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  1. Hard to say. I was pulling for Patrick reed.
    17 points
  2. I dont trust anyone who doesn't have an accent. Anyone who sounds like me is surely an idiot
    14 points
  3. Be wary of new members who are responding to your WTB ads. Especially if they're insistent on forms of payments that do not afford buyer protections (ZELLE, VENMO, PAYPAL GIFTING/FRIENDS&FAMILY, ...) Report the PM directly for review. DO NOT PM me.
    12 points
  4. We are now measuring the level of dislike? Stupid thread.
    12 points
  5. The kid is eccentric and big brained. However having met him once and dealing with people that are in Golfing Machine circles, this kid is as humble as they come. He's funny and teachable. He's just different, and different isn't bad.
    11 points
  6. A lot of DeChambeau's "bad interactions" with people stem from the fact that he's a very smart and analytical guy. That, along with the fact that his brain never takes a break, means he's 9 layers deep into an issue while most people are still on the surface. Take the camera man incident. For 99.9% of people, they'd simply be annoyed at a camera being on them during a time when they just want to vent and get it all out. DeChambeau's already thought about how a player venting looks on camera; how that might change people's perception of him; how it's an isolated incident and doesn't show th
    9 points
  7. I can tell you from people that actually know him. He's been told for a long time, "You can't play golf that way." The Golfing Machine theory was the first. Then came the am success. Then the single length stuff. That works for HIM, not anyone else because it's none traditional. Then the body transformation because he wanted to protect himself from injury in bulking up. The dirty little secret it's also the Golfing Machine was of swinging the club which stays inside what the body is already designed to do (Physics basically) that is also helping him protect his back. He started breaking
    9 points
  8. Tiger is polarizing people hated Jack when he beat Arnie at Oakmont Johnny Miller? hell, I think they are all great. It’s not like any of them are mass murderers or cannibals. They just play golf for a living.
    9 points
  9. The problem is the lack of GC Quads in America. I think every English golfer is given a Quad as a prize for breaking 80...
    8 points
  10. I think that most of the hate comes from people who hate intelligent and well-educated people. He is a smart guy and not afraid to show it. On the other hand, being really dumb and not afraid to show it is really popular in our day and age.
    7 points
  11. Bryson is changing how the game is played, and some people don't like change.
    7 points
  12. I can second this emotion. I don't even want to admit how long I'll sometimes stand in front of my persimmon collection trying to figure out which clubs to take for the round. I have to start making decisions the night before, otherwise I'd be late for half my tee times. This photo is Drivers and 2-woods only.
    7 points
  13. I also miss good ole fashioned “text” reviews. So much easier to read during a bathroom break at work. I tend to follow the guys at plugged in golf and event through they publish less, driving range heroes. I’ve read them enough over the years to identify their likes and dislikes, and I like how Matt at PIG tells it straight, even when I don’t agree with him.
    7 points
  14. Having been thinking about this subject, and speaking to friends/coworkers about it, Im firmly of the position that the USGA and/or potential major championship venues need to change nothing - at this point - following the BD show yesterday. BD putted like a US Open champion on the back nine. He hit great chip shots. He found fairways. He even didn’t go with driver on a hole or two! What he did was go out and play a sick final round. Man on a mission - and he did it through all phases of the game. He earned it. Now, if the DB show goes nuts and wins the gran
    6 points
  15. Some of y’all may or may not remember this same “talk” after the 04 pga championship... vijay, leonard and dimarco all tied at the end of regulation... they went to 10 and began a 3 hole aggregate... 10 was playing 370 and Vijay drove it 360... leonard and dimarco were 60 yards behind him... Vijay got up and down for an “easy” birdie which held to win the 3 hole aggregate by 1... people hated Vijays bomb and gouge style...but he would become number 1 in the world the next week(if memory serves) and win player of the year... this was unthi
    6 points
  16. I highly recommend Owen Dawson for lessons. This was my first time doing lessons and it was some of the best golf $s I’ve spent. I only did 4 last year and made a good bit of progress. He broke the changes down in to small chunks that were easy to remember and work on and sent video recordings after each lesson so I could review. Most of the changes were to my grip and shoulder alignment. The driver stance has been a game changer! I ended up joining goosehook at CCMD after getting to play a round as his guest earlier this year. Less than 5 minutes from my door so it is very conveni
    6 points
  17. Tiger is probably the most polarizing figure in golf in history. He's done it his way, that seems to bug some folks anytime someone else has success and has a bit of a confident air, so no doubt he's disliked by legions of people who have never met him. So maybe the most disliked, if it's a poll on wrx, of any recent U.S. Open winner. Took a lot of guts, no pun intended, to set off on the journey he set off on and keep working at it, so I've never met the guy but have a lot of respect for what he's accomplished.
    6 points
  18. No way is he the most disliked. Not even close. A few hater dorks on WRX and a few traditionalists "get of my lawn" types does not make a quorum. I like him except for the slow play.
