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Poll Results: Should Adam Scott have an asterisk on his victories for using the belly putter?

 
  • 9% (6)
    YES
  • 90% (56)
    NO
62 Total Votes  
post #55 of 78

I  hardly think that expecting a basic level of English is being a grammar "Nazi", but in this case I'll admit that my rudeness is probably a bigger problem than your spelling. ;-)

In a world where written communication seems to be becoming more important rather than less, I do think it's important, and when you come from a thread which is specifically about the "loose" thing, It grates when you see it in consecutive sentences.

Like it or not, people are judged by their presentation - I know I am - but people like our 14 year old wannabe "proffessional" who is asking about "equiptment" (but with a 4.5 GPA) it makes one wonder.

 

But hey----I'll take bad spelling over twerking any day of the week.

 

Anyway, I was riled by the moronic rantings of Chris223, so I apologise.

post #56 of 78
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

I some how feel insulted, yet thanks for baking me up, I think. 
But even you have to admit that this is pretty danged funny. ;)
post #57 of 78
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

But even you have to admit that this is pretty danged funny. ;)
Lmao too good. Bad spelling, funny jokes and the resident dumb dumb being rude for no reason.. yet again. This thread has it all!!
post #58 of 78
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Originally Posted by Righty to Lefty View Post

If a long putter was an advantage then it would be an advantage for EVERYONE. PED's are an advantage because anyone who takes them is gaining an advantage on those that are not. If you take PED's, they will work, everytime for everyone. A long putter works for some, and doesn't work for others, so it is not an advantage in any way in my eyes because if it were then when the best putters on tour using a short putter picked one up, they would show even greater proficiency. I have never played with anyone who used a long putter. If they were an advantage then everyone would use them and we would have a long putter epidemic.

 

The only problem I had with the long putter was this (popular, yet) asinine argument.  Of course the club was an advantage or the player wouldn't be using it.

 

The technical reason this argument fails.

post #59 of 78
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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond View Post


Scott has hinted that keeping the broomstick is what he might do. Keep it but not anchor, as stated above.

 

Surely he would have to cut it down though, no?  I don't see how he could use that thing effectively without anchoring it.  It goes darn near up to his neck.

post #60 of 78
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post

 

Surely he would have to cut it down though, no?  I don't see how he could use that thing effectively without anchoring it.  It goes darn near up to his neck.

oh, I  dunno....You do not anchor your household broom do you? and in fact, if you cut it down, it would not be as effective. Your top hand acts as a fulcrum and for some that could be advantageous and at the same time, fall within the parameters of a "golf swing" in so much as having only two points of contact.  Again, this issue has been resolved.

post #61 of 78

I have to admit I had to look up the definition of "FFS".  

post #62 of 78
Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post

I have to admit I had to look up the definition of "FFS".  

 

Ditto, and some would say that the existence of "Texting" style shorthand is ruining the English language.

 

Shorty, no problem on calling me out on my grammar. I know it can get pretty bad sometimes. I get the whole, having consistent grammar makes for a more intelligent looking argument/statement. As long as you can accept that people can't be correct 100% of the time, no body is perfect. 

 

 
post #63 of 78

Okay guys, z8_offtopic.gif*.

 

 

 

 

 

 

* (He still looks meaner than I wish. Let's just get back on topic. If anyone is aware of a nicer looking "off topic" smiley please send it to me.)

post #64 of 78
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

 

So, what are you going to say if he just keeps using the same putter without anchoring it?  Still a clown?  Gotta love the bravery some people show behind the obscurity of the internet.

 

I don't like him... plain and simple.  Just something about him rubs me the wrong way and I have absolutely NO respect for his caddie or the way he handles himself.  And Scott himself DID say he was AWFUL at putting before he switched to the anchored long putter which looks hideous but that's beside the point.  I am entitled to my opinion, and I am entitled to be a fan of who I want to be, I think he'll fade back into obscurity when he has to find some other method of putting.  He's not even THAT good right now.  Sure he has his rounds but do does everyone.  Phil Mickelsons final rnd @ The Open for example... is an exception and FAR from the rule when it comes to Phil's skill with the flat stick... Phil is my favorite player but I can't recall anyone else on tour who lips out so many super short putts.

 

Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion.  I guess it's just you calling him a clown that inspired my reply.  John Daly is a clown.  Ian Poulter is a clown.  Adam Scott is just a golfer, and as much as I hate the long putter, he's essentially a nice guy.  I dislike his caddie intensely, just as I did when he was still with Tiger.  He's too full of his own self-importance.  

post #65 of 78
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

 

Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion.  I guess it's just you calling him a clown that inspired my reply.  John Daly is a clown.  Ian Poulter is a clown.  Adam Scott is just a golfer, and as much as I hate the long putter, he's essentially a nice guy.  I dislike his caddie intensely, just as I did when he was still with Tiger.  He's too full of his own self-importance.  

 

John Daly isn't a clown, he's a person who's struggled through a substance addiction, and was trying very hard to get his life back in order, which included a questionable contract with some crazy clothing lines. 

 

Ian Poulter isn't a clown either. I actually like Ian, he has a good personality. I can't complain about someone who has such a passion for the game of golf and competing. He's really fun to watch during the Ryder cup, just a fierce competitor. 

post #66 of 78
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

 

Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion.  I guess it's just you calling him a clown that inspired my reply.  John Daly is a clown.  Ian Poulter is a clown.  Adam Scott is just a golfer, and as much as I hate the long putter, he's essentially a nice guy.  I dislike his caddie intensely, just as I did when he was still with Tiger.  He's too full of his own self-importance.  

