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  1. Brought COVID back from my vacation, and while I'm feeling better I definitely have tried to push it too far twice now. Before I got sick, I shot a 79 (two Sundays ago now) and then somehow pulled off a 78 the morning I started to feel "off." Was wiped out for about five days and tried to play 18 Sunday but quit after about 12 holes because I was exhausted. Waited all week to recover some more and tried 18 again this morning. I made it through about 11 or 12 holes before just hitting a wall and calling it quits. Played OK for the first nine holes both times, shooting 40 and 39. My putting was horrendous today, which was unfortunate because my driver didn't cost me a single stroke. First drive of the day was piped 298 yards dead straight. Hopefully this fatigue goes away quickly as I'm running out of season!
    10 points
  2. While on my way down to AZ last week, I noticed the mileage on the Expedition was approaching an ominous number. What are the odds this happened as I passed through Las Vegas? Full disclosure; I set the speed to match... breaking the law by 1 mph .
    9 points
  3. Best thing about cucumber and tomatoes (on top of them being awesome) is salsa and pickles. Produces so much and I love jarring stuff up edit like this:
    9 points
  4. Cucumbers are only edible after vinegar removes the poison.
    8 points
  5. Biggest gamechanger for me with the wedges has been the grind. There's a lot of forgiveness baked into the Edel V grind that I didn't have with my Cobra MIMs. The leading edge relief and the trailing bounce really work well for my swing, especially off of the mushy and wet bluegrass fairways I spend most of my time on. The moveable weight is a nice touch also, especially in the toe where it really excels around the greens. I can hit a nice high and soft pitch now that really wasn't part of my game before. My short game touch has left me over the past two weeks or so, but overall I'm pretty comfortable around the greens now. I do miss the black finish of the MIMs, which was much nicer in the harsh morning light. But the Edels have definitely secured their spot in my bag.
    7 points
  6. Crazy day for playing Maumee State Park( located just east of Toledo), a Links course on Lake Erie. Winds were gusting to 30mph, temps were 90 +, humidity was shirt drenching AND the groups ahead of us were very slow. By the time our 4some got to #18 we were past 4 1/2 hours and hitting INTO this gusting wind. Ended up topping my drive, quick recovery by my 5 wood and a nice putt to boot. That hole was worth a $3.00 skin .
    7 points
  7. 42 yesterday in a league sub night... with triple on the last. Devastating finish from just too much heat and sweat. Honestly thought on the last tee shot my 5 iron was going to come out of my hand. Back at it tonight, then a weekend away from golf, which will be nice.
    6 points
  8. Had one par yesterday on the 8th hole par 3 at Glen Oak GC in Amherst, NY thanks to a great second shot pitch onto elevated green after a 5 iron tee shot that sounded and felt great but was found to the left in the rough. The sand wedge shot onto the green was out of sight and my playing partner said I was going to love it, he was right. All that remained was a 5 foot putt uphill to the pin and the L.A.B. Golf DF2.1 rolled it middle of the cup. I think I am going to keep playing golf to do that again! Unrelated photo from the round...
    6 points
  9. My friend appropriately calls Cucumbers by their proper name... "Pre-Pickles"
    6 points
  10. From the other day, while I did almost dunk one, this was the best shot of the day: While it was a double (atrocious putting and greenside work on my part) the 2nd shot after a poor tee shot was a highlight for me because I did exactly what I wanted to do. Had to hit a low right to left ball because I was under a tree and was completely blocked from a straight low stinger. Nailed the shot, 200 yard draw that just barely hopped off the green. What a hole it would have been if I made the chip/down.
    6 points
  11. There's a chance??? Nope - apparently you didn't see one of my previous posts - BUT don't tell anyone else.
    6 points
  12. Excited that I get to go to Augusta in 2023 and my tickets are for Wednesday so I get to see the par 3 contest.
    6 points
  13. Here is what my email said, is this good?!?!?
    6 points
  14. I think @GolfSpy_BOS and @Lacassem are stopping by on their way to the @sirchunksalot house.
    5 points
  15. She’s done
    5 points
  16. I put it in the mix with my 223 fitting and it did not last long. The numbers were nearly the same for me 7 iron vs 7 iron which was a surprise. Slightly less spin on the 225 and slightly longer but the amusing part was two things for me. 1) The peak trajectory was within 3 feet between the two (223 was slightly higher) 2) The feel on the 225 was not even close to the 223. Side by side, I saw no significant difference or reason to consider the 225 as a forgiving alternative to long irons. 6 months later I am still pleased with my decision; the 223 long irons are easy to hit and feel fantastic.
    5 points
  17. Even more reasons @Lacassem and I need to trek down there for a round with you!
    5 points
  18. well now I'm hungry....
