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  1. I haven't read the entire thread, but one thing no one seems to mention is that allowing players to play through slows YOU down. Having said that, if there are holes open, you need to let faster players through. Mostly. Let me explain. I often play with a foursome of 2-4 HCs--good sticks. We have great matches, with the best ball usually being under par. We would tee off around 1pm when the course was somewhat empty, and we would invariably be caught by a succession of twosomes in carts running up our butts. We learned quickly that if we let every one of these folks through immediately, it would make our round 20-45 minutes longer (we are four walkers, usually playing in 3:40-3:50. It was quite a conundrum for us. Eventually we decided to let people through, but not immediately. We discussed it at length, and concluded that letting everyone play through right away wasn't fair to us, and letting no one play through wasn't right either. Tough call for sure.
  2. Update for me: I've been doing a lot of gym work with a very smart golf-specific trainer, and then gotten back to training with the blue stick only. The gym work has taken me to the next level. My baseline SS of late had been 95 +-2mph hitting balls with my driver. Now my baseline is 100+-2mph. During my speed workouts (a series of blue swings both ways, followed by more swings hitting balls with my driver), I have consistently gotten up to 105-108 hitting balls. I have gotten the blue stick up to 119 a whole bunch of times (but never reached 120 grrrrrrr). So I am pretty pumped about this progress. Once I get back home and can incorporate my green stick into the process, I feel confident I can get to 110 (or more?) hitting balls. FWIW, I'm 66.
  3. I LOVE this idea, and it addresses several of the things I am trying to improve in my swing. But it seems soooo hard to execute.
  4. Very interesting thread gents. Well done.
  5. After listening to Sasho M. discuss his findings on 'heads up" putting, I decided to try it out. It definitely improves your distance control on longer putts (interestingly, lag putting is one of my strengths and this made me better). It took me all of about 10 minutes to get comfortable with it.
  6. If you have a PGA Tour Superstore in your area, it is a great place to try different sizes from different manufacturers. Sometimes they will even have wide sizes you can try. That has helped me quite a bit.
  7. My experience was that it took some trial and error to figure out which shoes to buy. For me, I have somewhat wider feet, so I had to figure out which manufacturers made wider shoes (I'm talking about the general width of their shoes--ie the lasts they are based on--not wider sizes like E, EE etc.). For example, I never found a Nike shoe that fit. When I would find a Nike shoe that was wide enough, it was way too long. Footjoys have been the same way mostly. But the real game changer was when I figured out that I could switch insoles and fine tune the fit. Sometimes if a shoe is slightly snug, I switch to a thinner insole and the fit improves a great deal--especially in the width. Another thing that works for me is that I got rid of all my padded socks. They just took up extra room in my shoes and caused hot spots. Now I wear only thinner socks (Swiftwick is my favorite) and never have trouble with blisters. Ecco shoes fit me really well because they have the double insole that allows you to fine tune the fit. Their 46 size is too tight for me until I take out the top insole, then there is plenty of room. Hope this helps.
  8. If I can, I almost always look at the putt from both sides. It is hugely important to me to get a good look at the green near the hole, because that is where the putt is going the slowest. Sometimes though I don't have time and it is just a casual round, so I make my best guess and let 'er rip.
  9. Definitely in the running for the most pompous post of the year.
  10. I have a hazy recollection about a rule that does not allow someone from observing your putt (or shot) from directly behind or on the through line. Does this ring a bell for anyone?
  11. It's not just this root injury--that can happen to anyone. But he has been injured a lot. I don't know, he tries to cultivate this tough guy persona but then breaks down all the time.
  12. FWIW, there is a thread on this already if you want to take a look.
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