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Forum Thread of the Day: “Justin Rose thinks four majors in four months is bad for golf. Do you agree?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from MMB1500 who highlighted comments made this week from Justin Rose who believes that the new schedule which sees four majors in four months is “too condensed” and not good for golf. Our members have been sharing their thoughts on the matter, with plenty of members both supporting and rejecting Rose’s claim.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Z1ggy16: “Kind of agree. Once the Open is over this year, there’s really not much else to “look forward to” as far as exciting tournaments go, for me anyway.”
  • CDLgolf: “I agree with Justin, hard to believe the major season will be done after this weekend. It also seems to me that the new schedule is making the top name players play less. Taking three weeks off and only playing in the majors. I’m sure this schedule makes the most money for the tour, and they’ll be done before football starts, which is what they want.”
  • bspn: “I always thought the old schedule was too compressed around this time of year with The Open > WGC > PGA all within the space of 3 weeks and then right on into the FedEx Cup playoffs. This year has felt much better paced to me, albeit with some of the big names skipping regular events they would otherwise play in order to get enough rest between majors. The other benefit of the new schedule is they’ve got rid of that awkward break right in the middle of the FedEx Cup.”
  • Big Ben: “The PGA being the last Major has always felt like a dud. I like the new format. The Open Championship this year is far more exciting.”

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  1. B

    Jul 18, 2019 at 2:12 am

    They should get rid of the FedEx Cup and the silly playoff format. It’s meaningless and it’s the very thing that gets in the way of everything else on Tour, actually, which made this schedule feel condensed and busy. Throw that in with the Olympics next year and Ryder Cup all getting in the way, there is too much intensity in golf that golf can’t actually handle for the players to be consistently strong.

    • liam

      Jul 18, 2019 at 9:40 am

      i could care less about the fed ex cup…but it gives us 4 tournaments end of season where all the top players play at once….not sure why golf fans would want to get rid of these tournaments. yes, seeing the fedex cup standings in feb is annoying, and yes claiming it decides the season champion is dumb… but its usually 4 good quality tournaments and beats some random tournament that top players skip.

  2. Crusher

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Disagree completely. I think it has been the most enjoyable golf season so far because the majors are happening every month. Let’s be real, the Players Champiohship IS a major. So, you have majors every month starting in March and. Ending with the playoffs 6 months later in August/September..

    Then you have the wrap around season in place of the meaningless SKINS games they used to have and you have year round MEANINGFUL golf.

    Great job PGA Tuor.

  3. John Basileo

    Jul 17, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    I agree with Rose 100%.
    On July 21st, the major golf championship season will be over.
    And why?
    So they can start the stupid FedEx Cup in August.
    And then they won’t have to go head to head with football.
    And then they’ll get bigger TV ratings.
    And then everyone involved will make more money.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best ball for players with slower swing speeds?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from ghoul31 who created a thread dedicated to finding the ideal golf ball for players with slower swing speeds. Our members have their say on what is the ball most suited to slower swing speeds, with a variety of models receiving a mention.

Here are a few posts from the thread but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Hogan9: “My SS is 80 to 85. I play the Titleist AVX. Many people on these forums tell it’s wrong for me. I’ve tried several brands and types over the last year ( Pro-V-1 and 1X, Cally Supersoft and Chrome Soft, TM TP5X, Wilson Duo Soft and the Snell MTB. The AVX gives me the best overall performance for my game. I’ve had to slightly adjust to how it reacts on chips and pitches, but the extra distance off the tee is well worth it. “
  • North Butte: “Maybe 90mph driver swing on a good day. Driver 205-ish hit 6-iron from 150. Pro V1x but I have played AVX, B330, TP5 with pretty much similar results to my favorite V1x. Also played the Chrome Soft for a while but it seemed to fly a little low and sometimes have trouble holding greens (or maybe I just didn’t give it a long enough chance to know for sure).”
  • Hat Trick: “Pro V1X – Spin and higher launch keeps it in the air longer, but at the same time that spin holds the greens – SS 96-98 mph.”
  • Kmac: “My SS is right around 95-100, and I find the QST to the perfect for my game. I will also play the AVX or Chrome Soft Truvis. But for the money, nothing beats the QST.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Single length irons stunting development?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from rbark11 who has sparked an interesting debate over single length irons in our forums. Rbark11 has been playing single length irons for the past seven months, and he is concerned that he may have issues changing back to regular length irons. Our members give their take on the matter, as well as discussing single length irons in general.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • mcs4: “No, it will not. Both my father and I are currently playing Cobra One Length irons after decades of playing variable length irons. It took both of us maybe a few rounds to feel comfortable with the switch. This weekend I played a round with my old irons, and it was different but not a big deal. My opinion is that there are pros and cons with each approach, but I don’t think picking one will make any particular negative impact on your ability to later switch to the other.”
  • Quadra: “I’ve played both. Right now I am back to VL clubs ( Wishon 560 irons). Find VL gives me more shot-making options. With uneven lies, especially with the ball above or below foot level, the shot seems easier with a more upright or flatter lie, rather than trying to manipulate a shot from clubs with only a single length/lie. VL = more shot possibilities.”
  • Aucaveman: “I played Cobra ftbo for a year. Shot my best scores ever. Our club switched to Mizuno exclusively, so I had my first real fitting. I switched to the 919 forged and had to sell the Cobras to fund the mizunos. Really wished I hadn’t. I really liked the Cobras. The shafts in the Mizuno’s are better suited for me but had I put the same shafts in the Cobras; I’d prob been better off. At some point, I’ll prob do it and go back to one lengths. I was perusing eBay yesterday actually.”
  • Brandons68: “I think that the consistency you gain from SL irons is pretty great. I have not played them personally, but have talked to several people that have, and they really like the feel of the irons and the fact that they swing every iron the same because they are all the same length.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Jason Day splits with Steve Williams after two months”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day concerns the split between Jason Day and caddie Steve Williams. The pair have decided to part ways after working together for two months, with Day describing their relationship as “a disconnect of old school and new school”, and our members have been discussing the split and giving their thoughts on the brief collaboration.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • jimb6golf: “Bottom line the caddie doesn’t make the player. The player controls how he plays and that includes practice, etc. to getting better. JD has a few younger kids and probably can’t practice as much as he’d like and combining that with injuries he’s just not as good as he once was. All understandable. If he wants to get better, then he needs to recommit to the game and maybe even get his original caddie/ coach back on the bag. The others at the top of the ranking are all fully committed to the game and getting physically ready to play, but it takes a lot of time, and it’s hard to do with a family I would imagine.”
  • QuigleyDU: “So can we chalk Steve up as overrated now??”
  • wkuo3: “Jason needs to be healthy again ( if that’s possible) before he could return to the winning form. He can do well on the Tour with any caddy if, he is healthy. This sport wears on you at the competitive level, next to American football. Recreational play is fine if not done excessively.”
  • munichop: “Without a healthy back he will never regain the form he once had. He is another example of what I believe is the biggest legacy of Tiger’s career- the shortening of golf careers due to the all-out commitment to bomb and gouge golf. Certain guys will last longer than others, but in general, the bodies will wear out sooner from the speeds these guys generate.”

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