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The 19th Hole

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  1. Same number of playoff wins since 1996 too...
  2. Growing up playing golf with my Father I always cringed when he and his buddies would flirt with the cart girl such that now I almost never go up to the cart when it drives by. Just an instinctual wave that I'm I don't need anything...Plus, I have a wife at home to flirt with.... I will typically grab a beer in the bar after the round if my playing partners are hanging around. Like previously said I am a bit picky on the whiskey/cocktails selection at most golf courses.
  3. I don't drink a lot when I play, but when I drink I like to drink good stuff. Most courses don't have a very good top shelf. So I will occasionally bring a little bit of what I like for days when I am there for enjoyment over shooting my best score...
  4. I agree that on course practice would be ideal. But where I live, you wouldn't have the time to hit that many shots on the tee. The courses are too busy. With the Launch Monitor I can use it in my yard set up a hole and practice hitting that shot. Then when I have that "Shot" in my regular round I have confidence I can pull it off. Also, with my current schedule I don't get to a course very often anymore so being able to play a bit at night is nice to keep the swing oiled.
  5. I bought the Mevo+ to use in my yard last year and while I don't get to use it as much as I had hoped, I still love that I have it. Any time i have a block of time where nothing else needs to be done I have the option of stepping outside and "hitting the range", or playing a round of virtual golf in the same amount of time it would have taken me just to get to a course. I have also used it to help my son play a bit more constantly. All in all I would buy it again.
  6. I've thought about trying to roast coffee, but then I remember how bad I am at cooking and just figure I'll let the pros do it and just buy as fresh as I can. For the Turkish coffee, my first batch I literally in front of the tv and hand ground it in a molcajete to see how it was done int he old days. Now I either grind it in the store if the machine has the setting, or my Hario hand grinder can do it, but it takes a long time. Then I ordered a couple of hand made pots to use. The one at home can do several servings at once so my wife can have some too.
  7. I have a 2014 Kia Optima that was sold with the standard 100k mile warranty. Well at 101,788 my engine blew up a bearing Rod and the car needs a whole new engine. 2 different shops quoted me 6k. Not really what I wanted to be paying for right now. On 2 different calls, the dealership originally told me I was no longer covered under any warranty so I was about a day away from donating the car...I made a last ditch effort to get in touch with Kia USA Directly and after an hour on hold I got to talk to a person and since I am the original owner of the car and had done my recalls a few years ago they are going to replace it under warranty at no cost AND gave me a rental for the 3 weeks it will take for parts to come in. Went from worst case scenario to awesome customer service!
  8. What no Turkish coffee grinder & pot? I'm disappointed... I have a similar issue as you: Home: Electric Burr Grinder, Manual Burr grinder (in case power goes out), Electric Kettle, Turkish Coffee, Moka Pot, Pour Over, French Press, Espresso Machine Work (all at my desk): 2 Manual Burr Grinders (different settings), Electric Kettle, Turkish Coffee pot and single burner stove top, French Press, Aeropress, Espresso Machine, Milk warmer/frother. I've been eyeing a siphon pot, but don't' know where I would put it at this point...
  9. Best Advise I ever got for chipping was to picture striking a match. Shorter backswing and accelerate through it. You would never slow down when striking a match and you should never slow down on your downswing during a chip.
  10. You don’t hit it where Bryson does just ask his caddie …. Oh wait…nvm.
  11. This is what got me over the hump in my early days of trying to get better. My father tried for a long time before it finally stuck, but he always used to say to me "minimize the damage". Once I finally listened my scores got a lot better.
  12. Be sure to remember when you pull out that new wedge that it might put a little more spin on the ball compared to the worn one. You don't notice it as much on the worn club as you have adjusted with it gradually, but then switching to a new one, you might need to put a little more into the shots to compensate for more check.
  13. It used to be a running joke with my playing partners that I would hit my drive and be inside 100 to a lot of greens and they would say "Now what? You're too close...". Most of the time I would chunk or skull a wedge and waste a good drive. I have since put a lot of work into my wedge play so that I can confidently hit shots from various yardages inside 100 and know what the carry will be with that club/swing combo. I have it worked out to 3 wedges (60/56/52) with 3 ball positions (f/m/b), and 3 swings (.5/.75/1) this gives me 27 combinations of known yardages so I can capitalize on my good drives.
