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  1. My friend has a sick sense of humor. For the past year or so, both of us have become fans of mocking Bryson DeChambeau; mostly because we think he’s a giant toolbag. When Bryson huffs and puffs before hitting a drive we’ll text each other something like, “HULK SMASH!!!” When Bryson hits one in the woods we say, “HULK SAD!” When Bryson misses a putt we say, “HULK ANGRY!” Basically we enjoy mocking him because, well, he’s easy to make fun of. Anyway, he kept telling me he got me a Christmas present, and was all excited. He kept telling me it was delayed, and I was like
    10 points
  2. A special thanks to Forum members I noticed this morning that it was four years today that I joined MGS. I didn’t keep my old stats, but I’ll bet I was struggling to break 100 at the time and only had a cursory knowledge of equipment and the game. Thanks to the advice of many of you, and the knowledge I picked up from your posts, I routinely break 90 and have a target of breaking 80 (hopefully this year). Not too bad for a guy that took up golf in retirement. Being on the MGS Forum and Blog is like an advanced degree in golf knowledge. I know more about equipment, rules and course m
    8 points
  3. Ok, now he’s really screwing with me.
    8 points
  4. For the first time in many years I do not own a truck. My old Dodge blew up in July 19. Well we had the mini van anyhow and it is sorta like a truck. I have all the back seats out of it and I put the heavy suspension on it from a wrecked wheelchair van. It has been a year now because I just renewed my tags I got my S-500 Benz. Now before anyone starts it is a nice car but is 20 years old now and sorta rusty. One of my scramble partners is a used car dealer and took it in on trade from one of his good fleet customers. It is high mileage for his sales. He gave me a smoking hot deal on it let me
    7 points
  5. So we tee off this morning behind a threesome. It’s cart path only, as we got a ton of rain yesterday. So when it’s cart path only I just walk. I think it’s more walking from the cart to your ball on every shot, versus down the fairway. Anyway, I’m walking down the 3rd hole, about 100 yards from the tee and there is a brand new AVX just sitting there. Cool! So I scoop it up and stick it in my pocket. We get to the 6th hole and same thing, a brand new AVX about 100 yards from the tee box. Cool! Another $4 nugget in my pocket. I’m walking towards the 13th green and notice a
    7 points
  6. How old were the people making this statement? While it’s undoubtedly true for some, others may find much later in life/retirement that they retired too early financially if not otherwise. No one can know if their retirement plan worked until they go poof, hopefully at a ripe old age. I’ve heard many people who’ve been retired for 1-2 years say I should’ve retired earlier - but they can’t possibly know with 20-30 years to go. Asking people who’ve been retired for 10 years or less isn’t meaningful, even though many of them are quick to say they “waited too long.” And with the market improv
    6 points
  7. 18º last night... so 2 hour frost delay today; the club started everyone on split tees. Sunny, not a cloud in the sky. It got up to 41º today but that was after we finished. Not a great day, shot 86 with 2 triples and a double. Those 3 holes really cost me, and there were NO penalty shots involved. My wife moved back from the Forward tees to the Senior tees and shot 87. I have GOT to start playing better!! However, I did have 2 birdies; both holes I haven't birdied this year, so those went on the 2021 Birdie Challenge spreadsheet. One of those birdies, our par 4 #10 is a hole I
    6 points
  8. Ford Ranger Lariat, 2020 model that the dealerships are trying to clear out
    6 points
  9. Shot 42/42:84 today with a birdie on #1. One of the holes I didn’t birdie in 2020. Weather warmed up to high 70’s. We had 45 players today. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    6 points
