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Monte has also been on Hal's Sutton's channel/podcast. I'd love to have a lesson from him. Like the Athletic Motion guys, he's not an idealogue, just interested in what works. I need to take a few lessons, but it can be so hit or miss finding the right instructor.

I walked 18 holes last week (where nobody walks, especially on a scorching hot afternoon) and enjoyed it, despite the heat and humidity. A twosome in front of me let me play through (they were having trouble advancing the ball) and one of the young men spoke up "excuse me, if you don't mind, can you tell me why are you walking?"

Maybe I'll take a cart next time. Or not. I like to keep my options open.

LOL. I prefer to walk as well. Had no trouble keeping up with the three in the carts.

I have an umbrella for my push cart for shade on hot/sunny days. Here in SoCal it rarely rains, so it's certainly not to keep me dry lol.

Thankfully we usually don't have humidity. Although last Friday the humidity was brutal. It was on and off mist / spattering light rain during most of the round, and during the dry bits it was very annoyingly humid, even though it was barely over 60 degrees.
 

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If you ever wanted the most detailed, technically oriented answer on how to correct low point control, and you have 4 minutes, start the tape at 25:15 and watch until 29:15. I may just put this on a continuous loop.

 

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Played yesterday after work at PineCrest in Lansdale Pa. Nice course. I’m a 13 handicap. Shot 44 on the front. All the planets aligned and shot par on every hole on the back except 18, double bogey. We flew through the front 9 1 hr 10 mins. Caught up with a foursome of 80+ old timers playing from the ladies tees. Took us 3 hours to play the back. It was brutal. But it made me think about my shot and where I wanted to put it. So maybe I should have thanked them for slowing me down. Although on the par 3 15th, one guy hit 3 in the water, 2 of them hit 2 in the water, and the last guy made it over but found the sand trap. So 11 tee shots on 1 hole while we were sitting there watching. The guy in the trap then proceeded to hit his shot over the green and, you guessed it, right in the water. 😂
 

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Believe it or not, there was a group in front of them playing just as slow. That’s why we never said anything to them. No marshal to be seen on the course either!

Yikes! Guessing it might have been another foursome of their 80+ buddies?

I played Sunday and we found ourselves (4 players all walking) coming up on tee boxes while the elderly gentlemen (in carts) were still teeing off. They even said twice "you guys walk too fast!"

Likewise there was nowhere to go playing through, so no point in even suggesting it.

Then we got off 18 and I hadn't looked at the time, and realized we made it around in 3:30. It's a short course (3670 yds, par 60) but 3:30 is really fast for a Sunday morning round. So I guess they were doing ok on pace lol.

I managed my second-best outing at that course, shooting 72--which is REALLY good for me as I'm a 21 index. 8 pars, 8 bogeys, and only 2 doubles.
 

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Stopped by the Mass State Amateur final match. It's being played just a couple of towns over. A sophomore in high school is going against a sophomore from Georgetown. Nice battle of birdies going on between in the first match.

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I broke 90! Crushed it, in fact!

Previously I've had rounds where I've scored better than +18 relative to par, but they've always been on my par-60, 3670 yard exec course. I've never done it on a full-length course of any difficulty. In fact, the only time I've scored 90 even was at this same course (pictured below) on a day when they were redoing their tees and the course was playing maybe 500 yards shorter than typical.

But yesterday I was just on fire!

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I broke 90! Crushed it, in fact!

Previously I've had rounds where I've scored better than +18 relative to par, but they've always been on my par-60, 3670 yard exec course. I've never done it on a full-length course of any difficulty. In fact, the only time I've scored 90 even was at this same course (pictured below) on a day when they were redoing their tees and the course was playing maybe 500 yards shorter than typical.

But yesterday I was just on fire!

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Nice stabilization on the back nine. Usually breaking 10x's is a mental hurdle. A little leaking of oil on the front but came back big time on the back. Now for 80 :)

I'm not sure I'm going to be scaring 80 any time soon--except on my par-60 exec course lol. But then I can look at my round and I easily 5 strokes that I simply gave away. So maybe there's hope!

Gotta love finishing the day with 5 straight pars. Good job!

Thanks! Yeah, it's a huge confidence boost to know I can string them together too.

My previous round last week at the par-60 I also did something I've never done--shot even par the entire front 9. 7 pars, one birdie, one bogey. 'Course then I went +14 on the back 9 lol.
 
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He ended up with his best score there ever, 38 (par 29, so +9, bogey golf). If he didn't literally have 4(?!) three-putt bogeys, it could have been epic 😂
Few people practice putting. But in a 72-par round of golf, putting is literally half (36) of the shots. In that round, only about 14 of them are drives.
 
