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Everything posted by JohnSmalls

  1. That’s hilarious! I am not surprised at all. Myrtle Beach is it’s own animal No I’m about 4 hours away from Myrtle Beach. I live in SC just south of Charlotte,NC. If I wasn’t headed to the mountains I would come down to join you!
  2. We take pride in the low standards that we hold near in dear to our heart in good sunny Myrtle Beach. Please enjoy your stay and spend all of your money while you are here. Our tax base thanks you for your support.
  3. After your thread on what shots do we play around the green, I was wondering who in the thread would be looking at the ChipR. I have to admit I am surprised! And a Doctor...on ChicagoPD
  4. Here we go! Idk what is more difficult, winning or finishing in stone cold-dead last in back to back majors. Challenge accepted!
  5. @chisag looks like @cnosil is keeping receipts!
  6. I would love to see the launch angle of the book that caused you to put a bandaid with it
  7. It was supposed to be in the 70's and cloudy this afternoon which would be considered an oasis in SC this time of year. Instead it was in the low 70's and misting rain; in which everything gets wet and stays soaked. But I didn't let that stop me from finishing my round. Honestly a good rainy round every so often is kind of nice. I had a bit of an epiphany while I was swimming to my golf ball. Do you guys think it would be a good idea to switch to a higher spin ball during rainy or dew laden rounds?
  8. If you don’t like the feel of CB shafts, I’ve got the regular riptide in my 3w and it is a well behaving, fairly easy loading, and predictable shaft.
  9. I can't remember where I read it, either here or elsewhere online, but my short game improved dramatically when I simplified club selection. Even though I use my highest lofted wedge often, I agree with you 100%. One of the primary reasons that I don't carry a 60* any longer is because I realized that I was losing too many strokes around the green and that my 56* was a much better club for me. Simplify and take the temptation away. I rarely find a time that I wish I had a 60* back in the bag because I know my 56* can handle the job. Putter from off the green is highly underutilized and underrated by many amateurs IMO.
  10. This may be boring for some to read, but I keep club selection very simple around the greens. I don't have access to a great short game area and since my D7 irons/wedges have a rather hot face, switching between them and my Glide wedges can turn into a guessing game. So it's always Glide wedges or putter. Texas wedge as a first choice, followed by 56* for nearly everything else. 52* in select circumstances. The ES grind on my 56* makes it versatile enough to open up the face or close it down as needed, to carry a bunker lip or add a little run out. Since short game practice area is limited, I have to throw a little imagination in the mix. 1 - Just off the green, lots of green to work with, fairway lie- Putter or 52* back of stance fly it halfway 2 - Just off the green, shortsided, fairway lie- Putter 3 - Just off the green, lots of green to work with, rough- 56*, open the face up a nudge and let it fly 4- Just off the green, shortsided, rough- depending on the lie and how much rough to run through, 56* or putter 5 - Short bunker shot, lots of green- 56* for anything softer than concrete. 52 straight on and digging if it's firm. 6 - Short bunker shot, shortsided- 56* 7 - Long bunker shot, lots of green- 56* or 52* if firm 8 - Long bunker shot, shortsided- 56* 9 - 15 yards short of the green, average pin accessibility, fairway- 56* 10 - 15 yards short of the green, average pin accessibility, rough- 56*
  11. You can add SC to that list. I've got a family member and a few friends that work for the department of natural resources (game wardens) that have all seen cougars in SC and NC while they were hunting, patrolling, or doing preserve work. It is not a common thing, but they are certainly in the Carolinas.
  12. Ahhh this makes me miss South Africa! Heccccckkkkkkk no. My high school's mascot was the cougar and we had one that visited a taxidermist on the way to the lobby of our school, those little jokers are way bigger up close than you'd expect.
  13. Sorry, just seeing your post for the first time and it's probably safe to assume you've already bought new irons. FWIW, I was a tester for the original cast D7 irons and have had them in the bag since. I need to update my review with a higher score, these have been the best irons that I have ever played. They have been very forgiving for a thin or toe-sided miss and I rarely catch a flier that travels further than expected. Over what is now almost 3 full seasons, they have held up to the abuse my swing puts on them and still look quite nice. You can probably catch a deal on a used set or maybe even a new set that never made it off the sales floor if you are still looking.
  14. I have a few headcovers from Rose and Fire and they are all very well made. I've spoken with the owner, Mike, a few times and he really runs a customer-first business. All made in the USA and they will make fully custom covers too for any club. https://www.roseandfire.com/collections/headcovers
  15. I haven't gotten out for many full rounds at home so playing 9 at a time, and generally resigned to the front 9. It's going to take some effort to get this one checked off this year. But, I've gotten some of my nemesis pars out of the way already. Had a heart breaker on a hole that sets up poorly for me last week. Rare FIR set up a nice 6 iron into the green and I snap-hooked (extremely rare) it OB. Placed another down, flushed it and had a 6-7 footer for bogey. Stupid game.
  16. I Thanks for the b-day shouts fellas! Always a joy getting well wishes from you guys. Even with the hideous thoughts of a ND shirt @fixyurdivot
  17. That thread could be an entire forum all on it's own. Miss seeing some of the guys from that thread!
  18. I had a sneaking suspicion that this was going to happen
  19. Say no more fam. HRC* is coming back this summer. *Hard Rock Challenge
  20. Well boys there it is boys. After two rounds, 5 of my 6 didn’t make the cut and I currently sit dead last. Max Homa some how survived my purge of the playing field.
  21. You boys enjoy the fight. I am doing my best impersonation of the Red October finding the depths of the leaderboard. Currently 429 out of 431. Weekend is looking good!
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