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Mr. 82 last won the day on December 30 2019

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    Christian Golf Fellowship is a Tuesday evening golf league that goes from when Daylight Savings Time starts in March, to the end of September every year. We shotgun start at 5:30 pm at Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee, FL. $30 gets you range balls, 9 holes of captains choice golf, devotional and dinner. Come join us!
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  1. I'm not really sure that happens if you finish high enough in just 8 tournaments a year. I mean, look at Tiger's OWGR currently, with just 33 events. Say you average 10 points for each event of the 8 you play in every year. That's 80 points per year, with a graded scale, meaning the points diminish over the course of 2 years, but a hypothetical 125 points, divided by 40, which is the minimum still gets you a 3.125 points average, meaning you are still in the top 30 in the world, which gets you into all 8 of those events, even if you don't win any of them. And if you are averaging 10 points for each one of those events, that means you are making top 10s in every event you enter, at minimum. But if all I am playing is those 8 events every year, I am well rested, and bring my A game every time, meaning I'm in near the top of the leaderboard. Heck, this is how Tiger has gamed the system all these years as he feasts on WGC and Major OWGR points, and then cruises the rest of the time. #9 in the world and he doesn't even have the minimum # of events in the divisor. So I say that not only is it doable, but if I was in the position to pull it off, I'd play just that schedule and nothing else, and let the chips fall where they may. And if you win a major, you are exempt into the other 3 majors for the next 5 years minimum, and probably to age 60 in the one you won, so maintaining exemption into majors isn't hard once you win one.
  2. I guess I glossed over a few posts in this thread and missed this one as well. I hadn't thought about looking down my line at the putt, but when it's the same putt you've hit close to a thousand times now, I guess I don't need to look. 8 feet, straight down the line. I stuck a piece of masking tape down at the 8 foot mark, so I just put the ball there and fire. Birdieball is not bad, and perhaps it's helping my consistency on the greens. If nothing else, it's an escape when I can't get out of the house to a real putting green.
  3. Why am I just now seeing this. Busting my balls? Well, I can confirm I have two. Not one, so no war hero, and I am no freak with more than 2 either; busted or not by you are anyone else for that matter.
  4. What if I have already done this at my home course, since last June?
  5. Except that someone like DJ, who is lifetime exempt on the PGA Tour could do the Premier League and still never lose his standing with the PGA Tour. Mickelson and Tiger are the other two that could go to the PGL and come back and play anytime they wanted on the PGA Tour. Rory has 18 PGA Tour wins (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_McIlroy) so he needs two more to become lifetime exempt. But honestly, Rory rejecting the Premier League was for entirely different reasons, as he stated with regards to how he can currently control his own schedule, and felt the restrictions of the Premier Golf League weren't beneficial for him personally. The Catch 22 for this Premier League is that the players they need to commit to this don't need the money, and the players that would commit to this because of the money, can't do it because they risk losing everything they gained from the PGA Tour or Euro Tour. Honestly, all of this PGL aside, a top player could, in theory, play all four majors, the four WGC's and maybe the Players and if playing at their best, not need the PGA Tour or the Euro Tour for anything. Because as I see it, there is so much money just in those 8 events that why would a player need another Tour to satisfy their competitive golf desires? WGC Mexico - Feb 20-23 WGC Match Play - Mar 25-29 Masters - Apr 9-12 PGA Championship May 14-17 US Open - June 18-21 WGC Memphis - July 2-5 Open Championship July 16-19 WGC - China Oct 31 - Nov 3 Maybe I am oversimplifying things, but a top player once gaining exemptions into majors and Top 50 in the world status, could essentially make that their schedule every year, and they'd never need the Euro Tour or PGA Tour ever again. And with all that said, just looking at that sort of schedule, what would you need a Premier Golf League for, except if you were greedy?
  6. I have a Sunday bag here, and when I filled it out with clubs, I mixed and matched, but ultimately went with... Driver 3 Hybrid 6 iron 8 iron PW SW Putter It's good gapping between all clubs and will get the job done just as good as a full set. I actually shot 71 (-1) on a local 9 hole muni with this setup, using 20 year old clubs at the time. So it actually is possible to get really good with a Sunday bag setup, because you'll hit more of the same clubs from different distances, rather than hitting all 14. So you'll get good with whatever is in the Sunday bag.
  7. When I had my MG Golf laser rangefinder (before it died) I used to run the case through my belt and wear it on my person. I used to place it so that it was on my back, where I could easily reach for it for any shot. Call me crazy but it was just easier this way, especially when I walked a ton of rounds. Now I still have a @PrecisionProGolf laser on my bag, but with my Garmin Approach S20 GPS on my wrist, I have less use for the laser. I've never been one to worry about fashion, or the appearance of things honestly. If it works for me, I just do it.
  8. Well, I guess you'll have to listen to the podcast to decide for yourself. What Kostis says and what I paraphrased here are two totally different things. Kostis is not in any danger of a lawsuit, I'll just say that. Reed on the other hand, is in danger of completely losing the trust of the spectating public. I think it's fair to say that his peers already have an established view of this prick.
