ARCHIVE from LIVE Q&A with Scott Piercy, Tuesday, March 25

HipCheckHipCheck Toed it a lil, Romes.The Right CoastMarshals Posts: 6,285 mod
edited Mar 25, 2014 in Industry Chats #1
Click here for the beginning of Scott's answers.



GolfWRX is pleased to announce that two-time PGA Tour winner Scott Piercy will be joining us for a LIVE Q&A with members on March 25 at 5 p.m. ET.



Unfortunately, Scott is out currently action for a few months due to elbow surgery. He suffered a torn flexor digitorum superficialis in his right arm, but he’s agreed to take some time to give insight into PGA Tour life for GolfWRX members.

Want to know what it’s like to win on the PGA Tour? What it’s like to play in The Masters? How does Scott play with a baseball grip? How about PGA Tour life in general? Ask Scott here.



ABOUT

Piercy, 35, turned professional in 2001 and earned his PGA Tour card in 2009. In 2011, Piercy broke through for his first PGA Tour win at the Reno-Tahoe Open. He won again in 2012, this time at the RBC Canadian Open. The win propelled him to his best year ever on Tour, earning nearly $2.7 million and finishing 15th on the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup.



In 2013, Piercy recorded his best-ever finish in a major championship, a T5 at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill, and also played in The Masters for the first time, where he finished T54.



Piercy’s sponsors currently include Titleist, Izod, KeyedIn, Apex Systems and Wahwah. Click here to see the clubs in his bag as of the 2014 Humana Challenge



WHEN

Tuesday, March 25 at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT)



LIVE THREAD

This thread will be the live link. Tune in here.



ASK A QUESTION

You can ask Scott a question during the chat, or if you can’t make it you can add a question to the thread now!

Three GolfWRX members whose questions are answered will be entered into a random drawing of their choice of GolfWRX merchandise.
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  • azam14azam14 Members Posts: 286 ✭✭✭✭
    What advice would you give to a 19 year old that wants to play professionally that know thinks he can?



    Also, I saw you at the BMW in Chicago this past season, but didn't try talk to you cause I blanked on your named image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />



    Good luck with coming back from the injury hope you play well.
  • QManyQMany #TheWRX ClubWRX Posts: 9,121 ClubWRX
    Thank you for taking the time to visit GolfWRX and answer questions. I really enjoyed the last conversation we had with Kevin Streelman.



    How long does it take for you to scout a new track? What are the steps to preparing for a new course/tournament? What advice would you give amateurs preparing and playing in tournaments?



    What course has the toughest greens on Tour? What course is toughest off the tee?



    Do you like to test a lot of equipment, or do you find something and stick with? What is the testing like to fit something in your bag?
    Currently in #TheWRX...

    Taylormade M3 460 (9.5°) Tensei CK Pro Orange70TX
    Taylormade SLDR Mini (14°) Matrix White Tie 70X
    Callaway XR Pro (20°) Diamana White 90X
    Callaway Apex Pro (4i-PW) DG X100 TI
    Ping Glide 2.0 (50° & 54°) DG S400 TI
    Artisan MT Grind (58°) DG S400
    Odyssey O Works R-Line
    Taylormade TP5X


    QMany's Swing/Sticks / Instagram
  • NTKT10NTKT10 Members Posts: 1,027 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Mar 25, 2014 #4
    Scott, thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, hope the healing process goes quickly for you. How often do you spend time working on fundamentals like your grip, posture, alignment, ball position, etc. and do you have a tips for the rest of us? What are some things (or nothing) that you tend to struggle with or lapse into bad habits?
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    Tourstage X drive 709 Diamana B 70
    TEE CB4 15* Attas T2
    TEE CB3 18* Exotics Motore
    Yamaha Inpres X V Forged 4-PW Modus 125
    Callaway MD3 52*/58*
    MannKrafted MA/66 #05/50
  • Staff_BladesStaff_Blades TMAG Crusader Members Posts: 159
    Scott,



    Do you think the pivotal moment to propel you to the tour was when you came back on the back nine to win the "Big Stakes" event against Ken Jarner at the Wynn.
  • CircleC29CircleC29 Members Posts: 831 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for taking the time from your busy schedule to be here on GolfWRX!



