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  1. Zeph

    Sergio DQ - Damaged Greens

    Always been a hothead that one.
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    2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines

    Will be interesting to see how he does this year. Maybe last year was fueled by the desire to come back and be at the top. This year he's been through the comeback and just needs to play well. More likely explanation is that he just didn't gave it this week.
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    2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines

    Ah, I see. I sent them a request and they replied with the Norwegian prices. 59 NOK a month or 549 NOK a year. That translates to about $6 and $55. I'll keep the membership, I think it's pretty good value for what I get.
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    2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines

    What does Golf TV cost? I have an account from last year, but can't find any info about what it costs this year. On mobile at least.
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    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    Not saying it's not possible, but you got less space and with the new rules a larger number of people will start doing it. I don't expect too many people in this forum would contribute to more damage, but we are an incredibly small amount of the total number of players in the world. Are there a lot of people shoveling balls out with their putters? Most putters these days are too large to even fit. I'd rather think they get one of the thingies you put on the end of the handle, but there's probably someone out there using an anser style with the putter head to get it out. I hope we won't see more damage, but there might be. It might also have a positive effect. If most people bend over or kneel down and retrieve the ball with two fingers, less moving of the flagstick with it's sharp edges could lead to less damage
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    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    I wonder how the hole edges will start looking with the new rules. Many already pick the ball up with the flag in there, but what happens when everyone starts doing it? Will be interesting to see.
  7. The channel doesn't look like it's connected to the Nicklaus website in any way. Does Scott Olsen have the rights to distribute it?
  8. There is a lot of potential for golf as a streaming medium. The standard 4-5 hours four days a week isn't very viewer-friendly. Speed rounds sounds like a good idea. I can easily avoid spoilers and watch a recap the next day or something. On certain tournaments I can watch a lot of the coverage, but I might have watched more if they offered different viewing options.
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    This Is a Lot of Work to Hit a Golf Ball

    I'd like to see someone like that on the PGA Tour, playing at PGA level of course.
  10. Zeph

    Hero World Challenge 2018

    Tiger currently DFL with a three shot margin. Ouch. Two double and one triple so far through four holes on Saturday.
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    Chess World Championship 2018

    It was a good championship I think. Would've liked a few wins in the long chess and a bit more interesting games, but that's what you get when you put the two best players in the world against eachother for the biggest title in the game. Carlsen destroyed Caruana in the tie-break and really showed that he's much better at those shorter games. Caruana's biggest strength is calculating lots of moves and finding the best ones, but in rapid he didn't have time for this and couldn't keep up with Carlsen. Being one of the best in the world in rapid and blitz is a big advantage when playing the WC. The WC in rapid and blitz is set for Christmas again this year. There are rumors about Russia, but nothing confirmed AFAIK. That's very nice Christmas days entertainment and is better entertainment since things go faster and more matches will be won.
  12. The numbers clearly don't tell the entire tale, even less so in these days. Could it be an advantage hitting a 7 iron as long as you'd hit your current 5 iron? That a shorter club is easier to control. Longer shots will of course be less accurate by just being longer, but shorter shafts should make you better able to hit the ball and control face angle, no? You do want to compose a set which gives you decent gaps, but if they can make a shorter club fly farther, it might be helpful.
  13. Zeph

    The Match: Tiger vs. Phil Showdown for $9M

    Does he change tee height based on the shot he wants to hit or is it always this high?
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    Video Game Thread

    It is a prequel, yes, but also a sequel since it's a game based on the same universe and characters as RDR1, and released after RDR1. Since Rockstar made the first game first, I think it works better that way. You also don't have to go from a 2018 game to a 2010 game. Not that RDR1 is bad, it's an amazing game, but a lot happens in eight years.
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    Video Game Thread

