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  1. My day-to-day life is swell, but my days on the golf course would be better if people would stop fiddlin' around and just hit the ball!
  2. Agreed. But some folks I play with seem to be a bit head-cover challenged, and I just wondered if others had encountered the same. Glad they're moving this thread around the forums though so everyone gets to participate.
  3. Hilarious that you think you know me from some posts on Golfwrx. Sure, if everyone played golf the way I do, we'd all be much happier with the pace of play on the golf course, but I get along quite well with everyone I play with, and I guarantee you'd enjoy a round with me as well.
  4. I've gone from basically a double-bogey golfer to a bogey-golfer, and am usually satisfied if I don't duff more than a shot or two during a round. I've often thought that, if I got really good (like around scratch), I'd find the game more boring and frustrating. I'll probably never know though, so I could be wrong. Right now, if I hit a few GIRs and make a few pars and perhaps a birdie, and don't double (or worse) more than a hole or two, I'm quite pleased with myself.
  5. That was my next post, but perhaps you missed when I noted it in one of my comments on this one. Play with one guy who won't keep an extra ball in his pocket because he doesn't want to think about needing it. Trouble is, he needs it, and he's a slow player made even slower by having to saunter over to get another from his bag, so it gives groups behind us that much more time to catch up and get annoyed with our pace of play, which is the thing that most concerns me about these little things. I don't like to be the group that's holding other groups up because of this little piddly stuff, so slow players should eliminate as much of it as possible. If you're playing on an empty course, take all the time you want. The tee thing is forgivable because that's usually an accidental oversight - but you only get one chance to do that before I start trying to impale your leg with the tee I toss at you .
  6. One old guy I play with must be claustrophobic, because he will pee right next to the jiffy john. But I appreciate that he doesn't take the time to open and close the jiffy john door.
  7. Golf is a funny game when it comes to what people are comfortable doing. As for myself, I like to play quickly, and don't like any accessory that slows me down and provides no significant advantage in my opinion. I don't run through a course, but everything I do is pretty much minimal as far as surveying the shot, picking the club, and hitting the shot. But I need to try hard to understand that other people like to play at a much slower pace, and love their little accessories. I play with a guy who has a remote-controlled cart, and he runs that thing around the course like a Zembo shrine car (if you get the reference). The thing seems to be far more trouble than it's worth (he generally tips it or has some other trouble at least once per round), but he loves his little toy, and he's certainly not gonna put it into storage after paying that much for a cart. He also can't seem to be bothered to put an extra ball in his pocket, so whenever he takes a mulligan off the tee or has to drop a ball due to losing the original, he has to saunter back to his bag and find another ball, then proceed back to the spot he needs to hit from. Some of that stuff just makes me shake my head, but I gotta remember I'm out playing a game, and not everyone plays it the same way - and other people are just hoping to live through the day.
  8. Guy I golfed with today said that what he'd heard/read was that anyone under like 5'4" or over 6'2" would benefit most from custom-fit clubs. No idea what his source was, but it wouldn't surprise me if there are certain heights that off-the-rack clubs don't fit well.
  9. Walk almost exclusively, and started wearing waterproof trail shoes from Columbia at the beginning of the year. Have had no foot issues with them, and they really are waterproof. Way cheaper than golf shoes with similar attributes, at least they are if you have a Columbia outlet nearby.
  10. Just got back from playing a round, so apologies for not responding to every response. But I'll take them as a resounding 'No'. Was playing with one of the guys who has to keep his driver headcover on through the round, and when we were both walking, he would be a good 50-100 yards behind me from fiddling around with the cover - because as MtJeff noted, those things barely fit the modern drivers. But he rode the back 9 with the other lad I was playing with, so he wasn't as slow by then. I did have a bag fall off the back of a cart once when I was riding, and it did cause a ding to the driver, so perhaps covers on when riding are beneficial. I realize that for the most part, most aren't challenged much by using head covers. This post was inspired by an article in Golf magazine that listed iron head covers as one of the 9 unnecessary accessories that many golfers use, and I thought, based on some of my experience, that could extend to all head covers, and I just had to know what the golfwrx community thought . It's been entertaining.
