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About jlbos83

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  • Birthday 12/07/1960

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    Sahuarita, AZ

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    22.2
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    dryheat1960

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  1. Take a few lessons. I spent years slicing. Many years. A few lessons, and really not that much practice, and the slice is pretty rare. I can still hit one now and then, but it isn't the most likely goof. (I have plenty of others!) I don't think what I changed really matters, since it could be different for everyone, but it's the swing, not the club! The weights in the club might be able to move you between a little bit or a draw to a little fade, but the banana? I don't think it fixes that.
  2. By doing the right thing he set a great example for the other tour players, up and coming player, and even lowly hackers. Integrity and honesty are meant to be part of the game, if they are lost, it's not the game we all are so obsessed with. Even playing by myself, when it matters to no one, I try to play be the rules, possibly to a fault. It's just part of the game.
  3. Thanks, Nave. I don't feel inspiring, but I think I'm too close to the issue to see it! I just had to live through it, and do what I was told. Thankfully, I had good insurance and good Long Term Disability coverage, and could focus on doing what I needed to do. And during chemo, that was sleep a lot! though I did sneak out to the course near the end of each cycle, when I felt closer to human! The one who was inspiring to me was my wife. I do not know how she did everything she did to get me through. She say's it was no big deal, but I don't believe her!
  4. I have grown to seriously dislike this disease. My dad has similar, though more aggressive variety that has invaded his liver. Nothing they can really do, just a matter of how long it takes. They hoped they got everything with surgery earlier this year, but obviously not. They didn't think he was strong enough for chemo when it might have helped. Did I mention that I don't like this disease?
  5. I have four, only one caught the bug! Hopefully we will be able to play together until I can't stand up!
  6. But I should have! I have been hanging around here for a long time, more than four years it seems! I started playing a bit back about the end of high school, and played (only for fun) though my early twenties. Then kids, etc., I didn't play much until I came to Arizona in 2000 (so I was 40). Started playing a lot more frequently about ten years ago. I've never been a good player. I took a few lessons right when I started out, but nothing after that for years. I was generally around a 100 shooter, with the occasional accidental low 90s, mixed with the 115s. I broke 90 for the first time probably in 2011 (maybe 12), but it was a fluke. One of my sons started playing with me near that time (he never thought he'd like it, so he waited way too long). I wish he had started earlier, as he has some natural skills, but he needs professional help. But, he's also getting his life sorted out, going to nursing school, so that will have to wait. So for now, even though he has the occasional 300 yard drive, hits a seven iron probably 190 (and high), I still beat him most of the time. In April 2016 I sent in for a somewhat late colonoscopy, and found out I had stage 3 colon cancer. GET SCREENED, just do it! After radiation, surgery (with an ostomy bag for eight months), and chemo (still neuropathy in my feel, and a little in my hands), I seem to be cancer free, and very much appreciate that! After I got back to playing, I finally took a series of lessons at GolfTec, and lost my lifelong slice. I might go back, but so much more expensive than others. And yet, a degree of success. Anyway, I finally feel like I am getting my strength back, and my golf is improving. I was about a 29, now I am 22.2. The 84 I shot a couple weeks ago, best ever, didn't hurt! The 100s are becoming more rare, the low nineties more common, and the 80s at least in the realm of possibility! I try to play once or twice a weekend, and in the summer, I'm in a 9 hole after work league. I don't practice enough, I would rather play. I am trying to improve on that, one reason I hang out here. I will end by saying, I believe that we all need to remember to appreciate what we have, and enjoy every minute of green grass, warm sunshine, and blue sky. I discovered how quickly it can go away, but was lucky enough to get it back!
  7. The GPS seems accurate enough, most of the time, based on where it puts the shots. In my (rather educated, in this case) opinion, it is more accurate than a lot of people think. Though it is certainly more limited with the tiny antennae and relatively small processing there is in the GG device. Anyway, I don't think that's the problem. It's more of an algorithm thing, in my (also somewhat educated) opinion. It isn't really related to PRO, exactly, just to the changes that they made to the system at the time they started testing pro. There was an update, and then it started happening. I was in communication with them during PRO testing (not saying more than that) and there was a significant change to the way things work, under the hood. Invisible to the user, in theory, but a major change. I see how to add a hole now! I never thought of going to the "scorecard" view! One problem solved! Thanks! I think there are two reasons I often don't do the edits.... I'm a bit lazy, for one! And I know that once I try to edit, I am going to mess up the positions. Though really not enough to matter. So perhaps, back to number one! It's embarrassing, to a degree, but I have added my current GG username to my profile! I have a previous one, but during switching from one device to another, things got screwed up, so I started this new one. I don't think there's any way to bring them together, but there is enough history here!
  8. Last week it appears that I 111 foot putt from the second green to the third tee, and hit my driver 37 yards back to the green. Picked up , and went down the third fairway to carry on. Then I hit a 225 foot putt from the green on #3, then my six iron from 4 tee 73 yard back to the third green. And then I decided to start playing the next hole up by the green. From the eighth green I hit a 261 foot putt to the ninth tee, and then hit my driver 199 yard down the ninth fairway, before hitting my five wood 284 yard back to the eighth green. At which point I must have picked up my ball and gone way down the ninth hole to start playing that. My last putt on the tenth hole was a nice 179 footer over to the 11 tee, so that I could hit my drive 59 yard back to the 10 green. And then start the 11th way down the fairway. This is actually one of the worst rounds I remember for this kind of thing, though there have been cases where it puts all of the stokes for a hole on the previous hole, which isn't marvelous, either. It may be mapping problems on this course, as it does seem to happen there more than others, but it isn't the only place it happens, and several of the other closes I play are pretty compact, as well. I know you guys can't fix it, it's just a bit of a vent! Since GG doesn't seem to be able to, or want to, fix it.