  10. Making good progress on research and negotiations for the new pickup truck
    6 points
  11. Did the thought of telling him that the dog stole your golf bag ever come to mind?
    6 points
  12. In my case, my wife is 5 yrs older. So, when I retired at 66, she closed her business. We have both been retired for 4 years now and so far, we have not killed each other yet. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
  13. That’s awesome - it’s great to have you as part of our community Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
  14. We are very blessed to have that hospital - it’s part of the John’s Hopkins group. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    5 points
  15. I’m 52, and only made $45k a year until 10 years ago. I have a 17 year old son, 13 year old daughter, and a 9 year old daughter. A financial guy told me that at the current rate college tuition is increasing, it will cost $62,000 a year in-state in 9 years when my youngest is ready to go. Moral of this story, I will legitimately never be able to retire. I’ll be 71 when I can best expect to have the last one off the “dole”, and will have paid for 3 college educations, and maybe two weddings by then. Heck, I’m just praying that Social Security will exist at that point. I doubt it... An
    5 points
  16. Someone told me work to live and not the other way round. I look around and I see friends of the same age that have had personal tragedies, ill health, partners health issues and decided I wanted to enjoy my retirement when I can. I retired 18 months ago at 58. Mortgage was paid and had no major out goings. I did the rounds with a few Financial Advisors and came to the conclusion that as long as I died before I'm 107 I would be fine. I did a big spreadsheet with some base assumptions on spend and pension growth really for my peace of mind. As I've gone through the last 2 years even with Covid
    5 points
  17. I've been looking at my life during this 3rd lockdown in the UK and wondering what I have achieved and what I want out of life. My partner and I are very opposite. I'm the saver and she is the spender. I took up contracting work last year with a view that I could work shorter periods with extended time off. She sees that as a chance for me to work all the time for more money wants a bigger house and fancier car etc and makes me feel lazy when I talk about taking a month or so out of work. I follow the FIRE movement (Financial Independence Retire Early), but my plans for building up s
    5 points
  18. I've worked a year in the last 4 due to being unemployed (ageism). I'm 62 and we're planning to retire in 18 months as my wife will be 65 then. We're moving to Florida then. My "job" is to sell personal stuff in preparation for this. I play 2-4 times a week. I intend to play 5-7 in retirement. We have adequate finances. Retire when you can afford to live the life you want in retirement. Too many wait too long. My wife's co-workers have deemed themselves "slumpers". (I.e. they will die sluped over their desk at work) mainly because they have inadequate retirement savings and/or have no inte
    5 points
  19. I hit 9 years back on the 17th. I started getting involved about 5 years ago when I started doing most wanted testing. The forum has really taken off over the past few years.
    5 points
  20. Texted the Honma rep about my desire to possibly go more forgiving in the irons. Texts me back that we could go TR21 X 4-5, TR20P 6-7, and keep my TR20V 8-10. He’s coming back the first week of February, so if it’s not too cold I’ll go and see what it looks like on Trackman, outside.
    4 points
  21. Played in our annual Alternate Shot event. Not great. We shot 78 and finished 2nd with a triple and no putts made longer than 6 feet.. We did make more birdies than any other group, so that's nice.
    4 points
  22. I am 32 so all I can offer is my thoughts. At times I wish I stayed in the military so I could retire at 40 a short 8 years from now, with that ability to retire early I would have given up 75% of my time if not more with my family.....where I work Now I have time, I make my hours, unlimited vacation (not abused) and make a decent salary....but as for retirement all depends on how my 401k does down the road, time will tell but if I am financially able to give me golf 7 days a week and time with friends and family.... good luck on your decision, I don’t think you can go wrong either way
    4 points
  23. If you were fit, the fitter should have determined the best length for your clubs. A shorter driver shaft will change the swingweight of the club so it won't feel right to you; likely it will be shorter off the tee, probably not much different than your 3W, and it will still slice Your 3W is straighter because it has more loft, not necessarily because it's shorter. Rather than practicing more with the driver engraining the swing flaws that produce the slice, I would get a pro to help you determine what your swing issues are. Lessons are a much faster way to hit the ball straighter than
    4 points
  24. Just started played in October and I ended the year at about a 29 unofficial (18birdies) handicap with about a dozen rounds. I sold a bunch of stuff on FB to finance getting fitted for a whole new bag and here are goals for 2021: Break 100 Break 90 Break 80 Cut handicap in half (<15) [currently 22.6] Make an eagle Average driving distance by end of year > 250 Play 5 new courses [1/5 so far] Round with no 3 putts Round with no double bogeys Play once a week(or 52 rounds) [4/52] Average <$20/round [$17/round so far]
    4 points
  25. 42/37 at Mesa Del Sol today. Came close to an even back nine with a peek-a-boo birdie putt on 18. The weather was great and with the rains now moved on from the last few days, the air is crystal clear and the mountains looked picture perfect... so I obliged (though they do a poor job). Par 3 #13 Par 4 #14
    4 points
  26. ... I wish I made a commission! Like you I went through a plethora of Hybrids, DI's and Hybrid-DI's trying to find the right mix until I found the DHY. Two of my eagles came from hitting the DHY short of the green for an easy pitch/chip and both times it carried farther and rolled more than I anticipated. It has been off the tee as well and saved me after some poor tee shots. I hope you have the same kind of success with yours.
    4 points
  27. I guess reading @PMookie's thread on his sledgehammer got to me. I just ordered a Project X Hzrdus Black 6.0 shaft for my driver from Callaway Preowned. I got "fit" for a Project X Evenflow Green initially when doing the Epic Flash review and I just don't feel I'm getting along with such a light shaft. The reason I say "fit" is it's the only shaft they tried with me since my previous shaft was a Matrix Ozik from a TaylorMade Burner Superfast 2.0 that I bought off Global Golf. It's not a premium shaft, but for the price I thought I'd try something different. I'm excited to see how it work
    4 points
  28. Same here. as for the op is you aren’t keeping score for a handicap and just playing to have fun have at it with different colored golf balls
    4 points
  29. I will be vested at my current job on September 1 and will be 63 at that time. I will be able to keep my health coverage at that time, which is the most important thing for us. I plan on retiring at that time and traveling, playing golf and spending time with the 3 grand-kids. Not too worried about getting bored. After going through prostate cancer surgery this past August, I want to stop working as soon as possible. 47 years working P/T during school and F/T has been enough. I will not look back at all.
