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  1. When I’m playing a non-handicapped round, I don’t follow a lot of rules. I’ll toss em around if I don’t like a lie or line, pick up once on green and/or within like 6ft, and hit several mulligans. Honestly when not keeping a handicap, play in any way that makes you happy, so long as it doesn’t effect pace of play.
  2. My friend’s dad and step mom are covid deniers, and started to develop some symptoms a couple weeks ago. The step mom is having a tough time going through chemo so one of their daughters is having to take care of them. The daughter then started to get sick, got tested, and got a positive result for coronavirus. Needless to say my friend is really pissed off. They had canceled thanksgiving over whether covid was real and election results. The dad and step mom still refuse to believe they have something other than a cold and won’t go get tested. I couldn’t imagine being my friend in this situation.
  3. Well covid killed the US Open qualifiers. Not sure when I’ll next have a chance to do it again, with a new job. Handicap has hovered at +2ish for the most part, so didn’t quite get that one. Of the pro ams that did occur I placed top 5 in half of them, which again didn’t meet the goal, but the performance is better than previous years.
  4. For me, it’s that you start at the tee and end at the hole, play the ball as it lies, and play with integrity. Playing the course as you find may have different meanings for people. Like whether it means playing the correct fairway for a hole or taking advantage by taking a different hole’s fairway on a dogleg or something. The part of this rule most people ignore is player conduct by taking care of the course. Replace divots or fill with sand-seed and fixing ball marks.
  5. phillyk

    Golf Hoarder

    I want to see pics of those who hoard putters. @Double Mocha Man If I have old stuff, it’s because its for my kid when he’s older. Otherwise I give stuff away or sell it. I have enough for maybe 3 sets of clubs.
  6. 4iron or my 2iron. I don’t typically have my 3iron in the bag. I don’t know, I guess I don’t look at the par for this as much as out to what distance/club do I feel reasonably comfortable hitting to the green from.
  7. I played 41 times (20 9 hole rounds); played a lot more than that, but solo or messing around. Lake Padden Loomis Trail North Bellingham Chambers Bay Wine Valley GC Fairwood G&CC Meridian Valley GC Avalon Golf Links Sudden Valley G&CC Whidbey GC Eaglemont GC Homestead Farms Most of the rounds were at Eaglemont, Loomis Trail, and Lake Padden.
  8. It’s hard to say for WA. You have a pretty big difference in weather patterns from east to west sides of the mountains and course maintenance procedures. In middle of winter some courses could be plug city and others still perfect. Our season is March 1st to November 15th. If there is to be an off season, that is as good as anything.
  9. I saw a LB300 on ebay for $400. As always, it depends on the condition.
  10. I'm definitely going to do this with my kid when he's older. I don't need the balls, it just would be fun.
  11. You really get a lot more rotation in your driver swings than iron. Chest gets back to target more, with driver, then hands stay more with chest and drives across body in better timing. Basically, make your driver swing, your iron swing too, in terms of overall hip and chest rotation.
  12. Come out to Lake Padden and I’ll let you know which way is more likely.
  13. I look to be pretty comfortable in 3rd. I’ve had two weeks where I didn’t get 4 guys into the weekend.
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  16. Maybe yipper’s should go side saddle or use a wedge instead. Just change it all up. 😁 I’ve always enjoyed using the TPM aid. Pushes you towards a fluid motion. I also wonder if making more putting games on the practice greens would help.
  17. I used to use my 60 close to 90%. Now, I use my 56 and 52 a lot more right next to the green, because I have a lot more confidence controlling spin and bump n runs. Then I’ll start using my 60 for longer carry shots around the green.
  18. A local course has a outside event every year where there is a music truck (basically has large speakers pointing off in many directions) parked near the clubhouse, which is pretty close to the middle of the course. You can hear the music all the way out to the edge of the property. I wouldn’t enjoy being close to that.
  19. I’ve carried, pushed, and rode all many times. Push carting, I always felt my arms got too tired from swinging and pushing the bag, but I may use it for flat courses. If I’m not carting, I’m most likely carrying. When I carried, exclusively, 5 years ago, I definitely got into a little better shape and could endure long days. Although the only extra weight I have is from snacks and beer. 😁
  20. It’s more about prioritizing tasks. If tee boxes need to be sanded or something, that will take away from maybe mowing one day. Doing something with the tees won’t add onto their current work load. I will step back a bit from what I said before. To some extent more work will need to be done with more play, but I don’t think it’s as much as some are thinking. Also, grass type does make a big difference on wear and tear/strain and ability to grow back. The best I can say then, is that more play didn’t increase maintenance that much at my course. The hope is that because of getting more play, that more revenue is generated thus helping to push purchases for updating the course and equipment. But those would be capital improvements not a standard maintenance budget.
  21. They come in and say super senior, instead of regular senior, and I usually shoot back that, in that case, we charge double. Once you hit 80, we charge more.
  22. I’m playing with my super right now. Budget went up 15k from last year. Rounds are up around 5000 from last year. So wasn’t the same like I was told but its still low compared to rounds played. Even he said that the budget is unlikely to change much for increasing rounds played. Some tee boxes may need more work but it doesn’t really change the total. But considering the ownership, we do get told no to many things Ok, yes, it would be great if an increase in rounds meant maintenance sees a good portion of extra funding but it doesn’t happen in many cases.
  23. I get the base cost versus incremental cost. But, realistically, a maintenance budget is staying roughly the same no matter the increase in play (depends on ownership). This year for example, my course is getting the most play it has for several years. What we are budgeting for maintenance is still the same as those previous years. Revenues go up, costs stayed the same. In effect, the cost to a player for maintenance goes down the more golfers we get.
  24. Groupon demands 50% off from courses to join. That's hard to do for many courses. Even group rates, courses have their limits to discounting. I've never really liked the idea of one person needing $x green fees for wear and tear or labor. We are not maintaining for each individual. We maintain as the course/cart requires (or more depending on course type/owner). There is no free, as far as a person not making any damage, but there also isn't a set cost to repair it. You wouldn't send a guy out to replace divots for 1 person golfing, but you would for 100. Would 101 golfing change that cost? A very small amount. But once again, it's the big picture of overall maintenance, not the day to day routine things. When targeting junior golfers, the industry sees that junior ending at age 18. There isn't much on differentiating young adults and college students. Based on data, the untapped populations of golfers are juniors and women. Honestly, for young adults, I see places like TopGolf being popular. It's a fun and very social way of being introduced to the game. Need more of them to pop up.
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