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  1. 5 points
    We're about to have a curfew on Oahu. No cars permitted after 11pm to 5am on the weekends. Guess people still won't obey the shelter in place orders
  2. 5 points
    ... This sign was on the counter at a Chicago restaurant next to the take out shelf: "During this Coronavirus outbreak, remember to remain at least 10 feet away from others. If you're wondering how far that is, picture a Bears wide receiver and then imagine where Trubisky actually threw the pass. That distance is about 10 feet."
  3. 3 points
    It was my last Corona in tribute to the plant shutting...I usually drink Guinness . If my wife is around...then it's wine... MDGolfHacker
  4. 3 points
    I tried it twice - was very unimpressed. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. 3 points
    sirchunksalot - sorry to hear this man Hopefully she tests negative for COVID-19. Thoughts and Prayers for both of you guys! MDGolfHacker
  6. 3 points
    Heck of a deal if you are lefty... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 3 points
  8. 3 points
    My wife and I had to make an early morning grocery run to Wal-Mart, it's usually the best time to get in and actually be able to find stuff. Not toilet paper, but other stuff like meat. Anyhow, I took a detour over to the golf aisle and found this: I've been wanting one for a while and finally decided to pull the trigger. Sent from my SM-N975U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  9. 2 points
    I used it for a couple of weeks. I thought that if it showed promising results, I would post here. Like @revkev I wasn't impressed. I think SuperSpeed Golf has it right. Someone was just trying to shortcut the protocol. I suppose it could work for certain individuals, but I'm not a candidate.
  10. 2 points
    Heck this winter didn't even get that cold for long. Only had maybe a month where temps were consistently under 30. $hit I wish I was only around 3. I was around more than that in the past two days. As long as she washes her hands, wears gloves, doesn't get coughed on, and wears PPE the likely hood she gets it is very low. It is not airborne at all it is spread by droplets they just happen to stay viable on hard surfaces hence the need to wash your hands. Deep breath the kids aren't affected much by this as long as they don't have immune issues and it effects the elderly or those with severe health issues.
  11. 2 points
    I think I'd rather take my chances with Covid-19 than a Corona Light, shuddering at the thought
  12. 2 points
    @Peaksy68 - great minds think alike... Yeah that's right...that IS a Corona...I love to live on the edge! MDGolfHacker
  13. 2 points
    But 1000 times more of the politics involved....gets in the way MDGolfHacker
  14. 2 points
    And a fitting is a lot cheaper then buying clubs that don't work for you. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  15. 2 points
    My boss sent me this as she thought I'd get a chuckle out of it...and I did. This a just something to have a laugh about, please take it as that. March Madness is cancelled, the NBA is shut down, the Masters is postponed, and my Aunt Marge’s senior bowling has even thrown in the towel. Now restaurants and bars are closed, and our 40-handicap governor is threatening to shut down all entertainment facilities including golf courses. I have not tested positive, but the coronavirus is killing me. There is nowhere to go and nothing to do. My wife suggested we take a walk, but I don’t walk anywhere unless I have a golf club in my hand and it’s cart path only. My kids have a restraining order on us and won’t let us come within 200 yards of the grandchildren. And we can no longer eat out, but when we tried to cook at home, there were cobwebs in the oven. The network channels are inundated with coverage of the virus. The golf channel has been showing reruns of old tournaments, which are almost as riveting as watching my brother-in-law’s video of his family camping trip to Yellowstone. And my wife is so desperate for something to do, she is even considering sex, and maybe even with me. Paranoia is off the tracks. Before the shutdown, we were having dinner at a local bar. I let out a loud sneeze and everyone at the surrounding tables started yelling "check please." My stock portfolio is plummeting and most of our cash is currently invested in toilet paper. I am washing my hands 137 times a day. I don’t touch anyone. I don’t even touch myself. I have been using tongs to go to the bathroom. This has to stop. Our society and economy have been crippled by a microscopic virus. Scientists have not yet determined the exact origin but have narrowed it down to a Chinese fish market or Rosie O’Donnell’s bathtub. And no one is sure how to prevent or cure it. In the past, the ways to prevent contracting a contagious disease were simple: don’t eat in restaurants with cat on the menu and don’t date my college roommate’s sister. I don’t consider myself to be in the high risk category. I have been building up my immune system by eating one meal per day at MacDonald’s for the last 25 years. Germs just slide through me. My only