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    West Seneca, NY
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  1. Derek - West Seneca, NY I use my carpets in the house at home or if traveling the carpet in the hotel room, much better thing to do while waiting for the wife to do whatever than anything else I can think of. Not my own putting mat but used others though not in recent years. Similar to carpet but having a cup to drop into instead of laying on top is a plus. The Medium speed green is the one I would like to test because with the change of seasons the greens can be anything from Slow and Fast and everything in between, so in between makes the most sense.
  2. A lovely afternoon finds Rod and his wife, Phoebe are playing a round of golf. They have had a wonderful time and Rod has had a near-perfect game. The final hole, by far the most difficult, wraps around an old barn. With a terrible slice, Rod puts the barn between his ball and the green. Knowing that the strokes that it will take to get around the barn will destroy his score, he begins to rant and rave. Phoebe, hating to see him ruin such a great afternoon makes a suggestion. 'What if I were to hold open the barn doors? That way you could send it right through the barn onto the green.' Rod thinks this over and decides that it will work. With Phoebe holding open the barn door he lines up with the hole and gives the ball a terrific "whack". The ball shoots through the air and right into the head of his wife, killing her instantly. Months go by, the man mourning all the while. His friends, hating to see him in such a state, convince him to go golfing with them. They end up at the same course and on the final hole, oddly enough; another terrible slice puts the old barn between Rod's ball and the green. Again he begins to rant and rave at what this dilemma will do to his score. His friend, wanting to please him, makes a suggestion. 'What if I were to hold open the barn doors? That way you could send it right through the barn onto the green.' 'No, don't do that,' says Rod, 'last time I did that I got a triple bogey.'
  3. Best I can tell I'm 5'11" and putter is 34 3/4 but it was the first one that felt right and I really like one putting with it when I get the speed right. I see a lot of Pinemeadow putters around but not another one like my Z-ON M1
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    WNY - Cazenovia Golf Course

    Cazenovia Golf Course is one of 3 courses in the Olmstead Parks Conservatory in Buffalo, NY. In my humble opinion it is the best of the 3 because of variety of holes from par 3 to par 5 with water and sand hazards, elevated tees and greens, and assorted other challenges. It's also a great value for the cost of playing whether a City of Buffalo resident or not.
  5. Derek / West Seneca NY / USA Pinemeadow Z-ON M1 with steel shaft and original grip Most interested in the mallet designs because of the alignment guide. With my pendular swing I actually watch the top of the putter and keep a consistent line sight throughout the arc. Ketsch and Tomcat 14 have the most similar shape to the Pinemeadow Z-ON M1 I am used to Floki and Ketsch have a good sight line length Fetch would be my idea of the minimum head size but it lacks a line but the sides between the black center would be "minimal" for my sight picture Tyne 3 would be the shortest line length but the back contributes to the sight picture Though smaller head size than I prefer the Piper (armlock) has the offset shaft I much prefer, not a fan of the Piper C center shaft attachment point
  6. Dear Abby, I've never written to you before, but I really need your advice. I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs. The phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with "the girls" a lot recently although when I ask their names she always says, "Just some friends from work, you don't know them." I always try to stay awake to look out for her coming home, but I usually fall asleep. Anyway, I have never approached the subject with my wife. I think deep down I just didn't want to know the truth, but last night she went out again and I decided to really check on her. Around midnight, I decided to hide in the garage behind my golf clubs so I could get a good view of the whole street when she arrived home from a night out with "the girls". It was at that moment, crouching behind my clubs, that I noticed that the graphite shaft on my driver appeared to have a hairline crack right by the clubhead. Is this something I can fix myself or should I take it back to the pro shop where I bought it? Signed, Perplexed
  7. An American citizen is vacationing on his own in Ireland. He decides to play a round and is paired with three locals. He takes a few practice swings, steps up to the 1st tee, and proceeds to hook the ball out of bounds. He shakes his head, reaches in his pocket, and re-tees another ball. He tells his playing partners that he is taking a Mulligan. He pounds one down the center of the fairway. With a big smile, he asks the others: “In the States, we call that a Mulligan. What do you call it here in Ireland?” After a moment of silence, one of the locals replies: “Hitting three.”
