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CR McDivot

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CR McDivot last won the day on November 10 2013

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  1. I carry a 60, but don't use it much - pretty much a special purpose club for short sided close in. The lob wedge would leave my bag if I needed a 3 iron more than I do.
  2. Simple... Outside the ropes, or hit the grandstand, towers, or other backstops = OOB! Somebody said "These Guys are Good!" Yeah, let's see.
  3. Simple solution - don't change the ball, clubs, or otherwise bifuricate. If, like me, you think 20 under par is outrageous, groom the courses the pros play tougher, make the rough truly tough to hit from, the hazards penal (sand that sucks with tough lies and high walls, boundaries of water hazards overgrown and thick, no relief from grandstands or other temporary obstructions, OOB strictly enforced). The pros get way too many breaks for missing fairways, sand traps that are not penal, rough that is not ROUGH, and free drops for overshooting greens with temporary viewing areas or TV/comme
  4. Amen! Each hole is a new opportunity - just play one hole at a time. History is past, nothing to be done about it - the present is an opportunity - the future is full of promise!
  5. I had a steel plate in the lead forearm installed , and rotater cuff work in lead shoulder a month later. The key to regaining near normal use is a good physical therapy program which unfortunately involves a therapist that often feels more like a torturer - but they are well trained to attempt to achieve as close to normal (pre injury) motion as possible. Work on mobility, but do not overstress the injured area - follow the therapists regimen as much as possible. Near normal flexibility will result unless there is an orthopedic problem (in my case the repeated fracture of the radius for
  6. Live or Live under Par either is perhaps the absolute worst possible PGA slogan I've ever heard! The presentation is even worse! Fire the PR firm and question the sanity and judgement of the PGA team that approved this idiocy! "These Guys are Good!" said it well, and was effective in conveying that fact! (Sorry for all the exclamation points.)
  7. Thanks! God willing, I"ll now have more time on the course to improve my inadequate 15 handicap. Maybe the new driver will help my long game... assuming I learn to hit her!
  8. My doubles are nearly all 3 jacks. 75% of my first putts are for par. I am GIR approx 25% so bogey at best with a chip and 2 putts on these - one chip and one putt = par. My GIRs typically leave a 15 footer or more. I practice the longer putts to improve my lag putting so as to avoid the 3 putt!
  9. 23% GIR is not "most" - more like less than 1/4... but yes I do practice >20 footers. Concentrate mostly on under 10 footers. I am a high handicapper because my approaches are typically near misses with mid to long irons (blame it on my age and only playing 20 or so rounds a year). Scenario #1 with 36 puts and 25% GIR = +12 Make those missed GIRs one chip and one putt = even! Scenario #2 all GIR and 36 putts = even. Cut half the two putts to one = -9. Silly scenarios!
  10. As you can see I am coming from the perspective of a high handicap. Sure, hitting more GIR would help, and I am gradually improving in this area. However, bringing my putts per round to under 36 (more 1 putts than 3 jacks) has realistically had more effect on my scores than the long game. FIR average has been steady at better than 75%, GIR sadly only 23%. If my putting is off - I'm screwed!
  11. OK, we are all entitled to our own perceptions. How many 1 or less putts did our favorite Irishman have? How many from less than 50% make range? The Ror's was hot! I was happy to see it. Average putting has the potential to account for 36 strokes - Great putting could cut that in half!
  12. I agree that ball striking is huge, but in Rory's case I believe his ball striking was merely competitive with the field. His putting won it!
  13. So Rory's hot putter had nothing to do with his last win?
  14. This should help - but only a collector would pay this imho. https://www.ebay.com/itm/RH-Wilson-Staff-71-Buttonback-Remake-Irons-3-PW-Firestick-2-8-Stiff-Never-Hit/202248149637?hash=item2f16edda85:g:JvoAAOSwPAxaIFsG
  15. You will get a more accurate estimate of value if you post PICTURES of the items!
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