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Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Member] Email
I hate to agree with you, Chris -- oh, no, that's not right. I hate to give you foot rubs; agreeing with you isn't nearly as horrible.

But I digress...

Just this past weekend, my father-in-law commented how every time I hit the fairway
(or just off), I carded par or better.
When I didn't, the ball was GONE, baby -- through the fairway into the woods or water, or hopelessly blocked out by foliage -- and my score was gone, too.

I didn't hit a lot of greens, but I can get up and down pretty consistently. By the rationale of the instructor's bail-out, I should be driving the ball straight and true.

And that ain't true at all, many days.
2007-05-30 @ 13:56
Comment from: Tim McDonald [Member] Email
I couldn't agree more. Hit the fairway and you have at least a chance at birdie or par.

Don't and you end up like Kiel C.

2007-05-30 @ 16:40
Comment from: Dave Marrandette [Visitor]
Chris, you are absolutely right - and absolutely wrong.

Most instructors hate to teach the driver. Why? Because most (read: damn near all) students want to hit the driver farther not more accurately. That virtually means the lesson is doomed before it begins. Let's face it, as Venturi once said, mosre bogies are made with the driver than any other club.

But, you're wrong also. Next time your hacking little tail is in AZ, contact me. We'll work on the driver.
2007-05-31 @ 09:01
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
I have to agree. I have often said that driving is under-appreciated. We often hear platitudes such as "It's all the short game" or "You drive for show but you putt for dough," but the truth is that if you don't drive for show, you won't be putting for dough.

Don't get me wrong, the short game is extremely important; however, so is the long game. The reality is that to be a good golfer you have to possess the whole package. For instance, even the worst drivers on tour can hit the ball out there a good distance and generally keep it in play, and those who can't go the way of Seve Ballesteros. And even the worst putters on tour can still roll it well enough to two-putt most of the time and make some birdies as well, and those who can't end up like Mike Austin.

2007-06-02 @ 11:06
Comment from: Scott [Visitor]
you people don't know anything about math. 70-80% of my lost shots to par occur within 60 yards of the hole.
2007-06-12 @ 02:04

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