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  • RDDRDD Charter Members  281WRX Points: 87Posts: 281 Greens
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    rope47 wrote:
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    rope47 wrote:
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    Robert, over the past decade or so I've become a big Phil Mickelson fan. What's your take on his true personality. The public seems to split into two camps - He's awesome & He's a fraud. Can you give your opinion?<br />
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    Really?<br />
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    Yeah. I'm genuinely curious, and judging by this thread and the one on JT I thought Robert would give an honest answer.<br />
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    I'm sure if it's a positive opinion you'll get that. Nobody on GC or playing on the Tour is going to tell you Phil is a fraud on air or on an Internet forum, that's the part I found odd.<br />
    I would if it were true. It just isn't.
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  • hogans71hogans71 Ain't no change in the weather, ain't no changes in me Members  10705WRX Points: 216Posts: 10,705 Titanium Tees
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    Robert, thanks for the insights. Very cool of you to do so!
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    hogans71 wrote:
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    Robert, thanks for the insights. Very cool of you to do so!<br />
    My pleasure
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    More like how her cute little belly button was sticking out and how she had grown a little in certain areas - all valid scientific observations.<br />
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    Yeah, you were talking about her... rosy glows. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX  25611WRX Points: 2,825Handicap: 2 ManyPosts: 25,611 ClubWRX
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    Obviously without naming name, are there many on tour who enhance performance either through PED's or more recreational substances?
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  • RDDRDD Charter Members  281WRX Points: 87Posts: 281 Greens
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    DavePelz4 wrote:
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    Obviously without naming name, are there many on tour who enhance performance either through PED's or more recreational substances?<br />
    Recreational? Absolutely. PED? Nope
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    Do you like the idea of a fall -wrap around- season, or do you think The Tour risks burning out it's audience and it's players?<br />
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    Thank you for all of your insights.<br />
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    Phred
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  • mallratmallrat Members  3343WRX Points: 482Posts: 3,343 Titanium Tees
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    I'll shoot. <br />
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    1) We know who some of the slow players are but why don't guys like Spieth get grilled for being slow where Na, who has made an effort to speed up, gets raked?<br />
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    2) Worst shot you've seen a pro hit?<br />
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    3) How do/did the Tour guys feel about Daly?
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  • RDDRDD Charter Members  281WRX Points: 87Posts: 281 Greens
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    Phreddy wrote:
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    Do you like the idea of a fall -wrap around- season, or do you think The Tour risks burning out it's audience and it's players?<br />
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    Thank you for all of your insights.<br />
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    Phred<br />
    I'm not a fan of it. Feels odd right???
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  • RDDRDD Charter Members  281WRX Points: 87Posts: 281 Greens
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    mallrat wrote:
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    I'll shoot. <br />
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    1) We know who some of the slow players are but why don't guys like Spieth get grilled for being slow where Na, who has made an effort to speed up, gets raked?<br />
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    2) Worst shot you've seen a pro hit?<br />
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    3) How do/did the Tour guys feel about Daly?<br />
    Spieth is a superstar. He's not gonna get called out. <br />
    1)Only media called out Na. Tour doesn't give a crap how slow it takes. <br />
    2)I hit a worm burner off a tee with a 5 iron into the water on 11 at Dallas. That's the worst I can think of. <br />
    Oh, Scott Mccarron chunked a teed up driver in Denver when I played with him. That was pretty bad<br />
    3)Daly is loved by the players. He's s genuinely good guy, just obviously has his demons. If there is one complaint, it's when he quits trying. <br />
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  • Brass_BullseyeBrass_Bullseye BrassBullseye Members  382WRX Points: 108Handicap: 9Posts: 382 Greens
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    1. Do you believe caddies are overpaid for the benefit they provide? I read an installment of Undercover Pro in Golf Digest a while back in which he commented that some players feel like caddies get too big of a cut. <br />
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    2. If they held a tournament where every player used persimmon woods, blade irons and wound balata balls would it make much difference or would the guys who excel with modern gear excel with the old stuff too?<br />
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  • RDDRDD Charter Members  281WRX Points: 87Posts: 281 Greens
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    rope47 wrote:
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    1. Do you believe caddies are overpaid for the benefit they provide? I read an installment of Undercover Pro in Golf Digest a while back in which he commented that some players feel like caddies get too big of a cut. <br />
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    2. If they held a tournament where every player used persimmon woods, blade irons and wound balata balls would it make much difference or would the guys who excel with modern gear excel with the old stuff too?<br />
    1) I don't think they're over payed necessarily. It's basically a straight commission. Players make more, so caddies make more. <br />
    No doubt they work harder than they did 20+ years ago<br />
    2)50% would still be great. Spieth, Rory, Bubba. 50% of today's tour millionaires would be digging ditches.
