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  1. GAME Golf is giving away a GAME Golf Pro unit here at The Sand Trap and every member is eligible. Let's keep this simple. The rules: You can enter up to four times. How? Post on this topic to confirm that you're a member of TST, and answer one of the following two questions (below). Or answer both in separate posts for two entries. Tweet the URL to your post and mention both @the_sand_trap and @gamegolf in up to two tweets between now and the end of the giveaway. The contest ends on Father's Day, June 20th, 2021. That's it. We'll randomly choo
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  2. That horse is taking a beating…..
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  3. I’m wearing mine just to troll @ChetlovesMer.
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  4. I keep having to remind myself of this.
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  5. I can give you both the doctor and patient perspective, as I have both. Doctor perspective....sciatica can be either from "pinched" nerve roots where they exit the vertebral column, or from entrapment of the sciatic nerve or other pelvic nerves at various places in the pelvis/hip region, away from the vertebral column. MRI is very good for diagnosis of the nerve root type. It can be more difficult to identify the source of sciatica when it's not from the spinal nerve roots. Don't necessarily give up on PT; it may seem like just stretching, but if they are good, they are very precise
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  6. Golf has never caused it to flair up. For me it was bad sitting posture and lack of exercise. The more I keep things moving, stretching, good range of motion I don't have any issue at all.
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  7. Let's be clear here: you can disagree with opinions, but not facts. Since you quoted my entire text and weren't specific, I'm not sure what you "disagree" with. So in order: "More lines" don't make anything "easier to align." This is a fact, as many students will aim better with fewer lines. It's far from a guarantee that lines = alignment. This also wasn't a contention of yours, more clarification of what @saevel25 was trying to say. The mind is powerful. If you think something is true, there may be a benefit to it. That's a fact too. Virtually every putting stroke move
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  8. https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rules-and-interpretations.html#!ruletype=interp&section=rule&rulenum=18&subrulenum=3 18.2a(1)/1 – Time Permitted for Search When Search Temporarily Interrupted A player finds and identifies his or her ball in high rough after a two-minute search. The player leaves the area to get a club. When he or she returns, the ball cannot be found. The player has one minute to search before the ball becomes lost. The three-minute search time stopped when the ball was first found.
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  9. Speaking of great Nike commercials, I can't believe how old this one is... I hope they make another like it soon, but who knows.
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  10. https://p197.p4.n0.cdn.getcloudapp.com/items/mXurAGWX/99079feb-f21f-4b8d-94c2-c29f3ca1dabf.mp4
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  11. Since I have the most unique user name and believe that strokes gained approaching the green will be very important in the US Open, I believe the choice is obvious. A vote for the guy from the land of perpetual cloudiness is a vote for better golf. Vote dennyjones!
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  12. A truer statement has never been made about putters and ball alignment markings. I would urge every player to try the following experiment: Mark a line on your ball and prepare for straights putts from say 6 and 10 feet. Now, lie on the green and line up the line with the hole perfectly. Now, stand up and address those putts in your normal putting stance. In many cases you will be absolutely shocked at how off-line it now seems. In my case, from six feet it would appear to be 1 foot to one side. At least.( I do wear glasses). What is just as amazing is how your
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  13. Today I shot an 87 at North Kingstown Golf Course, breaking 90 for the first time since returning to the game in 2019! Although I only had one GIR, I had 8 nGIRs and took only 29 putts....a personal best. Having purchased and read LSW cover to cover (some sections multiple times) definitely helped in this regard, including learning to launch my Driver higher and making better approach shots.
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  14. Did you even listen to BK’s comments? He indicated that BD didn’t do anything to bother him other than just being a bit loud as BD initially started walking outside. However, BK even admitted that as BD walked behind him, at least BD talked a little more quietly. Given all the facts and circumstances here, it doesn’t seem like BD was trying to mess with him at all. BK just doesn’t like BD.
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  15. Sounds like you have to come up with your own things to say to/ask him. Or learn to ignore it. "Do you inhale or exhale on the backswing? Are you sure?"--over-used, I know.
