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  1. Ha ha! I have a couple of poker chips that I use. They are about the size of a 50 cent NZ coin that I like to use as well. I just happen to like the look, but will put a smaller one down if I am close to someone's line for the very reason to not distract anyone putting. I used to play with someone who would shoot the pin from 40 yards and while it didn't annoy me, I thought it was silly. I suppose if you specifically go out and get a feel for those distances you want to know within a few yards at that close range. But let's just say I knew he didn't go to the range and do that.
  2. Like being an A list actor is something that the very few achieve, pro golf is really, really hard. I've heard that golf is hard around here.... Plenty of super talented actors who never get their break. Plenty of really talented golfers who for various reasons don't make a break-through, but for a couple of shots perhaps they could have been exempt for a year or two, and then built up a better career. Better to be a peasant in heaven, than a king in hell is the phrase I'm reminded of.
  3. I have two 5 year old twin girls and have taken them out for 9 holes a few times. They have plastic fisher price clubs but enjoy hitting it and get so happy when they hit one a long way. I hope to encourage them more to play as they get older and if they have an interest will get them some kids clubs. Junior golf by me starts at 6, but I don't know if they will want to do it yet.
  4. I have a pair of Lime Green, with yellow-green mirrored lenses, that I wear frequently on the golf course. I can only hope it gives me an edge in a match or nassau.
  5. Stayed at 7.6. if I go down 2/10 more I max at double on my home course. You would not believe how many people want that so that they don't risk a 7 on a par 3. Three of the six par 3s definitely can bring 7 into play. (27 hole complex)
  6. Slicing will happen with any club. Some clubs maybe a little less. I concur with everyone else on the right thing to do. The only time I blame my clubs is on the course.
  7. There must be some clunkers that didn't sell well, but I doubt it got more than something like the following phrases: "Some people might not like the deep face" "Some people might not like to chip with the higher irons" "Some people might not like the over/under sized heads"
  8. I think it cuts both ways. By requiring solo rounds posted, it allows people to cheat by putting in whatever they want. I'm sure my playing partners don't know if I shot an 85 vs an 87 when we play...but if you are playing well and they see you put in a 95 then it's more of a red flag. However I also see the other side of this, and my old caddy master told me that people did this. You can have an index that is not reflective (and higher than it should be) because you play a lot of solo rounds so your game is in better shape than your index reflects. So you could game the system by playing solo and not posting to bring it down. So they took action to prevent the unverified scores. I don't agree with it. But people will find a way to game the system no matter what. To answer the questions, I suppose the intent is that if possible you could ask whoever you played with if the score posted seems real. Or the intent could be that playing with other people is a check and you won't pull a fast one with anyone else present.
  9. I could see not shaking the President's hand or not standing if he came into the room if there was something that he did that I considered horrible and against what I think our country's values are. That is doing a protest to someone/something specifically, not something that is very generic like the flag or the national anthem. Although I really don't have much of a problem with what he did, I feel like it's protesting all soda because you don't like something Pepsi did.
  10. The way I read it is that despite how you feel about, in this case, standing for the pledge of allegiance, you should do so out of respect for the people who fought and died for the what the flag/pledge symbolizes. People are going to be all over the spectrum on that one. So for example if I knew that people like that would be offended, I might choose another way to protest. And FWIW, I would probably not protest in this way. I support the right to do so, and I also think that if you choose to do something like that then you have to take the consequences or criticism. If so, then that's fine. I don't think it was intended to be a slap in the face to the military so that's fine with me. Given that there are some many wonderful things about this country I would find another way to voice my protest.
  11. A zombie Bobby Jones will burst from his grave and turn pro.
  12. You can pick someone who talks like that if they can back it up with stellar play AND it doesn't bother other people on the team. If it takes away from the overall team mood, then he might have warranted not being chosen despite his ranking. Lots of brilliant people in my field who don't get what they might deserve because of personality flaws that go uncorrected or they don't play politics well. Is that fair? maybe, maybe not. But comments and attitudes like that can hurt you.
  13. He had great range and was one of the better actors of the 70s and 80s. Although Stir Crazy was a hilarious movie, I laughed and laughed at See No Evil, Hear No Evil. He was a unique and wonderful individual.
  14. Yes, I know. And I like that they do. :) My point is that I don't think there is much benefit year to year, unless there is a completely new technology in play. I doubt I could get anything worth a new driver purchase within 2 years because I've been shaft and loft fitted with the 913D3 I have. The fitting and an adjustment to my driver setup has given me a boost in length and a better trajectory. 22 yards is a nice pickup. I was lucky and the second best shaft based on the numbers was the one I had. Did you have yours modified, or were you able to be fit and then order the shaft you wanted?
