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revkev

 
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  1. I rarely have to play rounds that take more than 3:30. Yesterday was a classic example of what happens when people choose to play a set of tees that’s too long. Waited on every swing on the back nine. If you take over 400 for a round twice in a row you loose weekend morning playing privileges for a month at my club. Sadly we tee’d off at 12:18 and the group ahead of us at noon. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. Agreed and exactly my point - what constitutes a major is unlikely to change - it hasn’t for 80 plus years. That is five generations of players. The longer that continues the more it will be about then. In terms of measuring greatness it is about the majors. Because they are played at different times and in different places winning all four is a huge accomplishment - it demonstrates a varied skill set. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. Yesterday I found a stupider mistake than 4 from 68. Try 6 from 101 dead center of the fairway! Ruined a perfectly good round. It had nothing to do with my wedge gapping and everything to do with my back tightening up because our pace of play was like a tortoise on downers. 4:02 for a round of golf is beyond ridiculous. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. Nice! What’s that in the trees? Are they really starting to turn? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. revkev

    Chappell

    TY Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. My best friend sharing a bit of our 35th anniversary dinner. The end of the line is coming soon - she’s 13 - I was happy that Peanut got to enjoy this. Maybe one more birthday and Christmas, please. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. So I played well except - the triple from the middle of the fairway from 98 on 14. :( Turned a 77 or better into an 80. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Chappell

    Sorry I see something about his round in a different spot but nothing about the tournament. I’m watching a bit before going out with my wife - dinner and a movie to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary! Very jealous of the run out on these tee shots - we haven’t seen any sort of runout since early June. :( Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. That’s so interesting to me - I grew up with Balata as well - I find so called soft balls today about as much like Balata as a McDonalds Burger is to what I make on my grill. Fake feel, nothing like the real thing. Balata balls were substantial IMO, you knew you hit them when you hit them - any of the current softies feel like marshmallows to me. And they don’t go as far or spin as well. Other than that they’re okay I guess. :) I realize some people like them and again there’s a reason why there are lots of different balls out there. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. Sorry just saw this thread First, since when have the accepted Majors changed? 1935 was the last time. That’s 85 years ago. Attempts to call the Players a major have failed miserably even though it’s a tougher field than any of the Majors. The accepted Majors in golf are not changing any time soon. Jack followed by Tiger have made it all about the Majors in terms of defining greatness. In regards to TV ratings and press coverage it’s certainly all about them. For the casual golf fan it’s mainly about them unless Tiger is in contention. This hasn’t always been the case in my lifetime - you could only see replays of the Open when I was younger and not all Americans went over to play - the Crosby was a bigger event in regards to viewership and interest here. But it was still a Major. For avid fans like us I suspect there are tournaments that peak our interest perhaps even more or as much as the majors. But we represent a very small segment of the golfing population. I have my favorite tournaments that I enjoy watching - normally because I’ve played the course or attended the event live in the past. Each top player has his own approach as to how to prep for those tournaments. Brooks is an extreme but Jack also used regular tour events as preps for his majors - similar courses or holes to what he might face - those types of things. Thirty years from now people will remember Brooks. Dustin Johnson not so much unless he wins a few more majors and yet it’s entirely possible that Johnson will spend more time as world number 1. No one today things of Greg Norman asa better player than Faldo or Seve but back in the day he was the man - and then his career ended and he didn’t have the record in the Majors. He’s the Atlanta Braves of the 90’s to their being the New York Yankees. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. Tempo is huge - we have an 80 year old former tour pro on our staff - it’s all he works on - he thinks SuperSpeed is nuts. I don’t think it’s nuts, it works but tempo is huge too. The back and forth between driver and wedge is a way to hone that. Good luck I spent half an hour putting on two of our three practice greens - two different grasses, two different green speeds - one is for the public course the other for Bayou - the guys on the public one were talking about how fast it was - they have no idea. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Chappell

