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  1. Thought i bought 300 epoch s3 tees…. apparently it was 300 5 packs!!!!
    21 points
  2. ... Having spent 42 years in Chicago I understand your pain. So let me entertain you with something to make you jealous and ... well ... something completely different. ... I was playing the 18th hole and had my remote cart parked beside the green as usual. Taking my remote out of my back pocket I dropped it and with a million to one odds it hit the bunker rake and started my cart turning left and just catching the edge of the bunker. It then flipped over into the lake and without thinking I jumped in after it. About a 4 foot drop from the concrete edge to the water and I grabbed the cart handle but the bag was already filling with water and I could just barely hang on. Biggest problem was the surface just beneath the water is covered in algae so it was very slippery and I could not get any footing. The 2 guys with me tried to pull me out but couldn't get me up the concrete edge and told me to let go of the cart/bag. LOL no way and thankfully I guy on the putting g green saw this drama unfolding and came over to help. He came up with the great idea of using the rake and was able to pull me out far enough for the other 2 guys to grab my cart/bag while he pulled me out. Whew! ... Cold and shivering I looked down to see blood all over my shoes, which was coming down both my legs. But my left hand was worse with blood streaming off my hand. Combined with being wet their was so much blood we could not see where it was coming from and one guy ran to get the guys in the cart barn to bring a cart and help me to my car. Thankfully he stopped at the clubhouse and grabbed the first aid kit and a couple towels. Young kid studying to be a nurse and I was lucky he was there. He toweled off my legs and hand where we discover a deep gouge in my thumb with multiple cuts and scraps. Turns out the concrete sides of the lake are like barnacles/razor blades and it cut me up pretty good. He doused everything in Iodine. Stung a little but I think I was in mild shock form the cold water, blood loss and overall cut up body. ... They all helped me to my car and loaded everything and I went straight home, took a hot shower an doused all my wounds in hydrogen peroxide. Woke up the next morning and my sheets and comforter were pretty bloody. I took the bandage off my thumb in the early afternoon and it was pouring blood so off to the ER. Turns out since I waited about 20 hours they could not close the would with glue or stitches as it needed purge the blood and "gunk" (Docs words) out or I risked infection. Needed a Tetanus shot and they gave me Nsaids and Antibiotics but I did not fill either prescription. Took 12 days before my thumb healed enough to play again. Fwiw, I used coconut and lavender oils which are natural antibiotics and they opened great. ... iPhone and JBL Clip 3 survived but my 1 month old Bushnell rangefinder is toast. Jury is still out on the ZIP Navigator and I need to take it apart and put it back together to see if I can salvage it. The remote is toast but I have another remote from my Quad Navigator which I have been using. ... So like you, missing out on golf is rough when it is cold and snowy but really brutal when it is sunny and 70-75* and you can't hold a club. First round back Monday was rough as I could not put my left thumb on the grip. Took Tuesday off to let the thumb recover a little more. Two more rounds and things are getting back to normal. Yesterday I was feeling pretty good and my playing pard had his first HIO, obviously the Golf Gods just wanted to spite me. ... I think the time off helped my game and I shot a 72 and he shot an 87 with a HIO and the reason this is in the How'd You Play thread. Are you not entertained?
    17 points
  3. I walked 18 holes yesterday with a friend from work. It was a beautiful 50+ degree day that had me leaving my jacket in the car and regretting wearing a heavy thermal shirt underneath my polo by the time I was walking up the hill on 12. I can't say I scored good, shot 57, 54 for a 111. I'm not going to complain and I saw some glimpses of better ball striking and my driver was good on all but three holes. I bogeyed my nemesis hole, the par 4 10th after hitting a drive just to the right of the fairway, hitting 5 hybrid just short, chipping on and two putting. I followed that up with an absolute disaster on 12, hitting a bad drive, having to punch out of some thick rough, and losing a ball after a wayward shot with the hybrid. I took a 10 on that par 4. That was +7 after two holes and I played the last 7 at +11, so that's a positive. I found a pre shot routine that really helps me with my sequencing after watching Ali Taylor and it's basically the sequencing protocol that was in the ASD portion of the original SuperSpeed training. You swing your club to the follow through and immediately swing it back to the top and just do it rhythmically 3-4 times. I'm sore today from the walking, but it's a good sore. I can see why so many people here love a push cart, I find the time it takes to get to your next shot really helps you clear your mind. As a bonus, I got to hit this beast on the range. That's a Titleist DST 1 iron that my buddy picked up from another friend at work. It wasn't easy to hit at all, but it was fun giving it a whirl.
