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  1. I don't have any input on the reason, but for me personally I'm more interested in watching a diverse field. I definitely am watching less LPGA lately. Viewers need players they can identify with and root for which is diminished when the leaderboard is dominated by one country, regardless of which country that is.
  2. During tournament play last week, I had a blowup that continued for several holes, i never fully recovered. I think it's just stress hormones in the body. No matter what I did - thinking of other things, checking out funny stuff on my phone, focusing intently on the shot, taking the easiest possible shot, nothing worked. My body was physically stressed, muscles tensed up, and topping the ball etc. just was going to happen. I'm hoping that it's like public speaking - the nerves will just lessen and confidence in those situations will increase with experience. Unfortunately....
  3. He's so young, just wait and see. He has tremendous talent and resources at his disposal.
  4. Well, apparently, under pressure, the club face is random so playing with ball position may or may not help :) But I will try a half ball back and see what happens. Thanks.
  5. Thanks. When hit correctly, ball flight is straight or high fade. Still chunking or topping ~10-20% of the time. I think my arms are way too tense, they don't appear to ever get fully extended.
  6. Playing a tournament tomorrow... c'mon internet!
  7. My Grandpa, who taught me the game, told that joke a hundred times. He told it this way.... RIP Arnie. One day Moses and Jesus were playing golf. They were at the tee of a beautiful par 3, with a lake right in the middle of the fairway. Moses selects a 5 iron, tees-up his ball and swings. His ball sails very high and lands in the middle of the lake. He mutters to himself and tees-up a second ball, this time selecting a 4 iron. This shot was perfect; landing right in the middle of the green. Jesus pauses for a moment to ponder his club selection. "Hmmmm..... Arnold Palmer would use this," he says as he picks up a 5 iron. "But, Jesus. My 5 iron shot ended up in the lake. You should use a 4 iron!" "Nope. Arnie would use a 5," insisted Jesus. So, Jesus swings hard and alas his shot ends up in the middle of the lake too. Jesus strolls over to the lake and walks out on the water to retrieve his ball. As Jesus is walking on the water trying to locate his ball a foursome comes up to the tee, sees a man walking on the water and one of them exclaims, "Who does he think he is? Jesus Christ?" "No," explains Moses, "He thinks he's Arnold Palmer."
  8. I know nothing about somax, just Googled knee bend.
  9. I noticed in a recent self video that my left knee tends to point inward on backswing. As I read in a recent article - I then focused on keeping it pointed at my foot, not bending in. Then there are those who claim the key to consistency is left knee bend, pointing to legendary pros as extreme examples http://www.somaxsports.com/video.php?analysis=jim-furyks-left-knee confused....
  10. Edinburgh
  11. Thank you!
  12. I have a business trip and over the weekend have the opportunity to get to St. Andrews in Scotland. Any tips for visiting the home of golf? Thanks!
  13. Approx 1 year later, new swing vids to analyze my progress. I REALLY APPRECIATE all your input. 3 Hybrid 7 Iron Pitching Wedge
  14. Complicated business problem for sure, but there are strategies that are working. Walmart and Amazon are a good example. One physical retailer pushing into digital http://www.zdnet.com/article/walmart-ceo-outlines-omnichannel-retail-strategy-to-shareholders-associates/ and the other online retailer pushing into physical http://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-plans-hundreds-of-brick-and-mortar-bookstores-mall-ceo-says-1454449475
  15. All these brick & mortar retailers need to seriously get with the times. I love Golfsmith, but honestly have spent very little money there. Bought everything online. Fix the reasons why that is and I'd buy there! It's easy, partner with an awesome online retailer (i.e. global golf) and provide a variety of purchasing choices. We all want to try clubs before we buy, talk to people, read reviews, get fitted maybe, etc. so there's definitely a need for physical locations. Omnichannel retail and customer-centricity, it's not rocket science.