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  1. 4 points
    It is as it should be.....nothing fancy here. Kahuku Golf Course morning on the North Shore. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. 4 points
    Me on the bull as a teaser. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. 3 points
    So my buddy plays the Snell Get Sum balls in yellow. That's the only ball he plays. Well, his birthday was Monday, and I wanted to get him some golf balls for his birthday, so I had to go online and order from Snell. Well, I had never ordered from Snell before, but several things stood out in this whole process. First off, the balls are great. My buddy gave me some MTB balls to play and they play great. Comparable to any other 4 piece Urethane ball I've played. Secondly, when I ordered there were no shipping charges. So not only are the balls really cheap, but you aren't paying for shipping. And since I didn't pay tax, that means the price of a dozen balls is the price. No add ons or any other charges incurred. That's a fantastic deal! Finally, I ordered them a few days ago and my buddy already has received the balls. Really fast turnaround for an order. The final thing that stands out is when my buddy got his order, I had made a note during the order simply to say Happy Birthday to him on the receipt. Well, he sent me a pic of the receipt and the owner of the company had personalized the receipt for his birthday! Is that a great company or what?
  4. 3 points
    That is SWMBO. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. 3 points
    My wife has video and I am assuming it is for the future divorce proceedings since I don’t have a copy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 3 points
    At age 42 I somehow thought it was a good idea to ride a mechanical bull......twice. I feel like I got hit by a bus. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. 2 points
    I want to start this by saying that I really like collecting logo golf-balls from courses that I play and sometimes just visit. I find it a complete bummer to play a new course and they don't have a logo ball. In additon to new course play, I also have a goal to play at least 9 - 18 holes in all of the 50 states and of course I collect a logo ball from each course. I've covered 10 states including my home state of Texas. And my evidence that I played is a logo ball. But there are times when a course does not have a ball. Like last week, I was working in South Carolina and played two course around the Greenwood area. I played 18 on one course that I was looking forward too, but once I got there I found out no logo balls. Fortunately the other course (played 9) did have a ball (so SC was covered). But still kept that feeling that I needed a ball from the first course I played there. I also collect balls for the companies I have worked for other special places/companies/projects, etc. Through spin-offs mergers or changing jobs, I have managed to work for 6 companies. Five of which I was able to get a ball for while I worked there, but for one I could not find a ball. I did a lot of searching the web and their company store, but no evidence of a ball was found. This got me thinking, "could I use printable water slide decals that the model builders use, to print my own logos and apply them to a ball". I saw this product once while perusing the model car section of Hobby Lobby. I used to build models cars as a kid and the water slide film is very thin. As you will see it can be done and quite easily. The process starts with some Testors Clear Printable Decal paper and spray decal bonder/set. The decal bonder locks the ink to the decal paper and prevents it from running once wet. If you buy it from Hobby Lobby, make sure you take a 40% off coupon for one item. The paper is on the expensive side at $12 for 6 sheets of 5.5 X 8.5 paper. But you should be able to get a bunch of logos from that material. This is a clear plastic paper that will take printing via an inkjet printer. I am a photographer by hobby and have a nice photo printer that I print photos with. But you can use any good quality inkjet printer. Also there are a number of companies that make printable decal paper (search Amazon or eBay). All you need is a app to allow the capture and editing of a graphic and printing of the graphic. To find a logos, I simply do a google image search for the golf course or company, etc. Many will have some sort of logo that you can download online. However one of my old favorite courses (but now closed) did not have a logo. I did find a picture of a flag from the course so I decided to use that as a logo (assuming that if they ever had a logo, that would likely be it). Fortunately it is a simple 1 color graphic that I was able to recreate in Power Point. But again, you wont need Power Point if you have a digital graphic. Once you have an image its a simple matter of editing the image and shrinking it down to fit on a golf ball. I found from some searches that 3/4" - 1" is a good size for a ball logo. So I set all my logo's to be about 7/8" to 1" wide (they looked the best to my eye, but do test prints, as one size does not work for all logos). I highly suggest that you print them out on plain paper first. Cut them out and test fit them to the ball. If too small, make it larger and test print again. If too big, then make them smaller and repeat until you get them to the size you want. But don't waste your decal paper trying to get the sizing correct, test on plain paper first and in black and white to save ink. To print them I used MS Word and built a page 5.5" wide by 8.5" long, the same size as the decal paper (but others sell it in 8 1/2" X 11") and Word is very easy to use. Once I had my image in MS Word, it was a simple matter of sending the print to the printer. I used photo paper settings with the highest quality. And print out 2-3 images at a time for each logo, as you might mess up the first decal and have to start over. Having extras means all you have to do is cut out another. Once printed, I let the print dry. For some printers this can be a few minutes (like mine) or many hours for others. In order to save on the paper, I cut the printed strip off. Then sprayed the cut off with a couple of light coats of the decal bonder. You don't want to spray the entire blank page as I assume you cant print on it again once sprayed (this was not tested by me so I don't know if its true). I found that I can print on the cutoff remainder just fine down to about 4 inches long. The bonder didn't seem to need more that 30 minutes to dry, but there were not instructions on the spray can or the paper package. I waited 30 min to 1 hour each between coats. Once the bonder was dry, I cut out the decals and trimmed them close to the edge. This is not critical since the balls I used were white and any un-printed edge did not show (note, use white balls as you can't print white on most consumer printers and if your logo has a white background it will have to show through the clear). Also use some cheap balls, unless you have money to burn I wouldn't do these on ProV1's. I had a bunch of Callaway and Nike balls that I got free that I don't play, (stuff I hit at the range sometimes). Finally take small bowl of warm water and let the decal soak to loosen the backing paper. While soaking I take this time to go wash my hands and the ball with some warm water and hand soap to remove any oils. I dried my hands but left the ball wet. This makes it easy to move the water slide decals around. At this point I gently slide the decal off the backing on to the ball, not using my hands on the sticky side. You can move the decal around and make sure its in the correct position. Then gently pat dry with a dry paper towel. Once pressed in, I take a q-tip (cotton swab) and roll over the surface to get any excess water out and press in the dimples to push out water as well, then let them dry over night. The final step is to spray with a light misting of decal bonder to seal the edges (not sure this is called for, but made me feel better anyway). Below are the first 4 balls I did are from courses I have played and the other is one is of a company where I worked. Looking at the balls its hard to tell that they are decals. But you can feel them slightly with your hands.