    15 points
  4. The next MGS Spy came into the world today! Ivan and Momma are doing well and dogs are still unsure of what the heck is going on. Let this new chapter begin!
    14 points
  5. ... Not how did I play since I am still recovering from some nasty cuts and shot a 73 but how did my partner play. I was lucky enough to be paired up with a mini tour player in Phoenix to play 3 tournaments and try the Monday qualifier for a PGA event. ... On the first tee from the tips he hits a ho-hum 335 yd drive that instantly had my attention. Iron to 6 feet and birdie. Second tee 340 leaving 185 on a par 5 that he hit to 12 feet and just missed his eagle. He had 3 eagle putts on the front. Best 9 holes I have ever seen played. Every fairway and every green shooting 6 under. The only putt he missed was a 5 footer on a par 5 for eagle. I had a 6 footer from the opposite side on the same line I made for birdie that broke about 6 inches. He played a little less break an it still stayed on the high side for a head scratcher but tap in birdie. As discussed in other threads he hit everything sky high other than his wedges and some 2 iron stingers off the tee. ... He came back to earth on the back 9 starting bogie - bogie because his 345yd drive found a bush and his approach on the next hole was a hair long leaving a silly fast downhill chip that had to go uphill a little then downhill that he rolled 10 feet past and he shrugged and said to me "when you make a mistake, just take your medicine and don't compound the problem". While his driving and ball striking was still spectacular he missed some putts and ended up with a 65, tying his low round on this course. Highlight for me was standing on #10 he says "why don't you guys hit because they are still at the bottom of the hill and I can reach them". I hit a big drive (for me) to the bottom of the hill and hit a 4 iron from 205 to the front of the green leaving an eagle putt and said to my pards loudly for Jamie to hear "He tells the old timer to hit first and now I have an eagle putt" and without skipping a beat he smiles and says "I didn't know it was so easy to get in your head" ... Humble, super nice young guy and one of the most enjoyable rounds I have ever played. Watching a couple 290yd stingers that never got higher than 15 feet was a thing of beauty. https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/aug/02/jamie-hall-drives-off-with-lilac-title/ "He added to his lead on 16 after smoking his drive within five yards of the front edge on the 371-yard hole. His chip rolled within four feet, and he knocked in the birdie putt."
    13 points
  6. Re-caulked our shower! It was starting to get a little moldy, and the previous owner had done a sloppy job (which is a trend we're continuing to notice throughout the house ), so I gave it a shot. Definitely glad I did it, as I was taking out the old caulk it was obvious they had simply caulked over previous layers. Took me a little longer than I thought it would, and not a flawless job but I'm happy with how it turned out!
    10 points
  7. As soon as it warms up… I’m going to go play. Took about 30 full swings today, and I’m good to go. Elbow is still a little sore in the morning, but overall it is 1000% better than it was. Cue more of the what equipment is Shankster thinking about posts.
    10 points
  8. ... Thanks to you and others. Posted this before but I had a very enlightening experience after my 2nd back surgery in '95. First day of rehab I was complaining to the girl next to me doing the same exercise. Poor me, can't play for another 5 months, why me, a second surgery is just unfair, little pity rant. I asked her of she was recovering from back surgery and she said "No, I have terminal cancer and 6 months to live so I am just trying to keep up the quality of life for the time I have left". She was 27. I started to apologize and she held up her hand saying "I am not looking for your pity. Just enjoy every day like it is your last". ... To say this had a profound effect on me is an understatement and while not always successful, I have tried my best to do just that. A ruined cart, rangefinder and remote is just money. My injuries were far from life threatening so I just thought about all the people in the world so much worse off than me and this incident was merely a small insignificant event and I am grateful I was able to recover so quickly.
    10 points
  9. @chisag sorry to hear about this event. But I sure am impressed with your dedication to your equipment. Looks like the worst is over and you are well on your way to recovery. Are you sure @Yellow Ball didn't hit the remote button on you?
    10 points
  10. Now that the draft is completed, I published out the MGS trade sheet, the link is right bellow. MGS Golf Fantasy trade chart 2022 V1.1 For those who participated last year, it is basically the same sheet, just expended to accommodate the 10 player rosters. As for the trading values, each of top 300 players per category or on the FedEx cup case, the ones who have points, will receive a value starting with 300 and going down to 1. Each category has a weight. Weights are as listed: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FedEx - 0.5 point value Fantrax YTD - 0.25 point value Fantrax PPE - 0.20 Point value OWGR - 1.1 Point value ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A quick glance over each individual tab. The first tab is the Trade/Add/Drop comparison: On this tab, you can compare up to 10 incoming and outgoing players at the same time. You should be able to type the full name, or start typing the name and get it auto filled, or finally just use the drop down as the current 3300 names listed on Fantrax are on that list The Second tab, is the My Team Rankings This is where you can see the ranking of your players for each tracked categories. You should be able to type the full name, or start typing the name and get it auto filled, or finally just use the drop down as the current 3300 names listed on Fantrax are on that list FedEx Cup Ranking. OWGR ranking. Fantrax ranking, Year to Date. Fantrax ranking, Points per event. Number of tournaments played on the current tracked year, 2022, January 1st. And lastly, for information whether or not the player is listed to play the upcoming PGA event. The next tab is the Trade/Add/Drop comparison tab for multiple teams. As the name suggest, this tab is intended for you to be able to view and compare up to 4 players each, in 4 different teams. You should be able to type the full name, or start typing the name and get it auto filled, or finally just use the drop down as the current 3300 names listed on Fantrax are on that list The next tab is the Trade points, it is a accumulation of each players value and sorted by highest to lowest. The next few tabs are the listed points for each category, it is a raw extract from each source. Please advise of questions or any issues you guys might encounter with the sheet. I intend on updating this sheet every Monday or Tuesday, depending on when the data is updated from each individual source. Happy trading folks.
    10 points
  11. Had a really good day yesterday. 41/43 for an 84. And I'm not kidding when I say I think it could very easily have been sub 80 but for a few bits of bad luck and brain farts. It wasn't a personal best but it felt like one of the best rounds I've ever played from a course management and swing perspective -- at least on the front. I felt like I was on my game, making good decisions, really taking into account where I wanted to hit from next, and visualizing my shot. For about an hour and half I felt like I was playing single digit golf. There were still a couple hiccups on the front but those were so self imposed that I just had to shake my head. That said I also hit some of the best 150+ & 200 + approach shots I've ever hit. The back was bit more of a scramble. I also had some of the worst luck ever on the back -- I hit not one, not two, but three sprinkler heads on good approach shots that may have been birdie opportunities but turned into scramble bogies after the ball bounced into space over the green 10,18 or laterally on 17. All I could do was shake my head. I also had a birdie putt drop in the side door on 13 only for the flag to catch a gust as it was dropping causing the pin to pop it back out. It felt like the golf gods were trolling me. Driver: Overall pretty good. I hit a monster (for me on 9) 285 Yard drive into the wind on 9 with what felt like the mellowest smoothest driver swing ever. Even my misses were mostly okay. I'm just not making contact with the right part of the face consistently. Work to do. Woods: 3 Wood. Excellent off the tee. Not great off the deck on 18, but I think that was more being tired than anything. Hybrid: Never had to pull it today. Irons: Really good day with Irons, particularly on the front. My 4 Iron was money today including a low draw 219 yard recovery shot from my worst drive of the day to hit the GIR & convert for par. Struggled a bit on the back with some pulls as my swing path got sloppy from tiredness. Wedges: Really good for me, but not quite getting me to the point that I'm getting up and down as much as I'd like. No flubs, no skulls, on the green in easy two putt range for every opportunity. If I can get it a bit closer and get my putting going I'll be in really good shape. Putting: Its funny how parts of your game ebb and flow. Putting has gone from my strongest part of my game to weakest as I've worked on other parts. Lag putting is still my weakness and there were two 'official' three putts on the card today + a couple more 'unofficial' three putts. One on GIR(worst feeling) and my only double of the day. Got excited trying to convert a 12 footer for par, just missed, blew the ball by the hole, and didn't convert the resulting six footer. I wasn't missing by much so it's just more about getting the practice in on alignment. Lessons and practice seem to be paying off. This is the first round since I started taking lessons that didn't feel like my outside in swing path was fighting with the inside out path I'm working on. I've been working on three specific feels related to the new swing path and have adjusted my pre-shot routine so I'm not really taking a practice swing but more focusing on those three feels before I line up, look at the target, focus on the ball, clear my head and go minimal with the swing thought 'hit the ball'. For 9 holes it was dialed, but as I got tired, my body reverted to what it knows and my swing path reverted to outside in. Part of it is that I'm now carrying every round. I'm getting used to it, but I'm definitely more tired by the end of the round. Its probably costing me some strokes, but its will be worth it for my overall health and parallel journey to get back under 300lbs. http://www.gamegolf.com/player/jgilliam77/round/3130169
    9 points
  12. Been the best year in recent memory for skating on the pond. My son was really interested in a “home Zamboni” got the materials and he helped. partially done but just need to drill holes in the pvcand attach a rag. Forgot caps so need to double back to get those tomorrow and attach. Work has a rubber tire pull cart it will go on! -trash barrel, pvc with valve. Will upload pics when complete!
    9 points
  13. I don't get the argument in the first place. I'm assuming you read whatever Golf.com or Golf Digest (can't remember which) posted regarding the topic. Guys arguing they could score just as well if they could play from the forward tees... SMH. Thing is, LPGA players play from tees that are roughly the same distance if not longer to that of the average male golfer. The women are GOOD and it's just as simple as that. Anyone saying different isn't paying attention, and clearly has never been to an LPGA tournament (which are plenty accessible compared to PGA tourney's BTW).
    9 points
  14. “Let’s get ready to Rumble” (NOT) Well ole’ Yellow Ball has been taking some well-deserved time off. I have been around and trolling as usual. After hours upon hours of reading I have come to the conclusion that golfers get very cranky in the off season. This seems the happen every year. Yes I’ve been around a while, but this was my first year putting my thoughts on paper so to speak. It seems like a lot of topics have been turning into a pissing contest. Sarcasm has been at an all-time high lately. Here are just a few topics that have me shaking my head. Heck that’s all I got to shake anyway! TaylorMade Stealth driver, Titleist AVX, Can anyone explain this video to me, Dlow206’s quest to break 80, and who could leave out MGS’s beef with Rick Shiels (Ouch). Now I realize that we want to be out on the course and that’s our happy place (for the most part).We want to post about how we played, where we played, how our new piece of equipment is working but we can’t. Mother Nature said “hey take some time off”. Or you can move south. Notice how the boys down south don’t get as cranky in the winter. They get a little cranky when snow birds come down and invade and in August when you can fry an egg on a rock. I get it! But let’s take a minute before we hit send shall we. We all love golf, love the forum, and care about each other. Sometimes people can make a mistake and put something in writing and hit send in the heat of the moment. Take a minute re-read it and ask yourself should I really hit send right now? Re-read someone else’s post and make sure you are not reading into it, re-read your reply and make sure you’re not attacking anyone. We all have our views but we need to respect each others opinion even if we don't agree with it. Leave the sarcasm to the expert duhh ME. I mean look at what I go through every year and I’m still smiling. Oh and by the way to the guy who hit me in the deep pond a week ago, just as the pond was freezing over. THANKS A LOT! By the time I rolled my way to shore it was frozen over at the edge. Luckily it warmed up two days later and I got back out. Look on the bright side the next season is spring. In a little over two months the Master’s will be officially kicking off our golf season. "Don't worry be happy"
    9 points
  15. I received the official thumbs up for a customer golf outing to Kiawah in Mid April. Looking forward to trying my hand at the Ocean Course especially after Phil won it last year. As a fellow lefty, he's always been my favorite player even if some of his antics are a bit out there at times.
    9 points
  16. As most know, SWMBO and I were rear ended last July. Both of us tore our right shoulders and required surgery. SWMBO went first and had surgery in November. Her injury was more extensive and required an 8” opening on top of her shoulder. The doctor said she was looking at 6 months of rehab. Since we could not both be out at the same time, SWMBO went first. With her recovery doing well, I had surgery on January 11th. Mine was basically a cleanup of the labrum, which looked like angel hair to the scope’s camera. My right hand was on the steering wheel so when we were hit, my body flew forward but the right arm was stiff, causing damage to the labrum(gasket around the joint). I have some muscle tear but it did not require work. Now, I am a week post surgery and on the mend. The doctor said I could drop the sling and begin rehab. Right now, I have not played since Jan 8, and hope to return to the course by April 2nd. I have a lot of work ahead of me, and a lot of pain, but I also have desire. I will attempt to chronicle my efforts through this thread. Join me in this adventure by offering up any insights, stories you may have of shoulder surgery repair.
    8 points
  17. In the words of Jackie Gleason... "and away we go". Our first event for the 2022 season begins at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA. Originally called the San Diego Open in 1952, it has a great legacy of champions - to include a guy name Tiger who gathered up 7 of those Pine Tree Trophies. The inaugural event winner was Ted Kroll (yah, me neither ) and, amazingly, Arnold only won it one time in 1957. Patrick Reed returns with a VERY DEEP field to defend his title. Keep in mind that we will have an on-line event contest each week and the more weeks you play the more chance you have of winning the bacon. Also that this weeks event starts Wednesday and concludes Saturday; so get your picks for this and Fantasy League in early. https://runmypools.com/JRMPNWWF
    8 points
  18. Played with @Kenny B, his wife (Martha), and her cousin Ann yesterday at Desert Hills. I carded a rather lackluster 43/44. Nothing way off, and nothing way on. Drove the ball well but my card did not have enough "F" and "G" marks in the boxes. F's not so bad but a little sparse on the G's. It was cool and windy to start and them warmed up enough to shed the pullover. They got to experience "the monster" #5 in full winter mode . The greenskeeper was even kind enough to place its pin on the front lower left area (albeit not the worst position) so they could watch great paced putts stroll past the hole and down the hill. Kenny and I have several good birdie chances but the golf God's were being stingy. We had a great time as always and started kicking around ideas for the 4th Annual PNW Spy Meet-up over pints of brew... Boise, ID was getting some love .
    8 points
  19. My wife is on a major diet. On the Keto train so to speak. In turn I'm eating healthier due to cooking what she can eat. My personal goal is to get from 188 down to 175. I would be ok with 188 if I was in better shape being 5'11". Exercise, well let's just say I've been trying to get to the gym for 30 years now without luck. So I'll start off with a diet for now.
    8 points
  20. I fell through a some ice on a pond one time. Pretty cool story believe it or not. The ice was smooth but rough enough to skateboard on so you could push off without falling face first…. My buddies thought it would be a good idea to cut a hole make a ramp, and jump over the hole… well, I didn’t make it on one attempt. Had on a sweeeeeet university of Miami snowsuit (who does that?) luckily it was shallow, I got out as fast as I went in… but it was like -15°, I ran home but by the time I got there I looked like a cartoon character that freezes. Lost my skateboard, was a terrible day that could have been a lot worse. Yours sounds much safer though, and less influenced by stupidity.
    8 points
  21. This is the current setup, picture taken a couple years ago. The wood is falling apart now and wife wants to change them out before she plants her summer crop. Will look for the cedar boards before we begin the build
    8 points
  22. The best thing about the women's tournament this weekend? The celebs, including a bunch of scratch and near scratch male players, some former athletes like Derek Lowe and John Smoltz, played the same tees as the lpga pros. Lowe (.2 handicap) won among them, and finished 23 strokes BEHIND Danielle Kang. He would have finished 25th in a field of 29 lpga pros. Not one of the males managed even one round in the 60s. Kang had all 4. Maybe this will shut up guys who don't think lpga players are really that good.
    8 points
  23. Here I am again. Dad has the Delta Variant, with a side of Bronchitis… does not sound good at all. If you don’t mind, keep the OG Shankster in your thought.
    8 points
  24. In a former life at a former job I worked for a large 4 letter company that operates large grey ships. The large grey ship I was on was about to head into Port for a 12 month retrofit period, to get ready for that we needed to order those desiccant packs(like the ones you find in new shoes and beef jerky packs) to put in all our electric cabinets that would be powered off during that time so that they didn't form any rust. So we count up the amount of controllers, electric cabinets, etc. We need like 1600 of these packs for the 12 month duration. So our supply guy orders them up and we continue about life. About 10 days after we had gotten back to port, a we were walking down the pier to get onboard our large grey ship and we noticed that the pier was very busy. Which was not uncommon during this type of event. A train had pulled up and fork lifts were very busy unloading pallets of 55 gallon drums. During our morning status meeting, our ummm, manager asked the small group of us that helped with parts and stuff if we planned on needing any help getting our packs of desiccant onboard, and then casually asked us where we planned on storing it. Again, these things are the size of a sweet & low pack so we were slightly confused. As I'm sure you see where this is going, our manager them motioned to the Raiders of the Lost Ark sized pile of pallets growing in the pier and informed us that we had indeed ordered 1600 55 gallon drums, or approximately every desiccant ever made. He said he was going to go get a coffee and would like to know our storage and on boarding plans when he got back, grinned and then walked away. Slack jawed and stupefied we assessed the situation, then spent the next two days working out how to get the world's supply of desiccant returned to wherever it came from. In the end we kept 1 barrel which was still like 4 times more then we needed. I'm sure the forklift operators thought the whole process of unloading a train to then immediately load the train was hilarious, annoying and good for their bank accounts.
    8 points
  25. First time out driving since surgery on 11th and decided to visit the guys after their round today. Have to say it was a bit weird driving my truck, but all was well and I made it home okay. Every day my shoulder feels better even though there is pain.
    8 points
  26. That’s something I would do! I bought Water Filters for the refrigerator a couple years ago on line and bought 5. I didn’t realize it was 5 three packs, oops use one per year.
    8 points
  27. Most recent purchases... Mevo [me*vo] noun lol, Mevo Flightscope Fancy "Pumas Ignites" in Stars and Stripes bcuz Merica!!! Cobra Radspeed XB Driver and 3W
    8 points
  28. Got my first round in last Sunday since November. I really hope this is how my year keeps going. This was most likely the best round I have ever play. My drives for the most part went where they were supposed to minus 2 or 3. But the biggest plus was my chipping. I have been working more on my chipping when I get to the range and the work I've put in is showing. Is was a chilly day (34) and foggy at tee time which was 7:50. We couldn't see our tee shots more than 75 yards for the 1st 7 holes. It did warm up to the mid 40's. I tripled the last 2 holes. On 17 i hit a good drive but clipped a tree branch I was trying sneak past. Ball dropped in the fairway (lucky) and left me about 180 to the middle. Ball was above my feet a little so I aimed left edge of the green (OOPS). Second shot ended up pin high down a hill/embankment with these 60' sticks in my way. I had to chip backwards wo the fairway and had about a 30 yard chip to the hole. I left myself about 8' to the hole and proceeded to run it by 4'. Missed the come back put for 7. 18 was a dogleg left which perfect for me as my miss is draw. All good until you pull the ^&$% out of it and straight into the treed section. Second shot I tried to go over the trees and just get back into the fairway. Could have gone low but it was a longer carry to get out of the trees and long grass and just wasn't comfortable with that shot. Any way, my ball clips the top of the the tallest branch (Wide Left) and fell straight down. Chip out to the fairway sitting 3, 180 out I chunk it and leave it 100 out. I pitch it past the hole about 20', put it to about foot and drop it for another triple. I really wasn't upset with the bad shots as this was my first round in a couple months. I didn't look at my score until I got a drink and some potato Ham soup. I knew I had a pretty good day but I was totally shocked to see 85.
    7 points
  29. It's certainly possible. Only reason I consider is the garden my mother raises every summer could supply a small army with everything from tomatoes to cucumbers, zucchini to eggplant and even romaine and herbs.
    7 points
  30. Modern PT shouldn't leech anything too harmful, it's the older stuff (like pre-2003) that used an arsenic treating mixture that could leech bad things into the soil. FWIW, cedar is a great option. I used regular pine 2x8 and am going into year three with mine with no issues. They will rot out quicker, I'm sure. But I have four 4'x20' beds and cedar was going to be cost prohibitive. I did coat each board with a vinegar/canola oil mixture, however. Also, all of the corners use stainless bolts/washers and Strong-Tie connectors instead of screws so I can easily swap boards if needed.
    7 points
  31. Played first round of the New Year over at The Bridges, in Gunter, TX. Always enjoy this track in the winter you can get away with some missed hits, but in the summer grass is high and no forgiveness. Working on some swing changes, primary swing path, i gotten to much over the top causing a permanent cut of the ball. But i could see that new changes are coming along, I like they way I was striking the ball with Driver and long Irons. More of a small fade than a cut, it will get better as i get used to the changes. The new TaylorMade MG3 wedges are the real deal, first time on the course that they were money, I have to get used to them they are a little longer than my Cleveland RTX 4 and way better stopping power. Also the new TourEdge C721 3 Hybrid was money, pretty consistent striking , straight and long. Hopefully the weather will stay in the mid 55-65, instead of that brutal 25degrees of last week.
    7 points
  32. Glad you are doing much better; quite an ordeal!! So... how well does the Humana Medicare Advantage Plan work?
    7 points
  33. I’m going to loosely interpret “Home Improvement”. I improved the lighting over my ping pong table with a 4ft LED fixture .
    7 points
  34. ... More fun to read about it than live it.
    7 points
  35. Not a club but my birthday present finally got in after ordering it in October. Titleist Linkmaster bag! I will be doing a more in depth review over on this thread but had to show off how sweet this thing is. Time to upgrade head covers.
    7 points
  36. Moved the kids toys out of our office and to the basement. Now, I officially have a set work from home space (I did have a desk already but it was in the living room and a bit awkward). I bought a couple things to hang up in there. Top 100 Courses map that I liked. Also got this made into a canvas print to hang up. One of my favorite golf experiences was actually on the Bandon Preserve Par 3 course pictured below.
    7 points
  37. Will they have you capable of raising both arms above your head when TB wins the Super Bowl... cough, cough, sorry, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little . Best wishes on the rehab.
    7 points
  38. My degree showed up today. I am happy about that, but it isn’t as fulfilling as I thought, Even if it says Summa Cum Laude, in Samuel L. Jackson terms that means “Bad Mother… anyways…”
    7 points
  39. I absolutely hate this debate because it's so pointless. When Jon Rahm won his first Farmer's Insurance Open in 2017, he shot 13 under to do it. Ten years before that in 2007, Tiger Woods won his 5th Farmer's Insurance, shot 15 under. Ten years before that in 1997, Mark O'Mera won the tournament, shot 13 under to do it. Ten years before that in 1987, George Burns shot the tournament record 266, 22 under to win, a tournament record tied in 1999 by Tiger Woods. Ten years before that in 1977, Tom Watson shot 19 under to win. I'd mention the winning totals by Bob Goalby in 67 and Arnold Palmer in 57, but those were before the tournament moved to Torrey Pines in 1968, but they shot 15 and 17 under respectfully. Scores are all relative people. No one was coming with pitchforks back then, everyone needs to calm down.
    6 points
  40. Was the "FORE RIGHT!!!" in yellow for a reason? Asking for a friend?
    6 points
  41. Was able to get out in PHX today with an old friend and a new friend of his. Played a course called San Marcos in Chandler. (First grassed course in AZ, apparently, 1920’s maybe?) Very cool parkland course; started slow but played steady and posted a smooth 79! (38-41) Haven’t broken that magic number in quite a while! Only happens when you don’t pay attention to your score!!
    6 points
  42. Yes it does but I am not mad. First off, I am a big fan of John Hussey's crew. I've said it all season, he doesn't throw a lot of flags. There were plenty of times that I saw Mahomes take a hit that could have easily been a flag if another crew were on the field. Same goes for Buffalo and quite honestly, I would rather see some flow, especially since you could easily make a call for a penalty on every single play. They didn't lose because of the officials. They didn't lose because of the OT rules. They lost because their defense was terrible. Tremaine Edmunds looks lost on the field and quite honestly, I do not understand why he gets so much attention for his play. He is always a step behind, walking into tackles when a teammate has already made the play. Josh Allen is phenomenal. It is so aggravating to lose this way and yet, I am so happy knowing our future is bright with this kid on our roster. The Bills lost in spite of his performance.
    6 points
  43. My wife and I made a joint decision to pull the trigger and buy tickets for the AFC Championship. If the Bills win, we have two seats in the lower bowl for next Sunday's game. If they don't, then it's like it never happened. So, fingers crossed!!!
    6 points
  44. Anddddd I’m out . My super sleeper went to sleep and didn’t wake up.
    6 points
  45. I’ve said it before, but the European DP tour creates great content. Amazing that they hit the fairway, But their dispersion pattern was fairly wide
    6 points
  46. ... Thanks cnosil, I didn't feel like posting about it while I was recuperating and initially it was pretty painful but now that I am back to playing I figured sharing it would help me both laugh and learn from the experience. I have always parked my cart near water if that was the path to the next hole but learned the hard way to just keep it on the other side of the green because amazingly bizarre accidents can and do happen.
    6 points
  47. Living near Chicago means no golf for a long stretch of time. I'm living vicariously through you all on this page and I never thought I'd say it, but I'm really enjoying it. I hate not golfing but the rounds and stories are surprisingly keeping me upbeat!
    6 points
  48. Throwing up two rounds here; both at Desert Hills. One Wednesday I shot a 43/47 and felt like I had boxing gloves on most of the round... no feeling in the hands on the short game. Today, a 39/42 with most everything working, particularly the putter with fantastic lags and several long putts for par saves. I was one under par through #7 and then bogied the par 3 and DB #9. . The sometimes inexplicable ebbs and flows of the game are both comical and irritating. I note that you played from the black, presumably furthest tee? At almost 7000 yards.... phewww... you must be a long hitter?
    6 points
  49. The ball that I play... in an intriguing color scheme... why not. At the very least they're going to end their life as really good practice balls in a shag tube.
    6 points
  50. First day of rehab had me spinning in my boots……a lot of exercises with no weights in my hand, just a small ball and many movements that exercised the inner workings of the shoulder. I was able to perform all asked but it was painful. Set up for 3 times a week……
    6 points
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