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I heard a replay of this quote from David Leadbetter on the radio. He said this about 5 weeks before the 1997 Masters. I had to look it up. 

"Right now, Tiger is a one-dimensional player who swings full on practically every shot... Another thing that will prevent Tiger from winning a major is pressure. There's a big difference between winning at Las Vegas and winning at Augusta National...."

He went on to say something about Tiger is getting undeserved hype, that's he's just a guy who hits it long, not a real golfer, something about needed to pay his dues first. That part I paraphrased but the quote above is the direct quote from Leadbetter himself. 

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22 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

I heard a replay of this quote from David Leadbetter on the radio. He said this about 5 weeks before the 1997 Masters. I had to look it up. 

"Right now, Tiger is a one-dimensional player who swings full on practically every shot... Another thing that will prevent Tiger from winning a major is pressure. There's a big difference between winning at Las Vegas and winning at Augusta National...."

He went on to say something about Tiger is getting undeserved hype, that's he's just a guy who hits it long, not a real golfer, something about needed to pay his dues first. That part I paraphrased but the quote above is the direct quote from Leadbetter himself. 

Mr. Ledbetter saw what he saw, but he wasn't much of a prophet.

I think he also said the Gremlin was going to be a great car.

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On 11/8/2019 at 12:54 PM, Double Mocha Man said:

Mr. Ledbetter saw what he saw, but he wasn't much of a prophet.

I think he also said the Gremlin was going to be a great car.

I don’t know the history of Ledbetter but he seems like the type who had the right golfers at the right time to make a name for himself despite not doing anything revolutionary or uniquely designed. It’s like giving credit to Mozart’s teacher....

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On 2/24/2019 at 11:13 PM, Vinsk said:

As a greens keeper was watering the green and waves us on to hit:

Me: ‘Dad, do you think these guys hit with a ball very often?’

Dad: ‘ Probably not ...the green is the safest place on a golf course.’

I said this to my playing partners years ago! This was back when you were supposed to vacate the green on a par 3 to let the following group hit up and begin walking up to the green. Carts have made this obsolete!

We had reached the green on a long, uphill, par 3, that played into the wind, and usually called for at least 2 clubs more for the yardage!  We marked our balls and stood aside for the approach shots.  When the guys behind us were firing away, I mentioned that we might be safer if we were all clustered around the flagstick! 

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From a caddie the other day:

Shots from in same bunker - that's a Hilter - two in abunker

Hitting a bunker shot into another bunker - That's a Saddam - moving from bunker to bunker

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9 hours ago, gbogey said:

From a caddie the other day:

Shots from in same bunker - that's a Hilter - two in abunker

Hitting a bunker shot into another bunker - That's a Saddam - moving from bunker to bunker

Ooh! I had a Saddam during a local tournament. Then thinking about it, maybe not. I simply hit from one "lobe" of a massive bunker into another lobe! So, I was in the same bunker. I don't know what that's called. Since it was lobe to lobe, maybe we could call it getting "earholed"! Ask your caddie! 

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To tell the whole story, “Tom” hits the ball into a fairway bunker that runs the length of a hole. He advances his ball 50 yards in same bunker. Caddie says “that’s a Hitler, two in a bunker. If you had gone from bunker to bunker it would have been a Saddam.”  Tom then advances ball another 50 yards in same bunker and says, “what do you call three in a bunker?”  Caddie says, “that’s a Tom.”

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