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About Stewie007

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  1. Why are you guys still feeding him material? Not worth the time or effort.
  2. Yeah, I can see that now that you "mention" it.... But the context is kind of meshed together in a way that its hard to tell when the sarcasm ends and the criticism of the "sarcastically represented figure" begins.....
  3. This coming from a guy who obviously thinks his smells like cherries... Oh, and for a 1 handicapper, you are awfully bad at hitting greens on Par 3s................. Suggests that you really are the shit.... except, you're the one that stinks.
  4. At some point, when I finally get my consistency up with my driver I am going to go to a facility with one of those machines and take a bunch of swings... hehe.
  5. In fact, I have to revise my prior statement... Distances on the course are better than on the range... Hadn't been to the range for a little bit and I forgot how beat up and sun baked the balls are... and they're also practice balls... Anyways, to the point of the quoting you... hehe... I've always had strong Popeye forearms, but lately my right forearm is having a bit of a tennis elbow like problem. It doesn't seem to affect the swing, and stretching makes it better. Do you do a significant stretch routine before playing? I had my best day on the range in ages today after doin
  6. hehehe that's funny.... Although I doubt it, as the odds of someone putting it into the hole on demand are extremely small from even 130 yards, that insurance policy probably wasn't all that expensive. I know.... I'm being a buzz kill
  7. With respect to your last parenthetical.... I never get much of a feeling of confidence or any real data on distances on a range. Its bloody pointless to me for anything other than whether or not I've got the shanks and how to fix it. The course is the only place where I can learn distances with any reliability. So that rings quite true. I'm collecting data thus far, and sooner or later I'll have some statistical averages, but it takes time on the course. I think my range distances would probably be a bit better than those on the course, so it does me little good even if I know.
  8. A lot of noise can be distracting. It is why Women's tennis is so impossible to watch anymore. All the grunting and shrieking they do to throw off their competitors is getting worse and its annoying.
  9. Arguing politics is like walking into a door expecting that at that very moment all of your atoms will perfectly align their electrons with the door so that you may pass straight on through. It is about that useless. And, by the way, the probability of walking through a door or wall is NOT zero....... Just really really really close.
  10. One of my Great Uncles said, "You don't need expensive golf clubs to play well." Why? Because top of the line golf clubs in the hands of the normal golfer is no different than 8 year old golf clubs. Or, taken more properly, expensive golf clubs won't make you a better golfer than less expensive clubs..... It applies to all clubs. Get two golfers together who are equal in skill. One buys a 300 dollar driver, the other got a 3 generations old Driver for 100 bucks. Both of them drive the ball with generally equal average drives. But one of them wasted 200 dollars. Would you pay 30
  11. I never put much weight in the results of those "machines." They seem to be geared to tell you that you're hitting it a lot farther than you really are. I remember hitting an obvious duff at GolfGalaxy yet the machine said I hit it 250. I know what would have REALLY happened. I also remember the guy who tried out a driver before me nailing it over 300 yards each time with the sales person saying "It would go 10 yards further in reality, outside." Seems to me the store's machines embellish a bit to make you want to buy a club.... hehehe Make you feel like it goes soooo much farther th
  12. A lot of variability here. A lot of courses are offering deals to get people to come out, and I think we'll be seeing higher rates as things improve when golfers are out in more force and the courses are forced to capacity. Prices will increase to accommodate. It really depends on the amount of people that go to the course. A really popular, and quite good municipal course around here charges $45 at the minimum and $65 on peak weekends. Winter rates come down, but not by a lot. A lot of courses are offering deals to get people out, since golf courses still aren't seeing the numbers that t
  13. You missed the point Sean.... You are assuming that I said anyone can swing really fast as if that is to say they're good.... I was saying that they can swing like a mad man in any direction they want, but it doesn't equate to good results. It wasn't a serious proposition to say they're swinging like a pro. You took it too literally.... But then, that's what happens when you single out a SINGLE line.
  14. There are two things that happen here. When people say how far they can hit it, they like to add the farthest ever. Others are simply embellishing their distances, perhaps unknowingly; perhaps knowingly. Anyone can swing a golf club extremely fast, but it doesn't mean that you're going to hit it well.... I've taken joke swings that probably were pretty speedy.... then I line up to the ball and try to hit it and watch it go in all sorts of directions..... If I hit a ball so fast and it looks like it is orbiting my position, I cannot claim that the circumference of the orbit is the distance
  15. I thought that driving into less trouble would improve my game... Strangely, I finally acquire a new 460cc driver instead of the older smaller types and then my irons suffer. I was hitting them fine 5 weeks ago, but now... week after week I can't hit one to save my life... Short game is as always. I scored a 109. I hit 7/13 fairways, but a miserable 2 GIRs. Mostly 2 putts. Most of my good shots were off of the tee, with mediocre shots otherwise. Not completely terrible, but it could have been better. I bested my best drive from last week, so clearly driving is no longer something I n
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