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But, but True Linkswear told me different... [emoji24] 

I have a few pairs of this exact shoe in the rotation and absolutely love them. Is it any less weird if I wear the nubs down before turning them into street shoes?

 

 

 

Gotta agree. I just bought a pair of Adidas Crossknit 2.0 on closeout. You have to understand, my feet are jacked up. Every shoe hurts my feet. But these? Oh my, oh my. I walked 9 yesterday for the first time in 2 years, and felt good at the end.

 

I’m going to go buy another pair just for daily wear.

 

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Since we're doing unpopular opinions, I'll state this one more strongly than I am fully convinced of: every Tour event should follow Augusta's policy of disallowing all phones on the premises. There's

So you’re saying these dudes should have a 6er before a fitting? Get real life performance.

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European tour produces all round better players than the PGA Tour. 

Play the Ryder's Cup on neutral territory, over the course of two weeks, shifting country each round. Maybe from NZ, AUS, up through Indonesia, Asia, to the Middle East and Africa. 

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I don't disagree that the handicap system is flawed. One of my big contentions with it for years has been match play, and how the strokes are given on the card. I think that in match play spinning off the low handicap is the wrong way to do it. The strokes should fall where they fall. 
[mention=68431]downlowkey[/mention] I have thought about this for years but have not come up with a solution. What are your thoughts on how to change it? 
It's been a few years since I've read the handicap manual, but from what I recall the reason the strokes don't fall where they fall is not because the 2 and 18 hdcp are both likely to make bogey on the first and second handicap hole, but rather because those holes represent where players of differing ability levels are furthest apart in average score. So even when you play off the low ball that should still be true (if the committee handicapped the course by the USGA manual instead of just hardest-easiest or longest-shortest).

I was handicap chair at my club for a couple years and really got in the weeds of what it says you're supposed to do. It's not perfect by any means but anyone who delves into it does come away with an appreciation of how much effort the USGA puts into trying to have an equitable system. I guess if everyone feels like they're getting screwed then it's probably pretty fair.

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Fixing the handicap system is a topic that probably deserves its own thread. Match play net scoring is my real bugaboo. Because the format is a very large bracket competition in our men’s group, it starts very early in the season. Last time I entered as a rusty +2.5 (committee rounded +3.0) and drew a 35 handicap in the first round. That’s a total of 38 strokes - 2 strokes on 16 holes and 3 on the two most difficult holes. I somehow manged to halve the match through 18 then lost on the first extra hole with a par against a bogey (net birdie). I _love_ matchplay but have little incentive to participate in net formats.
That's insane. I think they should always bracket handicap season long stuff so your early matches are relative ability

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On 3/27/2019 at 2:45 AM, downlowkey said:

The handicap system should be abolished entirely - net score is a delusional notion.

And... You lose 90% of your players. 

I agree somewhat, but... No. 

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Tour players would struggle to break even on country tracks, partially because they are used to manicured courses, partially because the green are a fraction of the size of top tier courses. 

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On 3/27/2019 at 7:00 AM, downlowkey said:

But, but True Linkswear told me different... 😭

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I have a few pairs of this exact shoe in the rotation and absolutely love them. Is it any less weird if I wear the nubs down before turning them into street shoes?

I have this exact same shoe with the nubs worn down.  Wish they still made them.

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14 hours ago, Green Sheep Productions said:

Tour players would struggle to break even on country tracks, partially because they are used to manicured courses, partially because the green are a fraction of the size of top tier courses. 

So you don’t think they would be the course rating? I have played a course in NY where DJ has the course record of 63

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16 hours ago, Green Sheep Productions said:

Tour players would struggle to break even on country tracks, partially because they are used to manicured courses, partially because the green are a fraction of the size of top tier courses. 

I'm not sure about that, but I would love to see what they could do on some of the tracks I play...lol.

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That's a great idea! I'd watch that over the Tour...lol.


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Tour players would struggle to break even on country tracks, partially because they are used to manicured courses, partially because the green are a fraction of the size of top tier courses. 
I disagree. Our courses are so short compared to what they play on tour. They would destroy any course that tops out at 6600 yards no matter the condition.

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I disagree. Our courses are so short compared to what they play on tour. They would destroy any course that tops out at 6600 yards no matter the condition.

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People on carts that play golf "for the exercise"!

Imagine that if I get to the stage where I need a cart (Electric buggy, fine) every round, I'll take up lawn bowls.

 

Spoken like a young guy. As much as I prefer to walk (with a push cart only) the munis I play on are always too slow and too crowded. I would only slow things down more. Especially since almost everyone else on the course is riding. And at 60 years old I just don’t move as fast or as well as I used to.

 

 

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Gotta agree. I just bought a pair of Adidas Crossknit 2.0 on closeout. You have to understand, my feet are jacked up. Every shoe hurts my feet. But these? Oh my, oh my. I walked 9 yesterday for the first time in 2 years, and felt good at the end.
 
I’m going to go buy another pair just for daily wear.
 
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I have a pair of those as well, and I love them. But I have never considered wearing them just for walking around.


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Music on the course should be banned or played that only your cart can hear it. I don't want to  hear someone's country or rap soundtrack 3 holes over. I came to get away from everything not have someone blasting music.

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Music on the course should be banned or played that only your cart can hear it. I don't want to  hear someone's country or rap soundtrack 3 holes over. I came to get away from everything not have someone blasting music.
Don't mind the music overall, but I agree if I can hear it from the next hole turn it down.

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