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DeadMan last won the day on June 5 2018

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  1. Day 128: Full swing mirror work again today. Working on grip and setup, along with not rolling my wrists from A1 to A2.
  2. DeadMan

    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    I went to a Colorado Golf Association rules seminar today, and there were two interesting things that I wanted to bring up: If you are raking back-on-the-line relief, if you don't establish your reference point before you drop, your reference point is the point where you ball hits the course. So, if it rolls forward, you would have to redrop to avoid playing a ball from the wrong place. This is something that I didn't read into the new rule at all, but apparently the general rule on music is that it's now okay on the course. Only in the very specific circumstance where somebody is using it as like a metronome or with like earbuds to block out all distractions is it not okay. The first thing strikes me as a pretty dumb thing that will probably get adjusted pretty quickly. I hope nobody gets in trouble with it in a high profile event, because that would be really bad. But, make sure you are marking your reference point with a tee if you are taking back-on-the-line relief. That will prevent this from being a penalty for you. The second part was really surprising to me. I read the rule to mean that music still wasn't generally allowed, because I was operating under the assumption that music can help you with tempo or by eliminating distractions. There is a local rule that you can enact to prevent all music, so that's an option. But it's something I did not realize. For what it's worth, one of the guys running the seminar was an advisory member of the USGA rules committee the past 3 years, so he knows what he's talking about.
  3. Day 127: Going simple today for my mirror work. Just doing 5 minutes on my set up and grip. I could tell I was getting lazy with both during my round yesterday.
  4. DeadMan

    Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    To be fair, all of those were with the wind at my back.
  5. DeadMan

    Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    View this round on GAME GOLF Hit the ball fairly well, but had some trouble with the wind. Mostly posting for that 363 yard drive on 7. 😎
  6. Day 126: played 9 holes. Struck the ball reasonably well given the 20+ mph winds. Then spent about 20 minutes working on pitching and chipping.
  7. Day 125: Full swing mirror work today. Working on my set up and grip and not rolling my forearms from A1 to A2.
  8. DeadMan

    Kuchar Pays Caddie $5k, Is Shamed, Pays $50k

    This is poorly thought out. The tax situations of PGA Tour players are extremely complicated, and any percentage that taxes take out is a massive assumption. I don't even know how to begin to think of a number. Kuchar is going to be able to deduct a ton of stuff, including, what he pays his caddy. The other problem is that you're ignoring sponsorship income. Kuchar has probably made more money with off course sponsorships than he has with on course winnings. He might get a bonus from his sponsors from winning. A regular caddy, with a win, will get paid somewhere between 8-10% of the total winnings. That's not unprecedented at all. If his regular caddy had been on his bag, he would have had to pay that. Caddies don't get paid that much unless it's a win, either. I believe most get a flat salary and then a % of winnings that steps up based on the player's finish in an event. They don't get 10% per event. The bottom line is that Kuchar has made enough money to easily be able to pay his caddy much more than the $5k he paid him. If he can't, I don't have any sympathy for him (I would be pretty shocked if he was living paycheck-to-paycheck, given that his career before golf was ... wait for it ... investment banker). Whether he should have paid the caddy more than he did is a different question. But, come on, he's able to afford it.
  9. DeadMan

    Kuchar Pays Caddie $5k, Is Shamed, Pays $50k

    Matt Kuchar responds to caddie-pay controversy Matt Kuchar said he is “disappointed” and “sad” that his $5,000 payment of his Mexican caddie, David “El Tucan” Ortiz, after winning $1.3 million last November in the Mayakoba Golf Classic, has led to such hurt feelings... Oof. This is a bad PR look. Some really bad lines in there, which aren't going to endear him to anybody: The article also makes it clear that the extra $15k was after the original rumor started, and was an effort at damage control. I feel like this controversy will probably cost him more than $50,000 going forward, and the smart move may have been to just pay that.
  10. Day 124: Back to full swing mirror work today. Working on set up, grip, and not rolling my forearms from A1 to A2.
  11. DeadMan

    Insurance for Golf Clubs?

    I actually just called up my insurance to get a quote on this, since I just replaced my irons. My insurance is Allstate, but some interesting things from that conversation: My clubs are covered as personal property under my homeowners' insurance policy, but I have to pay the deductible for them. Allstate requires an appraisal for a rider for golf clubs. Apparently, this is not a receipt, or whatever it costs to replace the clubs. It's the actual value of the clubs when you get the insurance (they said the place you got your clubs should have an appraisal service). But then that value is set in stone, it sounded like. So, unless you've just replaced a full bag with brand new clubs, you're not really going to be covered up to the full amount to replace the clubs. The price was roughly double what @dennyjones quoted above. I was a bit surprised by that, because when I shop around for other insurance, I find that rates are nearly identical.
  12. DeadMan

    2019 Newport Cup

    I edited my entire submission in youtube itself last time. It was a bit of a pain, but it was fine. It definitely wasn't polished by any stretch of the imagination. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
  13. Day 123: Decided to do some aimpoint work today. Spent 5 minutes with the slope board, trying to get back my slope feels. I think I'm making some progress here.
  14. DeadMan

    Insurance for Golf Clubs?

    Unless it's an explicit requirement in the policy, you don't really need receipts to get reimbursed for property that's stolen. Depending on the policy, you'd be covered for either the replacement cost of the golf clubs or the actual value of the golf clubs that were stolen. Either way, having the receipts for the clubs isn't really relevant to either of those. The driver you paid $400 for isn't worth $400 anymore, for example. It won't hurt you to have the receipts, but you don't 100% need them. What you will need is a list of everything that lost that you submit with your claim. You can do that after the fact, but it's easier to do an inventory of what's in your house whenever you have the chance. Here's a link to a sample one: https://www.nycm.com/pdf/HomeContentsInventoryWorksheet.pdf. Your insurance company might have a similar form they could provide you with, too.

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