fresh ones each week. It's amazing how a golfer who never helps out around the house will replace his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake his sand traps. If your opponent has trouble remembering whether he shot a six or a seven, he probably shot an eight (or worse). It takes longer to learn to be a good golfer than it does to become a brain surgeon. On the other hand, you don't get to ride around on a cart, drink beer, eat hot dogs and fart, if you are performing Brain Surgery!!!! Just bought a new shaft that’s done wonders for my score, it has lead on one end and an eraser on the other!!!
  5. Played 18 with my regular group, then played another 9 with my wife and another couple .... 41/40/38. (Front 9, Back 9, Front 9). The group played a very odd game today.....3 man teams playing 2 best net, with a caveat -- if all 3 players made net par or better, you could carry one over to a later hole. Carryovers were also cumulative. We built up 2 carryovers, but had to use both of them on #7. Used another carryover we'd earned on # 17 and ended up with 2 carryovers. Problem was, we were making net pars and not enough net birdies to shoot -4 on the front and -2 on the back (-6 for the total) and didn't place on any of the bets. My team's scores were my 81, then an 88 (10 handicapper) and a 95 (17 handicapper) from my partners. The course is still fairly wet, but we were off the cart path for the first time in a long time, and the wind was a 1-1&1/2 club effect most of the day. Anyone know why the wind always seems to be in your face regardless of which direction the hole faces? LOL
  6. Think I'd have to go with The Olde Course at St Andrews, simply because it's an icon and I've never had the pleasure of playing it. If I restricted it to the US, I'd want to play Augusta National because, well it's Augusta!
  7. I would think that they would be able to return to the PGA Tour, but may have to undergo some sort of qualifying route to gain a spot (i.e. Korn Ferry, sponsor's exemption, Monday qualifying round, etc). I think the players of the PGA Tour would want the best to be able to play and several of the LIV players are among the best. I could be wrong, but I don't see a permanent ban being upheld by the players.
  8. Has nothing to do with LIV, for me. You could add Ancer to the list I'd root for. There are just other players that I'd be pulling for ... would I watch Johnson, Woolf, Koepka, et al? Of course! And if one of them were to win, I'd say good for them. But, you're correct that I never liked/rooted for Reed, DeChambeau, Watson, or Garcia.
  9. Welcome to the forum from another retired sailor. 1970-1990, Submarine Service!
  10. Other than Cam Smith, I don't see me rooting for any of the LIV players to win The Masters.
  11. The group played a Shamble today, so the score is not one that I can post since I wasn't always playing my drive. In any case, I drove the ball well, my iron play was good, my putting was just a hair off--burning the edges constantly. Just wasn't seeing the line well, I guess, as the putts were good putts that just didn't go in. Anyway, had 3 bogeys and nary a birdie (despite many attempts) to shoot a 75 (again, not always using my tee shot). Due to the wet course conditions, we opted to play from the tees one forward of my usual, which left me with a lot more iron shots into the par 4 holes than woods/hybrids. I could get used to those tees! 2 of the 3 bogeys was due to my infamous wedge game, or lack thereof, the other was a poor putt from the fringe that left me with a 9 foot putt that I failed to convert.
  12. That's essentially what my Heaven Wood is. You will maintain the launch characteristics of your 7 wood and add a bit of length (in theory, anyway)
  13. Finally got a nice day without rain and I got out to play. The course is still water logged from all the rain we've had so far this year and you get absolutely zero roll on anything you hit. With all the rain, the greens crew hasn't been able to get out and prep the bunkers nor do much with the greens. We are playing lift, clean, and cheat due to course conditions and sometimes having to take some fairly generous drops (placements) to find some place that isn't borderline casual water or worse. In any case, I shot two over my handicap with an 83, having missed 3 reasonable birdie opportunities. I did make one birdie on #6, only to follow it up with a double when I pushed my 6 iron and it rolled down into a grass hazard bordering the water hazard. Wouldn't you know it? The proverbial PBFU.
  14. Nice writeup! I play with the Red Rooster Feather and it fits "like a glove!" I get good wear out of the gloves and the subscription model is easy to work with. When I don't think I'll need a glove before the next shipment, I simply go to the website and indicate such. At Christmas, I bought my wife a red glove and the glove compartment. She likes the fit of a men's small, so when I placed the order, they sent me an email questioning my choice to go with a small rather than the XL I normally order. Good service right there!!!! They're not the least expensive premium gloves available, but they are a quality product and I've been very happy with them for the last 6 months I've been using them. I recently changed my regular order from the Feather to the Ice (essentially the same glove, only the accent coloring is different). I don't use the glove compartment as I have another product that does the same thing (it's actually called a "glove humidor", complete with cork lining and does an awesome job of keeping the gloves from getting hard prematurely.
  15. 20 mph is a calm day, pard. You've been spoiled in Florida. LOL
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