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  1. I don't care how long who hits it, but what I do care is the complete changes that they make to pacify the few Bombers. They have changed so many great courses with what they call Tigerizing that they have lost their individuality and are just a series of 18 Driving Ranges where the "normal" hitter is out. Take last week for example, Potter was as much as 60 yrs behind DJ, who is exceptionally long I admit, but why should the average guy have to look thru Binoculars to see his partner is, ridicules!!!!! Keep the Balls and the Drivers, but make the holes, if they have to change them, tougher, put hazards in the fairways on the 310+ holes so it takes some skill for long hitter to hit the Driver, is having some skill a problem? But it will go on like this and as equipment people figure out how to go longer the players will get stronger, bigger, and science will develop them, so the rest of us are doomed to Hernias.
  2. Ah, so I am not the only one who is sick of listening to the banter of a bunch of fool announcers who can't even get it right half the time. The talking heads just have to bump their gums with inane comments constantly.
  3. There is a huge difference between now and then. By then I don't mean not 25 but 40 yrs ago in the era of Arnie and Jack when it was a totally different game played with Wood and Balata. The courses were different and at times very fast without the modern watering system,. There were no personal Trainers to work with us and of course no equipment to show what specs we needed for our best game. We just ordered the clubs to what we felt were our specs and figured out how to use them. The best players had the talent to make it work. Length was always a good thing and I didn't care if I was in the rough, trees, or whatever cause I was very long and alway had a shorter shot to the Green and my up and down game was very good. Most of the Pros had club speed of around 105 to 115 and mine was a usual 110 that I could kick up to 117 if needed with a 13.5 Driver at 43.5 in. D7 with a TT Dynamic 135 gr. X tipped 1 in. to XX, It was a different time. Then metal came in, SS was in, then came Titanium which was faster and now who knows what is next. In those days I was a +4 and played a few PGA events and a couple of Majors but no desire to make it a career, but I did have the honor of playing with several of the legends and they were good, very good. Todays players are fine tuned machines made for Golf with their trainers and with equipment fitter for them like a Grand Prix Car. Speed and distance is the game and it all geared for that, truly a different game. Is it better? Us old timers think not and the young people think it is and so goes the discussion. The fact is it is different, very different. I know I would like to play one round while I am still around with todays equipment personally fitted for me,,,,, It would be very interesting.
  4. This is really interesting reading. Some know everything, and some know nothing, that is according to who knows everything, and who knows nothing. Fact is we are all just talking. I guess this may be off topic, but what if you are the longest out there but can't Putt a lick, what good is the distance then. Just wondering.
  5. Serious Stuff........Almost

    Wow, what a tense situation only to be solved by a few stitches. Funny, I was in a Golf Mart the other day and they had a bunch of straps in all colors and styles. Oh well, glad you got THE strap fixed.
  6. To say length is not an advantage is stupid!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Grades for Tiger's Performance (Hero 2017)

    I am not having a pissing contest with you, but overtime I say anything you come right on and dispute it. Yes you do response and I cannot for the World you think you are the God of Golf. There are a lot of people out there who know things. Look I ido not really care what you or who you are, I came in here to try to help some people understand things, but obviously your goal is to allow that. So quit being a know it all, you too can learn. I hope you have Happy Hollidays, I am not really the A Hole you think I am.
  8. Grades for Tiger's Performance (Hero 2017)

    I see, and of course you are the man. And surprisingly I know how to swing a club. I managed a couple of Opens in my time, but thanks for the information. Oh, by the way, I know my Shit too.
  9. Grades for Tiger's Performance (Hero 2017)

    He was impressive, no doubt. Now if only the Golf Channel would get off their knees in front of him it would be nice. How long will it last though, that is the question. Looking at his swing with the speed and the posting on his left leg it could be not long before he injures his leg and Back again. I heard them say he was scheduled for another back procedure. Posting the left leg, AKA locking it after/thru impact whips the club and injuries are plenty from that. Lower back, shoulder, and knees are way too common from what the "GURUS" are teaching today.
  10. Michelle Wie, blonde hair

    Like yea, she definitely is an asset to Ladies Golf, Bland hair or not. Like ya know, if she only would walk away from Ledbetter. Like you know.
  11. Lihu, those of us that have been in the game for a while know for a fact that nothing is going to change. Just like anything it is money that drives the game and the club makers, ball makers, gadget makers, and Gurus are not going to change a thing as far as a roll back.
  12. To one and all. No matter what size the Driver, how light the Driver, how easy to hit the CB and GI irons and the "Hot" Ball, you still have to play the game. You have to be accurate and have good short game and be a good Putter and the majority of people will never have the skills to play well, but if they are going to play just enjoy what you can do. Whether you shoot par or 100 it is your game and that is the bottom line. We all don't have to be perfect and Golf is not a perfect game. Enjoy the game;
  13. There was a good friend of mine named Jim Flood who was the guy who started Aldlla Graphite Shafts, did the Basakward Putter, the Orizaba line of clubs, the Power Pod Driver, and a Engineer/ inventor of other Golf products. He did a lot of testing and came up with 300cc as the perfect size for a Driver. In fact he was instrumental in Callaways first Titanium VFT Driver which was and is still a great product. I know some will scoff at this but I am just saying what he said and have used a VFT for many years. In fact I dug it out the other day and took it to the Range and it was right with the new Drivers. Mine is 9 degrees with an RCH stiff shaft. Take it for what it is worth.

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