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#1861 GolfingBro

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 11:25 PM

View PostgatorMD, on 29 June 2018 - 08:41 PM, said:

View PostGolfingBro, on 29 June 2018 - 08:36 PM, said:

View PostgatorMD, on 29 June 2018 - 08:10 PM, said:

what's keeping you from say web.com tour?  In your opinion.  

thanks...

Timing. Playing well at the right time. When I made it to final stage I didn't have a good week (and had food poisoning).  Q School is the time of year to play well.  Also, if I were to do it over I might move closer to more Mondays for the Web.  California is too far away from everything and its too expensive for me to fly everywhere.

yeah def an ebb and flow to the golf season and if u can peak at q school then have another peak for 2 -3 good weeks ur basically on the pga tour....so close but yet so far.  

g-luck man

Exactly how it goes. Thanks!


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 06:30 PM

Just read this entire thread in 2 days... what a read. Best of luck to you Matt. I realize this is off topic, but now that I'm caught up here, can someone tell me how to find McCann1's thread? Thanks in advance.
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 06:48 PM

View PostGolfingBro, on 29 June 2018 - 07:40 PM, said:

View PostDrewmiller07, on 29 June 2018 - 07:06 PM, said:

For us guys who basically get one shot at a new course. How hard would you try to attack pins or tee balls knowing you have one shot at the course?

Also, do you ever have just completely terrible days? Like upper 70's or maybe 80 for you.

Depends what I am playing.  If its a monday qualifier you have to attack almost every pin.  For me I am overly aggressive on a course I never see, since I don't know where the trouble is, I just see fairway.

For guys like you, it also depends on your handicap and what you are capable of.  For me, I will attack anything if I have 7 iron or less unless there is immediate danger like a water hazard.  I would tell you to find your longest club you are comfortable attacking to a short sided pin.  Always aiming to be 150 out is a good bet on all courses as well.  That means on a short hole you might take less then driver.

Bad days are around 74 to 76.  I believe the highest tournament score I have shot this year has been a 77 and the lowest has been a 62.

This is awesome man, Iím rooting for you. Thank you for taking the time to answer all of us.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:59 PM

View Postjohn myrbch, on 06 July 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

Just read this entire thread in 2 days... what a read. Best of luck to you Matt. I realize this is off topic, but now that I'm caught up here, can someone tell me how to find McCann1's thread? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 08:37 PM

Was just going to say McCann thread is under tour, I can't find if he tried to Monday for this past Canadian tour event, he is not in the field but I only could see who the 10 qualifiers were and could not find scoring.
Matthew is currently in Sioux Falls SD playing on the Dakota's tour.  This particular event has a winning prize of 15K,  The format is different in that each pro plays with 3 amateurs who keep score for the pro.  They pay to play so I guess that is how they can put more money into the pros purse.  Here is a link to this weeks event.  

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 02:35 PM

Hello all I have an update for everyone.  This season as many of you have read I decided to forgo PGA Canada and focus on playing mini tour events and state opens.  For the summer I picked the Dakotas Tour.  

This tour has been around for over 18 years and the  money is really good.  More guys are learning how well run these events are and the purses for all the three day events.  The reason the money is so good is that every event is pro am format.  A team of three amateurs pays an entry into the event and the first two days they play with one professional.  The fields are small, for example this week in Sioux Falls its 75 guys with the winner taking home $15,000.  

It is unique and an adjustment playing with 3 amateur golfers who lose lots of balls and don't hit the best shots but overall it doesn't affect me that much.  The fields after two rounds are cut to 30% of the pros. Those pros play in normal threesomes with each other the final day.  Supposedly this Tim Ailes guy is over 40 and has played every year up here and makes 30-40k each season.  

