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Kameh
Apr 27, 2004

Resident Sergio Apologist
CHAMPION


I know you've been waiting for the new thread.



Is it a good idea to let me do the OP?



Anyway, welcome to the golf thread for the next few years! The last thread's OP was pretty good re: the basics of the game, so I'll just provide a link here instead of rehashing it.

http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...1#post411212019

Feel free to discuss news about professional golf or your own game, post videos of your swings (whether you want critiques or not), how much you love Sergio Garcia, scorecards from previous rounds, and pictures of pretty courses. Most of us are club hounds, so post your bag!

When the majors (and hopefully the Match Play and Players as well) roll around, they'll get their own threads.



This is Sergio's year. Let's go!

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Kameh
Apr 27, 2004

Resident Sergio Apologist
CHAMPION


Leaderboard for the current PGA Tour Event:

http://www.pgatour.com/leaderboard.html

Although we're a few tournaments into the season, I still consider the PGA Tour season to begin in Hawaii at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Others don't believe it starts until Tiger starts playing, which will be at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February (Superbowl weekend).

2014 - 2015 Schedule

Date Tournament Name
Course, Location Purse
Broadcast Stations (if applicable) || Defending Champion
Winner's Share of Purse || FedExCup Points (if applicable)


OCT 9 - 12 Frys.com Open
Silverado CC (North), Napa, CA Purse: $6,000,000
Defending Champion: Sang-Moon Bae
$1,080,000 500

OCT 14 - 15 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
Port Royal GC, Southampton Parish, BER Purse: $1,350,000
Defending Champion: Martin Kaymer
$600,000

OCT 16 - 19 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV Purse: $6,200,000
Defending Champion: Ben Martin
$1,116,000 500

OCT 23 - 26 The McGladrey Classic
Seaside Course, Sea Island, GA Purse: $5,600,000
Defending Champion: Robert Streb
$1,008,000 500

OCT 30 - NOV 2 CIMB Classic
Kuala Lumpur G&CC, Kuala Lumpur, MAS Purse: $7,000,000
Ryan Moore
$1,260,000 500

NOV 6 - 9 Sanderson Farms Championship
Country Club of Jackson, Jackson, MS Purse: $4,000,000
Nick Taylor
$720,000 300

NOV 6 - 9 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions
Sheshan International GC, Shanghai, CHN Purse: $8,500,000
Bubba Watson
$1,400,000 550

NOV 13 - 16 OHL Classic at Mayakoba
El Camaleon, Playa del Carmen, Mex Purse: $6,100,000
Charley Hoffman
$1,098,000 500

DEC 4 - 7 Hero World Challenge
Isleworth G&CC, Windermere, FL Purse: $3,500,000
Jordan Spieth
$1,000,000

DEC 11 - 13 Franklin Templeton Shootout
Tiburon GC, Naples, FL Purse: $3,100,000
Jason Day, Cameron Tringale
$385,000

JAN 9 - 12 Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Plantation Course at Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui, HI Purse: $5,700,000
GOLF, NBC, SIRIUS-XM Zach Johnson
$1,140,000 500

JAN 15 - 18 Sony Open in Hawaii
Waialae CC, Honolulu, HI Purse: $5,600,000
GOLF, NBC, SIRIUS-XM Jimmy Walker
$1,008,000 500

JAN 22 - 25 Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation
PGA West (Palmer), La Quinta, CA Purse: $5,700,000
GOLF, SIRIUS-XM Patrick Reed
$1,026,000 500

JAN 29 - FEB 1 Waste Management Phoenix Open
TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ Purse: $6,300,000
CBS, GOLF, PGATOUR.COM, SIRIUS-XM Kevin Stadler
$1,116,000 500


FEB 5 - 8 Farmers Insurance Open
Torrey Pines (South), San Diego, CA Purse: $6,300,000
CBS, GOLF, PGATOUR.COM, SIRIUS-XM Scott Stallings
$1,098,000 500

