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About ILMgolfnut

  • Birthday 10/26/1960

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    : Wilmington, NC

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    60 and over
  • Swing Speed
    90 mph or less
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  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Multiple times per week
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    Short Game
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  • Fitted for Clubs

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  1. I don't pretend to be a draft expert or a Maye expert, even though I live in NC, but draft analysts have said Maye has some bad habits he'll have to break, including hanging onto the ball too long and being too slow in going through his reads. Even with a rocket, accurate arm he could flop if he doesn't fix those issues.
  2. When I was having sciatica last year, a physical therapist taught me a stretch that helped, and I still use it when I get a flareup (like last night, for instance). Like this: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Health/aftercareinformation/pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=zp4474
  3. Furthermore, it's not unheard of for the school to take over a hockey club and promote it to varsity status. Arizona State did that after the NHL Coyotes came to Phoenix, and for the last few years the Coyotes have been playing at the ASU rink. Now the Coyotes are headed for Salt Lake City and probably a new name. But the Sun Devils hockey program will remain as an NCAA hockey team.
  4. That one I can answer. ACHA is club hockey; my school (Arkansas) has a hockey club that is quite successful at that level, and the kids who play on it pay for the privilege and do fundraisers to cover travel expenses, etc. The NCAA schools are varsity, where the hockey program is officially sponsored by the school, and the players may have hockey scholarships. Some schools (I know that Michigan is in this category) have both varsity hockey and a hockey club, but Arkansas does not.
  5. I always crack up when UK people get snippy on football vs. soccer. The word "soccer" was invented in England as a derivation of "association football," as in the FA, to differentiate the round ball game from rugby. And as far as I can tell, the word soccer was used commonly in the UK until maybe 25 years ago.
  6. Got an email from my club in Scotland that they're having Srixon and Cleveland fittings on Monday. Unfortunately I'm not there to take advantage
  7. I spend a lot of time in Raleigh, and one of the hotels I rotate is right across the street from PNC Arena, but not when the Canes are in town; they jack up the room rates on hockey nights. Haven't made it to a game there yet. My only NHL game to date was when I attended a medical convention in Montreal probably 25 years ago. Sat up in the nosebleeds at Centre Bell where all the teenagers sit; I was the oldest one in my section by about 20 years and the only one who didn't speak French. Really enjoyed it though, and at some point I'm going to go to some Canes games.
  8. Same here. I'm a dues-paying member of Arsenal FC so yesterday's 5-nil waxing of Chelsea was a highlight of my day. Will be tough for us to top Manchester City for the Prem title, but at the same time MCFC has no room for error either. And I have a good friend who has the misfortune of being a Tottenham fan, so we go back and forth on that. Especially this weekend since Arsenal visits Tottenham for the North London Derby.
  9. I'm in Detroit now, leaving town this evening just as things start to ramp up for the draft. There was a welcome desk for incoming draft fans last night at my hotel, and there are NFL Draft signs all over the place. I'm a Packer fan too, dating back to the Lombardi/Titletown era (yes I'm old enough to remember the Ice Bowl). Have my one share of Packers stock which is completely worthless. I tell people I own as many shares of an NFL team as my fellow Arkansas graduate Jerry Jones. Only his share is worth $9 billion or so and mine is worth zilch.
  10. Enjoy the trip! I'll be at DTW in about eight hours
  11. I texted that to GF. I suspect she would say every day with me is Gray Haired Grumpy Old Man Day. No bow ties though. My usual work garb is scrubs.
  12. I prefer golf, or anything else, in colder weather; if I never experience another day of temperatures above 30C it would be fine with me. On my Scotland trip last fall it never got above 12C and was frequently in single digits, but the chill only became an issue if, as frequently happened, there was significant wind or rain or both. The nastiest day on my trip was the day I played Fortrose and Rosemarkie, and I was so discouraged by that that I joined their club!
  13. I don't think I still have any of the drawings. This was like 30 years ago. There is one place where I might have stashed some and I'll look after I get home.
  14. Didn't have much time or energy for sightseeing, but as a former architecture major I found some of the downtown buildings quite interesting as I drove to and from the hotel (including my hotel itself, which was built a century ago as the home for the first radio station licensed anywhere in the US*). Along with somewhat of a skyscraper visible from M10 heading north out of downtown, which I have been unable to determine what it is. I had hoped the Tigers would be home, but no such luck, and the Wings and Pistons both missed the playoffs. Also considered a run through the tunnel or over the bridge to Windsor, but probably would have had to do that Sunday. * -- There is some dispute of that title. Other claimants include KDKA in Pittsburgh and KCBS in San Francisco. It appears KCBS actually started first, as a project of an amateur broadcaster before World War I, but the government banned private ownership of radios or transmitters during the war, so there was a hiatus for a while. The Detroit station, which still exists, is WWJ.
  15. I drew up some designs for the old Golf Digest Armchair Architect contests but I don't think I ever actually submitted them. As I recall, they gave you a topo map of an area and you could fit in two or three or four holes on that site. Then later I played around with some early hole design software. Never got beyond that though. But I've filled up a few notebooks of graph paper with course designs.
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