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Everything posted by ChetlovesMer

  1. I liked this movie. Many folks didn't.
  2. I'm not sure that my category should be "Most Likely In"? I think I'm more of a "Would like to be in, but will have to wait and see..." Something like that.
  3. I'd like to be kept in the loop on this. That's only 3 hours from my folks house. I haven't seen them since this who COVID thing began. If the COVID thing has left us by then I'd be interested in possibly doing a grandparents visit/golf trip. Way too early for me to commit to anything though.
  4. You can have more than one favorite. If somebody said who's my favorite kid, I'd definitely pick 2 of them. You can also post more than one. That's an awesome picture!
  5. Wow, you came a long way for that one. Of course, we'd all love to see the original again. I just don't think that's gunna happen. 😜
  6. They can't get people to watch NHL stars when they are playing hockey. How do expect them to get people to watch an NHL star play golf????? Why not just get a WNBA "star"? It would have about the same amount of draw.
  7. That's what I mean. It takes practice to remain calm. Kinda like golf.
  8. This compliment goes out to @iacas and @Bonvivant. I really enjoyed the back and forth discussion you two had in this thread: I think @Bonvivant was arguing uphill, but it was a great discussion. Nice job, you two. It's great when folks can have a discussion without getting pissy. ... Seems to be a dying art these days.
  9. Wow, there's a lot to unpack here. Firstly, welcome to the forum. You will get lots of great information here. Okay, so secondly I don't agree with the salesman. it's going to be more forgiving on mishits. This may or may not be true. Unless you get fit for the clubs you will never know. I've been told that "Buying clubs off the rack is a little like buying a lottery ticket". And I can see this point to some extent. You might by chance buy a set of clubs that perfectly fits your swing. You might buy a set of clubs that doesn't at all fit your swing. There are a lot of generalizations, but it is true that some clubs are "more forgiving" than others but the extent to which that's true depends a lot on who's hands the clubs are in. it will get the ball up in the air better. Again, this This may or may not be true. Unless you get fit for the clubs you will never know. When I bought my very first set of clubs they were a boxed set. Probably equivalent (although more than 25 years ago) to your Stratas. When I got fitted for my second set of clubs I actually sought out clubs that had a lower trajectory in my hands. Getting the ball up in the air more is only an advantage IF you struggle getting the ball in the air. I struggle more with high ballooning shots, so a salesman telling me these will help you get the ball in the air is like telling the ocean this will make you wetter. I think it is very wise of you to seek out as much information as you can before you purchase anything else. I'd also suggest trying as many different clubs as you can. Back before COVID I found almost anyone at the range would let you hit their irons if you just walked up and said "Hey, how do you like your insert brand and model of iron here?" With COVID some folks are less interested in letting you touch their stuff, but there are still lots of ways to try different clubs. Either way, you need to see what you like and what you don't like. Similarly, if you are working with a swing coach ask him/her for their thoughts. What should I be looking for? Lastly, be budget smart. You will be able to play those Stratas for years, possibly decades and you can improve with them a lot. Again, you will get lots of good advice here.
  10. I bet there are at least a dozen pros I could name which you would immediately know what brand of clubs they represent. Most of them without even thinking about it. Even my mom knows. After Bryson won the US Open we were talking and she said "Hey, doesn't he play your driver?" ... "Technically, Mom. I play his driver."
  11. @Bonvivant I love ya, brother. But I gotta agree with @iacas on this one.
  12. Ah, so you decided to get one. Back in late June it seemed you were on the fence.
  13. I have to confess. I usually watch golf without the sound. And as I said before I haven't had the sound on for a football game in over 10 years now. It kind of started back when my son was a newborn. He was a terrible sleeper (wouldn't know it today) and my wife and I would try to be really quiet when he slept. So I'd watch sports without the sound... now I just like it better. Funny you mention Chris Collinsworth. I remember when he was just a sideline/fill in guy. I actually liked him in that role. Then once he became full time I realized he is way better in small doses.
  14. I wanted to "bump" this thread. I'm just curious if anyone's purchased one of these bad boys? I'm really interested in hearing about them. To my eye these look like they were redesigned more to improve the ability to manufacture, than to improve performance. Again, anyone out there have one?
  15. You wanna make it hard on the NBA guys, try lowering the rims down to 7 foot. THAT would make it hard. 🤪 Why do we need to lengthen the courses way out. There are plenty of courses now. Is the PGA going around going "Dang, we'd of had an event, but there just aren't any courses we can play on." Plus, you don't have to water the hell out of the grass. That's just my point. These guys play on fairways that are nicer, firmer, and flatter than your living room carpet. Besides, even if they play on a "smaller" course. Lengthen the grass and let em go. What's the worse that could happen? They break scoring records? I say cool. The PGA and those guys over in Europe have put limits in place. Let's just keep those limits. You and I are on the same page, brother.
  16. I agree, Distance IS an advantage and it SHOULD be. That's why guys work hard and practice and train and study launch monitors etc... I'm not saying they don't hit it far. I'm not saying saying that distance isn't an advantage. I'm saying we don't need to change the rules, or the roll the equipment back. And even if guys continue to get bigger, faster and stronger, that's fine with me. I think it's awesome to watch a guy carry his driver 315 yards or more. I do think that if you don't want guys to score so low you could just grow the grass in the fairway so that 315 yards or carry only turns out to be a 330 yard drive not a 375 yard drive. You could then let the rough grow taller and penalize them more if they miss the fairway. AAAAANNNNDDDD.... I totally TOTALLY FREAKING HATE the idea of having two different sets of equipment. These guys are the best in the world at what they do, don't penalize them for that. "Hey Lebron James, Steph Curry you guys are really getting too good at this basketball thing. You should have to play with a ball that weighs 25 pounds and doesn't bounce."
  17. I think you meant to say "decreased".
  18. Okay, normally this would have me a little worried that the asteroid is going to destroy the planet about 16 years from now. But they misspelled Earth? ... Should I trust the rest of their information?
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