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jimnm

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  1. What course is this? Is it in San Diego?
  2. To me, winter golf looks a lot like spring, summer and fall golf. Here is a picture from two weeks ago...
  3. Time. I only play once a month if I'm lucky. I get lots of practice in. Because I can get that in within an hour or so and my absence doesn't disturb home life too much. Playing 18 consumes the better part of a day during precious weekend/family time.
  4. That looks very reasonable. And from what I hear, Austin is a cool city to live in. Good luck!
  5. I have only ever lived in So Cal. So I can only speak to what your money will get you here. It definitely has the weather you are after and great golf. But it comes with a cost. It would probably require you to get a roommate or two to live in a relatively safe neighborhood. And your golf budget of roughly $38/week could get you on a decent course once a week depending the day you play and tee times. For example.... if you were living in San Diego, you can get a resident card ($25/year) and play Torrey Pines North for $42 (weekday) of $32 (weekend twilight). Most other courses that are worth playing in San Diego are going to be more expensive than this. Torrey Pines Golf Course Fees | Parks & Recreation | City of San Diego Official Website Torrey Pines Golf Course Home Tee Time Reservations and Fees Course Information Tournaments and Special Events About Torrey Pines But.... you would be playing all year round. Just not as often as 3-4 times a week. By the way, if you find a place with year round golf, where you can play multiple rounds for ~$38/week, please let me know! It'll be something to keep in mind once I get closer to retirement.
  6. I've only had one push cart. Clicgear 3.5+. I've had it for about 5-6 years now. No maintenance required so far. As other's have mentioned, tons of accessories and also parts for repairs/maintenance are readily available if ever needed. I suspect I may eventually need new tires once mine are completely bald. No remorse. I was curious how the 4 wheel carts would work, but it sounds like they are not as stable as 3. I have the steering knob on mine.
  7. No I don't ever give unsolicited advice. If I'm asked, I'll do my best to help... but I don't have a lot of insight to offer. On the flip side... I absolutely do not like being given unsolicited advice.
  8. I'll be there Friday! They are on the north at 930am (local). Rory, Rickie and Adam Scott have the 920am tee time. I'll end up leap frogging every few holes to get a decent spot and watch both groups. Excited to see Rory play in person too. I'll probably hop over to the South once I'm done fighting the crowds following Tiger and see Snedeker/Day/Rahm followed by Rose/Horschel/Spieth. And... if I can squeeze it in, I'll try to find Champ. It'll be fun to see him drive. It should make for a good day!
  9. I look forward to watching him play Torrey in person every year! Go Tiger!
  10. Players: Ricky Fowler (-12)Masters: Tiger Woods (-17)PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka (-9)U.S. Open: Tiger Woods (-7)British Open: Justin Rose (-10)FedExCup: Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all
  11. No, it would not be a grand slam if he won the next two majors. He needs to hold all 4 major trophy's at the same time.
  12. jimnm

    Tee or No Tee?

