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Bowser

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About Bowser

  • Birthday 09/06/1962

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    Ottawa
  • Handicap:
    7.5
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  1. Welcome VMAN, I lived on the Island from Jun '17 to Jul '18 and managed to be a mbr at Mill River for most of one summer as I stayed in Summerside waiting for our house to be finished. Then became a mbr at Stanhope once our house was finished in Pleasant Grove. I visit at least once a year now as I did before our year on the Island. Love it there and plan on going back as soon as COVID 19 decides we can travel again. Take care and be safe.
  2. Indoor golf hitting into a screen has a certain appeal but that wears off quickly enough; watching Morning Drive most mornings is fine but frankly unless there is controversy that gets redundant; hobbies are one thing but constantly looking at the 14 day forecast on the weather channel should not be a hobby. My track has been closed since mid-Nov; golfed in Cheraw State Park in Dec and Cuba in Jan... So it is time once again to look south from the 49th parallel at driving down Highway 81 through NY, PA, MD, WV, VA and into the Carolinas...(usual route has me take the 64 to the 95 and sout
  3. No Pictures! Actually left my phone back at home and it was really nice to just unplug from the world for 8 days. I didn't miss it at all (except getting my hockey scores was difficult).
  4. Going to Cuba as a Canadian is simple and I understand many of you on this site cannot go there without considerable effort (if at all). That being said I'm not sure you are missing all that much (from a golf course conditioning perspective) except for the extremely affordable golf at the only 18 hole course on the island. The course itself has a very interesting layout with some holes playing up against the ocean making wind a major factor to deal with on any day. The greens were large and receptive but not in the greatest condition; inconsistent speed ranging from I would guess 7 t
  5. Well you get use to it and now actually prefer Celsius... Zero being that freezing point (your 32) makes it simple as if there is a minus sign in front I'm not golfing if there is no minus sign just look for frost and I'm good to go... We all adapt eventually... Today no golf... -7 (feels like -13) and snow covered... if I wasn't so sad I'd chuckle!!
  6. Oh I get it and would truly enjoy a trip there for all those reasons and I'm sure more. (I meant with my 382 logo balls traded in for 382 pints I'm set for a while; just take my darts away from me or duck)
  7. Well with 382 logo balls this would be the place to visit...too bad about the cross Atlantic flight required...
  8. I do post all my scores but with Golf Canada there is an option to say you played alone and it doesn't count as part of your handicap factor. The Grint (another site I mostly use for stats) has an option to include rounds you play as a single while not including it with the handicap (for both practice and out of season Rds).
  9. This all started in the late 80s somewhere in Vermont at the Wiliston Golf Club...they had a logo ball and I liked it and thought I might just want ONE! I wasn't golfing much in the 90s given my profession with the RCN taking me away from home often (although I did manage a couple of logo balls from Australia). This little obsession really took off at the turn of the century and since then I have collected 382 logo balls from courses I have played at and only ones I have played at. Of course I display them in cases and they are in alphabetic order (my friends think I'm nuts) so
  10. Not sure exactly what 40 would be in our celsius grading but I know 32 F is 0 C and that is the freezing mark. I have often golf up here in 1 to 3 C (and with that windchill factor taking to stupid cold for golf) but like many I wear layers and go with it. Remove layers as the days 'warms' up and adjusting to hitting a cold ball on approach shots. I actually like going south (as I did recently to SC first week of Dec with a buddy) and find that anywhere between 40 and 50 F is too cold for the locals. Gives us a great opportunity to have the course to ourselves and play 2 rounds without c
  11. I look at it more in a number of rounds than years. Been gaming the C300s for a year now so that is 218 Rds and my belief is most good quality irons should go around 750 Rds. No actual data on this just my experience with my last few sets. Only time will tell but I should be good for at least another 2 to 3 yrs... Then what....
  12. Well for a guy living in a Mid-Apr to End-Oct Active golf season 218 rounds of golf is a very successful year. Yes I am retired but that still means I have other things to do around the house when my early morning round is over. Generally I'm a dew sweeper and 2 to 3 trips south a year kind of golfer. When on a trip I try to get at least 2 rds a day or else what is the point! Majority of my golf was at my home track (100 rds at Casselview Golf Club) but I did manage to get out to few other places obviously; including North and South Carolina, North Augusta (just across the river from
  13. A golf buddy and I did a quick excursion from the cold of Canada to Cheraw state park for the first week of December. What a really nice place to go (short 15 hour drive from Ottawa). We stayed at the cabins ($85 a night) but try and make sure you get an updated one as the one we had was a little 'tired' in some places like the bathroom. They are updating them as they go and most will be finished by next year but better safe and ask for an updated one. 18 holes with cart was only $25 (if you are staying at the park) and the replay rate was $18...for a Canadian who is use to paying fo
  14. Been reading this site for a while and just joined recently and wanted to take the time to introduce myself. Living in a small town East of Ottawa (Limoges) and playing out of the Casselview Golf Club. I play a lot of golf averaging over 150 rds a year since 2011 with 2015 standing out with 260 rds in that year. Yes it does mean I go South once or twice a year to get 2 to 3 rds a day when I can. In the bag: Driver: Mizuno ST 180 Wilson C300 Irons Maltby M+ wedges (52, 56, 60) Maltby PTM4 Putter I don't really have a fairway wood in the bag it stays in th
  15. Been reading this site for a while and just joined recently and wanted to take the time to introduce myself. Living in a small town East of Ottawa (Limoges) and playing out of the Casselview Golf Club. I play a lot of golf averaging over 150 rds a year since 2011 with 2015 standing out with 260 rds in that year. Yes it does mean I go South once or twice a year to get 2 to 3 rds a day when I can. In the bag: Driver: Mizuno ST 180 Wilson C300 Irons Maltby M+ wedges (52, 56, 60) Maltby PTM4 Putter
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