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  1. How about this one from today? Confirmed the distance on Google Maps: a shot just under 270 yards (with a definite downslope), to within a foot of the cup. No ace, but my first regulation eagle!
    15 points
  2. Just got back out on the course over the weekend after an accident with a golf cart put me on the DL for nearly two weeks... Like an idiot, i was trying to reach over and unhook the passenger side clasp for the windscreen while driving down the cart path, instead of just waiting for 15sec when i would have stopped by the green on a par3. Being the fat ass that i am, my stomach caught the wheel which suddenly made the cart do a 90 to the left. I got thrown out of the cart and landed on the path with basically all my 300lbs onto my left elbow. But it was my arm's impact into the left side of my ribs that caused the real problem. Some very painfully sore ribs but thankfully i didn't actually break any. Could'nt hardly sleep the first couple nights. All in all though, I was extremely lucky to walk away with just a few cuts on my elbow and some bruised ribs. I guess all those years of drinking a lot of milk finally paid off...
    14 points
  3. dude i’m trying to enjoy my time on the golf course. what kind of crap is this?!
    14 points
  4. Had a buddies weekend to celebrate each of us turning 65 this year. Played great on Friday and shot 72 - best round of the year actually. We played in a large charity scramble on Saturday - tons of fun - nice swag - we had a side bet with the pro at my buddies club - we needed to break 67 or make 7 birdies. I hit a beautiful 5 wood on our first hole - a 190 yard par 3 to about 20 feet and bang first putter knocks it in. I hit a great drive to 100 out and a good wedge to 15 feet and boom second putter knocks it in. That was the last time that I was heard from for the next 9 holes - so frustrating - too much to drink the night before and they had some sort of booze give away on every other hole at this outing. But as a team we kept. Then as quickly as it left, I found it again, striped one down the middle on a par 5 and someone put it on the front edge - birdie to get to 6 under. Dogleg left around a pond and I flew some trees on the corner leaving us 70 in, wedge on, birdie. We used my drive on 6 of the last 7 holes. Shot a respectable 8 under after a lovely 6 hours on the course - went home and slept for three hours before the poker game…. That ended up with a double or nothing bet with the pro who played cards with us - our scramble team from the senior tees verses him from the men’s tees and he got to play two balls - but we got 3 call backs. Match play We closed him out on 15! Great weekend, good, bad and ugly golf, tons of fun. I’m up at 430 this morning because my body aches all over - I could use a recovery day but it’s back to work for me. The course we played the Saturday round on is one I haven’t played in a while. It really reminded me of how much distance you loose with age. They had everyone play from a set of tees shorter than I would normally have played from in former years. On most holes that meant we were driving it where I used to drive it from much farther back. Oh well, at least I’m upright and can still play.
    13 points
  5. Wife daughter and I (sons not with us this weekend) went over to my brothers in laws yesterday. They live in a really nice lake in Rhode Island now. Daughter had a blast riding the boat and driving! also set up some of the beard products I’ve been making, got a couple samples to my barber and friends if anyone is interested in trying out let me know!
    12 points
  6. I received my Evnroll ER2 Thursday that I ordered from @dlow206 and I'm a happy camper! Eric not only provides excellent customer service, he has knowledge to assist in selecting proper options for a correct fit. Needless to say I would like to thank him and give him the well deserved attaboy he deserves. If you're looking for a putter or whatever, you might want to run it by Eric first.
    12 points
  7. picked up an early 2000s scotty cameron pro platinum newport that’s in pretty rough shape last night for…$100!! it’s gonna get refinished this winter along with a set of mizuno mp33s
    12 points
  8. Been a while since I have been in here. I got a $100 gift certificate to my nearest golf shop from the wife for my birthday a few weeks ago. I had to take her over to a few doctor appointments and decided instead of waiting in the lobby I’d sneak over to the shop and pick up a couple dozen balls with the gift certificate. Well something may have caught my eye before I made it to the balls. I ended up walking out with a new Sun Mountain C-130 cart bag. Before you even ask, yes it matches the MGS Driver headcover perfectly. Lol.
    11 points
  9. A cold spell found its way into my area. 40 degrees this morning but I still had the calling. My great run of low rounds came to a screaching halt today. I'm going to chalk it up to playing with a jacket on. I only hit 7 fairways and 8 greens in regulation. No birdies, no double bogies, or three putts. I managed a 79 but it felt much worse. My normal straight drives down the middle decided to fade into the right rough on quite a few holes. Then when I compensated I hit it straight and it went into the left rough. All my clubs were shorter today than normal. No biggie I'll get it together for next weeks round. Got to remain positive!
