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Old 06-09-2017, 10:11 AM   #841
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albatross is a 2 on a par 5 or an ace on a par 4
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:28 PM   #842
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albatross is a 2 on a par 5 or an ace on a par 4
And they're understandably rare even among pros. Only 18 in majors for men, 4 for women. Of course they'd be more common if pros played the courses most of us often play.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...t_an_albatross
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Old 06-10-2017, 08:35 AM   #843
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I don't golf. Looks way beyond my coordination/physical abilities. Kudos to those of you who do:

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US Open looks more like Buick Open, with low scores and "non-major" names on top. Just doesn't have the "survivor" vibe of tradional US Opens.

The lack of wind and soft, receptive greens/fairways made Erin Hills pretty tame.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:41 AM   #846
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For what some are saying about the course being an easy track, it sure did eat up all the big names. I enjoyed the venue and watching some good golf.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:10 AM   #847
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well I wont' be playing it any time soon - looks like it's $400 or so a round
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:17 AM   #848
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Glad to see Koepka win a major. I was watching yesterday & thinking about having seen in person many of those in contention yesterday when I volunteered @ the WGC in 2015: Koepka, Fleetwood, Matsuyama, Garcia, Fowler, Reed & Hoffman; others too, who were not in contention. It's cool to see them on TV & think about watching them up close in person, realizing just how good they are. A golf buddy, who also volunteered, and I watched Bubba, Koepka, JB Holmes & Gary Woodland all hitting on the range simultaneously; like watching cannons go off at a military parade.
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I posted a few weeks ago about getting fitted for a driver and fairway wood. I have since received the clubs and am happy to report that it was money well spent.

Prior to the club fitting, I was using an old knock off 4-wood and barely hitting it 200 off the tee. Part of the reason for the lack of distance is my slow swing speed, but I have also never felt that comfortable using a driver. At only 5'7", hitting longer shaft clubs has always been a problem. The club fitter built a 42.5" driver and a fairway wood and so far I have used them in 2 games, and also in a scramble yesterday. The scramble gave me a chance to swing faster that I normally would have when my tee shots were not needed and the results were far better than I could have hoped.

The fairway wood goes about 220 and straight. The driver has been consistently going around 235 - 240. In the scramble yesterday, on one hole straight into a 50kph (30 mph) wind when my drive wasn't needed, I swung hard and hit the driver 235 yards...taking into account the wind, that was probably the furthest I have ever hit a tee shot. Both myself and my long time golf friends were completely amazed.

I should have been fitted for clubs 20 years ago!!
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Well, now I know why I'm still waiting for my first hole-in-one...these jokers are using them all up!

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