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About sofingaw

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  • Birthday 07/24/1987

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  1. I’d play for the sweep if I were him. Odds are incredibly low, but that would be a hell of a run. I’d give it the old college try.
  2. LMAO, nah, you’re probably just another dirty damn liar like the rest of us! 😂
  3. And I’ll pay for your round and buy you a drink, too if I can’t substantiate my claims! We can play on a real course if you like, as well. Any game, I’m down.
  4. No, not ‘basically proclaiming that was my average’, because, the other 4 shots are off the course (effectively zero yards, or even -150 as far as my average is concerned, depending on how you see it.) or 50-75 yards in front of me or something. 6/10 is not ‘a couple of shots’ either, though. It is my potential, but it’s not some extreme upper limit that I’m practically incapable of actually pulling off. It’s a very regular, (if not truly average) result. If you’re able to get to Yoko, message me at 070-1260-3145, Japanese number, so you’ll have to enter the country code or whatever, without a Japanese carrier.
  5. Also, as I mentioned, but your roid-rage or whatever failed to read: I hit enough shitty shots (OB, tops, sky-balls) to drop my true average quite a bit. Probably more like the 220 or even less that you mentioned. This (among other things) would help account for the atrocious HC index I hold. Think of it like this: I “SMASH” a down-hiller 290-300 (fairly easy swing for me, FWIW), then on the next hole, hook one into Narnia OB. Guess what? My driving average is now 140-150. But on any given swing, with possibly 50% accuracy, I can very likely hit it as far, or further than you. No sweat. It’s not ‘male ego’ or lying. It’s just real life. I’m down for screen golf! You in Japan? I live in Yokosuka.
  6. I probably do have a 105 mph driver swing on my best shots, yes. I’m only 31 years old, and I’m 6’2, with long arms, and I am definitley swing a 6i between 86-90 mph. Puts me in that category, yes. Again, I’m not carrying 300 or claiming so. Probably carrying 240-260, then adding roll. On a downhill hole? Yeah, that could be 300+. (And has been, a couple of times.) None of that is unreasonable. Sorry that you seem so upset that you can’t hit is so far, or whatever. Perhaps a driver fitting would help you? I don’t know.
  7. I mean, I feel you. There are plenty of liars and exaggerators. And plenty of honest folks have exaggerated from time to time... But I really do hit a driver between 260-280 on well struck shots, (call it 6/10) and have hit several over 300 on the course in the short time I’ve had my new driver. - And I suck pretty bad, still. I slice and hook and sky-ball enough shots that my true average drive is shorter. But I can put it out there with fair regularity these days. And im not alone. Also, it’s probably fair to point out that anyone who CAN hit it that far, and who has seen an Internet golf forum, probably WILL mention it at a minimum, and brag about it fairly predictably. Maybe you do just play with short hitters. I’ve seen plenty of players better than me, but basically bogey golfers hit it well past me, and a few who are worse than me hit it further as well. And virtually everyone who I’ve played with who shoots in the 80’s or better hits it pretty far. With a new-technology club that fits you.. distance isn’t terribly hard to achieve these days for lots of players at various skill levels. Edit: To clerify, I don’t personally claim to CARRY 280. My carry is between 240-260 on the well-struck shots, with associated roll accounting for the total (obviously).
  8. Maybe I’m just simple, but how can one say that with 13 misses one way and 11 the other way that there’s no ‘two-way miss? Seems like if you are routinely missing in two different directions, is that not quite plainly the definition of a ‘two-way miss’.
  9. Also, 266 is lower than all Open Championship scores except Stenson’s 264 in 2016, and is lower than any score ever at the Masters or US Open. Understanding that this years scoring was low for a major, this is all very impressive and encouraging, still.
  10. Just a couple of notes about how good Tiger (and Brooks) were this week: 264 (Brooks) is the lowest winning score for a PGA Championship ever, and Tiger’s 266 would have won outright every stroke play PGA Championship ever, except for David Toms’ win at 265 in 2001, and would have tied Jimmy Walker at 266 in 2016. That’s 58 out of 61 stroke play PGA’s that would have been won outright. Also, looking at Tiger’s winning scores in all of his PGA Tour victories, 266 was better than 69 of the 79 overall.
  11. 4 Wins, 2 majors. Health staying where it’s at, (or dare I say, perhaps improving a bit?), plus the offseason to get his driver sorted, he’s gonna go off next year.
  12. Fair play! I got confused, and I also forgot about the other Zach Johnson. Apologies for accusing you of not knowing. The (professional sports publication) article about Oosthuizen is still wrong though! Lol
  13. Yes. Someone posted in this thread that Zach Johnson had never won a major, and then I happened to see that the article mentioning Louis’ withdrawal -by ‘The Sporting News’, no less-mentioned that he has placed highly in majors, but has never won one. .... and now it’s no longer funny 😕
  14. Probably only of note to me and a few others since I like to follow him... one more on the subject of players who have ‘never’ won a major... http://www.sportingnews.com/us/golf/news/pga-championship-2018-louis-oosthuizen-withdraws-back-injury-kelly-kraft/t3igf9ge63ih1rwm0rxpjf3qm Hopefully he gets it sorted, but back stuff can mess you up long term, and this isn’t his first time with back issues. One of my favorite swings to watch, and almost always shows up in majors. (Maybe he’ll eventually win one! LOL)
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