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Matt Saternus

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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from Josh Parker in How'd you play?   
    That's impressive. Thanks for the info.
     
     
    As for my round of today...not good at all, no bragging needed.
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from Beakbryce in What ya drinking tonight?   
    My standard line:
     
    "I take both golf and drinking too seriously to mix the two."
     
    I've never had a drink on the golf course and likely won't change. I get to play so infrequently that I really want to play my best and focus on the game. I enjoy a drink after the round.
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from cksurfdude in NitroSwing - Does It Work?   
    Looks similar to something I reviewed a couple years ago, but with the lasers.
     
    Remember that guy, X, the one who threatened to sue us over the review?  
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from cksurfdude in What ya drinking tonight?   
    My standard line:
     
    "I take both golf and drinking too seriously to mix the two."
     
    I've never had a drink on the golf course and likely won't change. I get to play so infrequently that I really want to play my best and focus on the game. I enjoy a drink after the round.
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from GolfSpy BOS in What ya drinking tonight?   
    My standard line:
     
    "I take both golf and drinking too seriously to mix the two."
     
    I've never had a drink on the golf course and likely won't change. I get to play so infrequently that I really want to play my best and focus on the game. I enjoy a drink after the round.
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from The 19th Hole in What ya drinking tonight?   
    My standard line:
     
    "I take both golf and drinking too seriously to mix the two."
     
    I've never had a drink on the golf course and likely won't change. I get to play so infrequently that I really want to play my best and focus on the game. I enjoy a drink after the round.
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from TgJohnson in Snacks in the Bag   
    I like Kashi bars and/or trail mix. Only gatorade or water to drink. I take golf & drinking too seriously to mix the two.
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from pkgavin in Quick Review: Titleist ProV1X   
    As I said, the ranking takes value into account. The TP Black is not twice as good as the Burner TP.
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from Maltenator in What do you do for a living?   
    I teach high school history and coach golf and basketball. And I do woodworking, but that's more "to support my golf addiction" than "for a living".
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from ncwoz in SHOW OFF! - How Do You Mark Your Balls?   
    I put 4 dots around the logo forming a crosshairs-type look. I prefer to use blue marker is the logo is all black, black marker if the number is red. I used to put an "M" on the other side, but I stopped so that I could plausbibly deny that a ball hit into a window/street/backyard is mine.
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from cksurfdude in How'd you play?   
    Shot my most-hated number today at TPC Myrtle Beach: 80. I want a round in the seventies so badly!!!
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from cksurfdude in How'd you play?   
    No fatigue at all, feeling great. Today's round was much more solid, but not outstanding. I'll get my full write ups of both rounds going in a bit.
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from cksurfdude in How'd you play?   
    That's impressive. Thanks for the info.
     
     
    As for my round of today...not good at all, no bragging needed.
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from knightsofnii in Hobby outside of golf   
    I coach basketball, which I'd do even if I wasn't paid, so I'll call it a hobby. I spend lots of time with my new dog and with my wife. And of course, building stuff like this:

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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from Headhammer in Hobby outside of golf   
    I coach basketball, which I'd do even if I wasn't paid, so I'll call it a hobby. I spend lots of time with my new dog and with my wife. And of course, building stuff like this:

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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from Miboy62 in Hobby outside of golf   
    I coach basketball, which I'd do even if I wasn't paid, so I'll call it a hobby. I spend lots of time with my new dog and with my wife. And of course, building stuff like this:

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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from bcgolfer in DIY GOLF – How To Torch Finish Your OWN Wedges!   
    That makes me feel very bad about the amount of Coke I consumed this past week. It's probably stripping the coating on my stomach.
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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from cksurfdude in PSP Golf "The Little One" - REVIEW   
    PSP Golf “The Little One” Review



     
     
     
     
    Introduction
     
    “The Little One” by PSP Golf claims that it will “improve your ball striking, increase your distance, elevate your concentration and improve your confidence.” The idea is that if you can hit a club that is dwarfed by a golf ball, your normal sized golf clubs will look (and be) super easy to hit by comparison. But does it work? Read on, spies…
     
     
     
    *Loyal readers will notice a change in the points system. In my continuing efforts to make the scoring system as good as possible, Ease of Use/Set Up is now worth only 10 points and Effectiveness has been bumped to 30 points. While I think Ease of Use is important, it is not equal to Effectiveness, and the scoring now reflects that. Please feel free to post or PM thoughts/ideas on this change or others that could be made.
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use/Set Up – 10 Points
     
    There is no set up, and all you have to do with The Little One is hit balls with it. In this regard, The Little One is aces.
     