    On a full length course, I always use a tee when it is allowed. When on an executive course, I'm usually practicing and will typically not use a tee. I treat my tee shots as if they were approach shots on par 4's.
  13. At Torrey Pines north, I played with a woman who played as a single. I was put in her group (we were 4 singles). She's is married and her husband plays golf as well. From conversation, it seemed as though they were both retired or near retirement. She walked with a push cart. She was very nice and friendly. She hit from the forward tees while the rest of us hit from the back tees. She was proficient with hitting from a different tee from the rest of the group and was a very solid golfer too. I suspect she broke 90. When I played there again about a week later, I bumped into her again at the clubhouse and she was there as a single. I briefly spoke to her to see if we were going to be paired up, but this time she was playing the south course and I was playing the north. Very nice lady.
  14. On their irons? I love them. I got the gen 1's for half price during their sale. Basically $175/club instead of Mizuno's offering that I was considering of $150/club. I have a blended set between the players and extreme forgiveness. They seem pretty forgiving, the feel is great and I love the look of them. I will hold out until their gen 1 drivers/woods go on sale, then I will consider them along with other manufacturers. I suspect they will go on sale later this year.
  15. I agree, editing on a phone is not good. At least in my experience. it just led to frustration. I also don't use the app on my phone while I'm playing. When I have, I usually ended up with a dead phone battery at the end of the round or the app crashed along the way. I have a Galaxy S8 plus. So at this point I just edit everything on my computer and it has worked out thus far.
  16. Oh okay. I've never had to do it. I just write down the pin location # on my scorecard from the starter's podium at the beginning of the round. It gets me sufficiently close...
  17. It could be that other players who use Game Golf rarely or never play your course. My home course is very busy. So the chances are high other players are also using Game Golf which usually means the pin locations are pretty much set up for me by the time I review/edit my round. One solution could be to stand over the hole and tag one extra putt. That will effectively tag the pin location. Then during your review/edit of the round, just move the pin to your last putt and delete the last putt on each hole.
  18. If I'm riding in a cart, I leave the covers on. If I'm walking (push cart), I take them off. This has resulted in only a few marks here and there. And the covers always go back on when transporting, storing at home, or practicing. Covers also force me to clean and dry my irons thoroughly after each round as I'm paranoid about trapping any moisture. My irons are only a few months old and are my first forged set. I've found that they get dinged pretty easily so I'm glad I bought the covers. I plan to keep these irons for several years and want them to age slowly. When I had cast irons, I did not use covers...
  19. That's a good list. I would also add Encinitas Ranch. Balboa Park might be a good option too... But I would pick Coronado over Balboa Park. Both have views of downtown San Diego.
  20. I always shake hands both before and after the round. I never take off my hat...
  21. Over the past couple of years, I would say lower scores. When I think of "having fun" I think of playing with family and close friends. And I have a blast when I do. It's some of the best of times regardless of how I score. However, my old golfing crew has either lost interest, had other priorities take over their life, or no longer live close enough to play with me regularly. Out of my last 10 rounds, I've only played 2 rounds with friends/family. Playing mainly as a single, I would say the majority of joy I get from golf is challenging myself to improve with lower scores. The better I shoot, the more enjoyable golf is. I don' t play as often as I'd like. Maybe once a month. Twice if I'm lucky. This makes me always anxious to play. My anxiousness is driven by me wanting best my prior score regardless of whether I'm coming off a bad round or a great round. In between rounds I practice at minimum twice a week and will often have a lesson or two. Both efforts bring me joy, but again, that joy is driven by trying to become a better player. I think if I had a regular group to play with again, my answer might change to "having fun". I also think my scores would take a hit due to the alcohol! 🙂
  22. Yes, mine is nearly auto calculating. When I add a new round, I just copy and paste all the existing data one row lower. Then I write over the top row of data with the score for each hole of my latest round (hidden in my snapshot I posted) along with the course slope and rating. I also keep track of the date and course names. It's quick and serves it's purpose. Sum up the Out/In/Total (I just realized my labeling for In/Out is backwards). I have a simple equation in the differential column. And I basically use a sliding window of the last 20 differentials to calculate my index history. =AVERAGE(SMALL(AG8:AG27,1),SMALL(AG8:AG27,2),SMALL(AG8:AG27,3),SMALL(AG8:AG27,4),SMALL(AG8:AG27,5),SMALL(AG8:AG27,6),SMALL(AG8:AG27,7),SMALL(AG8:AG27,8),SMALL(AG8:AG27,9),SMALL(AG8:AG27,10))*0.96 Where "AG8:AG27" are the differentials for the previous 20 rounds of interest. And then I just have a scatter plot of date vs. index for an easy visual.
  23. Completely agree with everything you said. I've dropped in the rough, just to end up advancing my ball 20 yards into the rough in front of me and having to take another lost ball drop.
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