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I haven’t frequented many websites where I needed a handle, so, when I signed up, I settled on the most generic name I could think of: Golfer56744. I’ve since shortened it to its current version to make it cleaner. It’s mostly just a placeholder until I think of something better or cooler, although I think the current version could eventually be a Ping model number (maybe in 1000 years at their current numbering pace). 

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Fun reading these.

richk9holes origin is my name, Rich K.

#9 was my uniform # in little league baseball. We got our uniforms based on the batting order to avoid arguments. I wasn't the worst hitter, but I was the usual starting pitcher for my team and the coach always put the pitcher at #9 for fairness. 

Joining social media in the late 90s, early 00s I registered for everything as richk9 or richknine. I like the sound of it, like a more technical way of saying "Rich Dogg." In reality, I am of modest means in terms of humans, but relatively speaking I would be a wealthy dog.

For this forum, I figured a golf twist was in order. So richk9holes was born.

Finding a way to turn birdies into bogeys since 1992. #TeamChunks

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bumping this up for any new members - a fun thread that gives some background on folks.

as for me I've been online a long time and I was trying to come up with something golf themed - Ace, another name for a hole in one (although I've never had one) - and then remembered this movie I watched when I was younger and thought that you have a golf "stroke" and went with it. 
FWIW - I'm no Burt Reynolds and am not hot either on or off the track or course but I love cars and fast cars

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Driver-  Titleist  TSR3 10*
Woods-
Cobra  LTD 3w 15*, 5W 19*
Irons- Titleist 718 AP2 (5i-50*)

Wedges- Callaway Jaws Raw (54/58)

Putter- Wilson Infinite Grant Park
Ball- Maxfli Tour X
Buggy- Motocaddy M7 GPS Remote Electric Caddy
Bag- Motocaddy Dry-Series

Proudly testing for 2024:

 

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22 minutes ago, StrokerAce said:

bumping this up for any new members - a fun thread that gives some background on folks.

as for me I've been online a long time and I was trying to come up with something golf themed - Ace, another name for a hole in one (although I've never had one) - and then remembered this movie I watched when I was younger and thought that you have a golf "stroke" and went with it. 
FWIW - I'm no Burt Reynolds and am not hot either on or off the track or course but I love cars and fast cars

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Great bump! 

Im always a sucker for some of these older threads. 

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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12 minutes ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Great bump! 

Im always a sucker for some of these older threads. 

I could start from the beginning and read through this... people are creative and have great imaginations!

Driver-  Titleist  TSR3 10*
Woods-
Cobra  LTD 3w 15*, 5W 19*
Irons- Titleist 718 AP2 (5i-50*)

Wedges- Callaway Jaws Raw (54/58)

Putter- Wilson Infinite Grant Park
Ball- Maxfli Tour X
Buggy- Motocaddy M7 GPS Remote Electric Caddy
Bag- Motocaddy Dry-Series

Proudly testing for 2024:

 

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As I mentioned in my introduction within the Paradym Irons Tester thread, my screen name “funkyjudge” is also a nickname that I have had for more than 20-25 years. The nickname was given to me by my boss at work, who later became a business partner, and with whom I played many rounds of golf. It started out as “The Judge” or just “Judge” [short for Judge Smails from Caddyshack …. Not because I act like that character played by the late Ted Knight (I hope not!), but because my name Doug Mael sounded like Judge Smails, at least to some of our co-workers].  It was modified to “the funky judge” when I was on a business trip in New Orleans and went out to listen to live music and do some dancing at some clubs in the French Quarter. When my then-boss saw me dancing, he said, “Hey, it’s the funky judge”. From that day forward, I was the funky judge.

To this day, many of my former co-workers, business associates and even the owners and the CEO of the 1,500+ employee company that I worked for address me as “judge” or “funky judge” in person, on the phone, in texts and emails.

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DR - Callaway Paradym AI Smoke Max, PX Denali Black 6.0

4W - Titleist TSR2, Miyazaki Kusala Mizu 7S

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Sub 70 849, ProForce Black 80-S

Irons - Cobra Forged Tec X, KBS TGI S-flex

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 47* (bent to 48*), 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100 Tour S

Putter - Evnroll 10 (Outback)

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023)

Bags - Vessel stand bags

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

Spoiler

Lots of short game practice has made this a strength; now the driver is causing problems!

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This is a fun one to read other peoples thoughts and ideas as well as a quick way to get to know someone! 

