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revkev

 
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  1. Milwaukee :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. Good to hear - helps to confirm my hopeful! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. Very good post - Many times that guy/gal will stop playing golf altogether - we have one of them just getting back into the game for fun after taking a number of years off - he played at Florida - he said it’s hard to wrap his mind around the thought that playing golf can be fun. That’s sad. :( Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. Hopeful Like so many age and demands of life have robbed me of what was once a solidly consistent golf game. I was the most boring player you ever wanted to see play for a long time - tee ball in the fairway, approach on or around the green, next shot by the hole, putt it in, par, move on. Very few birdies, fewer doubles, lots of rounds under 75. Then it went away Now I’ve gained back a good deal of yardage through SuperSpeed training and of late have gotten some consistency back through a set up change. Sadly the competitive part of my season has ended so this will have to wait until Spring to truly test. However I am able to practice and play through the winter so I’m... hopeful! :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. Van update - we have tentative approval on a loan!!! It’s been over a month now but it finally looks as if Penny will have a permanent set of wheels again. I’ve been so afraid to jinks things that I haven’t transferred the Sirius Radio yet. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. Well this is the first time that my trainer hasn’t totally shut me down when I’ve asked about a supplement. Of course she said to talk to my doctor first. I think I’m going to try this. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. So wanted to hit long shots today but I needed to do short game stuff as part of a testing opportunity - in theory today was my day off but in reality two very sick people plus the ongoing Penny Van saga made that impossible. Practice was fun, a fellow school grandfather was working on his short game. He’s a very strong player - we tried to match shots and also see who could get up and down the most. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. 1. Lightning 2. Extremely heavy rain but in Florida that’s generally going to be accompanied by lightning. 3. Some sort of significant injury - 4. Extreme pace of play - but that’s usually in conjunction with an injury - I will generally endure unless my back gets so tight that I can’t loosen it. 5. Darkness with no chance of any light for more than a hole. The last time that I came off the course was after 9 two years ago - it had started to rain and one of the rangers met us in the fairway to tell us it was only going to get worse. It’s pretty rare for me to quit in the middle of a round. I don’t play enough as it is. :( Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. revkev

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    Thanks we saw the preview when we went to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and were considering this one - should be our next date night. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. Nice thread - I used to think about this more frequently than I do now because I rarely play a new course and when I do it’s one that has a good reputation going in. Good conditions especially greens, pace of play, a variety of tee options and nothing too tricked up. That sounds about right Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. This has come up in a number of threads here and in another forum that I was once a part of and in 19th hole discussions among friends. There’s a huge gap between guys on tour and that 38 year old at your club who is always shooting rounds in the 60’s. Because golf is a non contact sport that pits golfer against course far more than golfer against golfer people are lulled into thinking they could have played in tour, if only. The gap is just as big as other sports, it’s just that you aren’t going to get hurt when your 68 at Bushwood turns out to be an 85 at Bayhill. In regards to distance it is certainly true that not everyone who hits it a long way is a successful tour player but you better hit it a long way if you want to play on tour. 280 is a long way by the standards of the weekend warrior - that’s entry level on tour - you best be extremely good in other areas if you average 280 on the PGA or European Tours. Distance or more accurately strokes gained driving is the biggest difference between Joe Scratch and Joe pro. There are differences across the board statistically but that’s the biggest one. There are stats out there that help this discussion and in today’s world it’s easy enough for a guy to keep his own stats - you can compare and see where you stand or where that scratch guy at the club stands. At my club the “scratch” guys are young stud pluses just out of college because we cut them a nice price break and it’s a great place to play/practice. They would blow away Joe Scratch. We also get an influx of Canadian Tour guys in February and March. They’re very good - only a few of them have matriculated to the Korn Ferry. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. Too funny In a similar vein the 5th game of the ALDS featured pitchers that the Pirates developed and traded away. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. You're already received lots of good advice - In the end you need to go with what you like - I have far more game improvement in my irons than my handicap might indicate but it's because my swing profile fits a wider sole plain and simple - I have just gotten accustomed to the look although the jump from the G30 W to the SCOR 48 is pretty radical - I just trust that I can hit each well and live with the look. I don't know what you mean by getting older - are you moving into your 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's? That makes a huge difference - regardless I think that getting older is best handled by the shaft - a different shaft can help with trajectory just as easily as club head type. There is no right or wrong answer to the question of which is best at the top end of the club - the proper question is which is best for you. I would strongly suggest you look at the Ping Long game gapping thread in the member review section and you see four different players who went for a Ping fitting and received 4 very different solutions - I know that my gapping at that end of the bag is far better than it was prior to that fitting and I would never have stumbled upon it by myself. I'm all for blending but again you need to watch your gapping at the transition points - because launch characteristics are different between iron types lofts are different - you can't assume that a 22 degree utility iron is going to be the proper fit after a 25 degree player's iron or distance iron for that matter - you have to test it out first to make sure it's right - for you! Finally I don't know what your budget is but there is a line called Sub 70 that is quite good - you could save lots of dough by going with those clubs and use it for lessons or a range membership to help further you along the way to that goal of a 10. Good Luck!
