2018 PGA Tour Thread

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Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:10 am

I'm not a huge keopka fan but...

F.L.O.R.I.D.A. S.T.A.T.E
Florida State Florida State Florida State woooo.

Sorry couldn't resist.
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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by DougE » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:10 am

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:18 am
Playing that course on a regular basis would be painful to me. Hitting wedge to a volcano-like green complex and hoping the ball doesn't run down the other side doesn't seem like fun, except for the occasional round when you are on vacation.
Come play Worthington Manor on your next vacation. It'll be fun! ;)

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Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:18 am

Doug I'm going to get up that way one day and play there with you. I just need to figure out how to hit the ball straighter off the tee first haha.

But if you ever want to meet half way (or halfish way like Williamsburg) let me know I'll take a day off work and meet you somewhere between. There is a course in Charlottesville VA that is nice, it's a little out of the way for us both and riot gear isn't included.
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Post by GBOGEY » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:33 am

jasonfish11 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:18 am
Doug I'm going to get up that way one day and play there with you. I just need to figure out how to hit the ball straighter off the tee first haha.

But if you ever want to meet half way (or halfish way like Williamsburg) let me know I'll take a day off work and meet you somewhere between. There is a course in Charlottesville VA that is nice, it's a little out of the way for us both and riot gear isn't included.
I go to Charlottesville a lot - what course do you like there?

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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by GBOGEY » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:36 am

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:18 am
Assume Shinnecock was just another private course located in central NJ and never hosted a US Open. You have an opportunity to join. The dues are a bit high because they maintain a set of tees @ 7,500 yards and they tend to set the course up a bit on the difficult side with shaved green approaches, etc... Do you join?

Playing that course on a regular basis would be painful to me. Hitting wedge to a volcano-like green complex and hoping the ball doesn't run down the other side doesn't seem like fun, except for the occasional round when you are on vacation.
There's a top 100 course near me that I've played 3 times. The greens are super crazy and fast. But in an answer if I had the bucks to join the answer is yes I would have and I would have played every day I could. The course is under used - you've never seen such a nice place with so little play. And quite frankly tee to green it's manageable so eventually you'd get used to the greens. BTW I've been told by a friend that the member tees at Augusta are quite manageable - something like 6200-6300 yards.

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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:47 am

GBOGEY wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:33 am
jasonfish11 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:18 am
Doug I'm going to get up that way one day and play there with you. I just need to figure out how to hit the ball straighter off the tee first haha.

But if you ever want to meet half way (or halfish way like Williamsburg) let me know I'll take a day off work and meet you somewhere between. There is a course in Charlottesville VA that is nice, it's a little out of the way for us both and riot gear isn't included.
I go to Charlottesville a lot - what course do you like there?
I love birdwood. I've only played it twice, but I think it's my favorite course I've played in Virginia so far. Next time you are there you should play it. Also let me know I'll see if I can take off work and head up there (even though it's 3.5 hour drive).

To be fair its the only course I've played in Charlottesville.
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Post by GBOGEY » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 am

Played there many times as I have a kid at UVA. Unfortunately, they are supposed to tear it up and renovate it soon and it is supposed to be closed for a year. When I've looked the other courses in the area are usually quite pricey so I was hoping for an alternative.

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Post by sjduffers » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:07 pm

The rule 14-5, like most rules, is not based on intent, just on an objective fact: hitting a moving ball results in 2 strokes. Simple.
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Post by GBOGEY » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:53 pm

Not sure what the whole thing is about - there was a similar incident at the Olympic Club in 1998. I think it was a straight penalty no talk of DQ. Phil was clearly expressing his displeasure with the USGA but I don't know how that turns into DQ.

Patrick Reed had some interesting comments - he said the issue wasn't the severity of the greens but a few crazy pin placements. I think that was the same commentary that they ran into at Olympic Club - they picked a pin that wouldn't support the green speeds. So maybe the USGA needs to change its focus - fast greens are okay but match with pin positions.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:58 pm

Course builders in the 1920s couldn't imagine green speeds that we are seeing today.

Newer courses have relatively flat areas where pins are placed. Some older courses don't have areas that are relatively flat.
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Post by GBOGEY » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:54 pm

There's a course near here that's only 40-50 years old. A few years back they really sped up the greens. It's on the side of a mountain. I like the layout but refuse to play there any more - impossible to stop the ball on several holes. Wasn't built for the speeds the course is using today.

