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billchao last won the day on October 28 2018

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  1. billchao

    Divot Or No Divot

    Right. It's entirely possible to be steep in transition and shallow late in the downswing. This one is me.
  2. billchao

    Golf In Relation With Other Sports

    I'm gonna be that guy and point out that the puck generally spins on the horizontal axis, thus it usually has sidespin 😉 Plus there's no such thing as sidespin on a golf ball - the ball has backspin and turns based on how it is tilted. I think the slap shot is one of the motions from another sport that is sort of comparable to a golf swing. A lot of people think the baseball swing is similar, but other than swinging a stick to hit a ball, they're fundamentally different. Of course a lot of good baseball players can swing a golf club pretty fast, so there's some advantage to training a swinging motion in general.
  3. billchao

    Interesting/Controversial Business Names

    The shirt is only available in ladies? Men can get crabs from Dirty Dicks, too 😜 This reminds me of a place I drove past yesterday called Southside Clam Bar. The name by itself isn't controversial, but the place used to be a strip club.
  4. billchao

    Golf Myths Running Topic

    Same here. My backswing tempo is too quick and leads to loading/sequencing issues. Increasing the duration of my backswing by 0.33s feels incredibly slow to me because I'm slowing down my backswing by 50%, but it is definitely not a slow backswing.
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    Interesting/Controversial Business Names

    Pretty sure Guido is/was a common Italian name, so Guido's Pizza is no different to me than Luigi's Pizza or Tony's Pizza.
  6. billchao

    Official Fast Food Fry Rankings

    KFC's potato wedges aren't fries and they're damn delicious.
  7. billchao

    How Many Rounds Have You Played In Your Lifetime?

    I updated my vote in poll. Definitely over 100 now given that I have played close to 50 rounds in the past two years.
  8. billchao

    Divot Or No Divot

    As a picker myself, from my experience the issue with not taking a divot has more to do with margin of error than quality of well-struck shots. I lack really good low point control that the pro pickers do so I can hit nasty thin shots that are nearly unplayable. If I regularly swung with an arc that resulted in good divots, those shots would end up being slightly thinned, which is not as big of a deal. A small difference in the location of the strike on the face can lead to a big difference in the resulting ballflight. I also have contact issues hitting out of deep rough.
  9. billchao

    I Am Not a Mudder, Are You?

    I'm okay playing in the mud. It exposes my weak short game, though. Chunked pitches are an issue for me.
  10. billchao

    Over Under On Improvement In 1 Month

    I went with the under. Seems like the odds are better, it's a significant amount of improvement in a short span of time, plus playing unfamiliar courses on the trip might lead to higher scores as well.
  11. billchao

    G10 Driver Cut Down

    Results sound good, if it works for you then go with it. I cut an old driver down once and couldn't feel the head anymore and it was unplayable for me, but then I need heavier shafts to begin with and losing the extra weight actually hurt my swing. BTW stock length for the G10 driver is 45.75".
  12. I suggest you update your swing thread so people can see what you're doing with your current changes. My first thought regarding the reduction in swing speed is that maybe you might have become too passive with the upper body. Arm speed is important in generating swing speed.
  13. billchao

    Short, Downhill Breaking Putt Strategy

    There's still going to be a reduction in energy transfer from a center strike vs a slightly toed one, but if you're good enough with the putter to be able to control distance and point of contact, then you're already good enough to control distance simply from hitting the center anyway so it seems like this strategy is just adding an additional unnecessary variable. Just make a shorter stroke if the putt may run out too far downhill. I've hit 4' puts with 6-12" weight before, it's really not that hard. It's more a matter of committing to it and trusting that gravity will get the ball to the hole without the need to assist it with my stroke.
  14. billchao

    Short, Downhill Breaking Putt Strategy

    Put me with the "hit the center and just make a shorter putt" crowd. The last thing I want to do is try to toe it and miss, ending up with a much longer putt back up the hill than necessary.

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