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3 minutes ago, tommc23 said:

Where???

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When you have the thread up it’s under the first comment on a page, just expand the drop down

 

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1 hour ago, Shankster said:

If you have never been stung in the ear by a yellow jacket… you are one lucky SOB.  Probably the absolute worst ear pain/headache I’ve ever had in my life.

 

Welcome home to Michigan… 🤦🏼‍♂️

I've been hit twice, once was a yellow jacket when I was a teenager and playing ball in the neighborhood. Sucker landed on my ear and I reached up to crush him...that was a mistake. Another time was by a wasp, I was under a shed looking at a boat and got tagged. I feel for you Alan. 

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55 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

When you have the thread up it’s under the first comment on a page, just expand the drop down

 

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4 minutes ago, EasyPutter said:

Long time ago I decided to cut losses on those who's sole purpose seem to be to upset and provoke, and I was tired of the amount of my energy they commanded by my allowing myself to get upset, worse how long I allowed myself to be upset for.  So my solution came courtesy of a (blessing of lifelong) passive aggressiveness and has been used with more success as time has gone on for the past... oh 40 years or so.

I will not give anyone energy they have not earned.  @BIG STU @Rickp @Lacassem @fixyurdivot @Kenny B@sirchunksalot and a whole lot more of you guys (gender inclusive) including all the mods @GolfSpy_APH et al, you have all earned Fort Knox level of my time and energy by giving much more than taking so you know what I mean about earning energy to include energy needed to think about and consider whatever has been said. 

The ones who get none of my energy are the troll, miscreant, blowhard, self-important and self-appointed-rulers-of-their-own-universe.  They are out of luck and have no business in my wheelhouse and the only energy they get is a short navigational decision how to avoid them so they don't scratch the varnish on the happiness golf brings to me.  (Couldn't resist a nautical theme as they are as useful as a ball at the bottom of a water hazard.)  Once done the person chosen to not be remembered are not thought of again, minimal to no energy earned expended with zero balance.  Boom, done, drop the mic.  No different than a bad hit off the clubface.   (And yet it is a daily/hourly/moment-by-moment challenge to keep to the zero energy earned policy.)

Great approach... especially the "bad hit off the clubface" part 👍.  I'm WAY better at this part of my game than my early years. Never to the point of club throwing or pummeling terra-firma, but would slow boil inside and let it ruin my round/day.  Nowadays I just call myself a dip-stick, idiot, or whatever else pops out of my head, and pretty much forget about it by the next hole... unless it happens on #18 😆.

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6 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

In glad to see you sticking around @BIG STU, there's no reason to let a bad apple ruin the bunch. 

Ditto.  Besides, we've have found you and hauled you back anyway... escape is futile 🤣.

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17 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I honestly love this response! I think this forum is big enough to respond and react to those posts you want to and ignore others. I just don't think some things are worth the time and energy expended by arguing.

I'm a fairly opinionated person...at least in my mind, but also have a filter that allows me to thoughtfully formulate a response or tells me just to be quiet when the need arises. I have a difficult time with people I call "the smartest person in the room", those who are always right and you should see things their way and they have no desire to respectfully listen to the opinions of others. 

I know on this forum I'm probably on the low end of the golf knowledge scale compared to other members. I find it to be a great way to increase said knowledge and listen to the wisdom of others. Mostly I love being here to just share stories. There's a lot of people here I consider friends and I care about the happenings in their life. 

In glad to see you sticking around @BIG STU, there's no reason to let a bad apple ruin the bunch. 

I finally learned after a lot of years to just forget the “know it alls”, not worth the carrying their baggage.  There’s way to many “good folks” on here and in everyday life that deserve to be heard.

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16 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I honestly love this response! I think this forum is big enough to respond and react to those posts you want to and ignore others. I just don't think some things are worth the time and energy expended by arguing.

I'm a fairly opinionated person...at least in my mind, but also have a filter that allows me to thoughtfully formulate a response or tells me just to be quiet when the need arises. I have a difficult time with people I call "the smartest person in the room", those who are always right and you should see things their way and they have no desire to respectfully listen to the opinions of others. 

I know on this forum I'm probably on the low end of the golf knowledge scale compared to other members. I find it to be a great way to increase said knowledge and listen to the wisdom of others. Mostly I love being here to just share stories. There's a lot of people here I consider friends and I care about the happenings in their life. 

In glad to see you sticking around @BIG STU, there's no reason to let a bad apple ruin the bunch. 

I think you know a lot more than you realize.  Each time we play and try something new, we learn something.  It doesn't always mean that we see immediate improvement, but it's knowledge that we retain anyway.  At some point the pieces start falling together because we start to make some sense of all that information.  As new people come along, hopefully we pass some of that information to them so they can learn to.

