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#41 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:26 AM

Baltimore Sun: Will we see the real Tiger Woods at Congressional?
http://www.baltimore...0,6687798.story

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:31 AM

I hope so...I'll be attending Thursday and really looking forward to it...went to a practice round last year for the US Open and the course was beautiful so it will be interesting to see what they do with the course for the AT&T National.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:05 PM

Best round of my life yesterday!

Walked 18 in the heat up at Fox Hollow in Timonium and shot a 79. First time I've ever broken 80 (although it's only a par-70 course, but I'm still counting it). Played super consistent, drove solid overall and recovered from the poor drives nicely, best iron play I've had in a round (only one bad iron shot for the day, hit about 12 of the greens in reg), and putted well, only one 3-putt.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:37 PM

I absolutely lack the ability to drive the ball either off the tee or on the fairway. I just can't get any loft and the ball ends up skipping 20 or so yards along the ground.

My short game is fine. I'm a decent chipper and I can putt OK (note: I'm by no means GOOD at any of those things just good enough that I don't hold back the group I'm with), but my incredible lack of ability to drive the ball leads to me to detest playing the game because:

1) I have a rotten temper

2) I hold back the guys I'm playing with

3) It's sort of emasculating when a 60-year-old woman can drive the ball further than you can.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:54 PM

I absolutely lack the ability to drive the ball either off the tee or on the fairway. I just can't get any loft and the ball ends up skipping 20 or so yards along the ground.

My short game is fine. I'm a decent chipper and I can putt OK (note: I'm by no means GOOD at any of those things just good enough that I don't hold back the group I'm with), but my incredible lack of ability to drive the ball leads to me to detest playing the game because:

1) I have a rotten temper

2) I hold back the guys I'm playing with

3) It's sort of emasculating when a 60-year-old woman can drive the ball further than you can.


Almost assuredly hitting down on the ball too steeply. Your driver should have a wider arc and your back shoulder should be slightly lower than your front when addressing the ball. When I see people hitting "grounders" off the tee I just tell them to focus on tilting that back shoulder and keeping it lower than the front. It naturally stops you from being too steep and should level your club face. Proper grip is crucial too.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:51 AM

I absolutely lack the ability to drive the ball either off the tee or on the fairway. I just can't get any loft and the ball ends up skipping 20 or so yards along the ground.

My short game is fine. I'm a decent chipper and I can putt OK (note: I'm by no means GOOD at any of those things just good enough that I don't hold back the group I'm with), but my incredible lack of ability to drive the ball leads to me to detest playing the game because:

1) I have a rotten temper

2) I hold back the guys I'm playing with

3) It's sort of emasculating when a 60-year-old woman can drive the ball further than you can.


Almost assuredly hitting down on the ball too steeply. Your driver should have a wider arc and your back shoulder should be slightly lower than your front when addressing the ball. When I see people hitting "grounders" off the tee I just tell them to focus on tilting that back shoulder and keeping it lower than the front. It naturally stops you from being too steep and should level your club face. Proper grip is crucial too.


No offense but this is greek to me.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:58 AM

I just got my first set of hand-me-down golf clubs from my neighbor. He was trying to sell them out our neighborhood yard sale, but nobody bought them. So he gave them to me on the condition that I go golfing with him sometime.

We had some golf lessons in high school gym class and I've been to a driving range a few times, but everything I hit goes about 40 degrees to the right. I'm lefty but golf righty.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:50 AM

June 14-17; The Olympic Club; San Francisco, Calif.

ESPN.com: Olympic Club Tour (Video)
http://espn.go.com/v...egoryid=2630020

ESPN.com: Casey Martin qualifies
http://espn.go.com/g...ppearance-there

Golf.com: A letter to Rory Mcilroy
http://www.golf.com/...er-rory-mcilroy

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:41 AM

Casey Martin is the man. All those bums who wouldn't let him ride in a cart when his leg bothered him should be ashamed. I lost a tremendous amount of respect for the likes of Jack N. and Arnold P. when they spoke out against him (or the "issue").

