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  1. @wannabe I am looking to obtain a utility patent. My idea is a tool for scissor lifts, the aerial work platforms. I have a degree in Electrical Control Systems and have worked in an industrial manufacturing plant that is state of the art in robotics and automation for 8 years as of now. I've had years of experience with scissor lifts. There are no tools that I can find anywhere online that are designed to perform the required task, that has to be done daily on these lifts, in a safe manner. My idea is so simple that I can't believe it doesn't exist. I guess I'll find out when they do their patent search. I'm building a prototype this weekend. I also have access to lifts to take pictures showing the prototype in use. I spent all 4 years in high school drafting and I have access to AutoCad at work so the drawings will be top notch considering the simplicity of the design. I've read what feels like half of the US Patent office website and browsed numerous example patent applications. Bottom line is I feel really good about this. In this day, industry is really big on safety and it would be awesome to invent something that could be possible required by OSHA one day. Thanks for all the suggestions. Affirms to me that I'm on the right track. I appreciate it.
  2. I've got an idea I've been working on and I think I'm about ready to apply for a patent. I would rather not blow a bunch of money hiring a lawyer for something that may go no where like a lot of things like this do. I've been doing research on the patent process and I feel I can do it on my own. If anyone has been through this process and could give me some pointers it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  3. Yeah, I can see that. I've only played 9 as a single but I was also on a cart. It was kinda disappointing because it only lasted about 45 minutes max and I felt like I didn't have time to enjoy it...
  4. I haven't played enough to know for sure. I do know that I usually blade my 60 degree wedge to around 200 yards... LOL
  5. Absolutely seems like that. The only thing that gives me hope is that is a really nice course but their 18 hole prices always beat ever course in my area on Golfnow. Usually $20-$30 year round for 18 holes with a cart. If they can offer quality golf at that much of a discount then maybe they can offer quality instruction at that much of a discount also. I have no idea how they can do it but I'll just have to see for myself. The only reason I don't play there all the time is the course is a little above my skill level at the time being. Here is a link if you would like to check out a few pictures of the course. Lake Arrowhead Golf Course
  6. I know it's not an option, but I think bi-weekly would be good for me. Gives a little time to adjust to the suggested changes. I need to jump on the lesson deal that's going on at a local course. They offer 10 1 hour sessions for $300. Absolute best I can find in my area. Lord knows I need it... lol
  7. Just don't...
  8. Doesn't happen much with me. You know I had to include that! lol
  9. It's an old pasture course. Greens are good but the fairways and tee boxes are hard as a rock. I had to find an old tee hole to use every time I teed off. Needless to say, if there is a dress code here, it is not enforced. This is the only course I take my son to at his age. I try to make sure he has a great time. Maybe he'll start playing when he's a little older.
  10. What laws am I breaking by strapping my 4 year old in the empty bag slot on the back of the golf cart???
  11. I did. They were really surprised at what was done. They said whoever did it was a pro. They suggested changing my e-mail password. I've had a phone insurance claim with them and I got e-mails throughout the process. I even had to send a photocopy of my drivers license to get the claim approved so I don't know how they did it.
  12. The quest for breaking 100 continues... 50 on the front + 58 on the back = 108
  13. My wireless AT&T account was recently hacked! If you use the same service you may want to look into you account to make sure you are not a victim as well. I found out because I received a text from AT&T stating my insurance replacement phone had shipped and would be arriving today. The thing is I never submitted a claim for a replacement phone. When I called to see what was going on, my pin wouldn't work. They said I changed my pin and added a new user to my account. Someone name Shawna in New Jersey. Also they said that's where the new phone was shipping and my phone was about to be useless if the new phone was activated. They finally straightened everything out and stopped shipment on the phone. Just a heads up if you use AT&T!!
  14. I started playing back in 2009 but then I didn't play it for years. Once they made a mobile app I picked it back up again. I prefer to play on my desktop though. The putting is difficult but I like it because putting in real life is difficult as well. As of now I'm down to a 68 average. The game is much better now that TopGolf owns it. Try it out again. You may like it better now.