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Recorded 1 month before he collapsed and died from a massive heart attack in Spain, right after golfing. His last words: That was a great game of golf, fellas. Let's go have a Coca-cola". Bing died right on the course, by the pro shop, and they have a plaque there now.

Get out and golf, winter is coming.

 

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Few people practice putting. But in a 72-par round of golf, putting is literally half (36) of the shots. In that round, only about 14 of them are drives.

He's about to go into his freshman year of HS and wants to make the golf team, and so he's been practicing putting... But I think rounds like this might give him a little more motivation lol.

The rate at which he's improving is nuts. But it's going to get tougher the next two months or so between now and tryouts. He's playing 18 tomorrow and then starts school on Tuesday, so after that his ability to get on course will drop quite a bit.
 
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He's about to go into his freshman year of HS and wants to make the golf team, and so he's been practicing putting... But I think rounds like this might give him a little more motivation lol.

The rate at which he's improving is nuts. But it's going to get tougher the next two months or so between now and tryouts. He's playing 18 tomorrow and then starts school on Tuesday, so after that his ability to get on course will drop quite a bit.

It's great he's playing. I have two boys who are terrific golfers (much better than I).

The best thing you can do is get him in camps where he can compete with peers. As a dad, you want to be his mentor in all things, and you can do that on occasion, but he will be better motivated and pressured by those of his own age. FL has lots of clubs with youth camps, I'll bet they are common in your area too.

My boys both worked the local courses when they turned 15. That gave them free rounds, though they couldn't take a cart until they were 16. My oldest also worked the driving range. I admit I used to go there when he was out in the caged ball collector cart and try to nail it :rock:
 

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It's great he's playing. I have two boys who are terrific golfers (much better than I).

The best thing you can do is get him in camps where he can compete with peers. As a dad, you want to be his mentor in all things, and you can do that on occasion, but he will be better motivated and pressured by those of his own age. FL has lots of clubs with youth camps, I'll bet they are common in your area too.

My boys both worked the local courses when they turned 15. That gave them free rounds, though they couldn't take a cart until they were 16. My oldest also worked the driving range. I admit I used to go there when he was out in the caged ball collector cart and try to nail it :rock:

Yeah, I started my working life as a caddie at 13, then when I was able to legally work non-caddie work I was the starter at an exec course. Getting free golf was fun. Especially when (as a caddie) it was at one of the most exclusive private golf clubs in the Chicago suburbs. Very few people can say they've played it lol.

I don't pressure him. When he started expressing interest in the golf team I flat out told him that it's going to be a lot of work, and asked him whether he just wanted to do it because I try to play a lot of golf. Because if all he cared about was getting out on the course with his dad, he can do that without trying to make the team lol.

I'm hoping he makes the team, in which case it will get him put right into the social circle of fellow youth golfers. Until then, sending him out onto the course as a single with random people is a good way for him to get his feet wet when I can't join him lol.
 

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Dropped my son off to play 9... He sent me this:

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Hey, for me, NO PROBLEM.

It's taken me over 50 years to get as bad at putting as I am today. The real art is 3 putting from less than 3'. It's exponentially more difficult, therefore 9 times harder!
 

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Hey, for me, NO PROBLEM.

It's taken me over 50 years to get as bad at putting as I am today. The real art is 3 putting from less than 3'. It's exponentially more difficult, therefore 9 times harder!
If I know someone putts that poorly, the only gimmes they get are when they have already lost the hole. :cool:

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If I know someone putts that poorly, the only gimmes they get are when they have already lost the hole. :cool:

Brew on :mug:
I remember playing once on a course that literally had sand greens. Don't remember where or when, but a looong time ago. Might have been a course reconstructing their greens, or just some drought-stricken links that couldn't maintain the course.

Anyway, at the player's option you could either 'putt' or 'punt.' "Punt" meant call it two putts and walk on, and "putt" meant, "Are ya' feelin' lucky, Punk?"

Needless to say, I never 3 putted on that entire round.
 

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I remember playing once on a course that literally had sand greens. Don't remember where or when, but a looong time ago. Might have been a course reconstructing their greens, or just some drought-stricken links that couldn't maintain the course.

Anyway, at the player's option you could either 'putt' or 'punt.' "Punt" meant call it two putts and walk on, and "putt" meant, "Are ya' feelin' lucky, Punk?"

Needless to say, I never 3 putted on that entire round.
First course I ever "played" on, in Aberdeen, SD, had sand "greens." I was only 6 yrs old, and played with my mom. Had no clue what I was doing - I thought it was a race to get to the hole first, not fewest shots to get there. I remember there was a squeegee at each green that you used to smooth out the line to the hole. Have never seen sand greens since.

Brew on :mug:
 

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First course I ever "played" on, in Aberdeen, SD, had sand "greens." I was only 6 yrs old, and played with my mom. Had no clue what I was doing - I thought it was a race to get to the hole first, not fewest shots to get there. I remember there was a squeegee at each green that you used to smooth out the line to the hole. Have never seen sand greens since.

