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TJBam last won the day on March 2 2015

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  1. I wasn't playing at the time, but I always heard that around 2006-2008 is when driver technology "turned up." That being said, if it fits and it grips, it rips! I play an R1 with a 43.75" GD shaft. I hit it much better than any of the demo clubs (M1, M2, G, etc etc).
  2. I had an ingrown fingernail on my right hand one time. I tried to keep playing and adjusted my grip to accommodate. The grip screwed me up (it was sort of a 2 finger Furyk grip) and was causing issues in the swing with the adjusted grip. Ended up hurting my back trying to use it. WTH! The body is a finely tuned machine. Take care of it! Everyone do yourselves a favor, stand up and get a couple hip flexor, wrist, neck, back stretches in for a few minutes...
  3. I play the ball in the same position as about a 5iron. I swing like it's a 5 iron. I make sure to hit down on the ball like I'm pinching it, as I would with an iron.
  4. I don't really recall ever being matched up with someone who was insufferable. What's that saying, look around the room for the stupidest guy, if you can't find him, it's you?
  5. Really appreciate the input @mvmac. Wondering when I will be receiving my TST invoice for work rendered over two years worth of swing thread... Did not realize where my head/eyes were at. What a difference it makes to stare down the ball from middle of the eyes rather than head up and looking down to it. That seems to facilitate a shoulder turn around the axis and prevent excessive lateral sway. I've found now that when I find myself with my head up and eyes looking downward to the ball, my head/neck prevent a smooth shoulder turn and cause me to sway back in my swing and off the ball, which results in a lot of bad stuff clearly. Taking notes from all the videos and links, looks like my swing is flat with a shoulder turn that is too level. I've made a conscious effort to steepen and have a shoulder turn that is more consistent with the above diagram, has worked wonders. Thanks for the pointers!
  6. Wireless headphones with an album you know all the words to. Something familiar and relaxing might put you at ease. Or swing lube.
  7. Video A is a very straight ball with a lot of distance (for me). Target is the tiny white flag/club house. Carry is around 240 yds, with another 15 yds or so of rollout. Video B is an example of my miss which is becoming more common the past month. I "feel" the same when making the swing but the result is a big high slice way off target. It is manageable on course but still a big miss and ugly. Can anyone spot a difference in swings between the two videos? Video B I feel like I end up very off balance. Video A https://youtu.be/6nravVZ4ATE Video B https://youtu.be/3nIg5j1cgAk About a 10 handicap right now. Driver is R1 stiff stock shaft set at 12*. Yes we filmed vertically. Oops.
  8. Step 1: Olsen files for freezing the case based on the anti-SLAPP statute (depending on his state). Step 2: Once the anti-SLAPP is filed for, Woods' counsel can not demand any documents, etc. Long story short, Olsen doesn't have to spend any additional $ on defending himself or be subject to legal harassment (subpoenas, request for documents, etc). Step 3: Judge decides, after review, that Woods has no case. Step 4: Woods is responsible for reimbursing Olsen's anti-SLAPP filing and any legal fees incurred. Still hope Tiger takes him to court, that'd be hilarious and awesome. PS I am not a lawyer, this is just how I am told it would probably play out.
  9. Defamation is a gray area. There is clear defamation, where a statement is made to be fact. "Tiger Woods used PED's and is currently suspended." Then, there is opinion, where the speaker clearly states he is making an opinion. "I think that Tiger Woods used PED's, and that's why he is suspended." Olsen managed to straddle the extremes and find the gray area that lawyers, both prosecution and defense, love: " I heard from someone credible that Tiger Woods used PED's." This could very well be a fact: Dan Olsen very well could've heard that Tiger Woods used PED's. He could've heard it from a neighbor, his wife, or from another burned out former Tour player. Now we have to define "someone credible." See where this is going? Who did you hear it from, Mr. Olsen? "Uh, I don't recall." Since Olsen prefaced most if not all of what he was saying with basically "someone credible told me that...", then he is not making a statement himself. It could be argued, from a defense standpoint, that Olsen was passing along gossip. Gossiping is not against the law if Olsen's defense can make a reasonable assertion that Olsen did indeed hear the rumor, and that Olsen had the slightest reason to believe that an athlete could very well be using PED's. What we can draw from this is that Olsen is an idiot, Tiger should sue anyways, and I'm not allowed to call my lawyer buddy during office hours any more because he's "on billable hours, douche."
  10. Nike marketing wet dream, hear me out on this commercial: Black screen with a Nike swoosh Olson's radio comments playing, audio only, focusing on the Nike "cheater ball" comments Picture fades in, TIGER WOODS EARLY 2000's BALL WORKING COMPILATION, no background music just "cheater ball" comments plus ballstriking Olson's radio comments are repeated over and over while the sick compilation is playing, "cheater ball cheater ball" 30 seconds of Tiger checking up wedges and long irons while "cheater ball" is repeated over and over 2005 Masters chip is the last clip of the compilation, the Nike logo drops into the hole and the picture and sound cut out: Black screen white text: "Give your playing partners something to talk about. The Nike 20xi-version 2.0" Sales go up 1,000,000% and the entire world uses Nike balls
  11. Current poll results from the CBS live stream:
  12. Looks like much more than 20lb loss, and he doesn't look healthy in my opinion. Hope he finds a happy medium between glutton and gluten-free and heavies back up a little to a "man" weight.
  13. Two highlights for me from this week's episode: 1. Chad eliminating the third challenger in two days. I can't blame people for taking him to elimination for obvious reasons. One, his leg. Two, he is the "newest" to the game and didn't play college, mini tours, etc. as far as I know. Three, his length. But I'll be damned if this dude is just a monster when the bell rings. An absolute animal when he's on the clock with a very strong mental game I believe. I doubt that anyone will be taking him to elimination challenge for at least 2 weeks. 2. Tyler's impression of Brandon during a one-on-one, with the voice, "I'm striking the ball so well today," is the biggest laugh I've had for any Big Break season so far. I mean he hit the nasally voice spot-on. This includes Anthony's antics/delusions from last season. On a similar note, does anyone else notice that Tyler's one-on-ones are a little excessive? Seems like they are playing his clips every two minutes, and not giving a ton of words to the other players.
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