  9. Unless you have figured out something that I haven't, which is certainly possible, there's no way to move a shot from one hole to another, without deleting it and adding a new one. Getting it in the right spot is a bit iffy at that point. I've had cases where it puts an entire hole one the next hole, and skips a hole entirely. I have not seen any means to even add the missing hole, the round will claim to have 17 holes. As I mentioned, it never did this before that update (that was in preparation for PRO, I believe). It doesn't always happen, even on the same holes, it doesn't happen on all rounds on the same course. It's a puzzler. The part that disturbs me the most is that even a tiny amount of software intelligence would eliminated it most of the time. If the previous shot was a putt on a green, and the next shot some other club from thirty yards off the green, it's probably a new hole. If not, that mistake would be way easier to understand. It happens to me when I've tagged every shot. I live with the results, and usually don't bother trying to edit it out. If I want to see, I can see where the shots were taken, and I know the total. It is frustrating when it shows my drive going back to the previous green, though. I could see that, but it doesn't seem to me what is happening in my case. As something of a engineer geek, it just seems sloppy.
  10. Ever since GG updated their paradigm (kind of swapped the client/server relationship between the device and the associated phone), maybe a year and a half ago now (I lose track of time, may be longer than that) I've have frequent issues with shots showing up on the wrong hole. Obvious ones, like the tee shot on the hole following a completed hole, and then maybe another shot or two, sometimes an entire hole. But there's no way to edit the shots back onto the right hole. So, I'll have consecutive holes that add up to the right score, but some of the shots make no sense (it tries to tie them back to the green, or something? This has been with Live. I've brought this to GG's attention many times, but it still happens regularly. Has anyone else had similar issues? I really do like the system, tagging is such second nature that I don't even think about it, and I like that I have a double check of my forgetful counting. And some interesting, if not perfect stats. When my device seemed to decide it was done, I managed to grab a cheap system on Amazon, for now I remain a user.
  11. There were two, almost identical, though one led to a birdie. Number 11, par 3, 135 to the pin, near the front of the green. Hit a 9 iron to about eight feet, but did not make the putt. Number 15, 360 yard hole, in the fairway, 135 out, pin about in the middle of the hole 15 part of the green (it's shared with 4, so there is a long way back where you don't want to go!. Ht the 9 iron to about 6 feet, and rolled it in. An interesting shot, on 11. Drove it left, not off the planet, but behind some trees that make a bit of a dogleg. About 150 out. There was nothing going up, too close to them. I was almost ready to just pitch to the fairway, when I realized that there was a really wide window right at the front of the green, the only issue being that there were overhanging branches making it about 6 feet high. I have become pretty adept at a 5 wood punch, way back in the stance, and just smack down on it. So I did it. Ended up about 20 yards short of, but right in front of the green. The flag was way uphill, in the back, and I left my chip probably 15-20 feet short, though right on line. Actually got the putt to the hole, which is sometimes an issue. With a lot of pace. But the flag was in, and I hit it dead center, and it dropped. Nice, easy par!
  12. 84, Del Urich in Tucson. Which might not be great for many of you, but when your previous best round was an 85, it's pretty good! Left a few out there, a couple of chips out of the thicker stuff around a couple of the greens, but not complaining. One three putt, but I purposed avoided going over a bunker to a tucked pin on a par three, and paid the price. Can't really complain about that, either. Had a few 8-10 foot birdie putts, and made one of them, so that was nice. I didn't feel like I had my best driving day, but they all got down the course, and stayed out of trouble. Also, never went in the sand. I did rinse one on the par three second. Dropped where it went in, hit a 40 yard wedge to a couple feet, and made a pretty good bogey. Wish I didn't have to work tomorrow!
  13. As an HC, I make sure I NEVER ask for advice from a LC (or anyone else) on the course. If it is offered, I will listed, and figure out for myself its worth. If the advice is swing oriented, I will think about it later. If it is like, "you were lined up over there", I will think about it much sooner. As an HC playing with an LC, my job is to let them play their best, which usually doesn't involve worrying about watching my swing. I'm more likely to say, "You might not want to watch this...."
  14. As I said, if I'm playing golf, it's pretty hard to think of anything as a burden. As a HC, I do like to make sure I am not causing issues for a LC, so I do think more about it. I tried to think of "burdens", I just don't see them that way!
  15. I am definitely HC, though improving. But, when I am playing golf, I really don't think of anything as a burden! If it was, why would I want to play. I think I would call what are being called "burdens" responsibilities. I guess if being responsible is a burden... Anyway: HCP: 1. There are lower expectations. Of course our objective is to exceed them! 2. We meet a lot of friendly people when we play. Playing as a single you meet others, as well, but don't let it ruin your day! 3. We hit a shot now and then that we can be proud of, even if it's an accident! HCB: 1. We must play in such a way as to not negatively impact others. Again, I don't see it as a burden, but a HC probably has to have it more in mind than a LC. 2. Respect the abilities of those you are playing with. 3. Do your part to help everyone be their best. Figure out when to talk, when to be quiet. I think people of all abilities play best when they are comfortable with the other in the group. Make the effort to understand what makes them comfortable! Some like to talk, some want you to be invisible. Some like you to compliment their shots, some don't. Some like you to stand in one place when they tee off, some another. And so on.
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