• Announcements

    • iacas

      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 Sandbagger

About spike100

  • Rank

Your Golf Game

  • Handicap Index
  • Handedness
  1. Stevie Williams and the Winning Putt

    A player who wins the Masters asking his caddy for help with the winning putt because it’s too dark to see the line? And… Imagine Stevie’s excitement if in fact his advice resulted in Adam Scott’s successful and winning putt. The image of Stevie (with an enormous grin) running towards AS after the winning putt will live a very long time. Adam Scott is popular. Stevie is not popular, and in fact is disliked. Adam Scott is not likely to switch his caddy after winning a Major. The best solution is spending $$’s on an agency to improve Stevie’s image (or simply hide Stevie), which in turn protects Adam’s image. You need a good image to receive and keep endorsements. --Spike
  2. GPS Watches

    Best reply so far. You understand.
  3. Stats & Facts - Volume 12 (Stacy Lewis Wins Again)

    The LPGA dies a slow death as the fan base drops and the tour is dominated by Asian players. Stacy Lewis’ win changes this, and that is why the LPGA is so interested in this very young player. --Spike ============= BTW: I enjoy watching Asian female golfers. They are very disiplined, and they are consistent. There is a potential for greatness with every player.
  4. GPS Watches

    I have the Garmin Approach S1 wrist gps. I really like the device. It only provides distance to the green (front/middle/back), but that is all I need. 1) My batteries last about 36 holes 2) The Garmin comes with thousands of courses pre-loaded. 3) It’s very accurate. I’ve compared this against a laser rangefinder. 4) It’s definitely worth the price.
  5. Rory McIlroy walks off course at the Honda Classic

    Sore in layman's terms can mean anything, but much less than Mcllroy was enduring. As a health practitioner reading Rory's account of the problem, I would guess it was serious. Rory is a tough kid and a professional who manages injury quite well. He is capable of playing in pain. This time it got worse than he expected, which is common with pericoronitis. Fever and dehydration go together, and the two limit physical activity (especially sports such as golf that require mental aquity). --Spike
  6. Rory McIlroy walks off course at the Honda Classic

    I don’t think we agree on the potential severity of the infection that Mr. Mcllroy was enduring. A moderate to severe pericoronitis infection causes a fever and dehydration, and in the case of a systemic infection (which is common), the patient feels just awful. They are unable to concentrate or perform physical tasks, and they certainly would not be able to execute great golf shots. --Spike
  7. Rory McIlroy walks off course at the Honda Classic

    Rory Mcllroy’s meltdown followed by walking off the course at the Honda Classic is generating a great deal of discussion --mostly negative. Even Jack Nicklaus was critical. Please allow me to play the Devil’s Advocate for a moment, providing a plausible explanation that may be favorable to Mcllroy. Rory was suffering from a condition known as pericoronitis . This is an infection around a partially erupted tooth (typically a third molar, commonly referred to as a wisdom tooth). The condition can extend from something that is fairly innocuous to a very severe condition. I have seen patients hospitalized for this, so don’t discount its potential severity. The condition often remains at a low level problem for weeks or months that suddenly exacerbates. Mcllroy’s explanation is very plausible if not even typical of the condition. Any player would have trouble playing at the level required for a Tour Event when afflicted with this type of infection at even a moderate level. Rory may back-off this “excuse,” hoping to save face; but it is the best explanation for his performance at the Honda Classic. The Number One golfer in the world did not suddenly forget how to swing his clubs. There was something very wrong, and a painful and distracting dental infection would explain this . We all have different pain tolerances that are affected by various factors such as fatigue, immunity, etc. --Spike

    Hi. I read your thread start and would just mention that even after an 8 year layoff, you will get your game back. And, you’re using good equipment. As @JediFish mentions, reduce your swing to correct inconsistent flight paths. When having a problem shaping my shots (for example, an unwanted fade), I limit my body rotation on the backswing and use mostly just arms . Doing that allows you to control the swing plane, swing path, and hand rotation. Try doing this the next time you play. On the range before your round -- try swinging with mostly your arms, limiting body rotation on the backswing, but allow rotation as you bring your arms around (i.e., your arms should pull your body through so that you finish the swing). You should be able to deliberately hook the ball if you rotate your right hand over your left as you come through. Be sure that you finish normally (i.e., finish by rotating). Once you can hook the ball consistently, add some rotation to the backswing. Do this incrementally. Your hooks should become draws. You should also experiment with your hand rotation to get a feel for shaping (draw-to-fade). Hope this is helpful. --Spike