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  1. Well it took 9 long days to get my results back, but I exceeded every expectation. I got 92 of 100 right!
    5 points
  2. 3 points
  3. I know books are consulted quite often. But I do think it would be nice to have these guys just do it the old school way and read the putt at hand. I mean nothing used. Get to your ball, read it and make the putt. Green reading is a skill. I think those that are better at it than others should be ‘rewarded.’
    2 points
  4. Grade: A- Likes: Addresses a very common issue - setup has the weight back in the heels. Pane of glass is a good viewing angle. The message is pretty clear. I like the closeup of the hips at 6:00. Dislikes: GEARS is great and all, but show people what this looks like without the amorphous blobs. Show real-world pictures of people, even if by using yourselves. On the same track, how about some real-world drills or demos. Show the instructors more. Even if it's picture-in-picture. This feels a bit too much like we're living in the Matrix. I genera
    2 points
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  6. He is acting like this though.
    2 points
  7. If I was having a bad day on the golf course and somebody physically attacked me…it would be the nicest thing for them to do for me….
    2 points
  8. PGA Tour players vote to outlaw green-reading books, ban likely The PGA Tour is likely to ban the controversial green-reading books before the start of next season, Golfweek has learned. Apparently a majority players want to ban green-reading books. I'm interested to see how this progresses, from two standpoints. First, the Ruling Bodies have limited the size and scale of green-reading materials, but specifically do not prohibit them. I'll be interested to see how the PGA Tour words any rule, to see what information and detail is permitted on written materials. Second, t
    1 point
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  10. Two things: If the ball is flying fine, it's not "dead." If you call TaylorMade, I'm pretty sure they'd verify the serial number.
    1 point
  11. And I’m saying that doesn’t deserve an asterisk. And I’m not being all that serious about any of it because nobody will remember this in a few years.
    1 point
  12. I didn't do any of those today, will do it next session. Feeling like a reverse pivot, feels totally different, but doesn't look like a reverse pivot, keeping more centered. The regripping hard to dial down. The more centered the backswing is, the more the hips want to slide forward. I suspect my hips are so out of whack is because have been focusing hard on the DTL view and not using FO as much.
    1 point
  13. Drink every time you hear "marine layer". Just kidding..you'd die 🤓
    1 point
  14. Jim Stracka makes green-reading books. Here’s his case against a ban | Golf News and Tour Information | GolfDigest.com This is probably true to some extent. We do pattern recognition, and golf course designers mess with that. I played a course in Orlando, FL where half the greens looked flat. They were not very elevated, and the bunkers were not pushed up near the green. So the breaks were subtle. I just learned Aimpoint then, and putted the best out of our group. The greens confused the crap out of my friends who used their eyes to read greens. About it causing play to slow down
    1 point
  15. Probably just mere tinkering, going back to something they’ve had success with in the past, or looking for a spark. DJ has had his proto irons back in the bag for a while though; in fact, he won the Masters with them. I don’t think that bears on whether the irons are a failure or not. I mean, come on, with today’s technology and streamlined manufacturing processes, how could they be a failure? The mere fact that players go to something else doesn’t evince that what they shelved is a “failure.” Moreover, what does “failure” even mean? Are you referring to something inherently wrong with t
    1 point
  16. Congrats! Both on the score and properly using the Dancing Banana.
    1 point
  17. @Vinsk Higgo came from six back to win the next week. Does Chesson get the asterisk or does Higgo? 😉
    1 point
  18. I know I've definitely been conning myself recently into thinking I was better at most everything than I actually am. I had a fantastically lucky spring, with a several month long streak of good scores including the best of my life (a 6-under 62). In that time I got lazy and complacent - I had stopped practicing as much on the full-swing and wedges, and I was no longer focusing on the improvements that needed to be made to both my swing and my golf game. Much of this was from me getting distracted by putting, despite that already being a strength of mine, due to an opportunity to work dir
    1 point
  19. Grade: B Likes: Good use of a little training aid (a spoon) Detailed information that didn't treat us like dummies. Proper understanding of ball flight and anatomy. Dislikes: Scott never really talked to the proper camera. 🙂 No slow mo of his swing showing the moves they were talking about. No exaggeration or slow-motion work, either. Don't like the spoon drill itself for keeping the right arm pinned to the side. Easily done improperly/overdone.
