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  1. 22 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    Generally I proofread my posts before pushing "send".  I think someone was getting a little tired of hearing about the public schools of Chicago.

    Looks like I may have jumped the shark.

  2. 33 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    Or, of course, Chicago Public schools.

    BTW - Do you know the difference between a Ch!cago Pu8blic Sch00L Graduate and a Large Pizza?


    -... A Large Pizza can feed a family of four. 

  3. 10 minutes ago, Bucki1968 said:

    I did notice that some of the reviews said things like "I want to put this in my bag now". That's about as bold as any of the comments in any of the reviews. And I also look at My Golf spy for more info on equipment. But I also think that the saying "one man's junk is another man's treasure" applies to golf equipment. 

    That's a good point. The clubs you may love, I may hate. 

    I also read the MyGolfSpy stuff. But sometimes they get a little full of themselves. 

    Like with all things, it can be helpful to get information and listen to opinions. However, everyone needs to decide for themselves what makes sense and what doesn't. You hit the nail on the head with one man's junk is another man's treasure. 

  4. On 2/27/2021 at 10:56 PM, Darkfrog said:
    • I usually carry a 2-3 sleeves of balls

    What you only play 9 holes.... 


    I've had a ton of carry bags in my life. I have always preferred hoofing it. Sun Mountain, as others have mentioned are really good. Here's a tip, do you have a Dunhams Sporting Goods near you? If so, they always have coupons for like 20% off any purchase. (sign up for their emails and you'll get one.) Walking into a Dunhams around here is like going back in time. Everything they have seems to be the model from 2 to 5 years ago. There prices are really cheap and I don't think bag technology has advanced much in the last 2-5 years. My suggestion, go to Dunhams, get a Nike bag. 

    Nike made great carry bags, back when they made golf stuff. 

  5. 13 hours ago, woodzie264 said:

    For that price,


    Paige Spiranac should keep your score

    Nicely played, @woodzie264.

    A quick aside. I know a bit off topic, but forgive me. Waiting on the first tee about 2 years ago there were a group of golfers totally making fun of Paige Spiranac. They were making fun of the fact that she didn't made it on the LPGA tour. They were really throwing her some heavy shade. ... In my head, I'm like none of you made it on the tour either. As a matter of fact an uncoordinated 49-year-old electrical engineer is probably going to beat you by 10 strokes, while you play by "winter rules". 

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  6. 11 hours ago, sjduffers said:

    I don't think that "wasting 21%" is the correct interpretation of that number. It just means that 79% of the doses shipped to the state have made their way into people's arms already. The rest are still being assigned to the counties, various health systems, etc... and are in reserve for the appointments being made right now.

    Okay, I went back and researched this and I owe everyone a huge apology. 


    What @sjduffers said is correct. I heard the stat on the radio and misinterpreted it. My bad. My bad. The "official" waste for Ohio at this time stands around 180 doses. It's hard to say how accurate that is, but certainly it's more accurate than what I thought. Please forgive me. I misheard or misunderstood or was just plain stupid. 

  7. 27 minutes ago, sjduffers said:

    I don't think that "wasting 21%" is the correct interpretation of that number. It just means that 79% of the doses shipped to the state have made their way into people's arms already.

    I hope you are correct. That would make me feel a lot better. 


  8. On 3/1/2021 at 4:10 PM, iacas said:

    I have no problems with people getting the vaccines. If a hospital has them and they're going to expire, stick them in whomever is available.

    I 100% agree. Don't waste a drop. 

    We have to get to 65% to 80% of folks vaccinated. We aren't going to get there by throwing the vaccines in the trash. 


  9. 15 hours ago, vasaribm said:

    Johnny is giving himself 12 years to make a PGA Tour event.  What could go wrong...


    I actually think he's an okay guy. He has his demons and his issues just like anyone else. I don't think he's inherently a "bad person" in any way. I wish him all the best in his pursuit. My guess is he'll never make a PGA tour event, but good for him to have a goal and a dream that's worth pursuing. There are a million worse things he could be trying to do. 

  10. On 2/15/2021 at 9:55 AM, ChetlovesMer said:

    The plan for the rest of February:

    1. Continue to work on my swing path.
    2. Continue to practice setting up with my feet square to my target line. 
    3. Work on my swing path
    4. Maintain my the club face control gains I have made
    5. Work on my swing path
    6. Work drills to improve my release... currently I think its a bit of a power leak.
    7. Work on my swing path
    8. SuperSpeed Training
    9. Work on my swing path

    Okay, so I had a really good range session yesterday. I even got to hit balls off GRASS!!!!!! Yahoo! 

    I didn't get any video. But judging from my divots and ball flight my swing path has improved. 

