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  1. DeadMan

    What's your biggest problem in golf?

    Putting.
  2. Thought this was a good summary of were on Phil's actions and some thoughts on this: https://www.cbssports.com/golf/news/u-s-open-2018-phil-mickelsons-rule-abuse-was-equal-parts-hilarious-and-troubling/
  3. Interesting that you mention this, because I just saw a couple of tweets about this pop up in my timeline. For example: I think tree removal is almost uniformly a good thing. Most classic courses were designed to be wider than they are today. Trees have narrowed it, making the course more difficult and not play as intended. In that picture above, you have the best angle to the green blocked out by those trees. The other, more important thing to me, is that classic courses doing tree removal sets an example for other courses. I've played many courses that are not nearly as nice as a "classic course" that have wild, unmanageable trees. A lot of those trees overhang the fairway, making the fairway narrower and the hole more difficult. A lot of these trees have low branches that make recoveries, and sometimes finding your ball, impossible. Most courses were not meant to have trees like that and have just been left unmanaged. If Shinnecock taking out trees filters down, I'm all for it. It makes courses easier, which is a good thing. I'm sure some people scoff at trees coming down and making courses easier. Remember that most golf is played by people who aren't very good. Making courses easier makes the game more fun for those people, and they're more likely to come back. As an example of this, my home course recently took out about a dozen trees. These trees only came into play off the tee for average players. Removing the trees made the tee shots look easier and play easier for average players. They also opened up sight lines for better players to take more aggressive (and risky) tee shots. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures to show of this, but it was a great decision by the course. The course plays just as hard for good players, but slightly easier for average players. I have heard no one complain about this. Sure, there's a time and place for trees. And recoveries from the trees can be really fun. But the vast majority of courses have not figured out that balance and are just letting their trees run wild.
  4. DeadMan

    Subscribe to Golfers Journal

    Re-upped my subscription to this earlier this month. I got issue 4 like 2 weeks ago but haven't cracked it yet. Got a vacation starting on Wednesday which should give me the time to read it, so I'm pumped for that! Also, my 3rd issue was water damaged in shipping, and they replaced it without any hassle. Great customer service. It's not cheap, so that's to be expected, but it was super easy. Love this publication.
  5. DeadMan

    Section 3-5 of the USGA Handicap Manual

    Yeah, it sounds like these guys are just jerks that you need to deal with in other ways. I don't know much about your club, but if these couple of guys are obnoxious enough, kicking them out might actually have the effect of boosting participation. A couple of jerks can easily spoil a lot of other people's fun. My club did one tournament this year using Section 3-5, and there was some grumbling. Ironically, from the guy that ended up winning it. But the mix of players in the money did not favor one particular tee box. The tournament turned out really well in the end. I wouldn't hesitate to play in a tournament like that, even though I'd prefer flights if at all possible. The low handicappers grumbled the least, because they were happy to get the extra strokes. I feel like higher handicappers generally grumble the most, because they think that low handicappers will always shoot lower scores. But that's just wrong, because high handicappers have a much wider variance of scores.
  6. DeadMan

    Top ten things to yell after a tee shot

    I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT
  7. DeadMan

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Pretty incredible that Koepka won again. I was a little worried when he went left with approach shot on 18, but he was saved by the grandstands there. Without them, he might have been struggling to make double bogey. Fleetwood is so pure. Too bad he missed that putt on 18, because a 62 might have won it. I think he wins a major sooner rather than later. Augusta should fit him perfectly with his ballstriking.
  8. DeadMan

    2018 British Open Championship at Carnoustie

    Pretty excited for this one. It's going to be fun to follow up a tough US Open with Carnoustie. If the wind blows, man. I was looking at the course earlier, and it looks really tough. Fairways are really narrow for a British course, plus there's a decent amount of water in play. Unusual for a links course, but it will be fun.
  9. DeadMan

    Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    http://www.gamegolf.com/player/DeadManUofM/round/2227638 Played really well. Made a bit of mess of a par 3 when I over clubbed and then got too cute with my chip. Could have been lower if I made more than 1 of my 4 birdie putts from inside 15 feet, but that's golf. None of them were bad putts, just from difficult spots.
  10. DeadMan

    The (No) Sixes Challenge

    Finally did it, after getting really close a bunch of times! http://www.gamegolf.com/player/DeadManUofM/round/2227638 Had to make an 8 foot putt on 18 to save my 5. I made a bit of mess of that par 5 with a weak drive, a bad 3 wood, and then a really bad wedge. Made up for with it a good putt to end though.
  11. I have a HOT TAKE on this. Phil is kind of dumb. He clearly does not know the rules all that well, or he would have realized that a DQ was very possible and that taking an unplayable was a better option. I think because he's well spoken and media friendly, he gets a pass. Personally, he strikes me as someone who's going through this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning–Kruger_effect. There's been more than just this incident to make me think this (e.g., insider trading), but this really solidifies it. Plus, if he were actually smart, he would have withdrawn Sunday morning to universal acclaim...
  12. DeadMan

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    This is why the tournament isn't over. DJ is putting lights out, but look at those SG: Approach. Also look at Tiger's SG: Approach.
  13. DeadMan

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Outside shot for Poulter to make an 8 on number 8. Holes like that are also why this tournament is far from over, even with DJ well ahead of the field right now. 7s are fairly common on this course, and that would bring DJ back pretty quickly.
  14. DeadMan

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Disagree. Disaster is lurking all over this course. You only have to hit one semi-loose shot and end up struggling to make double bogey. DJ has also had 36 and 54 hole leads in majors before going on to be a non-factor. Not even close to over.
  15. DeadMan

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    That Tiger approach was the first time I've ever regretted seeing shot tracer. Yeesh, that was ugly.
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