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About ramrockgolfer35

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  • Birthday 11/30/1984

Your Golf Game

  • Handicap Index 32
  • Handedness Righty
  1. Collared Ferrule installation on Titleist driver

    Awww c'mon somebody! someone has to know about club building!
  2. I have a Titleist 983K that I just refurbished, but my local shop sold me a flat ferrule. I have been told that the epoxy will fill the gap where the collar is supposed to sit. My question is: will the lack of a collar in that gap cause undue stress on the shaft and cause it to break? it is a new shaft, and I have a flat ferrule so the gap will be minimal and there are no sharp edges on the hosel.
  3. Austin Texas

    I agree that Horseshoe bay is where you need to stay. We have an unlimited golf package starting at $200 per person. This is a great value because you get quite a bit on top of the golf. As an employee who plays every week here in Horseshoe bay, I have to say there is no more scenic course in texas than Applerock. Here is a link to our list golf packages: http://www.hsbresort.com/leisureacti...golf/packages/ Let me know if you have any questions about the area, I live here.
  4. Walkers??

    That is for sure. I walk whenever possible, but my courses are long in terms of green to tee. The holes aren't that bad but it is forever to the next tee box.
  5. How to deal with them?

    It's hard not to take offense at this. I have been playing for a year now, and I routinely shoot about 55 to 60 per nine on the front, and worse than that on the back. I get told that I need to invest more time, but time is harder to come by than money. I work evenings at a golf resort hotel, and I have an infant and wife. Golf is my absolute favorite thing besides by family, but it is just a hobby. For most of us it is just that, a hobby. I am really sick of people thinking it should be a requirement to break 100 to be called decent. The average honest golf score has been 100 for a century. Look it up. For those of you who have real 10 handicaps, kudos to you because it takes a hell of a lot of work, but please don't hate on the guys who struggle. Some of us don't have the time, and some of us just weren't meant to be any better. We still enjoy the game the way it should be enjoyed.
  6. The Worst habit one of your regular golf buddies has

    I played with a guy once who would stop me or my regular partner in the middle of our backswing to give correctional notes. He is also one of those guys who concedes any putt that is within 5 feet of the hole, and plays what he calls "ready golf", meaning that he is rushing everyone on every swing and he won't let you analyze your shot at all. He and his son have repeatedly asked when me and my bud are going with them again, and we just ignore them. I have two other regulars that aren't very good yet, by that I mean they shoot upwards of 10 per hole, and they tend to lose a lot of golf balls in the woods. Not such a big deal, and I still stink so the amount of shots really doesn't bother me, but it is the amount of time they will spend looking for a lost ball. I will generally look for a ball for about a minute, and if I can't find it by then, I just drop and take the penalty. These two will literally take 6 or 7 minutes per hole to search for a lost ball. I swear, when my normal partner and I stopped going with them, we shaved an hour and a half of of nine holes. We now play 9 in about 1 hr and 45 minutes.
  7. Walkers??

    I usually ride because I play in Texas where the heat is sometimes a little much, plus my playing partner is still reigning in his swing, so he tends to hit it all over the place. We did walk at a course called Delaware Springs in Burnet, TX. The minute the shop clerk heard we were walking, she radioed the marshall and sounded really pissed. Then we get down to the first tee about 2 minutes early and find 20 golf carts waiting on us with their drivers out. We tee off and each ball was instantly lost so we skipped the first hole. They caught us while we were putting on the 2nd green. We started to skip every other hole and they were still riding us till the turn where we picked up a cart. I have never been treated so terrible at a golf course.
  8. Anyone get headaches after a round?

    I almost always get a headache but this formula seems to work. I drink a gatorade and about 5 bottles of water.
  9. Whatever Happened to "Fore!"

    Their stupidity does not make thievery ok. Don't take the ball, make sure they see you tee it up and smack it into the woods. That way they can't prove you took anything but get the damn message.
  10. Golf Bags, What do you do?

    Sweet. Perfect example of "It's not the arrow, it's the indian"
  11. How to deal with them?

    I have found that most golfers tend to take themselves WAY too seriously. Everyone thinks they are a tour player. My regular golf buddies are realistically quite a bit behind me on the learning curve, but the last thing I do is make fun because I hate it when someone does it to me. I have just started to routinely shoot 53-57 on 9 so I am getting close to average. If I happened to be playing with those two, I would tell them to grow up.
  12. Grumpy old farts!!1

    If you have time to hit three shots off the tee, you have time to stretch a bit and hit one solid drive. If someone is behind you and you know you won't be fast, it is always easier to let them play through. And about cutting the course, that does NOT fly anywhere I have ever played.
  13. Golf Bags, What do you do?

    I have a bag and I really don't care for any of their products. I chose the bag because out of all 40 that I looked at, it had the most features that I wanted. I needed a bag with a putter pit and a slot for each club because I was sick of the grips catching on each other. I also wanted a cart bag because 99% of the time I play with a cart. Plus cart bags seem more roomy than stand bags. I really like the looks of the bags that would match my irons, but I can't afford them. My bag was only $85. Can't beat that!
  14. Golf Bags, What do you do?

    My bag doesn't match any of my clubs. I don't think it really needs to. I looked at more than 40 models and I chose the one that had the features I wanted. I am not pro so what my bag says on it means jack squat to me.
  15. I am sick of people who think someone should do more for them. Tiger is a shining example of working hard and having it pay off. Everyone should learn from that and quit having their hands out all the time.