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I've fought strong pushes or push fades (sometimes push slice with the driver, but usually straight push or push with what would be a playable fade if it started near the target) for years.  I've experimented with what you're saying, but it never worked consistently for me.   One of the issues that caused this was my hands were too high at impact and I'd come to impact with the toe down and face open.  At fittings I'd get the same stripe on the bottom of the club out...
 Haha.  Yeah.  I've never done 7 hours, but I've done 6+ on munis in LA.  Random weekend rounds, not tourneys or anything.   On no consideration, the most pissed I've been recently about slow play was actually a 4:30 round.  Buddy and I got two spots in the 3rd tee time of the day at 5:42am.  First group out was 4 old guys taking their sweet time, dawdling around, looking for their balls forever, playing 90s at best, taking forever on putts, etc.  At one point we were...
 +1 for that!
 Oh man, all the buzzy versions of simply saying you called or emailed someone bug me too.  Perhaps just because I've got lots of professional (and family) contacts in the tech world, but the one I can't stand is "ping".  Yes, people really use that.  "Sounds good. Ping me."  "Oh, you should ping John."  Seriously. I guess the users of these would defend them as umbrella terms covering talking in person, on the phone, emailing, texting, IMing, whatever.  But they just...
So I've taken a job in Beaverton, just west of Portland, OR.  Will be moving from LA in 3 weeks!  Looking to live somewhere between Beaverton and Portland.  Three questions.   Courses/Ranges: I searched and there are some threads on good courses in the Portland area.  But I've got a newborn and am specifically wondering about the best courses that will be super close to where I'll be living.  Basically, what are the best of the handful of courses I see in the Beaverton,...
Best ball to go straight is the one you don't hit with a slice (or hook) swing    Seriously, if you've got a wicked slice the only ball that could "fix" it is a non-conforming (i.e. illegal) one.  Yes there will be some difference in how extreme your slice is between the lowest spin ball and the highest spin ball you can find.  But a wicked slice is still going to be a wicked slice with the lowest spin conforming ball.  Fix your swing!  Lots of good resources on this...
The most annoying business buzz word, without question, is disrupt.  As in, I'm gonna disrupt my swing process and leap frog to a new level.   In writing I overuse the word basically an embarrassing amount.
 Yeah I've never liked this either.  The worst I've seen was a few holes on a Pete Dye course where basically there were 2-3 very small flat "islands" in the fairway, and if you hit pretty much anywhere else in the fairway you ended up with a mediocre or worse result.
I voted no, but I've become a big fan.  I always like the guy, seemed like a nice dude as far as you can tell these things.  And I liked that he was an elite athlete who had his own swing and just made it work through talent and athletic ability.   But I've become an even bigger fan because of how he got to this year.  IMO, it takes a certain combo of athletic drive and humility to realize that you've reached a ceiling and that you need to make some changes to how you...
One thing I'll throw out there is that given Tiger's very analytic about his own game, he surely knows that, per Broadie's work, a very large percentage of his strokes gained on the competition in his glory days was from full irons (150-225 yard shots).  I'm sure he knows that if he could get his back and swing right that he can still dominate (5 wins last year anyone) taking a further 10 yards off his driver and then dominating everyone with full iron shots.  I find it...
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