I disagree about it being a training issue. You see examples all the time of white offenders who have shot and killed people taken into custody without any use of force at all. They have the training it’s just used on the people they want to apply it to. I will say that a part of the problem is there are a lot of calls police answer that they have no business dealing with and don’t have the training to deal with. That’s an entire different subject. I agree with the part about not all cops being bad but if they aren’t exposing the bad ones then they are just as guilty. There are so many layers to the problems with race relations in this country. I hope it’s finally time that they begin to actually get fixed and not just given lip service.
88, 46/42. Regular tuesday outing playing from the white tees. Chipping and putting good, driving kept me on the course but the 3 wood was on fire! A few more GIRs and I can lower that to about 85. I need more distance off the tee to break through to lower scoring. I noticed I had no score over 6! First time that happened.
It really is fun to play the courses I played then now. For all the reasons you said. I’m so much stronger and have such a better swing now for sure. I seldom was able to even reach the 1st at the course we played today when I was young and today I was 140 something to the middle of the green hitting a 9 iron in. Last 2 times I played it I drove the green and had an eagle putt at the 12th. I was always trying when I was young but I couldn’t get inside of 50 yards back then. 17 I was hitting a 5 wood or even 3 wood some days and now I can reach that par 3 with no more than a 4 or 5 iron.
The other course back home I can cut the corner at the 2nd hole and get on the green now. Never even considered doing some crazy stuff like that with a driver in my teens!
In WA, that stat had shown a steady decrease for several months. It has stagnated and gone slightly up and in the last two weeks. Testing has more than doubled so they are finding a lot more positive cases, so the total cases number looks bad. To see the percent positive gives it a brighter outlook.
Even though I can't play the courses I played starting out I always think, with new equipment and better golf balls, better technique and more meat on my bones, it would be interesting to bomb my tee shots to places I never reached as a kid. But alas...