pre-existing condition is an inability to launch a golf ball further than 180 yards. And, according to the CDC, symptoms of the coronavirus are sweats, dizziness, and trouble breathing, which I experience whenever I am standing over a 3 foot putt. I can handle it. So, I proposed to my regular foursome the idea of escaping from our self-imposed Stalag 17 and venturing outside for a round of golf. Everyone recognized the danger and severity of the situation. But when faced with the decision to remain sequestered with our wives or to risk contracting a deadly virus, it was a no-brainer. Every man opted to play golf. Our foursome does not pose a medical risk to mankind. My friend, Johnny Socks is virus free. Social distancing has not been a problem for him. Other than us, he doesn’t have any friends. George, my neighbor is a urologist who has been working from home for several weeks. He has developed a way to do remote prostate exams by having patients sit on their cell phone. And our other partner, Jimmy tested himself with a kit he bought online. However, he thinks he may have gotten the wrong kit. It showed no traces of the virus but indicated that he was pregnant with twins. The federal government has established guidelines for social engagement. For example, you must stay at least 6 feet apart and no more than 10 people are allowed at a gathering, which means Patrick Reed’s fan club can still meet. In addition, our foursome drafted our own specific set of rules for Pandemic Golf. Rules of Play: • Hazmat suits are permitted. As an alternative, one can wear a college mascot costume or big bunny pajamas. • Masks are not permitted, because we would look more like stagecoach robbers than a foursome. • Leave the flag in. And to avoid retrieving balls from the hole, any putt shorter than Lebron James is good. • Ride in separate golf carts and don’t come closer to another player than a fully extended ball retriever. • Don’t touch another player’s balls. This is always good advice. • No high fives. Fortunately, we seldom have a reason. • No petting the geese or the cart girl. • Don’t use the spot-a-pot. More disease in there than in all of Wuhan China. • No excuses. Slicing or hooking are not side effects of the coronavirus. • Make an online bank transfer to pay off your bets for the day. • Straddle the sprinkler on the 18th hole before getting into the car. These rules and restrictions adequately protected us from contamination. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine for bad golf. I had trouble gripping the club with oven mittens, but it was an enjoyable afternoon which ended way too soon. There were no handshakes on the 18thgreen, no beers at the bar, and we drove home separately. As the pandemic plays through, it is giving us a glimpse into our inevitable future where all meals are delivered, all entertainment comes through the tv screen, and all human interaction is through our cell phone. Where schooling is online at home, exercise is on a stationary bike in our basement, medical testing is done at drive thru windows, and colonoscopies are performed at Jiffy Lube. The world is changing. It is becoming less interpersonal as technology consumes us. So now that we have time on our hands, everyone should take a moment to cherish this fading era, when friends still get together to hit a little ball around an open field for no good reason other than to enjoy the companionship of their fellow man.
  16. 2 points
    I don't like them! I have seen good putts rejected. While I may want to count it as good, my opponents will likely call foul. Our club used the shallow cup (with pool noodle insert) but someone complained that people were touching the flagpole and could spread the virus (????), so they went back to the raised cup, which is even more difficult to claim the putt is good IMO. I'll be glad when we go back to standard cups (for more reasons than the obvious).
  17. 2 points
    I have one, it works for what it is. Gives good data on good hits. Gives really bad data on bad hits. The MGS launch monitor review was good :https://mygolfspy.com/the-best-personal-launch-monitor-2019/
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  19. 2 points
    My daughters work at the same nursing home. My oldest just informed me that three residents have tested positive for COVID 19. Two nurses are being tested and my daughters have been told sanitize their vehicles and undress before going in the house, and then shower immediately. Both have very young kids and spouses at home. Needless to say, I'm not real happy right now.
  20. 2 points
    One nice thing about FedEx is they deliver early to my neighborhood. I had a good talk last week about my putting stroke and wanted to start fresh this year with something that gives me more confidence on the greens. Easy to say that this is a huge improvement over my Anser 2. I’ve never treated myself to a putter over $200 and first impression, this feels fantastic. Only custom spec was that I had it bent 1* flat to 69*. The std sink fit grip feels nice and I really like how it’s weighted. I contemplated the Mizuno but I’ve always wanted a Betty. Above all, I love that it’s American made.
