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If you could become the best in the world at one of the skills in golf, which would you choose and why?

(Take "skills" however you want.)

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Short game. When someone is on (playing great), we all can strike the ball great. But short game helps to cover up bad ball striking. I think I was something like 150th on tour for strokes gained around the green. Not good...

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19 minutes ago, GolferPGA said:

Short game. When someone is on (playing great), we all can strike the ball great. But short game helps to cover up bad ball striking. I think I was something like 150th on tour for strokes gained around the green. Not good...

You'd get more out of improving your iron play.

You were 147th with -0.127 strokes (lost) "around the green" last year. The leader was 0.544 (0.671 difference).

Adam Scott led in Approach to the Green SG with 1.471, while you were 108th with 0.061 (a difference of 1.41).

So my next question… have you read Lowest Score Wins or Every Shot Counts (the latter of which admittedly focuses far more on PGA Tour players while I was concerned more with average golfers). (If you want to provide an address in a PM I'll mail a copy of my book to you. Your caddie might enjoy it. :-))

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Cool thread, I have a question for ya

I recently have rekindled my dedication to golf and have been improving consistently by a couple strokes per season for a couple years now. Hopefully, if things continue to go the way they are, I can be at + handicap in a few more seasons.

My question is where would you say to look for someone who is craving competition? I have read a little bit on the smaller tours around the states and I'm wondering how big  the commitment is, and what kind of scores would it take in order for it to be worth the time and money?

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Very astute analysis iacas. I will try to improve upon my ball striking. Adam Scott is an absolute machine though. I will pass on the book, but it sounds like a good read. Thanks for the offer. 

Mop Bucket, if you mean mini tours (swing thought, pepsi) it takes 16 under over 4 days with conditions the same as PGA tour courses. It is so tough. And the prize money is not what it is on the PGA. So I would say unless you are a solid +4, you won't break even. Sorry but that is the truth. Those guys are ex-pros and college players.

However, if you do get to a plus handicap, I would suggest your club championship and state golf association events. These will provide you with the competitive sense, with little pressure. And a lot less money out of the wallet...

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Thanks for your time answering our questions.

Do you have any kind of specific nutrition plan during a round or do you just eat whatever whenever?

How much of your practice time do you spend with a launch monitor?

 

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Chef Cuts during a round. (Sponsors) But I rarely eat during rounds. Always keep water bottle in the bag...

I spend the first day of the week for a tournament getting my numbers squared away on Trackman. All that time in the gym might have messed up some yardages! 

You are very welcome. It is always good to give advice to those looking for help. 

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I have always been curious about entry fees for PGA Tournaments. How much does it cost to play an average PGA event. Just the entry fee, Thanks

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Natural Patrick, if you mean Monday Qualifying, it is about $400. If you don't need to Monday qualify, it is just a locker room tip/fee of 50 dollars minimum. But most guys always tip more. 

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I hope so Carl. They need to send a message tonight, though. A victory is a victory but if they beat Cleveland down, they will show them that it isn't over. Get to game 7 and all bets are off. Anything could happen. But to answer your question, no. The Cubs drought will continue. 

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Do you always go for the flag ? if not, why ?


 

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No, I rarely go flag hunting. Unless it is a wedge/short iron or I need to make birdie on 72nd hole. And if it is in the middle of the green i guess.

I don't because the PGA makes it where if you miss it in the wrong spot, it is a double bogey. At the pro level, it is about misses, not great shots and picking your opportunities. 

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7 minutes ago, GolferPGA said:

No, I rarely go flag hunting. Unless it is a wedge/short iron or I need to make birdie on 72nd hole. And if it is in the middle of the green i guess.

I don't because the PGA makes it where if you miss it in the wrong spot, it is a double bogey. At the pro level, it is about misses, not great shots and picking your opportunities. 

What is your favorite course and favorite tournament.

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On Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 6:23 PM, GolferPGA said:

I take the shortest club that can get it there and hit. At least by taking a low club, it makes me commit in a way to the shot.

Love this comment, it's my general approach as well but damn, I do forget it from time to time and try to finesse the longer club in there; almost invariably a mistake (for me).

New fan here Kyle, appreciate you reaching out to this forum.

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Favorite course is Muirfield Village. I caddied there when I was a kid. I like the Players because of the 17th, but the Barbasol Championship is number 1. Low pressure. Feel like I can just play golf for the week. 

Thank you for the support, Gunther. Always nice to gain another fan. 

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5 minutes ago, GolferPGA said:

Favorite course is Muirfield Village. I caddied there when I was a kid. I like the Players because of the 17th, but the Barbasol Championship is number 1. Low pressure. Feel like I can just play golf for the week. 

Thank you for the support, Gunther. Always nice to gain another fan. 

I'll second that with Gunther that it is very cool that you would take the time to respond on this forum.  

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6 minutes ago, GolferPGA said:

Favorite course is Muirfield Village. I caddied there when I was a kid. I like the Players because of the 17th, but the Barbasol Championship is number 1. Low pressure. Feel like I can just play golf for the week. 

Thank you for the support, Gunther. Always nice to gain another fan. 

I hope you get to play there. I've been a volunteer and spectator at the tournament for years, and that course is amazing. Did you ever get to meet Jack?

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