 

John Daly isn't a clown, he's a person who's struggled through a substance addiction, and was trying very hard to get his life back in order, which included a questionable contract with some crazy clothing lines. 

 

Ian Poulter isn't a clown either. I actually like Ian, he has a good personality. I can't complain about someone who has such a passion for the game of golf and competing. He's really fun to watch during the Ryder cup, just a fierce competitor. 

 

Hey, if they wear clown suits, they're clowns.  And Daly hasn't really tried all that hard to repair his image.  He has actually spent too much time throwing it in our faces.  I liked him when he first showed up on Tour, but he killed any respect I had for him a long time ago.  

 

I haven't liked Poulter since the first time I saw him.  Just rubs me the wrong way, and his outfits don't help.

post #67 of 78
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

 

Hey, if they wear clown suits, they're clowns.  And Daly hasn't really tried all that hard to repair his image.  He has actually spent too much time throwing it in our faces.  I liked him when he first showed up on Tour, but he killed any respect I had for him a long time ago.  

 

I haven't liked Poulter since the first time I saw him.  Just rubs me the wrong way, and his outfits don't help.

 

I actually like Daly's pants, the're kinda cool looking. They tend to look better than Ricky's outfits, sometimes he looks like an auto mechanic wearing a solid color jumpsuit. 

 

As for Adam Scott, I am sure he will find a way to compete. He has to much talent not to. He'll probably drop off the map for a year, but he'll be back winning tournaments. 

post #68 of 78
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

I actually like Daly's pants, the're kinda cool looking. They tend to look better than Ricky's outfits, sometimes he looks like an auto mechanic wearing a solid color jumpsuit. 

As for Adam Scott, I am sure he will find a way to compete. He has to much talent not to. He'll probably drop off the map for a year, but he'll be back winning tournaments. 
You lost me man. Are you seriously writing Adam Scott off because of the anchor ban? I'm pretty sure he will adapt, after all they're professional golfers not weekend hackers that don't use their driver because they're fighting a slice.
post #69 of 78
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Originally Posted by saturday View Post


You lost me man. Are you seriously writing Adam Scott off because of the anchor ban? I'm pretty sure he will adapt, after all they're professional golfers not weekend hackers that don't use their driver because they're fighting a slice.

 

Yea, i am, just for a short while, because he's going to have to change his putting style. That is huge. Golfers have been known to drop off the map when they make a change. Look at Harrington, changed his golf swing after winning back to back majors, he really hasn't been in contention in the past 3-4 years. Given that is a swing change, but putting changes are no joke. He's made how many practice swings with that long putter. Now he has to, first learn a new putting stroke, then gain touch with it. It will take him some time. If you think pro's don't struggle with changes to their game, you haven't been paying attention to them. Rory switches golf clubs, he falls off the map. Tiger changes his golf swing, took him a few years just to finally get a win again. Changes take time, it isn't just plug and play for golf pro's. 

post #70 of 78
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

But even you have to admit that this is pretty danged funny. ;)
No asssterix.

Oday, the spllchik on mi nwu fone skews up evrtink I rite.

Next time, iphone.

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post #71 of 78
Thread Starter 

Anyway back on track. People are asking where I've heard the asterisk thing. It's not even from people I play with. I've seen it mentioned multiple times on this very website and other sites. Trolls I'd imagine.  

post #72 of 78
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Originally Posted by Shorty View Post

I  hardly think that expecting a basic level of English is being a grammar "Nazi", but in this case I'll admit that my rudeness is probably a bigger problem than your spelling. ;-)

In a world where written communication seems to be becoming more important rather than less, I do think it's important, and when you come from a thread which is specifically about the "loose" thing, It grates when you see it in consecutive sentences.

Like it or not, people are judged by their presentation - I know I am - but people like our 14 year old wannabe "proffessional" who is asking about "equiptment" (but with a 4.5 GPA) it makes one wonder.

 

But hey----I'll take bad spelling over twerking any day of the week.

 

Anyway, I was riled by the moronic rantings of Chris223, so I apologise.

 

Moronic rantings?  Because I said I don't like him, that's a moronic rant?  Someone pointed out they thought they heard someone say he was awful before the long putter which is the subject of this thread.  I pointed out it was Scott himself who has said this - several times.  Then I said I simply don't like him, but the mere thought of an asterik needing to be placed is ridiculous.  You don't have to take it so personal the fact that I simply don't like him.

 

And yes I have seen his performances this year to whoever else commented about that... his performances doesn't mean his putting was amazing.  Going back to the Open last year he often missed some BIG putts that if you're going to win and win often... you NEED to make.  Compare him to Tiger Woods back in his prime... he seemingly made EVERY putt.  His ability to read the break, judge the speed and just put it center cup every time was incredible... and he didn't need a long putter to do it because he had nerves of steel.  Scott needing to use the type of putter he uses - well isn't the idea to take the nerves out of the putting stroke that can cause you to miss putts?

 

But again... just because I don't like the kind of putter he uses or feel it should be allowed, doesn't mean there should be an asterik, after all it is perfectly legal... today.

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