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Golf Movie Madness: The championship match

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Hardly a “Cinderella story, out of nowhere,” it’s hardly a surprise to see “Caddyshack” in the finals of our Golf Movie Madness Bracket. Likewise, the “unfinished symphony of Roy McAvoy,” “Tin Cup” has rightfully booked passage for this ultimate voyage.

Here’s how we got here.

More directly, “Tin Cup” took down “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” The story of Roy McAvoy’s U.S. Open bid edged out the tale of Francis Ouimet’s improbable 1913 U.S. Open victory, 75 percent of the vote to 25 percent.

In the other semifinal match, “Caddyshack” topped “Happy Gilmore” 72 percent to 28 percent. The prodigious Mr. Gilmore’s tale was no match for the saga of Danny Noonan and the goings-on at Bushwood Country Club.

Now, it’s time for the final showdown.

Tin Cup vs. Caddyshack

Who wins, GolfWRX Members, securing the title of “GolfWRX members choice for greatest golf movie”? Vote below!

Who wins the championship match?

  • Caddyshack (62%, 971 Votes)
  • Tin Cup (38%, 592 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,563

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  1. GhostofKenGreen

    Mar 25, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Dead Solid Perfect is the only winner here. If you think otherwise you like white belts, cart speakers, and FIGJAMs hairDO

  2. David Sims

    Mar 25, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Tin Cup was a golf movie, Phil Mickelson, Corey Pavin, Peter Jacobson. There was real golf.

    Caddyshack was a movie about a motorized gopher. C’Mon people wake up.

    • Gene Ebert

      Mar 25, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      Dead Solid Perfect was a Golf movie even more than Tin Cup. That doesn’t mean it’s a better movie than Tin Cup. Caddyshack is the best movie on this list. Just so happens to be golf related.

  3. Michaele

    Mar 25, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Shocking that anyone could choose Tin Cup over Caddyshack.

  4. Rich Douglas

    Mar 24, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Caddyshack, naturally. Of course, it’s not exactly a golf movie.

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The Wedge Guy: Consistent setup is key to success

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In follow up to last week’s post, Top 4 reasons golfers don’t improve, I want to dive into what I believe to be the most common problem affecting mid- to high-handicap players. This is a big topic that will help nearly every golfer, regardless of your skill level, so it’s going to take two articles to cover it.

Here’s part 1.

We all tend to play golf in a constant cycle of swing-and-correction, swing-and-correction, but my observation is that most of the time our bad swings are caused by improper, or inconsistent setup.

I’m a firm believer that once you have played golf for a while, you have probably developed the ability to have a reasonably repeating and effective swing path and method. Even though it might not be textbook, it’s yours and has your fingerprints all over it. And the fact that you occasionally strike really good shots proves that your swing has the capability of producing results that are gratifying.

I certainly don’t suggest you shouldn’t work to improve your swing technique – the better the mechanics, the better and more consistent the results you are going to get. But my point is that your swing has produced good shots before, and it can do so more often if you just “fix” one thing – your starting position.

The single issue that troubles golfers of all skill levels, from tour player to 100-shooter, is the ability to be consistent. And I’m a firm believer that many – if not most – bad shots are the result of a bad starting position. Think of it this way: no matter how good your swing might be, if you start each shot with the ball in a different position in relation to your body core’s rotation axis, you simply cannot get the clubhead back on the ball consistently.

The ball is 1.68” in diameter, and the effective striking surface of an iron or fairway wood is only an inch or so across. That puts pretty tight demands on your ability to get the club behind your head and back on the ball with consistency.

Let’s compare golf to a baseball hitter. He’s standing in the box and the pitch can be anywhere in the strike zone. He’s got to have good technique, but is heavily reliant on his eye/hand coordination to get the bat on the ball. Darn difficult task, which is why the very best hitters only average .350 or so, shank off lots of fouls and completely whiff the ball at least 20% of the time! If you translated that to golf, no one would ever break 150!

The single thing that makes this game remotely playable . . . is that we get to start with the ball in the exact spot where we want it – every time.

I have a friend in the custom club business that did some research measuring the setup consistency of hundreds of golfers of all skill levels. What he found is simple, but revealing. His methodology was to have golfers address and hit a series of 6-iron shots, stepping away and taking a fresh setup for each one. He found that good players with low single-digit handicaps showed the ability to put themselves in almost the exact same position in relation to the ball every time. Measuring from the back of their heels to the ball showed an average deviation from shot to shot of less than 1/4 inch.

But he saw that the higher the handicap, the more shot-to-shot error in setup consistency the golfer exhibited – 20-plus handicap golfers exhibited an average shot-to-shot deviation in distance from the ball of up to two inches or even more! That’s the entire width of the clubhead! It’s a wonder they ever hit it at all!

This variance is a major reason why we can get “in the groove” on the practice range, but have difficulty taking it to the course.

So, think about that for a few days, and next week, I will share how you can quickly build a solid and repeating setup, so that you can give yourself the best chances of hitting good shots more often.

If there is any true “secret” to improving your ball-striking, shotmaking, and scoring, this is certainly it.

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