Golf - The Future is Now

Golf - The Future is Now

Postby The B1G Piece » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:21 pm

Spieth/McIlroy/Day will be a lot of fun to watch.

Tiger had an incredibly depressing press conference yesterday. No indication when he will begin to rehab, when he will play again and seems generally not positive about his future. He was the #1 player in the world two years ago, pretty amazing fall.
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby heyeaglefn » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:07 am

Got tickets for Ryder cup this morning.
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby CalvinBall » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:29 am

thats great!
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby Squire » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:41 am

heyeaglefn wrote:Got tickets for Ryder cup this morning.


As of now, I'm going to be there Saturday. Really looking forward to that.
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby heyeaglefn » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:46 am

Squire wrote:
heyeaglefn wrote:Got tickets for Ryder cup this morning.


As of now, I'm going to be there Saturday. Really looking forward to that.

Saturday was sold out. I got tickets to Wed, Thursday and Friday.
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby mickbayne » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:01 am

Going to the US Open again next year. It will be three out of the last four years for me. Weird thing is I missed the one at Merion, even though my daily commute at the time went right through the course on the Norristown High Speed Line. Still mad at myself for not getting tickets to that one.
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby JUburton » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:05 pm

Spieth the GOAT
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby PrattRules » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:11 pm

mickbayne wrote:Going to the US Open again next year. It will be three out of the last four years for me. Weird thing is I missed the one at Merion, even though my daily commute at the time went right through the course on the Norristown High Speed Line. Still mad at myself for not getting tickets to that one.


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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby JUburton » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:05 pm

JUburton wrote:Spieth the GOAT
yep
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby phillychuck » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:15 pm

JUburton wrote:
JUburton wrote:Spieth the GOAT
yep


Way too soon for that. He's great now, but he has some swing flaws that will eventually bite him. He's going to have to adjust, and then we'll see if he's an all-timer.
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby JUburton » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:19 pm

Obviously there's hyperbole there but no young guy has done this since Tiger. I don't know how much I buy the swing flaw thing...there are improvements to be made and he could be a little stronger but his short game is so good that it can make up for them right now. This is probably the strongest time in golf, possibly ever, and he's doing this at 21. It's nothing short of amazing, really.

(of course he hasn't won this week yet, but he's well on his way)
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby phillychuck » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:32 pm

His short game is saving him, especially his mid-range putting. Look at his left arm at and just after contact. His arm is bent, and he holds off the club face by not really turning his left wrist over until about 30° after contact. I don't think he can continue to do that as he ages without injuring himself.

Hope he proves me wrong--his father a friend of my son-in-law's. They grew up together in Hellertown, PA.
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby The B1G Piece » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:29 pm

phillychuck wrote:His short game is saving him, especially his mid-range putting. Look at his left arm at and just after contact. His arm is bent, and he holds off the club face by not really turning his left wrist over until about 30° after contact. I don't think he can continue to do that as he ages without injuring himself.

Hope he proves me wrong--his father a friend of my son-in-law's. They grew up together in Hellertown, PA.

I watched the rebroadcast and Butch Harmon said some coaches would want to change that exact thing you describe. He is not a long hitter but is fantastic 150 yards and in and as you said, a great mid-range putter.

It's going to be a great year for golf.

Also, Spieth has two majors in his first 11 professional starts (Tiger had one). Tiger won 5 of the next 9 majors after his 11th start. That is insane.
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby JUburton » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:02 pm

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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby ReadingPhilly » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:09 pm

i became friends with the lady who was my usher for a couple of seasons at the reading royals. she has since moved to hawaii and was volunteering at the tournament this weekend. one day her job was to walk with jason day and make sure nobody got too close.
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby Bucky » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:42 pm

Anna Whiteley FTW
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby BigEd76 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:36 am

YEAAA my robot pal showing humans how it's done

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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby CalvinBall » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:28 am

no one high fived the robot :(
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby JUburton » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:14 pm

rickie more robotic than rubio. just a machine right now.
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Re: Golf - The Future is Now

Postby ReadingPhilly » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:41 pm

JUburton wrote:rickie more robotic than rubio. just a machine right now.


Good going.
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