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  1. I am fairly certainly that neither a major will be added or deleted in the next 20 years. What would be the purpose? The the four current majors are as international a mix as you could expect. Asian tour is getting stronger but all tours worldwide are getting stronger. I just don't see it. The world championships kinda fills that void for now.
  2. meah? play from the men's tees. Under 5500 yards is junior golf. Keep playing. You didn't cheat however. It's still 18 holes of golf and should encourage you although it's not mind blowing to shoot 79 on 5300 yards.
  3. The basic problem boils down to simple math. Higher handicaps have a greater probability of shooting 4-6 shots less than their handicap than a low handicap and higher handicaps out number low handicaps 5 to 1. Mix those two equations together and what you get is net golf that seems impossible for a low handicap to compete. Is it fair? I suppose but the current system in the states does not fully account for the probabilities. I think the safest net event is half handicap. This seems to bring every one closer. I avoid this by not playing net golf. At our club if your not shoo
  4. tee up money ain't much boys for the lower end fellas. Getting your card is worth about 60K Paying your way around the tour is about 100K. Geez leave it alone even if you came up the the most practical best solution ever devised it's a mute point because I am pretty sure the tour likes it the way it is.
  5. Typical amateur golf is more about results than mechanics. For example a 16 handicap is not going to go out and get himself swinging any more or any less like a tour pro by doing drills at home. This guy needs feedback, most golfers do. I am not big on mechanics for the average guy playing golf he doesn't need them any more than he needs a Formula One tuned vehicle to get to work. Some people enjoy the game and enjoy the journey of practices and getting better. Who cares if they spend money doing what they enjoy. The biggest laughs I get are those guys that spend hours at home honing the
  6. Wow you guys have way too much time on your hands... Seriously debating a subject that no one complains about and you don't the influence to change. These guys play golf for a living making the cut isn't easy to do for many so getting paid is an important aspect of the sport. I can't possibly imagine why anyone's suggestion of change would be an improvement on what already exist. I have an idea lets change the word white to black and black to white, because I think it should be that way, cotton is now black and space is now white. Why not?!
  7. You can pick up a cheap set for under $20 put em away until you need them. Better still play golf with other golfers.
  8. I was a die hard Titleist player for the past 25 years. Tour 382, tour balata, even played the prestige for a while then prov1x. Callaway had promotion buy 2 dozen get third dozen free, I had a Dick's gift card so it was worth a shot. I bought 3 dozen of the Callaway Tour i (s) best ball I have ever played bar none. For me it spins less on all my clubs which is a benefit for me as I got tired of hitting all my wedge shots 15 to 20 feet beyond the pin to get them close. With Cally ball I get a few feet of suck back on most shots and the ball last 3 times longer. I emptied my closet with
  9. White belts, White drivers and white grips are better suited for women. The white craze will die eventually, hopefully.
  10. If it makes you feel better you could just explain that your learning the game and didn't want to slow up play by just heading out on the course you wanted to get some short game and range practice in. Any real PGA pro or assistant will respect that. If they are decent people they'll offer you some quick help if they aren't too busy for free. Seriously I wouldn't ask I would just let them know what you're doing and will eventually be playing their course when you get more comfortable.
  11. Honestly... I do not have an issue with but I am surprised the club itself did not have the balls to enforce their own dress code. Pretty sure jeans are not appropriate dress for dinner. jeans and sneakers may be a bit over the top but so is Daly, everything about the guy screams over the top, his drinking, smoking gambling... oh wait I do all those. I guess I need to find me some queer looking blazers to wear with my jeans.
  12. I have shot 64 about a dozen times. It's my personal brick wall and one I don't think I'll ever get to climb over. The last 64 was about 9 years ago.
  13. I have two putters that are very different from each other when one starts to acted up I switch it out. A change of scenery does my eyes some good once in a while. A few weeks ago we had our invitational and during the practice round I didn't putt all that well, so the first round of the tournament I brought out the other and putted great, two weeks later another invitational at a different club and the same thing happened again. I switched back funny how our minds work when it comes to comes to golf... well at least my mind.
