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Everything posted by phillyk

  1. I like some emotion on guys too. But, more guys are coming on tour showing less emotion, because of trying to remain in a stable mental state. It depends on the person, but expression can sometimes wind them up too much. I always liked Tigers rule. He allows himself to be emotional when near the ball, then forces himself to move on after a few steps from walking on to the next shot.
  2. Spieth has holed a few chips out already this week. Definitely working it!
  3. I would say Patrick Cantlay -11. My dark horse is Sergio.
  4. Just ordered myself a flightscope mevo+ with the e6 basic subscription package. Should be good for the students and me! 😊
  5. phillyk

    Pick Three

    2, 3, 4. PGA gets in Masters for free, I get clubs for free already, and I don’t really need to play with John Daly. Playing with Tiger and at Augusta would be great! Free beer was just the next best option, and I do enjoy beer.
  6. Yeah, the tough part is saying what my distances are. I try to be realistic, but they still look at me like I’m crazy. The starter at Sheep Ranch shook his head when I said I was playing back. I think he was serious, and it actually annoyed me quite a bit. I get that most people shouldn’t play back, but it was more of how he said it. This is a golf resort, maybe act like it.
  7. Realized I didn't post anything about my trip to Bandon Dunes. Day 1 - (more like evening since the day was mostly driving), my dad and I went to the punch bowl. One of the 18's was reserved for a party. We played the other and it was fun. Nice to have the drink shack right there, start off the trip right! Beat my dad, but it was close. Greens there were ok, bit bumpy, but not unexpected considering the traffic that must go through there. That evening we went to a crab shack and met with a former co-worker who lives down there and helped build Bandon Dunes. Day 2 - we played
  8. I don’t. I’ll gladly follow the advice of a Ph’D who has been working in virology for 20+yrs. @TRUCKERI bet I know more about trucks than you because I drive a stick and have google, despite your experience... see how ridiculous that sounds?! Seriously, does one’s profession really mean so little these days?
  9. Science is NOT static!!!!!! It’s based on data we have and how we analyze it. Thus, many things change over time. We are more than allowed to say one thing then update it to something different in the future based on additional data. Also understand science has and will never tell you policy. It can definitely recommend something highly. Other side of the coin is how much we as a society and we as individuals are willing to risk. There in lies the who can stay open (other than essentials).
  10. Just got back from sitting inside at Lorenzo’s and had a big margarita. They have things spaced out a lot. It’s a no from me on having vaccination requirements to go places. While I think everyone should get it, who can, it should still be a choice.
  11. Huh? I feel like the position that you are said to be starting in is much more of a twisted position than conventional. 45* is a lot of extra rotation. Not saying it can't be done, just that it takes more work.
  12. I get what you're saying. It is a good drill to help people get into a good impact position, but it does reduce power and sometimes a lower ball flight. The question, really, is how you make the back swing? Think of weight and pressure. Conventionally, backswing brings pressure to right side with somewhat centered weight. Impact brings nearly everything to the left. If, you are starting with everything left, are you making a back swing that tries to keep it there or are you moving it? Keeping it there is simple but reduces power. Moving it adds a lot of extra movement that would require
  13. I’m headed to Bandon Dunes next week. Playing the dunes, pacific dunes and sheep ranch. I’m excited! Weather looks favorable, fingers crossed!
  14. Think of 2 shots. A ball that starts low and climbs high then looks like it drops out of the sky. Another where someone says, “oh I must’ve put top spin on it.” One has really high spin and the other low. You want the shot that looks like a bullet, Starts up and just goes not climbing or falling. 2200rpm is good for high swing speeds. Up towards 2600rpm is good for slower. You want a positive attack angle into the ball. Launch angle, centered-ness of contact, and club head speed are the big impacts on spin.
  15. Facts for your question really won’t be known for a while yet. You can’t simply say, we’re open, you’re not, therefore we are better. Loss of life is the main fact right now. Everything else is just a guess, until everything opens and then some.
  16. I have a glock 40, .22 bolt action rifle, and 12 gauge with an extended magazine. My father in law, who I shoot with sometimes, has quite the collection for me to use as well. One of my favorites of his is the ak pistol.
  17. There are a few situations of playing partners that annoy me. The sulky one after a series of bad holes that will take 15min to walk to his tee shot. Last time that happened, my partner and I requested to play ahead of them, because we said the pace was bad and it was a quiet day on the course. It was bugging me, but it bugged my partner more. If there was no chance of playing ahead, I would just continue doing my thing. I wouldn't push him along unless we were losing sight of the people ahead. Another situation is the drunk that yells profanities at kids. We got cut off by the high
  18. Had a crazy 9 holes recently to add in birdies and an eagle. Front 9 had 4 birdies, an eagle, 3 bogies, and 1 par. Also played the back 9 a different time and eagled 11. About the only highlight there.
  19. Today is my 10yr anniversary on TST! Geez I’ve gotten old. Got my new ZX7 driver with a Ventus Black 6X shaft on last Friday. Hitting it really well so far, definitely better flight. So I now have the full new set of Srixon/Cleveland gear. Zx7 driver, 3wood, and irons. Zipcore wedges and a cleveland putter. Putting has gotten better. I had to change my right hand grip as I kept using the wrist too much. Stroke feels smoother and I’m hitting my lines. Still need a bit more work on distance control. Full swing still feels solid. Main swing thought is to feel extension on the back
  20. I have him on fantasy and it still worked out. Idk why but I am sort of rooting for Brooks this week. He had some crazy approach shots today, looking very solid.
  21. Similar to #3, I'd suggest bringing your old club(s) (6/7 iron or driver). Some golf stores with launch monitors may buff the results a bit to make it appear you are getting more distance. But, if you are comparing to the current clubs, you will see the real change. I've had several people at my course complain that they just bought new clubs because they were going 15yds further in the store. Then on the range, they went exactly the same distance as their old clubs.
  22. Where is the water? Just based on the question, it depends if we really need a birdie or not. I'd probably hit driver most of the time, anyway.
  23. I tell this story often. At a previous course I worked at, I was working shop/carts for a big-ish tourney. A brewery sponsored a hole and had 2 guys with 2 kegs on a tee box. Obviously they weren’t going to just sit there and not drink. Anyway, end of the day, they are packing up and driving one of the course gators back. One of the turns to a bridge across a small stream is a bit sharper turn than first imagining. Mr drunk, isn’t paying attention and doesn’t quite make the turn and everything flips. Luckily the left over beer wasn’t on this trip of theirs. They walk out of it ok, obv
  24. Interesting, pro golf must have some sort of deal then. Most clubs are charged $36 from WA state, or it was before, for every member they sign up. I get mine, now, through my PGA section for $10 😁
  25. Well, Patrick Cantlay is most hyped for this week, I believe, and he is not disappointing. -8 through 11 holes right now. Always an interesting event with the AM’s joining in. Other big topic is how will Speith do after last week? Off to a reasonable start.
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