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  1. I have played there, a long, long time ago before many on this forum could walk - 1978 - drove to the Island and sat in the parking lot with my college who was from Huntington, sat around and played poker all night. It was way before the redo. I had to pay the non-resident rate - around $25. Pebble was under 100 at that point, too to put things in perspective. I’d like to hear about your wait. At thezipr23 - I’ve been to enough tournaments on multiple days to see that they move the tees around allot at Tour events and even more so at majors. Whistling Straits never plays close to its yardage - the yardage is there to afford the additional locations and angles as well as to allow for different weather conditions in an event. With 280 yard carries over fescue on a couple of holes they aren’t going to eliminate guys on the field by playing it all the way back into a 20 mph wind coming off Lake Michigan. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. I like when they stand close and behind - it gives me an excuse for a bad shot. Seriously everyone has hit the salient points. It wasn't you, it was him, you went out of your way to be kind, that's all that you can do.
  3. Played in league tonight - last round of the first half, we are tied for first with the team we are playing but slightly behind in points. Thanks I’m playing the A spot and we start on a 173 yard uphill par 3. My opponent gets it on the front 45 feet away, I hit it to 30 feet pin high left. He knocks his first putt 8 feet past I hit mine 3 feet short. He knocks the next one 2 and a half feet by. I tell him to pick it up and calmly roll my 3 footer in. My playing partner goes, “Why did you give him that?” I said, “Hey we’re A players, we don’t miss 2 and a half footers straight in uphill.” And we are good sportsmen. I had the tee from there, never missed a fairway and went on to win 8 holes and tie one - 10.5 to .5. My opponent got tired of 245 down the middle before he had even hit. Needless to say we won the first half of the season as a team. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. I actually learned to like fantrax by season’s end. Thanks!!! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. Yeah - glad to see Undershooter's name pop up! Great job everyone and again thanks Wilson and MGS.
  6. Could easily be - you could always have played standard and your swing developed in that way - that’s why static fittings need to be coupled with actually hitting shots. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. I thought about this thread warming up yesterday. My friend just got a new set of Sub 70 639’s. He is 2 degrees upright and has a driver swing speed of a bit above 100. His irons are stiff steel shafts. I’m 2 degrees flat and have a driver swing speed of 95 (between S and R) and prefer graphite. So I hit his irons and surprise surprise every shot went 15 yards left (2 degrees up v. 2 degrees flat makes a difference.) Beyond a doubt I could figure out how to hit them straight but why and what adjustments might I have to make that could lead to bad habits? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. I’m glad to see some activity here. I realize that it’s early and this is not a fantrax thing but if Stud is willing to lead us again it would be nice to have our league organized the end of July and then to have a draft date set early. While I’d prefer it not on a Saturday night I could have my intern preach that night if I know the date early enough! That way I could participate in the draft - :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. revkev

    Sub70 golf

    Well I finally got my hands on the 639 yesterday. My buddy bought a set and we played together. His specs are significantly different from mine but I got enough out of a few swings to know that this is a lovely club, looks great, solid feel, has some forgiveness as well. BTW the 2 upright made it almost impossible for me not to pull the ball. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. Shot 36-41 77 today notable for three reasons, at least. 1. I hit the ball really well for long stretches. 2. I had a 3 hole debacle stretch where I made a triple, a bogey and a very ugly bogey on a short par 5. :( 3. I came back after the triple with some great shots again. I averaged over 95 mph with driver on my holes that I measured with Swing Caddy and 241 with the driver according to shot scope - that included a 202 yard pop up. Had 3 drives over 250 at a country club that waters the heck out of its fairways, including 2 career long drives and two three woods on holes that finished past where I would have hit driver a year ago. I actually had to hit my 60 from 86 yards on one hole (3rd shot on a par 5 after the pop up). Last year 73 was maxed out - I hit it 15 feet past the pin. I also had 153 left on a 410 yard hole 170 to the back and knocked a smooth 7 iron off the back. We watched the PGA while playing, smoke cigars and drank scotch - fun day. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. Well that was fun - watched it while we played. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. I certainly agree that it is more the Indian but I think the point is well taken that the “wrong” tools make the task more difficult or as the MGS ball test showed, impossible. You’d need to define good quality gear. Every player on tour uses “good quality gear” and I’d probably quit playing if I were forced to game much of it. In fact I’d be much better off with a set of lady Warrior clubs than what Tiger Woods has in his bag. Irons that are too upright will cause me to hit the ball left, I will start to adjust and all of a sudden swing flaws will develop - how do I know? Because I’ve been there, done that. So while I think that I can quantify 3-5 strokes to properly fit equipment it’s probably a higher percentage than that. Could it be 85/15? 70/30? That’s where I’m uncertain. I know this - the call is huge - not so much the what (although clearly not Callaway) but that it’s the same all season and urethane. Could I shout a 75 with a non urethane ball - of course but over the long haul I’m going to face shots that require that spin around the green - This isn’t about 18 holes - it’s about the season or two or three. (I generally get two seasons out of driver and 3 out of my irons). BTW in the category of making people jealous I almost never change putters. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. I did mine on day 2. If I’m any indication you will have ebbs and flows with your speeds. I think we are all a bit different in what that looks like. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. Well this worked - I haven’t played in two weeks, I had the afternoon free to watch and now there’s nothing to see - guess I’m playing golf after church today - What a novel idea! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. It’s easily Titleist - if you are counting having a piece of equipment in the bag as stable. They have over 70 percent of the field each week. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  16. Amazing - what could cause him to say that? Jealousy? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. revkev