    The plan for the rest of March:


    1. Get some more video.
    2. Get some trackman numbers.
    3. Continue to work drills to improve my release... it is still a power leak.
    4. Continue to practice setting up with my feet square or even a bit open to my target line. 
    5. Confirm my swing plane. I think I'm starting to get very steep again. I'll need to confirm.
    6. Maintain my the club face control gains I have made
    7. Maintain the path gains I have made
    8. SuperSpeed Training
    9. Spend 1/3 of my range time working on where instead of how. 


    Golf season is getting close. I don't want to be in the middle of a bunch of swing changes and "thinking" about my golf swing on the course. I may actually try to develop a consistent pre-shot routine; I have never actually had one before. 

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  11. 8 hours ago, dennyjones said:

    I'm playing tomorrow night.   I'll take pictures of the area I believe he is hitting.    He's a low handicap player with a high swing speed.

    I thought you said he was hitting a wedge????

    6 hours ago, CarlSpackler said:

    That happens all the time time to me. Having such a powerful swing destroys golf balls. 
    Back in The real world, the only time I see damage like that is frOm a lawn mower. 

    Funny story, Carl. 
    So, 20-25 years ago, there was guy in my work golf league who always said he was a scratch player... at least that's what he told us. He also used to say he hit driver 300 yards (this was back when 300 yards was far.) We called the guy "half wedge", because every approach shot he'd say "This is a half-wedge for me". Every time I ever played with him, he'd say "Man, I don't think I've ever played this badly."

    The other thing he'd tell us is that he'd "Cave in the face" of his driver a couple times per year. So, he was always getting a new driver. 

    Sure enough, one time I was playing with him and it did seem as though he "caved in the face" of his driver. 

    Come to find out. Somebody supposedly caught him on the course after he'd raced ahead of everyone. He was thinking he was alone, midway through and was using a big rock to hammer a ball into the face of his driver so that it would be "caved in" before he'd tee off. So, he was destroying the driver face, just to give the appearance that he "caved it in" on his next swing. I guess when he was caught he tried to play it off as he had "caved in" the face of his driver on the previous hole, and was using the rock and the ball "trying to fix it" so that he could use it the rest of the round. 🤣

    Here's the kicker. He actually would take his driver back to the shop where he bought it and they would replace it for him. Now that takes some balls. And I don't mean Titleist's. 

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  12. On 2/27/2021 at 11:26 AM, cooke119 said:

    I enjoy reading them but I take them with a gain of salt.

    Me too.

    On 2/27/2021 at 11:26 AM, cooke119 said:

    but then I worry about the launch monitors in the stores, how accurate are they, do the amp them up to give you better numbers? 

    You should always bring your current gamer with you to test side by side with what ever you are considering. 

    On 2/22/2021 at 9:41 PM, Zippo said:

    do you think those reviews are beneficial to you or are they simply too generic to be of much help?

    Too generic to be of much help. 
    Having said that I always read them cover to cover. I enjoy learning about what's out there. Even id I don't plan to buy anything for the next 5 years. 

    Incidentally, I do the same thing with Automotive reviews. I find them interesting, even though I only buy a car about every 10 years. 

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  13. 3 minutes ago, iacas said:

    Me too. 🙂

    My parents got both doses of the Pfizer vaccine and neither of them had any issues at all, aside from mild soreness around the vaccination site. 

    My mom is allergic to everything and has pretty much no immunity. She feels great. Personally, I think its just because its such a huge load off her mind. 

  14. 1 minute ago, StuM said:

    I do not know details on OH but my 91 year old father (Toledo area) got his 2nd shot @ Feb 5th so at least the system worked for him.

    Just Monday Ohio moved to only people over 60. A couple weeks before that it was only people over 65. A couple weeks before that it was only people over 75. "Essential" workers have been eligible since the get-go. I take exception to what is considered "essential" but that's a different story all together. 

    I want to be clear. I really have no problem what so ever with them prioritizing by age. However, if that's what they are going to do, they should either figure out a way to only thaw out what they need, which in my opinion would be a system like schedule 100 appointments, thaw out 80 vials to account for the people who don't show. Or, when people don't show take walk ins. 

    I'm just irritated that we have this miracle of modern medicine and we are pissing away 21% of it. 

  15. 2 hours ago, CarlSpackler said:

    What good are rules if you don't bend them every now that then. 😈

    Well, a respected and well liked member like yourself could probably get away with such a thing. Where as I'm hanging on by a very thin thread. I'm sure I would be battered, beaten and banished. 😬

    5 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

    Would You Rather # 36.

    Let's pretend you can't watch the PGA tour for what ever reason.

    Would you rather watch a LPGA Event?


    Would you rather watch a European Tour Event?


    Would you rather watch a Korn Ferry Tour Event?

    Personally, I'd watch any of the above. 
    However, if I'm going to choose one, I'm picking the LPGA. 
    It's my second favorite to watch, next after the PGA of course. 

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