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Archie Bunker

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  1. Highest Price You've Paid For Green Fees

    I can remember the shock when greens fees hit $1 per hole in my youth. Since then, I've played Pebble as the highest price (although my company picked up the tab). Around $120 for the Phoenix area in Winter. Today I hate paying the $50 per round here in Florida's Winter. Looking forward to the lifetime membership deal I got back in 2000 that has $0 greens fees at a great northern country club. Too bad I can't bring that deal back to Florida.
  2. Fan Ejected by Justin Thomas - Right, Wrong or Indifferent

    Sorry to see it, but JT is now a target for hecklers. Rather than going on a crusade, I would suggest that he has a set of foam earplugs ready in his pocket when things get on his nerves. In seconds, he can perform in his own quiet little world, without any effect on his swing. What you can't hear won't bother you.
  3. Cold weather golf?

    Will play down to about 40F these days, hopefully without wind. Years ago, we tried to play at least one time each month of the year, as long as there wasn't snow. Frozen ground guaranteed long tee shots with plenty of roll. Flagsticks frozen in the cup; couldn't pull them out. Just bring a bottle of liquid warmth and have fun while you can.
  4. It looked like every time CBS did a shot of Kisner waiting around, he was in the process of dropping one big, slow loogie. What is it with these guys that have to spit all the time?I know that Tiger did on occasion, and Sergio made a mess out of one hole a few years ago. Do they have some sort of disease or is this just a disgusting habit they can't get rid of?
  5. 2017 Travelers Championship

    Great to be there in person and watch the drama unfold. I'm not a big fan of either Speith or Berger, but, but this is what I especially dislike about Berger. A year or two ago, he was injured prior to one of those limited-field tournaments and knew he wasn't going to play. Instead of withdrawing and giving an alternate a chance, he went to the first tee, hit one ball, and promptly WD. Collected $20,000 for himself. Seems a bit selfish and shallow to me. Doesn't ever look like a happy guy either. I don't think he will ever become a fan favorite.
  6. Petition to CBS to show more golf

    I just set my DVR to record and start watching an hour or two later than "live". Lets me jump through those commercials and filler stuff that I don't care to watch. Simple solution, if you don't mind time-shifting a bit. With all the commercials, it's funny how you can sometimes catch up to the "live" broadcast.
  7. Why do you walk when playing golf?

    I walk for the exercise it provides. I hate going to the gym for exercise, since I find it pointless and boring. In spite of the fact that I don't pay for carts on my home course, I rarely take one (unless it looks like rain or is unbearably hot). I will continue to walk until I am too old to do so. The cart guys at my club just don't understand why I prefer to walk, knowing that carts are free for me. Sad to see so many young people who refuse to play unless they ride around in a cart.
  8. Solar Golf carts?

    Down here in The Villages, FL there are tens of thousands of golf carts in use every day, yet you never see anyone with a solar panel. They were advertised for sale years ago, but are apparently not worth it for the price. Electricity here is not that expensive, compared to the add-on price of a charging panel. We no longer see them advertised. However, I do have solar panels installed on my house in Connecticut, and they are great.
  9. Interesting. I wonder when sand rakes were first introduced to golf. I'm not sure if Jones, Hagen, Nelson or Hogan saw them during most of their careers. I watched an old b&w golf telecast on the Golf Channel some time ago, where Gary Player just smoothed the sand out with his wedge after hitting a bunker shot at Firestone CC. That was all the "grooming" anyone expected back then. When were bunker rakes introduced? And now for the "big" controversy: should the be left IN or OUT of the bunker?
  10. Where do you draw the line? WINTER IS COMING

    I'll play on those occasional winter days when the temps go above 40, no snow and no wind. I've played when the flags were frozen in the cups and couldn't be removed. A pint of scotch helps a lot. Worst conditions are in the late Fall on a windy day - leaves blowing all over the fairway, even when the course tries to blow them off. Hit it and hope you find it.
  11. Driver vs Driver, Golf Channel and Wilson

    Painful to watch this Wilson informercial. Tried to make it a "Shark Tank" format, but just seems scripted and silly. They should have told these entrants that the clubs had to be conforming - after all, why would Wilson be interested in them in the first place? All these ideas are basically a re-hash of things that have been tried before. What they need is a presentation by Jack Hamm, creator of The Hammer driver. Zolex - Now that's innovation! Pow!!
  12. Is 4.25" the Perfect Hole Size?

    Even more interesting would be to make the hole square instead of round. What do you think may happen? I would guess that a "lip out" would be just about impossible. But if you miss the center of the hole and go over the corner, there would be less of a chance that it would fall in.
  13. Tiger Withdraws

    Don't know much about what Tiger does other than play golf. We've seen him go skiing when he was with Lindsay Vonn, and that he likes to watch cartoons. Maybe he will spend lots of time with his kids. He owns a restaurant in Jupiter (The Woods) but likely does not go there all that often. Golf course designer would probably be the thing he would focus on when he calls it quits.
  14. Tiger Withdraws

    "Vulnerable" is an interesting term. Ben Hogan quit playing competitive golf when he felt he could no longer compete. He refused to become a "ceremonial golfer". Maybe Tiger is thinking along these lines. I think there is a good chance you'll never see him on the Champions Tour.
  15. new tour logo?

    I remember when the LPGA decided to upgrade their logo. Plenty of people immediately assumed "Michelle Wie"......

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