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Siamese Moose

 
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About Siamese Moose

  • Birthday 11/05/1959

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    45252
  • Interests
    Still bike racing at 62
  • Referred By:
    Braden Powers

Player Profile

  • Age
    60 and over
  • Swing Speed
    91-100 mph
  • Handicap
    7
  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Weekly
  • Player Type
    Casual
  • Biggest Strength
    Short Game
  • Biggest Weakness
    Approach
  • Fitted for Clubs
    Yes

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  1. At this point, I don't want any more close calls. If it's going in, don't ********* tease me. I lipped a 9 iron out tonight from 142. I think there were too many witnesses. My most spectacular shots have been when playing alone.
  2. I did not know that Dana had passed, I am extremely sorry to hear that. I visited him four times, and beyond clubs, he made a big difference in my game.
  3. I have never had a hole in one, but I have three albatrosses (there are a great many trolls on the internet who call me a liar, especially when I tell them that I would trade all three for a hole in one). Two of my albatrosses, I was playing alone, although one was witnessed by one of the grounds staff. The other (the first) was witnessed by a trio of older guys who I never saw again.
  4. The PGA Tour has some kind of agreement with the DP Tour (Monahan is on the DP Tour board) that includes financial support. Since there is a DP Tour event this week, it's not unprecedented nor unexpected (to me, at least) that exemptions be denied.
  5. The first time I got fit for a putter (2007, I think) the fitter (Dana Upshaw) proved to me that I wasn't pulling putts, I was hooking them. The conventional wisdon was that you couldn't put enough side spin on the ball with a putter, but the camera doesn't lie. My new putter ended up 4° flatter.
  6. I still don't want you to reschedule because of me. I don't have a weekend spot available until June 18-19. That's Fathers Day, so some of you might get greater dispensation from SWMBO.
  7. I can't do that weekend, so don't postpone for me!
  8. I was ready to commit, and my wife got covid. I'm testing negative, but I'm still a close contact, and I won't be out of quarantine in time. Damn! I'll just have to put something together in SW Ohio. Have a great day gentlemen!
  9. That post was almost a month ago, and I took delivery about 10 days ago. My range had it in stock in a longer length, and cut and bent it to my spec (Mizuno won't customize putters! WTF!), and even repainted the alignment line from black (too dark for me on this blue model) to white. The original grip couldn't be saved. ("This ultralight grip is just soaking up the solvent." Apparently the interior is porous.) That's no real loss, as I had them put on my preferred Lamkin midsize pistol grip. I'm still evaluating what weights I want to use. I'm used to a quite heavy putter, and thought I might use the 13g weights, but to my surprise it's between the 3 and 8g weights now. I'll probably stick with the 8, but I want to try it on a different green before I make a final decision.
  10. I have continuing issues at L4-5. In my case, I felt it pop when I simply leaned back to finish a drink while standing. It dropped me to my knees, and the next six weeks were agonizing. I had an epidural about three weeks in (and I had to short circuit the insurance company to get that), and that let me sleep a bit (I had been averaging 2 hours of sleep per day beforehand). I was on cutches for that time, as I lost most control of my left leg. I had a hemilaminectomy at about six weeks, and I walked out damn near perfect. I was cleared for full activity right away. My issue is caused by arthritis of the spine, and I have had an additional epidural since (last December), and that doctor says he expects me back every 4-5 years for the rest of my life. I am aggressive on my back and core therapy (3x per week, about 20 minutes each session). I am generally pain free, but sitting for long periods gets to me (my recent flare up was after driving 8 hours). I am extremely active, and the doctors think that is a big factor in how well I've responded (I'm 62, btw). FWIW, since the surgery my handicap has dropped from 11.5 to 5.2, so you got that to look forward to! Good luck!
  11. I bought one in blue last week, and they have a black one in stock waiting for you to try it. Of course, you have to come to Cincinnati.
  12. Siamese Moose

    Maxfli Tour

    Dick's also owns Golfworks. They don't have the same deals, usually.
  13. I got fitted for, and took possession of, a Mizuno OMOI #3 putter today. It has a weight kit. Obviously I will practice with it with different weights in it, and dial in a set I will use the most. The majority of the greens I play are pretty slow (my username in a different age was "My Greens Stimp At 2"), so I suspect it will normally be pretty heavy. However, some of my rounds will be traveling (I leave for MB on Tuesday), and I expect some fast greens. Do you change weights for this situation, or am I better off with "use what you brung"? If you make changes, how do you decide? Do you actually test? How long does that take? Can I do it before a round at the practice green? Do you just go with "the experts say use lighter weights for fast greens", and adjust accordingly? Weather permitting, I'll play in my league tomorrow and get some real play with it, but those greens are usually around 6-7, and I don't think anything in my MB rotation will be that slow. If you have any experience with this, I would greatly appreciate hearing about it!
  14. I'm still a possible, but I probably can't commit until the last minute. If you end up with an odd number I might be able to jump in late.
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