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Ohms

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Central VA or Central FL

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  • Age
    50-59
  • Swing Speed
    91-100 mph
  • Handicap
    5
  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Multiple times per week
  • Player Type
    Competitive
  • Biggest Strength
    Short Game
  • Biggest Weakness
    Putting
  • Fitted for Clubs
    Yes

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  1. I remember hearing the ball in the cup at the LIV event and thinking it was a sound board some intern had to be quick to hit! Turns out it was a cup mic. (Fox used it on their broadcasts of the PGA apparently) LIV Golf Aims To Take Golf Audio on a Really Long Drive - winnquick.com
  2. Yeah, I delved into a little hyperbole myself there- I was just frustrated at the way the players, mainly Mickelson were treated at the US Open. It's weird, I never was a fan of his, but the over-the-top berating of him- by the Golf channel in particular got my ire up. I know that the moral argument is important and genuinely held by people. No disrespect to their views on LIV was intended.
  3. I'm still curious about the team format- do they plan to have some sort of continuity event to event? It's hard to take the teams (not to mention team names) seriously if there's no explanation of where this is all going. If it's just like our local club weekly blind draws, then what's the point of captains and names? If it will be some kind of season long format- it'd be good to know.
  4. Trying to stay out of the politics here: Asking LIV players about the atrocities is a rhetorical attempt to tie the player to the acts themselves. The player has already made their choice and (however weakly) explained the choice, so the questions aren't meant to persuade or inform- only to assert moral superiority by connecting the decision to Saudi actions.
  5. I'm always forced to enjoying "caddying" for my wife when we play, so I'm never at the green before she's on
  6. I think it's bad form- ready golf really implies that you don't worry about who's farthest from the hole for approach shot or who has honors on the tee, but it never involves being in someone else's line of play. The green is in everyone's line of play, so to putt before anyone else is on is a bit rude and certainly dangerous. As for the skins- hopefully you're playing net. If not, insist on it.
  7. I agree with that and also wish those against LIV wouldn't equate the players who went there to everything bad that any Saudi citizen has ever done. That strong handed tactic moved me from being neutral / leaning toward the PGA on the topic to actively hoping that LIV produces some good golf content.
  8. I can't seem to part with any putter- they all find their way back on the course at varying times with varying success. My old Nubbins went in the bag a few years ago during a SPIDR grip change and held the starting position for a whole season. It still goes on many of my golf trips- as a kind of security blanket in case my current putter gets any ideas that it's not replaceable!
  9. Got a Tour edge CABL-1 Putter a few weeks ago. It's a little weird, it's got a big blade head with the weight of a mallet. It's kind of a blallet? The aim lines are cool, there are a bunch so I can intentionally hit it closer to the toe and still be lined up (I do that with weighty putters sometimes). it has a 38" shaft with a pistol type grip- I like that you can either use the extra length as a counterbalance or putt more upright (easier on the lower back). It came with about 3° of toe hang, so you have to work to pull a putt! It rolls nice and I've played it on fast Bermuda and slow Bent grasses with pretty much equal success (although with its weight- it seems tuned to slower greens). I'm averaging under 2 putts per hole so far with it and drained at least a couple 15- 20 foot birdies per round. At $99 it's been a great buy.
  10. Interesting, but nothing we haven't heard before. At least he doesn't appear to have the vitriol that the Golf Channel expresses regularly. I feel like in their case- the way they're portraying LIV is hurting golf more than LIV itself is hurting golf.
  11. Congratulations! Hope you have fun and do well. Most of the advice is stuff you probably do anyway- but the thing that helps me in medal play is to not focus on what scores my playing partners are taking on holes. Being in tournament conditions can be overwhelming- with everything going on. We have a multi-day, multi- club competition every year that we have to qualify for, so in total it's about 7 rounds of USGA golf. I always have to convince myself of this because of the temptation to keep track of where I am- but what any other player does has nothing to do with your score. And any one hole has little to do with the outcome- so stay true to your game, keep within your routines and allow yourself a few errors. Being in tournament conditions will help you be ready for them going forward- it gets easier. Ignore this if your normal routine is to be involved with what other players do- there are players that thrive on that. Oh- and practice 3 to 5 foot putts until you can't stand it anymore! Being confident in that range will really come in handy when people are watching,
  12. Or the ever reliable "Nice lag" when someone leaves a 5 footer short. A couple I remember from the old Golf Illustrated Magazine: "Most long putts are really situations that must be grasped" or even better "Puttin' makes asses o a'" (Scottish caddie)
  13. 2 Rounds this weekend. I played the senior tees with a couple of friends Saturday evening. It was fun adjusting to the different angles for the drives and approach shots. I spent a lot of time saying things like "I can take on that corner from here" or "that tree cuts off the line I would take from the regular tees". Had fun, shot 74 (+2) Played the regular tees on Sunday morning- the driver was giving me trouble today. Not too bad, but I'll have to give it a talking to on the range to get it back in line. Irons and putter were okay.. things are getting closer with the swing change I made earlier this year and I'm getting used to the distances. Stats: 11 pars, 1 bogey, 3 doubles (crap), 3 birdies (yay), 1 lost ball, 1 bet won, 3 bets tied (crap), 76 strokes. Looking forward to some evening golf for the next couple of weeks- I always try to take advantage of the extra sun, the days will be getting shorter very soon.
  14. I enjoyed what I saw of it. Shwartzel was definitely playing better than anyone and deserved the win. One thing has been nagging me a bit- with a field of 48 do they boot the underperforming players to make room for Dechambeau, Reed and Perez? Honestly, that would make it a bit more interesting for me. Sure you're guaranteed $120k for being in the field, but you're not guaranteed a spot next time. There's a bit of drama if Koepka or Na gave up tour status for 1x checks....
  15. Day1 highlights- Looked like golf to me.
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