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shanksalot last won the day on January 29 2017

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  1. I play year round and our course has pretty good drainage. We get wet conditions where they don't allow carts on the fairways and the iron shots are pretty iffy. If you are playing at a distance that makes it no fun to play try going down to the next tee box. That could make the difference. When it gets pretty sloppy I go down one tee box and it makes the course close in distance to when we play in the summer. I only do this on the holes that in the summer are fairly long for me not the shorter ones. The wet doesn't bother me as much as 35-40* with 10+ mph wind weather. Yet if I don't play in those conditions I can't play very often. I just remember how it was when I lived in upstate New York and there was no way I could play in the winter months. So when the going gets tough just think of all those players who can't play at all.
  2. Geez, I have enough trouble staying on balance just walking the course. 😃
  3. I have read that if the balls have been in water for a long time they are not really good anymore. I guess there is no way to know how long they were in the water, but I would not take the chance on playing them except for just your fun rounds. With 2000 balls it seems you are a bit of a hoarder. Either keep them, donate them or just throw them away. If you decide to donate them I would suggest to look for a program that works with Veterans. I had about 5 boxes or golf clubs, drivers, FW woods and three sets of irons that I donated to the Vet program here in my area. They were very happy to receive them.
  4. I play year round and play the Callaway Super Soft in the cold months and switch to the Callaway Chrome Soft for more spin in the warmer weather in order to help hold the greens and more spin around the greens. I also like the Callaway Truvis yellow/black white/red balls. The Super Soft is softer with a lower compression feels good on cold days and seems to get a little more distance that the higher compression balls.
  5. I am not sure there is a solid number three. You could ask top five, top ten and you still would get 15 or so players over the years past. My answer would be either Hogan or Snead. But then again there are probably 3 or 4 others who could be mentioned.
  6. All I know is if it is shorter I am out. If it is straighter it does not matter since most of my shots are straight or slight fade or draw. At my age (77 in 2 months) I need distance more than straight so I haven't any interest in this ball. Plus it will take a large amount of reviews and by a wide range of age and handicap players to make any impact on who will or will not play it or even be interested.
  7. The guys on the Long Drive Tour use two piece balls not urethane so my guess is that a cheap two piece ball goes further. Especially because if you fade or slice your drives a high spin ball will lose more distance that a two piece ball. So right there you may pick up 10 or more yards.
  8. I had a set of TM irons that had a badge on the back of the club. The badge kept coming off and I took it to our local golf shop and they got the club replaced. However it kept happening and the following year at a demo day I talked to the TM representative and he had TM replace them with a set of next years irons free of charge. That really impressed me about TM. Glad you got the same response.
  9. There are so many good looking drivers today. They all seem to go about the same distance. The differences are in the spin and launch numbers. But that being said I have played PING for the last four years of so and really like it. I would be hard pressed to try anything else. I have never played a TM driver and also like to try a Cobra, yet I doubt I would do that this year. In truth I hate to play 5 bills for a driver that might help a little but won't give me my lost distance over the last twenty years.
  10. This is not really what I shot since it was a scramble my wife and I played. It was in the low 40's, windy and some rain. We decided it was so bad we would play a two person scramble. We had almost no people in front of us all day and played in 2 1/2 hours, shot 37/38 75. My wife is 74 and I am 76 so it felt like we accomplished a good round Friday.
  11. 100: first year. 90: third year 80: 20 years. I stopped playing for about 15 years due to starting my own business 70: 20 years. Shot 69 at age 66 ten years ago. It has been downhill ever since.
  12. The courses I play are not easy to lose balls. I did lose one the other day. Well I did not really lose it as we were playing through a foursome and I hit a hook and did not bother to go get it. The ball has been in play since the first of the year. It was pretty beat up so I just went out to where I usually hit my drive and dropped another ball and played on. Not posting yet so no problem with doing this. I hate to hold a group that has let us go through. I usually just take a ball out of play rather than lose any. Often I can go 10 or more rounds with one ball.
  13. We can generally play all year round, but the rain this past month has kept us from playing a whole lot. Today it started raining around 4AM and changes to snow around 10AM. It just stopped around 8PM and we are almost knee deep in wet snow. No golf tomorrow or at all this week and they are calling for snow on the weekend. We don't usually have all that much rain or snow, but I guess we can't brag about that this year.
  14. Grew up playing baseball, played some basketball and football and track as well. I played baseball and or fast pitch softball until I was in my late 40's. I did not play a lot of golf until I was 47 yrs old. I started when I was in my early 20's but only played on the weekends I was not playing ball. My first love was and still is baseball. I grew up in a Class A Yankee farm team town in New York.
  15. I played about 40 years with out either one. During that time I played to a single digit handicap (5-8) and there were no yardage markers. Some courses had a tree or shrub at 150 but hardly nothing else. I play with a GPS today and it helps if I am on a course I have not played before. Both my wife and I play three times a week, but it is at the same course most of the time. We can pull up to our balls and when I look at the yardage, my wife guesses the yardage before I tell her. She is usually within a couple yards. My only advice is play 10 rounds without one and then 10 with one and see the results. I think sometimes people get a yardage and think they can hit a ball that far, but it truth they usually only hit it that far on their best shots. If you guestimate the distance you may be more consistent in your game.
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