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1 hour ago, Shankster said:

I have like a 46 way miss going on right now.  Yes, guessing game on which way the ball is going to go.  Not even sure how that is possible, but I have figured it out.  Today was a push draw that didn’t come back enough.  Yesterday it was a straight draw that drew too much, and the day before it was a 3 yard fade…guess I just aim down the middle and see what happens.

This game… I tell ya.

Thinking of quitting again 😂😂😂 sorry Alan

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Just now, tommc23 said:

Thinking of quitting again 😂😂😂 sorry Alan

Oh no.  No quitting yet.  I’m only going to be able to play 6 of 12 months soon.  So that should give me plenty of time to forget all of my issues.  😂 

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7 hours ago, Kenny B said:

This year my course ordered new flags for the flagsticks; Blue/White, Yellow/White, and Red/White for back, middle and front locations.  Six of each color for the 18 holes + three extra for each color... so 27 flags.  I think the cost is around $1000.

In the last 2 weeks two flags... just the flags... were stolen off the flagsticks; and they took only the Yellow/White ones.  We now have only one extra Yellow/White flag left.   😠

Most of the courses here USED to have nice logo flags. People were bad about stealing them during the normal course of play during the day. Most now use standard flags. My home course is not really Tourist related and is in a close knit neighborhood and people keep a watch on it. A lot of the courses now as SOP pull flagsticks at the end of a Day's play. In fact my old home course I used to pull the flags in a late round for the staff.

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8 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Most of the courses here USED to have nice logo flags. People were bad about stealing them during the normal course of play during the day. Most now use standard flags. My home course is not really Tourist related and is in a close knit neighborhood and people keep a watch on it. A lot of the courses now as SOP pull flagsticks at the end of a Day's play. In fact my old home course I used to pull the flags in a late round for the staff.

I'm not sure who would want a flag.  I asked if they were going to bring in the flagsticks at night and I was told No.  Maybe that will change if the problem worsens.

We have never had any problems until the last couple of years.  Our back nine has a few holes near a 4 lane street that comes into town (no fence, just a steep drop-off to the course).  It also has a Winco grocery store on one side and an old hotel that is now a voucher hotel for homeless.  We now have panhandlers at the entrance to the store parking lot.  There are no fences, and we have people that walk across the golf course to get to the grocery store instead of walking around the course on the street.  I don't blame them; it's a lot shorter, nice grass, but someone is going to get hit one of these days.  

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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

I'm not sure who would want a flag.  I asked if they were going to bring in the flagsticks at night and I was told No.  Maybe that will change if the problem worsens.

We have never had any problems until the last couple of years.  Our back nine has a few holes near a 4 lane street that comes into town (no fence, just a steep drop-off to the course).  It also has a Winco grocery store on one side and an old hotel that is now a voucher hotel for homeless.  We now have panhandlers at the entrance to the store parking lot.  There are no fences, and we have people that walk across the golf course to get to the grocery store instead of walking around the course on the street.  I don't blame them; it's a lot shorter, nice grass, but someone is going to get hit one of these days.  

And someone will get sued too either the course or the golfer. Sad but true. And putting up signs in some cases will do no good because some will claim they can not read. And I hate to say this but some people will steal just for the sake of stealing

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15 minutes ago, EasyPutter said:

Tells me there is a better one waiting for you.  Glad you didn't get caught in a money trap.

We already have the papers being drafted for our next offer.  It will be a hour commute, but it’s $100,000 cheaper, and super secluded, in a great school district, golf course 35 minutes away. Private lake… other than having a gas station closer it doesn’t need anything.

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2 minutes ago, Shankster said:

We already have the papers being drafted for our next offer.  It will be a hour commute, but it’s $100,000 cheaper, and super secluded, in a great school district, golf course 35 minutes away. Private lake… other than having a gas station closer it doesn’t need anything.

Good luck, sounds pretty great!!

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Just got home from a weekend away in the Finger Lakes. My wife asked how much to install a hot tub at home 🤣

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12 hours ago, Kenny B said:

I'm not sure who would want a flag.  I asked if they were going to bring in the flagsticks at night and I was told No.  Maybe that will change if the problem worsens.

Many years ago True Blue offered a free round of golf if you brought them a course flag from your home area. They wanted to decorate the clubhouse with the flags. Yes I played for free but I asked a few courses for an old flag in decent condition. They usually have boxes of them in a matainience building somewhere. I also have a few hanging in my simulator area and a Masters Flag. Never stole one, that's just not right. 

When I was building my last green a course gave me cups, a pole, and three flags. All from old inventory. 

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1 hour ago, Shankster said:

Make sure to let us know the damage.  My wife is asking about one too. 🤦🏼‍♂️

I’m writing a script in my head. 
 

