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  1. Roger Marris was a left handed batter that also had a RF of 295 which is short for Slow Pitch Softball. Interestingly he did hit half of his HR's at home and half on the road. 1961 was also the year the Yankees set the HR record which lasted into the 90's. Parks definitely don't have the same interesting geometries as in the past with some crazy deep fields accompanying crazy short fields. It is really hard to compare eras. Fields are smaller but pitchers throw harder and you face more fresh pitchers. Your parallel would be equal. MLB has done everything to accentuate the HR. A rec
  2. To me the one item that isn't given enough credence in the distance wars is Trackman. Players now understand how to optimize everything for distance. There have been improvements in many areas but not really in the last 10 years or so. Rory is at 318.7 this year and in 2010 he was 300.0 and for Phil he is 303.5 and 299.1. I really don't believe that it is equipment that much in that time frame. I really think it is using science to improve. Spin rate, launch angle, clubhead speed, ball speed, Angle of Attack etc. has given these guys a ton of distance and control.
  3. We constantly see studies about limiting distance. “The USGA and the R&A have got to wake up sooner or later,” Nicklaus said after being asked about the topic by Nick Faldo. “They can’t just keep burying their heads on this. They see it, they watch television, they see where these guys hit the golf ball. It isn’t about how far they hit it. You just can’t keep making golf courses longer. You just don’t have enough land, you don’t have enough money to do it.” “We do not think increased distance is good for the game,” Davis said, citing the relentless pressures courses face
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    BPTNWAM!

    Kuchar is a cash machine but there isn't a week where I think he will win the tournament let alone a major. He has twice as many MC's as he does Top 10's in majors. We are in another era of one timers as well (JT, Reed, Molinari, Woodland, Lowry, Morikawa, DeChambeau, Matsuyama). It is good that many of those guys are early in their careers and may become multiple winners. I know that traditionally this is always the case but we had some runs in the last 10 years (Bruce - 4, YJS - 3, DJ - 2, Rory - 4, Phil - 2, Kymer - 2, Tiger -1). So out of 40 majors there have been 22 one timers
  5. johnseg

    BPTNWAM!

    BPTNWAM BestPlayerToNotWinAMajor I have to be honest it took me a few minutes to figure it out.
  6. johnseg

    BPTNWAM!

    Let's get Tony a full field win first before giving him the BPTNWAM.
  7. I bought one this year for my course (Golf Logix) and have to say that I really like it. I take a quick glance as I am walking onto the green and put it away. For me the "heat map" is most useful as I can generally see where I want to putt but it gives you a much better feel for the type of speed you are facing. I think about how bad some of Rory's reads are and wonder without a green book where some of his putts might end up.
  8. This is a funny thing because they will still have them for practice rounds I am sure. I am not really bothered by them all that much.
  9. I am not sure how you can make that as a statement fact. I prime example is at the end of 1989 and the end of 2019 you had Fuzz Zoeller and Brandt Snedeker both ranked 47 in the OWGR's. Can you say that one is really better than the other? Number 100's were Jim Carter and Jorge Campillo and I don't really see a big difference there either. I know that the OWGR's are kind of funny due to not knowing how much a guy is playing (is he coming up or dropping) but it is a way to measure. I think all eras are the same except every now and then you get a transcendent talent that changes eve
  10. I have played the Ignite 460, SQ Dymo Str8fit, Covert Tour, and the Vapor Fly Pro. I probably like the newest one the best. I get a great piercing ball flight that I really like. Still in my bag along with my Ignite T60 3-wood with the x Ignite Fujikura Shaft. Everything about that club is perfect for me.
  11. I don't think the dice analogy works because being the best isn't a random occurrence, but I do agree that you can't assess the strength based upon the presence or lack thereof of a Superstar.
  12. This discussion always comes up and there seems to be two camps. The field is so strong no one can dominate and the the field is weak. Anytime there is an era with a truly dominant figure fields become too strong or two weak. I happen to think they don't really change a whole lot. You just these Super Novas that transcend the game for a period and they it goes back to normal. If you look at the Tiger Era which I will define as 1997-2011 you had 60 majors and 7 guys win multiple majors and a total of 37 different individuals. And while you have 7 guys win 30 it still shows that ther
  13. Funny, I am in a similar boat. I am still playing my Pro Forged Combo Tour 3-PW (2003) X100's. I hit everything well but I am 53 and playing 20 year old irons. It has been so long I am not sure where I even want to start for a new iron set. I have bought "new" drivers over the years so I am good there and I love the 15* 3-wood and 18* hybrid I play. I can't wait to see what gets thrown out for condieration.
  14. Hagen doesn't get the credit that Jones gets because he doesn't have the US Am or the British Am. Hagen was the father of professional golf. It is funny that most lists only give Jones 7 majors but also give him a Grand Slam in 1930 (The Amateur Championship, The Open Championship, US Amateur, and US Open.
  15. Hagen doesn't get the credit that Jones gets because he doesn't have the US Am or the British Am. Hagen was the father of professional golf. It is funny that most lists only give Jones 7 majors but also give him a Grand Slam in 1930 (The Amateur Championship, The Open Championship, US Amateur, and US Open.
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