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About cliffj

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  1. cliffj added a post in a topic "Golf is Not a Game of Perfect" (and his other mental game books) by Bob Rotella   

    While you are at it, check out his new book How Champions Think. There is good stuff in there
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  2. cliffj added a post in a topic What does IACAS mean?   

    I Always Could Appreciate a Secret
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  3. cliffj added a post in a topic 2015 Masters Discussion Thread   

    Why was the fairway jumping around while Matsuyama and Casey were hitting. Looked like camera was moving around but computer stabilized image of the golfers. (Not just me seeing it. Others here saw it also )
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  4. cliffj added a post in a topic The 2015 TST Supporter Drive   

    Ok. Just extended. Money sent. Thanks guys
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  5. cliffj added a post in a topic Ball markers   

    1943 steel penny. It will stick to the magnetic clip deely-bob that clips on hat or comes as part of some caps. Good conversation piece.
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  6. cliffj added a post in a topic Retirement Golf   

    Agreed. And to clarify, "bring your checkbook" is quite true. Most who visit buy a house that same week. Sales force is totally no pressure as place sells itself.
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  7. cliffj added a post in a topic Retirement Golf   

    Check out thevillages.com and golfthevillages.com I have played 15 straight days of golf until the rain today. Drove my golf cart to every round.
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  8. cliffj added a post in a topic Cure Putter: need info on changing lie angle   

    Thanks. That's what I was looking for. I looked all over the site and never did find it. Thanks again.
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  9. cliffj added a post in a topic Cure Putter: need info on changing lie angle   

    The Cure putter advertises a user adjustable lie. A look at the putter shows that it in fact is moveable and can in fact become left handed. I see set screws in the bottom but removal is not enough to allow movement. I am trying to find if their is something else that needs to be done or am I just not being forceful enough.
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  10. cliffj added a topic in Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting   

    Cure Putter: need info on changing lie angle
    Does anyone have the instructions on how to change the lie angle on a Cure putter Rx1?
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  11. cliffj added a post in a topic TST 2015 Callaway Chrome Soft Ball Testing   

    Pros: soft feeling low spinning ball reasonably priced
    Cons: nothing really

    I was given a dozen of these balls to play and test out.. I have played these for over 6-7 rounds now and have shot some good scores for me  (Mid-70-s).  As such, I kept the same ball for a few days.  I saw no degradation of the ball or performance.  And.. being a generous type, I passed out balls to my regular partners and asked them what they thought. I would not tell them what level ball they were (entry level, cheap, premium, etc etc).  Everyone really like them and thought they were getting more distance with less "deviation"  i.e slicing..  They noticed they did not get as much spin around the green and all commented at the soft feel off the putter.  Everyone had something different to say about the putting softness.. Some liked it, some thought they could never putt with something so soft, and most thought they could get used to it...
    Me... I really liked the ball and thought it a good ball for the price and given the price point below the premium Titleist and Bridgestones..  I am not at a level where the difference between these and the next level are worth the difference.  The one nice thing is that these are available in yellow unlike Titleist ProVs.
    Normally I find it easy to find something to write in reviews such as this but this has me a bit stumped.  This ball is basically virtually a premium ball that is softer than the norm, spins somewhat less and has a different feel off the putter face and irons.  It is cheaper than the premiums but still not a bargain ball.. I will definitely play this ball as it has no real downside for me.  Of the softer balls that are quite the thing these days, this is the one I would pick.  Pick up a dozen and give them a try.. You might just find a perfect fit..
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  12. cliffj added a post in a topic What does IACAS mean?   

    I am crazy as shit.
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  13. cliffj added a post in a topic LPGA Q-School Questions   

    Looks like Natalie was in top money winners category. http://www.lpga.com/~/media/96c266549af74d57911e100c9660b1e0/2014%20lpga%20priority%20list%207%2021%202014.pdf
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  14. cliffj added a post in a topic LPGA Q-School Questions   

    My guess is Paige got an injury pass from the last time she was exempt. Now that she has had her surgery she probably has 2015 to requalify or it will be back to Q school for her. I have looked for list of already exempt players and why but have not found it. When I do I will post
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  15. cliffj added a topic in Tour Talk   

    Tour slow play and laser range finders
    Am I the only one who would like to see the Tour experiment with allowing caddies to use range finders, etc for a tournament to see if it would speed things up. I think with all the walking off of distances etc they get within a yard anyway. Why not allow them to get the distance quickly and get on with it. I don't see that any advantage would be gained by the range finder user.
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