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Rexx

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About Rexx

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  • Birthday 11/30/1973

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  1. Ehhh... how far are you willing to take that argument? Jorts and a wife beater okay? Just underwear? Anything more than "birthday suit" and you're "projecting your personal opinion of style with no performance-related justification".
  2. I think you're doing something wrong if you get just as sweaty playing golf as you do playing tennis/basketball, although I'm not sure which side is the problem. Pros should wear long pants. They're just walking a few miles in comfy shoes with breaks every couple hundred yards. The professionalism outweighs the slight bit of discomfort long pants might add in hot weather.
  3. Just wanted to post to say how cool it was to see a true before & after swing change -- I know it's a couple of years between videos, but still. Most of the time, when golfers try to make changes, they only achieve maybe 20% of what is actually needed, but you show real improvement. However, that Roy McAvoy finish may need work.
  4. "My Hokies"? I guess you decided on VT then? If so, congrats! Great school! Anyways, hinging your wrists isn't a bad thing. Looking at it from the address position, the left wrist will hinge vertically and the right wrist will hinge/fold horizontally during the backswing. The right wrist folding horizontally (and staying like that through impact) gets your hands ahead of the ball at impact and helps to move the swing's bottom in front of the ball. For the left wrist hinging vertically, I have a theory that I've never really seen (so I may be off on this one). You hinge the left w
  5. Greg Norman was well-known for hitting a high dead straight shot. While pros usually have a preference, I think most golfers underestimate just how gentle of a curve most pros' shots really are. The ball is hit farther and in the air so long that it's more like the ball is drifting in a particular direction rather than curving.
  6. Really? The 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot -- fairly historic event in golf lore. The funny thing is, everyone talks about Mickelson screwing up, but little is said about Monty. He also finished a shot back of Ogilvy (winner). However, he too ended with a double bogey (6), but he did it from the middle of fairway (somewhere around 170 yards iirc).
  7. Probably a bit uncouth, but a little spit polish + tee to clean out grooves (wiping "excess" on ground) when needed is about all the love the clubs get from me.
  8. Not gonna lie, playing tree-lined/wooded courses with high handicappers can kind of suck. I don't want to have to look for golf balls and/or wait on every hole. Almost anything else (e.g. taking a shot or two more per hole) is fine.
  9. Playing the back nine... oh... golf slang... nevermind.
  10. Don't roll the forearms/wrists on the backswing (see how the clubhead is far inside early). Keep the clubface and back of the right hand more perpendicular to the arc of your swing, except for the opening of the clubface from folding your left wrist back on itself. Then, maintain that left wrist hinge through the swing. It will probably feel more restrictive and less powerful, but it should force you to use the rotation of your shoulders and hips to generate power.
  11. While the right wrist doesn't provide "power" in the sense of increased clubhead speed, keeping it hinged through impact (as Zeph points out) will deloft the club and generally increase the chances of making solid, consistent contact, and thus, more distance.
  12. Rexx

    Fantasy Football

    I don't think you have to worry about Wells TOO much this week. Hightower is the most likely to start and get 65-70% of the carries. Wells is probably not in game shape yet, because of the knee surgery. I do think Wells will be the better back in Arizona by the second half of the year, but not this weekend. For Fred Taylor... it's tough to figure out the NE running game. In week #1, he got 14 carries vs. BJGE's 5. In week #2, he got 5 (vs. 10 for BJGE). On a more positive note, Buffalo is a better pass than run defense, and if NE gets up big early (like they did against Cin in week #1)
  13. I think you're talking about rhythm. For example, in a golf swing, if it takes 2 seconds to complete your backswing and 1 second to complete your downswing, you have a 2/1 ratio (which is your rhythm) and a total time of 3 seconds (your tempo). You can increase the tempo and keep the same rhythm by cutting each time in half: 1 second backswing, .5 second downswing. For pros, an average rhythm is about 3/1, but the tempos will differ from player to player. If you want to develop proper rhythm, you could count in your head (or get a nice metronome app for your phone) and pick a tempo you're
  14. Did I say anything about Foley's comments? No. Please put the straw man away. Telling the truth does not equal professionalism. Throwing your fellow golfers "under the bus" does not equal professionalism, especially when they have done nothing more than say they are no longer working with Mike & Andy. He could have said that a lot of people have had success with S&T.; That he wouldn't be where he is without it. That the man leading the tour in GIRs is using S&T.; That they teach more golfers on tour than anyone. Etc. Charlie was never specifically asked about Baddeley and Weir
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