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leftybutnotPM

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  1. If you look at guys who really bomb it, from amateurs to tour pros, very few of them astonish you with how hard or fast they swing. It's the economy of movement - mechanics - and timing that generate the speed, power and consequential distance. TIMING is everything. If you played with Marc Leishman, for example you'd be amazed at how far he hits it, but he wouldn't look as if his swing speed was super fast.
  2. I piss behind trees virtually every round I play. I rarely see golf courses with "rest rooms" on the course. Love the euphemism. Not quite sure what's wrong with the word "toilet".
  3. On the contrary, I am 100% correct. Care to elaborate on your criticism? The shot is almost the opposite of a shank.
  4. I'll say it for a third time. It came off the toe. The clubface was wide open and the toe hit the ball rather than the club hitting the sand. Just a bad swing. came up early.
  5. It wasn't shanked. The OP doesn't know what a shank is. It came off the toe. The clubface was wide open and the toe hit the ball rather than the club hitting the sand.
  6. Yes it can. If the clubface is wide open and he hits the ball instead of the sand. Of course it can. You don't say.
  7. Being just inside the world top 500 as an amateur qualifies you as basically a pro. OK.
  8. I'm being sarcastic to a point. What I am saying is that if you can hit the 5 wood 250 yards and be relatively straight with it you don't have a lot of problems. I am suggesting that if you DID hit it that far, and reasonably straight, you wouldn't need someone else to suggest that being 30 yards ahead of most people who have hit driver imight be an advantage.
  9. It's pretty damn obvious how you'd get on. And you certainly wouldn't need to contemplate if it's worth doing it. You would've been doing it already and playing off 5. You'd be longer than 90% of players you've ever played with and would be hitting shorter irons into most greens. Probably best to work out how far 250 yards actually is.
  10. Iacas has kindly answered me, but I will confirm. The rules sometimes give you options, but "not wanting" to do something when there are not options that allow you not to take the viable options is not following the rules. Ultimately, it's like saying that you "don't want" to count a penalty you incurred. In your case, you look at the viable options and take a choice. Options that you exclude are moot because you have chosen an option that it permissable. Otherwise, it is cheating.
  11. If he "doesn't want" to follow the rules he's free to mark himself down as having a par.
  12. Great. But if you'd added " .... but this was 30 or 40 years ago" it would've made a difference to your original post. It certainly doesn't happen "all the time" because if a player moves his ball a tenth of an inch now he'll hold up play for 20 minutes to let us all know how honest he is. More cameras now, obviously.
  13. BS. Name "the golfer". Which tournament? Why say "the local pga stop" or "the golfer""? If "everybody did it" or if it happened once every 6 months it'd be noticed by dozens of people who would do something about it.
  14. I have NEVER seen Bubba look as if he's having fun on a golf course. He's made a whole lot of ad videos but as for having fun on a golf course, you must be joking. He's one of the most sour, negative players out there, if not the most horrible.
  15. I can assure you that you would change your mind after five minutes of listening to him,.
  16. What? Pointing out the insensitivity of suggesting that a pilot who was killed "could've ejected"? Why?
  17. Or landed the plane safely on a runway? GEEEZ. It would pretty much seem that no, he couldn't have ejected. Seems self-evident. Amazingly, there are people who, after essentially witnessing someone being killed a few hundred yards from them suddenly lose their inclination to be involved in a recreational pursuit whilst being surrounded by smoke, sirens and the knowledge of what has happened. I don't find it that odd. 😶
  18. And you can't hit the ball 300 meters, so why would Tiger Woods worry about a bunker that's 295 from the tee. I can't carry 250 over water so why would Koepka even try? Get the connection? Neither can I. I'm surprised you didn't say "I wouldn't care if someone asked me. My buddies and I do it all the time." which is what usually happens in threads like this. A rule was broken and there are consequences. And, typically, the whistleblower takes the heat.
  19. You aren't way off, but you are wrong. It is Wayne Riley
  20. In all likelihood, they'd just walk up and hit a 3 wood 80 metres further than you dreamed they'd hit a driver and straight over the top of the trees as if they weren't even there.
  21. This is my favourite type of advertisement "full set and bag. Clubs are from the seventies and nineties and would suit a beginner of height ca 182 cm."
  22. I would bet that many if not most of the things you own are made in China. It is not what "manufacturERs do". It is what unscrupulous people do worldwide. It's just that China is where the technology is. Your government is not fighting it, it is making your residents pay tarriffs on Chinese made goods that cost a lot less than American made ones and fooling ignorant and uneducated people with zero grasp of economics into thinking that China is paying. And this applies to legally produced products. The fake/ counterfeit market is something completely different. You are disparaging a nation of a billion people because some people are dishonest.
  23. Which is a bit like saying that Koepka, DJ, Rahm and Rory are not particularly long hitters. In fact quite short off the tee (If you are think about LD players). It doesn't say it all. It says a very tiny thing that is essentially irrelevant to the discussion.
  24. What is the point of having different tees and handicaps? I understand that people need to enjoy the game and not be discouraged, but what is this thing about getting strokes AND an distance advantage? This is why I have a gripe about threads on this site where people talking about breaking 80 or being a 70s shooter or strategies to break 90. The guy who thinks he's an 80s shooter might not be able to break 100 off the same tees as a low marker. It doesn't make sense to lower the handicap of the low marker and move him closer to the hole. Why do the opposite? If i can only drive it 180m, why would I expect to be able to hit anything other than short holes in regulation? If a par 4 is reachable for a guy who hits it 280 but not someone who hits it 200, the handicap will account for the shorter hitter with a nett par as he'll get a shot on the hole. Since when is handicap strokes on a hole PLUS the advantage of shorter distance? If you were playing a match against someone and were giving him 18 shots, would you be setting him up to be able to make a mess of every hole and still halve you on? I understand your point, but my thinking is that greens are hit in regulation when you can reach them, not because the tees are so far forward it becomes a pitch and putt course and every hole is reachable. If you are a recreational player who is not competing, maybe just play the game and forget about handicaps unless everyone is off the same tees.
  25. Zac Blair is one of the shorter hitters on tour. Not only is Koepka 50 yards past him off the tee, he's obviously hitting 2 or 3 clubs less. Koepka would clearly rather be hitting an 8 iron from rough (not trees) than be in the fairway 50 yards back. And if Blair is in the rough he might be hitting an extra club or two, compounding the difference.
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