Brew on :mug:
Oh, so THAT'S what that rake thingy was for. I just thought maybe the grounds keeper just kept losing track of his tools.
 

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The first three are superstitious fakes, devoid of any basis in science. The fourth, however is proven, observationally, to be highly reliable, thousands of times a day by even lowly skilled users.
Especially by lowly skilled users. Ask me how I know.

Brew on :mug:
 

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I've lost them up high in a palm tree. Dammit that just isn't fair, didn't even drop.
Palm tree? No, but I've lost them in the sun. So I just figured it would have landed on the green, 2 feet from the cup, right where I was aiming. Since it was within the iron, I think I deserved a birdie.
 
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It's September, almost end of the casual golf season for me. Not because it's gonna get cold down here, but because it gets cold up there, and all the birds fly south and clog the courses. Gah!

Good time for one of these:

A husband and wife are on the 9th green when suddenly she collapses from a heart attack!

"Help me dear," she groans to her husband.

The husband calls 911 on his mobile, talks for a few minutes, picks up his putter, and lines up his putt.

His wife raises her head off the green and stares at him.

"I'm dying here and you're putting?"



"Don't worry dear," says the husband calmly, "they found a doctor on the second hole and he's coming to help you.

"Well, how long will it take for him to get here?" she asks feebly.

"No time at all," says her husband. "Everybody's already agreed to

let him play through."

__ ______ ________________



A gushy reporter told Phil Mickelson, "You are spectacular; your name is synonymous with the game of golf. You really know your way around the course. What's your secret?"

Mickelson replied, "The holes are numbered."

___________________________



A young man and a priest are playing together. At a short par-3 the

priest asks, "What are you going to use on this hole, my son?"

The young man says, "An 8-iron, father. How about you?"

The priest says, "I'm going to hit a soft seven and pray."

The young man hits his 8-iron and puts the ball on the green.

The priest tops his 7-iron and dribbles the ball out a few yards.

The young man says, "I don't know about you, father, but in my

church, when we pray, we keep our head down."

___________________________



Police are called to an apartment and find a woman holding a bloody

3-iron standing over a lifeless man.

The detective asks, "Ma'am, is that your husband?"

"Yes", says the woman.

"Did you hit him with that golf club?" "Yes, yes, I did."

The woman begins to sob, drops the club, and puts her hands on her face.

"How many times did you hit him?"

"I don't know -- put me down for a five."

__________________________



A golfer teed up his ball on the first tee, took a mighty swing and

hit his ball into a clump of trees. He found his ball and saw an

opening between 2 trees he thought he could hit through.



Taking out his 3-wood, he took a mighty swing. The ball hit a tree,

bounced back, hit him in the forehead and killed him.

As he approached the gates of Heaven, St. Peter asked, "Are you a

good golfer?"



The man replied: "Got here in two, didn't I?

___________________________



The bride was escorted down the aisle and when she reached the altar, the groom was standing there with his golf bag and clubs at his side.



She said: "What are your golf clubs doing here?"

He looked her right in the eye and said, "This isn't going to take

all day, is it?"
 

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It's September, almost end of the casual golf season for me. Not because it's gonna get cold down here, but because it gets cold up there, and all the birds fly south and clog the courses. Gah!

Good time for one of these:

A husband and wife are on the 9th green when suddenly she collapses from a heart attack!

"Help me dear," she groans to her husband.

The husband calls 911 on his mobile, talks for a few minutes, picks up his putter, and lines up his putt.

His wife raises her head off the green and stares at him.

"I'm dying here and you're putting?"




"Don't worry dear," says the husband calmly, "they found a doctor on the second hole and he's coming to help you.

"Well, how long will it take for him to get here?" she asks feebly.

"No time at all," says her husband. "Everybody's already agreed to

let him play through."

__ ______ ________________



A gushy reporter told Phil Mickelson, "You are spectacular; your name is synonymous with the game of golf. You really know your way around the course. What's your secret?"

Mickelson replied, "The holes are numbered."

___________________________



A young man and a priest are playing together. At a short par-3 the

priest asks, "What are you going to use on this hole, my son?"

The young man says, "An 8-iron, father. How about you?"

The priest says, "I'm going to hit a soft seven and pray."

The young man hits his 8-iron and puts the ball on the green.

The priest tops his 7-iron and dribbles the ball out a few yards.

The young man says, "I don't know about you, father, but in my

church, when we pray, we keep our head down."

___________________________



Police are called to an apartment and find a woman holding a bloody

3-iron standing over a lifeless man.

The detective asks, "Ma'am, is that your husband?"

"Yes", says the woman.

"Did you hit him with that golf club?" "Yes, yes, I did."

