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sixcat last won the day on March 31 2020

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  1. Don't Ryder Cup participants currently get $200k donated in their name to the charity of their choice, all involved travel, room and board, clothing, and a team chef, ? What more do they want? Perform in the Ryder Cup and the ancillary benefits will be quite rewarding. You don't see Max Homa whining because he isn't being paid for every golf ball he hits. Xander and Cantlay (and Stephon) need to go away, in my opinion. What Xander is asking for is a bridge too far for me. He demanded a portion of the Netflix proceeds and refused to sign a waiver to appear on camera during filming. Which nearly led to him being removed from the team before he acquiesced. Several articles have been written suggesting Jamie Weir's reporting on Cantlay was dead-on with the exception of Presidents Cup players being paid. But since Weir got that one aspect wrong, Cantlay (and Team USA) tried to make everyone believe the whole thing was inaccurate. Kevin Van Valkenburg's piece on No Laying Up is the best of those pieces, in my opinion. https://nolayingup.com/blog/sunday-scenes-from-the-2023-ryder-cup Outside of Max Homa, the US Team is largely unlikable for me and have been for quite some time. Just my opinion. Money, it's gonna ruin sports! ~OB Keeler~
  2. I doubt my head pro/GM is doing 10 fittings all summer. Small club, small shop, only serves members. Membership is capped at 400. 80% of which would never get fit because they don’t play often enough or think they play well enough to see benefit. Mill River pricing plays a huge role as well. Everything in the shop is 10% over wholesale, straight from the OEM.
  3. My last fitting mentioned above with my head professional, I hit everything from 3-iron down to 9-iron plus 5 or 6 different lofted wedges in several different shaft options. The fitting pretty much took all day but was loads of fun. I learned a lot about gapping (as it pertains to my game) through the process. As @RickyBobby_PRsaid, it probably costs a bit more and I'm not certain that added cost would be worth the end result from a brick-and-mortar location but I'm probably jaded by my experience 25 years ago. Admittedly, I'm fortunate enough to be a member of a club where these services are offered to the membership and it certainly has its benefits. We're also fortunate to have a head pro / GM that enjoys doing it and is very good at it. With that said, we only have select brands available to us, although they have pretty much every corner of the market covered in Ping, Titleist, TaylorMade and Callaway. If memory serves, I paid a little over $2,000 and in return, got PING i210 (4-PW), PING Glide 3.0 wedges (50*, 54* & 58*), Titleist TSi2 with HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX shaft. I'm sure it would have been a lot more in a brick-and-mortar location. It probably helps cut cost that the head pro / GM is ordering directly from his OEM reps, which eliminates rack-rate mark-ups. Another benefit of membership in a "mill river" stock/equity club.
  4. My first fitting was in a small "mom and pop" golf shop in Roanoke Virginia probably 25 years ago. I didn't have any preconceived notions going in. Fitting wasn't nearly as big a thing in those days. Looking back on that experience now, I'm reasonably certain the "fitter" fit me into what he had in stock thinking he had a guaranteed sale. I think I kept the driver 2-months. The irons had the shortest life span of any I've ever owned. I got rid of the entire set by the end of that first summer. Based on this experience, I balked anytime anyone mentioned fitting. I wasn't fit again until April 2021. Completely different experience. I was fit by the head professional / GM of my home club, where I've been a member for 17 years. I'll not do it any other way going forward. Just an absolutely delightful experience. Still have the entire set in play.
  5. My kids gave me my first pair of True's for Christmas in 2021. Everything else I own has been sitting in my garage (New Balance and FJ Pro SL). I track rounds on a spreadsheet I have set up in my office. I average about 135 rounds a year since my kids have gotten older and self sufficient. Based on that, I'm guessing I have more than 200 rounds on those True's. I am currently about to buy a new pair. It's doubtful I try anything else for the foreseeable future. I love the fit, feel, comfort and durability of the True's.