  21. 2 points
    Kenny, you're just going to have to man up and do what married slobs all over the world do once a year on that "special" date - look her tenderly in the eyes and .. and .. ask her about her .. *gulp* .. feelings .. and then .. listen to her and .. yep .. respond back with something good........ I promise it'll all be over fairly quickly and you won't feel too much pain.
  22. 1 point
    I’m 5’4” and swing standard lie Mizuno MP-4 irons, and 45.25” driver. Definitely don’t assume a lie based on height. How vertical the club is at impact, arm length, club flex, and swing speed all play a role in the way the sole of the club interacts with the ground. If you can’t get into a fitter, my advice would be start with a “standard” set up and then tweak it from there.
  23. 1 point
    After the annual deep clean of my sun mountain bag which has a nylon fabric type material I spray it with 303 Protectant (find it in the marine aisle in your big box store) once a year. Then all I need to do is lightly scrub with a degreaser like dawn or a car wash soap and spray clean with the hose. The 303 is primarily used to protect and waterproof fabrics like Sunbrella on boats. FYI I also use it on my golf shoes. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  24. 1 point
    Got some free time today. So I just washed my old Cleveland staff bag, it was super yellow. I think it came out great. What do you guys think? Sent from my SM-N975U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  25. 1 point
    That sounds like essentials to me. lol
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    Thank you and I hope everything works out for you, too. Your furlough period is about similar to mine, we'll be off next week until May 10. I'll be going stir crazy until them, but safety comes first.
  28. 1 point
    Filmed this two weeks ago. Happily, most (but not all) of this snow has finally melted:
  29. 1 point
    So this "open box" thing is incredible... the putter came yesterday, not in a Titleist box, but one of Rock Bottom Golf's standard shipping boxes. That made me nervous, until I opened it, and viola! The club is sealed in plastic both the grip and the sole, absolutely brand spanking new!!! I've never heard of the open box option before, but saving $135 on a new, current model Scotty Cameron makes it okay in my book!
  30. 1 point
    Personally, this is one of the most-useful posts I've read in the few years that I've been on the MGS forums. This is also bad news for my wallet. I'm so bored, I can't stop window shopping online. SEND HELP.
  31. 1 point
    Just had a team wide Zoom meeting with the CEO of the company and he announced a furlough for us. Now the fun part begins, getting signed up for unemployment on Monday. I can't complain about it though, the company has fully paid us the last three weeks and are still giving us our quarterly bonus. I'm also glad the company is also taking care of our insurance for the duration. Sent from my SM-N975U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  32. 1 point
    Michigan is the same people went crazy for toilet paper and other essentials, luckily my wife always buy more than we need, so we had a lot more than what we needed when this stared. I am starting to run low on beer and alcohol, but it is all good.
  33. 1 point
    How long have you been playing golf? Since my early teens, which means about 30 years. I did take off about 10 years while playing agent and chauffeur during my son's athletic run as a kid. What’s your handicap or normal score? Currently bouncing around the 14 - 15 mark. Late 2019 was hard on the index. What do you love about golf? I enjoy the solitude when I get to play alone. But I also enjoy playing with a group while talking stupid and having a few adult pops. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Been a member on the site since 2016 originally just taking in all of the content. Really used the site over the past winter while researching information for new irons and wedges. Ended up getting fit and buying a set of irons from Sub70 and Vokey wedges. Do you already know any other Spies? Not that I know of. Where are you from? I currently live in Mount Pleasant, WI approximately 20 minutes south of Milwaukee. What is your home course? I split time between Johnson Park in Racine and the Kenosha County courses (Brighton Dale Links & Petrifying Springs) What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best - The choices for top quality, affordable golf. Worst - obvious answer is the weather but we manage. What do you do for a living? Facilities & Maintenance Manager for a manufacturing company. How’d you pick your user name? Its my name. Not real creative.
  34. 1 point
    Hey, I'm looking to meet some new people and really improve my golf. Here is what I have in my bag! Cobra S2 10.5 - Stock Fuji Cobra Baffler TWS 20 - Aldila NVS Cobra Baffler TWS 23 - Aldila NVS 5-PW Mizuno MX23 - DGS300 Mizuno MP-R 52.07 - DGS300 X-Forged MD 56 - Rifle Spinner 5.5 X-Forged MD 60 - Rifle Spinner 5.5 Odyssey Black Tour Design #9 Titleist ProV1x
  35. 1 point
    How long have you been playing golf? On and off since I was 5 years old. What’s your handicap or normal score? Uh.....17 What do you love about golf? The challenge of the game, the competition, being outdoors and the interesting people I meet. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Decided to join after browsing the site the last couple of years. Do you already know any other Spies? No Where are you from? I currently reside in Southeast Mi and originally from Georgia. What is your home course? Dunham Hills What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Best: Number of great courses to choose from. Worst: No winter golf What do you do for a living? Engineer in automotive field. How’d you pick your user name? I use Ben Hogan equipment and my taste is a litte old school.