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50 minutes ago, EasyPutter said:

Long time ago I decided to cut losses on those who's sole purpose seem to be to upset and provoke, and I was tired of the amount of my energy they commanded by my allowing myself to get upset, worse how long I allowed myself to be upset for. 

 

... Cliche' of course but the ole don't write anything you would not say to someones face should always apply. Sadly social media makes cowards brave hiding behind a keyboard. I would never call others "weak minded" or myriad of other insults because their opinion differs from mine. I find it interesting as a life long hippie raised in the 60's when we all wanted the world to be a better place, that a democracy is dependent on different views and while I may disagree, I understand accepting differences is the foundation of a free society. Same holds true for a golf forum. But there are those that think anyone that doesn't agree with their opinions are wrong and worse, a lessor human being so I have them on my ignore list.  

 

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3 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Thanks guys APH reached out to me via PM and I am going to ignore the guy and stay here

Thank you for sticking around @BIG STU. I have a few I ignore. Haters want to hate if you know what I mean. Life is to short to deal with bad apples. 

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After my round today a new member (3 months in) came into the pro shop and asked why the slope rating was so low. He said he was a member at three other clubs in the past and there slope was higher but my clubs course was much harder.  I know what he is saying but I know how the rating system works. He also said the greens were crazy fast and sloping compared to others. Our Pro commented that we were running around an 11 and on certain holes there are limited places to place a pin unless you want to 4 or 5 putt. The last time the course was rated was 5 years ago before they got a new course superintendent and before he fixed the greens. 

It was just interesting that he sees the same thing as I do. There is not much run up to the greens either. Ten of the holes have minimal run up approaches.    

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2 hours ago, Kenny B said:

I think you know a lot more than you realize.  Each time we play and try something new, we learn something.  It doesn't always mean that we see immediate improvement, but it's knowledge that we retain anyway.  At some point the pieces start falling together because we start to make some sense of all that information.  As new people come along, hopefully we pass some of that information to them so they can learn to.

I have no doubts about that. I'm constantly amazed at how much I've learned since joining the forum. I started playing after high school around 93/94, quit for a while, and got back into the game probably around 2010. Until joining here my thought process was basically "hit ball, get in hole". Now I'm learning impact laws, the importance of fitting, and the list goes on. I've got a long way to go to even attempt to catch up with a lot of you here, but I love learning and having a hobby I'm obsessed with is a great driving force. 

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35 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I have no doubts about that. I'm constantly amazed at how much I've learned since joining the forum. I started playing after high school around 93/94, quit for a while, and got back into the game probably around 2010. Until joining here my thought process was basically "hit ball, get in hole". Now I'm learning impact laws, the importance of fitting, and the list goes on. I've got a long way to go to even attempt to catch up with a lot of you here, but I love learning and having a hobby I'm obsessed with is a great driving force. 

There is always more to learn; no one knows everything.  

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27 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I have no doubts about that. I'm constantly amazed at how much I've learned since joining the forum. I started playing after high school around 93/94, quit for a while, and got back into the game probably around 2010. Until joining here my thought process was basically "hit ball, get in hole". Now I'm learning impact laws, the importance of fitting, and the list goes on. I've got a long way to go to even attempt to catch up with a lot of you here, but I love learning and having a hobby I'm obsessed with is a great driving force. 

It's a process for sure!  I started when I was 44; never hit a golf ball before.  Watched golf on TV and thought "That looks easy." 😂   Now at 75 I wish that I had started playing when I was in school; it was so difficult to learn back then since we only had one golf course and it was private.  

 

2 minutes ago, cnosil said:

There is always more to learn; no one knows everything.  

And some of the things I've learned, turned out to be flat out wrong.  They might be OK for some people, but they weren't for me, so had to start over.  

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My dumba$$ has to get ready for a physical agility test I haven’t taken in 5 years. Working to get off of the medic truck full time and the best way was to redo the hiring process at the department I already work for. Fun part will be doing the physical agility test with guys I work with being proctors there most of which were hired after me.

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1 minute ago, tommc23 said:

My dumba$$ has to get ready for a physical agility test I haven’t taken in 5 years. Working to get off of the medic truck full time and the best way was to redo the hiring process at the department I already work for. Fun part will be doing the physical agility test with guys I work with being proctors there most of which were hired after me.

how much time do you have and what do you have to do?

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14 minutes ago, cnosil said:

how much time do you have and what do you have to do?

Just hit my 4 year anniversary in February and I have to redo the whole hiring process from the written all the way to the interview.

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