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  1. At my old home course, this was about a year ago now I think, on a BIG uphill par 5 where you can easily see your ball fly and land the whole way (it's a grip it and rip it hole, wide open) I hit a killer drive and split the fairway. As I was walking up to my ball maybe 100 ft. out a fox ran out from the right, grabbed my ball, and took off left! It was freaking hilarious! This was during the day time so I notified the clubhouse, since foxes being out at that time of day means there's a good chance it was rabid.
  2. I've had the shanks for about 6-9 months. Took a while off then finally it looks like I've cured them by starting from scratch again with notes I took during my lessons way way back now (2-3 years ago now). A couple weeks have passed and I'm hitting the ball consistently well again with a completely different feel (before it felt awful over the ball and mid-swing). @RussUK I have a similar story. Probably most people know at least one person that has a similar story. Friend of mine in middle and high school played tennis. Everyone said he'd be a pro one day. Played every day for a a decad
  3. 1st round: funny, somewhat entertaining Rounds 2-4: old (So something else, I guess) Do it in the first round as a team announcement type of thing... but I see zero point of doing it for rounds 2-4.
  4. I'm surprised nobody's commented. You've always got to ask yourself what you're objective is in doing these type of regressions. If your hypothesis was that a centered hip turn was NOT significant in the golf swing (and you'd be damned if you let the world not know the truth! :P), then this is the type of data and analysis you'd build, to see if it it was or was not significant. That's not what this is. Even still, regression may not be needed because you could likely just categorize your variables and see the frequency at which a quality golf shot was produced with or without a cent
  5. Last year I was planning on spending some vacation money on playing at a really nice course or 2 but we decided to rent a house in Marathon, FL.... only 1 freaking golf course within reasonable driving distance. I haven't played at any expensive courses yet, only up to $55 I think and only because it was a holiday weekend. I think that's my max. This year we're going to Myrtle Beach. I'm planning on playing 2-3 courses in the $150-200 range if the first one turns out to be worth it. Otherwise, if I'm not feeling the reasoning behind the higher greens fee, I'll hit the cheaper cours
  6. Truthfully, I didn't read all of it. Shame on me. I do get your point about the 20% aspect versus your reference to 10%. I get that. I also see how all courses would have to be dramatically changed. I just feel like that would be... manageable, still. Then again I'm the furthest thing from a course architect. Hell I'm sure my depth perception alone is below average!
  7. Well I guess I'm in the minority opinion here, since I honestly like the idea of "rolling the ball back." It seems all relative, to me. But then I'm not the guy who would be butt-hurt about hitting it shorter. It wouldn't bother me in the least, so long as I'm in an even playing field. Sure course dynamics changes, but I feel like it could be managed. It's not a perfect solution, surely. Far from it. I'm just saying it would be kind of nice not having to walk so far to get to my drive! lol. I also have zero problem playing more forward tees. But I would feel fo
  8. They may not be actors, but I would bet that those players do a ton of shots, all of which are filmed, and they use the BEST shots to show "just how great" the club/gizmo is. That, or they take a bunch of people and only show 2. So sure, those guys that say "I picked up the club and it was instantly better than XYX!" was likely because they were having a good day. You guys know what I'm talking about: you've had a bad week of golf hooking everything off the planet, you're about to give up, then you go to the range and somehow you're puring everything! The one I've been seeing a lot i
  9. I don't know how long I take. But I can tell you I'm probably one of the shortest shot routine people out there. I grab my club, address, look up one time, and swing. No real waggle, zero practice swings. Just step up and hit. I started enjoying golf a lot more when I stopped taking practice swings and waggling and crap. Been doing it this way for a couple years now, probably.
  10. I read yesterday that the higher level graphics cards are completely out of stock, and nearly ALL retail outlets have jacked the prices WAY up. People buying the same graphics cards today are paying 2-3x what they were worth 1 year ago... the exact same card. Not a new year's card, or a revision. The 2015 or 2016 cards. Used for mining. And they're sold out everywhere! Some OEMs are the only ones sticking to MSRP but they go out of stock insanely quickly. Same thing for RAM. Ridiculous prices. So people that are wanting to build new desktop PCs are getting HOSED on graphics card
  11. This is one of the easier issues. Yes, I agree that it's ridiculous to tip-toe around a bunch of things in public schools (K-12) to avoid parent confrontations... but just let the child go to the restroom. If it becomes a problem (they take advantage of that time frequently) you just call their parents and tell them about it. Let them deal with it. My wife is an elementary (K-5) music teacher. She sees ~200 kids a day (I think), 600 kids in her school. They do take advantage. She's brought this up before, and I gave her the advice above. It's ridiculous how much CYA public teachers h
  12. I would love to take my dog with me. I'm sure it'd take some getting used to, but I bet it could be done. I'm sure she'd love it. I don't have a lot of time to take her on walks much anymore. We have a fenced in backyard so usually every day I'll throw the ball (not a golf ball) with her in the yard for several minutes so she gets some good exercise. Lately it's so dark when I get home I just use a laser pointer and she chases that thing like crazy; probably runs a mile every 2 minutes! I wouldn't let mine roam free. I'd probably just toe her on my push cart with a good leash :) I
  13. Very cool. Honestly, I've always told myself that my target lifespan is something like 85 years old. I don't see a lot of 85+ year old guys having a swell life. Then again I'm only 30 so what the hell do I know, lol. But what's this guy's secret?? If I were 103 and still able to get up and off a golf cart and swing a golf club and just make CONTACT... that'd be pretty cool! I'd be okay with that! I'm guessing it's largely to do with genetics, ON TOP OF having a great diet, getting good exercise, etc. Kudos to that guy.