    1 point
  20. I've been curious how the Tour might write a Rule for this, and hadn't thought of this idea from GolfClubAtlas:
    1 point
  21. Run per game is still above the 70's and 80's... Hits are down, Walks are pretty stable statistic. Strikeouts per game have been going up since 1980.... To me, strikeouts rising up accounts for only a part of the BA issue... 1. There might not be as good as players since baseball has declined as a popular sport. 2. The shift implemented around 2006 has taken pull hitters out of play. Here is a graph of strike outs as % of plate appearances and hits as a % of plate appearances. There is a trend, but hits have not gone down equally as strike outs has in
    1 point
  22. Tee to green. My daughter is only 6, so definitely safely advancing the golf ball as close to the hole as she can is important. But also, at this age--FUN.
    1 point
  23. What stat will be most important for the players looking to win the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines? in order to be putting for birdies, seems they do better from the fairway so my stat to win is fairways hit, or FIR. But they way some of these gays are hitting out of the rough maybe that stat will prove to be less important as Tim evokes on. 2. What stat does your father (hey, it's Father's Day soon!) (or child, if you're the father) need the most help with? If you don't have a father who plays golf or a child, answer the question about a friend who is a father or something! We
    1 point
  24. You are wise beyond your years.
    1 point
  25. Haven't updated this in a while. Went through a stretch for a while where I was just playing and not focusing on my swing much, and I fell back to some old habits, mainly my arms and body were out of sync, I was lifting my hands way too high after my turn had stopped, and my ball striking with irons suffered, as I had about a month or so of rounds in the upper 70s-low 80s where I was hitting like 7-9 GIR per round instead of the mid 70s and 10-12+ GIR like I had been. Rewatched my most recent recap video from my instructor, started practicing properly at home with the net for a few
    1 point
  26. When I first started running my calves and ankles were so screwed up, so sore, so stiff… I had a hard time walking DOWN stairs. It might take 30 seconds. It was awkward AF.
    1 point
  27. When @ChetlovesMer posts, assume it’s facetious.😜
    1 point
  28. You need to get a piano like @GolfLug.
    1 point
  29. These two statements are inconsistent. You're saying, in your opinion, that the caddies want to be seen, as if they're helping the women. Then, you state your happiness that the lining up ended. Before it was banned, who do you think asked the other to do the lining up in the first place--the player or the caddy? I'm going to say the player asked the caddy. That likely fact flies in the face against your first statement. I think you're projecting here, i.e., looking for sexism or something (given the language and general context you used: "male caddies" "helping the little ladies"). Gonna need
    1 point
  30. In his defense, I’ve had two knee surgeries on my left knee. Certain motions can be very painful. I could walk flats and even up stairs without any pain or issue, but a moderate incline or downstairs was painful and even awkward. It felt like my muscles stopped working to protect the knee (which is technically correct). So you can crap on him for his demeanor and general snotty attitude, with which I would agree on, but give him some slack on the knee.
    1 point
  31. Congratulations on a great front 9. We don't have to speak of the second 9. The good news is you showed what you are capable of on the first 9. The other good news is you closed out with a birdie. Which means you were able to pull yourself together even after a tough stretch from 14 through 17. Hang in there.
    1 point
  32. There’s more to new club technology than just ‘stronger lofts.’ The technology allows higher launches and faster ball speed. The lofts are adjusted to compensate so that a 7i still behaves like a 7i in regards to holding greens, trajectory.
