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  1. @iacas thank you for the detailed reply. I’ll have to give some thought to what you posted.
  2. It really doesn’t though. At its core, the calculation tells us that an excellent round shot on a very difficult course is less impressive than an identical round on a very easy course. Now I’m open to learning something I hadn’t thought about before and I did a google search in good faith on the topic. But I didn’t find anything that changed my mind. In fact, a few of the top hits were articles that criticized the USGA for this backwards calculation. That said, if there is a specific article or link you are referring to, I would be open to reading it.
  3. Perfect example of how counter-intuitive the handicapping system is for plus handicaps. If slope had the same impact on an under par round as it did for one over par, Koepka's differential would have been something like +20. Really, slope shouldn't be factored in at all when you get below par, but it's OT for this thread. Kudos to Brooks for an awesome round.
  4. Romo finished with a 76-74 - 8 over par performance. He finished tied with JJ Henry, ahead of 4 others who completed both rounds and 3 guys who withdrew. He didn't quite hit the lofty "72 or better" prediction I had set for him, but I would call it a pretty respectable showing nonetheless. And an interesting stat - Romo was actually 5- under on the par 5's, while going 13 over on the par 3's & 4's!
  5. Starting out strong. I'm not a big gambler, but I was curious to see what some of the betting sites had predicted for Romo. One of them had the over/under on his first round at 75.5. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't check earlier. I would have been willing to wager a modest sum on the "under" there.
  6. The scores in this event tend to be pretty low compared to the typical tour stops. He could easily go 72-78, or something similar, and finish in the bottom 5. I think last year, the cut was 4-under par. With that said, I would still consider a single round of 72 under tour conditions to be pretty damn impressive. To clarify, when I said "lowest" round, I meant the better of his two rounds. So it sounds like you should have voted for the 73-77 option.
  7. Tony Romo is playing the AT&T Byron Nelson on a sponsor's exemption this week. It will be his 3rd professional event. His prior 2 exemptions were in the Domincan Republic and I believe he low round ever was a 77. Not exactly a stellar performance from someone that seems to hold onto aspirations that he can compete against the big boys. The Byron Nelson will be hosted on Romo's home course, and by all accounts, he has been spending a lot of time working on his game recently. Both of those things work to his advantage. I feel a little crazy saying it, but I think he's going to go low at least one of the days, and finish with a round at 72 or better. The guy is clearly an elite athlete, and his prior woes at the Dominican events were mostly putting related. His ball-striking was actually pretty solid. On greens that he knows well, I think he's got at least one low round in him.
  8. C'mon man, think about what you are saying here. The majority of posts on any given message board involve hypothetical discussions. Do you think the Jack/Tiger debate can be proven with certainty? Does that not mean we can't discuss and debate these things? The comment that because it can't be proven, it shouldn't be debated is almost too ridiculous to address. And for the record, there are several studies that illustrate performance deteriorates under pressure for most people. I will try to dig them up when I have a bit more time. Some of the findings are pretty conclusive, if you care to research them.
  9. Some will perform better, true. But most people will perform worse. There are some people whose performance improves under extreme pressure. But they are outliers. Your typical golfer would very likely shoot worse than his average score under those conditions. Why is the question pointless? It's a hypothetical, but it seems to be pretty pertinent to the topic in question.
  10. I haven't used Game golf in awhile, but my average putts per round was somewhere around 31-32 when I was keeping stats. Most decent players are likely in a similar range. 36 putts is a bad putting round. 39 is just brutal. I don't remember my GIR that day, but it was enough to reasonably shoot somewhere in the 70's with average putting.
  11. Not to get caught up in semantics but striking it perfectly ain't gonna happen for the pros, let alone guys that are posting about golf on a message board. That said, it is absolutely possible to strike it well above your average and score poorly. I recently shot an 84 with 39 putts (41 if you counted putts from the fringe). I hit the ball great, but it was a brutally disappointing round. Fair enough. I feel completely opposite, but to each their own. Out of curiosity, is the majority of your golf casual rounds as opposed to competitive rounds? I think that may drive a big part of one's perspective.
  12. For me, golf is more enjoyable when I score well - period. Those rounds where I scrape it around from tee to green, but still find a way to get up and down enough to break 80 can be immensely satisfying. By contrast, rounds where I hit the ball beautifully but can't seem to get the ball into the hole (due to 3 putts, poor chips, etc.) are among my most frustrating. Several here have commented that scoring flows from ball-striking. Which over the long run is true. But I feel like they are mis-reading the question. On any given day, who in their right mind wouldn't take a lower score?
  13. On all the time. I used to take them off for shots, but I lost an expensive pair once somewhere on the course and decided it wasn't worth it. After about 2-3 rounds wearing them the whole time, you will get used to it and won't notice the difference.
  14. Sorry to hear about your friend. That is a brutal hand that life dealt him. As for your question, my best suggestion would be to leverage the star power of your celebrities and auction off their participation in the event. I am assuming that when you say they are "attending" the outing that means that they intend to play golf as well? If so, hold an auction an hour before the event with the winner getting the right to have Mr. NFL star, or Mr. MLB broadcaster play in their group. If the names are prolific enough, you could likely raise a lot of money via some rich guys that want to rub elbows and drink beers with a couple of sports legends for 4-5 hours. A club that my buddy belongs to hosted a similar charity event and had 4-5 former SF Giants in attendance. In addition to the aforementioned auction, they hosted a breakfast beforehand. For an additional $50 a person, we ate breakfast, listened to Dave Dravecky, Kevin Mitchell, Vida Blue and a few others tell stories about their playing days and host a Q&A session. It was a lot of fun and I'm pretty sure they raised a lot of money that day.
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