    Q: What piece of equipment have you added to your bag recently that has helped your game the most? And what is your best piece of advice for amateurs regarding practice?



    Thanks.
    Contents of bag subject to change.
  • thatboygaulethatboygaule IG- RichardGaule Jr. Boomers Posts: 1,637
    What does your pre-round warm up consist of ? Do you do any putting/chipping drills before you go out or just focus on warming up and getting a feel?
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Titleist 913D2 8.75* w/ Diamana Blue S[/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Titleist 913F 16.5* w/ Diamana Blue S[/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Ping Anser 20* w/ TCF 800 s[/font]
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Titleist 716 T-MB 3 Iron w/ KBS C TAPER LITE X
    Mizuno MP5 4-PW w/ KBS C TAPER LITE X
    Titleist SM6 52* KBS TOUR 90 S
    Titleist SM6 58* STOCK
    Odyssey #7[/font]
  • dan250ydsdan250yds Mayor9312 MichiganMembers Posts: 516 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hey there Scott, question I would ask you is what advice can you give on a practice routine for the summertime?
    Driver: Cally FT Tour 9.5 Deg // Fubuki J 60g X flex
    3 Wood: Titleist 909F3 15 Deg // Fubuki K 80g X flex
    Hybird: TM R15 19 Deg // Fuji TS 9.8 X Flex
    Irons: TM MC (2011) 4-PW // Project X 6.5
    Wedges: Cally X Jaws CC 52*, MD2 56* & 60* // KBS Wedge X Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo
    Bag: Titelst StaDry
  • WVPWVP Members Posts: 2,897 ✭✭
    Thanks for your time. Who are your favorite fellow pros to play with and why?
    Callaway BB Fusion – 9°
    Tour Edge CB5 – 16.5°
    Mizuno JPX 825 – 22°
    PING G30 – 5-UW
    Cleveland CBX – 54°
    Taylormade EF – 60° ATV
    Taylormade Juno
  • seve1972seve1972 Members Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Why do you still use the older model 690s??....would you ever switch? What are the swing weights of your irons now?
  • TxstcatmanTxstcatman Members Posts: 884 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi Scott, and welcome to WRX!



    What advice would you give to the "Average Joe" who wants to find a way to save strokes in their game? Where would you tell them to focus their time in practice?



    Also, do you ever just stop at a course and play a round with strangers in a random grouping just because you felt like getting in a round? If so, when will you next be in Austin? :-)
  • SatelliteGuySatelliteGuy Just hit the flippin' ball Members Posts: 4,487
    Thank you! It is awesome to see a Professional take time out of his schedule to interact with Forum Members!



    It's a polarizing topic around here.... And maybe you won't want to touch it...



    How much impact do you feel your Caddie ( Caddy ) has on your game?



    9.5 Opti440 - Fujikura Rombax 5Wo6 X

    Taylormade 17.9 4 wood - NVX (X)
    Adams DHY Hybrid X
    Cobra ACP's 4-PW
    MD2's 52/58
    LowTide FIN #5 Custom
  • cphreycphrey #SLDRChallenger Members Posts: 1,828 ✭✭
    Lots of great questions in here! I am anxious to hear answers to them, but also would like you to comment on putting practice, and some good drills you do that we could try ourselves. Thanks Scott!
    Callaway GBB 9* (set at 11*) Diamana S+ Blueboard 60X
    TM SLDR Mini 14* Matrix Black Tie 7m X
    TM SLDR 5 wood Matrix Black Tie 8m3 S
    TM Stage 2 tour hybrid 22* Altus 85X
    SLDR 5-PW C Taper 120s
    TM ATV 52
    Callaway MD 2 54 & 58 KBS wedge
    TM SpiderBlade Custom
  • OUZO PowerOUZO Power #CallaWRX2 Banned Posts: 2,712
    Scott get well man.