    11 points
  10. Well how embarrassing, now everyone has seen the tattoo on my ass!
    11 points
  11. Played a round on the island during my honeymoon, and the wife got a lot of good pictures. I had another great round when the winds were in the 25+ range. Score: 78 Putts 30 GIR 8/18 FIR 4/14
    11 points
  12. All the goods (MGS headcover, tee bag, and 2 boxes of 2019 Maxfli Tour X) arrived the same day! Headcover goes perfectly with the Evnroll headcover.
    10 points
  13. Here is the video I made while testing the wonderful… Edel EAS #4 putter i was lucky to be making the video on the same day the putter caught fire, and I had my historic 23 putt day. A few of these putts are from off the green, so in my world, they don’t count as a putt, as they are shots that could have been taken with a wedge or whatever… go check out the testing page for the Edel EAS putters, it’s pure money…
    10 points
  14. Played a consistent round on Saturday, besides the triple on the last hole (which gets me every time). Stayed out of trouble and made putts, kept the ball in play. The best GIR I have had in a long time.
    10 points
  15. 76 this morning on a cool day and soft course. No birdies only 1 double when I hit a drive ob on #3. Feels like a fantastic score, couldn't have played much better. I played with my buddy and his wife, who are not great, but I always play amazing when I go with them.
    10 points
  16. It's a busy weekend here in the Chunk's household, but I did get a trip in to the range today. I wanted to see if I've made any progress from practicing with the Swing Jacket and the Power Up wedge during the week and from my lesson. First thing I notice pulling up to the range is they don't have any of the grass roped off, so I guess it's getting to the part of the year it's mats only. Yay. I don't like mats even though I know they're a necessary evil this time of year. You just don't get the feedback you do from the turf. Plus, the mat I was in was narrow and that cut out shots with driver and fairways. I had some mixed results starting off, but as the range session progressed, I saw better results. My strike was all over the place early on, mainly toward the heel. The toe strike was intentional, the shank....not so much. I realized I had too much tension in my arms and got crisper contact as the time went on. There was a guy next to me hitting some G710 irons and we got to talking about the time I had 5 balls left. We discussed equipment, lessons, frustration with the game, courses, etc.... My last 5 shots were probably the crispest of the day. I could feel better center face contact and better dispersion. Great session today, I wish I could bottle days like this up and bring it back out any time. I'm happy to see some progress and the work paying off.
    10 points
  17. Thanks guys for the support. My business is small, but starting to take off. Feel free to reach out, especially if you are looking for shafts. Derrick, Derek, Eric, its all fine lol.
    10 points
  18. Before I left Oregon I had a visit with @rbsiedsc. While I was in out there some things came to light. There are quite a few spies out there that are trying so hard to master this game of golf. I mean he is trying pretty hard here. To start, who in their right mind would swing a driver between two houses with barely enough room to swing? Then goes in the garage to swing and has the same issue. Just ask his garage door opener! Just a thought here…… If you swinging in a confined area you will not have a free flowing swing. You will compensate for the area and ingrain an improper swing. So now we know why his driver sends me off into the oblivion! Did you know @rbseidsc likes to hike? He says that because finding his drive requires a hike. For someone who says he likes to hike, he sure took his time getting to me. I started to panic. Even if he manages to get his driver in check (hopefully sometime soon). Then I think working on the putter would help get you consistently in the low 90’s to possibly even breaking into the 80”s. When I was out on the course with him he had 8 three putts. I felt like a freakin ping pong ball. That’s an easy 8 strokes to take off right there! He had a heck of a day. He even got hit in the back. So Dr. Jekyll here was positive in July. "Happy that things were coming along with his game". Then in August, Mr. Hyde came out and made comments like, “Ugh golf is a cruel game. I just need to accept who I am.” Here is another beauty, “Contemplating not playing again. Swing changes are hard.” Oh boo hoo here. No sympathy from Yellow Ball. If you think getting through these issues are tough try being me. All golfers went through it. It will get better! I’m thinking I need to send you my therapist’s contact information. Yes, golf is hard, swing changes are hard. You can get this game under control. So you wanted to be my agent for a book did ya. Well it already seems like you can crack under pressure. How could you deal with the likes of me on a daily basis? I’m just a little Yellow Ball and I have made grown men slam their clubs and cry like a baby. Grown man cry.mp4 Could you keep my schedule straight? Manage my travel itinerary, book signings, interviews, appearances on talk shows and such? I don’t think so. Hell you can’t even keep your drives straight. Thanks for the offer though but I’m going to take a Hard Pass.
    10 points
  19. we’ve got some new additions to the family. coop got finished today so these 12 ladies came home from the farm. we’ve got barred rocks, olive eggers, plymouth white rocks, and one lavender orpington.
