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#631 Smash Factors

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:11 AM

Sorry to hear that Monte.

Get off to a good start tomorrow.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:14 AM

 dasams, on 14 November 2017 - 11:17 PM, said:

 b.helts, on 14 November 2017 - 10:50 PM, said:

Play well tomorrow.

^ A 77 today could be a 67 tomorrow :superman:

When he wakes up tomorrow,  today's 77 will still be a 77.  Grinding with a stone, that just sux.  You might as well have your caddie kidney punch you right before each shot (voice of experience).
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#633 MonteScheinblum

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:17 AM

 Gamble Gamble, on 14 November 2017 - 11:47 PM, said:

 MonteScheinblum, on 14 November 2017 - 10:24 PM, said:

On a lighter note.  You can imagine I’m pretty hostile.  

I️ didn’t want to sit in the room or I’d fall asleep and wake up at 3 am.

So I decided to go see a movie.

As I’m getting out of the elevator a group of like 10 tourists rushes the elevator like a Mosh pit and one dude bangs my bad knee with his suitcase.

At the top of my lungs, “What the fuk is wrong with you people?  You’re supposed to let people off the elevator first.”

There was a parting of the Red Sea and they almost fell like dominoes as they did it.

As bitter as I️ am, I️ enjoyed the humor of the situation.
Them being dumb as dirt and me being a pissed off a-hole.

...and yes, I’m still bitter about the bug that happens twice in the previous sentence.

What movie did you see?

Daddy’s home.

Needed a laugh.  Was pretty funny.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:14 AM

 Schnee, on 14 November 2017 - 04:56 PM, said:

 sethdavidsdad, on 14 November 2017 - 04:39 PM, said:

 Schnee, on 14 November 2017 - 12:27 PM, said:

 sethdavidsdad, on 14 November 2017 - 11:33 AM, said:

Anyone have a link to live scoring for the qualifiers?

Last year there was no live scoring. It'll be updated here after the rounds are completed:

https://www.pgatour....california.html


Monte tees off in about a half hour, 9:58PST.
How many move on to next stage?

I'm not sure. Last year they took 16 guys from the California regional site which equated to top 12 + ties and 3 alternates. There's also a Florida regional qualifying site at Disney's Palm Course, so i dont know if/how that factors into how many move on.

Used to be three regional qualifiers.  Maybe a few more spots with just two this year?

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:59 AM

 Hawkeye77, on 14 November 2017 - 11:52 PM, said:

Daddy's Home 2? Would love a review!

Guessing not Romancing the Stone. ;-)

LOL, I'm Kreskin!

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:00 AM

Did you say you were trying to pass Kevin Stone, or a kidney stone?
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:04 AM

 StezzGolfer, on 15 November 2017 - 11:00 AM, said:

Did you say you were trying to pass Kevin Stone, or a kidney stone?

Nice, that gave me a smile and a snicker.

I really do appreciate all the support.  Those that have had them know how bad it is.  I feel better today, but wiped out.  At this time yesterday, I was considering paying someone to euthanize me.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:54 AM

Hang in there Monte...sometimes you can play better when you feel like garbage...just think about Holly Sonders if you struggle, that should help
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:01 PM

 MonteScheinblum, on 15 November 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

 StezzGolfer, on 15 November 2017 - 11:00 AM, said:

Did you say you were trying to pass Kevin Stone, or a kidney stone?

Nice, that gave me a smile and a snicker.

I really do appreciate all the support.  Those that have had them know how bad it is.  I feel better today, but wiped out.  At this time yesterday, I was considering paying someone to euthanize me.

Good luck today Monte! I want an excuse to go to Japan next year so I'm 50% pulling for you for selfish reasons.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:57 PM

Sorry, keep your head up

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:31 PM

On my second hole, had a 20 foot eagle chip and got dizzy and hurled.

Doctor said I was severely dehydrated and chanstized me for even going out there after a second stone...lol.

Very disappointing, but it is what it is.

I made a few mistakes...several actually.

I put so much effort into getting my swing to a point where I had no more big misses to the right (and I succeeded), I neglected my short game, my putting, playing in tournaments, playing more rounds of golf, getting in better physical shape....and likely most importantly, I didnít eat right which probably contributed to the kidney stones.

Even though my swing is better and more reliable now, I took a step back in other areas that allowed me to make it through first stage last year.  I was eating better and played more golf and tournament golf.  Wonít make that mistake again.

The eating better is a tough one, but obviously a necessity.

