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  1. When one of the greatest golfers of the modern era decides to play in a tour designed for young golfers struggling to earn a living and make their mark, and thereby takes one of their spots, I call that a shit move.  Just because he has the right to play in that tour doesn't make it right.  If he were not taking someone spot, I would have no problem at all with him playing there.  I'm glad he changed his mind.

  2. Other than playing well, Tiger didn't bring much to the table.  He seemed very quiet.  Would have been nice if he were more talkative.  Phil tried.  And Manning added a lot.  I really liked Chuck's commentating.  Imagine if the two pros were Trevino and Fuzzy.  Or Chi Chi.  That's what I'm talking about.  Nevertheless, I enjoyed it.  By the way, Florida is having its wettest May on record.  Also, the Medalist is a much better course than the highly over-rated Seminole.

  3. On 3/11/2020 at 8:19 AM, Bucki1968 said:

    Not really golf courses but a few driving ranges in Tampa have closed up the past few years. It's sucks because the golf course where the golf team plays (that I coach) doesn't have a range so we basically are now reduced to hitting balls into a net. Kinda hard to get a good sense of where the ball is going when hitting into a net. 

    What Tampa area courses have closed please?

  4. 4 hours ago, iacas said:

    Peyton is pretty funny here.

    This was great to watch.  Thanks for posting.

    Peyton is right.  A match like this will be good for taking our minds off our present horrendous situation, even if only for a few hours.

    Since it's not pay-for-view, and since no one has a job or money and won't be making a donation during this crisis, how is money being raised here?

  5. Yes!  An article about it just showed up on Google News.

    Turner Sports has officially announced when and where The Match: Champions for Charity golf exhibition—which pits Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady—will take place.

    Where: Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida

    When: Sunday, May 24 at 3 p.m. ET

    Watch: TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN

    I can't wait.  These are 4 guys who hate to lose.  Should be a great match.  So this will be two Sundays in a row -- May 17th and May 24th -- with new golf matches to watch.  

  6. I'm binge-watching Animal Kingdom. I think it's great and I can't stop watching it.  It's got a great story and great storylines and great action and tension.  And the acting is terrific.  This is definitely a show to get your mind off of things.  Has no one mentioned this show here? I did a search for Animal Kingdom and nothing showed up.  I think the show has already been on for 4 years, so that's why I'm surprised.  

  7. On 3/2/2020 at 11:20 PM, StevenB said:

    South Florida (Broward County) has been hit hard by real estate conversions.  I guess Rodney Dangerfield's line fro Caddie shack has some merit.  "Golf Courses and Cemeteries are the biggest wasted of prime real estate". 😧

    Broken Woods Country Club (Coral Spring's) where I got my start in golf by working in the pro shop is now a residential community.  The Carolina Club is over grown by weeds (i worked in the bag room there while in college).  even the local par three course owned by the city in Margate, (where i first hit a ball on the course) is now an empty lot waiting to be developed.  there are so many more courses in this area that have suffered a similar fate.  So many memories as a kid were made on these courses.  

    How well I know of what you speak.  It's very sad.  Regarding the Carolina Club:  I thought they had closed for renovation and are now back in business.  Is this not so?  If Plantation Preserve ever closes, I'll really be angry!  Same with Emerald Hills.  I even heard that Inverrary may close.  All these closings makes me sick, quite frankly.

  8. On 3/2/2020 at 9:28 PM, Buckeyebowman said:

    I think he might have tried to change something, because he suddenly started missing to the right with the Driver. I'm reminded of an interview I read with Sam Snead quite a few years ago. This was shortly after Curtis Strange had won 2 US Opens in a row, and then decided that he needed to "fix" his swing! Sam allowed as how he wished he could have talked to him. According to Sam "he won 2 US Opens moving off the ball, and suddenly he thinks he needs to fix that! I wish I could have talked him out of it." 

    Strange "fixed" himself right off the Tour! 

    This is exactly the point I was trying to make (but not as well).

  9. 1 hour ago, iacas said:

    Discussed - and dismissed - earlier in the topic. He didn't try to do that.

    At any rate, what I said still stands about not messing around with your swing if you're doing really well.  I figure that by the time Spieth started winning all those tournaments, he had already worked on a million things over many years and got his swing to the point where it was natural and perfect for him, even with his chicken wing.  But, if you're not doing well, then sure, you'd better work on your swing and try to get better in a hurry.  

  10. 5 minutes ago, iacas said:

    What did Jordan try to change?

    He just started hitting the ball more poorly than his other-worldly form of 2015-2017.

    I had read a while back that he was trying to drive it further.  That will mean a swing change.  He didn't need to do that.

  11. 2 hours ago, 70sSanO said:

    When I look at Spieth I can't help but think of David Duval.  For that reason, who knows if Jordan comes back.

    I did find this article from a couple of years ago...



    This is exactly what I mean when I say that if you're at the top of your game, just keep doing what you're doing and don't listen to anyone about changing anything.  And for heaven's sakes, don't chase after getting more distance if you're winning a lot.

  12. The golf swing is a fragile thing.  If you're playing well, don't change a thing.  I've read that Spieth did try to gain distance.  You can easily lose what you had if you try to get better.  I don't know why anyone at the top of their golf game would try to get better -- considering the fragile nature of the golf swing.  

  13. 5 hours ago, Darkfrog said:

    In the NLU podcast Kostis mentions something along the lines of CBS instructing their broadcast crew to not become part of the story, implying that they were not encouraged to insert themselves in something like calling out a rules violation for a player. At least that was the gist I got.

    But they thought nothing of showing where a ball landed in the rough when a player wasn't sure.  

  14. 2 hours ago, iacas said:

    No, nor have I seen it.

    I think his definition needs to be determined. In a world where there should be NONE, if you see three infractions a year, is that "a lot"?

    You're right. There should be none.  Three is not a lot, but it's three too many.  The question is whether Brooks thinks three is a lot. Also, is Brooks including "cheating" where there was no intent, which technically wouldn't be cheating?  I don't think Brooks should have made that statement unless he can explain exactly how he knows what he's talking about.  If you're going to cast shade, be prepared to back it up.

    1 hour ago, colin007 said:

    Former CBS Sports broadcaster Peter Kostis...


    WOW!  That's amazing coming from Peter. Kostis.  I now refuse to give Patrick Reed the benefit of the doubt any longer.  I think Peter should have informed the rules officials when he saw this cheating.  I think it was his duty at the time to protect the field and not speak out now about it years later.  

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