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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Who plays of Scratch or Better? Maurice Allen and .....
« Last post by A-ROB on February 14, 2018, 03:47:34 PM »
^^^^^^^^^^ Bigfoot is camera shy?  ::) 8)
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Who plays of Scratch or Better? Maurice Allen and .....
« Last post by SMT on February 14, 2018, 01:56:40 PM »

So I could see Maurice and this other guy being effected by the pressure but 215 is pretty bad no matter how you slice it. Ha


"Pretty bad"?

That's like saying.... Bigfoot is "pretty" camera shy.

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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Who plays of Scratch or Better? Maurice Allen and .....
« Last post by A-ROB on February 13, 2018, 12:04:54 PM »
Speaking of animals. Tournament golf w money on the line is a different animal than just playing golf. I played in a few and almost always felt a //XXX// ton of pressure. Pressure I’ve never felt because of lack of experience. I’ve been under the lights in football and baseball winning Juco Baseball National Championship and winning the Big Stick Award. My school went to 3 straight 6A football state championship games. Only won my junior year. Lots of other big games in d1 baseball knocking off ranked teams. Never did I feel stressed because I was in my element. Take me out of my element and put money on the line? I was like a kindergartner. Ha. I didn’t start playing golf til I was 27. 2 years after starting ld in 05. Shot 130 or so my first time keeping score. After 1.5 years of practicing I was able to break par several times at different courses. Then I’d shoot 83 next time. Ha. Gotta love golf. Very humbling.

Yet I tried to play golf for money in real tournaments. I would play well until I start thinking about where I was on the leaderboard. Then proceeded to dribble down my leg! Ha   It is pressure I’ve never felt and my scores suffered drastically.

In dallas for the Texas shootout I played in the ld pro am at Tpc las Colinas back in 2010 and beat all lders including Jamie Sadlowski. Only pro that beat me was the only real golfing pro in the field. PGA tour player Greg Chalmers . The lefty Aussie who resided in dallas. Think I shot 73 from behind where the pros play at the Byron Nelson.  It was a long course from way way back. They gave us 2 off the tee so we could hit whatever shot we needed to score well. We had to keep our score and also played a scramble w 4 other team members at the same time. Then we’d grab driver and bomb one for the group because they paid a lot of money to art to play in this game. So we all played 2 balls off most tees. Unless we bombed one down the middle we’d play it and not hit another. It was a lot of fun. Can’t remember how much they paid us to play in it? But all the LD guys were paid to play in it

Needless to say if you aren’t a tour player playing for money on a regular basis? Good luck shooting low scores when money is on the line and the weight of your livelihood is on your shoulders. I’m sure some can pick it up right away. As I thought I could. However I couldn’t shoot scores in a tournament for money like I could just out playing a round of golf for my handicap.

Makes watching PGA more intriguing to me. So much pressure and guys handle it and triumph. I’m sure if I had more money to play in more tournaments? I may have done better but money ran out fast! Ha. Just didn’t have the early years of playing in tourneys to give me some experience and pressure. The pressure hit me like nothing I’ve felt and it beat me! I couldn’t turn off my brain and focus on each shot. Kept thinking ahead of myself. Which you cannot do in golf. One shot at a time! Oh well it was fun and I learned a lot. I learned that I’ll never be a great money tournament player! Without tons more experience.

So taking a money tournament score and comparing it to an everyday round score is not in the same ballpark. I could go shoot 88 for money and the next day go shoot 72. Go figure. Ha

So I could see Maurice and this other guy being effected by the pressure but 215 is pretty bad no matter how you slice it. Ha
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Qualifying for what used to be named (WORLDS)
« Last post by A-ROB on February 12, 2018, 08:35:30 PM »
I second that Mr Ramirez.  I am no pro golfer but did take several payouts in tournaments w other pros and deems me no longer an amateur. How do you get your amateur status back? I want to be able to play w my kid in the same kind of tourneys. He’s 6 now and hits it better than most adults. Forward shaft lean and everything. He hits his midget clubs in the air easily. Last yr at 5 he beat every kid up to age 12 in the local junior tournament. Small town so not country club kids. But out of 13 kids, he did awesome!

Just means he will have an expensive hobby until he can use the same clubs for more than a year! Lol
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Qualifying for what used to be named (WORLDS)
« Last post by Part Time on February 12, 2018, 05:32:05 PM »
I don't have to worry about qualifying, buy in anymore. Applied to get my amateur status back after competing since 1991.   Looking forward to playing amateur golf again. I have a 22 year old son who will be my partner! Doesn't get any better than that.

Gary Ramirez
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Mazza Pitches Perfect Game
« Last post by A-ROB on February 12, 2018, 02:21:07 PM »
Glad for him! Most athletes do Ld after their first sports career is over. Not the other way around. But good for him. Yes I know Jamie sadlowski and Scruggs were good young but that usually isn’t the case. the days of seeing very young talent is gone with the current qualifying process. You’ll see the same guys year in year out. That will get very boring quickly. I’m sure the select few are glad to keep in the mix. I prefer to see new guys have a shot at trying? I mean the open division regulars aren’t  getting any younger! I like watching most of the guys hit. But it’s the same thing every time. Be nice to see some new guys give it a go! Less likely to happen these days!

It was nice to see James win in Dubai! All that travel and press for all those hitters and the underdog takes them down!  That is true press! Looks as though he won pretty easily?


Congrats Mr Tait on your first win!
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General LongDrivers Forum / Mazza Pitches Perfect Game
« Last post by supajsn98 on February 12, 2018, 09:47:12 AM »
https://www.sfgate.com/giants/article/Giants-prospect-pitches-perfect-game-Mazza-11101474.php

How do you think Mazza would stack up against the top guys if he stuck with it? How many belts do you think he would have today?

I hope he gets his break into the majors, but if he doesn't... scary to think of all the talented athletes out there that are not involved in LD and the potential impact they could have on the sport.

Jason
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Classifieds and Wanted to Buy Ads / Re: Alpha, SMT, Bang and Maltby drivers and heads
« Last post by A-ROB on February 11, 2018, 07:50:43 PM »
Looking at the age of your clubs I can tell it’s been quite some time since you’ve competed! Ha
I sure am glad I got rid of all my LD stuff when you could actually still sell it!
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: 93 / 105 still better than 215
« Last post by A-ROB on February 11, 2018, 07:49:07 PM »
2 self proclaimed  scratch golfers
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: What are they worth and who wants them??
« Last post by rmeikle on February 10, 2018, 12:01:32 AM »
Value... $0

I bet the Beast wouldn’t mind having them.
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