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Everything posted by lumpuckeroo

  1. August in Kansas, break in the heat and humdity, some of the best golf weather in Kansas is in the fall. Oh yea, and KU basketball is just around the corner!
  2. After seeing the stat that Rory hit 38 or 42 drives over 300 yards at Firestone (or something close to that), I really don't see how a lady could complete with the men from a shear length perspective. I know distance isn't everything, but with distance you are usually talking power also, so have the power to hit it over trees, out of the rough and such. IMHO, I just don't see an LPGA player having any chance of winning a PGA event now or in the future.
  3. I think it's great that athletes from other sports are into golf, it helps grow the sport, but being a scratch handicap at your local club and playing golf for a living just aren't the same. IMHO, the pressure on a golf course effects you different than pressure on the basketball court or football field. I'm sure we all face pressures at work and we handle them, but we also know the pressure of standing over a 3 ft. putt for a birdie to beat your old golf buddie and they don't feel the same. Every athlete says how standing on the first tee was the most nervious they have ever been, which might be the case, but it might just be a different set of nerves and it take tons of practice to overcome those, just like the nerves I'd face trying to make a freethrow to win and NBA championship.
  4. Better than it was 6 months ago but not the best it's ever been.
  5. I voted 5+, I switched to a SC Fastback about 4 or 5 years ago and really don't see myself changing for many years to come. Over the last 20 years I've probably had 4 putters, a nickel Ping Anser, and a two other SC putters. But I think I've landed on "the one".
  6. Same for me on the carrying part, but I still walk and use a push cart. Last year I play close to 50 rounds and only rode the seven rounds we played on a buddies trip.
  7. I think I would go with most, I get that urban schools in NY or LA probably don't have high school golf teams. Those areas might have so many schools it cancels out most, but I would suspect of the 2167 high schools in the state of New York, there is a big percent that have high school golf. In Kansas of the 474 high schools approximately 350 have golf programs. We have 20 high schools with less than 50 students and even some of them have programs. If the rest of the U.S. has 75% of the high schools with programs then I would stick with most.
  8. I usually have 2-6 sleeves in my bag, my home course is pretty ball friendly, I can go several rounds without losing a ball at times. Last year I played around 40 rounds on my home course and lost around 2 dz balls, I can live with that. However, on the buddy trip, we usually play 6 rounds of golf, I always take 3 dz balls and I'm happy to make it home with a sleeve!
  9. It's harder than it looks, I've tried it and couldn't make it work, but I'm sure it was me. The local club builder that I take clubs to for fixing and tweaking can pull a grip off using air in a split second. I wish I could pull them with air, it would cut down my time to regrip.
  10. I remember all my shots from a round for several days, even if I play on a Saturday and Sunday, I'll remember the rounds for a couple of days. I think I lose them as I get ready for the next week and do a little mental imagining of how I want to play my next round.
  11. Go to the skycaddie website, create an account and then click on the Sell or Transfer a Device link.
  12. Since I joined a country club, I print my own scorecards on stockpaper. I customize the scorecard with stats I want to keep, I can get 8 score cards, front and back on the 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. Once I'm done with a round I key the stat's into Skycaddie. If I play at a course other than mine, I just use the score card and keep my own score and stats.
  13. Driver into the trees on the left, 4 iron back out into play, 5 iron (maybe the 4 iron) to the edge of the water and wedge onto the green, easy enought!
  14. Congrats on the score, sorry to hear about the robbery. It appears there are no safe neighborhoods left in America, I too would have thought the area I live in was safe, but when my kids were at home, both of them had to learn the hard way, that you always have to lock your car. Both of them had money and CD's stolen and every one of our neighbors have commented that if they forgot to lock a car and had it parked outside, something got stolen from them. It's a said day when this is what we have come to expect in America, no one can be trusted, no one is honest. I grew up not even owning a key to my parents house, we never locked the house and we left the car keys in the car. My brother had a similar incident two summers ago, he had left his clubs in the trunk overnight, which he never does. In the morning, clubs were gone, he was sure he locked his car, but might have hit the unlock by mistake at some point. After we did an inventory of what was in his bag, his total came to over $5000. Of course, this is replacing all that was stolen at MSRP, not the price that he actually paid for the items.
  15. I voted for flying, mostly because I'm the worlds worst passenger in a car. Whenever we drive anywhere I have to do all the driving, the rest of my family are HORRIBLE drivers, my wife, son, daughter, son-in-law, brother, all scare the crap out of me when they drive. I've actually been trying to get my wife to take a driving vacation, I would like to drive from KC area to Florida panhandle or SC area. I would like to see some of the country side, but I can't get her to commit, I'm willing to do all the driving as she actually scares me the most. If I'm going for a long weekend, say to Vegas, I would prefer to fly, but if I'm going on an extended vacation, I don't mind driving. As as Erik said, I can pick my music, stop when I want, pack what I want, and set my own pace, so driving is fine with me.
  16. During the golf season I get in approximately 2 rounds a week, if I had no limitations I would probably get in 5 rounds. I'm 56 and I walk, I know I can't do 7 days a week, I can do 3 or 4 days in a row and then need a day off. Not sure I could sustain that pace over a 5 or 6 month time frame, but sure would like to give it a try!
  17. Just to go against the trend, heck yes I would. When I go on our buddies trip and I'm always 20-30 yards behind everyone on the drive, you bet I'd use it (and darn sure wouldn't tell them about it). I'm the oldest one of the group and the first to start seeing a distance loss, so anything to one up my buddies without them knowing about it, you bet I'd do it (and throw in a non-conforming ball)!!!!
  18. My home course has an online booking service, I use it almost exclusively. The front desk is always busy and I feel like when I call them I'm disrupting whatever they are doing, so I like and prefer to book online. If I play at another course, I'll first check to see if they have online booking and go that route if possible.
  19. Been over 15 years ago, but two of my buddies and I skipped out work and went to play golf on a nice spring day. One of my buddies got a hole-in-one, hit it about 3 feet past the pin and the ball rolled down the slight slope and into the hole.
  20. I have to think that the Pro's aren't going at it 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, I would even question that they are going at it 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, but I have no idea. I guess the deciding factor for me would be, am I happy being a pro? Since I'm not one and have nothing to related to I can't answer that question, I do know that the grass is NOT greener on the other side of the fence. I know 30+ years pounding on a computer has made me a decent living, but not sure I'm been happy doing it. Maybe someday I'll be able to ask one of my grandson's if he likes being a Pro!
  21. I'm intrigued by a tee like that as I've experienced the same situation with hard ground on the tee boxes over the last several years. I do see two drawbacks, as Patch mentioned, not sure I want that in my pocket and secondly, how far will that tee fly! Seems like you will be spending a lot of time looking for it once you take a swing, with nothing to hold it in place, I suspect it will go sailing off the front of the tee box and be hard to find, i.e. the brush tee.
  22. I'm thinking that the changes won't be as drastic as Patch see them, only in the fact that the last 100 years has seen a lot of change, but then so has the world in general. I think the biggest change could be in materals that make balls and clubs, likely that some super compound will make balls everything you ever wanted and some new metal will be created for clubs that make them amazing, but all in all, golf will be played the same way, in the same places.
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