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  1. I grow weary of his instant assessment of a players swing. He must be able to see a swing in real-time and before the ball hits the ground he can already deliver a detailed analysis of what they did wrong and exactly how to fix it. I wish there was a "mute Johnny Miller" button on my remote. SubPar
  2. Some forward slide of the hips is probably a good thing, as evidenced by the photos. But the kind of slide the hurts most of us is too much back and too much forward. The old style hip slide, which led to the reverse-C finish, is a one way ticket to the chiropractor. SubPar
  3. I say, if you have never lost your swing you are not playing enough. SubPar
  4. Once you are exposed to good technique through observation, instruction, books or videos, it is just a matter of practicing enough to grasp those fundamentals and gain confidence. Confidence is of paramount importance in the short game because the closer you get to the hole the greater the reward for good performance. I had a really good short game for a while and started to lose it. I had stopped spending a portion of my time working on the basics chipping and pitching. So I rethought the fundamentsals and started working on chipping with different clubs and working on a set-up and techniqe
  5. First off, as has been indicated, this is just a marketing ploy to hype the last few events of the season. Secondly, it can hardly be a playoff in the way they work in other sports because there are MANY individuals all playing in the same game each time. In tennis it is one player against another and a loser goes home ( or in doubles, one team). In football it is one team against another and the loser goes home. But golf isn;t played like that. I'm sure the reason they don't do it as a series of heads up match play events is that few people would watch it if Tiger and most of the top player
  6. Clubs are oddly balanced and not made for throwing, as you now know. Sounds like you may have something as simple as a strain or as bad as a torn rotator cuff. Shoulders are really complex and easy to damage. Pack it in ice ten minutes before going to bed each night and see how it is after a few days. If you have pain after four-five days you should have it looked at. I had a torn RC (racquetball) and it was so small the Dr. could not see the tear until he was inside with a camera. SubPar
  7. Players on public courses are notorious for playing the first ball they find without looking to see if it is in fact their own. SubPar
  8. Most often people don't identify the ball and play the wrong one. If you have reason to believe someone played your ball, take a free drop because they are an outside agency and you should not be penalized if they picked up or hit your ball. In an event in China earlier this year a marshall saw a spectator pick up leave with a player's ball (not known why she did not stop the person). The player was allowed to play a ball from where it was seen at rest w/o penalty. Subpar
  9. What you need now is just the most basic "fitting". Get the shaft length and flex about right for your height and swing speed. Once you get better you can get a better fitting to suit your swing, which will have changed. Once your swing is more consistent (maybe around a 10 handicap), you will benefit from a more "in depth" club fitting. SubPar
  10. Well, you can take the time to walk off 106 yards or use a range finder. Either way you have the same info, but one takes a lot more time to get the same result. I prefer my calculator over a slide-rule, e-mail over snail mail, and my car over an ox cart. Just because they didn't have this stuff 200 years ago does not mean they would not have used it if they did. Times change. Every sport has seen improvements in technology. I'm sure some "purist" was telling Johannes Gutenberg around 1450 that his printing press was an abomination and that words were meant to be carved on stone tablets the
  11. While some of my friends are searching for marked sprinkler heads and stepping of yardage, I just glace at my iGolf and tell them what the yardage is. Which do you think takes more time? SubPar
  12. They are good enough to keep my interest, but not as explosive in their shot making as the guys. They are very good players and represent a level of play most us can appreciate and aspire to. There are always levels in sports that do not attract the crowds or press attention, but they have their following. If they wore the belly shirts and shot shorts like the Ladies European Tour players, they'd attract a larger audience. SubPar
  13. Good observation. I doubt very many "non-golfers" enjoy watching golf. My mother will watch when I am watching a tournament at her home and she enjoys seeing great shots and good shots out of "sand pits", but she would never tune in otherwise. I not only watch to see good play but I am always trying to learn something as well. The only golf I cannot watch is something out here called "Southern California Golf". I'm not sure who these people are but they are very good so there is not much to gain either as entertainment or learning about the game. SubPar
  14. I'm not sure what you define as "typical" but they place plenty of pins around the edges, and just as with the PGA the greens run pretty darn quick in the major events and the rough is thicker and longer than most courses. The courses are shorter, but otherwise the set-up seems not much different. Of course I actually watch every LPGA event so I my opinion is probably contaminated with reality. SubPar
  15. What are you talking about? There is an LPGA event on almost every weekend and they are not all majors. You think a lot of them aren't very good, uh? They can probably beat you, and everyone you play with, like a rug. It's pretty obvious you don't pay attention to their tour. SubPar
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