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Zeph last won the day on September 29 2018

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  1. Yeah. Would be interesting to see this test across a range of handicap levels. For good players that consistently hit close to the sweetspot, I have no trouble seeing the advantage of blades, but what's the story for higher handicap players? Another factor is the effect the clubs can have on practice and development of quality of the strike. Will clubs with smaller sweetspots promote a player to hit closer to it more often since off-center hits are worse or the results suffer more because the quality of strike doesn't improve, but they get worse results from poor strikes?
  2. I don't think he can use pace of play as an argument. I bet Knox spent a few minutes surveying his shot.
  3. The right-going-right drive (push-slice) that you see and feel right away means you'll have to go find a new ball in the bag. Even worse if you hit a pull-draw on the previous drive. I can live with missed, short putts or flubbed chips, but those OB drives will always drag me down.
  4. Zeph

    2019 Presidents Cup

    Swing-off tomorrow and it starts with these matches: Niemann/Leishman vs Woods/Thomas Im/Hadwin vs Cantlay/Schauffele An/Scott vs Finau/DeChambeau Pan/Matsuyama vs Reed/Simpson Oosthuizen/Ancer vs Woodland/Johnson
  5. Not surprising, and I would expect a similar trend in many sports. The players have better understanding of the game and swing at an early stage now and resources to groove them into winners. The digital aids in high-speed cameras and launch monitors makes it easier to analyze the swing and make appropriate changes.
  6. I understand why Phil is the target here, ut this also applies to other players. It's very unfortunate that large sports organizations are bought by regimes like Saudi-Arabia, but sadly it's money that matters in this world, and more is better. It is maybe particularly sad for golf (at least the PGA tour), which has always donated huge amounts of money to charity. At the same time, regimes like SA are being endorsed with events like this. For me it's not about chasing money, I understand that a large paycheck is always enticing, even if you are a multi-millionaire. It's the location and controversy of the host. If this was an event in any country without similar controversies, I don't care. I understand that residents of Phoenix and Phil fans still react, but that would be a difference situation. Top level chess has had some players skip large events held in regimes like this, and some of them are not sitting in huge bank accounts. Sure, the players are not going to the media and talking about how awesome the regime is, but when you take their money, you endorse them in my opinion. When Phil cuts Phoenix at the same time, he comes out particularly bad, but he's probably laughing all the way to the bank. He hasn't given off the best impression in recent years.
  7. Real shame Half-Life Alyx only will be in VR. I don't have VR, nor plan to buy it anytime soon. Can only hope they'll resume where HL2 left off with a game that's not VR exclusive. Someone on Valve mentioned it wasn't unlikely we'd see more HL in the future if HLA becomes a success.
  8. Zeph

    2019 Presidents Cup

    The International team is set as Els picks Sungjae Im, Adam Hadwin, Joaquin Niemann and Jason Day. Marc Leishmana Jason Day Adam Scott Hideki Matsuyama C.T. Pan Haotong Li Abraham Ancer Sungjae Im Adam Hadwin Joaquin Niemann Louis Oosthuizen Cam Smith
  9. He's had a few good results in majors, most recently with a second place at The Open. That was 6 shots back, but still second place. He's a potential winner of a major, along with many others out there. This is the photo used on his Wikipedia page: It's apparently him, but I can't guarantee it. 😋
  10. Theemth odd that they would ever include 'no cut' tournamenth in a record labeled 'moth conthecutive cut'th'. That would juth be the moth completed tournamenth. To count ath a 'made cut' there hath to be a cut. Common thenthe no? Or wath thith another idea by Jack to booth hith numberth?
  11. @colin007 You got direct contact with Tiger. Send him a text asking him to include a chapter about his feelings on Ryder and President's Cup in his book.
  12. Most importantly, hit down on the ball. With a sweeping motion into the ball, anything behind the ball is guaranteed to be in the way. This mostly comes down to weight forward, but can also be caused by many other components.
  13. Zeph

    36 In A Day

    The course, walking distances, riding or walking, carrying or pushing. All factors that heavily contribute to how 36+ in one day feels. If you are riding, it's no problem at all. Pushing makes you significantly more fatigued and carrying can take a toll on the back on the last 18. Make sure you get enough food and water, and wear good shoes. I once made the mistake of buying new shoes and using them the next day. After 18 holes my ancles were a mess and I had to switch shoes and use some redneck inserts to avoid the shoes rubbing on the sore spots.
  14. I wonder how many degrees he could've turned the clubhead before the ball hit a tree and potentially ricochet into someone.
  15. I specifically said "season" for a reason. If I wanted to include all three events, I would've said "14 month span" or something. First he played close to a full season in 2018, capitalized by a win at the Tour Championship. At that point he knew he would have knee surgery, but decided to postpone it since he was doing so well. He continued playing and ended up winning the Masters the next season. Following that win, the rest of the season didn't yield much: CUT, T9, T21, CUT, WD, T37, not even making the Tour Championship. After the BMW he didn't play until his surgery and recovery was done, and when returning he won Zozo. My point was that without the Masters win, he would've been winless in the 18-19 season, which possibly could be blamed on postponing the surgery. No wins might not have been a complete disappointment if he'd been healthy all the year and made progress, but after the Masters that was not the case.
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