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  1. Quote: Originally Posted by garybbq Hey guys, sorry if this is a stupid question but when I search for Dan McLaughlin on GHIN I get 3 results, 2.6,10.4,2.6 and it looks like each has rounds played in May of 2014. Why is there 3 index's? Thanks, One is his old GHIN account with Columbia Edgewater. Not sure why it still shows the same scores. One is some other guy with same name, I think. The correct one is the one showing Riverside. Quote: Originally Posted by nevets88 At the beginning I w
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  2. My dad doesn't like Fathers day and gets cross if we get him presents. He says it's not a real holiday and was just invented by card companies to make money. Therefore I don't have to get him anything
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  3. After a long, forced lay off from golf, I played 54 holes over the past few days. For the past few months I have been practicing, (/emoticons/biggrin.png"/>
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  4. Maybe I am missing the intended sarcasm? The point of sports is they teach cooperation - not just at a team level but at the individual level of having mind and body work together. In my experience, golf teaches this very well. Unfortunately, we have become so obsessed with outcomes in our society we have completely lost appreciation for the process. Whether you are talking standardized testing, investments, or the way youth sports are structured and taught today, we have no interest in the struggle, only the result. Golf may in fact be the last remaining activity where how you do somet
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  5. Denying a person based on their sex. If it was race, you would agree that there's discrimination, right? The question isn't really whether its discrimination, its whether its permissible discrimination. That's not really the same. First, age applies equally to everyone at some point. Second, age discrimination typically involves discriminating against older people. For example, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discriminating against people over the age of 40. We're not really talking about law here because everyone agrees that its a private club and
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  6. Quote: Where's the discrimination? If you're under 50, you can't play on the Champions Tour. Is that also discrimination? You also can't play the LPGA Tour if you're Tiger Woods and claim to have broken Jack's record of 18 majors. Also discrimination? The club sets aside tee times for groups to have their leagues, no? I see nothing wrong with that. Men can't play during women's league times, and women can't play during men's league times. Isn't that the deal? Maybe it's not — I've not paid much attention to this discussion because I don'
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  7. Yeah, but I don't really think it's that important for him to reach his stated goal. Having lofty goals maybe was a motivator, but did anyone really expect him to achieve that? I thought that part of what made the whole thing interesting in the first place was that it was virtually impossible for him to actually achieve that goal. So I don't think that really matters so much, anymore than it matters that Rocky lost to Apollo Creed. If he does want to be able to say something about untapped human potential though, I think he needs to be a little more honest with himself about his
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  8. I have no desire to play 18 holes in 2.5 hours.
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  9. I suppose my "hobbies" were whatever my kids (and wife) were interested in. Water skiing and time at the lake was the primary activity for my wife when she was growing up so we naturally went water skiing a lot when we first got married and when the kids were really young. My oldest son was unable to play most of the regular sports because of a very serious leg injury so he really got into hunting and fishing (and still is today). Naturally I bought a nice bass boat and we hunted and fished together as much as we possibly could. My daughter was into track and softball so I
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  10. You need to be really careful how you talk to yourself. Your subconscious doesn't understand exaggeration. It is much more difficult to shake off bad shots / score well if your self-narrative is dependant on your performance, and is catastrophically bad if you fail a little. Things like this: Quote: Over the last month I've continually gotten worse and worse. It's gotten so bad that last night I could barely hit the ball at all. are not only not true, they are silly. You are exaggerating to make a point ("barely hit the ball at all" ? c'mon. Thats silly. Even m
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  11. Golf is a waste of time, and a glorious one at that!
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  12. Average drive is 330-340 yards with one arm??
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  13. At the beginning I was piqued and while I was dubious, I gave Dan the benefit of a doubt and thought, ok, the twist on this is that he's kind of melding this deliberate practice 10K hypothesis together with the old some guy dropping out of work and doing golf full time schtick and it's not some plain old just let people follow me vicariously bit so I was positive on the plan. PGA tour, no, but scratch, maybe. But he really didn't post much in terms of the deliberate practice angle on his website. I don't see even one high frame rate video of his swing. Nothing that I haven't seen before on lon
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  14. I made a conscious decision to not ever play ProV1s for fear of loving them, then being stuck playing $4 balls. However, I played in a charity tournament yesterday and hit my ball into a tree. It apparently never came down but I did find a ProV1x while looking. I grabbed the ProV1x and dropped to replay my shot from the original spot (since my first ball was lost) and played it throughout the rest of that hole. When I got to the green ,I had a chip of about 5 yards to the green, with the pin being another 10 yards from the edge of the green. Generally I will land the ball somewhere midway bet
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  15. Spent the day out there yesterday and it's miserably hot and the course looks like advertised. Was enjoyable to see such a historical golf course and walk all 18.
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  16. The latter. This appears to be an area of the rules that can be clarified. Why have a hard "ten seconds" right alongside "reasonable"?
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  17. It's a horrible marketing video. I didn't even realize they were selling something. My attention span very short... especially when I'm watching BS, and the BS-o-meter was pegging.
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  18. Who was the better goalie last night?
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  19. Based on these posts, I watched the video... This has got to be one of the strangest golf videos I've ever seen. Are they selling that hip trainer thing? I don't get it... I can envision the company's marketing department discussing what angle they should take to sell their product. Marketing guy #1: "Let's bash Rory's swing over and over again, and let people know that if they don't buy our product, they may end up like him!" Marketing guy #2: "I like that idea! Let's also tie Rory's problems to Hogan's swing. Heck, no one thinks Hogan had a good swing anyway. Oh, and to boot, le
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  20. Its kind of interesting how Scott and Watson have terrible history at the US Open. They are probably the best 2 players in the world currently. I think this setup really limits the number of possible contenders. You figure it plays long, gotta hit it high, gotta be able to putt (or at least get hot with the putter) and need to be accurate. Errant tee shots will run you out of contention quickly. Really don't see a lot of possible winners this week. If you assume Scott and Watson will continue their struggles at the US Open, might not be too hard to narrow the winners. Other thing is the past w
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  21. I don't know. The rule doesn't say a delay is not allowed. It says an "unreasonable" delay is not allowed. I can not find anything that helps in defining "unreasonable". So, I think it's certainly possible to have differing opinions/rulings, on this type of situation. I don't think the Langley ruling was that cut and dry either way. I can live with the ruling they made.
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  22. The penalty for undue delay (Rule 6-7) is two strokes in stroke play. Is that what you're suggesting?
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  23. Jokes on all of us when we get the book and find out it's 200 pages worth of data on how much better golfers score when playing 15" holes ;-)
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  24. I don't care what Kate says. As long as she keeps wearing a bikini I'll be happy.
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  25. I'm sorry. But I'm not playing a Titleist Pro V ball. I was shooting in the low 80s consistently and started playing a pro v. I'll admitt. They bite around a green. No doubt. But I don't see how anyone says they're longer with a Pro V (unless you're a scratch golfer maybe) I certainly wasn't longer and was spinning the ball all over the place on my drives. Titlleist can say that the ball doesn't know who's hitting it. But the ball does know what angle you hit it at and how much spin you put on it and a pro v ball ends up in the rough more than a ball made for amateurs
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  26. Great options there. If you like "The Greatest Game Ever Played," check out "The Match." Awesome book. It is about a match between the best professionals at the time (Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson) vs. the best amateurs (Ken Venturi and Harvey Ward). Really well written.
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