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  1. On 5/7/2022 at 2:37 PM, Shankster said:

    Do you guys have two sets of wedges?  One for the rainy days, and one for the summer droughts? 

    A nor’easter is in town, so I took the opportunity to hit some PW’s around 100 yards.  Good practice, and it is raining like I remember PNW rain.

    Asking for a friend.

    No I play the same wedges during both the dry season July 1st through the 2nd and the wet season july 2nd through June 30.. hahahahahahhaha. seriously though I just play the 1 set of wedges.. I have Cobra F8 set wedges for PW and GW, King Black in 54* "versatile" grind, and Cleveland RTX w/ Zipcore in 58* mid bounce which is 10* I believe.. I struggle with them all when really soggy.. but am very happy when it is less soggy.. lol

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  2. On 4/22/2022 at 10:23 PM, Blakedagolfer said:

    I’ve been playing golf for about a year now. Really enjoyed it so I tried out for my high school team and now playing varsity as a sophomore. What I love about golf is that is very challenging and I love playing different courses and never gets old my home course is blue boy west golf course but I play echo falls alot because that’s my home course for my high school team!

    Welcome, Hope you find it helpful and useful.. 

    Blake is my grandson, and is doing very well since he started really playing and making the effort.. 

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  3. On 4/30/2022 at 9:08 AM, Thin2win said:

    For all the questionable holes, #2 is a really cool hole. 

    I do miss Kayak Point, it was a fun course.. Played it at least twice a yr. when i played in league.. 

    On 5/1/2022 at 5:28 AM, mtcowdog said:


    Hello all!

    Quick intro to me: In 2015 I took up golf. I am full on addicted! I had a brief intro as a kid in the 1970s. Long time skier, cyclist and runner/hiker, I was looking for a new activity and community. My wife surprised me with a lesson on a vacation to Hawaii, and everything about golf clicked. 99% a walker, I love the challenge, landscapes, and social nature of playing. I also massively enjoy the equipment aspect. My hc is currently about 9. My lowest hc was 6, and I hope to get back if I can get out of my putting woes. 

    I have lurked on MGS for a few years. I appreciate the content. I am also a member on a couple of other golf communities. Name comes from a hobby to work with my herding dogs.

    Home course is beautiful Bridger Creek in Bozeman, Montana. I also regularly play the other courses in town, mostly Black Bull and Cottonwood Hills. Short season here, but the courses and golf community are fantastic. I have additionally learned to love competitive golf. Play in a mens league, compete in 3-4 regional pro ams each year, and enter other tournaments as I can. 

    I will spend more online time getting to know this community. Cheers.

    welcome. Make yourself at home..


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  4. The wife and I have a weekend away planned with some friends, I think the dates are the 24-through the 26th.. I'll touch base with SWMBO, and see if we can sneak away early and catch up with you on one of the days.. if we can she'll have to play... that's what i get for getting her into golf thinking it was a good idea so I could play more... not it just costs me more money.. LOL

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  5. Well, finally got in 2 rounds this weekend, that were on decent courses.. Been a Very wet spring so far in the Pacific Northwest. Took Grandson with is to play Eastern Washington courses with his Great Grandfather.. we had a great time. Sat greens were plugged and sanded recently but were coming in nicely.. due to that the greens were a little longer than normal and slow, but rolled true. Shot a nice 89, with a few really nice shots including a drive of about 310, a chip that hit the flag and dropped for a kick in birdie.. Sunday was different course, the greens were in very poor shape had several dead spots and some Temp greens as they were having to completely rebuild 3-4 due to tough winter ( course had 6" snow last weekend.) All things considered course itself was in great shape. Shot a 94 on bad greens in the wind.. All in all a great weekend and not to bad for 1st 2 real rounds of the year.. Grandson was awful froggy before we tee'd off on sat, his John Daly approach (hit it as far as he could and go find it then hit it again) does not translate to low scores YET... 15 yrs old can hit the crap out of it just a little inconsistent ( ok a lot inconsistent) , 1st yr of really playing, and has some skill, made HS golf team 1st try and was bumped up to Varsity after 3 weeks.. But still has alot to learn.. Proud Grandpa.. 🙂 

