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Camille Bissarro

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    Sociology, golf, parenting. Not always in that order.
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  1. @chisag yeah, it's not a really serious thing, I mostly tease him with it (he's just a couple of years older than I am, but we tease each other). But I can definitely see how it would be beneficial for both my bodily health and my game. By the by, my grandmother used used an electric walking cart in the 1980s. It ran on what looked like a car battery and the drive chain, which turned a plate-sized sprocket, seemed to have been taken off a motorcycle. Serious machinery. Or maybe it just seemed that way to my 10 year old eyes.
  2. @DaveP043 I agree weight-wise, but pushing the cart up hills seems to strain my lower back/hips more than just carrying my clubs. Plus I like to have my hands free while I walk. My friend keeps suggesting an electric push cart, like the one he has, but I can't go for that yet (age stigma). When I do use my push cart, I like to ghost ride it down steep hills, and walk unfettered for a few moments, hands in pockets, chill like Kevin Kisner.
  3. @GB13 it seems like you're living proof it was not, in fact, to hot to walk
  4. @Kaplack it's only going to get worse this summer (I'm in Missouri, and it hasn't gotten hot yet). My course has removed all of the water cisterns because of Covid-19, so I've got to pack enough water to last the round. That seriously adds up, at about 2lbs/quart. I guess it gets lighter as you go, though, so long as you don't pick up those extra balls...
  5. I usually walk, and although I have a couple of push carts, I prefer to carry my clubs. Generally I play better when I walk, but since I play most days, and although I'm still in the glorious early years of middle age, my body can't always take it. After three or four days carrying my clubs I usually take a cart for a round or two to recuperate. Walking definitely puts me in a better headspace to play. @mtisdale That's interesting, I always find it less sociable when everyone in the group rides, zipping around, unless it's really slow and you pull up next to each other. My normal group is half/half walkers and riders, and the guys in carts will drive slower to chat, or I'll chat with the other guy who walks. Just the other day, the other guy who walks and I both took carts and around the fifth tee he commented it wasn't very sociable with everyone in carts. One last thought, a mortality study done in Sweden (Farahmand et al. 2009) found a ~40% decrease in mortality rates among golfers as compared to the general population, all of which translated into ~5 years longer lifespan. Of course, golf isn't the only variable, but something to think about. Lower handicap players also had lower mortality rates, but again, I'd caution about taking too much from that finding. If anyone is interested in reading it, I can send a pdf. Copyright prevents me from posting it publicly, though.
  6. In terms of stability, they're good. I don't generally swing out of my shoes, but I do tend to stretch/stress the outside of my left shoes (leather upper Tour 360 & FJ Dryjoy) during my finish, which is where these busted. I think I saw DJ wearing a primeknit shoe last year, and I'd imagine if they're stable enough for him, they would be for the average golfer. Then again, he probably replaces his shoes every few rounds, so he wouldn't break them down over time. I'll see how this second pair holds up, and report back.
  7. Walter, Warrensburg, MO. 10.5 Mizuno JPX 919 Forged PTX Pro-Icon Combo
  8. Update: After ~ six weeks of walking/playing these shoes blew out (see attached). I bought them online, on sale, but returned them to a Golf Galaxy store yesterday. I looked at several of the other lighter weight offerings. Puma Ignite felt flat underfoot and the Adidas Codechaos don't have spikes, so I went for another pair of Tour 360 Primeknit. I'm hoping these last longer.
  9. You're welcome, hope it works out.
  10. I keep thinking it looks like a kiddie ride at a fair, the rows of carts snaking along the paths.
  11. I shudder to think about that one. That's one clever dude on the video; the soda bottle irrigation is brilliant. I've ordered the bits on eBay already, should arrive next weekend. Thanks again.
  12. @tony@CIC thanks for sending that. I know I could've asked the guys at Lowe's (last project they helped with was building an underwater scope to try to find a wedge my friend threw in a green side pond; still haven't got it) or Google, but I figured I'd see if anyone else here had some ideas (or better yet, experience) too. I'll post a pic once I get it put together.
  13. This may be a bit off the beaten path, but... I'm trying to build a lamp/trophy for an annual, season-long golfing competition between me and my friend. I want to use a Buddha shaped beer bottle as the body of the lamp, but don't want to end up in the ER with any of the multitude of injuries I can imagine might result from boring through the glass incorrectly. I want to put a hole in the glass to run the cord through the lamp base. Does anyone have any suggestions on what tools to use, and how do it safely? Thanks.
  14. I've tried to reinvent the wheel a few times on this (even having my own note books printed at a local shop). When I've created my own spreadsheets, only the obvious stuff seems to pop out, ditto when I've used various apps (GolfShot, 18Birdies, some other one...). Plus, on that latter point like @TR1PTIK I really don't like having my phone out while I play. Basically, like @cnosil says, when things go pear shaped, they tend to do it in a multitude of compounding ways. Back to reinventing the wheel, it turns out strokes gained is a pretty good set of metrics for helping sort out the recursive shambles that are many of our golf games (each one unique, though, like so many snowflakes). Recently I've been using this method via the Shot by Shot website. As it is a paid service ($24 a year for the LITE version, which is a fine place to start), I know this is not a DiY solution. Intellectual property rights not withstanding, there is enough info on the site (or on the web more generally) to try to reverse engineer you own system, albeit without the benefit of a few hundred thousand other rounds at various handicap indicies against which to compare your results.
  15. Fascinating sentence, and I'm not taking the piss. Somehow I think the course (world?) would probably be a better place with more of the former and less of the latter. Sort of related: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/undercover-tour-pro-a-pot-smoker-applauds-the-tours-new-drug-testing-program Anyway, from my perspective, a lot of these suggestions are small change. The big issue is a four- or five-ball that won't let a smaller, faster group play through on an empty course. But on a busy day, what are you going to do? Bring extra water, snacks, sun lotion and take it down a notch.
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