    10 points
  20. Haven't posted in awhile as my right shoulder partial tear(auto accident) has not been good to my game. Today I posted a 41/45:86 at Plantation Palms, with FIR: 8/14 71% GIR: 2/18 17% Putts: 29 with 7 one putts and a 40% Up & Down. Last week, I played in a 9 hole shootout at Heritage Isles, posting a 38 with 3 birdies. I took first place, 3 skins and a Closest to the Pin.....winnings: $73! Learning to play with the limited range of motion for my right shoulder and the 3 bulging discs in my lower back. Hopefully, this will carry over to the weekend for our Fall Two Day Blitz.
    10 points
  21. Hello Everyone, Well my retirement has not started off on the path I would have liked. Last day of work was August 31th and we had big plans. We did get up to Maine, NH and Vermont in early September. The Monday after getting back, I began to have tremendous pain going down my right leg. I have had minor hip issues for several years, but was always able to get those adjusted out with Chiropractor care. Went and received a couple of adjustments, but the pain got worse. During the last four weeks, I have visited Orthopedic Care w/x-rays, ER (trying to get an MRI asap), taken physical therapy, 3 series of steroids, pain medication just to get a few hours sleep. My primary doctor was able to get me a referral to a Neurosurgeon, which got an MRI scheduled for me about 10 days ago. Based on his advice, I have surgery scheduled for tomorrow. I am sure people will have different opinions regarding my decision, but at 63, I feel that I have a lot of years left to enjoy my wife, kids and grand-kids. Hopefully more golf too. I am not writing this looking for attention, pity, etc. I just wanted to reach out to the community to hear if any other golfers have had similar issues. I am committed to this decision and whatever it takes to get my body back to an enjoyable life style. Eating pain pills and dragging your leg around is not in my plan. I would appreciate any positive thoughts! Don't take your health and golf for granted, it can leave quickly...
    9 points
  22. We're finally beginning to settle in here in Florida. Last time I played was back in Ohio several weeks ago, today was the first time playing in Florida since last year. The Bermuda fairways and greens took a bit of getting use to - but overall not a bad 88. 46 going out and 42 back in. This birdie on a 150 yd Par 3 helped the score.
    9 points
  23. haha this isn’t all that serious at all. my MIL isn’t exactly gonna be shocked when i tell her that her sons are idiots and she probably doesn’t want them representing her at her club
    9 points
  24. My thoughts,, Dear MIL, I've seen Frick and Frack play and I think it would be best if I take them out on a public course a few times first and work with them on rules and educate them on country club etiquette. I wouldn't want them to do something that might reflect badly on you. Especially being a new member at the club.
    9 points
  25. Went out this afternoon as we got a surprise nice day. I have this spot on my lower right side that can get stiff, but today it was totally locked up. I could rotate back but then kind of got stuck and couldn't rotate through the shot. I couldn't swing anything longer than a 5i today. So I moved up to the forward tees and just played. I wasn't in pain with this swing so I got the 18 in. Back to the chiropractor on Thursday.
    9 points
  26. Holy Spectrum.......my internet went out AGAIN. 4th time in 2 weeks? Maybe more. So I called the support person and told her I rebooted both the modem and the router. Her comment. "what do you mean both modem and router"? I explained the set up (which we received last year when we moved in) and that I had 2 service guys out in the past couple of weeks trying to fix it. She said we haven't used that setup/type of equipment in quite a while - "you said they were in the house and they didn't update your equipment"? Supposedly, the new router is arriving today.
    9 points
  27. I think this happens to all of us from time to time. Life has its ups and downs weird events like you’ve described occur and subtly, without even realizing it, there’s an impact on our desire to play. I don’t know when your season ends - is there enough time to plan a round at a special course and then work towards playing it? That often kicks my desire for playing back into gear. Good luck
    9 points
  28. Ok, i guess i should tell my story since I alluded to it. There were multiple factors at play that led to my mishap. I was trying to pull the Fuji MCI wedge shafts from my Edel wedges. Should be an easy job, i pulled like 10 graphite shafts in the past couple of days and have pulled a lot of shafts in general, so im not a newb. So tried to pull graphite shafts with my Mitchell Commercial shaft puller. Wouldn't budge, regardless of the amount of heat applied. Decided I would sacrifice the graphite shafts and twist them off, knowing that the shaft may break at the hosel, I knew that would likely happen. Normally, after breaking a graphite shaft, I would drill it out, not an issue. So the next factor that piled on was that the Fuji iron shafts have "Metal composite technology", so there was some sort of piece of steel going right down about the middle of the shaft. So attempting to drill in the center to create a pilot hole was a not going to work well with that piece of steel there. Yep, so ended up wrecking the hosels trying to drill out the remaining shaft. So in summary, the factors that led to me destroying the wedges were: 1. The shaft wouldn't budge at all. This part didn't make sense 2. Couldn't drill out the shaft properly because of the "metal composite technology" in the shaft 3. There may be an issue with my Mitchell puller. It has seemed not as strong as it used to be and i have needed to apply more heat than normal recently. Sending it in for Mitchell to take a look. I am also buying a Reverse Thrust Puller and will sell the Mitchell once its deemed ok or is repaired. The Reverse Thrust Puller is the strongest puller on the market. My overall frustration is partly because of wrecking the two wedges, but also because I take a lot of pride in high quality builds, especially since I am taking on some club building work as a side business. I will chalk it up as a learning experience, I am sure all professional club builders have screwed up something at least 1 or more times in their careers.