I decided to take the 23 hour drive after the Golden State in Reno which I took solo 6th https://goldencuptou...leaderboard.htm

I had 4 days before the first event out here and that gave me time to sight see.  If you follow me on instagram you already knew this.  I drove 7 hours and stopped at an Airbnb for the night, then woke up at 540 am and drove 5 hours to this pure pure golf course in Rawlin Wyoming called Rochelle Ranch.  An 8000 yard course from the tips in great shape. After that I drove 5 more hours to my new Airbnb in Rapid City South Dakota.  I saw Mount Rushmore and hiked in Custer State Park for a day.  The bear picture was from a drive through safari animal park called Bear Country.  Im glad that I stopped and saw a part of the country that I hadn't visited yet.  The drive out however was very very boring.  A lot of nothing out here in the middle northern states.  The good news is the speed limits are 80 mph and I set my cruise at 90 for most of the 1700 miles.

The money I saved having my car out is was well worth it.  My plan is to play all the big ones and if I qualify for the Web events then I will miss two of them.  I finish up tomorrow here in Sioux Falls then I play next week in Sioux Center Iowa.  After that I drive to Nebraska and play the Web.com monday.  If I don't qualify I drive up north to Aberdeen South Dakota to play an event.

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Long Beach Open
Stonebrae Web Monday
ProJam South Dakota
2 more events in North Dakota

My website has all the schedule and the links:

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View Postjohn myrbch, on 06 July 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

Just read this entire thread in 2 days... what a read. Best of luck to you Matt. I realize this is off topic, but now that I'm caught up here, can someone tell me how to find McCann1's thread? Thanks in advance.

Thanks, glad to have a new follower.  Keep looking for updates on my new Dakotas adventure.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 02:38 PM

Hey Boo Boo, I don't see ranger Rick around!!
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Posted 07 July 2018 - 02:45 PM

Great update and incredible scenery!

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 08:10 AM

Iíve heard great things about the bobcat open if youíre sticking around that long . Course is great I played it years ago in my us am qualifying while on my way to a college visit . Unfortunately during the year I was there it was a flood year (this year is one but Iím not sure about North Dakota ). And we had to play the front 9 4 times which became a bit tiresome hahaha

http://www.waterlooopen.com If youíre back next year , hopefully you wonít be and youíll be playing the web , this is an event worth adding , 50-55k to first place Iím not sure off the exact number

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:19 AM

random question, but when playing with amateurs do you feel obligated to help look for their lost balls? does it throw you out of rythym or find it tiring to find yourself walking circles in the tall stuff looking for others balls, or do you let the players and fans do this and stick to your own game.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:44 PM

Just read through most of this.  You mentioned Tim Ailes, I know him pretty well here in Columbus, played with him and caddied with him for years at Double Eagle.  He is a hell of a golfer, and it ways amazes me how far away the best of the best are from even his level.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:50 PM

View PostHoosierMizuno, on 09 July 2018 - 09:19 AM, said:

random question, but when playing with amateurs do you feel obligated to help look for their lost balls? does it throw you out of rythym or find it tiring to find yourself walking circles in the tall stuff looking for others balls, or do you let the players and fans do this and stick to your own game.

Haha great question.  I do believe in karma and helping guys look for balls is good karma.  It also speeds up play.  I will always help someone look for their ball because it doesn't throw off my game at all.  The one thing I do is not pay attention when they putt or hit the ball because thats when weird things can happen.

View Postweissmanjeff, on 09 July 2018 - 12:44 PM, said:

Just read through most of this.  You mentioned Tim Ailes, I know him pretty well here in Columbus, played with him and caddied with him for years at Double Eagle.  He is a hell of a golfer, and it ways amazes me how far away the best of the best are from even his level.

I'm not a pro caddy, but if you need or want a caddy for an event in Central OH, shoot me a PM and I will try to make time for you.  Looped for Faxon and Couples in a local event, nothing serious though.  Also, we can always find some good games....

Awesome thanks!

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:04 PM

This is an awesome thread! Best of luck to you Matt!

