Jump to content

Random Thread


ole gray

Recommended Posts

21 hours ago, fozcycle said:

Today we are celebrating our 26th anniversary……..taking SWMBO to her favorite restaurant in Lakeland, FL….Harry’s New Orleans style seafood.   It’s mine as well.

Congratulations!!  Happy Anniversary to you and Mrs Foz!!  

It sure is nice of you to like SWMBO's favorite restaurant; makes life much more enjoyable!!  😂

  • Like 2
  • Haha 3

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/6/2022 at 11:33 AM, fozcycle said:

Today we are celebrating our 26th anniversary……..taking SWMBO to her favorite restaurant in Lakeland, FL….Harry’s New Orleans style seafood.   It’s mine as well.

A belated happy anniversary! Hope you had a great meal at Harry's 

  • Like 4

Left Hand orientation

:taylormade-small:SIM 2 D Max with Fujikura Air Speeder Shaft 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X  And Vice Pro Plus 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

My wife and children (19 and 20 years old) really want to move. I know I need to consider downsizing because I have to much to maintain as I get older. The amount my real estate friend says I should get for it makes it a no brainer. But I have a great place, great views, and a low cost of living area. 

But here is the kicker. My wife is researching homes and distances to golf courses and country clubs. I believe after 25 years she is fully trained. She really wants to move closer to her sister down near Oak Island in NC. She knows how to get me interested.. My only requirement is I need to be 45 minutes from an airport for work. I want an acre of property so I can put in an outbuilding (work shop, man cave, golf sim and stuff). 

I guess the purging will start soon. 

I retired at the end of 2020 and my wife, and I moved into a smaller place to be near my daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids. I’m not on a golf course, but close to one and I’m a mere 829 steps away the family. I’m in a smaller house with a workshop in the back for woodturning, my other hobby.

 

Moving required downsizing after being in a place for 20+ years and it was tough. It was for me anyway. I went through what I had and separated what I had to keep, then went through what I had to keep two or three times until I had less and less stuff. I still miss some things, power tools mainly, but I can’t say I miss much.

 

Best of luck downsizing, it’s a tough task, but sounds like it will be worth it.

  • Like 5

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2

Fairway Woods: Tour Edge 3-5-7 E521

Irons: PXG 0211 DC 4-SW

Putter: SeeMore Si3

BatCaddy X8R

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/8/2022 at 2:21 PM, Tom the Golf Nut said:

My wife and children (19 and 20 years old) really want to move. I know I need to consider downsizing because I have to much to maintain as I get older. The amount my real estate friend says I should get for it makes it a no brainer. But I have a great place, great views, and a low cost of living area. 

But here is the kicker. My wife is researching homes and distances to golf courses and country clubs. I believe after 25 years she is fully trained. She really wants to move closer to her sister down near Oak Island in NC. She knows how to get me interested.. My only requirement is I need to be 45 minutes from an airport for work. I want an acre of property so I can put in an outbuilding (work shop, man cave, golf sim and stuff). 

I guess the purging will start soon. 

After all that work you put into your inside and outside practice areas.... oh the horror of it all 😱.  I'm in the same boat Tom.  After retiring, we left the rat race and congestion of Puget Sound and moved to rural MT.  Now after 6 years here and having spent almost 1/2 the year in AZ, she'd like to be closer to conveniences.  

We currently are in contract for a home in Sun City Grand and I'm heading down this coming week for the home inspection.  The place here is WAY too big and has WAY too many moving parts for a seasonal place, so it will go on the market once the AZ home closes.... and yet another purging exercise will commence 😆.

Good luck on whatever you and the family (your wife 🤣) decides.

  • Like 7

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/6/2022 at 8:06 AM, MattWillGolf said:

Australia, the country with the most flora and fauna to kill you horribly. 😂

AZ isn't far behind. It seems almost everything has stingers, stickers or fangs... some more than one 😬.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 5

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

After all that work you put into your inside and outside practice areas.... oh the horror of it all 😱.  I'm in the same boat Tom.  After retiring, we left the rat race and congestion of Puget Sound and moved to rural MT.  Now after 6 years here and having spent almost 1/2 the year in AZ, she'd like to be closer to conveniences.  