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  6. On 4/19/2022 at 1:43 PM, CarlH said:

    Coming to a course near you.......image.jpeg.7bd95a730bc222ec6d65755bd42d96a6.jpeg

    So evidently I can no longer play golf.. LOL... Wait is that a breathalyzer or a sippy cup?? if it's a sippy cup then I'm good.. LOL

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  7. On 4/3/2022 at 7:04 PM, Jschifferl said:

    Hey guys, fellow Washingtonian here! Bend playing golf off and on for about 18 years now, don’t really have a handicap, but if I were to guess it would be 15-20, I just try to keep it under 100 haha.

    What I love about golf is how quickly you can see changes within your game when you practice. I love the feeling of a pure golf shot. I love how you can have a horrible round and have one shot that will keep you coming back!

    I was brought here just from reading reviews of random golf things and noticed there was a forum, so I decided to join! 

    I grew up in the greater Seattle area, through your high school I would say my home course was a tiny 9 hole called Wellington Hills in Woodinville WA. Now most of my rounds are played at another 9 hole called Blue Boy West, in Monroe. I enjoy cheap golf!!!!! Lol

    Worst thing about golf in the area is obviously the amount of rain. Best part is all the rain makes you enjoy the sunny rounds even more!

    I make my living as a Kia mechanic and have been doing that for almost 13years now.

    username is nothing special or unique haha, just a combo of letters within my name.

    Looking forward to posting and reading more throughout the forum!



    Welcome. I live in Monroe and play Blue boy quite a bit, since its close and fairly cheap. The owner is a great guy, for what it is the course is usually in pretty good shape.. Again Welcome. we should try to meet up and play a round.. 

  8. On 3/20/2022 at 10:21 AM, Rickp said:

    I’m surprised it’s Light Beer!!

    It's the 1st tee, c'mon, he'll break out the Jack Daniels on the 2nd.. the Light beer is like him finishing a cup of coffee.. Jeez, I can not believe did not realize that.. hahahahaha


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  9. I have Lamkin REL's on all my clubs except putter, they are starting to get slick after 3 years. and I have a Winn X 1.32 putter girp which i love..  I clean them all regularly with westley's bleche wite. have done so for years. Just spray on a towel or rag wipe the grips 3-4 times and let dry. Works like magic.. It makes so-so grips playable.. 

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  10. A newly wed wife on her wedding night tells her husband that she is not a virgin, but has only been with 1 other man, Tiger Woods. the husband responds "i understand he's rich, famous and good looking". after making love the husband grabs the phone and the wife asks "who are you calling?"  the husband responds "room service, I'm hungry".. the wife then say's "tiger would have takin me again".. the husband crawls into bed. after another round of love making he grabs the phone. Again the wife asks "who are you calling?"  the husband responds "room service, I'm hungry".. the wife then say's "tiger would have takin me another time". the husband crawls into bed. after another round of love making he grabs the phone. Again the wife asks "who are you calling?"  the husband responds "Tiger Woods, I want to know what Par is on this hole.."   

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  11. I dont mind regripping. I dont so as much as i would like to do but I have built a few clubs and reshafted a couple of broken ones.. My putter is 20+ years old and I built it myself from Golfsmith, I cut it down a few years ago.. but have regripped 5-6 complete sets and several singles.. It's all fun for me.. 

  12. 53 minutes ago, chisag said:


    ... Haha when I am going shopping I wear my progressive lenses but keep forgetting when driving and drinking water tilting my head up and everything goes blurry. 🤪

    Yes, I noticed that looking out at the side mirror when driving It still is blurry.. and drinking while driving ( no not that kind of drinking) everything gets blurry.. Generally I am used to them, still adjusting on a few things, but I can see way better.. SO far the rifle scope while hunting and shooting, and golfing are the only times where i am having issues.. 


    Thanks, I'm glad that its not just me.. This is one of the reasons I love this sight, no judgment, and everyone is willing to help even non-golf related issues. 

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  13. 57 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

    It took me a little bit to adjust to progressives, and I can still occasionally have issues tracking the ball in the air. 

