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jkelley9

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About jkelley9

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    80's
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    Righty
  1. Strangers I'll never bet. People I know and play with often, sure. Often times not a lot of money changing hands. If they're (strangers) persistent, which has only happened once, I have no problem telling them no a couple times and then making it a problem. If someone is badgering, they're badgering. Usually no way out of it unless you get confrontational to some degree. The one time it happened I said "If you want to play for money, play in another group, I don't mind playing by myself." He did end up leaving because he was miffed at my response.
  2. The hover technique gets my arms way too tense. My most loose swing is with the driver. Personally, I align it to "try" and hit it above 0.5" towards the heel because my coordination puts that in the sweet spot. If I actually try to hit the center of the face I very often hit it in the heel about 0.5". Just a hand-eye perception thing, not a big deal.
  3. I had 2 clubs do this to me. I brought them to golf galaxy. One of the club heads had come unglued and even turned on the shaft (which I didn't even know, but I guess it was slowly moving with shots). The other it was just the piece moving up on the shaft shich he said was just cosmetic (my 8i). My 8i still has that gap (probably 1/4"), no big deal.
  4. 1. Work - transitioning from engineering to management... so doing 2 jobs for a while and often times staying pretty late which means no summer evening rounds 2. School for MBA, most evenings are shot 3. House projects, most weekends are shot The last thing I'm holding on to is my Saturday morning group, but I think I'll even have to cut that back to every other week to make time. I don't even have kids yet... wife is preggo too so when the baby comes I'll probably be at zero golf.
  5. Less than 70%. I don't even take a full back swing. Might be the leading cause of some of my issues, though. But right now I hit a 7i 145 yards carry and I'm okay with that. Driver 230-240 carry probably (usually about 240-250 average with roll out). I play with guys 30 years older than me that will take a 9i to the tee box and I'll be carrying a 6i or 5i. Kinda sucks... but it's just how I play. I look at it as I'm saving my back - but that may be an erroneous assumption.
  6. Congratulations @Golf Grouch. I'm particularly glad you won it considering you already use a push cart that is pretty old and it will feel like a true upgrade to you (especially if you're still pumping tires!). I lover my Sun Mountain micro sport push cart, so I'm sure you'll love this one too.
  7. Yea, just don't connect them. But it would be a shame!
  8. I researched TVs heavily last year. I was like you, just going to find a budget 4k or even a 1080p TV (65-inch also) because I'm not a videophile. I just wanted something bigger than the 46-inch Westinghouse's in our house that had performed fine for 6+ years (and still do). The problem was, TVs have gone downhill in terms of quality (imo). My 1080p LED Westinghouses that my wife and I bought on a Black Friday from Target for $300 ea. seemed higher quality than 90% of the models available last year. We ended up buying the 65UH9500 because we got a good deal on it, but I'm STILL not terribly impressed with it. It has ALL of the good features for TVs these days including 10-bit HDR, 120hz native, local dimming, webos 3, etc. But the things that are terrible nowadays are the black levels and the edge bleed (for edge lit panels, full array panels are probably better). My Westinghouse doesn't do that crap, and it looks pretty awful. So if we had bought something more "budget" model, it might have been even worse. I don't know.
  9. I was wanting to make a mock shot zone map for Jordan's playoff hole on the 18th with his approach shot but I haven't had the time. I was thinking I would make a 4-ft diameter circle around the hole and label it as a hazard, and I would label the bunkers green for good! Maybe make it a meme. Another one would be Jordan talking to his caddie, make a meme where his caddie is giving him advice but Jordan interrupts him saying "I'm just going to put it in the bunker, I'll be safe there!"
  10. My top sell out moment was buying a brand new Scotty Cameron putter. I have always felt like a putter is a freaking putter. If yo'er a good putter you can probably putt with my $15 Yes putter. Well I was (and still am) a sucky putter and buying a super nice flat stick likely didn't help squat! lol My recent behavior of being a sell out is using my 20-deg 3h for all shots 160-200 yards. Because my swing magically started sucking again. Yep. I'm as fickle a swinger as they come.
  11. I have 1 shot that is absolutely leaps and bounds more heroic than any shot I've ever made in my life... and it happened just about 2 weeks ago. I'm playing 9 holes after work one day. Nice weather, but I'm playing fairly poorly but not terribly. I'm still enjoying myself. I get to the 9th hole and I'm something like 9 over for the round if I'm remembering correctly. It's a dogleg left 525 yard par 5, uphill, upwind (usually) with a massive grain silo smack at the turn of the dogleg (the signature monument for the course). There's no trees but to "cut the corner;" you have to hit it something about 320 yards from the men's tees to not be in danger - so no way for me. I hit a drive that leaks right, into the handful of trees. Not where you want to be but usually reasonably playable, but it just makes the hole VERY long from there. So I walk up to my ball and it's resting under a tree, "great..." I say to myself. It's sitting back behind the tree on the fairway side of #8 but the trunk itself isn't in my line of sight to get back up and into the fairway. The problem was all of the low branches on the tree. And it was about 15-20 ft. OF those branches between the ball and getting out straight. I though to myself "great... I'm going to have to basically punch out because nothing I have will clear below the branches" (they were very thick, no way to even hope to get through them). Then I said to myself "I'd need like 10 degrees of loft to get under there. Then I looked at my bag and said... "this is my moment." Look back down at the ball, it's slightly above my feet... sitting perched on some light rough. I look down the line and I say to myself "how could I NOT hit driver here???" Grab my driver, line her up, and BAMMMM! I hit a B-E-A-UTIFUL bullet right up under the branches, no contact, and split the fairway in two. AND hit it about 250 yards! In excellent shape to easily get on in 3 (which I did, AND sank the birdie putt!). It was a great end to my round. I had never even attempted to hit driver off the deck up to that point, and I've been playing a few years now. I don't think I'll ever top that shot. It was just too beautiful, like a unicorn in my game.
  12. That's really interesting. And just yesterday I was held up behind a cyclist on my narrow, weaving, blind corner back roads. What kind of idiot does it take to choose that as their path? Put your bike on/in your car, drive to somewhere safe, start cycling, obey traffic laws, finish, and drive home. It's easy. I wish cyclists were required to have identification plates including their life insurer so I could call the insurance company and let them know "hey, this guy is in a high risk category - basically asking to be killed!"
  13. I laughed out loud when he did that. I actually thought it was silly in a way that likely calmed himself down a bit. That's actually the personality I will assume when things like that happen to me. He knows it's not the iron's fault (duh) but it's a humor mechanism. I loved the way he cradled the club face specifically, looked it "straight in the eye" and said "what's wrong with you!" So funny. I love that about him. I think it's a positive thing.
  14. I'm not a doctor, but I believe this is valid. I wouldn't recommend full 180 degree inversion for any length of time but the inversion table things nowadays seem to have a pretty sound reasoning behind them. I've actually been meaning to try one as I feel some of my early back pain is a result of constant compression, as you've said.
  15. I have a 4-wheel push cart... and I always take it up to the tee box... I can't see how that's damaging at all - and I do understand the sensitivity of the tee ground. I would even speculate that the people with stand bags when the two small stand points come out that they plug into the ground to some degree, doing "damage." Is this not even worse? I'll ask our clubhouse today but now I'm afraid of the answer