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  1. Some good lessons in here. To each of us is different with the time we're given. I lost my cousin last night who is a few years younger than me to a very short battle with cancer. Maybe I'm a bit too introspective at the moment, but time is the most valuable thing we have as it relates to our family, friends and our passions. Spend it well.
    12 points
  2. 7 points
  3. Dude. That’s only a few steps away from “that woman was asking for it, did you see how she was dressed?” Actually that’s basically what you just said.
    7 points
  4. Interesting Twitter thread from a doctor:
    6 points
  5. If you had read her response, you might have noticed that she discusses her choice of attire, the Nike skirts with shorts built in. These "skorts" are pretty common for women golfers of all ages, including my own wife. The vision of "panties" is apparently a product of Mr. Giuliani's imagination. That he needed to mention "panties" speaks to his take-away from the day. He could certainly have told the story, said that the paparazzi interest in their group was based on Wie's putting style, without going down the "panty" route.
    6 points
  6. Finished second in a club tournament this weekend. Crazy turn of events being tied for the lead with two to play, can see the post below. Sent this to a buddy today on some feels that have been working lately. Figured I'd share.
    6 points
  7. Went up to Erie for the first lesson of 2021! Just a summary of things I worked on. Setup 1. Less upper body axis tilt 2. Less hands pushed forward 3. Weight more 50/50 Better Flow 1. Let the body shift weight to the right to start the backswing 2. Turn around that left leg, turn against the wall. 3. Body re-centers towards target as arms get to around A3-A4. Push the ball away drill (thought this one up 😊) 1. Shift the body right about 1-2" 2. Then let the club start the backswing. The ball is there as a focal point to not start the club bac
    6 points
  8. Hello and welcome to TST. I’m sorry you feel this thread has an elitist attitude. I have a lot of experience with JV and have been using his method for about two years now. First, Wolfe and Furyk still swing the club in a manner JV would claim as ‘flawed.’ They both shift their weight and rotate their shoulders on their back swings. Second, nobody here says the JV method doesn’t work. We simply have asked for proof that it can accomplish the ball striking necessary at the elite level. To this day JV has never presented any data on his nor any of his student’s actual numbers. Nor after 30
    6 points
  9. Following this topic (which many of you still need to do…): I visited my local Friendly Neighborhood Training Aid Supply Store (Lowe's) to get a 4 x 4 (which is 3.5" x 3.5") and some 3/4" PVC, along with some conduit clamps, and built myself a little training aid. In action? Here you go: 4 x 4s are 3.5" across. My recommendation? Find a 2 x 4 that's about 30" long, occasionally put it against a wall, put your heels against it, and learn to set up without your butt pushing against the wall a lot.
    5 points
  10. I watched this video twice. I found it very interesting. Here's what I heard. First, I think the biggest point Mark was trying to make is that a golfer should in an ideal world built their bag one club at a time. As you go to lower and lower lofted clubs, you are more and more likely to need some help getting the ball in the air. It is hard to create proper launch conditions without enough loft. Where in the bag that happens (be it your 6 iron or your 2 iron) will depend upon your delivery, your swing speed, and it will be different for everyone. Some folks can hit a 2 iron. Other folks
    5 points
  11. What is the point of this?-So it was not an accident even though that is what we call things like this-Auto Accidents? Is anyone else as annoyed by the talking heads worrying or wondering when he can play golf again?-Dude is 45. Will be 46 before he can do much of anything athletic again.-I just hope he can walk relatively normally and pain free.--Lord knows I can not. Shut up about the golf. He is done and if by some miracle he is not then okay-But that would be a bonus to end all bonuses.
    5 points
  12. The talking heads speculating on whether Tiger can win #83 at this point are starting to piss me off. I don't care if he never plays PGA Tour golf again (for me personally). I just want him to be happy, healthy, and recover. He doesn't owe me shit.
    5 points
  13. There’s a difference between admiring how attractive another person is and simply being lewd. This is pretty skeevy.
    5 points
  14. This right here, all my opinion. It's based on what I believe to be true, based on some relevant facts, and it's said with full understanding that none of us can truly know what would happen, so any of the future-based stuff is speculation. Educated guessing. I've said a few times the only pro-rollback argument that I think carries weight (with me only, I'm not speaking for or against anyone else) is one of resource usage/sustainability. If golf is becoming resource intensive (beyond what it obviously already is, as I'll often joke about how you could fit four baseball fields on a good si