    Score: 10/10
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
    Effectiveness – 30 points
     
    My first experience with The Little One was a bit unusual. It was my first trip to the range after two weeks away from golf, and it was only twelve hours removed from 24 hours on planes and in airports. Not ideal conditions. I warmed up with some wedges, then made some swings with my 8 iron. If you had seen the results, you'd swear I'd never touched a club before; I mishit the ball in every way possible: fat, thin, left, right, hosel, toe. Extremely irritated, I grabbed The Little One, figuring at least then I'd have a reason for hitting the ball poorly. POW! Striped one right down the middle. “Beginner's luck,” I thought. BOOM! Right over a mountain, just like Jack Hamm. I hit another half dozen shots perfectly, then went back to my club brimming with confidence. SHANK! “What the ****? This was supposed to make hitting my club easier,” I thought. Long story short: I continued to hit The Little One well and hit my clubs badly. My takeaway: despite its small size, The Little One is extremely easy to hit.
     
    I took The Little One back to the range on multiple occasions and continued to find it to be easy to hit. Often I alternated shots between The Little One and my own clubs. I did not notice any major improvement within the course of a given range session, or over time. I used impact tape on a couple of occasions to determine whether or not The Little One was making me more precise, and the results were middling, at best. On some occasions, the “after” impact tape looked better; other times it did not.
     
    Ultimately, I think that The Little One is about mental training more than physical training. I think most people will look at this club and think, “Wow, this must be really hard to hit,” and then they will feel very confident when they hit it well (this assumption was validated by The Peanut Gallery). Due to my unusual first experience with The Little One, this mental part of the training was undermined, though I think I would have figured out how easy The Little One is to hit even if my experience was not so dramatic. I have to believe that, over time, any golfer will come to realize that The Little One is not difficult to hit, and the mental boost that it gives them will fade away.
     
    Score: 10/30
     
     
     

     

     
     
     
     
    Longevity – 20 points
     
    I enjoyed taking The Little One into the shop and out to the range for the funny looks that it garnered. As a serious training tool, I was quickly leaving it behind in favor of more effective training aids. For me, the longevity of The Little One was very limited, and, as I stated earlier, I think that it will have a short life span with other golfers as well.
     
    Score: 5/20
     
     
     
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
    Value – 20 points
     
    The Little One can be purchased online for $90 which is on par with many other training aids. Since I did not find it to be as effective as other training aids I've used, and because of the low longevity score, I would not rate it as a great value. Similarly, while The Peanut Gallery really enjoyed using The Little One, there wasn't a single one who said they would buy one for $90. If you're looking to improve your ball striking, I think your money would be better spent on a couple of lessons with a PGA Professional or on a better training aid. If you're looking for a club that's tough to hit, buy a set of old blades from a garage sale for $10.
     
    Score: 5/20
     
     
     
    The Peanut Gallery – 20 points
     
    The Little One was a definite hit with The Peanut Gallery. A large part of this is because it's eye-catching and easy to understand: it's a tiny little club and hitting it will make you focus harder/hit the ball better (in theory). One of my PGA Pros actually couldn't stop giggling at the looks of The Little One, but he said that he liked the concept. Overall, it seems that the PSP was well-liked by The Peanut Gallery and it had the desired effect: they believed that their ability to hit the PSP proved that they were good ball strikers. While I will give The Little One a perfect Peanut Gallery score, it should be noted that no one in The Peanut Gallery spent more than a few minutes with The Little One, nor did they express any desire to.
     
    Score: 20/20
     
     
     
     
     
    Final Thoughts
     
    While I can appreciate the concept behind The Little One, I am not convinced that it is worth your hard earned dollars. At best, I think that it can provide a one-time shot of confidence to your ball striking. At worst, I think it's a waste of time. Despite its looks, The Little One is not difficult to hit and did not force me to improve my ball striking.
     
    Score: 50/100
     

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    Matt Saternus got a reaction from cksurfdude in Fitting Questions?????   
    Nic, that's interesting, I'm completely the opposite. I played the NV in my driver for a bit and I hated it. I didn't think it had much "feel," just extremely boardy. On the other hand, I really liked the Voodoo when I demo'd it. It feels extremely lively, even in the stiff flex, but yet it doesn't perform like a noodle - nice mid/low trajectory. Interesting how different products feel totally different in different hands.
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