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  • Birthday 01/24/1946

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  1. I graduated from college in 1967, then went into the Air Force, and wound up as a Missile Launch Officer at Ellsworth AFB in Rapid City, SD. I'd never had a car though high school and college (I hitchhiked everywhere back then), so I needed one. I bought a new 1968 Pontiac LeMans 2-door Navy Blue. I knew nothing about cars then, and still know nothing now, but that car lasted a long time. This was just over 50 years ago and the strange thing is that I still remember the name of that car salesman...Dick Cordes. Weird, huh?
  2. Not a flattering pic, to be sure. I just don't get why he'd put himself behind the wheel in that condition. Why no driver? If he was at a party, what sort of friends let him leave by himself?
  3. I agree. I'll be really surprised if Woods plays at all on the Champions Tour.
  4. 2016 was a disaster for Wie. She missed more cuts than she made. And she started this season with another missed cut in the Bahamas. I'm not sure this putting change is going to make much of a difference. But when your game is in the toilet, I guess you need to try something new.
  5. Tiger doesn't strike me as someone who'd have any desire at all to play on the Champions Tour once he turns 50 and beyond. I hope I'm wrong, because his being out there would surely generate lots of interest, especially if he's winning or at least contending. That's still a long off, though.
  6. Not yet, anyway. He still has a long career ahead of him, though. I could easily see McIlroy get to at least 7 or 8 majors before he's done.
  7. After taking 17 months away from competition, he comes back and announces to one and all that he feels great and is ready to go. He then schedules 4 events in 5 weeks, one of which is halfway around the world, and...well, we've all seen what's happened since then. Wouldn't you think that Woods had to feel pretty damn good to set his schedule up that way? What happened? He and Steinberg continue to insist that the spasms have nothing to do with the original back issues, but these latest WD's suggest otherwise. The Valspar event would be the next tournament where he could play, and that's just 4 weeks before the Masters. That doesn't give him much time to prepare for the first major of the year, does it?
  8. I thought that, too. How in hell do you miss a private jet? I also thought he had his own plane...maybe he doesn't.
  9. If he's hurt his back again, I doubt he'll be doing much laughing on the flight home.
  10. That would explain a lot. Her career appears to be in a tailspin lately. 2016 was a disaster, as she missed 12 cuts out of 25 events, and her best finish all year was a T10. 2017 didn't start off too well, either, as she missed the cut this weekend in the Bahamas.
  11. Thanks! After turning 71 on Tuesday, I was fortunate enough to shoot my age (actually shot 68) on Thursday. I guess there really is still hope.
  12. You might be right, but the last time I played the back tees (about 6 months ago), I shot 80. My situation may well be an anomaly, but I'm almost certain that I'd average at least 4 shots higher from back there. Of course, when all is said and done, there are no worries as long as we're playing golf.
  13. I think I can safely guarantee that my index isn't going to go down if I start playing the back tees at my club. I usually play the white tees, which are barely 6000 yards, with a rating of 69.7 and 124 slope. The blues are 6,775 yards with a 73.5 rating and 129 slope. I'll be 71 in 2 weeks, and I can think of at least 3 par 4's that I can't even reach in regulation from those tees. I do get your (and iacas') point, though. Many with lower indexes can score as well on longer and more challenging layouts because, well, they're good players. I may be an exception because I've lost a lot of distance, but I think my original argument is still valid, particularly where higher handicap players are concerned. While it's true that you (or iacas), might score lower on the longer set of tees, the guy with an index between 15 and 20 (or higher) likely isn't going to fare nearly as well.
  14. OK...but you didn't really answer my question. If I play from the tips for the next 20 rounds, is my index going to go down? Don't think so...
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