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Everything posted by leftybutnotPM

  1. I hope you feel better. But maybe you should have spelt things out BEFORE making your original claim that you don't know how or why something would be of benefit but would bet on it anyway. You only made your dubious justifications AFTER you were pressed to do so.
  2. Erik is trying to end this, which is understandable, but since you ask, here you go: 24th January, 2020 8:07 a.m. "I bet there is some advantage in some way." without any supporting information.
  3. Then I suggest you stop making absurd statements that you "are prepared to bet on" if you have no idea why you hold such thoughts which I'm not even going to insinuate are opinions because they are based on zero knowledge and zero thought processes. My guess is that you find yourself in arguments a fair bit when you are asked to defend a position which you haven't thought through or researched. There's nothing wrong with being ignorant - but you are the one who is being aggressive.
  4. Why would there be an advantage? You are guessing that there is - and would bet on it - but have no reason at all to justify this opinion. And what do you think the benefits could possibly be?
  5. I think that if you buy new irons with a genuine expectation that they will improve your scores, you are going to be disappointed. Unless your older clubs are X stiff blades from the 1970s you basically buy new irons because you want new irons.
  6. The title of the article is poorly written. It's your glass house that I was referring to.
  7. You stated that it was probably the driver head that made the difference, not the shaft, but are now going on about shafts again. Why didn't you identify the driver you were testing your potential new one against? 30 yards of extra carry would seem an extreme and highly unlikely result. If it is true, it simply means that your old driver was ridiculously ill-fitting - probably a shaft that is much too stiff for you and any driver with even an approximately appropriate shaft would give you the extra distance. You haven't even mentioned what driver you hit - though I assume it's some sort of Ping. I think you are getting overly caught up in numbers and readings that have nothing to do with the improvement you claim to have seen. You start by saying you want a very specific shaft and are quoted outrageous and extortionate prices for it, then you say it was probably the head not the shaft, now you are specifying shafts. Which is it? People are giving detailed responses and you keep changing your position.
  8. Why would you post something that is not even close to being true? You may as well say " The average PGATour pro has 36 putts per round". You can have an opinion about the personalities of players, but to just make up a "statistic" that is generally between 10 and 20% out is ridiculous.
  9. What bearing would this have on your game? If I hit my 3 wood as consistently as my hybrid, what would that mean? That you would too? No. The only way you'll find out is to hit the shots yourself. Get out there with a 3 wood and see how you go. You might love it. Or you might hate it.
  10. The putter rack might be worth a hundred or so to the right buyer. My guess is that the lot would be worth well over $800. BUT..... the fact that that you say "I think they are vintage" means that you are not a golfer and would not be able to sell them as you wouldn't be able to describe them. Who knows what's in the Callaway box, but the rest of them are at least 70 or 80 years old. There might be some gems in there but that would be only apparent to the person who is prepared to rifle through them after giving you $5 for a bundle of them
  11. That's a little bit like saying that to be a great racing car driver you have to be really good at putting your helmet on and tying your shoelaces. Of course they're important skills but if you can't drive you're going nowhere. The best putter and chipper in the world might make a lot of 1 putt pars which means he might shoot close to par occasionally if his long game is decent, but he's not going to make the 6 birdies a round which are the basis of a really good player's score on ordinary golf courses. And he'll make lots of one putt bogeys on difficult courses.
  12. It used to be a penalty shot before the rule changes that came in at the beginning of 2019 (or even 2 if I remember correctly).
  13. The vast majority of golfers could practice for 2 hours a day and not improve that much after 2 years or so. Golfers reach their potential quite rapidly. There is always room for improvement, but what you will find is that REALLY good players didn't become really good after 20 years. They improved exponentially within a few short years. Virtually every PGATour pro you see on TV would have been playing off a plus handicap at 15. For every one of those people there are millions of guys who hit it OK but have played off 15 or whatever for 30 years. The ability to devote time to improve doesn't necessarily lead to the kinds of results people might like. If a guy played off a genuine handicap of 12 and really dedicated himself with good instruction, an improvemnt from 12 to 8 might be seen as a tremendous improvement and a worthwhile return on effort. The more you play you will realise that scores are ruined by two or three shots in a round, not a dozen. The one or two bad swings lead to big scores. A player off 3 can play 5 over his handicap because he had two three putts, and one drive into trouble. SO.... time spent practising isn't an indicator of a rate or limit of improvement. A super talented 12 year old might go fro 14 to +1 in 3 years. An athletic 30 year old might go from 18 to 12 and stay there. Most people don't really improve that much after a few years of playing.
  14. NO. You did the right thing. It happens all the time.
  15. I'm late to the party, but you didn't "literally just have to finish the hole to win". You finished the hole in style and lost.
  16. Luckily for him it didn't happen before January 1 2019.
  17. Oh well - there are three or four examples. The OP will have no problem at all then!
  18. Here are questions he asked in another thread. Get the picture? Do you think they're the right questions? "what separate the average player to a great player is it short game knowing the course your playing the mental side."
  19. He isn't lying, he just doesn't know. I wish him all the best. He needs to be asking better questions. The 16 year olds who look about 12 who play off +3 (I saw one the other day) weren't on forums at 14 asking strangers who'd never seen them how good they were. They were working on their game,
  20. This is not a joke forum is it? Does every post have to be affirming and positive? OK - here's a joke for you: My response to the OP is - "Sure. If only I had the time I think I could do it. K.J. Choi picked up golf later in life and Ian Poulter was a 4 handicap when he turned pro. Greg Norman never touched a golf club until he was 16. Anything is possible. I reckon you can do it if you really want it badly enough. Care to name anyone who's gone from beginner to scratch in 18 months? Apart from Greg Norman, of course.
  21. I stand my my comment. Why would you ask people who've never seen you play? As for the comments saying "Anything is possible", well that makes as much sense as saying "Everything happens for a reason". It isn't and it doesn't. Next we'll have people saying that golf is "80% mental" or "It depends on how much you want it". Hitting 500 shots a day is the same as hitting 1 shot a day if you're doing it incorrectly. Maybe worse. This guy has never seen a super low handicap player and has never seen a playing professional in the flesh. Go and look at all of the threads of this nature. It is littered with tales of a desire/promise of "domination on the Mackenzie Tour" and always devolves into a search for different clubs, and scores in "tournies" in the 90s. Ambition is great. But let's know what we are aiming for so we can be realistic. AND I KNOW HE DOESN'T SAY HE WANTS TO BE A PGATour PRO. True. As of today it's +5.6. Down from +6.8 a fortnight ago. I get your point. My point is pretty much that scratch (as you know) is shit.* * Tom Coyne Anyone who hasn't should read Paper Tiger.
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