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13 hours ago, Rickp said:


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Nah, they were great lags, likely better results than they would have produced with a wedge, but still required a flat stick to finish the task. I cannot recall an event where that many players have been using this technique.  Like @PMookiementioned, the broadcast crew have been talking up the Bermuda grass mix/cut height and how challenging they are for chipping.  From what I can tell on the TV, those aprons look like billiard tables and I'd just use my putter.  The only time I use my 3w as a putter is situations where I have to come across (or go through) a short distance of longer shag before getting too the short grass.  

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56 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Nah, they were great lags, likely better results than they would have produced with a wedge, but still required a flat stick to finish the task. I cannot recall an event where that many players have been using this technique.  Like @PMookiementioned, the broadcast crew have been talking up the Bermuda grass mix/cut height and how challenging they are for chipping.  From what I can tell on the TV, those aprons look like billiard tables and I'd just use my putter.  The only time I use my 3w as a putter is situations where I have to come across (or go through) a short distance of longer shag before getting too the short grass.  

There isn’t a course in Louisiana that I’ve played the last two years that doesn’t have these shaved aprons. The issue they present when chipping is the grain... It’s next to impossible for an amateur to chip/pitch well from these areas, and still very difficult for pros. I played in a number of tournaments with college players here, and almost every one of them putted from these areas, said how difficult it was to predict how a wedge would react, and therefore where the ball would finish. Short Bermuda grain into you? No way. The wedge will not glide through, it just catches and digs. Grain with the player? Definitely putt! Anyway, it’s silly tough, even a putter can catch the grain in the shaved areas, so players tend to hit the top half of the ball to protect against that.

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Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

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There isn’t a course in Louisiana that I’ve played the last two years that doesn’t have these shaved aprons. The issue they present when chipping is the grain... It’s next to impossible for an amateur to chip/pitch well from these areas, and still very difficult for pros. I played in a number of tournaments with college players here, and almost every one of them putted from these areas, said how difficult it was to predict how a wedge would react, and therefore where the ball would finish. Short Bermuda grain into you? No way. The wedge will not glide through, it just catches and digs. Grain with the player? Definitely putt! Anyway, it’s silly tough, even a putter can catch the grain in the shaved areas, so players tend to hit the top half of the ball to protect against that.


Yep, I am sure to make an ascending stroke with whatever club I’m hitting for those shots be it putter, fairway or in prior days, hybrid.

We now have a practice area for them behind our back range.


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Does anyone know if this tournament counts towards the World Golf Rankings. I seem to remember that it does.


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I saw a Tweet about how awesome would this finish be if this were the format for the Olympics? Oh, man!!! South Africa and Australia in a playoff for GOLD?! That would be insane!!!!

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Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

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