Golf Thread 2.0 - Fantasy sign ups now open for first 20. 3 spots left

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jigga, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. LetItSoak

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    Yea that's the problem right now, from what I can tell, with everything under $1k generally. I really want SkyTrak but the price tag is tough when we're about renovate and furnish a new house
     
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  2. IrishLAX2

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    Huge fan of all the improvement in the personal launch monitor space. It’s amazing how much lower the price and higher the accuracy has gotten over time. Currently spec’ing out a simulator build for our new basement and this is all well timed.
     
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  3. PaulKemp

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    Totally hear you. Will just use my own story as a cautionary tale. I tried to go cheap at first. Between owning a regular Mevo, R Motion, Tittle X, Rapsodo MLM, and assortment of shitty mats and nets, it would have been cheaper and resulted in way less grief to do it right the first time. I’m still subbing out parts from bad decisions as I find the time/budget

    Here’s a great video for what’s possible if you get things right the first time by doing a little extra research and spending slightly more upfront

     
  4. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
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    I’ve been leaning the launch set up from sky caddie, for some reason I’m brand loyal to them at the moment. But I think i might be shutting down already. Basically just working on my putting(those 5 feet straight on putts).
    Buddy of mine is building a simulator in his new house(garage) so maybe I’ll play a little more over the no golf season in Nebraska.
     
  5. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Watching this college event at Eastlake and everyone is just eating shit. Every hole is someone conceding to an opponent that still has a 20 ft putt for par.
     
  6. Fran Tarkenton

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    it was fairly windy today
     
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  7. mal630

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    Played Honors today and it ate my lunch again. They’ve killed the fairways so they were dormant but still pretty solid. Greens were rolling a 13. They close Nov 1 for the renovation.
     
  8. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    The field this week in Bermuda

    :gross:

    This was supposed to be an alternate field event, but with no wgc this is a full points Fed Ex Cup event and the couldn't fill the field
     
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  9. Tommy Callahan

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    Wind there is no joke. Wonder if Bermuda is locked down because it isn’t a bad place to get to especially this time of the year
     
  10. Dr. Richard Cranium

    Dr. Richard Cranium I'm sorry, the card says Moops
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    Players had to be vaccinated to get there, so there's that


     
  11. poor paul

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    good for whoever wins, though.
     
  12. pez

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    yep, saw this the other day.

     
  13. portlandspartan

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    Charlie Beljan seems like a smart person
     
  14. Upton^2

    Upton^2 blocked just a park away, but I can't really say
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  15. Upton^2

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  16. poor paul

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    unless it's patrick reed.
     
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  17. 1

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  18. Jigga

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    It’s better he didn’t get it. He can go ahead and die
     
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  19. Upton^2

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    How shocking

     
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  20. poor paul

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  21. dome foam

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    LOL
     
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  22. Dr. Richard Cranium

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  23. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    It really sucks that Turnberry is persona non grata now because of him
     
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  24. poor paul

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  25. LetItSoak

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    But why? I don't get the point of this at all
     
  26. RalfBully

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    Top players want guaranteed money. Rory gets the same amount as Chez Reavie if they finish the same. Rory is worth so much more to the PGA tour though and drives viewership, sponsors, etc.
     
  27. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Does Rory want this? I thought guys have consistently said no.
     
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  28. Ty Webb

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    Might be the best course over there. I go back and forth between Turnberry and Muirfield as my favorites.
     
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  29. Upton^2

    Upton^2 blocked just a park away, but I can't really say
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    Nvm…
     
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  30. Houndster

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    That’s the head pro at Bermuda. He has terminal brain cancer so all things considered not terrible.
     
  31. Upton^2

    Upton^2 blocked just a park away, but I can't really say
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    Well don’t I look like an asshole…my bad
     
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  32. PaulKemp

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    Please let this thing disappear into the void. I really like my new shark gear and don’t want it to become a fucking maga symbol instead of innocent nostalgia
     
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  33. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    They claim they gave funding lined up for a decade.







     
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  34. Tommy Callahan

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    Member Member this weekend since our club was redid the bunkers and a couple of other things this summer. Been drizzling all day and tomorrow morning will be chilly but Sunday looks great
     
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  35. Dukes

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    Damn it DJ
     
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  36. FourClover01

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    I think this belongs in the "Fucked around and Found out" thread.
     
  37. Upton^2

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    Barf
     
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  38. RalfBully

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    Listened to a two hour NLU podcast on the SGL and PGL shit. Still super confused and dont know anything
     
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  39. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    As bad as Trump is, a photo op with him (let's be honest DJ doesn't give a fuck about politics - just wants his taxes low probably) is nothing compared to if he becomes the face of golf in Saudi Arabia.
     