  14. Update to this sort of blog post. I went ahead and replaced the downstairs unit this past weekend, myself! Went back to my old quote from more than a year ago for $6,900 just to replace that one unit. I couldn't bring myself to pay that kind of money. The downstairs unit is a self-contained, packaged unit (a/c and furnace are all in one unit - condenser, blower, evap coil, burners, everything is within the unit. it even comes precharged with refrigerant). I researched more than I really needed to, largely due to the fact that my RETAIL parts, pallet jack rental, and permitting
  15. Lol I never see this problem. All ranges I go to are just areas, no stalls. The divot bomb zones are definitely a problem though. I try to take divots like in the picture that someone posted (and multiple people quoted) but I'll also move in so that it's one square at the end of my session. I was told by someone (cant remember who) that the greens crew would rather re-sod an area with one piece than a bunch of chunks or replacement grass. But now that I think about it.... I'm pretty sure all ranges I go to don't even re-sod... I think they just sand-fill. So Maybe I'm making the prob
  16. They already call me "Speed Golf Guy" in my clubhouse. Maybe I need to take this on! My only 2018 golf goal this year is to finish 9 holes in < 1 hour while walking. I did 1:15 pretty frequently last year by lightly jogging between holes. It's a combination of 2 things in my current life: 1. my first child was born 2 weeks ago, so time is scarce now. 2. I've been running a lot more the last year (5k's and even 10k's now) and dropping my times. So I thought it was a cool goal to set.
  17. My 401k did quite well last year, over 22% return in a moderately risky group since I just turned 30. My wife and I are holding onto quite a bit of cash and while the market is looking strong and people say "buy low, sell high" they also say "don't just wait for it to be low, you could spend years and lose out on returns on the way." I'm looking to put a decent chunk of money in for the long term. If the market goes down, I'll just hope it can recover in 2-5 years and even itself out, and start gaining at from there. With the new tax policy and other political shake-ups, I'm w
  18. I couldn't give a flying you-know-what. Lol.
  19. For our next home, which we plan to buy a little more rural we think (if it works out), I plan to install solar panels. And a NG tank-less water heater (if the NG/electric rates are similar to where we live now, which may or may not be the case once we move, NG I get a much better bang for the buck here). They seem like fun projects, and I'm capable of doing them myself. I had a pretty high electric bill for 2 full summers before I start asking around and wondering "why is my electric bill on a 2,600 sqft house $400?" Turns out the old air conditioning system upstairs that I knew was on i
  20. That's basically what mine looked like, except i was even farther into the heel. I'm amazed that I was able to hit ANY good shots with this swing, but somehow I did. A testament to game improvement clubs, I guess! I've gone back to the range ~3-4 more times and hit many balls. An immediate, significant improvement overall. Looking to get out this weekend and play a round or 9 holes. Although our first child was born a week ago so..... it's unlikely :) I'll be keeping a dry erase marker in my bag at all times now and will use it every range practice session or warm-up before a round,
  21. I have to share this. I've haven't played much golf lately. We have our first child on the way (the little stinker was due 3 days ago...) so I've been nesting and getting stuff in the house ready (building the crib, dresser, changing table, hanging curtains, cleaning, etc., etc.) for the last several weekends. Not to mention helping my wife out since she's huge. I only played 1 round of golf in 2 months I think, on Friday after Thanksgiving with my father in law where I shot a 99 I think. Now I used to be a low 80's shooter on this course, but I wasn't very frustrated because it was very
  22. I'm still not sure I understand. Meaning I'm not sure if the greens I play are elevated or not. I consider them elevated, but maybe they're just regular. The slope up to the greens isn't severe enough to where a flighted ball that hits the fringe will back up (assuming no spin) and roll down the slope. It'll usually stop pretty quickly. It'll roll SOME, but not all the way down the "steep" slope or something. But you usually won't putt through more than 2-3 feet. You'd want to chip (I would think), which I do. And I'm not scared to putt through fringe.
  23. What constitutes as "elevated?" In my area of NC, most greens are "elevated," in my opinion. My definition though is that the fringe is very often sloping down off the green. I believe it's mainly for drainage purposes. Very few are actually flat to sloping into the green level.
  24. Video may look static but it's typically feeding constantly. Depends on your settings. But just because it's the same "static" imagine doesn't mean it's not downloading it over and over again. I have different "record" video encoding settings than I do streaming settings (streaming is typically lower quality so that you don't have a HUGE data usage hit). I have 5x 4MP IP cameras I've installed around our house. If I streamed those at the highest quality, that would be some hella data usage! but instead I stream them at ~150 kbps ea. But if I'm live feeding from all 5 cameras at once then that'
  25. I don't understand how people can use so much data through their mobile phones... I use ~1.5 GB/mo average on my phone (non-wifi). But I don't use a lot of wifi on my phone because if I'm on wifi.., I'M AT HOME. So I'm not usually putzing around on my phone. Work won't let me use their wifi and I don't trust any wifi networks other than my own and my work's. And that's even including me occasionally checking on the house with 5 IP cameras streaming, checking to see if my dog is being a little turd or not! I'm on Project Fi. I love it. I got in on the $200 Nexus 5X deal (my wife
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