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  1. I play a bunch of courses in my area but mostly a very hilly, beautiful municipal course 4 minutes from my house.  It has a slope rating of 130 which surprises me as it plays more difficult.  Because it's nice, inexpensive and public, it gets a lot of non-serious golfers who quickly get in over their head.  It also happens to be a slightly wealthy area and usually these golfers will get 3 sleeves of new high end balls at the pro shop.  I'm guessing these last for the front nine.  I say this because I walk the course and the place is littered with really great balls first thing in the morning.  It would be remiss of me not to pick them up and at a minimum, I use them for practice rounds in the morning by myself.

    For scoring, I usually play purchased balls and over the years these have been Bridgestone B330's then to Taylomade TP5x, and now to Schnells. 

    I do like the Schnell balls (performance and cost) but have to admit some of my best scoring has been done with completely random balls.

  2. MacIntyre reportedly confronts Stanley for not yelling fore

    For a player who made the cut in his major-championship debut, Robert MacIntyre wasn’t all smiles Friday at The Open.

    The 22-year-old Scot was reportedly unhappy with his playing competitor Kyle Stanley and confronted the American for failing to yell fore on two wayward shots – each of which hit spectators – during his second round at Royal Portrush.

    “Aye, there were harsh words,” MacIntyre told The Scotsman. “It wasn’t too pleasant. But you’ve got to tell him it’s not right. He didn’t take it well at all.”

    MacIntyre said that Stanley hit a marshal on the leg on the 14th hole before striking the mother of MacIntyre’s caddie, Greg Milne, on the 17th hole.

    “We’re shouting fore as the ball is coming into the crowd, and he’s just standing watching it,” MacIntyre said. “And people didn’t have enough time to react when we shouted. It hit Greg’s mum, so I told him how it was. I said I wasn’t happy – and he didn’t really like my response. He’s the only one I’ve seen do that. It was straight into the crowd. It was into the crowd from the word go. And we’re expecting him to shout fore. She’s all right, I think, but it’s not what you want.

    “… It’s on the [player information] sheets, it’s on everything, you shout fore.”...


    Robert MacIntyre was reportedly unhappy with his playing competitor Kyle Stanley for failing to yell fore on two wayward shots.


  3. On 6/10/2019 at 3:43 AM, Asheville said:

    R16.1e. Relief for Ball Not Found but in or on Abnormal Course Condition

    If a player’s ball has not been found and it is known or virtually certain that the ball came to rest in or on an abnormal course condition on the course, the player may use this relief option instead of taking stroke-and-distance relief:

    The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b, c or d, using the estimated point where the ball last crossed the edge of the abnormal course condition on the course as the spot of the ball for purposes of finding the nearest point of complete relief.

    Why can't this be used in the condition of the other thread: finding out your ball is surrounded by hundreds of similar range balls and you can't find it?

  4. New one for me: Playing a course today with a par 3 next to the driving range. Hit tee shot just left of green but not much. I get there and the area is coated with white range balls that somehow passed the fencing.  I spend my 3 minutes going thru what I can but it's hopeless.  It's Sunday morning and people are behind our group. Technically its a lost ball and I need to go back to the tee - right?  

    Instead I dropped in the area my ball landed and hit another without taking a penalty.  It was UNFAIR!

    Seriously though, I'm assuming there is nothing in the rule book to help me out, right?

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    Our family, along with thousands of others, used Rick Singer’s company to guide us through the college admission process. We are shocked by the revelations of these events. Obviously, we were not part of this fraud, our kids would disown us if we ever tried to interfere.


    Initially not convinced.  Singer was a fixer.  That was his deal.  No different than Michael Cohen.

  6. 2 hours ago, turtleback said:

    ...Private stuff gets made public by someone, usually of low or no accomplishment, trying to prove they are relevant and then a mob descends on someone who did nothing wrong and forces him to capitulate to their threats and demands.



    Setting aside the uneducated comment on social contribution, nobody forced Kuchar to do anything.  What were the "threats" he capitulated to?

  7. It is indeed a challenging course.  One of the more difficult par 68's you'll play.  Some of the shorter par 4's lure you with opportunity but are ringed with sand traps that just wait for the inevitable miss.  Unless you're hitting well, play them conservatively.  Really is a fun course.

    There is no driving range for warm up but they do have an excellent short game practice area.

    Members there are known for their alcohol consumption and for the life of me, I can't figure our how some of them still hit it so straight during some events.  One beer for me and my game is off.

  8. 5 hours ago, Marty2019 said:

    I actually started liking him more since the "incident."   For me, he was hard to like when he was Mr. Perfect.  But when his wife attacked him with a golf club and it all came out about the numerous women, and all the holier-than-thou types went off on him, I started to sympathize with him and actually like him.  This brilliant, brilliant golfer with a train wreck of a personal life actually became an interesting person and less of the robot that he had seemed to be before that. 

    i"m actually with you a bit on this.  I was taken by the media narrative during "the time of the incident".  Tiger was going off the rails and Phil M.'s wife was going thru breast cancer.  The narrative absolutely  sainted Phil for (rightly) being at his wife's side during her battle.  Tiger on the on other hand became a tragic figure.

    Thing is (and I speak with the experience of my own wife have a big battle with the same disease), Phil's being there for his wife and family is really only a small part of who he is (and we are) as humans.  I don't know Tiger or Phil but we really can't trust the narratives.  The few things about Phil's personal life (outside what I described above) don't actually paint a pretty picture.


    And now, Tiger is teeing off...

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