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NM Golf

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NM Golf last won the day on December 20 2013

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About NM Golf

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  • Birthday 10/04/1971

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  1. The ego of this guy, wow. Spoken just like someone who has nothing to back up their opinion. I'm done
  2. Well, some people equate long game with length alone. Straight is a huge factor as well. Length without the ability to find the darn thing is pretty useless. All other aspects of the their games being equal someone who hits the ball farther will win as they should have a better chance of getting the ball in the hole in the fewest number of strokes. That being said in the real world that would never happen as people's games would almost never be equal in all other areas. And I never said that, too many factors exist. I just never did buy into the "practice your short game 80% of the time" theory for the mere fact that even the best players on the planet only get it up and down at an average of about 60% of the time. I mean the best guy on tour only gets it up and down 67% of the time. So even the best amateur can only hope to achieve 50%. (although there are people on this forum who would make you think they get it up and down 90% of the time ) Basically my belief has always been to be successful you have to have as many looks at birdie as possible, so you have to have as many GIRs as possible which means you have to be in the best position possible to hit greens. Which in turn means hit it as long as you can AND hit it where you can find it. Even the best hybrid player on the planet from 225 yards is not as good as I am with sand wedge from 110. Like Lee Trevino said, "There are two things that won't last long in this world, and that's dogs chasing cars and pros putting for pars." You can only get it up and down so often so there is a direct correlation between GIR and scoring well. if you miss 10 greens on average even the best player is looking at a score of +4.
  3. I have no idea what that even means, perhaps you're changing the subject? My wife does that when she's wrong as well. Rage on man, rage on. Maybe the world is flat
  4. White Knighting? No I am just agreeing with someone else with the same viewpoint. As I have said before I have been saying the importance of the long game outweighed that of the short game for years. I am even more empowered now that the data supports my position. You just rage on in the face of overwhelming proof that what you say is erroneous. You have quite the ego. I have little doubt that you actually think your short game is most important, and even less doubt that if we were able to take a look at it analytically the data would show you are wrong. Hey, in your defense people thought the world was flat for hundreds of years, there's hope for you yet.
  5. Marker Size

    Man I would love to, but there are none in my neck of the woods.
  6. https://www.thenation.com/article/why-dont-people-watch-womens-sports/ Pretty good read about why people don't watch women's sports. I think a lot of it is perception. The perception is women are not as much fun to watch. I know a lot of men that have never even watched a women's sporting event. They just say women are not as good as men. I was pretty much the same way, but having a daughter who is a basketball fanatic and plays at a high level (for her age) I have grown considerably in my appreciation of women's basketball. You cannot compare it to the men's game, you have to appreciate it for what it is. That will be very hard for a lot of men, and men still make up over 66% of all sports viewers.
  7. Marker Size

    I like a bigger marker for longer putts because I can read my putt from the other side of the hole without having to put my ball down. That is a help when someone else is away but in the interest of speeding up play I try to get a read on my putt while they do the same.
  8. Whatever happened to.........?

    Ty Tryon is still plugging away on the mini tours. See HERE
  9. Hey @iacas I think I just went back to 2005! Believe what you want, but don't pass off what you believe (not supported at all by the data) as fact. You saying "That's how it is for me." IS NOT FACT. For all we know you can't break 100. As I have said in some other threads I have always believed the importance of the long game far outweighed that of the short game. I have worked at a golf course for over 20 years, I see it all the time. The big difference between the 10-15 handicap and the scratch golfer is their long game. The biggest difference between me and my 5 handicap buddies is...THE LONG GAME. Many of them have very comparable games inside 100 yards to mine. The data supports Erik not you, until you can say something actually supported by some type of actual data, you should stay out of the conversation.
  10. Who is "That Guy" at your club?

    Oh I love exaggerater guy! I get a kick out of yelling to him, "Hey man your balls back here!"
  11. It was you among others. We all have to be able to open our minds to other options especially when the data shows us another direction. Lord knows I've made more than a few changes in the way I think. I am ordering your book in the next week. I am looking forward to reading it, as of now I think it is probably the best way for me to drop a couple more strokes, The swing is what it is at 45 years old I have probably hit it as well as I can.
  12. I have been a saying long game was more important for 15 years. I always scoffed at the saying "Drive for show, putt for dough". I dare say I was ahead of my time back in 2005 when I started this THREAD. I took a beating at the time, even from some people who have now changed their tune.
  13. "Lowest Score Wins" by Barzeski and Wedzik

    I was wondering about this as well, I haven't read a real paper book in years.
  14. I use the same ball all year for the most part. We don't have an inactive season so I post scores year round.
  15. 8 shot penalty for Ben Crane?

    And that little tidbit ends the discussion, I mean how are you going to argue with that? NEXT!