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HitAndGiggle

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About HitAndGiggle

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  1. My 6 year old nephew, 2nd ever time at driving range

    Including a basket of fries at the clubhouse grille after each session is a good idea, too.
  2. I Hate Iron Covers

    Iron covers are for people who shield their truck tires from the sun with a plywood board, or keep their couches covered in plastic... My dad kept a tv remote in a plastic bag (including while it was in use). He's not right in the head...
  3. Got a Good 3 Wood

    The shaft says "RBZ Tour S". I really am enjoying this club. I wanted a 3-wood that is fairly "driver-like" in appearance and performance. The black (vs white) finish is very nice, too.
  4. Golf: It doesn't even exist

    Yeah...that's nice. I eliminated my facebook (obviously similar "social media") page a couple months ago? Found myself saddened when I got a glimpse into the minds of some I've known for many years and seeing how screwed up they really are.
  5. My 6 year old nephew, 2nd ever time at driving range

    That-a-boy!!!
  6. How To Improve The Health With The Help Of Exercise

    It's complicated, huh? So much of it is age-dependent. At 50 now I'm in pain every day. That's a factor, too. How much tread is left in your joints? That varies for all of us based on what we did earlier in life, and should be considered when selecting an activity now.
  7. Need a 54 degree wedge, any suggestions?

    There was a huge golf expo out at our local focal - Haggin Oaks, this weekend. I found on clearance a club I really like the look and feel of. It's probably last years Ping Tour S 54/12. Really what I was looking for. $60. May not have been a steal but I'll be able to rob my buddies with this one.
  8. Need a 54 degree wedge, any suggestions?

    Thanks for the advice, everybody.
  9. Lexi Thompson's 4 Stroke Penalty at the ANA

    The statement accompanying the vote gets back to something I mentioned. The leaders are subject to different scrutiny than those further down the leaderboard the way things could be enforced before this change. Honestly...I'm on the fence. She, at best, did a piss-poor job of placing her ball...
  10. My pro, in trying to teach me the short game, insisted that I acquire a 54. I have a 60, then PW so I have been operating in denial on this for a while - haha. I don't want to break the bank. Was looking online at a couple Tour Edge models that looked good. Went to the local supershop today and they had only a few wedges in my price range, and none at 54. Plenty of $140 big name brand models. But, I feel unusually tight-wad-like on this. Any suggestions? I did the math and this will be my 14th club in my bag...that's a relief...for my wallet.
  11. Rickie Fowler spotted hanging out with Justin Bieber

    Hmmmmm(me thinking...). That's a tough one. Years ago, when I knew nothing about The Donald, I started watching that show he had on Golf Channel. He came across ok in that show. Not great, but ok. The Beibs...not sure. Haha...
  12. LOL Great question. I see way too many guys using the blue tees who shouldn't. Usually they're large, athletic types. I was once large and athletic and, fortunately, knew better not to dupe myself into thinking that made me a big hitter. I still play the whites and enjoying the game. My distance is improving and I'd put myself at about a 12 or 13. I could play the blues if my group was playing them. I haven't made the change yet, though. I love that Geico ad where the caveman crashes the cart then asks if they're "playing the tips today". Makes me laugh every time.
  13. Got a Good 3 Wood

    I recently ordered the RBZ Speed Fairway 3-Wood. This is the black one with the speed slot on the bottom. I only got to hit a few balls with it on the range before taking it out on the course. So far, I really like this club. It seems very hot and is really long off the fairway. I haven't tried it from the rough yet. My first impression when I handled it is that it felt a little heavy. But, so far it seems to do exactly what I wanted in a 3-wood. Anybody else hit this one? Just thought I'd report here in case others are interested.
  14. That's how we describe driving without insurance here in California... I've been mulling over this glove thing recently. My son, who's a lefty, just started playing golf with me and doesn't wear a glove. Hogan didn't wear a glove (right?). I am hard on gloves and would like to not have to buy them anymore. May just start "going bareback" soon, myself. Heck...I've even thought about going commando...
  15. I tee'd up the Snell MTB for the first time a couple days ago and really enjoyed it. First off - for a long time I've been a hack. Recently decided to reapply myself to improving my game so there's a lot of transition going on. In that change I found myself waffling around about what ball I'd want to play. Do I stick with the rocks I've always played? Can I drive a tour-type ball? In my transition phase I've gotten different kinds of balls to do all kinds of crazy stuff on the course: ballooning waaaay up in the sky, curving from one side of the fairway to the other (either way), etc. Anyway, historically I've been a guy who is a decent driver of the ball with modest distance - 220 to 250 or so yards. First tee shot with the MTB was on a short par 4, 309 yards. I had a 15 yard pitch to the center of the green for a birdie put (big smile from my son). Had the best driving round ever, averaging about 265-270. I was surprised by that. This ball really goes. It felt great on my many short approach shots. Did what I asked it to do, even if I asked it to do the wrong thing - like end up short, haha. I did see some roll out when I hit the greens but, as I mentioned, I was often hitting very short approach shots, so I'm guessing that was a factor, and I still have plenty to learn. I did hit a couple 3-woods off the fairway and, once again, the ball really covered some real estate. We were playing in a lot of wind and the ball really seemed unaffected compared to balls I've played in the past. Ball from my past? - Titleist Velocity, TM Project(a), TM Burner Pro, and a couple others. The Project(a) is a fine ball, albeit a tad short off the tee when I played it. I always, overall, liked how the Velocity played - a little less rock-like for me than for most others, I think. Will be working through the rest of my Project(a)s and then will probably just keep stuffing my bag with the MTB. Like I said, lots of transition in my game, so it was exciting to have a ball perform like this for me.