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Everything posted by NiftyNiblick

  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. You're right. I make no pretense of being a fan. I was a fan of the Boston Patriots in the 1960s and went to games at Fenway Park fairly often--at least a couple a year. After the merger with the NFL and the move to Foxborough, I lost interest completely. It took the magnificence of the Brady-Belichick era to pique my interest because they were so special. Even then, I wasn't a football fan in general. I NEVER watched a non-Patriots game--even the Super Bowl if the Pats weren't in it. So I enjoyed the twenty years and now it's over. No big deal, but I really did enjoy tha
  4. Golf didn't burn out for me. I got really super-angry when they banned the steel spikes, but I kept playing. I used to love autumn golf just before the snow, and I loved July golf at 95ºF. I even really enjoyed hanging out at the club even if I wasn't actually playing. But unfortunately, I physically burned out for golf. It happens.
  5. I can't watch four minutes of a Patriots game anymore. I guess that I was the archetypical bandwagon jumper. But how often does a wagon ride last for twenty years? It was really something, but it's completely over now. Watching Brady-less football is like watching paint dry to me. Actually worse. I'd rather watch the subtitled Korean RomComs on Netflix... or even the chipmunks f***ing in the back yard. You're watching the very tail end of the run, but enjoy, Tampa/St. Pate fans.
  6. I walk my dog every day.. I just don't play golf anymore. I used to really love it though... but I rode.
  7. I'm the same age that both of my parents were when they died. It feels as though I've had all of my due at bats and that this is bonus, extra-inning baseball for me. Too bad I have to be spending it in a m-f ing pandemic. Anyway, at this point, I don't worry about being dead. Being dead is a piece of cake...the perfect nap. The processing of dying, on the other hand, can be nasty and undignified. The experience is an inconvenience, and I've spent a now long lifetime prioritizing my convenience over not all but certainly most things. Going out in my sleep after a
  8. Am I alone in believing that playing at all this season wasn't a great idea? Several members of the Patriots opted out. Several others caught covid. NFL players, like most pro athletes in general, are genetic biological freaks. Covid is unlikely to kill them as it might kill a more vulnerable person. If it were I, however, I would definitely have taken the year off--not a scintilla of doubt about it.. It's a personal decision, though, and the guys did, I assume, what they thought was right.
  9. Even though I can't play anymore, I TOTALLY agree. The OEMs are all loathe to make high loft clubs that don't correct for slicing by being too upright or closed faced. They don't realize that people with technically sound swings might not all be high swing-speed players. There are seniors and juniors and women with decent, non-slice swings, but they're not apparently worthy of being catered to.
  10. I smoked unfiltered Camels from the ages of fifteen to forty-seven. I smoked my last cigarette in March of 1994. Quitting smoking was the most difficult thing, perhaps, that I've ever done. The first thing to realize is that quitting smoking is doing two things, not one. First, you must beat nicotine addiction. Then you must beat the habitual/psychological aspect of smoking. The methods for doing each are entirely different and unrelated, so if you don't realize that you have to do two different things, you're in trouble from the start. To
  11. I agree with you in a way. I would have been happy to skip this sports season altogether. The Red Sox were abysmal, but I didn't watch a single game. I'm ass-deep in stuff not discussed on this forum. Be well and stay safe, old buddy.
  12. And I wanted to say hi to Silver & Black after Sunday's game.
  13. There's no option offered for NO wedges that match the numbered irons. I've had set configurations like that in the past. Matching wedge sets came out just before the lofts changed. The PW that matched your irons was around 50º back then when the 60º lob wedge was introduced. They'd offer a 50-55-60 set or something like that, and you chose whether to match your PW to your irons or to your other wedges. And even now, you can still do that if you want to because they offer very strong lofted aftermarket wedges for those who might be interested in them.
  14. We have interacted a couple of times on the forum. If you get likes for your belligerent posts, perhaps it's time for me to disappear as well.
  15. I referred Retired Boomer to this website. He's a member at our club, and live two blocks from me. He told me that he got in a spat with the mods and stopped posting here. You and I never got along well, jlukes. I don't post here that often. It wouldn't be that hard to ignore my posts, and it would be more pleasant than exchanging snarky remarks. In any case, be careful and stay healthy. .
  16. The Wilson 8802 is like the Acushnet Bullseye, the Spalding Cash In, the Ram Zebra, the Ping Anser, and other putters that have won far too many matches to be considered anything but mainstream, no matter how old that they are.
  17. I enjoy walking my dog, but except for an easily walkable executive course, I prefer to ride playing golf. I played my very best rounds on hot humid days, but walking might have changed that. One gets spoiled. I walked much more than ride before I retired at 55 and joined our club. Once I got accustomed to riding regularly, I confess to getting quickly accustomed to it. There was a beautiful, executive length course in Middleton, Massachusetts that I loved to walk with a classic pencil bag and five or six clubs, even after joining my club, but they sold the land to developers and
  18. Since our course opened in 1906, it's completely playable with hickory shafts, never mind real wooden club heads. I had no trouble adjusting to the first metalwoods like the original TaylorMade series, the Hogan Series 56 model, and the venerable Titlest PTs. Veteran players will remember that these were essentially copies of the persimmon / laminated maple woods except that they were made of hollow stainless steel. When metalwoods began to take on their own personalities, they changed in more ways than just adding a lot of tech. They became longer, more upright, had larger hea
  19. Still closed. It's a 1906 Donald Ross course. In the early 2000s , it closed for two seasons to mitigate drainage issues and for complete historical restoration. Let's hope it's not as long this time. I can't play anymore, but I still enjoy the club...you know, lunch or drinks with the guys, playing cards, dinner with my wife and friends, stuff like that.
  20. That they have, my friend.
  21. Still, Rickp, I'm not sure how much fun golf would be with "social distancing." The camaraderie was my favorite aspect of the game. That needn't necessarily be the case with everybody, I suppose.
  22. My most sincere condolences, CG2. I lost my mom and dad twenty-eight days apart about 26 years ago. I was 47 at the time, but you're never ready to lose your parents. In time, we learn to live with our losses, but the loss remains nonetheless. You'll find that it's better than forgetting.
  23. How is everybody doing with this pandemic thing? I'm only allowed out of the house to walk the dog. The humans maintain "social distancing," but the dogs still sniff noses to say hello to one another. Being in the center of the high risk group, I'm playing it safe, but so far, so good. Our supermarket opens three days a week, 5AM to 7AM, just for seniors to reduce our exposure. A cop is actually at the door to enforce that, my wife says. She won't even let me do that. I've been dieting and lifting weights, to whatever extent a man my age can lift weights, so while
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