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Old 05-11-2008, 12:49 PM  
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Okay, here is a place for the Golfers to talk about tournaments, clubs, swing help or thoughts.

Today is the Players Championship, which I think ought to be the 5th Major. Largest pot in the PGA. The daunting 17th, which seems to bring excitement every year. At least we will get to see Sergio blow up yet again.

I am ready to see some water balls!
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:39 PM   #3946
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An example:

A while back I was playing a massively long par 3. I hit a huge flare to the right and ended up 25 yards short of the green with a huge evergreen tree blocking me.

I delofted a 4-iron by about 15 degrees, then smashed a chip. It went underneath the low-hanging limbs (which were a foot off the ground), ran up through the heavy grass, and settled about 10 feet away on the fringe.

I missed the putt and made bogey, but what the hell? Sure, I brought quad into the equation, but I also got myself a shot at a par on a damned hard hole in a round that meant nothing.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:41 PM   #3947
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An example:

A while back I was playing a massively long par 3. I hit a huge flare to the right and ended up 25 yards short of the green with a huge evergreen tree blocking me.

I delofted a 4-iron by about 15 degrees, then smashed a chip. It went underneath the low-hanging limbs (which were a foot off the ground), ran up through the heavy grass, and settled about 10 feet away on the fringe.

I missed the putt and made bogey, but what the hell? Sure, I brought quad into the equation, but I also got myself a shot at a par on a damned hard hole in a round that meant nothing.
I've always been so damn competitive, even with myself, that after playing competitive golf thru junior golf, high school golf, and college golf I just couldn't play that way. I had to take some time off as golf just ground me down to much and I was taking it so seriously.


I still do when we're playing matches, etc, but in fun rounds, it's more fun to just try shots.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #3948
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I am relentlessly competitive, but I will always go for the shot to make the lowest possible score, even though it wouldn't give me the lowest score per 100 attempts.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:02 PM   #3949
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I am relentlessly competitive, but I will always go for the shot to make the lowest possible score, even though it wouldn't give me the lowest score per 100 attempts.
For me, it's all about knowing when I actually have the ABILITY to hit said shot. For instance, I can hit a draw (I hate it coming off the face, and I hate the way it looks, actually I hate the draw period) but I know I can't hit a high draw with a 3 iron to a back left pin, so I rarely will try it.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:14 PM   #3950
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For me, it's all about knowing when I actually have the ABILITY to hit said shot. For instance, I can hit a draw (I hate it coming off the face, and I hate the way it looks, actually I hate the draw period) but I know I can't hit a high draw with a 3 iron to a back left pin, so I rarely will try it.
<--- In that case, this idiot would say "**** it" and hit a cut to the draw pin.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:16 PM   #3951
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Oh I've done it, but for said certain shot, I have to start the 3 iron out of bounds to get to the hole location.


And thats not usually something I like to do.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:29 PM   #3952
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Does anyone here ever use a driving iron?

I've been toying with the idea of putting a Ping Eye 2 1 iron in play. I have a TT Black Gold uncut 3-iron shaft that I was thinking about hard-stepping twice. Maybe I just watched too much Open coverage.
Hybrid or a good 5 wood, 1 irons are a thing of the past. I have a 1 iron which I jack with at the range sometimes just to make sure I can hit it, but it goes a lot lower and doesn't land nearly as nice on greens as a 5 wood. 1 iron you have to kind of run it to the green, at least fast greens.

Though if you play where it is windy a lot, a 1 iron might be the magic weapon.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:36 PM   #3953
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I was 1 over on my round and thanks to that tree left with a 6.

I just had to go for it. I believe that is called the mickelson syndrome
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:44 PM   #3954
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I keep a 2 iron and when I hit it square it goes a long way. I can't imagine a 1 iron. It would have the same loft as a putter.

Also I have heard that if it is lightning outside on the course you should hold up your 1 iron because even God can't hit a 1 iron
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:08 PM   #3955
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Also I have heard that if it is lightning outside on the course you should hold up your 1 iron because even God can't hit a 1 iron
Lofts vary on 1 irons. Old school 1 irons are going to have less loft than 1 irons made in the last 25 years.

I know Trevino said that quote but not sure if it originated with him. It is BS though as Trevino was 'the' best iron player Butch Harmon ever saw, and I don't see how the best iron player would have trouble with a 1 iron.

To me a 1 iron says wind and would not be something I'd have in the bag with regularity.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:35 PM   #3956
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Tiger is furious Phil won. You know he is. Only guy he hated seeing win. He's always looked down at Phil. But te Open win really legitimizes him because 3/4 of his prior majors were at Augusta. To be great you have to win different majors. This might rejuvenate Tiger having Phil playing so well as getting so much press.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/23/sp...ht-open23.html
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Do you guys think that if Tiger gets #15, the rest will come much easier?
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This headline, claiming that it will reignite a rivalry, rejuvenates Tiger...how?
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Do you guys think that if Tiger gets #15, the rest will come much easier?
If he regains confidence with the putter then he'll cruise to 20 irrespective of the driver, but sometimes when putting goes it never really comes back (Tom Watson).

Honestly, as much as people talk about Tiger off the tee and on the green, he's not the same anywhere. He's 80% the player who he was before, and that's still good enough to win a lot of tournaments and majors, but he isn't good enough to lay back, play the par 3s and 4s even par and the par 5s at -12 anymore.
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If he regains confidence with the putter then he'll cruise to 20 irrespective of the driver, but sometimes when putting goes it never really comes back (Tom Watson).

Honestly, as much as people talk about Tiger off the tee and on the green, he's not the same anywhere. He's 80% the player who he was before, and that's still good enough to win a lot of tournaments and majors, but he isn't good enough to lay back, play the par 3s and 4s even par and the par 5s at -12 anymore.

He's #1 on the PGA Tour in scoring average. He's also #1 in total putting and #4 in strokes gained putting. Have no idea what you're basing your opinions on.
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