  8. 2 points
    Celebrity... Alec Baldwin. I won't bother with why. Pro Golfer..... I can't pick one. I can't judge from internet BS.
  9. 2 points
    Yesterday my course had an end of year cross-country shootout event. They converted the normal par 72 course into a 9 hole, 6051 yard, par 52 monster. We also had the option of buying "tee it up anywhere" shots. These were extremely helpful on the 700+ yard holes. It was a fun event. This was my first time playing in 3 weeks and I could definitely tell the SuperSpeed training has affected my game. The good: when I connected on a drive in the 40 degree weather it was going noticeably farther than I have hit all summer long. The bad: it took me a good 3 or 4 holes to find my swing and be able to make solid contact with any club. Its difficult going from swinging as hard as you can in the SuperSpeed training to dialing it back to ensure solid contact over max power. Unfortunately this will probably be my last time out on the course for the year. By next weekend our high temps are supposed to be in the low 30's with a chance of snow. There is a place nearby that has Trackman 4's set up as indoor simulators, so that will most likely be my new home course for the winter.
  10. 2 points
    By who?? Georgia has been a top 2/3 team all year for basically everyone until they got blown out by LSU. Then they've still been a top 5 team for basically everyone. Definitely a CFP contender for everyone. Maybe I'm missing something but everyone I've seen has hyped Georgia plenty??
  11. 2 points
    A good time at the Nd - Northwestern game. Chilly , but was competitive until the end
  12. 2 points
    I was somehow still sober. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  13. 2 points
    If you’re wanting a good bourbon just look to see if it was made in Kentucky [emoji16]. We know a thing or two about that subject, except for me, but I generally like it all. Blake
  14. 2 points
    Yup. Time to get the wedding done and back to his day job Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  15. 2 points
    What really JERKS my chain is Georgia beat a really strong/good Kentucky team tonight. Georgia could win out, win the Sec Championship, win the semi final game in the final four and there are STILL some in here who would not give due credit to our football team! They would not rate Georgia as a top tier team. Just look back in the beginning of the season posts and you'll see Georgia is never mentioned as a contender for anything. We/I take our football extremely serious in this part of the country and when folks continually write us off as 2nd tier team, it irritates the piss out of me. Ok I'm really done with this thread for now. I may check in after the NC game to beat my chest a bit.
  16. 2 points
    I've ordered from them multiple times and will continue to do so. Make such a great ball. Had a few hand signed notes which I thought was a nice touch, but I love hearing Dean talk golf.
  17. 2 points
    Oh yeah. [emoji16] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  20. 2 points
    Got the opportunity to play 18 today, the day started out chilly and got pleasant as the day went on. Played pretty decent, for me. My drives seemed to be less dispersed than usual with my ball tending to draw/hook more than I'm used to. Did hit 57% percent of my fairways. I was also noticing that a lot of my iron shots were also going from right to left and that really threw me off. Now down to speed, I recorded five drives with the monitor of 90, 90, 89, 85, and 89. So I'm really not seeing the benefits of the training. I'm trying to tell myself that there's still one week before the changes become permanent. I'll probably do my six week test on the driving range so the mental hurdle of trying to hit the fairway is out of the equation. I'm pleased with the better ball striking across the board. I did have a few shots that were like Waffle House hash browns, scattered, covered, chunked, and topped. Those are more the Indian and not the arrow. What concerned me was the speed. This is six weeks and a five percent increase, so if I don't see it, it will be brought up in my stage two. I might see the jump later and if that's the case it'll be addressed then also. I'm curious how my training schedule is affecting the results. I have to do it in the evenings twice a week because my schedule isn't conducive to doing it in the mornings. But, there's still another week to go before they are supposed to set in and I believe in this system. Hopefully next weekend will bring about more speed. Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  21. 2 points
    Celebrity: Tom Brady (plays non conforming balls) Pro: Fuzzy Zoeller (probably a hoot to play with but smokes like a chimney) To be honest, picking a pro I wouldn't want to play with was a tough decision... celebrities not so much.
  22. 2 points
    Not a fan of scotch. I love bourbon. My regular is Woodford Reserve and when I'm out on the town Angels Envy. If I'm drinking whiskey, it's either Jameson 12yr or Jack Daniels Single Barrel. Really I'll drink anything though........I have a glass of wine every night.
  23. 1 point
    As a combat wounded vet, PING is known for outfitting severely wounded vets with gear for free. They do not advertise or mention all that they do Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  24. 1 point
    A miserable weather day playing 18 today. We had slight to medium drizzle and fog. But it was 58 with light winds so was pretty comfortable except for the wet socks, wet gloves and wet grips. FYI totaled walked = 6 miles - some of the distances between our holes are as long as our par 5's. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  25. 1 point
    Celebrity: Obama Pro: Sergio Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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