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  1. Hitting it long will save your butt. For me, it hides my weaknesses in my long irons. I rarely need to pull a 4 or even a 5 iron if I am stroking the driver out there 280-300 yards...at least at the courses I play. In fact, I dumped my 5 iron recently and instead I have loaded up my bag with a myriad of wedges. Reason being, I am not trying to "score" so much when I have a 4 or 5 iron into a green. At that point I am just trying to get anywhere on the green or near it so I can save par. However, When I am 160 yards and in; I am thinking about molesting the flag.
  2. The modern era Greg Norman?
  3. It is pretty boring. The thrill of it is the annoying fans and potential of a fan fighting a player. The only other interesting thing about the course from a fan perspective is that we can play there rather easily(if you live on the east coast.)
  4. Spieth takes forever to hit the ball. Just hit it!
  5. In the last 3 years I have shot a low round of 68 and a high round of 94. Out of 130 rounds during that 3 years I have had about 20 rounds in the 70's(1 in the 60's), 100 rounds in the 80's, and about 10 in the 90's. For me shooting in the 70's, is basically eliminating catastrophic mistakes, duffs, chunks, and 3 putts. Generally speaking I cannot make it through an entire round without having at least one or two catastrophic mistakes which is why I tend to shoot in the 80's more then the 70's. When I do shoot in the 90's it is because I have exploded a few holes, something is seriously off in my swing and mental thought process and the course is difficult. If the course I am playing is not terribly difficult, I can almost always keep it under 90 no matter how poorly I am playing. But, when playing on a challenging course I can really suck. I am a 7.5 handicap also. Hope that helps keep things in perspective.
  6. Well, the beauty of it all is that we will find out soon enough if he catches Jack. Personally, I think he will do it.
  7. I guess you are missing my point. It doesn't matter. It seems like you are arguing that its the other golfers that are going to stop him from winning more. My point is that if he wants it; he will get it. So, its not that he is being held back by himself...it is that if he wants it bad enough I don't doubt that he will get it. But who knows? Maybe he is content with the one major victory and he will go back to running his restaurant...which I seriously doubt.
  8. I didn't say that the only thing "holding him back is himself." I don't think any thing is holding him back. I said if he wants it bad enough; he will get it. That is all. And back in his prime he did in fact have the mindset that he would win every tournament he enters. If some of that focus is rekindled...look out PGA tour.
  9. Well, he beat the world's best twice in the last 6 months; was in contention in the last two majors of 2018 taking 2nd place in the PGA and 6th in the British...in his first year back. Those 75-100 golfers are capable...but he has proven that he can not only "hang" with the young guns...but beat them solidly.
  10. I have watched him throughout his career and one thing I have learned from him is that his determination and dedication to being the best is unheard of. I think that if he wants it bad enough; he will get it. The only thing that can stop him from achieving that goal is himself.
  11. He has been in contention in the last 3...I see no reason to doubt he will win more. I think getting to Jack's record is certainly feasible.
  12. I hope that this means that there will be a Tiger Woods golf game again for PS4
  13. And then he hit a horrendous putt.
  14. I would pay the 250. But getting my friends to spring for that would be tough.
  15. 750 bucks is a quite a bit of dough for some golf. I am sure it will be higher by the time it finishes. I know that it is probably a good deal but I can't see myself dropping a G for a single golf round
  16. There are many of us that are envious of your situation. I have 4 local golf friends and its a challenge to get everyone together any more then a couple of times a month.
  17. No, it is not. I did join a league a year ago for this very reason. I am happy to say that I did make one golf friend from the league; which was the goal. Not necessarily winning the league. We have played a handful of times since we met and he is a nice friend to have. However, it is hard to make golf buddies. I play as a single a lot and play with strangers almost every time. Some rounds with strangers have been a lot of fun and we have exchanged numbers to play again at a point in the future. However, that has rarely panned out as a true golf friend for very long. I do play with the same singles fairly often at my local muni and I would say we are quasi-golf friends in that when we are both there; we will agree to play with each other but never call each other beforehand to arrange a game. I am guessing that some people prefer it that way... I joined some weekend hacker tours thinking I would meet some golf friends there...but that did not work out very well either. Not saying that I won't say hello to the folks when I run into them at a course at a later date if we recognize each other...its just that when playing in the tournaments; no one seems to be in the mood to make friends. Which is understandable. I also joined this forum(as with many other reasons) with the hope of maybe getting to know some other avid golf fans in my area.
  18. I disagree. I think this will hang around for awhile. It is too easy to label someone a cheapskate and even harder to shake that stigma. I have no idea if he has a mgmt team. I didn't suggest it. I simply said that he got some bad advice from someone. Personally, I would think his sponsors probably have people employed to handle social media firestorms. I am sure they would have happily reimbursed Kuchar to avoid this. Yes, it will hurt him financially on future endorsements as his image is now tarnished. Part of his ability to obtain endorsement deals was his polished appearance to the public. That is now gone.
  19. Lol. yea, probably. They probably saw that if the caddie got 50K then they wouldn't get as much
  20. Yea, pretty much. In today's world almost anyone in a position like that needs to have a PR management team that thinks about these issues. Sad but true.
  21. Yea, but he should have done it upfront. His less then generous behavior most likely cost him much more then 50 grand. He got some bad advice from someone.
  22. I think that it is clearly stated that what he did was pretty cheap. He wasn't required to do anything more than he promised but his actions as a high profile professional athlete were rather stupid. The reason there are the 5-10 million dollar purses are because people pay to watch and we glorify these pro's to some degree. Having some generosity would have gone a lot farther with Kuchar's long term income potential then shorting the guy 40-50K after winning over a million. I guess that skecher's commercial will not have the same panache as it did before knowing that Kuchar is just another stereotypical entitled pro golfer in the eyes of the public; instead of the friendly next door neighbor that he was purported to be.
  23. I would like to agree with you but the moment he starts accepting sponsorship dollars from the brands he endorses; he has an image to keep. If he doesn't, those sponsors lose money. If he had zero sponsors I would be all in with you on him not making a "mistake." However, in light of the fact that he has...as some would call it...soldout...he needs to be weighing these decisions in a totally different way. Yes, that means catering the SJW crowd. As much as that makes me nauseous to type it is true in 2019.
  24. Well, its a new year...and I am back to thinking about this. Still gaming my 510TP. This video caught my interest recently because I have similar swing speeds as the guy on the video...not quite as good but not far off.
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