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  1. Mostly disagree. The industry has done a good job thinking it’s all about equipment, but you can pick up clubs from 10 years ago and you’ll be fine - skill still carries the day. One on one coaching is expensive in any sport or serious hobby. The part I do agree with is that actually playing golf costs a lot. Memberships in the thousands of dollars or single rounds are $50 minimum depending on the course. Playing in a recreational soccer, basketball, or baseball league is certainly cheaper for a season than golf. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. I would definitely be interested. From losing less balls to having great data on my game, there’s a lot of upside. I imagine they’d get scuffed as much as any other ball so I might only want to play them for a round or two. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. I find I chip much better when I use the fine motor control in my hands to get the right contact/loft/distance. If the numbers are right 80% of Tour players use a drive hold release meaning that the right wrist is staying bent through impact, the left wrist remains neutral or bowed, and the club head doesn’t pass the left arm until the follow through. Trevino, Hogan, DJ, Koepka, and Spieth are all examples. I’ve worked on trying to do that this year and it’s very difficult. It’s a major shift mentally in how I think of hitting the ball. But hopefully I’ll keep getting better at it and my ball striking will improve. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. I imagine after the Tiger and Rory sponsorships that TM needs to shed some costs. Its sad as I think Rose has as much major and #1 in the world potential over the next 5-10 years as anyone on their roster. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. Lots of plans for me as well. 1. Lose 40 lbs 2. Work on drive hold release 3. Tighten up my putting. Video analysis showed I take the putter outside on the backswing 4. Work on as much skill related stuff as I can (ie. Adam Young stuff) If I can somehow do all that, next year should be very good! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. More Norman hit it straight...although he was a great ball striker, but not necessarily a great golfer. I think it is true that you want to take one side of the course out of play if you can. It makes course management much easier when you can ignore hazards on one side. I think that is a swing related skill though, not just a decision you make. If you have a 70 yard miss side to side trying to hit it straight, you still will probably have that level of dispersion trying to play a draw/fade. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. Agreed...and for me it’s much harder to do than I thought it would be Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  8. I've heard Casey and Hatton may have partnered before in some event and did well (not the Ryder Cup). So maybe that's the rationale. I do find it odd that Poulter and Stenson in particular were kept off opening lineups, but I'm sure we'll see them in Foursomes. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. I think it's like that with anything: Football, Hockey, Baseball, Olympic sports etc...there is only so much room at the Elite level and the competition is fierce. The truly elite always almost always look smother, have better technique etc than amateurs...it's why they're truly elite. And it's just as hard, maybe harder, to go from scratch to the PGA tour as it is to go from college football somewhere to the NFL. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. The left thumb to me. Hard to tell but it almost looks like part of it may be missing? Or it's not totally on the club and hiding beneath his right sleeve. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. Certainly there could be some issues with how the club feels that is leading you to do that. The easiest fix may be to just try to hit the ball off the heel, or align the ball off the heel. This won't be permanent. Your brain will adjust. Controlling strike location is a major skill. Adam Young's teaching is centered around these sorts of ideas. Better to be able to change strike location at will, than only be able to hit it in the center if everything is perfect. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. Yeah I'd do pretty much what you did...tell the pro shop and skip ahead of them when nothing was done. Then circle back and play the missed hole. Ultimately this is one is on the pro / pro shop. They're allowing people to drive carts up to the greens and take 6 hours to play. Playing through seems to have disappeared. When I was a Jr playing with friends , we probably let 2-3 groups play through per round. And if you had a single or twosome behind you, you always let them through. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. Great question. I'd probably try a few drivers but probably one of the Rogue Sub Zero, Srixon 785, or TS2/TS3. 3W: Rogue 3H: Rogue Irons: Mizuno MP-18 SC 46*, 56*, 64*: Cleveland RTX-4 (can't remember if they make a 64* but if not then Callaway MD4) Putter: TaylorMade Juno, possibly Spider Red Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. Great question. I think I'd go Rickie as most others have said. There's also legitimate upside there in terms of future wins. Heck, he could win 2 next year and I wouldn't be surprised...possibly just a matter of luck and/or finding that one last missing piece. Bryson has proved a lot this year, but his career is relatively short and there have been others who have risen and fallen quickly. That said, I think Bryson will be playing good golf for a while. Luckily Cobra can probably keep both. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. I like the idea of having 16-ish clubs and you can switch some in and out depending on what you need. Some courses may have longer par 3s, while maybe other rounds you need more short game options. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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