Itís a process no matter what level youíre at.

Apparently, Iíve also neglected my grammar.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:37 PM

Grammar is overrated.
If I do this 11,548 more times, I will be having fun.  - Zippy the Pinhead

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:42 PM

Itíll all line up for you eventually. Youíre too good to not be out there. Keep your head up bud

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:42 PM

 MonteScheinblum, on 14 November 2017 - 06:45 PM, said:



BTW, this os11 bug thatís turns the singular personal pronoun into a box is making me postal.

I'm not an Apple fan but a friend had the same frustration. I believe it's been fixed now, see:
https://support.appl.../en-us/HT208240


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:48 PM

Knee gets more time, stones get sorted out, time for proper preparation, travel the world and make fun of people's swings - looks like it all is shaping up for a big 2018!


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:51 PM

 MonteScheinblum, on 15 November 2017 - 08:31 PM, said:


I put so much effort into getting my swing to a point where I had no more big misses to the right (and I succeeded), I neglected my short game, my putting,


Sounds just like me and I'm a hack. I am striking the ball much better and then squandering it around the green. I re-watched your short game video on my last business trip, this last weekend played two rounds and had a ton of kick ins and chipped in for birdie.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:20 PM

Sorry Monte....
It's been miserable being hurt, but watching another qualifier go by is really bothering me, so I feel your pain so to speak.

Hang in there!

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:27 PM

 MonteScheinblum, on 15 November 2017 - 08:31 PM, said:

Very disappointing, but it is what it is.
Sorry it didn't work out and I hope you give it a go next year :)

 MonteScheinblum, on 15 November 2017 - 08:31 PM, said:

....and likely most importantly, I didn't eat right which probably contributed to the kidney stones.  [snip] The eating better is a tough one, but obviously a necessity.
If you take the plunge, you'll like it more than you can imagine.

 MonteScheinblum, on 15 November 2017 - 08:31 PM, said:

It's a process no matter what level you're at.
Sigh...  I'm just retired and working hard on my swing but every time I think I've made a gain, something else rears its ugly head :(

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:14 PM

 northgolf, on 06 November 2017 - 07:33 PM, said:

 games, on 06 November 2017 - 05:55 PM, said:

 MonteScheinblum, on 06 November 2017 - 03:25 PM, said:

OT posts in my thread that are allowed.
...
Hot beverage cart girls or LPGA Tour players

Well?  We're waiting...

There are more hot beverage cart girls by a long shot, and that isn't saying much.  Waiting on a hot LPGA tour play is right up there with waiting for Godot.
I believe Wonder Woman's last name is spelled Gadot. :)
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:25 AM

 northgolf, on 15 November 2017 - 08:37 PM, said:

Grammar is overrated.

my command of the English Language is inbelievable!


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:09 AM

It's refreshing to hear someone blame something they actually can control over their results, even though there was something out of your control that made your chances of progressing a near miracle.

It may be a small consolation prize, but you are pretty much worshipped on here, and do everything to deserve that.  That alone is a dream for a lot of people on here, so I hope you keep doing what you do so well.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:41 AM

 sb944, on 16 November 2017 - 06:09 AM, said:

It's refreshing to hear someone blame something they actually can control over their results, even though there was something out of your control that made your chances of progressing a near miracle.

It may be a small consolation prize, but you are pretty much worshipped on here, and do everything to deserve that.  That alone is a dream for a lot of people on here, so I hope you keep doing what you do so well.

I agree with you except I wouldn't say "worshipped."  I would say "justifiably respected."  

I don't plan on shacking up with Monte Koresh and defending our "sister-wives" when the ATF tries to stop the party.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:16 AM

OK, no more Animal Style with Schnee. Eat your veggies. Drink lots, and lots more water. Play more. Worry less. Play more.

Sorry for the stones, I was worried when you had the first one. So Friday/Monday Qualies it is. You can do that!

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:45 AM

Monte,

I truly believe, even after only spending a couple days with you at a clinic, you have the talent and the intangibles to be great on the Champions tour. I've been to quite a few Sr events in my time and there isn't anyone out there that is better than you from a talent perspective.

The question is how bad do you want it? The golf community is in a far better place. You have given out the "secret sauce" to all those that are savvy to listen and put in the time. It would be the golf community's loss to have you reduce your clinic schedule and any other activities to dedicate to the Champions Tour, but it would be awesome to see you out there! What a breath of fresh air to have someone like you make a huge impact on that tour!

