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    joedeausen got a reaction from GaDawg in Planned 2030 Golf Ball Rollback   
    How's this even going to work at the retail level?  If I'm trying to qualify as an amateur for the US Open, I suppose I would have to comply with the "reduced distance ball" at all the qualifying events.  Are retailers going to stock their shelves with the reduced distance ball?  I can see this now.  .... Come to the PGA Tour Store/Dicks/mom&pop to buy your "reduced distance ball"?  Right, who is gonna buy it?  And, the mom and pop stores aren't gonna have the shelf space for a product with a very limited customer base.  As for the smaller golf ball manufacturers (i.e, Direct to Consumer), how are they gonna handle the logistics of being in the "reduced distance" golf ball market?   They're gonna make a golf ball that almost no one buys.  I highly doubt it.     For something like this to work, the major ball manufacturers would be the only likely producers due to the limited target customer for "reduced distance" golf balls.    For the Professionals, they would have to keep two stocks of golf balls:  One for events using the "reduced distance" golf ball, and the other for the rest of the tournaments with the regular distance golf ball.  Bifurcation is going to be a logistics nightmare for the golf ball manufacturers, golf professionals, and regular "joe" golfers wishing to qualify for the "elite golf tournaments."
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    joedeausen got a reaction from storm319 in Planned 2030 Golf Ball Rollback   
    How's this even going to work at the retail level?  If I'm trying to qualify as an amateur for the US Open, I suppose I would have to comply with the "reduced distance ball" at all the qualifying events.  Are retailers going to stock their shelves with the reduced distance ball?  I can see this now.  .... Come to the PGA Tour Store/Dicks/mom&pop to buy your "reduced distance ball"?  Right, who is gonna buy it?  And, the mom and pop stores aren't gonna have the shelf space for a product with a very limited customer base.  As for the smaller golf ball manufacturers (i.e, Direct to Consumer), how are they gonna handle the logistics of being in the "reduced distance" golf ball market?   They're gonna make a golf ball that almost no one buys.  I highly doubt it.     For something like this to work, the major ball manufacturers would be the only likely producers due to the limited target customer for "reduced distance" golf balls.    For the Professionals, they would have to keep two stocks of golf balls:  One for events using the "reduced distance" golf ball, and the other for the rest of the tournaments with the regular distance golf ball.  Bifurcation is going to be a logistics nightmare for the golf ball manufacturers, golf professionals, and regular "joe" golfers wishing to qualify for the "elite golf tournaments."
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    joedeausen got a reaction from Dog Faced Pony Soldier in Planned 2030 Golf Ball Rollback   
    How's this even going to work at the retail level?  If I'm trying to qualify as an amateur for the US Open, I suppose I would have to comply with the "reduced distance ball" at all the qualifying events.  Are retailers going to stock their shelves with the reduced distance ball?  I can see this now.  .... Come to the PGA Tour Store/Dicks/mom&pop to buy your "reduced distance ball"?  Right, who is gonna buy it?  And, the mom and pop stores aren't gonna have the shelf space for a product with a very limited customer base.  As for the smaller golf ball manufacturers (i.e, Direct to Consumer), how are they gonna handle the logistics of being in the "reduced distance" golf ball market?   They're gonna make a golf ball that almost no one buys.  I highly doubt it.     For something like this to work, the major ball manufacturers would be the only likely producers due to the limited target customer for "reduced distance" golf balls.    For the Professionals, they would have to keep two stocks of golf balls:  One for events using the "reduced distance" golf ball, and the other for the rest of the tournaments with the regular distance golf ball.  Bifurcation is going to be a logistics nightmare for the golf ball manufacturers, golf professionals, and regular "joe" golfers wishing to qualify for the "elite golf tournaments."
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    joedeausen got a reaction from cnosil in Planned 2030 Golf Ball Rollback   
    Storm319....   I did say at the beginning of the post, "I put together this commentary on bifurcation back in early 2018"
    Korn Ferry Tour started in 2019    https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2019/06/24/golf-korn-ferry-web-dot-com-tour/
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    joedeausen got a reaction from TR1PTIK in PGA 2024: New Designated Event Format   
    Max Homa has a point about the non-designated events:
    "On the topic of limited fields, Homa was particularly protective of those on the outside looking in. In restricting access to those high-money weeks to “70-to-80 players,” per Monahan’s memo, Homa argued the Tour’s intent wasn’t to keep players out, but rather to provide a lifeline to those in non-designated events.
    “The part that’s frustrating and maybe just simply misunderstood is that if we made these fields very large in these designated events, it would ruin non-designated events,” Homa said. “It would ruin them. No one would play in half of them because it would no longer fit your schedule.”
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    joedeausen got a reaction from revkev in PGA 2024: New Designated Event Format   
    Max Homa has a point about the non-designated events:
    "On the topic of limited fields, Homa was particularly protective of those on the outside looking in. In restricting access to those high-money weeks to “70-to-80 players,” per Monahan’s memo, Homa argued the Tour’s intent wasn’t to keep players out, but rather to provide a lifeline to those in non-designated events.
    “The part that’s frustrating and maybe just simply misunderstood is that if we made these fields very large in these designated events, it would ruin non-designated events,” Homa said. “It would ruin them. No one would play in half of them because it would no longer fit your schedule.”
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    joedeausen got a reaction from GaDawg in PGA 2024: New Designated Event Format   
    Max Homa has a point about the non-designated events:
    "On the topic of limited fields, Homa was particularly protective of those on the outside looking in. In restricting access to those high-money weeks to “70-to-80 players,” per Monahan’s memo, Homa argued the Tour’s intent wasn’t to keep players out, but rather to provide a lifeline to those in non-designated events.
