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  1. Claims are something that all companies strive to be able to use. They can be very powerful for sales and even become a tag line. But there are legal implications if you are too specific. You have to prove it with data that can be defensible in court. So instead, many companies just make vague claims that either don’t mean anything and sound good or are just blatantly obvious. Something like, “with our driver, the harder you swing, the farther the ball goes.” The best one that comes to mind is Listerine, “Kills germs that cause bad breath.” Procter & Gamble sued Listerine over this cl
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  2. None of the above. I’m usually thinking about b00bs or booze.
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  3. Well, kind of! Take your minds off of Justin Thomas.
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  4. Guys...this might all be true...except when we’re talking about.....THE HAMMER!!!!!
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  5. It's going to cost $120 for an 1 1/2 hr. private Aimpoint lesson. That's what we're gonna do.
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  6. I had a lesson yesterday, 01-20-21. Worked on deep shoulder turn and initial move in downswing to shallow club shaft. Also feeling of holding back to target as long as possible to create room to come through with club. We also spoke about my 2021 season goals also as outlined on the forum. We added getting driver average to 250 yards. For my future reference, one of my A4 stills showing progress on deeper shoulder turn as of 01-20-21 Drills and feels to continue: Wall touch at A4 Bump & down pressure move Hold back to target during downswing
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  7. I think it would be funny to do this with a bad golfer and draw great traces. You can’t see the ball so it’d look great just like Rory’s.
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  8. I would like to have water jugs on the course before all that. Very tired of having to carry around multiple water bottles every time I play. (To be fair, a lot of places have made the water on the beer cart cheaper, but I’d still like to get water from a jug for once)
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  9. So, to make a long story short. I was thumbing through an fairly old Golf Digest Hot List Issue. My wife was half reading over my shoulder. At one point she asked me. "That's like the 5th club I've seen that has a bullet point for Increased Playability. What does that mean?" I really didn't know. But I did find that "Increased Playability" was used to describe more than a dozen clubs... maybe much more. Then my wife and I started discussing golf marketing. Here's a short list of terms taken directly from the Hot List Bullet Points. Do you know what all of these mean? They all kind of say
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  10. I'm a great putter, yeah, and… I do the same thing with putts. I am not really target focused, no. I line up to the putt, and then I'm entirely focused on speed. On some shorter putts, my focus will be a spot about six inches in front of the ball that I want to roll it over, because I'm not really worried about the speed on those.
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  11. Not quite correct. 100% (1 up to 1 horizontal) is 45 degrees, 90 degrees is "infinite" in percent terms. The tangent of 1 degree is 0.0175, so 1.75%. 2 degrees is 3.49%, 3 degrees is 5.2%. Even in those near-horizontal situations, its not linear, and its certainly not 100% correlating to 90 degrees. But no matter the actual correlations, if you're going to learn Aimpoint, and Aimpoint uses degrees of slope, I'd recommend buying a level that reads in percent, especially at 1/3 the cost.
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  12. Nobody should write songs about golf. Or sing them. They're all terrible.
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  13. I'm not sure if comparing tennis purses to golf for the majors is a one to one equivalence, in tennis, both men and women play the same event at the same time at the majors, the Australian, French, Wimbledon and USO. You can't really differentiate who is bringing in the ticket sales. The women's finals and semi-finals are sandwiched between the men's semis and finals, so maybe they're getting some coattails ratings or maybe the men are getting coattail ratings from the women, who knows, it's hard to tell, I think most people watch the men's and women's finals because it's more people are watch
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  14. Feels like there should be a "That's what she said" joke here someplace..... Would that be appropriate? ... Probably not.
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  15. If you cuss just right you too can win the US Open by 15 strokes.
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  16. Hit my high of 115 today. Feeling like I turn back really far until I can’t anymore has helped my speeds. I tried some swings today where I felt like I was pulling down on the grip in transition, but it didn’t seem to work for me. Probably not doing the move right, especially when trying to do it in a max effort swing.
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  17. One additional cost to anticipate, you may want to buy a digital level to help train your feel for slope. 12" long is enough, make sure it will tell you the slope in percent, I think I spent about $40.
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  18. As far as profanity goes, I don't care at all if pros swear or otherwise vocally vent their frustration. That said, the issue here is less about profanity in general and more about the specific word used. There are definitely a lot of better words and choice phrases Justin Thomas could have used. Maybe next time do a throwback to an old classic that was much less controversial instead.
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  20. Great question. There has been research on the "quiet eye" concept in Golf and how expert players can lock their eyes on the ball during the stroke. A quote from one article regarding the putting stroke (link below): "Experts compared to novices have longer Quiet Eye duration, so that means they look at the ball for a longer period of time during the preparation for the stroke and during the actual stroke. They don’t move off the back of the ball, and then as they hit the ball, they often keep their gaze there. We find that experts use that technique and novices have a much more scattered eye
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  21. I’m stuck at 116. Good news I swung my driver like I would while playing and got 105 which is over 10 mph faster than before.
