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Everything posted by GB13

  1. There could not be a truer statement than that.
  2. Isn't that still a two stroke penalty for changing balls?
  3. I always play on the course like I am on the range. I just go out there play the swing I have practiced so many times just to different targets. It seems like he has a mental block. Maybe he should practice more on the course to get out of his head.
  4. Penalties and GIR. I would be most concerned about hitting only 40% from 125-150. I would say work on wedge shots.
  5. Par-3 145 with a crazy A$$ green. A foursome was letting me play through. I get up to the tee swing a nice light 9 iron. It flies right over the pin land 12 feet over and spins back down the slope to 2 feet. After I hit they said to me "strange action you've got there; kinda like John Daly". Yes, exactly only difference is I am 300 pounds lighter.
  6. GB13

    Got Problems?

    That is sad. It is becoming quite the common theme though. Something needs to change.
  7. I don't care so much for the instructional programs. I don't think you can have the individualized instruction needed to build a good golf swing in a 30 minute TV program directed at every golfer ever. I do enjoy all of the tournament coverage (Euro tour, Web.com tour, LPGA, old reruns, etc.), Feherty, and a few other shows.
  8. You're right. It isn't up to me to judge. He is a really great player and for the game of golf I hope he does well again. He also does some great charity work and for that I respect him. I hope and think he learned his lesson and seems to be a better person having gone through what he went through.
  9. Even though you aren't his close family or friends, how do you root for that? Some people hate on Poulter and Bubba because they don't like them as a person. How is it any different with Tiger? Just because he is a great athlete he should get a free pass? Say Lebron James did some "stupid stuff"; should he get a free pass? Does talent outweigh personality? I won't argue that he is great for the sport and golf in general though. I know I may be in the minority here.
  10. Not a good round. Sprayed the ball all over the course. I found a meager 2 fairways all day. Putted well but when you don't have a first putt inside 40 feet for 10 holes there is only so much you can do. Front 9 was a horror show of shanks and hooks. I shanked probably 9 shots today. That is a career high. I got it figured out on the last 5 holes though playing them in -1. 45-39-84 (+12) 20-14-34 putts 2/14 fairways 9/18 greens 2 lost balls Sheesh!😬😬😬
  11. They look kind of cool. I could never find em. But they look really neat. If I could find it l, I would play it.
  12. Another great test as always. It is a shame to see ignorant people sounding off in the comments. I don't know how Tony doesn't get tired off it and go off at one of them. Anyway, great test. I am a little surprised to see the Rouges do so well. I wasn't a fan of them. The TE isn't a surprise though. They make great clubs but are so underrated.
  13. I bet if they released TW MB irons, there would be loads of people who are less educated about what golf clubs are best for their game will to pay. They would line up and shell out big bucks just because it is what Tiger plays. There are so many dedicated TW fans that would play them no matter what. While I think MB's as a whole are a loss leader; TW MB's might draw a different market share than typical MB's. TM's other option would be to release them as a limited edition collectors product and eliminate the "unplayable for most" factor. This would just capitalize the TW effect.
  14. I think they might lose a shot or two a round. The pros rely so heavily on the green books. It has been a while since they didn't have a "crutch" to lean on if they are truly baffled by a read. I think the scoring average might go up for a few months and then come back down to where it was before the spike.
  15. Finally, I can't believe it took them so long. Green reading is and integral part of the game. It takes skill, not the skill of being able to read a chart but being able to see breaks. I wonder how the scores will suffer or if they will at all?
  16. I am 6' 1" but have long arms so I play standard length, +1.5 lie. The main measurement that matters is wrist to floor.
  17. GB13

    Got Problems?

    This isn't really a rant but I don't know where else to post it. I was playing on my home course the other day. I was on 12 tee which is right next to 14 tee. There was a foursome on 14 waiting on a group in front of them. I then noticed the one guy was hunched over on the ground and then just kind of rolled over. His three buddies then hit and helped him half carried back to the cart. I thought that was odd. Anyway when I get to the tee there is a Sharpie that had the ink tube pulled out and cracked open and a latex glove stained with Sharpie. Again odd. Well it turned out the guy was huffing Sharpie fumes and was high. Well I just was astounded that something like that was happening on a golf course. If you are going to get high, why do it on a golf course? I guess my point is just do NOT do drugs. After seeing the way this guy was acting, I know I never will.
  18. +1 for the utility club. That should get rid of the hook bias. There are some pretty forgiving ones like the Ping G400 Crossover and Cobra Utility.
  19. Exactly, I putt way betting with a quicker tempo. I play all shots with a really quick tempo. If I slow my tempo I will hit push slices and push all of my putts. If I get too quick I will hit pull hooks and pull all of my putts.
  20. Best: do what works for you Worst: here use my swing as a guide (proceedes to chunk 3 in a row 10 yards) And here fit into this cookie cutter swing that gave no thought to you as a person or as a player.
  21. In case you need a good laugh here are two pictures of my convulsion.... wait I mean swing. Well, it isn't a pretty but it gets the job done. I bet you will think I shank it every time. Just for the record that drive went 290 with a little draw.
  22. Yes, the move to May should help but it just doesn't have the same history as the other majors. I don't think Tiger will win. He might win a few more times and maybe a major but he will never be the same as he was before his hiatus. I don't really want him to win either. While he has been great for the game and helped expand it. It will be good for the game for him to win but I just don't care for him. I will take DJ or Day to win.
  23. Yes!! Currently it is the most boring (IMHO) major even worse than the Player's. They should go to some beautiful unheard of courses in other countries. They need to do something!!
  24. I am at 105 but with a really quick tempo so I play X stiff. If I play stiff there is just way to much bend in the downswing. At 114 I would almost certainly recommend the X stiff in all clubs unless you have a really smooth tempo and don't bend the shaft as much.
  25. Impressive golf by Molinari. Bogey free over the weekend at Carnoustie... that is impressive. Great round by a great player. Really compelling Television. I thought we were going to have a 6 man playoff.... oh well maybe next year.
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