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NiftyNiblick

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  1. I was such a horrible chipper that I lobbed everything as close to the stick as I could. I once had the opportunity to get a brief chipping lesson form a prominent LPGA player back in the 70s, but it didn't help. It isn't too hard from what I gather given that almost everybody does try to get the ball onto the ground quickly. I just found the motion to be more awkward and anti-intuitive than just lobbing the ball as far as possible, but lobbing is said to reduce one's opportunity to hole out and probably does..
  2. I genuinely envy the patience of charcoal grillers. The food does taste better, I admit, but they're much too slow for my patience and appetite. I propane grill like a rank amateur, but at least I get my food quickly!
  3. I used to play with four Titleist PTs at 13, 17, 20, and 23º, and they all had unnumbered headcovers with contrasting wool tartan patterns. These covers were quite expensive, but I never lost one. When I removed one, I simply pulled it over a long iron until I replaced it. Since I never converted to the big titanium driver, I played with the PTs for a very long time, right up to when I had to give up the game for physical reasons. Toward the end, I wasn't particularly concerned about scuffing the clubheads. Once I pulled off a headcover, I placed it into a side pocket on the cart bag and left it there for the remainder of the round. The bag room crew would replaced them onto the clubheads where they'd be the next time I played. Even if you never get to that point, the long iron trick should work well for you. If you walk with a stand bag, though, it's harder and less convenient to do than with a cart bag that's elevated and held still for for you. If you walk with a trolley, however, it's equally convenient.
  4. The PGA should be a major. It should be match play as when Walter Hagen played. The field should be club professionals who qualify in regional qualifiers. There should be no touring pros invited unless they're former winners of the PGA or another major. The Six[6] Majors should be... The R&A Amateur The R&A Open The USGA Amateur The USGA Open the PGA, and corresponding to the PGA, the TPC. The Masters is total bullshit, the championship of nothing, and a cracker monument to old [and not good] times. I'm a former linkster of fifty years and a hard core purist.
  5. If I could play today, I'd keep my Mizuno Fli Hi II 18º dedicated driving iron, my weaker lofted [21º] fairway wood [Top Flite Intimidator 400], and go with one of my non-offset putters. Those would all be hard to replace clubs that I really liked. That leaves eleven new sticks to choose. I'd pick a new 12º driver from among the major contenders. For a stronger [18º] fairway wood, I like the Mavrik Sub Zero a lot, looking at it. For irons, maybe the Titleist T100 irons, although I would order the 48º T100S wedge instead of the 46º T100 PW. With SM8 wedges at 54 and 60º, that would give me even six degree increments from 9-iron down. A little wide, but makes club choice less daunting. What do you think?
  6. I'm keeping my eye on this thread. If I wake up with a new body and decide to play again, this information will be doubtlessly valuable. What I liked about Pro V1x balls certainly wasn't the price. I liked that I could order them all with ball # 79 imprinted on them. It helped me keep my eyes on the prize. As for performance, every major brand name ball was good enough for my game. I used to hate wound balls when they were around, but since then, most anything was ok for me. I was never a scratch player, however. It could well be different for them.
  7. The Chiefs had both starting offensive tackles out for this game, and that definitely made a difference. It's also part of the game, however. Patriots O-Line coach Dante Scarnecchia had to patch all kinds of line combinations together en route to winning six Super Bowls. TB12, on another note, has won more Super Bowls than any franchise has. I wish Mr. Brady would retire, however, so I can put football watching behind me once and for all.
  8. The GOAT and the Gronk came through for me yet again. The laundry wasn't the same but my guys were there and did it. Patrick is the real deal but was definitely limited by both of his starting tackles sitting this one out. He puts the ball directly on target no matter how contorted he is. He had a couple of drops on good throws and wasn't given many clean pockets, despite the Bucks blitzing only six times all night. Despite all of this, you could still see that he's the real deal. But the GOAT...just amazing.
  9. It's been a while. Who did we say was the GOAT?
  10. The Pats didn't give me any reason to get out of bed this year, but at least Tommy came through. The GOAT has been in the league 21 years. This is his 14th conference championship game. Doug Flutie was my favorite college quarterback back when I watched college football, but overall, the GOAT is the GOAT.
  11. I'm posting on the happy thread. Can't say why, but you can probably guess.
  12. It's been quite a while since I looked at golf equipment, something over which I once obsessed. For decades. I hated the last generation of gear that I window shopped, so I imagine that I'd like the newer stuff even less. Have they gotten to the 1-iron lofted lob wedge yet? Are the drivers over 600cc in head volume? Louisville Golf makes some nice hickory shafted stuff, though. If I were still physically able to play, I'd probably try that. I'm sure that I'd really suck even as a healthy 74-year-old player, so the gear would be irrelevant. I'd go with whatever looked pretty to me, probably the best thing to do when you're a geriatric. Happy late fall playing, my old linkster friends!
  13. Pats won a football match against a decent Baltimore club this week. I snoozed on my recliner through most of it, though. Just needed a break from MSNBC and Korean RomComs on Netflix. Maybe I'll see some of another one before the season ends. Probably. It will never be the same, but who can complain after having had the Brady years?
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