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On 5/31/2019 at 9:39 PM, cnosil said:

Tomorrow my daughter will be graduating from high school.  So proud of all her accomplishments;  going to miss her when she goes away to college in a couple of months.

Congrats! My youngest daughter graduated last week and we had her grad party this past weekend. Time to breath and relax before we drop her off at college. I told my wife we'll probably enjoy the quiet around the house for a little bit, then it'll be too quiet. 

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Congrats! My youngest daughter graduated last week and we had her grad party this past weekend. Time to breath and relax before we drop her off at college. I told my wife we'll probably enjoy the quiet around the house for a little bit, then it'll be too quiet. 

Thanks and congrats to your daughter as well. Going to be a big change for us since she is our only child. I am sure my wife will make a few trips to visit her at college.
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I've been so envious of those folks who live within driving distance of a PGA superstore.... I imagined it as a golfers playground that would be hard to walk out of.  We had a GolfSmith open near me a few years ago but it collapsed under it's own weight and since then there hasn't been a real golf shop within a reasonable distance.
On June 1st the PGASS opened up in a former Toys R Us location and it is about a 40 minute drive from me so last night I decided to go check it out....
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WOW this place is gigantic!  Biggest golf store I've ever seen...I thought that GolfSmith was big... WHOA
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rows and rows and rows of shoes...
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HOLY SMOKES!  That's a beautiful shoe but whew that's expensive..
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The most extensive collection of Evnroll putters I've seen in person.  Got to roll them all ... even the all black one. 
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Mygolfspy representing !!  woo-hoo...
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A good collection of those crazy looking Axis1 putters....rolled a couple and after the initial weird look they put a good roll on the ball.  Not cheap - around 350 or so I think but hey, if it works...
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Everything was out - mostly in plastic - but for some reason the Scotty's were all in a locked case.  And they weren't even the most expensive putters there!  I get it - Scotty Cameron, ooooo-ahhhhh, but c'mon...locked up?  That is a bit hubristic.  Must be a special deal they have with the OEM or something.
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Most beautiful and favorite putter I saw in the store... I think it was around 450, but man was it NICE.  The Toulon boys sure know how to make a nice flatstick.
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Thought this was funny....Don't tell me Tiger doesn't move the needle on apparel! If I showed up at most of the courses around me wearing this they'd tell me I couldn't play unless I have a collared shirt.  Seriously... "Novelty collar polo" hahaha; where I'm from they  call these a henley.
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Gratuitous photo of the ONE set of Ping Blueprints they had on the shelf.  
Good grief these are absolute works of art.... a beautiful club from head to toe.
Compared them to the g410 - it's obviously on the right in pic above and these are 8 irons.  That clubhead in the blueprint is tiny so it would make most everything next to it look huge.  Small and thin - a true ball strikers club.
Another thing I noticed when looking at the Ping's is they all now seem to have the screw in the toe...at least all of the newer models - even the blades. 
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The entire left had side of the store are hitting bays....at the end there were 4 'practice' bays and - as you can see - they had fitting bays and instruction bays as well.  The hitting bays just had nets (not screens like the others) but - they all had GCquad AND ... get this... a camera pointed at you and when you finish your shot the computer screen shows it on GC Quad and also shows a video of your swing.... had never seen that before.  They also had a good deal if you lived in the area - for 100.00 you could get a 1 year membership and bring your clubs and hit in the bays whenever you want year-round....I thought he also said you could rent one too but might have misunderstood.
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Finally....their fitting prices are fantastic!  50.00 for most everything a 40.00 for 1 hour putter fitting....with launch monitor and video... that is half of what it costs most anywhere else around me.  I'll definitely be back for that!
Hope you enjoyed the tour....all in all it is a great place.
I was disappointed in the lack of grand opening deals - shoes at "10.00 off" is not a deal... you can find most everything in there but not everything ... their putter selection was fine but other than the Toulon I didn't see another #9 in the store.  WTH?
And did I say it was big... remember how big Toys R Us stores were ?  yeah... it just keeps going back.  Hopefully they have enough business to stick around because that's a lot of real estate!
 
I'm jealous that they put one so close to you. The closest one to me is in Kennesaw, Georgia. But, we have this just about 30 minutes away:





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Pebble Beach for a few days in November with my wife so I can "speak" at a conference.....took me half a second to say yes.  

