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  1. You’re on the right track. I gap my woods about 15 yards and my irons 10-13 yards
  2. Oh. Ok. Ya I agree the “get in the water” while the ball is still in the air and the “ha ha you missed” type comments are annoying and I don’t like them, but the cheering for a missed putt, shot in the water, or a mistake by the visiting team, is ok by me in this event. Note: The former comments would not get me terribly upset to the point of confronting the stranger that yelled it, but I would say something if they did it during the swing or crossed the family member line.
  3. Ok, so before you start with the “we both know it” talk, no. That’s not what I thought this discussion was about. Im sure no one in this forum would condone yelling in the middle of someone’s swing, and I’m not sure that happened as much as you think it happened. One thing that occurs on a broadcast as the video is delayed due to the shot tracer program. If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of the strike, followed by the cheers and yelling, before the video shows it. Maybe that’s why many people here think that people are yelling during the swing, when they actually are not.
  4. You cheer when the opposing team strikes out. You cheer when the opposing team misses a free-throw. And you cheer when a field goal was missed. For this event, it’s the same thing. For any other tournament I completely agree it’s uncalled for, but this event is team golf. Sure there’s always gonna be a drunk idiot that yells too much, but I’m ok with cheering a missed putt in this event because you’re cheering for your team winning the hole.
  5. This is the only time during the golf year where it’s one team vs another. Why is it bad when you root for your team to win? You do know that in order for your team to win, the other team has to do bad, right?
  6. i like this… I over analyze as well and I’m just not sure there’s any way to shut that off.
  7. I’ve tried the 3 hole rounds thing, and it didn’t work for me. I end up messing up a 3 hole stretch. The last couple rounds I would say the tee shots have done me in. I’m normally great off the tee and a very accurate driver, but towards the end of the round I put a drive into a bad spot and make a double, then it spirals into another double. The spiraling part is mental, but it’s easy to say I have a mental issue, and hard to fix it under the gun.
  8. So, like many of the overthinking golfers here, I’ve been struggling with finishing my rounds recently. I am a +2 handicap, so it’s not like I haven’t been able to finish before, but recently it’s become a problem. As I look back on my year, I had 5 tournaments where I had at least a share of the lead on the back 9 of the final day and I managed to win none of them. Even in my casual rounds I’ve been struggling. I have shot under par on the front 9 my last 5 rounds, and haven’t been able to stay under par. Trying to diagnose my issue has been just as difficult. Is it a mental issue? Is my swing deteriorating? Is my poor putting finally catching up to me? Am I eating/drinking enough? Fitness? Or a combination of all these?!? What should be my next steps in solving this problem? One tip I received was, “just trick yourself into believing that you’re the best golfer alive.” And while that may sound good in theory, I struggle to implement that. I can’t even tell you how tired I am of hearing, “You’re an amazing golfer Dave, you’ll get ‘em next time.” So how can us golfers (of any skill range) finish our rounds strong? What are some tips that you’ve heard that may have helped, or hurt? What can we do at the end of the season or off-season to improve that last 4 or 5 hole stretch?
  9. Member guest season has officially ended for me. Since I can’t play in state tournaments this year, they are really my only competition and most of them are a big deal in my area. The first one was match play and I played with my uncle who did not have the best weekend. We won our first match (I probably shot -4) and then, after a great comeback, lost the second on the last hole (I shot maybe -1 or -2). The next tournament was stroke play with a struggling friend who did not help outside of day 1. We had a lot of rain this weekend and the second day was cut to 9 holes, but we started the last round with a 1 shot lead and going into the back 9 we were tied until a bogey,bogey,double stretch. Ouch. The last one was stroke play and my partner participated until the final day. We started the final day 3 back and after 11 holes we were 5 down. With 7 holes left I knocked in an eagle from about 70 yards and made 3 birdies including the last hole to push the tournament to a playoff. Around the 17th hole people started to watch and I would estimate about 150-200 people were following us. Most nervous I’ve ever been. We tied the first 2 playoff holes including the second one in complete darkness, the green only illuminated by everyone’s cell phones and a couple maintenance carts. We came back the next day only to lose to a 20 foot birdie putt. Over all 3 days I shot -7 on my own ball. Overall bummed I couldn’t grab a win in any of those tournaments, but we had a chance in all 3, including 2 of them in the final groups down the stretch. My game is trending in the right direction
  10. I will ONLY do this with friends during non serious matches, but I wait until they are mid stroke to give the putt. It’s in no way an attempt to mess them up or get in their head, it’s just funny to do with better players who are close friends.
  11. We are talking about a completely different thing, or you just aren’t getting it. Either way, I’m tapping out.
  12. That’s not really how it works… it’s not like you’re chipping from 10 yards away. The angles aren’t that large
  13. Nah you’re not getting it man. If you are consistently hitting 100 yard wedges 20 feet offline, you are not going to be hitting that tour average because you aren’t gonna be hitting the perfect distance every time.
  14. As for aim, I remember a good stretch of wedge play a couple years ago where I felt like I could physically not miss left.
  15. Currently haven’t played much individual tournament golf due to a job change, but I’ve played some high level member guest events where my partners do not help and have shot under par in all except 1 final round (I don’t wanna talk about it). Can’t say my wedges are the best part of my current game. I would actually say that 100-130 is currently my weak point. During my college days, I had a stretch where I was VERY strong in that range, but I can’t say my results in those tournaments were significantly better (they certainly weren’t bad, though).
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