Greetings and Salutations!

T

Advertisements

Leave a comment

PRINCIPAL RULES CHANGES SINCE 2008-2009

3 Comments

Golf Etiquette

Unlike many sports, golf is for the most part played without the supervision of a referee, umpire or coach. The game relies on the individual golfer to show consideration for other players and to abide by the rules. New golfers are often in need of advice about customary behavior and practices to follow on course so that play proceeds safely and without delay. Here are 10 tips to help all players get the maximum enjoyment from the game.

The Spirit of the Game
Unlike many sports, golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game of golf.

Safety
Players should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club, the ball or any stones, pebbles, twigs or the like when they make a stroke or practice swing.

Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.

Players should always alert greenstaff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them.

If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone, he should immediately shout a warning. The traditional word of warning in such a situation is "fore."

Consideration for Other Players

No Disturbance or Distraction

Players should always show consideration for other players on the course and should not disturb their play by moving, talking or making any unnecessary noise.

Players should ensure that any electronic device taken onto the course does not distract other players.

On the teeing ground, a player should not tee his ball until it is his turn to play.

Players should not stand close to or directly behind the ball, or directly behind the hole, when a player is about to play.
On the Putting Green

On the putting green, players should not stand on another player’s line of putt or when he is making a stroke, cast a shadow over his line of putt.

Players should remain on or close to the putting green until all other players in the group have holed out.
Scoring

In stroke play, a player who is acting as a marker should, if necessary, on the way to the next tee, check the score with the player concerned and record it.

Pace of Play

Play at Good Pace and Keep Up

Players should play at a good pace. The Committee may establish pace of play guidelines that all players should follow.

It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If it loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group.
Be Ready to Play

Players should be ready to play as soon as it is their turn to play. When playing on or near the putting green, they should leave their bags or carts in such a position as will enable quick movement off the green and towards the next tee. When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the putting green.
Lost Ball

If a player believes his ball may be lost outside a water hazard or is out of bounds, to save time, he should play a provisional ball.

Players searching for a ball should signal the players in the group behind them to play through as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not easily be found.

They should not search for five minutes before doing so. Having allowed the group behind to play through, they should not continue play until that group has passed and is out of range.
Priority on the Course

Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, priority on the course is determined by a group’s pace of play. Any group playing a whole round is entitled to pass a group playing a shorter round.
Care of the Course

Bunkers

Before leaving a bunker, players should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by them and any nearby made by others. If a rake is within reasonable proximity of the bunker, the rake should be used for this purpose.
Repair of Divots, Ball-Marks and Damage by Shoes

Players should carefully repair any divot holes made by them and any damage to the putting green made by the impact of a ball (whether or not made by the player himself). On completion of the hole by all players in the group, damage to the putting green caused by golf shoes should be repaired.
Preventing Unnecessary Damage

Players should avoid causing damage to the course by removing divots when taking practice swings or by hitting the head of a club into the ground, whether in anger or for any other reason.

Players should ensure that no damage is done to the putting green when putting down bags or the flagstick.

In order to avoid damaging the hole, players and caddies should not stand too close to the hole and should take care during the handling of the flagstick and the removal of a ball from the hole. The head of a club should not be used to remove a ball from the hole.

Players should not lean on their clubs when on the putting green, particularly when removing the ball from the hole.

The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before players leave the putting green.

Local notices regulating the movement of golf carts should be strictly observed.
Conclusion; Penalties for Breach

If players follow the guidelines in this Section, it will make the game more enjoyable for everyone.

If a player consistently disregards these guidelines during a round or over a period of time to the detriment of others, it is recommended that the Committee consider taking appropriate disciplinary action against the offending player. Such action may, for example, include prohibiting play for a limited time on the course or in a certain number of competitions. This is considered to be justifiable in terms of protecting the interest of the majority of golfers who wish to play in accordance with these guidelines.

In the case of a serious breach of Etiquette, the Committee may disqualify a player under Rule 33-7.

1 Comment

Refinishing School Deski

I’ve been working on two old school desks that I purchased for $2 each. They have been washed, didassembled, prepped, and the first 2 coats of oil based paint.

Leave a comment

Club Fitting Questionnaire

How do you play golf?

