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Elmer last won the day on July 29 2012

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About Elmer

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  1. Anybody use a Chipper?

    I use my 60 degree club for 80 yard full shots, short chips that have to stop quick and the dreaded flop shot! otherwise I use my 56 wedge. I will plead ignorance about the chipper. Do you use it for 50 yard chips? and bump and runs? I am a 15-16 hcp because I can not putt. I am a guarantee 2 putt and a few 3's I care not to discuss. A buddy in my group last week pointed out that in the 10 years he has played with me I still leave the ball short. I can not read greens, nor the speed. I am in the fairway, and on the green in regulation but 2-3 putt. But since most my practice is in my back yard with my sand wedge, hitting short chips, is equipment change even reasonable?
  2. In this day and age anything is fair game for social media! As long as they are not violating a league rule or their platforms terms of service.
  3. Anybody use a Chipper?

    As I 15+ hcp (15.7 at last revision), I have no use for a chipper. However I use my 60 numerous times a round. Use what works! I know a guy who carries a 9 wood. Another who carries both a right and left handed putter!
  4. League Players vs Regular Players - Etiquette

    Actually, why don't you join the league? You would get 9 holes at a reduced price and priority on the tee.
  5. League Players vs Regular Players - Etiquette

    I know my course requires the league to pay in full by April 1st. That means just my league alone is handing over $16,000 just for greens fees. Assuming 1/2 the guys rent a cart, another $6000 during the season. And alot of the league members show up to play an early 9, which is another green fee & cart. Not to mention what we spend on drinks from the cart girl during the round and food and drink after each round. Plus the greens/cart fees during a charity round we host with other leagues, add in more pizza & beer All this is just for 1 league and 1 night. We know that there is a league or 2 or 3 on the course every week night. Therefore, should league members allow you to play through and then have to wait on you if you play slow? If you loose a ball? If you get to the fairway and realize you have a lost ball and have to trek back to the TEE. Leagues make the courses a lot of money a lot more than 1 guy who paid $18 for 9 holes, even if you buy a beer on the course and after. Leagues pay out good money to have the tee blocked for a specific time, so maybe they do own the course for those few hours.
  6. League Players vs Regular Players - Etiquette

    I play in a league of 60 members, we have the front/back tee each week blocked from 3-5 pm. The only way a non-leaguer gets out before 5 is if all the league member are already on the course. Summer tends to have lighter traffic so not many of us are teeing off at 5, however there is a 3 group women's league that follows us. On the opposite side of the course there is at least 2-3 leagues. This goes on for 18 weeks and we spend a lot of money at the 19th hole and with the cart girl. We have been doing this for nearly 50 years, Therefore the course is going to allow us to play a little slower if we need to. From my experience league members are not only playing for points in the league, but there can be side bets going as well. I will say that pace of play is a major talking point in my league. While I am not a slow player I have a golfer in my flight that is insanely slow. Each and every week he is taking his time with each shot, reading the breaks on the green like it was the 18th of the Masters. Since I have to play with him nearly every week, we are typically a hole behind. The president of the league will remind us (the slow guy does not go to the 19th) about slow play. But realistically what is the course going to do, kick us off? What are you going to do, play through and make us wait on you? If you want to play golf on a weekday, tee off before 2:30 or after 5:30. But once again the course is making way more money off league members in 1 day as it gets from one group of golfers stuck behind slow league players
  7. Scrambles are like the wild west, there are few rules & no one follows them! That being said the rule on OB during a scramble is what ever the chairperson/organizer declares before teeing off. Most scrambles I have played the rules were one of either: A) hit anywhere from the line of entry (into OB) B) go to the designated drop zone C) go back to the Tee box in all 3 cases a stroke is added for the lost ball. As far as the second example; while I agree that once the ball is holed out, the hole is over, even I have tapped in a gimme putt while the other golfers are still going for birdie. I see this happen alot for pace of play. There is no reason to wait for everyone to miss a birdie put so we can set up the ball, retrieve the mark and try and sink our 6" par putt. I think if the ball were at a distance greater than the length of a putter I would feel differently. However scrambles are supposed to be fun and for charity.
  8. Conspiracy theories you believe in?

    I agree The Dyatlov Pass Incident, is weird and is a real life X file!
  9. I think a little of both. I think celebrities and athletes can be good golfers, but may not be good competitive golfers. However he is on a sponsorship exemption, and this is the Web tour, at very least it will boost interest in a minor league golfing event.
  10. Conspiracy theories you believe in?

    I have been saying this for a while. Alex Jones cant possibly believe all the tin foil hat stuff he actually rants about. Leave it to John Oliver to expose Jones as a snake oil salesman. Hows that for conspiracy?
  11. Conspiracy theories you believe in?

    It does, just not for you!
  12. Conspiracy theories you believe in?

    fluoride is just a tool for mind control. It is paired with chem trials for use by the Illuminati!
  13. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Shot a 40 (5 over par 35) on the front of my league course. I had 5 bogies and 3 drives over 270. Putting was a pain since the newly hired greenskeeper, a DPW City employee over fertilized 1/2 the greens. This means on 1/2 the greens there are burnt out, browned out stips you have to putt throught. Basically putting is akin to a game of plinko! We had 4 guys play 9 holes in hour and 45. Of course I lost my match because I had to give my opponent 2 strokes and he shot a 38!
  14. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Take this for what it is. Showed up to a charity scramble on Sat, I am usually the filler, I sub in when inevitably someone does not show. They tournament committee pairs me with one of their old timer-retirees, a 73 year old who spent 50 years as a plasterer. He was not great off the tee, had very little short game, which left me to drive, chip and eat up yards, But this guy could put. We ended up -8, and in 5th place. I should mention we were the only team of 2, competitong againt all teams of 4. And it was some of the most fun I have had on the course in a long, long, time.
  15. The Films and Movies Thread

    Makes sense. After 35 years I am still an avid comic book reader. Therefore this was not out of place. Wonder Women is part of the big 3 in DC universe. She is always there along side BatMan & Superman. A simple google image search returns pictures of all the DC heros and WW is usually just to the side of Superman who is front and center. What I find out of place in current day comic movies is characters like Mary Jane Watson/Gwen Stacy being involved in the super shenanigans. Where their comic incarnations were heroines, but usually damsel in distress. I know that no longer works in this day and age, so re-writes are necessary. OFF my geek soap box. Watched "Loving" the other day. Excellent small, indie film. The acting was beyond exceptional!