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  1. These matches always demonstrate one thing... to be really great at golf, you need to be an athlete first and foremost. Outside of that, it's a pure spectacle.
  2. Ticketmaster has ruined golf events, just like everything else. I can't believe they now allow people to resell and charge anything they want through their platform, taking advantage of the limited tickets the PGA Tour is still enforcing (despite evidence that the masks most people use border on useless, and if you're outside and vaccinated your completely safe). Since when did Ticketmaster get into the scalper business, in addition to their monopoly to raise prices?
  3. The manufactures show them trying new things... often they do not go in the bag until they've tested for a long time or finally give in. Once guys get dialed on something, they don't change that often, they just advertise that they do. Driver changes happen more frequently, but not irons and wedges. And they have every possible measurement of the old stuff they like, and remake them to exactly the same specs. That's the only way they can typically get something in the bag. But when you switch manufactures, you're kind of screwed and have to start over. Some of the bigger names can have them create prototypes that are more similar to their last companies set. And sometimes they are welcome changes and they just take to the clubs. Like when Rahm was interviewed at the US Open and talked about how he's more or less tortured the staff at Callaway for some time to make him a putter that he likes (aka something like his old putter from TM) etc.
  4. I've done that drill. It's called the I've got no freaking clue WTH is going on with my swing right now drill Either he was trying to work on a feeling through impact, he wanted to work from an area where there was more relief through the ball because the poana grass was super grabby / into the grain, or he just saw the ants that follow Bryson's golf ball from course to course and decided he would put an end to them. I think it was the second one.
  5. jons1

    Brooks bryson

    Both of these guys are basically unbearable. You can be a class act and win tournaments, there's plenty of examples. The childish behavior of these two isn't good for the game, isn't even a rivalry, it's just a pathetic example of the current self absorbed generation. Every time they give an interview it's totally ridiculous. Brooks always looks like he just smelled a fart and couldn't be jerkier. Bryson is always rambling on about how every shot he hits is perfect and he only loses because of bad breaks. It's mental.
  6. They are both even par... please pair the two idiots together.... you know who I am. Let's see the eye rolls and awkward silence for a 6 hour round unfold tomorrow.
  7. Rickie threw the kitchen sink at being a major champion and couldn't make it happen, and tried pressing further to get it done, and pressed too far and broke the formula. Too many swing and life changes, and a new ball didn't help.
  8. When you're playing at a level as high as these guys are, the margin of error between a good week and a bad one is really small. Any small difference can be the difference. Just think of the events where folks win by one shot over 72 holes... one shot is nothing. You have to know EXACTLY how you're equipment is going to perform. Changing golf balls, wedges, putters, and lofts are the most dangerous thing pros can do, but balls are the worst.
  9. I'm glad we're all in agreement that both of these guys are complete d bags. So everyone can stop acting like they're part of the Brook Shields fan club and call a spade a spade. The guy is just an egotistical narcissistic d bag rolling his eyes and crying online about at a self absorbed head case. They are poster boys for that entire me me me attention whore generation.
  10. He's won with inferior equipment. lol Tiger Woods using a Bridegstone ball stamped with a swoosh and clones of Mizuno irons is about the weirdest of the switches players made, and he did alright as well. The more demanding the person switching, the better it seems to go. And Tiger is the MOST demanding when it comes to his equipment.
  11. Almost every player for the negative. The worst changes involve golf balls, because they can make clubs that are fairly similar or even prototype clones, but golf balls seem to really throw players into a tailspin.
  12. Definitely not. I tell ya, country clubs and cemeteries, the biggest wasters of prime real estate
  13. Security executes what the PGA Tour, sponsors, and law enforcement expect of patrons, and they enforce it where it's blatantly ridiculous (which is usually after warnings). There's a laundry list of things they don't want people doing. What you're saying makes no sense at all. And that pretty much sums up the entire Brooksie crowd. I have yet to hear one super fan of this guy make any kind of logical argument for the behavior, including the man himself. Me personally, I don't care for either of these two self absorbed tools. They are both an embarrassment to the tour and themselves. But Brooks (seriously, the name alone should tip people off that he's a pompous d bag) is just considerably worse between the two.
