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  1. This guy , featured in Golf Digest a few months ago, shot 66 in under 49 minutes.
  2. Rockbottom can sell for this cheap BECAUSE they are not a TM dealer. They have no contract with TM and are thus not bound to TM's pricing policies. Rockbottom buys overstock from other shops or the remaining stock from shops going out of business. Then they turn around to sell them on their website. http://rockbottomgolf.com/aboutus1.html Rockbottom has been around for a while (on ebay since 98) and they definitely have a good reputation online. As always, it's buyer beware, but no need to panic just because of some low prices.
  3. To me, the spine angle and the swing plane are independent for putting. If you can shrug your shoulders, you should be able to rock your shoulders perpendicular to the ground: shrug right shoulder towards the sky and left shoulder towards the ground for the backswing, reverse for downswing. My guess would be that most people actually do some combination of "around the spine" and "perpendicular to the ground". Difference folks. Different strokes.
  4. If this is true, then you are swinging the club around your body (say, on the plane formed by the ball and your shoulders). If you rotate your shoulder perpendicular to the ground, then this 'other arc' doesn't exist.
  5. One thing that you have to consider is that changing the rota is done very infrequently. Just look at how much press was dedicated to the "new" course this year. It's not like having some new course host a US Open, its' more like having a new course host the Masters (well, not quite). Plus, the players couldnt' seem to heap enough praise on Hoylake this year. Personally, I like the change to hard and fast playing conditions and wish I could watch it more than once a year.
  6. Pelz. The straight back-and-through method really necessitates a different setup and mechanics. Your hands need to be directly under your shoulders and your shoulders need to rotate perpendicular to the ground (not around your body). Once these are in place, no manipulation should be required to get the putter head to stay square throughout the stroke. The arms truly become a pendulum since they hang straight down (no need to straddle the putting line as Scotty suggests). Most people seem to put their hands out away from their bodies. If one tries to keep the face square from such a position, it requires using the hands to rotate the club and is very inconsistent. The other thing I don't understand is why Scotty says that the lie angle of the putter creates the arc. This only seems true to the extent that it causes the golfer to swing the putter around the body. Imagine putting with your driver (which has a drastically smaller lie angle). Putting your hands directly below your shoulders and rotating your shoulders perpendicular to the ground (not around your body) would result in the face being square throughout the stroke. Of course, your tendency would be to want to wrap the club around your body which would create the arcing open-square-closed stroke that Scotty is talking about. I guess it comes down to personal preference and what feels best.
  7. It depends on what's between you and the target, but maye a 7-iron? Pelz showed that the most accurate chipping club is the lowest lofted club you can still get to the target. The only time I use a wedge to chip is if I am severely short-sided and sitting just off the fringe where I want VERY little roll.
  8. Why are you chipping with your wedges anyway?
  9. Shot a 46. I took 20 (yes 20) putts. Couldn't get the speed on my putts right at all. Blew some 10 feet by, left some 10 feet short. I made exactly 1 decent putt and that was to follow up what was probably my worst putt of the round. Time to spend some quality time on the practice green.
  10. A man and his wife walked into a dentist's office. The man says to the dentist, "Doc, I'm in one hell of a hurry! I have two buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf. So forget about the anesthetic and just pull the tooth and be done with it. We have a 10:00 AM tee time at the best golf course in town and it's 9:30 already. I don't have time to wait for the anesthetic to work!" The dentist thinks to himself, "My goodness, this is surely a very brave man asking to have his tooth pulled without using anything to kill the pain." So the dentist asks him, "Which tooth is it, sir?" The man turned to his wife and says, "Honey, open your mouth and show him."
  11. xian

    Sorenstam or Hurst

    I'm going to go out on a limb (they're on 17) and go with Sorenstam. I know, I know. Call me crazy.
  12. I hadn't seen this quote before. "I thought I was watching me." -- Michelle Wie, on Phil Mickelson making double bogey on the 18th hole at Winged Foot to lose the U.S. Open.
  13. xian

    Golf Games

    Also known as Wolf, Lone Wolf, or Boss . I once played with a threesome who was playing Lone Wolf. If the "Wolf" wanted to go alone for the hole, they required him to howl on the tee. It was quite funny. I should point out that there is a whole list of golf games/bets available here .
  14. I have never played the course and have no opinion on the topic, but I thought people might be interested in this link: http://www.golfclubatlas.com/tobaccoroad1.html
  15. Golf is hard enough already.
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