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The official AK golf thread

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by cubdog, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. HiFi in WYO

    HiFi in WYO The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest. Subscriber

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    Played a final round with my grandfather a day after his funeral last week at Bos Landen Golf Club. It wasn't his regular course but he did play it. Tough as heck course - not much room for error. He's the man who taught me how to play. Funny, even after death he kept saying the same things: "You're trying to kill it." "Quit throwing your shoulder back." ... that sort of thing. One bird, five pars and the rest ... well there's a few golf balls out in the woods. :thumbsup:
     
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  2. brian222

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    my late Dad was the same.."its physics, not brute force" Now I watch LPGA for those slow backswings which result in pretty good distance.
     
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  3. Bobcat

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    Shot a 73 today which was unusually low for me. I'm a 13 hdcp and I think my best ever was a 77 some years ago.
    New M1 driver, Spider Tour black putter and Leupold laser rangefinder this season have all contributed.
    Started experimenting w/ a claw putting grip that has paid dividends.
    Really digging the yellow Cally Chrome Soft ball, too.
     
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  4. SoCal Sam

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    Fox coverage of the U.S. Open is unwatchable.
     
  5. brian222

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    I keep waiting for Joe Buck to say "Boy, this game takes a long time." But I prefer Azinger to Norman.
     
  6. brian222

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    I've never owned a brand new driver and I don't play enough to justify the expense..just wondering what the M1 is like.
     
  7. usedto

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    No worse than most sporting events.

    Having all the info at their fingertips (thanks to computers) gives most sportscasters diarrhea of the mouth, with their constant, non-stop talking about statistics that most people don't care about.
     
  8. Bobcat

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    I'm a deal hound. Found the M1 as a demo for $150.
    I was hitting a Cleveland XL that I paid $80 for some years back. The M1 launches well with a good swing.
    Paid $90 for the Spider w/ shop credit from a scramble and $170 for the Leupold on sale.
    NEVER pay retail.
     
  9. HiFi in WYO

    HiFi in WYO The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest. Subscriber

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    I'm bashing a Ping Anser 9.5 driver - I've found that if I try to kill it, the ball goes way to the left (being a lefty, all balls seem to want to go left). But if I let the club do the work, it rewards you. I think punishment vs. reward is so much greater with these newer drivers. I remember having a bit more leeway with my old Burner and even the real wood drivers of the past. But the old adage remains.
     
  10. Bobcat

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    Couldn't agree more, HiFi.
    Amazing what a controlled, well balanced swing will yield you.
     
  11. RT Fan

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    I have been saying for years men would be better off watching the ladies play than the men PGA tour players. You could, to some extent, replicate a lady pro swing, speedwise, but never Rory or DJ, etc. I went to the Women's Open at Sebonac in Southampton and let me tell you, these girls crush the ball off the tee. (they also hit irons & wedges better than you and go around in 28 putts or so.)
    All I know, is the slower I swing the better I play. Now getting that through my thick skull is quite another matter.
     

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