Rather than bash it I’ll just say $5 grand would be a nice recurring trip to the spa. That should suffice. 
 

But good luck with yours 🤣

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2 minutes ago, bens197 said:

I’m writing a script in my head. 
 

Rather than bash it I’ll just say $5 grand would be a nice recurring trip to the spa. That should suffice. 
 

But good luck with yours 🤣

Good idea.  I don’t want to have to take care of one.  Going to visit one once a year for the same price sounds wonderful.  Like Bandon perhaps…. 🤔

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8 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Many years ago True Blue offered a free round of golf if you brought them a course flag from your home area. They wanted to decorate the clubhouse with the flags. Yes I played for free but I asked a few courses for an old flag in decent condition. They usually have boxes of them in a matainience building somewhere. I also have a few hanging in my simulator area and a Masters Flag. Never stole one, that's just not right. 

When I was building my last green a course gave me cups, a pole, and three flags. All from old inventory. 

You are like me raised right and have scruples. I have just 2 flags both are sentimental to me. One is from Tupelo Bay and hangs in my shop. I was working there at the time and shot the then course record of -8 and The Super was a friend of mine as well as my boss and he gave me a brand new one which I signed and dated in fact the duplicate one was in the clubhouse not sure now since I have not been in there darn near 10 years now.

The second flag is real near and dear to me. It is from my home course Indian Wells from the last round the last day. They had the logo flags out from the old days for that event. Our 4th hole was a tough Par 4 playing up hill always into a head wind from the ocean. Now  we had put together  some groups mostly current and former employees that had worked there. I had told them in the weeks we planned it that the only way I was going to do the last round was with my Persimmon woods. Now our former Pro who is a great friend was my partner. That does not keep him from talking smack even to his partners. Told me I needed to hit from the big boy tees with them that it was my fault I chose to play antique equipment. Yeah I went back to the big boy tees and smoked the lumber. Hit the lumber off the deck about knee high and ran it up on the fringe of the green. Made a gagger putt from like 35 ft uphill for a birdie. Joe the Pro never let up told the guys that was what happened when he made me mad. End of the day we had a "last dinner" in the snack bar and he gave me the flag. I had everyone there sign it and it hangs in my house now. BTW After that hole he told me to go back up on the old man tees. LOL he did prod me on the 17th a long par 3 over the water with the ocean breeze again in my face to go back on the big boy tees. It was revenge from the 2 years prior. Then we were partners in a charity event and I had smoked a 2 iron from the back to 2 feet. He had harped on that for 2 years stating he had hit a 6 iron to like 10 feet and I had put an antique 2 iron to 2 feet. This time with the wind blowing good he hit a 5 iron about 10 to 12 feet. Naaw I did not out do him that time and I will admit that was a long 218 yards and I hit the driver on the back of the green about 30 feet out. Nope did not make that gagger. Yeah he got his revenge--- But yeah one memorable day and I reflect on it every day I look at that flag

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16 hours ago, bens197 said:

Just got home from a weekend away in the Finger Lakes. My wife asked how much to install a hot tub at home 🤣

I've been down that road and now a BullFrog Spa sits next to the deck and gets used about once every 2 months.   🙄

I made it very clear that if we got one I would not use it and I would not maintain it, that it was her new hobby.

Besides the cost of the spa itself you may need to figure in the cost (or personal effort and resulting chiro visits) of a concrete pad and definitely the cost of the electric work & permits.

 

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18 hours ago, bens197 said:

Just got home from a weekend away in the Finger Lakes. My wife asked how much to install a hot tub at home 🤣

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12 hours ago, Shankster said:

Make sure to let us know the damage.  My wife is asking about one too. 🤦🏼‍♂️

My wife (and really myself) have looked at one of these. Maintaining it would be a bit, but we would use it like everyday. We will own one someday and personally I am looking forward to it.

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1 minute ago, jlukes said:

Covid is no joke.

Caught it last week after my 5 year old got it from someone at school.

5 year old was absolutely fine.  He is fully vaccinated and had no symptoms.  2 year old never got it.

My wife and I haven't been as lucky.  I start symptoms last Tuesday and my wife on Thursday.

I already received my 4th shot due to the immunosuppressant drug I take

But man, 2-3 days of flu-like symptoms and then just fatigue beyond belief.  Was finally able to get up and play with the kids yesterday but still need to take breaks after 15-20 minutes of walking around.

 

Sorry to hear that and I hope you feel better soon

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10 minutes ago, jlukes said:

Covid is no joke.

But man, 2-3 days of flu-like symptoms and then just fatigue beyond belief.  Was finally able to get up and play with the kids yesterday but still need to take breaks after 15-20 minutes of walking around.

 

I am about 3 weeks out from catching it.  Still coughing and get worn out pretty easily.   Hope you start to feel better quickly. 

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