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zipazoid last won the day on June 9 2017

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About zipazoid

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  1. zipazoid

    My bag, need some thoughts

    Was gonna say, but already mentioned - FIVE wedges? What's the difference, really, between the 54 & 58? Why not split the difference & get a 56 to replace both of them?
  2. zipazoid

    TIL who Angelo Spagnolo is

    lol I remember that well. What always got me about him was, how could anyone enjoy playing like that? If it were me I would have either taken lessons or threw my clubs away.
  3. It's not beside my point. I just deviated off on a tangent by invoking myself. Any 2.2 is not going to play well in a professional event. Whether it's me, you or Steph Curry. And yes...I will concede that Curry's comfort with the big stage will help him...certainly can't hurt. But he simply doesn't have the game. It's a simple point that I needlessly complicated.
  4. Okay, then I guess I should have kept myself & my experiences out of it since I'm not Steph Curry. My bad. So I'll just state it like this - a 2.2 HCI playing in a web.com event ain't breaking 85. Whether they have championship rings from another sport or not.
  5. Never said that. All I did was try to relate it to my experiences playing amateur tournament golf. Of COURSE I am not implying that my experience compares to winning the NBA Championship. I was simply, and only, saying that posting a handicap at your club & playing to that in a tournament are very different. My personal experiences have proved this, irrespective of the level of the stage I was "dinking it around" on. He won't break 85.
  6. So are you saying they're the same? I would imagine your experience as a professional golfer would say differently. I know my amateur experiences do. Am I Steph Curry? No. My index was a couple of strokes higher than his 2.2 when I played competitively. But I disagree that, since he can nail a jump shot under pressure means he can handle hitting a 200-yard shot over water under pressure. The only similarity is pressure. So if you think that similarity will carry the day for him, fine. But I don't think that argument holds water.
  7. A lot. Like, for example, relying on your teammates. Is Kevin Durant his caddy & gonna hit some shots for him?
  8. <sigh>....the stories I could tell... This is why I always try to get the furthest to the right stall.
  9. There's golf...and then there's tournament golf. A 2 turns into a 10 in a tournament.
  10. Yeah I'm not trying to be a hater here, but as the pros say, scratch ain't sh*t. And Curry ain't even close to scratch. He's gonna learn just how good these guys are, how tough the courses are, and how far he has to go. But it's all good. It's a web.com event. They can use all the pub they can get. I got no problem with the sponsor's exemption for him. Sponsor's exemption usually don't win, or even contend...they're there to build the gate. He will. So mission accomplished.
  11. Wow. After seeing those scores, I will revise my prediction. I said earlier he won't break 80 - He won't break 85.
  12. Sure. I'm trying to describe the feeling I try to achieve from the top - start with lower body (I think 'bump the hip') then just let the shoulders turn. I don't think arms at all. Seems when I do, that's when I get into steering the hit. I'm just wanting the stored energy released in a natural way.
  13. And for me, I can't consciously think 'arms' for power when I swing. The downswing is just too fast to be able to do anything about it. But I think 'turn (backswing) and turn (forward swing)' of the core & let the arms/wrists essentially do their thing. By thinking the big muscles (hips shoulders, legs), the small muscles (arms, wrists) will respond naturally, like a whip - my core is the handle of the whip & the hands/arms are the end of it. That seems to work best for me. If I think arms I start steering the shot instead of a free release.
  14. zipazoid

    Poll on Range Finders

    Thanks for this, and that was my logic for deciding on a laser (which I am still waiting to arrive...sure hope it comes tomorrow so I got it for the weekend) - that I decide what I want distance to, not a predetermined map telling me. I totally understand that the gps gives pretty much what a golfer needs to know, but I still like the idea of me choosing what I want distance to. Like you said - I can see me shooting a tree on the far side of the fairway on a dogleg & deducting 10 years or the far side of a creek to get the carry distance & so on. A laser just seems to give you more control.
  15. zipazoid

    Favorite Thing about This Time of Year

    It used to be, here in South Florida, that summer meant the tourists went home & we would get the courses to ourselves. Plus the rates drop. But here in Miami? There's no noticeable difference. It's still too many people in too small of an area & Miami does not have enough courses to serve the population. Many have closed & made into (more valuable) homes. The bright side? I am three hours from Key West. Go do the Duval Crawl!
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