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  1. 7 minutes ago, iacas said:

    Summary: "Everything is political."

    That's not what I said.


    I’ve heard that police unions are a problem.

    Tell me this isn't a political statement.  Again, I happen to totally agree with it but how is it different than the question "Would you play a Trump course now?"

  2. 2 minutes ago, iacas said:

    No, it isn't.

     Every action we take, decision we make or conclusion we reach rests on assumptions not everyone would affirm. This is the realm of the political.  

    Even choosing 538 as a source rests on assumptions not everyone would make.  (btw, I don't have a problem with you citing them).

  3. 7 hours ago, gjunkie57 said:

    I just returned from the Ride for Justice in Harford County sponsored by Black Lives Matter and other community groups.  As a Black Man I had to have ‘The Talk’ with not only my children but other youth in how to deal with the police. These problems go way back.  Its a responsibility, concern and yes a burden to make sure our youth make it out of an encounter with the police.

    Death should not be the penalty for ‘resisting’. 

    This must stop.  

    Thank you for your comments.  There are people here who have never heard about 'The Talk'.  Right now, it's obviously a difficult and really stressful time.  Be sure to take care of yourself, whether that is hitting a few balls or a glass of bourbon in the evening.  This is unprecedented.

    9 hours ago, iacas said:

    Some simple rules. If you cannot agree to them, do not participate. It's that simple.

    1. This topic isn't in and of itself political or religious. Do not make it such - the rules we have re: "no politics or religion" still stand.
    2. No "all lives matter" bullshit. You'd be a dick if you went to a fundraiser for pancreatic cancer or into the terminally ill wing at St. Jude's and shouted "all cancers matter!" and you're a dick if you bring any "all lives matter" stuff to this discussion. Of course they do, but all lives are not the topic.
    3. Moderators will not be deleting any posts here in this topic, but will be a bit quicker on the warning trigger finger. Warnings will not — and never are — be given for "disagreeing." They'll be given if you violate the normal rules:
      • no politics or religion
      • no ad hominem attacks (attacks on ideas or opinions are fine, attacks on the people saying them are not)
      • if you have nothing constructive to say, don't say anything. Nobody is forcing you to participate in this topic.
      • use some common sense.
      • etc.
    4. No white knighting. We'd all like to think that we're "not racist" or whatever, but virtually everyone has subconscious biases, and this is a time for listening and learning and growing.


    Erik, you’re a curious nut.  I’m shocked (and heartened) you started this thread.  You typically take an overtly heavy hand in calling out anything that might ruffle the feathers of this demographic and now this?  Good on you, mate. But let’s be clear, this is indeed political.   Every action we take, decision we make or conclusion we reach rests on assumptions not everyone would affirm. This is the realm of the political.  

    As a nation, it’s an obvious turning point.  We tried everything to ignore football players kneeling to bring the issue to attention and now that effort has been revealed as farce.  We have to re-think policing from the bottom up.  The problems are numerous.

  4. Years ago I was at a conference in Vancouver and drove north for the day to play Furry Creek (built on the side of a mountain).  I'm not a cart person but rented one as it was mid-week and I had to get to the airport as soon as I could finish.  First tee is very elevated and it have just rained and the cart path wet.  I get in the cart and start downhill and immediately realize I'm going too fast.  There was no regulator.  I hit the brakes and begin to hydroplane.  The cart literally spins 180 degrees, ends up pointing uphill at just the part of the path where there is a 90 degree bend.  So close to going over and being left as food for the bears.



    If you get a chance, this is a place worth driving 35 minutes north of Vancouver.







    Furry 1.jpeg

  5. 3 hours ago, iacas said:

    @metaswinger, swinging way too fast - way too fast to focus on what’s needed - and your head pulled away in every swing I saw with the noodle:

    Day 27 Redux


    Ok, ok.  I don’t really have a low gear but I did it again pretending I do….



    Day 28

    I feel like the last two days were written for me (obviously not).  The biggest revelation was the slight move at the top.  This helps preventing my lower bits from getting too far ahead.


    On 4/25/2020 at 10:57 AM, iacas said:

    Meh. Vastly overrated.

    Hogan’s Modern Fundamentals 

    I’m early in it but something that jumped out right away is the instruction at address to keep your arms together as close as possible with your elbows pointing at your hips and the inside seam of your elbows pointing up.  With me, the inside seam of my elbows point too each other and are loosy goosy.  Keeping the arms tight I see my left arm staying straighter and my right arm not bending to 90.  It also dovetails with his other idea early in the book that the greater the circle is complete the more power.  That the left arm leads drawing the circle on the backswing and the right arm on the follow through.


    Also liked the idea that the direction of the toes act as regulators to the hips (preventing/allowing amounts of rotation).

  6. 27 minutes ago, metaswinger said:

    Day 25

    This is my first pass at this drill but I'm going to spend a bit more time on it today.  1) I am most certainly someone who get the lower body going too early so I'm thankful for this bit; 2) It does feel like the swing plane decreases and maybe this is just in the drill but it's not something i need.



    Also starting to read this for the first time:



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