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wbealsd last won the day on January 24 2016

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About wbealsd

  • Birthday 12/03/1952

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    Colman, SD
  • Interests
    Golf, cars, bowling, grandkids and family, veterans advocate

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  • Age
    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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  1. Well, the good news is, no blizzards in the forecast this week! The only golfing for me since November has been in my mancave with a launch monitor... That said, I took up bowling last year and found some more golfing partners to play with when our courses finally open (sometime next month, I HOPE!).
  2. I bought a small bag of Martini tees, if forget how many years ago, but I'm still using the first one I took out of the bag. Simply unbreakable, for me. The only time I use other tees from the "tee collection" I've built up over the years is when I'm practicing off of a hitting mat using a simulator over the winter, or at the practice range.
  3. Thanks! It just showed up at my front door! Should be able to start swinging it in the "mancave" with the GC2 launch monitor this weekend
  4. I've been the same age as some old people, for a while now. I just figured I wasn't "officially old" until I hit 70. I still refuse to grow up, so there's that
  5. I've been using my simulator over the winter in South Dakota for quite a while and never use the courses that came with the GC2 software. I just try to work on solid contact and exercising my "golf muscles" using the "range" and the fitting software. I find the information from the fitting software useful in helping to correct swing flaws. I just don't find simulated courses realistic, but if I don't exercise and work on my swing over the winter months, at my age it's a struggle to get back in shape and get "my game" back in the Spring.
  6. I started having consistency issues with my fairway wood this past season, so I decided to "gift myself" an 18-degree Cleveland Launcher XL Halo hybrid for Christmas. Given the current weather is South Dakota, it won't get here by Christmas, but hopefully sometime next week. Since I turned 70 this year, I value consistency far more than the marginal distance I gained with a fairway wood that put me in trouble, as often as not. It's really weird being the same age as "old people" . . .
  7. Compared to most of South Dakota, we've fared pretty well. If you've watched any national weather, you know the state got hit with a heavy winter storm system. In our neck of the woods, we probably got less that 6 inches of snow and only got heavy drifting across the roads yesterday. Once the roads get plowed so we can travel, I plan to drive to town to pick up some things and go bowling (my indoor sport). It's very cold, the roads are slick and snowy but it's South Dakota, so it's just winter weather now.
  8. Have you checked out the Mercedes GLC 300? It really feels a lot like driving the E350, just a bit higher off the ground with a lot more room in the back. Just picked one up before Labor Day for a long trip out East. (Still keeping the E350, though)
  9. I think I'm busier in retirement, than I was at work (and definitely not around a computer as much). Still playing golf, still check the forum from time to time, but traveling more and picked up another summer hobby that keeps me busy. 68 Cutlass Convertible 01 Corvette Convertible 54 Bel Air Street Rod
  10. The 2 courses I play the most are 5650 and 6300, but are very different in their setup as the shorter one has very tight fairways, long par 3s, very rough rough & small but fast greens, the other has generally wide fairways, moderate rough, larger but slower greens and only one long par 3. I can generally cover the distances to reach the green in regulation, if not necessarily accurate enough to do it consistently - lol I consider the longer course the easiest, but the devil in my scoring is my short game
  11. All I can say is to stay safe and please keep us posted that you're all OK, whenever you can.
  12. I suspect I'll end up replacing it with a standard grip. The Fatso was a recommendation by the fitter, but I've tried that style of grip before and really didn't care for them. The fitting demonstrated that I twist my hands a bit when I putt, and the Fatso grip seems to exaggerate the effect, rather than keep my hands still. I'm putting better with the putter with a standard grip than I am with the Edel with the misaligned Fatso... I just grip down on the putter a bit, and my hands don't twist as much (or don't twist, I'm not really sure but it's working). Frankly, the fitter was attempting to fit me to the putter, rather than fit the putter to the way I putt. I've had a number of eye surgeries and my putting stance is a bit "sideways" because of eye dominance issues, and he wanted me to change my stance, as well. It was a totally different approach than a putter fitting I had at 2nd Swing a few years ago, and I'm back to using that putter as my gamer, for now.
  13. Lengthen shafts and adjust lie angle / swing weight for longer shafts. Found out today they're at the store, but waiting for the Cobra hybrid, as I requested combined shipping. I'll be in he Twin Cities area this weekend, so I'm going to pick up the irons and have them ship the hybrid when it arrives.
  14. I'm still thinking my irons that went to Ping for adjustments should be arriving ANY DAY NOW, since it's been a little over a month...
  15. I'm glad you mentioned checking grip alignment, I just noticed yesterday that the grip on my new Edel putter actually isn't aligned correctly... Since the putter I'd been using before the Edel arrived has a standard grip and the Edel has a Fatso (recommended by the fitter), I'd just assumed I wasn't used to the larger grip.
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