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Old 08-19-2018, 03:12 PM   #1561
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I'd bet 99% of people would say it's grip length. That's interesting about hooking the putter in the hole to measure. But by the time you do that, you could've hit the putt. Courses should paint a one or two foot circle around the hole for people who want gimmes, that would speed things up.
Not sure about the 99%. Ive never heard of using the length of the grip. Always the putter head to the start of the grip. Maybe theres some regional variation, but no one I know here in Michigan, does it any other way.
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:29 PM   #1562
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I have no problem with anyone taking all the gimme putts they want, it speeds up play plus it lowers their handicap so they have no chance come tournament time or when we play a money match using handicaps.
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Gimme, shmimmee. Putt it.

But our games seem to involve walking slowly to your 2-3 footer, looking up at your opponent like a dog asking for a treat, waiting and hoping someone says, " pick it up, that's good".
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Another comp completed....just fine through 10 holes.....another complete collapse after that. I hate golf!!! It sucks...... I love it.
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The other day I thought I had figured it out. I was wrong.
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Another comp completed....just fine through 10 holes.....another complete collapse after that. I hate golf!!! It sucks...... I love it.
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The other day I thought I had figured it out. I was wrong.
I usually play Tuesdays & Fridays. Last Friday, I made some good shots, especially off the tee but, scored badly.

This Tuesday, I played so terribly that I apologized to my playing partners & quit at the turn.

This Friday (yesterday), I went on a hike @ Tomales Bay; not a single slice or 3-putt. Id say it was a good walk NOT spoiled!
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Last Monday shot a 45 on the front, started drinking beer on No.10 and continued through 18 and shot a 36, seven pars, a bogey and a birdie. Next time out I'm drinking all 18.
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^^^^ benefits of swing juice.

Played on Thurs/Fri week before last.... 85 on Thursday and 96 on Friday... same golfer one day different (different courses but not that different... similiar ratings)... I don't get it... it is just the way it is.
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Even the pros will shoot a 66 one day then a 74 the next day, so 85 to 96 or a 45-36 round are not unusual.
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My latest card has 17/20 scores of 78-82. But there has been nothing consistent about my game but the score. Five 3-putts one round, 28 total putts the next, same score. What a game!
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Just had a round +3 thru 8, then an abysmal +15 on 9 thru 17 (par on 18). I still don’t get it. One day to the next is more understandable?

I’m too inconsistent to play badly all the time.
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I usually play Tuesdays & Fridays. Last Friday, I made some good shots, especially off the tee but, scored badly.

This Tuesday, I played so terribly that I apologized to my playing partners & quit at the turn.

This Friday (yesterday), I went on a hike @ Tomales Bay; not a single slice or 3-putt. Id say it was a good walk NOT spoiled!
Last week when on a trip out west I played a course about 20 miles south of Santa Fe.....a Robert Trent Jones course. I was striking the ball on the practice tee about as well as I could hit it. After 7 holes I was -1 and should have been -2 as I missed a straight in 3 footer for birdie. Then I went double double triple bogey. All of a sudden I was hanging back on my right side hitting fat iron shots and everything just went to hell. Managed to scrape out an 83 but a very promising round turned out to be not so promising. The golf gods will give you a little bit to keep you coming back but won't let you get too cocky.

Like you I can find other things to do that are fun that avoids those double and triple bogeys. When at my condo I ride my bike everyday. Very relaxing, enjoyable with good exercise. I never come home pissed off. But life wouldn't be fun w/o a little aggravation.
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Should Phil be on the Ryder Cup team?

I understand Tiger. He actually has played well enough. And I think Team USA or Furyk would be financially liable to the network if Tiger wasn't there.

But do we really need Phil when Finau and Schaffle(sp) seem better picks to me.
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I like Phil but agree with you that he hasn't been playing well enough.... OTOH, his depth of experience in Ryder and President's Cups is an intangible in his favor... especially if he is paired with a rookie.
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Phil seems to be well liked by the younger players but I would have rather they picked one of the younger players. Phil's Ryder Cup record is not good, he has been on mostly losing teams. Most of the value he brings could have been accomplished if he was an assistant captain. Time to give the young guns a chance, most of them seem to be fearless and up for the challenge.
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Phil seems to be well liked by the younger players but I would have rather they picked one of the younger players. Phil's Ryder Cup record is not good, he has been on mostly losing teams. Most of the value he brings could have been accomplished if he was an assistant captain. Time to give the young guns a chance, most of them seem to be fearless and up for the challenge.
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What Ive read said Furyk was going for experience in his picks since the first 8 were so young and with little Ryder Cup experience.
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Since so many of us here think that he'll be more valuable to the team as an assistant captian rather than a player, perhaps he will read this, decline the playing spot and become an assistant captian.
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I usually play Tuesdays & Fridays. Last Friday, I made some good shots, especially off the tee but, scored badly.

This Tuesday, I played so terribly that I apologized to my playing partners & quit at the turn.

This Friday (yesterday), I went on a hike @ Tomales Bay; not a single slice or 3-putt. Id say it was a good walk NOT spoiled!
Im back in the saddle again
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Whoopi-ty-aye-oh!

Finally had a decent round this week; Net 67 on a par 71 course. Not spectacular but, I felt in control of my game for a change.
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Interesting par on the 6th hole, a par 5, today. Pulled drive on to 4th fairway. Was blocked out from playing down the 6th fairway by trees so I played my second shot down the 4th fairway. Blocked out by trees again so I hit my third shot over onto the 7th fairway. Hit my 4th shot on the green but it ran just on to the fringe behind the pin.... about 15-20 feet from the hole. Then made the putt from 6" on the fringe.

So I par the hole, but was never on my own fairway and never on the green! Funny game!
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Interesting par on the 6th hole, a par 5, today. Pulled drive on to 4th fairway. Was blocked out from playing down the 6th fairway by trees so I played my second shot down the 4th fairway. Blocked out by trees again so I hit my third shot over onto the 7th fairway. Hit my 4th shot on the green but it ran just on to the fringe behind the pin.... about 15-20 feet from the hole. Then made the putt from 6" on the fringe.

So I par the hole, but was never on my own fairway and never on the green! Funny game!
Congrats!

Golf rewards ingenuity.

We have a few pairs of holes (1/18, 4/5, 11/12, 14/18) where thats possible. But, playing three holes to score par is...memorable.
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