    5 points
  19. I probably missed a post somewhere but what are the irons? I just put some fresh new black Pure's on my irons last week! Forgot how much I loved these grips! I bought a set of 13 brand spanky grips for $30 from a guy. Found them on OfferUp. Not sure if it was a "fell off the truck" special or what but when they're selling for $9-11/ea I don't ask questions.. The grips are so stretchy that I was able to make a putter grip out of one. I built it up to a straight no taper putter size using aluminum duct tape (x2 the weight of masking tape) and to equal the size and weight of the Edel 85g grip that the putter was built with. So far my favorite putter grip ever!
    5 points
  20. Oh pleeezze.... You'll be great! Me, on the other hand - I'm gonna have to bring in a designated hitter for the tee shots ...but no seriously I can't get off the tee! Really been struggling with this....
    5 points
  21. Yes, I don't think @Yellow Ball followed all the instructions so I just found out it is ineligible to win! Looks like we'll need to run the giveaway again!
    5 points
  22. My son will take them right off the vine quick wash and eat them like an apple
    5 points
  23. Oh I know. I have some friends from there. We only let them on this side of the bridge one day a month. It’s usually on the 32nd
    5 points
  24. Well if that was the case I would have been dead long ago.. We used to get them from the field wash them off throw them in a cooler and iced them down sliced them with a pocket knife and add a little salt. In fact Sunday after Church I stopped by the little produce stand and got a couple. Cleaned them up put in a container of water in the fridge ate one just before bedtime. But yes we also eat them sliced soaked in vinegar and black pepper. In fact that was the fate of my second one my wife sliced it up put in the fridge in vinegar and black pepper those were right about lunch time Monday
    5 points
  25. A bunch of us did something like that screwing with the SC Transport Police. Now I will note most of those guys are ok. We had a couple of little firecracker newbies in the area. We set the cruise on 54 in a 55 zone. They started pulling us and writing up little BS stuff. Their logic was if someone was running under the speed limit they were hiding violations. Those 2 cats wrote up like 100 tickets for BS in like 4 days. My boss was one of the companies that took all to court. When the judge heard one of them make that statement he threw every ticket out. When the district commander heard about it he seperated and moved those guys to different districts. My boss and several companies threatend to file harassment in the future if those guys pulled us. In fact the Sargent in our area thanked us for getting rid of those 2 because as he put it both of them were a royal PITA for him. All of us told him in so many words if he had any future problems to let us know. Now we did get pulled sometimes for inspection but they knew our company kept the trucks up. One of them pulled me one day and asked if I was in a hurry? I told him naah we got paid by the hour. He said no problem that he had one more inspection to do for the day and he knew we were easy with no violations. Sat in the car with him drinking Pepsi while he did the paper work. Next week I got pulled by a different one. He ran my license etc came back to the truck and said have a nice day "Schmitt I see you were inspected 2 days ago and were ok I can not justify another inspection have a nice day and I will catch you again. Around here it was a game with the regular drivers and officers.
    5 points
  26. Profiling. Anyone driving at or under the speed limit... everyone else drives 10 over.
    5 points
  27. Lucky enough to test it for MSG last year and I agree it is a great performer. Still gaming it and it is producing well. Hope it works for you too!
    5 points
  28. All year Rick it’s the gift that keeps giving but doesn’t need antibiotics
    5 points
  29. I had to get smarter as well. I used to do cherry tomatoes but I'm the only person I know who eats them. Felt awful wasting so many - I can eat a pound or two over a few days but that's enough. Last year I think I pulled about 25 pounds of cherry tomatoes out of the garden. Overkill, obviously. I also used to do cabbage and Brussels sprouts, but last year's cabbage went almost completely to waste (something like 11 heads). I just don't know anyone else who eats them! Green beans are a staple and even we struggle to keep up with those. I think I've pulled 10 pounds out over the last four days. I should can or freeze, but that's even more time commitment that I just don't have...
    5 points
  30. Shot 97 today not my best nor my worst. Putting was a struggle at the beginning of the round had way too many 3 putts. Hit the new driver so so, some great some not so great. Overall it wasn’t a bad round for having new irons and a driver in the bag which I haven’t had for years. I think with a little more tweaking I can get the driver dialed in better
    5 points
  31. @GolfSpy_BOS and I have opposing views on this. He said don't bother with this topic because we have LIV thread for contentious debate... I say let's see what or who is the real winner
    4 points
  32. I’d definitely have people stopping by if I made pork belly on the smoker and I think I’m going to soon
    4 points
  33. ... I just went through something very similar with my '22 Forged Tecs and MIM's. I played my last round with even irons FT and odd irons MIM and the difference during an actual round was pretty obvious. To be fair I think the i95's in the MIMs also feel better than the i80's in the FT's but the MIM 4 iron is one of my favorite clubs and I just didn't find much difference in forgiveness compared to the FT. I have also been playing MIM's for 1.5 years with a good 350 rounds using them so there is a familiarity and comfort and the FT's always had a steep hill to climb. All that said, I could put the FT's in the bag and be very content if I didn't think the MIMs are the best irons I have ever played. I am guessing you have a similar affinity for the 223's that just look stunning at address.
