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  1. He's the 3rd ranked golfer in the world. If he's finished, so are all but two others. He had a weekend lead in a major...two days ago. You know, LeBron missed a jumper in the gold medal game yesterday. He's probably finished too...
  2. He won 3 PGA tournaments this year. They just turned out to be the wrong ones. Nobody who wins 3 times in a year is finished.
  3. I usually don't post these, but there are some classics here (Law #9 is so true, it hurts) ... LAW 1: No matter how bad your last shot was, you should have Inner Peace knowing that a shittier one is yet to come. This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and, eventually, a lifetime. LAW 2: Your best round of golf will be followed almost immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former. LAW 3: Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic. Though this cannot be proven in the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf ball, the greater its attraction to water. Expensive clubs have been known to be partly made with this most unusual natural alloy. LAW 4: Golf balls never bounce off of trees back into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down. LAW 5: The higher a golfer's handicap, the more qualified he deems himself as an instructor. LAW 6: A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than anyone in your group. Likewise, a group you accidentally hit into will consist of a football player, a professional wrestler, a convicted murderer and an IRS agent -- or some similar combination. LAW 7: All 3-woods are demon-possessed. Your Mother in Law does not come close. LAW 8: Golf balls from the same "sleeve" tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into the water. See LAW 3. LAW 9: The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your score to what it really should be. LAW 10: Golf should be given up at least twice per month. LAW 11: All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until the sunset. LAW 12: Since bad shots come in groups of three, your fourth consecutive bad shot is really the beginning of the next group of three. LAW 13: If it isn't broke, try changing your grip. LAW 14: It's surprisingly easy to hole a 50-foot putt when you lie 8. LAW 15: Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut. LAW 16: Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts. LAW 17: It's not a gimme if you're still 4 feet away. LAW 18: The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree. LAW 19: You can hit a 2-acre fairway 10% of the time, and a 2-inch branch 90% of the time. LAW 20: Every Time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make a double or triple bogey to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe. LAW 21: If you want to hit a 7-iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to use it to lay up just short of a water hazard. LAW 22: There are two things you can learn by stopping your back swing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove. LAW 23: A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours. LAW 24: Don't buy a putter until you've had a chance to throw it.
  4. Too many people here seem to be taking some random person behind a computer's opinion "personally." I'm not going to single any one person out (that serves no purpose), but twisting words around so you can spew venom towards someone else is silly and certainly doesn't influence someone to change their stance on any issue. "...for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" "...those without sin cast the first stone." etc. 1) There is a bid difference between Discernment and Judging another person. 2) We all believe that certain things are right or wrong...maybe some grey thrown in there too. 3) Just because an executive believes the bible says marriage is between man and woman doesn't not mean that he hates anyone. 4) For those that believe homosexuals have the right to marry under gods law...that doesn't mean that they hate anyone that disagrees with that stance. I respect peoples opinion, especially those that take the high road and simply state what they believe and let God be the judge. Some people will look at any opportunity to attack Christianity. If one Christian screws up he is a hypocrite. If another tries to take a stand on an issue they get slammed by the media.
  5. It clearly says that he was in a STORE parking lot that was next to the golf course range. If there were indeed signs set up at the range stating they weren't responsible for any damage done that would only include their property, not adjacent lots. Now, I do think he was wrong in going after the kid as he was only a person using the facilities and shouldn't be liable for their poor setup. I would have informed the pro shop that my vehicle recieved damage from a golf ball hit on your range and I was not on your property and therefore not subject to your denial of responsibility. If they wouldn't do anything about it, it would probably take a lot of work to garnish payment but it could be done. The above statement would only be nullified if the adjacent parking lots/businesses had warning/beware signs informing individuals that they were taking risks by parking next to a range and were parking at their own risk. As for lucious's quote, I find that absolutely ridiculous. Just because I can afford to pay $200-$400 for my door to be fixed doesn't mean that I should have to do so. Having my car hit by a random golf ball is similar to being rearended by another driver. Neither were your fault and both caused cosmetic damage to your car. If I paid thousands of dollars for a brand new car and took good care to make it look sharp I would not be happy if a golf ball put a big dent in it and I certainly wouldn't want to have to pay to get it fixed. And a golf ball can put a good sized dent in a car for sure. On a side not, if I was one of those adjacent stores I would be livid at the course's poor setup and would be encouraging them to raise their nets so my customers weren't at risk. This particular time it was a car door but what if it had been is head?
  6. This thread is totally misnomeric. Newcomers to the site are responding as if Tiger is worrying about others instead of himself. I am pretty sure he cares little about the issue.
  7. The first item listed under Epon is a Wilson 8802 style blade putter for ... wait for it ... $1,050.00. Shorty asked for an example that proves the performance, not confirm that they charge a lot. I don't think he's disputing that they'll pay a lot in Japan, just the claim that they are getting better equipment. P.S. Congrats on your 1000th ... I just got mine too!
  8. Are the prizes you indicate based on the golfer's performance or are these giveaway prizes based on random selection? If they are based on something the golfer does with skill, then Rule 3-2 of the Rules of Amateur Status would define your USGA status: 3-1 Prize Limits a. General An amateur golfer must not accept a prize (other than a symbolic prize) or prize voucher of retail value in excess of $750 or the equivalent, or such a lesser figure as may be decided by the Governing Body. This limit applies to the total prizes or prize vouchers received by an amateur golfer in any one competition or series of competitions. Exception: Hole-in-one prizes – see Rule 3-2b . Note 1: The prize limits apply to any form of golf competition, whether on a golf course, driving range or golf simulator, including nearest the hole and longest drive competitions. All of the prizes you described are significantly in excess of the nominal value determined above, and hence the golfer would lose USGA amateur status. From NCAA.org, you'll also find the following statement: " A prospect may accept prize money based on performance in an open competition as long as the prize is awarded by the sponsor of the event and the amount of the prize does not exceed the student-athlete’s expenses to compete in the event. " So it does seem to be clear that if you win any of the prizes based on your golf play you lose amateur eligibility with both the USGA and NCAA. If the prizes are a raffle or other random drawing, this is not an issue.