We currently are in contract for a home in Sun City Grand and I'm heading down this coming week for the home inspection.  The place here is WAY too big and has WAY too many moving parts for a seasonal place, so it will go on the market once the AZ home closes.... and yet another purging exercise will commence 😆.

Good luck on whatever you and the family (your wife 🤣) decides.

Whatever the outcome is, will be fine. Besides every time I moved the practice area got bigger and better. Here's to dreaming bigger! Let the research begin. 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 7

:titleist-small: Driver, TSi1 10* Stiff Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: 939x 5 hybrid

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (6 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Whatever the outcome is, will be fine. Besides every time I moved the practice area got bigger and better. Here's to dreaming bigger! Let the research begin. 

I'm trading walking to fly-fishing for golf cart rides from the house to one of four courses on property.  A little hard on the fishing side of the deal but there are a number of rivers in northern AZ and southern CO that I've never fished and want to.  

  • Like 7
  • Love 2

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

I'm trading walking to fly-fishing for golf cart rides from the house to one of four courses on property.  A little hard on the fishing side of the deal but there are a number of rivers in northern AZ and southern CO that I've never fished and want to.  

Sounds like we will be seeing you in January!!  Martha's brother lives in Surprise... now we have a foursome!

  • Like 7

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not going to post what I wanted to as it was leaning toward the political spectrum so I’ll just saw that hippies are annoying. Sorry if you are one

  • Like 2
  • Haha 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Sounds like we will be seeing you in January!!  Martha's brother lives in Surprise... now we have a foursome!

Odds are favorable as this home dosen't have a 2 years into a 25 year solar lease, placed on a roof that needs underlayment replacement... ready, fire, aim 😆.  What I've learned is that if you go solar, the best option is wholly owned and installed on a new roof. 

I played golf the spring with a guy in Bozeman who did installs and service of solar systems in CA.  He said the whole "leased solar, no cost maintenance" is grossly over-marketed in value.  The systems are generally very maintenance free, and the biggest maintenance requirement is keeping panels clean and free of bird roosting (and pooping)... which isn't covered.  

  • Like 6

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Rickp said:

Five weeks since my knee replacement. So far not too bad, Walker and Cane both gone to garage for another time.  
PT has been rigorous but necessary.  Have some pain on right side (outside) of knee but I’m believing that will go away in a few weeks.  
Hoping to “chip & putt” by July 24th.!!

Great to hear Rick! Man, we're all blessed to be living in an era of medical technology that affords these amazing successful hip and knee replacements. The number of folks I've run into who have had these, and how quick they are back out enjoying things in life that were becoming limited and no fun, is amazing.

 

  • Like 6

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

33 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Great to hear Rick! Man, we're all blessed to be living in an era of medical technology that affords these amazing successful hip and knee replacements. The number of folks I've run into who have had these, and how quick they are back out enjoying things in life that were becoming limited and no fun, is amazing.

 

Definitely!!  Down here with all the Seniors hips, knees & shoulder surgeries are everywhere.

 I’ve been driving the cart since last Wednesday with no problem.  Waiting on another week or 2 for car.  The thing is I can get/go anywhere in the cart we want. I took a walk earlier today and one of my neighbors couldn’t believe I was walking around with minimal problems.  

  • Like 8

Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Wedges; Titleist S9 54*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, tommc23 said:

Not going to post what I wanted to as it was leaning toward the political spectrum so I’ll just saw that hippies are annoying. Sorry if you are one

 

... One of the most disappointing aspects of 2022 is how many lump things into being "political" when they are not. By definition:

"relating to the government or the public affairs of a country".

"relating to the ideas or strategies of a particular party or group in politics." 
 

