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About bkuehn1952

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  • Birthday 09/21/1952

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    Ann Arbor, Michigan

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  1. bkuehn1952

    The TST Member tournament play thread....

    Played in my 27th City of Ann Arbor Men's Championship the past 3 days. Field of 107. I "lost" by 45 shots. Tied for 50th at 252 (84,85,83). Surprisingly to me, it was not so much the length of the course but my balky short game that sort of inflated my scores. Played with @criley4way the last day. He hits a long ball and was disappointed in his results. I was okay with the way I played for the most part other than my 4-putt from 20 feet on #8. Grrrrrr!
  2. I saw that a player on the Tour accused his competitor of cheating via Twitter or some other social media. The crux of the matter appears to have been whether the player's ball cleared the hazard and rolled back in or if it failed to clear the water hazard. The subsequent drop was an issue. Obviously, player B thought it cleared and rolled back, allowing a drop on the near side. Player A felt the drop should be on the far side. The PGA Tour Rules official ultimately went with Player B's view. Not happy, Player A decided to go public with his ire. I think if a Rules official hears both sides and goes with one side, the "loser" needs to accept it and move on unless they KNOW the other player is aware of the situation and lied. At some point you have to accept that your view may be faulty rather than smear the other guy with the label of cheater. Any other thoughts?
  3. bkuehn1952

    You're Down to 4 Clubs in Your Bag...What Are They???

    First, a tip of the cap to @N8theGr8_1988 for a nice discussion query. I would take Driver, 7 iron, pitching wedge and putter. If I hit my 3 wood more consistently, that might replace the driver. The course and tee chosen might change things a bit but let's go with this. Who is going to do it and report?
  4. bkuehn1952

    Would You Play A Tough Course?

    I generally play from a set of tees that allow me to play a course with a variety of clubs. If someone is paying the green fees and insists on playing the tips, I will go along for the ride as long as I can reach the fairway off the tee.
  5. Thanks, @MacDutch for resurrecting this thread. I am always slightly envious of the people who seem to be able to set aside family, work and life to devote themselves to golf improvement. Very few, if any, of these "plans" ever seem to stay on the rails. 10 scores posted to GHIN in May, 2017. 1 score posted in June 2017. 1 score posted in October, 2017. Zip since then. Admittedly, he may still be playing and just not posting to GHIN. He last signed into TST in September, 2017. My guess is we may not get an update.
  6. bkuehn1952

    PGA Level 3 Done… Membership Next

    Congratulations on sticking with it for almost 8 years. Most vocations have some sort of long certification process. Many people don't have the patience and grit to see it through to the end. You are right to be proud about successfully completing the long journey. Did your rates just go up? 😄
  7. I have played a lot of golf over the last 50+ years. I am competent from the sand (about a 25% sand save percentage over the past 10 years). Despite all the rounds and sand shots, I have only holed out from the sand twice in my life. And both came during the same year (about 10 years ago). I have more hole-in-ones than hole outs from the sand.
  8. bkuehn1952

    2018 TST Michigan Outing - Interested?

    I am good with changing from July 28th to Sunday July 29th. So @dennyjones and @criley4way are on board. @David L Yskes could be good for both days (7/19 and maybe 7/29). @tlazzol, can you take the lead with setting up 7/8/2018? I am out of town and can't play. Leslie is a good choice. @Braivo was interested in AA on 7/8. When we have a rough estimate for July 19th and July 29th, we can get together and set-up the tee times. I think Whispering Pines may be $20 for 18 with a cart during the week. Not sure about Huntmore but the cost is likely close to that. Neither course is walkable. Not familiar with Royal Scot. MSU-East is a decent course and can be walked..
  9. bkuehn1952

    Phil Mickelson Rule

    I voted "No" but I believe it would have been most appropriate for the US Open Committee to have disqualified Phil. He flagrantly broke the Rules to gain an advantage. The penalty has to be more severe than 2 strokes.
  10. bkuehn1952

    The TST Member tournament play thread....

    Played in our club's 6th net tournament of 2018. 100 players age 50-94 in 4 flights. An influx of younger and better players pushed me down to the "B" flight. My game was shaky but I managed to scrape and grind to a 78 gross, 69 net. I knew I was not going to win but though I might edge into the money (top 5 and ties, each flight). The winner of our B Flight shot a 71 gross, 57 net. He is a former good player that has had some hard times so while the USGA sets the odds for that score at 27,000 to 1, I know he is not sandbagging. The good thing is that since I lost by 12 shots, I don't have to kick myself for 3-putting #8. 😉
  11. That's a hard one to beat, especially when I consider how often I lose ball markers. I guess it was one of the guys I joined up with at a local muni. He was tall and dressed like a "Tour Pro" as opposed to the rest of us muni schlubs. He spoke in a loud voice and was very profane. His bag was a staff bag with his name on it. As he walked to the tips, everyone watched with anticipation, this was going to be impressive. Duck hooked it into the trees. Probably shot 90 with generous self-granted gimmee's and several do- overs; "That guy dropped the flag as I was in my back swing!!" Fortunately I was walking so I could avoid all the whining and excuses. Probably the tip off was his staff bag was ... Top Flite. 😉
  12. bkuehn1952

    2018 TST Michigan Outing - Interested?

    Well, I let the month of June slip away. I have picked two tentative dates: July 19 (Thursday) - Lansing/Okemos area July 28 (Saturday) - Brighton Area I have not picked out courses or a time. We will play decent courses but not a top of the line track. Time will likely be around 9-10am to allow some travel time. Give me a "Yes", "Maybe" or "No" on each date. If no one can make either date, then it is back to the drawing board. I am out of town July 8 but I encourage all of you to try to put something together for that date. If July doesn't work, we can always push this to August.
  13. bkuehn1952

    2018 TST Michigan Outing - Interested?

    Well, I let the month of June slip away. I have picked two tentative dates: July 19 (Thursday) - Lansing/Okemos area July 28 (Saturday) - Brighton Area I have not picked out courses or a time. We will play decent courses but not a top of the line track. Time will likely be around 9-10am to allow some travel time. Give me a "Yes", "Maybe" or "No" on each date. If no one can make either date, then it is back to the drawing board.
  14. bkuehn1952

    Ball moves in backswing, penalty?

    We all agree that if the player does not ground the club or touch anything during the backswing, the presumptive conclusion, barring other factors, is that the ball moved as a result of something other than influence by the player?
  15. I voted yes. If the ball has a logo, I place that toward the impact side. No logo? The blank side toward the impact. I have deviated from this now and again so I am not wedded to this process but the two or three seconds of spinning the ball in my hand prior to placing it in the tee has pretty much become routine.
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