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Kingkat1954

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  1. I remember watching Miller during his playing days. It has been said that there were maybe 3 golfers that hit the ball pure; Hogan, Trevino and some say Miller. This was before Tiger. I watched the 63 at Oakmont and marveled at his accurate iron play that day. Amazing. His ability to hit his irons to exact yardages was awesome. And yes, he played against Nicklaus, and Weiskopf. His golf swing knowledge is greater than many other players. And yes, he was a good announcer.
  2. IMHO, the "rule" should be: IF a student competes, regardless of gender, then THEY are eligible for ANY and ALL tournaments, and matches including team or individual results. Besides, the young lady did play from the.............(ahem) Men's Tees, correct? So, maybe some jealousy here...........whatever!
  3. Personal taste with a respect FOR the game is what might be missing. I have always felt that proper attire should be required for golfers. Does not need to be expensive, but tasteful. A simple golf shirt, and business casual slacks, or shorts are fine. Even dress styled jeans are OK, pressed and neat. Not sure I like untucked shirts, but that may be more comfort over style anyway.
  4. Senior golfer here. Just tried a "iron fitting" with launch monitor and several clubs and shaft combinations. Clubs were Taylor made M2, Callaway Steelhead XR, and Ping G. Fitter suggested Graphite shafts, saw immediate swing speed increase. Adjusted for lie, was simply a choice of which club I liked best. These were game improvement clubs. A step up from my current Ping G30's. Get fit for proper irons and you should see improvement.
  5. IF she broke a rule in Round Three, she also teed off out of place in Round Four? NO..................WHY NOT? There should be a "time limit" on when rules can be called. From say anytime during a round, until the START of the NEXT round? Also......................PGA / LPGA Tour should stop taking messages from outside the tournament about rules infractions. I guess "score" doesn't really matter does it? I mean anyone can call a penalty, and adjust your score? Sad!
  6. Just found out I won! Purchased TWO Sunday tickets. Any suggestions on hotels near / far away? Where is a good place to find info on getting there, driving to course, a shuttle? Tried the masters.com and they didn't have anything. Thank you
  7. From what I remember, Arnold Palmer, and television were made for each other. He was the darling of golf fans and television just loved him. As his persona grew, so did the attention around Nicklaus and other pros. I remember a few headlines that were, "Palmer Loses Another......", rather than (pick a named pro) won the tournament. It was a phenomenon. And a few pros were jealous of him, but when they saw the winnings increase, they began to enjoy the spoils. Same as when Nicklaus began to dominate, and as Palmer didn't win the majors, the media began the search for a "next Nicklaus". There was Weiskopf, Miller, Watson, Norman, just to name a few prominent ones. The television age always wanted to find the next exciting golfer that would break all the records and win dozens of major tournaments. Remember, Jack played against and won against these guys. He remained on top for a long time. Golf will always want for heroes. The larger than life pro that can accomplish all this and have an over abundance of personality and charm. It is the nature of the game now.
  8. I think WE amateurs over read our putts!!!!!!!!! Well, at least I did. As stated above, look at the line, commit to it and hit it so it travels PAST the hole! I have had fewer three putts since I tried this. Not making more putts on the first try, but more second putts! Helped my score.
  9. All Time Best Swing.............? In my opinion, there is only one to have, Sam Snead's. Along with the brain of Jack Nicklaus.
  10. Ordering tomorrow, the Ping G30 clubs. Driver SF Tec 10 degree 5 wood 5 thru 9 irons, PW,UW,and SW R shaft flex and midsized grips. The irons are everything they say about them! Gained a small yardage, but the flight was straight and consistent. Felt very soft. Can't wait to get 'em and try 'em out!!!!!!!!
  11. I always wonder why we try to play courses that are too long for our games/handicaps? Because we watch the Tour Players? Egos? I know my limits. I have been forward (a little) some holes are too short, so I adjust, and still play mid 80's, but I am not trying to bust a drive anymore. Its been a lot more fun. I can concentrate on my shorter irons now, 8 thru the wedges. Scoring better. Maybe that should be the mantra: (like RayG said) "Move Up, Have a Beer, Have Fun".................I want the t-shirt!!!!!!!!!
  12. Best swing aid I have found is a simple towel under the "forward arm" and take 3/4swings. Amazing how solid the hits are. Alignment sticks are great to have. Set one vertical in the ground on Target Line, about 24 inches behind ball. Take full swings,make sure club goes inside. Helps with "Over the Top". Simple is best. IDEA: they should make a device (string/ cord/rubber band) that attaches to the butt/grip end of a golf club, and then attach (somehow) to your chest. This string/cord/rubber band from club to chest, should be taught throughout the entire swing. Ideas from looking at pictures of Tom Watson swing. The club seemed to stay the same distance from his body throughout the swing.
  13. My DVR is the best device I have ever owned!!!!!!!!!!!!! I voted to watch MORE! Just love to fast forward thru the commercials, and some of the endless commentary. More action, less comments. Henry Longhurst , the announcer of CBS golf telecasts, never tried to say more than necessary during the program. He knew the action was what the viewers wanted, not his talk. He was the gold standard of golf announcers. Much like Ken Venturi was. I sincerely miss those two!
  14. I already LOVE the course! Looks like a true test of American golf again. Watson is just amazing to watch. Swing has changed very little over all these years. He will be hard to beat. Noticed a "few" changes in the coverage. Showing a lot more action, and less chatter. Still not a fan of the after round assessment, but maybe it will get better. The host is a welcome change, he will do well. Looking forward to a great week of US Senior Open play. The temperature will be a factor, but I am sure these guys will do whatever necessary to beat the heat. Lots of great names playing. This is a course I would love to play. Well done USGA!!!!!!
  15. I used to really like the Pinnacle Exception ball. Solid two piece, with a solid feel on impact. Tried the latest Pinnacle and do not like it. Wish they still made the Titleist DT Wound 90. Still the best. Hard to play anything other than Titleist.
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