  14. It's showing support for a player that isn't in the tournament? Makes sense, said no one. His spin about rivals and just trolling is a thin veil that most folks with any kind sense can see through. And if he keeps it up, he might not like the Ryder Cup experience he's about to get. Want to take a wager on what happens when people start yelling Bryson at him all day? He will be whining all over social media, the press room, with his caddy, security, even some 80 year old lady volunteer marshal at the event. It's just a rivalry and the fans are just trolling Brooke Shields
  15. It would probably help his case if he didn't look like he smelled a fart all the time. He looks like he needs to lighten up and have some more fun on the course.
  16. The clubs and golf balls keep making it easier. It's harder for someone to dominate a game that is a game of misses with a wider margin of error. It's not any more complicated than that. The players themselves are as good or better than anyone else that ever played the game... it's just not the same game.
  17. Golf fans are WAY closer to the players and are literally walking on the field of play. In other sports, they are in stands, and those stands have a surrounding barrier a good distance away, and it's just background noise. There's a big difference. If fans were walking on the football field up to the huddle and standing next to the QB on the field yelling miss it Noonan miss, pretty sure that would last about 2 nanoseconds before a murder took place.
  18. 1. Bryson isn't doing it, security is. It's unwanted behavior at golf events, and people that yell Noonan get tossed just as easily as Brooksie. 2. At this point, I hope fans follow "Brooksie" and yell Bryson at him... ALL... DAY... LONG... EVERY... DAY. The guy really deserves it. And when he cries, cause we all know he will, let's revisit.
  19. Performance in the wind, outside of other conditional factors, is related to the dimple pattern. Titleist spent about 10 years doing r&d researching the new 2021 V/X balls and creating a new dimple pattern for no other reason than to improve the golf ball in the wind. I've played virtually every model of the ProV1/x since the ProV1 has existed in 2000. I am a member of Team Titleist and have had opportunities to test golf balls before release, like the 2021 ProV1, AVX before it existed, etc. So I'm not claiming to be an expert, but I also have some general knowledge on the topic. The Left Dash casing is what was put in the new ProV1 and ProV1x golf balls for 2021. That technology came from the R&D of the Left Dash... so everyone has benefited from that aspect which shines in the Left Dash and why it's so long off the tee from a ball speed standpoint. I've played the Left Dash golf ball. It's a very long golf ball. It has a noticeable reduction in spin. Like any ball that has low spin, it tends to also fly a little straighter, move a little better in the wind, and helps folks that don't swing ideally to reduce their spin into a range that helps increase distance. This golf ball is definitely not for everyone, as there are two primary areas where someone may not enjoy it. 1, it's a pretty firm ball, and that's subjective to the golfer., 2, the reduction of spin may cause some players to have a hard time into greens. This is speculation, but I would imagine they will eventually move all of the premium balls to use the new molds / dimple pattern used in the new 2021 V/X balls. As it is, Left Dash is certainly an impressive ball, but again, you really should be a high spin player to use it because otherwise you'll be playing for the front edge of every green. Even on tour, there are very few that play this version of the golf ball.
  20. pretty sure it uses the previous dimple pattern. In 2021 the ProV1 and ProV1x dimple pattern is better in the wind. That is specifically why they changed the dimple pattern.
  21. If you're looking for a golf ball to fix a bad swing, it's a fruitless pursuit. If anyone is spinning the ball too much and they don't want to fix their swing, than go with the ball that provides the best level of correction, but it's minimal and not worth choosing over the ball that provides the best results around the greens.
  22. The left dash uses the old dimple pattern that isn't as good in the wind. If you like the BXS, which is a softer higher spinning ball, then you should take a look at the 2021 ProV1
  23. Not even close, 2021 is better ball. Performance in the wind alone is a reason to use the 21 version, but it's also softer if you prefer that too. I would agree that it might be too soft for some, but you can try the proV1x ball then. If it launches higher, it's not super noticeable on the course and it's probably like 1 degree difference. I wouldn't worry about that. It's only improving the landing angle and with the improved wind performance it doesn't effect anything. I've played the ball in fairly stiff winds and barely saw the ball move.
  24. Noted, but just because the ball doesn't match what joe public buys at the store doesn't mean the pro is using an illegal ball. There are several ways they could accomplish this. They could add a custom alignment aid AND still have the default mark, and of course Titleist can have it added to the list of balls that conform. But maybe he keeps switching back and forth if folks are correct about seeing the old alignment aid. But it's been said that he's switched already.
  25. Why do balls get these random stamps like Y P? What the heck does that mean and is it necessary?
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