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Groucho Valentine

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  1. They cheated. The evidence is undeniable.
  2. The Ravens beat them down at the point of attack. That was really the ballgame. Not so much the individual performances from Jackson or Ingram.
  3. Theres really no wrong or right way to putt, IMO. I play with a guy that actually cuts across the ball with the stroke and still manages to putt pretty well. He times his hit perfectly and It works for him. You have to find your method. Im a very good putter. I read greens well and my distance control is usually excellent. Three putts or misses inside 5 feet are very rare for me. But i dont recall being taught how to putt. Its something i found on my own through practice. Rhythm seems to be a commonality among good putters ive seen. Theres no jerky motion.
  4. Bleh. Don't really care. Never really listed to the broadcast, anyway. I watch golf on tv with the mute on most of the time. But the last couple of year some friends and I have had a weekend drinking game whenever Jim Nantz mentions Jack nicklaus or utters the words magical, timeless, tranquility on the telecast. Which he does quite often...🤮
  5. I knew a section PGA pro who could barley break 80 sober but you give him a bowl or two and he'd go out and shoot 65. He would have won 20 majors if the PGA Tour let players blaze. 😂
  6. Cant see how he doesn't pick himself for the presidents cup, now. Thus a Tiger player/captain situation making it the only reason in history to care about the Presidents Cup.
  7. Youre allowed relief for "unusual playing conditions" now and causal water. Like if you take your stance and water or mud bubbles around your feet. I was playing in a tournament over the summer and a rules official have me relief in the fairway from a burnt out area. That normally would have been outlined in white, but i think its kind of a blanket thing now. So they dont really bother outlining poor course conditions anymore.
  8. Thats actually a good play if the ball was sitting up. Id be just concerned about getting it over the trees in that scenario. A bad ricochet could have kept him over there.
  9. If you read that rule literally, just walking into the bunker and leaving footprints is a breach.. Theres nothing in there that specifies how deep or shallow you're allowed to go. But if youre dug in past your ankle to something... that would be.....unusual.... When I dig in, i dig my trail leg on an angle on my instep for stability and to help me stay forwards a little better. Some asshat i was playing with in a US open qualifier in a long time ago said i was building a stance when i did that. In the tent the rules official said "no i didnt" and then i gave him the "u cant see me" wave and he cowered back to his car in shame after shooting a dreadful 80-something. But in cantakerish's case, im confused why he choose to do that. He probably made the shot harder...
  10. This is true. I tell people my handicap and they expect me to go out and shoot 65 or something. Which i might do. Ive shot a 66 this year. But the reality is i only break par a handful of times a year. I always hope those rounds come during tournaments, but they almost never do these days. 😡 Most of my rounds are actually in the mid-high 70s. I only play in gross tournaments so i don't have a need for a handicap other than entry requirments, my score is my score. But i never understood the practice of deflating your handicap. It doesn't do you any good to do that at all. You're betting off sandbagging if you're looking to cheat the system.
  11. I dont know if the faxon take is true or not, but i wouldn't doubt it. They guy was legit.
  12. I know a few older guys that practically made a living hustling golf. I got some of my first golf tips from a Argentinian guy who used to hustle alot at bethpage. Made a living from playing big money games on the east coast (talking like 5 figure money matches) from everywhere to winged foot down to colonial. Heard a story he took 100k from brad faxon at due process back in the 90s. But those types of guys are definitely a dying breed. If not completely extinct. I understand it was more common back in the 70's and 80's.
  13. I normally play 18 when i decide to play. During high summer i can usually get in 18 after work if nobody slowing me down. I never really plan to just play 9, its usually one of those things where i get through 8 and dont want to play anymore.
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