FEB 12 - 15 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Pebble Beach GL, Pebble Beach, CA Purse: $6,800,000
CBS, GOLF Jimmy Walker
$1,188,000 500

FEB 19 - 22 Northern Trust Open
Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, CA Purse: $6,700,000
CBS, DIRECTV, GOLF Bubba Watson
$1,206,000 500

FEB 26 - MAR 1 The Honda Classic
PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, FL Purse: $6,100,000
GOLF, NBC Russell Henley
$1,080,000 500

MAR 5 - 8 Puerto Rico Open
Trump Intrntl GC (Puerto Rico), Rio Grande, PUR Purse: $3,000,000
GOLF Chesson Hadley
$630,000 300

MAR 5 - 8 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship
Trump National Doral, Miami, FL Purse: $9,250,000
GOLF, NBC Patrick Reed
$1,530,000 550


MAR 12 - 15 Valspar Championship
Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, FL Purse: $5,900,000
GOLF, NBC John Senden
$1,026,000 500

MAR 19 - 22 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, FL Purse: $6,200,000
GOLF, NBC Matt Every
$1,116,000 500

MAR 26 - 29 Valero Texas Open
JW Marriott, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, TX Purse: $6,200,000
GOLF, NBC Steven Bowditch
$1,116,000 500

APR 2 - 5 Shell Houston Open
Golf Club of Houston, Humble, TX Purse: $6,600,000
GOLF, NBC Matt Jones
$1,152,000 500

APR 9 - 12 Masters Tournament
Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA Purse: $9,000,000
CBS, ESPN Bubba Watson
$1,620,000 600


APR 16 - 19 RBC Heritage
Harbour Town GL, Hilton Head, SC Purse: $5,900,000
CBS, GOLF Matt Kuchar
$1,044,000 500

APR 23 - 26 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA Purse: $6,900,000
CBS, GOLF Seung-Yul Noh
$1,224,000 500

APR 29 - MAY 3 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play
TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, CA Purse: $9,250,000
GOLF, NBC Jason Day
$1,530,000 550


MAY 7 - 10 THE PLAYERS Championship
TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Purse: $10,000,000
GOLF, NBC Martin Kaymer
$1,800,000 600


MAY 14 - 17 Wells Fargo Championship
Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC Purse: $7,100,000
CBS, GOLF J.B. Holmes
$1,242,000 500

MAY 21 - 24 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
Colonial CC, Ft. Worth, TX Purse: $6,500,000
CBS, GOLF Adam Scott
$1,152,000 500

MAY 28 - 31 AT&T Byron Nelson Championship
TPC Four Seasons Resort, Irving, TX Purse: $7,100,000
CBS, GOLF Brendon Todd
$1,242,000 500

JUN 4 - 7 The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, OH Purse: $6,200,000
CBS, GOLF Hideki Matsuyama
$1,116,000 500

JUN 11 - 14 FedEx St. Jude Classic
TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN Purse: $6,000,000
CBS, GOLF Ben Crane
$1,044,000 500

JUN 18 - 21 U.S. Open
Chambers Bay, University Place, WA Purse: $9,000,000
FOX, FS1 Martin Kaymer
$1,620,000 600


JUN 25 - 28 Travelers Championship
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT Purse: $6,400,000
CBS, GOLF Kevin Streelman
$1,116,000 500

JUN 29 - 30 CVS Caremark Charity Classic
Rhode Island CC, Barrington, RI Purse: $1,300,000
Steve Stricker, Bo Van Pelt
$150,000

JUL 2 - 5 The Greenbrier Classic
The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, WV Purse: $6,700,000
CBS, GOLF Angel Cabrera
$1,170,000 500

JUL 9 - 12 John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL Purse: $4,700,000
CBS, GOLF Brian Harman
$846,000 500

JUL 16 - 19 Barbasol Championship
RTJ Trail- Grand National Lake, Auburn/Opelika, AL Purse: $3,500,000
GOLF 300

