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Camille Bissarro

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  1. Walter, Missouri I've tried: Golfshot and 18Birdies on my phone, Arccos Cobra Connect for a brief moment, and Golfwith(?) on my Samsung Gear watch a few years ago. I don't like to take my phone out for every shot, and the Tizen support for golf apps at the time was poor. In all cases I've not been overly impressed by the products I've tried. Sprinkler heads, course familiarity and guesstimation are my current technologies of choice.
  2. @Flip4000 for the first pair, about two months. The second was less than that. I walk about 3-4 rounds per week, but still, it's not like we're talking about a kleenex or a take out coffee cup.
  3. Well, I'm sorry to say they did not last longer (see below). It seemed like DJ was sporting a pair this weekend at the Traveler's, but they were unblemished to the degree I wonder if he wears them more than once. Certainly not long enough for the foam to completely break down. I went with the CodeChaos this time. They've lasted three weeks, so here's hoping.
  4. @berkeleybob thanks! It came to me from my wife's grandparents' retirement house in Tenants Harbor, Maine by way of my father in law. It's old, but my wife doesn't know if it originally belonged to her grandparents, or if it came with the house when they bought it. In either case, they got that house in the late 1960s or early 1970s, but by the appearance and construction, the bench seems to date quite a bit before that. As I'm typing, my wife is telling me to add that one of the Bean family (of L.L. Bean fame) lives there now. That's all I can say about the provenance of the bench, but I
  5. @cnosil for sure, it's a low-volume set up. Having used it a few times, on iron heads and a driver adapter, I'd say it's a good and relatively inexpensive option for the hobbyist. Certainly it's less expensive than a shop shaft extractor tool, and cheaper than a ruined shaft too. Speaking of, maybe I should factor the shafts I've ruined attempting other methods over the years...that would push the total cost up a bit
  6. I've been trying to figure out a cheapish graphite shaft pulling setup for a while. I came across some videos on Youtube (here and here) by a guy who built one from a couple of vises. He's from the UK, so he says it cost less than &20. I picked up the vises for about $20 a pop at the hardware store. I cut out the aluminum cuff myself, but I'm going to get one from Golfworks here shortly, and had the torch and shaft vise collar already. It's a pretty simple design, and it works a charm, so I thought I'd share it in case anyone is interesting in making one themselves.
  7. @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.
  8. @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.
  9. @GB13 it seems like you're living proof it was not, in fact, to hot to walk
  10. @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...
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Walter, Warrensburg, MO. 10.5 Mizuno JPX 919 Forged PTX Pro-Icon Combo
  14. 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.
  15. You're welcome, hope it works out.
  16. I keep thinking it looks like a kiddie ride at a fair, the rows of carts snaking along the paths.
  17. 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.
  18. @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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 recur
  21. 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.
  22. I've heard people say you can either be a golfer or a boater, but not both. Since I started playing again I barely have time for a job, a family, or even sleep, never mind a boat...
  23. I started at the Willimantic Country Club (I think it has a different name now) in 1985 at ~10 years old. But owing to an overabundance of teen angst gave it up around 1991. I started playing again in 2015, so I'd say I've been playing about eleven years now all told.
  24. I've been wearing a pair of Adidas Tour 360 Primeknit XT for a few weeks. They're spiked, but may be just what you're looking for. I have a pair of leather Tour 360 which are pretty broken down now in 11W. Great shoes, but heavy. The shop I bought the Primeknit version from didn't have a wide option, so I tried 11.5R and they fit better than my other pair. Very comfortable to walk in, lightweight, but definitely not the shoes you want to wear on an early morning round when there's a lot of dew and rough cutting going on. Unless, of course, you like pruned feet and/or only hit fairways.
  25. I played the TS3 for about 4 months last summer/fall. I didn't like the sound/feel. It seemed empty, especially on the best strikes, which was unsettling. I prefer a more solid feeling on contact. I've hit my friends M5 a few times, not a huge fan of that either, but the shaft and weighting were fit to his swing not mine. In any case the M5 contact feels a lot more positive. Titleist 913D? Yes, please!
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