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  1. I’d chalk it up to automation sending out letters.  I used to get tons of letters even after I renewed.  Because I used to live in the ass end of nowhere, I wasn’t thinking about golf until the hell mouth thawed out, so it would lapse and even after I renewed I would get a couple. I’ll bet that stuff is out sourced so they’ll keep sending sometimes no matter what. 

  2. I took my kids to see if today and overall feel better about it.   I disagree with some of the undoing they did from 7 and 8, however seeing it a second time allowed me to stop trying to keep up and feel the proper emotional beats.   They did do way too many callbacks, and Easter eggs and the movie is overloaded.   Some characters are just wasted.  They needed more cohesion between Rian Johnson’s movie.   

    it has its issues, more so than the prior 2 films (7 and 8).

  3. I've done from thinking this guy had a rough time earlier in life and was affected by that, hence some of the scrapes he has gotten into.....to just an outright jerk.

    I don't even think what he said there was all that bad.   He claimed it wasn't intentional, and yeah it's a competition so you try to use criticism to motivate you.   But what ever happened to "hey, I didn't mean it. I screwed up.  Let's move on, and I can understand why people are upset."

  4. There was a time that I was playing with some real idiots.   I was paired up with them, and they were using my score for whatever game they were playing.   That's fine by itself, but they starting telling me what to do and that they were counting on my score so don't screw up.

    At one point, I was told, when my ball was on the other side of the hole and I was first to play, "you need to help me find my ball, I have money on this".   Two holes later, when searching for his ball again, I saw it in the woods and didn't say anything, let him take a penalty instead of being able to punch it out down the fairway with a reasonable hit.   I just walked by and didn't say anything....

    Probably seeing someone's ball and not acknowledging it is a breach of etiquette.....

  5. For pretty much the entire round I was behind a threesome as a single.   The course wasn't too crowded, and as the round progressed they were falling a little behind each hole the foursome in front of them.   The course doesn't have any parallel holes and there is pretty much always some kind of drive between holes, so it wasn't easy to see how far behind they were, and if I could just go around them until after I finally did.   They started with people on the green while they were on the hole, but after a while, when I pulled behind them they didn't have anyone on the hole in front of them.

    Quite frankly they were very rude.   I pulled up a couple of times while they were on the tee box and they didn't even say anything, let alone play along or go thru.   For some reason, I think a ranger must have told them, they waved me thru on 16.  I fanned one out to the right leaving myself an uphill shot to the green.   I drove down and they didn't even say anything, wave, nothing.   So I quickly pulled a club and wanted to get out of there.   I ended up rushing, hitting my cart with the ball and it dropped right there.   I simply picked up my ball, got in my cart and went to the next hole.    I didn't see anyone on the last two holes, so they had some room in front of them.

    But yeah, I finally get to play thru and that happens.

  6. 1 hour ago, Cantankerish said:

    I would like to see an authoritative piece on how to improve/enjoy golf on the cheap.  This is kind of a big deal for me.  I am fairly sure that I will never get custom fitted clubs.  I have read what the benefits are, and I appreciate the concept of following every advantage to the nth degree as much as anyone.  I just can't see dropping that kind of cake on a luxury item when my wife is driving a 10-year old car.  So I am left with lesser options.  And there are sure a lot of them to consider.  Same issue with golf balls, courses, etc.  In fact, there may be enough material on that topic for an entire magazine in itself.  I just don't see much evidence that this is a topic of concern for most golfers.

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!


  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. 5 hours ago, boogielicious said:

    I am never one to hold my tongue. I would have made it clear that none of those topics was appropriate around me. If they made a fuss, I would either call a ranger or just let them play ahead and go back to being a single. If there was space in front, I would tell them I am playing ahead.

    Thankfully, I rarely ever play with people like that. Most people I play with for the first time are really nice.

    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?"


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