JUL 16 - 19 The Open Championship
St. Andrews Links (Old Course), Fife, SCO Purse: $9,200,000
ESPN Rory McIlroy
$1,665,787 600


JUL 23 - 26 RBC Canadian Open
Glen Abbey GC, Oakville,Ontario, Can Purse: $5,800,000
CBS, GOLF Tim Clark
$1,026,000 500

JUL 30 - AUG 2 Quicken Loans National
Robert Trent Jones GC, Gainesville, VA Purse: $6,700,000
CBS, GOLF Justin Rose
$1,170,000 500

AUG 6 - 9 Barracuda Championship
Montreux G&CC, Reno, NV Purse: $3,100,000
GOLF Geoff Ogilvy
$540,000 300

AUG 6 - 9 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational
Firestone CC (South), Akron, OH Purse: $9,250,000
CBS, GOLF Rory McIlroy
$1,530,000 550


AUG 13 - 16 PGA Championship
Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, WI Purse: $10,000,000
CBS, TNT Rory McIlroy
$1,800,000 600


AUG 20 - 23 Wyndham Championship
Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC Purse: $5,400,000
CBS, GOLF Camilo Villegas
$954,000 500

AUG 27 - 30 The Barclays
Plainfield CC, Edison, NJ Purse: $8,250,000
CBS, GOLF Hunter Mahan
$1,440,000 2,000

SEP 4 - 7 Deutsche Bank Championship
TPC Boston, Norton, MA Purse: $8,250,000
GOLF, NBC Chris Kirk
$1,440,000 2,000

SEP 17 - 20 BMW Championship
Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, IL Purse: $8,250,000
GOLF, NBC Billy Horschel
$1,440,000 2,000

SEP 24 - 27 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA Purse: $8,250,000
GOLF, NBC Billy Horschel
$1,440,000 2,000

The current points system, while better than before, is still a joke. Nobody really cares about the Tour Championship.

OCT 8 - 11 The Presidents Cup
Jack Nicklaus GC Korea, Songdo IBD, Incheon City, KOR
GOLF, NBC United States

Kameh fucked around with this message at Jan 11, 2015 around 23:19

Nerdrock
Jan 31, 2006



Good news for the winter attic golfers : the Optishot golf simulator has been updated drastically to allegedly improved club tracking accuracy. It's a free upgrade to any Optishot owners who bought it before December 2012. Also, there's now Mac support. I haven't even had the chance to try it out yet. It also now supports online play.

Also, they offer Optishot Gimme , which is a free preview of the software that lets you play 3 courses with a mouse and keyboard.

Omerta
Feb 19, 2007

I thought short arms were good for benching

Whattup new golf thread. Speaking of gear whores, I'm buying new irons with part of my tax refund and got a hybrid for Christmas.

Hybrid:
Old: adams idea v3, x100 shaft (20 degrees)
New: Adams tight lies, matrix altus black shaft (22 degrees)

The new tight lies is just phenomenal. My fitter has one in his bag; he let me hit it and it was love at first strike. I've always loved Adams clubs and am still more than a little depressed that TM is going to reduce Adams to hybrids and super game improvement sets.

Plus this change fixes some weirdness I had at the top end of my bag. I went straight from 3 wood to this hybrid, which left a huge gap in my bag from like 220-250. It made playing long par 3s and short par 5s difficult. This hybrid, plus adding a 5 wood to my bag, really fixed my gapping.

Irons
Old: titleist 712 MBs, x100 shafts (5-pw)
New: Adams xtd forged, steelfibers 115 in x (hard stepped once) (5-pw)

My fitter thought I should go lighter in my irons for consistency reasons. I have a 67 gram driver shaft, high 80s in my woods, low 100s in my hybrid, so 115ish keeps the weighting consistent.

He wasn't keen on me playing blades either. I'm a decent but not exceptional golfer (6 handicap), so he recommended going with a bit more forgiveness.

The major revelation for me was the steelfibers. I'm a young guy with a fast and aggressive swing (generally 115-119 with the driver, though I cracked 120 a few times during the fitting), so I was iffy about going to lighter shafts--particularly steelfibers.

