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  1. Take a look at these P5 (left arm horizontal, downswing) positions. The left is bad, the right is good. I've subtly marked this with RED for bad and GREEN for good. Yeah, I'm feeling a bit sarcastic today, too. ;-) Anyway, if we had to give these two elbow positions TGM terms, the left would be more of a punch elbow position and the right would be more of a pitch elbow position. I'm striving for something more like what you see on the right, but it's not quite all the way to pitch, so I call it "pinch" elbow. Now, the swing on the left is the result of a few things (ba
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  2. Now that all the OSU nonsense is (hopefully) over, I'll get back to the OP. It seems like every year is "the year" that we need a playoff. Maybe I'm a bit cynical, but I don't think a 4 or even 8 team playoff is going to make people as happy as they think it will. For example, if we had a 4 team playoff this year, the four teams in (based on BCS rankings) would have been Notre Dame, Bama, Florida, and Oregon. Kansas State would have pitched a fit because two SEC teams got in and they didn't, Stanford would complain because they beat Oregon and might have beaten ND, etc. Even if t
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  3. This would only make sense if your former neighbors were excluded on merit, but they weren't. They were busted getting free tattoos, and even if there was a 120 team playoff this year, they wouldn't have made it.
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  4. OSU's undefeated season does not go to show how mucha playoff is needed. OSU wasn't in the game because they're ineligible. If there was a playoff, Bama would have run over everybody and won, and OSU would still be undefeated.
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  5. Say my name three times and I'll appear and quiz you on the 19 checkpoints of each position. Cant get at least 16 by your third try Youre OUT!
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  6. His index is 19, so he probably will have fun shooting a 93. I'm currently an 18.8 and considering that a tournament will probably be on a course with a slope in at least the 120's, which puts the course handicap at 20 or above, I'd probably enjoy shooting a 93. BTW, nice job of self-awareness.
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