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About shortstop20

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  1. This whole built like a linebacker thing.

    I was at the 2015 PGA Championship, 2016 Ryder Cup and 2017 US Open. I have still yet to see a single PGA Tour golfer that is built like a NFL Linebacker or Safety. I'm gonna say they don't exist. I know a guy that was 2nd string TE for an NFL team a half dozen years ago and he's still much, much bigger in the upper body than any golfer I have seen at these three tournaments. Ernie Els is one of the guys i might call "big" but he's really just tall and sort of stocky. He doesn't have a thinner build like Dustin Johnson or Bubba Watson. I'm almost 6' 2", but DJ and Bubba's height still stood out to me. DJ is very lean, very athletic build. Bubba is tall of course but he doesn't have the athletic build that DJ does. When it comes to Rory, his lack of size is what stood out to me. There is literally no part of Rory that is big(correct me Erica Stoll, LOL), I don't know what these people are talking about when they say he's big. We had Defensive Backs and Linebackers that were bigger than Rory on my high school football team, let alone any discussions about NFL. These guys are almost all fit, and some of them are tall, but none of them are "big" in a fitness sense.
  2. scramble strategy

    Yep, this is it in a nutshell. It really does help too if you keep it light and everyone has fun! No "I'm sorry" for bad shots, everyone will hit bad shots so no need for apologies. Lots of talk on the putting green is helpful to get the read. If it's a windy day be sure to talk about club selection but talk about it in terms of yards since everyone has different club distances. "Hey, it's playing at least 150, I hit my 8 iron good and came up short". That sort of stuff.
  3. Strangest person you've played with

    The "nice shot" stuff right after impact is annoying, I agree. I mean, maybe at least wait until the ball is up at it's apex so you can make a guess on where it will end up based on the distance and curve of the shot?
  4. Strangest person you've played with

    Golfers should check out the PGA Tour stats on various things, especially proximity to the hole from various yardages, it's really humbling. You don't have to hit it 15 feet from the hole to score well, not even close.
  5. Never rake back a putt that hasn't been given with a solid verbal confirmation. Far too many golfers are loose with this, it's too bad this girl had to learn it the hard way. You can bet she won't forget again though.
  6. Interesting split for handicap scores

    I have read about anti-handicap before but never paid much attention to it. I guess I'm quite consistent because my anti-handicap is less than 5 strokes different. I do shoot around my average alot so it makes sense.
  7. Blaming Strategy? Or Execution?

    Maybe I'm just an outlier but I hardly ever golf with people that blame their strategy/mental game, quite the opposite. On the other hand, I play with plenty of guys who blame their shot execution all day long. 1) They'll try and hit a 30 yard hook around a dogleg on a 350 yard hole where Driver is absolutely NOT needed and they think they should be able to pull off that shot on command. 2) They'll try and hit a 3 wood from the rough when there's a tree starting them right in the face that not even a tour player could hit a 3 wood over. 3) Hitting a 6 iron from knee high fescue when clearly the lie screams "WEDGE!" all day long. 4) Player's stock shot is a pull-fade but like most who hit that shot, has been known to hit straight pulls too. Pin is cut on the left or center of the green. Water hazard or OB is guarding the green tightly on the left. Player aims at left edge of the green to play their fade. Player promptly hits a slight pull which goes into the hazard/OB. Player should have been aiming no further left than the pin given the hole location and their shot tendencies. These players think they have some sort of deficiency in their shot execution when in fact they're making horrible course management decisions.
  8. Wind, weather, and handicaps..

    Spectacular.........hoping to visit again later this summer. It's only 230 miles away from me so it's not too bad of a drive. Did you get to play both the Dunes and the Pines?
  9. Wind, weather, and handicaps..

    I have played the Prairie Club. I can't imagine how you could get 100 yards knocked off your drives there or anywhere. The most important thing into the wind is to respect the wind and take the proper amount of club. It sounds like you did that well for the most part. I played a 550 yard par 5 in similar conditions just last weekend and it was Driver, hybrid, short iron, on in 3. On a non-windy day it would have been Driver, wood of some sort and probably a wedge. Where your putt blew off the green, that was unfair for sure and all because of the conditions, not something that would normally happen.
  10. Conspiracy theories you believe in?

    I'm convinced that golf balls are conspiring against me!
  11. Question for TV Experts

    I would suggest looking at some TVs in person and reading reviews. TVs do not have the same picture quality just because they're both "4K".
  12. PGA Championship Moving to May

    I see the idea behind moving the PGA Championship to May, it makes sense. On a personal level, I'm opposed to it for selfish reasons, because moving it to May means MN and WI are much less likely to hold a PGA Championship again. But then maybe that means that the US Open will come to Hazeltine and Whistling Straits instead?
  13. 2017 U.S. Open Discussion Topic

    I'll be there on Thursday. Really looking forward to walking the course.
  14. Out to in or not? I can't decide?

    It looks like you're one of those rare slicers who hits the ball with a square path and an open face. Your clubface appears open at the top and appears to be quite open at impact.
  15. Swing slower for more accuracy?

    Nothing more than a "feel".

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