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2 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Yeah, I believe that.  When I went to Field Training (like basic training but for officers) the other cadets in my flight kept asking me to say certain phrases so they could hear my New York accent.  I tried to explain I was from Buffalo not Manhattan but it was no use, I spent 5 weeks watching them die laughing when I said "walk the dog" despite not having anything close to a NY accent.

On another note, I'm going to finally have to PCS (Permanent Change of Station...mil-speak for move) next summer, and I'm told Hanscom is high on the list of likely spots.  We'll see.

It's true, we don't have an accent in Buffalo 😇

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22 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

Careful now.... my wife worked out of Hanscom for a while! 😂

So I started working with some of my new team members who all sit down in FLA.  One of them asked if I grew up in MA because I didn't sound like I had enough of an accent.  One of my college buddies said it best I think... the Boston accent is mainly made up of people from three cities; Lynn, Saugus, and Revere.  Of course he is from Lynn, so he's biased.  But generally its really Boston proper where that accent is strongest.  Once you get 30 minutes outside the city its toned down.

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needless to say there are *a lot* of movies that "feature" a Boston accent. LOL.

One of the most authentic that I've seen is The Fighter. The family scenes are incredible. One of the best movies I've ever seen as well.

 

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15 hours ago, Lacassem said:

NY....CT same thing 

No no no 😱. Born and raised in CT, I can personally tell you that NY and Mass are different worlds from CT  - or at least we thought so 😁

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No no no 😱. Born and raised in CT, I can personally tell you that NY and Mass are different worlds from CT  - or at least we thought so 😁

CT is like a wormhole between two universes of MA and NY.  Somewhere on the journey through baseball caps with red B's on them become white NY's, the accents change - but somehow are no less annoying to everyone else in the country.

 

 

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Have you ever played a round where someone has done this?

 

 

 

And I mean literally take off their shoes and socks, get in the water, hit the ball, stop and put their shoes and socks back on?

 

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Have you ever played a round where someone has done this?
 
 
 
And I mean literally take off their shoes and socks, get in the water, hit the ball, stop and put their shoes and socks back on?
 

Can’t say that I have ever played with anyone that did that. Of course I haven’t been involved in a game that was for the money they are playing for.
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1 hour ago, Getoffmylawn said:

@Chip Strokes, good luck.  As a born & raised New Yorker myself (upstate), I recommend watching Ted, Ted 2, and Family Guy reruns if you want to learn how to communicate with the NE natives.  I had a couple TDYs to Hanscom AFB in Boston earlier in my career...interesting.  Special breed...

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You lose all credibility with "air force base".....

Wow, I'm impressed you decoded the acronym! 😂

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Interesting to see Golf Digest put out a write-up on just how rigorous the Hot List is; I don't recall seeing them defend it like this in years past.  Might it be a result of suspecting/realizing they've been supplanted by MGS Most Wanted?  You know, the one with data...

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11 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Interesting to see Golf Digest put out a write-up on just how rigorous the Hot List is; I don't recall seeing them defend it like this in years past.  Might it be a result of suspecting/realizing they've been supplanted by MGS Most Wanted?  You know, the one with data...

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I’ll preface this with I haven’t really looked at the hot list for the last year or two, so if things changed my bad:

The issue with the hotlist for me is that there’s not really much the reader can get from it, even if they did test as thoroughly as MGS. Almost everything has 4 or 5 stars and we get a little blurb from a tester. I get that most equipment is good. I know whose products are in demand.  And just because it’s not in demand doesn’t mean it’s not deserving of 5-star or gold.

I’ll assume all new equipment from an established brand is at least good. What I want to know is what is going to be good or great FOR ME. The insight I get from MGS and the forum test/reviews is so much more in-depth than their results. 
 

I guess I’m happy they put out something to show their process, but I agree it must be because of the Most Wanted Testing. 

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18 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Interesting to see Golf Digest put out a write-up on just how rigorous the Hot List is; I don't recall seeing them defend it like this in years past.  Might it be a result of suspecting/realizing they've been supplanted by MGS Most Wanted?  You know, the one with data...

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Interesting.

For me, this was the paragraph that stood out:

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My take: list the other clubs that were tested that didn't make the cut. That might be a small thing, but at least in my mind, it would go a long way to reducing the perception that the Hot List is a participation trophy festival.

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1 minute ago, B.Boston said:


I’ll preface this with I haven’t really looked at the hot list for the last year or two, so if things changed my bad:

The issue with the hotlist for me is that there’s not really much the reader can get from it, even if they did test as thoroughly as MGS. Almost everything has 4 or 5 stars and we get a little blurb from a tester. I get that most equipment is good. I know whose products are in demand.  And just because it’s not in demand doesn’t mean it’s not deserving of 5-star or gold.

I’ll assume all new equipment from an established brand is at least good. What I want to know is what is going to be good or great FOR ME. The insight I get from MGS and the forum test/reviews is so much more in-depth than their results. 
 

I guess I’m happy they put out something to show their process, but I agree it must be because of the Most Wanted Testing. 

Yeah, you're not missing much.  I read it for entertainment honestly.  They spend a little time in this article trying to defend the "Demand" rating actually, but admit it's based on entirely anecdotal input from their own editors, retailers, etc.  How is that useful, at all?  Am I supposed to not buy a club because not enough people want it?

And that's really my biggest knock on the list, it's not useful at all.  If they would rate a club as Gold with 5-stars and then show some data, now we'd be talking.  But they just give us a rating and a few anecdotal comments about "testers loved the feel..."  Useless.

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5 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Interesting.

For me, this was the paragraph that stood out:

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My take: list the other clubs that were tested that didn't make the cut. That might be a small thing, but at least in my mind, it would go a long way to reducing the perception that the Hot List is a participation trophy festival.

Very true.  That they won't show the bad performers suggests they're concerned with ad revenue, another problem MGS doesn't have and another reason the Hot List is plummeting out of relevance.

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1 hour ago, StrokerAce said:

Have you ever played a round where someone has done this?

 

 

 

And I mean literally take off their shoes and socks, get in the water, hit the ball, stop and put their shoes and socks back on?

 

That would be a BIG FAT NOoooo.  Hard to get that committed for dimes and quarters.

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6 hours ago, StrokerAce said:

Have you ever played a round where someone has done this?

 

 

 

And I mean literally take off their shoes and socks, get in the water, hit the ball, stop and put their shoes and socks back on?

 

Nothing that shallow here; steep drop-offs.

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6 hours ago, StrokerAce said:

Have you ever played a round where someone has done this?

 

 

 

And I mean literally take off their shoes and socks, get in the water, hit the ball, stop and put their shoes and socks back on?

 

Get in a pond in Florida - no thank you. I always have an   eye out for alligators whenever I approach a pond around here. 

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NY....CT same thing 

No they are not


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I don’t know too many courses in CT that are half-way ish... but Connecticut National was nice (I played once several years ago) and Lake of Isles is great... and its at the Casino if that tickles your fancy.  
 

Lake of Isles was a decent track. There’s plenty of options, public & semi private that’ll work for you guys.


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No no no . Born and raised in CT, I can personally tell you that NY and Mass are different worlds from CT  - or at least we thought so 

No you’re right on, not even close to each other.


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1 hour ago, tony@CIC said:

Get in a pond in Florida - no thank you. I always have an   eye out for alligators whenever I approach a pond around here. 

Wise!  As a kid growing up in Ft. Lauderdale, we were taught to be gator aware 😬.

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