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  1. Geez. The strained feelings that still crop up from time to time in my Association's little events are bad enough. Top prize in anything we do equates to maybe $150 worth of pro shop credit. Still, every year people point fingers (sometimes correctly), get in shouting matches, in some cases quit entirely and in one case engage in a fist fight. You put together some big handicap tournament with lots of money at stake, better have security at the ready. You can count me out.
  2. We all certainly have our favorites. When they are in contention it makes the broadcast a must watch. However, it would be positively silly for a tournament broadcast to give a lot of coverage to somebody scuffling to make a few bucks just because they are a big name. Yesterday's favorites live on in our memories. Just as today's best deserve to in the future.
  3. I've always used an odd assortment of use clubs. Most I've bought second hand. I was given a bag of clubs by someone whose boyfriend left them behind. A couple of clubs were actually purchased new. So, the composition of the bag has changed a few times over the years. Most of the actual selection differences relate to the big clubs off the floor. The bag that was given to me had a couple of older Wilson hybrids. I wasted a month or so trying to hit those before I went back to hitting the 5W primarily in similar situations. Just could never keep from pushing those hybrids for some reason. For brief periods of time, I've also tried to hit a 3W. The rare occasions I've really flushed one are memories that die hard, but eventually the 3W comes back out of the bag after I decide I'm much better off sticking with 5W.
  4. What you've got to do is cut the hamstring on the back of his leg right at the bottom. He'll never play golf again, because his weight displacement goes back, all his weight is on his right foot, and he'll push everything off to the right. He'll never come through on anything. He'll quit the game.
  5. Huh? Did you somehow not notice how warm it was this weekend? Damn near 50 degrees and sunny! I played Saturday and would have played Sunday if it were not this particular time of the year. Actually really should have taken the Sunday off.
  6. Be nice. People can dream big and that was what @dagolfer18 was surely doing. When you are young you should have big dreams. The realities of work and age come fast enough as it is.
  7. Probably most of you know a lot more about the courses than I do, but ... Aren't Olympia Fields, Muirfield Village, Colonial, Sawgrass and Kapalua well thought of. Maybe I just think so because I hear so much about them.
  8. I wish. We used to go down there almost every year for a week. That stopped happening a few years ago for a couple of reasons. OBX isn't the golf mecca some places down that way are, but there are some decent courses to choose from. Nags Head is beautiful. Currituck Club is also pretty good. My favorites, as a high-capper, are Carolina Club and The Pointe. The only real goal track down there that I've been to is Holly Ridge. Kilmarlic is one I've wanted to play but never did because the prices were just too high.
  9. I know a lot of people that do all those sort of things on the course, but most of them don't keep a handicap or play in direct competition with people who do. Some of my buddies will talk about their scores and I let them. They know deep down that they'd be adding five penalty strokes per round if they played by the rules, but they don't care. Out of my association guys, who are required to play by the rules of golf, I don't seem much of that. ... Our bigger issue is sandbagging and guys "forgetting" to post their lower scores.
  10. You don't post solo rounds. You also don't take mulligans and gimmes or roll the ball. That's the rules Nothing stops you and your buddies from playing within the rules during a casual round. If you choose to follow an alternative set of rules, you are no longer playing the same game and obviously shouldn't post it.
  11. I dunno. Seems like anytime I find a nice, shiny ProV1 that sumabitch is going Red October immediately.
  12. You and Koepka both. Those poor-bastard pros would be green with envy if they saw the magnificence that I get to play on regularly
  13. The big problem with this question is to conceive of what things would be like without a PGA Tour or its equivalent. Is it not reasonable to think that demand created the PGA Tour rather than the PGA Tour creating demand? To not have the PGA Tour or something much like it, would be to say that there was no demand for its creation. If there were no demand, isn't it reasonable to think that golf as a whole would be a much more marginal sport?
  14. Weather guessers have us dead on 50 degrees Sunday and 47 Saturday. But Saturday is going to be sunny. I get one day this week.
  15. Well. I'd not live to see another round of golf if I paid that much anywhere, but I hear you. Better options for that kind of money for sure.
  16. Amazing life to a topic I didn't think would last two pages let alone 21. Let's try to keep things to the relative merits of Trump golf courses and maybe it'll see a 22nd page. I already responded to this many moons ago, but the key factor remains the same, cost. It would seem that for a mere $450 I could play Doral tomorrow morning.
  17. Not sure there is a real good pattern to judge by. I walk most of the time, so this is sort of anecdotal at best. Some of the best rounds I've ever played are the few times I've got a cart and nobody in front of me. I'm just zipping through the joint. Normally, I'm completely alone when this happens. Maybe it just gives me the ability to not overthink too much and focus on hitting the next shot. However, if the going is slow, some of the worst rounds I've every played have been in a cart. While waiting, I'll drape my legs over the dashboard. It will be too hard to resist getting beer from the cart girls. Bad holes tend to linger the longer you don't move. At least walking, I'm still moving a bit and the beer will wait until the end of the round.
  18. Obviously not biker bars. ... Not that there's anything wrong with that.
  19. For your sake, I hope not. We want more backside coverage, not less.
  20. This will be my first time also. ... Up until now, everything has been second-hand or off the shelf. If I'm paying the big bucks, I want my guy to go through the spectrum of possibilities. And yeah, 7 yards would not be worth $700 to me.
  21. From my limited understanding of these sort of things, wouldn't the fitter try a number of different combinations of shafts and heads to find the ideal combination. Wouldn't you normally expect a fitter to try something other than the Cobra? My old 1W has hit its last ball one way or the other. Making this process something in my near future.
  22. This has more of a rainy, muddy slop-fest feel to it than straight Ohio winter. But, you never know. Stuff will probably change 5 times before its April. For me, it's more of a torture on those weekends when it's 60-plus and sunny and I'm chained to the desk. Watching all those normal people having fun.
  23. Same. I'll go weeks without using that club. The exceptions are either being jammed up against the lip of bunker or severely short-sided on the wrong side of one.
  24. Na. That's just too darn serious to really be fun. I suggest ...
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