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The Colin007 and RFKFREAK Golf Outing!

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So, seeing as now the NE Golf Outing seems stalled (hi @jamo and @Valleygolfer ), @colin007 and I decided to play a round yesterday and call it the Albany Golf Outing!

Much fun was had even if the scores didn't reflect it (and boy, were they awful).

We did get a chance to video tape on shot off the tee for the fun of it.

This one is Colin's:

And because Colin couldn't figure out how to use the camera on his phone, we had to take a video of my swing on a different hole which also allowed me the chance to have some fun with him.  Here's mine:

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Sounds like fun! Very cool stuff! Does not appear to a big TST group in PHx that I am aware of ...

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And because Colin couldn't figure out how to use the camera on his phone, we had to take a video of my swing on a different hole which also allowed me the chance to have some fun with him.  Here's mine:

Looks like the ball might be a bit in front of the tee markers ;-)

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Looks like the ball might be a bit in front of the tee markers ;-)

Lol lol! We had a great time even if the scores were abysmal... I haven't played that badly in years. Smallbany FTW!!

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Lol lol! We had a great time even if the scores were abysmal... I haven't played that badly in years. Smallbany FTW!!

I think next year's NE outing should be in Albany again. ;) BTW, for those that were wondering, I did arrive in a sweet ride. :D

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Bah! Who needs New England anyways?!? Bunch of Brit loving motherland apologists... :-P

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Uhh, considering my wallet was in my golf bad, I'm not sure what you're looking at.

What was that corded thing on your waist? And why didn't you give us an option to come to the Albany shin dig.

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What was that corded thing on your waist? And why didn't you give us an option to come to the Albany shin dig.

Haha, that's cord attached to my rangefinder.

Blame @colin007 - he texted me the evening before and was like, "you want to play tomorrow?"

I thought he was on a plane to Italy at the time.

However, that said, we do plan on playing again and would be more than happy to set something up if there's an interest.

I think he gets back at the end of next week.

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Nice. Too bad you didn't get more shots/holes.

They only filmed the best holes, or to put it another way, the A-holes. ;-)

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Nice. Too bad you didn't get more shots/holes.

Yeah, we didn't really think about it until we were midway through the back 9.

They only filmed the best holes, or to put it another way, the A-holes.

Haha, to be honest, that was my best drive of the day.  Nice, straight, and long.

The rest of them were very scary. :surrender:

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