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Old 01-05-2016, 09:59 AM   #221
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Anyway, it's nice to "feel" what it's like to keep it inside while out on the course, and to get the visual feedback of a beautiful baby draw into the target.
I find it difficult to hit the green with a draw. I try and hit a high fade on approach shots.


Of course....our season is done so I'm working on my carving skillz on the hill
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:18 AM   #222
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So one of the "benefits" of my lessons is that I have a one way miss now-to the left if I do. (I'm a righty.)

I like that. But, I'm having to "relearn" how to fade the ball. It seems to be a delicate process now so that I don't over cook it.

It's a never ending process eh?



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I prefer to play with a fade. As Lee Trevino once said "you can talk to a fade but a hook won't listen".
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Fades have never been easy to hit for me. I'm a natural drawer of the ball. At this stage and losing distance as I age, I'm happy that I hit a draw. Actually with my short irons I hit the ball pretty straight. It's 7 irons on up that I have a slight draw.
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Fades have never been easy to hit for me. I'm a natural drawer of the ball. At this stage and losing distance as I age, I'm happy that I hit a draw. Actually with my short irons I hit the ball pretty straight. It's 7 irons on up that I have a slight draw.
Do you mean 7 iron and lower (D to 6)?

Same here. My natural swing is a slight push with a draw back to the target if my tempo is good. If my setup is too closed or I rush my swing it can easily turn into a hook.

My 7 to lob wedge are usually straight.
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I like that. But, I'm having to "relearn" how to fade the ball. It seems to be a delicate process now so that I don't over cook it.
When I was taking indoor video lessons at Jim's golf in Houston many years ago, one of the drills we did was to hit 3 draws, 3 fades and 3 straight with a 6 iron. Good drill.

I think Jim is in KC now.


I don't think you will see many pros miss an approach shot left, for a reason. I'm a lefty and I hate missing it right.
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I'd be happy with hitting 9 straight.
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I'd be happy with hitting 9 straight.
that's the most difficult shot in golf isn't it? when I get behind trees I find it useful to hit that punch hook around them. Hitting a fade around a tree is much more difficult for me.
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When I was taking indoor video lessons at Jim's golf in Houston many years ago, one of the drills we did was to hit 3 draws, 3 fades and 3 straight with a 6 iron. Good drill.
Sounds like a great drill. I'll have to try that next time I'm on the range.
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Just got done with my 3rd year as Walking Scorer for Shotlink at the Hyundai TOC. While Spieths golf is amazing, the anecdotal stories about how high quality of a person he is are almost more amazing.
I enjoy walking with the pros, but on Saturday I was on "Administration" duty, having to sit in a tent and check in/out the equipment. Too much like a job. Yuck.
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Just got done with my 3rd year as Walking Scorer for Shotlink at the Hyundai TOC. While Spieths golf is amazing, the anecdotal stories about how high quality of a person he is are almost more amazing.
I enjoy walking with the pros, but on Saturday I was on "Administration" duty, having to sit in a tent and check in/out the equipment. Too much like a job. Yuck.
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Just got done with my 3rd year as Walking Scorer for Shotlink at the Hyundai TOC. While Spieths golf is amazing, the anecdotal stories about how high quality of a person he is are almost more amazing.
I enjoy walking with the pros, but on Saturday I was on "Administration" duty, having to sit in a tent and check in/out the equipment. Too much like a job. Yuck.

Good for you! What a great tournament to work.

I volunteered for the WGC @ Harding Park in San Francisco in March 2015. I ran Shotlink lasers. It was a blast!

I think walking scorer is the only job that's better. Hope I get a chance to do that in the future.


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Two-by-Two

Well, the rain stopped and the waters parted---and the golfers returned to the courses two-by-two.

After cancelling weekly golf on Tuesday, because I'm not very good at water polo, I was able to get in a good practice session yesterday @ Peacock Gap in San Rafael, CA. After a while, the sun actually came out & it got...well, warm.

I see that the forecast for this coming week has us getting back into the 60s with a generous amount of sun. Looking forward to that.
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Discounted Greens Fees

I'm booking an upcoming vacation trip & started to investigate golf courses in that area. I'm curious what discounted greens fees websites/services you all have used, and which ones you'd recommend.

In the past, I've used "GolfNow" and "HawaiiTeeTimes.com" and I'd recommend them both.
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Just had our Member Guest. It was a match play format, six teams per flight, playing 27 holes Saturday and 18 Sunday so you have 9 hole match against all teams in your flight. The six flight winners then went out and played a 3 hole, total score " playoff", no handicap, but different tees based on your handicap.

I closed with six birdies in the last 11 holes as we won our flight, making a ridiculous amount of 20-30 footers, but came up a shot short in the playoff. Our team was 2 over. I thought 3 over would win, but another team was two over, and the winners were one shot better.
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I closed with six birdies in the last 11 holes
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Played nine holes Saturday and eighteen Sunday. The weather in Boise was darn nice Saturday, but pretty chilly yesterday. Regardless it was the earliest that I have played in a calendar year. For some unknown reason my golf game had not improved since my last round December 8th.
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Played nine holes Saturday and eighteen Sunday. The weather in Boise was darn nice Saturday, but pretty chilly yesterday. Regardless it was the earliest that I have played in a calendar year. For some unknown reason my golf game had not improved since my last round December 8th.
how wet was it out there? were the greens frozen?
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The greens were fuzzy and slow, but not frozen. It did not feel all that wet on the course itself. It was just down right soggy the last rounds of 2015.
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The greens were fuzzy and slow, but not frozen. It did not feel all that wet on the course itself. It was just down right soggy the last rounds of 2015.
guess I need to get my cart out of storage....
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