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Well, it's been ages since I posted here, former writer at TST. I spent the Tuesday practice round and Thursday at Chambers Bay. It is expansive. Beautiful views of the sound and a golf course that looks very beautiful to me. I was born just a few miles from the course so I'm very pleased to have a U.S. Open close.    Tuesday impressions... The atmosphere was very laid back. I got a feel for where everything was. Spent some time on the 6th fairway and watched Butch walk...
I discovered this thread via Erik's weblog. Regarding the first question... Am I a Christian? If by Christian you mean a good practitioner of a religion called Christianity, then definitely not. I think that began falling apart a few years ago. I do want to humbly live out teachings of Jesus. I hope to be kind, generous, and unselfish. And I think those things are cultivated and encouraged by my faith. And yes, there are plenty of kind, generous, and unselfish agnostics...
Adams A3's are a fantastic--if a little busy looking--set of irons. Since I've been in graduate school I don't have any time for practice and these are forgiving enough without looking bulky at address. Great set of clubs with minimal offset. Search for my review on the Sand Trap site. Peace.
Yeah, modern drivers don't have a great sound, though I don't mind my 905R I've got in the bag. Incidentally, I was watching footage of Nicklaus' 1986 Masters win and loved the sound he was getting off driver and irons. He sure hit the ball solid that day. And a few other days too.
In response to the original post: Realize what TV will always be: a money maker. You're always going to see sports try to capitalize on rivalries even though there might not be much of one. Networks would love it if there was a Nicklaus/Palmer type rivalry these days (which really wasn't a rivalry for long). Its just TV. An informed viewer and golf fan knows that Phil hasn't been able to touch Tiger's success. Incidentally, I think it is at least notable that Phil...
While I love the look of a blade I putt significantly better with a mallet. I keep coming back to the Yes! Olivia.
Golf .com published a Dottie Pepper article recently (Ochoa vs. Sorenstam is the real rivalry in golf) that I don't buy. I don't think that Sorenstam, with one win this season, has created a true rivalry. I am a Sorenstam fan but she's been out of the regular winning routine for so long now that I don't think one win with no head-to-head battles with Ochoa constitutes a rivalry. Ochoa has been the central winning figure on the LPGA for about one year and Sorenstam...
LOL! I was thinking December 22, 2012 at 2:23 p.m. PST.
There are a ton of great mallets out there. It really depends on your taste. Scotty's X-series are beautiful. I've got my eye on the X5. I play a Yes! mallet. It's automatic even though it sounds odd. I've essentially gotten over it since I putt way better with that crazy thing. TaylorMade, Titleist, Odyssey, SeeMore... there are a bunch out there. Plus there's a handful of boutique putter-makers (Slighter comes to mind) that create interesting designs.
If I were in your position I'd try to match whatever was in my bag first. I love Vokey wedges. I may be adding a 50-degree gap soon as I've got a 45- and 54-degree gap to fill. Damn modern PW lofts!
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