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Oddly enough, I'm reading that book right now. Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner.

 

Oh the coincidence!!! 

post #110 of 138

I was hoping that this person was either

 

1)  Someone who didn't like something and was not over it yet.

2)  Someone off their meds

3)  Someone who sincerely had bad communication skills

 

but I'm going with 

 

4)  Someone making this shinola up and having a good laugh about it.  

 

Pity be

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post #111 of 138
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Posting links to my books would b spam imo

You could PM proof of who you are, as well as links to your books, to a volunteer who could then verify that these claims are true. You don't need to post them to prove it. The moderators have backed up similar claims from people in the past when proof was provided.

I'm not holding my breath.
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I have 7 honorary doctorates.

I have a real doctorate, in a field you claim to have published in.

 

 

Don't you just hate it when you need to work your butt off for 6 plus years, go in front of a panel of your 'superiors' to defend your life's work in 3 hours? Then someone else just takes one evening, with a free dinner to boot, to get "the same thing"? :smartass: 

post #112 of 138
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Don't you just hate it when you need to work your butt off for 6 plus years, go in front of a panel of your 'superiors' to defend your life's work in 3 hours? Then someone else just takes one evening, with a free dinner to boot, to get "the same thing"? :smartass: 

Sounds like when someone rolls their ball over in the fairway/rough while you practiced hard to hit from non-perfect lies.   But hey, writ'in 100 books takes time too....

post #113 of 138

why do pros hit so far ? cause they can.

 

if you could lick it like a dog can you would too :pound: 

post #114 of 138
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Don't you just hate it when you need to work your butt off for 6 plus years, go in front of a panel of your 'superiors' to defend your life's work in 3 hours? Then someone else just takes one evening, with a free dinner to boot, to get "the same thing"? z5_smartass.gif  
Sounds like when someone rolls their ball over in the fairway/rough while you practiced hard to hit from non-perfect lies.   But hey, writ'in 100 books takes time too....

Sure, writing 100 books takes time, but much less than one good one if you don't need to establish any credibility.
post #115 of 138
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Sure, writing 100 books takes time, but much less than one good one if you don't need to establish any credibility.

I think Jonathan Swift said something like you need to read 100 books to be able to write one.

post #116 of 138
We'll I'd say it's lag club head speed timing and sheer skill I've seen and played with pros on courses and witnessed them drive the ball (carry) in normal conditions to a 300+ yard green
post #117 of 138
So I guess @impactswing can't or wont answer your questions @iacas.-Good. We can talk about the actual topic now insted of his perverted sense of the golf swing.

Thanks for posting that Jamie Sadlowski vid bTW!
post #118 of 138
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Sure, writing 100 books takes time, but much less than one good one if you don't need to establish any credibility.

I think Jonathan Swift said something like you need to read 100 books to be able to write one.


A little light just went on in my head. I can see how this topic is a good analogy to the golf swing.

 

Lucky for us Erik @iacas, Dave W., @mvmac and "Phil McGleno" looked at 100's and 100's of golfers swings for us, I am content with learning from the fruits of their labor. ;-) 

post #119 of 138
Plus having a personal swing coach 24h a day to fine time every little spec of there swings prob helps
post #120 of 138

their ball is clearly juiced

 

 

 

 

 

 

:w00t:

post #121 of 138

They do have the benefit of access to whatever teachers they need.   Constantly refining and attempting to find ways to add distance is a big part of what I imagine those teachers can do.    I also think professionals hit the ball harder and swing faster, but have the ability and practice to hit it flush at those speeds + power.

 

I imagine a teacher could take me from my current distance to something longer if they worked with me for over a year and changed how I swing.  

post #122 of 138

@impactswing, please answer the question

 

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

Please explain how, if your weight is 55 trail and 45 lead at the top of your backswing, simply rotating your hips gets your weight 85%+ forward at impact?

 

And this one: how can Jamie Sadlowski hit the ball 328 yards without really using his hips (from his knees) if there's nothing more to distance than being 45°+ with your hips at impact?

post #123 of 138
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I imagine a teacher could take me from my current distance to something longer if they worked with me for over a year and changed how I swing.

 

... and you quit your job and work on that new swing every day.    For us amateurs, just think if you didn't have to get in your car and drive to work every day, an only get to play golf when you have a few spare hours every week.    Get up, hit the course or range for a full days work on that new swing.    Work on it tomorrow the same way.    For weeks, then months at a time.   Yeah, we'd all have tremendous golf game & length given that amount of practice time ... maybe not PGA caliber depending on inherent talent, but sick game nonetheless.

post #124 of 138

Either the OP is just incredibly ill-informed or everyone is just getting trolled. I read the initial post with the ridiculous low pro carry number and then I saw his pros are now mostly 6',  240 pounds, LOL where are you getting this information?

post #125 of 138
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... and you quit your job and work on that new swing every day.    For us amateurs, just think if you didn't have to get in your car and drive to work every day, an only get to play golf when you have a few spare hours every week.    Get up, hit the course or range for a full days work on that new swing.    Work on it tomorrow the same way.    For weeks, then months at a time.   Yeah, we'd all have tremendous golf game & length given that amount of practice time ... maybe not PGA caliber depending on inherent talent, but sick game nonetheless.

Quite true. However this is solely about distance and I believe that that is solely mechanics. How efficient is your swing? And what is your swing speed? The practice is swinging as hard as many pros do with the accuracy they do. But overall, a teacher should be able to slowly move someone to longer length with mechanic changes. There's more to have a super game than distance, but how far you hit it is generally mechanical. And that is why I think tour players can hit it as far as they do. Someone gets to know their swing and they have the knowledge to take it further.

Someone could give me 40 more yards, but I doubt at this point that would shave much from my score. My strengths are short game and putting. My handicap would be higher with my current swing and an average short game.
post #126 of 138
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Plus having a personal swing coach 24h a day to fine time every little spec of there swings prob helps

 

Hey prooneday--I see you're new, so welcome to TST!

 

Please take some time to review the forum's features, particularly with respect to searching and multi-quoting.  Also, you're probably on a smartphone, but try and use punctuation and sentences.  Sounds like you have something to contribute, and we definitely want you to, but it's difficult if you use text-speak.

 

Thanks for joining us!

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