    9 points
  29. That's how I see you guys when I play with you. Sometimes all in the same hole. I don't think I need to break it down for you. But I will... Joy I'm out playing golf Sadness oh crap a par five with water Fear my second shot is over water Disgust I'm in the water Anger That was a brand new $4.00 Pro V1.
    9 points
  30. I found some of your friends!
    9 points
  31. Yellow Ball is a master of deception. Not to mention, a master of finding my way home. In my early years I was molded into the Ball that I am in an Italian neighborhood and looked forward to celebrating the feast of St. Joseph every year. On a side note, I have some eggplant parmigiana and chicken parmigiana with homemade sauce in the oven right now. Now that we have part of my upbringing out of the way! Ok I see your trying to be cute with the bunny look. Nice attempt, but you can't expect me not to come back at you....What kind of New Yorker that's a NY Yankee's fan in their right mind would publish a photo of themselves with the logo backwards. Sacrilege...... try reversing the image on a selfie or find a friend to take your photo. Wait a minute the southern New Yorkers aren't that friendly. Try reversing the image! Maybe we can get together again next season. Bethpage Black hint hint! I was there, but nobody would take me out on the course. For some reason they think I will bring them bad luck or something! Dam bunch of pansies.
    9 points
  32. While I have been able to get to the course to hit some pitch shots, I had not taken a full swing for a month before yesterday. Hit a few on the range and it didn’t seem that bad. Then I got in the course and it was terrible.. 8 FW, 2 GIR, 34 putts, 5 lost golf balls. I didn’t add up the score until I was writing this and was surprised I broke 100; ended up with a 97. Overall, it was a frustrating and mentally draining round. I didn’t take the month break for any reasons other than I was out of town and rainy weather. Part of me wants to get out, practice and figure out what I need to do to improve and part of me is just done as I really didn’t miss playing that much. Need to figure out a plan to work on my game and get myself back into gear.
    9 points
  33. Friday Bacon Boyz 9. This is one of the longer Execs and of course a LOT of water. Started strong Pared first 5 holes then #6 & 7 elbow pain hit hard and bogied both so just putted 8 & 9. This knee & elbow pain getting old. Waiting on insurance to approve knee replacement for 1st of the year.
    9 points
  34. For the record. I consider you an experienced club builder. You were probably building clubs before many on here were walking
    9 points
  35. ... Yellow Ball has reached a new low. Evidently a Tennessee fan, he threw himself at Lane Kiffen during the game: One of those things was a yellow golf ball (who brings a golf ball to a football game?) that seemed to hit Kiffin while he talked to a referee.
    9 points
  36. The one cool thing about my job is getting paid to watch hockey games from ice side
    9 points
  37. Son and I played 9 at Buena Vista this morning. First time playing in chilly weather and he still went out in shorts and a t shirt. He was regretting that before the second hole, lol. Wasn't a great round but we never saw another soul on the course, so while we still finished within 90 minutes, we threw down a second and sometimes three balls at times to work on things. Chunked a few shots and my irons were a little off line, but we both feel good going into a scramble tomorrow with a couple friends.
    9 points
  38. We had the move up another Tee box discussion yesterday. I told them we have to be careful, we’re running out of them. We’ll be chipping and putting soon!
