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I added 25-100 yards to my drive with 1 simple move!

Discussion in 'Hacker's Anonymous' started by Libre, May 17, 2018.

  1. Libre

    Libre Well-Known Member

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    This is NOT an add.
    This is me, Libre, the old hacker.

    With 1 simple move, I added 25-100 yards to EVERY tee shot.
    And it’s ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED to work for ANYONE!

    Wanna know the secret?
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    The Secret Move:
    I (finally) moved up to the gold (senior) tees.
    It’s a different course.
    I AM 67.
    Anyone that doesn’t like it can suck my dk.
     
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  2. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Excellent advice, thank you Libre!
     
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  3. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Turning 66 in a few weeks...................already made the move. I am enjoying being closer to the green before and after I tee off. ;)
     
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  4. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Our group plays from the "Geezer tees". Just makes the game more fun. On our course, though, the geezer tees are only an advantage on about 4 holes. Do whatever it takes to keep you coming back to the Game!!!!!
     
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  5. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    I've been playing them since last year (71 years old). Don't know why I haven't done it long before. It's more fun.
     
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  6. Libre

    Libre Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what took me so long. I've wanted to make the switch for some time. I tried it my last round, and the course lays out much easier- the greens are approachable after a good drive - it's by no means easy - but from the whites, on most of the par 4's, I have to hit my best drive and then my best fairway wood to get home. That wears me down fast, start missing greens quickly, even on my third. But from the golds, most of the greens are accessible to me in regulation. And I'm walking most of the time so it's time to start making it just a little easier. I still have to play pretty well to card <100. It's always at least 2 or 3 holes with big numbers that do me in.
     
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  7. Dufferpauly

    Dufferpauly Active Member

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    Ok, I am 58 in a couple months...been playing golf over 50 years...a bit heavy and lots of things hurt...lost 20-40 yards over the last 20 years gradually...when can move up without being considered a complete ahole? I am just so tired of pars fours I cannot reach from the whites...
     
  8. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Move up whenever you want to. What others think is meaningless.
     
  9. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    ^^^this
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    I wish courses would label their tees with handicaps
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Few do but it would be extremely helpful.
     
  12. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Don’t forget that handicaps are there to help. Par 4s can turn into par 5s or par 6s.
     
  13. Dufferpauly

    Dufferpauly Active Member

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    How exactly would that work? Is it just the scorecard where I see every now and then a hole that is 4/5?
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Typically, a hole designated on the scorecard as 4/5 is a par 4 for men and a par 5 for ladies. The course slope rating would be calculated based on a higher par number for ladies than for men. And, in today's politically correct time, the higher par number would not be gender specific. It could be for seniors, etc.

    Depending on handicap, holes can "give" you an additional stroke in competition. In match play let's say you are a 10 and are playing against a 6. You get 4 strokes... one each on the number 1, 2, 3, and 4 handicap holes.

    Also, don't forget ESC... Equitable Stroke Control. During play, you record each stroke taken. If you are keeping your handicap, you are to make the ESC adjustments before logging your score for that round. There are two or three criteria, based on your handicap. I believe the higher handicaps adjust anything over a 7 to a 7 before logging the score. Mid-cappers adjust anything over a double bogey to a double. This doesn't change your actual score for the round. It just changes what you enter into an official GHIN system that records your handicap. If you are a 9 handicap, for instance, you might get a quadruple bogey on one hole that then shows an 82 final score. Before entering your handicap in the computer, you would adjust that quad to a double and enter an 80.

    Golf's rules and score keeping can get entirely too complicated. The first rule that needs prioritized is "Enjoy the Game".

    Edit: https://www.usga.org/content/dam/usga/pdf/Handicap/2018 Handigrams-Final.pdf (This link includes the ESC numbers.)
     
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    Wow...nothing like learning I’ve been entering scores wrong for decades...makes me want to just continue to hit it, find it, hit it again, find it, chip it and hope to one putt, then write it down and bitch and moan about the missed putt...easier...LOL
     
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    Dufferpauly Active Member

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    Much easier to just use the typical scores from the usual hacks in the group, agree on how many on the front, and just adjust on back...with all the foot wedges and mullys and general cheating, it all comes out about the same...
     
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    twogreen Well-Known Member

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    I moved up to the senior tees when I was 71. I wish I had done it sooner....it made the game a lot more fun. I am starting to worry now, though. I recently turned 81; and there is nowhere closer for me to go.:(
     
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  18. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    150 yard marker. Tee it up. You're welcome. ;)
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    This is where I start my daughter. Works well for her.
     

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