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Things that bug me while watching pro golf.


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#31 fowlerscousin

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:24 PM

How they exagerrate the carry distances on the tracers and trackman. My experience seeing these guys IRL, they dont hit it quite as far as they say on tv, i think they simply add 10 yards in the coverage.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:27 PM

My biggest pet peeve is how much time they spend showing putts. It isn't just the putts either, it is the green reading, stupid reactions, then the camera follows the players walking to the next tee! Do we really need to see someone's derriere as the walk? Nope. Cut to some action. And by action, I mean someone swinging a golf club, not another putt..... I attribute it to abject laziness. People these days do the absolute minimum. I can just see the producer saying, "cut to Day on the green. I am going to go have a smoke..."

I've been getting annoyed lately on how much Spieth is being shown. I know he is a popular guy, but we don't need to see every shot he hits, especially when he barely makes the cut and is so far back on Sunday that he is already home in Texas lounging by his pool before the leaders finish. In the long run, that is bad for golf.

They should only show the people in contention unless someone hits a remarkable shot. And when someone gets into contention, I would like a little vignette on how they did it. Five birdies today? Show them to me. Lots of action in a short time. They used to do that all the time, now they never do.

The reactions of missed putts always cracks me up. "I can't believe that didn't break!" should be translated to "I can't believe the laws of physics didn't bend to my will. Doesn't the universe know who I am?" No the universe doesn't. You fu'ed up. Get over yourself.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:29 PM

Johnny Miller and his endless conquest to find a way to bring up his 63 at Oakmont.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:33 PM

View PostMoleman, on 22 June 2017 - 08:10 AM, said:

Don't get me wrong, I love watching the pros play golf, majors as well as the more obscure events on the Euro tour however there are a few things that bug me, here's a couple to get started..


Watching Jim Furyk make a load of shadow swings after he hits a bad shot or putt.  Not sure why this annoys me so much but it really does!

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:35 PM

View Postsgsst18, on 22 June 2017 - 01:29 PM, said:

Johnny Miller and his endless conquest to find a way to bring up his 63 at Oakmont.

I think you mean Dan Hicks


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:52 PM

The announcer just reading the latest (dull / meaningless) statistic that has been on the screen for the last 30 seconds
Jim Nantz spewing every bit of trivia about everything while pretending it's somehow relevant to current events.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:36 PM

View PostMoleman, on 22 June 2017 - 08:10 AM, said:

Don't get me wrong, I love watching the pros play golf, majors as well as the more obscure events on the Euro tour however there are a few things that bug me, here's a couple to get started..


Watching Jim Furyk make a load of shadow swings after he hits a bad shot or putt.  Not sure why this annoys me so much but it really does!

Patrick Reeds trousers (pants). Think this is fair enough to be fair.
Daniel Summerhays too tight shirts and pants. Looks like the Pillsbury doughboy.
Jason Days second skin shirts and pants. Too tight but he's saying, "Wow! Look at me, am I buff or what? Maybe they're so tight he can't play well anymore.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:43 PM

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:31 PM

View Postjonsnow, on 22 June 2017 - 09:40 AM, said:

The nonstop ED commercials. Beginning to think there must be something wrong with me since my plumbing still seems to work just fine as I close in on 60 next year.

Does this qualify as a humble brag?

Well, yes, if you've got a high swing-speed with it

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:43 PM

Just like to add Jordan Spieths obsessive compulsive towel disorder to the list...


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:51 PM

View PostMoleman, on 22 June 2017 - 03:43 PM, said:

Just like to add Jordan Spieths obsessive compulsive towel disorder to the list...

More like baby blanket.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:01 PM

Should start a thread titled 'things that bug me while viewing WRX'

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:04 PM

How about everytime McCord watches DJ (or any long hitter) launch one and starts laughing ... like he didn't expect it or it's the first time he's ever seen a long drive.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:14 PM

View Postbermuda, on 22 June 2017 - 08:23 AM, said:

When announcers say hitting a certain shot or a certain putt takes courage. Hitting a golf ball doesn't require bravery.

It's in relation to the sport.  They aren't saying it takes the same kind of bravery to hit a golf shot as it does to run into a burning building saving a stranger.  Lighten up.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:15 PM

When did the green become the 'putting surface'?



