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bkuehn1952 last won the day on March 9

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About bkuehn1952

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  • Birthday 09/21/1952

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  1. You should be proud of that accomplishment. At 66, the closest I have come is "8" above my age. Well done!
  2. 83 (10.7 diff. if we were in season). No birdies and a couple doubles made this outing a bit of a downer. The turf is very wet and muddy, greens fuzzy, and the temperatures on the chilly side so it may be a while for a respectable score. Still, it beats watching or reading about golf.
  3. I prefer courses that actively work to pair up singles, make threesomes, etc... If a course ignores singles or refuses to pair up groups, they tend to fall down the list for me. In the case of @ZANDER1994, as others have said, he should have been told the course was scheduled to be very busy and he might not get out if he just showed up as a single. I have no problem with courses not taking reservations for singles as long as they will place a single with a twosome or threesome as available or allow an online reservation to "join" a group. Finally, I have no patience with groups who say "we prefer to play as a twosome (or threesome)." If that is your preference, then pay for the greens fees of four players, come with a group of four, or join a club that allows members to do that.
  4. If in @RustUK's opinion part of the ball was in the hole, then it is a hole-in-one in my book. Photos are not 3 dimensional and often are misleading. He was there and it is his and his playing companion's call. The fact that he bought drinks just further confirms my opinion. 😉 Congratulations.
  5. Thanks for the tip on GroupGolfer and Leslie. For some reason, no matter what I do, they do not send me emails. And I forget to check a couple times a week to see the latest offerings.
  6. Barring a change in the weather picture, I plan to start the "real season" on March 21, 2019. I played a few times in January and once in February but I self-define the golf season as the time I begin playing and don't have to put the clubs away for a month because of snow.
  7. They had a deal for Washtenaw Golf Club which I used often in 2018. Something like $48 for two with cart when the normal rack rate for senior citizens was over $40. I went to the site recently and they are "sold out" of the Washtenaw Golf Club deals for 2019. Someone found the site!!!! I blame you, @dennyjones 😉
  8. I started playing golf in 1961 at age 9. I never really quit golf but there were stretches where I played very little. It wasn't until my mid to late 20's where I actually began playing with a goal to score lower and play better on a regular basis. 100: I do not remember 90: I do not remember 80: At age 38 in 1990 I "broke 80" twice on "normal" length courses of par 71 or 72. 70: Has not happened yet. The closest I have come was a -1 round of 70.
  9. Just received an email from a local Muni, Green Oaks. They are open with carts available (although I suspect it could be cart path only). Our corner of the Mitten is still very muddy and damp. High temperatures are in the 40's and 50's. Small snow piles remain where it was piled high or is sheltered from direct sun. I am excited. Thursday will be the day! I do not know where but I will be on a course, walking 18.
  10. I received the Cup a couple days ago and was very excited. I figured the best way to spend a day with the Newport Cup was on the course! I immediately decided the University of Michigan's course would be a great place to play. The course is located right across the street from The Big House. There was no warming up on the practice green Ultimately, the clubhouse staff told me to go home, take the Cup with me, and come back in May. Undeterred, I made the cross town trip to my "Home Course", Leslie Park Golf Course. Things looked promising. But then the reason for the empty parking lot became clear. No golf at Leslie for a few more weeks. Still, I was optimistic. Fox Hills remains open year round. Surely I could play a quick nine there with the Cup. Foiled again!! So I settled down in the nearest snowbank and enjoyed a cold one. Truthfully, it was a great day and The Newport Cup was a nice companion. Yes, we got a few odd looks during our adventures. I imagine everyone probably wanted to know how I acquired such a cool looking companion but were too embarrassed to ask. Everyone should try to make one of the 2019 Newport Cup teams because having this little pewter trophy in your hands is worth the effort.
  11. Late In 1960 a business colleague of my father talked about how my father should join a small country club in Appleton, WI (9 hole, Riverview Country Club). My father had no intention of joining but he was too polite to just say, "No". A week later he was told that he had an appointment with the membership committee and an application arrived in the mail. He was too embarrassed to back out and with my mother's urging, signed up our family. March, 1961, my mother enrolled herself, me and my sister in a beginner golf class at the YMCA. We hit whiffle balls off rubber mats in the gym once a week for a month or so. A kids set of H & B clubs was purchased and away we went!
  12. Wait a minute ... where are the corn fields? 😉
  13. At least one member of the press feels ranting about the Rules is not a good look for the Tour players. Column: Complaining about rules not doing golf any favors The memo PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan sent to players on the new Rules of Golf can be interpreted different ways based as much on the timing as the message.
  14. Attributed to Walter Hagen. All the quotes seem in character but I did not check on the source. No one remembers who came in second. I would rather be of clear mind and decision with the wrong club than with an unclear mind and the right club. I never wanted to be a millionaire. I just wanted to live like one. He (his opponent) may have gone to bed three hours ago but he knows who he is playing. You can rest assured that he hasn't slept a wink. Why waste good shots in practice when you might need them in a match? Miss a putt for $2000? Not likely!
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