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2 hours ago, MyWifesSwingCoach said:

The blue is most likely a dye to ensure complete coverage of insecticide, fertilizer etc

 

3 hours ago, BIG STU said:

The blue stuff is more than likely dye where they can keep their spray patterns up but I would say it can not be good for you along with whatever they are spraying. 

Yeah, I assume as much.  I think the "whatever they are spraying" is a fungicide.  Whatever, I don't like it on my ball or putter... kinda sticky.  Seems to work though; best looking greens this time of the year since I've been a member.

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It's Monday.  I get to the range around 10:30am; practice pitching a few ball onto the pitching green to warm up.  Doesn't take long at 90º.  😂

I head to the range for my full swing drills.  Range is pretty full; some people warming up with a small bucket before their tee time, some with a large bucket that will be there for awhile.  Most all of them are younger; everyone is younger than I am, but I'm looking at 20-40 year-old men and women.  It's Monday; it's 10:45...  except when I was on business travel, I worked from 7am to 4pm M-F for 46 years in this town.  Apparently, I was an idiot.  I could have being playing golf!!

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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

...... Apparently, I was an idiot. 

Excuse me sir....

It's 90* ... It's 11:00 so it's only going to get hotter....

And you are on the range beating balls....

You mistakenly used the past tense of the verb in that sentence!!

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Although I have to give you credit for an improvement in my putting over the last month or so since I started looking at a spot on my line instead of the ball.  I know you do this and figured I would try it since I was frustrated with my putting.

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2 hours ago, Kenny B said:

It's Monday.  I get to the range around 10:30am; practice pitching a few ball onto the pitching green to warm up.  Doesn't take long at 90º.  😂

I head to the range for my full swing drills.  Range is pretty full; some people warming up with a small bucket before their tee time, some with a large bucket that will be there for awhile.  Most all of them are younger; everyone is younger than I am, but I'm looking at 20-40 year-old men and women.  It's Monday; it's 10:45...  except when I was on business travel, I worked from 7am to 4pm M-F for 46 years in this town.  Apparently, I was an idiot.  I could have being playing golf!!

Probably happened in the last few years with COVID ramping up a lot of places for telecommuting.  I know a few of my lunch breaks have been spent at the range or chipping/putting at the nearest golf course.

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4 hours ago, Kenny B said:

 

Yeah, I assume as much.  I think the "whatever they are spraying" is a fungicide.  Whatever, I don't like it on my ball or putter... kinda sticky.  Seems to work though; best looking greens this time of the year since I've been a member.

Actually the sticky stuff is added just to do that be sticky as not to let the chemical or fertilizer run off its intended surface

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10 minutes ago, MDGolfHacker said:

Probably happened in the last few years with COVID ramping up a lot of places for telecommuting.  I know a few of my lunch breaks have been spent at the range or chipping/putting at the nearest golf course.

One of my golf buds is a regional manager for a major retail company. They did have an office here before the pandemic.They shut it down and he worked on his computer from home. They decided it was cheaper to keep the office closed so now he works from home all the time. He lives on the 2nd hole of our course. Only drawback for him is he basically has to work during normal retail business hours so he can not sneak out in the mornings and it has been too darn hot and humid lately to play the afternoon . Some mornings I slip by and have a cup of coffee with him

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58 minutes ago, MDGolfHacker said:

Probably happened in the last few years with COVID ramping up a lot of places for telecommuting.  I know a few of my lunch breaks have been spent at the range or chipping/putting at the nearest golf course.

Yeah, that's it... 5 hour lunch breaks!!  Most of them we headed to the 1st tee after they hit their balls.  

It did start with COVID; prior to that, the course was empty after 10am except for a few of us old guys.  Now you can't get a tee time before 3pm.

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1 hour ago, Shapotomous said:

Excuse me sir....

It's 90* ... It's 11:00 so it's only going to get hotter....

And you are on the range beating balls....

You mistakenly used the past tense of the verb in that sentence!!

🤣

 

Although I have to give you credit for an improvement in my putting over the last month or so since I started looking at a spot on my line instead of the ball.  I know you do this and figured I would try it since I was frustrated with my putting.

90º is cool here... it's dry remember?  The hottest time of the day is 4-5pm.  106-108º on Wednesday and Thursday, but I'm leaving for the Oregon Coast where the high is only going to be 65º with low at night of 55º..

Glad you are putting better, although I don't look at a spot on the line... I look at the hole.  At least I'm not looking at the ball!!  I can lag long putts pretty well judging the distance by looking at where I want the ball to end up.  However, when I look at the ball, I seem forget the distance and sometimes I only putt the ball about halfway!!  Whatever works I guess.

EDIT:  Oh yeah... FYI... I am NOT a sir.  I am El Conquistador.  😂  (look it up on Bob and Tom if you don't know that one.)

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I’ve been playing golf off and on for over 30 years but never really took it seriously until last year when purchased a Monday through Friday membership at my local course. I’ve also never pursued getting an official handicap. Well that changed recently as my membership includes access to the USGA GHIN. I now have a GHIN number and am posting scores. My golf journey has taken another step. ☺️

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On 8/15/2022 at 2:25 PM, BIG STU said:

Dammedest thing I ever heard happened in Charlotte a few years back. This guy used to walk like 9 in the afternoons and played barefooted. He got really sick and the Docs had a hard time figuring out what was wrong with him. They finally found out somehow he had stepped in Goose poop and some kind of parasite got into his system through the soles of his feet. Once they figured that out they got him healed rather quickly.

With the aggressive chemicals used today, goose poop, and gravel cart paths, , going barefoot is a big no for me. 

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On 8/20/2022 at 9:41 PM, Lacassem said:

My brother planned my sister in laws 30th tonight was a blast.

hibachi for an early dinner, Sochi for all, Mai tais, ice luge and yard games. Awesome night.

 

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He got some big points on the board for that party. She'll have fond memories for a long time. 

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On 8/21/2022 at 6:32 PM, tommc23 said:

I’ve been doing a deep dive into Jim’s YouTube. Today I found this gem and dang this was a cool video to watch now I’m jealous of @McGolf and his trip a few years ago.

 

That's a cool video, thx for passing it along. 

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21 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

That's a cool video, thx for passing it along. 

Had to Jim has some really cool videos but this may be the most interesting one I found so far

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On 8/21/2022 at 6:32 PM, tommc23 said:

I’ve been doing a deep dive into Jim’s YouTube. Today I found this gem and dang this was a cool video to watch now I’m jealous of @McGolf and his trip a few years ago.

 

I’ve been a fan of Jim’s for awhile now and have sent him some club repairs over the years since discovering his YouTube channel. Love supporting fellow veterans and small businesses. 

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3 minutes ago, MattWillGolf said:

I’ve been a fan of Jim’s for awhile now and have sent him some club repairs over the years since discovering his YouTube channel. Love supporting fellow veterans and small businesses. 

I definitely love supporting small businesses. I am thinking about going out and doing a fitting with him this fall

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Congratulations!

 

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WOW, don't miss a week or 2 months of this thread.  Took me nearly 3 hours to work through and kinda sorta get caught up. 

Living in Oregon I hope Shankster got his house under control. I have a neighbor that plays Highlands quit often. Fun little course for not a lot of $$. If they could keep the elk off the greens they would be damn good. Gearhart links is a nice track and they are proud of it. They have made really nice changes but the cost is getting up there. 

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