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for keeping this updated....best of luck this summer.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:33 PM

This week I came close to qualifying for the Pinnacle Bank Web event in Nebraska.  On Monday I shot -5 and was in a playoff with 6 other guys for the last spot. Sadly I didn't get through but if anyone is interested I can talk more about the day and the round.   A little disappointing since I was so close. But its on to the next one.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:36 PM

View PostGolfingBro, on 18 July 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:

This week I came close to qualifying for the Pinnacle Bank Web event in Nebraska.  On Monday I shot -5 and was in a playoff with 6 other guys for the last spot. Sadly I didn't get through but if anyone is interested I can talk more about the day and the round.   A little disappointing since I was so close. But its on to the next one.
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Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:04 PM

View PostGolfingBro, on 18 July 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:

This week I came close to qualifying for the Pinnacle Bank Web event in Nebraska.  On Monday I shot -5 and was in a playoff with 6 other guys for the last spot. Sadly I didn't get through but if anyone is interested I can talk more about the day and the round.   A little disappointing since I was so close. But its on to the next one.

I'm sure the mentality must be a little different for these rounds where you know you have to shoot 5 or 6 under to have a chance, are you going after more flags? Or do you just stick to the plan and hope the putter is hot?

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 05:13 PM

Matt, thanks for all the time you put into this thread.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:23 PM

View Postjohn myrbch, on 06 July 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

Just read this entire thread in 2 days... what a read. Best of luck to you Matt. I realize this is off topic, but now that I'm caught up here, can someone tell me how to find McCann1's thread? Thanks in advance.

Try the search function with his user name.Also a great read

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:24 PM

View PostGolfingBro, on 18 July 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:

This week I came close to qualifying for the Pinnacle Bank Web event in Nebraska.  On Monday I shot -5 and was in a playoff with 6 other guys for the last spot. Sadly I didn't get through but if anyone is interested I can talk more about the day and the round.   A little disappointing since I was so close. But its on to the next one.

Keep up the great play!!! youre  always 1 or 2 small breaks away. Best of luck


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 09:05 PM

View PostGolfingBro, on 18 July 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:

This week I came close to qualifying for the Pinnacle Bank Web event in Nebraska.  On Monday I shot -5 and was in a playoff with 6 other guys for the last spot. Sadly I didn't get through but if anyone is interested I can talk more about the day and the round.   A little disappointing since I was so close. But its on to the next one.
Great playing! Would love to hear more about why you selected it...how the golf course compares to those you've played on other tours, does this performance change your future plans?

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 12:45 PM

View Postryanpalm, on 18 July 2018 - 09:05 PM, said:

View PostGolfingBro, on 18 July 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:

This week I came close to qualifying for the Pinnacle Bank Web event in Nebraska.  On Monday I shot -5 and was in a playoff with 6 other guys for the last spot. Sadly I didn't get through but if anyone is interested I can talk more about the day and the round.   A little disappointing since I was so close. But its on to the next one.
Great playing! Would love to hear more about why you selected it...how the golf course compares to those you've played on other tours, does this performance change your future plans?

I played in the Monday qualifier since I was already out east for the Dakotas Tour.  It was only a 2 hour drive from the event I was playing.  There are always two sites for every Monday qualifier on the Web and every player gets randomly put on a golf course.  I have no choice what course I play, I just show up and try to shoot low.  The plans don't change going forward.  Keep playing and keep making money.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 12:49 PM

Good result alert: https://dakotastour....leaderboard.htm

Played yesterday the final round in the leader group and had a chance to win all day.  We had 20-50 members following us all day which is so much fun.  I really enjoy having a chance to win and the pressures involved with that.  Sadly I came up a couple short but made a good check for the week.  The final round played tougher than the previous since the wind switched.  I played as good as I hit the ball.  Basically I wasn't hitting it close enough to shoot more than 1 under par.  The final hole I needed an eagle to force a playoff and my 66 yard wedge shot to a back pin (over a small hill running away from me), lipped out.  Then my 7 footer for birdie lipped out again.  So close.  

Life of a golfer moment for you guys:  Finished up my final round then had a 6 hour drive to Omaha.  Currently I'm sitting in the airport writing this as I wait for my flight to Long Beach for the Long Beach Open that starts Thursday.  My rest day is today and its a travel day.  Thats the life of a golfer for you.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:23 AM

View PostGolfingBro, on 23 July 2018 - 12:49 PM, said:

Good result alert: https://dakotastour....leaderboard.htm

Played yesterday the final round in the leader group and had a chance to win all day.  We had 20-50 members following us all day which is so much fun.  I really enjoy having a chance to win and the pressures involved with that.  Sadly I came up a couple short but made a good check for the week.  The final round played tougher than the previous since the wind switched.  I played as good as I hit the ball.  Basically I wasn't hitting it close enough to shoot more than 1 under par.  The final hole I needed an eagle to force a playoff and my 66 yard wedge shot to a back pin (over a small hill running away from me), lipped out.  Then my 7 footer for birdie lipped out again.  So close.  