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  16. YMMV. I used to suffer really badly. I wouldn't go anywhere without having a sciatica brace in my bag just in case. I'd left multi day ski trips and golf trips early do to extreme pain. A few things helped. Monthly visit to chiropractor (I understand this is not for everybody, took a while to find a chiropractor that didn't leave me feeling like I was in an accident). Improving my golf swing took pressure off my back. Biggest improvement came from hip socket flexibility. Finally went to a great PT for a knee issue. She had me do a variety of step ups and different body weight
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  17. used to work at a place that we had a meeting specifically to go over the whole "broken window" thing replete with a diatribe about how it had improved the prison they used as an example in the book, blah blah blah...and how they were adopting that philosophy to foster a better workplace environment the very next day when we got to work someone had shot the window in that conference room with a BB gun. This was back around...i don't remember for sure it has been many, many years, but I think probably 2004, 2005 maybe? last time I was there a few weeks ago...same BB hole still in th
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  18. Erik is an expert fitter for putting. He knows way more than you think he does. He done hundreds if not thousands of fittings and has studied this extensively. There are several thread in the Swing Thoughts section on putting. I recommend you read them.
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  20. For me putting is the one area where people an get fit for very weird putters (short/long, toe hang/face balance, heavy/light etc) which others will think illogical. The truth is putting is more about feel than any other club in the bag. Unless you use the Texas wedge or put on massive greens even a 5 year old kid can hit the ball long enough to hole any putt, distance wise, that feel is the differentiating factor. For me personally I use much smaller and lighter putters than the one OP is using
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  21. And yet for proximity of approaches from > 200yds he's ranked 2nd on tour. And SG Off the Tee he's first, gaining almost a quarter of a stroke more per round than the next closest guy. Everyone has weaknesses including the players near the top of the OWGR, and as I pointed out yesterday (which you conveniently ignored and shifted the goal post to his approach shots 100yds and in) , his short game around the greens this year has actually been better than most of the guys ahead of him in the OWGR. The fact that he can be as competitive as he is with a pretty poor wedge game means th
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  22. I notice this on cheaper courses. I view it like the broken window theory. You have an abandoned crappy isolated house and a kid throws a rock and breaks a window. As time goes on, more kids will do it. Now you paint that house and fix it up, kids are less likely to throw a rock. Once one guy does it, more people will follow. Fix other people's marks.
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  23. I am going to take your advice and choose the first option. Give him 10 strokes and bet $100 as long as we count our strokes and take penalty strokes. It is frustrating. We have been legit best friends since middle school. The amount of cheating every week would mess with anyone. Not only does he cheat on scorecards, he admitted to purposely saying things to our partners to mess with their rounds such as "your swing looks really weird today" or "Why are you standing so close to the ball". Just small things he knows will get in our heads. Like most of you, I just want to enjoy a round wit
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  24. He talks about “the interview” and Bryson some in this video clip. He said he thinks it’s great for the game, and he also said that Bryson didn’t say anything to him to upset him, but that Bryson was “really loud” when he walked by him. FYI, the comments are dispersed throughout the video a bit as different questions are asked by reporters.
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  25. You’re also likely wearing the belt a bit too high.
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  26. Agree with @woodzie264 on posture. Check this thread out. Also, I think your backswing is too long, but again I am not an instructor. Think John Rahm or Tony Finau. You can generate power without reaching too far back. When you reach too far back, your trail elbow can get stuck on your side on the downswing. Then you have to flip to get to the ball. Do a drill starting with quarter swings with the same setup and backswing. Do 10 reps and post a video of one of them. Then half swings and 3/4 swings. With the 3/4 feel, you will be surprised how far the ball goes.
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  27. I think the position is more of a guideline. I have long arms for my height. I put mine so there was just enough tension to feel the resistance but not feel like I was really pushing. Play around with position until you know it’s there but not enough to give you fatigue after only a couple of reps. As for Day 1 tension, again just enough so you feel it, but not fatigue you after a couple of reps. You should be able to do the 30 reps in a row.
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  28. I guess I don’t consider wedge game shots around the green. He’s just not that highly ranked in approaches ~100 yards in. Not particular to BD but I wouldn’t say OWGR is always a real good indicator of a players most recent form. And typically comparisons of value are made within a profession and not world population.
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  29. Like: Nothing. But I’m honest in saying I’m far from a swing guru. Dislike: 1. ‘ The modern swing creates too much spin.’ This has to be one of the most asinine statements out there. 2. ‘Shallowing the swing and swinging inside to out reduces spin.’ So…tour players don’t swing their drivers that way? 3. ‘One has to make two swings if they hit up on the driver.’ No. They just change ball position.
