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    Formerly known as Club Champion
  • Birthday May 15

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  1. The TST Member tournament play thread....

    Had our Member-Member this previous weekend. It's a flighted best-ball net. First round was a bunch of meh...tried to play a little different when my partner was stroking and never got settled. Second round was much better and stayed within myself. Made one small setup change that made a big difference. We played better but didn't score much better...mostly because we did not brother-in-law it at all. We, unfortunately, birdied and bogeyed similar holes. Fun, but frustrating.
  2. 2017 Wyndham Championship

    I read somewhere that he had tried hitting it higher and had a lot of issues so decided to go back to the low ball flight. That's the exact shot I was looking for...I think it is his 1-iron. He hit it 341. Agreed...this is just seemed extreme. Something definitely worth noting.
  3. 2017 Wyndham Championship

    Great to see Stenson win. Can we talk about Schniederjans' ball flight? My goodness I've never seen someone hit it that low...
  4. Favorite TV Show(s)

    What do you mean "spoiler tags"? Just commenting on existing episode(s) and theorizing on what's next...haven't and never will watch any leaked episodes.
  5. 2017 Wyndham Championship

    The boys are going low again. I've played this course a handful of times in the past few years and I'm amazed at how these guys absolutely pick it apart. It isn't a terribly long golf course but the greens are normally firm and fast. Still make it look so easy. Just shows you how good the guys on tour really are.
  6. Favorite TV Show(s)

    Latest episode of GOT - "Eastwatch" Not many episodes could have followed "Spoils of War" and looked even half-way decent...but this was probably my least favorite of the season. The main reasons are: Jamie and Bronn popping up a half-mile downstream...with Jamie still in his full armor and fake hand was just ridiculous. Would rather have seen Jamie and Bronn captured and Tyrion pleading for their lives to barter a armistice by giving Jamie back to Cersei or something like that. There was no way those two were going to die but having them be able to get back to Kings Landing without being captured is bad. But not nearly as bad as... Catching a wight or white walker and bringing it to Cersei? Really? In the words of Tormund, this is a stupid plan. Beyond stupid. I know the show runners are using it as a way to get those guys north of the wall but come on...Jon should have told Tyron to stick it up his dwarf a$$. And if they do catch one, what the hell are they transporting it back to Kings Landing in? I think the major problem here is that they are trying to wrap up the show in a limited number of episodes and they really, really have to move the plot and characters along pretty quickly. I understand but the motivations here are dumb. My guess is that there is a cliffhanger at the end of this season that leaves Jon in dire straits with Dany coming to his rescue with the dragons. What else is she to do? They have Casterly Rock, Highgarden, etc...take a trip north to see the rest of the kingdom and bring your dragons. Hell, just scoop a few of those wights up with Drogon and drop them on the Red Keep for gods sake Fed Ex style. I'm betting next week is going to be heart-racing...looks like it that way in the promos. I'm hoping for lots of flaming swords, Jon killing some more white walkers, Arya and Sansa out scheming Littlefinger and Bran cracking a smile. A lot to ask...especially of Bran.
  7. Is your Summer slipping away?

    It doesn't start slipping away for me until after our club championship. That's when I try to have my game ready/peaking. Down south I don't start slowing down until the end of October. Then I don't play quite as much or focus on working on things in my game.
  8. Being Fit for an Edel Putter

    Went through a fitting with @iacas a few weeks ago and received my putter a few days back. Haven't played a round with it yet but our member-member is this weekend so it will get a good workout. Really happy with how it turned out.
  9. Agreed. Your point is valid...but my experience in the past few years tells me they are harder to read. I struggled at #2 and a couple other courses with this grass. It might be that it looks a lot different and it throws me off. Would favor someone doing AimPoint.
  10. I'll speak from experience here...not at Quail Hollow mind you. Those types of greens (Champion Bermuda), I have found, are sometimes not easy to read. They've put that strain of grass in a few places down here and it's really, really nice and you can speed the greens up in the summer which you can't do down south with bent without risk of damaging the greens. Problem is that subtle breaks are hard to read. Those 5-12 footers that look straight or might have a slight bit of turn are difficult. Sometimes I'd rather have one that had more, and obvious, break.
  11. Lol. I had to turn it off anyway just before he came on...just my luck. Breed is ok in moderation...small, small doses. I like what I see so far. Course looks fair but difficult with the greens a bit firmer and faster than you normally see in a PGA Championship.
  12. Mizuno MP 18 Irons

    I currently have MP-4's and absolutely love them. Hoping to get my hands on a set of the MP-18 MB's...they look freaking beautiful. In the past 20 years I've only ever deviated from Mizuno's for a set of Titleist MB's for about 3-4 years. I can't say enough good things about Mizuno's irons.
  13. What have you changed?

    Excellent thread @DaveP043. Swing Changes: This year I've focused on two things. First is getting my right elbow/upper arm more attached to my body during the backswing. Second is extending through the ball with the hands in/closer to my body. My last few rounds have been great and I'm very optimistic for the rest of the year. Decision Making: Two things I've tried incorporating are 1) being a bit more aggressive in getting the ball closer to the green (being careful to avoid trouble) instead of laying-up and 2) aiming away from the pin to fatter/safer parts of the green in order to hit more greens. The last one is still a bit hard to incorporate as it goes against natural instinct, especially inside 150 or so. Equipment: Went to the Callaway Epic driver and added Edel wedges late last year. Both switches have been extremely positive. I also have an Edel putter on order.
  14. I agree with that first (and last) sentence but I actually have the opposite happen to me when I swing faster (or slower). If I try and guide the ball and swing at a 80-90%-ish speed, often I won't make a good full turn with my shoulders and my arms will be ahead of my body and come over-the-top. If I try and take a harder, fuller swing I make that good shoulder turn and (sometimes) will get stuck and hit a big block. The trick is finding the balance (obviously.) Then build from there...