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  1. Oh Jesus H Christ on a popsicle stick... Before "the fire hydrant," Tiger was well known as one of the most knowledgeable guys on Tour regarding the rules. Now every half-cocked judgmental asshat wants to frame every single thing he does as dishonest, cheating, deceptive, etc... No rules official saw it, they don't have "aerial instant replay" available for the players. His playing partner AND his playing partner's caddie agreed on the drop. It's not like Tiger had free reign to do whatever he wanted.
  2. All of the above puts the cart before the horse, IMO. For someone three-putting out of his mind, he doesn't need to hear about the 'trailing hand' or go hit 100 putts. He's got some fundamental problems that need to be addressed first. The first thing to note about putting is this: it's just tapping a ball and rolling it. The ball doesn't slice, or duff, or skull....you're bumping the ball to make it roll in the hole. It's dead easy......in concept. However, it is unquestionably the most unforgiving part of the game; you can't change that, so you just need to realize the expectation. I
  3. Lest we forget that, as Rory, or Phil, or Dustin, or Keegan, et al, have all taken their turns as the media favorite 'next' contender, there's one guy that - save for about an 18-month period where his life FELL APART - has also been there the entire time: Tiger. I mean, through all this, after everything that's happened - the affairs, the injuries, the coach change, the swing overhaul - Tiger is NUMBER 2 in the FedEx Cup, behind the currently coronated 'next,' with a bunch of wins this year, very good play in the majors (yes, with un-Tiger-like weekends, but contending in every one) and now
  4. Pics available later tonight, sorry, wanted to put this up asap, as I just purchased a new (to me!) set online. I purchased these used several months ago, and they're just not the right fit for me. The shafts are stiff steel. All clubs only show normal wear. The 4-PW grips were changed out by the previous owner to a blue Winn grip; the 3-iron has the standard black TM grip still on it (I guess he didn't even try to hit it, and neither have I!). I'm playing in a tournament on Tuesday, the 24th. If, by chance, the new clubs haven't arrived yet, I'll need these to play in that, but ot
  5. Allison. So delicious. Aaaaaaaaannnnnnnndddddddddd.........I'm spent.
  6. I'm on my 3rd round of P90X. The first round I did the "lean" program, after being inactive for quite a while. I then did a round of the "Classic" but, toward the end, I realized I was still in the mode of "taking it easy," and decided I had to tee it up again to see how much I could push. This morning was the Plyo workout in Week 3. Bring it!
  7. When Tiger held the #1 spot, he was so far clear of the next player, that it took -- how long of his NOT EVEN PLAYING -- for someone to finally unseat him? I haven't bothered to investigate the math, but the occasional disapperance of Donald and McIlroy and Westwood from relevance in any given tournament, compared to how Tiger is already seemingly getting his flare back for always finding the first page, let alone winning, makes it nearly a lock that he will regain the #1 spot again very soon. I think he should, when I think of the #1 player in the world, that person should be someone who, w
  8. I was just reading the golf.com article on Tiger's win. I had to double-take: "Bay Hill marked Woods's last start before the Masters at Augusta National, where Woods hasn't finished worse than a tie for sixth since 2004 ." Take careful note of that comment. Just five months after "2-Iron-Gate" and then a year after that, somewhere admist the change in swing coaches (can't remember exactly when that happened) and the recovery from the "under the pine tree swing" injury.... Tiger kept the "top 6" streak alive at Augusta. Think of the number of golfers o
  9. It's really pretty amazing when you think about it. They were talking to Ernie about how off his game has been for a year and a half. Sergio is a mess (still). Phil had a horrible week. There are so many players out there who did not go through the ridiculous turn of personal events Tiger has in the last two years, yet they're still struggling to compete consistently. Meanwhile, we've all put this albatross around Tiger's neck of winning, but looking at his last few months, this guy is playing some staggeringly consistent, competitive golf, now finally getting a convincing win in VERY dif
  10. It's this easy: watching that kind of finish was awesome for golf. A 62 from a guy down the leaderboard, by eagling 18 no less, to put a scare into Rory, fantastic. Rory stumbling on a couple approach shots and hitting some amazing bunker shots/par saving putts, clutch. If you didn't like that, or you were influenced by WHO it was, then you suck - stop being such a gossipy school girl (or a self-righteous schmuck). As for "is Tiger back," "will he win again," or "is Rory the new face of golf"....man, are we as a society so desperate for a "story line" that we just can't watch and be
  11. Golf tends to move in opposites. Sounds like you're trying to drive the ball lower and it's only I making you come harder downwards. If I was a betting man, your weight is probably getting way over our toes, too, with a lot of bend at the hips. Work on standing a bit straighter, which will flatten your shoulder plane and swing plane. Then swing easiminot keep the spin to a minimum.
