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Everything posted by krupa

  1. Instead we'll get a half-dozen articles about how DeChambeau tests his measuring devices for accuracy, an inevitable controversy about him taking too long to use three different devices to triangulate the position of the flag, and then back to him reading the greens with a protractor.
  2. 4, 4, 5, 1 My course has a lot of opportunities for going into parallel fairways. I usually play late in the day so the course is less crowded but if my ball goes into another fairway, I yell.
  3. I don't think that's much of a "stain" and everyone knows BDC has some history with pushing the limits of what he can get away with: that funky putter, using a compass to determine "the true position of the pin", taking 6 minutes to hit a putt.
  4. @boogielicious summed it up pretty well. It's also worth noting that they've been asking if the game "needs to change" for a while now. Commentators can't just report on the tournaments and then move on, they're paid to talk about golf. If they didn't ask unnecessary questions, they wouldn't have anything to talk about.
  5. Did I read this right? The guy with a 10 handicap is beating scratch golfers and he's screaming about socialism and participation trophies?
  6. 3W. I love the control, the distance, and the sound I get off the tee.
  7. That's ok, us Gen-X'ers don't care what you think. 😉
  8. The article is a lot of feelings and pretty light on fact. The author says "it feels unfair" but it isn't. As someone else in this thread already said, everyone is free to put a line on their ball. I also don't agree with the author's contention that a line on the ball is, itself, an object. It strikes me as a very semantic, navel-gazing argument grounded (again) in feelings more than fact
  9. The irony here is that complaining about your "brand" does more to hurt your "brand." Grow up Bryson; everyone expects players to react after a poor shot. They follow other golfers after bad shots. The camera follows MLB pitchers into the dugout after a bad inning. They follow quarterbacks off the field after an interception. You're well-compensated for the extra scrutiny. This guy has a history of petulance when things don't go his way: complaining when his goofy putter was ruled illegal, pushing back on the criticism over his 6 minute putt, etc.
  10. I don't know if it's appropriate to say something to a client, but when my mother-in-law would say something like that, or just include the person's race when relating a story, my wife would ask her, "does the person's race matter in this story?" (It never did.) I don't think my wife really accomplished much because then my MIL would do the same thing but then follow it with "I know I'm not supposed to say that part" or something similar.
  11. I don't have the patience for one pocket. I like pocketing balls too much. 🙂
  12. I have a Brunswick Gold Crown shoe-horned into my basement. I got it at a good price and figured I'd just renovate/add-on to the house to make it fit better. The obstructions are minimal but I just use the table for practice so if the stairs get in the way, I just move the cue ball. My main playing cue is a Poison Bolt that I won in a raffle at a league tournament. I like the feel a lot more than a custom cue I have. Maybe I'll take pictures later. Favorite game would definitely be 14.1 but the closest league is up in Syracuse (90 minutes from my house). The league I'm in plays 8, 9, and
  13. I voted because I'm a member of the site and on some level part of the intended audience but the more I think about it, what is the intended audience in terms of golfing ability? And for the record, I voted that I wouldn't pay for it. I'm not a fan of golf instructional videos and articles. I have no idea if I'm doing the the thing the video is trying to correct and if I make a change, I don't know if I'm really doing it right. I feel like one-on-one instruction is best for me.
  14. At my course, the clubhouse and pro shop are closed and therefore so are the restrooms. There are two port-johns on the course that I think are unlocked.
  15. They've "clarified" the statement and said that public courses can also open if they follow distancing guidelines. State-run courses are closed but otherwise, it's up to the operators. My course and another in the area re-opened. No carts, no inside access, maintain 6' distancing and "if they catch you'll they'll ask you to leave." So far, I've just seen a couple grounds crew, I doubt they're worrying about how close people are getting to each other.
  16. I worked for two summers after I finished high school as summer maintenance help in a local machine shop. The shop basically ground metal/steel cylinders down into a smaller things like the pointy punches to punch holes in band-aids. They also made punches for golf ball dimples; I was never told which brand and we didn't put the curve into it, we just sent them flattened punches and they shaped them for their balls. Anyway, as summer maintenance help, I basically cleaned things got dirty all year. The big summer project was taking down the metal light shades and cleaning the years-worth o
  17. We went to Lowe's yesterday for some stuff. The kid who helped us said people are going to the store and not buying anything, they told him that they just wanted to get out of the house.
  18. This has been mine as well. I have trouble believing that anyone, even a PGA Tour player, can be so perfect that they'd see a difference.
  19. Do you remember any numbers? Like how much distance could you lose/gain or deviation per foot for putting kind of thing?
  20. Same thing happens in NY. Manhattan has a population density of 67,000 people per square mile. The village I live in has 1800 people per square mile (that's the entire village, by the way.) The same rules can't/won't apply. The county only has 100K people. I suspect, though, that if it were a county-by-county decision, most would close anyway because superficially, it looks bad. "THERE'S A PANDEMIC GRIPPING THE NATION AND YOU'RE LETTING PEOPLE GOLF!?"
  21. New York State just closed golf courses until the end of the month.
  22. Maybe. That's how I look at it. Everyone has their worst, best, and average scores and the majority of your rounds will fall in the average area. To me, using the word "random" just obviates personal responsibility. If I'm playing poorly and really think about it for a second, I tend to realize that I'm thinking too much about a bug in my software or my back is tight and unconsciously changed my swing to avoid pain or something. But it's never just "random".
  23. Also get a 500 error. I haven't dealt with them in a year or so but personally I've had really good experiences.
  24. My course posted an update over the weekend that says NYS courses can stay open if they follow social distancing guidelines including don't shake hands 6' physical separation no rakes or ball washers don't share clubs/equipment one cart per person
  25. Sorry, I thought the link was about his original comments, not the push back... shouldn't be trying to read this and work at the same time. Breed definitely wasn't worked up just by the words.
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