I was totally wrong. My irons, which went from being the strongest part of my game to the weakest over the past year, had much tighter dispersion and better contact than with my previous set. I've been a DG guy my whole life, but the steelfibers won me over. They don't have the same feel through the shot as x100s (more muted--kinda like c-tapers) but man they felt so soft and effortless through the strike.

The stuff they're doing with these graphite steel combo shafts is pretty ridiculous, and I'd strongly suggest giving them a try if you're in the market for new irons. The fitter said that the overwhelming majority of guys that go to them never go back to steel. I'll report back with how they perform when they get delivered.

Grip change:

Finally, I changed how I wrap my grips. I used to do standard with an extra wrap under the right hand. The fitter recommended to wrap them to take out the taper and add another wrap under the right hand. The effect is that I play with a standard grip under the left hand and a midsize grip on the right.

It's a great move for my swing. I have a very aggressive transition and the extra stuff under the right hand stops me from turning over the club face too much. I basically never hook or slice the ball. My mishit is a dead pull, so that change should help quiet my right hand and help me avoid overturning the club face.

So here's what I'll be rocking for the next season:
Driver: taylormade SLDR 9.75 degrees, tour as di 6x tipped .5 inches
3 wood: tour edge exotics cb4 (14 degrees) ad di 8x tipped 1.5 inches
5 wood: callaway x2hot pro 5 wood (19 degrees), tour ad di 8x tipped 1.5 inches
Hybrid: Adams tight lies 22 degrees, matrix Altus black x stiff
Irons: Adams xtd forged, steelfiber i115 hard stepped once, standard loft and length, 1 or 2 degrees upright. Swing weight starts at D0 and ends at D4.
Wedges: vokeys all the way
52 m grind, 8 degrees bounce
56 s grind, 10 degrees bounce
60 L grind, 4 degrees bounce
Putter: Bettinardi Ben hogan blade.
Ball: prov1x and B330-S.

Tldr; check out steelfibers, they're cool.

DoctaFun
Dec 12, 2005

Dammit Francis!


St. Andrews, Chamber's Bay and Whistling Straits this year . That's a lot of linksy majors, Sergio's year perhaps?

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

Oh man that Whistling Straits PGA Champ is gonna loving own. Docta, have you had the chance to play it?


Also that is a great OP

DJExile fucked around with this message at Jan 12, 2015 around 18:08

Kameh
Apr 27, 2004

Resident Sergio Apologist
CHAMPION


DoctaFun posted:

St. Andrews, Chamber's Bay and Whistling Straits this year . That's a lot of linksy majors, Sergio's year perhaps?

St. Andrews has some incredibly complex greens, and Sergio has become the great putter he used to be. He managed a T5 at St. Andrews in 2005, but a T14 in 2010 and a T36 in 2000 leave room for improvement.

I know he loves links golf, but Whistling Straits is a parkland course masquerading as a links course. It's got the rolling fairways and the gorse rough, but it has forced carries into a lot of greens. He's got the length to be competitive, but he missed the cut both years the PGA was held at Whistling Straits (2004, 2010). I don't know much about the US Open course this year.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

I'm gonna try to get to Firestone's WGC this year. That's an awesome course and it's basically built entirely for the long-bombers.

Omerta
Feb 19, 2007

I thought short arms were good for benching

DJExile posted:

Oh man that Whistling Straits PGA Champ is gonna loving own. Docta, have you had the chance to play it?


Also that is a great OP

I've played whistling straits. It's so hard I can't even imagine playing it from 7700 or whatever absurd distance they're going to set them up at.

The weird thing about whistling straits is that there are very few bunkers that actually come into play.

IMO, the big issues are that you can hit the green and still be in trouble and that hitting it in the rough is basically a one stroke penalty.

Also, I think 17 at whistling straits is probably the most difficult par 3 I've ever played.

DanManIt
Sep 4, 2008


This winter can't go by fast enough.

