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NJpatbee

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About NJpatbee

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  • Birthday 11/12/1951

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    Ocean County, NJ

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    16.3
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    Righty

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  1. I drink very good scotch and have tried it neat but unless I am nursing a cold or the flu I much prefer ice. I suppose it is the way I started drinking it in my 30's and it is what I enjoy. I know, I cringe when my grandkids put ketchup on hot dogs but they like it.
  2. Excellent golfer and competitor but he always seemed a bit quiet in front of the camera. Let's see how he does.
  3. NJpatbee

    36 In A Day

    About 20 years ago when I was a youngster of 47 I would travel to the Dallas area for business once/month. I would fly to Dallas on Saturday and be on the local public course at 7AM Saturday after a light breakfast. I would finish 18 by 10:15, put my name on the list and have time for heartier breakfast and be on my second 18 by 11AM. I would finish the second 18 by 2:30, put my name on the list, and grab a sandwich. I would usually be playing my third 18 by about 3:15 and with more people on the course would finish by 7:30 and head to the local sports bar after 54 holes. Now, I could do this when there was enough light by riding a cart, and playing Sunday morning and early afternoon when most locals were busy with their church duties. Today it would be out of the question.
  4. I am a child of the 60's, went to Woodstock, and attended college in Boston from 1969 to 1973. I have seen many example of frequent pot users losing ambition and failing in their jobs or dropping out of school by refusing to attend classes. Just like alcohol, marijuana has a lot of negative effects especially in young people and habitual users. I also do not want to see people put in jail for smoking pot or drinking, but we cannot be blind to the negative consequences of abusers. That being said, I enjoy a good single malt scotch at least 4 or 5 times per week but cannot remember the last time I over drank I do have a friend that is a very good golfer that smokes a small amount of pot before every round and claims it helps his concentration and ability to perform. So is it a PED? For some it may be. I personally cannot stand the effects of THC and the last thing I need on a golf course is a scotch on the rocks to help my game.
  5. Other than handicapped charity tournaments I have never played in a tournament. A lot of gambling in the past which is why I have always kept my handicap. I recently joined a semi-private club with a full slate of tournaments for members but my game just hasn't been where I had hoped. My goal is to play next year in the Senior Championship (gross score) and finish in the top 10.
  6. I will not play in the rain or if it is below 50F. Wind is the biggest factor when I play but I just go with it. I have yet to figure out why on my home course the wind can be in my face on 14 of 18 holes!
  7. Playing the ball too far forward on the course because I like the way it looks. On the practice range I play the ball back farther in my stance and rarely miss a shot. Lack of discipline on my part and a bad habit that I should be able to break.
  8. Getting ready to turn 68 if I crush a drive it may carry and roll 225 so of course I would tee off any time the group in front is 260+ out - I cannot reach them even with a good forward bounce on the cart path.
  9. I would take the eagle twice per year for the rest of my life.
  10. It has rarely happened but I have moved the ball off a rock so as to not damage my club or wrists. I used to live in hilly, rocky NW Jersey but it is not longer an issue near the Jersey Shore. If I am playing in a $$ match or for handicap I take an unplayable lie penalty.
  11. I have 17 posted rounds this season which is the most I have had in 10 years and I believe that my handicap is fairly accurate. If the weather cooperates I hope to have at least 20 and have my handicap current.
  12. I use a 2h thru 6h and at age 67 I believe that the hybrids have kept me in the game. 25 years ago I could hit a good 2 iron but once I turned 60 I found that I could no longer generate enough club head speed for long and mid irons (a chronic bad back did not help). The hybrids are a tremendous help for me and I find them easy to hit.
  13. I have taken a number of lessons in the past but with the body of a 67 year old with a bad back and bum hip I have learned to swing in a manner that stops me from breaking something. I do believe a good teacher can help you greatly if you have the agility and basic skills required.
  14. At my level “pure” is relative and I chose 1-3. I typically hit at least one drive exactly where I wanted to with a carry and roll up to 225. I also play a lot of hybrids and will hit a shot or two as straight and far as I am able. Pure? To a 67 year old 16 handicap they feel pure to me.
  15. My worse etiquette violation unfortunately took place in front of my grandson. We were playing a resort with 5 golf courses and there are times when non-golfers who are staying there decide to play a round of golf. A foursome jumped in front of us while we were playing and it was clear from watching them that they were not golfers and they were taking forever. To make matters worse, they would leave their golf carts about 75 yards from the green and then take their time walking back to the carts after 5-8 putts each. Finally on one par 5 they parked their carts about 150 yards from the green and strolled up towards the green. At this point I was fuming and waiting to hit my second shot on the par 5 and I pulled out a hybrid and nuked the ball into one of their carts (I never thought I would actually hit one of the carts). The players on the green just waved and seemed to think that I just hit a wayward shot. My grandson thought it was "cool" and a great shot and I had to explain to him that I was way out of line and it wasn't cool, but stupid and inconsiderate on my part. Very embarrassing and something I will never forget. Fortunately my grandson did understand that I was totally wrong.
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