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ghalfaire last won the day on October 6 2011

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  1. Well first I'd say anyone that can shoot a 63 on a US Open course has done something special. I'd also like to say I have observed that commentators that "speak their mind" as opposed to the PC crap, do draw some fire. But often their comments are correct. In this case I have to agree with JM, his 63 was much better than JT's for all the reason he cited.
  2. Get it replaced. I did and like Papa Steve I waited longer than I should have. I have no regrets and wish I had not waited so long. Just made the rehab worse and increased my handicap index by waiting.
  3. I tried it for awhile a few years back. It never helped me read the break(S) and it took time to do. I find I putt better by just eyeballing from behind the hole, the low side of the putt line, and from behind the ball. Then step up, line up and make the putt you see.
  4. Both are fair points and I was not very precise with my language. Clearly privately owned courses, whether open to the public or not, can set whatever dress code the owners feel appropriate. Government owned courses are managed by someone, a government employee or in some cases a management group under contract. I would think that these managers have the options of setting dress code (as long as their boss agrees). From my experiences these government owned courses set a very more liberal dress code that most privately owned public golf courses. As to how codes are set is sometimes for clarity and to eliminate judgement. I would agree there are some very nice shirts that don't have collars, at least as we tend to think of collars. But if you allow shirts with no collar then someone has to define what no collar shirt is acceptable and what isn't. A difficult definition to develop and not end up in endless arguments with customers. Much easier to just ban shirts without collars. Clear and concise. But as a final comment I support owners/managers right to set policy at their courses. It is America after all. If you don't like the dress code you have a couples of choices, either play somewhere else or suck it up and dress in accordance with the dress code.
  5. I guess, for me anyway, if you take public money then the standards should accommodate "the public" (read taxpayer). Maybe that isn't really different, just a much broader segment of society setting standard than with a private course. But the management/owners of any course should be allowed to set the dress standards.
  6. I admit I am stunned at some of the negative comments on this. Your kid's HS Graduation is a big deal and a once in a lifetime event. I agree with Phil that the US Open is important to his legacy, but not as important as his family needs, which includes knowing Dad puts me ahead of his career.
  7. I just have no words for this other than I'd admit the shirts are collared. For whatever it's worth my opinion is Private courses should set whatever dress codes their members deems acceptable. Public courses should have a code of wearing nothing offensive. Of course the problem with that is who decides what is offensive. But there are some "norms" in the society of golfers for guidance.
  8. Driver, 3W, 3 hybrid, 4-gap wedge, 56 degree wedge, putter. I know it is only 13 clubs but it what I play with.
  9. Seems like people born with great talents are also have big burdens to bear at times. Some do it well and others struggle with it. Can you imagine what it would be like to be Tiger Woods and not be able to play top tier golf anymore?
  10. And I'll echo this. I had a good friend and a single digit handicapper that finally agreed to this surgery as the pain was just interfering with his life. Well he never got his single digit handicap back, but he played and enjoyed and told me "I don't know why I didn't do this years ago".
  11. Fair enough, no offense taken. Perhaps I over react to comments about addictions as I have had ample examples of addiction up close and personal. It is terribly sad what these addicts do to themselves and their families and friends.
  12. No it is not like gambling addiction. In the case of Alcoholism the addict is consuming a drug, alcohol.
  13. I believe the rules say if a putt is conceded you cannot refuse it, But a better question is, "why would you not accept it". I don't know about you guys/gals but I have missed a few two footers.
  14. I believe John Daly is a victim of an illness called Alcoholism. I don't have a thing in the world against wine, women, and song. If it interferes with you being in control of you life however, you have a problem. I believe that to be the case with John Daly.
  15. I am not sure I should post this here or start a new thread called "your authentic swing". I was watching a LPGA tournament the other day and Judy Rankin was discussing Inbee Park's swing. Her comment was, paraphrased here, find a swing that works for you and learn how to repeat it. I like this advice, perhaps controversial but since we are all individuals it would seem to make sense. I have seen a lot of non classical swings over the years by some pretty good golfers and believe Ms. Rankin has a good point. Seems to me It is all about how to achieve the correct impact conditions.