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Aguirre last won the day on June 18 2016

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  1. Only Bad Golfers are Lucky

    I understand the thought only in that it's a flawed way in which human beings look at chance and probability. Bayesian probability experts have studied this bias extensively. It's similar to the way that the smoker fears flying. Or the conservative investor avoids the risk of equity markets to invest in CDs without understanding inflation risk, and the idea that their nest egg won't grow fast enough. If Trevino's premise is true, then it's more of a probability question. That good shots end up with poor luck more often merely means that there is a higher probability of such shots being unlucky (ie, 60%/40%), as opposed to poor shots (ie, 40%/60%). If we pretend that those 60/40 and 40/60 numbers are real based on billions of theoretical simulations, then you're only "unlucky" or "lucky" if your results lie outside those distributions. EDIT--What I'm saying is that this is thought exercise about math, not golf.
  2. The Great Debate. Lob or Run?

    If I can putt it, I putt it. If I can't putt it, I chip it (bump and run). If I can't chip it, I pitch it. Get it on the green and get it rolling as quickly as possible.
  3. Most Consistent Golfers in Majors over the last 2 Decades.

    Consistent? Who knows. Somebody might consistently miss every cut. If you make it consistently good, it has to be Tiger over 20 years. And nobody is even close.
  4. Nah. I hate Orlando.
  5. Short of the Green is Better?

    "Yes." --Harvey Penick
  6. I've been advocating something like this for years. Of course I'm not pretending that I invented the concept, but it seems so obvious. While juniors are a concern, I think it's even more important for older women. Women still tend to take up the game later in life, and are golf's best hope of growing (much like the NFL has capitalized on female fan interest). My mother is an avid golfer, but she's in her 70s, and is less than five feet tall. She just can't hit the ball far. So she loves those junior tees in the fairway down in Myrtle Beach. She pretends that she's "cheating" but she clearly enjoys her round more when she can hit two solid shots on a Par 4 on be on a green, as opposed to 80 yards out. Plus, senior men really lose their distance around age 70. Many senior tees simply aren't short enough. And many courses have lazily built their gold tees five yards behind the red tees, making the men feel like goobers as they can still far outdrive their wives. More of this! I fully advocate this.
  7. How To Properly Repair Ball Marks

    I'm pleased to report that I've been properly repairing ball marks forever. What do you do when a piece of turf comes out of the green and lands a couple yards ahead of the pitch mark? This happened a lot this year because we had plenty of rain.
  8. How much time do you need to maintain...

    To maintain a solid level, I need three "sessions" a week. By sessions I mean practice or 18 holes.
  9. which club is more difficult for you?

    Easily the 3W off the deck.
  10. What type of golfer are you?

    Well, I'm not Asian, Cuban (Saturday). Hope you're next round goes well, Italian (Tuesday).
  11. What type of golfer are you?

    I'm the type of golfer who really loves to talk about sandwiches.
  12. This. Also, if play is slow or there is an opportunity, I'll drive up to the group in front and ask them. I found an iPhone on a tee a few weeks ago, lol.
  13. Best places to live with great muni golf

    Milwaukee has a pretty good set. From lower end to higher end with accompanying green fee increases. Still, Myrtle Beach man. Muni prices and high quality courses.
  14. Neither Rory Nor JDay Will Win Another Major

    Seriously. I'll go so far as to say they'll both win multiple majors from this point forward.
  15. Yes. As I've told people who haven't played Oakmont who have asked how tough the greens are to read: "They aren't hard to read at all. They're difficult to putt." EDIT--I just quoted myself. Also, leave it to assclown robot Darren Rovell to make a story out of TV ratings. I will never understand the sports media's obsession with TV ratings.* Nobody who is an actual fan of any of these sports care one way or another. It's not as if golf is going extinct. I mean, I first heard about how baseball's fan base is old 30 years ago. And they're still talking about it. The second richest sports league on the entire planet. *Outside of it affecting their own salaries.

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