Life of a golfer moment for you guys:  Finished up my final round then had a 6 hour drive to Omaha.  Currently I'm sitting in the airport writing this as I wait for my flight to Long Beach for the Long Beach Open that starts Thursday.  My rest day is today and its a travel day.  Thats the life of a golfer for you.

Matt, do you ever think about the money out there when you're in contention? Or get nervous as a result?  I know for me, I don't think of the money most of the time, but I do think about Order of Merit positions alot etc A few months back going into a final round I had a chance to not only win, but also win more bonus money than the overall first place as part of a cumulative thing and I very conscious of it all day. Thankfully I got the job done!

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:15 AM

did you ever play in the junior am tournament and whats your thoughts on the recent final and the two guys who went head to head? did you watch? it was hard to remember those kids were only 16. the kid that lost had 305 from the fairway in on a par 5 and rolled it on the green. no doubt golf is now a game of distance.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:49 PM

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:08 AM

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View PostGolfingBro, on 23 July 2018 - 12:49 PM, said:

Good result alert: https://dakotastour....leaderboard.htm

Played yesterday the final round in the leader group and had a chance to win all day.  We had 20-50 members following us all day which is so much fun.  I really enjoy having a chance to win and the pressures involved with that.  Sadly I came up a couple short but made a good check for the week.  The final round played tougher than the previous since the wind switched.  I played as good as I hit the ball.  Basically I wasn't hitting it close enough to shoot more than 1 under par.  The final hole I needed an eagle to force a playoff and my 66 yard wedge shot to a back pin (over a small hill running away from me), lipped out.  Then my 7 footer for birdie lipped out again.  So close.  

Life of a golfer moment for you guys:  Finished up my final round then had a 6 hour drive to Omaha.  Currently I'm sitting in the airport writing this as I wait for my flight to Long Beach for the Long Beach Open that starts Thursday.  My rest day is today and its a travel day.  Thats the life of a golfer for you.

Matt, do you ever think about the money out there when you're in contention? Or get nervous as a result?  I know for me, I don't think of the money most of the time, but I do think about Order of Merit positions alot etc A few months back going into a final round I had a chance to not only win, but also win more bonus money than the overall first place as part of a cumulative thing and I very conscious of it all day. Thankfully I got the job done!

Money is always a thought before I play and I do my best to keep it out of my mind.  Tournaments which I do I tend to play well and tournaments which I don't I tend to struggle.  As with all golfers I look back on a shot or two that could've gone my way or ones that I made a mistake.  Because those shots add up in the end to dollars.  Those thoughts add pressure but the pressure is why I love golf and play the game.  In certain situations if I don't have a chance to win I think about the dollars involved and may play it safe to secure a top 5 spot or so.  But when I have a chance to win I am always going for it and trying to win.

What tour do you play on?  Let me know and I can follow and be a fan.  Congrats on getting the job done.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:13 AM

View PostHoosierMizuno, on 24 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

did you ever play in the junior am tournament and whats your thoughts on the recent final and the two guys who went head to head? did you watch? it was hard to remember those kids were only 16. the kid that lost had 305 from the fairway in on a par 5 and rolled it on the green. no doubt golf is now a game of distance.

I qualified for the US Junior Am at Shoal Creek.  It was my first big tournament and got some college attention for me.  I was way over my head and decided to play a bunch of practice rounds so I could say I played the course a lot.  I ended up not making match play but to be honest I had a small chance anyways.  To some on here they know I have been on a slow steady rise my entire career.  I was never the superstar early, I took time to get better.

The kids now, like the two in the final, are so good and so powerful.  They are beyond what I was as a player at that age.  I did not watch but kids now a days can compete at the highest level.  The age of success has continued to get younger and younger.

