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  1. Precept Power Drive at Home depot

    Was in Home Depot on January 18th and they still had 23 Dozen Precept Power Drive on display. They were marked down to 98 cents/dozen! I bought them all. Left a message for the local head pro to see if the First Tee Program could use them in the Spring.
  2. You could probably find the Sun Mountain Sync online for about $140 +/- including shipping if you don't mind it being a 2017 model. There are several colors available from different suppliers. The Sync is designed to work with the Sun Mountain Speed Carts.
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  4. When is it too cold to golf?

    Usually it's too cold when the course is closed. However, about 45 years ago, myself and three others decided to play on a Saturday morning at a local municipal course. It was late November or early December. We were there early in the morning and no one was in the clubhouse. We often start before they are open so we never gave it a thought! We were carrying our clubs as usual in those days. We teed off on the first hole and away we went. The front nine goes away from the club house so we never saw the parking lot from where we were on the course. The 9th hole is a short par 4 with water on the right side of the green. Normally it's water, but it was frozen! There were also small snow drifts on the course, but not on the greens. The clubhouse was behind the pond and right of the green! One of my playing partners faded his shot right of the green and it bounced off the pond and skipped into the side of the clubhouse with a big bang! Before we all got to the green the man on duty came out screaming, asking us what the f**k we were doing. My buddy answered "we're playing golf!" Evidently he didn't see the humor in this remark as he told us "get the f**k off the golf curse, we are closed!" I told him we didn't see a sign to that effect in the lot or on the door to the pro shop. His response was didn't you see the snow on the greens? I told him there was no snow on any hole on the front nine. "Get the f**k off the property before I call the cops" he shouted and so we did as he said and left. I don't think he recognized us the next spring because he never brought it up when the new season started! I still laugh about that when somebody brings it up at a get together.
  5. Do you play a "winter ball"?

    I switch to a less expensive ball. Those who keep USGA indexes cannot post past mid-October in the area. By the time fall hits I've found enough cheap or mid-level balls to more than get me through November or early December. The ground is so hard during this time of the year that no ball will stop very well. More like "pasture pool" than golf!
  6. What ball, and why

    Thanks for the reply. Two of the people I occasionally play with use Callaway balls. One uses the Supersoft and the other plays the Superhot 70. They both are very well pleased with each! The Supersoft is about 35 compression but doesn't check up as well as the Superhot 70 does. I was told that the 70 was a 70 compression ball. Can't say that I saw that anywhere though.
  7. What ball, and why

    Some what off topic! Does anyone have a comprehensive list of golf ball compression? I tried to search for one online with no luck. I compiled one myself a few years back. Most on my list are no longer in production or the names are changed. Perhaps I could contact all of the brands I see in the stores for the information but I doubt very much that all of them would respond. Thanks.
  8. The three tree ricochet ball boomerang

    I see what you did there! I agree completely!
  9. 30 Birdies or Bogey Free: Which Would you Take?

    I'm going to have to go with even par. I usually shoot 10-15 over par.
  10. I've been harping about this forever - give people space

    Sadly, one of the people I play with occasionally is of the opinion that he payed his money so he can do whatever he wants to do on the course! A particular incident of his was finally the last straw. I called him out on it and his reply was "I can drive anywhere I want! I payed my fee!" I spoke to a worker at the course and pointed out what he had done. I asked if he would come up and talk to our group a few holes later about what happened on that particular tee. The worker caught up to us and told us he was going to keep a eye on us and that we would be banned from the course if we didn't behave!
  11. How many rounds did you play in 2017? Avg score?

    I keep track of my rounds but do not maintain a USGA Handicap. Played 50+ rounds this past year. Shot a 100! Had four rounds in the nineties. The rest were between 80-89. One lonely 79 occurred in late September. That one should have been lower but I fell apart when I totaled up the back nine with two holes to go! Double,Double! Nice Choke!
  12. I have gotten a couple of e-mails from Snell Golf after purchasing some balls for Christmas gifts for the kids and myself. Great deals available for multiple dozen purchases! Have any of the moderators been given a heads up on what the two new MTB balls will be? ie Pro V1/ Pro V1x ?
  13. John Jacobs Incorrect Ball Flight Laws

    Is this possibly the most FRUSTRATING thread on the entire site?
  14. What are Your 2018 Golf Goals?

    Based on the fact that I never had a round in 2017 that didn't include a 6 (or higher!) I would have to say I need to work on improving my ball contact. The shots that go the proper distance but are left or right I can still recover from. The tops, chunks and skulls have to be severely reduced! I sometimes try to do too much and almost always end up with a double or triple bogey. The sooner I get this into my head before I hit the shot, the better off I'll be.
  15. Winter improvement plan

    My last round on the course was December 5. The weather stayed cold for a week and the course closed. Luckily it snowed a couple of days later, so now I can shovel off the driveway every few days until early March! I sorted out all the balls I found in November and December and called friends to see which brands or models they would play. They are now in whatever containers I could find in the recycle bin before trash day. I'll be like Santa delivering them to their new owners at the saloon tomorrow night! After the first of the year I hope to get into the air supported dome to swing the clubs a couple times a week until the snow goes away.

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