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  1. golfnz34me

    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    I thought all of the majors had the 10 shot rule. I stand corrected.
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    2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    Current cut line at +7, DJ at -4 means no 10-shot cutoff to consider, so I expect the cut line to end up at +8 or +9, assuming the afternoon conditions are tougher than the morning. Tiger almost certainly out of it.
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    My Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation

    We've played most of the courses there, but not all. There are some muni-level tracks that aren't worth playing that we've intentionally skipped. And some of the courses are so great (Caledonia, Heritage, TPC, Tidewater, Heather Glen, Tiger's Eye, etc) that we've played some of them a 10-12 times. In fact, there's maybe ten or so courses we've played that no longer even exist anymore. (R.I.P Marsh Harbor)
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    My Myrtle Beach Golf Vacation

    In 1992 my golf buddy and I took a trip to Myrtle Beach. Our package price for 7 days/6 nights of golf and oceanfront hotel was $383. There was a hurricane sitting about 50 miles off the coast spinning rain bands over us and we were soaked for almost the whole week. (The smell in the back of my friends truck at the end of that week would have made you believe there was a rotting corpse in there :-D) We played Caledonia, Parkland, Lions Paw, Blackmoor, Deer Track (ughh!) and a couple others I can't remember. In spite of the rain we had so much fun we've gone back every year but one since. This will be our 26th year this fall.
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    Poor Lucas Glover

    I think the real reason she's upset is because she left his brother Donald for him, and now she sees Donald rolling in the big Star Wars movie bucks.
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    How to Play Through Another Group

    Nobody does this anymore, but when I was young it was customary to wave the group behind on a par-3. The slower group would wave the group behind through after everyone had found the putting surface and marked their balls. That seemed to work really well.
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    Myrtle Beach?

    Ughh, I once played a Sunday afternoon round at Caledonia. We teed off at 1:00 pm and were barely past 13 when the sun was setting at around 7:30. Apparently there was some sort of outing in the morning and a bunch of nubes were slowing everybody down. Also had some dimwit from NYC behind us screaming at us to hit our shots long before the group in front of us was clear. It was AWFUL.
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    The Fedex-crement just hit the fan!

    All of this hand-wringing over what amounts to nothing cracks me up. This is standard practice, nothing to see here. The tour did the right thing by grandfathering in the existing players.
  9. I'm firmly in the "These should be outlawed camp". Any Tom, Dick, or Harry caddy can get sufficiently accurate yardages for their pro. Allowing DMDs wouldn't change that fact. Green reading, however, is an art/skill, and can vary wildly from one pro to the next. Shouldn't the pro who excels at green reading have an advantage over the less skilled pro? Isn't that what we want? I HATE that these books nearly eliminate that element of the game.
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    Tiger Woods 2017 Season Predictions

    It's foolish wishful thinking to expect Tiger to play anywhere near his earlier peak form. He's 41 years old with the deteriorating (albeit physically fit) body of a 51 year old. He's had to adjust his swing to try to take stress off of his knees and lower back. Because of this, his swing will never be as powerful or repeatable as it once was. His chipping and putting appear to be back, so I could see him contending in tournaments. He may garner a top-10 finish here or there, but his days of winning are done. Plus, right now the competition is much better than he had early in his career. Rory, Jason, Jordan, Phil, Dustin, Henrik, Rose, Thomas, Watson. If any of these guys go off Tiger will be left eating dust.
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    Myrtle Beach Course Recommendations

    I wish I knew what people saw in the Dunes Club, it is just a "meh" course to me. But others seem to like it a lot, so don't necessarily go by me. My favorites are: Caledonia Heritage River's Edge Glen Dornoch TPC Heather Glen Tidewater Tiger's Eye Grande Dunes You also can't go wrong with any of the Barefoot, Legends or Cats courses.
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    Frustrating Round-Bad Putters Represent

    I shot a 42 the other day with 21 putts. And while I'm not a great putter normally, I'm not a terrible one either. It was a combination of the dry winter/spring leading to much faster greens and leaving myself on the wrong part of the green too many times. In a lot of ways, on fast, undulating greens luck plays a huge factor in determining how many putts you are going to take; wrong side yourself a bunch, you will end up with a lot of 3 putts. Finish on the right side a bunch and you will probably have a good day putting.
  13. My personal experiences are at least as relevant as the ridiculous speculation that was the start of this thread. I have very fast hips, and I hit more than enough buckets of balls to know whether or not it really contributes to injuries. It does not.
  14. I am 51 now, have extremely fast hips, have always had a good back, and have never suffered a golf-related injury. I don't think fast hips has anything to do with it

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