My handle is just my initials and then I played highschool golf here in Snowflake AZ and the mascot is the Lobo (which also happens to be in my signature). I will always love and remember my time playing high school golf so thereby it is in my handle.

DRIVER :titleist-small: TSR3 9* Ventus TR Blue TX 70g,

3 WOOD:titleist-small: TSR3 15* Ventus TR Red TX 80g,

5 WOOD :titleist-small: TSR3 18* Ventus Blue VC TX 90g

IRONS:srixon-small: ZX7 MKII (5, 6, & 7), Z Forged (8, 9, &PW)

WEDGES:vokey-small: SM9 50* D Grind, 54* D Grind, & 60* M Grind

 PUTTER:taylormade-small: Spider Tour 36", SuperStroke ZENERGY XL TOUR 3.0+ w/50g counterbalance weight

BALL - Maxfli Tour X, :taylormade-small: TP5x, & :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (Testing)

Home Course: Snowflake Municipal 

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Mine is a recycled screen name I used on a now defuncted other forum.  It originally stemmed from a comment my wife made to me about 30 years ago that I golfed too much (and I was playing less than I am right now).  

Even with her comment, we are still married and celebrated our 40th anniversary last August.  I guess love can overcome anything!

Ping G430 Max driver 10.5 degrees with an Alta Quick45 gram senior shaft
Callaway Epic 3 wood, Project X Evenflow Green 45 gram senior shaft  
Callaway GBB Epic Heavenwood, with a Mitsubishi Diamana 50 gram senior shaft
Ping G 20.5 degree 7 wood, with a stock Alta 65 gram senior shaft
Ping G 26 degree hybrid, stock Alta 65 gram senior shaft
Callaway Paradym X irons, 7-AW with Aldila Ascent Blue 50 graphite shafts
Edison wedges:  50, 55 and 60 degree, KBS Tour Graphite A flex shafts
Putters:  L.A.B. Direct Force 2.1 putter, 34.5" long, 67 degrees lie
 
2022 MGS Tester:  Shot Scope Pro XL+ with H4  
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2 minutes ago, Golf2Much said:

Mine is a recycled screen name I used on a now defuncted other forum.  It originally stemmed from a comment my wife made to me about 30 years ago that I golfed too much (and I was playing less than I am right now).  

Even with her comment, we are still married and celebrated our 40th anniversary last August.  I guess love can overcome anything!

My (current) wife and I have been together more than 42 years, and celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary last September. I didn’t even play golf when we got married because I was still playing competitive baseball at the time (I played a couple years of low-level professional baseball in the Puerto Rican League in the 1970s), but I started playing golf less than three years after we got married and was a 6-handicap golfer within 6 years of taking up the game.  I am sure that she has thought, and probably said, that I play too much golf, although she is quite supportive of my passion for the game. She eventually took up golf herself, and we play together several times per year, although she plays far less golf than I do.

DR - Callaway Paradym AI Smoke Max, PX Denali Black 6.0

4W - Titleist TSR2, Miyazaki Kusala Mizu 7S

HYB - Paradym X 18*, HZRDUS Smoke Red 80S; Sub 70 949X 21*, same shaft

7W (if played) - Sub 70 849, ProForce Black 80-S

Irons - Cobra Forged Tec X, KBS TGI S-flex

Wedges - Edison 2.0, 47* (bent to 48*), 53* and 57* (bent to 58*), KBS TGI 100 Tour S

Putter - Evnroll 10 (Outback)

Ball - Maxfli Tour-X CG (2023)

Bags - Vessel stand bags

Cart - MotoCaddy M7 Remote (without the remote)

Spoiler

Lots of short game practice has made this a strength; now the driver is causing problems!

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Back in the day (when I was in the USAF) we were deployed for a NATO-wide exercise, I pulled a few rabbits out of my hat that allowed us to see the "enemies" actions and air activity when we weren't supposed to be able to. After accomplishing that a few more times, my commander came into the work center and asked how things were goin' and if I was "gonna do some more of that Merlin s@#t so we can beat them at their own game" and it kinda stuck and 13 has always been my lucky number. ABSOLUTELY no triskaidekaphobia here🙃

ALL :callaway-small:

Paradym 10.5*(11.5*) (Hzrdus Gen 4 Silver 60/KBS TD)

Apex UW 17* (Tensei AV Blue 75)

Apex Pro 21 Hybrid 20*/23* (KBS Hybrid)

Paradym 6-PW (Nippon NS Pro Modus 3 Tour 105X)

Jaws Raw Face Chrome 48* (Nippon NS Pro Modus 3 Tour 105X)

Jaws Raw Chrome Full Toe 54*/ 58* (Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge)

Jaws Full Toe Black Wedge 64* (DG Tour Issue Spinner 115)

WHOG #5

Chrome Soft X 

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It's the one I was born with....

