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Everything posted by revkev

  1. 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
  2. I was happy with Jones - He needs to play now Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Thank you - blessings to you and your family Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. 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
  7. Exactly Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. 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
  9. I’m thinking about the Giants draft picks for next season. :( Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. 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
  11. The engine seized in Penny’s van on Monday making it next to worthless. Converted Handicap vans cost between 14-18k more than their base counter parts. A van with a 36k sticker will be 50k for rear entry and 54k for side. Most banks do not recognize the added value of the conversion and so won’t give a loan on these vans without a significant down payment - at least 14k. We have applied for a state backed loan program but it takes two weeks to get an answer. In the meantime Penny can’t go anywhere except to school (she’s bused) or local doctors for ride share. We had to rent a van for $200 yesterday to transport her to her IV appointment in Tampa yesterday And it’s no guarantee that we will qualify for that program - we may have to wait until Penny qualifies for SSDI to purchase a van - that could be four months from now - she applied last month when she turned 18. It stinks - best case scenario the added monthly payment reduces the amount of golf that I play for a while as well as where it’s played. Worse case scenario I could be setting aside the clubs completely for the next six months. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. Wow - first of all I’m sorry for your families lost. Second of all I think that’s a violation of the family leave act. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. So sport to read this. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. I’ve modified your approach but yes the simplification has worked wonders for me. That’s a part of the point of this thread. I now have 2 wedges that I’m using around the green instead of 4. Deciding on a club to use and shot to hit has become a no brained again. I’d rather hit the “wrong” shot confidentially than chunk or blade the proper one. :) I have a couple of TK wedges kicking around but haven’t games them. I have no trouble varying shots with my SCORs. None I’m also marginal out of the trap with them - for me that’s very good BTW. :) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. Good for you! We could probably help a bit on that class work if you get stuck. My Greek remains strong - Hebrew not so much. I’m in both of your corners regardless Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  16. That’s a very good warm up IMO - for those of us who are a bit longer in the tooth it’s easier on the body. And fully agreed about the amount of time to hit shots - Having written this we’ve gotten away from a point that I’d like to make which is the opposite of what the author suggests. Our pre round warm up should be different from a touring pros. The game we play is different. For the most part our conditioning is different so the tho gs that we are capable of doing without the ramp so of getting hurt varies also. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. This is where it would make sense for them to announce the vote - it’s also an item of curiosity for me as to where people rank majors and also is there a pecking order among the majors themselves. The Players has a stronger field and is tougher to win than the Masters beyond a doubt - so would you rank a win at the Masters ahead of the Players? Would I (yes because it’s a Major). But does everyone on tour? I’m going to guess not. There are probably rank and file guys who harbor ill feelings because they are ranked inside the top 100 but aren’t in while winners of several Am events are in. But those guys are on tour and it’s their prerogative to vote as they see fit for this award. Was it a close vote? I would think so. Maybe the JB Holmes block cost Brooks, that could happen. Maybe enough people felt Rory had the better season. Again he won the Playoffs, it’s hard to put yourself in position to do that, he had to overcome an opening deficit and he beat Brooks head to head down the stretch. If I had a vote I’d probably have voted for Brooks but I would understand going the other way or even flipping a coin. Hopefully both play great in the new season. We’ve had the promise of rivalries throughout the past twenty five years and none have materialized. Phil/Tiger was never much of one - the healthy Tiger crushed Phil. We’ve yet to really get Rory, Jordan, Dustin or Justin playing well at the same time for a stretch. Another season like this last one would be great for golf. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. @Rickybobby - I have no issue with Rory winning for the reasons you’ve sighted - Consider that they split the two merit based awards - their seasons were obviously close I get the argument in his favor - since I didn’t have a vote I wasn’t concerned with it. A players and the fed ex championship are not chopped liver. They certainly equal and perhaps top a major. So if those two offset Brook’s win Rory has the other numbers in his corner. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. revkev


    Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  20. Yes and yes to Jcustom golf. Allowing a laser would speed up play beyond a doubt. I didn’t really answer the question in my earlier thread - I would say it’s not a necessary skill in golf - we are allowed by rule to know the yardage to the pin through the use of aids therefore it is not a necessary skill. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. This was about their full game warm up - they spend about 45 minutes there and another 45 around the practice green. It’s interesting that one of our pro shop guys played on tour in the 60’s and 70’s. He told me that when he started very few courses had ranges. Most of the guys came, got their clubs out of the trunk, put their shoes on, went to the practice green, dropped 3 balls, hit done putts and walked to the first tee. He said Ben Hogan was known for finding a range in the area and going there to hit balls before the round. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  22. Based on what we’ve heard about Golftec I’d have a lengthy discussion with the Ping guy about his recommendations for the rest of the bag. (In regards to club type - you know - in your opinion should I game hybrids, driving iron or fairway wood? What loft/shaft would you start off with for me - that type of stuff. I’d also plug my numbers into tru fit so you have a golftec starting point) Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. Yes but they are also far more inclined to go with their buddy - they are human, too. Having written this I can certainly see an argument for either player - it’s a non-issue IMO. Both had greats seasons, one had to win, it was Rory. It’s an interesting question - when do wins trump majors - how many wins is a major worth? Would you rather have a career with 3 majors and 10 wins total or one with 1 major and 20 wins? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  24. If you read the article the chart was for a typical 50 ball warm up and not a practice session - the article’s title was deceptive. For this reason I’m in solidarity with Plaid - I’m going to warm up by hitting the shots that I will use in the round, just like the pros. They will hit lots and lots of wedges - I could easily not hit a full wedge all day - I will save those guys for the practice green because I’m certainly going to have a variety of chips and pitches from places a pro would never see[emoji15]. Oh and 20-25 balls work just fine for me - 8-10 minute stretching, 5-9 irons, 5- 7 woods, a few drivers and some simulated shots from the first couple of holes (which could include a full wedge) and the last ball is as close as possible to my first tee shot. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  25. This is a fun discussion - let’s analyze - based on my game - your May differ. It is true that over half my shots are inside of 125 but what club(s) do I use for those? My average score is 77. My average puts per round are 30. So 30 shots with putter. On most courses that I play there are 14 holes with driver or some long club and there is not a single hole on any of the courses that I play that is under 125 on the card. 48 of 77 are not hit with wedges. Taking my home course I might have a full wedge into 2, 6,7, 11, 17. That’s five so 13 more of those full shots plus 4 times on par 5’s - I’m at 65 shots out of 77 - only a potential of 12 wedges per round - fewer than driver - generally speaking there will be 2 or 3 shots around the green played with putter (that makes sense given that shotscope says I use putter slightly over 33 times per round). My proximity to the hole with putter around the greenhouse is 5 feet, it’s 15 feet with everything else (skewed a bit because I’m a terrible trap player.) I’ve mapped it out - I use a wedge of some sort an average of 9 times per round with the majority of those uses being the 52 or 58 around the green. An extra wedge won’t matter for those shots - I’m very proficient with the variety of shots needed on the courses that I play. None of this is taking into account the fact that I’m capable of avoiding my gap - I know that I will have to creat a shot if I’m between 80-90. So I lay up to 75 or 100. I appreciate MGS urging us to use a stat tracking system very much. I’ve learned a lot about my game through it. The clubs that you carry need to match your game - not Phil Mickelson’s. To be clear I am not advocating that anyone follow my set up. I am advocating that you follow some sort of logic beyond this or that “internet guru told me to do this “ I can know all the technique in the world for the 35 yard tight lie flop over a trap and then practice until I’m proficient at it. It doesn’t do me a bit of good though if I never face that shot and it may in fact hurt my game because I’m limited on my practice time and I could have gotten that shot at the expense of working on one that I face far more frequently. I am saying that I think there’s a lot out there in terms of short game instruction that looks great, sounds great but is functionally irrelevant for most players. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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