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    Our family, along with thousands of others, used Rick Singer’s company to guide us through the college admission process. We are shocked by the revelations of these events. Obviously, we were not part of this fraud, our kids would disown us if we ever tried to interfere.


    Initially not convinced.  Singer was a fixer.  That was his deal.  No different than Michael Cohen.

  2. 2 hours ago, turtleback said:

    ...Private stuff gets made public by someone, usually of low or no accomplishment, trying to prove they are relevant and then a mob descends on someone who did nothing wrong and forces him to capitulate to their threats and demands.



    Setting aside the uneducated comment on social contribution, nobody forced Kuchar to do anything.  What were the "threats" he capitulated to?

  3. It is indeed a challenging course.  One of the more difficult par 68's you'll play.  Some of the shorter par 4's lure you with opportunity but are ringed with sand traps that just wait for the inevitable miss.  Unless you're hitting well, play them conservatively.  Really is a fun course.

    There is no driving range for warm up but they do have an excellent short game practice area.

    Members there are known for their alcohol consumption and for the life of me, I can't figure our how some of them still hit it so straight during some events.  One beer for me and my game is off.

  4. 5 hours ago, Marty2019 said:

    I actually started liking him more since the "incident."   For me, he was hard to like when he was Mr. Perfect.  But when his wife attacked him with a golf club and it all came out about the numerous women, and all the holier-than-thou types went off on him, I started to sympathize with him and actually like him.  This brilliant, brilliant golfer with a train wreck of a personal life actually became an interesting person and less of the robot that he had seemed to be before that. 

    i"m actually with you a bit on this.  I was taken by the media narrative during "the time of the incident".  Tiger was going off the rails and Phil M.'s wife was going thru breast cancer.  The narrative absolutely  sainted Phil for (rightly) being at his wife's side during her battle.  Tiger on the on other hand became a tragic figure.

    Thing is (and I speak with the experience of my own wife have a big battle with the same disease), Phil's being there for his wife and family is really only a small part of who he is (and we are) as humans.  I don't know Tiger or Phil but we really can't trust the narratives.  The few things about Phil's personal life (outside what I described above) don't actually paint a pretty picture.


    And now, Tiger is teeing off...

  5. The topic seems to be catching on:



    Morrie Gold is not a placard-waving political protester. He is a 69-year-old retired doctor in Pennsylvania.

    But he recently participated in a quiet act of rebellion: He and 11 golfing buddies canceled their annual trip to a Florida resort owned by Donald J. Trump to express their disgust with his remarks about women, immigrants and minorities.

    “For me,” Mr. Gold said, “it’s an ethical statement.”....

    ...The amount of money is not always small. Before they rebooked at a rival golf resort nearby, Mr. Gold and his friends had planned to spend about $18,000 on a multiday stay at Mr. Trump’s Doral golf resort in Miami. They had played there for about 14 years, he said, long before Mr. Trump purchased and upgraded the property in 2012. “It’s a beautiful place,” Mr. Gold said with a sigh.




  6. On 8/5/2016 at 2:56 PM, JonMA1 said:

    If I boycotted based on political views or how "good" of a person the ownership was, I'd have to quit watching movies, listening to music, watching professional sports, driving a vehicle....

    It's next to impossible to avoid giving money to a business or organization which doesn't have at least one a-hole who will prosper at some level. Why would a Trump-owned business be any different?

    Admittedly, the world we've created is complex enough that making those determinations require information that is just not available.  There are, however, times when it is clear a threshold has been crossed and any involvement with the entity in question either a) demands a response; or b) overrides any possible positive involvement on your part.  If it's clear a clothing line you are considering purchasing was made by forced labor or helped prop up an apartheid dictatorship, would you buy it?  A reasonable person wouldn't.  More complex would be your note on driving a car - I'd say many of the protests oil companies receive are misplaced.  Petroleum has been so fundamental to daily life that it's hypocritical blame them for that fact.  Our focus (and positive energy) should be on finding replacements.

    Trump?  He's run a misogynist, racist campaign from the start and it's amazing that it's taken a video/recording for some people to see this (and some still don't!).  

    For me, the threshold was crossed some time ago.



  7. 10 minutes ago, b101 said:

    Each to their own - personally, I'm enjoying this far more than the US Open or the Masters (bar the last 9 holes) this year and pretty much every PGA Championship ever.

    I'm with you.  That course (with the wind and rain), looks ridiculously difficult.  

    And hitting it into the gorse is something I can identify with (so there's that).

  8. On June 18, 2016 at 8:28 PM, amoline said:

    For me, the unequivocally best thing to do is hit shots to range targets where your arm goes no further than parallel to the ground on your backswing. Most likely, if you tape yourself doing it you'll almost guarantee swing past that point. Learning to accelerate properly from this position especially with wedges is really important, as someone who was once a chronic extreme overswinger, now just a chronic slight overswinger. :) 

    What I do for my wedges is use this left arm parallel swing, hands gripped about an inch to an inch and a half, as my "stock shot" for that club. If I need more or less with that club, I simply grip down or let up further and make the same swing for +/- 5-ish yards on the lob wedge, and +/- 10-12 on the pitching wedges. Your mileage may vary of course ;)

    My two cents.

    Thanks for this.  I tried it out on the range and a practice green this morning and initial impressions are positive.  In addition to 'dialing distance', the focus of my left arm parallel to the ground is super helpful (chronic elbow bender here!).

    I'll be on the course tomorrow and we'll start to have opportunities to see more.


  9. Question: I've recently started using my 60 lob wedge around the green but a problem has emerged.  While previously, I (almost) exclusively was using my 52 gap and was able to dial distance with the single club I now find that switching between the two is really creating distance problems.  Now, the 52 feels like the ball explodes off the head and I tend to hit it too far.  I know it's probably just more practice but is there anything clever that can help as well?

    For longer shots, I've actually taped distances for a full, 3/4, and half swings on a tag on all my wedges and i've found it helps a bunch.

    Any tricks for the short shots?


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