Suprfli6
Jul 9, 2008

God I fucking love Diablo 3 gold, it even paid for this shitty title

DanManIt posted:

This winter can't go by fast enough.

Tell me about it. I'm hoping we don't get too many more weeks like the last one where it never got above freezing; if it's in the 30s I can usually make myself practice some at home or maybe go to the range. But when it's like 15 degrees there's just no way that'll happen. At least I've seen some decent putting improvement this winter, hopefully that doesn't vanish when I get out on the course this spring.

Kameh
Apr 27, 2004

Resident Sergio Apologist
CHAMPION


DanManIt posted:

This winter can't go by fast enough.

First World Golf Problems here in Southeast Texas, but we've had cold rain pretty much non-stop since a few days before Christmas. I haven't played since Dec. 21. This is unnatural, and I don't like it. I didn't even get new clubs for Christmas. I just want to play again.

DoctaFun
Dec 12, 2005

Dammit Francis!


DJExile posted:

Oh man that Whistling Straits PGA Champ is gonna loving own. Docta, have you had the chance to play it?


Also that is a great OP

I haven't played Whistling Straits, it's outside my comfortable range of driving to a course in a single day. I was within about 45 minutes of Kohler a few years ago and thought about stopping by until I looked up the cost and realized it'd be $450 before tipping my required caddie .

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

http://deadspin.com/the-pga-is-hars...golf-1679450167

Phew, almost had people having fun at the Phoenix Open. Thank God the PGA nipped that poo poo in the bud.

Suprfli6
Jul 9, 2008

God I fucking love Diablo 3 gold, it even paid for this shitty title

Yeah that is pretty lame. They're probably more worried about people injuring each other while trying to catch the stuff, or drunks picking fights over it, than someone being hurt by a thrown tshirt or hat or something but it's still dumb IMO.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

Yeah I'm sure it's a liability thing but holy hell that was so drat much fun.

Also, Rory's got a good leg!

Kameh
Apr 27, 2004

Resident Sergio Apologist
CHAMPION


https://twitter.com/PhenomGolf/stat...9382912/photo/1

Impressive forehead there.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




The Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond is a revelation. I didn't really like last year's Big Bertha or Big Bertha Alpha so I wasn't expecting to like this year's line either, but the 815 DBD feels much better. I haven't had enough time to properly numbers and dispersion to my 915 D3, but if you're in the market for a lower spinning driver, definitely give it a shot.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

Josh Lyman posted:

The Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond is a revelation. I didn't really like last year's Big Bertha or Big Bertha Alpha so I wasn't expecting to like this year's line either, but the 815 DBD feels much better. I haven't had enough time to properly numbers and dispersion to my 915 D3, but if you're in the market for a lower spinning driver, definitely give it a shot.

That is a street fighter title, not the name of a golf club

Shrapnig
Jan 21, 2005



Quite possibly the dumbest name for a club ever.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Callaway got new ownership a few years ago. The company said it would be going in a direction but they wouldn't specify. After a few product cycles, it seems that they are taking a modified TaylorMade approach - release a bunch of products all the time, but manufacture a moderate quantity so that the market isn't flooded with supply. It seems the company is doing better, but anything would be better than before.

In related news, my bag is almost completely changed from this time last year:





More importantly, I'm trying something new with my putting. I grew up putting crosshanded with Anser 2-style heads. In recent years, my putting gone to hell, in part because I don't practice much, and I've switched between crosshanded and reverse overlap without any success. One thing that's always been true, however, is that I putt lights out with my lob wedge, so I'm committing to a heel-shafted putter and reverse overlap grip.

Kameh
Apr 27, 2004

Resident Sergio Apologist
CHAMPION


God that's a pretty blade. I've read good things about the 915 series, but not enough to get me to switch. I've never been a fan of heel-shafted putters, but I appreciate the milled face. Inserts are for weirdos.

