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Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    All I can say about the lpga opener is please don’t make us watch a bunch of D-listers all week.

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    Nice that the truth is finally out about JS and coach meeting the goat.

    The turn thing makes so much sense.

    Part of what has derailed Jordan is seeking distance.

    Personally been focusing on making big (but reasonable) turns with the longer clubs for a while now and It produces shots further and more consistently then ever.

    If Butch says spieth isn’t making enough of a turn, that really explains everything. Imo.

    This visit could really be the missing link to not only get Jordan’s game back on the rails, but possibly stronger than ever.

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      Tom Edrington

      Bax: One of my best friends is a PGA Professional, good teacher….he always points to Spieth’s grip which we believe has gotten weaker than it used to be and to quote Dave: “I have a weak grip and it’s always been the source of any problems that show up”……In addition to that grip, another friend (PGA Professional) describes Spieth’s grip looking “Like he’s wearing over mitts” It does look like he has not a single overlap grip but a double overlap grip…just the way it looks…..so let’s see if Spieth makes progress this season….as for the LPGA winner’s only — the D-listers outnumber the LPGA players 2-to-1…..only “A” lister among celebs is Annika, they will probably focus on her, hopefully

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        baxter cepeda

        I don’t mind spieths weak grip. He did well with it. I don’t know about it getting weaker.
        My youngest has a weak grip and hits some towering straight balls with her irons. I think coaches teach too many players away from weak grips, which Jordan has shown us can clearly work.
        Double overlap works well for Jim Furyk. But I don’t think Jordan does that.
        All that being said imo Jordan’s main issue is he doesn’t manage his way around like he did at his best. When he won the Open over kuchar it took him 30 min but he made the right decision. He hasn’t been doing stuff like that. A lot of terrible misses; nothing like the genuine course manager he was at his best.
        Golf is a game of misses Jordan had mastered. Cameron McCormick has had some great specials on tv where
        He Shows that great course management Jordan learned from him. Jordan just needs to refind that management more than anything; as that was a huge part of his success. Otherwise it really doesn’t matter what he does with the swing itself.

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          Tom Edrington

          Bax: Jordy start downhill once the two-way miss became a factor in his game….spell death for any tour player.

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            baxter cepeda

            Yea.
            I think if a player tries to hit it farther without making a bigger turn, as it appears Jordan has, the player is sure to start missing both ways.

            Again I’m hopeful the Goat gave them the proper Fix. It’s an overused term for many players but golf really is better with Spieth doing well.

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