Golf Thread 2.0 - We wait until Christmas Day to bring subpoenas

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  1. Joshuam2107

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    Looks like lumberjack gritzy's worst nightmare.
     
  2. mal630

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    Harding Park is amazing. I can't wait to watch this tournament.
     
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  4. 1

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    Looks like he forgot to put the PGA Championship in there. Has to be an oversight.
     
  5. bucs

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    I think he just posted his schedule til the end of July... I'm sure he will play bridgestone too considering how much success he's had there, but maybe he won't want to play 3 weeks in a row with quicken loans-bridgestone-PGA being one after the other?
     
  6. NilesIrish

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    OK guys, looking for a little help. I am a, how do you say? Bad golfer, but I enjoy it and want to improve. My current clubs are one of those out of the box sets you get and Dick's for a few hundred bucks then I got in college just so I had some. I am ready to step up from that, but, until I get a little better/ play more consistently I can't fathom spending more than a few hundred bucks.

    So, my question is; is there a used iron set and driver/wood combo I should start looking for on ebay that would give me the feel of a better club with out dropping 1k right now? OR is the individual aspect of club fitting etc. necessary to make any improvement over my current sticks?
     
  7. Jigga

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    Use what you have. Get better. Then make the investment. Just my opinion. I had a knockoff set for years until I could make the leap and I honestly wish I had waited more and done more research.

    After you get a consistent swing get fitted for something you love and you'll never look back.
     
  8. Angry Dolphin

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    Looking for a good Iphone app that does GPS and tracks shot stats.
     
  9. Room 15

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    I use golfshot and like it. it was 30 bucks flat fee a few years ago.
     
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  10. psimp7

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    When you guys watch the U.S. open remember this. On Sunday They will probably put the pin on the back portion of 16 which is just stupid narrow with trouble on both sides. It's probably 10 paces max in width. Ultimate risk reward pin.
     
  11. Jigga

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    I just use Artoo find my phone and add 100 yards
     
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  12. Joshuam2107

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    All this open talk and it's still April.
    good thing the weather is supposed to be sexy this weekend :gfa:
     
  13. Artoo

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    For real. Spend the money you have on some lessons, range time, and some rounds. It's too hard to judge how clubs really feel if you don't have a fairly consistent swing. If you can start playing OK with some out-of-the-box clubs, then when you step up to something better, you should really be able to tell a difference.
     
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  14. mal630

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    How long have you been playing? How often do you practice? If you are playing a practicing a lot and still struggling a fitting can help. If you are just now getting into it, wait a while because you don't want to get fit for beginner/bad habits that you are going to break through practice. Before you get fit you want to be consistently striking the center of the clubface. Doesn't matter if you hit a big hook or slice... just need to be making contact.

    *In general fittings improve distance and consistency... they don't turn bad into good.
     
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  15. NilesIrish

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    I make consistent contact roughly 80% of the time. Sounds like more range work is on my horizon.
     
  16. Cut68

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    It's remarkable how well I play on nice courses, especially flat ones. Most courses in New England are very hilly with few flat lies. Put me on a manicured Florida course and I almost always play belows handicap
     
  17. MODEVIL

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    EDIT: damn I read it wrong Bubba up 5
     
  18. steamengine

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    I think you read that wrong.
     
  19. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    You beat me to it.
     
  20. MODEVIL

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    I have it on TV and they said Bubba to save par here and stay 5 back (I thought) and I think they said 5 ahead. I got excited thinking Bubba was losing.
     
  21. sc_chant

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    Anybody ever used that Game Golf tracking system? If so what were your thoughts?
     
  22. 1

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    I haven't but one of my regular playing partners does and he's never had any complaints. It seems easy enough and his always works.
     
  23. tjosu

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    Playing in a work league and had my first match last night. The rounds I played to get my handicap were pretty horrible, so I was getting 7 strokes from the guy I played as he was the other team's lowest handicap. Didn't need any of those strokes as I beat him straight up with a 41 vs his 46. Par-birdie-birdie start had me feeling pretty comfortable and I ended up giving away what could've been a pretty good score. Looking forward to playing somewhat competitive golf in this league
     
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  24. OZ

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    Got a pair of the Adidas Mens Tour360 ATV for $49.99

    Older pair, but widely considered one of Adidas best golf shoes ever so we will see. Always preferred Adidas golf shoes over Nike (which were my last ones and they sucked ass).
     
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  25. Joshuam2107

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    Lydia Ko just tried to hit a flop shot over a tree and it landed in the limbs..kinda wacky ordeal going on to ID the ball/take an unplayable.
     
  26. MODEVIL

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  27. Cut68

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    So I'm hitting the ball pretty straight (slight draw) off the tee but it's all going left even with the draw (I'm a lefty) is this an alignment problem or could I possibly be blocking it out while still hitting a draw?
     
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    You're either pushing it or your alignment is off. The alignment issue is a much quicker/easier fix so try to fix that first.
     
  29. MODEVIL

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    I've hit a block/draw but I'm more of a snap hook miss these days
     
  30. Cut68

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    When I'm playing bad, that's my miss
     
  31. oac001

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    only $67 w/ a SF resident card. :smug:

    but the normal course is layout is completely different than this setup. #15 is usually #1, #1 is usually #10, etc.

    usual course layout: http://www.mappery.com/maps/Harding-Park-Golf-Course-Map.png
     
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  32. Ace Boogie

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    Love golf events in the bay area, Olympic Club US Open was fun to watch and this course looks great too. Some seriously lush rough out there. Too many courses don't punish golfers enough for missing the fairway, this one seems to. I wasn't a big fan of Dove Mountain so it will be interesting to see where they go in the future for the match play event.

    Way more short putt misses on this course than usual it seems.
     
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  33. Ace Boogie

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    Went and golfed 9 yesterday with my dad and my brother. My brother sank an eagle from 150 out on a par 4, after his shot was redirected by a branch. We looked for the ball for about 10 minutes before realizing it was in the cup. Lucky bastard.
     
  34. OZ

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    Golf what is probably 1 of top 2 or 3 public courses in Portland Metro yesterday.

    Our 4 some let 2 guys play through on hole 3 and it turned out to be Rick Adelman. He was pretty grumpy.
     
  35. Thoros of Beer

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    It's moving to Austin Country Club
     
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  36. Joshuam2107

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    I haven't been working the ball right to left very long so it's still pretty jarring to see the snap hook pop up..after spending years on the right side of the golf course I figured I'd go see the sights on the other half.
     
  37. ColeTrickle

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    Can't wait! Spieth vs. Westwood right now :popcorn:
     
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  38. MODEVIL

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    Stephanie Wei had her credential revoked for the rest of the season by the PGA for using periscope.

    https://twitter.com/StephanieWei/status/593880425145061376

    Seems a little harsh but it was pretty obvious she couldn't do what she did. My guess is the PGA has been looking to get rid of her.
     
  39. ColeTrickle

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    What's the story there?
     
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  40. Nole0515

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    she used social media during a practice round
     
  41. MODEVIL

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  42. bucs

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    spieth is ridiculous. must be nice to walk up to any 10 footer and know it's going in
     
  43. NP13

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    3-way playoff? wtf?
     
  44. MODEVIL

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    this event is pretty crappy
     
  45. bucs

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    I like this event
     
  46. NP13

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    obviously
     
  47. Fargin' Icehole

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  48. bucs

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    this Westwood-spieth match is awesome
     
  49. NP13

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    Westwood just shit the bed

    and then chips in
     
  50. bucs

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    I love when pros blade a bunker shot. makes me feel normal
     
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  51. phunkybuck

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    Charley! Fuck yea