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  1. I'm so tired of this. If this keeps up (and I'm sure you'll celebrate) I'm gone from this website. Maybe you don't care because you aren't making any money on the message board anyway, but this is no way to professionally manage a site. Read the quotes above. Jerry times was considering buying a putter and ANCHORING IT. Not buying a long putter and using it otherwise. You can act like that's not illegal all you want, but it doesn't make it true. Golfingdad replied by saying that instead of worrying about the putter he should just practice more. If you don't understand what
  2. I expect better from YOU. "no equipment is illegal"???? So we can use whatever we want? If you bothered to read the post to which Golfingdad was referring, you'd see that JerryTimes said SPECIFICALLY he was thinking about buying an "anchored putter". Not a long putter. Stop being a troll already.
  3. So if something helps your game, it should be legal unless you're a pro? Like a ball that goes farther than the USGA rules allow? Like a device on your arm to make sure you maintain a certain position at impact? Now, to be fair, you can use anything you want for your own recreational golf. You just have to understand that using anything deemed "illegal" during your round means you can't use the score in that round when figuring an official handicap. If you don't care about an official handicap, then have at it. Use whatever you want. Just don't confuse your game with the game that o
  4. How many putters do you carry? How many wedges do you carry?
  5. I'm half-tempted to just email them a link to this thread. I mean, assuming they haven't stumbled upon it in their "research".
  6. Go ahead and give him all of his reputation points. Just take back half of them to build a park.
  7. Not sure if you guys were ever tortured into watching American Idol, but the audition shows were always the same. You had a lot of kids who were lied to for years by friends and relatives about their singing ability. I'm sure their friends and family were all well-intentioned, and didn't want to hurt their feelings or crush their dreams, but the result ended up being kids getting in front of a national camera making total fools out of themselves because everyone around them led them to believe that they had a chance at becoming a professional singer. Some would break down crying, confused b
  8. Glad to know nobody else is using my mark. And here I thought I was being completely un-creative by simply circling the number on the ball.
  9. Judging from the recent replies, I'm guessing GolfingDad and WhySoSerious might agree with me. In answer to the OP's question, the handicapped guy is the one who lets himself be annoyed by the actions of others on the course. I'm guilty, and I'm guessing I'm not alone. I've been known to rant about people who don't rake their bunkers, drive the cart the length of the fairway on 90-degree days, or take 20 minutes looking for a lost ball. Sadly, I've sometimes let it turn a relaxing round into a stressful day. It's posts like this that help remind me to let my handicap go. No telling how m
  10. I have no problem being a prick. I'd answer him: "I don't know dude, I haven't seen you make anything within 5 feet all day."
  11. Without knowing the full story, it's probably best not to assume anything. We have enough of that going on already these days. For instance... Dad and I went golfing every now and then after his heart attack and hip replacement. I knew how hard it was on him because I'd see him AFTER the round and notice how difficult it was for him to get out of bed for the next couple of days. I learned my lesson, and decided since he had too much pride to ask for the handicap flag, I'd ask for it and I would be his driver for the day, trying to do my part in making sure his round was as non
  12. I never claimed there was a danger that knowledgeable golfers would buy the product. My concern was that golfers who are just learning the game, who watch the golf channel to learn about the game (much as I watched every golf show I could find when I was learning the game), who trust that the fine folks at The Golf Channel wouldn't advertise products that aren't USGA compliant, and subsequently purchase the products thinking that they're allowed to use them on a regular basis. The problem isn't golfers who know what they're doing. It's golfers who are just learning the game who are be
  13. Well, you're right about that. I hadn't considered (and have a little trouble accepting) that we're such a small minority. If you're right, and we are, then all of those complaints about rules changes (whether it's grooves or anchored strokes) have absolutely no more weight than my complaint about advertising. If you're right, then the PGA of America's argument that rules changes would somehow affect people's interest in the game is entirely unfounded. If you're right, then the statements we heard from pros are illogical about how banning an anchored stroke even for recreational golfers wo
  14. Rusty, I'm with you. I realize there are those who are so cynical that they would disagree. But brand confidence is what makes money. Yes, people are "just" protecting their brand because it leads to increased profits in the long run, but WHY they do it isn't as important to me. The fact that the Golf Channel is neglecting their brand is sad. I stopped my Golf Digest subscription a long time ago because the number of advertisements (and those stupid ad cards that make flipping pages impossible) began to overtake the number of articles and useful material. At least when I watch TV I only
  15. Okay, so I'm watching Golf Channel and maybe it's been going on for a while and I just didn't notice, but I saw an ad for a blatantly illegal product and it kind of surprised me. The product is called SliceAway and it's a substance you put on the face of your clubs to minimize spin. Has the Golf Channel been doing this for a while and I just didn't notice before now? I mean there's not even a disclaimer anywhere in the ad stating it doesn't conform to USGA guidelines. If it were MY channel, I'd at least require THAT much before putting their ad in the middle of my Preside
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