    6 points
  19. I haven't posted a lot on WRX for a couple of years, but I thought I would make this post for the guys that like to work on their swings and that enjoy good instruction. As a lot of people who remember me on here, I have worked with iteach Dan for years, like ten of them. Dan has helped me immensely. I saw Dan in Feb I think this year and made some tweaks to the backswing. At the beginning of August, my son and I attended a Monte clinic in Chicago which was a blast. Monte made changes to the backswing lower body action, and we worked ob my biggest issue that always
    5 points
  20. I went back and forth on where to post this thread as while it speaks of a collegiate honor, it's recipient, Matthew Hansen, made his mark here on the board as a professional, taking us with him on his journey from College All-American to his dream of plantin the peg on the PGA Tour. Matthew's openness, candor, wit and down to earth availability and maturity was very very refreshing as he responded to each and every post and question over his four plus year journey on the Canadian PGA, Web.com Q School and myriad Open Pro Tourneys in the states, providing WRX with the longest runni
    5 points
  21. New thread topics I've been considering: "Bryson returns rental car at airport" "Bryson favors boxer briefs while playing golf", and "Bryson used to be a fan of Jamba Juice, but isn't anymore" Incase any of you are wondering, this is a Ferguson homage post.
    5 points
  22. So let's see the guy has finished 2nd and 4th in his first two majors as a pro at the ripe old age of 21. Oh and he won the 2019 NCAA individual by five strokes, but let's write him off as not having "it" already. You might be right when it is all said and done, but a little premature in my opinion.
    5 points
  23. The only thing that really bothered me about him was the “don’t ruin my brand” comment he made to the camera operator. That’s on you bro, not the guy doing his job for way less than you earn. Other than that I find his quirkiness interesting, it’s nice to see some differentiation between the players out there. Makes things more interesting
    5 points
  24. I'm just glad Wolf didn't win. No legit reason to dislike him. Sometimes you just look at someone and instantly don't the like the cut of their jib
    5 points
  25. Disappointed in Rory's bs interview. Envy & jeolousy is what I see. I hope BD just tears it up for the next 10 years and turn conventional wisdom on its ear.
    5 points
  26. I know there are endless BC threads but I listened to him taking questions afterwards. Apparently, his family was not well off. He talked about not having lunch money and had baloney sandwiches for lunch. Is it true? If it wasn't - why would he say it? It is kind of nice to see a guy from a humble background do so well. Nice. He earned it.
    4 points
  27. Congrats Matt. Best of luck to you, man! If Richard speaks highly of a dude, that guy has to be an all around class act...except when he said something positive about me once. Even the great ones make a mistake every now and then. ?
    4 points
  28. You know you have a problem when your local golf shop calls you on your cell to tell you that the rep is there with the new sticks and to come right away to hit it!! I got that call today that the Titleist rep was there. I went over and hit the TSi3 driver and 3 wood. I ordered them both on the spot! First, the shape and look is amazing! Even better in person that these photos. I, for one, prefer the new alignment aid over the past. I held it up to a TS4 side by side to look at it, and I noticed that the triangle was much more pronounced and the TSi3 was more subtle and not overbea
    4 points
  29. Not buying that theory at all. You absolutely can make contact missing the center but it won’t go far or straight. It seems to offend many but these guys are good. There, I said it. None of the pros are missing the center of the club face as much as a typical scratch player even when the pro swings ALL out. The ball will not go as far or as straight as BDC hit it if not centered. Zach Johnson misses a fairway by 10 yards and folks think he pulled it just a hair. BDC or Wolff or DJ ....hit it on exactly the same line and it ends up 25 yards left and folks think they just wail away with no thoug
    4 points
  30. As mentioned by VNutz, our group concluded our 16 event competitive season on Saturday at Bowes. Echo all his comments on the course and the new houses. Our group plays a Stableford format and for the last 5 years, literally the last stroke on the last hole decided the champion. The guy who was in second place needed to post 40 points in order to get into a tiebreaker. Standing on the 18th tee, with the markers moved up to around 385 yards and down wind which, is unusual for that hole, he calculated that he needed to post a birdie, which with a stroke would be a net eagle, in order
    4 points
  31. I am a big fan of Bryson but there is so much of this brainiac stuff that needs to stop. He is not the smartest person in every room he is in. He is a very analytical player but not some super genius..
    4 points
  32. I'm glad they were able to conduct and finish this tournament with so many strikes against them. All hail LPGA and everyone who helped to put it together. Unfortunately, not on live TV hurt them. It almost felt like they played in the dark and didn't have the usual buzz!
    4 points
  33. My guess is he was hitting it farther than anyone in the air, and higher. He was bombing it over trees that others were trying to work it around. Wolff for example was out driving him because he was getting more rollout when he hit the fairway, but he had to take different lines off the tee. Bryson’s real advantage was he was able to cut corners, often landing in the rough, then he had the strength to muscle it on the green, often with a nice chunk and run sort of shot. Rory has speed but doesn’t have the strength to do what he did.
