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About Rkrider99

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  1. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    I was just hoping this topic wouldn't come up today. After a 75 yesterday, I struggled to an 89 today. I can't remember the last time I had so much trouble. The front 9 was just terrible 49, but was able to come back with a 40 for the back. We'll see what tomorrow holds.
  2. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Last week was way too cold to play golf here in Florida. Down in the 40's. I know, most of this group would love to see 40, but for me, since I can play any day, 40 is just way too cold. Friday it warmed up and late getting to the course, so I carded an 87. Saturdays round dropped to an 81, and yesterday, while I was on my way to an 81 or 82, I birdied 15 and 16 to bring it back to a respectable 79.
  3. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    81 on Wednesday, 89 on Thursday, too cold on Friday, and 75 (37-38) yesterday. Rain all day today, so I just called and cancelled our tee time for this morning.
  4. Rkrider99

    Do You Play with a Phone in Your Pocket?

    And based on seeing the guys behind trees and bushes on the golf course, I think some people aren't aware that we have indoor plumbing. But, take a cell phone away from people and you have raving lunatics within a short amount of time. I'm not trying to start any arguments. I'm just one of those people that see very limited needed or required use of cellphones.
  5. Rkrider99

    Do You Play with a Phone in Your Pocket?

    Well, I guess it's just the old fart in me and cell phones. I just can't understand how we, as a civilization, made it this far without cell phones stuck to our ears for most of the day. I do see the advantage in case of emergencies, but if the wife can't leave me alone for a couple of hours, I guess I should just stay home. We can discuss what we're going to have for dinner when I get home from the course.
  6. Rkrider99

    Do You Play with a Phone in Your Pocket?

    I have played with people that have all kinds of golf apps on their phones. They spend more time typing stuff in, and clicking buttons than planning their next shot. I've had to ask them to put the phone down and hit the ball.
  7. Rkrider99

    Do You Play with a Phone in Your Pocket?

    It's on my desk at home. Cell phones don't belong on the golf course.
  8. Rkrider99

    4K on the Golf Channel

    I had to upgrade my Comcast X1 box to a v4 box that does 4k. Comcast had the Olympics in 4k/HDR, although it was tape On Demand only. The v4 box also has apps built in to pass Amazon Prime, YouTube, and others with 4k/HDR, but, Comcast itself does not have 4k channels. I know that DirecTV has some 4k channels available. I think the other issue is that the networks, Golf Channel, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX would have to have live 4k cameras to be able to even broadcast in 4k.
  9. Rkrider99

    Unsolicited Shot/Swing Advice

    I want to say I never give unsolicited advice if not asked. However, I have a golf buddy, and he and I go back at least 30 years. When he struggles with his game, if I see something obvious, I will point it out.
  10. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    81 (42-39) and 83 (39-44). I think I'm heading in the wrong direction.
  11. Rkrider99

    What is Your Punch-Out Club?

    Standard 5i, but I have experimented using my 19o rescue club. I usually try that when I'm trying to get more distance than with the 5i.
  12. Rkrider99

    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    In our round yesterday, I talked everyone into leaving the pin in. I think it affected 2 of the guys. It appeared that they were aiming for the hole area between the pin and the left or right edge of the cup, instead of just aiming for the center of the pin. They were just missing everything on the right or left edge. A couple of the times they mentioned that it was a mental thing that they needed to overcome, and by the end of the round they were taking the pin out for their putting.
  13. Rkrider99

    What Mobile Phone Do You Have?

    I've got an old Samsung Galaxy S4. Why? Because it was free. I had just received it as a work phone from the company. Retired 4 weeks later, asked them what I should do with the phone, and they told me to send them the SIM card, and gave me an address of the recycling company I was supposed to send the phone to. A 4 week old phone going to get trashed?? Told them I was going to take the phone with me, and I'd send it to the recycler when I was done with it. As an old guy that usually has the phone sitting on my desk in vibrate mode, with a dead battery, I only use it when I'm away from home or driving somewhere, so I just buy a $20 prepaid card from Tracfone every quarter. For $80 a year I have over 3000 available minutes, 3000 available texts, and 3 GB of available data.
  14. Are we just getting crazy? Standing straight, the tips of my fingers are about even with the top of my knee. There is about 3-4 inches from the very top of my knee to the bottom of my knee. Is anyone really going to complain that I didn't drop it from exactly the middle of my knee? When they say knee height, is that from the top, middle, or bottom, of my knee?😉
  15. Rkrider99

    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Another 79 for me today. Handicap trend is down to 9.8. Hopefully, I can play to the lower handicap.

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