  14. I will try again on this - the way courses that touring pros play are set up is 4 to 5 strokes more difficult than the average course that a scratch golfer plays - Even the tougher courses that we play or are members at are not set up like a tour event - I’m reminded of that every time I go to the Valspar and see the pin on 5 tucked behind a deep trap, with the wind blowing the opposite way, the green like cement running around 13. My course is tough - well tougher and longer than what the average scratch guy plays - it’s course rating is 74.4 and slope 144. It’s in primo shape and it has hosted tour events, in the old silly season - in order to host a regular tour event the rough would need to be brought in and thickened, the greens firmed up and rolled and 7 converted to a par 4. The 66 these guys that you are seeing these guys shoot bear no resemblance to a 66 in a PGA tour event. Heck, I shot a 66 once, for real, in a competition - there was no way I was taking that game down route 43 to Brown Deer Park, the easiest course on tour and shooting even par 71 with it with the course set up used for the GMO. There is the same gap between Brook’s Koepka and the industrial league golf guys as there is between LeBron and the church league hoops guys - the gap just looks different in golf and doesn’t feel the same because no one is getting posterized in golf. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. That’s pretty funny I once paid a lot of money for trumpet lessons with one of the top trumpet players in the Country. That was his teaching style - for $100 an hour in 1976! It was worth it just to stand next to him and hear him play - So what will Kirke do with his off season? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  16. Now they have wedges :) It was a great shot How about David Toms’ hole in one on Sunday to win the PGA or Bob Tway’s bunker hole out? I’m thinking of more of these as we go on Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. Glad to see this thread still has legs. I would remind that I’m not saying that everyone should switch to fewer wedges, I’m saying everyone should analyze his game to check on club usage and effectiveness of that usage. Don’t just use 4 evenly gapped wedges because Dave Pelz says you should. What if you have pulled your 185 yard club for that extra wedge and you never use the thing but you have 10 185 yard shots a season and when you look at that distance you’re taking over 4 shots to get it in the hole from there? At our level it’s about making pars and bogeys, not birdies. Even though my mind says birdie with a wedge in my hand I don’t often make one. I don’t have enough practice time for that. Fully agree with Chisag about flighting it down - I like piercing, spinning wedges, much easier to control. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. That’s funny - it is relative - those stats are comparing you to other touring pros. Ranking 90th in all striking or putting doesn’t necessarily stink so long as you have a strength category to offset it. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. Thanks guys - it was a very good one for me this year! Hope it was for NewBallCoach also!
  20. Thanks for the update - it sounds like a great experience. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. Having been to Whistling a number of times I’m still amazed that someone could hit a ball where DJs drive went on 18. The only way I could get it there would be a drive from two tee boxes up and a shanked 2nd Shot. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. Wow! Enjoy Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. Would you like to play next Sunday after church? If so we could try to do SPCC on the South Side just over the bridge. I shot 76 under brutal conditions yesterday - course was wet, wind was 15-25 either across or in (there was literally never a downwind Shot). My longest drive was 218, course was over 6,000 from the tees that we played. Funniest sequence was 13/14. Hit a crappy drive, laid up on a long par 4 and scant my wedge to 5 feet - par!!! 14 hit great drive, perfect layup, beautiful wedge (same wedge) to 10 feet. 2 putt, par... Sometimes golf makes no sense. Over a longer term it does... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  24. Is this something that should be done under a doctor’s care? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  25. Nice memories guys - but do these trump putts to win or seal tournaments for you? The full shot that stands out most for me is Nicklaus’ 1 iron to seal the ‘72 US Open on the 71st hole at Pebble. He hit the stick - 17 used to play much longer than it does today. I certainly remember the Daily driving show in the PGA. Likewise Greg Norman in the US Open that he lost to Fuzzy Zoeller in a playoff. With Tiger the biggest standout for me was the putt on the 72nd hole to tie. No one had read that putt right the entire day. Same with Phil on the last to win his first Masters. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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