    4 points
  30. I understand it, and enjoying a round is all that matters, but that’s one rule I’ve always followed: one ball in play, can’t have one for the full game, and one for putting. If you’re just talking about color, I like the bright yellow for both. Certain colors actually have a calming effect, and once I started playing Pro V1X in yellow, I don’t like white as much. I really like putting with the yellow.
    4 points
  31. Scalloped potato’s tonight. Non dairy and I would put these up against any regular scalloped, delicious.
    4 points
  32. Invest in a private pension, you get tax relief on and it will stop you and your partner getting it until you're 55.
    4 points
  33. I’ve got an appointment to get mine on Tuesday....around here getting an appointment is almost like winning the lottery Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
    4 points
  34. Had about the same thing happen at a course called Tega Kay ( John Smalls knows where it is at). A black lab came in the fairway and grabbed my ball and ran. It was a brand new Titleist Professional 90 ( yeah I know a LONG time back). When I went into the Pro Shop I mentioned it and the Pro told one of the guys give me a new Titleist and put it on such and such's bill. I said something about I bet the guy gets tired of that. Naah said the Pro and he called the guys name. Yep the guy who owned the dog owned several companies in the area and was a multi millionaire. The Pro said the guy was used
    4 points
  35. haha then don’t ever drive through queens. you’ll probably lose a few teeth.
    4 points
  36. Well, Happy MGS Anniversary!! That's quite an accomplishment. Many people struggle a lot longer than that to get to bogey golf. It all depends on their commitment to the game. You have also positively committed to the MGS Forum which obviously helped you and in addition, made us a better place. Congratulations!! Here's to 4 more years!! I know you will get to sub-80!!
    4 points
  37. I can fit 5 and 10 bags!!!! Just in case everyone has 2 bags but seriously love a truck and wouldn’t trade it. The kids just have to lift their legs in the winter when my bag stays in the back
    4 points
  38. Made Aussie sausage rolls last night, they were great!
    3 points
  39. I want to get my handicap down to 5, and would love to play a round at even par. Definitely stretch goals for me, but I think I might be able to pull them off.
    3 points
  40. Congrats! Enjoy reading your input on these forums!
    3 points
  41. Ah Scotland - my wife and would retire there tomorrow if they would take us. Our daughter is a graduand of the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow and we will be there next spring for her wedding reception. I will waive as I go past West Lothian when I sneak out for a round at the Old Course
    3 points
  42. Congratulations on hitting your four year anniversary here on the forums! It has been a pleasure getting to know you in the almost three years I've been a member and you're one of the people that made me feel welcome from the start. Here's to many more years for you and to hoping this will be the year you break 80.
    3 points
  43. I took a chance on him. I just have to believe he's going to outrun that dark cloud that's been hanging over his game.
    3 points
  44. Makes me think of this TXG video. Ian puts Matt through a blind test of varying swing weights and total weights. It’s a good watch if you haven’t seen it!
    3 points
  45. Sounds like she's getting great care at the hospital. Our prayers for a uneventful surgery and speedy recovery.
    3 points
  46. Had the shop build me up this from the Callaway demo cart while I was at the range today - Numbers looked pretty good with range balls, and I really liked the MMT, though I think I'd go up to the 105 if I could for a bit more weight: This was more of an experiment to try out the MMT than anything else, but, man, did this thing feel pretty nice.
    3 points
  47. Thanks everyone - it turns out that it’s her gall bladder. My son had his removed at 20, niece at 17. Obviously this is a genetic thing. However what’s simple for most isn’t so for her. She’s in ICU for close observation while they treat the infection. Once that’s below a dull roar they will remove the Gall Bladder. Good progress last night - fever is gone and heart rate improving Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
    3 points
  48. A comment was made to me a long time ago: “Play irons that will still help you on your worst day.” With the way these new G425 irons look, and how much I LOVED my Ping Zing 2 irons years ago, I’m really pondering a shift to irons that are more forgiving. If I can hit more greens, I can score better! Not sure it will happen, but I’d love to try it and see....
    3 points
  49. While I haven't switched flexes, I switched from steel to graphite and since it was a change I wanted to make I didn't need to get comfortable or trust the shot. Hit a few graphite shafts and found the performance to be equal to steel. There isn't any significant difference between the two.
    3 points
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