Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 05/31/2017 in all areas

  1. Darwinism is no excuse for cheating. Bad argument. When you get married you make a conscious commitment. Again, if you never grew out of a need for strange, then why get married? Why have kids? Just because you have an urge doesn't mean it's okay to act. We are not monkeys.
    5 points
  2. Hi guys, wanted to let everyone know golf instructor Dana Dahlquist online academy is now live. https://danadahlquistgolf.com/ Dana is one of the best golf instructors in the world and has gained a lot of popularity over the years sharing valuable content through his YouTube channel, and daily Instagram posts. He's also worked with Charles Howell III, Brad Faxon, Daniel Summerhays and other PGA Tour winners/players. Dana is a friend of mine, has helped me with my own game and been very influential with my knowledge of the golf swing. Dana and I even did a video together for th
    2 points
  3. Watched Golf Channel coverage that aired portions of Tiger's arrest. It is such a sad commentary on our society that this is even aired and is getting this kind of coverage. What he did was wrong, but it is just as wrong for the Florida Police to allow their videos to be released to the media. Give the guy a break. John
    2 points
  4. Whoa, buddy. You can get kicked off the internet for saying s--t like this!
    2 points
  5. Ok that is reasonable. I guess I was talking about other issues that are personal morality based.
    2 points
  6. I'm going to change things up a bit today, partly because I don't know a ton of intimate details about the person's next selection, but also just to keep y'all on your toes. The fourth member of the East (Blue) team… Joined TST in 2013, 1350 days ago. Has 2461 posts in that time. (That's 1.82 posts per day, roughly.) Has horrible taste in sports teams. I may not have chosen him, but his hockey team obliged - as they almost always do - earlier this year. Met me (and I met him) for the first time only a few weeks ago. Has what I must assume is better tas
    2 points
  7. You make a fair point about how an instructor doesn't have to have won a PGA Tour event to be a good instructor. It is not a prerequisite. The trouble everyone has, is folks claiming to have a secret. After a person spends x amount of dollars they will get the secret. It is like Chris Rock said "There is no sex in the Champagne room". The idea being there is no secret. Instructors shouldn't claim there is one. Improvement is a road, a very long one wrought with distractions, curves, bumps, all sorts of stuff. Many of us don't have the patience or athletic ability to do many of things tha
    2 points
  8. I wish the sponsors, Dean & DeLuca, had kept "Colonial" in the name. I understand they want the biggest advertising bang for their bucks but it is hard for me to recognize exactly what the Dean & DeLuca Invitational is. Two weeks ago, if someone had said they were looking forward to the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, I would have been hard pressed to even say within which state the tournament was being held. It is not just Dean & DeLuca, either. CareerBuilder Challenge anyone? Or Genesis Open? Time for my nap, I guess.
    2 points
  9. It's a fair point and question; athletes definitely get held to a much higher standard than rock stars. Somewhere along the way athletes have been exalted as entertainers and role models whereas rock stars have mainly gotten a pass on all personal things and are viewed as strictly entertainers that are almost supposed to have volatile personal lives. Athletes I suppose have brought it on themselves a bit and been victims of their own success- when you appear on Wheeties boxes and take millions to be the face of a brand then the public feels like you have an obligation on and off the field
    2 points
  10. Had some fun with the Karma drone over the weekend:
    2 points
  11. link The site won't allow cut and paste but he hopes to break the world record for "The fastest 9 holes ever recorded with one arm and the lowest nine hole score with one arm. His best has been a 32 and he believes he can do that in 45 minutes. He has won 3 times on The Golf Channel's Amateur Tour.
    2 points
  12. Finally got around to doing this: I got it on the first try tonight, but my camera was not set up properly. Took me about 5 more tries to get it the second time, which is this video.
    2 points
  13. He cheated on his wife. It happens every day in a large percentage of marriages. It's actually natural, we are not monogamous by nature. It's a rule made in Jewish and Christian tenets. The very fibre of our DNA makes us want to spread our genes as much as possible. Testosterone is an important part of men's health. Many have the morals and will not to cheat, but I don't k ow anyone who doesn't have the desire to. I'd never hurt my wife like that, but I'm most certainly attracted to other women. They are beautiful creatures, how can you not be?
    2 points
  14. This cracked me up: "Is Phil the most famous golfer in the world?"...next to 7 articles about Tiger Woods. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge's_law_of_headlines
    2 points
  15. This is outdated already because it was from this morning, but funny to hear Joe Rogan and Bill Burr talk about this:
    2 points
  16. Played in our season long fourball match today. Our second match on the way to the final 32. We won our match 3-0 (Front/Back/Overall) Shot 37-39-76, partner shot 41-39-80 Won Front -1 up Won Back 3/2 Won overall 4/2 One more match to win and we're on to the final 32.
    1 point
  17. I still enjoy watching the Crosby Pro-Am, and the Los Angeles Open (or what ever they want to call them) Now get off my lawn!!!