    “The part that’s frustrating and maybe just simply misunderstood is that if we made these fields very large in these designated events, it would ruin non-designated events,” Homa said. “It would ruin them. No one would play in half of them because it would no longer fit your schedule.”
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    joedeausen got a reaction from GolfSpy_APH in PGA 2024: New Designated Event Format   
    Max Homa has a point about the non-designated events:
    "On the topic of limited fields, Homa was particularly protective of those on the outside looking in. In restricting access to those high-money weeks to “70-to-80 players,” per Monahan’s memo, Homa argued the Tour’s intent wasn’t to keep players out, but rather to provide a lifeline to those in non-designated events.
    “The part that’s frustrating and maybe just simply misunderstood is that if we made these fields very large in these designated events, it would ruin non-designated events,” Homa said. “It would ruin them. No one would play in half of them because it would no longer fit your schedule.”
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    joedeausen got a reaction from GolfSpy_KFT in PGA 2024: New Designated Event Format   
    Max Homa has a point about the non-designated events:
    "On the topic of limited fields, Homa was particularly protective of those on the outside looking in. In restricting access to those high-money weeks to “70-to-80 players,” per Monahan’s memo, Homa argued the Tour’s intent wasn’t to keep players out, but rather to provide a lifeline to those in non-designated events.
    “The part that’s frustrating and maybe just simply misunderstood is that if we made these fields very large in these designated events, it would ruin non-designated events,” Homa said. “It would ruin them. No one would play in half of them because it would no longer fit your schedule.”
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    joedeausen got a reaction from cksurfdude in Does anyone walk anymore?   
    This guy does, Barry Gibbons. Lives in TX. Unofficial record of 1,235 round of golf in 2020.  My hero, sort of.  https://www.golfdigest.com/story/is-there-controversy-over-who-holds-world-record-most-golf-rounds-played-in-year#:~:text=I hadn't thought much,an accomplishment chronicled by Wisconsin.
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    joedeausen got a reaction from Bang60 in Lie angles with irons and wedges   
    I agree that you should get fit for clubs.  To add to this discussion, when I got fit in late 2019 for my clubs at a local Club Champion, I was fit for Mizuno JPX 919 Forged Irons.  My club fitter let me know that included in the cost was an annual checkup for club lofts and lie angles.  That means every year, a customer can schedule a fitting checkup to get adjustments.  "Depending on how often you play, iron head material — softer forged carbon steels will move more with regular use — and course conditions (firm versus soft)" https://golf.com/gear/irons/golf-club-fitter-check-loft-and-lie-angle/.     This is one of the benefits not often mentioned when discussing buying off the rack vs. getting fit for clubs.  Also, I don't know if all club fitters provide this service (gratis) as part of the club build cost (Club Champion).  my 2 cents.
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    joedeausen got a reaction from GolfSpy TCB in Which Club In Your Bag Do You Rarely Use?   
    Wow.  svengineer... 73-degree feel wedge.... who makes that club?  I have a 64-degree made by XE1.  And, 3W is my leased used club.
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    joedeausen got a reaction from tony@CIC in Cheaters on the LPGA?   
    I watched this on my DVR recording.  After dropping twice, (and the ball rolling down the hill), a player gets to place the ball where the ball hits the ground.  Lydia's ball would not stay in position when trying to place the ball on the ground.  The player continues to place the ball with their hand on the ground till the ball stays in position.  The rules official watched her place the ball multiple times.  Each time the ball would not stay in position.  Lydia continued the ball placement process until it finally stayed still.  She was allowed to keep placing the ball, moving up the hill.  I would highly suggest that all golfers know the rules regarding drops.  2023 will bring even more relief to the drop procedure with the new rule changes. Come Jan. 1, the procedure will be more forgiving. Your ball merely must come to rest within one club-length of where you drop it, even if it is one club-length closer to the hole.  https://golf.com/instruction/rules/rules-golf-changes-2023-more-forgiving/
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    joedeausen got a reaction from BIG STU in Cheaters on the LPGA?   
    I watched this on my DVR recording.  After dropping twice, (and the ball rolling down the hill), a player gets to place the ball where the ball hits the ground.  Lydia's ball would not stay in position when trying to place the ball on the ground.  The player continues to place the ball with their hand on the ground till the ball stays in position.  The rules official watched her place the ball multiple times.  Each time the ball would not stay in position.  Lydia continued the ball placement process until it finally stayed still.  She was allowed to keep placing the ball, moving up the hill.  I would highly suggest that all golfers know the rules regarding drops.  2023 will bring even more relief to the drop procedure with the new rule changes. Come Jan. 1, the procedure will be more forgiving. Your ball merely must come to rest within one club-length of where you drop it, even if it is one club-length closer to the hole.  https://golf.com/instruction/rules/rules-golf-changes-2023-more-forgiving/
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    joedeausen reacted to IONEPUTT in Shaft testing by 16 handicap player   
    I have to ask you one question. How many of those dozen shafts you are trying in your driver have been either SST Pured or spine and FLO aligned?  IF your answer is few or none of them. you could very well be wasting your time and effort. A lot of people of this site do not believe that it matters, but I'm NOT one of those golfers. If you would like to learn why I only use shafts that have been properly aligned when I build a golf club. let me know and I'll be happy to give you the reasons why it matters and can make a huge difference in how a club will perform.  Feel free to send me a PM and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
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    joedeausen got a reaction from Bang60 in Shaft testing by 16 handicap player   
    Every person has different swing characteristics and wouldn't rely on another person's experiences to transfer to your swing. Trial and error with different shafts and clubheads is the best way to get optimal launch conditions. Good club fitters can use their knowledge and experience to find the right shafts and club heads to give you optimal driver launch conditions.
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