Now I'm gonna have to go home and post my bag.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Rory's ball flight gets me so hard: https://twitter.com/europeantour/st...143867859173376

Omerta posted:

Irons: Adams xtd forged, steelfiber i115 hard stepped once, standard loft and length, 1 or 2 degrees upright. Swing weight starts at D0 and ends at D4.
Does the slot do anything or is it just marketing? The only slotted irons I've really hit are the Rocketbladez Tour and they felt pretty clunky.

Josh Lyman fucked around with this message at Jan 16, 2015 around 19:07

Kameh
Apr 27, 2004

Resident Sergio Apologist
CHAMPION



Jesus, the ball gets up in a hurry. It's just...so high...and so far...with so little spin.

Josh Lyman posted:

Does the slot do anything or is it just marketing? The only slotted irons I've really hit are the Rocketbladez Tour and they felt pretty clunky.

http://www.golfwrx.com/249677/do-ta...-actually-work/

I read this article a while back. Numbers are always fun.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Kameh posted:

http://www.golfwrx.com/249677/do-ta...-actually-work/

I read this article a while back. Numbers are always fun.
The numbers show he lost about 5 yards on mishits. The AP2 loses 2.4 yards on 1/4" mishits and 7.6 yards on 1/2" mishits, so my conclustion is the slots don't make a real world difference: http://www.titleist.com/teamtitleis.../7/t/23274.aspx

However, while the mishit distance loss may not be any different, I'm perfectly willing to concede that slotted irons go farther due to the trampoline effect. As I recall, Jason Day had a 16* Rocketbladez Tour made up for him that he hit unusually long.

Josh Lyman fucked around with this message at Jan 16, 2015 around 19:44

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

Rory got his first ace as a pro today at the Abu Dhabi Championship

Omerta
Feb 19, 2007

I thought short arms were good for benching

Josh Lyman posted:

Rory's ball flight gets me so hard: https://twitter.com/europeantour/st...143867859173376

Does the slot do anything or is it just marketing? The only slotted irons I've really hit are the Rocketbladez Tour and they felt pretty clunky.

Hard for me to say. I'd have to hit them with x100s to give an apples to apples perspective. I hit the xtds with the 115 steelfibers, so I can't say to what extent the different feel was due to the shafts v the head.

Here's what I remember from the fitting:
Mizunos mp-64 and mp-h5
with s300: horrible horrible dispersion, fitter said the shafts were too light. Took maybe 2 swings with them.
Mizunos with steelfiber 115: tight dispersion with next to zero side spin but they looked ultra chunky at address and I couldn't feel anything through the shot. Attempts to shape the ball ended poorly--it ended up looking like a pull or a push.
TM irons (all but the MBs) with various shafts: horribly clunky and with zero feel. Probably my least favorite set of irons I've ever hit.
Xtds with 115s: decent looking at address with more feel through impact though not even close to the 712s. The swing felt like it requires less effort and like I encountered less resistance at impact. Swings with the xtds felt like practice swings with the 712s--I couldn't really feel the compression like I could with my MBs, which isn't surprising at all.

The slot seemed to give impact a springy sensation very similar to my old adams CB2s. You feel like the ball is jumping off the clubface rather than getting sandwiched in between the ground and the club.

Good shots with my current irons and the xtds were small draws though the 712s would turn a few more yards.

I have no idea whether the slot tech is marketing hype or a significant improvement. You could absolutely feel a difference between your MBs and slotted irons; the slotted ones feel like they give a bit before bouncing back. If you really want to feel the club dig into the ball, it's gonna feel bad and weird. For me, it feels better--like the club doesn't stop or slow down through the impact zone. It has the same feel as puring a driver or a 3 wood.

Relatedly, they look really horrible if you're holding the head or looking at them in your bad but actually look very clean at address--probably from the width of the sole. Whatever, it's good for players like me who get steep in bad swings.

I hope that made sense. I'll update my thoughts after I play a few rounds.

