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Braivo last won the day on April 5 2017

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  1. Hubie Halloween - Par. Old school Adam Sandler feel with many actors from his other films. Stupid fun that the kids and I enjoyed. Trial of the Chicago 7 - Bogey. Perhaps this is what happens when they take a true story and don't really dramatize it, but it felt flat throughout.
  2. I enjoy watching the CT. The M-W format was great as it filled the early week golf void on TV. What Bernhard Langer has been able to do into his 60s is a great story. Sure, it's not the same as the PGA Tour, but these guys compete nonetheless. And they often visit areas that don't get regular Tour events, so it's a chance to see professional golf for thousands of fans that otherwise would not.
  3. Yes. They required us to commit to 9 weeks of virtual if we chose that option. We can change our mind after 9 weeks. That should be enough time for them to iron out some of the protocols and get a better idea of what this virus is gonna do in the cooler weather.
  4. Posting as a parent having to decide whether to send my kid back to school 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, with a mask on, or keep him home for nine weeks of "virtual" school. This is one of the harder decisions I've had to make. I'm not particularly concerned about him catching the virus, but rather I'm concerned about his experience in school with all of the masks, distancing, temp checks, Plexiglas, no extracurriculars, etc. For now I've decided to keep him home. I am not at peace with that decision though. He really should be gearing up for his freshman year of high school and all of the excitement that entails, but now it's just more of a holding pattern. Virtual school, even in it's best form, is not ideal for an adolescent, but neither is a very restrictive physical environment. No real good options here.
  5. I played a ton of golf as a teen and into my early twenties and got pretty good at it (would regularly break 80). Then I had three kids in 4 years and hardly touched a club for 10 years! Maybe a few scrambles at work outings, but that's it. Then 7 years ago I found myself divorced and with some time on my hands so I picked up golf again. It has taken me all of those seven years to start to feel like I can play even close to the way I did back in my early twenties. Obviously some of it is age (I'm 40, not 25), but it just took TIME to get the feel back. It was a much bigger struggle than I anticipated. Perhaps I just relied on pure athleticism back then and I had to reinvent the way I swing. It wasn't until I set up a net in my basement and started swinging EVERY DAY that I started to see real progress and improvement. Anyway, has anyone else returned to golf after several years away? Care to share your experiences here?
  6. Shot my best round in 20 years yesterday. 40-43 = 83 at Carrington GC in Monroe, MI. Parred the first 4 holes and birdied that last 2! I had three 3-putt bogies too. Best I've been able to strike the ball in two decades. A lot of practice paying off.
  7. What if a vaccine never materializes (very real possibility)? Then we have to figure out how to live with this virus. Many pro athletes have tested positive and none have had symptoms worse than a common cold. Yet they are still operating as if this thing is a death sentence. We need to reach a point where we accept that this thing is not a major risk factor for almost everyone under 65 and adjust our behaviors accordingly. We don't test everyone for flu. Only if someone comes in with severe symptoms do they get a flu test. Time to do the same here. More and more the numbers they put out there are meaningless or can be spun. Every headline is about new "cases" but ignores the fact that most of them are very mild and cause no harm, but they want everyone to be scared all the time. Sad.
  8. I may or may not have shook hands with people this weekend at a certain golf meetup. I also shook hands with a few neighbors when they stopped by recently to chat. I am a low risk group, but I am no longer "social distancing" so long as the other person feels the same way. You'd be surprised how many people are ready and willing to shake hands, etc. Anyway, back to golf. Great to see Michigan easing restrictions. It'll be nice to see rakes in the traps again and get rid of those silly pool noodles in the cups. EDIT: I've called several courses and even though the state is allowing two people per cart, most courses have not caught up or are not aware.
  9. Paging Michigan folks who might be interested in a MI vs OH event this September.
  10. FYI, We are trying to put together a MI vs OH match play style meetup sometime this September. Jump in that thread if you're interested.
  11. I really think this weekend's Match broke the ice for other sporting events to start taking place without fans. Great to see The Memorial trying to move forward with fans by mid-July. Once the momentum starts to move towards restarting it'll happen quickly.
  12. Many of us will be back at work before these guys hit the course. We won't be tested daily, we won't be outside all day. There will be an inherent risk to going back to daily life. The tour pros, and other pro athletes, should accept that same risk as we do.
  13. How it works: TaylorMade Driving Relief skins match The TaylorMade Driving Relief supported by UnitedHealth Group skins match takes place Sunday at historic Seminole Golf Club in Florida. The team of Rory McIlroy-Dustin Johnson will face the team of Rickie Fowler-Matthew... I'll be tuning in Sunday for sure. It'll be interesting to see DJ carrying his own clubs that's for certain. Ranger finders too!
  14. Right!! Odd. And family members are not allowed, but representatives from manufacturers (i.e. sponsors) will be allowed? To be honest, I really don't like the idea of holding events without fans. Think how anti-climactic it would be to win your first PGA Tour even in front of ... no one? Can't even run over and hug your wife and kids? Also, if there are no fans, why travel to all of these different events? Does the venue matter that much if there are no fans. Why go to Detroit in July to play a boring low interest course? Why not just hold all of the events in Florida to minimize travel? I hate to be pessimistic, but I see a good chance of this never happening. One person will test positive somewhere along the line and they will shut it all down again.
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