Golf Thread 2.0 - Tell us about your almost hole in one, or lie about when you made one

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

  1. PaulKemp

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    My bad. Misread the intent, but it was still a fair point. It would be loony to ask anyone to always move the ball haha

    Played competitively growing up. I was never great or anything, but I won a few regional / high school tournaments. Peaked out in my early twenties as a slight +. Pretty much quit for a decade. Started back up a couple years back and have been in a much bigger battle to get back than anticipated. It’s been wildly frustrating

    I quit again in Dec after realizing how mad I was all the time to audit things. I realized I was only happy playing when I played well, and my definition of “well” was absurd. Essentially stupidly good ball striking days, which were uncommon. I sought out Rudy specifically because of his reputation for being more of a mental game / course strategist expert than a mechanical guru

    All that aside, I think his approach is good for people of all levels, and he caters appropriately from what I’ve seen
     
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  2. jawsthegreat

    jawsthegreat Roll Tide, go Hoos.

    to be fair to you - being good enough to have at one point been a plus handicap and now being a 10 handicap while still getting the fleeting glimpses of excellence golf gives you must be super fucking frustrating
     
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  3. houtex716

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    i could probably be a single digit handicap if i didnt fucking suck at putting
     
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  4. fish

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    Rudy’s a good guy and and all but this is a stretch. He lucked into being the local pro at Tiger’s nearest course. Credit to him for parlaying it into a lucrative career. He has repeatedly said he didn’t have to teach Tiger much and, in fact, learned more from him.
     
  5. poor paul

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    same
     
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  6. jawsthegreat

    jawsthegreat Roll Tide, go Hoos.

    I said he was world renowned not good :awesomeface:
     
  7. dome foam

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    Ouch
     
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  9. PaulKemp

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    I don’t know the whole truth. Who can. But I asked him directly how they linked up yesterday.

    The version I got was Rudy was a few years into running a Southern California junior circuit and kinda simultaneously coming into his own as a teacher after leaving professional golf a few years prior. Earl initially went someone he knew, but the guy sent him to Rudy. Tiger was 4. I’m not sure when they stopped working together, but he had stories from the late teen years. He doesn’t volunteer Tiger tidbits, and I’m don’t pry, but they happen.

    Obviously, the connection led to a ton of opportunity. And he wrote a book. But he also charges $25/session today fwiw
     
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  10. PaulKemp

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    And he sounds every bit as in awe of Tiger as we do when he talks about him
     
  11. PaulKemp

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  12. mal630

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    Do you have a consistent ball flight? What is the big miss?
     
  13. One Knight

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    With you there, I spent a good ten minutes on her Insta after that interview with Spieth.
     
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  14. PaulKemp

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    Yeah. Stock shot is high with slight fade. Big miss is left. Yesterday was a fairly typical round for me stats wise on an average day. 8/13 fairways. 11 GIR. Two penalty shots from lateral hazard drops left off the tee. 1/5 up and down. 37 putts with 5 three putts. Shot 82. Zero club throws though, which was a PB
     
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  15. undrtow

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    Stating the obvious but you need to spend the same time and energy working on you short game and putting. Can’t have 37 putts and score, regardless of how well you hit it
     
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  16. GoodForAnother

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  17. TC

    TC Peter, 53, from Toxteth
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    So did a spectator actually move Varner's ball on Friday? Seems like there'd be video
     
  18. Upton^2

    Upton^2 blocked just a park away, but I can't really say
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    Aaron Rodgers doesn’t say no to anything
     
  19. Joe Withabee

    Joe Withabee PS I have sifulus
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    Well I can think of one thing he says no to
     
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  20. Upton^2

    Upton^2 blocked just a park away, but I can't really say
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    Touché sir
     
  21. Pokes

    Pokes That's the way baseball go
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    We-ko-pa was incredible and playing the tpc stadium course was one of the coolest experiences I’ve had. It seemed like there was a course pulled straight from a postcard every few miles in the Phoenix area. Will be back ASAP

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  22. pez

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    This is BIG!



    but the take away I get is that deadline for these waivers in April 25, so these should be popping up
     
  23. 1

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    It's Robert Garrigus for those like me who just wanted to see what specific player it was.
     
  24. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    I'm a degenerate gambler and dfs player and have only a vague recollection of that guy even existing.
     
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    Yeah, if the needle is a 1-100 scale, he doesn't even move it 1 point.
     
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  26. pez

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    my bad should have included that
     
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  27. mal630

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    The only reason I know of Garrigus is because he has a 28" putter
     
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  28. Dr. Richard Cranium

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  29. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like the breakfast club, huh?
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    Got our Bandon tee times from Tron today. I’ve got one round with Neil, one with Soly, one with Ben, and another round still tbd
     
  30. Quick

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    I love the Zurich classic. Excited to watch it this weekend.
     
  31. Jigga

    Jigga Ty Webb is a mean person
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    On the 2nd hole with Soly just casually mention you thought he would hit it further and watch the fun begin
     
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    I feel that would be more effective with Neil
     
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  33. Jigga

    Jigga Ty Webb is a mean person
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    Soly has said he was trying to chase Neil so he can hit it as far as him. You’d just have to ask Neil how many under par he is
     
  34. RalfBully

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    Expect a full report on how they are to hang with.
     
  35. roggins

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    Also ask Tron what is wrong with his voice. The vocal fry is amazing.
     
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  36. NineteenNine

    NineteenNine Divers are, in fact, wankers. It's science.
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    Didn’t realize your Brandon trip was an NLU trip. That’s awesome. Hopefully the guys are mostly not dicks.
     
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  37. bertwing

    bertwing check out the nametag grandma
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    I hope they are dicks!
     
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  38. RalfBully

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    30 for 30 on Greg Norman on right now. So far so good. About his struggles at Augusta
     
  39. houtex716

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    who do yall like in the zurich?

    cam smith and leishman seem like a good bet if cam can bounce back
     
  40. CUAngler

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    i think pierra and neimann are a good value
     
  41. fish

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    Not sure if I shared this story before. 1996, Masters weekend and I'm playing golf at a local track with a club that has like 10-20 guys depending on turnout. Fernando Valenzuela and Kenny Landreaux would play occasionally as the two were always looking for a game. It's Saturday afternoon, we're done and settling up at the bar, watching highlights of the Masters. I asked Fernando what he thought about the tournament and he said "If anyone can blow that lead, it's Norman. He can't finish."
     
  42. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Fuck Norman but this is tough to watch
     
  43. hudson

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  44. The B1G Kucktis

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    I thought it was well done.

    Threw on the 1997 final round and Tiger outdrove Rocca on 9 with a three wood. Outrageous.
     
  45. teel

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    4 hours of tv coverage complaining
     
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  46. phunkybuck

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    Ask Soly if he remembers working with DJ Bosa at Riviera in Columbus
     
  47. DJ Bosa

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    Hahaha more importantly the party at the members house during memorial with strippers as servers.
     
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  48. Dr. Richard Cranium

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  49. BleedinGreen

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    “I have seen my father’s great relationship with Hooters over the years…” is just an all-time incredible quote.
     
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    New Strapped series premiering tonight!!

     
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