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  40. Fran Tarkenton

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    Shackleford on Golf Channel winding down

    SBJ’s John Ourand wisely stuck with the headline news—NBC’s Premier League coverage is moving to the home of Law and Order reruns—but golf fans will be in for a shock: Golf Channel is losing early round coverage of the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, The Open and AIG Women’s Open to USA Network.

    (Pausing here to let stateside Quad readers find USA on your cable menu. Unless you’re a big rerun or wresting viewer, or sentimental for the network that gave Peter Kostis his golf broadcasting start over thirty years ago, then finding USA may take a while.)

    The Premier League shift Ourand led with is in response to the shuttering of NBC Sports Network, but the inclusion of USGA and R&A coverage opens up a number of questions about Comcast and NBC Universal’s commitment to Golf Channel and other non-PGA Tour golf coverage.

    I can answer that question: the commitment is winding down.


    The move of these events to USA marks another sad and twisted turn in Comcast’s overall destruction of Arnold Palmer and Joe Gibbs’ vision for Golf Channel since, coincidentally or not, Palmer’s passing in 2016.

    Within just a few years of finally landing early round U.S. Open and The Open coverage—an incredible milestone in sports TV given the channel’s relatively short time in existence—those prestigious properties are now moving to a fading cable channel housing the moldy, tacky and not-good-enough-stuff for Peacock.

    The news all but guarantees the eventual end of the Golf Channel name and seems likely to usher in around-the-clock PGA Tour coverage.

    Will it be called PGA Tour TV? The Tour Network? Global Home TV? Who knows? Who cares?

    While some at the PGA Tour might be deluded enough to think having even more control over their product will be a good thing, the viewership and number of homes reached is cratering. Running off two of the channel’s most prestigious properties only weakens its presence and value as a network.

    To front this awful news for golf fans, NBC wheeled out a loopy little executive who makes his fellow humans yearn for a cleansing shower. Beyond that gift of NBC Sports VP Tom Knapp, I’m not sure what his strengths are. And yet, here he is in a prominent role placed there by NBC Sports President Pete Bevacqua, wisely disassociating with the news.

    From Ourand’s item:

    “The strategic and intentional move of sports content to USA was a long and collaborative process with our corporate cousins at USA,” said NBC Sports Programming Exec VP Tom Knapp. “It has created the cable version of a broadcast network, with the exception of news.”

    And with the exception of quality, too.

    Just imagine if you’re the USGA or R&A. Both used to be on ESPN where they are building up properties, investing in coverage or sending majors to die on a rerun network.

    And remember, the R&A reportedly took less money to be on NBC/Golf Channel because, at the time, the Comcast-owned channels were presenting a higher quality telecast with stronger surrounding coverage. They hope was to build The Open into the next “Breakfast at Wimbledon.” Now those majors will be surrounded by Chrisley Knows Best, Last Man Standing and plenty of Harry Potter repeat airings.

    “The entertainment viewer will be exposed to these sports properties in ways that they haven’t been before,” Knapp said. “And the sports fan will be exposed to entertainment properties in ways that they haven’t before. We believe that cross-pollination will be good for everybody.”

    Cross-pollination? Uh Tom, 2005 is line one and would like its lame jargon back!

    As I wrote this summer when NBC and Comcast took giant, runny dumps on USGA coverage, it’s beyond overdue for purported golf lover and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts to unload the channel.

    Sadly though, it appears Golf Channel’s death certificate was already signed by Roberts not long after Palmer’s passing. A series of lame decisions and even worse deals have been made by NBC executives to cut staff and force viewers to stream via their turkey of a streaming service. But for the leading organizations who put trust in the once-vaunted NBC Sports brand have to be wondering what caused a once prestigious network partner to relegate their prized majors to the land of Law and Order SVU.

    Pretty soon, viewers will be asking that question as the Lords of Augusta National and the PGA of America send thank you notes to their trusted partners at ESPN.
     
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  41. NineteenNine

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    :getmoneyfuckbitches:
     
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  42. NP13

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    Does whoever wrote that know that USA is on every basic cable/sat package, whereas Golf Channel is not?
     
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  43. pez

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    I was also confused by:


    The news all but guarantees the eventualend of the Golf Channel name and seems likely to usher in around-the-clock PGA Tour coverage.
     
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  44. PaulKemp

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    LOL. What the fuck
     
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  45. Zack Zedalis

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    Trip to Escondido today & drinks at new Cap Rock spot
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  47. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    Plantation course is worth the hype, very fun course and has some great Coore/Crenshaw features. Even got to see Ken Griffey Jr tee off as we were finishing

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  48. fish

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    That's good finishing form.
     
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  49. fish

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    Dispersion pattern for six swings. Even though I was locked in, my miss is always to the heel. That's why I stand so far away.
     
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