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  1. I’ve done 54 on the same course a couple of times.   Always cart because they weren’t easily walkable.  I was able to keep my focus because my third round of the day was the best.  

    lot of weekends in my 20s, in walked and carried my bag for 36 each day.

  2. I googled the reason for it and it also mentions that you also can’t change ball color as well for an advantage, but I’m having trouble coming up with something where the ball color changing during a round would be some type of advantage.   In other words, you can’t even use the exact same ball model with different colors in a round,

    anyone come up with changing ball color during the round somehow would help?

  3. That’s very nice that you have that tradition and that you take the time to do that.  I don’t think that I have the discipline and ability to serve in the military and when I was of age, there was little to no conflict the US was engaged in.  I have a lot of respect for people who pledge part of their lives to protect and define the country.

    while we might not agree on some things from other topics, it’s both very admirable and thoughtful that you take the time to remember those who gave their lives so that differing viewpoints can be debated and the American Experiment continues to evolve.

    I hope you had a happy day today.  The sole person I know of in my very small family is my wife‘s grandfather who also served in the Marines.  He worked in a mill after leaving the service while maintaining the family farm of 100 acres.   I believe he served in Korea.   He came back from war, unfortunately so many did not.  May they be blessed in the after life for their sacrifice and courage.

  4. In general, you always need to consider the current state of the course and what can make it better by adding or subtracting things.

    i wanted to reply to this because there is a funny story from a senior tour event at the TPC at Jasna Polana, where I was a walking scorer.   It’s a kind of overdone private course, interesting but definitely over the top.  The group I had on Sunday got to one of the holes and just started ripping into the design of the course amongst themselves.  Hated the bunker design, waterfall was stupid, etc.   really funny.   One guy said “Player is an idiot to have bunkers done this way.  Real f***ing idiot”

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  5. 5 hours ago, Shorty said:

    My God... has your country fallen even to the point now where people are claiming that when the national anthem is played at a sporting event it is a salute to the military? It has NOTHING to do with the military in that context. It has to do with everyone being proud of their nation. Something which millions of very sane people now struggle to do. 

    An anthem whose inspiration was a proud moment in military history does not mean that the anthem relates to the military only. It is for all people from the U.S.A.

    No wonder the term "thank you for your service" has become an embarrassing meme.

    And to push that one step further, if I were from the U.S.A. I would very much dislike being called a "patriot" at the moment. 

    It is not exactly a term implying praise in some parts of the country.


    I think a vocal minority of people have fallen to that point.   Without getting into the what’s and whys, there is a very vocal type of person who thinks the country is changing or not going they want.  The claim is that the people they perceive as the change are not true patriots, or that they hate this country.   That leads to exaggerated patriotism.  

    people should have pride in where they live and want to play the anthem, wave the flag.  Etc.   personally I think it gets tied to the military because we have several holidays that celebrate people who have served, or who died in service to this country.  Like anything, you can take it too far.   When patriotism becomes a slam on people you don’t like, you’ve gone too far.

    I hope people in any country have the kind of life where you want to take a minute and appreciate you live in a great country and have these choices.  Lot of people don’t.  Should it be required?   No.  Should people be happy for the life they have and the country that gave it to them?  Yup.

  6. 32 minutes ago, Hardspoon said:

    Ugh. I voted “no”. I have no idea why the connection between sporting events and honoring the military persists.

    I think it’d be a lot more powerful and meaningful if they reserved it for special occasions like Memorial Day and Veterans Day. 

    Of course, if teams want to play it, that’s their choice. A f***ing law, though...ugh. That seems to go against everything the military actually stands for. 

    Make it a law?  No.   Completely defeats the purpose 

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  7. I voted yes.  It’s the same as saying grace or thanking someone who serves/served in the military.   It’s a small gesture to appreciate something greater than yourself.   Don’t mind if other people don’t participate or stand.  Doesn’t make them bad people, it’s just not their thing.

