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  • Birthday 10/29/1967

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  1. It's not a useless stat. It's a powerful way of measuring if enough testing is being conducted. Daily State-by-State Testing Trends - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center See daily changes in tests performed and positivity rates
  2. Your swing looks better than some tour pros (I played with one last weekend). Why are you a 12? Are you working on the wrong thing?
  3. I remember Tiger saying something very similar years ago when he tooled with his swing, gained muscle mass, etc. I also remember a similar backlash from some fans and commentators. Obviously, BDC does not have the talent, charisma, fan base, or winning record of Tiger, and never will. Even if he drives it 400 yards. But I will say he's doing a decent job of making the news and increasing his value to certain brands. If nothing else, it's at least a good short-term marketing strategy.
  4. It's unclear, at least from the article, if they tested positive for the disease or for the antibodies (serum test).
  5. "Manic bigot and his one Black Friend". Hahahah
  6. Thanks for looking those up. I think you hit the nail on the head. I think it would be ideal to separate what are essentially "harmless" and/or correctable mistakes from ones that are more likely to be taken intentionally to gain an advantage* or are not correctable. I do think there should be a less severe penalty for accidentally playing the wrong ball then for Intentionally stopping or deflecting a ball in motion. There is precedent for these types of changes. For example, accidentally moving your ball is now no longer a penalty. I agree, however, that this would complicate the rules further and add more confusion. Given that, and the fact that this is a relatively rare and avoidable violation, probably not worth the pain of the rule change. *One could argue that I hit the wrong ball intentionally, to see how strong the wind is for instance. But that type of reasoning can be used for virtually every rule violation. For instance one can argue that I intentionally bumped my ball on the green to see how it would roll. But this reasoning didn't stop the rules committees from removing the penalty for an accidentally moved ball. I do see a few more issues with my argument. Hitting the wrong ball may not be an easily correctable mistake. In the first place, if I hit your ball with a 3 wood, someone would have to go get your ball and bring it back, thus slowing down play. Second if I hit your ball out of bounds you would not be able to recover it and would have to play a new ball. Not really a disadvantage, but messy nonetheless.
  7. I’m not defending the mistake, it was dumb. And yes, a clear mark would have avoided the issue. I’m just wondering why rule makers would consider this only somewhat egregious (2 stroke penalty) in stroke play while at least IMO, worthy of an arguably harsher penalty during match play. It’s an avoidable mistake no doubt, but in my mind, the loss-of-hole penalty doesn’t seem to fit the crime.
  8. Played a friendly four-ball the other day. Me and my partner were 3 up after 6 holes. On the next hole, I hit a good drive, as did my opponent. This is the same foursome we play every week, and I'm almost always the only one who plays a Taylor Made. Lost story short, I checked my ball, saw Taylor Made, didn't check closely enough, and hit his ball, which he switched to on this hole. My partner was in trouble, so we essentially lost the hole right there. This got me thinking about this rule. Why the loss of hole in match play? Why not just a 2-stroke penalty for the hole, at least giving me the chance to recover from my mistake?
  9. Because testing is not very accurate. Depending on the type of test, it can give false negatives as much as 40% of the time. Meaning you could likely have the virus and test negative. Better safe than sorry.
  10. I put $11+. I subscribe to a site that does something just like this, in my opinion, very well. I pay more than you quote here, so I'm a potential customer. PM me if you want the site name. Good luck!
  11. Because they're going bald. Duh 🤪
  12. State courses, including Bethpage, are open (they announced closures yesterday, but decided to stay open) as are Westchester courses. I played Saturday. NYC courses closed however.
  13. I also hope I'll find a billion dollars in the street. He's not right - we already know that.
  14. Fortunately, it's not for you to decide what is safe or the right thing to do for our communities. Local and state governments are trying to control spread by issuing mandates and recommendations. If that doesn't work - because of people like you and your friends - rules will be enforced with local police and military forces in the streets.
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