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MiniBlueDragon

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  1. If it wasn't taken out of context you'd have quoted me in full. :P I absolutely 100% think it could be a real injury. When the body is doing things it's not done before it can cause injury and he's changed his swing a fair amount. He even said he felt his explosiveness had come back which suggests too much strain on the body. I also 100% think it could be Tiger having had enough of how he's playing and withdrawing through frustration. I can also see him having an injury which he'd normally work through but when he's not doing well it's the perfect excuse not to carry on (Harry Redknapp's knee injury the day after he failed to sign anybody in the January transfer window is another prime example; he has dodgy knees but in my mind would have continued to the end of the season is the team weren't second to bottom with 0 away wins and no new talent coming in to help save them from relegation) I haven't a clue which it is and wouldn't be surprised with any of them being the truth.
  2. Taken out of context much? How about we add the rest of the quote in there? Here, allow me:
  3. Funny; whenever he's playing to a half decent standard he'll soldier on in case he can win but whenever he's playing like a weekend hacker he has an injury which conveniently crops up. Either that or he's playing like crap and the change in how he's playing really does cause injury.
  4. I play golf to beat the game fair and square. I like the challenge of golf so to make it easier with non-conforming drivers, straighter-flying balls and whatever else manner of cheating there is just doesn't appeal to me.
  5. You'll get a feeling for which of the "suitable" sets you prefer. It could be how they look at address, it could be that they feel more balanced as you swing them, it could be that you can feel where the clubhead is a little better throughout the swing, it could be that the technology on one set makes you feel more confident with them or even something as silly as the sound when you hit them. You'll know. :)
  6. If you go in with preconceptions of clubs you like you'll likely give yourself reasons why they're preferable even though they may not be. I know this through personal experience when I went to a Mizuno DNA fitting and had the idea that I liked the MP-59's which Luke Donald was playing at the time, although that wasn't the reason I liked them. I then got fitted and the suggested club at the time was the JPX 800 to suit my 22 CONGU handicap. I persuaded myself that I would practice longer, more often and be better off with the 59's as they'd punish me more for bad mechanics so I ended up with those, albeit with correctly fitted shafts. After a year I decided they were far too punishing and I traded them in for some JPX 825 Pro's which were far more suited to my skill level and practice regime. I'd approach it by telling an experienced fitter about your game, about your practice sessions and about manufacturers you do/don't like the look of and let them make suggestions to you.
  7. This. Becoming a professional golfer is akin to becoming a professional gambler; with a lot of hard work, dedication and patience there's a possibility it might all go well for you and if it does you might be minted for life. There's also a very high chance that you'll invest a large amount of money, hard work, dedication and patience just to watch it all crumble around you and you'll end up working a job solely for money, bitter about how you "nearly made it" and how you missed the opportunity to meet the right partner and build a normal life. Beautiful wife? Got. Beautiful baby boy? Got. Plenty of spare time for family? Got. Earning enough money not to struggle? Got. The only thing I'd change would be the specific job I do and that's this year's goal. The rest of my life I'm happy with.
  8. It's not just slanted tee boxes, it's tee box divots, sand/seed mix patches, uneven mowing etc that would cause an issue with it balancing I'd say. Also what about grass height? If it sits *on* the grass there'd be a fair amount of height difference (on the very same tee box) between a freshly mown vs one day before the next mowing surface. For me the lack of consistent height for each shot would irritate me; that's also why I moved away from Castle Tees. On a positive note it's nice to see people trying to innovate so good luck! :)
  9. Someone once told me "drive for show, putt for dough" and I want lots of dough so I carry 14 putters.
  10. Big golf chain for the following reasons: - DNA fitting on my new irons (Mizuno JPX 850 Forged) - Golf range as part of the facilities to try the irons with real(ish) ball flight - Fantastic trade-in value on the old irons - Excellent staff knowledge and always friendly and helpful - 5 minute drive from my home
  11. Same. I even have the "Student Workbook" from the day. I also paid out for the Midpoint read when that was released and that made the whole "walk around the flag several times" thing quicker. lol If I played important rounds enough I'd fork out again for Express but realistically a single round with family once per month at the absolute max and not being a member of a club at the moment for roll-ups or comps doesn't warrant yet another payment.
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