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  1. I’m now firmly in the camp the caddy screwed up. if he did ANYTHING that would jeopardize BDC he’s gone. Remember that the real money is made off the course - not on it - and BDC is raking it in. If BDC is my client, and a caddy puts anything to do with his brand in a not-good place, my first comment is drop the caddy. Immediately. Entirely replaceable but millions in sponsor and appearance money isn’t. Also - this caddy is now blacklisted. Who wants a guy who will drop the bag night before a tourney you can win? Not me. BDC haters are i
  2. So… what if the caddy did something that could harm BDC’s brand/rep, BDC fired him and to make it a lesser deal it became a mutual decision? Entirely possible… BDC has a brand worth protecting and the caddy might be less employable if it all got out.. plus BDC is the brand. Caddy is expendable. I mean, nothing on the tour has ever ever been covered up - ever! - **cough** Tiger.. **double cough** DJ’s “injuries” That kind of thing goes wayyyy back… Since it’s all speculation anyway - just sayin’
  3. As a dude who is in his 30s, with 3 kids under 10 and one being a month old, I can attest to the accuracy of this statement.
  4. About 5 years. Prior to that, I put my 10,000 hours (+) in. I regret not playing during those 5 years significantly. I get to play the game I love consistently now, share it with my family and aside from my wife and children’s health, happiness and success there’s nothing else I enjoy more than golf and all that comes with it.
  5. I think that’s right. The tour is pretty deep with talent - winning week in and week out is a good goal but not something I think we’ll see a lot of going forward - too many guys rip it and can get hit with the putter and contend. Or it could be a function of fitness, drive and motivation to keep playing even though they’re financially set. I hit it harder now than in college, for instance, which is almost two decades in the rear view - and it’s improving. I’m a hack compared to these guys and have probably 1/100th the amount of time to practice - with more t
  6. 72/74 this week. played the back 9 on my home course two under for the week and the front 9 4 over. Need to actually warm up properly and not take 6 holes to remember how to play and fix my wedge game which I give a 1 out of 5 stars right now.
  7. Consultant that helps facilities be more profitable/turn around agent - particularly for helping private clubs where so many members chime in about things they personally think the club should want or need but are completely useless beyond that member (and costs money). Other angle would be a mental coach for say 10 handicaps or better. I’m not good with beginners necessarily but can help help a better player think better and save themselves shots (if they’re willing to listen, of course). That’d be a lot of fun and pretty quickly rewarding both for the coach and the player - thin
  8. I don’t know that’s it’s “unusual”, no. Making eagles comes from having a lot of legitimate looks at Eagle. Law of large(r) numbers - it’s about giving yourself chances. You might jug one periodically from the fairway but is that really a legitimate Eagle attempt? Not really. I’ve probably made a handful of Eagles this year - only one that’s memorable was a perfectly judged wedge from the fairway. The others were putts or straightforward chip-ins. Under “normal” conditions with bounce and roll i can usually reach par 5s up to 560 yards at least assuming I
  9. If you’re trying to get better, a better short game will help a bunch - and being a good putter takes a lot of pressure off the rest of the game. If you’re already a decent ball striker, you’re close to playing very well. Excellent putting is the key to that next step. 100%.
  10. Kind of… What I’m saying is the focus, for me, is getting your swing into the correct positions at key points in the sweet to hit strike the ball consistently - which are positions most all good players get into (more-less) with all of their swings. What the swing “looks like” at speed, once you reach a certain level of proficiency, matters less. For instance, Rory’s swing is probably my favorite of the modern era outside Tiger and then classically Hogan. However, Jack, Arnie, DJ, Rahm, Berger, and more - from a swing aesthetics standpoint - don’t really look “great” to
  11. Haters - haters everywhere…
  12. I use total putts per round as a stand alone metric to evaluate my putting. I think of making putts as, well, making putts. Birdie/par/bogey doesn’t really matter because they all need to go in. My philosophy is if you just make a lot of putts you’ll probably score reasonably well. I also use total putts as a stand-alone metric for psychological boost: You can putt better because you’re focused on making putts and not the score they’re for and the other aspects of the game the total putts figure could be representative of. I use it to draw conf
  13. This is good advice. Also, learn to love practicing putting. And then go practice putting a lot.
  14. I think it does but overall size probably has more impact IMO than just weight training. Small but jacked/fit players can absolutely smoke it but they need to be larger/more jacked. It’s compensation for a naturally smaller arc and less weight that can be transferred via the swing into the ball compared to a physically larger player. Strength, weight and height all play a role in generating power - which is what your question is all about. The larger you are, the less effort it takes to generate power, which should translate into a more consistent or less aggressive (more contro
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