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Soup Fan

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  1. It used to be a big 9 hole but then they expanded it to a short 18. I'm telling you, though, it's not nearly as easy as it is short.
  2. It does feel good. Hopefully it will stop raining sometime soon and I can get a babysitter so I can play again this week.
  3. The executive cow pasture I play at has a great deal going on right now. $20 to ride 18. Not a long course at all, but the fairways are really really really tight (lots of trees and water) and there are a ton of elevation changes, so it is not a cakewalk for the high handicapper. On my 2nd trip out this year I broke 100 for the first time ever and I am quite pleased with myself. I attribute it to the new (used) Ping putter my Dad gave me. It is an Anser 4 (like this one ) that came with a mixed set of clubs he got at Salvation Army for $25. He only bought it for the near mint Titleist tour bag, so getting a nice Ping blade was like the icing on the cake, particularly when I only have to use it 34 times for 18 holes my first time using it. I know my scorecard looks all messed up. Top row is score, 2nd row is over/under par (I find it a lot easier to add up at the end by using +/- relative to par). The last rows are labeled. We teed off on the back 9 first, which explains the back to back 3 putts and 4 lost balls. I was terrible off the tee and need to get to the range. My short game was pretty solid, though.
  4. I have been a bourbon drinker ever since I started drinking liquor, but I recently have developed a real love for Scotch. I bought a bottle of Glenlivet and enjoyed it. Then I was out to dinner and asked the manager to recommend a Scotch to me and he brought me Highland Park...this stuff...it's just the nectar of the Gods. I went and bought a bottle of it at Binny's today. Well worth the $40 price tag. I picked up a nice like old fashioned glass on clearance for $0.75 and I am enjoying it neat right now. I am really loving this whisky (I keep adding an "e" to whisky..." and I was hoping some of you who know Scotch better than me can throw some other brands out there for me to try. Thanks!
  5. The thing that elevates No Country and makes it so great is the fact that you are asking questions on an internet messageboard about it. It makes you think. What was the last movie that made you think?
  6. My struggles have primarily been with high ball flight. My usual shape is a high fade with the driver, high severe fade-slice with the long irons and high and near straight with the mid and short irons. I will work on my hips more. I also need to work on getting better video. Unfortunately, I think I may have broken my foot in my softball game last night, so I don't know when I will be able to swing the clubs again.
  7. Haha wow. Thanks. That is awesome and makes sense.
  8. Who decides which ball gets used? Like with Kim and Lefty...a Nike guy and a Callaway guy...seems to me like most pros would be picky about using their own ball. Do they switch it up based on who is taking the tee shot?
  9. Here is a shabby quality video of me swinging the big stick at the range. I was way over the top in this and I think I have corrected it. I need to get some new vids, I know.
  10. Therein lies the problem, though. I have a pretty steep swing, I think, because I have a very high, quick trajectory. Maybe I am just ballooning, but I thought I was swinging steep already. Hrm..
  11. Sitting back and reflecting on this season, I came to the realization that I rarely take divots, even with my short irons and wedges. Usually when I do take a divot, it is the results of a bad swing...not a good one...you know...the old "divot goes farther than the ball" trick where you end up resodding about a square foot of fairway. What's the deal with divots? Can a golfer get by and play well without tearing up turf, or is a divot emblematic of proper contact? What do you think?
  12. I miss going to Binny's and just staring at their wall of beer for like 15 minutes.
  13. It would be cool to make this an annual or semi-annual thing at different clubs throughout the country for members who can't make trips across the country. I would love to get completely demoralized by fellow members.
  14. I tied a king size bed sheet between two trees. Results were hit or miss. Ahem. Is this thing on?
  15. The only thing John Madden could acutely analyze is the most efficient method for dismantling and devouring a 23 lb turducken.
  16. Allagash white ale is like drinking directly from God's pimp cup, and Jack Johnson is like audio ambien.
  17. That was the first and last Blue Moon I ever drank. Tastes like hot dog water. Here is me as a bananaphone a few years ago. Here is me prior to a haircut. Here is my altar ego. Here is Brian Urlacher about to devour Michael Vick. Here is one of the characters I sexually assaulted at Disney World. Another one before the big haircut. And finally, me broing down with some bros.
  18. When the planets are aligned and the fairways are dry, I usually top off at 265. I probably average 240-245 off the tee normally. Not looking for more distance really. I like spin and the box says lower trajectory, which I could definitely use. I will reply once I get a chance to test them out. First I have to get all these damn animals out of this damn ark...
  19. Found a box of Precept U-Tri tour balls at Target for $17 so I figured I would give em a try. To my knowledge, I have never played with a 3 piece...what should I expect? Is this a bad move for a high handicapper like myself?
  20. The only good football broadcasters I know are Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer. They do Bears radio. I have yet to hear a national TV broadcaster who is worth listening to.
  21. I just repped you for the great pics but added my real name instead of my messageboard handle. I need to go to bed. Great pics.
  22. Here in the Chicagoland area we just got hammered by a nasty front that dumped a ton of water on us in 3 days, and the residual Ike stuff is still headed our way from what I hear. I know Texas got pounded by Ike and the front we got came up from the Kansas and Missouri area...so for those of us lucky enough to have not been completely displaced by the recent bouts of nasty weather...how did the courses in your area fare? I drove by my home course today and I am not quite sure if hole 9 has a fairway anymore, and I am assuming the 8th hole is looking like the 17th at Sawgrass by now. Not sure when things will be dry enough to play again. Going to have to try and make it to the range just to swing the sticks before I forget how.
  23. Soup Fan

    Lance Armstrong

    Anyone who saw the opening line of George Carlin's last special knows how I feel about Lance Armstrong.
  24. Cubs chances of making the playoffs are 99.76128%.
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