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  1. I have gotten one grandson into a junior golf 3 day clinic for the past 2 years and will have both of them in one later in June. I agree with all of the above. Stress safety before range work and around practice greens, follow the course rules, be mindful of those behind you and just go for it. Carts are OK as long as you remember you are the safety officer. Please continue to take them and have fun with them whenever you can. We need these new generations.
  2. Not much I can add that is technical in nature. I sure wish I could lose some weights out of my rear cavity though. Welcome to the forum though. I hope you can get the info you are looking for.
  3. It usually takes me a full season. For the past 4 years I've noticed I start out slow in spring (to be expected) and I gradually get better until late July then fall back for a few weeks and generally peak out end of Sep. As you, I play in Oct and early Nov but due to all the leaves and ground debris I generally don't bother with scoring. Just play for total fun and cringe that the season is almost over.
  4. Man, it must just suck being so good my man.
  5. I guess "chilly" is somewhat multipurpose description of temps less than 45*. But the sun was out...sort of. Despite tense muscles, still managed to hit 7 fairways out of 7 fairways and 5 out of 9 GIR. Putting and chipping could have been better. Too many worm holes and corn cob pieces???. Yeah! The county mosquito control effort has started. They infuse a certain bacteria that kills mosquitos into small pieces of corn cobs, about the size of kitty litter pellets. Anyway, they contract out with local crop duster pilots to fly over the county and drop these pellets everywhere. Of course they were flying over the GC today at noon and lots of corn cob pellets on the greens. Amazing how putts bounce off. Thought I was shoot pool with some of the bank shots made.
  6. Robert. Sorry I can't help with any constructive advice! But I do want to welcome you to the Forum. You have asked in the right location. Welcome sir.
  7. Temps dropped 45 degrees over night and lots of snow showers. Tough to take when last week was in 70's-80's. Had to hit balls into the ole net in the barn. Swinging when it's 42 degrees is a slow process. Maybe midweek it'll be back to 50's.
  8. Great time today. 80*, gentle breeze, very low humidity, almost too fire danger low. Walked 9 holes between two different gold teams practicing, so it was a bit slow, but so nice out. I was actually striking the ball decent. Hit 7 greens in reg, 5 of 7 fairways, down side was I had 2, 3 putts. But you know, I saw some positive stuff today and saw some stuff I need to work on as well. That's what keeps me coming out round after round. The good, the bad and sometimes the ugly.
  9. I would think it is 100% by each individual. You hear some tour pros say they love it and you hear some that it no longer is fun, it's as you say...work. It it's fun for you look into ways to accommodate. How about headphones and eye glasses that project a course of play instead of simulators. If it could be cost effective opens a whole new market potentially for us net hitters. Could be fun to have that on a range... possibilities? Good luck and reach!
  10. Just beautiful today. Not a cloud in the sky, 80* which for mid MI is decent this time of year. Walked 9 holes, still a bit muddy but did OK. Shot 42 from whites, got chased by a pair of nesting geese, and I have gained a whole new level of respect and appreciation for those who routinely play in windy environments. 35-40 mph gusts and 25-30 sustained all afternoon. This isn't easy. Heck just trying to walk into it is a struggle. Beautiful day for sure.
  11. Congrats testers. Not going to be easy but I'm sure it'll be fun. Looking forward to your alls results.
  12. Good luck and have fun. Hittem straight and long.
  13. Good deal. Congrats to all of you. Looking forward to your reviews and thoughts. Good luck
  14. Yahoo!! My 2023 season began today. Was able to get out and do 9 holes. Back 9 not open yet as the river still flooding 6 of the holes. No carts allowed on front due to soggy conditions. Walking only meant few others out there. Sunny and 65* breezy but doable. Life is good but I did forget to take a pencil with me.
  15. Back in the barn again. Way too much standing water on any flat surfaces. Have to wait until the Ark lands.
  16. On average I switch gloves out 3 or 4 times a season.(Apr to Nov) as they get muddy and grass stains on them. I wear them from parking lot back to the parking lot. I keep two pairs in a glove compartment in my bag and switch between rounds. As I rotate one out, it usually goes to my range bag for use. As my range gloves get long in the tooth, I send them to the minor leagues which is my hitting net in the barn. After that out the go. I've had good luck with gloves from MG Golf. Affordable, good fit, and they last.
  17. Hip replacement for me as well. So just what exactly did they do. Did it help? You said 12 years ago so how do you feel? I had replacement of left hip 2.5 years ago. It reinvigorated my game. I walk at least 9 holes where I stopped walking 5 years ago. Very little pain now. A little but hell, I'm 69, retired from Uncle Sam's Army and chasing 6 grandkids under the age of 9, so I'm bound to feel some.
  18. Most definitely a heated space with a simulator. Almost anything above beats the hitting net in the barn. But you know? I'm blessed to have that and am able to hit balls thru the winter. A tad bit chilly but still swinging some.
  19. Always, always leave it on. Been used to that for 50+ years. Feels weird if I take it off.
  20. Way to go Testers. The easy part is over, now to the work. Looking forward to reading your thoughts.
  21. Welcome to the Forums. Hope you get some great info and have some shares as well.
  22. You might also want to check out any local colleges or universities that have golf teams and query their Sports PT folks. I also obtain some relief for lower back pain by using Rx Lidocaine 5% patches. Over the counter ones have less strength and can be a bit pricy and are only 4x5. The Rx ones my Dr. did are stronger, 5x8 in size and last the full round.
  23. I have progressives as well. It takes me a while to figure how to tilt my head the right way in order to gain the best sharpness view. I'm usually good at address and I don't worry about impact and shortly after as I seem to find the ball OK in flight when it hits about 25 feet or so, good and clear and I usually can watch it until it lands. That's one of the reasons I'm in demand to play golf with...I can spot mine and the others balls as well. Had a good indoor session today in the barn. Was able to cover all 10 shots with a silver dollar.
  24. I've purchased 4 sets over the years. 1st set was a Dave Hill model RAMs I purchased as a young LT from the Heidlberg Four Seasons shop. After I retired from service I purchased a set of Adams A3OS. Next set a few years later I thought I deserved to move on up to Adams VTech 4 Forged and my last set a few years ago was Ping G400. For some reason I always went with the woods that accompanied the irons. Might have 1 more set left to go, but as they increase prices, not sure the true value is there any longer. Definitely will buy a couple of model years later though.
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