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About onthehunt526

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  • Birthday 02/07/1987

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  1. 5/28/17: Continued work on my smooth tempo swing. I think that this is going to help me with my GIR and nGIR problem. But we'll see once I go play on Tuesday.
  2. That's true. With the shaft I play, I could probably play stiff... Mostly because I play one of the heavier shafts on the market.
  3. 5/27/17: Continued to work on my 75% effort swing. I'm trying to feel relaxed as I swing the club, it's definitely working. The bottom point of my swing is right where it's supposed to be. I haven't hit the ball this solidly and on line in a long time. For my short game work, again focusing on keeping it relaxed and simple. Not "jabbing" at the ball. Just a nice fluid motion.. Putting very similar. Keeping the motion relaxed and fluid.
  4. Technically, by fitting I should probably swing an S-Flex shaft... But I play X-flex in my Driver, 4-wood, and Hybrid(s). Why? Because it feels like I'm swinging a rope with stiff. Tour pros, mostly their clubhead speed is faster than ours, but namely, feel. Feel, you would think isn't a big deal with a driver, but it is. They want to be able to feel the shaft. But there is a lot more to their shafts tham just flex. Their is weight, bend profile, bend point, etc...
  5. TV viewer can't call it in now, it has to discernable to the "naked eye". Ernie thought he played from a "wrong location" so he called the penalty on himself. It didn't feel right to Ernie, the ball came out of the rough too well... We didn't see this but he had to mark and lift to identify his ball. In the act of replacing the ball, he felt he didn't "recreate" the lie properly, so he called the penalty. A nobel gesture, for a golfer who has always had class. It might cost him later in the tournament, but he will always have the piece of mind, because he did what he felt was right.
  6. 5/26/17: Mother nature didn't cooperate this morning. So I couldn't practice outside... Damn. So I worked on the 75-80% effort swing, stopping at each position in the backswing.. It works better I've found with hitting balls with a slightly more than three-quarter backswing, though it does work to parallel with longer clubs. It's different to me, still getting used to the feeling... Alina and I putted for a little bit today as well... I focused on solid contact and keeping the putts straight.
  7. It's the same size sweet spot, just the penalty for missing it, isn't as magnified.
  8. 5/25/17: Mother nature didn't cooperate this morning. So I couldn't practice outside... Damn. So I worked on the 75-80% effort swing, stopping at each position in the backswing.. It works better I've found with hitting balls with a slightly more than three-quarter backswing, though it does work to parallel with longer clubs. It's different to me, still getting used to the feeling... But I believe it will be better for my game in the future.
  9. Newman Golf Course in Ithaca, New York. That's my home course.
  10. Off Topic: I only bought the 3 Tour Edge putters new... The others were either off of eBay or the second hand sporting goods store called Instant Replay Sports for between $10 and $40... The Zing 2 I bought there and the grip was in sad shape, so I spent the money to get a new Super Stroke on it. Not bad for a putter from 1984. @iacas with your scientific background, could you possibly explain the original question?
  11. IMHO, maybe he knew he couldn't reach you, it's odd, that foursome should have gotten away from the green faster, and you would not have this problem. As for the rogue ball on the 8th green, I honestly would have marked it and put it aside, and replaced it after you played your shot. They would have had to drop it off of the green anyway.
  12. Agree. I'm not exactly sure why putters have different sweet spots. But my hypothesis is that different putters heads have weight distributed differently. Toe hang putters have more weight toward the toe. Face balanced putters have weight distributed more evenly. Just a theory: So a face-balanced putter would be toward the center of the face, and a toe-hang putter would be more toward the heel to counteract the weight.
  13. Trevino won the 1984 PGA after being struck by lightning in the 1970s... He had back problems the latter part of his career. I think mentally is not the issue, Tiger has the greatest golfing mind golf has ever seen. I'm not going to say what I want to say, for what he needs to be competitive... Because I'm a gentleman at times. Nicklaus's record is probably safe, though Snead's is not. Tiger has at least one more major in him, Trevino, Nicklaus, Floyd, Snead, Mickelson, Els, et al have won majors in their 40s... The last thing these "kids" on tour want is Tiger to never play again. They all miss Tiger. I think they want him out there, but Tiger's prime B game still beats these kids now. These kids still can't beat Tiger's A game.
  14. I'm not sure the lunch monitor would like that too much, that would hurt them. I would definitely go with a higher loft driver, since the 15° 3-wood seems to work... But I wouldn't necessarily go as high as 15°, maybe 13-14° with a lighter shaft with the proper bend profile to maximize distance.
  15. 5/24/17: Worked with my smoother tempo swing today... 75%-80% is better than swing out your shoes... Your mishits are manageable.