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Tiger Spuds

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  1. Watched a few hours of it today. Didn't think the standard of play was that great.. but perhaps they just weren't performing their best when I was watching. It may seem obvious, but some of those girls are really short. I think I saw a drive or two land around 205/210 yards out. I assumed they'd all be knocking it out there around 240 at least. Maybe conditions had a lot to do with it, I don't know. Short game and putting were amazing though. Oh yeah, Christina Kim is really annoying.
  2. For some reason I read his post as 'Francesco and Eduardo'. Should have known Eddie isn't even playing in the Vivendi!
  3. They weren't overly impressive together at the Ryder Cup last year. He's probably thinking they're a little too used to each other and it might help to spice things up. Francesco and Hansen just won their match so it looks like it's working.
  4. Are they.? I find Tennis incredibly boring to watch, no matter who's playing. For the casual golf fan though I suppose a tournament can be tedious enough at times. Just down to the pace of the game, there's not much that can be done about that.
  5. Yep. Less muscle building and more flexibility/speed exercises will increase your swing speed, along with learning to hinge the wrists correctly and maintaining the shaft angle on the way down etc..
  6. It's Jack Hamm! By the way, the average carry for a 9 iron on the PGA Tour is 148 yards. So we've got at least 5 or 6 guys on this thread alone who obviously missed their calling! My 9 iron is my 140 yard club.
  7. I'd agree with the above post, but I feel like starting the swing with your core of arms + upper torso is equally important, in my experience at least. Staying connected = vital.
  8. According to official Trackman data, the average PGA Tour club speed for a 7 iron is 90 mph, or just under 145kph, meaning an average pro would generally swing their 7 iron as fast as you swing your hybrid. I *think* a SS of 125kph(78mph) with a 7 iron would give you a rough distance of 130 - 135 yards? Of course there are other factors to how far the ball goes, such as spin rate, smash factor etc, but in general that should be the case. Maybe your fitter meant you had a high swing speed for your handicap? I really don't think you'd need a stiff shaft with those speeds. What shaft is in your D
  9. Yes, it's very easy to be misled about your distances, especially as a beginner. I used to play on a nice little 9 hole course when I was starting out. Most of the holes were around '300' yards. One day out there I hit a driver that landed over the back of a green that was marked as 295 yards away. I thought I was awesome, hitting 300+ yard drives haha. I've since discovered using google maps distance measurements that the hole is in fact 255 yards long. Many of the holes on that course have incorrect distances, and I imagine it's the same at a lot of 9 holes/beginner courses. I guess they do
  10. Working on developing more power in the swing. Flexibility exercises for a fuller turn, concentrating on fully cocking the wrists and maintaining the shaft angle for longer on the way down. I carry around 255-260 at the moment but I'm confident I can gain another 10 or 20 yards.
  11. All depends on the person playing I suppose. A lot of people want their golf experience to be as close to real tournament golf as possible, others just want it to be fun. I think it's a great idea for beginners who want to be able to enjoy the game straight away. That said, if they can't hit a driver or irons, a wider hole isn't going to make much difference is it? Good idea, and might get more people into the game, but it's hardly revolutionary.
  12. Less adverts might improve viewer ratings too. I know American viewers are used to excessive commercials, it's just how things are there, but is 7 commercial breaks in an hour not a bit ridiculous? Sky presenters counted that many in one hour during coverage last night, they couldn't believe it. I could understand it if it was a smaller tournament and there wasn't much excitement, but the Deutche Bank was full of big names and had a bunched leaderboard until late on in the round. To cut away from that action so often is madness to me. I always feel like I'm missing a lot watching American golf
  13. Mythbusters verdict; Inconclusive. I like it! He's definitely got some speed while he's rotating. Doesn't maintain the shaft/wrist angle as well as Rory does on the way down, nor are his hips as open at impact. If Rory carries 300, would it be a reasonable guesstimate to say this guy carries 280? Not that it matters, I just found the comparison interesting.
  14. The swing is quite long, a lot of wrist hinge, and a fast looking turn through the ball. I don't doubt he hits it out there quite far. However, why anyone gets their knickers in a twist over how far anyone else does or doesn't hit the ball is beyond me. Is it really such a big deal?
  15. The number one reason is the enjoyment of figuring things out for myself. It gives you a real sense of achievement to go from hacking the ball around a course to hitting it reasonably well and shooting some decent scores, solely with the knowledge you've gained by yourself. Personally, in terms of ballstriking at least, I don't think an instructor can move me along much further than I am already, as my mistakes on the course are usually short game related, putting especially. Apart from that, the cost and lack of geniunely knowledgable instructors in the locality are the big reasons.
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