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  1. bens197

    Weather in your neck of the woods?

    I live on the corner of a relatively busy road and a state road. The big wings were kind enough to build a 3’ wall of snow at the end of my driveway. No match for my snowblower though [emoji4]
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    Weather in your neck of the woods?

    We definitely got some snow in Western, NY. Cold day ahead with some shoveling.
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    Scotty Cameron cracks me up

    You must be a student of Ken Flanigan’s recent research :) To say universally that its malarkey is painting with a broad brush. A flow neck and a center shaft are going to work far differently based on their geometry. The true CG certainly could be off but the actual physics of the putter is dependent upon the hosel type. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Wish me luck

    Congratulations! Make the best of your new adventure!! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Scotty Cameron cracks me up

    Lots of good points. I’ll digress and just say that Scotty could release this head tomorrow and I’d be ok with that.
  6. bens197

    Oldest club currently used on tour?

    Steve Stricker is still playing 710 AP2’s. Not sure when they first hit the shelves. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Oldest club currently used on tour?

    They are conforming grooves. Since 2010.
  8. bens197

    WITB Matt Kuchar Sony Open

    Is that his wallet, hiding in that staff bag? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. bens197

    Dinner with Tiger or Phil? Who would you choose?

    Add me to the neither crew. Phil has that phony aura like Kuchar and Bubba that makes me nauseous. Tiger has shown nearly zero affect over twenty years; I can’t imagine having anything remotely close to a decent conversation with him. That leaves me with an easy pick. John Daly. It’s impossible to not have an enjoyable time with big John. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    POLL: Mobile access to the forum

    90/10 app v MacBook Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. You did, but that’s ok [emoji4] Have a good day.
  12. I agree. It has a lot to do with inflation, flat wages, debt obligations and buying power. While they’re the largest group of wage earners they’re also shouldered with debt from school and credit card usage. The generations dying out we’re taught to spend what they had, save first and live within their means. Who’s to know what will happen when Millennials are set to retire?
  13. Boca / Delray definitely has their hold on these properties. I lived in Jupiter for 9 years and Northern PBC has at least half a dozen elite club that cost $200k just to get in and are $1k a month. To your point, you’re right, many of us can’t relate unless we’ve seen it first hand. Inherited wealth could keep them afloat but I do think there is some truth to this. Married couples are having fewer kids and Gen Y/Z are less interested in social activities like golf...yes I know that’s painting with a broad brush but think about it. The family structure was designed for the men to work, entertain and be social and the wives to care for the home. It’s shifted and golf participation as a whole just isn’t what it was. Besides, portions of Florida may be underwater in 50-100 years from now. To your point, the author “journalist” is just using identity politics to trigger a response.
  14. I probably wouldn't have cut it as a headline writer
  15. Definitely go get a real life, in person lesson. You’ve got a solid foundation and clearly the chops to shoot in the 70’s. In the meantime to help with early release, take your golf bag or a stationary object and place it at your impact position. Now, take slow, controlled downswings towards that object so you are reinforcing the move to keep your hands ahead of the club making contact. Tiger does this often on the range and tee to help him feel the hands staying ahead of the club at impact. Good luck!! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy