LIVE CHAT WITH STEVE FLESCH! Wednesday, Jan 4, 4PM ET!

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  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44
    MtlJeff wrote:


    Hi Steve



    Fellow Lefty here aswell, was rooting for you during the 2008 Masters. Was hoping for a 3rd southpaw win there!



    Anyway, you had a couple of good finishes there and then a high finish at Oakland Hills too. Is there something about insane greens that appeals to you?






    I think I have a great imagination on fast, undulating greens and tend to play and putt well at venues that have those features.
  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44
    beckk10 wrote:


    hey steve im a fan of the rythm in your swing its pretty sweet anyway...







    what is the logo on your iliac headcover? it looks familiar.






    Its my initials in a unique font, SF
  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44
    ZBigStick wrote:


    Steve, thanks for being here for us gear heads.



    What makes the biggest influence for equipment endorsement deals on Tour. The reps and techs you work with, the technology, the looks and comfort with a brand, the money?? Or something else completely?



    Success in 2012!!






    hands down, performance of the equipment. you could sign the best deal in the world but if you dont play well with the clubs/ball, it doesnt matter. you'll be sending resumes all around the very next year! gotta play what works BEST for you, period. you can make way more money on the course than off the course..
  • ram01002ram01002 Members Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    best shot you've ever seen in your 12 years out there . . .
  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44
    Showtime wrote:


    Steve who is your favorite player to watch?




    Tiger Woods
  • flavaflaveflavaflave Members Posts: 245 ✭✭✭

    flavaflave wrote:


    Jermone,



    How many clubs do you think you have given away or 'discarded' for misbehaving following a tournament round of golf?






    Probably have given away a few more than the next guy....hahaha. Only because I feel the random spectator might benefit more from them than I was at the time! I also always try to give them to kids.




    I remember reading the story about you giving away your irons and wedges with the old grooves to a lefty after the last tournament of 2009. Thanks for answering my question, good luck in 2012!
  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44


    Steve, what's your career low round?

    Thanks for doing this.




    62 at the Vegas event...Southern Highlands
  • RookieBlue7RookieBlue7 Members Posts: 13,158 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Steve, which tournament venue is your favorite out there and why? Always been curious as to how different players respond to that question.
  • miuratiteleist55miuratiteleist55 Members Posts: 111
    Hi Steve thanks for answering questions



    My Question is who is really the longest hitter on tour in your opinion?
  • bogeykbogeyk Members Posts: 999 ✭✭✭✭✭
    From when you first started as an amateur until now, what would be in you're "all time" bag from putter to driver? Also, is there a particular region of the country where you have had the most success?
  • HoldTheLagHoldTheLag The greatest pleasure is obtained by improving. Members Posts: 361 ✭✭✭✭
    Steve, how do you cope with fatigue at the final rounds of a tournament (or the last few holes of a round)? Or are you fit enough for this to not be an issue?
  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44


    Steve,



    Who is the longest tour player you have played with relative to his era? In other words, not just absolute distance (obviously now guys are longer than before) but in comparison to the other guys around him. I just remember when Tiger first got on tour, seeing him at Colonial and it seemed like he was a lot longer than everyone around him.








    Tiger Woods, pre- 2001 when we still had the wound ball, bar NONE. It was silly long. The modern, solid core ball has made all high speed, high launch guys significantly longer. Whereas medium speed, mid launch guys havent seen the big distance gains....(such as me!)
  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44


    Steve, which tournament venue is your favorite out there and why? Always been curious as to how different players respond to that question.




    Riviera because it requires all facets of the game. Guys will pick their favorite events based on the golf course first and foremost. it has nothing to do with the purse size or city its played in.
  • tampaytampay Members Posts: 381
    Hey Steve.



    Do you have any tips for managing yourself, and your game with a crazy amount of people / cameras watching you ?
  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44
    ram01002 wrote:


    best shot you've ever seen in your 12 years out there . . .




    Most likely the shot at the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey by Tiger from the fairway bunker on the 72nd hole
  • Doc McstuffinsDoc Mcstuffins Members Posts: 2,295
    Hey Steve-

    When playing a tournament do you ever lose focus? Perhaps over a poor shot, noise in the gallery, a hot chick....anything? image/man_in_love.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':man_in_love:' />
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  • CaboCabo Members Posts: 1
    Steve,



    Who is the handsome guy I see at your side at a lot of tournaments over the years? He looks like he could be your brother and is usually carrying a briefcase or some paperwork.
  • RookieBlue7RookieBlue7 Members Posts: 13,158 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jan 4, 2012 #109



    Steve, which tournament venue is your favorite out there and why? Always been curious as to how different players respond to that question.