I am glad the court ruled in his favor and I hope he wins this tournament by 20 strokes.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:04 PM

One problem with this being a soccer/golf forum is that I was confused into thinking that this thread is about the US Open Cup :lol:

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:09 PM

One problem with this being a soccer/golf forum is that I was confused into thinking that this thread is about the US Open Cup :lol:


Ahh good point. Should be tracking the Lamar Hunt.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:34 PM

http://espn.go.com/g... ... on-us-open

Check out those 2 groups.

Bubba, Tiger and Phil

And then, the top 3 ranked players in the world..Donald, Rory and Westwood.

WOW!
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

http://espn.go.com/golf/usopen12/story/_/id/8021871/tiger-woods-grouped-phil-mickelson-bubba-watson-us-open

Check out those 2 groups.

Bubba, Tiger and Phil

And then, the top 3 ranked players in the world..Donald, Rory and Westwood.

WOW!


From a spectators standpoint, it would be incredible to see these pairings play together, but if I am the players themselves, the pressure is definately on to perform and keep up with the other golfers. If i'm Tiger, I don't want to be in a massive pairing like this.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:22 PM

Anyone go to Congressional last year? Went on Sunday with my dad (Father's Day). When Rory made the putt and hugged his dad it was just an awesome awesome experience.

I remember sitting in the stands by the 18th green and hugging my dad
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:35 AM

Anyone go to Congressional last year? Went on Sunday with my dad (Father's Day). When Rory made the putt and hugged his dad it was just an awesome awesome experience.

I remember sitting in the stands by the 18th green and hugging my dad


I had 2 Greens passes for Sunday, although the wife kibashed that idea since it was Fathers Day. The passes were given to me on friday, and were $125 each. I asked the guy if he wanted them back and hesaid sell them and we'd split the money. Craigslist had them for face value mostly, so I posted them for $125 for the pair, and they sold in 15 minutes.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:13 AM

I had 2 Greens passes for Sunday, although the wife kibashed that idea since it was Fathers Day. The passes were given to me on friday, and were $125 each. I asked the guy if he wanted them back and hesaid sell them and we'd split the money. Craigslist had them for face value mostly, so I posted them for $125 for the pair, and they sold in 15 minutes.


Yeah I'm not surprised. We got our tickets through Amex so we had access to the Amex tent as well. It was just an unbelievable experience all around.

Golf is, in my humble opinion, one of the best sports to watch live - if for no other reason that the awesome atmosphere.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:41 AM

Anyone go to Congressional last year? Went on Sunday with my dad (Father's Day). When Rory made the putt and hugged his dad it was just an awesome awesome experience.

I remember sitting in the stands by the 18th green and hugging my dad

I went with my brother, who got the tickets at the last-minute then invited me, not much of a golf fan, but had a great experience there. I ran into Bob Costas as I was leaving and got to have a brief exchange with him.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

Anyone have any picks?

Tiger is an easy one, but I expect good tournaments from Westwood and Kuchar. Westwood is WAY too good to have not won a major.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

Seems like long off the tee and then accuracy into greens will be a big factor this year, although I admit I haven't followed the Pre tourney coverage like I used to.

IIRC, Olympic has those "sloping" greens where balls just roll right off and into the rough if you don't hit the exact part of the green you need to hit. And with them supposedly running fast, those 2nd (3rd on par 5s) shots are going to be crucial to victory this year.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:39 PM

Seems like long off the tee and then accuracy into greens will be a big factor this year, although I admit I haven't followed the Pre tourney coverage like I used to.

IIRC, Olympic has those "sloping" greens where balls just roll right off and into the rough if you don't hit the exact part of the green you need to hit. And with them supposedly running fast, those 2nd (3rd on par 5s) shots are going to be crucial to victory this year.

The first 6 holes are going to be a bitch. They have lengthened some of them. 247 yard par 3 is one. Length wll be important but the talk is guy like Phil and Tiger don't plan on using driver a lot, at least that's the plan.
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