    5 points
  15. Florida bound on Saturday, woo hoo! Getting away form the crappy weather. Going to be playing lots of golf.
    5 points
  16. What region do you ski in? PNW(wet and heavy), Rocky/SW (dry and light) or Midwest/Mid-Atlantic/East (ice)? What do you plan on skiing? Groomed only? Moguls? Trees? Powder? The skis you picked all have narrow waist and are front-side skis, likely best for groomed runs and will not do well in powder (wet or dry). Elan Amphibio 12’s (2019) 160cm/78mm waist/13.3m turn radius, Rocker skis, titanium (stiff) Elan Explore eRise (2017) 150cm/76mm/12.5m, Rocker, fiberglass (soft/light) Fischer XTR PRO (2018) 155cm/71mm/13m, Camber+rocker tips, no metal (soft) Rossi Bandit (2010) 14
    5 points
  17. I got a bunch of new clubs, so I figured it's time to post here: Sun Mountain Tour Series Cart Bag: PXG 0211 Driver (10.5°, Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 60 shaft) Tour Edge Exotics CB Pro F2 3 wood (15.5°, Kuro Kage Silver shaft) Ping G Hybrid (19°, Alta 70 shaft) PXG 0311P Irons (4-PW, True Tempur Elevate shafts) Edel Wedges (50°, 55°, 60°) Edel Classic Blade Putter Snell MTB-Black
    4 points
  18. In a perfect world, each set of tees should be "balanced", some in front of normal, some behind, so that the total yardage is fairly close to the yardage on the card. This is a recommendation for handicap purposes. If that is done, someone playing the more forward tee might get a little advantage on one hole, but be disadvantaged at a different hole. As long as the total distances are relatively close to the card yardage, it should be fair over the length of the round.
    4 points
  19. If you are looking for a golf story, time to move on. Last year we had a dead tree taken down. I asked the tree guys to cut the trunk into moveable chunks. I subsequently chain-sawed them into log-size pieces. In early December I started splitting the large pieces into usable logs for our fireplace with a wedge and 10-pound sledgehammer. After a few days of intermittent wood-splitting I noticed I had a persistent headache and/or a stiff & sore neck. I began popping 2 ibuprofens every 6 hours. On December 19, I got out of bed later than usual. I went downstairs and sat on a st
    4 points
  20. My overriding goal is, of course, to lower my scoring and the unstated goal is to move from the B Flight to the A Flight in my league. I am not going to repeat my initial 2021 goals here but you can see them here if you like. There is a fair amount of detail on my game from last year. It would be arrogant of me to think that my initial plan is so perfect that it should be carved in stone and never allowed to change. The plan has barely begun and thanks to TST that plan is already evolving. Near the end of January, I realized that my golf clothes from last year were
    4 points
  21. If you look back through this topic you’ll see I posted aerial photos and maps of the area. I do. Yep. So far, you’re striking out here buddy. Before we get too far into it, I have a question for you: did you see the part where I asked you/told you to stop with the speculation? I provided a few possibilities why there might not be any skid marks. Plus, you can’t get skid marks if the car is in the air. I gave some possibilities. And until we know more… actually, even then, we don’t deal in speculation here. And that feels like the bulk of what you’re offering.
    4 points
  22. I’m really tired of Ricky’s and others ( Cameron Smith) mustaches. CS looks like he’s about to jump in a 1975 Charger. Ricky looks like a petty thief from a Starsky and Hutch episode.
    4 points
  23. I’m wearing Victory Red polo and black pants tomorrow to the office in support
    4 points
  24. One topic this brings to my mind is how we "evaluate" golfers, how we separate physical attractiveness from performance on the course. I've always thought of Michelle Wie as a very attractive young woman, and at the same time admired her golfing skills. I don't believe she's ever specifically "used" her appearance (ala Paige Spiranac) as a route to success, although I'm sure her appearance has made her more valuable from a sponsorship and endorsement standpoint. I'm a guy, and not a young one. I notice the physical appearance and clothing of women players. And I'll be honest, I may fr
    4 points
  25. Been planning this video for a while and finally got around to filming it. Not all adjustable hosels are created equal and understanding how they differ can help you find the right fit and settings for your game.
    4 points
  26. I haven't shanked a ball in months.
    4 points
  27. He channeled his inner Els for the putting and Sergio for the green damage.
    4 points
  28. A few photos from my "lesson" with Dave today. Another set of eyes, mostly. Some good swings. Some a bit too fast. But even those weren't terrible.
    4 points
  29. Agree with the responders who've said its not fishy. I've done it all of once (last year sometime and it's in here somewhere) because even if you are a decent golfer; it's very easy to bogey a par 5 or double a par 4 and still shoot in the 70s or even around par. It just takes one squirrely shot. Anecdotally, the top 20 players on the leaderboard at Pebble right now today shot; 67, 66, 70, 73, 69, 67, 70, 71, 69, 70, 72, 70, 73, 69, 73, 70, 71, 72, 69, 72 11 of those 20 scores (the bold ones) include a 6 or worse.
    4 points
  30. ^This! I hate making trips to the ER just because it so damn expensive, but sometimes you just need to bite the bullet. I had an issue back in January, where this cough got so bad I coughed up some blood. The diagnosis from the ER was that it came from my sinuses being so dried out that it was tainting my sinus drainage. I also learned that your stomach doesn't like blood, and you will throw up if there is a serious enough issue. Lucky for me, it was not serious. It was scary enough to warrant the ER check.
    4 points
  31. It took me probably 40 years of playing and a decade caddying to learn about 70% of what is in LSW book. It is the best golf book I have ever read. Period. The stats are all there. Facts. For those 15-20 Hcp players who really still disbelieve the importance of driving, I would like to share my personal perspective. I was always a very, very long and straight driver of the ball and pretty mediocre elsewhere and generally played to a 2-4 Hcp. I don't think I was ever in a scramble where we did not win or at least place. Consider. If on a 6250 yard course, your ball is placed no
    4 points
  32. 4 points
  33. I’ve done both in a day....but they sold nachos at the Putt-Putt so that helped.
    4 points
  34. I love listening to the talking NBC/Golf Channel heads emphasize how the fans are under strict social distancing rules, as I then see consistent video of fans not practicing social distancing rules.
    4 points
  35. Pretty happy with my swing right now. Filmed these in 960 FPS.
    4 points
  36. For that price, Paige Spiranac should keep your score
    3 points
  37. He collects all the data hitting shots left handed to replicate a 20 handicapper since that's what all the comments were asking for in the previous video. Goes on to talk about how much "noisy" data you would have to sift through to determine marginal differences with a 20 handicappers strike patterns, dispersions, etc as he/they tend to hit all over the club face. Goes on and talks about how people should search themselves, find the things that are important to them and work on themselves rather then chase supposed "technology" is what I got from it. Mark has a way of saying things witho
    3 points
  38. I saw it live. And while watching, I recalled some advice @iacas gave me, The first rule of short game shots is to not leave yourself with another short game shot.
    3 points
  39. I’ve broken my collarbone training for cyclocross. I remember the aftermath, severe pain and nausea, but don’t recall the actual crash other than waking up on the ground. It happened very fast. When I was 13, I broke my ankle vaulting in gymnastics. I missed the end of the board and hit the horse chest first at full speed. I woke up quite a while later with people standing over me, my leg wrapped in ice and my instructor taking my pulse. I don’t have any memory of the vault. I think pain takes precedent and the endorphins kick in.
    3 points
  40. I have been off for three weeks, and when I started again this week, I was concerned that I would have lost some speed. Surprised that my numbers were the same!! I am back on it!!! I have been Chairman of groups of volunteers at 2 tournaments this month. The most recent is the LECOM Suncoast Classic -- a Korn Ferry Tour event. My two teams at the LECOM event comprised almost 20% of the 400 volunteers... so it was at the course at 5:45 a.m. and the final e-mail each day around 8:00 p.m. I did that for 7 straight days.... now trying to catch up on a lot of stuff. While it was unp
    3 points
  41. Good thinking, but everyone didn’t come out here to watch a Tour Pro laying up These people didn't pay 30 bucks to see a tour star lay up on a short par 5. Tin Cup (1996) - Find video clips by quote. GetYarn.io now.
    3 points
  42. Hit some balls outside. LOOKS LIKE GOLF'S BACK ON THE MENU, BOYS!
    3 points
  43. Sorry for your loss. About 3.5 years ago, I had surgery for prostate cancer, and have been cancer free since. Despite playing, and walking five days a week, I had a heart attack just over two years ago. I try to enjoy every day, and every round. My father turns 93 on Wednesday, and he still plays 9 holes three times per week. He plays for a quarter a hole, and you would think he was playing for the US Open. He still likes to win.
    3 points
  44. I contracted Parkinson's disease from exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. It showed up two years ago. The exercise greatly reduces the shaking in my right hand. I am now 74 years old and it is excellent exercise. I will play every day if I can. However, if I play everyday for three or four days, I need about a week to lay off and build my strength back up. I actually play fairly well and totally enjoy it. Retired Old Man
    3 points
  45. Guess I'll show my age and write something. Back during my Ski Bum days, I worked in shops and sold skis. As a rule of thumb, the longer the ski, the more stable at higher speeds yet require a larger turning radius. The shorter skis will turn easier allowing skiers to skid more to control their speed and descent. Shaped skis became popular due to the ease of turning for intermediate abilities. They are good in many snow conditions and preform better in the "crud snow" They are easier to edge and carve in small radius turns. If you want to ski moguls, you will need a shorter sk
    3 points
  46. Instead we'll get a half-dozen articles about how DeChambeau tests his measuring devices for accuracy, an inevitable controversy about him taking too long to use three different devices to triangulate the position of the flag, and then back to him reading the greens with a protractor.
    3 points
  47. I think you are supposed to get tested for steroids.
    3 points
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