  8. Envious of the amount of space and sunlight of your at-home workplace. Mine is the dungeon, I mean basement thankfully under a subterranean window with a skyview obscured by an almost transparent well cover. It's been the finance department payroll desk for 111 working days, and counting. 2 hours and 20 minutes to tee time![emoji2147] [emoji466] Sent from my SM-A102U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  9. Like all things, it is a double edged sword and votes cast for penalty or not are without nuances. What a yes or no vote does not allow is the allowance for circumstances. Is it a round that is part of some kind of competition such as a Scramble Tournament where there are prizes and ranking of final scores? Is it a round for self and enjoyment where thoughtful stroke play is the focus in a personal way? The list of possibilities is infinite as golfing that people do is for reasons much broader than those two examples. As someone who began as a weekend novice player, and now 10 years into the game as a regular at the course pursuing golf as exercise and peace of mind, the realization that a ball is in fact lost is, in and of itself penalty enough. The subsequent ball drop and admitting to oneself defeat is sufficient penalty when peace of mind and serenity of the day is the goal of the round. Choosing to actually record and save the round in an app that calculates handicap with that occurrence is subject for the conscience of the golfer, as are all self assessed penalties.
  10. Yeah I think you called it right, on your team I would be sucked in and in the groove, here's my $2 or I'll get the club oil at the turn. Too bad I'm down the road a piece as your group sounds great. I'm spending more time on fairways these days and trying not to pet the worms or pound the ball into the ground instead of taking a divot, the clean ones do fly in a pretty way and with some good distance. It's always been my putter that people remember, it I don't one putt I'm not feeling on top of my game. I think the only character head cover I would have riding on my bag would be Odie, the embodiment of my take it as it comes nature. Interestingly, Jim Davis who created the Garfield comic and Odie is now a member of Stick and Hack and draws a new comic Hack Mulligan for the club. Check it out and membership is free for life, just saying.
  11. It never fails to amaze me how many people take their ego out golfing for all to appreciate, as if it's their 15th club and the one used with every shot, swagger, and foul mouthed comment when ability cracks the veneer of their claim to greatness. I personally don't go out to be impressed by anyone, well maybe Jack or Lee could impress me or even Tiger or Phil, but blowhards can just pack it up and let peace fill in the void they leave behind. I like the ideas of little side bets though I am sure it would be more of me donating to the others as even a bet I could not do something would end up backfiring on me. I think a big difference is who we go out golfing for, you and I sound similar going out for where we enjoy life through the game. I have no idea what "they" are golfing for and honestly I really don't want to know.
  12. Rushed to the first tee so not set for first drive, a pathetic off the toe angled bloop right and short in the rough. Chose 3i to pop it out of the rough and did it ever, 197 yards to the approach. Farthest I have ever hit 3 iron and it continued to work well in similar situations for the rest of the day.
  13. Good to here you're on the mend, been missing your brand of practical wisdom lately. My similar vintage tower computer gave up in an anticlimactic motherboard crash, no warning just suddenly dead. So, we would be playing competitively at those distances or perhaps a good round of cart golf. It's not the score that matters, and anyone to tries to convince me of anything more soon finds out that I really don't care. Golf itself is the remedy, the elixir of health for mind as much as body, and for the body as long as it's just the motions without the intent to put anything into low orbit. Welcome back
  14. Made my first par for today's round on the par-5 5th hole at my regular course, Cazenovia Golf Course in South Buffalo, NY. WIth a dogleg left about half-way down the fairway, my 3 wood tee shot cut the corner into spaced out and tall old growth trees separating the 5th and 4th fairways. Dropped a provisional ball at 160 yards thinking the first one was lost, then found the first ball at 186 yards from the tee, short of my longest drive by over 30 yards but in a good place for a good second shot 10* hybrid from short rough and then 15* hybrid to the side of the elevated green. My go-to 7i chipped nicely to 6 feet below the cup and one putt for par. A confirmed Hack (with SwingU app Handicap 29.6), this is the golf I dream about.
  15. Chuck was a popular member at the golf club, but he just finished up a terrible round of golf and wasn't in the mood to visit the clubhouse after walking off the 18th green. So he headed straight out to the parking lot and started changing his shoes. Just as he was closing the trunk of his car, a police officer spotted him. The policeman, stern-faced, walked over to Chuck and asked, "Did you tee off on the sixteenth hole about thirty minutes ago?" "Yes," Chuck replied, "yes I did. Is something wrong, officer?" "Did you happen to hook your tee shot?" the policeman asked. "Yes, I did," replied Chuck. "Did your ball fly over the trees and off the course?" the policeman asked. "Why, yes, it did," said Chuck. "Why are you asking me these questions?" The police officer replied in a very serious and stern manner: "Your ball, sir, flew out onto the highway and crashed through a driver's windshield. That driver's car went out of control and spun into a guard rail, where five other cars hit it. Then a fire truck, that was racing to a fire, smashed into the pileup!" The policeman's voice was rising with consternation. "The fire truck couldn't make it to the fire, and the building burned down! All that because you hooked a tee shot!" The policeman was red-faced, and he paused to catch his breath. "What do you think you should do about all this?" he finally asked Chuck. Chuck was a sensitive man and an upstanding citizen. He thought it over for a minute, then replied. "Well," Chuck said, "I think I'll try opening my stance a little."
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