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  8. I echo a couple of the things above.  Tournament or Handicap committee can set a tournament handicap.   It sucks having someone disrupt the rhythm in a flighted tourney,


    on the opposite end, there are a couple of people who might get that at my club.   Enough of the magical days where they shoot a net 64.

    it’s actually off putting to some people for the weekly money games.  A few people don’t want to throw in $25 when certain people play, their handicap never seems to move yet they get “hot streaks” and sweep the net payouts.

  9. 48 minutes ago, mattm16 said:

    I just wanted to say I hope everything turns out good for your daughters.

    Thank you.   The second girl started getting worse a few hours after the first.   They both broke their fevers last night and are mostly feeling wiped out with some bad congestion and mild sore throats.   The one who got it worse hit 103 at some point, and couldn’t calm herself for awhile.  We are getting them to drink as much fluids as possible and hope to get them back to normal by the weekend.   The Dr. told us to keep them home for 7 days away from other people.

  10. Anyone who still wants to argue about waiting to see what happens down the road, or gauge the effectiveness like you are smart enough to decipher the data yourself or any other excuse to not help out the community can go shove it at this point.

    My wife and I are waiting to confirm that both our 10 year daughters have COVID, but their doctor is pretty certain since they have the same things as every other kid unfortunate enough to get it.   We’ve continued to distance, only do low risk outdoor activities and the only exception is the in-person testing at their school, otherwise they have been virtual this year.

    One is just wiped out and the other is burning up with a sore throat, bad stomach and sore all over.   It took us hours to console her that she wasn’t going to die from the virus.

    So really, if you want to hold out that getting the vaccine just isn’t for you, then you are dead wrong.   Everyone needs to do their part.

  11. I don’t think it should be changed from S&D, I don’t have any concerns about the rule.   What bothers me is how some courses mark things blatantly wrong.   Safety comes first, so internal OB for that reason isn’t really bad.   But here’s some of the ways courses have marked this.  Tell me it wouldn’t drive you nuts.

    1.  Parallel fairways that are really tight so they have OB stakes between them so that people don’t get in the way hitting out of another fairway.

    2.  My old place in western PA claimed that they had so much OB because they respected property lines, even if the property was far from any house and maintained.   That’s fine, but then don’t have several areas defined as OB on the property because you claim that it speeds up play.  One such place was a 90 degree dogleg and you could hit thru it into the woods.   They didn’t want people to spend more time looking so they could punch out,   So if you catch it too good…bam!  2 strokes.   Should be able to punch out and hit the green in three.

    3.  This was a one off, but some course I played a long time ago had a green with a steep drop off behind it and they made it OB to discourage people from hurting themselves going down to try and hit it.   I sort of understand the reasoning, but how is that not a penalty area instead?   

  12. On 5/20/2021 at 11:25 PM, iacas said:

    So, what is everyone going to do with all of their masks when we get to the point where we don't need them every day?

    Just watched a show and a character said "Maybe I could make the world's ugliest quilt, because I learned to sew during the pandemic."

    I'm trying to figure out how to work them into a golf training aid, but coming up empty so far.

    Bikini tops

  13. Yeah, just to add….it should make any contracted case mild,  but if you have underlying health conditions you should still consider masking and distancing.   I believe that would be something like an immune compromised person, not any random problem.   And even so, having the vaccine can only help.

  14. 11 hours ago, measureoffsetinnm said:

    To be fair this sounds like it might make bunkers a little bit more of the challenge they are supposed to be.

    Not at the full rate that they were asking for….  Although I suppose the conversation went something like this:

    owner:  how can we save a lot of money?

    greenskeeper:  we’ll we could rebrand the sand traps as waste areas.  People could ground their clubs!  Win win!

  15. In 30 years of playing golf, I finally found a course that could be called the worst.   There have been many that are really rough, bad design or other things but they usually had something going for them.   Or at least there was an experience that, even if you didn’t come back, you could remember.  

