Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by TheWahoo

  1. At most courses, the course computer will reflect the tee handicaps when one enters their index. This is where, typically, I find the one to two stroke variance between the regular and senior tees. My assumption is that the rating and slope factors used reflects distance and other factors. Again, that is my assumption, I could be wrong.
  2. In theory, underscore in theory, I agree. Honest handicaps applied to an effective or adequate system should produce results where tee position materially do not or should not matter. Unfortunately, personally, that does not seem to be the case. Typically, handicaps at most courses, my index reflects a one to two stroke difference in handicap between the regular tees and the senior tees. However, again typically, I shoot anywhere from three to four shot better from the senior tees (its all about distance or my lack thereof). Accordingly, when I post scores from the regular tees, I feel like I am creating an inappropriate handicap for use in senior outings and events. Conversely, if I do not post regular tee scores: one, I would not be posting all my scores as required, and two, creating an inadequate handicap for team events from the regular tees that would impact my partners. Therefore, I no longer play in any outings, leagues or tournaments mandating regular tee play. I limit my play to senior events and casual play with my buds. As an aside, I'm in my old office today with computer access, so let me say HI to all my Spy buds. I really do miss you.
  3. In my old office today to help out with some projects initiated before I retired. Now that I find myself "off the grid" so to speak, I thought I would take this opportunity to say Hi to my spy buds. I do miss my daily contact with my spy buds. I truly hope everything is going well with everyone. I honestly can say that I am now living my dream, I love working at the golf shop. Until my next opportunity to post, I do wish everyone the best-play will and enjoy the time with your golf buds.
  4. I'm leaving the office now and want to thank everyone for their well wishes, suggestions and comments. Darn, I'm going to miss this place. The next time, I'm asked to come in for any reason I will check in. I have purchased a laptop and now need to find out what to do with it and how to do it I wish all my MSG friends the best and hope to be back sometime on a regular basis. Until then, enjoy the game, appreciate that you can and do play the game and your fellow golfers. I don't know if its because the game attracts good people or creates good people, but it is my experience that the vast majority of golfers are good people.
  5. It's been a while since I have posted. On January 1. I became a retired Virginia Gentleman. My participation on this site was available through the use of my office computer that I no longer have daily access. Due to my computer illiteracy, without its use, one could say that I am "off the grid". Occasionally, such as today, I am asked to come in to assist in projects that I was involved. So I thought I would take this opportunity to say hi and to let you know how much I will miss my daily discussions with my MGS friends. The bad news is that I am "off the grid", the good news is that my retirement plans have been realized. Specifically, my desire to do something associated with golf during my retirement. I now work part time at a local Annapolis golf shop called Dukes Golf. To say that I enjoy the experience would be an understatement, the interactions with fellow golfers is better than I expected and I am learning a lot about golf equipment. The one thing I have come to know is how much I don't know.
  6. It has been said that your friends are the family that you get to choose. This site extremely is important to me because this is where my friends reside. Friends that I have met and enjoyed a round of golf and my cyber friends that I have yet to meet but would love to. Friendships through the love of the game and enjoyable always civil discussions. I have been on other sites where forming friendships is a bit more difficult. So in a manner of speaking this site is my golfing family.
  7. It does remind me of the one about the guy that told his buds that he would not be able to play in their normal Saturday morning foursome because his wife demanded that he stay home. While he was a bit later than usual, he did show up to play. His buds asked why are you here, we thought that you wife wanted you home. He replied " well ya see it is our anniversary. The wife and I got up had some breakfast and then the wife said- tie me to the bed and then do whatever you want. So here I am.
  8. Yes, watching them does bring back some memories for us seasoned golfers. To put an additional personal perspective, my first pair of golf shoes had kilties. While I understand the current use of soft spikes, I kind of miss the clicking sound of the old spikes. Like me, I assume you remember the tournaments sponsored by entertainers such as Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Andy Williams among others.
  9. I certainly am glad that you enjoy and appreciate the old days. However, for me, it may be a bit more because I can remember the old days of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf.
  10. While I want to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all, I'm posting to you Rev, because I want to make sure that you wish Penny a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from her MGS friends.
  11. A couple of Canadian buds came to the US on a snowbird golf trip. Unfortunately, one of them took ill and had to be admitted into a hospital. Upon leaving his room after treating him, a nurse reported to a fellow nurse. That Canadian patient has Swan tattooed on his pecker. Well, the other nurse couldn't resist going in to see. A while later, she comes out and says: That tattoo doesn't say Swan, it says Saskatchewan.