  • Bag             1590477705_SunMountain.png.3391233ea391e8b6fde951d09bc76f6b.png  C130, 14 way Cart Bag
  • Driver         Titleist2.png.8b09d3ee0000870a77d83dce357a0efd.png       TSR1
  • Fairway.      635785482_Cleveland3.png.bafd9f7d003e9f8afcafc6c28e307467.png      Halo XL Hy-Wood 4+
  • Fairway      default_callaway-small.jpg.aef84328349c576af498d3d5dca1addb.jpg                GBB Epic 5
  • Hybrid        default_callaway-small.jpg.aef84328349c576af498d3d5dca1addb.jpg                Epic Flash 3H
  • Irons          635785482_Cleveland3.png.bafd9f7d003e9f8afcafc6c28e307467.png         Launcher HB, 4 through PW
  • Wedges     635785482_Cleveland3.png.bafd9f7d003e9f8afcafc6c28e307467.png         CBX2, 54 & 60 degree
  • Putter        Seemore3.jpg.1cb64ec83d2511c1ee1a386340a04d4e.jpg       Seemore Si1 Putter
  • Ball            Titleist2.png.8b09d3ee0000870a77d83dce357a0efd.png        Titleist pro v1x
  • Other        2000014788_ArccosSig.jpg.af5434230b907b708eb89aebd4125f95.jpg

 

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We started caddying about the same time and the old part is part age and also meaning former.  Best job I ever had!!

Srixon Driver ZX5 Mk II

Srixon ZX Fairway 3 Wood

Titleist 904 F Fairway Wood 5 Wood 19° Graphite Design YS-6+ Graphite Stiff Shaft

Titleist AP3 irons

Titleist 52 degree gap wedge

Cleveland RTX Zipcore 56 degree wedge

EVNROLL ER2 putter 33 inches

 

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On 6/5/2023 at 5:19 PM, Caddie1966 said:

Mine is pretty self explanatory.  I started caddying in 1966 about 8 weeks before I turned 13.  

I started about the same year- just a few years in age behind ya

ALL :callaway-small:

Paradym 10.5*(11.5*) (Hzrdus Gen 4 Silver 60/KBS TD)

Apex UW 17* (Tensei AV Blue 75)

Apex Pro 21 Hybrid 20*/23* (KBS Hybrid)

Paradym 6-PW (Nippon NS Pro Modus 3 Tour 105X)

Jaws Raw Face Chrome 48* (Nippon NS Pro Modus 3 Tour 105X)

Jaws Raw Chrome Full Toe 54*/ 58* (Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge)

Jaws Full Toe Black Wedge 64* (DG Tour Issue Spinner 115)

WHOG #5

Chrome Soft X 

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8 hours ago, OldCaddie said:

We started caddying about the same time and the old part is part age and also meaning former.  Best job I ever had!!

Absolutely the best job I ever had too.  I loved being on the course from dawn to dusk and doing it again and again six days a week.  I would have carried three bags if I had three shoulders.  I learned more about how to treat people than anywhere else in my career.  I met some of the most memorable people on the golf course too.  I might have a loop for someone I never had  met and by the time I was wiping the clubs off near the 18th green, I had another contact or friend.  It was great.

:titleist-small: 917D2 driver

:callaway-small: 3 wood

:titleist-small: TS2 19 degree and 21 degree hybrids

:PXG:0211 5-GW irons

:ping-small: Glide 56 and 60 degree wedges

:odyssey-small: EXO7 putter :garsen: MAX grip

:titleist-small: Pro V1

 

 

 

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So true - Also learned to swear and gamble in the caddie pen but that's for another time.  My two brothers and I were also able to get a little stipend to help defray some of the college costs from the Ouimet Caddie Scholarship Fund which was great.  Always will be grateful.  

Srixon Driver ZX5 Mk II

Srixon ZX Fairway 3 Wood

Titleist 904 F Fairway Wood 5 Wood 19° Graphite Design YS-6+ Graphite Stiff Shaft

Titleist AP3 irons

Titleist 52 degree gap wedge

Cleveland RTX Zipcore 56 degree wedge

EVNROLL ER2 putter 33 inches

 

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