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dsc123 last won the day on January 8 2013

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  1. dsc123

    LPGA's Lincicome will play in PGA Event in July

    Okay. Its pretty clear to me that nobody disagrees with most of what you guys are saying, including the guy you're arguing against. I guess I failed to solve the whole talking past each other thing. Oh well. Good luck!
  2. dsc123

    LPGA's Lincicome will play in PGA Event in July

    Right, she did not win a Monday Qualifier, and likely couldn't. Nobody has said otherwise. But it does not follow that she did not receive the exemption based on merit. Yes, the exemption could have gone to anyone. Including someone who did nothing to earn it. He is just making the point that in this case, they gave it to someone who they believed had earned it by her play and character. Therefore, in this case, they awarded it to her, based on merit. If you're unpersuaded that the word "merit" can mean something other than winning a Monday Qualifier then fine. But then you're just debating the definition of a word and ignoring the guy's point.
  3. dsc123

    LPGA's Lincicome will play in PGA Event in July

    Geeze, don't you guys get tired of arguing past each other? There are two ways to get in: (A) qualify based on golf scores or (B) get a sponsor's exemption. All he's saying is that she earned the sponsor's exemption on merit. He is indisputably right. She didn't buy the spot. She didn't get it because her daddy is someone famous. She proved herself worthy of a sponsor's exemption by playing good golf and being a good person.
  4. Yeah, but you could take 10 shots to get close enough. Maybe send out a forecaddy armed with a flag to signal a good shot 😉
  5. dsc123

    Food Thread

    I haven't tried the chimney steak yet. I've read that it's great for thin steaks but hadn't thought of it for sharing a thick one. I have cooked a bunch on the grill using the same method--cool side then over the hottest fire I can muster. I really wanted the grill to be better because I prefer cooking outside, but the oven/cast iron method is just perfect every time. ttps://www.seriouseats.com/2017/03/how-to-reverse-sear-best-way-to-cook-steak.html
  6. dsc123

    Food Thread

    Yep. Oven at 225 and then piping hot cast iron. Even managed not to set off the smoke detector this time.
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    Food Thread

    Long live Kenji
  8. dsc123

    The USGA's Ten-Year Exemption Policy for Winners

    I agree with this. I like a lifetime exemption for the masters. But to me, the US Open is different. Anyone can qualify. Its a meritocracy. I'd rather see them eliminate the exemption than lengthen it.
  9. dsc123

    USGA/R&A Introduce "Modernized" Rules

    I haven't been following these changes closely but this one really sticks out: http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub/rules-modernization/major-changes/golfs-new-rules-stroke-and-distance.html Not sure whether I like it or not. I like that it will remove the guilt I feel about my score when I decide to do that anyway to avoid causing delay. But a drop in the fairway seems really generous. Only allowing the drop at the ball reference point would seem more appropriate to me. Oh well, things change. I wish they'd just make the rules effective now. It'll be a bit odd to lose a ball and drive back to the tee knowing that next year, you don't have to do that. Of course, most will be tempted to just play with the new rule.
  10. Well, my family calendar filled up fast and that's turning out to be a busy weekend. Unfortunately, I have to bow out. Thanks, @DaveP043 for your generosity in hosting and putting this together. Hope you all have great fun.
  11. I'm 50/50 for golf Saturday. I'll pass on the clinics.
  12. I agree with Asheville re brevity. Also, I wonder if there's a bit of an inconsistency in arguing that the flagstick is almost universally beneficial to the putter and at the same time that you argue the new rule will slow play. Once players get this, won't they leave it in nearly all of the time? They would ONLY go through the pull/replace dance if the flag is leaning towards one of the players. And the Pelz article I found says a lean is helpful regardless of the direction, unless its so extreme that your ball won't fit:

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