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imsys0042 last won the day on June 26 2015

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  1. I don't own any, but used to play with someone who did. They are beautiful!
  2. That would be a single piece of paper, really. I never have to buy golf balls, I am lucky enough to find enough of them. As long as clubs fit, they don't have to be expensive or even new. My driver is 7 years old and I don't see spending a lot of money for new woods as worth it. eBay is great for both woods (which tend to be standard length) and irons, because I have found ones with my specs (upright + longer than standard). In fact, I haven't bought woods anywhere else but eBay for 12+ years. Golf courses don't have to be expensive, in fact playing a cheap goat path is enjoyable when you are with people you enjoy playing with. But the most important thing is if improving is your goal, invest in lessons over technology. A new club, device, range finder, etc won't really improve your game. Lessons and trying new things will. I'm sure you know all this, but it's worth saying. Golf magazines exist to sell you stuff. You really don't need to buy anything other than the basics to have fun.
  3. My old home course in PA had 6 sets of tees and did not really breakdown between men and women except for the red tees, which were fifth of the sixth. The sixth set were juniors or beginners. If you were a woman who hit the ball further than a casual player, then you most likely were playing the fourth or third set of tees. Men technically had 4 sets of tees, but it was strictly by distance, and how far you hit the ball. And they had hybrid tees of different sets of tees for people in-between, so it cut out some of the trouble if you were struggling on the higher set. It was very smart, and I don't see many courses doing that. We had a number of women who played from the third set in, and a couple who could play from the first/second set. Also some older gentlemen who played from the fourth.
  4. Nice! I caddied for a lot of people with putters like that in the 80s and 90s.
  5. A quick google from a vet in the UK states that a dog cannot pass a golf ball. It can stay in the stomach as long as something doesn't shove it into the intestines, which would not be able to handle it. The best thing that could happen is that he vomits it back up. Barring that, it might have to be removed surgically. Fingers crossed. I hope for the best!
  6. That was a non-apology apology, take back the apology, tell the haters **** you, but I love you, even though you hate me. All while looking right up his nose....Yup! I'm a fan!
  7. Yeah..."I walk so fast and hit it so far that it's unfair". Kind of like "woe is me, I'm so rich it hurts to sit down because my wallet is so fat"
  8. I'm playing a drinking game where he says "and then my caddy pulled me away from that putt" Ouch, and he threw JB Holmes under the bus too. (to be fair, JB Holmes is so slow, that a bus going 10mph would hit him because he can't move fast enough)
  9. I feel better when I drink fluids with Electrolytes, also wearing lighter colors rather than dark. Generally the heat index is around 100 for much of 3 months where I live. As much as I like to wear them, visors can be a no-no in the hot sun during the middle of the summer.
  10. Outside of a lot of parties and social engagements I find myself as the odd person out and don't like to cause issues when I feel outnumbered, as I was in both rounds. There were a couple of times back in NJ where people threatened me physically (both times because they almost hit me with a ball, once someone else yelled something and once I yelled something back). Although it does remind me of this little ditty from near the end of living in PA: I was scheduled second off the tee on a Wednesday morning where there is very little play (it was a private course). I rode up to the tee, saw a cart down the first fairway, so I teed off when they cleared. Someone came up behind me and yelled something to me off the second tee. I happened to be walking, so I was going to be a little slower. I hit on the next hole, a par 3, and while walking down saw them rush up and one guy crosses his arms and looked like he was fuming. I was behind the green when they drove down and barked at me "we are playing thru on the next tee" and drove off. While driving back to the tee, the driver was cursing me out big-time. When they passed me on the next hole, they stopped and the driver made sure to lay into me again about how he reserved a time and I was jumping in front of him, which I didn't understand. At the turn I went into the pro shop and complained. Anyway, I finished my 18 and was in the bar and he comes in trying to apologize and say he didn't understand. Turns out someone jumped ahead of both of us, so when I got to the tee and saw someone I thought I was in the right position, being second. He tried to pass it off as one thing, but my response was "Is that how you treat someone under any circumstances?"
  11. @Patch I've told that story many times, I recall seeing it a while ago here. It's hilarious!
  12. LOL! I've used this one several times, "swing hard in case you hit it"
  13. Imagine being the one short hitter who duffs it in there....as you are walking out and looking over the pristine sand you must think "it looks like no one else has been in there in years!"
  14. I was actually looking for another thread that I recall that seemed right about this, but it mostly ended up being about something else... anyway, I hate a very fun day a couple of weeks ago. Well, not fun, everyone I was paired with was either crazy or rude for both rounds. There have to be some good stories here. First of all, the morning round was in my normal league. There is a guy in it who has a full on setup he puts on his cart show-casing the political leanings of his choice (names and afflictions kept secret to avoid talking about actual politics). But needless to say it can be multiple political flags and other assorted stuff that he brings. Generally he doesn't talk about it, so it doesn't bother me. However on this day, it all went south. He came driving up and a number of people were high fiving him and telling him that having all that stuff is awesome and that hopefully it pisses people off. Oh boy, this was starting to go down hill. he proceeded to tell everyone that he sticks the flags thru his sunroof and drives around and laughs at people it offends. Then someone in my group tells a pretty offensive story about a minority group of people. So....I am keeping to myself mainly and trying to focus on my game and they had a discussion on the 8th tee along the lines of "those people" and "how ****ed up they are". So that was a big downer. In the end, I used my back nine to make sure that we didn't win anything by trying every crazy, aggressive shot I could and blowing up our score. I was happy to get away from that round. I didn't say anything to anyone, but the guy that runs the league saw me and my brother talking about it on Facebook and he called me up. Didn't like what happened and was tired of incidents like that, so supposingly things are going to be different. I was going to take a few weeks off to get away from it, so we'll see what happens. And for the record, what was talked about around me was the opposite of my politics, but I would be horrified to talk like that around other people because you just come off as an a**. I don't mind "I feel this way". I hate "people are stupid for believing..." this was all the latter. However, it almost pales in comparison to the joy of my afternoon round. I met up with a threesome on the third hole. I asked to play, they said yes. I think it was one of those "since we have a fourth, let's use his score for our game". The last time that happened, I had someone tell me "you need to think about what you are doing and put in a good score because we are using your score for something". Then they proceeded to give me advice they thought would help them. Oh the joys when you are a single! Actually that happened before then as well, when a hemp smoking knuckehead yelled at me "you need to help me find my ball, I have money on this!" followed by "we need to use your score here, so don't **** this hole up!". Anyway, the first guy hit, dribbled one and yelled a homo-phobic slur. Loud. I mean, really loud. And we were off! Here's some of the fun with that group: 1 - more slurs on 4-5 more holes. referring to #5 below, let's just say this guy had a problem getting it up off the tee.... 2 - hideously vile sexual comments that cannot be repeated here whenever more than a single person hit to the same area. 3 - everyone was taking their time, so I stepped up to the tee on one hole and put my tee in the ground. I got this barked at me -->. "Since when does bogey beat par?! Now you can hit this time, but you better not do it again!" If this was a joke, then the delivery needs some serious work.... 4 - (my personal favorite). On a short par 4, I drove into a green side bunker, left my second in the bunker then put it close and made the putt. I got asked "what did you have?" and I said "Par". The guy looked at me and said "You better count again boy." Again, if this was a joke, you might want to re-think your delivery and tone of voice. 5 - on the 17th tee I was treated to what one of the guys wanted to do to his wife when he got home. I suspect there is neither a wife, nor did he have the capability to do what he wanted. That was all in a single day. At least I think it was. It seemed a lot longer.
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