The woman begins to sob, drops the club, and puts her hands on her face.

"How many times did you hit him?"

"I don't know -- put me down for a five."

__________________________



A golfer teed up his ball on the first tee, took a mighty swing and

hit his ball into a clump of trees. He found his ball and saw an

opening between 2 trees he thought he could hit through.



Taking out his 3-wood, he took a mighty swing. The ball hit a tree,

bounced back, hit him in the forehead and killed him.

As he approached the gates of Heaven, St. Peter asked, "Are you a

good golfer?"



The man replied: "Got here in two, didn't I?

___________________________



The bride was escorted down the aisle and when she reached the altar, the groom was standing there with his golf bag and clubs at his side.




She said: "What are your golf clubs doing here?"

He looked her right in the eye and said, "This isn't going to take

all day, is it?"
🤣 Good ones!
 

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It's September, almost end of the casual golf season for me. Not because it's gonna get cold down here, but because it gets cold up there, and all the birds fly south and clog the courses. Gah!

Good time for one of these:

A husband and wife are on the 9th green when suddenly she collapses from a heart attack!

"Help me dear," she groans to her husband.

The husband calls 911 on his mobile, talks for a few minutes, picks up his putter, and lines up his putt.

His wife raises her head off the green and stares at him.

"I'm dying here and you're putting?"




"Don't worry dear," says the husband calmly, "they found a doctor on the second hole and he's coming to help you.

"Well, how long will it take for him to get here?" she asks feebly.

"No time at all," says her husband. "Everybody's already agreed to

let him play through."

__ ______ ________________



A gushy reporter told Phil Mickelson, "You are spectacular; your name is synonymous with the game of golf. You really know your way around the course. What's your secret?"

Mickelson replied, "The holes are numbered."

___________________________



A young man and a priest are playing together. At a short par-3 the

priest asks, "What are you going to use on this hole, my son?"

The young man says, "An 8-iron, father. How about you?"

The priest says, "I'm going to hit a soft seven and pray."

The young man hits his 8-iron and puts the ball on the green.

The priest tops his 7-iron and dribbles the ball out a few yards.

The young man says, "I don't know about you, father, but in my

church, when we pray, we keep our head down."

___________________________



Police are called to an apartment and find a woman holding a bloody

3-iron standing over a lifeless man.

The detective asks, "Ma'am, is that your husband?"

"Yes", says the woman.

"Did you hit him with that golf club?" "Yes, yes, I did."

The woman begins to sob, drops the club, and puts her hands on her face.

"How many times did you hit him?"

"I don't know -- put me down for a five."

__________________________



A golfer teed up his ball on the first tee, took a mighty swing and

hit his ball into a clump of trees. He found his ball and saw an

opening between 2 trees he thought he could hit through.



Taking out his 3-wood, he took a mighty swing. The ball hit a tree,

bounced back, hit him in the forehead and killed him.

As he approached the gates of Heaven, St. Peter asked, "Are you a

good golfer?"



The man replied: "Got here in two, didn't I?

___________________________



The bride was escorted down the aisle and when she reached the altar, the groom was standing there with his golf bag and clubs at his side.




She said: "What are your golf clubs doing here?"

He looked her right in the eye and said, "This isn't going to take

all day, is it?"

A random player shows up on the first tee and asks to join a group of three about to hit and asks if he can join them. They graciously agree, and when the group reaches the green, one of the original group starts up a casual conversation with the 'single.'

"You play this course often,?" he asks.

"Not often, " the man replies, "but my wife of 40 years and I would play this course every year on our anniversary, which is today. But she died recently, so in her memory I decided to play anyway to assuage the pain of her passing."

Just then a funeral procession drove by on the road to the cemetery near the golf club. The golfer removed his visor as the cortege passed and said,

"Sure am gonna' miss the old gal."
 

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I played a round today. Not only was I the only golfer on the course, but there wasn't even a single other car in the parking lot. Wonder why :) Actually, I cut out after 12 holes - wind gusts got a little too much.

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And I thought my son-in-law was a hard core golfer. They bailed early and left St. Pete for the Space Coast, now holed up in a Marriott. Daughter says with twins and two dogs, nerves are getting strained.

The present and forecast track looks like they'll be O.K. near the Cape, and their 100+ year old house will hopefully survive as well. Wonder if SIL brought his clubs?
 

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And I thought my son-in-law was a hard core golfer. They bailed early and left St. Pete for the Space Coast, now holed up in a Marriott. Daughter says with twins and two dogs, nerves are getting strained.

The present and forecast track looks like they'll be O.K. near the Cape, and their 100+ year old house will hopefully survive as well. Wonder if SIL brought his clubs?
Sounds like it would be good for his marriage and possibly his self-preservation to have left the clubs at home 😂
 
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