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More on Reading Greens Please.  Most of us know little on the subject of reading greens. On short putting under 20' - I saw a tip of looking at a spot on the cup - tried it and it seemed to help my mind zero in and make more puts.

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NIce Pros Brent

Too True. Was gonna refer to Foley and the rest as Remoras (little fish that swim on sharks) . But they serve a purpose,  He is really just a Mosquito. Blood sucking insects that infect and weaken or kill the host for their own benefit. The scary part is that is he so talented - it could take a long time for him to hit bottom and realize he doesn't need Foley. Then a year or more to get his advice out of his head and another to relearn his old techniques. He may find it harder to say " I was wrong " than The Fonz in that episode of Happy Days.

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Summer Baby! - How to stay Cool....

(Udated 7/22)

Get a tan - Burn fat in the sun - Pay Less for Golf - 110 - light wind - my kind of golf weather. Only problem -  the glove is killing the tan on my left hand. Call me Two Tone - Michael Jackson baby. (Update) I no longer use a glove, not for vanity, I changed my grip, like the feel and dont have to take my glove on and off to put.  

One secret that does work is electrolytes. I make a make a concentrate with coconut water an unsweetened blueberry juice and put it in my waters, 2/1 water to concentrate. I sneak 4 frozen bottles of that in my bag. If you cant make the liquid on the road, Emergen-C 40 for $9 at Walmart. Just drop in a bottle of water. (May contain aspertame, that's why I no longer use them).

Another tip is to remember any kind of caffeine - soda - Iced Tea - will dehydrate the hell out of you. Alcohol too. 

Heat stroke is real -  but can be avoided by staying hydrated.

I keep a long thin towel (snap towells worthless in extreme heat) in the bottom of my ice chest (where the cold water is melted) - just wrap it around your neck to cool the blood going to your head, That one can save a life if you see somebody fading our there on the course.

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Peter Alliss compares Tiger Woods to Pavarotti

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- British player-turned-broadcaster Peter Alliss is among those who believe Tiger Woods is getting too much instruction.

At a news conference before his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Alliss said Woods' "golfing brain for some reason or another is completely addled." What astonished him was a scene from the practice range at the Masters last year. Alliss said he was sitting with Arnold Palmer at the end of the range.

"And there 50 yards away is Tiger Woods at the green nearest the television facility being shown how to chip," Alliss said. "`You must do it this way, this way.' And I said to Arnold, `Are we seeing ...?' He was the greatest chipper in the world for a period, and this guy is teaching, `No, don't do it that way.'

"It's like Pavarotti saying, `I'm fed up with being a tenor. I think I'm going to sing as a baritone.' Land sake," he said. "That's as stupid as that, in my opinion. That's not a criticism, that's an opinion. But that's why he's fuddled and befuddled. ... But he's gone. He's gone at the moment."

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1. Unsolicited Swing Advice Guy

Defining characteristics: Knows exactly how to fix your swing even though you didn't ask. Employs a vast array of swing jargon that only confuses you further. Favorite expression: "Wait, try this!"

2. The Human Rain Delay

Defining characteristics: Thinks he is honoring spirit of the game by never picking up. Not in the spirit of the game: dragging his foursome through a three-and-a-half hour front nine. Favorite expression: "Put me down for a 10."

3. Cell Phone Guy

Defining characteristics: Considers golf course an extension of his office, home, therapist's couch, etc. Has perfected the balancing-phone-on-the-shoulder wedge shot. Favorite expression: "You guys hit. I gotta take this."

4. The Cart Girl Schmoozer

Defining characteristics: Convinced he's got a shot with the cart girl. Would be crushed to learn she offered the same flirty laugh and bag of nuts to foursome of geeks up ahead. Favorite expression: "We'll take four beers and one more smile, darlin'."

5. The Parking Lot Pro

Defining characteristics: Color-coordinated outfit, matching logos and oversized tour bag suggest he's played professionally. Topped drive off the first tee suggests otherwise. Favorite expression: "These are the same shoes Tiger wears. "

6. The Air Counter

Defining characteristics: Can't remember his score without reliving every shot in detail. Favorite expression: "One in the pond, two drop, three back in the pond. Four I had that funky lie in the bunker and left it in the bunker ... "

7. The Frat Boy

Defining characteristics: Unable to fathom a round of golf without a steady stream of adult beverages. Idea of restraint is to hold off drinking ... until the second hole. Favorite expression: "A few beers will loosen up that swing!"

8. Cigar Guy

Defining characteristics: The easiest golfer to locate on the course thanks to waft of smoke trailing behind him. Oblivious to playing partners struggling for air -- and the ash droppings on his belly. Favorite expression: "Straight from Havana, baby!"

9. The Sandbagger

Defining characteristics: The 15 handicap who is somehow playing "much better" than he has in years. Feigns apology when he drops bunker shot within inches of cup, then kicks sand off his shoes like a tour pro. Favorite expression: "I guess it's just one of those days..."

10. Oblivious Guy

Defining characteristics: So preoccupied with his own game never looks for anyone else's ball. When driving a cart, always blows past your ball and heads directly to his. Favorite expression: "But enough about me. What do YOU think of my swing?"

11. Ball Retriever Guy

Defining characteristics: Never passes a water hazard without his trusty scoop at the ready. Last bought a new sleeve of balls in the late 80s. Favorite expression: "Whoa! A ProV1!"

12. The Volcano

Defining characteristics: Has unique ability to allow even the most pleasant days to be soured by any bad swing, bounce, or lie. Relies on Ball Retriever Guy to occasionally fetch clubs out of lake. Favorite expression: "[Not printable]"

13. Delusional Guy

Defining characteristics: Forces group to wait on every par 5 because he's convinced he can get home in two. Usually get there in four. Favorite expression: "If I really catch it, I can get there."

14. Mulligan Guy

Defining characteristics: Liberally allows himself another whack even when first shot is findable. 

Favorite expression: "Wait, wait, wait. I gotta try another."

15. The Plumb Bobber

Defining characteristics: The only guy in the group not to notice the foursome behind yelling from the fairway as he lines up his putt for double from every angle imaginable. Favorite expression: "Son of a gun, I actually think it goes both ways!"

16. Yardage Book Guy

Defining characteristics: Has to walk off every blade of grass before hitting. After contemplating whether a shot is 176 yards or 178, ends up hitting it 150. Favorite expression: "I can't decide if it's a hard 7 or a soft 6."

17. The Cheat

Defining characteristics: A sympathetic figure when he pushes his tee shot deep into the woods. Not as sympathetic: When he announces his ball somehow stayed in bounds -- with a clear shot to the green! Favorite expression: "Better to be lucky than good!

18. The Overcelebrater

Defining characteristics: Treats every holed three footer as if just won the Masters. Has sent multiple playing partners home early thanks to overzealous chest bumping. Favorite expression: "Yes SIR!"


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