    I’m surprised we don’t have a thread on the opening tournament of the season. We’ve already had a hole in one, a 59 and I believe the new cut rule has come into play - T 48 -4 made it - several notables were out. Incredible 59 bu Chappell after a 10 month recovery from back surgery. Unlikely that we are seeing a player of the year candidate in this tournament. Rookie of the year, perhaps and lots of guys with a chance to make their season with a win or build a season with a top 10. Any interest out there? I’m playing tomorrow so I won’t see the final round. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. I’m curious as to how often you have that shot in a round? Do you know your average proximity from the hole at 50 yards? (I don’t know mine BTW - in fact i can’t recall having a number in the 50’s this entire season during an actual round.) This is the type of consideration I’m getting at. Is there a real, tangible benefit to having two or three shots to hit from 50 yards for an amateur golfer who is limited in regards to practice time? Would that time be better spent working on putting? Chipping? Hitting greens from 150? Driving it in the fairway? Shots that occur multiple times every round. I’m just not seeing the need for all of these shots with a club that I use less than 3 percent of the time when there are other clubs that I use far more frequently and that have a much greater impact on my score. I can get the ball on the green from 50 yards if I find myself there and then two putt. That’s the same result I’d expect if I spent all my practice time on that shot. Putting 3 wood in the bag in place of a wedge decreases my score without swinging a club. Could there be a move like that for you? Maybe it’s the opposite, ditching 3 wood and 5 wood for 4 wood and adding a wedge. Maybe it’s putting 9 wood in instead of 5 iron - Brodie is right, Pelz and his disciples are wrong IMO. Shooting lower scores is about figuring out how to get the ball closer to the hole in regulation. Having written that being able to get up and down when you should, from just off the green and a flat lie or from 30 feet on the green is huge as is avoiding stupid mistakes - taking 4 from 68 yards - stuff like that.... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. Rounds were actually played faster doing it this way. The courses that I played on as a kid had two sets of tees, men’s and ladies. They played way shorter than the card said because tees were only back for tournaments. Green speeds were 8.5, rough was generally mowed to two inches, people walked, they hit, went to their ball, hit again and on we went. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. I think it keeps the possibility open - if he plays well in Japan he picks himself, if not, not. It’s the only way anyone watches the event. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  16. Thanks for the suggestion guys - the van is a long story - the simple answer is it’s not worth the 5-7k investment for a new or refurbished engine. It has lots of issues - we were trying to nurse 4-6 more months out of it. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. I was happy with Jones - He needs to play now Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. I don’t either - I’d simply want to know why - why did you vote the way you did. That would be interesting to me. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. I hit lots of balls at targets that were 102, 82, 69, 181, 189 and 236. As you can see they were in different directions. Also hit some 7 irons at the 181 which I couldn’t reach. I’m happy to report that I could reach the 236 with driver - pretty close to on the fly. I was able to hit it to and past the 82 with 58 or to the 69 on alternate shots with ease. Also I could hit 52 to the 102 or the 82. Both very good signs. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  20. Thank you - blessings to you and your family Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. Thank you - money saved for vacation is being used for the down payment in the van - hoping it and the creativity of our salesman is enough Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. Exactly Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. But it’s transparent - baseball Hall of Fame voting that is. Wouldn’t you love to know what guys on tour think in regards to who the best player was and why. I would, I think it would only benefit the game if we did. Good discussion BTW - thanks Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  24. I’m thinking about the Giants draft picks for next season. :( Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  25. I agree with nearly all of what you’ve written except the implication that fans value majors more than players do. Nicklaus made the pursuit of majors paramount and Tiger’s pursuit of Jack has set that opinion in stone - not fans’ opinions about majors. I suspect there is a wider opinion about the importance of majors among players than among the fans - most guys aren’t going to win majors, fewer still multiple majors and the gap between 2 and 3 majors is a dividing line. Some guys may be sick of hearing about Brook’s great play in the Majors - they don’t care about majors - they are just trying to keep their card. I don’t believe the opinions on tour are monolithic in regards to this topic. I’d love to see how the players voted and learn why. It’s been nice to see that happen in baseball with the Hall of Fane vote. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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