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  1. I can tell by the look at set up that this is a nightmare to trust. So much going on.....

     

    The appearance definitely takes some getting used to...I'll give you that. The physics principles that were kept in mind when designing the putter is what really sets it apart.

  2. How do you get out of a rut / bad place on a day when your game falls apart? How do you shake yourself back into focus and get over a bad shot?

     

    When I come of the rails I simply try to remember the basics of my swing. I slow down, I have a smoke. I try to block distractions out. One shot at a time.

     

     

    The other day my pal and I were playing a round at the simulator (its cold up here in 'sota) and about halfway through he totally fell apart. To his credit this has happened to him before on epic proportions. Once he loses it, its over and there is no getting it back. He would be best served to head to the clubhouse for a sandwich and a beer. At the end he kept saying, "I just wish this was over."

     

    4 days later we attempted the sim again, after 3 holes he tapped out. Swing and confidence utterly destroyed.

     

    I think for most of us our first instinct is to give advice when something like this happens but it rarely works for the person at the time.

     

    What helps you when it falls apart and how can I best help someone else?

     

    Check out my store if you want to take a look at some simulators for unlimited practice!

     

    I am a big proponent of: when times get tough on the golf course, go back to the mental game. Start to pay more attention to visualizing yourself hitting great shots over and over again. What typically happens when the scores start to creep up a bit is that your most recent memory of golf shots include negative visualization. Make things simple again, picture yourself hitting great golf shots, and then you will be surprised by how quickly things turn around!

     

    Hope this helps!

  3. I often wear my Nike Running joggers to the range and for practice rounds (I mostly play in the early afternoon when it's empty so I don't care) and I noticed that both Nike and Puma have "dress joggers" now. What's the consensus on those? Would I be a ****** to wear them when playing for real or nah?

     

    Search Nike Oxford Jogger if you're confused.

     

    I personally am not a huge fan of these out on the golf course. I am a proponent of the traditions of golf, especially on tour. I would rather see the traditional classy style with a number of the tour players.

     

    - Shawn

  4. I used to drink the big labeled beers, Sam Adams, Coors, etc... After spending time with my neighbor, he introduced me to the World of Craft beer...THANK GOD!

     

    I am interested to hear what everyone here drinks or collects and what they like. I will go first.

     

    I would have to say my favorite is Dog Fish Head as a brand as well as the collectables. In NJ here there is a Brewer called Beach Haus which i have began to like on a Summer basis, but will indulge a little in the winter with their Winter Rental (Lager.)

     

    My Top 5 that I buy on a daily basis is as follows:

     

    Dog Fish

     

    Dale's Pale Ale (can's)

     

    Lagunitas

     

    Troegs

     

    Full Sail & Session

     

    What's everyone else like?!

     

    Bring from the great state of Wisconsin, I love the local crafts!

     

    MKE Brewing

    Lakefront Brewing Co

    Point Brewery

    New Glarus Brewery

     

    - Shawn

  5. http://www.pgatour.c...mastercard.html

    Bay Hill, Florida

    Purse: US$ 8.7 million

     

    Notable players:

    • Americans: Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker, Ryan Moore, Kevin Chappell, Zach Johnson, Kevin Kisner, Kevin Na, William McGirt, Webb Simpson, Charles Howell III, Pat Perez, Tony Finau, Charley Hoffman, Wesley Bryan, Billy Horschel, Jim Herman, James Hahn, Sean O'Hair, Roberto Castro, Daniel Summerhays, Chris Kirk. Stewart Cink, Matt Every.
    • Europeans: Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Danny Willett, Paul Casey, Tyrrell Hatton, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Henrik Stenson, Alex Noren, Thomas Pieters, Francesco Molinari, Martin Kaymer, Thorbjorn Olesen, David Lingmerth, Martin Laird, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter.
    • Aus / NZ: Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Danny Lee, Cameron Smith, Rod Pampling, Aaron Baddeley, Geoff Ogilvy, Greg Chalmers, Steven Bowditch
    • Asians: Hideki Matsuyama, Jeunghun Wang, Byeong Hun An, Siwoo Kim, Seungyul Noh, Anirban Lahiri, C.T. Pan.
    • South Africans: Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, Retief Goosen, Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman.
    • Other notable players: Emiliano Grillo, Fabián Gómez, Camilo Villegas, Vijay Singh, Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, Graham Delaet, David Hearn.

     

    Outstanding honor and tribute to the King last week. That was very bittersweet to watch.

  6. I want to share with the community and see if anyone has tried out the new L2 MOI Maxx Putter. L2 Putters brings basic physics principles to the golf course with incredible technology. These putters are marketed to improve your alignment, distance control, accuracy, and overall consistency under pressure putting situations.

     

    Compared to conventional putters which are smaller, lighter, and produce a very small "sweet spot", L2 Putters provide much more stability to your putting stroke. I have always struggled personally with the stability of my blade putter and this putter has really helped to improve the consistency of the ball reacting off of the putter face.

     

    If anyone has tried these putters out, let me know. They are fantastic!

     

     

     

    - Shawn

  7. I have a junior golfer, 18 yrs old, recently started with him (January 2016) on course strategy and his short game

     

    last week set high school scoring record with a 33 (4 birdies1 bogey), won jtnc (jtnc.org) tourney last weekend shooting 65 (8 birdies, 1bogey), 76

     

    problem is, he doesn't post scores after his rounds (too tired, done playing golf, just wants to go home) so his index is 5.0

     

    he recently received an acceptance letter from his 1st choice college with no men's golf program

     

    I am aware there are many paths in competitive golf, would love to hear others experiences and what other pathways are to pursue competitive golf....

     

    any help, shared experiences would be greatly appreciated :)

     

    Congratulations to your junior golfer, these are very impressive scores! I am the owner of Rain or Shine Golf and former Division 1 collegiate golfer at Northern Illinois University. I can say with experience that the college golf coaches will most likely put very little emphasis on the handicap index of your player. If you were still concerned about it, you could also have the junior go back and post some recent scores by backdating to the date of the actual timing of the round being played.

     

    Make sure to really have him sell himself to these coaches. Sell the fact that he is developing and improving his game extremely quickly and this will give them a glimpse of the true potential of this player. Very rarely does a college golf coach recruit a player for immediate talent, the best will always put more of an emphasis on the players that seem very coachable and can be coached to a level well beyond their current abilities.

     

    If your junior is a fierce competitor and is shooting these scores even prior to collegiate level coaching, he will be very successful. If he does not receive many offers at first but is still passionate about playing college golf, don't give up! Some of my very successful teammates on my college golf team were transfers from community colleges who simply developed their game to the highest level a little after high school.

     

    - Shawn

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