    1 point
  33. The only thing that has consistently worked for me is quality instruction and putting in the practice time. Years ago I was a 20 and managed to get down to a 14 or something briefly just from playing, but it was all just timing multiple swing compensations and it all collapsed horribly when life changed and I wasn't able to play three times a week.
    1 point
  34. Today, a 196 yard par 3 that plays into the prevailing wind. This hole has been my nemesis since the late 70's. Kid and I get to the tee, ,Range finder shows it at 192 to the pin. Wind is 12 mph from 11:00. I select the 4 iron from my new T300's., not really knowing what to expect . Aimed just left of the pin and let it go. Ball flew so high I was sure it wouldn't make it there. It did, pitched 6' from the pin dead on line. Bounced forward 2' and just a smidge right. Easy straight in putt I lipped out, of course.
    1 point
  35. I think the books are OK if they're just like all the other info the players have. But enforce a time limit. I remember watching Phil staring at his book for a minute or so a couple of years ago for a three or four footer. What I'd really like to see is caddies banned - or limited - from reading putts. Maybe stand behind the shoulder of the player but that's it. Nothing irks me more than seeing Brooke Henderson's sister/caddie walking up and pointing to where the ball should go (As if Brooke doesn't know) on every single putt or DJ's brother - and others - doing the Aimpoint straddle. Let
    1 point
  36. I have two thoughts. First, @DaveP043, the PGA Tour could request from the USGA a Local Rule or a "waiver" or whatever it's called. The USGA might just add it to the Model Local Rules. You can implement a bunch of Local Rules, the "Models" are just the ones you can copy/paste and don't really need "permission" to use. If the PGA Tour bans them I imagine the USGA/R&A might adopt or help them craft the language for a new Model Local Rule. The second thought is this: who cares what they've got written down if you enforce pace of play policies? Green reading charts aren't jus
    1 point
  37. Dialed down the regrip to strong and head translating back a little bit. Noticed a little across the line and extended wrist on DTL view so adjusted. Also did a lot of the step drill, the first one in Erik's flow video.
    1 point
  38. Hockey is a contact sport. Golf is not, this is equivalent with knocking down people that annoys you in the streets. If you tolerate this kind of behaviour anywhere in the civilized world, you're kind of back to the stone age... If you hit someone for being slow or annoying on the golfcourse, you belong in jail, not on the course.
    1 point
  39. No, not that. Sets a very low ceiling. Yes, you’ll get better as you get your timing down and ingrain your swing but you’re also further ingraining bad habits and when your game does go off the rails a bit you’ll have no touchstones for reference. Find a qualified instructor. It can be inexpensive because you don’t have to see them all that often. Learn your bugaboos. Learn your frequent issues and learn how to practice. If you do sign up for Evolvr it’s inexpensive but it does depend on you to practice well. The students who do well dedicate some time to practice. It doesn’t have to
    1 point
  40. I've gotten pretty good at feeling a 3 since that's what I use to calibrate myself and just adjusting from there. If I'm consistently under or over reading the greens all day, I'll make an adjustment mid-round. Honestly, I don't get too bothered with getting it exactly right, since the speed of my putt and whether I actually hit my intended line are both going to affect how my putt breaks. I'll make the occasional long putt because of AimPoint, but the most important thing is I'm never guessing.
    1 point
  41. The total putts per round average has settled into high 31 range after 50+ rounds later. I estimate the improvement is about 1.5 stroke. I was hoping for at least 2 but will take 1.5.
    1 point
  42. Over the course of many months and hundreds of rounds, it will tell the story. My avg. total putt month to month (at least 10 rounds/month) stayed in mid 33's for good part of the last 2 years. In May, I was still getting used to both but managed 32.62 putts/round. It's a stroke better than my two year long average but within margin of normal variance. June will be the 1st month that I will be taking full advantage of fitted putter & Aimpoint. I need to see 3 - 4 months of the total put average dip below 32 before declaring victory. My last 6 round total putts/round were 29-29-3
    1 point
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