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  1. Happy Birthday @PMookie !!!
  2. Thank you for this! It is a pleasure to contribute to the forums and testing opportunities and with a life experience of organization and leading people with a whole-team everyone is different and that is what makes us stronger focus, MGS is worth everything put into it because of the focus on One Team and unifying not on ideas but on the intention of making it great. Thank you for all your efforts and this lengthy post that opens new understanding and insight into what makes MGS great. Looking forward to the even better yet to be and thanks for stepping up @GolfSpy_BOS
  3. Oh look, there is a bulb out on one side... better take that back to the workshop
  4. Same thing here. We have a couple inches of snow on the ground that will disappear by Saturday's forecast high of 60 but NWS has a Severe Wind advisory for Saturday afternoon with expected winds of up to 65mph (105kmh). Probably not the right afternoon to hit golf balls into the wind.
  5. 12.02.2021 Today's date in N. American standard MM.DD.YYYY format is a palindrome (same backwards as forward) and ambigram (same upside down as right side up)! You're welcome. Also works for YYYYMMDD 20211202
  6. Das ist der holiday spirit!
  7. Too many things to quote here, this is a great discussion thread! Big difference between what is posted at the courses I have played (no coolers on course/no alcohol) and what people do (darn those people!) with regards to what goes on course. Totally agree with the would you do it if you were at a restaurant or bar comment. So many (of those people) will only follow rules if they feel someone is watching them who cares, otherwise they do what they want and that has the same effect on me as watching someone remove a wrapper and drop it on the ground, please don't do that near a Veteran especially a Marine. I stopped all alcohol anything on course for 2 main reasons, (1) it wasn't doing anything to help my game and (2) a dear Veteran friend cannot touch it and I could not help notice how much better I enjoy playing the game with him because it is not part of the day at all. When regular playing partners offer a can usually starting at the 4th tee I graciously accept but will take it at 19th hole après golf socializing and then only one as long as it is long enough to have zero residual effects when it is time to head away from the parking lot. Too many tragedies out there (because of those people) that I refuse to contribute to. Those playing partners this summer have each decided to forego imbibing until after round as well and I cannot tell you how thankful I am for their choice. A few cans of sparkling water passes the course nit-noids every time in my little cooler and hits the spot for something that isn't just plain water in the hanging water bottle. Just remember, every rule and law exists because someone did something to make them necessary. And cart girls do have sports drinks!!!
  8. As long as it isn't the Banana Boat song. Oops, don't go there!
  9. It's not necessary when you know where they are going when you choose where you are going to hit it, and it goes where you hit it. I am always in awe of that kind of play. My golf may never reach that level.
  10. Everyone knows the only way to be sure you are playing your own ball is to put a mark on it, usually with a Sharpie marker. I come across lots of balls that like mine often hide so they don't get hit by me again. I often thought if a course had a table out at the starters shed or somewhere that found balls with marks on them could be left, it would be possible to be neighborly and return errant balls to their previous owners so they get another chance to whack them. My marking used to find a hexagon of dimples and put a purple dot in each one then pick opposing dimples to create a diamond. Effective but time consuming. During a career change seminar one snowy Kansas day they talked about having a personal brand. I'm not sure they meant something like this but it started me thinking of what unique symbol I could put on a business card. Or golf ball. This is the result of the creative drive that day started, my own logo of stacked initials in Ariel font lower case. If you find either of these marks on a golf ball in purple Sharpie marker then you have a good idea it was my hand that marked it, not necessarily my club that put it where you found it.
  11. Best decision of my life was marrying into the family my wife grew up in as my first generation American status meant most family is 5 time zones away across the pond. Her family is big enough for two separate Thanksgiving dinners a few miles apart in the same county. Everyone brings a dish to pass and many of those are desserts. Sooo many desserts. What is someone supposed to do when he (who will not be named ) has trouble choosing between desserts? Also choosing between all the meats, stuffings, vegetables... okay I have trouble choosing. My solution at my first BIG family dinner decades ago was to not choose and they pulled out a full size dinner plate and put a little of everything on it. It is now known as the "sampler plate" and everyone knows what is available for dessert by looking at my plate. I highly recommend not heaping the dinner plate to make room for said sampler plate though there is only slight chance I will heed my own advice yet again this year. Bon appetite!
  12. Used to use that little button on the golf gloves when I first started as I could not remember to put a mark in my pocket and they were there... Then I got a Stick&Hack PitchFix and it has one of those magnetic marks in the handle with the original club logo, before the ampersand
  13. I think there is an opportunity here for some enterprising genius to invent extra bag slots that can be added to the outside of a golf bag Forum OH NO! Look out, they're onto us...