  11. I play with a couple of guys who use head covers on various clubs. I don't see the need for them, but maybe someone can tell me why they are necessary. On every tee where they use driver, they remove the cover, toss it on the tee box, hit the ball, replace the cover (if they remember to pick it up), and repeat on the next tee. One guy has a putter cover, which he takes off on the green, tosses on the green, replaces on the green, then repeats the same on every green. Granted, this doesn't add a significant amount of time to the round, but I don't get the need for them at all, and consider any time they add to a round unnecessary. I used to have one on my driver just because I liked the looks of it, but found I'd rather just grab the club and not have to deal with it. Is there really any need for them? How much damage can you really do to a golf club just carrying it around?
  12. Generally take 1 per shot. Just helps keep me loose mostly. One guy I play with usually takes a couple (he's 90), and at least once every round or so, hits the ball accidentally with his practice swing (and we let him get away without counting it). Not sure how old you have to be before you learn to take them further from the ball.
  13. This would be people who throw right but swing left-handed or throw left but swing right-handed. I'm mostly right-handed but swing lefty. Always have swung lefty in baseball as well - no idea why. The golf swing is often described as a throwing motion (though I know there are many other methods), but this isn't quite natural for those who would be 'throwing' with their non-dominant arm. So I was wondering how many folks do more of a pull with the front (i.e. dominant) arm, and how many do drills to make the throwing motion feel more natural. I tend to pull more, but I'm thinking that is what is causing me to often pull my shots, as I might be pulling through too hard and getting too much right side involved (obviously could be totally wrong on that). So I've been trying to do drills that get my left arm more involved, like swinging just with my left arm or tossing balls with a side-armed motion left-handed. What do others in this boat do?
  14. I've seen other threads on here regarding lessons, and they seem to run the gambit from 'a waste of time' to 'significantly helped my game'.
  15. Appreciate the discussion and the various points being made. As for what I expected to see, I guess I just thought I'd see their irons struck better. For the most part, what I saw was pretty typical of the weekend golfer, with some well-struck shots and others not so much. Perhaps I have a misconception about what a fitting and custom fit clubs cost, but I'm thinking it's a fairly significant expense compared to buying clubs off-the-rack or used, and I know with the way my own swing comes and goes, I'd be reluctant to want to spend that money. Yes, I have a very small sample-size as my guide, but I wasn't much inspired by what I saw nonetheless. As for my own game, my biggest issue seems to be consistency with the driver, and I AM curious as to whether getting fitted for that would be of significant help.
  16. I play with one guy who's decent, but he played minor-league baseball, so that might have something to do with it. No idea if his clubs are custom fit. The rest of my crew aren't particularly good players, so that wouldn't bode well for the idea of getting custom fit.
  17. The guy I didn't know said he was fitted at one of the local public courses by the pro there. The other guy said he was fitted at his country club. From what he told me, he started by swinging his 7-iron, and then was fitted with what the fitter considered the best heads, shafts, and lie angle for his swing. 6i was the lowest club in his set, and he was now swinging a couple of hybrids or higher-lofted woods.
  18. The one guy I've played with a number of times, but haven't played with him for a while. I didn't notice any difference at all in his game. The other guy was a stranger who we joined up with because he was playing as a single, and he was out giving his clubs a run-through. He wasn't making particularly good contact, but stated he was told it could take up to a year for him to get used to the clubs. So what gives? Shouldn't a custom fit set be one that provides immediate improvement. If I was custom-fitted and wasn't hitting the clubs particularly well pretty quickly, I'd likely start changing things in my swing to try to hit them better, which would kind of negate the custom fitting since my swing would no longer match the one I was fitted for. So I'm left wondering, are custom-fit clubs worth the expense for the weekend hacker? Wondering what experiences any on here have had with them.
  19. Can't help you with the selection, but just wanted to note that I've bought used from globalgolf with good success. Prices seem reasonable, and return policy is excellent (and I've used it).
  20. Have a lot of practice with that shot, and a 4i played off the back foot seems to work well for me most of the time. I don't usually choke down on it.
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