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Everything posted by phillyk

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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 😁
  8. 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.
  9. I have a pair of k2 twin tips that I like and bought in 08’. I have bindings a but more centered on them. Ski technology these days don’t get as skinny in the middle, they stay pretty fat throughout. I want an upgrade myself but don’t go often enough anymore.
  10. The only feeling I have for BK is “meh.” I root for him sometimes and against other times.
  11. OMG, I was thinking Koepka winning would be crazy. Insane eagle on 17. This has been a fun day to watch.
  12. I know I've played 7500-7600yds at Wine Valley. Not sure if that's the longest I've been to or not.
  13. Yeah leaderboard is certainly shaken up now.
  14. North Bell could open in the tundra. At least they have before. I'll play if there's no wind... I suppose that could say I don't know when to say that's too much golf...
  15. Yeah, guy is on 59 watch. (Oops i lied. Either way, its a good round) Needs to birdie 18. He said he feels good tee to green now, just needed more putts to fall and he’s clearly getting it today.
  16. I think of this two ways. What do I expect and what do I hope. I expect 20-25ft that I'll two putt every time. I'd hope I could from 30-35ft as well.
  17. I was a bit confused watching the coverage, because they were focusing on only two groups. Then I noticed that the title of the coverage is featured groups only and normal coverage starts later. Interesting, but works for me. Fowler's SG Approach and Putting is awful and it's showing today. Schauffele is tearing it up.
  18. Seems right that this tournament should start the return of fans to the course. The buzz for week was on PR and the USGA’s and R&A’s areas of interest. So, It’ll be nice to get back to live golf and of course all the WM commercials. I’m rooting for Fowler and Schauffele this week.
  19. It’s always golf time. Just need the proper footwear, spikes snowshoe, or in Western WA a kayak. Switching to a tennis ball is optional.
  20. if not available then yeah I’d try to go in shifts. Goal is to get as much snow gone before people trample all over and turn it to ice.
  21. I don’t think anyone is “emotional.” It’s historical implications versus look at it for what it is. History can cloud judgement but sometimes for good reasons. In this case, what it is, is a non-issue.
  22. It can’t be cleaned when you are checking to see if its embedded or not. Once embedding is confirmed, then you can clean it.
  23. Not all the time. Well hit shots or shots in the general “good” playing area, they are usually picking up the tee of doing something before the ball touches the ground. When hit towards hazards or tracking the pin, they’ll watch closely. I’d say amateurs likely watch their ball more often than pros.
  24. We could go out today and play in our 3in of rain. Rule in effect would be standing water more than embedded though. I laughed at that one too. I mean hasn’t balls moving on a green been a consistent topic before and they still don’t get it? Sad really.
  25. I have mixed feelings. Ultimately, if he and whomever never saw a bounce, then it's reasonable/somewhat normal to see if it plugged. So, he's ok here from the rules. Now to plugging on a bounce. In Western WA, we are known for being consistently wet and soft in winter. Courses definitely differ for plug potential. Some courses, there will never be a bounce this time of year, you will only see the top 1/8in of a ball in the fairway. Normal cut rough, maybe half ball in. Long fescue like grass, almost never, unless it's in a puddle. Other courses, like mine, you could be dry in one sp
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