  12. My one word: BELIEVE I remember watching a PGA broadcast a while ago, where they mentioned how Vijay Singh had been putting really well. They referred to the fact that he had adopted a method of saying to himself, "I'm one of the best putters in the world." I remember thinking how powerful that was. True? At the time, it seemed so, but historically, Vijay was erratic. I comes down to, what is the alternative, "I'm marginal"? I adopted it to my putting in this way: when you read a putt, there's really only two things you can say, "I've read this right, I've got the speed, it
  13. If I could strangle anyone in the world and get away with it, it'd be Gary Koch. What a pretentious ass.
  14. I have a set of Cleveland CG Red Irons is good-to-very-good condition. They show signs of play but really no dings or nicks to speak of. DG S300 shafts with Golf Pride Tour Velvet Jumbo grips that are in very good condition. Pics attached. Asking price is from a quick check on eBay, reasonable offers considered. EDIT: 3-wood originally mentioned is sold.
  15. I have a well-used but well-cared for Taylor Made r7 cgb Max 3-wood, stiff shaft. Currently gripped with a Golf Pride Tour Velvet Jumbo grip in very good condition. Magnetic-seam headcover included. Pics attached, more can be provided if needed. I also have a set of Cleveland CG Red irons if you're interested, with which shipping can be combined.
  16. If you want to get into SERIOUS scoring territory, there is NO question, short game is where the difference is made. My argument is, most amateur golfers are poor golfers. That's a fact. There are a metric TON of people out there who can't break 110, or 100. Yes, those people waste a ton of strokes around the green, but they also traverse a hell of a lot of acreage before they even get to the green. I think, in terms of pure "value," for my game, it has to start with ability to keep yourself in play off the tee and on your approach. Those shots are where you risk hitting hazards, taking
  17. You're saying the majority of your 22-handicap strokes come from around the green? I guess that's really just 1, occasionally 2, shots per hole, but if I got hooked up with someone who told me they were a 22, I would expect a whole lot of spray from tee-to-green. I know there's the school of 'learn the game backwards, green to tee,' but I think that's more in terms of constructing the golf swing, learning the fine motor movements, and then just extending that into a longer version. However, I envision playing the game tee-to-green, and it's like that adage, you can't win it with your
  18. The old "you take the most strokes with your putter" adage is played out, I believe. Yes, you may take more strokes with your putter than any other INDIVIDUAL club, but if you shoot 90 with 30 putts, you took 60 strokes with something that ISN'T a putter. Let's just imagine you are a dead-eye putter, but you can't keep your drive in same zip code, and can't hit an approach shot into a swimming pool. That dead-eye putter will - AT BEST - be trying to save your par, but will very likely end up putting out for bogeys or worse, depending on exactly how much trouble you got into along the way.
  19. I have a pretty unusual opinion on this, I think. For me, when it comes to short game and putting, I just feel like 'practice' is difficult because, how do you truly replicate what you're going to find on the course? Every single putt is different, every short shot can have a vastly different lie, trajectory requirement, run/roll, etc... In my mind, 'practicing putting' is nothing more than convincing yourself NOT to think too much, and just roll the damn ball. I mean, you're tapping a ball with a flat-face club and making it roll. That doesn't require unusual mechanics, plane, path,
  20. I, too, now do yoga as part of P90x. I did a 'lean' routine starting back in September (didn't want to rush into too much weights after such a long layoff, I'm an ex-football player and long-time athlete). The lean routine was just what I needed, between the cardio, the stretching and the balance, the benefits to my game were almost immediately evident. I finished that cycle the second week of December, and jumped right into a 'classic' cycle. Not just due to winter, but also into next year, I'm taking a little break from playing a lot of golf, but I plan to work very hard on "golf f
  21. Absolutely. Unfortunately, it will be a while before I can comment on how the drills translate to play (as winter settles here in the Northeast), but I will at least offer some thoughts asap on how the drills feel and the quality of the construction/design of the Pipoe itself.
  22. Interestingly enough, I actually plan on taking a relative hiatus from playing golf in 2012. However, I want to try a little experiment while doing so. My swing actually came together quite well toward the end of 2011. I want to see what kinds of improvements I can make just by doing very simple, targeted drills (and also markedly improving my fitness). I think this seems like a great tool that can help with a wide variety of exercises. I'm also going to buy one for my dad as a tool to help get through the winter. But, I'm having an issue with your website, it says it can't ship to
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