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  1. This will be my last post on the matter, but you ARE costing yourself strokes. This is not opinion, but a factual truth. I would bet $100 that your GIR percentage, were I to drop 100 balls at 110 yards for you to hit to as green of average size, doesn't exceed 75%. From 100-125 yards Sergio Garcia only averages 46.67% of GIR (and amazing plays to -.43 strokes relative to par despite that fact). I would be willing to bet $1000 that, barring some crazy bad bunker play or insane put bunker that you have not described yet, you will hit the green more frequently from a greenside bunker than 110 y
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  2. Nike marketing wet dream, hear me out on this commercial: Black screen with a Nike swoosh Olson's radio comments playing, audio only, focusing on the Nike "cheater ball" comments Picture fades in, TIGER WOODS EARLY 2000's BALL WORKING COMPILATION, no background music just "cheater ball" comments plus ballstriking Olson's radio comments are repeated over and over while the sick compilation is playing, "cheater ball cheater ball" 30 seconds of Tiger checking up wedges and long irons while "cheater ball" is repeated over and over 2005 Masters chip is the last clip
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  3. Cool, I'm back in the mix of things! (Me and my son.) We haven't been to Industry Hills yet. @Big C mentioned SCGA discounts until the summer? As I recall there were lots of trees for nice summery shade. IDK, if my current game would appreciate those "tree" conditions as much as previously, but it was very nice and cool. EDIT: They even have youtube flyovers of the holes! http://www.ihgolfclub.com/course-practice/zaharias-course
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  4. You can now embed tweets.
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  5. Just hire two caddies, one to pull a cooler full of gatorade and towels on ice and another to carry your clubs. Maybe a third to carry you just in case.
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  6. The nay sayers on this forum wrote Paddy Off. Not me and I am looking forward to watching the 3 time major winner tee it up at Augusta! I'll be lifting a couple of cold Guinness drafts in his honor tonight!
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  7. Brauns last full year was 2012 ....41 homers 112 rbi and hit .319 ....his full season of 2014 stats 19 homers 80 rbi and hit .266....hardly "basically the same player"
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  8. Ryan Braun is one such player. Since he got caught, he's been basically the same player. What your describing as the body breaking down because of PEDs could also be explained as a 38 year old workout obsessed athlete breaking down.
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  9. Great Golf Competition Viewing Treat for Monday Morning!
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  10. This is truth. He says that he is sometimes in the frog hair after playing from his "comfort" distance. If his posted handicap is legitimate, then he should be better than that from a greenside bunker. I know that I'd rather be in the bunker in most cases than 120 yards out. I would change that wish if the bunkers are deep pot bunkers where you may not even be able to advance the ball, but I'll still take 60 yards over 120 yards. Playing to a full club distance is old school thinking. I'm old, but even I have come around to seeing that such a strategy has been proven to be wrong th
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  11. Swing from yesterday, hit this ball solid. Could have done better with the leg stuff from 7-9 but this was just a stock swing. Happy with the turning rates and Key #1 from 4-6.
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  12. This is small potatoes. Check this BOMB out!!!! http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/former-beatle-ringo-starr-claims-the-real-paul-mccartney-died-in-1966-and-was-replaced-by-look-alike/
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  13. Eye2 or Eye2+? Both 3 irons had the same loft, the 1, 2, and 3 irons for that matter... The difference is there are 3.5° gaps from 3 to 4, 4 to 5 and 5 to 6 in the Original Eye2 irons, before picking up 4° gaps from 6-8 iron, then a 5° gap to the 9 iron and 5.5° to the Wedge... The Eye2+ irons 3-5 were 3° gaps, then 3.5° to the 6, 4° to the 7 then 4.5° from 7-SW. That's why I asked if they were Eye2 or Eye2+... it's off topic but I'm gonna use it for the point I'm getting to, so send me a PM... The VCOG on most of the newer irons is so Damn low and back, that the loft of the SGI and UGI I
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  14. My wife, bless her insane Irish soul, loves me very much. When I was * cough * "forced" to take up golf a couple of years ago (my boss needed someone to play with) she didn't bat an eye. We both race motorcycles - it's how we met - and used to make fun of "those idiots who think something as boring as golf is a 'sport', hahahaha!" And now I was one of those idiots. I thought it would be the end of my marriage. Instead, she graciously gritted her teeth every time I'd come home and regale her at length about my latest attempt to stop hitting shots fat, or how I was considering modifying
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