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  1. Ethan

    Golf's Greatest Holes

    Just got an email advertising a new Sky Sports series on great holes in Irish golf courses, starting with Old Head tonight (presumably with multiple repeats and available on demand). Link to Motocaddy (show sponsor) blurb
  2. Ethan

    TM 790 4-iron, Cally Apex 3 hybrid, Cleveland wedges

    A few items for end of (my) season sale. All prices include UK shipping. PayPal payment fine. Pictures posted to Dropbox, link here: Dropbox 1. Taylor Made 790 4-iron. 2021 model, just released, bought for use as a utility iron, but it went a bit higher than I was looking for. Hit only a small...
  3. Ethan

    Interesting article on swing flaws

    Athletic Motion Golf Apologies to GM for posting something from another golf publication, but it is a US one and these guys from Athletic Motion Golf are really good.
  4. Ethan

    Competition formats

    A recent thread mentioned the bogey format of competition, which you don't see much of these days - pity. It reminded me of another format they used to use once a year at my ild club in NI. It was called a flag competition. The idea was you got par plus your handicap, and played out that...
  5. Ethan

    Should The Open go to Ireland (ROI)?

    There is nothing in the rules that prevent it, is there? If so, where should it go? Probably has to be east coast for transport reasons, so Portmarnock, European Club or Baltray (Co. Louth)? Portmarnock is the obvious choice. If they could do Kerry, Ballybunion, Tralee and Waterville would...
  6. Ethan

    Various items, wedges, putters, hybrid.

    For sale, the following. All prices include UK shipping, can be inspected or collected in Wokingham. PayPal payment. Limited photos attached but others available on request. 1. Taylor Made M3 3HL fairway wood. 17 degrees loft, adjustable shaft for loft, adjustable sliding weight for fade/draw...
  7. Ethan

    Open 2021

    I doubt The Open can proceed as planned now. So, will they go for low or no crowds, or postpone? Again.
  8. Ethan

    3 golf shirts, unworn, XL size free to first who wants them

    Doing my spring clean today, found 3 golf shirts I had bought a couple of years ago but which no longer fit my new post-lockdown athletic and toned physique (ahem). They have not been worn. 2 x Nike, one charcoal, one white with some black on collar, both XL with logo from Abama resort in...
  9. Ethan

    Lockdown beards

    Anyone who has been working from home or furloughed taking the opportunity to grow the old beard? I have sort of done so more by not being arsed to shave rather than a specific plan to grow a beard. After a couple of weeks, it gets scraggly and a bit itchy, so I shave it all off and start again...
  10. Ethan

    The worst car you ever owned.

    Seeing the best and all car threads, might as well go to the other end of the spectrum. For me, there is one clear winner, unlikely to be ever unseated. My 1982 Fiat Strada, in maroon, a colour very much associated with the era. Just about everything that could go wrong went wrong. Particular...
  11. Ethan

    Found a polo shirt in the back of the wardrobe ...

    I think its value may have fallen quite recently.
  12. Ethan

    Equipment Fails

    One of the US mags has a piece on equipment fails. Golf clubs put on the market that didn't go well at all. Examples are the Cleveland VAS irons (used by Corey Pavn) - horrible looking abominations, and the Nike Sumo2 square driver, which sounded like an empty metal bucket getting hit. For older...
  13. Ethan

    Two players born 100 years apart

    I saw a tweet noting that Bernhard Langer has played in majors against players born 100 years apart. He played against Gene Sarazen (born 1902) in the 1976 Open Championship and Abel Gallegos (born 2002) in this year's Masters.
  14. Ethan

    Is Dustin Johnson the Greg Norman of our time?

    I like him a lot, clearly a great golfer, long straight driver, wins lots of regular events, deservedly world number 1, but seems to have a weakness when it comes to the biggest events. Some of it could be said to be bad luck, other failures a different frailty. Might well rally and win the...
  15. Ethan

    TM SIM Max 4 hybrid, stiff shaft.

    Standard retail club, headcover, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Align grip, Ventus 7 stiff shaft. All in excellent condition. £125. PayPal accepted, free shipping UK and I. Click here for pics
  16. Ethan

    How to hole a 2 foot putt at Winged Foot

    Trickier than it sounds (link to European Tour tweet). The link is faulty, Click on it and scroll down about 5 tweets to see Adrian Otaegui.
  17. Ethan

    Toulon putter, Srixon hybrid, Odyssey 8 putter

    For sale, shipping in UK/Ireland included, can be inspected or picked up in Wokingham, Paypal or cash (if picked up). All pictures in this Dropbox link: Dropbox link 1. Taylor Made M5 12 degree driver. Oban Devotion 04 65g shaft, stiff flex, Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 round grip. Adjusts +/1 1.5...
  18. Ethan

    Athletic Motion Golf

    This is a couple of instructors who do Facebook videos on the golf swing. They have a heavy emphasis on measuring positions, angles and all that stuff, but in doing so identify some interesting differences between good players and the rest of us and drills to improve. I have learnt a bit about...
  19. Ethan

    Best and Worst Player to Win Two Majors

    One major could be lucky, but 2? Best: I'll go with Greg Norman. Runner up - Johnny Miller. Worst: I'll go with Andy North. I remember seeing the double hit from TC Chen at one of the US Opens he won. Only one other PGA Tour win, though. Runner up - Zach Johnson.
  20. Ethan

    TM GAPR Mid, Srixon 4 Hybrid, Oban TM 3 wood shaft

    1. TaylorMade GAPR Hi 3 19 degree hybrid. KBS Hybrid shaft, stiff flex, MCC Plus 4 Align grip. Headcover. Excellent condition £SOLD 2. TaylorMade GAPR Mid 4 22 degree hybrid. KBS Hybrid shaft, stiff flex, MCC Plus 4 Align grip. Headcover. Excellent condition £SOLD 3. Srixon Z H65 4 (22 degree)...