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  1. When I retired from the Army, I looked at the new 2nd LT's coming in and couldn't believe how young they looked. Old didn't hit me yet as I was still able to out run and out PT most of the folks in my command but looking at the new crop of platoon leaders did take me aback. 30 years later and in my 2nd retirement I discovered old was trying to keep up with 6 grandkids under 10. So I'm playing golf with them to slow them down a bit so I can catch up.
  2. Amazing how a couple of days and poor weather can impact a round of golf. As some may remember a couple of days ago I shot a 46 for 9. Today, 100% humidity and constant drizzle I shot 40. Irons generally went where I was pointing. The wetness did impact distance. And of course, I was too thickheaded to accept that and adjust properly. No 3 putts but no 1 putt either. Tried not to use the line on the ball as a guide. Just tried to visualize where I thought it should go before it breaks. I'll give that "feel" a few more chances to see how it does.
  3. Wow now that is a name in a half. Pish posh on your apology. Welcome to the forum. This is the place to ask and receive answers to your questions. Many of us have the same ones just no gumption to ask. I personally have found many good tips and have received help as well. Welcome. Enjoy and Participate.
  4. Welcome to the forum. You found the right place to ask questions and quiz for their best advice. Don't be surprised when you try something that sounds really cool and should work, when it doesn't. Everyone is different in what works and what doesn't. If you can afford, some lessons would be a good place to start. As well as finding out what would be the best setup for you at this time.
  5. All I can say dude is I wish you the best of luck in your journey. Be the best you can be and try not to listen too hard what others might say. Especially family. They can be the least friendly sometimes and understand nothing. Best of luck to you and never give up your dream and pursuits.
  6. Ping G 400 irons and metals and wedges are Ping Glide 2.0. I'm happy with them. Only had 5 seasons so to switch, I guess I'd have to manage to come up with $3000 free cash at this point.
  7. Oh man. Golf can be so fickle. Last week shot 37 for 9. Today on early morning league shot a 46. Talk about mud in the face. I knew it was a tough day when I lost a ball on the first hole just off the fairway. Due to excessive rain the past week they had not cut the grass in the rough. 2 days ago they did and the heavy thatch looked like a hay field before baling. My ball rolled under the thatch and it would have taken an hour to uncover it. Next hole I teed off and I walked up to the forward tees where my partner was getting ready to hit when he turns his cart around and heads back towards me. He yells at me that he lost his clubs!! Mind you there is a 100 yard diff between the 2 tees and I didn't notice any clubs along the way. He went back to the previous green and sure enough there they were, laying beside the path. So Yeah. One heck of a day.
  8. First off welcome to the forum. I think you'll find info interesting and thought provoking. Good luck in your gap search. Sooooo, just go out next round and do just that. Tee off with your 3H just to see. Make it happen.
  9. Nah. I can't hit a 2-4 iron worth beans. My 3W,5W and 4H will stay.
  10. Hey Russ. Welcome to the forum. I believe you'll find this to be a great place to get and share ideas. Enjoy.
  11. "My names RJ" Welcome to the forum RJ. Good to see a fellow Michigander. This is a great place to ask and receive good information. Hope you enjoy your visits here.
  12. First off, welcome to the forum. This is the right place to ask your questions. Trust me you'll get answers and opinions. Your job will then be to decipher. For me I generally hit my driver 210-225. Depending on wind direction and firmness of fairway I can sometimes get it out to 240. My 3 wood is a 16* 2012 Tightlies from Adams. On average it is a 190-205 club for me. If I need a little less I choke down. My Adams 5 wood Tightlie 19* is a 175-185 club for me. Then I drop to a 4 hybrid at 21*. That combo has served me pretty well. Maybe not orthodox but it works for me.
  13. The day before we received 1.8 inches of rain on top of already saturated ground. Yesterday was a beautiful day. Sunny mild wind mid 70's. They were only allowing walkers out. Teed off at 1PM and wished I had brought my waders. Lots of standing water in fairways. Frustrating to watch a decent drive splash down in the middle of the fairway. Wasn't my best striking day but chipping and putting saved the day. Finished slogging around 9 holes and looked like a wet spotted owl. Didn't hit any water penalties but plenty of water shots. All in all was a good day. Still managed to shoot 37 so I was happy all things considered.
  14. Rained 1.8 inches today. Courses were generally shut down due to excessive standing water. Might be open to walkers tomorrow. So today I had to head to the barn and hit balls into the net and laid down my 10" putting mat for some basic practice hitting thru the gate drills.
  15. It's the shot you've made a hundred times before but this time you missed.
  16. Congratulations team. Looking forward to hearing how the y performed for you.
  17. Come to think of it. Grandboys and I attended the LPGA Dow Classic in July. Some of the swag that Dow was handing out were divot tools and tees made from plastic gathered and recycled from last years tourney. I need to really check them out to see. Thanks for the reminder.
  18. I use both. Just happens when I grab what and when. I do prefer plastic tees for chewing on during my rounds. Never golf without one and never ones used to tee the ball. Don't trust the fertilizer and pesticides on the turf. Wood is a renewable resource, and biodegradable if lost or broken. Easily broken whereas plastic tends to last longer unless lost.
  19. Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy the questions and often light banter!
  20. You can interpolate the chart that cnosil posted to help. Welcome to the forum and I hope that you enjoy the information that you'll gain. and we look forward to hearing your input and experiences as well.
  21. The closest course is generally too far to drive very often to putt. But then the general manager comes out to check that you have a tee time. He doesn't like to allow people to practice at his facility unless they are going out. Soooooo. I don't go there. I bought some remnant rug pieces indoor outdoor that rolls balls pretty decent. I also use my net in the barn. For short game I often (2-3 times a week0 go to a local park and hit balls to different trees at different distances from diff grass lies.
  22. I'd still play. Always tempting to change the future. As far as reliving...I really don't dwell on my misses. I do relive my good shots in my dreams sure.
  23. 6.5 I really enjoy the support that the mods and administrators provide to the members. Great support.
  24. 1 &6 are very much the same to me. I joined originally to follow a group of "like" individuals that really appreciate the sport of golf. It allows me a place to seek out answers to questions I have and helps me to learn. I hate asking "dumb" questions so this forum helps me with that. I don't feel embarrassed about seeking info. I learned that it was really fairly simple to re-grip my clubs. Was actually able to do just that this spring. 2. The general question and answers is always a fav. But really there are others, How'd you play? What did you practice? Also really was hoping to see Tom's hard work on his backyard putting green come to fruition. Maybe next year. 3. Push carts is one I'm interested in. I was surprised at the RR gloves they seemed very positive but I also looked and quickly discovered they are at a price point I can't entertain. Same with Sugar balls. 4. You can find almost any information your desire about golf. Lots of opinions and biases for sure, but lots of info. Hard not to like. 5. Have not really delved into it yet.
  25. Hey man. If you feel satisfied with the course then do it. If not don't.
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