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  1. I'm sure I've taken a few over the years as has everyone else. However, we don't have millions of dollars in prize money at stake.
  2. I wonder what the producers yelled in Johnny Miller's earpiece when he all but accused Tiger of cheating without saying so. Funny he never mentioned it again afterward. After Tiger hit his ball in the water on 14, NBC showed an aerial view that clearly showed where the ball entered the hazard. I am curious to see the correlation of the aerial shot and where Tiger dropped
  3. Easiest cure for the slice is as follows (worked for me when I was 13), courtesy of Harvey Penick: 1) Imagine you're playing baseball and at bat. 2) Aim at the second baseman. 3) Try to hit the ball over the shortstop. Works like a charm.
  4. Guys who I would avoid: 1) Johnny Miller - typical BYU stuffed shirt (I would probably end up making a comment about Brandon Davies getting booted off the basketball team and then the Lobos blowing them out on their senior night just to get under his skin). *disclaimer: my handle does not denote BYU Cougar - it's my high school mascot* 2) Sergio - a whole lot of ego for a guy who hasn't won a major. 3) Corey Pavin - we would probably get under each other's skin. Guys who I would enjoy a pro-am round with: 1) Tiger - I could care less if he's arrogant, I just wa
  5. Let's see here... Augusta (would probably give me my best shot at playing well because it sets up to my game and I can putt fast greens pretty well) Other guys in my foursome: 1) My dad with a healthy back - he injured his back, had a spinal fusion, and can't play anymore. He really misses the game and hasn't set foot on a course since he got hurt in 2007. 2) Bill Bixby - I LOVED the Incredible Hulk when I was a kid, and found out he was an avid golfer in the mid to late 80s before he was diagnosed with cancer and passed away. 3) Tom Coyne - author of 'Pa
  6. June 2009, 6th hole on the Deer Run Championship Course in Newport News, VA. Just out screwing off on a Sunday afternoon, got stuck behind a slow foursome on the 4th and 5th holes - started getting irritated with them after 5. They let me play through on 6 tee (540y par 5). Thanked them for letting me through, hit my drive about 310 down the right side. Pin's on the front right (green is 35y deep), so I have a 4I in. Make a unconsciously great swing on the 4, ball is laser-locked on the pin. Two drops and in for a double eagle. I turn around and yell back 'did you see that sh**?'
  7. Shot 71 Saturday with 6 birdies. Absolute SLOP. Didn't get any skins either.
  8. I have a DCI Gold 2-iron in my bag, had it since I was in 10th grade - probably been through 4 shafts and countless grips due to wear and tear, still hits better than any hybrid I've ever tried out. Big reason I don't like hybrids is the ball gets up too quickly and tends to sky-draw. Any hole that has trouble left is out of the question with a hybrid off the tee, where with the 2I, I get it out there 220-230 with maybe +-20 yards lateral deviation.
  9. Last weekend, I took the Amtrak from Newport News up to Washington to watch the Army-Navy game with my dad. It cost as much as a tank of gas to and from there + 20 per trip to upgrade to busines class. Playing Angry Birds for 4 hours beats the living shit out of fighting traffic up I-95 and the Beltway. That being said, I was thinking about getting up to Bethpage next summer taking the train. I remember in the station at Newport News, it said that golf bags were banned from being brought on board because the east coast trains (the ones that run between Boston and here) don't have bag
  10. Maybe his parents had to go broke to send him there - you never know.
  11. I feel bad for the kid that flew in there from Hawaii to go 85-87. That has to suck.
  12. I have had significant damage and reconstructive surgery on my left wrist over something stupid I did in college (comminuted left distal radius frx + displacement) which required 4 k-wires and they had to cut the bottom of my wrist open to hold the bones together to drill them back in place. Last November, I was playing in my league's weekly Saturday blitz, and I felt something pop in my wrist, kept playing, and ended up shooting 87 (my worst round in probably 4-5 years). Dr. said there were two bone fragments that came loose from the original fracture that were causing the pain and th
  13. I try not to throw clubs, but sometimes when I hit a shot that I KNOW I can execute 95% of the time and screw it up over doing something that I've conditioned myself not to do in practice, it warrants an iron or wedge chasing the ball up the fairway (I usually toss it 20-30y and make sure no one's in the way - I have seen people just hammer-throw clubs with no regard for where the club is going - that is dangerous). As for breaking clubs, it's $20 to get a new shaft and grip - reshafting isn't hard to do as long as you have the right equipment at home. I have a PhD in profanity when I'
  14. My advice to him would be get your aim point, set up the appropriate grip for the shot you want, and hit the damn ball.
  15. I think it would be a lot easier for a guy (especially a young guy) like that to translate near-success to doing well on the Nationwide Tour or mini-tours to try and get himself an exemption than it would be for a guy that was a big star early (or even a guy like Ty Tryon who had a world of expectations and then flamed out). I hate to single Tryon out because he seems like a pretty cool guy, but it has to suck going from having the golf world look at you like you're the next best thing in 2001 to having a series of injuries, bad play, and personal issues derail your career over the next 10 ye
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