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  • kid_fullerene
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    Hi WIG Friends

    the good old YouTube Algorithm brought this one up from the days of YouTube passed ..

    I've been looking at some of the new club concepts and previews for the season and it brought up this overview from Clay Ballard.

    Clay has his own swing teachings/concepts ... which are more than worth a look -

    but this walk through of how the Driver actually is built to work and its components existing as a system relative to your 'system'/swing.. is one of the best I've seen..



    I would suspect that you already know a lot if not all of what he's sharing - but how he puts it all together might help make some real sense out of it .. should you need it.

    Spring is the season of renewal and change .

    if you're changing your bag - it's good to have an overview of one of the clubs you're most likely to consider changing..

    cheers for now

    k_f

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  • kid_fullerene
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    Hi WIG friends..

    here's something that I never thought I would see - vintage footage of Bobby Locke's putting stroke ..

    legendary putter- eerie accuracy .. and notice how it appears to work a bit shut ..as his action was known to work on a bit of an arc through the ball..



    13 wins on the PGA Tour ..

    https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.16482.bobby-locke.html


    and a talk through by Martin Hall -

    https://www.golfchannel.com/video/ke...putting-stroke


    so - on the surface his putting stroke seems to defy a great many putting tips, conventions and basic instruction as to how it should be thought of and approached.

    now his results didn't seem to mind - and beyond being told how it worked - how did it work???

    In some ways it can be thought of as a living demonstration of the Chairman's 'appearing open, but dynamically square to the swing' concept ...

    in short, Bobby Locke's putting stroke was very much a miniature golf swing.

    which makes it a pretty cool thing -

    Mr Locke could use the same concepts all the way through his bag - he could scale his swing from the shortest to the longest ..

    at the end of the day - this might not be for you - not because you couldn't perform the athletic action - or figure out the strike pattern -

    but it might not fit or sit well with how you approach notions of 'aim' and 'line' in your golf swing ..

    Bobby could clearly deal with seeing the arc and just aiming the action /.results ..

    as golf has become more standardized there are fewer of these 'unique solutions' to the game - but there are still a few around if you are able to spot them.

    cheers for now

    k_f
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  • kid_fullerene
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    Hi WIG Friends..

    we all aspire to be more like the Pros..

    and while it's not likely we'll never achieve their great ability - here are some things that they do that we can do to improve our results ..





    some good ideas - curious as to what the consensus on best practices were in 2019 and what's worth carrying into 2020..

    cheers for now

    k_f

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  • kid_fullerene
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    HI WIG Friends

    here's something that we've been following .. what appears to be applied 'entanglement' ..

    instantaneous information transfer..

    so it's not quite being 'one with the target'

    but think about what this could mean for the next generation of swing radars, launch monitors..

    golf simulators..

    the sky is the proverbial limit

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...hips-time.html

    surprised that we don't have the Crackpot Labs prototype out yet..

    but they tell me they're working on it!

    cheers for now

    k_f

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  • COSTA103
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    GREAT to hear from you, Ferko!

    dude abides

  • kid_fullerene
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    Originally posted by Ferko View Post
    Passing by and felt like wishing a lot of good things to everybody. Wondering if these specials balls guaranteed to hit fairways are still manufactured. Could surely use a few. All the best.
    Hi Ferko

    The latest version of the Crackpot NBF (Nothing But Fairway) is ready to be introduced at the next PGA Merchandise Show -

    I'm assured by the technical team that these could be some of the best ever, now with even more Fairway seeking technology built in - which comes at a great time for my game in particular.

    I'm not sure that hitting from the short grass on a regular basis will do wonders for my game .. but a good look at the target and a chance to compress the ball might be just the medicine my game could use.

    Wishing you the very best this holiday and nothing but fairways and greens in 2020!

    Cheers for now

    k_f

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  • Ferko
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    Passing by and felt like wishing a lot of good things to everybody. Wondering if these specials balls guaranteed to hit fairways are still manufactured. Could surely use a few. All the best.

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  • kid_fullerene
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    Originally posted by kid_fullerene View Post
    and to try and keep up a bit of a WIG forum tradition ..

    it can't be a proper holiday without this ..



    and for those of us who had a few small bumps in 2018 -you're all good..



    spend it on some new gear, or lessons with Shawn or ..


