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  1. Thanks RWC. You're right. Finding good golf partners is tough to begin with and only gets worse as you get older!
  2. I'm trying to find some Long Island transplant seniors to play on weekdays in the Mid Cities Area. Born in NYC and lived in Huntington my entire life. I thought maybe "Birds of a Feather." (?? LOL) I did a Vietnam tour so that will tell you my age bracket. I live in Euless and play mainly at Bear Creek because of the senior weekday rate. Have played at Grapevine and Texas Star a few times (Very nice courses) but they tend to be a bit steep for me. I know that money is not the first thing in life, but it's way ahead of whatever is in second place! 😎 Still fit and trim and still have some fuel in the tank. Played a lot of golf in my time. If there is no interest, I'll just stick with "Walk-Ons." Different world down here. 🤔
  3. I went to my Grand-daughters League Volleyball matches this morning at Fieldhouse USA in Grapevine. I got there at 7:15 AM and the weather was very pleasant. She had two matches, one at 8:00 and one at 10:00. When I went out to my car at 11:10, it felt like I was in Siberia and the wind was very strong! I can imagine it must have been very unpleasant on the Golf Course. I'm not playing until it gets over 70 degrees. No more Eskimo Golf for me. Been there done that!
  4. Dave: Good post! Back in LI, NY, as recent as a year ago, in the wintertime, if one of the guys called and asked me if I wanted to play because we were going to get a 45 degree day with no wind, I would play in a heartbeat. NOW.....Living in Texas, I won't play unless it's above 70 Degrees! (LOL) I found out that there is no such thing as your blood thinning when you move to a warmer climate. It has to do with a reduced tolerance to cold weather and the loss of insulating fat in the body. Also, let's NOT forget....Golf, regardless of your ability....is a DAMN TOUGH game!! Hopping up and down trying to stay warm, wearing gloves and heavy clothing, with your knees knocking and your teeth chattering, does not lend itself to "Pulling off a 4 Iron on your approach to a tricky pin location."
  5. Oh Boy! That's a shame. I remember that week: I went to the annual Christmas parade in Grapevine, TX on Dec 7th at 7:00 PM. (2 hour parade) My Grandaughter's 5th grade class had a float in the parade and my son was in the Father's Group that worked on the float. Because my son told me it never gets real cold in Texas, I wore a Leather Bomber Jacket because that was the heaviest coat that I had. I damned near died from "Hypothermia."
  6. 1BB: Thanks. My permanent address was in Long Island, NY for 75 years. However my father was in international business and owned homes in NY, Germany Philippines. I lived in Germany, the Philippines, Hong Kong (Saigon-Ugh- US Army, 5th SFG) in addition to NY and traveled through every state in the USA in over 45 years of working. In the above photo; Long Island, with over 13 million people, wouldn't even send out the plows for that. They would perhaps "Salt" a few back roads with that small amount. It would be gone on the L.I.E in 3 minutes during rush hour. I'm going to place the blame on my son (LOL) for not knowing how cold it gets down here. He was recruited right after graduating from Colgate and has lived in Colleyville for 30 years. He took great delight in sending us photos of everyone wearing shorts on Christmas and his birthday which is in February, and whenever I would talk to him on the phone on a Saturday in the winter, he would always end the conversation with letting me know he had to cut the lawn. I mainly visited Texas in the spring, summer, and fall. (I PLAY GOLF) The few times that I came down for Christmas, it was indeed warm!
  7. Well, I guess that explains it. I have been an extremely active person for my whole life and NOBODY looks at me and believes I'm 76! (LOL) I'd be willing to bet that you are trim and fit.
  8. I have not experienced an ice storm yet, and what you have written is absolutely correct. What most people from the north want to escape is SNOW & ICE! I'm sure there must be a valid reason, but may I ask why one would choose to "Go Hiking" in a canyon carrying a gallon jug of water in 110 degree+ temperatures? I understand that people do the running of the bulls in Spain, climb Mt Everest, and sky dive, but.....Those types of activities would not appeal to me either.
  9. Thanks Par Fore, I appreciate the post. You're a hard worker. I respect that. I'm a good player but at my age, I need it warmer. I'll wait.
  10. I think you misunderstood my initial post. It was always my intention to relocate to Texas. The whole idea was to be closer to family. Texas is where my oldest son and 2 of my Grand-children live. It is also halfway between where my other two sons and 2 more Grand-children live. I never considered moving anywhere else. The only point I was trying to make was that I had thought it was warmer in this part of Texas in the winter months than it is, and that I could play golf year round. Perhaps there are those who find the winter weather here warm enough to play golf, but I don't. That said, the weather in DFW, Mid-Cities, Texas overall is better for me than the weather in Long Island, NY. I hate Snow, Ice, excessive humidity in summer, and the absence of a spring season. I'll be fine.
  11. Thanks for a fair reply Mr. D. I'm a serious player and I averaged over 60 rounds a year for the last 10 years. It's time for me to kick back a bit anyway. It's like other things that we do less frequently as we get older but enjoy even more!
  12. Well the current temperature in Euless is 39 degrees. I am 76 years old and that is not golf weather to me.
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  14. As a retired senior living alone in Long Island, NY, I finally acceded to my oldest son's desire and relocated to Texas. My son has a home in Colleyville and I moved to my own small apartment in Euless. Having fulfilled all tasks that a responsible parent is charged with for properly raising and educating 3 wonderful sons, I retired and devote my time to playing golf, reading novels, a little cooking, and an afternoon nap. ZZZZzzzzzz. With golf being a lifelong passion, and still playing to a 12 index, (Senior T) I was looking forward to year-round golf in Texas. Sadly, I learned that all the talk of the pleasant weather in Texas during the winter months turned out to be a total misrepresentation. This place is just as cold and uncomfortable in the winter as Long Island is, for all the same reasons, with the exception of snow and ice. I did manage to get 12 rounds in from Sep - Dec, 2017 but after my last round on Dec 22nd on a 75 degree sunny day, it all came to a screaming halt! So if you're looking for a place to play golf year round, Texas is not the place. To be fair, there are other substantial benefits for a senior in Texas, but year-round golf is not one of them. Ya gotta accept the good with the bad.
  15. Ron

    Tee It Forward

    Yes, it is confusing. On Long Island, NY the State courses use a yellow stake on the right-hand side of the fairway to show 200 yards driven from the Tee. And then a Blue stake to show 200 yards to COG. When you think about it, the girls are the smart ones. They could care less about colors, yardage, names, numbers, etc. They just Tee off where you tell them to Tee off, hit the ball straight down the middle of the fairway about 3 feet off the ground so as not to hurt any birds, plop it in the can, and go sit on the bench in the shade and work on their knitting while the guys are walking around through the woods looking for a Titleist with their initials on it.

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