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  1. Picked up a double wide at sa open.they feel very nice the balance of the club is spot on
  2. Iron heads had to be shipped to the site, got there around 9 am Tuesday, and then they took a few hours to build and cure. Woods, wedges, and putter were done Monday afternoon. The cans don’t travel with a ton of iron sets in their drawers. Ryan Mcarthy who plays Titleist clubs that were the current models lost his on the same flight and his irons also had to be shipped next day from Titleist. They are also VERY busy working on stuff for other players. There’s only a few guys working on clubs in each van. Wasn't having a dig,just very rare that they run out of iron heads those weeks as most the top players are already into product,played in 09 and a set was built for another player from scratch in about an hour,that's why I was surprised and assumed they were rare model or an unusual product
  3. They were built ASAP which meant early afternoon the next day. That’s literally as fast as they could be made. I was literally standing right there the entire time and the story got worldwide coverage. He was one of 3 players last year who lost their clubs and it took until mid day for all of them to have sets built. But please continue telling me I’m wrong. That's shocking was just seeing if there was a reason,vans are busy but special cases normally get priority
  4. Main reason ball flies better and stops hands getting wet/dirty then getting grip wet etc
  5. At the open if you need clubs they will be built asap,unless using some Radom clubs that are not vans?
  6. How so? Do they make their own travel arrangements? Pay for flights and hotels Meals? Arrange practice rounds, play pro-ams responsible for showing up to work on time, or they get DQ'd Hire personal coaches, which aren't provided by the team. Have to use personal doctors and trainers instead of those provided by the team? Need to learn to drive, hit fairways, hit irons, wedges, putt, bunkers, chip? guaranteed contracts vs. having to win prize money to pay the expenses? Lose your card if you don't perform one season. Look I love baseball, but those guys have it easy compared to the guys on tour. I didn't realize booking travel, arranging for meals, flights, hotels, etc were considered marketable "skills". If that's the case, I'm way underpaid, too! None of what you posted actually addresses my post to which you responded. Baseball players have to be able to, you know, run, jump, throw, make split-second situational decisions and identify an off speed pitch in a fraction of a second. It's almost universally accepted that hitting a baseball at the big league level is the most difficult thing to do in professional sports. You're considered elite if you're successful 3 out of every 10 attempts. Golfers have essentially one athletic skill to learn, swing a golf club, with variations of that skill comprising wedge, wood, and iron play. I'm not saying golf is an easy game, but golfers have it athletically easier than the other major sports. Universally accepted hahaha hardly anyone else plays baseball world wide.i think as far as skill in sport golf is ranked as the highest,pure athletic ability then much lower
  7. Interesting read I don't understand guys saying anyone gets paid to much,if they are getting paid to much(this implies it's easy money)then simple go and get the same job as them,if you think speith earns to much go and win the masters the open etc and you will earn the same,if you think a premiership footballer earns to much go and get a contract with a team,if you think people get paid to much for entertainment then become tom cruise or Beyoncé,it's simple most people don't because they can't. Same in many walks of life the top people earn the big money and a lot of other people moan,a higher % of people can become a teacher than a basketball player so they earn less,a higher % of people can stack shelves in a supermarket than become a teacher so they earn less.to get to the top of anything you do takes huge commitment and generally where there is more money the talent will be directed that way. The way some people are talking is that companies just give sponsorship money away,no it because they see this as a good return for there money,paying 1million to someone if you get 1.5 million of value out it is a sensible business decision.i know guys in the states earn a lot more money from endorsements than Europe but that's because it's a bigger showcase for the sponsors. It sounds like people think you can just be very average turn pro someone will give 100k plus a year for you to travel around and play golf,while this sounds great it's not true,getting to a position like this requires years of work and creating a great amateur cv which only a few can achieve. I have spent 12 years playing full time golf with very minor success,I am currently in South Africa to play in the joburg open,I have very limited sponsorship and put most my winnings back into covering my costs,yes I could win this week and pocket 170,000 euros or what ever the first prize is this week and someone would say that's amazing for a weeks work,in reality it would have been 22 years of hard work,or I could have invested nearly my last £1000 and miss the cut and no one would say a thing bar me thinking how am I going to buy xmas presents.yes I could have played better this year and earned more prize money,I played 19 events on the sunshine tour challenge tour and europro tour and made 17 cuts beating 2/3rds of the field each week to make these cuts and I made probably around 5g profit I am not thinking anyone will feel sorry for me and yes I could have stopped playing along time ago and yes I am lucky that I have the chance to earn that much money this week,but the way some people disregard some golfers/athletes careers on here it seems like they think life is so simple you just turn up for 15-20 years and get 15-25mill in career earnings,in reality to do that you have been in the top 1-2% of your field for a 15-20 year period.if your that good at your job in a highly competitive trade in my mind you deserve to earn money that only the top few % in the world earn. I guess I just wanted to give an incite into someone's career who has never broken through but loves competing and you never know the joburg open could be my week to earn some easy money
  8. thats a new one flat swing plane trouble out of the rough That's nothing compared to Bernhard Langer's arm lock from years ago. Right? At least that one got him a Masters. I like Koooch. Flat swingers have trouble out of the rough though. One of his downfalls Flat swing struggle out of rough?
  9. Just a little update on progress,finished the sunshine tour season in 85th place on money list,played some good golf last few months but not got the results,qualified for two European tour events in Sa the joburg open and tshwane open shooting 69 and 67 in qualifying,the joburg open was a bit of a mare due to the weather,qualifying wasn't played till weds so no practice round on either course for joburg open(have played courses before)a shocking start +4 through ten hole on the tougher course,battle back to shoot 74 knowing the cut would be around -4 lots of work to do.a good start to round two -4 for round -2 tournament as play was called off Friday night,bogeying first hole in restart and only one birdie meant a second round 67 and a missed cut. Tshwane open was very disappointing as was a short tight course with thick rough which should suit,my game was poor and another poor start +7 after 12 holes I finished up shooting 76 74 to Miss cut,am currently working hard to get some sponsors on board to help getting me out for the start of the sunshine tour season in mid April
  10. Hi sorry didn't see this,I didn't play desert springs as was playing sunshine tour in South Africa that week
  11. Beef will be fine anywhere in the world,he's no different on to or off tv the guy can get on with anyone,and Shaun Reddin will point him in the rite direction.
  12. Got one of these in the bag didn't realise it wasn't avalible in retail,nice wood to be fair
  13. Hiya a bit of swing work but just trying to score as just played 6 weeks in a row so hard to get much swing work in
  14. Royal is one of my favourite course greens were awesome,what course do u play in joburg?
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