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:23 PM

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Any drunken knuckle head shouting inane things I can hear.  

These people should be arrested, stripped naked and hung upside down on an ant colony.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:38 PM

The three shots and then 6-minute commercial break on every CBS telecast except the Masters.
The basically useless interviews with a big screen TV between the player and the interviewer showing stats or a scorecard that they just told us about.
Showing any putt under 5 feet on an average tour event.
bringing up the volume of the player-caddie conversation and then the announcer talking during the entire thing.
And . . . all the stupid things fans yell just to get heard on TV.  Why do it?  Everyone watching thinks you are an idiot.  If some do, why open your trap and remove all doubt.  Just SHUT UP!
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:39 PM

Slow play, and players pulling yardage books / green charts out of their back pocket that look thick enough to be War & Peace.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:56 PM

View PostAmazinBlue, on 22 June 2017 - 04:38 PM, said:

The three shots and then 6-minute commercial break on every CBS telecast except the Masters.
The basically useless interviews with a big screen TV between the player and the interviewer showing stats or a scorecard that they just told us about.
Showing any putt under 5 feet on an average tour event.
bringing up the volume of the player-caddie conversation and then the announcer talking during the entire thing.
And . . . all the stupid things fans yell just to get heard on TV.  Why do it?  Everyone watching thinks you are an idiot.  If some do, why open your trap and remove all doubt.  Just SHUT UP!

Yes, except Amanda Balionis is on my like list.  And my list of 1 who should be allowed to wear tight shirts.  Def not Jason Day...

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:56 PM

Love this topic!

I get a little bummed that the coverage is dominated by the top players in the world (regardless of how they're scoring), but I understand the public wants to see the "best" do their thing. That's not really the problem...

...the problem is when they show other guys (like Cameron Champ in the US Open, for example) for about 30 seconds, and all you get to see is a f*cking putt from 25 feet.

I DON'T WANT TO SEE A F*CKING PUTT. Putting is the same whether you're 9 or 90.

When the coverage checks in on "other" players, I want to see them taking a hack at the damn ball. Let's see their swing, not their friggin putting stroke!

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:07 PM

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:12 PM

View PostScotty1140, on 22 June 2017 - 04:15 PM, said:

When did the green become the 'putting surface'?
Probably the same day they named a soccer field the pitch?

Someone mentioned it already...I don't get too annoyed except for the blessed TW drama..and commercials.  I'm always shocked at play of the better swingers...AS tops the list.  That futura is awful and obviously does not help...don't like the pencil grip either.  I still love the Jack stuff..cuz he is the GOAT.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:15 PM

View PostScotty1140, on 22 June 2017 - 04:15 PM, said:

When did the green become the 'putting surface'?

Right?  to me that means some synthetic putting surface you are going to have installed on your back lawn.  What if you chip from off the green, is it still a putting surface?  What if you putt from the fringe or the fairway, are they now putting surfaces?  I'm so confused....
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:17 PM

View PostBdaGolfer, on 22 June 2017 - 01:52 PM, said:

The announcer just reading the latest (dull / meaningless) statistic that has been on the screen for the last 30 seconds
Jim Nantz spewing every bit of trivia about everything while pretending it's somehow relevant to current events.

Jim Nantz reminding us he was room mates with Fred Couples in college.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:38 PM

Anyone who says anything like "we hit 6 iron into 12 today".

There's no "we", it's just you, your caddy just lugs the bag and tries to stay sober enough to show up the next morning.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:42 PM

View PostThrillhouse, on 22 June 2017 - 05:38 PM, said:

Anyone who says anything like "we hit 6 iron into 12 today".

There's no "we", it's just you, your caddy just lugs the bag and tries to stay sober enough to show up the next morning.

Come on Thrill, if there is one thing YJS has taught us is that there is no "I" in team.  And golf is now a team sport, even in non Ryder Cup years.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:03 PM

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:14 PM

Shot tracer as a substitute for decent cameramen who can follow the flight of a ball ...

Shot tracer showing shots curving miles into the rough, cut to footage showing the ball landing on the fairway .... :)


The absence of any meaningful rough ...

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:23 PM

When the announcers state how hard of a shot the player has, when  the average golfer can equally and easily pull off the same shot.
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:28 PM

Anything that doesn't involve Amanda Balionis.

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