    1 point
  18. 1 point
  19. That's only a couple hours from my house -- I may have been there if I'd realized that this was going on -- please include me in the next outing!
    1 point
  20. Looks like TMZ screwed us all over again with bad reporting. No mention of LA at all in the dash cam video. Tiger sounds totally coherent and not wasted. He says he knows he's in Jupiter. Totally cooperative.
    1 point
  21. Hey I can admit when I am wrong....
    1 point
  22. Because we live in a society. As I said before, my expectation is simply that he (and everyone else) will obey the law, not put others at unnecessary risk, and generally conform to societal norms. You don't?
    1 point
  23. I'm halfway through the videos, went straight to the transition and downswing section. Would highly recommend to any who are students of the swing.
    1 point
  24. The Fourth Selection for the 2017 Newport Cup, West Coast (Red) Team is… @mchepp Red Team Michael is a TST staffer, long time member and lives in the Pacific Northwest. He's has been playing golf for close to 20 years and he's currently a 5 handicap. Michael has contributed some great content for the site with his reviews, blogs and TST staff predictions articles. He was on the previous Newport Cup and I was very impressed with his clutch play. His consistency and sweet swing are going to be a huge asset to the team. @iacas and I will be making our next selection on
    1 point
  25. The fairways are very big, the long stuff really should not be that much of an issue.
    1 point
  26. Thats exactly what you are doing when you get married.
    1 point
  27. I had the same issue around 2 years ago, my 3 wood I would hit great off the tee and consistently hit it farther than my driver at the time, I sliced my driver and just could not hit it far at all. My 3 wood I could get out to about 220-230 and it was straight but could not hit it off the ground to save my life. So I made a decision I was going to make my driver my best part of my game, it was by far my worst part. I went and got fitted for a driver that fit my swing and removed my 3 wood from my bag so I wouldn't be tempted to use it. Then I went to work, my evolvr instructor had me making
    1 point
  28. This is seriously a gorgeous course. Can't wait to see it in action. They have all 18 holes on this Youtube channel if you're interested in seeing it, but here's the opening hole: 7693 yards, par 72. Should be a fascinating week with no course history really to work with other than the 2011 US Amateur, which probably won't tell us a whole lot.
    1 point
  29. In addition to this there have been multiple instances where cops have tried to just be nice guys and let someone go, and that person gets in an accident right afterward. The police department is then liable because it usually comes out that the cops had let them go. That happened enough times that they said no more, and now everyone pretty much plays by the same rules. Ive seen judges, sheriffs, other cops, etc get pulled over and put in the back of the car. With the advent of Lyft and Uber there really is no excuse anymore.
    1 point
  30. I'm glad I'm not one of those that skewered the guy the moment this story came out, I admit I first thought he was partying as well, but at least I didn't run to the boards to announce my distaste, because those people look like idiots right now. The guy made a mistake yes, but taking meds for a major surgery and having an issue at the wheel is a very different animal than drinking. I have sympathy for the guy and am glad he's OK, and throwing hate at Tiger right now is pretty low IMO.
    1 point
  31. Agree with this. Also agree it will likely never happen. The same genetic combination that made him able to compete at such a high level seem to contribute to his lack of openness, even with his friends and family.
    1 point
  32. Who "expects more" from him? I expect exactly what I would expect of anyone. That they obey the laws, don't put others at unnecessary risk, and conduct themselves in a manner that generally conforms to societal norms. The only reason we even know about this is because of his celebrity. If you or I did the exact same thing, no one outside of our relatively small circle of acquaintances would ever know, but that doesn't mean that our actions would be considered in any less egregious.
    1 point
  33. Not exactly. 'Fit males' don't WANT to spread their seed....all males do. But it's Natural Selection that means the fittest shall achieve such goal with greater success. Saber tooth tigers wanted to preserve their survival just as much as sharks but they were not ecologically as successful and eventually their long fangs (a mutation which was not favored) ended the species.
    1 point
  34. He was close to building a stance, in my opinion, but based on some other "digging in" efforts I have seen, he did not cross the line. A tip of the cap to him for calling in a Rules official after he hit pay dirt. If I had been the official, I would have told him "no" but I can understand how some (all?) Rules people might consider that call wrong. I do know that in the future, when confronted with a lie I do not like in a bunker, I plan on re-creating the "Big Dig" in an effort to find a silver lining.
    1 point
  35. Keep working at it and keep it in the bag for holes that don't have accuracy challenges. Those are the holes you can let loose on.
    1 point
  36. In the days before the internet and instant mass communication many reputations would have suffered, These days you can't just pat people on the head and let them get away with things like this. Police have chest cameras, do they not?
    1 point
  37. I find the issue of drug use interesting. Greg Allman died this week. His lifestyle was brutal and probably led to a premature death. Yet we mourn his passing. He was an influence in my life. Tiger has been busted. Drugs are involved. There is way to much interest in that story, He's a golfer. He's a record setter. But why do we expect more from him?
