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  1. here's some info. At that 2006 US amateur, where I can count at least 10 future pros...(5 that are playing this weekend) Stroke play was 2 rounds, split between my home course (Chaska Town Course - 73.4/141 - 6,817) and Hazeltine which everyone knows as a difficult PGA tour venue. Chaska, from my experience, is nice but not terribly difficult. I'm a 9.8 handicap and I've had 4 scores under 83 there this summer. I'm sure many of you play at a similar home course. Scoring average for the tournament at Chaska was 73.74, Scoring average at Hazeltine was 78.48. (4.74 strokes) So, I think it would be fair to say, for many of us, Take a pro's tour scoring average, slash 5 strokes and that's what they shoot at your home course.
  2. The course that day was playing at 6,753, which is actually shorter than the standard Black tees there at 6,817.
  3. interesting looking at that leaderboard. Dustin Johnson shot a 75. kevin Chappell shot a 72. Rickie Fowler shot a 69. Matt Parziale of 2018 US Open fame shot a 75. Anthony Kim shot 73. Brian HArman shot 72. Kyle Stanley shot 70. Peter Uhlien shot 73.
  4. My home course, Chaska Town Course, hosted the 2006 US Amateur. Billy Horschel shot a 61 on day 1. so... 61. edit:: false statement by me. Billy Horschel shot a 60 on day 1. Then turned around and shot a 78 at Hazeltine on day 2. http://www.usamateur.org/2006/scoring/alllb.htm so.. 60
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    Dustin Johnson Hits Jack's Old Clubs

    I don't know if this is considered relevant or not, because i am no where near a professional ball striker, so the difference might be exaggerated for me... so take this for what it's worth. recently, I was at the driving range and in my basket there was an old Titleist tour balata 100. This isn't exactly the balata ball Jack was using, as these were made in the late 90's, but you get the point. I played a 9-hole practice rd a week later and thought I'd give it a shot. worst case I figured it would sharpen my ball striking. with my irons, what I figured was correct. maybe bent a little harder in the air. possibly a bit shorter by not much. 8-iron was still within the range of 8-iron distance. certainly not a whole club distance or anything like that. The big, very big difference was with the Driver. Even with my forgiving as can be, TaylorMade M3, my soft draw was no longer a soft draw. I now had to play it out to the right of the fairway and hook it back in. when I tried to take the draw off and hit straight or light fade, straight or light fade was not what I was getting. I haven't hit a banana ball like that in years. Hard to tell how distance compared because of my inability to hit the ball straight. it was definitely an... um.. experience. The only conclusion I walked away with myself was that I would much rather hit a persimmon off the tee with a proV1 than I would hit my M3 off the tee with a balata.
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    2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - Paris, France

    You guys keep looking at the difference between the #30 golfer vs. a top 8 golfer like it’s iacas vs. myself. These guys are all the best of the best professional golfers. Any one of the 24 has the potential to be the best golfer of the weekend. Its not going to be talent that separates them, nor is it going to be current form as of today. It will be some unknown team intangible, or just the luck of which team has more hot golfers and gets better bounces that weekend.
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    2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - Paris, France

    Given that Europe has won 8 of the last 11 Ryder cups, I don’t think we get to think we’re favorites. If we win this one, that makes it two in a row, one on foreign soil. We can start to have that attitude. But, for some reason, there’s more to it than just who has the more talented team. Our huge win at hazeltine was nice, but not nice enough to make me forget about the slaughter at Gleneagles.
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    2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - Paris, France

    14-14 - US retains the cup.
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    What driver brand do you use?

    Taylor Made M3. bomb.com all day long.
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    The Worst (and Best) Golf Club Logos

    has no one put this on here? really? while i'm at it (Interlachen - Edina, MN)
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    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    Qualified for tour championship. In. but, even before that, #15 Special exemptions as selected by the USGA.. duh. Furyk and Big Ern got one this year. Tiger gets one until the day he dies. Edit: I guess that is where this convo started. poor reading comprehension. sorry.
  12. only drawback I see is that you have to spend all your golf time at one course. But, from the sounds of it, that's not too big a deal for you..
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    2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - Paris, France

    So, you’re saying that even though Keegan Bradley is a worse golfer, you’d like to ignore a years worth of results and pick him over a better golfer because he had one good tournament?
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    2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National - Paris, France

    Oh boy. We’re talking about Jordan Spieth vs. Keegan Bradley? 1) outside of 1 week on the PGA tour, there is nothing in their finishes that supports this. 2) Spieth is just simply a more skilled golfer. He hasn’t had the best year, but that’s just luck. These guys in every tournament are just all very good. It wouldn’t take more than a handful of well placed rounds throughout the year to drastically change his tournament results (which are already much better than Keegan’s.). Sorry, but Jordan Spieth didn’t just wake up one day and become a worse golfer than Keegan Bradley.
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