View Postsigvb, on 24 July 2018 - 06:49 PM, said:

Great comments and good luck!
If you need any gear please do not go to the tour equipment companies....simply come here to WRX. I'm sure I and most everyone on here has one of every clud/shaft combo ever made. We'll be happy to donate

Thanks!  I will gladly take a tour use only scotty cameron putter off anyones hands ;) haha just kidding.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 05:19 PM

View PostGolfingBro, on 25 July 2018 - 11:13 AM, said:

View PostHoosierMizuno, on 24 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

did you ever play in the junior am tournament and whats your thoughts on the recent final and the two guys who went head to head? did you watch? it was hard to remember those kids were only 16. the kid that lost had 305 from the fairway in on a par 5 and rolled it on the green. no doubt golf is now a game of distance.

I qualified for the US Junior Am at Shoal Creek.  It was my first big tournament and got some college attention for me.  I was way over my head and decided to play a bunch of practice rounds so I could say I played the course a lot.  I ended up not making match play but to be honest I had a small chance anyways.  To some on here they know I have been on a slow steady rise my entire career.  I was never the superstar early, I took time to get better.

The kids now, like the two in the final, are so good and so powerful.  They are beyond what I was as a player at that age.  I did not watch but kids now a days can compete at the highest level.  The age of success has continued to get younger and younger.

View Postsigvb, on 24 July 2018 - 06:49 PM, said:

Great comments and good luck!
If you need any gear please do not go to the tour equipment companies....simply come here to WRX. I'm sure I and most everyone on here has one of every clud/shaft combo ever made. We'll be happy to donate

Thanks!  I will gladly take a tour use only scotty cameron putter off anyones hands ;) haha just kidding.

Better yet, follow Luke List's lead and contact Byron Morgan.  I'm sure Byron can come up with something truly outstanding!!!  :)
Taylormade M1 (2016 tour head) 9.9 degree Tensei Pro Orange 70g Stiff
Titleist 906F2 15 degree Fujikura Pro 73 Tour Spec stiff
Taylormade SLDR 2 Hybrid Graphite Design Tour AD DI-Hybrid 85 stiff
Ben Hogan '99 Apex Blades (3-PW) Nippon Modus Tour 120 stiff
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Titleist AP2 716 (3-PW) TT S-300 AMT
Miura 52* GW KBS Tour stiff
Scratch Golf LW Nippon Modus Tour 120 stiff
Byron Morgan Epic Day Long Pipe Copper plated
BestGrips Augusta Microperf grips

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:43 PM

View PostRobotDoctor, on 25 July 2018 - 05:19 PM, said:

View PostGolfingBro, on 25 July 2018 - 11:13 AM, said:

View PostHoosierMizuno, on 24 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

did you ever play in the junior am tournament and whats your thoughts on the recent final and the two guys who went head to head? did you watch? it was hard to remember those kids were only 16. the kid that lost had 305 from the fairway in on a par 5 and rolled it on the green. no doubt golf is now a game of distance.
I qualified for the US Junior Am at Shoal Creek. It was my first big tournament and got some college attention for me. I was way over my head and decided to play a bunch of practice rounds so I could say I played the course a lot. I ended up not making match play but to be honest I had a small chance anyways. To some on here they know I have been on a slow steady rise my entire career. I was never the superstar early, I took time to get better. The kids now, like the two in the final, are so good and so powerful. They are beyond what I was as a player at that age. I did not watch but kids now a days can compete at the highest level. The age of success has continued to get younger and younger.

View Postsigvb, on 24 July 2018 - 06:49 PM, said:

Great comments and good luck! If you need any gear please do not go to the tour equipment companies....simply come here to WRX. I'm sure I and most everyone on here has one of every clud/shaft combo ever made. We'll be happy to donate
Thanks! I will gladly take a tour use only scotty cameron putter off anyones hands ;) haha just kidding.
Better yet, follow Luke List's lead and contact Byron Morgan. I'm sure Byron can come up with something truly outstanding!!! :)

Just looked up his stuff. Looks fantastic.  Id rep anything.


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