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  1. This is happening in disc golf as well, guys shoot -18 in tournaments once in a while, consistently shoot -10 to -15 per round, sometimes even in big tournaments, it becomes a bit of a joke. Look at the top scores from this 3-round event (https://www.udisclive.com/live/waco2019) : -43, -40, -35 Even disc golf pros talk about how it's too easy to putt on their tour and ideas have been floated around on how to toughen courses, make putting more difficult etc. Like ball golf, it's contentious with lots of people against the idea. Same thing in the NBA with 3-pointers etc. Not
  2. I’m a speed walker/player and when I’m first out alone on the day (I used to be a member where I did this regularly), I was 10 minutes faster a round in a cart. That was 6400 yards, I imagine that time differences increases with more yardage and decreases with less. Courses with elevation or spread apart tees would really add to that number.
  3. Mid-late 30's here just getting back into the game as well. Same situation, good swing, capable of a decent touch around the greens and reasonable putting. Been out of things for a couple of years and just got back on a kick where I shot an 83 (edit: my previous low when I was playing was 86) on a 130 slope course. Had four or five good rounds and then this weekend went out and fatted and skulled my way around the course like I'd never seen a golf club in my life. These things happen, takes some time and patience and making golf a time and effort priority in your life
  4. Thanks for the detailed inputs, I've ordered the book and you've got some great points in there!
  5. Hi All, Won't bore with the backstory other than to say I'm planning on taking the pursuit of scratch seriously after not making time for golf for a few years. (The wife plays disc golf so I've been into that, but it just isn't the same.) I was high 80's / low 90's player who just put up my lowest score this past weekend (an 83 on a 122 slope /6600 yard course). I like developing long term training plans and goals and am looking for examples of people who were mid-to-high handicap golfers that set out a plan, stuck to it, and got down to scratch or near scratch golf.
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    Mavrik Love

    Switched from X Hot Irons to the Mavrik Irons (the regular Maverik, not the max or pro) and it's been a solid, noticeable difference in my game. I'm getting an extra 10-15 yards per club and they are sticking to greens like glue. I blasted a 7 iron 175 in the air and the thing stuck on the green like I've never done in my life with my X-hots. Absolutely love these irons. I'm a bogey golfer for reference.
  7. I don't pick my ball up off the green to clean it or place it better for putting, ever. Even if it has mud. Sheer impatience. I do it in the fairway though, even when I don't need to and I'm clearly not allowed to. Not to gain an advantage, just because I sometimes want to. Golf related klepto or something. I don't bother reading the greens sometimes, because it's annoying when I'm not putting well and I think it's 50/50 if I pick a side of the hole to putt to because I can't control my speed that well anyway so whatever. I congratulate people on birdie putts when I really wish they had
  8. DJ 3-putted for the U.S. Open, today he's back in the lead. New day, new game. You got it.
  9. 91. Seven pars and a birdie is extremely good for my game (18 handicap), could have been one of the best rounds of my life, but four triple-bogeys killed me.
  10. Ho-hum round today, but I finally executed a joke that I've been waiting to pull off properly for years. It was better than an ace (maybe). Full credit to Lee Trevino for the joke. Southern Alberta, lightning hail storm rolls through the course. Couple of guys in carts are parked under one of the shelters on the 12th hole, I'm trucking through the hail and potential lightning on foot, no rain gear. I get up to the tee and ask if I can play through, when it's clear they have no intention of getting near a tee box for a while. Them: "There's lightning around here, are you sure you want t
  11. [quote name='bwrichmond' timestamp='1431005922' post='11516055'] [quote name='Replant' timestamp='1430974172' post='11514977'] [quote name='2ball' timestamp='1430944442' post='11511989'] I saw this 20 something asian guy set up and start hitting balls with his driver. Real smooth. Real consistent. Pop. Pop. Not much power but going about 225. Older gent next stall over proceeds to give him a few tips on rotation to generate more power. Asian guy kind of thanks him, I heard a "ah, ya" "thank you" or something. Older gent leaves. Asian guy puts driver away. Pulls out another driver, stands on
  12. [quote name='SurfDuffer' timestamp='1431111642' post='11524537'] This thread reveals a bunch of people's insecurities. Funny how golf or even posting on a golf message board does that. Those who really are secure with their manhood and secure in their playing ability really don't care. [/quote] Someone who jumps to correlate tee box choices with "manhood" I would guess isn't as secure in his as he'd like the Internet to believe.
  13. How about the Viswani/Ivey match, where Viswani argues Phil Ivey sandbagged him on a $20k/hole match + presses. This article is from Viswani's perspective, doesn't give finally tally but I believe it was about half a million. http://www.thehendonmob.com/ram_vaswani/putting_the_record_straight
  14. [quote name='2ball' timestamp='1430944442' post='11511989'] I saw this 20 something asian guy set up and start hitting balls with his driver. Real smooth. Real consistent. Pop. Pop. Not much power but going about 225. Older gent next stall over proceeds to give him a few tips on rotation to generate more power. Asian guy kind of thanks him, I heard a "ah, ya" "thank you" or something. Older gent leaves. Asian guy puts driver away. Pulls out another driver, stands on the other side of the ball and starts busting them 280. Guy was warming up left-handed. [/quote] I'm curious why you mentione
  15. My putting is terrible, I average about 2.4 putts per hole, but for some reason I sink a disproportionate amount of the longer putts. This year in 10 rounds I've sunk three 25+ putts, including a 45 footer. I don't know, maybe that's not a lot of long putts, but it feels like a lot to me. Strange thing is, a lot of times I feel like 6 footers going in are luck, but I feel like I can see the line on long putts better. Probably just pure luck though.
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