    .

    Riviera because it requires all facets of the game. Guys will pick their favorite events based on the golf course first and foremost. it has nothing to do with the purse size or city its played in.




    Thanks. Just curious to see how many say the historic venues such as Augusta, St. Andrews, etc versus those that say the not as historic because they like the venue better or the mystique of the older courses. Again, thanks for your time and good luck this season
  • bullie76bullie76 Members Posts: 2,200 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi Steve! Do you see the PGA tour ever allowing appearance fees? Looks like it works very well for the European tour and it might be a way to bring in a few 'name' players in some of the not so high profile tournaments on tour. Thanks.
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  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44
    flavaflave wrote:


    flavaflave wrote:


    Jermone,



    How many clubs do you think you have given away or 'discarded' for misbehaving following a tournament round of golf?






    Probably have given away a few more than the next guy....hahaha. Only because I feel the random spectator might benefit more from them than I was at the time! I also always try to give them to kids.




    I remember reading the story about you giving away your irons and wedges with the old grooves to a lefty after the last tournament of 2009. Thanks for answering my question, good luck in 2012!
  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44

    flavaflave wrote:


    flavaflave wrote:


    Jermone,



    How many clubs do you think you have given away or 'discarded' for misbehaving following a tournament round of golf?






    Probably have given away a few more than the next guy....hahaha. Only because I feel the random spectator might benefit more from them than I was at the time! I also always try to give them to kids.




    I remember reading the story about you giving away your irons and wedges with the old grooves to a lefty after the last tournament of 2009. Thanks for answering my question, good luck in 2012!





    I gave that set away because the groove rule took effect starting in 2010 and those irons were illegal
  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho DetroitRules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,303 admin
    Steve... Thanks so much for coming on here and saying hi and answering all these questions. Where else can normal Joes like us get so close to the top level of the game. We can goe from here to watching TV and say... hey I talked to him.



    Lastly.. Did you ask me at the Buick in Michigan one year about my camera? I was shooting at the range as I did I think you did.



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  • flop2riverflop2river Members Posts: 195
    I imagine you have an 8 club deal with Cleveland...I was wondering with all of the "WHITE" drivers out there...Are players ALL being paid "tee it up" money for the driver? Or is it just that much better as far as a Pro point of view? I LOVE CLEVELAND and TAYLOR MADE..I am just wondering if they pay everyone that is hitting one?
  • mikpgamikpga www.mikedeitersgolf.com Members Posts: 7,391 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for your time Steve!
  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44
    bullie76 wrote:


    Hi Steve! Do you see the PGA tour ever allowing appearance fees? Looks like it works very well for the European tour and it might be a way to bring in a few 'name' players in some of the not so high profile tournaments on tour. Thanks.




    The appearance fee proposition is a very slippery slope and one that I believe Commissioner Finchem has handled very well. The PGA Tour is the most difficult place in the World to compete and certainly doesn't need to pay players to come. ALL the best players strive to play our events because its the true Tour to showcase your talent.

    Having said that, the European Tour is pretty strong at the top, but gets thin in World strength relative to the US tour which is ridiculously strong top to bottom. I would even venture to say that the Nationwide Tour is as strong as the Euro Tour from the 30th man down.

    If the European Tour didn't pay the Big guys to come their tour would lose a lot of it's big names because their purses aren't as big. Why would Westwood, Kaymer, Harrington, and the like give up huge appearance fees in the 6 digits to play over here where nothing is guaranteed? Look at how much Tiger is getting ti go to Dubai in a few weeks....no appearance money at Torrey Pines!!!!
  • Southpaw444Southpaw444 Members Posts: 44
    THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT QUESTIONS! HOPEFULLY WE CAN DO THIS AGAIN. HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR!
  • FriedEggFriedEgg Members Posts: 667 ✭✭
    Thanks Steve have a great year!
  • ram01002ram01002 Members Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks to Steve and Golfwrx for this - - just absolutely awesome!!
  • lobublobub Don't be stupid, you moron! Members Posts: 1,130 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    You've mentioned who you like to play with. Can you say who you DON'T like to get paired with and why?
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  • highdraw69highdraw69 Members Posts: 1,783
    ram01002 wrote:


    Thanks to Steve and Golfwrx for this - - just absolutely awesome!!




    one of the greatest threads ever...thanks to SF for sharing his time and insight and golfwrx for getting this together

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