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sean_miller

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  1. I'm not sure if this website frowns on links to other sites, but I'll take a chance. The moderator can always delete my post. http://www.golflink.com/tipsvideos/tip.aspx?t=50734 Eliminating the Embarrassing Pop-Up Drive By Dean Hedstrom | Golf Tips Magazine Undoubtedly, the most embarrassing tee shot in golf is the drive that pops straight up, barely clearing the tee box. The pop-up is an agonizing misfit most often caused by an excessive forward weight shift on the downswing and a club that approaches the ball on a very steep angle of attack. The steep descent de-lofts the clubface to such a degree that the top line of the club effectively becomes the leading edge. The result? Not only a humiliating pop-up, but one of the most hated marks in golf: a scuff on the crown of the clubhead. Yuck.
  2. Quote: Originally Posted by sean_miller A rock doesn't compress at all so that should be really easy on my driver face. I'm not a math major, but assuming this explanation of lower ball compression leading to the ball covering more surface area of the driver face is correct (which I think it is), the force should have the same wider distribution . I would think a low compression ball is easier on your driver. I suspect the new thin faced drivers and one piece balls used on the course are the problem. On the contrary, I suggested a low compression ball would cover more surface area of the clubface and therefore, with the same force applied as with a high compression ball, it would be easier on the clubface. To use another ball sport as an example, let's say you're playing basketball and your teammate has surprised you with a hard chest pass. The ball hits you in the face. Visualize which ball would be harder on your face - an under inflated (ie. low compression) ball or an overinflated ball (i.e. high compression). All other things being equal, I think the high compression ball breaks more bones.
  3. A rock doesn't compress at all so that should be really easy on my driver face. I'm not a math major, but assuming this explanation of lower ball compression leading to the ball covering more surface area of the driver face is correct (which I think it is), the force should have the same wider distribution. I would think a low compression ball is easier on your driver. I suspect the new thin faced drivers and one piece balls used on the course are the problem.
  4. Would we still consider OJ Simpson a "person in the golfing world"? I was about to nominate fatsy from NC (the one who ran out of balls) as the worst person, but he apparently quit.
  5. Note: I did edit the font in this quote. I do watch women's golf on TV and it's not just because Laura Diaz or Jean Reynolds or Cristie Kerr or whoever is a honey. It's an interesting change of pace and golf is golf (btw on basic cable all they show is the majors and the occasional high profile event - there aren't too many of those any more apparently). I gave my opinion on why people are turning away in droves. PS. I hope they can beat the snot out me (scorewise). I suspect the worst player at the worst Div 1 college program could too - most golf fans wouldn't watch that on TV either.
  6. I was surprised to see which tools are considered "unexceptable" [sic]. When I worked on various golf courses during my college days, we learned to fix ball marks with long tees. You couldn't tell where the mark had been. A proper repair tool was a luxury item, quickly stolen by a coworker. BTW - it's easier to fix some greens than others. If they're too hard or too wet (splashdown!) they're a challenge with any tool. Edited - speaking of poor spelling!
  7. Driver - Lamkin mid size Hybrid - stock Irons and wedges - Golf Pride Softie full cord Putter - stock or leather for all of them
  8. Note: I did not edit the font size in this quote. I think the fact they're "damed good" is the problem (btw a lot of them aren't). The major championship courses can be a problem though - when they only show the majors on TV they don't showcase the product properly. Can you imagine your opinion of men's golf if all they showed was the PGA, US Open and British Open? So many missed fairways and bad decisions - who is Ricky Barnes? Is he the face of the tour - he choked so badly. And Padraig's 8 on 8 - Oh man that was hard to watch. Anyway, my point is it's women against the course and for most of tournaments they show on TV at least, the course wins. Watching Ochoa, Creamer, and Kerr fumble away the US Open was a prime example.
  9. Yeah, they play at least 3 times a year, so that's probably what happened.
  10. Apparently most men would rather watch men playing sports and watch women using their other natural talents.
  11. Is it because their aprons interfere with clearing their birthing hips?
  12. Do you want some history? I golfed with the 2 best players from said foursome last year. We used my approach on 14 holes, my drive on 10 holes (we only needed to use 2 each) the only 3 birdies we made were my holes - tee to green. The couldn't have shot a 62 in a 40 ball scramble. The format in question did not allow for mulligans or pieces of rope.
  13. I played in one early this summer The team that finished second place (none of whom have ever broken 80 in their lives) was apparently, "putting the lights out". They shot 10 under par and lost by 3 strokes to another group of hacking cheaters (or is it cheating hackers). Anyway, my group consisted of me, my wife, some dude who also plays off 10 and his wife who hits it short, but down the middle, all day long. We shot even par - great score for us considering the format - and we had a blast. Cheaters suck, but in the end it's just a good way to weed out which people never to trust with your investments.
  14. I watch less tennis than I did just a couple summers ago. The year Andre Agassi retired, the US Open featured some of the most incredible men's tennis I've ever seen. Andre v. Jason Blake was pure shot making at its finest. 5 sets of pure awesome. The final was even more amazing. Anyone who's watched a Roger Federer (v.anybody, but especially Rafael Nadal) in the past few years has witnessed proably the greatest tennis player the world has ever seen. Roger versus Andy Roddick at Wimbledon this year and Roger v. Nadal in 2008 were so good that I get chills just thinking about those 5-set gems. The longest womens matches are at best 60% as long as the men's matches and 30% as exciting. Other than when a hottie matchup is on (you know what I mean) or the Williams sisters meet in a final I would just as soon skip women's tennis. Other than Serena's comback in Australia, there hasn't been a compelling female player since Henin and Clysters retired.
  15. It sounds like you've already address ed the problem. I'd say that anyone who's ever encountered a shankapotamus has a tendency to err on the side of caution.
  16. They may be referring to dirty balls and super long driving range tees - you can damage the top of your driver.
  17. I have several sets of blades - 3 sets I play regularly (1987 Titleist Tour Models, 1984 Hogan Apex PCs and 1992 Mizuno MP-11s) - I don't take much of a divot with any of them.
  18. Why would you trash the CFL as part of this discussion on women's golf? Most people who understand the 3-down game prefer it to the 4-down version. Are there better athletes in the NFL? Of course there are, there's more money in the NFL. Many of the second and third tier players in the CFL work a second job during the winter.
  19. Unless I mishit the ball (like a complete top), I can't remember the last time I said that. Distance control has never been a concern for me, but just to be safe I don't fire at sucker pins.
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