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BigBaffy

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  1. Hi. When setting up for a green-side bunker shot, should the ball be pretty much in the middle of my stance, a ball-width back, or a ball-width forward? Hitting a couple of inches behind the ball has me questioning where the ball should be, especially when I'm trying to hit a high, short shot. Please let me know. Thanks.
  2. John Daly and the Hall of Fame

    I respect your opinion, but Daly was WAY more than a redneck who could drive (I'm not a fan of his life choices either, but you can't say he couldn't play). Exhibit A: Watch just a few minutes of him at the PGA in 91, and tell me he wasn't a golf god. His performance there, especially when he came from nowhere, should probably alone get him into the HoF.
  3. John Daly and the Hall of Fame

    I agree that he was a flash in the pan that should have done way more in golf, but I disagree that he's only known for being a guy with a mullet that wears loud pants. When they change golf courses for you because you take doglegs out of play, because you're so freakishly long, I think you have to acknowledge that. That said, thanks for posting the full criteria for induction.
  4. John Daly and the Hall of Fame

    He did win two majors, and made the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was, like, 9th alternate or something for the PGA. I think it's a little close, I must be missing something, because, according to the rule criteria posted earlier by Eric C, all he needs is 15 wins on a pro tour, OR two major wins. Well, he has two major wins and, until the appearance of Tiger, was the biggest draw in golf by a long shot (no pun intended).
  5. John Daly and the Hall of Fame

    True, distance wise, the past can't match the present (for the most part), but for the era they played in, if a player out-drove the entire field for years, like a Nicklaus, Woods, or Sam Snead did, then I think you can compare them.
  6. John Daly and the Hall of Fame

    And just to give Love some love, here's an excerpt from a Golf Digest article from August of 2015: "In Love's most recent previous tour win, which came seven years ago at the 2008 Children's Miracle Network Classic, he ranked 14th in the field with an average of 289.9 off the tee. Like this past event, Love averaged 20 yards less than that week's longest hitter, J.B. Holmes (309.8). When Love broke onto the PGA Tour he was arguably the longest hitter. He consistently finished in the top 10 in driving distance for his first 20-plus years on tour, leading in that category in 1986 (285.7) and 1994 (283.1). This year he ranks 56th at 294.7."
  7. John Daly and the Hall of Fame

    I voted that he should be in, because I just can't think of a golf Hall of Fame without him in it. I know five (or is it six now?) wins, even if two of them were majors where he pretty much dismantled the courses, aren't a lot, but I do know there are a lot of people that took up golf just because of Mr. Daly. A train wreck yes, but definitely Hall-worthy, IMO. Now, as much as I love watching him squash a ball, I'd have to say Jack Nicklaus is the hands-down long-ball master. The guy was competitive, truly competitive, for almost 40 years (the '98 Masters his final Wow), and the favorite to win for at least 15 of those years. And, that said, his ability to out-drive and otherwise embarrass the rest of the field throughout the 1960's and into the '70s took long-ball hitting, and golf for that matter, to a whole new level.
  8. John Daly and the Hall of Fame

    Ok, here are my first questions for 2018: Q: Should John Daly be in the golf hall of fame? If so, why? If not, why not? Q: Who, in your opinion, was a more prolific long-ball hitter, Daly, Couples, or Davis Love III (or someone else I'm not thinking of. e.g., Jack, Tiger, Snead, etc.). Of course, this assumes equipment restricted all golfers to the era they played in. I'm hoping this will produce better responses than the gang-bang I took over single-length clubs (I knew not of what I spoke). Peace.
  9. Hi. I was out golfing the other day and, by accident, grabbed an older (no, OLD) golf ball out of my bag to tee off with. I don't know if it matters, but it was a Spalding Dot. Anyway, I swung a good swing and this thing took off like a rocket, and rolled forever. I thought it was a fluke, till I did it again on three other par 4s. Is this odd? I'm a VERY average golfer (hit in the 90's) and I've been playing an older Campbell Tour Grade driver lately (stainless steel head, graphite shaft that I would say is somewhere between regular and stiff), 43" long). Anyone have a similar experience with older rocks?
  10. PGA Tour Allowing Bryson to Use One-Length Clubs

    Wow, do I feel like a dope. I had no idea that single-length clubs had been around so long (or that the long putters were still allowed). But I must admit, I can't see how having one setup and one swing plane ISN'T easier than having to change it for every club in your bag, or at least for long, mid, and short clubs. I think it's fine for everyday play, but I don't see how it can be allowed on tour. I know, just my opinion. Thanks for the responses. It was an education.
  11. Hi. I don't know if this has been discussed to exhaustion, but I'd like to know reader's opinions of the PGA tour allowing Bryson Dechambeau to use one-length clubs in league play, at a time when they're banning the use of long putters. The two don't seem mutually exclusive to me, and if the issue is their potential as a competitive advantage, wouldn't a whole set of non-reg clubs be MORE of a potential advantage? This is not a knock against Dechambeau, I think he's a fine golfer, but I don't understand the ruling.
  12. Over the hump

    Who else thinks Jordan Spieth turned a corner today?
  13. Tiger Woods 2017 Season Predictions

    I know I said short and painful, but I thought he'd last a little longer than that. Hopefully he gets fixed up for Augusta.
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