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Shorty last won the day on November 14 2015

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  1. McIlroy's "space suit" really an advantage?

    For someone as intelligent as you are - someone whose comments on golf and life are almost always considered, informed and, dare I say, correct, humour is not your strong point, and never has been. And, no, I do not demand that you laugh at my jokes, but time and again you miss irony. Do you REALLY think I thought that McIroy was going to wear an *****ing space suit in a golf tournament? You may not like, or agree with me on everything, but seriously, give me some credit. If a disclaimer is required for every attempt at humour, however feeble, it kind of defeats the purpose.
  2. McIlroy's "space suit" really an advantage?

    I think Rory's has some features which allow him to carry spare balls and tees, but other than that, it's probably real. Ex NASA training, at the least. The Dome helmet affects the sound of the ball, which is obviously why he isn't fully kitted, but, I suppose Nike or Under Armor (or whoever will be marketing them) is working on that. And if that watch is an OMEGA, it had better not have a compass on it. NOTE FOR THE UNWARY - Believe it or not, despite what you think MAY be true, I am joking. And I know that this will anger some of our more sensitive members.
  3. I know that Rory has reportedly hit a drive 300 yards with this thing, but it is a perfect example of how things rapidly go south when, for example, a player and a trusted caddie part ways. I can see that there are advantages regarding blood flow and temperature regulation with this outfit, but I would seriously doubt you'll see it catch on. In fact, I would be VERY surprised if you saw him wear it in the PGA this week. Probably in practice, but that's it. These gimmicks are great for the elite players, but the cost for amateurs is prohibitive, surely. Another reason why we amateurs aren't on a level playing field. Ban this suit now. Otherwise it's going to be the long putter thing all over again.
  4. Yes - essentially 8 over par after 27 holes on a relatively easy course with 4 guys shooting 62 in round 2. And it looks like the average score in round two for the top 25 is about 66. Yet.....his experience in the NBA is going to help him succeed as a pro golfer, according to some. It would be nice if it could be treated as the novelty it is and be left at that. Good on him, I say. He had more to lose than gain and he has probably exceeded the expectations of many. But the idea that he is anything other than a very good club golfer is preposterous. Kenny G is used to performing in front of crowds too.
  5. Curry is an great athlete who plays golf very well. His prospects of playing golf professionally are zero. Why would anyone even suggest it? Look at the scores in the Western Amateur. You have a dozen guys in their teens shooting low and mid sixties every day. Some of them may have a chance at being succcessful pros. Most won't. Being an NBA superstar who is used to pressure and big crowds is not going to help him. He is an amateur golfer who regularly shoots 76 or 77. That is not someone who is going to make money at golf. To me, the most impressive thing about his first round was that he was 3 over after 5 and played the remaining holes in 1 over, including a double. Very, very impressive. Let's not pretend he is better than 1000 18 year olds you've never even heard of who are playing off +3.
  6. Sad story about David Feherty's son

    So do I. But without customers they are without a job, so let's not blame them and them alone.
  7. Is it too much height in my shot a good thing?

    Your lowest score is 85. You hit your irons pro distances "with accuracy and incredible height" (your words). You "tend to three putt sometimes" And you wonder why a member is sceptical? Why do you even suspect that your "incredible" height is an issue? You don't even mention how high you hit it relative to others. I'll tell you how to reduce your scores: Stop taking 4 shots to get up and down from the fringe, because your stated accuracy, distance, putting and scores don't add up. If your claims were accurate you would say that you are on or around the green in regulation all the time - how can you not be with accuarcy AND distance? - but still bogey 80% of the holes. It's pretty obvious why someone would question your claims.
  8. Phil Mickelson missing US open for HS Graduation

    Thanks for your insightful, articulate and well-reasoned contribution. We are all much the better for it.
  9. Bomb it like Dustin Putt like Pelz. Flop it like Phil Hit Tiger's stinger the easy way Hit your long irons like Jack
  10. I agree. I have done it twice and both times it ruined the game for me. On the first occasion it was in a match I thought I was going to win so I didn't let it bother me until the match tightened up. I asked him to replace the ball properly and his father (caddying) felt it was time to start WW3. The second time It was so obvious on each of the first two holes I almost fell over. It was the old nudge the ball 2 inches forward as you throw the marker 6 inches forward and then "replace" the ball 2 inches in front of the ball trick. On the third hole I blurted out "Geez, you might want to replace the ball properly!" He did, but the rest of the game was played in a very uncomfortable silence. That's why. Most people prefer to avoid conflict and because golf reveals character, these scumbag cheats don't like being called out because they are deficient in character and won't own their actions. Again - look at Lexi "Is this a joke? Are you kidding me" ( followed by the ubiquitious, redundant and idiotic) "right now?" She didn't own it and looked to blame others.
  11. I'm not quite sure what you are saying here. By "in the face of clear evidence" I was talking about clear evidence, not a sad look on the face of a cheat when called out. I said "in the face of clear evidence" not "on the face of Lexi Thomson". Not an insubstantial difference..... I am saying that even when cheating is obvious, lots of people refuse to acknowledge it. There are many on this site, for example, who refuse to acknowledge LT ad a cheat, claiming it was an accident or impossible to judge definitively.
  12. You stand within 20 feet of where they are. You watch them mark and you watch how they replace their ball. Normal eyesight is sufficient.
  13. But if someone reads the accusation and not the retraction (or whatever else follows), is it fair?
  14. As mentioned before, you see the reaction in the face of clear evidence with Lexi T. That's why they don't do it.
  15. I put the name out there for discussion I defamed him for no reason and with absolutely zero evidence and don't feel bad about it. Libelling people is not "discussion". The person has not been identified and therefore any guesses (most of which include people who no longer use long putters) do nothing constructive. Just throwing out the names of people who have used long putters or repeating rumours from clueless posters on other sites is not a good idea for very obvious reasons.

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