... That is a narrow spectrum. You spend your life helping others Tom, so whether you like it or not you are a hippie to some degree. 😉  And I take no offense as a lifelong hippie and respect your annoyance, because being a hippie means understanding everyone is different and accepting others opinions or lifestyle is the cornerstone of the hippie philosophy and the only way a free society can exist. People are forced to think alike in China and Russia and doubt many are happy about it. I was playing golf with a self proclaimed "patriot" wearing a familiar red hat that insisted on making comments I just wasn't interested in listening to all round long. Talk about annoying. We ran across a woman on an old rusty bike that was obviously homeless in dirty clothes that she probably lived in, taking tin cans out of the trash cans while mumbling to herself. I gave her a $10 bill and she smiled and thanked me and went on her way to the next trash can. I have also given money to a homeless person that spit on me and felt how awful their life must be. But this guy just went off, furious about how I was making things worse, she should get a job, there are places she can get help if she is indeed suffering a mental illness which he doubts and she had no business on a golf course where paying/working people are trying to play a game. I was dumbfounded how another human didn't want another human being obviously suffering to have access to a meal or basic shelter. Especially since she was at least trying to earn some cash and not pan handling. 

... So while there are extremes on both ends of the hippie spectrum, acceptance of others is paramount to that lifestyle. And please do not lump real hippies in with the current intolerant "woke" individuals or extreme "patriots" that demand others think exactly the way they think.  I am sure you have heard a lot of hippie music form the 70's that was mostly some form of the Youngbloods Get Together that I just heard driving home from the course yesterday:


 Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

  • Like 3
  • Love 4

Driver:     :cobra-small: LTDx 10.5* ... AD-IZ 6SR
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
                 :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-Pw MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 50*/MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :cleveland-small: Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:           :taylormade-small: Maxfli Tour '22/TP5x '21

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... One of the most disappointing aspects of 2022 is how many lump things into being "political" when they are not. By definition:

"relating to the government or the public affairs of a country".

"relating to the ideas or strategies of a particular party or group in politics." 
 

... That is a narrow spectrum. You spend your life helping others Tom, so whether you like it or not you are a hippie to some degree. 😉  And I take no offense as a lifelong hippie and respect your annoyance, because being a hippie means understanding everyone is different and accepting others opinions or lifestyle is the cornerstone of the hippie philosophy and the only way a free society can exist. People are forced to think alike in China and Russia and doubt many are happy about it. I was playing golf with a self proclaimed "patriot" wearing a familiar red hat that insisted on making comments I just wasn't interested in listening to all round long. Talk about annoying. We ran across a woman on an old rusty bike that was obviously homeless in dirty clothes that she probably lived in, taking tin cans out of the trash cans while mumbling to herself. I gave her a $10 bill and she smiled and thanked me and went on her way to the next trash can. I have also given money to a homeless person that spit on me and felt how awful their life must be. But this guy just went off, furious about how I was making things worse, she should get a job, there are places she can get help if she is indeed suffering a mental illness which he doubts and she had no business on a golf course where paying/working people are trying to play a game. I was dumbfounded how another human didn't want another human being obviously suffering to have access to a meal or basic shelter. Especially since she was at least trying to earn some cash and not pan handling. 

... So while there are extremes on both ends of the hippie spectrum, acceptance of others is paramount to that lifestyle. And please do not lump real hippies in with the current intolerant "woke" individuals or extreme "patriots" that demand others think exactly the way they think.  I am sure you have heard a lot of hippie music form the 70's that was mostly some form of the Youngbloods Get Together that I just heard driving home from the course yesterday:


 Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

The problem being is when someone calls the cops on me for animal rights it’s definitely a hippie who did so 😂😂😂

  • Like 2
  • Sad 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, tommc23 said:

The problem being is when someone calls the cops on me for animal rights it’s definitely a hippie who did so 😂😂😂

Don’t know about a Hippie but definitely an A$$h@1$.

