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Braivo

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Braivo last won the day on July 2 2016

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About Braivo

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  • Birthday February 18

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    Michigan

Your Golf Game

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    17.1
  • Handedness
    Righty
  1. Golf Practice Nets

    I am getting the itch to acquire a net for my basement or garage. I want to take swings in the off season to both keep my game sharp and to relive stress. I have 8 foot ceilings in my basement, but I still hit the ceiling with my driver on the follow through, but the rest of the clubs are fine. The pros to a basement net is that it is temperature controlled and can stay up year round. The garage gets quite cold in the winter, but it does have more room and would feel less cramped. I am exploring options for DIY nets or purchased nets. I am not sure which way to go yet, DIY does not appear to save much money and will compromise more of my time. I am leaning toward the Rukket net at the moment.
  2. Schwab Cup 2017

    I was wondering the same. The broadcast last week made it sound like he had clinched already. Either way, it is good fun to watch him excel into his 60s.
  3. Your Workout Today

    I am back on the 5/3/1 lifting program for the winter. I lost substantial muscle mass this year when I slacked off on the weightlifting. It seems as I approach 40 it is harder and harder to slack and get away with it. Yesterday was bench press day.
  4. My Dad taught me to "anticipate what other drivers are going to do" and that advice has saved me many times. I can see events unfolding in front of me and react appropriately. No way this happens if I am distracted, even by a phone call. As for seat belts, my dad never wore one until he taught me to drive, he has worn it ever since.
  5. Don't text and drive folks

    Self driving cars need to happen ASAP. I was unsure about them at first, but now I realize what a problem traffic fatalities are. Driving is the most dangerous thing most of us do on a daily basis, lots of room for improvement with technology.
  6. 2017 CIMB Classic

    The wrap around season for golf is like watching preseason baseball, I get my fix of watching but I really can't wait for Hawaii in January.
  7. 2017 Tour Championship

    His reaction is now my favorite victory celebration ever.
  8. 2017 Tour Championship

    I quite enjoyed this year's playoff, it kept my interest throughout. I am happy to see JT win the Cup, it is well-deserved. I am not sure I am 100% sold on the points formula they use, the fact that someone like Paul Casey or Webb Simpson can win the FedExCup with zero wins outside of the Tour Championship doesn't seem ideal to me. I don't know that there's a better answer, but I kept having that thought.
  9. I just don't see how the 8s will sell. You can get a discounted 7 for several hundred less with many of the same features or spring for the fully loaded X for a few hundred bucks more. I actually cancelled my watch order this morning. My practical side took over and realized I don't need to be spending $600+ ($400 + $10 per month) over the next two years on the watch with cellular. Not yet, anyway, I have other more important financial priorities.
  10. I set an alarm for 3am and ordered the Apple Watch 3. Smooth process using the Apple Store app.
  11. Getting Started in Disc Golf

    I tried disc golf for the first time this past weekend. I had a great time. I did use the "driver" too much and got way off line a few times, I didn't know to use the putter and mid range discs for more accuracy. Next time I will try this out. I played a "par 3" course and got a 4 on nearly every hole, mostly because my drives were so far off course that I couldn't get a recovery close enough to save par. @iacas is right about putting though, once you are within 30 feet or so it is pretty easy to make.
  12. I'm a minimalist at heart so the appeal of leaving without a phone is strong. I can also think of a few situations where I would definitely be thankful for the cell connection. 1) When I leave the house to go on a run and leave the kids home alone. I need to be reachable by them but I don't want to lug my phone with me on the run. 2) At the gym. The locker is too far for Bluetooth connection and I don't want to carry my phone around the gym. 3) The pool / beach with the kids. I usually either leave my phone in the hot car or bring it but worry about it getting stolen from a beach chair / bag etc. 4) Amusement parks. My kids and I go a few days a year. Riding rollercoasters with my phone in just about any pocket poses various discomforts or concerns it'll get loose. Better to not worry at all. 5) Work meetings. I hate having my phone in my pocket. My meetings are often out of Bluetooth range of my desk and it is frowned upon to have your phone on the conference room tables during meetings. 6) Sporting events. I often attend sporting events in downtown Detroit. These involve long walks from the car in sketchy neighborhoods. I'd rather not leave my phone in the car nor do I want to walk around town with $1000 computer in my pocket. The watch with cell solves each of these problems for me. Well enough to invest the extra $150 so long as the additional line charge is reasonable. As for paying with the watch, I was referring to the lack of enough places accepting Apple Pay that leaving home without a wallet isn't yet feasible in most situations.
  13. The Apple Watch with built-in LTE is a game changer IMO. To be able to stay connected even if you leave the phone behind has me real excited to get this watch. There are so many situations where I would love to leave the phone at home for a few hours but I bring it "just in case" I get an important text or call from kids/family. This is true freedom. Once I can pay for things from the watch, and it starts my car, I won't have to carry a thing in my pocket when I leave the house.
  14. What'd You Shoot Today?

    46-43=89 at Carrington. Holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the par 4 11th! Still allowing a few blow up holes to dampen my round. However, I am happy that most of my rounds are now consistently between 85 and 90, a 10-15 shot improvement over the last few years.
  15. Powerlifter to Golfer Need

    I don't plan to compete, so I really should move to a higher rep programs. Perhaps that would ease the tensions a bit. I really think muscle tension is the biggest hindrance to my golf game improving.
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