    Different types of progressive lenses have different distortion zones which can make things worse, which might be compounding your issues unfortunately. It might also be that your eyes/brain just needs a little more time to adjust to the rapid changes in zones from looking down at address to trying to follow the ball in the air.

    Thanks, following the ball in the air is not an issue.. its just when the ball is on the ground or tee. it is just outside of my normal focal plane causing  it to be out of focus which is causing a minor depth perception issue.. If I tilt my head down a lot I can then see clearly out of the top of my glasses but my chin is way down which is uncomfortable.. I'm guessing this is something I'll have to adjust to. But I don't want to I want to see normally.. LOL

  14. I got glasses for the first time in Nov. They are progressives, if anyone doesn't know they have areas on both sides of the focal area that do not focus. Well my issues are simple. When I look down the ball is not close enough for the close vision, and just far enough away that my distance focus is not where I normally would look.. Also when i turn my head i'm looking through the our of focus area of the glasses. I either have to tilt my head down or pull my glasses down to get the ball in the correct focal plane.. I noticed I was hitting either fat or thin trying to correct my contact point based on what I see.. Has anyone else ever had these issues, how did you adjust?? do I need to now adjust my head to a unnatural position.. Bonus on driver shots the ball is far enough away and that its clear.. LOL, i did poke one about 310yds Sat when i played.. but really need advice on adjusting to the glasses.. Getting older sucks.. Thanks

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  15. "Swing Lube", thats what we call it.. I keep a flask in my bag usually with good quality vodka as most of my local courses Just have beer on the carts.. that way I can buy a juice or gatorade and mix a drink. Father in law always kept a pint of Schnaps.. we always get something at the turn and end of the round. but on the course a quick pull might just be what I need to turn a round around or keep it going.. So I say Enjoy, but be mindful of course and their rules and local laws.. 

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  16. I will never be "Good" at golf. Better than when I started yes, better than 3 yrs ago, mostly. Once I came to the realization I will never be "good" at golf it became a lot more enjoyable. Better, yes I want to be better.. No-one wants to be Sh!tty at something they love, but better definitely..  I mostly want to enjoy my time playing, and getting better is more enjoyable than getting worse...


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  17. 19 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

    Chambers got lots of bad press for not being accessible and it definitely was not compared to all other events I've attended.  The bleacher stands that you mention were great and I happened to be there when Poulter drove into the trap and the crowd heckled him to death.  I also caught his sly, adjust my glasses middle finger under his visor... which, of course re-energized the crowd 😆.

    I like your pick.

    There goes the neighborhood.  I'll bet the Masters committee has explored this idea... never 🤣.

    I got to watch some amazing shots into that green. For the Thurs round the flag was perched on a flat spot about 3' wide and about 8' long most balls ended up off the green to players left right below us.. Sergio hit a great 2nd that one hopped and stopped next the pin.. 

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  18. 1 minute ago, edingc said:

    Standard size on everything.

    Honestly, the major reason I experimented with it was because the Lamkin Sonars twisted a bit without actual grip tape. I thought maybe adding one more layer near where they twisted might make them stop. I haven't hit them enough yet to know if I was successful... 😀

    How do you like those grips in general? I have the Lamkin REL's and they are ok, the grips are in great shape still would rather experiment with tape then buy all new and realize they don't work...


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  19. 49 minutes ago, hckymeyer said:

    I also regrip with air and use 4 wraps of blue painters tape the full length.  

    That's the beauty of regripping with air though, put on some layers and try it out.  If it's too big or too small just blow the grip off and add or remove layers until you get the feel you are looking for.

    To speed up the process take your irons, say 6i-9i and do 3, 4, 5 & 6 wraps under each.  Then head to the range and see which feels best.  Beats doing one, hitting balls, then going home and trying all over again.

    So 4 wraps is that closer to mid size then???? or is that just to keep standard size??


  20. 7 minutes ago, edingc said:

    I have an extra wrap of blue tape on the lower hand of a few clubs of mine. It's noticeable. Not sure if I'll bother to do the rest of my clubs or not.

    It's an easy enough experiment so I'd encourage you to try it out!

    So you did under the lower hand, are you still using standard grips for everything or are you using mid-size??

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