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  22. This is what I do. Clearly I need to do something else.
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  23. That was a very well thought out and intelligently formulated response. Of course, I know that marketing departments have to kneel to the legal departments. I remember a similar case study about the use of the word "whitening" in toothpaste ads or on the packaging. Incidentally, P&G was smack in the middle of that one, but this time came out on top. I can still giggle at them though. "Oh man, I have to run out to Golf Galaxy and get the new Taylormade irons!" .... "Haven't you heard? They have improved playability!" ... "I've been saying for years that I wish somebody would im
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  24. My guess is the arms need to go along the arc and not straight down. If you narrow the hand arc you reduce the time you have to accelerate which means you’ll hit your peak speed with your hands closer to the ball.
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  25. All marketing has uses fluff words and phrases. Advertising copy isn’t necessarily meant to describe anything concrete; if anything, most of it is written specifically to elicit emotional responses.
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  26. As a first step, consider opening a My Swing thread here: https://thesandtrap.com/forums/forum/13-member-swings/ @iacas owns The SandTrap, is an excellent instructor, and gives very good advice there. He is also involved with www.evolvr.com . I've read of others who have had very good experiences with Evolvr, but I haven't used it myself. And I had this all typed when I saw Erik post his response above.
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  27. Well, you can ask others here who have done it and who are doing it currently, but evolvr.com is my site and I’m in the Western NY PGA. Was their Teacher of the Year in 2019. So I recommend evolvr.com.
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  28. Did you read the previous 10 or 20 posts? 🙂
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  29. I don't do any of them, though I've tried looking at the ball (just the middle I guess). I still employ a bit of what I call a "fuzzy focus." Down at the ball but not at anything specific.
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  31. My question is how did he do this? Was it just thinking about it? Was there a feel that they used? You mentioned pulling down on the grip. Would this be straight down? They mentioned not going to the ball too soon as this causes you to slow down to get the head to the ball. I worked just a little on it yesterday during my SuperSpeed work. I have been using the Soft Arm Challenge feel a bit while working on my priority piece, reducing early extension. It feels a bit like float loading. I also work with the feel of my right elbow driving down and in front along with my other feels from my E
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  32. I know. I like his golf too. I was being facetious. Obviously he's taller than 4' 2". Somebody told me they list him at 5'10". I think they list Tom Cruise at 5'10" as well.
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  33. I put them in my back right pocket. My snot rag occupies the left back pocket.
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  34. Similar thoughts from McIlroy: from: Column: Lower scores just an example of golf evolving | Hosted HONOLULU (AP) — Chris Kirk shot 65 four days in a row and it wasn't enough to win on the PGA Tour.Joaquin Niemann can appreciate the feeling. The dynamic 22-year-old from Chile played both tournaments in...
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  35. I’m 72. Admittedly, I play the 6500 yard tees. I actually think fairway bunkers should be in play. Play the course as designed. I’m also in pretty good physical shape. This year I shot my age (or better) quite a few times. I shot 35, even, on the front one particular round. We joined a couple strangers on the back. I had 5 birdies!! Tied my record for birdies in a round at 7. But, could only manage 3 under 33 on the back for a total of 68. I also hit ALL 13 fairways that day. Just yesterday I decided almost everyone is wrong in terms of driver loft. Everyone seems to rec
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  36. Do you play golf with people who say "fa****" when they miss a putt? I hope not. And I get that no-one wants to be a "teacher" out of the classroom, but saying you live in a place where homophobia and acceptance of "hate speech" is the norm is a little concerning. I know exactly what the situation is - kids swear all of the time and it's normalised to the point where they don't even think they're swearing. They don't care and wonder why anyone, let alone a teacher would have an issue with it. But that's not what this is about, and I'm curious as to why you're putting swearing into the sa
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  37. Especially old fat guys. Not pointing fingers at anyone else, only at myself,
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  38. Oh, it needs to go somewhere. It absolutely does. This word is at par with the 'n' word. If you hear it you should absolutely remind them of that. It is not even remotely close to curse words like f***, shit.. what have you.
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  39. I am intrigued. Do tell............. I am struggling to imagine something worse. And by that I am not saying that JT has said the worst thing anyone has ever said on a golf course, but what terms are "worse" ? What do you mean "I am sure he did not intend to insult a person"? The fact that it was an all encompassing generic slur makes it a thousand times worse. It is a slur against millions of people and the fact that he said it indicates that he doesn't "get it". Nor do you, clearly. And I just "dug into your psyche".
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  40. This may be harsh...but I don’t buy the bs run-of-the-mill ‘ that’s not me’ line. Yeah. It is. I think the last time I heard that word used like that was in ‘Breakfast Club’. I say a million choice words on the golf course...and that sure as hell isn’t one of them. Wtf?
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