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  • FadeFade Members  1400WRX Points: 282Posts: 1,400 Platinum Tees
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    Nice pitching motion at 1:23. How long did you have to the pin?<br />
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    And, congratulations on the win, and thank you for this thread.
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  • RDDRDD Charter Members  281WRX Points: 87Posts: 281 Greens
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    Fade wrote:
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    Nice pitching motion at 1:23. How long did you have to the pin?<br />
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    And, congratulations on the win, and thank you for this thread.<br />
    Thanks. I really don't remember. Looks around 100. I made everything that week
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  • mallratmallrat Members  3343WRX Points: 482Posts: 3,343 Titanium Tees
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    Do you have any ideas on speeding up play? Do you think it starts with the tour?
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    mallrat wrote:
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    Do you have any ideas on speeding up play? Do you think it starts with the tour?<br />
    probably starts on tour. Penalties on tour (which won't happen. Last one in early 90s). Let faster groups through at home. Doesn't matter what time you're playing in.
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  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Spend 4+ Hours With Him on a Golf Course⛳️ The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX  16032WRX Points: 1,534Posts: 16,032 ClubWRX
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    RDD wrote:
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    whr wrote:
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    What was the most frustrating part of being on tour?<br />
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    How did winning on tour change your life?<br />
    I still have trophy in my office, and I'm still very proud of it (16 years later)<br />
    For all of the millions who plant the tee word wide, there are not many Men walking the face of this earth who achieved what you achieved-<br />
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    Many dreamed about it, you achieved it<br />
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    Very Nicely Played🏆<br />
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    My Best,<br />
    RP
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    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Spend 4+ Hours With Him on a Golf Course⛳️ The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX  16032WRX Points: 1,534Posts: 16,032 ClubWRX
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    RDD wrote:
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    First. Thanks for taking time to do this.<br />
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    1). Do you think the fairways are too firm? We see as much as 50 yards or more roll.<br />
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    2). Favorite course, major and non major. Favorite Event no longer around.<br />
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    Fairways on tour aren't firm enough. Soft fairways give long hitters big advantage. <br />
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    Let's take Bay Hill out of the equation. TPC Sawgrass is my favorite non major (although it should be) course. I played '97 PGA at Winged Foot. That's the best course I played in a major. <br />
    84 Lumber (can't remember name of course) was best tournament not still around. Joe Hardy treated us like royalty.<br />
    The 84 Lumber Classic/Pennsylvania Classic was held for six years, 2003-2006, with Mr. Hardy's company, 84 Lumber, being the sponsor from 2003-06, and from '03-06 it was held at Mystic Rock, a Pete Dye design and part of the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, which was owned by Mr. Hardy. He had huge plans for the Tourney though the economy, impending housing market crash and his daughter Maggie(President) put the kabosh on those plans and the Tourney.<br />
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    It was the prudent move though ****, was that Tourney fun, lmao<br />
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    He is indeed, an incredibly kind and generous man.<br />
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    Fairways & Greens 4ever My Friend⛳️<br />
    RP
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    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
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    RDD wrote:
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    whr wrote:
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    What was the most frustrating part of being on tour?<br />
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    How did winning on tour change your life?<br />
    I still have trophy in my office, and I'm still very proud of it (16 years later)<br />
    For all of the millions who plant the tee word wide, there are not many Men walking the face of this earth who achieved what you achieved-<br />
    <br />
    Many dreamed about it, you achieved it<br />
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    Very Nicely Played🏆<br />
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    My Best,<br />
    RP<br />
    I remind myself of that as I scrap it around the course. Thank you very much
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  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Spend 4+ Hours With Him on a Golf Course⛳️ The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX  16032WRX Points: 1,534Posts: 16,032 ClubWRX
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    Would you mind taking us through your PSR and if you used one, your PostSR?<br />
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    Also, when you started to go sideways, did you find yourself deviating from your usual PSR, either physically or mentally, and if so, how so and where did this ocur in your routine?<br />
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    Thanks much <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />
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    All the Best,<br />
    RP
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    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
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    <br />
    Would you mind taking us through your PSR and if you used one, your PostSR?<br />
    <br />
    Also, when you started to go sideways, did you find yourself deviating from your usual PSR, either physically or mentally, and if so, how so and where did this ocur in your routine?<br />
    <br />
    Thanks much <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />
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    All the Best,<br />
    RP<br />
    What the **** is psr?