  9. How many WGC Mexico promo 30 second spots did you see during last week's Genesis Invitational? I lost count after about 50. Frankly these are the most godawful promo videos too, because the music is absolutely horrible, and the graphics are just disgusting to me. The people that producing these promos should be fired as it makes me NOT want to watch any WGC event just to spite the people producing these promos. Kostis is spot on in the fact that PGA Tour only cares about promoting it's product, and the broadcast itself continues to suffer and is borderline worthless.
  10. thank you for clarifying. Kostis' take on the behind the scenes of the broadcast was most of the interview. Then they got bored near the end and went off on Reed. Listen to the podcast mostly for the CBS/PGA Tour comments. The Reed comments were just a bonus to me honestly.
  11. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nlu-podcast-episode-282-peter-kostis/id880837011?i=1000466022413 You can read Geoff Shackelford's blog about this as well at https://www.geoffshackelford.com/homepage/2020/2/18/kostis-the-pga-tour-doesnt-give-a-rats-ass-about-the-quality-of-the-telecast-they-dont-care-about-the-quality-of-the-viewer-experience with the best quote from his interview being...Kostis: "The PGA Tour doesn't give a rat’s ass about the quality of the telecast. They don’t care about the quality of the viewer experience." Go to 45 minutes in this interview for Kostis' take on Patrick "Cheater" Reed. "I've followed Patrick Reed 4 or 5 times when it was obvious he was improving his lie. He'd put 3 or 4 clubs behind the ball in what was originally a sand wedge shot, where he eventually hit 3 wood. It was so blatant at times that when he was done doing what he was doing I could easily see the Callaway logo on the ball." I'm paraphrasing what he said, but man, if anyone has any doubts that Patrick Reed was a full fledged cheater, I think it's safe to say we can put that doubt to bed.
  12. I always ask myself why I have a specific club in the bag for. For example, obviously driver and putter answer their own questions, but beyond that, everything else should be examined. In my situation, I play the same course several times every week, and I know what clubs I will typically need on most holes. I typically look at the par 3 holes on my course and analyze what clubs I need to hit into those greens, and on the two front ones it can be anything from PW to 7 iron, depending on wind, tee and pin placement. Next, I look at the par 5s on my course. The front nine par 5s I can and typically do hit a 3 wood from the fairway for the 2nd shot, and on the first par 5 it's probably a lob wedge from there. But the 2nd par 5 is quirky so that I'll probably have the same irons into that green that I probably have on one of the par 3s. Back nine par 5s can be played several ways. I can hit 3 wood on both, or layup to a number on both, or something in between. Most of the par 4s on my course I won't need more than 7 iron for a 2nd shot, unless the wind is really strong into my face, then I'll need a 5 or 6 iron, but not that often. So when I sit down and analyze my round, I find that I rarely if ever use a 3 hybrid, 4 iron or 5 iron on my home course. But I keep them in the bag because I can have 14 clubs. I also rarely use my gap wedge. If I manage my way around the course properly I can eliminate that club from my bag as well. Not 100% guaranteed, but I should be able to eliminate it if I am playing well. So yeah, you are getting the long answer to an easy question. Ask yourself what you'll use each club for on the course, and then go from there. The pros will switch out clubs weekly, depending on the course they play. They rarely play the same clubs week in and week out, and will always vary based on what they think they'll need where they are playing. Everyone else should do the same thing as well, including you and me.
  13. It's hard to quantify from person to person. I just spent a ton of time testing the Bridgestone B RXS, and I did some videos in my official review where I tested it against a ProV1, a Titleist AVX and a Srixon Z Star. But those tests were on specific shots, from specific distances, and not during an official round. For me personally, it's honestly a bit hard for me to tell much of a difference between most golf balls out there. Now sure, hitting a Top Flite, versus a ProV1 will bring you dramatic differences. But when you put a urethane 3 piece ball in play, and hit 4 or 5 different brands of the same type of ball, I don't know that the difference would be detrimental to your ability to score on a golf course. My answer to the OP though is that I typically keep my gamer in a Crown Royal bag, within the ball pocket of my bag, and then any ball I find on the course that someone else lost, I toss in the ball pocket outside of my Crown Royal bag. I keep at least 9 balls in the Crown Royal Bag with the ball I am playing an official round with, and like I did last night, I cleaned out the ball pocket of the balls I found on the course. I've got a laundry basket here in the house full of balls I found on the course. And honestly, if I wanted to, I could pull from this basket, balls to put into play on the course, and I doubt I would ever run out. But I've tried to keep to only playing my gamer or whatever ball I am testing, so as not to have an excuse as to why I truly suck, at least from a golf ball perspective. On a side note, I started bringing my golf bag into the house overnight and when I am not playing. Leaving golf balls in the bag in the trunk of your car in extreme cold or extreme heat will cause your balls to lose consistency and the characteristics that make it what it is. Especially in cold weather, I don't need to lose 20 yards, just because my golf balls are like ice from sitting in a cold car all night.
  14. I just posted my full review for this golf ball in the placeholder on the 1st page of this thread. I am not really sure if I did it correctly, so someone please tell me if I am missing anything or need to do something else.
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