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Old 08-08-2020, 10:08 PM   #13626
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I'm right handed. Often, especially after a drive, my left thumb hurts. It's right in the area of my palm, the knuckle too nearest the palm. I'm guessing there has to be something wrong with my grip.
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Must be interlocked. The classic golf grip.



I'll look into how to do that again.
I talked to a golf pro today. My grip is fine. I think I'm rolling my right wrist over as I follow through.
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Old 08-09-2020, 07:30 AM   #13627
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My golf course has an indoor range for the winter, and they just installed a simulator with a trackman in it. Over the last year I've been picking up some ball speed as well as making some swing changes, and its taken me the whole season to figure out my iron distances. This should be sweet.
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:42 AM   #13628
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This is the first year that the Golf Association of Michigan is using the USGA"s GHIN system and there is something about their handicap calculator I don't get.

I asked it to compute my course handicap for the course I played yesterday. Index 11.7, 70.3/130/par 71. When I just pull the course up on the app, it says for the blue tees the par is 69. Which it clearly isn't. The lower par inflates my course handicap - it says I should get 15 shots instead of the 13 I should get.

This isn't the first time I've seen that happen -- for everything but the back back tees it seems to take shots off the par.

Is there some explanation for this?
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Old 08-09-2020, 05:46 PM   #13629
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Anyone who isn't Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods should go overlap.
Is this really true? I know when I was taught very young, it was interlock.

Then, about 10-15 years later when I picked it up again and began playing seriously (about 10 years ago) I relearned with overlap. However I'm considering going back to interlock, as I am finding a lot of inconsistency with my grip.

I've seen from a lot of various teachers/clips that advocate it doesn't really matter whether it is ten finger, interlock or overlap -- do what feels most comfortable, provided the club is sitting in the hands/fingers properly.
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Old 08-09-2020, 06:10 PM   #13630
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Interlock is just too ingrained in me to get out of it.
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Old 08-09-2020, 06:12 PM   #13631
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This is the first year that the Golf Association of Michigan is using the USGA"s GHIN system and there is something about their handicap calculator I don't get.

I asked it to compute my course handicap for the course I played yesterday. Index 11.7, 70.3/130/par 71. When I just pull the course up on the app, it says for the blue tees the par is 69. Which it clearly isn't. The lower par inflates my course handicap - it says I should get 15 shots instead of the 13 I should get.

This isn't the first time I've seen that happen -- for everything but the back back tees it seems to take shots off the par.

Is there some explanation for this?
If itís in question then look it up on the NCRDB and enter it manually. https://ncrdb.usga.org/
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:44 PM   #13632
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Lol his gf wouldn't embrace him because of the big C
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Old 08-09-2020, 10:29 PM   #13633
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Lol his gf wouldn't embrace him because of the big C
Then he spilled the trophy. She ended up giving him a kiss though, but man, that was awkward!
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Old 08-09-2020, 10:33 PM   #13634
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Anyone who isn't Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods should go overlap.
I don't know if I can switch after 35 years.
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Old 08-10-2020, 12:29 AM   #13635
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Players have won on tour with interlocking, overlap, and 10 finger grips. There's no one right way. The important thing is whichever style you use, is to have a solid, consistent grip.
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:57 AM   #13636
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If it’s in question then look it up on the NCRDB and enter it manually. https://ncrdb.usga.org/
Yeah, I ended up calculating handicap manually. Not a big deal for a single but annoying otherwise because it would be super easy to have it do handicaps for a group.

Edit: Reading through the GHIN FAQs while waiting on a call

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Q: When posting my score, the Par and/or Course/Slope Ratings do not match the scorecard. Why?

A: The local association is responsible for issuing Course/Slope Ratings, Par and measured lengths that appear for score posting purposes. If there is a discrepancy, the course will need to work with their local association to rectify the issue.

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Old 08-11-2020, 11:53 AM   #13637
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Do any of you mid handicappers hit better on the course than on the range? Iím a 12 and I swear I develop the shanks at least 1/3rd of the time when Iím practicing. For example: yesterday I went to do a quick 30 min session to work on various 50-100 yard shots. Warmed up and first 10 minutes felt great. Next 15 minutes were literally shanks almost every shot I tried to hit no matter what I did. Never happens that bad on the course.
It depends on the range, but yeah, I've historically given little credence to how I'm hitting at the range translating to the course. In my experience, the majority of grass ranges are ****, even at private clubs. They're tight, but sloppy, and replicate some of the worst lies you'll find on the course (which I guess is ok for practice). Luckily my current club's normal range is in good condition, and they have areas with different lies/cuts of grass to practice from. I generally hit better off of mats. Range balls are also a factor.

But even hitting bad at the range doesn't = shanks. If you and I are using that term in the same way, we're on a different page. Not sure why that would be different.
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Old 08-11-2020, 11:56 AM   #13638
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First day of three day golf trip has arrived. Playing Langdon Farms outside Portland for a work thing, then two days at Bandon. Pacific Dunes tomorrow afternoon, Bandon Trails Thurday morning, then Sheep Ranch. I'm pretty pumped. The wind was looking pretty darn mild until this morning's forecast, which has crept up to 15-20 mph, which still isn't TOO bad (and what I'm generally used to up here on the north coast).

