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  1. My Penn-State Behrend men's golf team was fairly dominant in winning the 2020 AMCC Championship yesterday at Peek 'n Peak Resort's golf course. Behrend "hosted" the event this year, so I set the course up at about 6715 yards, and the conditions were a bit cold, a bit windy, but otherwise decent for early spring. We had three players in the top eight, including the individual champion Ryan Meyer (75, 74) and third-place Alex Pol (81, 77). My team shot 320 (75, 81, 81, 83) and 312 (74, 77, 79, 82) for a two-day total of 632 and the best team score each day. Ryan won by seven, and we wo
    3 points
  2. I grip down on chip shots all the time.
    3 points
  3. Keep all the memories without creating new ones for two reasons. The more serious reason is that my Grandpa got me into golf early, when I was 3, and I grew up playing the game with him. He doesn't golf anymore and I have a lot of good memories of us together, so I'd hate to lose it. The more important reason is that if I can't create any new golf memories I can guarantee I'll have forgotten about my bogies, doubles, and triples by the time I get to the next teebox. I might need those little prayer beads to keep count for scoring, or just use my shot tracking device for scoring, but
    2 points
  4. So you’re the cause!!!!! 😜
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  5. Maybe the PGA players don’t get a share of the TV revenue like other sports. Just guessing. Oh and the US Men’s National Soccer team should be paying us to watch them. They are colossally inept.
    2 points
  6. The conference championship was yesterday, and it was a fun time, especially considering we were playing for a spot in regionals (we were second before the championship, and two teams advance to regionals), and I was playing for a spot in All Conference (top ten qualify for All Conference, I was somewhere between 8th and 12th, so I was close going in). We were so far ahead of third place that advancing to regionals seemed like a formality, so I was mainly focused on All Conference, which I said was one of my golf goals for this year. I wanted it badly. I had a feeling that if I shot 85, it wou
    2 points
  7. Guessing Vinsk toured your old high school where they had an elective class in shot shaping, with special instruction how to not shape it hard left...
    1 point
  8. This is almost definitely what this plan is - use some of the money the Tour earns from TV broadcasts or other media and distribute it based on which players are influencing the value of the Tour's brand the most. The PGA Tour doesn't have team owners getting a cut of the media money (based on both performance and popularity, in many cases) like most other sports, so this seems like a nice way of doing the same thing for golfers who play an individual sport and would otherwise miss out on that opportunity. PGA players already engage in a popularity contest, because the more popular you ar
    1 point
  9. I'm just guessing here, but I bet you were not out there on a tour of the public grammar schools.
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  11. When the likes of Mr. Poulter take to social media to show off a fleet of Ferraris, part of me is inclined to say "Good luck to the guy," but I'm not going to feel sorry for him that a Celtics point guard makes more in an afternoon than he makes in a year. If it's the "sports entertainment" business, then the rewards are presumably proportionate to the popularity of the entertainment on offer. The slice of hypocrisy in me, in light of this blatantly capitalist statement, is if the PGA had launched an initiative comparable to the old "benefit" games that some sports used to hold for r
    1 point
  12. Doesn’t this have to do with the basic issue across sports in general though? Men’s soccer players in the US are paid much less than NBA players because NBA is much more popular than soccer. MLB, NFL, NHL ....all considerably more popular than golf right? It’s not unfair that LPGA purses are smaller than PGA purses. It’s just economically appropriate. What am I missing here?
    1 point
  13. What an awful choice! Is someone having a bad day?😀
    1 point
  14. Once the doctor gives me the OK I plan on playing a lot of golf which I love. I'm in a league which plays every Tuesday, good bunch of guys. Given my wife passed away I plan on traveling and playing different course. Gotta keep my mind busy.
    1 point
  15. This happened to me the other day and I went up to the hole and allowed my shadow to shade the ball and grass. After a few seconds, the players in the group all said you get 10 seconds, now tap it in. Even though Kuch fought hard, the rule is pretty clear. I am not sure why this has gone 2 pages.
    1 point
  16. I'm sure my kids will protest if I turn their swings into a golf training aid. You should have seen how mad they got when I started working on bunker shots out of their sandbox!
    1 point
  17. Yeah, I always feel weird in these situations. I put in a lot of work to help them improve, prepare, etc. I coach them during the round. But ultimately I hit none of our 632 shots, and they all did. So… virtually all credit to them.
    1 point
  18. My shot of the week was a 3/4 punch hybrid into a 15 to 20 mph wind that faded slightly to the left edge of the green. I wanted to avoid the bunker due to the water on the other side. The greens here are firm and landing on the green from that far out will go over and roll down into the pond as my playing partner found out.
    1 point
  19. I had two exceptional shots this week. The first occurred with a wedge approach. The ball landed just to the right of the pin and spun left resting a few inches from the hole. The second shot was from a fairway bunker. There was a small tree inline to the hole and I was trying to draw the shot around it. I managed to draw the shot, but not completely around the tree. The ball went through clean and landed dead on the target. Once on the green, it rolled out coming to rest just a foot behind the hole. Both shots had good potential to drop for eagles but were just easy tap
    1 point
  20. Made 3 birdies today, but only 2 counted, but have now birdied two of our hardest Par 4’s, 9 & 18.
    1 point
  21. I made a sweet 12 foot putt on number 2 for birdie. Then I birdied number 18 from the championship tees. I had a great chance on 17. I had a 5 footer up hill. Burned the right edge.
    1 point
  22. That's not what this topic is about, so I'll be brief: They stressed the proper ball flight laws. They weren't the first, but they did. They talked about the trail knee extending. Not the first to do so. They talked about the hips sliding forward as a part of the weight transfer. Not the first to do so, but like the above, very much against what a lot of people were saying. They talked about how the spine extended and bent left. Not the first, but also against what a lot of people said. Sorry, where did I say that again? I didn't? Oh, I see. No, it isn't.
    1 point
  23. Doesn't matter. The ball was overhanging the lip of the hole, so it was at rest under the Rules. He could have walked to the next tee and watched it fall in from there and immediately teed off. It's not "absurd" at all. What would be absurd is standing there for 30 minutes because a player claims his ball is "moving" while he waits for a gust of wind to blow it in. If the ball doesn't fall in after the time it takes to get there and ten seconds, we have to set some time limit, so they set ten seconds. A ball overhanging the lip only has to move about 0.83 inches at a minimum
    1 point
  24. Oh boy. They said a number of things that went against what a lot of people were commonly taught. Their ten or twelve words hadn't ever really been put together like that. I think the "hands in" pair of words may have ultimately caused more problems than it solved, as did "weight forward" (this is one piece we NEVER really taught like they did/do)… I'd suggest you weren't necessarily doing it "correctly." PGA Tour players move their heads backward less than an inch from setup to the top of the backswing. That's years old and only ever had one video. Post yo
    1 point
  25. A few guys roll in some putts with a particular style....ban the technique. A few guys bomb the bejesus outta the golf ball....roll back the equipment. Nonsense. All of it.
    1 point
  26. Then, I guess, don't argue for something you don't believe. Because in arguing for "you could ban them like this…" it puts you in the "ban Arm Lock putting" camp.
    1 point
  27. Today was supposed to be the first day of Men's League. But no, instead we woke up to this... Men's League is postponed until next week.
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