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  1. 2nd Best Moment - bestest moment obvs being Tigs winning the Masters, but honestly, Amy Bockerstette and her moment at the Waste Management was just AWESOME. I've watched it half a dozen times and have teared up for most of them.
  2. My wife has zero desire to golf but sometimes, I wish she would. We enjoy spending a lot of time together and she’d be fun to golf with.
  3. And remember, just because you were fit at CC, doesn’t mean you have to buy from CC!
  4. I'm still using my Cobra S3 3W, it is my go to club. Hope it never breaks.
  5. Do you guys ever try more of a bump and run from say 50 yards or so? Sometimes an 8 or even 7 iron can be great, assuming that the green isn't completely guarded in the front. For me, my 53 degree is my go to club for any distance inside of 80 yards (80 yards being a full swing and sometimes I hit PW or 9 from there). No need to make things tougher with a weaker lofted wedge. Your strike has to be really good once you get over the 55 degree range or so, and adding variables can be tough on those clubs. I would say that I do play my 53 by feel somewhat, but those short pitch shots are actually the only time I take a practice swing (besides sometimes with the putter). I guess I know where to stop in my backswing for these distances, but I don't really have it mapped out with the clock system or anything. My distance control is usually pretty good on these shots (for a hacker.....maybe 15 ft long or short, which I am completely ok with).
  6. After 3 years of almost never playing the driver and not even having a 3 wood (thought a long time that my 3 hybrid is my 3 wood 😃) I decided that buying a different driver and 3 wood with stiff shafts would be the answer. So the last 5 rounds I purposely hit my driver on every hole that was longer than my possible drive. And man it is fun. For the first time in my life I’m near the green with my first shot on some shorter par 4s, I can actually try to get on a par 5 in two (still hasn’t happened but it’s bound to) and I have cut the corner over the trees several times now. Par 4 holes that used to be 4 iron 4 iron for me are now (when it works) driver - 7 iron or shorter. And that works wonders. And par 4s that were 4 iron - 7 iron are now driver - wedge. It’s much easier hitting greens with wedges than mid irons...
  7. Today's round of golf was pretty special for me. For the first time in quite a while my wife, definately my better half, joined me for 18 holes. Just her, and her SC putter. A few months ago, she underwent brain sergury to remove a benign tumor. Her rehab was quite remarkable, and she has had no ill effects from the sergury, as of yet. One of the first things we did, at her request, after her sergury was, what I thought was an ill advised road trip. However she, and her surgeon convinced me it would be ok. Of course I took my golf clubs, and she took her cameras. They say doctors make the worst patients, and I kind of understand that now. Her being an orthopedic sergeon (retired) herself, she made sure the folks involved in the pre/post sergury were at the top of their game. They all pretty much knew each other anyways. As I understand it, the young doctor who removed the 20 something staples recieved quite an ear full. An ear full of education So this morning, just out of the blue, she tells me let's go golfing. That she would putt against my full game. What this competition amounts too is she drops a ball on the green, at a spot farthest from the cup, and putts from there. Her par is what the hole is. Basically it's my entire bag of clubs, against her, and one of my extra flat sticks SCameron should be proud. She won today's round by 3 strokes, which means I am on the hook for a dinner, and a show, of her choice, later on this week. I even broke 80. Obviously, even though a loser, I am a happy person. After almost 50 years of marriage I still have the woman of my dreams around who likes to golf. Perhaps next time out (a grudge rematch) she will add a few chips, and pitches to our competition. I'm pretty sure she will still win....😍
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