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Sing Golfer

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  1. They are holding up the people behind them, like all slow players do. One slow group impacts the entire field, whether in the pros or at your local muni. Slow play is one of the major issues in golf. It reduces enjoyment and deters a lot of people from playing regularly. One of the reasons that slow play by amateurs has grown is that they watch someone like Na spend excessive amounts of time lining up putts, getting lined up etc. He is one of the worst. The thing is, we don't even really get to see how slow Na or Crane or Furyk (putting) are because the TV producers
  2. I used to think yes, but quite happy that Na is not getting a trip to the Masters for this win. I can't stand how he gets lined up, backs away and how slow he is. Don't even get me started on him and his caddy plumb bobbing (doesn't work anyway) 3 foot putts. The PGA should get serious on slow play, they are spineless on this issue. I would have voted yes in a second if someone else had won. I'll probably fill in the poll the other way next week.
  3. Tennis is much harder mentally? You have to be kidding! The key reason you can take a 13 year old tennis prodigy and predict they will be top 100 in the world - and usually be right is because there isn't the mental challenge to get in the way. Simply look at the results of the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy Vs David Leadbetter (or any other academy). For every tennis choke (Jana Novotna) there are a thousand golfing examples - the reason? - mentally significantly harder. It is just too easy to get in your own way with minutes between shots relative to tennis. I know th
  4. I suspect they'll continue to do it on a case by case basis if someone asks for an exemption. There is no upside to lowering it. You could wind up getting the female version of Sean O'Hair with a knucklehead Father grinding them into the ground. I also suspect that there won't be too many exemptions granted. Michelle Wie's record pre 18 wouldn't have been good enough to get an exemption so I can't imagine anyone else getting one for quite some time.
  5. Norman, as expected has gone with 2 players who grew up playing the super fast greens of Melbourne's sandbelt courses. If Baddeley can keep it on the fairway he will be tough to play with a pure putting stroke on pure greens. Allenby can't putt anymore of course - but that hasn't stopped him winning there in the past.
  6. If you give DJ a Hall of Fame type career, that would be a very good earner for LaCava, but if Tiger can make a comeback (obviously views vary greatly here) then you get to experience golfing history as best you can without hitting a shot. He'll know the outcome in 3-5 years. He can hook up with the next young gun after that. Tiger has clearly been able to convince LaCava that he is phyiscally fit. The mental side - well you just have to take a punt on that.
  7. I don't agree with David Peltz's putting method, but he research and data is very thorough. If he says amateurs under read break then that is the view I am running with. As for the poster who is putting only inside left / right - I wish I had your greens. I can get a foot of break on a 5 foot putt where I play, driving me crazy sometimes.
  8. Qualified 5th for the 16 player matchplay. lost 3&1 in the quarter finals. 2 bogeys on 1 and 2 gave him easy wins and I was fitting to get back all the way. Missed 6 footers on 14 and 15 that would have swung the momentum big time - not to be. Was 3 over when the match finished so reasonably happy with how I played.
  9. Ultimately, the original poster would be better of having a crack at plenty of other guys - Pat Perez for example. Jason Day may have been a bit out of line (as almost all players have been at some stage) but he is also a guy he laughed at himself when he cold topped a drive at the start of the year. Plenty of other players would have had there driver smashing into the tee box.
  10. Here is a list of the US Amateur winners and runners up for the last few decades. While there plenty of champions of the pga tour on the list there are also plenty of people kicking around on secondary tours at best and these are the best amateurs in the country. How did the original poster go in the US Am this year? There are plenty of +2 and +3 players caddying at places like Kiawa Island andPebble Beach just trying to make enough money to give it a crack. I know the American attitude of "you can do anything you want" "don't listen to the knockers" etc has helped
  11. That is the rare exception. There are a number of threads on here that cover it pretty well but the best is a recent golf or golf digest article that analyses the difference between scratch and pro (estimated to be +6 or better). The difference is massive if you are playing a regular round at a regular course - even more on a tour setup. Any dispute, ask Jerry Rice. +1 handicap, used to crowds and the big show and missed the cut by more than 20 shots in a Nationwide Event. So there is a +handicap asking for 4 or 5 a side from guys who can't make the PGA Tour. The US Amateu
  12. All the equipment companies have their new wedges with 'micro grooves' etc to compensate for the new groove rule. There are still plenty of pre 2011 wedges around - are these still going to get the most spin? I can't see how technology is going create new wedges that can match these. I am thinking of stocking up while they are still on sale. In 5 years pulling out a new 2010 vokey wedge is going to be a benefit I think. Any thoughts? Anyone given the new wedges a go and prefer them to the old ones?
  13. i agree! i posted this days before there was anything announcements. give the sandtrap crew the inside word and what do you get, merged in with a press release...
  14. He's annoyed that the news appeared in this forum days before he even got a whisper
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