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  1. 59 minutes ago, Ole Duffer said:

    Me, too.  & my Grandpa's name was Chet.  He lived in Colfax when I was a little kid.

    Holy Cow, My Grandpa's name was Chet also.

    Believe it or not, I'm Chet the third. 

  2. 4 minutes ago, Ole Duffer said:

    My wife comes from a long line of seatbelt denyers.  Ozark-Americans are what they are.


    I used to live in central Iowa. I had a golf buddy who would never wear his seatbelt... EVER!

    I'm like "What is wrong with you?" 

    His reasoning was "What if you slide off the road into the ocean or something like that? Than what happens if the seatbelt jams and you get trapped in the car?"

    "Dude! We live in F***ing Central Iowa! How the Hell are you going to slide into the ocean!?!?" 


  3. I used Arccos caddie from 2017 through 2019. 

    I never liked it. 

    Which is not to say I didn't like Arccos, because I liked Arccos a lot. 
    The Caddie always seemed to suggest the club I was going to pick anyway. I honestly cannot remember a time it said hit X club and it wasn't the club I was going to pick. 

    I like the stats gathering aspects of Arccos. I like the ability to got back through the history of how you've played different holes. I also had really good luck in that for me Arccos almost never "missed" a shot. I loved Arccos as a tool to know what to work on in your game. 

    But the Caddie, for me, was just a big old waste of time and a hundred bucks a year. 
    The last year I used Arccos I did so without the Caddie feature. It was cheaper and for me actually better. 

    Incidentally, I stopped using Arccos. Because I've gone to Pure grips. I had Arccos grips. I intended at the time to get Arccos sensors. Of course, I would consider using it again. But I truly think it's one of those things you need to use a bunch to really get good stuff out of it. Considering, I plaid fewer than a half dozen rounds last season. ... Well?

  4. 9 minutes ago, JuliWooli said:

    Joking aside! 🔉

    I used to hum Strauss (inwardly of course) during practice sessions, "Die Schöne Blaue Donau" (The Beautiful Blue Danube) . Tra la la la la, boom boom, boom boom. Tra la la la = backswing, 4th la = transition, boom = impact, boom = Finish, and boom boom = feedback (strike quality, smoothness or jerkiness, balance etc).

    I haven't done this for years, I'll be trying this again soon.

    Don't laugh at me!

    I wouldn't laugh at that at all. 

    I've said this on this forum many many times. I am a firm believer in practicing talking during your own backswing. I practice talking during my backswing. I do it often at the range, and even sometimes on the course. Sometimes I try to carry on conversation sometimes while hitting the ball. I am not the greatest golfer in the world, but I can tell you this. You will have a hard time distracting me by talking in my backswing. 

    I've hit a trillion lousy shots in my life. But I'm fairly confident that almost NONE of them were caused by people talking in my backswing. If I hit a bad shot it's because I'm not the best golfer in the world. 

    BTW - It works even better for putting. 

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  5. 8 hours ago, Braivo said:

    They seem hesitant to say that vaccinated people can mingle freely with unvaccinated people. That's where the real freedom comes in. I wonder why they won't allow that? Vaccinated people can still spread the virus? Or they aren't sure?

    I'm guessing here.

    Perhaps they are worried about the unintended consequences for the unvaccinated. They've told me time and time again. I'm not likely to get vaccinated anytime soon. So me and thousands like me have to go around with our masks on. If they say "Hey vaccinated folks, you can go to the grocery store without your masks." Now, your local Kroger has to figure out who's been vaccinated and who's has not. "You! Wear your mask!" ... "You, You're fine without one." 

    Firstly, I don't think the 17 year old kid working at Kroger can be saddled with that kind of responsibility. 

    Secondly, How long will it be before I see half the people in the grocery store not wearing their masks and I say "F ... it. I ain't wearing mine." ?

    Remember wearing a mask protects others even more than it protects you. The masks only work if everyone wears them. 



  6. 48 minutes ago, Darkfrog said:

    The article seems like a click-baity justification to publish a photo of Paige Spiranac. I doubt the author even cares about getting details correct, and likely doesn't know the details anyways. I hate "articles" that just rehash a bunch of tweets.

    That's a bingo!


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  7. 1 hour ago, ChetlovesMer said:


    16 yards is a ton.

    I'm curious. First, how did you arrive at 16 yards? Did you hit a bunch with your old gamer and then hit the SIM2? Second, What did you replace with the SIM2? And had you been fitted for that one? 


    By the way, I'm not doubting your results. I'm just curious how you know it's 16 yards? and if you were fit for the old gamer because I'm wondering if and when that kind of a jump in yardage could be available to the rest of us. 

  8. 45 minutes ago, iacas said:

    44 pages later, I’m still a hard no.

    Sorry, didn't realize there was 40 something pages on this.

    I vote no also. 

    I've always thought it was weird to even suggest that it should be. I mean where does it all end? What's next? If a ball takes an odd bounce are we going to move it to "where it would have been if not for the odd bounce?"

