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  1. 5 minutes ago, iacas said:

    take a picture of the hole in your mind, and even when you look down at the ball, "see" that photo and putt into it. That way it's more like you're tossing a ball toward a basket (or a friend).

    I'll have to play around with this imagery idea. I think I kinda do it sometimes, but I probably don't hang onto the concept long enough. I'm just trying to go through a typical putting situation in my head. I really haven't thought about what I do when it comes to distance control before. 

  2. I had to do damage assessment on one of our power lines in the Delaware area. The storm took down 3 wood poles. Our software said that the poles would fail at around 100 mph wind speeds. That does include safety factors, load factors, but also the software assumes brand new poles. These poles were probably over 50 years old. 50 years of wear and tear probably ate into the safety factors.

  3. 15 hours ago, Ty_Webb said:

    Handicap golfers get upset when they hit a 100 yard pitch to 20 feet, but that’s roughly a neutral shot on the PGA tour.

    I have never seen this specific example happen, but your intent is correct. People get upset when every chip doesn't land with in 3 FT or when they miss a green. They don't realize they hit the last 4 in a row and they were probably due for a miss.


  4. 9 hours ago, parman said:

    Dustin Johnson states he spends 1/3 of his practice time on putting.

    I doubt it.

    I would be curious if DJ even knows how long he spends practicing putting even when asked.

    9 hours ago, parman said:

    When watching him play it shows. I see people on the practice green and they leave in 10 minutes.

    Sounds about right.

    I tend to spend 10-15 minutes before a round practicing speed control. My putting mechanics are pretty good. I might spend 45-60 minutes once a month or every other month practicing putting.

    I will spend 5-6x that amount in a month on my long game.

  5. Cities are struggling to find funding because of the high cost of repairing the infrastructure.  They require a lot of state and federal grants to rebuild roadways. In terms of public transportation, it is pretty much up to the states and cities to build it.

    If you are not in a urban area then getting access to public transportation will be tough. Europe has a big advantage due to their population density.



    Nonetheless, here are the daunting numbers: constructing a two-lane, undivided road in a rural locale will set you back somewhere between $2 and $3 million per mile — in urban areas, that number jumps to between $3 and $5 million. In a rural area, you can essentially build a road wherever you please (local zoning and property laws abiding), but in a city, you have to avoid the surrounding firmament and infrastructure and comply with strict construction codes.

    And if you want wider roads, the costs understandably go up: for the production of a 4-lane highway, the cost per mile will run between $4 and $6 million in rural or suburban areas, and between $8 to $10 million in urban areas. For a 6 lane interstate highway, you’re looking at $7 million for a rural mile of road, and $11 million-plus in an urban locale.

    The biggest driver of cost is curb and gutter systems.


    As I mentioned, it’s much less expensive to maintain existing roadways. To mill and resurface a 4-lane road, it costs an average of $1.25 million per mile. Then, if you want to expand said road from four lanes to six, you can expect to pay roughly $4 million.

     It looks like it cost about 1/4 the full rebuild cost to maintain the road (mil and repave)

    The USA could do a lot for public transportation. A lot of cities are doing that with being more bike friendly. There has been a big push for this over the past decade. Being the home of the automobile, I can see how we are more tuned towards driving cars versus taking public transportation.

  6. The classic example is Luke Donald. For two years he was able to bring his long game to the point he was one of the best players in the world. I think he lead the European Tour and the PGA Tour in winnings. He has an amazing short game and his ability to putt is well known. He hasn't really been in contention since. His long game doesn't sustain the high level of play needed to win consistently.

  7. 4 minutes ago, gregsandiego said:

    It's worse. Too much discussion creates a  problem where there wasn't one before. Obama did that with is stupid directive to all the schools. Don't ask don't tell makes the most sense.

    DADT is a totalitarian authoritative conformist ideal. What speaks more of facsism than saying conform and shut up. 

    No, DADT makes no sense in a free society. 

  8. I sometimes wonder for better players if it takes a great putting round to constitute a good round. Just because they will probably hit a good number of greens. If you hit greens then you'll probably have longer first putts, and more likely to two putt. A good player can shoot low single digit and feel like it was an OK round. Though maybe they might hit a high percentage of greens. 

  9. 24 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

    32% FIR driver stat doesn't seem great at first glance but I am assuming your nFIR can't be too bad for the 'Off the tee' SG to be better than scratch, yes?

    Also, the 100-125Y distance dispersion - is that a shot zone adjustment as well or is that a swing issue/thing?  

    BTW, doesn't seem to have any shots in the 75-100Y range.

    I do not keep track of nFIR. 

    Looking at the Game Golf diagram. I found that 70% of my drives ended up with in 20 yards of the fairway or on the fairway 70% of the time. 30% of the time it's outside 20 yards from the edge of the fairway. 

    I would say first it's a distance control issue with the 100-125 shots. 


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    Love the yellow and red lights on simultaneously to indicate green is coming

    So is the phasing like this then? 

    Yellow - Red
    Blinking Green

    I read they blink the green as well as to indicate the light is changing to red. 

    I know in Massachusetts and I think in Brooklyn they have Yellow-Red for when they have diagonal crosswalks for pedestrians. 

    An issue for that in the US would be people trying to time the signal to make the light. 

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