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silver & black

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  1. A boat is a big hole in the water that you throw money into. I sold mine...lol.
  2. I understand the financial aspect all too well!
  3. I wouldn't hit off of a retaining wall...lol. I understand if you are posting the score for a handicap, but even then, I wouldn't damage a club because of it.... or risk injuring myself.
  4. Both of my parents smoked. I hated having to ride in the car with them. Every single person on both sides of my family smoked. I couldn't wait to get away from all of them at family events. I have never even tried a cigarette... or weed, because I refuse to take anything into my lungs, other than air, on purpose. I watched my father die for 10 years from COPD (he smoked 3 packs a day). It is the most agonizing way I could ever imagine to die... it's just brutal to have to watch. Everyone else in my life... relatives and in-laws all died from lung cancer due to smoking. My mother finally quit...cold turkey, before my father died. She is now fighting pancreatic cancer that has spread to her lungs. I understand how hard it is to quit the habit, but I would urge anyone to take up the fight and do it, no matter how hard it is. You all mean something to someone... and it isn't just you that is paying the price for your habit. Just something to think about from someone that has lost valuable time and relationships due to smoking.
  5. Well..... I shot +15 for 9 holes in league yesterday. A triple, 5 doubles, 1 bogey and 2 pars. I did hit the driver fairly well. Everything else is a s**t show. I haven't played this bad since I first picked up a club 25 years ago.
  6. I've been here for quite a while. Maybe I don't pay attention, but I didn't even know there was such a thing as being a full member. What does that even mean? How long has this been a thing?...lol. What are the requirements to be a full member? Boy... the things you learn sometimes.
  7. I used to get them. I don't care that much about impressing anyone on the tee box...lol. I know I'm not a "good" player... and usually the new people/person I'm playing with isn't either. Since my home course closed it's range and no one can warm up, I've conceded that the first ball is a 50/50 deal...lol. It is what it is... just have fun and don't worry about the first tee. Chances are good that the people/person you are playing with are feeling the same thing.
  8. This evening for your listening pleasure.... Frank Zappa.... accompanied by "Milagro" Tequila Reposado.
  9. I figure this is as good a place as any to put this. Have any of you seriously considered giving up this game? I am there right now. I have gone from a solid single digit to.... I have no idea. I can't hit a ball with anything.... driver, irons or wedges. Everything I hit is almost cut in half with the bottom of the club. This has gone on for at least the last 6 rounds I've played. This is not fun or enjoyable... at all. I have lost 30 lbs. over the Winter. I can't find a swing to save my life. The game I love has become something to despise/fear. I'm not sure how much longer I can keep going like this before I just quit. Have any of you ever been where I am? What did you do? How did you fix it?
  10. This is what keeps me from trying it. I just live with the pain.
  11. I'm right there with you. I turned 60 last September. I still feel like I'm 40, but the body isn't as willing as the mind...lol. I have junk shoulders that always hurt and a lower back that decides a couple times a year to cause problems. I just keep moving through it all. I'm sure not going to stop playing golf because things hurt...lol.
  12. John Butler this evening. Goes good with a pint of "Hazy Jane" from Brewdog.
  13. "Young" is relative to what age one is. I was a stud at 49...lol.
  14. I would never buy "refurbished" balls for just that reason. They just have a new paint job that doesn't stay on, as you have found out. I always buy recycled, which means they are left just the way they are and graded according to quality. I just purchased 4 dozen Pro V1X's for $56.00.
  15. Well.............. I would change it a lot less if it would listen to me and stay on the fairway.
  16. I play 18 at least once a week. I play 9 on league night. I prefer playing 18, but if It isn't possible, 9 works.
  17. Well.... back to hitting it poorly. It isn't the club... it's me. I haven't figured out how to swing the clubs consistently after this weight loss. I have no semblance of a repeatable swing right now.
  18. 3 - 5 gloves that are useless. 3 Pitch Fix divot tools. 100 tees. A dozen Pro VIX'es. Probably $5.00 in change. A rain suit. 3 ball caps. 2 sweat shirts. a pair of reading glasses. At least 20 pencils. Extra cleats for the shoes. A driver tool for changing settings. 2 clean towels. Advil. A flask. Plastic shot glasses. Numerous ball markers. Maybe more...lol.
  19. I was on the tee at 8:30. I waited no less than 5 minutes on every hole.
  20. I sold my boat so, fishing isn't the thing anymore. I'm a Cabinetmaker by trade, so I don't do much with woodworking outside my job...lol. I guess discovering new music at this stage of my life is kind of a hobby.
  21. I played 18 today.... alone. It took 4+ hours. I don't know how most of you are escaping this? My course is just packed.... no matter the the time of day.
  22. Irons about every 5 - 10 years. I see no reason to buy new any sooner than that. If I just wanted new stuff for the sake of having new stuff, I would probably go every 2 years...lol. I do tend to stick with Mizuno... I just get along with them.
  23. I played in league this evening. Let's just say I drank better than I played.
  24. Nothing fast about rounds at my home course. The place is packed starting at 7:00 am. No time between groups... as soon as it's safe to hit, the next group is off. It's usually a 5 minute wait or longer at every hole. It took 4 3/4 hours to play yesterday.... and that was a faster one. Usually 5 + hours. I need to find another place to play...lol.
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