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 Couldn't agree more.
 Hmmm....when you are implying that your significantly more successful countryman is, himself, "useless," there's a fair chance his six majors versus his critic's zero majors might start to spring to the forefront of people's minds. Faldo belongs to a certain type of English sportsman - not especially well liked by his peers and contemporaries, it seems - and opinionated. I've always thought of Nick Faldo as being to golf as Geoff Boycott was to cricket; but then both men...
 It'll be nice for Ian to find a new set of clubs, a new bag and some shoes under his Christmas Tree - just in time for the New Year and the  2015 season. Although I remember from my childhood in England that it's often very frustrating to get new gear at that time of year...Wonder if they'll be giving him a few quid, too?
Mahan is a good matchplay golfer. Speaking as a European, I'm not liking him on the US team, either!
 I really can't get excited about Westwood. Being slightly cynical, I fully expect him to have some "solid finishes" in the Ryder Cup, too - most likely shaking an American's hand on the 15th or 16th green and congratulating him on his win. I'd have gone with Donald, instead, any day of the week.
Golf needn't be expensive. Walk, don't ride, and save the cart fee. Find deals at municipals or cheaper, public courses. Play 9 holes.   Thirty years ago, a set of good irons was quite a serious investment, even used. I remember when a pro shop would give a good trade-in price for a used set against new irons. But this week I watched a set of fairly recent (2011?) Cleveland TA7s in excellent condition get sold on ebay for not much over $100.   If you look at the...
 I think it's a throwback to the thinking of previous decades, when a set of usable irons seemed like a more expensive investment than is the case today, and beginning golfers were encouraged to buy a half set, take a handful of lessons, and then start to play. It's how I began as junior golfer in the early 1980s - (persimmon) 4 wood; 3, 5, 7, 9 iron; SW; and a putter. I think there's still some very sound logic in this approach. Learning to hit an iron well is still the...
 Hmmm......I'm not sure I agree with that at all. Speaking as a foreigner/immigrant, the American tipping culture takes some getting used to. Being British and used to buying each pint from the bar for cash, it took me a little while to understand, on my first trip to the US, why the barman was so damned grumpy (even though I understood that tipping is expected in America, and would have left him some money on leaving). I don't think you can describe an arrangement where a...
 Absolutely. Had a Ben Sayers (slight cavity back) 1 iron from the early 1990s in my bag until a couple of years ago. Then I changed it out for a Ping Zing2 2 iron of similar vintage, which is slightly easier to hit. Clubs like these still have their place, and it's a pity more golfers don't persevere with them. Want to stand on the tee, pick a spot in the fairway the size of a dinner plate, and stand a chance of landing the ball there? These are much more likely to get...
I play the Noodle Soft a fair bit of the time. Incredibly cheap ($14 for 15), available in a green box at your local Wallymart. They are surprisingly good balls, with a fair bit of feel to them. I like them very much, especially in the winter months. Of course, playing with people who favor Bridgestones and Srixons etc (as I often do), well....it's a bit like cracking open a PBR at a party of craft beer drinkers.
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