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Papa Steve 55

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  1. Yeah, I guess I should have qualified it, as it applies to me. I'm consistent but short off the Tee, my top rounds are when I can one putt or get consistently up and down from around the green. Though I would not consider a 100 yard shot to be a chip, I was thinking greenside, twenty yards and in. It seems intuitive to me, but there may very well be stats that prove me wrong. I live with my wife and 19 year old granddaughter, I'm used to being wrong.
  2. I see your from CT. Does it count as tailgating when your going 10MPH on 95? Worst stretch of road on the east coast.
  3. I learned to play on a par 3. While I'm sure others would not agree, I think you should learn the game from the greens back, not the Tee box in. When I moved on to a full course I had to get better with my long irons, but could chip and putt as well as anybody, better than most actually, and that's where you score. I'm assuming you want to change that 40 index.
  4. Yeah, I would print that out and frame it.
  5. He is, the HOF took themselves out of the discussion by changing the rules. Following the banning of Pete Rose from MLB, the selection rules for the Baseball Hall of Fame were modified to prevent the induction of anyone on Baseball's permanent suspension list, such as Rose or Shoeless Joe Jackson A pretty effective ban, and the HOF cant afford to get on MLB's bad side. I'm working in upstate NY, got 30" of snow, so any baseball talk is good......
  6. Harder to get that info than I thought it would be. I found this... Was Pete Rose really the first employee of a major league team to bet on a baseball game since 1920? Probably not. But he was the first who was dumb enough to get caught, and he certainly knew the penalty, which had been written in large print on the wall of every major league clubhouse during Rose's entire career. .....but it had no source. Have to look more when I have more time.
  7. This sign is in every MLB clubhouse Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible. Seems pretty clear to me. The discussion is not about who is already in, we cant do anything about that. the discussion is should we make an exception for Pete Rose that we would not make for Carmen Fanzone or any other player you never heard of. How many hits do you need before its ok to bet on games?
  8. Looks like the charges have all been dismissed.
  9. I guess it depends on how long its been cold. I have to go down a club on frozen ground. If you hit a frozen green on the fly its like hitting the cart path, that ball is 50 yards past the green by the time it stops bouncing. I play a lot of low bump and run shots and just hope the bounces go my way. The bounce and roll on my drives more than make up for loss of carry.
  10. Really, I have no clue.
  11. I'm just CYA on home stuff. Ransomware seems to be beyond the old style annoying virus that we all got at one time or another. I do the usual web surfing and at times get off the main stream following something that looked interesting. I just had not thought about it at all for a few years, the renewal notice got me to thinking. Thank you all for your insights though.
  12. My Avast is up for renewal. Had for a couple years with no issues but I'm wondering if something is better out there and if anyone has any thoughts they would be willing to share. Hate to just renew out of habit and every piece of software out there claims to be the best. Thanks
  13. OK, so we all know its really a woman's day. It puts a lot of pressure on some of us that are gift giving challenged. I thought we could share some ideas here to help each other out. What were some of your wins? Its the thought that counts, mostly, so that 5 carat ring may be out of reach for a lot of us. My biggest win was taking a stanza from poem she lived, "Grow old along with me.......", brought it to a calligrapher to write it out and had it framed. just under $200 25 years ago.
  14. By Isaac Asimov The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
  15. I like the 4+ number. However, is there a number of regular tour wins that equal a major? Say player had 3 majors and a dozen wins. Do those 12 wins, or another number, push him over the top? Or 3 Majors and a handful of top 5 finishes? Is it a hard number?