    4 points
  34. I've got to say that I got pretty lucky with my wife. She got zero cooking skills from her mom, whose signature dish while we were dating was chicken chunks and Mac and cheese. My wife can flat or cook and being a southern boy whose mom could cook up a storm, I'm kind of spoiled to good food.
    4 points
  35. I love watermelon - it's the 'base' for my everyday smoothies.
    4 points
  36. Funny @Jmikecpa should mention guns at a golf outing. @Golfspy_CG2and I used to play in a tourney on the eastern shore that had one hole sponsored by a cigar shop, another hole sponsored by a liquor store (that did shots of tequila or vodka (can't remember which)) and one hole sponsored by the local gun club. The one sponsored by the gun club would have skeet setup on a par 3 over the water. People would tee off on a platform to hit the par 3 and you would shoot skeet in between approach shots. chips and putts. So your team would have 8 tries to knock down 8 sporting clays. If you hit 4/8 as a team you would get a stroke off your score. Good thing they spaced out the liquor store sponsored hole and the gun club hole. For the record, yes I did start on the liquor store hole one year and did a shot at 9AM in the morning and yes, I hit all the sporting clays, for the most part, LOL. MDGolfHacker
    4 points
  37. I have been avoiding this thread because I cannot not make it, and now reading through about guns and shooting stuff....
    4 points
  38. @Peaksy68 the issue was that at launch we had some issues with the map and it was putting ppl everywhere. Forget all the specifics, however we had to delete it all, reload it, run some different settings and it is now back up and running. So no bug in the system, just had to do a reset on it which would have removed your location when we started fresh again.
    4 points
  39. AWE-SOME! Congrats
    4 points
  40. Sold one of my putters and picked up another one today. Went with a TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast Single Bend Putter.
    4 points
  41. Takes more than a few rounds with a 50 cal to make my shoulder sore. and I don’t need any help tanking my game, I do it just fine all by myself
    4 points
  42. Dont worry Rob....its the eastern shore so nobody will even notice a few rounds. Its a completely different world than your side of the bridge!!
    4 points
  43. As I have previously mentioned, I recently dropped Arccos and switched to Shot Scope. I have four rounds in with my new V3, and I have absolutely no regrets. It has functioned flawlessly. It has detected every shot and uploaded flawlessly. I am starting to analyze my data, and am learning what exactly I need to work on next. I am very happy that there is no annual subscription cost too. One thing I do miss from Arccos is the GPS on my phone, but that is a small price to pay for the benefit I receive. I can recommend Shot Scope without reservation.
    4 points
  44. While we were in WA, we had gardens most every year... getting smarter and smarter about what to plant, when, and (most importantly) coordinating with neighbors so we weren't all trying to offload zuke's, cuke's, tomato's, etc. I tried the baby corn one year. I had no idea the stalk grew to darn near the size of normal corn and the yield was maybe 10... one and done. My favorites were cucumber and baby tomatoes. Lot's of yield and I took a Tupperware full of them in my lunch bucket, slathered in Italian dressing, salt and pepper .
    4 points
  45. ... If you think a 54 hole shotgun start with no cuts is a "better option for professional golf" I think I can say there is a very good chance you are missing something here.
    4 points
  46. Put my irons together today. Purchased the pre-measured lengths for my irons and noticed that they are longer than my old irons by half inch or so. Going to see how this works out for me, guess I should have checked the lengths but they were supposed to be cut for the length of the irons they were meant to fit. My driver came into was supposed to be used but is wrapped in plastic and brand new SCORE!
    4 points
  47. Being a most wanted tester can be bad; lots of equipment to test and ponder. I spent a little more time with the Ping ChipR yesterday and I am now intrigued. People say just use X iron, but it seems like the weighting and upright lie angle just make this club better for chipping and finesse wedge shots than a normal iron. It simply isn’t as limited as I originally made a chipper out to be and it may ultimately be better for me than having a high lofted wedge in the bag. I’ll tie this to my Shot Scope review; with limited data, I am losing a lot of strokes in the <50 yard range so maybe shotscope is telling me I need this club. I’m guessing this will be a club that is turned over quite a bit so I may wait for some to show up on the used market
    3 points
  48. Agreed. I tried moving the ball way forward in my stance last year to hit more up on the ball. All it did was exacerbate my slice because of the where I was hitting the ball in my swing arc. I ended up moving the ball back to original position, and working on my swing consistency and path. Wasn't until I worked out a lot of other flaws in my swing, that I saw an improvement this year from moving the ball a tiny bit forward to hit up on it more. Shallowing out my path was much much more beneficial and made a much bigger impact on my launch conditions.
    3 points
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