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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?
  15. We are allowed lasers on euro pro tour,deffinatly slows up play as guys wait till pin is in to get yardage then re check
  16. Hi guys just a little update having played zim open I shot 69 72 67 but had75 in last round to finish tied 10thwas disappointing o have a bad final round but a good start to my trip,last week I compoeted in Zambia on a par73 course in Lusaka,rounds of 71 72-71-68 left me in 6th place and moved me upto 525th in world just outside the top 500 which means just miss out on chane to enter us open qualifying in uk,today I competed in qualifying for the Mauritius open but a 73 left me 5shots off the mark,I have a week off now and will be competing in Swaziland next week
  17. Hi guys just a little update been in London this week,was lucky enough to practice/play at west hill golf club great Heath land course with good practice facility's,someone asked about what I do in practice so here is what I did over the two days. Arrive at 9.30 breakfast as it was an hour from my girlfriends house,luckily I met a member in the bar who was playing with a friend so joined them to play 18 holes,quick drink and lunch then went out and played 18 holes on my own working on swing machinics but in a playing environment I find this a great way to practice and build trust in what you are working on.followed by an hours short game practice. Day two arrived at 9 went to range hit 160 balls constructively working on swing,trying to shallow my plane with arms working infront of me on way down as I tend to pull arms straight down starting downswing,I then tend to get the club a touch steep on way down,after this I joined euro pro players jack Colgate and George Parker and challenge tour player Gary king for 14 holes,after playing had lunch then did some short game with Gary and jack helping Gary with his bunker play,then I did an hour in nets working on swing as it was dark. I am currently waiting to hear if I have secured enough funding to play Zimbabwe and Zambia,I've had a couple of days off to see my girlfriend who I had only seen around 5 times in 5 months due to traveling,I am pleased with how swing is coming on and will try and post some pics if anyone is interested Many thanks Steve
  18. If anyone wants see me play here is highlights from a comp up my home course Cumberwell park Lost by a shot :-(
  19. Hey Bro, thanks for starting this thread. We've gotta a few threads going and that's great that you can share from that neck of the woods. As my SS was in your area(107-108) in 2012, my last in the game, I know from Playing the backs at 7000+ and throwing 3-6i's in greens when my FC's were firing 6i-9i's and in a few cases PW's, well it's a grind when you're basically playing for par and they're giving themselves legit birdie looks, especially at your level. They make a mistake or miss and they get par, you make a mistake and you're looking at bogie. Are you currently working on the mechanical/physical side of your game while you're tryin to cash a check? That's a tough tough road to hoe Bro, very tough. I'm not tellin you anything that you don't know. These guys are stepping onto a tee visualizing and thinking about goin low and have all the confidence in the world that it's comin, and you're stepping into he tee hoping that ya got the swing to squeeze out 5-10 more yards? You're at the dance and ya gotta dance with who ya brought. For better or worse, take the swing you've got, swing, and hopefully you Play your a** off and cash a few checks and make a little noise!! You know the feeling. You've been there done it before- THAT'S What you've gotta have goin through your mind- Discipline and Focus Bro, Discipline and Focus!!! Regarding money, or lack there of, you're Playin scared- I don't necessarily mean literally, though you've probably got a mental calculator and a mental calendar and you're computing dollars into days and what you got left and what you need to do and how much you need to make to keep this show on the road- Just like thinkin about mechanics and Playin Tourney golf, and I don't give a s*** what level of golf, NOONE wins or Plays well with that stuff in their head. Not under pressure. And Bro, you're facing some pressure before you even plant the tee. I've been there, different activity and arena, but I had enough money to either get a hotel for the night OR enough to take a prospective surgeon(my first orthopedic implant distributorship, hip/knees) to lunch. I slept in my car, went into the surgeons lounge in the morning to shower, shave and get dressed and I did what I had to do. Just like you can't Play scared, no surgeon likes takin a desperate individual into the OR with em. You've got to somehow focus and block out your reality and think, swing and Play like you have at the BEST periods of your life- You've got to "let go" and literally, not give a s***, and swing and Play as though you've got a million in the bank and a Tour card in your pocket. If you don't, you're gonna join the other great Players who fell short- For some reason I believe in you- Your honesty and openness~ Your humility~ You're desire to succeed~ Believe me, if you can't summon the mental where with all NOW to Play your best golf when you need it most, havin money in the bank ain't gonna make a difference~ Why? Because there's a kid out there in Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada and the good ole US of A that is in the same situation as you and they're gonna put it together, grab the ring, and not let go- Grab the ring Bro, have fun and Play your a** off!! I wish you the very Best and Please keep us in the loop :) Fairways & Greens, Pins & Cups My Friend, Richard Thanks I am not trying to increase distance while playing I know this will come with work and time,think one of mates dean burmister is playing Puerto rico this week,he flat out bombs is so hoping he has a good week,it's his first pga tour start but he's awesome,won 4 times on sunshine tour this year.i know I have the game to compete as have hand 5 top tens on challenge tour 3second places on sunshine tour and was going well in British open after first round once(second round not so good)just need to improve on what I have got
  20. Just to give you an invite into how many golfers fund some of there expenses here is what I have done,I have a shares system in place selling 200 shares at £100 per share trying to raise £20,000 which cover over 2/3 of my costs for the season.in return the share holders receive %50 of my winnings and a monthly newsletter(each share is worth 0.25% of winnings)share holders also win the chance to play with me and I also try to help with tickets for events etc via my contacts,my aim is to get as many people behind me as possible and give them in insight into life of tour,the ups and the downs and the prolblems that guys that have not made the big time come across during there season,how one good week tap the rite time can change someone's season so dramaticly,also it's insightful for young golfers or parents to see what life is like if you don't have success straight away,the search for sponsors etc.many thanks for the people who have written on this post,I am currently working hard on easing enough cash for my trip to Africa,hoping to have things in place by next few days so I can't start booking things up,slightly differnt pre tournament prep than life on the pga tour,but I love competing at this game
  21. Hiya yeah good friends with Colin hollick jarred and Bruce good lads Small world! Jarred hits a driver like an absolute machine Yeah he's a good ball striker
  22. Steve, thanks for sharing. What kind of gym work are you doing? Good luck for you on the tour. I have only started going properly for last few months,I have a friend who is doing his tpi so do some stuff with him,then general work out with squats and dead lifts,am no gym buff lol,
  23. I have been pro for 11 years,I got started by accident playing against a lad I played football with,he beat me so I started practicing,an average week will consist of 18 holes per day normally having a little bet,couple of hours on the range and some putting and short game work.amateurs don't tend to fully take on board what they are told in a lesson,if you took notes of things in lessons it's great as a reference to look back on in a few weeks time
  24. Hiya yeah good friends with Colin hollick jarred and Bruce good lads
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