Right-Handed Left-Handed

How often do you play golf? Less than once a week 2-3 times a week, more than 4 times a week

Are you currently taking golf lessons?

Yes No

Do you plan on taking lessons in the near future?

Yes No

What has been your handicap range over the past 12 months?

______________________________

At this time, your handicap is moving: upward downward staying same

Please note your Low and High golf score within the past 12 months:

Low _____________ High _____________

Do you have any physical limitations that affect your golf swing?

Yes No

If yes, explain

CURRENT EQUIPMENT:

Set Make-Up:

___________________________________ Driver: (Brand/Model) ______________________ /______________________

Driver Shaft:

Graphite Steel Driver Shaft Flex: L A R S X

Driver Length: Standard ____________ Over length ____________ Under length ____________

Fairway Woods:

(Brand/Model) ____________________________ /____________________________

Fairway Woods Shaft:

Graphite Steel Fairway Woods Shaft Flex: L A R S X

Fairway Woods Length:

Standard __________ Over length __________ Under length __________

Irons: (Brand/Model) __________________ / __________________ Iron Lie Angle: Standard ______ Upright ______ Flat ______

Iron Shaft:

Graphite Steel Iron Shaft Flex: L A R S X

Iron Length:

Standard ________ Over length ________ Under length ________

Wedges: (Brand/Model) __________________ / __________________ Putter: (Brand/Model) _________________ /_________________

Putter:

(Length/Lie/Loft) _________________ / _________________ /_________________

Ball:

(Brand/Model) __________________ /__________________ Bag: (Brand/Model) __________________ /__________________

Please describe what you LIKE or DISLIKE about your current equipment:________________________________________________

Which best describes your current shot pattern with your driver? (Please check one)

Hook Pull Draw Straight Fade Push Slice

Which best describes your shot pattern with your fairway woods?

(Please check one)

Hook Pull Draw Straight Fade Push Slice

Which best describes your current shot pattern with your long irons (#1-#4 irons)?

(Please check one)

Hook Pull Draw Straight Fade Push Slice

Which best describes your current shot pattern with your mid-irons (#5-#7 irons)?

(Please check one)

Hook Pull Draw Straight Fade Push Slice

Which best describes your current shot pattern with your short irons (#8-Lob Wedge)?

(Please check one)

Hook Pull Draw Straight Fade Push Slice

Which best describes the trajectory with your current driver? (Please check one)

High ball flight, little roll Mid ball flight, average roll Low ball flight, a lot of roll

Which best describes the trajectory with your current fairway woods?

(Please check one)

Too high High Mid Low Too Low

Which best describes the trajectory with your current long irons?

(Please check one)

High ball flight, a lot of spin High ball flight, too much spin Low ball flight, enough spin

Mid ball flight, average spin Low ball flight, not enough spin

Which best describes the trajectory with your current mid-irons?

(Please check one)

High ball flight, a lot of spin High ball flight, too much spin Low ball flight, enough spin

Mid ball flight, average spin Low ball flight, not enough spin

Which best describes the trajectory with your current short irons?

(Please check one)

High ball flight, a lot of spin High ball flight, too much spin Low ball flight, enough spin

Mid ball flight, average spin Low ball flight, not enough spin

Which of the ball flights listed below is easiest for you to hit?

(Please check one)

Slice Fade Straight Hook Draw

Which of the ball flights listed below would you prefer to hit? (Please check one)

Slice Fade Straight Hook Draw

Typical contact point on clubface of iron shots: (express as a percentage)

Solid _____% Thin _____% Fat _____% Toe _____% Heel _____%

Typical contact point on clubface of wood shots:

(express as a percentage)

Solid _____% Thin _____% Fat _____% Toe _____% Heel _____%

When you miss a putt, the majority of the time it is:

No consistent tendency or, if there is a consistent tendency, check all that apply below:

Short Long Right Left High Side Low Side

When you miss a putt, do you feel that you most commonly:

(please check one)

miss-read the putt or miss-hit the putt

Are you better on

Left to right putts or Right to left putts

Are you better on

Uphill putts or Downhill putts

Please rank the strength of your game by segment:

(10 being the strongest segment of your game & 1 being the weakest segment of your game)

Driving __________ Fairway Woods _______ Long Irons __________ Mid Irons _________ Short Irons ________

Pitch Shots ______ Chip Shots __________ Bunker Shots _______ Long Putts _________ Short Putts ________

Key performance categories:

Average number of Fairways hit per round ________ Average number of Greens in Regulation per round ________

Average number of Putts per round ________

Percentage of iron shots in relation to the desired target:

Left _____% Right _____% Somewhat Straight _____ %

Please describe your method for tracking on-course performance. How do you measure your performance for each round of golf

you play? (If you do not Track or Measure your performance, please skip to the next question.)

