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  1. The tee ball is the higher percentage of lost balls, penalty strokes, etc. but any shot can get me at any time. Last time out was -1 with 2 holes go to laid up off tee on a par 5 and ended in fairway w/ a weird downhill/ball below feet lie, got mental and BAM g-balled a 6 iron into a creek. Ended up w a triple bogey. Finished +1, with that comfortable feeling of leaving shots out there. Never know what gonna get you.
  2. For me, I will use much more of a variety of clubs for chipping and pitching if I have my bag with me as opposed to riding in a cart. If I am riding and I miss the green, most times I have no idea what the the lie or the shot is about from where the cart got parked, so I have to grab the "kit" out of the bag, the "kit" consists of putter, 60, 56, and PW or 9. (And I get harassed for this of course.) Sometimes it works out, but sometimes I have try the lower percentage shot, (fly it more than roll it) because I don't have the right club in the "kit". When I am walking, the bag is th
  3. Congrats, bottle that feeling and keep it in your bag.
  4. Ah yes, the-old-lost-ball-that-was-put-in-someone-else's-pocket trick, agree, definitely worthy of free drop. Been a victim of this myself, especially with my yellow ProV1s.
  5. This happens in the fall when the leaves drop, I'd tend to give a break to somebody if their ball is lost in one of these spaces. Depends on the group, if we are playing for money, etc.
  6. Because of sun spots or food poisoning, starting playing driver games again, last Sat. at range out of boredom changed ball position for driver, moved ball way forward and was hitting some stupidly high bombs with TM M2 74 gram GD Tour AD. Suddenly decided to abandon TM M3 9.5 with Accra X455, why? (to try hit bombs) Then the next two days was monsoon weather so had no chance to dial in this experiment. Golf league on Tuesday I'm in limbo so I start with TM M2 10.5 w 74 gram GD Tour AD and hit 1st drive off 1 and 2 '"ok" then proceed to hit weak, putrid flares on 4.5.and 6. There
  7. You missed the eagle putt by "that much"???? Er, sorry about that Chief. Did you tap in for birdie?
  8. I think you have created an entire thread, "When to yell fore, when not, why, why not, premature fore yelling, etc...." There is a whole science to it.
  9. Be careful lugging the bag, I lugged from age 17 to age 48, then had to have 2 hip replacements, nobody knows why I needed them, just did. Had lower back issues too. I loved to carry, had all of the clubs with me, could walk in straight path, etc. Now I push a cart. I'm fine with that. Best wishes ZR.
  10. Hookerooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I confess, it's me.
  11. Exactly right, the treks required from green to the next tee, or the path from the tee to the fairway isn't direct (target golf), it takes so long. They built these courses with the motorized carts in mind.
  12. Got to love every minute of it too. The big swing, the "where did it go", followed by the search 45 yd in front of the tee box. It is more fun than actually playing. Bless us all who play. Young and old.
  13. I talk mostly to myself, the only honest conversation going on... if there is anybody else there then It varies, frpm the,genteel small talk w the unfamilar people to cut throat insults from the beloved family members, the better we know each other, the fiercer it is.
  14. Ironically, I did end up buying a set of Callaway 2009 X forged irons during a browsing episode at a Golfsmith which is now a GG. Initially wasnt my intent to buy a set of irons, but it happened. I wish retailers all the best, and if possible, I will support them.
  15. Great job! Don't sell it short. You got the ball in/off the hole, what's all you can do. Clay Ballard has a video on youtube on improving scoring, he recommends moving up to the forward set of tees as to have easier approach shots and improved scoring opportunities. This is really a mental exercise, the idea being getting used to scoring well. Most of us normal golfers have had a great round going and then we start feeling weird because we are scoring so well. Then a big whammo happens like a double or a triple and then we get that old familiar feeling of bad. We get uncomfor
  16. Wow, what a difference. I'd be taking about 50 clubs up to the front desk for cleaning. What I used to do: First, I go to the back and check out the used clubs, then I go to the putters, then I check the grips, over to the shoes (once again I have to confirm that adidas wide sizes are too tight), then the bags, back over to the wedges, the irons, the hybrids. Then I head over to the hitting bays, try out whatever they got there. Typically I hear "may I help you sir", about 15 times. After that, I check out the hats, balls, gloves, tees, gadgets, etc. Might even look at r
  17. Been playing the yellow Z Star XV for quite a few years, love it off the tee, from the rough, sometimes from the fairway. Feels great on and around the greens. Sweet ball. Fine choice Scotty.
  18. A couple on the chip and pitch shots to feel the bounce going the turf and maybe once and awhile on a longer putt. Often shot preparation/practice swings can be done discreetly while others are playing too as to not slow down pace of play.
  19. Ah, and a symptom of this bending of shaft tip is the dreaded "ferrule creep"?
  20. I'm going to try to lower my bottom hand tomorrow. I eventually end up having that bottom hand creep up and completely cover my top hand thumb. Damn. If I didn't have a brain, I'd be a better player. Expected high of 50, but I got to hit balls at the range at least.
  21. I might watch, but if it is nice out, I'd rather go play golf myself. I would like to see the tours get started again, without fans is ok with me.
  22. My father's hands and wrists were riddled with arthritis and he would dread those not-so-perfect hits. So he played with cast irons, hybrids, graphite shafts, jumbo grips, they all helped ease that jolt.
  23. That's interesting about the batch of epoxy being harder to break down. I never thought of that. And I have suffered with the bent shaft tip issue, but I always thought it was from hitting balls off of hard range mats. I usually skipped using the shaft puller on steel shaft pulls out of convenience, but not anymore.
  24. So tell me how to hurt my left thumb again.... Good adaptation for you, overcoming injury and improving. Had a lesson in 2018, the teacher had me rotate my top hand clockwise, and moved my bottom hand way down the shaft where my top hand index finger and bottom hand pinky barely interlocked. Definitely improved the oompah of the strike. Unfortunately, my brain couldn't stick with it, and I fell back into my old grip.
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