  14. We really don't need more food or more farms currently. 100 million pounds of produce is thrown away daily.
  15. Callaway Tour i (s) A better ball and Dick's has/had a buy 2 get free dozen sale. I was a 25 year loyal Titleist user, tour balata, tour , pro V1X The Cally i(s) is an amazing ball for the money around here they are $6-$8 cheaper than Titleist. What I find with this ball... Less driver spin, a little less wedge spin (which I needed) Much more durable, I can play three rounds with the same ball.. unheard of with the Pro V. into the wind performance was better. nice soft feel.
  16. Comparing Tiger Woods to any of us is ridiculous. He plays an entirely different game although his short game is one of the best in the world. Amateurs such as ourselves miss greens and at times many of them, when you do you'll need a short game to salvage a decent round. Unfortunately too many are very pleased with shooting 80+ if that's the case don't bother with the short game. If shooting what ever while hitting your driver and irons fairly well makes you happy so be it. I don't care about anything but the number on the far right hand side of the score card and a good short ins
  17. Lost Dunes and Point O' Woods are my two favorites.
  18. I think at some point everyone is considered a jerk. These guy have so much pressure on them to sign this take pictures do all this crap and when ever they leave someone feels left out. Phil probably does the best job if this but I am pretty sure after signing stuff 30 minutes after a round h has to lave at some point and when he does the people waiting for 30 minutes plus get all pissed off because they didn't get their chance. I wouldn't speculate on who's a jerk and who isn't. I am sure most of these guys are great when they are in their element and don't have 50 people pulling at them
  19. Last night was a perfect example of why the short game is important It was a strange round I had an OB on the second hole and didn't hit the ball all that bad but at nearly 7200 yards it was all I wanted in length. Anyway even with a double on the second hole I shot 74 on a courses rated 74.9. I hit the least amount of greens I can ever remember hitting.. Over the past 4 years my GIR average is 13.6, last night I hit 5 greens, I got it up and down 12 out of 13 tries. We all have bad days hitting the ball and although I didn't feel too bad about my ball striking I was surprised that o
  20. Lesson number one... You'll unlikely learn anything of substance on a golf forum. Assume everything you read is crap and filter out the good stuff. That is all...
  21. Will has a pretty good game, I think he would play just fine in an actual round, Carl on the other hand has splashes of greatness in a sea failure. David looks to me to be the more solid performer.
  22. In ten years I can't recall a time when my wife said no to anything golf related. I spend money well within our means and she handles the books so I just take a bit off the top for walkin around money and deposit the whole thing. It works best for me and as long as momma's happy I am happy. I guess I give up some stuff but I don't miss it because because I just don't think about it. One thing I can think of is a new TV. We don't watch much but what we do watch is still on an old CRT type 27" Golf comes first and my wife could care less about TV, we watch maybe 8 hours per week.
  23. Wow that sucks... not available in our area. I wonder why? I loved Seve he was one of my all time favorites. He was always exciting to watch and was a great inspiration. I remember as a kid and still to this day quite often when I am faced with an impossible shot I say to myself what would Seve do? It made me better at recovery shots and it also made me look at tough shots as a challenge instead of punishment. I hope I can find that video somewhere.
  24. Quote: Even if the 2K wasnt all up front my fiance wouldnt let me do that. She was having a hard time with the $300! Fiance!?!? Dang that sounds like a future wife that wouldn't let you do much! It's your money bro. spend it reasonably, as you see fit if the Fiance has a problem with that you'll have bigger problems down the road. Ya gotta live life. I am lucky I guess my wife will bitch about the monthly bill once in a while but she also knows who she married. We pay the 2k up front in February the monthly bill is just for carts, drinks and food, around $200/ mont
  25. This thread is off topic, there is no announcement. Have fun boys!!! Y'all get too serious.
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