WOOT.
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Old 08-11-2020, 02:39 PM   #13639
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Any idea what the average senior rate is in Florida? Clearwater or Bradenton area. I'm trying to do some calculations for retirement down the road. On average, I am going to assume that we would play 3 days a week on "normal" courses and also some nicer, resort type courses.

Maybe $100/round for the 2 of us on average? About $15,000/year? Maybe that's on the low side? Heck, if that's the case, perhaps it would be better to join a country club or find a golf community.
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Old 08-11-2020, 03:49 PM   #13640
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If y'all like golf podcasts, you need to give the recent No Laying Up episode with Joel Dahmen a listen. Dude's interesting and honest. I'm a bit of a default Dahmen fan since we grew up in the same town and I know his caddie, but objectively he's an easy guy to be a fan of.

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Old 08-11-2020, 06:24 PM   #13641
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I had another lesson today. Told Cindy that short game is costing me 15 strokes a round (I don't think I'm exaggerating). We tried the usual pitch shot methods. Complete disaster. After 10 minutes she then told me to take a full swing with the 56 and aim for the target 40 yards out. Don't accelerate, don't decelerate, just slooooow. I hit some awful but hit some real beauties. I think I improved as much as I could in the next 20 minutes.

We'll see......
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:18 PM   #13642
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First day of three day golf trip has arrived. Playing Langdon Farms outside Portland for a work thing, then two days at Bandon.
can you believe Langdon charges $100 rack rate on the weekends this time of year?
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:01 PM   #13643
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You can play a provisional if you don't think you are going to be able to find it. Pro tip: If you really don't want the first one found declare it lost before you go look for it.
I guess the question is, if I'm reasonably certain it went into the bush, can I take an unplayable from the bush? Or is it a "lost ball" and I have to retee?

There's just really no way to completely lose a ball over there unless it went into that dumb bush it was headed right for...it's all shortish grass. Even if it's OB, it'd be visible in someone's yard.
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:03 PM   #13644
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You have to physically be able to see it and verify that it's your ball. If you can't see it, then it's lost even if you are 100% certain it went in a bush (or stuck in a tree).
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:18 PM   #13645
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Any idea what the average senior rate is in Florida? Clearwater or Bradenton area. I'm trying to do some calculations for retirement down the road. On average, I am going to assume that we would play 3 days a week on "normal" courses and also some nicer, resort type courses.

Maybe $100/round for the 2 of us on average? About $15,000/year? Maybe that's on the low side? Heck, if that's the case, perhaps it would be better to join a country club or find a golf community.
To put in perspective the private course I belong to my monthly dues average around $600 a month. It's probably a little over $500 with unlimited cart purchasing nothing else.

Then you can do FSGA events at nice private courses throughout the year which usually run in the $60 neighborhood.
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:28 PM   #13646
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To put in perspective the private course I belong to my monthly dues average around $600 a month. It's probably a little over $500 with unlimited cart purchasing nothing else.

Then you can do FSGA events at nice private courses throughout the year which usually run in the $60 neighborhood.
Thank you! Does the $600 include golf and cart for you and your spouse, or is that per person?
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:32 PM   #13647
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Mine is set up as a cart for a single, for married it's only slightly more. I think the rate is $2,100 annually for single and then $2,700 for a family. They charge that in 12 monthly installments. Then my membership is around $350.

Any other questions just PM me. I can even email you an edited bill of mine if you want.
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:40 PM   #13648
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Any idea what the average senior rate is in Florida? Clearwater or Bradenton area. I'm trying to do some calculations for retirement down the road. On average, I am going to assume that we would play 3 days a week on "normal" courses and also some nicer, resort type courses.

Maybe $100/round for the 2 of us on average? About $15,000/year? Maybe that's on the low side? Heck, if that's the case, perhaps it would be better to join a country club or find a golf community.
I'd be curious what you find out. Without doing any math or investigation I'd guess that playing 3 days a week would be pretty close to the break even point for a lot of private course vs public play comparisons. Or at least close enough that better access and less driving might make the private club a more attractive option if you found one you liked that had the right facilities. Heck, with Scott's numbers, private might be a better deal even if you played elsewhere a couple times a month.
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Old 08-14-2020, 12:40 AM   #13649
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Saw ship---this featured on George Bryan's (PGA tour Wes Bryans brother) YouTube video today. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPmtrxpguuI
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Old 08-15-2020, 03:08 PM   #13650
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Got new irons, had them loft/lie adjusted at a PGASS. My pattern with my previous irons (lie angle fit to me at a different clubfitter) was fairly straight, with misses/sidespin to the left but not extreme. With the new irons, I pushed/sliced nonstop. Got them checked by my original clubfitter, and they ranged between 1 & 2 degrees flat, and this was after supposedly being adjusted to their "standard" loft/lie.

Also, my 56* wedge I asked to be bent to 55* was bent to 58* by PGASS. And my 60* was bent to 62*. Worst $35 I've spent on golf
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