    8 points
  39. Honesty is the best policy as I like to say. I would go with option 2 that until they learn how to act on course they probably shouldn’t go there if she enjoys being a member. Good luck and God speed
    8 points
  40. Oh you little prankster... I've figured out your real game which was a total con job on me .. and yeah, you got me .. got me good ... No, there's no pizza better than NY pizza (yeah yeah Chicago you're ok) so when we're at my fav 'za stop and you started saying how you're a student of Italian culture and history and started asking me questions about the difference between Botticelli and Bernoulli .. now I'm not much of an art historian, so couldn't tell you a whole lot about the first guy, but I did get into our discussion of the physical principles of spin and aerodynamics on the trajectory of airborne objects .. just like what happens to you ole @Yellow Ball ... I should've picked up on your obfuscatory (<- see what I did there) play when you also threw in the question about Vermicelli - you said you thought he was also some sort of important medieval personage - and I mean c'mon who says they love Italian food and doesn't know what vermicelli is .. or how it's different from capellini .. also not an important medieval personage. Sheesh. Didn't see it. Silly me. So looking back on that first tee shot in our game it now occurs to me that the ball .. that devious little yellow ball .. had an unnaturally high amount of sidespin on it... I mean so high that the forward trajectory seemed to stop mid-air while the ball took an impossibly hard, tight right turn! Hmmmmm........ Well.. I give you credit for being a quick learner! And kudos for applying the theoretical lesson in a real world situation!! An "A" grade for you OK well we're still bro's and next time you're around this way we'll set up another fun round!
    8 points
  41. Thanks I am now 64 and started messing with them putting on grips and rewinding persimmon woods when I was around 13 or so. Love the mechanical aspects of it. I was lucky learned from some real craftsmen in the day Harold Dale in Charlotte NC and Ike Dale in Kanapolis NC. LOL and this is the truth I learned to reshaft in self defense--- I had a bad temper when I was coming up and broke a lot of clubs figured out I could reshaft cheaper than I could pay someone. I was the same way with cars and machinery watched and observed and tried things----- My fun racing was not how many wins but how much different stuff I could come up with. I have been accused of over engineering myself in both golf and racing but it is fun--- If you had went behind my race shop you could see a pile of failures--- Now days I have 2 full staff bags full of engineering golf failures--- For me I always have and still do chalk it up to a "learning curve"
    8 points
  42. Had a few games with the new neck & shaft and all is good. Great feel from the shaft. I torched the neck prior to fitting and it came out perfect for colour. The shop demo had a re-buff too:
    8 points
  43. Took a little over an hour hitting through my irons now that the new shafts are in. Just hit into a net with the PRGR to get a baseline for gapping. I'll take them to the range or the nearby executive course later this week to see the full ball flight, but I wanted to get a sense of the feel and swing weights with the set based more on an MOI match. Also took a number of swings with driver as that is much more inconsistent than my irons. That part is a work in progress. Tore open a blister on my finger about 10 swings in with driver so the idea of working on speed training went out the window.
    8 points
  44. A woman, cranky because her husband was late coming home again, decided to leave a note, saying, “I’ve had enough and have left you. Don’t bother coming after me.” Then she hid under the bed to see his reaction. After a short while, the husband comes home and she could hear him in the kitchen before he comes into the bedroom.She could see him walk towards the dresser and pick up the note. After a few minutes, he wrote something on it before picking up the phone and calling someone. “She’s finally gone…yeah I know, about bloody time, I’m coming to see you, put on that sexy French nightie. I love you…can’t wait to see you…we’ll do all the naughty things you like.” He hung up, grabbed his keys and left. She heard the car drive off as she came out from under the bed.Seething with rage and with tears in her eyes she grabbed the note to see what he wrote… “I can see your feet. We’re outta bread: be back in five minutes.
    8 points
  45. 86 (44/42). Crap score, but I’m happy with how I struck my irons, and hit my driver, except on 2 holes. Wind was blowing 10-15 all round, so I lost a number of shots by not gauging the wind properly. The course we played today is MUCH more penal when one hits errant tee shots, and there are a lot of “placement” shots needed. I’m LOVING the Ping G425 LST fairway metal! I REALLY like the shaft and head combo. Anyway, the score wasn’t great, but the weather was perfect, so I’m happy with the day.
    8 points
  46. Second this got a BGT putter shaft from @dlow206 and was great answered all my questions about the install and fitting.
    8 points
  47. Myrtle Beach loses another golf course to residential communities! I just received an email from Myrtle Beach Golf stating that The Witch is closing for good mid November. If anyone wants to play it for one last time they better hurry. That was a great Dan Maples course. Such a shame!
    8 points
  48. Hit the range after my 9 hole round, wasn't thrilled with my irons. Lots of low shots, even more so than I normally hit. Ended up being ball position, which irks me. I know I kind of moved quickly through my round since I have a lot of work to get done, but not aiming and setting up properly are just poor form. Once I worked that out with a small bucket I felt much better. Ended with some solid driver shots, tossed 6-7 balls to my buddy who was a few stations down so I could leave on a high note.
    8 points
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