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  1. tdiii

    Is Joe LaCava Tiger's Best Choice of Caddie?

    Not really.
  2. tdiii

    Is Joe LaCava Tiger's Best Choice of Caddie?

    I don't think Woods has any idea about what loyalty is. He's never hesitated to cast someone aside when he/she has lost utility. With that said, I believe Tiger is better situated to evaluate LaCava than I could ever hope to be.
  3. I'm willing to put up with terrible entertainment for some eye candy. Nonetheless, I found it unwatchable.
  4. Actually, I wasn't interest in those who didn't, so that's why I didn't ask.
  5. tdiii

    The benefit of lessons

    My frustration with the teaching pros I've worked with is a lack of direction for practice following lessons. I'm sure the good ones will structure specific practice sessions. x number of balls with drill #1, y number of balls with drill # 2, etc. My last two local pros, I've asked them both specifically for that guidance and they don't seem able or willing to provide it. Frustrating. Before that I'd tried lessons with 3 different pros as I was first learning and, frankly, didn't know enough to ask for that guidance, but it wasn't volunteered. So, 0 for 5 with what seems to me like a basic requirement for student improvement. I look at the range at my club and almost no one (less than 5%) is doing any sort of drills. All just beating balls. Interestingly, it is the lower handicappers who are doing drill work. Chicken or the egg, eh? Are they lower because they do drill work, or are lower handicappers more apt to do drill work? I think a pro needs to figure out when you are next coming for a lesson, and provide specific practice instruction and templates based on what your schedule permits. That has the pro and the student invested and probably makes for a more profitable and successful endeavor. Probably more enjoyable for the pro too.
  6. tdiii

    Playing golf with your dog in tow?

    My golden retrievers are well-trained and well-mannered and I would love to have them accompany at my course. They wouldn't be a distraction at all. I've contemplated pushing my club for a dog day or limited times where dogs would be allowed. And then I remember that our members (or at least a sizable minority) can't be trusted to fix ball marks, rake bunkers, or replace/fill divots.
  7. tdiii

    JB Holmes - "Undue Delay"?

    I think that identifying the number of viewers lost due to glacial play is difficult if not impossible. Certainly we can agree that the Tour is not gaining viewers on account of slow play, no?
  8. tdiii

    JB Holmes - "Undue Delay"?

    It's like the person at the grocery store cash register who waits until the grand total to start looking through her purse for her check book. Like she had no clue whatsoever that she would be expected to pay. Sure, but everyone expects to wait to hit their shot. Just not for more than 4 minutes after one of the three has already hit.
  9. tdiii

    JB Holmes - "Undue Delay"?

    In my view, there's nothing classy or polite about taking up everyone's time unnecessarily. It is precisely the opposite.
  10. tdiii

    JB Holmes - "Undue Delay"?

    So, if you were the rules official that day, you'd have assessed the 2 shot penalty against Holmes? Is Noren subject to a penalty for failing to call the penalty on Holmes? If so, what is it?
  11. tdiii

    JB Holmes - "Undue Delay"?

  12. tdiii

    JB Holmes - "Undue Delay"?

    What if he'd waited 10 minutes? Would the PGA have penalized him then?
  13. tdiii

    JB Holmes - Strategy on 18 at Torrey Pines

    Fair enough. How many people made eagle during the tournament on 18 via chipping or putting vs. holing out?
  14. tdiii

    Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    At least we can agree on that.
  15. I'm no rules expert, but based on the text of rule 6-7, could JB have been penalized for failing to play without undue delay? The rule: "The player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player must not unduly delay play.” It does not say to play without undue delay "or" in accordance with pace of play. It says "and". That suggests, at least this uninformed observer, that you you both have to play without undue delay (admittedly subjective) and you need to adhere to pace of play guidelines. He failed on the former, I'd think. Am I reading this correctly? I understand the Tour doesn't enforce this regularly, but if it did it would have been consistent with the rules, no?

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