If it's what you really want to do then make the decision and put all your effort in achieving it. You know you can't do it half way.

The best of luck to you, I'd love to be in the gallery following you around! You will always be a Champion in our hearts no matter which way it goes. Just don't abandon the quest feeling you didn't give it your best shot.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 10:59 AM

Sorry it didn't work out this year, but use this setback as further motivation for next year...I'm a little bummed though, the finals are close to me, was hoping to watch...I guess I'll put away my gel and body/face paint until next time.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:13 PM

This thread is about one thing.

I make the same mistakes as all of you in trying to get better, just at a higher skill level.  I tell all of the people I teach that itís never about me in my ivory tower looking down at unworthy hacks and saying, ďIím smart, youíre dumb, do what I say.Ē

Itís about I have made these same mistakes, learn from it and donít do it yourself.   When I was in my 20ís and 30ís I did all of the same tip to tip and flavor of the month swing crack in order to get past the hurdle of second stage.

There were times I was desperate and did really dumb things.

In this case, I hyper focused on one area and neglected others.

If I were putting better, I would have over come the pain and lack of sleep on day 1 to shoot 69-72.

If I were in better physical condition, I would likely have been strong enough to over come being pretty ill.

If I had eaten better, itís possoble I wouldnít have had the stone and wouldnít have had these problems in the first place.

I am the man who jumps in the hole.  :-)



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:58 PM

 MonteScheinblum, on 16 November 2017 - 12:13 PM, said:

This thread is about one thing.

I make the same mistakes as all of you in trying to get better, just at a higher skill level.  I tell all of the people I teach that it's never about me in my ivory tower looking down at unworthy hacks and saying, "I'm smart, you're dumb, do what I say."

It's about I have made these same mistakes, learn from it and don't do it yourself.   When I was in my 20's and 30's I did all of the same tip to tip and flavor of the month swing crack in order to get past the hurdle of second stage.

There were times I was desperate and did really dumb things.

In this case, I hyper focused on one area and neglected others.

If I were putting better, I would have over come the pain and lack of sleep on day 1 to shoot 69-72.

If I were in better physical condition, I would likely have been strong enough to over come being pretty ill.

If I had eaten better, it's possoble I wouldn't have had the stone and wouldn't have had these problems in the first place.

I am the man who jumps in the hole.  :-)




At least now you know the value of one of my ex boss's favourite sayings;

'when your in a hole - stop digging'.

hope your health improves Monte.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:40 PM

if, buts and maybes'.................we've all done it- move on to the next comp and dump the baggage of what just happened.

Thanks for sharing and good luck next time.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

 PerseveringGolf, on 16 November 2017 - 02:40 PM, said:

if, buts and maybes'.................we've all done it- move on to the next comp and dump the baggage of what just happened.

Thanks for sharing and good luck next time.

You are looking at this the wrong way.

The ifs and buts is what you apply to happenstance.  “If I would have not misclubbed, if that putt would have fallen instead of lipping out, but I got hosed when that drive down the middle hit a sprinkler and went OB.”

This is a discussion of mistakes made and how to over come inadequacies.
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 03:53 PM

Some mistakes can be avoided, some cannot. If you asked every player walking off the 18th green if they left any shots out there, to a man they would all say, "Yes", no matter the level they are playing.

As to inadequacies, we can focus a bit more on those to alleviate them. However, talent does play a role. Just because someone puts a lot of time and effort into this game is no guarantee of success. That individual may never reach a single digit HI. Another individual, just as dedicated, may get down to scratch.

There are a lot of great golfers on the mini-tours, playing D1 golf, etc., who will never make it to the PGA Tour. They all hit the ball long, they are all solid ball strikers. What's the difference? I would call it the "It" factor. It can't be defined. It can't be observed. It can't be measured. It is something that the individual has that allows him to reach the pinnacle. Two people can practice/play piano their entire lives. One ends up at the Julliard, and the other ends up giving lessons to grade school kids.

Golf is a difficult game. I don't think we recreational golfers should define ourselves on how far we hit a golf ball, or what our HI is. We can continue to work hard, but I think it's counter-productive to beat ourselves up if we aren't where we think we should be relative to our games. Some of us, like anything in life, will be more talented than others. It's not anything to get upset about. It's just the way it is.

Getting back to the topic, I hope Monte succeeds in his quest. I never met him, but he strikes me as a very nice man, and it's alway nice to see good people get good things. :-)

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