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Cashing in on my free full bag Fitting at True Spec tomorrow.  I am being fit by Master Club Fitter Loren David.  No pressure, he only fit former New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira on Wednesday 😯

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I've been so envious of those folks who live within driving distance of a PGA superstore.... I imagined it as a golfers playground that would be hard to walk out of.  We had a GolfSmith open near me a few years ago but it collapsed under it's own weight and since then there hasn't been a real golf shop within a reasonable distance.
On June 1st the PGASS opened up in a former Toys R Us location and it is about a 40 minute drive from me so last night I decided to go check it out....
IMG_20190601_164038.jpg.881e7ebb80e3d8be2868c38cb859f75d.jpg
IMG_20190601_183251.jpg.01eedca4bdebed3d042ca25f2c9dcb6d.jpg
 
WOW this place is gigantic!  Biggest golf store I've ever seen...I thought that GolfSmith was big... WHOA
IMG_20190601_180716.jpg.83a8bd87a73f1ead818d59260f75b6d2.jpg
rows and rows and rows of shoes...
IMG_20190601_164755.jpg.97114fe956e2b97f1250789fa94233c4.jpg
HOLY SMOKES!  That's a beautiful shoe but whew that's expensive..
IMG_20190601_165522.jpg.bbcda60d225a56ec1fee895edef2ad29.jpg
The most extensive collection of Evnroll putters I've seen in person.  Got to roll them all ... even the all black one. 
IMG_20190601_165806.jpg.e582ad4b3aa4a4cc8f330dd7c4814234.jpg
Mygolfspy representing !!  woo-hoo...
IMG_20190601_170320.jpg.f3571e0405210e678d89900f68963281.jpg
A good collection of those crazy looking Axis1 putters....rolled a couple and after the initial weird look they put a good roll on the ball.  Not cheap - around 350 or so I think but hey, if it works...
IMG_20190601_170530.jpg.8ff565aa1d5b410db691be309f55b288.jpg
Everything was out - mostly in plastic - but for some reason the Scotty's were all in a locked case.  And they weren't even the most expensive putters there!  I get it - Scotty Cameron, ooooo-ahhhhh, but c'mon...locked up?  That is a bit hubristic.  Must be a special deal they have with the OEM or something.
IMG_20190601_171038.jpg.11339466f263ca1e370a4434bc87968d.jpgIMG_20190601_171105.jpg.956034f3d2eef8d0d92582ea5d44217e.jpg
Most beautiful and favorite putter I saw in the store... I think it was around 450, but man was it NICE.  The Toulon boys sure know how to make a nice flatstick.
IMG_20190601_175436.jpg.54fde39d34374dad33e0f07d92533ed6.jpg
Thought this was funny....Don't tell me Tiger doesn't move the needle on apparel! If I showed up at most of the courses around me wearing this they'd tell me I couldn't play unless I have a collared shirt.  Seriously... "Novelty collar polo" hahaha; where I'm from they  call these a henley.
IMG_20190601_181746.jpg.f628759f5ea607f6f345b1b80ef2707e.jpgIMG_20190601_181958.jpg.ce253a645e4c883fadf64313f39054cc.jpg
Gratuitous photo of the ONE set of Ping Blueprints they had on the shelf.  
Good grief these are absolute works of art.... a beautiful club from head to toe.
Compared them to the g410 - it's obviously on the right in pic above and these are 8 irons.  That clubhead in the blueprint is tiny so it would make most everything next to it look huge.  Small and thin - a true ball strikers club.
Another thing I noticed when looking at the Ping's is they all now seem to have the screw in the toe...at least all of the newer models - even the blades. 
IMG_20190601_165259.jpg.adf5f200415939f761c88b539af247ee.jpgIMG_20190601_165232.jpg.6ed92065a94d37c13b9a628093b17435.jpgIMG_20190601_182357.jpg.0ba20b2b919e19cd210a73502b46f30d.jpgIMG_20190601_182410.jpg.1288000e0652d849bba15a4de5f4f6d8.jpg
The entire left had side of the store are hitting bays....at the end there were 4 'practice' bays and - as you can see - they had fitting bays and instruction bays as well.  The hitting bays just had nets (not screens like the others) but - they all had GCquad AND ... get this... a camera pointed at you and when you finish your shot the computer screen shows it on GC Quad and also shows a video of your swing.... had never seen that before.  They also had a good deal if you lived in the area - for 100.00 you could get a 1 year membership and bring your clubs and hit in the bays whenever you want year-round....I thought he also said you could rent one too but might have misunderstood.
IMG_20190601_182324.jpg.481dd544aaf8df4cccce06e58d5c3be1.jpgIMG_20190601_182340.jpg.f0b4043b0fdd3fc028e6fa57f1798594.jpg
 
Finally....their fitting prices are fantastic!  50.00 for most everything a 40.00 for 1 hour putter fitting....with launch monitor and video... that is half of what it costs most anywhere else around me.  I'll definitely be back for that!
Hope you enjoyed the tour....all in all it is a great place.
I was disappointed in the lack of grand opening deals - shoes at "10.00 off" is not a deal... you can find most everything in there but not everything ... their putter selection was fine but other than the Toulon I didn't see another #9 in the store.  WTH?
And did I say it was big... remember how big Toys R Us stores were ?  yeah... it just keeps going back.  Hopefully they have enough business to stick around because that's a lot of real estate!
 