  14. I agree. I choke down on all my clubs all the time for different reasons: be it accuracy off the tee, lower ball flight, Adjusting distance with an iron, ect... saying choking down doesn't work as a blind statement just sounds like they have not practiced it enough to see the possible benefits. That's like saying swinging a club lefty doesn't work because I normally swing righty. Clearly wrong, I just don't know how to do it...
  15. This right here...I'm a 3.2 handicap right now and a flop shot is one of my specialty shots and still only use my 60* when I am inside 50 yards. I cannot for the life of me hit a consistent full swing shot with my 60*. For the longest time if I was anywhere near the green I pulled my 60* and tried to play the hero fly it to the hole shot. Sometimes it worked, most times it did not. Now when I miss a green I take my 60, 56, and 52 with me and evaluate the lie and shot that will best give me a chance to get up and in. you rarely really need to hit a true flop shot and will get more consistency from something like the 56*. As for brands, that is very personal. I play a Cobra 60, ping 56, and titleist 52. When I tried to swap to a Ping 52 I literally shanked 40% of my shots with it and ended up giving the club away and going back to my worn out 52*. That was a year ago and I still have not replaced it. Upgrading to new wedges really only helps if A) the ones you have don't fit your game, or B) you play in a lot of wet weather. In dry conditions you still get plenty of spin from a pretty worn wedge.
  16. I Finished that bottle recently. I Thought it was just OK. I preferred the Ilegal Mezcal Joven a little more myself, and I am pretty sure it is a lower cost. For the Casamigos brand the Anejo is very good though. https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/mezcal/ilegal-mezcal-joven/p/113411750?s=1115&igrules=true
  17. I think this is key. It is important to know WHEN to focus on different things. If you don't have a repeatable swing you CAN'T and shouldn't work on certain things. Once you have a relatively consistent motion you can start to tweak things to optimize it.
  18. I play with a guy who comments after almost all my driver shots "yeah but it went too high"...Too bad I was in the fairway and further than him most the time... I agree with you. Just play what works for you.
  19. I hit the ball around 110' high on most my irons and my driver can get upwards of 140', but probably avg around 120'. Most of the time this doesn't bother me too much. While I know I am loosing a bit of distance, I hit it far enough (for the courses I play) that it isn't worth changing my swing too much for it. When I play in windy conditions I can flight it down a little by hitting it more like a punch, but it ends up being "low" for me and about the same height as my friends normal flight. I guess thats why I have 14 clubs...if one is too short, hit the next one. I mess with ball selection a bit to get a lower launch (normally play a Bridgestone B XS, or AVX - but my last round was with the left dash and the height didn't bother me too much), and my driver is set up to a 7.25*.
  20. What no Taylormade - So they can put like 6 more models out a year?
  21. If you ignore the traffic, I find it hard to beat the weather...My Wife says we can't leave the area but at least that means I can golf 12 months a year...
  22. They have it at a few of my local stores here in CA. It would just be a pricey bottle. Easily the most I would have spent on one. Might have to leave some hints for family to pick me one up as a gift or something...
  23. That would be awesome!!...But you might be a bit of a drive for me from the SF bay area to MA. Lol....then again it is for some good drinkin...
  24. Let me start off saying I am no Scotch Expert in any way. However, I can say that I mostly drink high proof bourbon/Rye (Bookers, ECBP, WTRB, KC12, Sagmore Cask rye, ect...) and have found a few scotches that I quite enjoy: Dalmore (12 and Cigar Malt - Both Great) The Balvenie Double Oak (I want to get a bottle of the Caribbean Cask to try soon and maybe down the line might splurge for the Portwood) Highland Park 18yr (I just picked up the Highland Park Cask Strength Release 1, but have not tried it just yet)
  25. Well you must be doing something right with that handicap...Its not all about speed! I have an avg of about 108mph right now and peak at about 112mph when I get lucky...
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