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  1. Groucho Valentine

    Saying Hello And Question on my 70-degree Wedge

    Before your next round and tell your partners on the first tee that "this looks like a layup" and pull that thing out.
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    2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Discussion Thread

    Phil (and all real men) would have finished in pitch black dark wearing sunglasses. I guess Casey is going to have plenty of money to buy some bitch mittens with his SECOND PLACE check.
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    How Much Should You Pay For A Putter?

    I dunno. Ive had several expensive Scotty Camerons and such, but ive been using a $100 odyssey i got off eBay for the last 7-8 years.. The Camerons are just collecting dust. Price or even quality has nothing to do with how good a putter works for you, IMO. One of the best putters ive ever personally met uses a really annoying sounding Ping he got a flea market back in the 80's for 10 bucks.
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    Short, Downhill Breaking Putt Strategy

    Clinch those cheeks tight and pray.
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    100 Yard Options

    Of course there is a stock shot that we all try to hit certain distances, but I don't think theres a set formula for any shot in golf in that you do this or that and you get "x" result every time. Especially with shots 100 yards and in. I think its one of those things a player has to figure out on their own either on the range or the course using the tools they have and imagination for the game. I think getting stuck on rigid formulas sometimes gets in the way of a players natural athletic instincts. I think most of us can feel our way through those distances - know that on this day and that shot, a typical SW (or whatever you hit 100 yards) isnt going to work. What ever the club or swing might be - if it feels right - Hit it. Committing to the choice is most important.
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    2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Discussion Thread

    Paul Casey is bitchmade. He just couldn't handle the weight of Phils heavy package crushing his soul any longer. The ghost of corey pavin's mustache is not pleased with that turn of events.
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    Golf Philosophy… Which One for You?

    Its not that important to me either If the rough is playable. If the rough is heavy and grabby then i dial it down and play for better lies. It doesn't matter to me if im in the rough from 150 yards and in as long as i have a clear line into the green. On 420+ yard par 4's thats only possible for me by trying to hit driver as far as i can.
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    Watching The Pros Putt With the Pin In…

    I cant imagine it will. The only time i leave the flagstick in on a putt or greenside chip is when i cant see the hole or when im playing alone and dont feel like going to get it. Its a crap shoot whether or not the stick helps you. Its not like you can predict how the ball is going to react. Just out of habit i think most players will just have it out, anyway. In some way i think it might actually slow down rec play a little because youre going to have people asking whether or not they want the flag in on 10 footers and such. We dont have caddies like the pros do.
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    2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines

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    2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines

    Are players dropping bombs at will cuz they get to keep the flagstick in now? Thats all i want to know.
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    Fake Cameron?

    Cameron typically mills their heads from solid blanks of steel, so i wouldn't find mill marks on the back a counterfeit red flag. But i honestly dont remember if any of the ones ive owned had them. You can check that serial code with titleist. They can usually tell you if its a fake or not. If you like the putter and it feels good to you, does it matter if its a "real" scotty cameron or not?
  12. I have a set of old mcgregor persimmons and irons. But i never use them. Id like to use them every now and then but real reason i dont is actually because of the grips are all ratty and torn up. And im too cheap to regrip an entire set of clubs ill only use once or twice a year.
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    The Match: Tiger vs. Phil Showdown for $9M

    For the good of golf (and sports in general) please don't pay $20 to see this nonsense. If its successful more and more is going to get hidden behind paywalls.
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    Playing with Irons Only

    If you're struggling to hit a big ass 460cc head driver, i wouldn't think a 2iron is the answer, but ok.... Ive played rounds with just irons and wedges and not shot much higher than i usually do. But im also scratch player. I can hit a long iron pretty consistently from 200+ yards out. The average player probably needs to work on his ballstriking if they're struggling so much with driver accuracy.
  15. I don't have any experience with the Taylormade irons, but im not a fan of the 716 AP2. Id actually consider the 714 series AP2 if you're still waffling and want to go with the titleist brand. Its the best blend of forgiveness and playability in that iron. The product line became progressively harder to hit after the 714, regardless of what their marketing says.

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