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Everything posted by Lihu

  1. White is usually OB? Unless, there’s actually a sign saying so. You can always take that as unplayable... I have to agree, GUR is wrong.
  2. I don’t see that too often, but you’re the instructor 😊
  3. Speeding up the backswing is not going to help at all. Everything else sounds reasonable. If you’re always 20-30 yards short, you can look into hitting more woods. I know quite a few who use 7W and even higher? Just practice a ton with those woods. Some of my range rat buddies are much older and do exactly that.
  4. Like Taylor Swift’s song... ”Say it in the street it’s a knockout. Say it in a tweet it’s a cop out...” 😁 In this case, the data shows that he’s correct. I could manufacture all kinds of stories and the like to prove my point, but I don’t have to. All the “internet instructors” who spout distance helps more are taking into account that longer distances usually result from faster swings with better strikes. Better strikes usually end up with better accuracy too. Hitting consistently long takes both. We’re definitely not talking about that kid who hits 350 yards then 220 slice next hole...
  5. I’d probably prefer to look into just using a shorter club but same swing? For me, distance accuracy are related. On days that I hit bad, my shots are usually shorter too. Bad strikes or hitting the corner of the driver does both of those things... Good ball striking helps...
  6. Distance and accuracy usually develop together. As I got longer, I also got straighter. I don’t see the two as a choice? And I overhauled my swing. There’s no quick fixes...
  7. I question the validity of the experiment primarily because the 20 handicap seemed to hit relatively good tee shots and attempted shots I don’t normally see them attempt. He looked more like a 15. Or 13? At least off the tee, right? Not sure about forcing the “20” hit to within 100 yards though? He must have a terrible short game with a glaring weakness in all aspects of that? That’s why the experiment worked. They found a “20” with a decent tee shot and so so approach and horrible short game. If he’s a 20 because of that then, yeah, of course the experiment is biased to work...🤪 The person conducting the experiment even stated his bias and conclusion before the last shot was made 🤔 So, you’d rather hit 180-220 yard tee shots then chunk a ball to within 100 yards as a 20 handicap than pitch or chip from at most 50 yards from the green? 👀 Hmm, any other bets you’re willing to wager? 😁
  8. The sprinkler head didn’t even slow it down 😂 Guessing this was a posed shot after they 6 putted 🤪 Been there and done that on the 18th of my home course... rough hole placement. The approach fairway was very nicely manicured, What a beautifully maintained course! 😁
  9. Was wondering how you’d react to that statement, pretty much what I expected... 😂 Some of those “20”’s tee shots were pretty nice!
  10. Funny how Guinness is like 4% and Natural Daddy is 8% must taste like water from all the filtering they have to do to it to make it drinkable 😂😂😂
  11. It’s actually never too early for a well deserved reward like that... But one time, as we used to get free beers with our players club memberships, we got one of my friends three beers before the round started, and he ended up whiffing the first tee... and the second. Making second shots from the ladies tees, type of thing... So, too early? 😂 Our fourth, just joined us for the round, just kind of stared at us in disbelief with an expression that clearly stated he wanted to change foursomes?
  12. I think it’s possible to shoot 85 then 110 even with a reasonable swing😱 It’s possible that people go through more terrible slumps when they need a lot of compensation that makes them feel like they don’t even know how to swing any more? As opposed to just hitting bad 😂
  13. Agree with @billchao, not many people I know who swing reasonably “focus on release“ at all...
  14. Or just not get beaten up by other players for playing so slow 😂
  15. Of course, I had to make some underlying assumptions 😂
  16. Agree with the rest, but the “scientific” method kind of implies that? If he’s taking a break, does that allow him to use them? IDK?
  17. Joking aside, he does look built to be able to stack muscles. Most professional athletes in sports where high muscle recruitment is required could bulk up due to their higher concentration of fast twitch muscles. The question is if they want to change their physique? Most of my ex-teammates in high school sports could bulk up a bit in a few weeks. They have the natural ability to get big. The problem is recovery. That’s where steroids are generally used. So, you have to have the ability to consume and use high thousands of calories and bulk up, then steroids can help with recovery. With a well regulated diet and minimal steroid use (or a modern recovery equivalent), he probably could bulk up in 6 weeks. Even though I never could afford steroids, but some of my teammates could. I just had debilitatingly sore muscles most of the time, while my ex-teammates were magically and fully recovered before every event. 🤪 Totally possible for a pro athlete to do it in 6 weeks. Since, BD prides himself in the scientific method, I’d have to guess some form of PEDs will be involved, and I’m pretty sure it would be undetectable or even currently legal.
  18. I like the one I’m using...it’s a bit more reliable than GG and doesn’t really require editing holes. Although, I do have both.
  19. Got it, his good shots are 300 yards and not his average. Even so, he’s very rare indeed. I’ve seen plenty of younger players hit that far, but I haven’t yet seen any 55+ yet. Even watching the Champions tour players over 55. Their shots look like they’re going 300 yards but they generally average about what you do at 267 yards. The top 10 are 110 to 115 with Freddy Couples in his earlier 50s still at 115-118 I think? I don’t watch that much golf, but my older playing partners are constantly talking about it and looking these statistics up while we’re waiting to make our shots. Your brother is extremely rare, and you’re basically driving as far as the average champions tour player.
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