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  1. 1 minute ago, iacas said:

    Here's the thing:

    • He knowingly cheated once.
    • Who says Kostis was telling the truth? We're just going to accept his statements as fact? Kostis had a lot of bones to pick, and knew his audience: who's to say he didn't make that up? Or that Reed is even the worst offender, and that tons of players don't do that? What if you can't trust Peter Kostis farther than you can throw him?

    He brought a rules official over. Is that "being careful?"


    We can't know if he pushed the ball down to make sure it was embedded. Only that there's no evidence showing that he did that.

    Based on both of their reputations I would trust Kostis over Reed.   I don’t know everything about either of them, but I’ve not heard anything that tells me Kostis is a liar.  Plus there are the allegations from his college days.    Plus the fact that Reed, to my knowledge, has never even tried to understand why people might have this opinion of him. 

    if I was under scrutiny I wouldn’t touch my ball at all without being super, super careful.   I’d want to prove to people I wasn’t pulling anything.   If this was the only thing with him, I can’t see anyone having an issue with what he did.  If I thought someone had preconceived notions of me that I didn’t like I’d go out of my way to address them.  

    and yeah, I think there are a number of cheaters I’m sure.   There’s several hundred pros playing throughout the season.  He’s not the only one who improved a lie or pulled something when they thought they could   



  2. Yeah, there’s no evidence he cheated here.  Can’t really fault people for thinking that he might though.   It’s not like there was one incident and that’s all.   I would believe Kostis when he says he saw him improve lies over what Patrick Reed has said, simply by the way that Reed acts.

    I think it’s telling how other players are reacting and how Patrick responds.   If someone accused me of cheating I would be very, very careful with what I did on the course.  In golf, it’s a label that will cause people not to want to play with you.  

    on the pro tour, a single stroke can mean the difference of a lot of money.   So I imagine if his peers think he’s a cheater then he’s not going to be well liked.  Say improving a lie saves you a couple of stokes, that could be quite a bit of cash. 

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  3. 2 minutes ago, Piz said:

    When it is muddy I usually use a less-lofted club...rather than carry a different wedge:  a 42 instead of a 46, a 46 instead of a 50, etc...

    Yeah I find I do a lot of 9 irons and PWs where I would normally do a SW.  personally I’d like to work up the confidence to have more shots available when the course is sopping wet, generally I hit what I think I am most. O for table with.   

    the conditions I am talking about are not just soft.   Generally it’s where about 25% of the fairways have standing water on them because it rains so much. We generally are on the cart path from late November until May

  4. Hey everyone,

         I live somewhere where most of the winter is wet conditions and I was wondering if I should switch to wedges with a higher bounce for the winter.   In other words, would it make much of a difference?

    current wedges:   Vokey 50.08 and Vokey 56.10.  (Both sm7)

    older wedges with higher bounce:  Vokey 50.12 and Vokey 56.14. (Sm4)

    my swing type is more of a sweeper.   I don’t often take a divot, with wedges I might take a small one but I don’t take long or deep divots.

    opinions?   I was thinking of switching for a couple weeks and seeing what difference there was, but thought I would ask here as well.

  5. I didn’t read what Rory said as being against BDC at all.  He was wondering how someone could overpower the golf course the way that he did,  I think the headline was misleading.   Bryson, whether people agree or not, is trying new things and afaik doing it completely legally.  People have a right to challenge whether that is good for the game or not, but I didn’t think Rory was criticizing him personally.   Just saying he’s taken advantage of things that others haven’t.


    I don’t think bad of him for doing his science stuff,   I just don’t like his attitude sometimes.   That headline article looks like it’s trying cause a controversy that really isn’t there

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  6. I use Vice on and off.  I originally got them because I thought they were a higher end ball with great colors.   At the time, no ball I would game made a pink, red or even decent lime.  I echo what other people think.   I think they are below ProVs and Snell, also the TP5s.  Vice feels harder off a putter than any of those, and the greens I play are fast.   I want a soft feel for fast greens.   But I’d say I play one a decent amount of the time.   Best red color I’ve found.   Generally a ball is 8-12 holes so if the paint gets knicked it’s not a big problem as long as it’s not cut.   They are fairly durable.   Fading paint is what it looks like to me. 

  7. He can be abrasive and has been caught a few times where some people think he acts like an ass.  Having someone win a major where a percentage of people have issues with him is going to bring out negativity.  Unlike someone you might just go “meh” to.

    I don’t think it’s bad for the game, but unfortunately he’s someone I would root against.   Not the only thing, but someone who lashes out at a cameraman about hurting his brand is not someone I’m going to enjoy winning.  Ricky Fowler is uber  conscious of his “brand” but doesn’t act like that.  BD acts like the game has to bend to him.  Not a fan, but hey he did it in the least number of strokes, so it’s a good thing for him and people who like him. 

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  8. I’d chalk it up to automation sending out letters.  I used to get tons of letters even after I renewed.  Because I used to live in the ass end of nowhere, I wasn’t thinking about golf until the hell mouth thawed out, so it would lapse and even after I renewed I would get a couple. I’ll bet that stuff is out sourced so they’ll keep sending sometimes no matter what. 

  9. I took my kids to see if today and overall feel better about it.   I disagree with some of the undoing they did from 7 and 8, however seeing it a second time allowed me to stop trying to keep up and feel the proper emotional beats.   They did do way too many callbacks, and Easter eggs and the movie is overloaded.   Some characters are just wasted.  They needed more cohesion between Rian Johnson’s movie.   

    it has its issues, more so than the prior 2 films (7 and 8).

  10. I've done from thinking this guy had a rough time earlier in life and was affected by that, hence some of the scrapes he has gotten into.....to just an outright jerk.

    I don't even think what he said there was all that bad.   He claimed it wasn't intentional, and yeah it's a competition so you try to use criticism to motivate you.   But what ever happened to "hey, I didn't mean it. I screwed up.  Let's move on, and I can understand why people are upset."

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