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  1. Libre

    What did you buy today?

    Did you see where I wrote above, I got everything new EXCEPT the putter? Cancel that "except". Odyssey putter, lightly used, at a discount. OKAY THE FOLLOWING IS MOSTLY FOR MEN, BUT YOU WOMEN CAN CERTAINLY READ THE FOLLOWING. Just letting you know, it's all about grades of motor oil and...
  2. Libre

    What did you buy today?

    VERY happy after my first round!!!! Took me a little time to find my grip and stance with them - my previous set, I was gripping down 3 inches almost. With these, I can take the whole club in my hand and it feels right. The irons played nicely - and the fairway woods open a whole new dimension...
  3. Libre

    What did you buy today?

    New woods and irons. And bag. The only thing not new is my Ping Pal 4 BeCu putter. But even it has a new grip. So, not old and not cheap. Like me.
  4. Libre

    Meet Carson, my new caddie

    Carson arrived today. The assembly wasn't as clear and smooth as I might want, but a chat with customer service on the site cleared up my questions. Took the stuff from my old cart - which is an excellent 4 wheel Clickgear, and I'm actually going to miss it, but Carson has some serious...
  5. Libre

    Meet Carson, my new caddie

    Come on guys (and gals)! Imagine this: I’m 126 yards from the green. I hit a 7 iron pin high on the left of the green. Cart path and next tee to the right of the green. I take my putter and send Carson to the next tee on the right, while I walk to my ball on left. No more dragging cart where I...
  6. Libre

    Meet Carson, my new caddie

    I started playing somewhere in the middle of the previous century. I’ve walked (and push/pulled) a hand cart all that time. Over all terrain- up hills, down steep embankments- pushing through knee deep rough. And once in awhile on the fairway too. But the push/pulling is really getting to me...
  7. Libre

    Do you practice?

    The pros practice more than they play, I'd expect. But do you practice? I don't mean a 15 minute warm up before the round. I mean hours of working on structured exercises and specific things. I've done so. I usually prefer to just go play, but I have spent significant time, practicing on...
  8. Libre

    2019 The PGA Discussion Thread

    Living in Queens most of my life, Bethpage was my home course(s). I'm in New Mexico now (which is by the way a golf paradise) but I miss my Bethpage. There are 5 championship courses at the complex. The Black, Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow (in order of difficulty and "status"). Of course the...
  9. Libre

    Walking vs Riding

    For as long as I've been playing - going on 38 years or more - I've always enjoyed the walk. It's not really the walk itself - my playing style, pace, course management, AND my fitness really depend on walking. I've played rounds from carts - some courses require it as we all know. I like to...
  10. Libre

    Playing Alone

    One of the toughest decisions in life is where to take a stand. Would I do it (play audible music when golfing)? Never. If someone wants to listen with earphones, I have no problem with that. Just keep it to yourself. And that goes for cigar smokers as well. Did it bother me? Yes, but it was a...
  11. Libre

    Playing Alone

    Case in point: played with my regular golf bud today, and we were joined by a third. Nice enough guy, but somewhere after we started, I heard music from his golf bag. Not LOUD LOUD music. But I could hear it well enough. I thought it was his phone, and told him he was getting a call - as he...
  12. Libre

    Playing Alone

    I prefer playing with my regular golf bud, if I have the choice. But he travels a lot. I go as a single and get paired up with anyone. Strangers are usually ok. I tend to get along with most people. But I don’t mind playing alone anymore.
  13. Libre

    Playing Alone

    Golf, in its essence, is a solo activity. Of course you CAN play with others, but the game itself is between the course and you. Nobody else is needed. No one is even allowed to interfere - which is rather rare in any kind of competitive sport. That's one of the things that I love about it...
  14. Libre

    10 finger grip

    It's not the cure-all I was desperately seeking. Staying with the grip for now, but I've played 2 rounds since the above post and I'm not overly encouraged. Some very good shots but intermittent struggles, doubles, and a 2 triples. Still made many bogeys, a couple of pars, and broke 100 both...
  15. Libre

    10 finger grip

    Actually, when I started this post, there were 3 things I wanted to mention. One of them was, the 10 finger grip, and I decided to leave it at that, and keep it simple. But now that I've said that, I want to mention the 2 other things I've incorporated into my play that has helped a lot with my...
  16. Libre

    10 finger grip

    ah - maybe the admin wants to merge this thread with the other. I forgot to look for it - sorry to play into you.
  17. Libre

    10 finger grip

    I changed to the 10 finger grip on putts years ago, and chips last year. The other day I practiced pitching at the local club and for some reason decided to use the 10 finger grip (also called "baseball grip"). I hit shot after shot with the contact and distance I wanted. Today, I decided to...
  18. Libre

    New Rule Changes (1 January 2019)

    Now that the new rules have been in effect for awhile, and without even reading my opinion above, I think the flagstick rule change is terrible. Sure, it can speed up play which was the stated objective and I don't mind that. But it doesn't speed up pro play (an additional decision to be made...
  19. Libre

    JT drops F Bomb

    Who said they were offended?
  20. Libre

    JT drops F Bomb

    Justin Thomas had 4 putted and made some stinky shots, was dropping down the board yesterday, and finally after a poor chip he dropped the F bomb. It was very clear. The announcer - after being held speechless for a moment, merely apologized for “that audio”, another announcer said, “he’ll pay...
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