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Everything posted by imsys0042

  1. Yeah - he does come off as a crybaby because he expects others to bend to his wishes. I think it is a legit problem, top pros avoiding a whole range of tourneys, but someone with a better attitude could have made the case better.
  2. I wouldn't say that this is the event that matters the most, but with the current setup there is effectively a two-tier tour. It's laughable that the PGA takes a stance on "no appearance fees" in the US, when players are bribed left and right with anything else on every tour stop. The simple fact is that people are going to do whatever they can to get top players to their event, so if enough people think it's a problem then the PGA should pass a rule that players have to show up to XYZ events in a certain amount of time. Or try to get them to spread things around. If enough people
  3. They do have the benefit of access to whatever teachers they need. Constantly refining and attempting to find ways to add distance is a big part of what I imagine those teachers can do. I also think professionals hit the ball harder and swing faster, but have the ability and practice to hit it flush at those speeds + power. I imagine a teacher could take me from my current distance to something longer if they worked with me for over a year and changed how I swing.
  4. I *think* it's South Florida. After this thread I have more ammo to go after my Wednesday group when they complain about a bad lie and ask to have it moved. It's part of the game.... Let's just say that a down or bad lie when he doesn't think it's warranted is a high grievance.
  5. Sounds like when someone rolls their ball over in the fairway/rough while you practiced hard to hit from non-perfect lies. But hey, writ'in 100 books takes time too....
  6. I was hoping that this person was either 1) Someone who didn't like something and was not over it yet. 2) Someone off their meds 3) Someone who sincerely had bad communication skills but I'm going with 4) Someone making this shinola up and having a good laugh about it. Pity be cause I wo uld still like to read one of h is books since I can use the other 5/6 of my eyes to do some more cons tructive
  7. But before you do, please explain how someone who "made megamillions" in the "software industry" types like my dead great-grandmother. And please post links to a couple of your books. I would be very, very interested to see if they are 1/6 the width of a normal book to accommodate your typing style.
  8. It's a lengthy bit where, because the Simpsons had to relocate by going into the Federal Witness relocation program...the agents in charge had to get them to answer to a new name. They kept trying to get Homer to respond to "Mr. Thompson" but he never would. It just frustrated them and frustrated them. Why that strikes me now, who knows?
  9. That's very funny! My vote would be the Simpsons episode where they went into Witness relocation and Homer wouldn't say his name was Mr. Thomson.
  10. Well, I for one am hoping that it's a dry year so we don't have to see this at the top of the forum areas.
  11. My wife is extremely upset that she's sick and cannot drink with the weather. As for me, despite loving your buddies, I have a mostly full bottle of Vodka that will be keeping me company this weekend. It's my wife's birthday too, so she's really extra special double happy. Oh well, more vodka for me. Worst winter ever!
  12. I work in IT. Years ago we got a ticket one day with the subject "Server is well hung".
  13. It's so bad, in the "What did you shoot today?" thread, I keep getting tempted to post "myself". Zero degrees where I am. With 6-10 inches this weekend.
  14. There's a log of study on the weight that people put on hearing something and personal accounts is high up there, which is why stories repeated, like on this thread, end up influencing people. Unfortunately, sometimes it was just someone having a bad day...other times a bunch of them together paints a picture of someone in a not very nice light. For example, the is a story about Couples (that he retold himself) about snapping at someone after the British Open one year because he felt like he blew his chance to win. Completely someone coming up to him at the wrong time, and doesn't (IMO)
  15. Did someone get on his case about preferred lies or something in the past? Even so, starting a bunch of threads and recycling the same material is not going to endear him to anyone. His posts do kind of sound like they are generated by a random grievance-o-matic.
  16. I'm with David on this one. There is a line between what the OP was talking about and doing something in anger. When someone crosses that line, it's wrong. If it's harmless, then it's not a big deal. You do have to be careful. I once smacked away a ball from next to the hole when I missed a putt. I completely goofed and took a swipe away from the green. Felt horrible. Was playing with strangers and they were like "WTF!" At the turn I threw myself on the mercy of the pro shop for not being careful. Thankfully they were nice about it. I wasn't even angry, I just went to kno
  17. Depends on where you live. If you live in SFL, your throat is probably so waterlogged, you sound different.
  18. If nothing else,there is brilliant wanna-be haiku in this thread.
  19. I'd say what I put is a good average of people I've played with then. I tried to even it out for "average". I used to play 100+ rounds a year and still make it to 60+ and I'd say it averages to 15 rounds per year and not a lot of people are beating the score I posted. My point about the regions is that these things tend to average out across the country. NJ, with the expense, too many people and random bridge closures requires more of an effort compared to where I live now. I rarely met someone who played a couple of times a year there who rolled out of bed and decided to play golf
  20. Kreskin? I thought you were in NY, not South Florida!
  21. 1). 15 rounds 2). Average score: 105 3). Average age: 45 A lot of this is, I think, regional. I grew up in NJ , and there weren't a lot,of people who wouldn't play at least 20-30 times that I met. I live near Pittsburgh now and there are a lot more people who might only play 5 times a year but keep up with clubs, balls, etc..
  22. That's how I feel. Frustration and exasperation is one thing. If someone was being a hothead, I don't like that. But it's better than not caring. There is so much money in golf now that it's nice to see people getting into,it and caring about the win, not the big check.
  23. This sounds like the old farts at the public course by where my in-laws live who claim that the pros couldn't figure out their greens and that they are so soft they couldn't hack it on their "real course". That real course being a slope 110 with 2 par 5s that are 3-wood, 7-iron and 2 par 4s that are drive able with irons. Somehow I don't think pros are quaking in their boots to score badly there. I don't advocate LCP unless you are forced to play and the conditions make it obvious that there are questionable debates over plugging or playing as it lies. Otherwise. The ball should be pla
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