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Archie Bunker

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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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!!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. new tour logo?

    I remember when the LPGA decided to upgrade their logo. Plenty of people immediately assumed "Michelle Wie"......
  13. R.I.P. Arnold Palmer

    The perfect combination of Hero and Human Being. A true golfing legend.
  14. The vintage movement

    I think the appeal and curiosity to play vintage clubs is to see if you are good enough to shoot a decent round with the technology that Palmer, Nicklaus, Snead and Hogan used. You might need to step up to the forward tees, since courses nowadays are typically longer for the newer technology. The persimmons are beautiful works of art in their own right, and hitting one perfectly requires a more precise swing and concentration than you might use with today's forgiving technology. A nice set of persimmons in top condition will impress anyone under 40 at the range or on the course. Even though I use modern clubs on a day-to-day playing basis, I do have several drivers and persimmon sets that I air out on occasion. It's a whole different kind of swing and rewarding feel.
  15. Nike: Out of the golf equipment business

    Nike and other manufacturers thought that golf was going to explode with young players, and spent tons of money on players and promotions. For the young, golf is too slow, too expensive; they'd rather play faster sports and spend their money on electronic technology. Golf isn't going to go away, but will remain popular as these young folks get older. They will then have the time and money to enjoy the game. Plus, you can always play golf as you get older, as opposed to faster, more physical sports. Maybe they won't buy as many clubs if they take up the game later in life, but the market will still be there. Golf equipment sales will never be as big as Nike, TM and others hoped for. Golf technology doesn't advance every 3 months. The public can only be fooled for so long.

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