Where is this? Braintree?


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31 minutes ago, PAgolfer2017 said:

 


Where is this? Braintree?


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Affirmative.


Was up in Norwell a few months ago and bummed it wasn’t open. Drive by it all the time when we go up there. Now they’re moving to Plymouth so it’s a longer trip....but still looks like it’d be worth it!


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Got discharged from PT today (early).  Therapist very pleased with progress.  Still experiencing stiffness and varying muscle pains, but it's completely normal process and not unexpected.  Will be continuing to do leg exercises and bicycle at the gym, as well as continuing to work up to 18 hole rounds.  WooHoo!

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1 hour ago, CarlH said:

Got discharged from PT today (early).  Therapist very pleased with progress.  Still experiencing stiffness and varying muscle pains, but it's completely normal process and not unexpected.  Will be continuing to do leg exercises and bicycle at the gym, as well as continuing to work up to 18 hole rounds.  WooHoo!

 

Good for cuz!   Been there done that and know what you're going through.  You'll have more grace than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest.  😉

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Home with a sick kiddo...watching the essentials 🙂

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THE BLUES DID IT!!!

First Stanley Cup win in the 52-year franchise history. They were in dead last place back in January, talk about a comeback!!

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7 hours ago, TSauer said:

THE BLUES DID IT!!! emoji322.pngemoji322.png

First Stanley Cup win in the 52-year franchise history. They were in dead last place back in January, talk about a comeback!!

As a Bruins fan the Blues deserved to win last night.  Well done and congratulations.  I missed the first 2 periods of the game but it sounded like the Bruins couldn't make a putt so to speak in the first period.  What I did see was Blues domination.

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3 minutes ago, Wedgie said:

it sounded like the Bruins couldn't make a putt so to speak in the first period

They have Binnington to blame for that, he was an animal for the Blues during the playoffs. Such a wild ride!

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Just now, TSauer said:

They have Binnington to blame for that, he was an animal for the Blues during the playoffs. Such a wild ride!

Yeah, he had himself a great night!  I grew up in Kansas and always loved going to St. Louis as a kid.  If the Bruins can't win it I'm glad the Blues could.

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35 minutes ago, Wedgie said:

Last night was one of the happiest in my life not for me, but for my son.  He has been playing little league baseball since he was 5 when dads pitched.  Back then he was the best hitter on the team.  At 7 kids starting pitching.  His very first at bat he was drilled in the back by a pitch and has been bailing out of the box for the last 7 years.  He is now 14 but still plugging away at the game he loves.  

Sitting through game after game for 7 years watching him not swing the bat has been painful to watch and heartbreaking to see my son go through.  Last night was the first round of the playoffs and my son came to bat in the bottom of the last inning, his team down by one with the bases loaded.  He was 0 for the season as he stepped to the plate.  First pitch called strike and I'm thinking please just swing the bat.  Pitch 2 a line drive single up the middle to score 2 and win the game.

The celebration the ensued made the last 7 years all worth it and I could not be prouder of my son than I am now.  Not for the hit, for sticking with it.

Incredible!  Something you'll both never forget.  

Kids like that are even more impressive than those with the natural talent because they can easily give up but he stuck with it through it all and it worked out for him.

Way to go kid!  Way. To. Go. !!

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Last night was one of the happiest in my life not for me, but for my son.  He has been playing little league baseball since he was 5 when dads pitched.  Back then he was the best hitter on the team.  At 7 kids starting pitching.  His very first at bat he was drilled in the back by a pitch and has been bailing out of the box for the last 7 years.  He is now 14 but still plugging away at the game he loves.  
Sitting through game after game for 7 years watching him not swing the bat has been painful to watch and heartbreaking to see my son go through.  Last night was the first round of the playoffs and my son came to bat in the bottom of the last inning, his team down by one with the bases loaded.  He was 0 for the season as he stepped to the plate.  First pitch called strike and I'm thinking please just swing the bat.  Pitch 2 a line drive single up the middle to score 2 and win the game.
The celebration the ensued made the last 7 years all worth it and I could not be prouder of my son than I am now.  Not for the hit, for sticking with it.

Congratulations to your boy!!


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Just back from seeing my surgeon, he doesn't think he needs to see me again.  Given the all clear to ease back into both golf and full duties at work. Big smile on my face at the moment. Still got a lot of rehab ahead of me, but being basically pain free for the first time in 6 months is great.

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