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  1. Sounds like some of the regulars on this site . Seriously, the guy had some interesting points and provided some good discussion topics.
  2. Got out yesterday (finally), first full 18 holes of the year. Just got new irons (switched from 4* upright to standard lie) and been working at the range a fair amount. Hit the ball pretty solid, good driving. Shot an 84, not horrible considering the conditions of the course, sanded greens, etc.
  3. I didn't return them right away, because I just received them 10 days ago and figured I might as well hit a couple of the irons a few times at the range to see how they felt. I got them from GlobalGolf online (mint-used condition), they have a 14-day return policy. I got an RMA this morning and will be returning them shortly. They were a good buy, $440 for the set (basically brand new), compared to $600-$700 new. Thanks for the feedback.
  4. I got a new set of Taylormade TP CB irons online about 10 days ago. I accidentally ordered them with the True Temper X-Stiff X100 steel shafts. I've hit them a few times at the range and love the heads, but I think the shafts aren't right for me. My driver swing speed range is 98-103, with about a 250 yd average carry. My 8i I normally hit about 150-155. The PW-7i seem to hit fine, but I'm really struggling with the 6-4 irons. I'll hit what feels like a solid 6-iron and it will go the same distance as the 7-iron. Also, I seem to be having a hard time working them, even when I try to the extreme. I know the CB are not as 'workable' as the MC or MB heads, but do you think it could also be a shaft issue? I think I need to send these back and get standard R300 steel shafts? What do you guys think?
  5. Tiger Woods: -12 T2 Luke Donald & Hunter Mahan: -10
  6. I'd be sure those aren't just for the practice green. One of the ranges I frequent leaves about a large bucket on the practice green and a PVC 'rake' to collect them as needed. That way you don't have to bring your 'tube' or shag bag or use your own bucket of range balls. One of the other ones has a sign that says, "no range balls on practice green", but that one has a smaller practice green area. In any event, I agree with most everyone else, do NOT take them home, that would be stealing and frowned upon.
  7. Great job, like the stats, too!
  8. So, I made a post last night to another thread on this forum (page 4, post #71). In it I was suggesting to Eric and others that they may have misread the OP's original statement (as one could tell from Eric's quoted posts) that the OP really didn't do anything wrong in his actions. The thread has to do with being hit into after not accepting a request to wait for another player to join him and pair up for the rest of the round. I went back to check on something later that night and refreshed the page to see my post had been deleted. I thought maybe I didn't hit submit (or something) and reposted basically the same thing (from memory). I checked it again this morning and the post was deleted, again. However, the 2nd time I took some screen shots (see below). My basic question to the forum community (as a whole) is this... 1) Do you agree with this post getting deleted? 2) Was my post out of line? 3) Do you agree (in general) with Eric simply deleting posts that he finds semi-annoying or disagrees with? 4) To the other moderators, is this a common and usual practice? Yes, I understand it's a private forum and I am simply a member/contributor. I would like to think I've added some welcome content here and there. Also, I am aware (from the About page) that Eric had his hand in starting this forum and that some control needs to be given to 'police' the forum. That being said, I don't think my post was out of line. Common courtesy would warrant at least a PM when this (post deleting) is done with a basic explanation. I do like the forum (mostly) and think the information discussed and tips/articles offered are usually very good. I wouldn't be posting this to the community as a whole, except for the fact that I have PMed Eric in the past and those messages go largely ignored, so this is the recourse I've chosen. Deleted Post (screenshot)... Thanks - Rob (aka - TheGeekGolfer)
  9. Quote: Eric, please go back and read the OPs post, before continuing to jump down this guy's throat. After re-reading the OPs post, he did nothing wrong, except maybe be a little to direct when he said he didn't want to pair up with the guy. The guys was not 'making the turn', he was on the TEE on the 9th hole when the OP was teeing off on the 10th hole. They passed each other in the fairway on the way to their balls to hit their 2nd shots. 'Making the turn' would have been on the 9th green or just walking off the 9th green. Also, as the OP stated, he caught up to a group on 17 and had to wait, which led to the other guy catching up a bit, so this led to the other guy now being on the teebox shortly after he teed off on #18. Being that it was the last hole, the other guy should've just waited out the few minutes and not acted like a jerk and hit into him.
  10. I know this could start another bit of controversy, I'm not trying to stir things up (ie - Patrick57). I understand what everyone is saying about the 'new' ball flight laws. I just don't think the 'old' laws are that far off, they just don't talk to the exacting degrees that the 'new' laws do. I really think, in a way, they are alot of the same things. When you look at the 'old' laws as posted above, the ball path IS dictated by the club head path (by ~15%) and the curvature of the ball IS dictated by the club face angle (relative to the path). What you came to realize over time, with practice, is that there wasn't an exact formula to make this work (because we didn't have hi-speed cameras at the time). I also think when you setup to try and hit a hook or slice with this method (when you might be behind a tree or something), instinctively, you realize that if the club face comes in at such an extreme angle, it makes hitting the ball that much harder. So, using this method to hit a slice, you end up closing the club face a bit as you are hitting it. This results in the ball following the 'new' ball flight laws, as your face is pointing left of target. The key here is '~85%' of the initial direction is dictated by the club face angle, the other (~15%) would then be dictated by the club head path (ie - the 'old' ball flight laws). I think most pros realize this and are really just relaying how they hit a 'baby fade' or a 'little draw'. Most pros (with the exception of Bubba) don't like to hit really big draws or fades, but little ones for control. Since it's really hard to hit a 'straight shot', it's easier hitting a little fade or draw and setting up to do that is what he (Luke) is talking about. You can't really judge where he is aimed by this camera angle, as it is not setup directly behind his feet. Also, when someone says 'I'm going to aim my feet a little left of the pin', and in doing so they move their front foot left a couple of inches, they have effectively (for a 185 yd shot) aimed themselves about 7.75 yds (about 23 feet) left of the pin. But yes, you do have to aim alot more left than you would think when using this method to try and curve the ball.
  11. Of course, they 'can' do this, I just don't think they 'should' do this.
  12. Right, I believe he deserves to get in based on his current ranking.
  13. Great posting. I had a similar encounter 2 years ago in Medford, OR. I travel there to visit my in-laws a couple of times a year and usually golf as a single. I met a guy that was 73 and was in better shape than me. He was driving it 260 yds and I beat him barely by a stroke, I shot an 80 to his 81. Could have gone either way. Compare this to my father-in-law, who won't even take a walk around the block. I love the guy, but when it comes to living life in your 70s and beyond, I look at the golfer I met as my inspiration.
  14. You are correct, that why I would expand it to top 75 and get rid of the special invite. Of course you have to have a cutoff somewhere, I was simply stating that the top 50 with some special, somewhat arbitrary, invites is limiting it in a very subjective way. That being said, I love the Master's tournament and I'm glued to it every year, so perhaps I don't know anything as they seem to be doing something right?
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