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  1. Thank you and I really am! Life is good!
  2. Airbrushing is something I've not got into and my youngest son thinks I should. He sees all the work done on Harleys and he wants me to do that kind of stuff and get rich. I will have three different areas at the show in April, drawings, acrylic paintings and gourd art. I do mostly Native American, western and landscape. I am doing a large landscape as we speak of a scene I photoed in Yellowstone National Park of a buffalo grazing in a meadow. It will be neat, I hope when I finish it.
  3. NO! not out on the course but my birthday is today and I hit the pair of 6s..........66. Wish I was 20 again, knowing what I know now but it ain't gonna happen. Anyway, I've been retired for 14 years and I've traveled all over the west and played a bunch of courses and marshalled at quite a few. I've hit a hole in one and made a passel of eagles over the years. I play free now at the country club and I work in the Pro Shop. I get to see a bunch of my high school buddies and I have plenty of time now to do my art work. I have a one man show coming up in April so you will see me sporatically her
  4. I don't dislike any of them! I admire them for conquering this game to some extent. Sure, they have different personalities and quirks but they are to be looked up to for the work ethic they have and the ability they display week in and week out. I do dislike fits of anger and cursing on TV but thats just me!
  5. There is no penalty if the hit is unintentional. I saw Arnold Palmer do that very thing at the Houston Open and he just laughed and replaced it on the tee. NO penalty!
  6. I will say "they can"! What percentage out there is doing it, I don't know but I work at a pro shop and country club and the high school team here are in the 15 to 18 range and they hit it consistantly over 300 yds. My drives go about 240 to 260 when the wind is at my back and they are so far in front of me that I have to hit twice to catch up with them. My son, who is 43 now hits it over 300 and averages around 290 something. I think they can do it with the new equipment and the hot balls we have now.
  7. Thats a tough one! I have the darn stuff also and fortunately it is in my right trigger finger and I don't use it all that much gripping the club. Arthurs-itus finally ruined my right hip and I had to have it replaced and now it's working on my left knee. I hate the stuff, wish it didn't exist but we have to live with it. Wish you luck with your dad and I'm sorry I can't help ya!
  8. I broke the shaft just above the head of a 7 iron due to anger one time and learned right quick not to do that. That was 40 years ago and I haven't done anything like that since. My son threw a long iron to the top of a tree and it is still there to this day as far as I know. Doesn't pay to lose your temper!
  9. Thats very disgusting. Hope they get what they deserve!
  10. I like the Shell's Wonderful World of Golf and I've watched it from the beginning. Still like it today!
  11. It would be a personal thing and I'd take the clubs you feel confident with. I always took all of mine and never wanted it any other way. If you don't like lugging them around, get one of the pull carts and go that route!
  12. When you hit on the practice range you pretty much concentrate on hitting the ball and not so much on where it is going. On the course it is another ball game. Trees, out of bounds, sand traps etc. cause you to alter your swing. I love to play the course but I also enjoy the practice range. Do both and doing it regularly is the key to improvement.
  13. I agree with Iacas on this. If you didn't bother your friend by standing where you were and you didn't help in some way his alignment, then you were not breaking any golf rule that I'm aware of.
  14. rembrandt

    Mock shirt

    I run the Pro Shop at a Country Club here in my home town and we do require a collared shirt. No ifs ands or buts, you have to have a collared shirt or you don't play. At the Woodlands in Houston where they use to play the PGA tournament, they require that you must have a collared shirt and you must have it tucked into your pants. Taking your shirt off at either course will get you ousted from the course by a Marshall. I've had the Woodlands Course make me tuck my shirt in before I could tee off on no. one. Thing is, I find no problem with rules and regulations like that. Golf is a gentlemans
  15. Welcome to the Sand Trap. Thats rather strongly put and for a first post very impressive. Sounds just like the guy at our course! My driver has NO grooves at all and I'm wondering if that has the same effect? I know I have a hard time slicing the ball with it.
  16. Go back to the drawing board, so to speak......in other words, get on the practice range and hit a bucket of two and find out what you're doing wrong. May be just a minor thing, like timing off or something. Another thing is to concentrate on scoring and not your swing. Forget about everything but hitting the ball on the green, getting as many GIRs as you can in a round. On the scorecard, put a check or GIR under each score and try to get as many as you can in a round and see how you improve!
  17. What concerns me is the length of courses. Many of the course designers think that Tiger is going to play their course and they make them so long and difficult that the average player can't enjoy them. I play from the whites most of the time and with my long game eroding due to age, the blue and gold tees are just toooooooooo hard for me. I realize that the equipment is a whole lot better than 10, 15 and 20 years ago but if you can't make a par every now and then, it then becomes a good walk ruined.
  18. That was a heck of a putt! It really lifts your spirit when you can one like that and especially if it's for a birdie or eagle!
  19. On two holes yesterday: 1. Par 4, straight away........hit a fair tee shot.....screwed up my next two and lay 20 feet off the front edge of the green. Used a 7 iron and chipped up on the green and into the hole for a par. 2. Par 4, slight dog leg left with a fairly long shot over a lake to a green way below.......I hit an errant drive into some woods to the right and had to chip out into the fair way. I then had a 160 yds accross the lake to the green. I took a 6 iron and hit the best shot I hit all day.....slight fade to 6 ft. from the flag and canned it for a par. So the thing is, don'
  20. It doesn't really matter to me if I play with a group or by myself. I generally play better tho if I am competing with a bunch of guys in a daily tournament or in a scramble. By myself, I usually get a little careless but looking back in retrospect, I learned how to play and how to score when I was alone on the course.
  21. Congrats to ya and like the man said, the 80s will come fairly quickly but then it gets tough and only determination at the range and playing two to three times a week will get you down under the 80 mark!
  22. Putting vaseline on the face of the driver does correct the slice and hook some but I can't see the value in it and the wasted effort you have to put up with, in my book. My driver has no grooves at all and I've noticed that more and more of the new clubs have no grooves at the sweet spot. I think that helps more than the greasy stuff!
  23. There is a guy at our Country Club who uses vaseline on his driver club face. He says it cuts down on any slice or hook. Looks to me like it would also cut down on distance. Anyway, the manager here is upset cause he puts a glob of the stuff on the roof or fender of the carts. The junk is hard to get off and collects grease. People complain about it but he does it daily. Some people!
  24. I don't try to control the spin and I've not had a problem with too much spin. The way I hit the ball, a little out to in and create a high fade doesn't allow for much back spin. My ball usually hops once and backs up a foot or two. I can count on it doing that!
  25. Over the years, I have used the driver off the ground alot on par 5s where the punishment isn't too severe. I can reach a bunch of greens on those holes with the driver and most of the time the payoff is better than the pain. Bunkers are no problem so whale away and use it where you can.
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