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SteddyGolf last won the day on November 6 2018

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  1. This is always a funny topic for me because I am definitely an outlier when it comes to these type things. Moving, talking, standing behind or in front of my line, etc ......... I really don’t care in the least. If Tom Brady can throw a football that hits a guy running full speed fifty yards away while 90,000 fans scream at the top of their lungs and 300lbs killers are trying to smash him theeeeeeeeeen I am certainly ok with the behaviors you’ve mentioned. Hell I often talk mid swing while putting. I learned long ago whispering “sugar pussy” just before I hit the ball calms my nerves ;) From a golf etiquette stance...... stand out of the direct view front and back of the person hitting the ball. Don’t fidget with objects and stand quietly as possible. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. You definitely hit the nail on the head in regards to the length. I’m six foot one but I also have alligators arms so I ordered them an inch over standard. I didn’t realize stock they were a bit longer to begin with. I guess I ended up with an extra 1 1/2 inch. I’m sure the added length was a contributing factor. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. I do have a wedge; real and knock off. They look and perform identically. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. They never arrived and the vender gave me a full refund. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. I haven’t been keeping up with everyone’s input on purpose. I didn’t want to prejudice my review. I played a lot of golf over the past 8 weeks. And lord knows I really tried to give these wedges a fair shake. As strange as it might be I always feel a little obligated to like clubs when I’m chosen to review. I just didn’t like these wedges at all. That’s not to say I didn’t feel there were some positives but overall they didn’t work for me. Disclaimer- I had them built slightly longer than standard the added length could have contributed to my overall opinion. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  6. Sadly no one was caught but fortunately USAA reimbursed me 100% Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. Whenever someone starts off a post with, "I'm not looking for a conflict....." Thats exactly what they are looking for! So here goes.... I have had the good fortune to work at a number of LPGA and PGA Tour Events. The one thing that stood out to me the most was their overall appearance. Now there are exceptions to every rule and there is no doubt you could provide a list from both tours that supports the argument professional golfers are not fit/strong/conditioned. However the vast majority of professional athletes on both the LPGA and PGA tour are fit; strong, flexible, coordinated and conditioned. Don't let the smooth taste fool you. If you go back in time and look at all of sports you will find examples of athletes who on the surface would appear not fit or strong. Would you not have to be fit/strong to throw a one hundred mile an hour fast ball 115 times over a four hour period? Would you not have to be fit/strong to carry 280lbs of body weight up and down the basketball floor for 48 straight minutes? And finally does it not take strength and fitness to walk over 6 miles a day for 5 straight days (includes practice round) hitting hundreds of Golf balls at 80% strength with a nominal margin for error???? The topics on this forum seem to repeat themselves a lot. This topic was discussed at nauseam sometime last year with the first posting stating Golfers are not athletes/athletic and that Golf was more of a game than a sport. There are all kinds of ways to play Golf. You can certainly make it a game if you are riding a Golf Cart, smoking cigars and drinking your favorite cold beverage. In this case you would not necessary have to be an athlete or athletic to enjoy your outing. Just as you can sit behind the 7/11 smoking weed while drinking a forty then go play basketball. What you may be doing is considered by most an athletic endeavor but believe me the final product is far from athletic. To play any sport at the highest level you most be in varying degrees; strong, flexible, coordinated, conditioned and mentally tough.
  8. Didn’t need them but couldn’t resist. Damn those email ads! This will sadly be my 3rd Pair of Jordan Golf Shoes. They normally sell out in a day or two then if you are a maniac you must pay the EBay price of two to three times retail. You gotta love a supply and demand economy. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. I think it really comes down to logistics. When compared to many of the other popular adult sporting activities time and money are the biggest issues. As a young adult it was weight training, running and basketball for me. The fitness center cost me $50 a month for 24hr unlimited access. In two hours a could run to the gym, play several games of pick-up ball, lift weights then run home. As stated in the previous posts, even though there are ways to reduce the cost of playing golf comparatively golf is still very expensive. Let’s assume someone gifted you a set of hand me down clubs the cost can still add up to maintain a enjoyable skill level. One large bucket of balls at the range twice a week = $20 One round of golf walking the local municipal course once a week = $25 One box of balls per month $20 Using the conservative numbers above the casual golfer would spend no less than $200 a month. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  10. Look at your favorite profession sports teams for color combination ideas. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. Before I start with this response I will acknowledge I’m making far more of this than the initial question and responses would justify. However, please indulge my guilty pleasures for a minute. We will use the numbers quoted for the Ryder Cup as our working example with the understanding these numbers vary from event to event. The average wage grade employee in Wisconsin makes $11.37 per hour. If each of the 3000 volunteers must work a minimum of four 8 hour days the overall projected salary for this work force would be approximately $1.1 million. In contrast if each volunteer “pays” $250 each to work four days that’s a a starting profit of 750k. If you subtract the items that have a true real cost (shirts, hat, cost to make the badges and daily box lunch) approximately $150 per volunteer the PGA tour still pockets $300k for the week through its “volunteer” program opposed to paying out over a cool million. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  12. I’ve volunteered at several PGA and LPGA events. I’ve even had the honor of walking along the course shoulder to shoulder with the players calling in club and distance to the producers. What I haven’t done is paid to volunteer. Maybe I’m missing something but that sounds a little loopy to me especially for an event as large as the Ryder Cup. Is this fee a PGA requirement or a club requirement? If it is a club requirement I can almost understand the intent. If it’s a PGA requirement all I can do is shake my head. Would I pay $250 for the right to volunteer my time to help ensure a successful event?? No!!! If it were not for volunteers the PGA would have to pay wages to every worker at every event. They save thousands of dollars by not having to pay these individuals. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. I’ve played with a couple guys who shared that line of thought. One had a huge sweeping slice/fade while the other hit a low hook. Both guys understood the characteristics of their ball flights and adapted their aim accordingly. If getting better is the end goal the above school of thought is not the easiest route. If simply enjoying every outing with little concern on improving your game is the goal then tempering expectations while playing “your swing” will certainly get you there. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  14. Little too late at this point but those old PING putters can be worth quit a bit if you have the right model, addition and manufacturing location. What you had is a putter made in the US (Phoenix) and distributes in Europe as well as Canada. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  15. Several of us tested them for MGS last summer. If you haven’t read those reviews you might find them interesting. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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