  9. Here ya go Centered pivot See ball in right pocket and right shoulder lining up to median line
  10. Yeah same shaft, same length, AP2's will go higher. Multi material irons with the tungsten weight away from the face and low. AP2's might also have a shallower profile but I haven't compared them that closely.
  11. I think there's an obligation on the part of the golf course to assure those that are instructed to go off 10 have priority when they get around to #1. If not, then perhaps a reduced rate for the inconvenience.
  12. People are getting caught up in RORSmania. He seems to be a fair weather player, and his game was on this week. But his game goes up and down and lacks week to week consistency. That indicates he is human, not Tiger-like. Still, RORS is already a dominant player. But he is young, his life is only beginning, and life is not only golf. We'll see what life's ups and downs has for him. Look at Tiger ... only a few years ago, people were predicting 25 majors for him...
  13. FWIW, I don't buy that. Too relaxed? C'mon. I think he was tired of answering questions about his putting and his swing so he tried to change the topic. I think, too, talk of current Tiger is probably best suited to another thread. I'm not sure what thread exactly, but this one's about the book, and I'm sure we have another more suitable thread for current Tiger talk. If not, we should create one - but it's Tiger talk, so I'm sure there's a thread. :)
  14. I think the biggest challenge the PGA face is its placement on the calendar. It's just WAY too close to the British for the average viewer to care. Viewers simply aren't "dying to see the next major" the way they are in anticipation of the other three. The fact that they change courses every year doesn't help, but that's far from the biggest issue this tournament faces.
  15. The 64 degree is a finesse club ... I don't think anyone would recommend hitting it with a full swing. I've been working on mine recently & like it for little lofted shots to short sided pins around the green & the occasional flop shot if absolutely necessary & with a perfect lie.
  16. QFT. I've always been considered a big hitter by my friends and even strangers i get put with. They are shocked when i hit what they think is 300 yards and then i show then the GPS and it says 275...
  17. Thanks for that , I thought I had wandered into the Masters locker room for a second.. I'm not meaning to be doubtful, just amazed as a newbie to this forum , at the distances people get from clubs . I travel to the States a lot and club golf is high standard in my opinion although I seemed to have missed the very big hitters. Other than very hot and dry conditions where the roll is significant , my experience, not just here, is that Satnav distance measurement has disappointed a lot of us who have found that our drives weren't quite the casual figures we may have quoted after a beer or three.
  18. It's actually 3 of the last 5. 3 of the last 4 until today. You need to work on your scientific method if you think that Adam Scott missing a putt is proof they are no advantage, or more correctly, help some players. Did you notice how much his putting improved when he started using a long putter? Also, you are lying. You don't have to throw away wedges yet. And if a rule is changed you can be sure that amateurs will be able to use theirs for a good while yet. And no wonder you have trouble justifying cash outlay to your wife when you are telling fibs, pretending that certain clubs have been outlawed when they haven't. Give me a stuffy old man in a blazer against an ignorant and ill-informed fool any day of the week.
  19. I don't buy it that it's his swing change not fully honed or if it is, it goes back to a mental thing. As iacas stated, it's been two years and if this guy is the same mentally that he used to be, the swing change would be dialed in. He's just not 100% in control anymore and he can't handle it. Also, he's not as revered and feared as he once was. Guys were used to getting their butts kicked by this guy and now that they've seen him bleed, they no longer fear him. The younger generation coming up are hitting it just as long if not longer as well.
  20. Whenever I am told to tee off on 10 I always ask if I have priority when I get to the first tee.
  21. No the A-hole was you. If you hit a ball towards or even close to any other player yell "fore". It amazes me how many times balls land within the vicinity and you here the excuse "I knew it wouldn't hit you". BS you have no idea how the ball is going to react when it hits the ground, how it is going to bounce. Give the guy a chance to protect himself, you sure would like that courtesy so why wouldn't you extend it to him? It is like some people are scared to yell fore and by yell I mean loud enough that the possible victim of the errant shot can here it, yell it like you mean it. Errant shots happen, it is part of the game, so there should be no embarrassment in yelling fore, yet a lot of players seem to be tongue tied or meek in informing others that the ball is heading in their vicinity.
  22. Getting better at "the hardest game ever" offers a sense of purpose that I don't get from my job.
  23. punctuation ( countable and uncountable ; plural punctuations ) A set of symbols and marks which are used to clarify meaning in text by separating strings of words into clauses , phrases and sentences . Source: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/punctuation
  24. For the love of god, please use commas and periods.
  25. Yesterday me and my boy almost became that guy. On #16 with a wall of 4somes in front of us we both hit strong drives that both barely caught a fariway bunker at the corner of a long dogleg left par 4. We got up to our shots and were waiting for the green to clear when I hear 'ting!' and a ball comes slamming into the sand 5 ft from where we are standing. We look back, and hear another shot, and this one comes in right above my head and just clears the lip of the bunker 10 feet from me. So, we hit our shots into the group in front of us on the green and got the hell away from there. The emphasis on fast play is making this game dangerous..
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