Which holes do you play the best?

(Please rank 1, 2 & 3 with 1 being best & 3 being worst)

Par 5’s _____ Par 4’s _____ Par 3’s _____

Do you plan your approach shots so you are left with your strength? Yes No

Identify your flag location preference: Left Center Right

Identify your flag location preference: Front Middle Back

Please check your personal preferences for a DRIVER:

Graphite shaft or Steel shaft Stiff feel or Flexible feel

Heavy feel or Light feel High trajectory or Low trajectory

Fade or Draw Large grip or Small grip

Please check your personal preferences for FAIRWAY WOODS:

Graphite shaft or Steel shaft Stiff feel or Flexible feel

Heavy feel or Light feel High trajectory or Low trajectory

Fade or Draw Large grip or Small grip

Please check your personal preferences for IRONS:

Graphite shaft or Steel shaft Stiff feel or Flexible feel

Heavy feel or Light feel High trajectory or Low trajectory

Fade or Draw Large grip or Small grip

Please check the response below that you feel is MOST important:

Shaft or Clubhead Performance or Feel

Performance or Appearance Feel or Appearance

Which is more important to you? (please check one)

Distance or Direction

If you indicated DISTANCE, how many additional yards do you think you would need to lower your

average score by several strokes?

_____ yards

If you indicated DIRECTION, how many feet or yards closer to the target do you think you would need in order to lower your

average score by several strokes?

_____ feet _____ yards

What percentage of your golfing time is devoted to the following:

(Please express as a percentage)

Play _____% Practice _____% Lessons _____%

What percentage of your total PRACTICE time is devoted to the following: (Please express as a percentage)

Putting _____% Chipping _____% Pitching _____% Short Irons _____%

Mid Irons _____% Long Irons _____% Driver _____% Fairway Woods _____%

What is the approximate yardage range for each club listed below? (Carry distance)

Don’t Know Don’t Know Don’t Know

Driver ________ – ________ #2 Iron ________ – ________ #8 Iron ________ – ________

#3 Wood ________ – ________ #3 Iron ________ – ________ #9 Iron ________ – ________

#5 Wood ________ – ________ #4 Iron ________ – ________ PW ________ – ________

#7 Wood ________ – ________ #5 Iron ________ – ________ SW ________ – ________

#9 Wood ________ – ________ #6 Iron ________ – ________ LW ________ – ________

L-Wood ________ – ________ #7 Iron ________ – ________

Do these yardage’s meet your expectations?

Yes No If no, why? ______________________________________________

COURSE LAYOUT & CONDITIONS:

Throughout a round on your home course, do you hit most of the clubs in your bag?

Yes No

If no, it is because of: course layout you don’t feel comfortable with certain clubs

other

Is your course

hilly or flat?

Do you struggle more with the ball

above your feet or the ball below your feet?

What type of grass are the fairways you most commonly play?

Zoysia Bermuda Bent Bluegrass

What type of grass are the greens you most commonly play? Bermuda Bent Poa Anna Other__________

What is the average speed of the greens you play? Slow Medium Fast Stimp Meter # (if known) _____________

What course conditions do you normally play? Hard & Fast Soft & Wet

What type of sand do you normally play? Soft & Fluffy Pebbled Hard, Packed, Wet

At what ELEVATION do you normally play? __________ feet

In what area(s) of your game would you like to see improvement?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What benefits do you hope to realize from being fitted & then purchasing new equipment?

