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About WhiplashSmile

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  • Birthday 11/30/1962

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  1. I'm not an Apple guy. I admit it. As was stated, the IT profession means that we use Windos. That's just how it is. I didn't know that the browser was that much better, not being an Apple owner or user. Therefore, I don't pretend to know anything about OS X. I did not say that Apple owners are "cult followers". The phrase that Apple has kind of a cult following is not a jab, at least not from me, to apple or it's users. But let's face it, the world's businesses run MS. While it is not the best, see I can admit that, it is a fact. I stand by my "cult following" comment in that apple
  2. I am an IT professional and understand what you are saying. But I have not heard anything other than hype surrounding the iPhone. Specifically, what does it do that justifies the $600 price tag? I paid $60 for my Q with a 2 year contract renewal. The price point is what I'm balking at. Doesn't Creative Labs offer a very similar device for around $300? If it's just that it's an apple then I understand the cult following. However, it's business that rules my decisions. Does Good support the iPhone? Is this a viable alternative to Blackberry and treo or is this just a wiz bang toy? I ma
  3. LMOA...I thought he puked up his lunch or something ..... I knoew there would be someone saying wonderful things about Tiger. I just didn't know I'd laugh so hard.
  4. I'm running a Motorola Q on Sprint's network and it's very fast. I gave up my air card with Sprint for the Q. If the iPhone were an option with Sprint I would consider one. But, I honestly don't see anything, other than 802.11B/G, that it will do that I don't already have covered. My Q plays music, runs Media player, surf the net, runs Good so I can access my work Outlook, has a 4GB mini SD card, syncs with any PC via mini usb or IR and has a QWERTY keyboard. I'm running Google earth and it's as fast as my old air card, which is at least twice as fast as the Cingular air cards my techs ar
  5. Then there are also people who earn well into 6 figures and $600 for irons really isn't much money at all. It all depends on where you are in life. If you are mortgaging your house to buy irons then your comment makes sense to me. However, if the money isn't an object does it really mean anything? I have a good friend who paid over $90,000 for an over and under shotgun. Does that make him a fool? If you have any idea what his portfolio looks like you would understand that this was just discretionary income for him. For me a couple grand in clubs isn't going to make or break me. Does th
  6. I haven't really looked at the i phones. What will it do that my Q won't do? I already have an ipod so music isn't an issue for me. What's so wiz bang about these? Obviously I'm missing something.
  7. Speaking of swing changes... Is it routine for professional golfers at the top of the game to change their swings 2, 3 who knows how many times before it's over? That's something I haven't completely understood. What was so wrong with Tiger's swing either of the previous times he's overhauled it? Has his strength changed to the point that he can do more or less with what he had prior? Or, is he just a tinkerer and changes things from time to time? Is he even able to go back to one of his previous swings and make it work? Seriously, I don't understand the swing changes at his level. I'
  8. Sheesh!!! Even the great Golden Bear didn't win every tournament. I don't care who you are you will not win every tournament. Just something for the folks that think Tiger is supposed to win every time out..... What if Tiger doesn't win another major for the next 2 or 3 years? Does that really diminish his legacy in any way shape or form? That said, with Tiger playing so much the rest of the season and the way he figured out his game this week we just may be in for something very special. What's he playing? Something like 6 out of 7 over the next 2 months or so? This could be
  9. I bought a Nike SQ2 from GPP a while back. I had a very good experience with them. Plus I got one heck of a deal. I would buy from them again.
  10. I think you should putt with one before you buy it. For that matter, putt with as many styles as you can to see which one feels right to you. I went through a few putters before I settled in on the one in my bag. You should also look at a good face balanced putter like an Odyssey 2 ball or Marksman or other brand. Then again the Scotty may be the putter you were made for. I just think you should spend some time on the practice green with some before you jump into any putter. On the other hand, as long as it's in very good condition and you keep a headcover on it the Scotty should always
  11. 5' 9" and I feel most comfortable with a 34 1/2". It's amazing how a 35" feels awkward and uncomfortable.
  12. I haven't lost any distance and I am hitting a lot more fairways and greens since I switched to the FT-i. Plus I think it looks cooler than the other square heads.
  13. I tried the Srixon Trispeed today and I was really impressed with the way I could stop them on the greens. They seem to have a higher trajectory than the Pro V1, e6 or HX Hot. I got good distance but there wasn't much wind to mess with the higher ball flight. I'll give them another try Sunday or Monday.
  14. I usually wear the same clothes as I wear at my office. Nice Polo and pleated khakis. My trousers are very lightweight so they are not too warm in the summer. I'm not out to impress anyone and don't have a haughty attitude. I'm just more comfortable. If I'm coming home before i go to the driving range I will sometimes change into khaki shorts but I'm usually trying to beat the leagues to try to get out for a quick 9 after work so it's usually trousers and a polo.
  15. The full $110 restoration has gone up to a $145 restoration in the past week. When I last spoke with the CS they indicated it was running about 40 days for restoration then an additional 10 to 14 days if there are CS options. The price increase may slow down work on restorations briefly and speed up turnaround slightly. The putter I sent in was still new. It still had the plastic wrap over the grip. I just wanted to bling it up a bit. I have 2 other Cammeron putters to send in. One is pretty dinged up but the CS says it will be no problem and to send it in. The other is in pretty good
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