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  1. romeopapazulu

    MGS Forum Badge Catalog

    Lefty over the ace?!? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. Well, Molinari’s brother seems to have found the situation where the flagstick hurts. How fast is a putt that hits the back of the cup? http://www.golfgrinder.com/news/players/edoardo-molinari-tests-new-flagstick-rules/ Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. I would argue against this. The MGS study shows that putts hammered past the hole but still catching a whiff of the pin are much better off with the pin in. If the test would have included properly paced putts right on the cusp of going in but lipping out, and showed that these also benefit from the pin in, then I would agree. So far, though, I haven't seen anyone produce a scenario where leaving the pin in is a disadvantage (besides high winds in your face). Yes and yes. I think some people are interpreting that we are going to see a 4 stroke drop in our scores. We will see a higher percentage of putts that caught a good amount of the cup go in, but how many lip outs do we have in any given round? If I were to see a stroke advantage from this I would be ecstatic. People that haven't done the tests like Pelz or MGS probably base their opinions off of anecdotal evidence. In my case, I think I was 1/3 last year with the pin in. I can't say for certain that the two that missed would have gone in, but they caught a lot of the cup and got kicked out to leave me a <12" tap in for birdies. They certainly weren't heading 9 feet past. The consensus of the group was that my insistence to leave the pin in screwed me. The other one was a no doubter pin or not. So without doing my own testing, I am worse off with the pin in than out. But the sample size is so small that it doesn't really mean anything. MGS could have stopped after a few rolls and it might have shown a completely different story. I'll still be leaving it in. Odds are working in my favor now.
  4. romeopapazulu

    What equipment are you thinking about?

    Our local classifieds has some 1999 Hogan Apex's for $180. Not great pics, but they look to be in great shape. Is there a reason not to snag these?
  5. romeopapazulu

    The Walking Golfer

    Mountain Dell, Park City, UT Walked/crawled More than “about collapsed” on 18th tee. One cart will be much faster than one walker. But when you put two riders in a cart, there is a limit to how much spraying you can do in a round before that cart is traveling four times farther than a walker. I would much rather be thinking about my next shot than mapping out who drops who off where with a Rand McNally atlas on every hole. Oh, and I will be taking the helicopter option at Mountain Dell next time. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. I've been mocked for leaving the pin in on chips for years. I am curious how this will go when the season starts up here again. Not sure of the advantage it will give me, though, unless it is laying perpendicular to my putt and six inches behind the hole.
  7. Ha! No.2 is sooo true. I was getting mad as I read that one with fifteen long examples of someone not believing in themselves every single chapter. The story of Jack Nicklaus being told by a bogey golfer how to think on the green was great. A couple others really struck home with me about how down on my own game I was. But after that, tell me how to practice better! I can only handle so much talk about feelings. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Line on ball violates Rules of Golf?

    Maybe this is a different use of the same term, but I think this is why many say that amateurs miss putts on the low side most often. I would define the apex to be the point of the break that is farthest from a straight line going from the ball to the hole. If you line up your putt to that point, it will miss to the low side almost every time. To get the ball to pass over that point, the aim point is usually even farther away from the hole because the putt is breaking during the first half of the putt, too. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Yes. I am also finding that ideas>>>>>>abilities. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  10. @jefframm you sound like a perfect case study for a question from @revkev. Go through the manufacturer on the club purchases. Play enough rounds to get a good idea of how much your new fitted clubs have improved your game. Then get some lessons with your giant stash left over. Play some more rounds and report back in the thread below!
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    Driving range wants and needs

    +100 for @cnosil and @Golfspy_CG2. I am always wishing for more targets shorter than 100yds. And a landing area that is slanted enough that I can see if I am hitting the "green". I don't think it has to be a manicured green, but something cut a little shorter would be nice. I like the signs that give the real yardages to each flag when the tee boxes move up and back. Having one of these in the middle and both sides of the range for those who go GPS route vs. rangefinder.
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    Driving range wants and needs

    I figured a lot, but was an order of magnitude off! Around here, you'd need to sell 88,421 range balls to break even on that one fairway practice bunker.
  13. What if you can get a nearly optimal fit in one of the stock shaft options? If you order through CC, are they still going to push the disassembly and magic reassembly? Would they do a loft/lie check verify gapping between clubs if they come with the right shafts from the manufacturer? Or is that only guaranteed if they put the clubs together?
  14. Wowsers. That would be one impressive(ly pricey) bag. So is it the responsibility of the client to set a ceiling right off the bat or should the fitter ask what the budget is? If I were to go into one of these, I would specify that I only want to test shafts that are a minor upgrade cost. I might hit a few high end models at the end for giggles to see if I could tell the difference. I wonder if you tried any reasonably priced shafts or once he heard "I on a con$ulting company" if the only options you were given were high margin shafts. I have contemplated one of the Club Champion fittings as they are 50% off through January, but this sounds like purchasing a car, which I like as much as paper cuts under my fingernails. Does the trackman data show what other shafts you hit? Were there some cheaper options in a close second place? I don't know what your ultimate budget is. I would look at things in a $ per yard or $ per dispersion point of view. If I could deck out a whole bag for half that cost that is a few yards shorter and is a few percent less accurate, I would say I'd pocket the $3750 and take a few lessons.
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    Driving range wants and needs

    I was wondering about the maintenance myself. If someone is hacking balls out if there all day long, how often do you need to replace sand? Then again, if no one ever uses it, maybe maintenance isn’t too bad. But in that case, you are right it is better to put a few more bays in. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy