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    doodlegolf got a reaction from IndyBonzo in The Still Aceless Thread   
    Well, got it close again this past Saturday. #7 at Patriot Golf Club, playing 100yds, 9 iron. It had some bite in it and rolled back toward the tee box a bit to 4ft. Made the putt. I'll try again this Saturday...


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    doodlegolf got a reaction from IndyBonzo in The Still Aceless Thread   
    I think it was Phil who, when asked how to hit more holes in one (hole in ones?) said "Try hitting it closer to the hole". You are right Pedro, both skill and luck are needed.
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    doodlegolf got a reaction from fixyurdivot in The Still Aceless Thread   
    Well, got it close again this past Saturday. #7 at Patriot Golf Club, playing 100yds, 9 iron. It had some bite in it and rolled back toward the tee box a bit to 4ft. Made the putt. I'll try again this Saturday...


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    doodlegolf got a reaction from ParFore74x in The Still Aceless Thread   
    Well, got it close again this past Saturday. #7 at Patriot Golf Club, playing 100yds, 9 iron. It had some bite in it and rolled back toward the tee box a bit to 4ft. Made the putt. I'll try again this Saturday...


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    doodlegolf got a reaction from tony@CIC in The Still Aceless Thread   
    I think it was Phil who, when asked how to hit more holes in one (hole in ones?) said "Try hitting it closer to the hole". You are right Pedro, both skill and luck are needed.
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    doodlegolf got a reaction from tony@CIC in The Still Aceless Thread   
    I'm not a real frequent visitor to the forum, and contribute even less, but I love the stuff you guys post. Been playing 15 years with no ace, close a number of times like many of you, but none that are memorable because they didn't go in. But now I'll have to start keeping track of just how close without going in. Which brings me to this past Saturday at Fox Fire GC at Par 4 Resort in Waupaca, WI. #11 playing 170 yards to a front pin. Somewhat ugly 6 iron, bounced short of the green and rolled on to 5 feet long (per Arccos, no tape measure in my bag, but there is now). Now I know 5 feet is probably a bit long for this thread topic, but I made the putt which is pretty important, right? 😉😁
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    doodlegolf got a reaction from Golf Therapy in The Still Aceless Thread   
    I think it was Phil who, when asked how to hit more holes in one (hole in ones?) said "Try hitting it closer to the hole". You are right Pedro, both skill and luck are needed.
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    doodlegolf got a reaction from fixyurdivot in The Still Aceless Thread   
    I think it was Phil who, when asked how to hit more holes in one (hole in ones?) said "Try hitting it closer to the hole". You are right Pedro, both skill and luck are needed.
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    doodlegolf got a reaction from Siamese Moose in The Still Aceless Thread   
    I'm not a real frequent visitor to the forum, and contribute even less, but I love the stuff you guys post. Been playing 15 years with no ace, close a number of times like many of you, but none that are memorable because they didn't go in. But now I'll have to start keeping track of just how close without going in. Which brings me to this past Saturday at Fox Fire GC at Par 4 Resort in Waupaca, WI. #11 playing 170 yards to a front pin. Somewhat ugly 6 iron, bounced short of the green and rolled on to 5 feet long (per Arccos, no tape measure in my bag, but there is now). Now I know 5 feet is probably a bit long for this thread topic, but I made the putt which is pretty important, right? 😉😁
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    doodlegolf reacted to Old Joe in The Still Aceless Thread   
    Would like to know how many have beaten my longevity record: aceless for 69 years. Started playing at 4, playing full rounds to qualify for legit acedom at 10 (so that reduces longevity to 63 years?), single digit handicap from 13 to 73 years OLD (separate category for incompetent competence of 60 years?). Other subcategory: number of double eagles without an ace (am i leader in clubhouse with 2?). great subject. cheers to my fellow futile flingers of fallow fortune.
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    doodlegolf reacted to DonnieGolfs in The Still Aceless Thread   
    Haven't been close in awhile but my most wrenching time I missed 
    Par three with my wife and two boys I hit one right at it. Ball takes one bounce and is rolling right at the cup, I'm thinking I'm getting on in front of the boys and Laura would be amazing.
    See the ball roll into the cup and pop up and stop about a 3 inches past. There was a damn pool noodle in the cup, last guy must've lifted the flag and not fixed the pool noodle because it was about half an inch from the top of the cup. 
    My wife sees me trying to laugh off the anger I'm trying to hide and thinks saying we should count it, would help. My very competitive (3 year old at the time) is ready to find whoever put the pool noodle in the cup and tell them the story of how they ruined my hole in one. They both also told me we should get ice cream and that I'd probably get one real soon anyway. We got the ice cream but I'm still waiting on the Ace.
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    doodlegolf reacted to toehold57 in Share your experiences with singles or being a single at the course   
    I played Saturday with three older folks.  They were terrible!  Every shot was 50-100 feet, even their putts!
    They were great folks and a pleasure to hang with.  We had a good time on the course 😉
    Enjoy the game, enjoy the people you’re with even if they aren’t very lovable.  None of us have learned to walk on water yet.
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    doodlegolf reacted to THEZIPR23 in Share your experiences with singles or being a single at the course   
    You will have bad experiences but they will be far outweighed by the good ones. I have played a lot as a single and while you do get the occasional guy you described they are really few and far between. 
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    doodlegolf reacted to Keeper905 in Share your experiences with singles or being a single at the course   
    I don't often, but have either played as a single or in a twosome with others.
    Basically, be respectful and don't push your way onto others.  If they are serious and want to manage all rules of who's away first, putting order, etc.  Then you should too.  If they are relaxed and want to have fun, then you should enjoy it too and don't be a stickler for the rules.  Unfortunately, you are always going to find some idiot like you described, there is no way around that. 
    You will just have to learn to get through the round and avoid him like the plague.
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    doodlegolf got a reaction from Syks7 in L.A.B. Putters - 2023 Forum Review   
    Congrats to all the testers! You are the chosen ones to help us all decide if LAB putters are for us. Good Luck!
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    doodlegolf got a reaction from sirchunksalot in L.A.B. Putters - 2023 Forum Review   
    Congrats to all the testers! You are the chosen ones to help us all decide if LAB putters are for us. Good Luck!
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    doodlegolf got a reaction from GolfSpy SAM in L.A.B. Putters - 2023 Forum Review   
    Congrats to all the testers! You are the chosen ones to help us all decide if LAB putters are for us. Good Luck!
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    doodlegolf got a reaction from TSauer in L.A.B. Putters - 2023 Forum Review   
    Congrats to all the testers! You are the chosen ones to help us all decide if LAB putters are for us. Good Luck!
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    doodlegolf got a reaction from richk9holes in How do you mark your ball (not ball marker)?   
    Red circle around the number. Never seen anyone else doing this.
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    doodlegolf got a reaction from US_Navy_Retired in How do you mark your ball (not ball marker)?   
    Red circle around the number. Never seen anyone else doing this.
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    doodlegolf reacted to Michaels48895 in Why is golf so expensive?   
    When I started playing- I played twilight = very inexpensive. Also, I guess it depends where you are playing and what time of year. Florida during the winter $$$$$ Florida during the summer $.  Also latest and greatest driver/irons/etc $$$$$ vs 2-4 year old  $. 
    I have had some of the most fun playing golf on some of the crappiest courses and using old equipment. Not about the course or the equipment! Game is about the people you are with!
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    doodlegolf reacted to Tom the Golf Nut in Why is golf so expensive?   
    It's called the zero factor! 
    True example: At one time I worked for an Automotive supplier. We made the entire fuel system for many different cars. Pump, tank, heat shield. and gas lines.  I will use a Dodge Durango to show you. We sold it to Dodge for $110.00 and made a profit. I happened to own the Durango this went into. I went to the dealer and told them I hit a stump and ripped out the assembly (that we supplied) he told me the parts without installation would be $1,110.00.  Yup they added a zero.
    The cost of a full set of irons is between $50 to $100. Yes, full set (materials and assembly). The range is due to cast or forged. What are you paying? Between $500 to $1000.  The zero factor again!
    Currently with the new materials they can get away with more. Because we are willing pay more. Special titanium, carbon fiber faces, and such so the cost has gone up a little but now you are only at $130 or $140 so here comes the zero again. I just priced the new Callaway. Five iron to Gap wedge will set me back $1300. Obviously, I'm not willing to pay that but is shows the zero factor is alive and well. 
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    doodlegolf reacted to Tom the Golf Nut in Why is golf so expensive?   
    The maintenance cost of keeping the golf course itself up ranges from $700,000 to $1,400,000 per year.  The average number of rounds played on a course are 30,000. Right off the bat you are looking at $23.00 to $47.00 just to play and the course breaks even. Well not really once you add in payroll, property tax, insurance, and bla bla bla.
    Equipment has always been an issue but really like everything else. You buy new and it depreciated the minute it leaves the store. Being in manufacturing most of my career, I know what the material costs are, and clubs are made for so much less than what you pay for them. However, you are paying for their marketing, research and development and profit. Personally, I have always purchased one model year old equipment and saved 50%. I don't need to play a Pro V1 when a Maxfli Tour will give me the same results. I buy new golf shirts at Ross, Marshalls or TJ Max at over 50% off the original price and it is still name brand stuff. It's not that I'm cheap it is about saving money to play more golf and kind of how I was raised. We all work hard for our money, so I try to get the most out of it. 
    I'm a member of a Country Club because it made more sense. There was no initiation fee, the monthly dues are less than if I played golf three times at a public course or once at a high-end course. Now I can play unlimited golf and still treat myself to other courses once in a while.
    At the end of the day, you can do things the inexpensive way or not. It depends on the type of person you are and what your income situation is. But you can always make it work.  
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    doodlegolf reacted to cnosil in Why is golf so expensive?   
    Expensive is relative and related to how much disposable income a person has and how much they spend on a particular hobby.   
     
    i can purchase equipment for what I consider to be an inexpensive price.  Used clubs from the early 2000s (or earlier) are still decent clubs and can be obtained for a couple hundred dollars. I can buy used balls in bulk.  I can play twilight rounds of golf at municipal courses relatively inexpensively.   I don’t have to drink alcohol while on the course; which is an expensive purchase.  
     
    I can choose to get fit, buy the latest and greatest equipment, play a new ball every hole, play prime time at a private course and the game becomes much more expensive.  
     
    most every hobby can be expensive; it is about the individuals perspective and how they choose to spend their money while doing that hobby.  
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