  14. A 79 year old man and his 77 year old wife were having a miserable golf game on a Florida golf course. Things just weren't going their way and he did not see any alternative. So he calls up his son in New York and says, “Listen, your mother and I are getting divorced. Forty-seven years of misery is enough.” “Dad, what are you talking about?” the son screams. “We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” he says. “I’m sick of her face, and I’m sick of talking about this, so call your sister in Chicago and tell her,” and he hangs up. Now, the son is worried. So he calls up his sister. She says, “Like hell they’re getting divorced!” and calls her father immediately. “You’re not getting divorced! Don’t do another thing, the two of us are flying home tomorrow to talk about this. Until then, don’t call a lawyer, don’t file a paper, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and she hangs up. The old man turns to his wife and says “Okay, they’re coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own airfares.”
  15. That sounds like an opportunity! Was just trying to imagine what colors would have better contrast on a tan color fairway. Would be interested in your first perspective on what works better and what doesn't.
  16. Windchill is calculated at 40* and colder as the concern is the freezing effect on the skin. I don't think you have to worry about freezing skin at 70* regardless of windspeed, maybe worry about abrasion burns lol
  17. Does my mind good to see someone else who does not carry a driver, though I don't do well with the 3W either, realized this summer after trying the TaylorMade M3 3W once again it is heavier than I can properly swing and I am well beyond considering a Bryson style strengthening program. I actually hit hybrids off the fairway better than I can off the tee.
  18. Veterans Day 2021 played 18 at Concord Crest GC in East Concord NY with one of my regular foursome. Chilly morning at 43*F with clouds and fresh breeze throughout the game. Felt like I couldn't make a good shot to start until hole 5 when my regular game started clicking and finished the front 9 with 52, yay. Back 9 was better on my ususal game sunny until clouds took over again on 17 so more good shots starting bogie, par, 4 bogies, double because of a domed green and gusting winds, bogie, bogie for all done at 96. All in all a good day with late lunch afterward for a peaceful Armistice Day.
  19. Better to come from you than the perhaps addled version of a 1st gen American. My education came during visits to family and touring to such places as Alnwick (An-ick), Keswick (Kess-ick), and everyone's favorite Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (LLPG)
  20. Forgive me for being the Google Maps guy but with family in Midlands, Staffordshire to be less vague as they are scattered a bit, it's always intriguing when I see a UK location. Your county name gives no end of trouble to Americans who have no idea how to pronounce the Lea & Perrins sauce found in most places here in the US. You should hear what they do with Leicester which is a small farming town about an hour east of Buffalo NY.
  21. Water is my drink of choice on course though any coffee left in the mug when I arrive is the first thing to be drained. An aluminum water bottle with tap water for drinking and a few flavored seltzer water cans keep me well hydrated. Granola bars of some kind, trail mix, pretzels, chocolate bars, and such for staving off hunger and sugar low as the little cooler I hang under the push cart handle will carry three cans and enough snacks to go the round. (cooler is perfect size for the cart and shoulder strap just happens to be perfect for attachment to keep it from swinging backwards) Beer: Used to care about fitting in with regular partners who break out the swing oil after hole 3 with one for me though I never liked how my game struggled. One round with one of my PGA HOPE Golf Veteran friends who cannot touch alcohol, I ceased all alcohol use on course as a tribute of support to him whether playing golf with him or not. I was touched when my regular partners then also chose to save beer for our 19th hole social hour tailgating in the parking lot. I think everyone's game has had improvement since.
  22. Looked all around my MGS access and cannot find that feature. Higher level access perhaps?
  23. Friday after the heavy frost turned out to a nice chilly afternoon for 18 at Chestnut Hill CC, Darien NY Caught myself in the panorama photo trying something new, pretty cool as I see myself as exactly that bright
  24. First hard frost of the year, now that is art! Tee time just after 1pm today...
  25. GolfProSimulator - great deal in 2014, got it with end of year closeout pricing, couldn't set it up where my computer was at the time (basement low ceiling), was put away and forgotten for a while, then found and plugged into new computer but software was incompatible with new laptop with no online information at all. Thinking that one day I will try it with my old (ancient) laptop to see if the software will run on Vista which is listed as compatible. Website is no longer owned by maker and online retailer Intheholegolf.com has it on their site with spare parts but what is in the photo is out of stock and there is no other information than the vendor information, no reviews, no questions/answers. On the plus side it is still new in it's original case! EDIT: Microsoft Vista is no longer a supported operating system. So this is likely destined to be a practice mat...
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