    Question: I also play with the baseball grip. Actually a modified 10 finger grip. I dont overlap or cross the two fingers. Are we missing out with this grip as fir as control and distance? if not why dont more use it? What are the drawbacks of going with a 10 finger grip?
    Driver: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815
    FW: Callaway Big Bertha 3W
    FW: Callaway Big Bertha 5W
    Hybrid: Callaway RAZR X Tour 3H
    Irons: Callaway Apex 4-9, PW, AW, SW
    Putter: Odyssey Metal X Milled #9HT
  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Members Posts: 5,776 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Hey, Scott, thanks for stopping in to chat with us equipment dorks! I have a question or two... First, the ten finger baseball grip- how many times has someone tried to switch it, and how did that go? How many Burner fairways do you have stashed, do you have a source, or are you riding the same ones till they die? Best of luck in the future, and speedy recovery from the injury!

    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8° | HC Evenflow Black 65 (thoughts arrive like butterflies)
    3wd: TaylorMade M4 Tour 15° | Kuro Kage XT 70
    Hybrid: Callaway X2Hot Pro 18° | Fujikura Speeder 8.8
    Driving Iron: Callaway X Forged UT 21° | AD DI 105
    Irons: Srixon 785 5-PW | Recoil 110
    Wedges: Vokey 48° F (handground S), 54° M, 58° V | KBS 610
    Putters: Byron Morgan DH 89
    MannKrafted MA66
    Cameron AOP Oil Can Newport
    Tad Moore 1S Prototype

  • xThorxThor #CALLAWRX2 Members Posts: 1,165
    Thanks for doing this!



    How important is testing new equipment, and at what point do you decide to put new equipment into competitive play?



    Pro's perspective when fan's yell random outbursts?



    What is the reaction of a pro to statements made by others. (Obviously the Patrick Reed comment about "top 5" was a big media frenzy)



    What is your favorite course you've played?



    How has rehabbing an injury effected your routine, and what has it changed about your game.





    again, thanks!
    Odyssey Inked
    #CALLAWRX2 12-04-13
  • petahpetah Members Posts: 119
    Scott has a great swing and I had the pleasure to meet him last year! Get better soon!



    https://www.flickr.c...02/13406642563/



    I don't have questions but I'd like to enter a draw image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • jabrchjabrch Members Posts: 3,915 ✭✭
    Scott, what (and why?) are your 3 favorite courses you have played on the PGA Tour?
    Ping G30 Tour 65
    Callaway XR Pro 3 Wood
    Callaway Xhot 3 and 4 Hybrid
    Callaway XR 5-AW - Recoil 680 F4 shafts
    Vokey 60 degree
    STX Putter
  • GoIrish17GoIrish17 Members Posts: 5,776 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Mar 25, 2014 #19
    petah wrote:


    Scott has a great swing and I had the pleasure to meet him last year! Get better soon!



    [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13406642563/"]https://www.flickr.c...02/13406642563/[/url]



    I don't have questions but I'd like to enter a draw image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    At the O.K. Corral, or are you talking real live duel?

    Driver: Ping G400 LST 8° | HC Evenflow Black 65 (thoughts arrive like butterflies)
    3wd: TaylorMade M4 Tour 15° | Kuro Kage XT 70
    Hybrid: Callaway X2Hot Pro 18° | Fujikura Speeder 8.8
    Driving Iron: Callaway X Forged UT 21° | AD DI 105
    Irons: Srixon 785 5-PW | Recoil 110
    Wedges: Vokey 48° F (handground S), 54° M, 58° V | KBS 610
    Putters: Byron Morgan DH 89
    MannKrafted MA66
    Cameron AOP Oil Can Newport
    Tad Moore 1S Prototype

  • petahpetah Members Posts: 119
    GoIrish17 wrote:

    petah wrote:


    Scott has a great swing and I had the pleasure to meet him last year! Get better soon!



    https://www.flickr.c...02/13406642563/



    I don't have questions but I'd like to enter a draw image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    At the O.K. Corral, or are you talking real live duel?




    Doh! Meant to say enter the GolfWRX draw. Doubt I'd be able to do the duel.
  • chiguychiguy CALLAWRX2 Members Posts: 1,700
    Big thanks to Scott for doing this. Such a cool gesture!