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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by DougE » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:56 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:58 pm
Course builders in the 1920s couldn't imagine green speeds that we are seeing today.

Newer courses have relatively flat areas where pins are placed. Some older courses don't have areas that are relatively flat.
Exactly. I have been saying this (and probably have here on this site at some time or another) for years. Not only did architects not ever imagine speeds this fast, there was no equipment capable of cutting it that short or rolling it that smooth. Older courses defended their greens with slope and size. Large greens typically had more slope than small ones. Flatter greens were typically much smaller. Super fast greens are relatively new to golf. Look at the Augusta greens back in the 60s. They were never meant to play as fast as they do at the Masters. Watch an old video of Bobby Jones, or Ben Hogan or Sam Snead, or even Arnie in his early years. The greens back then required a real strike with the putter to get a 20 footer to the hole. Try that on today's US Open or Masters greens and you will be hitting a wedge to get back.

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Post by srogers13 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:08 pm

DougE wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Exactly. I have been saying this (and probably have here on this site at some time or another) for years. Not only did architects not ever imagine speeds this fast, there was no equipment capable of cutting it that short or rolling it that smooth.
So what type of equipment did you use? Did it use gasoline? :thumbs
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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by DougE » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:41 pm

Before my time, wiseguy. :nope

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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:17 am

Check out @voice_of_cstmr’s Tweet:


Not sure why the Usga doesn't respond to my tweets?
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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by srogers13 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:19 am

Hey, they got the 7th hole right this week, so I guess technically it was not a repeat. :heynow :puke
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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:48 pm

I wonder if Charley Hoffman hates weekends.

I'm certain he has lost more money on Saturdays and Sundays than I'll make Monday-Friday my entire life.
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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by jasonfish11 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:02 pm

Well this sucks.

I am watching my son and his cousins. Translation of I'm watching golf while they play. The down side is Patrick Cantlay and Bryson dechamblows are near the lead. So I'll get to see 4 shots per hour.
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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by DougE » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:40 pm

There are much more interesting golfers on the first page of the leaderboard now, only 2 hours later.

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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by DougE » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:27 am

Just took a gander at the Quicken Loans field (Tiger's tournament) for this upcoming weekend here in the DC area at TPC Potomac at Avenell Farm. I was planning to go one day to see Tiger. I was thinking perhaps Friday, just to make sure he is still playing and hasn't missed the cut yet. Tickets are not that cheap, relative to say, the Travelers Championship this past weekend, which I used to go to regularly when I lived in CT. The tix were usually about 20-25 bucks. The Quicken Loans tix are almost 40 bucks. After reviewing the field, other than Tiger, it is a pretty uninspiring group of players. Only one other big name that I noticed. Ricky Fowler. Maybe a level down is Mark Leishman, JB Holmes, Francesco Molinari and Jimmie Walker. The rest are guys that would not be noticed in a grocery store. Kevin Na will probably be in the mix on Sunday. Weak field.

Maybe Tiger can make a good showing without all the big names there this week. Unless I can score some discount or free tix, I may skip it. I suppose I'll see how he does Thursday before making a final decision.

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:11 pm

DougE wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:27 am
Unless I can score some discount or free tix, I may skip it. I suppose I'll see how he does Thursday before making a final decision.
Call Team Titleist and casually ask them if they have any promotions associated with the tournament and if so, can you get discount tickets. They might just send you some for being a loyal customer.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:18 am

Tiger Tards, advance!! :yess
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Post by jasonfish11 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:24 am

I don't know that putter just looks wrong in his hands.

It's like Picasso holding a paint roller like you'd use to paint your walls.
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Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Post by DougE » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:38 pm

Tiger is playing well. -5 through 16 holes. Are you watching Jason? I am watching on PGA Tour Live. I have a subscribtion for another week. But just lost connection for some reason. I also have Tiger Tracker on Golf Channel working, so not missing a shot. If you are watching, what are you watching on?

Pheeew! Just got my feed back.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:26 pm

I wasn't watching. I was just talking about pictures/videos I saw earlier in the week.
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