  36. 1 point
    I don't change irons often. Been playing the Apex Edge Pro for close to 15 years and love the Apex 4 shaft. I rotate in 1987 Titleist Tour Models as well as 1986 Spalding Tour Editions but the Hogans get most of the play. Wedges get several years of play but not like the irons. Love the 58 degree wedge and was never fond of the 60 degree when I carried that loft. Really like the look of the Studio Design line of putters. Played the 2.5 for several years then converted to the #5 mallet. Current driver and fairway I am happy with. Hybrid, the same. Sent from my SM-A205U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  37. 1 point
    Beautiful clear and calm night (a rarity to have no wind) in my backyard. Sitting by the fire with my wife enjoying a 2001 Vintage Port. Things could be worse.
  38. 1 point
    I think you're onto something. The question is, can Rob hold out that long?
  39. 1 point
    when you have friends who went through pharmacy school and a couple of chemical engineers... well, you learn a thing or too sometimes.
  40. 1 point
    13 X 20 X 11 Shelter logic car port. But there will never be a car parked in it. Only room in the house that has ceilings high enough to swing in is just used too much by kids to put an area inside. I currently have a 10 x 16 shelter in backyard that I constructed of 1 1/4" PVC and tarps. It is OK but it fails miserably in the rain. Will post some pics once an I get it and set up, but who knows when it will actually arrive.
  41. 1 point
    I have a package from Bettinardi arriving tomorrow AM. Can’t. Wait.
  42. 1 point
    Yup, I started my golfing career and played most of my HS golf with wound balls. The solid core ball with a urethane cover is arguably the biggest advancement in golf technology over the last several decades.
  43. 1 point
    Our course in CT just opened up again this week. The cups were raised, now they are down and have the foam noodle in the cup. I would rather have the cup raised. Not sure if I really want to play yet. I’m coming off quarantine today. Our whole department has been out, with one coworker on a ventilator for over a week. Scary stuff!
  44. 1 point
    Agreed! I firmly believe that the grass is different in the practice area than on the course. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  45. 1 point
    I'm a +2 on the practice range. On the course, when the heat is on, is another story.
  46. 1 point
    Home schooling is proving a challenge. I've child proofed the house, but they're still getting in.
  47. 1 point
    I’d be careful about recommending any lie adjustment for him based solely on height. There’s so much more that’s goes into the lie decision that you really can’t base it on the static measurements and it’s infinitely important to his development as a golfer. Get it wrong and he’ll struggle to keep it on this planet no matter how good his swing is. The obvious recommendation is to send him to a fitter but on a budget, there is some information that can be gleaned from the line test. For a first set, the box sets are usually the best entry point for cost, completeness, and coolness with matching color schemes. Then he can upgrade a club here a club there as he goes along We did a member test for the Wilson kid and teen sets last year and I hope to do more this year. Head over to that thread to read more: Hope you find this helpful!
  48. 1 point
    How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Been Playing since I was 7 years old. My dad taught me. I am currently a 0.4 index and usually shoot low to mid 70s What do you love about golf? the challenge each and every round. its a lot like business and selling. you have to be ready for change (slopes, wind, angles, course conditions ect). I can only blame myself when things dont go as planned. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? being in the know on new equipment and reviews of other fellow golfers. Where are you from? What is your home course? Carmel Indiana. Chatham Hills Golf Club, a Pete Dye Design What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The Best- cost to play anywhere, even Private clubs. The Worst- only having weather to golf 6-7 months a year What do you do for a living? Been in Sales since graduating from Indiana University. How’d you pick your user name? I truly HATE hitting off of mats and even have t-shirts that state as such
  49. 1 point
    Awesome, I actually grew up in North Canton so I still get up that way to play with my dad fairly frequently as well!
  50. 1 point
    I’ve not heard one negative about the G410 driver from owners in TV. If there’s one place to get negative is a retirement community. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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