    1 point
  38. I hope you're not driving on whatever it is that you're taking...
    1 point
  39. Looks like I'm not the only one, eh? OK how about some non-speculation. Tiger had the world by the tomatoes! Fame, wealth, gorgeous wife, lovely family. And what did he decide to do? Go whoring around! So, he blew that deal , which could have been solace to him after his back issues started. I understand that the guy has a gigantic hole in his life! But, who dug that hole?!
    1 point
  40. My best guess is that you use to much forward shaft lean and hit to down on the ball. You are taking to much loft off the club and are hitting shots to low. I would check out this thread, I pitch pretty much nearly all my short game shots around the green. Chipping only comes into play when I don't need the height and the ball is close enough that I don't need the extra speed from adding wrist the amount of wrist hinge used in a pitch.
    1 point
  41. The assumption is that as a drunk person in the proximity of your car, you might suddenly succumb to the irresistible intention to drive it. Hence, being drunk and "in control" of the vehicle seems to be enough - it doesn't have to be switched on. You don't have to be in the driver's seat. In fact, some attorneys advise you don't even need to be be physically in the car. Ridiculous, but there you go. A trawl of the internet reveals stories of people receiving DUIs while retrieving something from the trunk of their parked car, and God knows what else. I live in an apartment building c
    1 point
  42. Not even if you knew it was the only time the paparazi weren't outside your house? Suffering from insomnia? You've never taken a drive in the middle of the night out of boredom?
    1 point
  43. Austin had a great swing but other than the "macro" moves I don't see many similarities to DJ. - Austin had a slightly weak or neutral grip, DJ uses a strong one - Austin raised his left heel on the backswing - DJ has a much more flexed lead wrist on the backswing and downswing - Austin goes into right pelvic tilt and with more axis tilt on the downswing where DJ maintains left pelvic tilt longer - DJ is more rotational while Austin had more "leg drive".
    1 point
  44. I'd be more interested in your response to @iacas since he's the one you addressed in your prior post. Since you brought up hip-slide as somehow missing in "modern instruction", I thought you might find this thread interesting...
    1 point
  45. +1. I'm 63, but my club distances may not resemble yours at all. Lots of people my age aren't as long as I am, but some are significantly longer. I cringe when people ask me 'what club was that?" after a good shot because a) it probably doesn't mean anything to another player and b) my irons are 20 years old and my 5-iron has the same loft as a modern 6 or 7-iron. I'd rather not even answer, it's meaningless...
    1 point
  46. He's 23 years old, has won 9 times on the PGA Tour in his 4 years on tour, including 2 Majors and a FedEx Cup. He was previously the number 1 ranked player in the world, and is currently 7th. I've got to ask, by what measure is he "glaringly less talented than other top players"?
    1 point
  47. Oh no you didn't!
    1 point
  48. Tee boxes have to drain, too. They need some degree of slope for water to run off. I actually like to tee the ball up slightly above my feet as a way to manipulate my start line a little. You get two clublengths back from the markers to find a spot to tee up the ball and you don't even have to be standing within those boundaries. I often see people complain about the tee box without even looking for a good spot to tee off from; they just automatically tee up in line with the markers.
    1 point
  49. I foresee injury to myself.
    1 point
This leaderboard is set to New York/GMT-04:00


  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Could have Hotmelt.
    • I don’t think anything they do will make a meaningful impact on pace of play except keeping players on the clock and enforcing it. Without books they may just spend more time reading the green since they don’t have anything to help them. I just don’t see where players would get the incentive to play faster if they think spending their allot time will help them score better. Many players play fast and enjoy keeping a good pace, but with 125 players out there, there will always be many that take their time. The Masters has banned books, so some players already has some experience with it. Do they play faster there? The greens at Augusta are difficult and it’s a special tournament, so maybe they spend their time even without books. Perhaps not the best tournament to compare with. I came across this article: https://www.golfchannel.com/news/2021-us-open-rory-mcilroy-thinks-green-reading-books-should-be-outlawed-greater-good-game There seems to be a combination of reasons behind the idea, rather than one. I’d maybe think the for-the-greater-good thoughts like Rory’s are more common than pace of play, but also a combination. I like the thoughts about the greater good of the game, and wouldn’t object to the books being outlawed. It puts more focus on reading greens and trusting what you see rather than consult a book. As Erik said, if they don’t putt better today than before the books, is there a reason to keep them?
    • I have 45°, 50° and 56°. Simple. As a short knocker I need the extra slots for the top of my bag.
    • Good greens, perfect weather for golf. Even then -1 gets a tie for 11th. If you add 10mph on to the breeze then par becomes a very good score. I watched about 2 hours early and an hour late on and the quality of golf today was great. 
    • Played my first round away from my home course yesterday and snuck into two birdies on holes 4 (par-3) and 10 (par-4). 🙂  Started composite stats now. 
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...