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Posts posted by imsys0042

  1. lcp = lift clean and place.

    but WTF does the acronym SFL stand for ??????

    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.

  2. Don't you just hate it when you need to work your butt off for 6 plus years, go in front of a panel of your 'superiors' to defend your life's work in 3 hours? Then someone else just takes one evening, with a free dinner to boot, to get "the same thing"?

    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....

  3. 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


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  4. Go. Away.

    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.

  5. I'll have to watch that movie, never seen it.

    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?

  6. Yep, we're 90 minutes apart and sharing in the misery. Tonight calls for a stop at the state store to pick up a few buddies.. you know, Jack, Jose and Johnny. They should help get me through the hell that is this storm moving in...

    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!

  7. 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) detract from the guy. I've heard a couple of people tell me about Justin Leonard on the course, mostly during practice rounds where he hasn't been nice. I wasn't there for either story, but hearing from people in person does put it in my head that maybe he's not a nice guy. For the record I think he's a classy guy. But there do seem to be a few stories out there.
  8. 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 knock my ball over to my bag. Oops.
  9. I hear what you are saying, but. I was looking for today's average golfer, a snap shot of time.

    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 that morning. Out where I am now, hoy boy is it different!

  10. 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..
  11. Doesn't bother me too much. I guess I'd rather not see it, but as others have said, not at the expense of seeing no emotion at all from them.

    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.

  12. 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 played as hit. No matter what you do, you still have to hit a good shot and you are playing the same course/rules.
  13. I am 6' 4" and slender. For years I played 1 inch longer an 2 degrees upright. When I was fitted 10 years ago they did it 3/4 of an inch longer and 3 degrees upright. I feel this is comfortable and have re-ordered this ever since. I agree with the comments about shorter drivers, better for control. All my woods are off the rack length. I should be using a slightly longer putter maybe, but again what I have is comfortable at 35 inches.
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