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curlydastooge

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About curlydastooge

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  • Birthday 11/30/1947

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    Monterey/Salinas, California

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    16.4
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    Righty
  1. Back to my "original" question. Whether or not it is an effective method of achieving more distance on relatively cold days, would the use of a thermos bottle without any warm water in it during a stipulated round be within the "Rules of Golf"? To be clear, the warm water would be dumped out before the round. I'm only thinking about trying to retain the heat that is already in the balls during the round. I have a thermos bottle (the gray one with the silver cap, probably can't say the name without getting in trouble for advertising) that retains heat very well for a long time. I can put 6 golf balls in the thermos and they will stay warm for the whole round. As I sometimes tend to be a bit wild with my drives, I occasionally lose a ball or two during a round. Just want to know if I can "legally" use the thermos to insulate the balls from the cold air, thereby keeping them warm. It seems to me that this would be the same as using an insulated bag or an insulated coffee mug to achieve the same purpose.
  2. Here's the scenario. Cold weather (40-50° F) in California. I'm thinking of ways to keep golf balls warm that will be within the Rules of Golf. I've tried a "Hot Biscuits" plug-in ball warmer. Not happy with the results. I understand that keeping a hand warmer in your pocket with the balls is against the rules. So I've come up with this idea. How about putting the balls in a thermos that is filled with warm water overnight and then keeping them in the thermos (without the water) during the round. It seems like that would not be "actively warming" the balls during the round. Don't know if it would be effective in adding distance or not, but it seems like it would keep the balls warm without violating any rules. Please comment and let me know what you think. Curlydastooge
  3. I'm taking the plunge to comment on this topic because I've been frustrated for several years by having my clubs get tangled while taking them out of the bag and returning them to the bag. Just to let you know, I usually walk and push my push cart which has the bag slanted, not vertical like on a riding cart. Even though I purchased a Callaway Org 15 bag, I was still having problems with the clubs getting stuck and the plastic tubes (which I had purchased to help with the sticking club problem) sliding out while I was trying to get a club out of the bag. So, I was trying to figure out a solution to the problem which didn't involve spending a lot of money on another new bag. After discussing the problem with my lovely bride (married 31 years) I decided to visit the local Ace Hardware store and see what kind of solutions might be available. Here are a couple that seemed to work for me. 1. Attach a large neoprene gasket to the tube and insert it into the bag. The gasket sticks to the tube and the bag and keeps it from sliding. 2. Use the kind of tape they use for sealing camper shells to pickups. Wrap a few wraps of the tape around the tube a few inches below the top and the tube will then stick in the bag and not slide out when removing the club. Hope this helps my fellow dweebs to cure a frustrating problem.
  4. I'm taking the plunge to comment on this topic because I've been frustrated for several years by having my clubs get tangled while taking them out of the bag and returning them to the bag. Just to let you know, I usually walk and push my push cart which has the bag slanted, not vertical like on a riding cart. Even though I purchased a Callaway Org 15 bag, I was still having problems with the clubs getting stuck and the plastic tubes (which I had purchased to help with the sticking club problem) sliding out. So, I was trying to figure out a solution to the problem which didn't involve spending a lot of money on another new bag. After discussing the problem with my lovely bride (married 31 years) I decided to visit the local Ace Hardware store and see what kind of solutions might be available. Here are a couple that seemed to work for me. 1. Attach a large neoprene gasket to the tube and insert it into the bag. The gasket sticks to the tube and the bag and keeps it from sliding. 2. Use the kind of tape they use for sealing camper shells to pickups. Wrap a few wraps of the tape around the tube a few inches below the top and the tube will then stick in the bag and not slide out when removing club. Hope this helps my fellow dweebs to cure a frustrating problem.
  5. I had a similar (slow play) experience a few weeks ago... I was behind a family reunion/golf tournament. There were approximately 10 foursomes in the group/tournament. None of them seemed to have any clue about what they were doing... They were extremely slow. They let their kids play with toys in the sand traps while they were putting on the greens, etc... I saw several groups of people behind them get so frustrated that they walked off the course (probably cussing.)... However, I was playing well at the time, so I kept playing ... Also, there was a Blues Festival going on at the Fairgrounds next to the golf course and the music was great... I ended up shooting the best round I had shot in about 40 years... Interesting day!... :-)
  6. I had one of "those" days yesterday... Great start... Parred the 1st hole... Then dumped 2 in the water on the second... Front nine continued to deteriorate until I got to the 9th, where after hitting my tee shot in the water, I proceeded to hit two great shots and then hole a 45-50 foot putt. Then played the back nine very well and parred the last 3 holes (first time I'd parred any of them!) Gotta love the game!... :-)
  7. When I was a youth... many years ago... I remember playing in Durango, CO with my cousins in the summertime... It would get up to about 100° in the afternoon. Then at about 2 p.m. a thunderstorm would come through, cover the course with hail and lower the temperature to about 70°... They had sheds with lightning rods around the course so you could wait out the thunderstorms right on the course... Great times... Light show and golf all together... :-)
  8. At Camelot Dunes it never rains 'til after sunset... By 8 a.m. the morning fog has flown... (etc.)... in Camelot... :-)
  9. Yesterday it started raining lightly while I was walking down the first fairway... Thought about saying "Forget it." and walking back to the car, but decided to continue. A few other folks stayed out on the course, but I saw a lot of people walking off the course... Rain got heavier (off and on), and by the time I was was finished with 18 I was pretty wet. However, for the entire back nine I had the course to myself... What a great round!... Played better than my normal and didn't have to worry about holding others up or waiting for folks in front of me... Also found 5 balls (1 ProV1) and didn't have to worry whose they were as there was nobody else around... Hope it rains again today....!
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