  9. 8 minutes ago, lastings said:

    Hey All, 

    I just purchased a new SIM2, and boy oh boy am I excited.     Now, I don't want to sing the praises of the Sim2 too much here, because, honestly, I was getting very similar results from the new Cobra and Callaway as well.  

    But, while getting fit,..   ball speed was up, and launch angle and spin rate were much improved.  Also, it appeared I was making pretty significant gains in dispersion as well.   I know a lot of this has to do with the shaft I was fitted for, every bit as much (if not more than the head).   

    anyways, I'm excited.   thanks all. 




    16 yards is a ton.

    I'm curious. First, how did you arrive at 17 yards? Did you hit a bunch with your old gamer and then hit the SIM2? Second, What did you replace with the SIM2? And had you been fitted for that one? 


  10. I've heard this rule suggested over and over again. I'm interested to hear what you all think. Should free drops be allowed from fairway divots? What about pick clean and place from a fairway divot? 

    Is golf in need of a rules change? Paige Spiranac believes so after watching the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday. On the final hole of the tournament, Lee Westwood smoked his drive down the fairway...



  11. 3 hours ago, boogielicious said:

    When I practice a lot, my skin can get chapped around my index finger and thumbs. I use tape on those areas to keep it from cracking. It usually only happens in the spring for me. I use the stuff below at night too. When I work on the house, painting, spackling, etc., my hand and fingertips can crack. This stuff works well.


    O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream is a moisturizer that heals, relieves, and repairs extremely dry, cracked hands. Guaranteed relief or your money back.



    It sits on my desk too. No better product in my opinion.

  12. 51 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    I bet if you had said, "Don't get in the hole, I can't afford a hole-in-one," the ball still would have rolled into the cup. 😉🍺

    We will never know. Maybe the ball "heard" me maybe it didn't? 

  13. 5 minutes ago, Ole Duffer said:

    I have no idea.

    It looks kike shingles hangs around awhile, several weeks.  Either it is not as full-blown now (6 days into it) or I'm getting used to it.

    I only ask because I've been told there's a relationship between getting or not getting Chicken Pox as a kid and getting Shingles. 

  14. 15 minutes ago, Mixter7 said:

    I have an unusual shank problem when golfing. It seems to only happen when I wear a golf hat? As soon as I take it off, the shanks disappear. Has anyone else experienced this?  Im wondering if this is related to my vision?

    Okay I wanted to make some sort of smart ass comment, but I'll resist the urge as it isn't likely to be as funny as what @woodzie264 posted anyway. Here's my advice take video of yourself hitting a ball with your hat on. Then take video hitting the ball without your hat. Take down the line and caddy view. Start a My Swing Thread and post them on this forum. 

    I feel pretty certain that your hat has very little to do with shanking or not shanking. It's more likely the thing under your hat causing the issue. I'm betting if you have a real shanking problem with your hat, that problem will rear it's head (pun intended) sooner or later without your hat as well. 

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  15. Okay so I'm chatting with this young golfer. (Like in his 20's or something.) He asked me a question to which I was forced to say I have no idea. 

    Can engraving or stamping be removed from a club? 

    The kid has a Scotty Cameron Putter. It is an older model and he likes it, but it has somebody else's initials stamped on it. Obviously he got it second hand. The initials are stamped and filled with paint. I told him you can remove the paint with jellied paint thinner, but I didn't know how to get rid of the stamping. 

    Anyone have any ideas? 

  16. 19 hours ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    Okay, why do we do this?  It is not aligned with science.  Only voodoo.  

    Bite!  Go left!  Roll!  Be the right distance!  Etc., etc.  (Only the galleries shout, "Get in the hole!") Just watching all the pros on TV do it.  I'm guilty as well.  It never changes a thing.

    I have a 10:08 tee time tomorrow morning and I'm vowing not to talk to my ball for the entire round.  Probably won't make it past my approach shot on #1.  This might be another good usage for duct tape.

    On May 23, 2013 I was teeing off on the par 3, 15th at Otter Creek Golf Course, in Ankeny, Iowa. I56 yards to the flag. I hit an 8 iron right at it. Just as the ball landed I said "Get in the hole." and it did!!

    So, it does happen. ...just not all that often. 

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  17. 22 hours ago, Ole Duffer said:

    I would not change a thing, but Wednesday, five days after our second Pfizer shot, I noticed some bumps on the back of my head, in addition to the golfball bump.  I am never sick, but Friday I was diagnosed with Shingles.  My doctor-type-person said that can happen when your immune system is being manipulated.  I see on the Internet, it's happened to others.

    Shingles is everything it's advertised to be!!!!!

    Firstly, I know my father had shingles a few years back. It was annoying but he seemed to get past it pretty quickly. So, I hope you too, have a speedy recovery. 


    Oh, and one quick question: Did you have Chicken Pox as a kid? 

  18. 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.

  19. 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. 

  20. 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. 

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