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The thing is, most golfers would give up the game if they stopped conning themselves. In their heads they are the player who made that perfect approach to the 16th green, rather than the player that hit only two fairways during the round. In reality, they are much more the latter than the former - but were they to acknowledge that fact, they'd have to quit because they lack either the time, or the inclination, or both, to put in the effort required to change. And there's...
If you watch the Scottish Open in a few weeks you'll see a traditional links (Gullane) that has massive elevation changes. They aren't all flat.
Speaking as a Brit who has played plenty of links courses, the "is Chambers Bay a links" debate seems silly. It's obviously a links course in its character. Mickelson made some interesting remarks about it being a links course that has been upscaled to the modern game - longer than most of the UK links courses, more scope to use the driver, but still the same character and requirement to run the ball into the greens. I think he's right. Looks an absolutely terrific course...
I do go to real gyms, yes. A remarkably high proportion of the guys I know who are "jacked" are using steroids. There'd be no advantage to Woods in looking like them, it would reduce his mobility. I've also spent a lifetime racing bicycles, I know a fair bit about PEDs of various sorts.I don't really care whether Woods is a steroid abuser. If I was forced to bet, I'd bet yes, but that has as much to do with my knowledge of what goes on in general as with anything specific...
My home course has five par threes, two of them about 150 yards, both over ravines that require you to hit the green or risk big trouble.the signature hole of the course is a 200 yard par three, again over a ravine, which may be the most challenging par three I've played. It's the ninth, check out the video flyover on the linked website to get an idea. The course was laid out by Harry Colt in 1924. I'm told his approach was to look at the terrain, decide where he'd put...
I'm not aware that anyne has suggested that only steroid abuse can lead to joint and connective tissue injuries. You're protesting too much. As for the fact that a number of golfers have acquired a lot of muscle mass, I'd be as suspicious of thenm as I am of Woods.Steroids are principally useful for allowing athletes to sustain bigger training loads. They can recover more quickly from intense training, and therefore put in more work. I have very little doubt that quite...
He's ageing, alright. He's just doing it slower than most. The guy is a walking advertisement for continuing to undertake strenuous exercise into old age. He never bulked up, though, so I don't really think PEDs were responsible.
It took me very little time to break 100 when I started playing aged about 40. Maybe three or four rounds? But three caveats: 1. I took lessons from the start, so by the time I played my fourth round I'd probably had three lessons. 2. The course I started playing on was quite short, about 6200 yards. I was shooting in the low 90s regularly there when someone invited me to play the Ailsa course at Turnberry, and I shot about 115. 3. Regularly breaking 90 took much...
It's pretty well documented that steroid use is associated with a higher incidence of joint and connective tissue injuries. And while it is perfectly possible that he bulked up without resorting to pharmaceuticals, the combination of events ( and association with a PED - dispensing doctor) looks suspicious, to say the least.Remember Gary Player, years ago, being derided for saying there was a PED problem in golf? I'd say he doesn't sound so silly now.Whatever, this is the...
In a two-ball on my home 6400 yard course I'd expect to be finished in under three and a half hours.I'm afraid I just disagree with you about golf being much of a workout, unless you're unfit to start with. The golf swing requires flexibility, and muscular power certainly helps, but it isn't mainly about power - you just have to watch some of the 120 lb female pros knocking it 250 yards off the tee to know that. A couple of months ago I went for a weeks hiking with a...
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