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Old 06-23-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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2014 Texas State Am to US Junior

I don't have my state am trip report ready yet, but figured I'd give you guys something to look forward too. I'd say my horse is looking good for the US Junior today....unless the one kid can shoot 61 this afternoon.

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Old 06-23-2014, 08:04 PM   #2
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Wow.

But for some reason, high school kids playing this well really pisses me off.

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Old 06-23-2014, 09:15 PM   #3
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All done, won a 36 hole qualifier by 11. Played last 13 in seven under of a 36 hole day. That's absurd.

I sure hope he can keep it flowing for a month.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:32 PM   #4
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You gonna loop it in the actual tourney?

That's a beautiful place by the way, one of my good friends used to be the assistant and I played it a couple times.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:56 PM   #5
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You gonna loop it in the actual tourney?

That's a beautiful place by the way, one of my good friends used to be the assistant and I played it a couple times.
Probably. Got to make sure my life as a 40 year old doesn't get in the way, but I'm going to try hard to make it happen.

Are you taking about las campanas or Carlton?
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:22 PM   #6
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Las campanas

Lol however I had a student when I taught in Houston who took me out to Carlton woods a couple times. Truly a sick place, makes us all look like poors. I'd have to look at the cards to remember which one was the Nicklaus track but neither is crazy difficult IMO.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:53 AM   #7
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Damn. That's impressive. How does he stack up to your talents when you are at your peak?
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:29 PM   #8
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Why did he do Junior Am qualifying in New Mexico if he lives in Texas?
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Old 06-28-2014, 03:35 PM   #9
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Damn. That's impressive. How does he stack up to your talents when you are at your peak?
I would think he's a +5 right now and my best was a +7. He hits ever single full shot better than I ever did, by far. I would have quite a leg up on him with wedges, putting, and mental/strategy still. That said, I do believe he will continue to get better and far surpass my game at its best. If he can get just a touch better with the putter (and I think he will) I truly believe he could be pretty special.
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Why did he do Junior Am qualifying in New Mexico if he lives in Texas?
The local Dallas qualifier had a conflict in his schedule so he went there.
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Old 06-28-2014, 03:54 PM   #10
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Trip report:

I was really excited to carry the bag for a great player and hammer out some statistical work while in the heat of battle (yet not the one pulling the trigger). I felt this would allow accurate measurements to be taken while not hindering the performance. Will was not even aware of what I was tracking.

Asking players (let alone a 17-year-old trying to win for the first time on the amateur level) to compile data during an actual event lends itself to data reporting errors similar to that of a diet study. There would be way too much guessing on the distance of the putt (aka, how many calories are in that cheeseburger) and trying to recall yardages in hindsight when you forget to record the data right away (aka, how many cookies did I have yesterday?). As a result of simply caddying, I was able to record completely accurate information throughout the 72 hole event. I stepped off every putt except for those inside 3’. Since the Texas Golf Association allows the use of lasers, I was able to record 100% accurate data for longer shots.

Obviously having Will win the event was a huge bonus! We can now accurately compare the winning performance of an elite amateur with that of a PGA Tour professional for what I assume is the first time ever.

Will hits it an absolute mile and is simply one of the best ball strikers I have ever seen. He can make the ball do things I have rarely witnessed, PGA and Nationwide Tour players included. His putting has been his main weakness and the data clearly agree. In my opinion, his only losing 2.07 strokes via putting is a landmark improvement for him over the last year. Additionally, I would think for a 17-year-old to gain 6.21 strokes driving (vs PGA Tour) is quite a feat. I’ve been trying to research as many of Broadie’s posts as possible to find any numbers that rival his. He is certainly world class with the driver. For the week he only got into recovery trouble 2 times off the tee while hitting a total of 75% of the fairways. I had him use an aggressive strategy with driver almost every time the hole would permit. He was able to keep the ball out of all fairway bunkers for 72 holes by simply flying the ones he could and hitting 3 wood and hybrid as need be to stay out of the ones that pinched the fairway in.




For the week he only missed 8 greens in regulation, hit 6 of 12 par 5’s in two, had three 3-putts, didn’t make a single score worse than bogey (only one other player accomplished that), hit 75% of the fairways with an aggressive strategy (he hits driver about 340, 3 wood 290, hybrid 260, 4 iron 240), and getting to -10 when only 3 other players even break par is pretty friggin’ awesome.

I have quite a bit more on this that I will probably post at a later date. I want to see how the data looks after the US Junior to get a more complete picture.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:00 PM   #11
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Re: 2014 Texas State Am to US Junior

So awesome! Congrats again.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:41 AM   #12
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I got to tell a couple people this story today. They asked me if I played in the event and I was all "no, but I know this dude that caddied for this kid that just shipped the Texas Am at 17".

I left out the 2p2 interweb nerd part of it.

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Old 06-29-2014, 10:43 AM   #13
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I got to tell a couple people this story today. They asked me if I played in the event and I was all "no, but I know this dude that caddied for this kid that just shipped the Texas Am at 17".

I left out the 2p2 interweb nerd part of it.

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So these people don't think you're an interweb nerd, they think you've got a stalker issue and/or a man/boy crush?

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Old 07-02-2014, 09:40 AM   #14
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Pretty cool pics I just got from the Texas Golf Association






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Old 07-02-2014, 10:47 AM   #15
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That's awesome!

Question..... how does such a skinny guy hit the ball so far? Is he just crazy fast?
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:00 PM   #16
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That's awesome!

Question..... how does such a skinny guy hit the ball so far? Is he just crazy fast?
6' 2" 155 lbs with long arms. He is actually pretty strong, it's just that he grew 9" in a very short time and his body simply has caught up yet. He just burns so many calories by practicing and playing all day and then working out that he can't just can't eat enough to gain some mass.

He simply generates a ton of speed with width and timing. Uses the ground perfectly and lets it flow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXTC...ature=youtu.be
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:27 PM   #17
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This is what I mean by uses the ground perfectly:

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Old 07-04-2014, 07:23 PM   #18
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What a great swing.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:58 PM   #19
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I'll hex my horse with a bump for the Trans-Miss going on right now

http://www.ghintpp.com/tmga/TPPOnlin...px?id=19&fid=0

After sharing the first round lead that makes it 6 of last 10 rounds he has had low round of the day.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:31 PM   #20
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Does he have a special custom driver? Looks like he's swinging an iron it's so effortless. The club doesn't look very long either.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:18 PM   #21
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Bummer, they cancelled the final 2 rounds today due to weather. Would have been a great learning experience.

That said, I would think these two wins are huge for world ranking points and future events.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:18 AM   #22
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Little stud shot 71-70 yesterday at Oakland Hills to qualify for the US Am. The tourney is next month at Atlanta Athletic Club...hey isn't NXT from ATL? I'm sensing a meet and greet for sure!
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:19 AM   #23
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I live like 10 mins from AAC. I'll def be out there rooting for your horse 1 day!

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Old 07-15-2014, 11:42 AM   #24
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Little stud shot 71-70 yesterday at Oakland Hills to qualify for the US Am. The tourney is next month at Atlanta Athletic Club...hey isn't NXT from ATL? I'm sensing a meet and greet for sure!
Sweet!

NXT will be the one guy in the gallery with a pocket protector, carrying an HP calculator, and wearing a TrackMan shirt.

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Old 07-15-2014, 10:09 PM   #25
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Aggie or Longhorn?
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