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  1. > @Ldog said: > Not a fan of rules that no one (R&A and USGA) do not enforce. Langer and McCarron clearly in their putting stroke, with the long putter, violate the intent by brushing the fabric of the shirt or sweater as they make a putting stroke. This feeling the fabric on the knuckle of the thumb is a benefit to controlling the top hand, left hand, as they putt. Either completely ban long putters or remove the "unenforced" ban. I have always admired Langer and McCarron and this continued denial of a violation causes me to question every tourney win that they have. I am also
  2. I joined a semi-public course last August. Next day I ruptured my achilles tendon. After an autumn of re-hab, and a long winter I finally got out on my new course for 2 months before my back went out. Haven't played since Memorial Day. How am I doing so far?
  3. > @golfandfishing said: > Right before tournament week that bank washed out in a flood, his ball rolled against a seam in the sod that was used to restore the pristine appearance. Little known thingy, and if you watch his 2nd shot you can see the club catch on the seam and stutters his follow through. > > > @Lodestone said: > > I"ve long been a Freddie fan, but how does that ball not roll back into the water on 12? > > and after hitting the chip he turns around and fishes a ball out of the pond. Too cool for school, that move.
  4. I"ve long been a Freddie fan, but how does that ball not roll back into the water on 12?
  5. > @Roadking2003 said: > Here is one solution to slow play; > > Where is the course etiquette?
  6. > @MountainKing said: > If you're a hole behind you're out of position regardless of your "time" (unless you're a 4some following a 2some on an empty course or something on those lines). If there's groups pushing you and you aren't able to catch up in a timely fashion then you should let the faster group through. I know I'd rather let faster groups play through. I hate having them back there waiting while I'm lining up a putt.
  7. > @Newby said: > > @Lodestone said: > > In a large field, handicap event, the odds are good that one of those high handicappers is going to have his "round of the season". > > See #13 I'm not exactly sure what that post says. I think it disagrees with me. If so, I disagree with it.
  8. The higher the handicap, the greater the range between "my best day" and "my handicap". We all know 20 'cappers who once or twice a year shoot in the low 80s. That's as high has a 10 shot swing. We seldom, if ever, see a 5 handicap shoot a 67. In a large field, handicap event, the odds are good that one of those high handicappers is going to have his "round of the season".
  9. > @caniac6 said: > I thought rangers just rode around, and looked for balls. No, that's the group in front of you....
  10. > @ArtMBgolf said: > If you are losing ground to the group ahead, not likely to catch up, the group behind is fast and/or a 2/3some, > then let them through. It's more fun when a group isn't pushing you. If the group going through is fast, then > can pressure the group in front of you, instead of you. absolutely agree .. I would much rather wait a little bit than be pushed. Also finding players who are like-minded regarding pace is as important, if not more so, as finding players whose personalities are enjoyable.
  11. If a group of four is playing within the time par, and a hole is open in front of them, is there any reason NOT to let a group that is waiting play through. I was admonished by a ranger for doing this. His reasons didn't make a lot of sense to me: It makes it impossible for the rangers to keep track of who is where, on the course, and by letting players through we slow ourselves down and no longer keep pace with time-par....The second one I kind of get. We let a group through, and they struggled on that hole and took their merry time once we let them through, and then the next group behind
  12. the first ace I ever witnessed (not mine) was a cold topped iron down a hill through a carpet of fallen leaves. We couldn't see the ball until it got to the green, but we could follow its progress by the movement of the leaves. Eventually got to the green where we could see it roll from front to back and disappear into the cup. One!
  13. When i joined a club in 1978 (I was 25 years old and just starting to get a bit serious about golf) I kept track of each hole as I birdied it for the first time. The last one to fall was hole #8, a short, downhill, tightly treed par 4 with a tricky green. One day I shoved my drive into the right trees but had an "opening"...which I missed so badly the ball found its way to the the next opening to the left, which directed the ball well left of the green, into some tall trees. Several ricochets later my ball found its way 3 inches from the cup. Birdie!!
  14. part of me roots for the guys I've come to know and appreciate as a fan. I'd be a big fan of Rickie winning one....or DJ winning another...but there is also a part of me that roots for the player for whom it will be a life changing event. A guy like Willett....I mean, will Tiger's life be any different if he wins another major? But when Lee Trevino won his first, that was a life changer. I like that stuff.
  15. > @OldTomMorris said: > I hate these threads but interesting that most target a player they probably don't like but won fair and square by outscoring the field on the given week. > > No disrespect to man himself but unless someone can think of a better example it has to be Bob Goalby. I had forgotten that one, but yeah...."what a stupid I am"...Roberto D.
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