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Divot Master

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About Divot Master

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    Sultan of Swing
  • Birthday 07/01/1955

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    Erie PA

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    8.7
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    Righty

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  1. Divot Master

    Poll: Who is #3?

    If we are including sympathy votes, then Payne Stewart gets my #3 all time vote.
  2. Divot Master

    Highest Price You've Paid For Green Fees

    Heartily agree on Mid Ocean, paid $150 about 20 years ago and $200 ten years ago, and would love to play there again. Spectacular holes (Cape), quirky holes, and gorgeous views everywhere. My highest was the Old Course, $240 including caddy 13 years ago. Seems like with the golf course glut, rarely have to pay over $150 now for a great course.
  3. Divot Master

    U.S. Open Playoff Going from 18 holes to 2

    Why don't they just go to a three hole aggregate putt-off from different corners of the 18th green. Quick, simple, conclusive, and all the networks have long since figured out that we only want to watch putting on the telecast.
  4. Divot Master

    Re-Write the Anchored Putter Rule

    A player suspected of making an illegal stroke with their putter shall be required to apply whipped cream to the body side of their fist, wrist, and forearm, prior to their next putt. If any whipped cream gets on their shirt, a 2 stroke penalty will be applied.
  5. Divot Master

    Who Wins First: Rory or Tiger?

    This poll would have been much more entertaining if you had included Phil as one of the choices. But since you didn't, I voted for Rory, since kicking a slump should be much easier than fighting off Father Time.
  6. Divot Master

    Yardages Throughout the Bag

    My driver carry is 215-220, so I interpolated between the white and purple. My fairway woods, hybrids, and wedges are all right about as predicted, but my 4-9 irons are all about 5 yards longer than predicted.
  7. Divot Master

    Do You Play the Correct Tees?

    My driver carry averages 215-220 and the tees I play at my home course (Whispering Woods in Erie, PA) are 6,034. Interpolating the chart, I am just about perfect. I play with quite a few guys who need to swallow their pride and move up to the senior tees, so I voted 31-50%
  8. Divot Master

    Divot Master

  9. I met up with Iacas a couple months ago for a fitting. Figured my Vokeys had 300+ rounds on them, they were looking pretty beat and not getting as much spin as they used to. I had also been re-reading this thread and a few others, and suspected I didn't have enough bounce (50-8, 54-11, and 58-8) for my swing style and local turf conditions. Went with the DVR grind and KBS 110 R shafts, but stayed with the 50,54,58 degree lofts. Got about six rounds in with them before the courses closed for the year, and am quite happy. Sand play is a breeze with them, and my chips (not my strongest suit) are more consistent, too. My only surprise was (as others have noted) about 5 yards shorter on full shots than the Vokeys. However, working now at the indoor range, I am experimenting with moving the ball position back about an inch, and it seems like I am hitting the wedges more solidly. It may also just be me getting more used to a bit different clubhead weight and shaft flex. Always nice to have something to work on.
  10. Divot Master

    Favorite alchoholic beverages

    Ditto on the Smithwicks. When I was driving around Ireland on vacation, I chose my dinner pub each day based on whether they had a Smithwicks light in the window. Never a bad meal.
  11. Looks like they are out of stock again already online.
  12. Divot Master

    Anyone noticing more stores that are credit card only?

    I agree with that and apparently wasn't clear. In a routine retail transaction, the goods and payment are exchanged simultaneously and no debt is created. In a restaurant situation however, once the food is prepared and served to me, my obligation to pay is a form of debt, and if I do not wish to pay by check or credit card, the establishment must accept my cash as a payment against my debt. OTOH, all the restaurant needs to do is post signage about not accepting cash, and then they have every right to refuse my cash order.
  13. Divot Master

    Anyone noticing more stores that are credit card only?

    Look at our currency, it says "this note is legal tender for all debts, public and private." So if I go to a restaurant, order and consume food, and am then presented with the bill, by law they must accept cash as a payment option. The way airlines and such get away with it is by requiring a credit card before they accept my order.
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