    I've put a considerable amount of hours into Red Dead Redemption 2 already and still got so much left. A remarkably good game. I recommend playing RDR1 first if possible. It's also a pretty long game, but really good, including the DLC.
  16. Very interesting idea. I've been wondering when something like this would come. There has to be better ways to brush the teeth than a normal brush. An electric is better, but still relies on manual operation, some doing a better job, some doing worse, some being too rough, some damaging the gums etc... The saved time is nice, but the biggest thing for me is better teeth and mouth care, and removing a large part of the possibilities of human error. I haven't read through any comments, but I wonder how good it will work for all kinds of different people and teeth. I still got a full set of adult teeth and hope this can reach the back ones too properly.
  17. It is of course possible to find putts where hitting the stick can leave you in a worse spot than keeping it in, but that's for everyone to figure out on their rounds. As a general rule, you are more likely to gain an advantage from leaving it in than taking it out.
  18. How should be use our bodies to enhance performance, but maybe more importantly protect our body from injuries,wear and tear? Should we lift weights? Do yoga? Pilates? Body weight exercises? Twisting and bending exercises? Balance and stability training? What thoughts do you guys have on this topic? I know of course that many in here got personal experience with a lot of this, but I want to be very careful with anecdotal evidence since it never works for everyone. A slim person might do yoga every day and love it, while a larger built person wouldn't be able to without aches and pains emerging before long. I don't belive you gain much golf performance through physical exercise, despite the popularity of this in recent years among the professionals. Some are very strong and lift heavy weights, but is it helping or can it hurt them? Of course, being able to walk 18 holes without almost almost having a stroke before the end is an advantage, but I think that largely solves itself just by playing golf. If you never walk or move around much, suddenly playing 18 holes might be a struggle, but if you play golf regularly, that will in itself make you better suited to play 18 holes. I am frequently in the company of two men in their 60's. One is a tall, retired police officer that's put on some weight and doesn't do much physical activity anymore. The other is shorter and slim man that's practiced aikido (Japanese martial arts) for many years and still remains physically active. The latter rolls on the floor with grandchildren and is in what I would consider great physical shape for his age. The other does not roll on the floor and would perhaps struggle doing so. The older I get, the more aware I've become of how the body is on a steady decline from some age in the teens or early 20's, and what I should do to keep myself physically fit for as long as possible. That does not mean building a muscular body for the beach, but a sustainable body that can be physically active, both with golf and other activities, for many years. And might not achieve this even if I work out 3-4 times a week if the things I do are hurting me in the long run. I've worked out for about 7 years, dealt with some back pain, and I've often come across the name Stuart McGill. A professor and one of the leading experts on the spine and back, with experience that includes world class athletes. He has also worked with golfers and made comments on what he thinks is the better approach for a golfer. One thing he does not recommend is combining the flexible maneuver that is the golf swing with lifting heavy weights, since in golf you want flexilibity and moving in an acrobatic fashion, while the other focuses on stationary strength and keeping still while moving a weight (or a weight and yourself). He even says it might be counter-productive and could hurt you down the line. On a few podcasts he's mentioned Rory McIlroy, and here's a quote from one:
  19. Can't tell, but I wouldn't be surprised if either was correct. I think it was intentional though. His backswing looks like a person playing some golf. The way he hit the ground on line with his back foot, swung enough out to hit the balls, and that he's hitting the ball an inch from the rope all leads me to believe it was done for just that purpose: to be posted on social media.
  20. Not a big fan of this rule change. The current one is perfect. You can hit the flagstick if you are hitting from off the green like an approach shot or chip, but once on the green it has to go. It is a pretty big change on a fundamental in golf.
  21. Zeph

    The Match: Tiger vs. Phil Showdown for $9M

    I wonder how many won't be able to watch because they are out shopping. 23. Nov. is black friday.
  22. The fact that he went through all that golf says a lot about how his back is working. Even if he had traines for it and been prepared, it was a lot of golf in a short period of time, and he won the TC, which must have been a bit exhausting in itself. I still think having the cup the week after the Tour Championship is a poor decision, even if Tiger didn't play poorly.
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    Video Game Thread

    I've watched a lot of speedruns on Twitch and it's pretty incredible how they can always keep improving the records. Super Mario Bros 1 is one of the most perfected games out there, where they are counting frames and milliseconds. A lot of these games are also being perfected with in Tool Assisted Speedruns (TAS), where they can manipulate inputs and pretty much choose inputs at every frame of a run, doing moves that are impossible for a human being. They will never beat a TAS, but are amazingly close. https://www.polygon.com/2018/9/26/17905822/super-mario-bros-any-percent-speedrun-world-record https://np.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/9ip34a/455_by_kosmic_smb1_wr_attempt_number_9/e6lfgwl/ In other news, Red Dead Redemption 2 is out on October 26th. That will probably be my gaming highlight for 2018.
  24. I don't get it. Should adultery secure you a marked grave?

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