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Elmer last won the day on July 12 2018

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  1. G*d hates a coward!!!!! Of course you take the bet!
  2. I think you can compare numbers. But I also think those numbers need historical context. Equipment, course, competition, schedule, Medical science, etc.... I think this is a debate that will never be settled, similar to debates in almost any other sport that has a deep history.
  3. Was at my local club shop. My daughter and myself were trying out putters. I tried every scotty Cameron available. The price range was from $450 to $550. I tried some pings and odysseys. None of them compare to my Cleveland Classic #1, purchased for $69 a few years back. https://www.todaysgolfer.co.uk/equipment/golf-clubs/putters/cleveland/classic/cleveland-classic-putter/ I agree with all the others, get fitted, if need to. But find the putter that is right for you. Regardless of the name.
  4. If only Kucher was aware of this when he chose a local caddie while playing a tournament in Mexico!
  5. Per the above posted article: "What the caddie would receive for a win was not discussed." "While most people agree with Ortiz that he didn't merit the normal 10 percent, keep in mind the caddie's intake was less than half of ONE percent" Kucher won 1.3 million and is worth nearly 46 million or more. His actions and comments show how out of touch with working folks he is. Kucher is another example of why golf is seen as a elitist. Once the story is on Pardon The Interruption and Social media, it gets amplified. If social media does anything, it magnifies bad actions and shames people for lacking empathy. It is a far better PR look if he comes out and says he made a mistake and pay him a decent sum. if not he will be fielding question about what he pays his caddie for some time.
  6. Anyway you fall on this issue, Kuchar is not looking good with the following statement: “For a guy who makes $200 a day, a $5,000 week is a really big week,” he said. Extremely Rich Golfer Matt Kuchar Defends Stiffing His Caddie Back in November, pro golfer Matt Kuchar won the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico, which earned him $1.3 million. It’s customary for golfers on tour to give their caddies a 10-percent cut of their tournament winnings, which...
  7. I have it on really good authority from Kuchar's brother's Aunt's nephews step-son, that Kuch paid the caddie a beat up quater and a some pocket lint. But the initial agreement was for far less, so the caddie made out pretty, pretty well! Bottom line- unless you were part of the initial negotiation, everything else is speculation!
  8. I dont think the 11 extra balls break my back. either a full Water bottle or rain coat & towel probably add more weight. I dont carry an umbrella, so rain coat is a must. "Hey, coolness is an attitude. You’ve got to look purposeful and confident when walking those 20 steps getting to your tee shot. 😁" I am usually pretty good off the tee, usually leaving 120 to 100 into the green (on my home muni course). My issue is when I skull my second shot 10-20 over the green, or simple power the ball over the green. It takes a certain type of "coolness" to grab your putter and wedge and walk past the green!
  9. I looked into "rucking", the added weight helps to burn calories, and work the core (though posture). At least according to the article I read. It was a heck of a way to start the day. I have also started taking the stairs at work, up and down to the 4th floor. This has turned my legs to jello by the end of the day, but that is a good thing. Couple reasons: 1- I feel less cluttered when I don't have to bother with a cart. When I show up to my league I have a short time to change in the parking lot and get down to the tee. 2- Golfing cart less, seems to simply my game and day. As noted above, Changing and grabbing a bag seems very simple. Being able to place a bag anywhere opposed to locking on flat ground, ensuring it does not roll away. Having to take it apart in a rain storm. Not to mention a cart provides more places to carry more stuff, and as Carlin used to say about "more stuff...." 3-Neither of my bags fit well on my cart. I have a Ogio stand bag and a Nike Cart bag, both twist and flop under the restraints. I end up having to place both bags on their side to use them on the cart. Therefore 1/2 my bag pockets become inaccessible (water, score card, tees, sun screen, etc....) I carry 12, play with 1, leaving me 11. I figure I need enough in case I have a really bad day or want to pull a tin cup, I will not run out. I also gave up looking cool a long time ago. Really, how cool can I look shooting bogie golf on a muni course!
  10. Kettle bell is usually a combo of swings, 8's, curls and waist circles. I will add some squats. Thanks for the advice.
  11. I usually have a bottle of craft beer or bottle of homebrew a day. Usually while cooking dinner. On the weekend I might have a second. When playing golf I will have 2 or 3 (one or two on course, one at bar), but none at home.
  12. Every year I tell my self I am going to walk and carry every single round I play. Every year by the 3rd week, I retreat back to my push cart. I find that by mid round ( only 9 holes) knees, legs, shoulders begin to get sore. the last 3 holes I am finding myself gassed which causes bad shots. It should be noted that my home course is very hilly and a challenging walk. Of course this has been the first off season in many moons where I have not been dealing with an off season injury. So my routine has been a daily mix of the following: Walking, planks, push ups, stretching, kettle bells. However, ever time I walk in the garage I am taunted by my bag. I have an old Ogio Grom. The bag itself is heavier than most carry bags. However when full it weighs 33-40 lbs. this is with 12 clubs, 10 balls, a small bag of tees, golf towel and water bottle. I am unable to take out anything else out of my bag, unless I learn to putt with my driver. Since I am not in a position to buy a new bag (and really, would a super light carry bag make that much of a difference?), I am looking to condition myself to carry my bag. I know the gym has these over sized weights, that look like a 50lb pillow. I have seen a few of the iron man types use them on the track. My other thought is putting my kettle bell in my back pack and walking the treadmill or when walking the dog. Anyone ever use rucking to prep for carry a golf bag? Anyone have any thoughts or experience on rucking or walking with weights? Benefits of Rucking: Cardio for He Who Hates Cardio | Art of Manliness Rucking is simple. So simple, it’s stupid. Get a backpack. Put some weight in said backpack. Put on the backpack. Start walking. That’s it. thanks for any assistance
  13. I can walk 9 for $19 to $22. But that is on the weekday and you have to tee off between 1-3 or after 5 due to leagues.
  14. Locally, we have 1 country club which is selling off 9 of its 27 holes for the purposes of building condos. This same club is also going to demolish and downsize the club house. The reason is their membership is down and the business of hosting weddings has diminished. This was one of the oldest clubs in the area, founded in 1904. Another course in the same town has been trying to sell to developers for a few years. I know plenty of young people who are playing, but nowhere near what it was many years ago. Just too many other options out there for spending $45 to $65 on a Saturday!
  15. 9 is not enough. 18 is too much and takes too long. 4 hours (on a good day) is a lot of time to be away from family, job, etc.... I always think about Myrtle beach. In the 15 years of going I have watched many courses turn to condos. I guess they make more money that way. Golf, as is, is a dying sport, unless they get more economic, less time consuming and expand to the new generation, which has no patience.
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