    My school

    Regardless of the players no field they do it on! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. My Church has a school that prides itself on the arts. They did a production of Lion King tonight. The costumes and sets were designed by the lovely Laura. The choreography was by our 3rd grade teacher who doubles as a Ray’s girl and our music director went to Ole Miss. I love them, they are an incredible team - look at these kids. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. I’ve actually played both courses but to be fair in the 1970’s. Pebble on a normal day was so much easier than Bethpage as to be beyond belief - but throw in some wind and tightened fairways and it’s another story. Bethpage Black is about long and straight off the tee. Pebble will be about approach shots - neither will be much about putting other than getting the speed right. Did anyone else notice how average Tiger’s ball speed was today? He was 10 plus mph off of Brooks or Adam Scott. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  20. There’s a simple answer to your very good question - the guys he was playing against are really that good. It’s why Nicklaus preferred playing tournaments on super tough courses where par was valued. Of course any more a lot of the courses are super tough - these guys find ways to make birdies. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. Dumb comment alert! Justin Leonard just said that “Brooks Koepka will be feeling things he’s never felt before today.” Oops just shows that even a fairly bright, articulate guy will say something stupid if you let him talk long enough. Koepka may not win, he may have a bad round but he has been in or around the lead for the last 234 holes of US Open and PGA tournament golf. I think he knows exactly how he’s going to “feel” and embraces it. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. Hour of long game yesterday, short game today. After an assortment of trap shots randomly dropped balls around the green and alternated jokes to pitch or chip too - I skipped this area though so if I hit one 20 yards over the green by a pond I will not have practiced that shot. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. Yes - a few times depending upon the drills in the protocol. So I had some issues at about the point you are at, also whenever it was the kneeling swings started. Both times the issues went away quickly. You should also know that SuperSpeed claims that you will hit the ball farther and more consistently if you focus on swinging fast (not hard) on the course. They’ve done extensive testing on this. You may wish to send an email to them, they will respond and you can discuss it with them. If it helps I think of the step through when hitting driver - I also think of that drill and visualize the ball flying high with a slight draw right down the middle on my last 3 swings part of the protocol. Also I was one of the few testers who found that my irons improved ahead of my driver, quality of ball strike and distance. We are all different so while we may collectively reflect SuperSpeed’s data we will have distinctively individual results. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  24. Try it again soon - good days and bad days you know. I didn’t use any swing speed devices today because I just wanted to hit a few shots with every club - haven’t swung a club for a week and wanted to remember what the clubs looked like. Warmed up, hit wedge, 9,,8 got to 7 and started to reach the flag that I was aiming aid so I grabbed my range finder expecting to see 165 or so pop up - 172! Grabbed 6 iron and started knocking it past. I was waving good by to the 185 flag with the 4 hybrid and way past the farther flag that was 230 with driver. Very pleased and I hit it solidly too - my poorest shots were a bit thin but playable! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  25. What are you saying? Are you calling me old and slow? [emoji56] At any rate that is always an issue with fitting. Unless you are incredibly fortunate it’s not going to include the full Monty of hitting a shot under pressure. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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