  • Like 4

Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Wedges; Titleist S9 54*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, tommc23 said:

The problem being is when someone calls the cops on me for animal rights it’s definitely a hippie who did so 😂😂😂

 

... Like all walks of life I am sure there are some intolerant hippies out there, or art least some claiming to be hippies. Although again, I hate it when the "woke" crowd gives hippies a bad name because "being woke" is the opposite of being a hippie. Sadly you ran into one of them and that sucks. Like I said, you spend your entire life helping others and certainly do not deserve that kind of nonsense. 

  • Like 4
  • Haha 1

Driver:     :cobra-small: LTDx 10.5* ... AD-IZ 6SR
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
                 :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-Pw MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 50*/MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :cleveland-small: Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:           :taylormade-small: Maxfli Tour '22/TP5x '21

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sitting in Palmer Gulch, South Dakota.  On a new phone.  My old one became a permanent resident of Minnesota a few days ago. RIP iPhone 7+ you served me well… along with it, my pictures of the B.2, and my write up went.  Working on some new photos, although they won’t be on a golf course… 

Thinking about signing up for the Rodeo, I could get used to thus place.

  • Like 4
  • Sad 1
  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... One of the most disappointing aspects of 2022 is how many lump things into being "political" when they are not. By definition:

"relating to the government or the public affairs of a country".

"relating to the ideas or strategies of a particular party or group in politics." 
 

... That is a narrow spectrum. You spend your life helping others Tom, so whether you like it or not you are a hippie to some degree. 😉  And I take no offense as a lifelong hippie and respect your annoyance, because being a hippie means understanding everyone is different and accepting others opinions or lifestyle is the cornerstone of the hippie philosophy and the only way a free society can exist. People are forced to think alike in China and Russia and doubt many are happy about it. I was playing golf with a self proclaimed "patriot" wearing a familiar red hat that insisted on making comments I just wasn't interested in listening to all round long. Talk about annoying. We ran across a woman on an old rusty bike that was obviously homeless in dirty clothes that she probably lived in, taking tin cans out of the trash cans while mumbling to herself. I gave her a $10 bill and she smiled and thanked me and went on her way to the next trash can. I have also given money to a homeless person that spit on me and felt how awful their life must be. But this guy just went off, furious about how I was making things worse, she should get a job, there are places she can get help if she is indeed suffering a mental illness which he doubts and she had no business on a golf course where paying/working people are trying to play a game. I was dumbfounded how another human didn't want another human being obviously suffering to have access to a meal or basic shelter. Especially since she was at least trying to earn some cash and not pan handling. 

... So while there are extremes on both ends of the hippie spectrum, acceptance of others is paramount to that lifestyle. And please do not lump real hippies in with the current intolerant "woke" individuals or extreme "patriots" that demand others think exactly the way they think.  I am sure you have heard a lot of hippie music form the 70's that was mostly some form of the Youngbloods Get Together that I just heard driving home from the course yesterday:


 Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

In a word everything is polarized right now. You are either one extreme or the other in someone’s eyes even though you are probably some form of gray in the middle. It’s really unfortunate.

  • Like 5
  • Love 1
  • Sad 1

Check out my reviews:

:ping-small:  G710 Irons Official Review

:Fuji: MC Shaft & :EVNROLL: V Series Putter Official Review

WITB:

:ping-small: Traverse is filled with all this shiny metal and tracked by :Arccos:

:cobra-small: RadSpeed 8* - MotoreX F1 6X

:taylormade-small: SIM 3W - Project X HZRDUS Green

:cobra-small: SpeedZone 4H - Project X HZRDUS Black

:taylormade-small: 2019 P790 4-PW - Project X 6.5 LZ

:titelist-small: 48 (SM8), 52, 56, 60 (SM7) - Nippon Modus 125 S 

:EVNROLL: ER2VI :titelist-small: PROV1X #19 

🇺🇸Thank you to all those that have served/are serving and God Bless America 🇺🇸

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...