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  1. It takes no talent to be a nice person. You maybe paired up with someone you have never meet or is new to your Club. They don't know anyone and that person is taking a huge step out of their comfort zone to meet new people by playing golf. By being nice to that person for 1 round of golf can make such a tremendous positive impact in their life. Remember: Life is hard, golf is hard, being nice is easy
    12 points
  2. Let me be clear at least for myself: I don't think there's any sort of "conspiracy" per se. I just think that our "view" of the virus is a bit exaggerated as a country. I'm excluding NYC, Philly, Detroit, and two or three other cities from this, but basically: The mortality rate is lower than most continue to believe. The infection rate is much higher than initially believed. These two go hand in hand. The disease affects older people greatly. They could have been under different restrictions than others. Most areas are seeing massively underwhelming use of their hospi
    6 points
  3. Tier 1 Take appropriate care of the golf course. Replace divots, fill divot holes with sand mix, repair ball marks (properly), rake bunkers (when rakes come back).
    5 points
  4. ^This! I hate making trips to the ER just because it so damn expensive, but sometimes you just need to bite the bullet. I had an issue back in January, where this cough got so bad I coughed up some blood. The diagnosis from the ER was that it came from my sinuses being so dried out that it was tainting my sinus drainage. I also learned that your stomach doesn't like blood, and you will throw up if there is a serious enough issue. Lucky for me, it was not serious. It was scary enough to warrant the ER check.
    4 points
  5. Tier 1: Start a daily stretching routine. People always talk about fitness but often neglect stretching/flexibility. Not only will positively impact your golf game it also will help you feel better in your day to day life.
    4 points
  6. Take a break, get better. Golf will always be there, even if you go back and only play sporadically. Golf is like Hotel California, anyway.
    3 points
  7. The world going to 💩 is all the more reason to do things that work for you.
    3 points
  8. 3 points
  9. Skip the driver and get those lessons. IIRC you haven't been happy with your play over the last year or two. Now is as good of a time to get working on that as any.
    3 points
  10. I bought her… this: It's what she wanted! P.S. She thinks flowers (and cards) are a waste of money.
    3 points
  11. If you injured your knee at some point, and the golf swing or walking is likely to aggravate that injury, then I suppose that could be (part of?) the problem. Thing is: How would you know until you tried? If that was my concern I'd hit the range, start out real gentle like, half swings without much behind them, and slowly ramp up. If I really loved golf, and I currently do, I wouldn't let "what might be" stop me. As for the courses you play normally being closed: That might be a bigger deal for me, personally. I don't like change. Or at least I don't like change I'm not driving
    2 points
  12. As good as I did one month prior to the "accident". I do not notice any loss of motor skills and I believe my mental acuity is the same (somewhere between moron and idiot). I look forward to swinging a club again to see if I lost anything that I had not already misplaced.
    2 points
  13. Please thank your wife on behalf of us, too!
    2 points
  14. Wow! Glad things worked out well.
    2 points
  15. I had a similar story of someone hitting into me. I wanted to play nine holes, so I asked if I could go off the back. The starter said sure, but make sure hole #9 was clear so as not to cut in front of anyone. So, I get to #10. I look over, and this single golfer is walking off #8 onto #9's tee box. So I go ahead and hit. As I am walking down #10, he asks me if he could join me for the back nine. I decline politely. I play the next 8 holes with out him waiting a shot on me. He was usually teeing off as I was leaving the green. I get to #18 fairway and a ball comes flying over my head. I look b
    2 points
  16. He's your brother? Punch him in the nuts, tell him to stop cheating, and then schedule your next round together.
    2 points
  17. They were just khakis, just like the ones worn by Jake, at State Farm. 😁
    2 points
  18. Golf is a fine balance between trying to score well (it's relative) and play well and enjoying a day in the elements and hopefully with good friends, or at least interesting people. Mcanadiens, you can still pure a 7 iron and get the same pleasurable feedback, whether you are scoring or not.
    2 points
  19. Sometimes it's good to change things up and just play without the pressure of a score or anything. I sometimes think about playing practice rounds and how those may help me because if I hit an errant shot, who cares, and if I'd really like, I can drop another there and take another shot without concern (provided I don't slow anyone down). Good luck, sir!
    2 points
  20. Very cool! Not just the invites, but also that they give you an “excuse” to get out and enjoy the game again!
    2 points
  21. You never get back a round you didn't play.
    2 points
  22. If you play, it would make for a great blog posting!
    2 points
  23. Well, the pro wasn't exactly encouraging. But I guess it depends on what you want to gain from the experience. Compete for the 'ship (or a flight)? - sounds like it's probably not setup to give you a run at that. Meet some new people? - maybe. Build some personal mettle by forcing yourself out of your comfort zone? - yeah, may be a good opportunity for that. Have fun? - honestly it doesn't sound like it sets up to be much fun (if it was me). For me - I'm all for meeting people and pushing myself in competition, even when I know I'm outclassed in the talent or experience categories.
