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  1. For me, I started when I was 10 or so. It was a way for me to get some "me time" with my dad. I just enjoyed the game and found I was OK at it. I stay at it cause it is a fun sport that I can play at my age and play it pretty well.  Hitting just one flushed in a round, or making that 40 foot putt keeps me coming back. Sure the pros can beat the pants off me anytime but every now and then, "I" actually hit a shot/putt as good as any pro.

  2. 21 hours ago, Donn lost in San Diego said:

    I probably need surgery to fuse the right foot big toe sooner or later.  I have a flattened arch and arthritis of the joint.  My custom made arch support insoles work sometimes and sometimes they don't fit well, I can never tell one day to the next, no matter which shoes or supports I use.  Any body know if I can golf after fusion surgery?  Any body has a good or a bad result?  I just retired and now have the time.  I have good results from total knee replacement surgery 2 years ago and thumb basal joint (CMC) arthritis surgery last year.  I was able to golf about 12 weeks after each procedure.  

    Trust what your Dr says and your PT guy. Listen to them and heed their advise. You're retired now so take the time to do it right. Best of luck to you man.

  3. Nothing new from anyone else. My vote is not fixing the ball marks on the green. Easy to do. I've volunteered at courses as a ranger and one of out duties was to walk the greens and repair ball marks. That takes a bunch of time, even with a repair tool.

  4. On 11/26/2023 at 5:56 PM, Josh Parker said:

    I played 9 this morning and don't know how you folks in the north play in colder weather!  Respect. 

    It was 44 degrees with a 15-20mph north wind and obviously I was not dressed warm enough. Haha. 


    Ah man, what beautiful weather. It's great to be alive. Our typical mid Oct weather. Glad you took the chance and headed out. A whole new mind set for sure. Good job.

  5. On 11/26/2023 at 7:15 AM, GolfSpy_APH said:

    Lots of high praise for these putters (not that I am all that surprised). Wanted to see if the testers felt the shaft upgrade or what was the main standout feature of these putters for you?

    For me I would say 50/50. Yes the shaft upgrade was cool and yes I could tell the feel difference between my old stand by and my new "in the bag" Sub 70 004. The other 50 was definitely the quality of their milling. Top notch. @GolfSub70 has a winner there.

  6. On 11/22/2023 at 3:05 PM, Mr Orange said:

    Thanks! I got out last week and got in 27 more holes. Had 35 putts in 18 and then 18 on 9. Putts were not falling for me but I felt like I’ve been struggling to read greens lately so I’m am putting it more on me than the putter. Really like the quality of the putter though. Definitely with you on these LAB putters peaking my interest.

    @Mr Orange, really jealous that you were out last week. Way to go man. Glad to hear it.

  7. What are your favorite, non-instructional type of golf books?  If you don't want to offend one of your golfing friends by getting him or her a "How to stop slicing" or "Golf Rules for Dummies" book what do you get? These are some of my favorite decent reading books but do center around a golf theme.

    Currently reading "A Course Called America" by Tom Coyne

    Then there is a favorite of mine, "Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul"  by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Aubery, with Mark and Chrissy Donnelly.

    A trilogy, "Miracle on the 17th Green" by James Patterson and Peter De Jonge. Followed by "Miracle at Augusta" same authors and "Miracle at St. Andrews". You guessed it, same authors.

    All five are great reads and in my humble opinion (yes, I'm one of those old farts that types out everything) are well worth it at gift exchange time. 

    If you have some favorites, certainly feel free to add your two cents. Happy Thanksgiving all.


  8. 10 hours ago, Elkhop08 said:

    Just seen Today's Golfer magazine are giving away £61 worth of Wilson Duo Soft and Triad balls with any annual subscription. The annual subscription costs £59.99 so in affect if you were to buy the balls anyway you'd get 12 months free Today's Golfer magazine subscription free. Might be a nice Christmas present idea? 

    Found that offer here - https://www.greatmagazines.co.uk/todays-golfer-magazine

    Elkhop08 welcome to the forum. Thanks for your input. I hope you are able to obtain some great info as well.

  9. On 11/16/2023 at 3:35 AM, paul warnick said:

    In a single swing, he turned a round of frustration into a masterpiece. The ball danced through the air, weaving through challenges, and landed softly on the green. A hole-in-one, a reminder that in golf, as in life, one perfect moment can redefine the entire game.

    Paul, welcome to the forum. Hope you gain some great insights as well as continued sharing. Welcome aboard.


  10. At first, I had figured that I would be using the "How did you play" forum. Yesterday was a beautiful late fall day for mid MI. Lots of sun, temps in the lower 50's. Only set back was the wind. Gusts back up to 35 again, but I was ready to battle. What I wasn't ready for is the course had not done anything to try and remove leaves for the past 5 days. It appears they laid off most of their grounds staff for the year. I lost 3 balls in the first 2 holes. All in the fairway! To avoid frustrations from taking over I decided to walk a few more holes to about 100 yards and practice pitching to the green with a couple of balls. So my round turned into a mini practice session. Hopefully tomorrow at a different course.

  11. Definitely got away with a bonus day of golf. November in mid Michigan can be brutal. Today not too bad. 48* and a lot of standing water in fairways from yesterdays rain and snow. Nice and sunny but the wind was nasty. Blowing steady at 30 mph WNW gusts of 38.  There were leaves blowing in from the next county over. Even though less than ideal conditions...it was still golf. Yipee! Played 9 and had to keep the ball low from wind and even if it did balloon up, when it landed it stayed in its own mark. No bouncing or run out. Still had a decent round. Shot a 40 even after bogies on 3 out of the last 4 holes. These last four were all directly into the wind. I couldn't predict where those balls were going to go. But all good regardless. Even had one putt that was a triple banker off leaves and just ended short.

    MI Fall.jpg

    Triple Bank Shot.jpg

  12. On 11/5/2023 at 7:02 AM, Rob Person said:

    I have to admit this net bundle is a good product. I have had this set up in my barn for year round use. Have had it for over 5 years and it holds up very well. Using a target sheet helps extend the life of the product. On average, I hit 125 balls per week, every week. As I said I have used it for over 5 years. I liked it so much that I bought a second one to take when I go camping.


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