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  1. I play public course in and around the area. Overall the pace of play is in the 3.5 to 4.5 for 18 holes. Before the pandemic, I could sometimes get out early and play 18 in 3 hours or less. Once everyone took up golf during COVID the Public courses are packed and hard to get tee times. I would like to join a private club but cannot justify the expense with my daughter in college. 

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  2. Adidas has  UPF50+ base shirt that is made for summer that I have been wearing the last 4 years. They work great and I don't find them to hot here in Dallas.  I tired the sleeves and they keep creeping down my arms and drove me crazy. The shirt is like a t-shirt made out of performance material etc. I know that places like Solbari and Coolibar have there versions but the Adidas ones are less expensive and the last. I wear one almost every day. I have had Mohs surgery twice so I'm not allowed out with out something covering my arms, a big hat (Tilley) and long pants. 


  3. I did it a few years back and a local golf store that was just starting to do it. I hit a variety of golf balls with Irons and woods. They put me on a trackman so you could see spin etc. What was missing to me was the around the green side of the equation. 

  4. On 5/28/2019 at 10:35 PM, robertson153 said:

    I think there has to be an equal amount of practice/range time on long and short game. I have yet to find that balance. I also struggle with getting off the tee, then with approach shots. In my mind I try to fix one thing and focus on that instead of my entire game. Maybe one of these days I’ll figure it out.

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    I agree you have to spend time on each. Break down your practice schedule into groups which is what I do Short Irons, Mid-irons,  Long irons/Woods. I always spend time hitting shots from 20 yards and in after my range time. When I was playing my best I hit balls 4-5 times a week and played once. 

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  5. I will break mine into an older player foursome and a new player foursome. 

    Older Players: Palmer, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan 

    New Players: Ricki Fowler, Justin Thomas and Rory.

    I could make Ricki and Justin play left handed and say I beat them!!! 🙂 They clearly have fun when playing.


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  6. On 4/8/2020 at 8:12 AM, cciciora13 said:

    How Important is it getting fit for your own clubs; driver and irons particularly? I have never been fit before but am planning on it following this pandemic. I was wondering how it affected your game? Improved distance, better accuracy, higher spin and launch angle? Golf has been on my mind so much lately and not being able to play is only adding to that fire!

    I got fitted for a 3W and hybrid back in February. For me it was about getting the right shaft in the club. I was hitting the Hybrid 220 with nice spin rates. The 3 wood was 250 again with good spin rates. I also paid to have the shafts Pured. Not sure that was worth it but I have found that I have hit those clubs well when I practice and the few times I have played. Now,  I still have my occasional hook but that is my swing fault these days. 

  7. So, My list

    Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, New York, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, California

    I have a long way to go. Early in my married life when my wife and I travel sometimes I would take my clubs and play once. After my daughter was born that fell by the wayside.  

  8. On 4/13/2020 at 3:25 PM, zrumble said:

    Please don’t take 15 minutes and look from 6 angles while reading a putt then blow it 5 feet past the hole and do it again. 

    YES!!! I played behind a group last month that one guy did that every hole like he was trying to win the masters. It was just killing me. 

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  9. We are back up and running at some clubs in Dallas just depends. I'm in Frisco, The local public course is back open with the social distancing restrictions the courses 1 county up are open and I tend to play out at The Bridges Golf club in Gunter. It's a Freddie Couples course and the greens are sweet. 

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    • Driver: Ping G5 
    • 3W: Taylormade M6  Project X Hzrdus Smoke
    • Hybrid: 19, Project X Even Flow Black 85
    • Irons: Ping ISI beryllium copper 2-SW, True Temper Steel Shafts
    • Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport MIL-SPEC Length 34, Loft 4 wt 340G and Standard Lie
  10. I have carry both a 2 Iron and a Hybrid, I just bough the hybrid in February. I can still him the two iron but as another side just not as consistent as in my younger days. Depends what you are looking for. If you want something off the team I would use a hybrid I can consistently get off the team and it is generally 20-30 years longer then my 2 iron. Now if you are in trouble  and need a punch shot you need a iron for that in my opinion. I would work on your 3 or 4 and take the 2 out of your bag that is my plan. 

  11. Pat Reynolds - Frisco, TX

    I used Sprinkler heads or yardage books if I have one for the course I'm playing. 

    I think technology has a place in the game. As a person who has spent over 30 years in the computer technology field I think there is definitely a possible advantage but how accurate are the devices etc. I don't want to see something slow down play. I'm getting my yardages etc while my playing partners are hitting, finding there ball etc. 

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    Pat Reynolds - Dallas, Tx

    I use sprinkler heads, and walk off the numbers. I have not spent the money on a device since not sure if it would make a big enough difference. I have played with guys before who have them and it takes them time and I usually can find a sprinkler head quickly and do some mental math.  I would really want to try one before I forked out the cash for something like that. Sign me out to be a tester I'll be happy to give a whirl and see how accurate it is. 

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