    2 points
  24. Tier 1: Clean your clubs. Don't get upset the ball didn't spin as much as you wanted it to when your grooves are full of dirt and grass. Tier 2: Learn how to read your lie. Don't try to hit your fairway wood over a forced carry when the ball is buried in deep rough.
    2 points
  25. If the country would act the way it has for the past couple of months I think we’d have the mildest flu season in years. Not shutting businesses, but with some social distancing and masks it would make a substantial difference.
    2 points
  26. Thanks @JetFan1983 ! If you guys want a course built. Just put the coupon code TheSandTrap in the form that you use to see if the course can be done. It will bring the cost of the course down to $299 from my normal price of $387.95, if it can be done and you decide to purchase it. Can my course be done? - The Lidar King - Creating your local and favorite courses for TGC 2019 Please fill out the form out and include the full course name and address. There is no obligation and I will contact you to let you know if the course...
    1 point
  27. I can't speak to the back-swing, because I'm still working on that, myself. But the hip pivot thing I can. After reading on another forum a couple extensive threads about the biomechanics of a good swing, and related articles: The penny finally dropped. This happened post-season. Then we had a nice day in January where I could throw the mat out back and give it a try. Holy smokes! I hit about three dozen balls out into the woods. Instead of my normal fade or slice, I was now getting a lot of very straight hits. My misses were draws or hooks. I think I had only two I hit thin and a
    1 point
  28. I have battled on and off with the overswing piece especially with my long irons, personally even a "90% swing" feel didnt work for me, I needed to feel even less, my thought was a "Finau swing" or basically "waist high" and surprisingly what felt waist high to me actually was a normal looking swing length and resulted in very solid iron shots without any distance loss. I would make sure you get the proper pivot piece fully down too, my overswinging was drastically reduced when my instructor got me to finally start pivoting properly, so it's possible that once you get the pivot piece full
    1 point
  29. I, of course, wish you the best. Stay safe. While you're waiting to get your mojo back would you like to send me your clubs? I'd make sure they were cared for properly! 😁
    1 point
  30. Good to hear and keep up with your progress.
    1 point
  31. Brian, sorry I missed this post. So glad you came through ok. Hope we can get together and tee it up this summer on one of my work visits to the mitten.
    1 point
  32. Looks like a good, honest start. I blogged for a few years and it helped me feel accountable to the process. Good luck and keep at it!
    1 point
  33. Absolutely. Best thing that ever happened for me was when she said yes 37 years ago.
    1 point
  34. When handed a bucket of lemons, you made a pretty decent lemonade. Well done.
    1 point
  35. For the right price, he could be.
    1 point
  36. There's always amputation...
    1 point
  37. I made huge improvements in 6 months by working on 5SK skills While reading LSW. He’s just got to put the work in.
    1 point
  38. Indeed. I'll still hit a few ok here and there. Enjoying my time beats the starch out of whatever number I write on my scorecard. I'll take my pleasure where and when I find it.
    1 point
  39. Play the appropriate set of tees. Or do your own "blended" set. Most of all, have a blast.
    1 point
  40. One of my most enjoyable rounds of golf was also one of my worst scores in the past decade. I hope you enjoy the round and have a good score.
    1 point
  41. If you play ready golf, they won't care how you play. I say "Go for it"
    1 point
  42. It takes very little talent to manage your time. Show up at the course well before your tee time. Have your ducks in a row before you reach the first tee. Be ready to play your shot before it is your turn. Watch the shots the other players play. Take note of where they land. Update the score card when you've got a few minutes. Take more than one club when faced with a hike. Stuff like that that.
    1 point
  43. Happy Anniversaries to @CarlSpackler and @iacas
    1 point
  44. Hey, today's my 15th anniversary! Congrats to us both!
    1 point
  45. Congrats on the the new home!
    1 point
  46. 1 point
  47. It’s more than that. Talk to doctors. They’re saying they’re being pressured to list things as COVID deaths. Extra $ involved too. The media has generally been shit for this as has the CDC.
    1 point
  48. Tell that to someone who lost a loved one because an asshole went too Florida for spring break. Seriously, the lack of empathy you have is scary. Also, back in early April no one new how bad this would be. What if it was bad. Should we take the risk of causing a lot of unwanted deaths just to satisfy your idiotic bravado.
    1 point
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