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When Did You Sell Out?

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The day I bought golf pants and threw out my denim cut-offs. Sigh, I used to be so rock'n'roll, now I wear golf pants and tell dad jokes. 

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On 6/27/2017 at 6:53 PM, iacas said:

Cuz they're not cool.

Or so my college kids say… until they have to play four rounds in four days with them. ;-)

Arent push carts decently popular with college kids? I feel like I saw a decent amount of them when I watched the NCAA champ a few weeks back.

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7 minutes ago, cutchemist42 said:

Arent push carts decently popular with college kids? I feel like I saw a decent amount of them when I watched the NCAA champ a few weeks back.

Some of them.

The ones who believe their coaches and have faith that they're doing them for their benefit, not just to make them look "uncool." :-)

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Just now, iacas said:

Some of them.

The ones who believe their coaches and have faith that they're doing them for their benefit, not just to make them look "uncool." :-)

I'm just gonna go ahead and say it, much to the chagrin of many posters here...    Push Carts are uncool.  :-O 

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15 minutes ago, lastings said:

I'm just gonna go ahead and say it, much to the chagrin of many posters here...    Push Carts are uncool.  :-O 

I disagree, but to each their own. :-)

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Probably going full-time in a riding cart.  Ankles, knees, hips, feet.  Walking and carrying 18 might render me bedridden to 2 days.

My other summer interest is playing gigs with my hippie 60s show band.  Trust me when I say 2 hours of playing on hard stages in beatle boots in the heat produces similar results.

Gettin' old isn't all that fun!

dave

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Fun question. I can think of probably two distinct points where I sold out, from my POV.

 

Both actually came around the same time, maybe a year or so out of college. The first was buying my first (and only, still carry the same club) hybrid, a white Taylor Made 3H, to replace my 5W when I was about 23 (8 years ago). Even the name itself, hybrid, felt a little... icky. And the white paint definitely did not feel very traditional, although I did think it looked sharp when it was clean.

 

The second wasn't so much a single event, as it was a change in my life/lifestyle. Immediately after graduating college, I lived very close to the course I basically grew up on. With a job, I was able to get a membership, and I played after work damn near every night I could, anywhere from a few holes to 9 if I could really rush and not have to play through too many people. I always walked, and always hustled, because I wasn't getting to the course until 7PM or so. The next year, I moved across town with a bunch of friends. It was around this time that I bought the 3H. Now I didn't live close enough to any courses that I could play after work, so my play rate plummeted. It turned into playing a handful of weekends during the summer with buddies, on super-crowded courses, just trying to have some fun. It was at this point... I stopped walking. I was now making some money, so paying for a cart didn't bother me, and most of my rounds were in 80-100 degree heat because I was typically playing in June-July-August, and the idea of walking 18 in 5+ hour rounds with constant waiting just did not appeal to me.

 

I don't miss the 5W. I do miss walking. But at this point, I'm much more relaxed about playing (even though I'm as serious as ever about playing well), so I sort of relish in being carted around. If I ever get to the point where I'm able to play 9 before or after work, I'd definitely walk, though.

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Wow I had no idea push carts or hybrids were so controversial.

I really expected to see more brand loyalty sell-outs, i.e., Callaway vs. TaylorMade, Titleist vs. Bridgestone, Nike cleats vs. FJ, etc.

I know when I see someone in head-to-toe Nike apparel, I think, would this guys ever try an Adidas shirt?

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My sell out moments are not exclusively playing the back tees at my local courses to challenge myself more.

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I bought a push cart two years ago...thought they were cheesy till i played with a guy who had one.  dang near like having a caddy,  he was always fresh, stored everything and easy to push.  I bought one the next day and retired my shoulders.  They were happy lol.

  I went to a 19 hybrid bout 4yrs ago.  After hitting one on the range finally instead of 3 iron.  Just dumb not too.

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4 hours ago, Ernest Jones said:

I wear golf pants and tell dad jokes. 

"What did the O say to the Q?"

"Hey put that thing away!!"

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2 minutes ago, colin007 said:

"What did the O say to the Q?"

"Hey put that thing away!!"

lol. 

What did 0 say to 8?

Nice belt!

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17 minutes ago, Ernest Jones said:

lol. 

What did 0 say to 8?

Nice belt!

What did 1 say to 2?

I may have 1 but you good 2... Awww.

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3 hours ago, colin007 said:

"What did the O say to the Q?"

"Hey put that thing away!!"

 

3 hours ago, Ernest Jones said:

lol. 

What did 0 say to 8?

Nice belt!

 

2 hours ago, GolfLug said:

What did 1 say to 2?

I may have 1 but you good 2... Awww.

 

Those jokes tell me you guys sold out (your humor) years ago!  (jk):whistle:

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Just finally decided to pick up a 3 hybrid to replace my 3 iron. I guess that means ive sold out too now haha. Got a used Taylormade one from Golf Galaxy for $30. Have a round tomorrow morning excited to see how it plays. Was carrying it 185-195 rolling to 205-215 on the indoor launch monitor.

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On 6/28/2017 at 11:36 AM, colin007 said:

I play TopFlite balls. And I even pay for them....

Really? You don't find enough Top Flites lying around on the course? Seems odd to me but the two brands of balls I find most are ProV-1's and Top Flites!

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On 7/8/2017 at 3:41 AM, Buckeyebowman said:

Really? You don't find enough Top Flites lying around on the course? Seems odd to me but the two brands of balls I find most are ProV-1's and Top Flites!

I really love the Gamer and Gamer Tours, which I hardly ever find any of. Actually I won't play any other type of TopFlite.

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