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Buckeyebowman last won the day on September 24 2017

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  • Birthday 09/13/1952

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  1. I hear you on the bag tags. I have a few from the "famous" courses I have played. They "clacked" around on the bag so much that I couldn't stand it! So, I took them off and have them stashed in the house, God knows where! Please tell us what Pine Valley and Royal County Down were like!
  2. You wouldn't know it. #9 at Flying B GC near Salem, OH. Yes, and we only see Pebble being played by pros! Which we are far from being! If you read my OP, you will see that it's about 15 yards on one side of the tree, and about 10 yards on the other! Are you really that accurate?! Hell, the pros might have trouble with those dimensions! But the distance says they would just blow their drives right over the top of the tree! We mortals don't have that option!
  3. Hmmmm! Playing a boring, low interest course near Detroit! Could you possible be thinking of Oakland Hills? The course where Hogan won the US Open and said he "slayed the beast?!"! I certainly hope not! If so, that player was extremely ignorant, and should be beaten within an inch of his life!
  4. Yeah, More COVID fear porn! Please! Post all the stats you want, I thought Spieth faded over the weekend. I took a statistics class in college. The main thing it showed me was that you can get stats to say anything you want. If you're not getting the numbers you like, turn it upside down and look at it. Or backward, or inside out! This puts me solidly in Benjamin Disraeli's camp! You want an example of playing on the weekend? Local boy Jason Kokrak shot 65 on Saturday and 64 on Sunday to finish second. That's 11 under just on the weekend! And he had a birdie putt on 18 graze the
  5. B.A.D. has come to resemble David Duval back in the day. Remember how Duval lost all that weight and lost his game at the same time?
  6. Hell, I'm still confused by the new rules! And just because you're posting for handicap, doesn't mean you are in a competition. And even if I'm playing for just a dollar, can't I concede a hole to keep things moving? I know, I know, only in match play! But what about unsanctioned play?
  7. I think, as far as handicap index is concerned, nothing above a double bogey is considered? If I'm wrong please correct me. As I understood it, once you were 2 over you should just pick up your ball and mark down a double bogey! Who knows with the new, revised rules? And the "world" HI!
  8. In our area, the local paper would run a "Hardest Holes in the Valley" poll! Number 13 at Mill Creek North would win the hardest 13th every year! It was a dogleg left, uphill, 445 yard par 4 (from the tips), that was squeezed on the left by huge oak trees, and on the right by two enormous fairway bunkers!
  9. In NE Ohio it seems to be all over the map.Some place are singles in carts only, some places are doubles with a divider, and some other places are doubles with NO divider! Played at Firestone Farms a little while ago. This is a course near here that @iacas and some other members of TST played recently. They have installed plexiglas dividers on their carts. Didn't really matter since I was a member of a threesome and got the lone cart. Still, that divider, flapping around in the breeze, just tattooed the hell out of my right elbow!
  10. I know that I do. I can't stand slow play. Whether from the group in front of me or from members of my own group! I have a buddy who is on the slow side, and it gets worse if he is not playing well. One time, he was fussing around, taking forever, when I stepped up and hit my shot even though I was not away. He yells, "Hey! What the hell are you doing?" I yelled back, "Playing ready golf. What the hell are you doing besides taking forever?!" To tell you the truth, I sometimes think he does this on purpose because he knows I hate slow play!
  11. Probably a Canadian. They're all ice heads up there! And they like hockey.
  12. I think there needs to be an age component attached to this question. When I was young and strong, the temp and humidity didn't matter a bit! I could power through. The only thought I had about the heat was that it made the ball fly real good!
  13. This also reminds me of the guys who drop another ball after a missed shot. What's the point? You need to do it the first time! Yep! Sounds like you might freeze up over the ball. I learned a long time ago to trust my instincts as to read, and go with my first impression. That works better for me. Find your line, make two practice strokes, then step up and make the putt!
  14. If that was the case, I'd congratulate him! One's actions have consequences! Player's kids need to learn that, along with everyone else's!
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