  6. It depends on what mood I'm in but one of these ^^^.
  7. Still not accurate. https://www.golfmonthly.com/news/report-rory-mcilroy-drove-beautifully-on-augusta-national-visit-after-equipment-change First paragraph excerpt! "Per The Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis, McIlroy is said to have driven the ball “beautifully” during the two rounds last week following the reported change where he apparently used a shorter driver shaft while retaining his TaylorMade Stealth 2 head." Collin Morikawa went to a previous TM driver. Rory has been trying to find a TM Stealth 2 head that is similar in performance to the one he used for the past year. Which he felt was getting to the point of not passing COR testing by the PGA Tour. Not because of lost distance but lost accuracy. Excerpt from the first article I linked. “These driver heads are so finicky, it’s hard to get one exactly the same. I’m obviously trying my best, trying to get something that’s as close to what I had last year. I have just struggled a little bit off the tee the last couple weeks.”
  8. The No Laying Up article mentioned above. The addition of Kevin Van Valkenburg to the NLU team is paying enormous dividends!!! https://nolayingup.com/blog/mcilroy-supports-governing-bodies-distance-proposal
  9. Well, this just isn't even remotely true!!! https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/mar/09/rory-mcilroy-laments-change-of-driver-golf-poor-start-at-players-championship Excerpt from the linked article. McIlroy said: “I went to that new driver in Riviera, and it’s just not … look, I wish I could use my driver from last year but I can’t just because if you use a driver for so long, basically it just wouldn’t pass the test. The more a club is used, the more it’s hit, the more springy the face becomes. These driver heads are so finicky, it’s hard to get one exactly the same. I’m obviously trying my best, trying to get something that’s as close to what I had last year. I have just struggled a little bit off the tee the last couple weeks.” Understanding his old driver would likely fail the COR test done by the PGA Tour, he started trying to find a replacement and hasn't been able to find anything that suits him.
  10. The PGA Tour doesn’t dictate or decide what defines a major. Which is why they don’t have one!
  11. I see a lot of people using other sports to justify anger toward the USGA. Here's a few thoughts. "Is the NBA going to raise the rim to 11 feet?" - Golf courses have been lengthening for two decades thus, "raising the rim" in a golf sense. The NBA has moved the 3-point line four times, widened the lane twice, governed the way defense can be played, and shortened the shot clock in the past 30 years. The NBA, college basketball and high school basketball all use a different 3-point line and high school uses a narrower lane. "Are we going to lengthen the mile because runners are running it faster." - Again, golf courses have lengthened for two decades so, in a sense, yes, golf is lengthening the mile for the players at the highest levels of the game. To use a more apt running analogy, limits in the design of track shoes were imposed in 2001 for elite amateur and professional competitions, effectively creating a bifurcated set of rules for track and field. The PGA Tour will vote against this policy and will play by our own rules." - That's certainly the PGA Tour's prerogative. The USGA will simple remove automatic qualifications extended to PGA Tour players for all USGA Championships. PGA Tour players will then be forced to go through qualifying to play in the US Open. The issue with this situation, as I see it, is the USGA should have done this 20 years ago before things got out of hand!
  12. No Laying Up "Live From The Killhouse" during big tournaments is as good as it gets. They usually go live within 15 minutes of TV coverage coming to an end for those that don't know.
  13. Please take a moment to read the article published by The Firepit Collective and Ryan French (MondayQInfo). This is my hometown. My home golf club. My daughters high school. I reached out to Ryan on Twitter a few weeks ago to help spread the word to raise funds to get these kids to the PGA of America National Invitational in July at the new PGA of America headquarters in Frisco, TX. Ryan did more that that. He wrote this article, started a GoFundMe, and donated a large sum of money out of his own pocket. Thank you,
  14. Ian Poulter lit a bunch of money on fire flying private from Florida to London to Florida to Tulsa to Florida to..........in episode 3. I lost count of all the private flights he took in that episode. No wonder he signed with LIV. It was either that or sell some of his car collection.
  15. My favorite episode as well. Joel on Sunday of the US Open: “I told my dad that we’re pregnant this morning.” Geno: “Awww, happy Father’s Day. What did he say?” Joel: “A rather subtle, your life’s about to get so much harder.”
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