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Leave a comment

Grip Size + Shaft Size = Final Grip Size

Grip:                       On Shaft:                   
Size    .560     .580     .600     .620    .690-.710  
56       Std.    +1/64    +1/32    NR          NR       
58     -1/64     Std.     +1/64   +1/32       NR       
60       NR     -1/64      Std.    +1/64       NR       
62       NR       NR      -1/64     Std.        NR    

 

  
Regripping or Gripping Clubs

1. Secure the club in a vise near the grip using a protective rubber vise clamp. Position the clubface prependicular to the floor in the playing position. Remove the old grip with a grip knife, hacksaw or stripper (metal shafts only) and scrape off all the old grip tape and residue, taking care to always cut away from yourself. For graphites, remove the old grip with a hooked blade in a utility knife, peel off the old tape by hand and clean up the residue with a cloth and some grip solvent. Do not scrape the shaft, as scraping can cut into the graphite fibers and weaken the shaft.

2. Remove the old grip with a grip knife, hacksaw or stripper (metal shafts only) and scrape off all the old grip tape and residue, taking care to always cut away from yourself. For graphites, remove the old grip with a hooked blade in a utility knife, peel off the old tape by hand and clean up the residue with a cloth and some grip solvent. Do not scrape the shaft, as scraping can cut into the graphite fibers and weaken the shaft.

 
3. Hold the new grip next to the cleaned shaft butt to determine how much area will be covered by tape.

4. Apply build-up tape (masking tape) if the grip needs to be made larger. Use either 2" or .75" tape and apply as shown. Be sure to account for shaft butt diameter and grip core diameter.
Vertical Wrap: Apply 2" tape vertically, centered along the top of the shaft butt so that the slight overlap occurs along the back of the shaft.

5. Apply one layer of two-sided "miracle" grip tape, either 2" or .75", as shown. Leave an extra one to two inches of tape over the shaft butt.
Spiral Wrap: Spiral-wrap .75" tape up the shaft butt (bottom), leaving a slight gap between the edges.

6. Peel the backing off the tape and cover the shaft butt with the overlapped portion of tape.

7. Squirt a generous amount of nonflammable grip solvent inside the grip, sealing the vent hole in the butt of the grip with your finger or a golf tee. Close the small (mouth) end of the grip, and shake to wet the entire inside of the grip walls. Never use a flammable fluid in grip application.

8. Pour the excess solvent over the entire length of the two-sided tape. Use extra solvent from the can as needed, using a metal tray to catch excess fluid. Solvent may be re-used.

Installing The New Grip

 
9. Hold the grip with the alignment pattern up and squeeze the mouth of the grip between the thumb and forefinger to obtain a flared shape. With the applied tape still wet with solvent, push the flared mouth up and over the shaft butt.

10. Slip the grip on quickly and methodically while the solvent is wet, but do not rush. Rushing causes mistakes.

11. Push the grip firmly onto the shaft to make sure the grip butt cap is all the way up against the shaft butt.

12. Make sure the grip is on straight and the alignment pattern is squared to the clubface. The grip can be adjusted for a few minutes after installation while the tape is still activated. If the grip is to be made smaller, it may be stretched down the shaft and held in place for a minute or so. Allow ample drying time (varies by brand – consult instructions on solvent bottle).

Leave a comment

“Why did it go that way?” AWG

Ball Flight Dynamics

Or

“Why did it go that way?”

Basic Ball Flight Rules                         

 The initial part of a ball flight is based only on swing path (direction the club hits the ball).

After the inertia (from direction of the swing path)  decreases (ball slows) the angle of the clubface takes over and determines on which axis to rotate.  Open face- the ball rotates to and spins clockwise.  Closed and it goes counterclockwise. 

  • Straight Swing Path +
  • open face = Ball starts straight then goes right
  • closed face = Ball starts straight then  goes left
  • Square = Ball starts straight and stays straight

 

  

Inside to Outside Path
  • open face = Ball starts right then goes right
  • closed face = Ball starts right then  goes left
  • Square = Ball starts right and stays straight (right)

     

     

     

     

    Outside to Inside Path
  • open face = Ball starts left then goes right
  • closed face = Ball starts left then  goes left
  • Square = Ball starts left and stays straight (left)
  •  

    Ball goes straight left.

  • Couple of choices: (in order of probability)

    1. You didn’t finish the turn away (did you left should get at least to the ball), but did turn on the downswing.

    2. Your first move from the top of the swing was by pulling the club with the right hand.

    3. Try it… you will reroute the clubhead so it comes from the outside.

    Learn to identify what causes the ball to fly like it does, and how to remedy it.

  • Leave a comment