    4 points
  34. @BIG STUYou are a busy guy Stu!
    4 points
  35. Spalding Dots are 60s When I was a kid and we would ballhawk Cobbs Creek the prize finds were Dot, Staff .,Tourney and Titleist In the pro shop , they were $1.25 each and we could get 50 cents for a good used one
    4 points
  36. I was too. I like to see him win because it pisses people off. But I'm very happy Bryson won for the same reason. This kid hasn't done anything to anyone except to himself.
    4 points
  37. If the armlock was so much better (same could be said for belly and chest anchored long putters) then everyone would use them. Why they were banned or why people want to ban armlock is beyond me.
    4 points
  38. What's funny is that "Tiger Proofing" courses had nothing to do with preventing Tiger from winning. It actually made it far easier for him to win. "Bryson Proofing" would be an odd strategy considering he isn't longer than everyone the way Tiger was ( i mean Tiger was 40-50 yards past a lot of guys) and as happened in the past, it would just help to ensure that guys like him and DJ, and Rory too...have even more advantage I don't understand why everyone cares about this so much. Sports change all the time. Basketball, Baseball, Football...etc . All are different than they were 20-3
    4 points
  39. Some fun facts for today. In the 1974 US Open at Winged Foot, the average driving distance for the event was 245 yards. So far this year, the average driving distance for those who made the cut is 312, for a pickup of 67 yards. In 1974, Jim Dent was the longest driver at 265 yards; so far this this year, Joaquin Niemann leads at 338, a 73 yard pickup. The shortest player to make the cut this year, Zach Johnson, has averaged 288 yards, 23 yards past Dent. In 1974, Winged Foot played at 6,961 yards; this year it has been lengthened to 7,477, a 516 yard increase or an average of 2
    4 points
  40. Well I guess I am progressing fine. Saturday night I was tired and after dinner I had tightened up some. Came home took a hot shower and had my wife rub Blue Emu on my back. Got up a little stiff yesterday morning but worked it out with my bands and isometric exercises. Did my church thing and came home and ate breakfast. Usually at this stage on Sunday I take a nap. Yesterday went out and cleaned the shop which was a huge operation. Got a friend coming down Wednesday and I have some club work scheduled for him and his daughter who plays the Symetra Tour. I have 3 3 hour sessions of therapy th
    4 points
  41. I don't get the hate. The guy picked a path he believes in and he's putting in the work and getting results. Most people who take that approach at anything in life are applauded for it. I just hope that he enjoys himself tonight - maybe snort some A1 sauce off a Morton's waitress while chugging protein shakes. You do you Bryson!.
    4 points
  42. Thought that was a bad look for Rory. Came across as a sore loser to me and I’m a Rory fan.
    4 points
  43. BALL TEST WINNER: In the end, both the Bridgestone Tour B X and Taylormade TP5X are great balls. The Tour BX is a little better in the durability department but the TP5X is a little better in the wind for me. I could honestly play either ball and be happy but i'm going to give the nod to the TP5X and see how it goes. The other contributing factor is price. I can get the TP5X for about $5 cheaper per dozen so why not save some cash. If price was the same - I'd still pick the TP5X as it performed great in all area's and for whatever reason I seem to hole mo
    4 points
  44. Not sure what your point is? You want the commentators to talk about 220 yard drives in the rough because that’s what ams are used to seeing?
    4 points
  45. Loved it when my daughter started driving it past some of my friends, and then eventually, me once in awhile. She did too! When we played The Old Course I played the whites, my oldest daughter played the reds because she wanted to keep mom company (but she played the whites on 17 and 18 to get the full experience). She was driving the ball pretty well all morning - her caddy delighted in letting me know a few occasions where she outdrove me accounting for the difference in tees. I hit a weak fade off 18 because I had an incredible (for me) round going and wasn't going
    4 points
  46. The winner of the "WRX 3.0 Launch" giveaway is... @nsxguy Thank you to everyone who entered and who expressed their suggestions!
    3 points
  47. I am always a bit befuddled about these threads. If it is casual play - do what you like but don't come ask a rules questions. If it is competition - play two balls and ask for a ruling if you really feel you deserve free relief. For me I have a very opposite view point than the OP. If I catch a crazy lie in casual play - I want to hit it. I want to see if I can pull off the shot or if I can manage to scramble for a par or better. It is fun little challenge. I can't say I remember too many shots I have hit from a perfect lie in the fairway, but I remember the time I was in divot so
    3 points
  48. Torrey should be hosting charity and company outings, not the US Open.
    3 points
  49. Edit Edit Edit. They have all arrived in my junk folder, will have to look again soon to see if all is working well. Edit Edit Edit. Looked again and it has changed, switched off the annoying emails. Thank you Grillers for the information.?
    3 points
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