Kameh
Apr 27, 2004

Resident Sergio Apologist
CHAMPION


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EsuqNYKWt8

Nut shots are never not funny to me.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

Kameh posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EsuqNYKWt8

Nut shots are never not funny to me.

lmao this rules

JD Bucks 7
Jul 18, 2013


I have the Sony Open on in the background, and I swore I heard kidniapping. My ears perked up, but didn't care to get up thinking it was some downtime human-interest story that didn't really relate to golf. Then they said Robery Allenby and still talking to authorities. (HE is apparently safe/present) but what the heck? That is up there with Corey Pavins SUV getting shot at in Augusta if some people kidnapped a PGA player/relative/employee Tim Finchem is not going to be having a good week.

Suprfli6
Jul 9, 2008

God I fucking love Diablo 3 gold, it even paid for this shitty title

JD Bucks 7 posted:

I have the Sony Open on in the background, and I swore I heard kidniapping. My ears perked up, but didn't care to get up thinking it was some downtime human-interest story that didn't really relate to golf. Then they said Robery Allenby and still talking to authorities. (HE is apparently safe/present) but what the heck? That is up there with Corey Pavins SUV getting shot at in Augusta if some people kidnapped a PGA player/relative/employee Tim Finchem is not going to be having a good week.

They put up a pic of his face that he took of himself after the fact, they messed him up pretty good. Definitely not something I'd expect at a resort area in Hawaii.

JD Bucks 7
Jul 18, 2013


The Golf Channel was happy to report that Robert Allenby is cooperating with authorities, and they are happy he is able to answer questions. We, as viewers, were also told that blah blah, a former FBI Agent, and a resident on the island 12 months of the year. (Not a permanent resident, or PR guy had a stroke when writing release) is head of PGA security, and knows many of the local cops.

So, remember, white wealthy people. You can still come and visit this resort. Because you will be able to get extra-special former FBI agent support who knows the locals. Versus "and the police are investigating."

It is horrific, but I am so sick of this clean image and there is never, ever, anything bad that happens in golf, and definitely not on the PGA Tour. They probably shouldn't have a tournament there. Eh, SONY?

Nostalgia4Ass
Oct 12, 2012

'smeper fi


Anyone going out to the Human Challenge in La Quinta Ca on the 24th or 25th? I have tickets for both days. I have never been to a tournament before but thought about taking my son down to see how people who know how to play golf play.

Kameh
Apr 27, 2004

Resident Sergio Apologist
CHAMPION


Reporter knocked out one of Tiger's front teeth with a shoulder mounted camera.

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/gol...-a-tooth-011915

And of course it was his yellow tooth. Guess he'll wind up with a perfect smile once again.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Kameh posted:

Reporter knocked out one of Tiger's front teeth with a shoulder mounted camera.

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/gol...-a-tooth-011915

And of course it was his yellow tooth. Guess he'll wind up with a perfect smile once again.
Apparently that was a dead tooth. Which raises the question, why didn't he have it replaced all this time?

Playing tomorrow for the first time in close to a month, first time with my new 915 woods. Should be 55* when I tee off and 60* and mostly sunny for most of the round.

Omerta
Feb 19, 2007

I thought short arms were good for benching

Played bear's best today. Never again. The course design is cool, but the greens have been absolutely atrocious every time I've played it. I got on for $30 and still don't think it's a good deal.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

The Robert Allenby story keeps getting stranger

The Piper
Feb 18, 2007

Step right up and greet the Mets


I'm pretty sure Allenby just got into a drunken argument with some homeless, got beaten up and then they took his wallet. Why he would make up the whole kidnapping story is beyond me. Claiming the FBI was investigating it is even more baffling.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

yeah this reeks of a drunken episode or a drug deal gone bad or something, not a goddamn attempted kidnapping

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DoctaFun
Dec 12, 2005

Dammit Francis!


Omerta posted:

Played bear's best today. Never again. The course design is cool, but the greens have been absolutely atrocious every time I've played it. I got on for $30 and still don't think it's a good deal.

But one of the holes has volcanic sand in the bunkers!

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