    What has been the biggest challenge/surprise since you turned pro? Is there anything that you really didn't anticipate?



    How much interaction do you have with other tour players off the course?



    What is the process of testing new equipment, whether it be with Titleist or another OEM? Can you pretty much get your hands on anything you want? Do you borrow it and return it to the tour van or rep after a certain amount of time?



    Thanks again!
    I mean, I like golf balls
    but not that much.
  • moegolfer11moegolfer11 steal your face right off your head Members Posts: 2,185 ✭✭
    azam14 wrote:


    What advice would you give to a 19 year old that wants to play professionally that know thinks he can?



    Also, I saw you at the BMW in Chicago this past season, but didn't try talk to you cause I blanked on your named image/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />



    Good luck with coming back from the injury hope you play well.




    To piggy back on this question, what is your practice schedule during the day and honestly how much work do you have to put in? I understand a ton and there are no days off but is chasing the dream (in your opinion) far fetched?
    Taylormade M2 10.5° Graphite Design AD-BB 7x
    Titleist 913 FD 15° Diamana 'Ahina 70x
    Titleist 716 AP2 3 iron Accra 110i
    Titleist 716 MB 4-PW Project X 6.0
    Vokey Jet Black SM7 52° 56° 60° S400 Tour Issue Black Onyx
    Scotty Cameron Newport Teryllium Sole Stamp
  • gators78gators78 ClubWRX Posts: 3,952 ClubWRX
    Yup, Scott THE Piercy.





    Have to ask, is it HIYA as in karate chop, or HIYA as in hiya hows it going?
    G400 Max
    M2 3W, Hybrid
    Arias
    SM7s
    Sigma 2, Tyne 4
  • QManyQMany #TheWRX ClubWRX Posts: 9,121 ClubWRX
    What was the toughest adjustment to "Tour life?"



    Who is the fastest player on Tour? Who is the slowest?
    Currently in #TheWRX...

    Taylormade M3 460 (9.5°) Tensei CK Pro Orange70TX
    Taylormade SLDR Mini (14°) Matrix White Tie 70X
    Callaway XR Pro (20°) Diamana White 90X
    Callaway Apex Pro (4i-PW) DG X100 TI
    Ping Glide 2.0 (50° & 54°) DG S400 TI
    Artisan MT Grind (58°) DG S400
    Odyssey O Works R-Line
    Taylormade TP5X


    QMany's Swing/Sticks / Instagram
  • easyyyeasyyy Founder & Still a Ho DetroitRules Official, Administrator Posts: 12,303 admin
    Scott,



    Have you ever played Oakmont Country Club in PA? If so are the greens there as hard as any on the tour including Augusta?



    Thanks for the time with us here!!!
  • Rob G 89Rob G 89 Members Posts: 849 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Scott,

    Who rather you play with tommy gainey or kiradech apinbarnrat? Also is it boring when you're paired up with a non English speaker?
  • kidclutchkidclutch Members Posts: 6
    where/how do you generate your power?
  • ScottPiercyPGAScottPiercyPGA Members Posts: 51
    Whats up everyone! I'm excited to answer your questions today! Let's get this started. if for some reason i dont get to your question today you can always follow me on twitter @ScottPiercyPGA and Instagram @scottpiercypga and scottpiercy.com and try to get those questions answered!



    HiYa
  • JEFFERYLEEJEFFERYLEE Members Posts: 293 ✭✭✭✭
    Hey Scott,



    Have you had to make any swing changes or compensations due to your baseball grip? Do you feel it allows you to do certain things easier and or better than interlocking or overlapping?
  • ram01002ram01002 Members Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for coming on to chat - - what is your advice on responding to poor/disappointing tournament results?
  • pga43pga43 GolfWRX.com's Tour Photographer Nashville,_ TNMarshals Posts: 9,308 mod
    Do your kids think it's cool that Dad's a Professional Golfer on the PGA Tour or do they just see you as Dad? Any of your kids show a real interest in golf and say they might like to play as a Pro?



    Get well, man! Miss you out here





    Greg
    GolfWRX.com
    twitter @gdm43pga

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