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NiftyNiblick

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  1. I never made it, but I peaked very briefly at a 7. That didn't suck.
  2. My countryman Francesco took the pipe, but Tiger was great. Good for him. Congrats, Tiger. This must mean a lot to you.
  3. Members of the the six time Super Bowl Champion Patriots threw out the pitches for the home opener of the nine time World Series Champion Red Sox a few minutes ago. Lots of diamonds around, so it's a good thing it wasn't too sunny.
  4. They look really nice. Four degrees too strong, of course, but nice. Maybe it's a good thing that I'm off the course now in my dotage. I'd have to open my own factory to get clubs that I liked!
  5. I used to hit a 30º 5-iron 175 yards when I played golf. What's a five iron now? If I were able to play, and as strong as I was ten or fifteen years ago, I wouldn't have a clue what to hit 175 yards.
  6. I'm pretty sure that you've all heard my unpopular opinions about golf too many times already.
  7. The new Hogan putters look nice, but no non-offset or face-balanced models.
  8. I don't "get" the fourteen club rule. Fourteen isn't a golf number. Eighteen is a golf number and would make a better limit. I don't think many people would actually bag eighteen, but it's just a better number to use. Part of the problem is that people can't choose the loft increments between their clubs. (As we know, bending for loft affects bounce and thus playability.) If wider gaps were available, fewer clubs would be needed, probably. That would certainly work for juniors, ladies, and seniors. I can't play anymore, so my opinion is irrelevant; but I feel that the OEMs are simply not very imaginative when it comes to offerings.
  9. I really enjoyed executive and par three courses. There's one nearby in Middleton, MA that I continued to play even after I joined my club. It was--probably still is--a great little track.
  10. Excellent observation, MPR. Although I didn't think of that, reading it makes it seem that it should have been obvious.
  11. Titleist, a conservative clubmaker, calls them "metals" still, and I've never had a problem with it at all. I'm admittedly not a populist, however, and don't adopt sketchy terms because they've become popular and commonplace. Woods wouldn't count as a sketchy term, however, because it simply represents a continuation. I have no problem with people still using "woods" for that reason. I just wouldn't call "metals" pretentious(or precious and pedantic) if that's what Titleist and Johnny Miller say-- because I say it too. I'm old enough to remember when the Queen's language was important. I don't say "less" or "amount" when "fewer" or "number" is called for; I don't use "their" as a singular possessive pronoun; I don't say "feel badly" when "feel bad" is correct (feel is a connecting verb, here; feeling badly is what a fourteen year old does trying to fondle breasts for the first time). I'd never say "between you and I" instead of "between you and me;" and more on the topic, I wouldn't use the alleged word "golfing" anymore than I'd say "tennising." (Bowling is OK.) Sounding like a regular guy--Joe Sixpack if you will--was never an aspiration for me. I guess that we all speak "golf" similarly to how we speak everything else. At the end of the day, therefore, isn't at least ok for an "elitist eastern snob" to say "fairway metal?"
  12. I will say unequivocally that golf shoes make a difference. I never regained the game that I lost with the demise of steel spikes. That permanently diminished golf for me.
  13. There are two major versions of the game. Thirteens is called "League" rugby and fifteens is called "Union" rugby. I have no idea why. I can watch rugby football a littler bit, but soccer football puts me to sleep. Neither one is the assault on brains and spinal cords that our American football is, though.
  14. I appreciate it. Patriots fans enjoy being annoyingly snobby and elite. I know that I do. This foolishness is tough on us. I watched a rugby type football match today. It was fifteens. Usually TV rugby is thirteens, so it was fun to watch the old college style game. I'm not an expert, but when somebody got 5 points instead of 4 for a touchdown (they call it a "try") , I knew it was fifteens. I noticed that a few of the players were wearing helmets. They were similar to the helmets used in American football more than 100 years ago.
  15. I never sold or traded in my clubs. I kept a half-century's worth. Even if a certain model didn't work out as I'd hoped, at least it added to the collection. So I've no regrets. I'm even getting over not being able to play anymore. I'd suck at my age anyway. But it's still a great game, and I'm very happy that I got to play with prettier equipment than they make now.
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