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Elmer last won the day on July 12 2018

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About Elmer

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    Non-Professional Hacker
  • Birthday April 16

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    Righty

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  1. Elmer

    Vitamins

    But beer makes me feel good, now your saying it is bad for me? Blasphemy !
  2. Elmer

    Vitamins

    I try to walk as often as possible. In fact I have transitioned to a standing desk at work. So even while reading a memo, I pace back and forth. I have tried to stay on the path of eating chicken, fish, fruits, and green veggies, but with young sporty kids on the go, it is not always easy. While I tried to cut out bread, I find it convenient at work for lunches. Some nice whole grain-wheat bread and a salad can be consumed at my desk. My downfall is BEER and bourbon. I like beer and whiskey. I tend to have a small night (oz or 2) a night to settle in for the night. I leave my beer consumption to the weekends. However I dont drink the light stuff, like coors or bud. I prefer an 11% barrel aged stout, which tends to be many, many wasted calories, but darn it is good. But I dont eat snack food or ice cream, so this is my dessert. Just read an article that said eating 2 eggs and some veggies provides all the b12 a body needs. So I will no longer be stealing those pills from SWMBO. I am sticking with my fish oil Omega 3s and green tea. (keep a Nalgene w/a tea bag, steeping in 32 oz of O2) the green tea adds a nice flavor and makes it easier to drink 120 OZ of water a day!
  3. As I have moved into the rehab phase of my torn bicep tendon, I am using this as an opportunity to reevaluate alot of things. While I am not able to do a full body work out, I have tried to maintain my walking and stretching and stick to a PT schedule (at home and at therapy). One aspect I reevaluating is the diet. Along with that is trying to limit the amount of NSAID i take. I decided to cut them out beginning in October and subsisted fish oil pills with Omega 3. I have found I am no more achy. I figure since I am taking Phish oil, what other pills of vitamins should I take? I had been taking b-12s, but they were mostly SWMBO's, so I have to buy my own bottle. Looking for any recommendations for vitamins (mulit or not), to just make me feel better as I rehab and get older. Will even accept holistic recommendations.
  4. CBD and a little schwig of Bourbon and there will be far less pain.
  5. I am still using a 2009 Burner. I am sure I should investigate a new one, but not in my budget. Looked into a slightly used driver, but stop when I remember 2 things: 1- I still hit my driver 250-260, which is about what I need 2- even a used diver at $200-$300, would be the cost of brewing supplies for 3-4 batches of beer!
  6. Elmer

    Torn Bicep

    Was lifting an appliance on to a pick up truck. didnt have good grip, tendon tightened and popped midway thru lift, couldnt drop appliance had to secure with good arm. according to dr, could get by without reattaching tendon. however you need the tendon for rolling wrists over (screw driving motion). both PA & DR upon hearing I golf said "you want surgery". torn tendons have a 4 week window for repair, after that the tendon becomes to rigid to fix. (Please excuse any errors as this was typed with only one hand.)
  7. Elmer

    Torn Bicep

    I already asked the medical staff if they could let the mri machine leak radiation and give me super powers. they were not amused. I had the operation and week 1 of 4 in the sling is in the books. my hope is that once healed i will have 2 positives:" 1- my inactivity will spark a drive to be more active once healed. cant wait to stretch and lift something 2- once ful healed i will swing smoothly and lightly to protect my repaired tendon. this will be a bit different than my usual "hit the cover off the ball swing" (Please excuse any errors as this was typed with only one hand.)
  8. Elmer

    Torn Bicep

    On 8/31 I ruptured my bicep tendon on my left arm. I am right handed and swing right handed . I had surgery on 9/5. I have six weeks to go in a sling followed by three months of rehab and I hope to begin swinging again in April.The kicker and all this is I had just dialed in my swing was finally hitting the ball well and my last round shot 10 over par over par.I felt I was in the heading in the right direction and then I had the accident.I’m looking for any type of feedback from anyone else who has ever had this occur, or has any advice.How did this affect your golf swing did you have to ease up your swing a little ? did you use any braces , wraps or a compression sleeve? Any advice would be appreciated.(Please excuse any errors as this was typed with only one hand.)
  9. As previously stated Scrambles are for fun and beer! I am typically the long ball in the group. So I usually bring an egg carton of random balls I don't mind losing. These balls are a random sample of the 500 feral balls I have contained in the garage. Could be anything from a Ladies ball to a Nike Black, Pro V's or Wilson. They vary in colour and bruises. I have all intention of "going for it" when applicable. Therefore I tend to lose a few of these in ponds, trees , across the road or shrubs! I can say from experience, Ladies balls do not seem to go any further than any other ball. And Pro V's are lost on me. I cant do, what ever they are known for being good at being able to do! (what a sentence) I do not think switching balls is against the rules of a scramble, unless it is agreed upon at the beginning of the round. You already get 1 club length, improve your lie, drop zones (in case no one has a decent drive). None of these are in the rules of golf. In fact the best Scramble i ever participated in, had a "rescue kit" for a additional $25. The "rescue kit" contained 3 various length of string, which you could be used as a gimmie put from that distance. you also got a "pitch, kick and pass", this would allow you 1 under hand toss, 1 throw and 1 kick of a ball, with no added stroke. Finally, there was a red card, which allowed one member of the group to hit from the red tees (most forward tee). None of this is within the rules of golf (but it should be), but darn it was fun. So switch your ball, have a beer and scramble.....
  10. Shot best round of my life. 10 over 82 (41 front, 40 back)
  11. I use only a select few clubs all round. Tends to be Driver-5W for driving. 6i on par 3s second shots are 8i or gap wedge rarely use a 5i, PW or 9i but keep them around just incase.
  12. Not using a virtual range. Big open field with a tracer and computer screen.
  13. I am weary of the distance and results I get at the range, since I am hitting crappy, beat up range balls that may be a season or 2 old (if not older). All my club results were at least 15 yards less than what I get at the course. I am due to go back to the range and hook up to the range tracer. Now that I created an account I can access a print out of all my club stats. On the course, I am using premium feral balls (mostly Bridgestone or Callaway). My home course, when not under water has a good deal of hard pan on many of the fairways. therefore we can usually tell when the drive distance had assistance and when it didnt.
  14. Got to use a TopTracer Range thing. No swing speed readings, but ball speed for my driver is 120. I have ditched the TM Reg shaft driver from the bag. Although it gives me 10-15 more yards, due to more height, it gets me in trouble waymore often. At my home course, Is there really a difference between 100 yrds to the pin and 115?
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