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    RDD wrote:
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    Would you mind taking us through your PSR and if you used one, your PostSR?<br />
    <br />
    Also, when you started to go sideways, did you find yourself deviating from your usual PSR, either physically or mentally, and if so, how so and where did this ocur in your routine?<br />
    <br />
    Thanks much <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />
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    All the Best,<br />
    RP<br />
    What the **** is psr?<br />
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    That's funny!!! Nothing like honest answers. . <br />
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    Pre Shot Routine. PSR.. <br />
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    Thanks again for sticking around this thread. It's been fun to read as I wait for the NorEaster to slam us with snow. <br />
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    RDD wrote:
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    Would you mind taking us through your PSR and if you used one, your PostSR?<br />
    <br />
    Also, when you started to go sideways, did you find yourself deviating from your usual PSR, either physically or mentally, and if so, how so and where did this ocur in your routine?<br />
    <br />
    Thanks much <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />
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    All the Best,<br />
    RP<br />
    What the **** is psr?<br />
    Forget it, lmao<br />
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    Have s great evening👊<br />
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    My Best,<br />
    RP
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    In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24
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    RDD wrote:
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    Would you mind taking us through your PSR and if you used one, your PostSR?<br />
    <br />
    Also, when you started to go sideways, did you find yourself deviating from your usual PSR, either physically or mentally, and if so, how so and where did this ocur in your routine?<br />
    <br />
    Thanks much <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />
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    All the Best,<br />
    RP<br />
    What the **** is psr?<br />
    Forget it, lmao<br />
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    Have s great evening👊<br />
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    My Best,<br />
    RP<br />
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    Pre-shot routine?
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    rope47 wrote:
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    <br />
    RDD wrote:
    <br />
    <br />
    Would you mind taking us through your PSR and if you used one, your PostSR?<br />
    <br />
    Also, when you started to go sideways, did you find yourself deviating from your usual PSR, either physically or mentally, and if so, how so and where did this ocur in your routine?<br />
    <br />
    Thanks much <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />
    <br />
    All the Best,<br />
    RP<br />
    What the **** is psr?<br />
    Forget it, lmao<br />
    <br />
    Have s great evening👊<br />
    <br />
    My Best,<br />
    RP<br />
    <br />
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    Pre-shot routine?<br />
    Yes I altered my pre shot routine when I struggled, but I wish I hadn't. It should have been something I developed when I was young and never gave a second thought to. <br />
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    RDD wrote:
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    rope47 wrote:
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    1. Do you believe caddies are overpaid for the benefit they provide? I read an installment of Undercover Pro in Golf Digest a while back in which he commented that some players feel like caddies get too big of a cut. <br />
    <br />
    2. If they held a tournament where every player used persimmon woods, blade irons and wound balata balls would it make much difference or would the guys who excel with modern gear excel with the old stuff too?<br />
    1) I don't think they're over payed necessarily. It's basically a straight commission. Players make more, so caddies make more. <br />
    No doubt they work harder than they did 20+ years ago<br />
    2)50% would still be great. Spieth, Rory, Bubba. 50% of today's tour millionaires would be digging ditches.<br />
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    Lol. Love to hear that true take on today's tech in clubs.
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    My apologies. My congrats on the great segments this morning were meant for this thread, not to keep the other one going. Enjoyed the stories and the true passion and friendship for everything Arnold and it was all very sincere and appropriate. Know you responded there. <br />
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    Question: has GC indicated whether you will be in studio or on the grounds for The Masters?
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    Thanks for the taking the time to answer all of the questions<br />
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    1) how much of the distances we see tour pros hit their irons is a result of their lofts being adjusted for "optimal spin rate" ie bent strong to reduce spin if it is "high" for that particular club<br />
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    2) would the tour installing standard loft requirements for each iron change how the pros play and strategize?
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:
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    My apologies. My congrats on the great segments this morning were meant for this thread, not to keep the other one going. Enjoyed the stories and the true passion and friendship for everything Arnold and it was all very sincere and appropriate. Know you responded there. <br />
    <br />
    Question: has GC indicated whether you will be in studio or on the grounds for The Masters?<br />
    studio
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    jafowler85 wrote:
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    Thanks for the taking the time to answer all of the questions<br />
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    1) how much of the distances we see tour pros hit their irons is a result of their lofts being adjusted for "optimal spin rate" ie bent strong to reduce spin if it is "high" for that particular club<br />
    <br />
    2) would the tour installing standard loft requirements for each iron change how the pros play and strategize?<br />
    1) Very, very little. <br />
    2) Not at all. Doesn't matter what the number on the club says. Those guys know how far each club will go
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