    However one sad day, I hit upon Highland Creek in the the Charlotte area.  I have never seen such neglect or insanity in a golf course.   All the bunkers had no maintenance and had grass taking them over.  The greens were unevenly cut.   Worse was the fairway and rough, it looked like random areas were just missed, to the point where you would have random swathes of foot long rough in random places.

    however the design was not going to save this POS.   The Creek in “Highland Creek” was because there was a creek that wound its way thru the property. Randomly.   One hole it would be 200 yards out, others 150 and others 250.   They apparently built the course around the creek with some really stupid design decisions, so it was always awkward playing a hole.   Things like playing a 4-iron and then having even more because you lay up.

    I left after 13.  I hit three balls out of play on a par four with a split fairway and both sides were narrow.   No risk/reward.   Just hit the ball and pray it doesn’t take a bad bounce.   It was like a dime store fantasy course on an Xbox console.  The ones that would never exist in real life because you knew how to land the ball on a dime.   Highland Creek was not worth a dime.   Rumor was that it was owned by a company that owned several in the area and that was the one that they starved for funds,  it showed,

    runner up: Crystal Springs in NJ.  A lot of courses leave the ground naturally as it is, and it can be tough.   This course wanted to be known as the toughest in the state so they made moguls in the fairways and deliberately built up areas to make it brutal.  Every other course in that area was great, Crystal Springs was a course designed and built by someone who hated the game and hated golfers. 

  16. On 5/15/2021 at 2:06 AM, measureoffsetinnm said:


    Please tell me it was also a vintage MB rather than modern utility iron.

    Oh yeah, definitely.   This was in the late 80s/early 90s and it was old then.  All the clubs were.   The “clam digger” 5 wood was metal, but I think everything else was wood.

  17. 1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    Seems a little light on the wedge group... unless his 15 wood can double as a pitching wedge...

    The claim is that it was equivalent to a 9-iron.   So it’s not far off.   Try pitching with that clunker though….

  18. 3 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    I have seen this before.  It may strike a nerve with David, bless his heart.  Putting forth a ton of "I want to wait" babble is oftentimes a cover up for something else, something that person is unwilling to share. 

    In David's case it may be a strong allegiance to his buddies at the pool hall... he'd look foolish in their eyes if he did get vaccinated.  It may be an abject fear of needles he doesn't want to reveal.  It may be that his parents were anti-vaxers and he still buys in.  Oh hell, it just might have something to do with machismo. 

    We will probably never know the real reason behind David's reluctance to be vaccinated.

    Humans have a way of talking around things they don't want to deal with.

    I’m getting a real vibe of Marty McCoy being called chicken here…and I love it!

  19. 3 hours ago, measureoffsetinnm said:

    Well how well did he hit the 2-iron?

    Really, really bad.   I feel like it was for punching out from trees, not as a driving iron.   He wasn’t going to knock it on the green as a second shot on a par 5 either….

    his set was:


    3 wood

    2 x 5 woods  ( a “clam digger” and a “normal” )

    6 wood

    7 wood

    9 wood

    11 wood

    12 wood

    15 wood

    2 iron

    6 iron



  20. 9 wood would be in the middle of someone I caddied for years ago.   He had a 9 wood, 12 wood and a 15 wood.   His only irons were a 2-iron (why?) , a 6 iron and a sand wedge.   The 15 foot was equivalent to a 9 iron.

    that said, if you like the head and shaft on that vs, a hybrid that’s great!   I imagine with the loft it launches high, so that’s something good to hold a green with.  

  21. 1 minute ago, Vinsk said:

    I haven’t read the comic but yes I’ve read it’s off the comic series. 

    Well now I have to look it up.   The writer for Invincible, the comic, is really, really good.   I didn’t know they had a TV show.   Awesome!

  22. On 5/2/2021 at 9:22 AM, Vinsk said:

    I’m actually enjoying the animated series Invincible. Pretty gory but being a cartoon makes it less jolting. Good story line and characters. Looking forward to seasons 2 and 3.

    Oh, is that based on the comic?   The comic was awesome.   I dropped off with that way too soon.

    The Queens Gambit has been my favorite this year.  Although I’ve been watching the Brokenwood Mysteries for some quirky milder mysteries when I get a chance.

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