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  1. Golfingdad

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    That is correct - good memory. :) Pelican Hill North Course, 7th hole. I hit two of my best shots of the day and was 8' away with a tricky right to left breaking putt for birdie. I hit an OK putt but I missed and was now 10' below the hole for par. I took 4 tries from the EXACT same spot until I finally sank one for a 7. The first three either came up a roll or two short or to the side and ended up back at my feet. All the guys in my group had basically that same putt at some point. The first guy that made his did so after rolling it two feet past and it happened to catch the hole on the way back down. On the 15th hole was a similar scenario where darn near anything that was more than a foot or two left of the hole would not stay on the green but rather would roll off in front of the bunker on the left 15 yards away. I watched a guy in the group in front of us quit the tournament on that hole by just smacking his ball off into the woods as it was rolling back down to him the third or fourth time. And I found out later that he was not the only one. The reason why situations like that, and like the US Open gets themselves into occasionally, are bad is because it luck into play moreso than skill or execution.
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    12 HS players DQ’d from Tournament

    Oh brother
  3. Golfingdad

    12 HS players DQ’d from Tournament

    You guys are being real hard headed about this. Why do you keep giving the dude crap for being understanding and empathetic towards 12 teenage kids for listening when an adult RULES OFFICIAL told them where to hit from?
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    12 HS players DQ’d from Tournament

    Guys, I'm sure this will persuade few, if any, to reconsider their opinions, but ... https://www.golfdigest.com/story/bizarre-turn-in-story-of-dqed-high-school-golfers-players-administrators-say-rules-official-told-them-to-hit-from-wrong-tee-then-denied-it?mbid=social_facebook "According to students, coaches and school administrators, a rules official directed some of the players to hit from the markers that ultimately led to their dismissal..."
  5. Golfingdad

    Tilt shift golf videos

    Colbert opening (and commercial breaks too maybe??) use it - I love that miniature look.
  6. Golfingdad

    Would You Change the Golf Channel?

    I watch the live golf coverage, and I used to watch Big Break when it was still on. I don’t watch anything else on there. Extra points in the live golf category for the NCAA Championships the last 2-3 years. Those are tons of fun to watch!
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    Leave the Flagstick In (and Tend it Too)

    You mean 6' past the hole IF he missed the hole. Surely, you don't think that it would have gone 6' past the hole on the line it was on? Wow, that is a real good parody of pretty much everything they said whenever Bryson did anything this weekend.
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    Why Don't More Clubs Paint The Holes?

    This is not wrong, ask yourself, would you actually weigh the fact that the holes have paint in them towards your decision to play a course? I agree that when I see it, I think to myself "that's a nice touch" however, it doesn't go beyond that. I'm not avoiding a course because they don't paint the holes and I'm not choosing a course because they do. Found some info: https://parwest.com/product.php?pid=121 And a how-to ;)
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    Leave the Flagstick In (and Tend it Too)

    Are we suggesting here in this thread that the above putt will go over the top of the hole if the flagstick is not there? If so, I have a really hard time being on board with that because it's not moving very fast. (4:35 if my link doesn't work properly)
  10. Where were you fitted for these?
  11. Those are purdy. :)
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    Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    LOL. It's funny how the randomest things stick in your memory, because the only real thing I think of when this guys name pops up is that tournament. I think the reason is that I recall that particular year they moved from Riviera because Riviera was being used as a major site (senior PGA or something) so they played the Nissan at Valencia CC for one year. I drive by it every time I visit family up north and always peek through the trees and think "Hey, the had the Nissan Open there that one time." Also fun to think that 3 of those guys only didn't win a major because of this exact loss to Tiger, and two more of them (and Rocco as well) did go on to win Senior majors. Only Mayfair and the Yokoo guy have no major winning or playoff experience of any kind. :)
  13. I actually don't think that it's as black and white as you keep suggesting. Just because Jack started the whole "majors are important" thing doesn't mean that anybody is trying to backdate it. We can recognize that Jack started that line of thinking, apply it to him, and all others that come afterwards (if we so desire), and at the same time NOT apply it to those before him and yet still have conversations about who the greatest player was that still include people from those eras. Along those lines, somebody could say they don't believe that Tiger will be the greatest until he gets to 19 majors, and yet still think that Byron Nelson or Sam Snead is better than Jack Nicklaus, and that would be perfectly valid.
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    Your Greatest Athletic Achievements (Non-Golf)

    Oh you reminded me - I’m pretty darn good at ping pong these days as well (thanks to playing 3-4 days a week at work at lunchtime). I have my own paddle even. ;)
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    2018 Valspar Golf Championship in Tampa, FL

    Just dawned on me after, Nobilo made a comment about a "different energy" in the final group, that with Tiger in the field, I think a strong argument can be made that it's EASIER for the newbie in the final group because his crowds will be undoubtedly smaller than they would otherwise be if Tiger wasn't here. It'll have a little more of a "weekday" or "web.com" feel that might keep him more comfortable.
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