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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. 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
  5. 3 points
  6. 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
  7. I bought her… this: It's what she wanted! P.S. She thinks flowers (and cards) are a waste of money.
    3 points
  8. It is a flu. of course - the Concord is an airplane. A Porsche is a car....... What we're tired of is people purposely misrepresenting this thing for various reasons: to continually and remorselessly and exhaustingly push their pro/anti/etc political agendas (I'm been done with the idiotic rationalization by the fringers to push their shit - this is just a continuation of that - can't expect them to put on hold their sole reason for living the life of total assholiness) to satisfy their desire to under or overstate the situation to blissfully soak in a combination
    3 points
  9. A Medical Worker Describes Terrifying Lung Failure From COVID-19 — Even in His Young Patients — ProPublica “It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy shit, this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.” The author interviewed a respiratory therapist who works in an ICU at a hospital affected by COVID-19. I'm going to pull some excerpts from the article. Emphasis is mine:
    3 points
  10. 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
  11. He's your brother? Punch him in the nuts, tell him to stop cheating, and then schedule your next round together.
    2 points
  12. They were just khakis, just like the ones worn by Jake, at State Farm. 😁
    2 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Very cool! Not just the invites, but also that they give you an “excuse” to get out and enjoy the game again!
    2 points
  16. You never get back a round you didn't play.
    2 points
  17. If you play, it would make for a great blog posting!
    2 points
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 2 points
  22. I was very happy that it was intact. If they do have to operate, it will be to remove some pieces floating around, but that doesn't seem likely. I also have a built in excuse for bad swings now. It must be the cartilage bits in my left knee. 😁
    1 point
  23. Was he swinging a HammerX driver? Great story btw, enjoyed that very much. It reminds me of a Tim O'Brien bit of storytelling.
    1 point
  24. I don't understand some people. Maybe even "most" people.
    1 point
  25. Tier 1: Always give yourself a perfect lie and stance when teeing off, especially on par 3s. As basic as this sounds, I have seen guys that stand on what amounts to sidehill lies, tee the ball too high for their irons, place tees in existing divots, and my favorite, tee up on the left side and aim to the right side of the target when they are chronic slicers!
    1 point
  26. I’ve had the same I one for years. What do you do to them? What tees did you play?
    1 point
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Long before I ever signed up for a GHIN index I was playing high school and college golf. For some reason my game always perked up for tournaments. I was not a sandbagger but my tournament rounds were almost always better than my casual rounds. I think back then I was a competition junkie. Loved it and thrived in doing it. I was more focused during tournament rounds. I have several friends who almost always shoot better in a tournament but I don't ascribe it to sandbagging. On the other hand I see nothing unfair about a competition handicap.
    1 point
  30. Good story. And a good shorts story. So when you hit the ball you're +6. When you don't you're a 26...
    1 point
  31. 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
  32. The result is not what you wanted but you are out there competing and keeping your cool. Tomorrow break 90 or at least give it a go.
    1 point
  33. Ah heck. You guys are probably right. I'm not slow. Just bad. Checking my ego at the door, getting ready for a world-class shellacking and signing up this evening. Plus side is that it is two rounds early in the morning before it hits 100 degrees outside.
    1 point
  34. Whether those numbers are accurate or not, is up to debate... Yup.
    1 point
  35. How about comparing the US to the EU instead? The Graphic Truth: Two different pandemics – EU vs US - GZERO Media The United States and the European Union have comparable population sizes, but the trajectories of their COVID-19 outbreaks have been vastly different. Data recently released by the European Center for Disease... That's not really a good analogy. In general, obesity and tobacco-related diseases are preventable through lifestyle choices or changes. I guess you could say COVID-19 is preventable through lifestyle choice
    1 point
  36. Having a regular game or group is a comfortable situation. I do not enjoy searching around for 2-3 acquaintances to join me. We all have busy lives and roping together a group for golf can be a bother. Hope this works well for a long time for you.👍
    1 point
  37. Congratulations to all of you!
    1 point
  38. Hey, today's my 15th anniversary! Congrats to us both!
    1 point
  39. Congrats on the the new home!
    1 point
  40. That's why I uploaded the sound to my phone. From here: Free Golf Sound Effects Free golf sound effects. Download free golf sounds to use in your video project. Available in WAV and MP3 formats. made available for personal... golfball.mp3
    1 point
  41. Have you ever shot baskets at a hoop with no net? It's the same thing. Yes...the ball goes thru the hoop, and it counts, but there is no swish sound. Without the sound it is somehow less satisfying.
    1 point
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  43. 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
  44. The course I've been playing this year was in pretty good shape. It's been really full though. I've joined up with some other players the last few times I've gone out. We've kept our distance which is good. If we came within 10' of one another, that was the closest we were. I am somewhat comforted by them saying that sunlight kills this, but I'm still not taking chances like most people even though I am quite certain I had this in January. This course is using the pool noodle method of keeping the balls out of the hole. It works really well. I can only think of 1 putt that one of my playing pa
    1 point
  45. 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
  46. Discussing the actual definition of a word is one thing, because even if that word is religious in nature, the conversation is not religious. This has veered into discussing religion, which is forbidden. It ends now.
    1 point
  47. Knitting? Cost you your man card, it will...
    1 point
  48. Yeah, but that constitution was written 250 years ago by white, old, rich men. Doesn't have any relevance to today's times. It's a living, breathing document that should adapt to evolving circumstances. Written with tongue in cheek but hopefully I get my point across. Sorta chaps my ass when lefties use the above then firmly embrace the aspects they like (their favorite almost invariably being church/state separation). I like the whole thing because I believe our founders were perhaps the wisest men ever assembled to create a nation. It is the foundation upon which the greatest
    1 point
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