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  1. Went to the range today and ended up positioning my phone in one of the pouches where I could get a shot of myself on camera. It was indeed pretty interesting to watch. I was bending my knees slightly before but on the video I still looked stiff as a board. So I bent my knees much more like I had seen various instructional videos demonstrate. It felt really, really weird at first and I thought for sure I'd chunk the ball non-stop but that never actually happened and I was hitting some nice slightly curving iron shots like the TV cameras trace during PGA events. Anyway, there's more work t
  2. Video would be nice I'm sure but all I have is a smartphone and no person or tripod to hold it. I'm sure I'll tinker with it eventually. I think the decceleration thing is probably spot on. I've gotten better at not steering the club and my distances for each club jumped about 10 yards.
  3. Steam's summer sale started today.
  4. I really think the grip and stance thing can't be mentioned enough. Every training video seems to start out with that stuff but I think a lot of people tend to gloss over it a little bit; I know I probably did at first. I've got these things to a point now where I can swing hard as hell and the thought of a brutal hook or slice never even enters my mind. That doesn't mean I'm hitting fairways and greens like a champ (not even close actually), but when you swing hard you hit the ball further and obviously the room for error shrinks. What I've found is that even with minor misses my overall
  5. Looking for a tip or two on hitting irons better. Basically what I've noticed is.. until recently I had been using my hands to help steer the clubhead into the ball on the downswing. This seemed to be working, more or less, and I was generally able to brush the grass and make OK contact with the ball. However, I ended up going to the range the other day to test some things and on a whim I re-visited something I saw in a youtube video years ago. I remember in the video the guy said something along the lines of-- "at the top of your backswing, when the club is hinged... just pull the but
  6. I don't disagree with the OP that people are... mistaken about how far they hit the ball. I fail to see what handicap has to do with distance though. I've seen all sizes of people spray the ball all over the place every distance possible so I don't think handicap has much to do with it.
  7. Was playing with a buddy once and we were hitting our second shots on a par 4. Some jackwads teed off thinking we were far enough ahead and hit my buddy on the ribcage right around where his elbow would be with arms at rest. He was a stocky guy so he knelt down for a bit and then got up and walked it off. I got hit in the thigh by a bouncing shank from an an old lady a few years ago. No warning and no apology in both cases. I've never hit someone but like I mentioned in another thread I hit a goose during 2 different rounds the same year the old woman hit me.
  8. Yeah I've had the Samsung 4 TB SSD bookmarked for almost a year on newegg and Amazon. It was $1500 or something ridiculous at first and now it's $600. I'd be comfortable buying it at $600 but since I'm in no hurry I'll probably wait for for black friday and see if it drops some more. I bought my current 500 GB SSD for about $400 6 years ago and it was one of the biggest SSDs at the time so I agree the trend with these things is nice. I'm not much of a fan of the cyberpunk theme either but I'm sure I'll pick it up eventually. It's really the only AAA title game I've heard any
  9. Compared to a nice long career? Plus, when he had the chance to stand behind his word he took the money and ran. I don't know what the price of a reputation is but it's clearly less than whatever the NFL paid him.
  10. Of course it'll be a jon snow + danerys partnership, duh! 👍
  11. They didn't collude to keep him out of the league, unless you consider refusing to hire someone who is extremely bad for business collusion. The guy is a tool bag of the highest order and got what was coming to him imo.
  12. I've owned 2 Dells over the years and they were the only computers I've ever owned that had stuff break on them. Absolute garbage machines, and ironically they were the most money I've ever spent on computers. I will never, EVER buy a Dell again for the rest of my life. Alienware I think has always been incredibly overpriced but simply being owned by Dell now is enough to ensure that I personally would never touch one of those machines either. Anyway, I built my current machine several years ago after buying all the parts off newegg. It's the first time I've done it and I'll never go
  13. I watched this recently as well. I thought it was a great movie but I'm a fan of Mads Mikkelson anyway and I'll watch just about any action movie I stumble across. Ultra-violent though for sure so this definitely might not be for everyone.
  14. Picked up a pair of 43" 4K monitors for my desktop and tried to play some games on the new settings. Like I figured I'll need to upgrade a couple other things to make things playable on max settings at 4K. Ha Anyway, picked up a bunch of games during the holiday sale on Steam. Galactic Civilization 3 is as fun as I hoped. Stellaris is interesting. Divinity: Original Sin is a solid RPG. There are several more I haven't even touched because I know they'll be unplayable at 4K.
  15. Exactly, which is why I couldn't understand how this case wouldn't be a walk in the park for the NFL. There must have been something in the CBA/NFLPA that gave him just enough footing where the NFL couldn't tell him to pound sand.
  16. Haha, this guy is exactly the douchebag so many people thought he was.
  17. Nice. I would have went with a 2080 TI over the 1070s actually, but the rest looks solid. I'd try Deus Ex: Mankind Divided if you want to see a great looking game that takes some power to max out.
  18. Yeah it is. I picked up a bundle for Darksiders 1 and 2 on Steam for like 5 bucks a few years ago and was amazed it was that cheap. Such a great all-around series.
  19. 1981 silver 2-door Dodge Champ hatchback. Grandparent's car but he never drove it so it was a loaner for my last couple years of highschool. Chick repellent car.
  20. Picked up a couple games during the steam sale. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, and Dragon's Dogma. Both games are a bit older now but are entertaining. Dragon's Dogma is what Skyrim should have been like.
  21. Well, I'm obviously doing something wrong... Edit: Or maybe not, I guess it's hard for me to tell where a 4 iron peaks since it's a ways out there, or at least further than a wedge.
  22. I almost impulse bought one shortly after I started playing but then I learned about the markers and flag colors and got around fine on those things. I wouldn't mind having one now for courses that are poorly marked and for checking yardages after I hit my shot but the cost is just too high for fluff things like that imo.
  23. I'm not saying you're bragging, or lying, or anything like that. I simply think there are very few good ways of measuring yardages out there. I think a lot of people resort to eyeballing it or referring to simulators or don't fully account for weather or terrain or some other thing and all of that stuff adds up. Like I said though if you hit it that far then I would simply work on aiming.
  24. I'm pretty skeptical of your distances. I mean... I remember a 210 yard hole Spieth hit a 5 iron on and it came up just short and you hit a shorter club 210-225? OoooooooooK. Maybe you're just a beast I guess? The thing that jumped out at me was the store simulator. I don't trust those things at all. When I got my clubs fitted I knew nothing about the game and the machine was telling me I was driving the ball 275 yards. There was simply no way. Anyway, I think hitting the ball high is almost never a problem. If it was costing you yards, which according to these herculean sta
  25. Sure, but what will that actually accomplish? Say I know the secret and the conspirators threaten the well-being of my family members. If I tell the world the secret I can say "Oh and they'll kill my family now" which will only make my story look more true if they do. And what would be the point of killing people at that point anyway since it won't put the cat back in the bag? It seems to me if the conspirators didn't trust me they'd be better off simply killing me as soon as they decided a threat was necessary. I didn't realize it until now but it's actually kind of amusing to talk a
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