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  1. Thank you for the birthday wishes.  It was a great day.  I managed a round at the local 9 hole muni up here in the mountain country of eastern Oregon.  Fortunately, I did not shoot my age(70) for that 9.  I've been playing golf for almost 60 years and the game is more fun than ever.  Thanks again.

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  2. The course near Dallas where I play quite often did away with the GPS on the carts.  I am not sure if it was the cost, the device ran a lot of ads during the round, or the fact that more players were carrying their own devices.  I'd go with my own rather than depend on the course to provide.


  3. I went to the less tapered grip as Headhunter suggested and that has helped me with grip pressure and reducing hand action in my swing.  I bought a 7 wood recently and put a jumbo version of my current midsize grip on it.  Hitting the club with that jumbo has me thinking about changing all the grips to that size.

  4. I switched from to a 17 loft Callaway XR a few years ago and it won't go away.  A few months ago I found a Ping G5 7 wood with a Grafalloy Pro Launch Blue Stiff and it has knocked the 4 hybrid out of the bag.  If I could find a 9 wood, the other hybrid would probably go into retirement as well.

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  5. I dumped my 19 degree Steelhead Hybrid for a higher lofted wedge.  I hadn't seen much of a distance gap between the Hybrid and the 17 degree fairway so I said goodbye.  I came across a second hand Ping 7 wood at a store in Dallas and decided to give it a try in place of my 22 degree hybrid.  So far it appears to be a keeper.  It is easier to hit and and I can control trajectory easier with it than the hybrid.  I've been going back and forth between my 20 year old Ping B60 and my sixties vintage Bullseye.  Might be time to look and more recent technology in the putter realm.

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  6. On 4/23/2020 at 7:50 AM, Sparky14 said:

    SoCal is finally pulling golf courses off the lockdown list. Tee times are going fast right now.

    I saw that Riverside and Orange County were reopening.  I haven't seen anything about San Diego County doing the same.  I am hopeful they will follow suit.  I may have to make the drive up to Temecula to get a round played.

  7. I downloaded the phone app after reading a suggestion that pictures were easier to upload from the phone.  When I tried to login with my username and password I was told they were incorrect.  I am not sure what the problem is as I used the same username and password used on the computer.

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  8. It is a tossup for me between The Stadium Course at PGA West and Oakland Hills South.  The last time I played Stadium on of my friends was in so many bunkers we started calling him Rommel.  Oakland Hills had some of the fastest greens I have ever seen.  Anything above the hole was a gut wrenching approach putt to get close.

  9. Greetings,  I finally got myself hooked up on the forum.  If I can figure out how to downsize a photo, I will post one.  I tried a couple today but both were to large.  I have been at this game for over 50 years and had the privilege of playing a wide variety of famous and not so famous courses over the years.  The GHIN says I am currently a 5 though I maintain my handicap is at has always been, between my ears.

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