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Posts posted by CarlH

  1. 39 minutes ago, Kenny B said:



    The quarters have to be paid on the next tee.  


    We used to play Insta-cash on the par 3 holes.  It went like this:  The person closest to the hole became "the player" (must be on the green surface).  If the player made par, everyone had to pay him $1.  If he made birdie, everyone paid him $2. If he 3 made bogey or worse, he paid the other players $3 each.  Payments were made on that green.  Generally, the bills were wadded up and thrown at the recipient of the win.  It became quite a strategy game at times.  For instance, if the first player hit the green, but was a long way from the hole or there was a chance he would 3 putt, everyone else would avoid hitting the green to force the issue.  Since we were all 15+ handicap players at the time, 3 jacks were not all that uncommon. 😄

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  2. Despite yesterday's "better" play, today was a total disaster!  Everything I did was wrong.  No idea what happened other than I got in my own way.  Played a 2 man best ball with our senior group today.  Both my partner and I played stinky!  On a brighter note, an 18 handicap player showed up wearing plus fours and knee socks, a sweater vest with a Scottish logo and matching hat with same logo metallic medallion on it.  Said it was his clan symbol (McAlister, although his name was Miller). I think he watched too much tv as I observed his pre-swing routine.  He'd stand behind the ball, take two half swings perpendicular to his line, hold the club up vertical to find his target, then look down at the ball as he walked away from that target and settled into his setup without fanfare (or consistency) and take a mighty swing.  His putting routine was equally entertaining, with his glove removed and tucked in his rear pocket with all 4 fingers pointing downward, as he squatted to read his line then proceed to putt 6 feet off line.  Had it not been for his entertaining performance, I might have thrown my entire clubs and bag into the pond.

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  3. 8 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

    Tony, wanted to let you know I picked up new brown and black belts.  In the event we ever get the chance to hack our way around a course, I didn't want to think poorly of my attire 😆.

    I used to live in Billings.  Pretty sure that no one in Montana is known for being a fashion icon. 😄 😄  

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  4. 33 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

    Yes.  There is a Beale's Outlet in Yuma that has a whole section of golf shirts, shorts, and a few pants.  That's where my wife picked up the pair that were too short.  I think she paid $16.99.  Most of the PGA Tour, GrandSlam, Callaway, etc. shirts I've purchased there are $12-$16... and for the life of me, I've not found whatever blemish might be cause for the steep discount.

    A lot of times, they're just overruns or last season's attire....or colors that don't sell (LOL)

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  5. 58 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

    Hi Carl.  Check your IM box for the one I started on 3/27.  You and all those who have previously expressed interest were on the addressee list but perhaps you missed it?

    Not missed it as much as "forgot it". ..... I'm old, yanno ... LOL .... trying to secure reservations so that I'm there for all 5 playing days.

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  6. 17 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

     A muni is a muni.

    Yes, that, along with other don't give-a-sheet attitudes, does exist at munis.  Sadly, even at private clubs, some people think they don't have to fix ball marks, repair divots, rake traps, etc.  Amazing!

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  7. I suggest we start a private thread with planned/possible attendees so that we can exchange cell phone numbers privately.  Text messages in Bend will be helpful.  I haven't nailed down my arrival/departure dates, but I'm relatively certain that I will be able to attend this year.  I'll let you know ASAP when I find out about some other issues going on.

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  8. A little bit of the old me showed up for today's round.  39/40.  Fairly consistent, although my driver did put in in at least 4 situations where I had to punch out to the fairway.  I did have one double bogey when I 3 putted a tricky green.  Putting was not really that sharp today.  Could have been a better score, but I'll take the 79 given what I've been shooting lately!

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  9. 56 minutes ago, DiscipleofPenick said:

    I can't wait for the restrictions to end and we are allowed to touch the stick again.

    Take Dead Aim

    We recently lifted that restriction.  I still leave the flag in, but if someone else pulls it, I'm okay with that, too.  I don't mind it being in or out.  I can only think of one time that I feel the pin was the reason that I didn't make the putt, but I'm not one to ram it in hard, either.

    We also finally got rakes back, which is awesome!!!!

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  10. Well, I had 2 wedges in my shopping cart and was one click away from pulling the trigger, but decided that I didn't really want the raw finish and will just wait until the satin finish wedges are back in stock.....I did, however, create an account and sign up for the newsletter in the meantime.

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  11. 1 hour ago, Micah T said:

    Humbled by the championship course at Sand Hollow to the tune of an 83. Arguably the best course in Utah; no argument about the breathtaking views...

    Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

    Love playing Sand Hollow!  Besides the breathtaking scenery, it's a well maintained and well laid out track.

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  12. 4 hours ago, silver & black said:


    I'm the same way with my driver head cover... take it off and leave it off for the whole round... not worth the time to take off and put back on. It goes back on after the round.

    Yep.  I take it off on the driving range or the first tee and it goes into the basket in the cart until I hit my drive on #18.

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  13. I went for years without a glove.  Bought a glove to wear for a full bag fitting session a few years back and kept wearing one.  I leave it on during my entire game, never taking it off to putt as many do.  Shoot, a few times I've gotten in the car and realized that I was still wearing it.

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  14. I can relate to your frustration.  I started a series of lessons from a notable teacher in our area and, while I feel I'm making progress, my scores have not been getting better and, in fact, my handicap index has risen from a low of 6.9 to a current 10.6, where it's soft capped by the system.  It's difficult to keep doing what my coach wants me to do, but I know that eventually, decades of bad habits will give in the the new way to swing and it will become a more natural movement for me.  For now, however, I'm constantly focusing on what I'm learning and not relaxing and striking the ball like I know I can.  It is frustrating!  

    Over the last 20 years, my handicap has fluctuated between 8-12, mainly staying in the single digit range.  I want it to become more consistent, hence the focused lesson block.  While I recognize that I'll likely never reach a level where I'm satisfied, I'm hoping to find it more comfortable shooting low to mid 70s rather than high 70s to low/mid 80s.

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  15. 1 minute ago, Kenny B said:

    I liked Sky Mountain in Hurricane too.

    If you get a chance, go to Mesquite and play Wolf Creek!!

    I did play Wolf Creek.  Loved the course.  Also played Falcon Ridge, Conastoga, Oasis, and Palms there.  I've yet to play Coyote Springs, though.


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  16. So, speaking of Sub70 wedges, any takes on Black vs RAW vs Chrome?  While I like the look of the black, curious how long the finish lasts.  Same with Raw, how quickly do they loose groove sharpness in comparison to coated?  Thoughts?

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