- About me
Professional jazz/rock/studio guitarist and teacher in the D/FW area. Been golfing since I was 7 years old and really have been going at it hard for the past 4 or 5 years. Really enjoy compressing the pill. Made a good number of friends in the professional golf scene around Dallas, not to mention the friendships I've made here on the Dirt.
I'm a teacher at heart, and I enjoy sharing what I myself have learned through the years. If you have any questions about golf (or music for that matter), hit me up. I'm no expert, but I'm sure I have something to offer.
- Home Course
- Brookhaven Country Club
- About My Game
- Been working for years on becoming a good ballstriker. I have highs and lows just like everyone. Usually hit a good number of greens (highest was 16 of 18), but I'm a pretty mediocre recovery player and only a decent putter.
- I Need To Work On
- Putting and wedge play.
- What's In My Bag
Cobra S9 Pro-D driver, 8.5 degree
Adams Speedline 3 wood
Titleist 503.H hybrid, 19 degree
Titleist 695MB or Cleveland TA3 irons
Cleveland CG16 wedge
Vintage Ping Anser putter (1968!)
- Best Score
- Best Shot
- Hole-in-one on 2/17/2010 at Hackberry Creek #17, 192 yards. About 40 degrees outside. Hit a 3-iron cut into a strong right-to-left wind and the ball never left the flag. One hop and in.
- Favorite Player
- Favorite Tournament
- Favorite Golf Books
- Ben Hogan's "5 Lessons" and Nicklaus' "Golf My Way."
- Ideal Foursome
- Hogan, Trevino, Nicklaus, and ME!
Golf Professional - Accredited
- Swing Video
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- Saturday, 27 March 2010 22:46
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Hey hey hey hold the phone guys. I never said that hybrids are somehow inferior clubs, or that hybrid players are inferior golfers. (I own a few myself, remember...) I don't think Grady said anything like that either.
Hybrids are fine golf clubs that are substantially easier for most golfers to hit high and on line. They can be worked just fine in both directions and are better than long irons out of the rough by far. One thing they lose an edge on is trajectory control,...
Regarding the 1-iron vs. hybrid. If you can hit a 1-iron, there's no real reason to hit a hybrid. (I own several 1-irons, several 2 irons, and a few hybrids as well, so I've compared them.) Hybrids are easier to hit for sure, but once you've grooved a good golf swing, the hybrid loses its advantage, in my opinion. Hybrids in general hit the ball too high for my tastes. It's great, I guess, if you're playing a course that has island greens on 240-yard par 3s and you have to stop the ball....
Yeah, Phil took the driver out of the bag this week...he's just using that strong 3 wood thing. And I agree, not my favorite swing, but the guy has come in 2nd five times, and he's way past due to finally win one.
I am glad to see that Merion is holding its own against these guys, even when soggy! From what everyone was saying going into it, I thought there were going to be a bunch of 65s and 64s today. Just goes to show that a classically-designed, well-thought-out course can...