  12. Now that I am days from my retirement, for me, it is my hope that golf will not be a hobby, but a lifestyle, in a manner of speaking. No longer having professional commitments, I hope to play more golf and enjoy the game with my fellow "old coots". Moreover, it is my intent or hope to find a role of some sort within golf, either at a course or shop. Not only do I love the game, I love being with and around my fellow golfers. While my age and health may limit my ability and opportunity to play, such a role will keep me around the game and my fellow golfers. To me, that is just as important as playing.
  13. I wish Mookie a Happy Birthday as well. I find one of the advantages of being in the 70 club, is that businesses just give you the senior discount and don't bother asking your age. Somehow they just know.
  14. I would love to walk the course, but my health issues will not let me. It is upsetting to me that I call the course even to see if its CPO. However, on those occasions when I am given a handicap flag, I often hear my buds say, "I'll ride with Wahoo". To those that walk the course, I genuinely say enjoy it but more importantly be glad that you can. And ask that you understand that there of those of us that truly love and enjoy the game but must recognize our limitations.
  15. Like others, I want to congratulate GolfSpy Stroker and GolfSpy MPR for their selection as our new moderators and to genuinely thank them for assuming those roles. Know that your service to this site is appreciated. I also would like to thank GolfSpy_CG2 and GolfSpy Studque for their efforts to review the applicants and select our new moderators as I'm sure it was not an easy task. We were sure that you would approach the task with due diligence and select the best individuals to fill the role. You did a great job and did not let us down.
  16. Thank you for your response. It seems that we are not only reading from the same book, but are on the same page as well.
  17. Mind if I ask- if any, what was the basic theme of your responses regarding restricting distances. In other words, what were you trying to convey to them.
  18. Through e-mail, I received a request from Titleist to participate in a survey regarding the impact of hitting distance. It opened with: "The USGA and the R&A are studying the impact of hitting distance on the game of golf. One of the considerations is additional restrictions that would result in reduced hitting distance. ......Titleist is working with these groups and wants to understand your perspective." As requested I completed the survey. Initially, it seemed that the questions were to get of picture of me as a golfer--my age, where I played, how much I played, etc. It then got into topics such as my personal perceptions of professional golf and the impact of hitting distances. Followed by questions regarding my personal perspective on reduced hitting distances regarding my play and equipment purchases. Again, while there were multiple questions, in 25 words or less the theme of my responses was that I would not be fond of restricting distance, that it could reduce the enjoyment of the game for me, my playing participation and I would suspect more important to Titleist my equipment purchases. Has anyone else participated in the survey and if so, what was the basic theme of your responses?
  19. Agreed and I endorse the comments of others. But golf also provides an additional helpful factor for me at my age. Its a means to check my prostate. If I can play 18 holes without needing to pee, I figure my prostate is OK. It avoids having to endure that rather unpleasant test. The one where you hope to never see two hands on your shoulders.
  20. In my case, it is an apparent disconnect between my brain and my body. My brain visualizes a rather effective swing and instructs the body based on that visual. However, my body responds to the brain with "brain, are you serious". The body tells the brain, while you may not recognize age, I must.
  21. That reminds me of the story of the guy that would ask the Pharmacist to cut his Viagra into quarters. The Pharmacist stated that it would weaken its potency. The guy replied--I'm just trying not to piss on my shoes. Using Viagra is a lot like going to Disney World-one must wait an hour for a 3 minute ride. Many nursing homes give their male residents a nightly Viagra-it keeps them from rolling out of bed.
  22. Like most, I have my typical childhood Christmas memories, but I do have one from my elementary school years, one that I would not label perhaps as one of my fondest. During that time, I got my first drum, it was a parade drum. Like many rural communities, the Church served as its social center as well. Each year the Church would have a Christmas program. On a couple of occasions, an over sided bath rope would be put on me, along with a towel wrapped around my head and strapped to my drum wrapped with a sheep skin of some sort. The choir would sing "Little Drummer Boy" and at the appropriate times, they would point to me and I would "rat a tat tat" on my drum.
  23. Joke if you wish, but I spent my professional life in the hospital industry and one of my perks was to join them as often as I could. If you go to a medical seminar in Vegas with some specialty docs, you can parasite your way to a comp at Shadow Creek.
  24. Being a senior, I know that the gators pay more attention to the back tees because that is where the fresh meat hangs out.
  • Create New...