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  30. Which model is the 54° @Elmer? Is it an SM4 or just an old Spin Milled? Which model is the 58°? I can’t remember when they added the grinds. I have a really interesting thought. What if you matched your Vokey Models and grinds? Meaning get the matching 54° to your 58°.
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  31. Day 1 - more grip work x 30mins or so. In addition to getting several videos and photos correcting my grip, I still haven’t quite gotten it right…but I do feel that I’ve had a break through in my understanding of what I should be doing….
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  32. I don't actually care where people play. But, in carts, it's at least somewhat easier/faster if the carts play the same tees. Meaning the two people in each cart. So if you do have a mixed group, consider putting the black tee players together in a cart and the blue tee players together in the other cart. But also, be a man, and play the black tees. 😉 Unless you're old. 😄
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  33. Day 429 - June 9, 2021 Do I get to count practicing my grip for 15 minutes while trying to figure out just WITF @woodzie264 was doing? Okay, I played a few holes with Nat this morning.
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  34. @onthehunt526, people like me who started playing golf in the previous century were hitting greenside cut shots with SW for 15 years before the Tom Kite turned us on to the LW. It wasn't like one of those silly pharma TV ads where someone 48 hours out of heart surgery say, "Gee, I wonder if there's something better than Warfarin?" We just tried to make the best swing we could with the clubs we had... sometimes a 7i chipNrun, sometimes a PW, sometimes the SW cut. If you can work the 56* as your main close-in club, go for it. But, I'm sure you have a couple of courses where the 58
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  35. There’s an airport. Long thumb, Jonny.
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  36. Overdoing the hip slide too much lately, not really sure what to do, tried back to target a little longer, also less weight forward at A4. Last three swings of the day.
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  37. Okay guys so my pro thinks this pivot looks great, at least the backswing portion. Still lunging on the downswing which I’m having a lot of trouble fixing. In my honest opinion I think this backswing looks like a reverse pivot. He says it’s not and that I just have a large amount of shoulder turn and that it’s great. What do you guys think??
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  38. 45/64 = 70% of Hogans PGA Tour win total 6/9 = 66% of Hogans Major win total You can probably throw out 3 of his majors just because the PGA Championship was match play, and no one from the US hardly ever played The Open during Hogan's time. I put Phil's majors as significantly more impressive major victories. If you look at some of his wins. He played in a four-ball tournament. I am almost to the point of saying that his 45 wins are significantly more impressive than Hogans 64 wins.
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  39. Yea, If your matches are by the rules of golf, then call him out. Its his job and your job to uphold the rules. If he makes those comments, just say, "Nah, it's fine" and walk on. Just being confident is good enough to shut most people up. It sucks, but at some point someone needs to be upfront with him about the BS.
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  40. Wait until your friend makes a hole in one, then ask if he wants you to put him down for a zero.
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  41. Not really. He’s 50th on Tour in SG around the green. He’s gaining .216 against the field around the green. Besides, while shots around the green are important to saving strokes, there’s not as much SV in even shots around the green as there is in the tee game and approach play. In fact, the top SG around the green guy is Fabian Gomez with .800. Other than him, most of the guys are pretty bunched. On the other hand, Bryson leads the Tour with a whopping 1.109 SG off the tee alone. I would say Bryson needs to improve his SG approach because, while he ranks 46th and gaining .360 against
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  42. So Bryson ribs BK by saying he’s living rent free in BK’s head….then he whines like a baby and has spectators removed for yelling ‘Brooksy’? What a douche.
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  43. Hey Shane, I'll be finished with school in a few weeks. Utica is also kinda equidistant.
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  44. Life is a little hectic right now but I'm a few weeks i should be able to meet up for a round.
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  45. Hi all, I have quite a serious back problem within the lumber region and found playing golf (which I love) becoming more painful and some days impossible. I have since bought a set of 2012 MD st2 irons costing £99.95 in their sale and extended every club SW - 4Iron to the same length of the 4 iron, With the longer clubs I can stand upright over the shot, never needing to bend my back and letting just the arms provide all the power, Place the ball as you would normally for each shot, this also makes squaring the club easier. If you keep the backswing close to the body (don't worry about keepi
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