    Hi WIG Friends -

    very nearly 2020 - and for those who still remember and might be looking forward to a forum tradition..

    hope that your Stockings are filled with Golfing Good Cheer for 2020..

    some snow on the way up my way .. probably tonight and maybe again early next week.

    but with the brief warm up .. I must confess, even in the frozen mud, I hit a few golf balls yesterday.. still some signs of life in my very ordinary game.. wishing you all the best

    cheers for now..

    k_f

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  • kid_fullerene
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    Hi WIG Friends

    for even the most casual observers of the odd phenomena that is Crackpot National Golf & Country Club (est. 2011) .. and its motto 'Everyone Only' on a brass plaque set on the entrance gate ..

    the question must arise - is Planet Crackpot - a specially engineered planetary body placed carefully within the Event Horizon of a perfectly shaped Black Hole, where one could conceivably play Golf forever - as the rules of time & space no longer quite apply.. even possible?

    told ya' .. and it would seem that we've been spotted - or at least theorized about, by actual scientists..

    https://www.physics-astronomy.org/20...e-planets.html

    sometimes the most outlandish notions that one could imagine - turn out to be not only possible, but waiting for confirmation ..

    going into 2020 .. imagine great things for your own Golf Journey..

    the Sky is literally the limit..

    or if you choose to - create your own Sky ..

    cheers for now

    k_f

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  • kid_fullerene
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    Originally posted by COSTA103 View Post
    Kid,
    At the end of the day, if CONSCIOUSNESS is not for creating "reality", then what is it for??
    at the risk of taking this to a very strange place .. I could not pass this one up..

    it's an old joke - and when tried on the actual subject ..gets lost in translation..



    but even one with total consciousness can enjoy some pizza at about 5:00



    the universe is at play at least some of the time - it's whether we choose to play along that might make all the difference..

    cheers for now

    k_f

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  • COSTA103
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    Kid,
    At the end of the day, if CONSCIOUSNESS is not for creating "reality", then what is it for??

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  • kid_fullerene
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    Dude - seems like we do in fact create our own reality .. it plays by its own rules, and we play by our own.. might as well have fun with it.. what a spectacular time to be alive.. cheers for now .

    k_f

  • COSTA103
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    Hi guys.....hey kid!

    I saw that article about the "bio-molecule"....
    Seems like "quantum-stuff" may work at sizes ABOVE the "sub-atomic-particle" level?
    How "big" can we get?

    I also saw this in my travels:

    https://phys.org/news/2019-11-quantu...ty-doesnt.html

    some of this stuff is beginning to come together?

    dude abides

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  • kid_fullerene
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    Hi WIG Friends..

    a few disconnected bits of informational ephemera .. perhaps fascinating to only me, or other like-minded Crackpot Theorists ..

    if you have a somewhat foggy memory of an occasional post of mine on the nature of quantum reality .. here's a recent post on a biomolecule behaving in a smilar way..

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614688/a-natural-biomolecule-has-been-measured-acting-in-a-quantum-wave-for-the-first-time/?utm_medium=tr_social&utm_campaign=site_visito r.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox =1573673766

    is it proof of quantum phenomena acting within nature .. what is being researched as 'quantum biology'? I don't know - but it is interesting that the observer phenomena is so similar..

    is it maybe a sign that our minds and presence(s) generate the quantum phenomena that we observe?

    as to how we may have all got here.. after about 14 Billion years.. maybe it is written in the stars..

    here's how https://www.wired.com/story/cosmic-triangles-open-a-window-to-the-origin-of-time/?mbid=social_twitter&utm_brand=wired&utm_c ampaign=wired&utm_medium=social&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=twitter

    all celestial roads lead back to ??

    and finally .. before they get very big .. are they all around us .. and just very small??

    https://www.technologyreview.com/f/6...box=1573228894

    try not to grow your own.. but then again .. it might lead to building your own event horizon and Crackpot National..

    these things can be more rewarding than what you might first imagine..

    cheers for now!

    ​​​​​​​k_f

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  • kid_fullerene
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    and for those who still seeking to play the famed Crackpot National ..

    we might be a little closer to home than what you ever imagined..

    I'm not saying that someone might have figured out where we are ..

    but some appear to be looking in the right place..

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-...r#.XbQ2NOgZ7nE

    strange gravitational things in play..

    cheers for now

    k_f

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