  15. Somehow these three responses sum up how I feel about this....
  16. It rarely is. I have the 913 driver and hitting the ball longer than any other time in my life. I doubt plunking down for a 915 right now is going to get me anything for the price. Which is why I think a 2-3 year product cycle makes sense.
  17. Depending on conditions, soft sand wedge or choke down SW. I agree with anyone who has posted it can be any number of clubs. I don't get enough chances to play 7i in for that kind of distance. But it's certainly fun to make clubs do things like that.
  18. I want to follow up in my prior post. The guys who tried to ditch me. Well they hung back after 9 for almost 15 minutes and then came rolling up and said "oh we stopped for a drink, we thought you would go ahead". I started to head for my cart but they just headed to the tee, so I'm like WTF!? Any way, I almost killed someone thanks to them. Second shot on a dogleg par 5 with elevation and trees between me to the green. They were parked in view of the green and I had a blind shot to the pin. I asked them "is the green clear?" They go "yeah". I hit a good shot tracking towards the left side of the green. I hit less than 10 feet away from the foursome in front of me with a 3-iron. I came around the dogleg and the ditch there and saw them and immediately went to apologize. I made it clear I asked the people I was with and they said it was ok to hit. My ball hit just short into a hill leading to the green. 10 feet more and I would have hit right in the middle of them . Thankfully my ball jumped back. No other word. Assholes.
  19. So I'm on the course now in a wonderful situation. I had 8:21 with me and another person. Said other person had to drop out but I updated the tee time system. Two guys hopped on with me. I get to the tee five minutes early and they are hitting. I walk to the box and they shuffle quickly off and don't even look at me. I was prepared to just let them go. There were two email notifications, a pro shop check and the starter himself who will tell them the whole group. So they knew I was there and coming. The starter has a full sheet behind him so he told them "this fella is with you". So I hit and they still didn't even introduce themselves. I drove out to where they were on the first fairway and they introduced themselves. Clearly they don't want me here and it was originally my time! Sigh, I envy the people who don't have any stories like this. I think a private club just invites people being like this. Public courses the expectations are you are teamed up, which is usually better
  20. They plan to release a movie every year. I think EP 7 was done last Christmas so that there would be nothing to stop it for a long time at the box office. Ep 8 was supposed to be May of 2017, but they pushed it back to Christmas 2017, and Rogue One is coming this Dec. I think that they are trying not to have movies release too quickly on top of each other. Every December is a year, but originally it was going to be 6 months. Personally I don't want to see the Episode movies too close together. I like the three year wait, makes it more of an event. Be very, very careful about mentioning the Star Wars holiday special. If he notices, George Lucas will personally hunt you down with the only real world lightsaber in existence.
  21. Now reading Missing Links by Rick Rielly. Very funny book with very funny characters. They are over the top, but probably half of them will be extreme versions of people you know.
  22. And of course I just experienced the reverse last week! Broke 80 with 3 doubles. AUGH!
  23. I have an overactive mind. When I start sliding off the mental rails I play different "games" on the course for the day to hit different shots. I might try and hit driver on every non-par3, or not hit driver at all. Every shot is played with longer clubs and I have to adjust. No matter what, hit high lobs for pitches around the green for fun. Also play from a mixture of front and back tees for different style shots. That keeps me focused on the different swings I normally don't need and not on the overall game. Also, drinking heavily helps.
  24. This is a normal part of the game for a lot of people. Depending on many things, you can go through some rough patches. Single digit players in my club championship didn't break 90 on their home course. It happens. Usually what happens is that "something" has changed with your swing and it's causing your bad play. Be patient and ask for help when you need it. As golfers progress and add to their experience there are bumps on the road. Sometimes you have to take a step back (or a couple) to improve and what you learn to address this will help you in the long run. On thing to note from the original post. Yes, you are capable of better play, however a golf game is a constant evolution. For some it's little change, but we don't swing the same way all the time. How many people take a hit in their index because they are playing bad for a month. It happens, to the best of us, just do what works for you to address it.
  25. I am definitely better than one year ago. My index is down from 10-12 to between a 7-8 but there are more and more rounds where I have long stretches of pars and birdies. A mistake is now a bogey and not a double or higher and my work schedule let me play 2-3 times per week and I had time to practice before/after a round. I think I am going to stay about the same. Over the next year I won't have as much time to play or practice however so far over the past month with more limited time I have shot some low scores and hit the ball well. it doesn't take a lot of practice to keep me in form, but I don't see much improvement for a little bit.
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