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  1. This is not meant to be a bashing thread. It is actually a serious question. It goes to show the influence of redesigning your site. 1) I go allllllll the way back to GolfOpinions.com. It was the second influential golf forum, and the one that spawned BombSquadGolf, and GolfWRX. After GO redesigned it's site... it was never the same, and eventually disappeared into oblivion. I have noticed a substantial decrease in active viewing on WRX since their redesign. I have also noticed a "Old format coming back" sign that just keeps changing months. It was supposed to have returned 6 months ago. 2) But besides the forums... you don't see any mention of the site in publications or news anymore. You see a lot of MGS mentions. 3) They don't do any informative articles. Everything published is literally advertising for new releases. 4) Nobody there seems to "care" anymore. There just seems to be no effort put in. No drive from those that run it. They really have lost their edge. I am not privy to internet traffic numbers but I would think that MGS has closed the gap on WRX. I am going to compare this to Shiels vs Crossfield, where Crossfield had 200K youtube subscribers and Shiels had 50K. Sheils now has almost 700K and Crossfield hasn't reached 300K. It was for the same reason. Crossfield changed format... and appeared to "give up", while Shiels pushed and expanded. Thoughts?
  2. Tier 1: Jason Day Tier 2: Patrick Cantlay Tier 3: Zach Johnson Tier 4: Kevin Na Tier 5: Beau Hossler Winning Score: -15
  3. Tier 1: Justin Rose Tier 2: Branden Grace Tier 3: Jimmy Walker Tier 4: Shane Lowry Tier 5: Thorbjorn Olesen Winning Score: -8
  4. 1. AGE: 47 2. SWING SPEED: 103-108 mph 3. HANDICAP: 2.7 4. ROUNDS PER YEAR: 40-50 5. CURRENT DRIVER: 2015 Callaway Great Big Bertha 6. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN FIT FOR A DRIVER IN THE PAST YEAR: Y 7. AVERAGE DRIVER DISTANCE: 280
  5. Deon, 47 Houston, TX My inconsistent swing. One week I swing like a pro, and the next week I feel like a 36 handicapper.
  6. Deon - Texas 1.2 10.5* Callaway GBB + Kuro Kage Black 50X 106MPH (240 Yards ----- I need more loft) Brandon Grace
  7. First Name: Deon Home State/Province/Country: Houston/TX/USA Current Handicap: 1.6 Current Iron Set: Taylormade Rocketbladez Tour
  8. 60-70 Rounds 2 Index Ping Redwood Anser (for 7 years now)
  9. Deon Orlando, FL 2.7 Handicap 10.5* Callaway Great Big Bertha w/ 50x Kuro Kage Black 104 MPH
  10. Here are just some simple things to consider.... For a 144 person field, there are 11 Billion possible lineups. Unless ALL your players make the cut, you STAND NO CHANCE of winning 1st place. So lets say that you accurately predict the top 70 players, i.e. everyone that will make the cut, and only select your lineups from those players. Well, congrats, because now there are only 131 Million possible lineups. Sure, not all lineups will fit under the cap. You can reduce the 131 Million lineups to about 111 Million. Below is analysis data for last weeks contest. I focused only on those players that played 20 or more lineups. The data is only for the top 500, but that is OK, since anything past the top 50 is basically peanuts in prize money. You can see that the guys that did the best are the one that played 61 and 91 cards. You can also easily spot the guys with bad programs that autogenerate lineups. E.g juanwoods... who played the same lineup 3 times. Lucky for him, it won. His program probably chose the same lineup for 3 different players, not realizing they were dupes. Stupid move though because one of those dupes could have been used to select the winning lineup. What the data below will show is that: 1) You have to be smart about who you pick. I used to believe DFS was truly gambling, but having done it for a while now, have come to the conclusion it is not. There is DEFINITELY skill involved. A LOT of luck too. Probably more luck than skill. 2) If you are going to have a program select your lineups... at least take to time to code the AI properly. See above. 3) You have to play multiple lineups to have the best chance. My early analysis shows you need to play between 60-90 lineups. However your lineups will only ever be as good as your logic for selecting them. You can select 1000 lineups, but if your selection criteria is bad..... that won't do you any good. BTW: To contradict myself.... the players that finished 1-10 all only had 1-3 lineups. 4) Winning is pure luck. If you are going to make a go of this, you have to accept the fact that the goal is to make more than you put in every week, not win every week. Winning is a bonus. The "big boys" that own DK and FD bet $140,000 a week, for an average return of 8%. See the article below http://www.bloomberg...antasy-football Name Rank Num Lineups Won Total Won Invested ROI ROI% fullerf54 424 119 20 fullerf54 393 119 25 fullerf54 283 119 30 fullerf54 160 119 40 fullerf54 125 119 50 fullerf54 44 119 100 265 357 -92 -34.71698113 gritty_grinder 316 200 25 gritty_grinder 350 200 25 gritty_grinder 400 200 25 gritty_grinder 177 200 35 gritty_grinder 132 200 40 gritty_grinder 85 200 60 gritty_grinder 56 200 80 290 600 -310 -106.8965517 HouseOfAces 117 199 50 HouseOfAces 55 199 100 150 597 -447 -298 hudshub1 296 50 30 hudshub1 103 50 50 80 150 -70 -87.5 juanwoods 213 121 35 juanwoods 213 121 35 juanwoods 213 121 35 105 363 -258 -245.7142857 mrandyclark 476 23 20 mrandyclark 249 23 30 mrandyclark 32 23 150 200 69 131 289.86 mulldog17 350 36 25 mulldog17 283 36 30 mulldog17 7 36 500 555 108 447 PutMeInCoach 372 84 25 PutMeInCoach 174 84 40 65 252 -187 -287.6923077 rjratway 308 61 25 rjratway 363 61 25 rjratway 249 61 30 rjratway 283 61 30 rjratway 197 61 35 rjratway 53 61 100 rjratway 17 61 250 rjratway 20 61 250 rjratway 13 61 300 1045 183 862 571.038 scullymon 444 93 20 scullymon 476 93 20 scullymon 476 93 20 scullymon 326 93 25 scullymon 339 93 25 scullymon 344 93 25 scullymon 272 93 30 scullymon 293 93 30 scullymon 177 93 35 scullymon 152 93 40 scullymon 92 93 60 scullymon 37 93 150 scullymon 18 93 250 scullymon 10 93 400 1130 279 851 405.018 sullieab 463 20 20 sullieab 491 20 20
  11. It used to be that you could not watch 5 minutes of GolfChannel without seeing a DraftKings commercial. I guess it worked. I got baited. I started playing. I enjoyed it. For $3, you could enter a lineup with a chance to win $100,000 1st place prize. Now for the switch.... all of a sudden, 1st place prizes are $10,000. Max entrants has been limited to 38,000. Down from 180,000 entrants. You could argue.... oh well. I guess not as many people are playing. But that is just it..... the $3 contests are ALWAYS full, and sometimes DAYS ahead of closing. I wanted to create a 180,000 entrant, $3 contest. However, you can't! There is no option to. Meanwhile, NFL contest prize money has grown exponentially. I guess we will have to wait till January when NFL is done, and see if DraftKings comes grovelling back to their PGA base. However, if FanDuel starts offering PGA Tour DFS..... I don't think I would go back.... just because I feel miffed by the bait-n-switch they did.
  12. Deon du Plessis 0.5 Index 60-75 Rounds per year Internet.
  13. Something tells me the reviews may just be a liiiiiiittttllllle skewed
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