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treebound last won the day on June 5 2014

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About treebound

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    aka: Mike J
  • Birthday 05/03/1955

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    between Sheboygan & Milwaukee WI

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  1. treebound

    Your Golf Game - The Uplifting Topic

    Someone flipped on the winter switch here in my part of Wisconsin and it is snowing outside. The good news is that I’ve been able to make some additions and adjustments to the clubs in my bag. Fun to play around with different options in the winter months, sort and swap out options, sell or trade off old or not needed clubs and replace them with something else. I’m looking forward to hitting the range again and figuring out my new distances with these clubs currently in the bag.
  2. Thank you. As a mobile phone user the two things I miss over the desktop version is seeing people’s location (when they have it) and seeing their WITB lines. Helps when looking in the for sale area “, and for when wanting to join an outing or get a round of golf going with one or more others.
  3. treebound

    Looking for a Nike Putter

    My local facebook marketplace has at least four Nike putters posted for sale between $30-$75. Model or price range that you’re hoping for would help.
  4. Elitism and snobbery are big symptoms of the image of golf to the non-golfing public. I've had people snub me because of the lower tier of the golf clubs I was using or the lower tier of golf ball that I was playing. A few years ago I even had a Callaway rep snub me for daring to demo a Callaway driver during a demo day because I obviously wasn't a scratch level golfer. As to etiquette and manners, I usually take my hat off indoors even when grocery shopping, and if someone wants or doesn't want to shake my hand at the end of a round of golf it doesn't really bother me either way. And I do own more blue jeans than slacks these days, I even own cargo shorts, suits my current lifestyle just fine. Besides, I can't usually afford to play at upper tier courses with functionally applied dress codes, but if I ever do get the chance then I'll probably wear a pair of Dockers. 🙂
  5. treebound

    Why Aren't There More Heated Ranges? (Minnesota)

    Southeast Wisconsin here (general Milwaukee region). One golf range not far from my work has radiant heaters on some of their outdoor bays. I’ve never gone to any of the golf domes in the area. A local relative spent last winter “playing” in an indoor league using simulators smashing balls into a screen.
  6. treebound

    WITB Photo Edition!

    (Two WITB threads so I’d better post a pic in this one) Clubs in winter storage mode. Still sorting things out and deciding which wedges to use. The {#} brackets are just my mental note to decide and track what is in the bag and what is in reserve and what is on the way out. TM = Taylormade for when I didn’t spell it out. I’m sort of undecided on the Vokeys and I haven’t tried the ATV’s yet. And I also have no realistic idea how far I hit any of these clubs since they are all new to me for the most part over the last several years and due to many reasons I haven’t had the time to work with them yet. All part of my 2019 Goals posted in the goals thread. In The Bag + alternates {1} Taylormade R15 driver 12* S-flex, 460cc, 57*-61* lie, 45.5" long, D4 swing weight {2} TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Tour 3HL 16.5* {3} Taylormade M2 Rescue 3H 19* {4} Taylormade M2 Rescue 4H 22* {5b} TaylorMade Burner Rescue 5H 25* TaylorMade RocketBladz irons 5-9,PW,AW,SW, steel shafts {5a} 5-23* {6} 6-26.5* {7} 7-30.5* {8} 8-35* {9} 9-40* {10} PW-45* {11} AW-50* {12b} SW-55* {12a} Titleist Vokey SM4 54-11 54* {13a} Titleist Vokey SM4 60-07 60* {14} Ping Kirsten 1959 Craz-E putter 35" {12c} TM ATV 56* {13b} TM ATV 60* {3b} Cobra Baffler T-Rail 3H 19* {4b} Cobra Amp 4H 22*
  7. Yeah, I don’t even hit the x in the upper corner of those popups. If I can’t back out of it I open up the page history and kill the popped-page from there.
  8. treebound

    What are Your 2019 Golf Goals?

    My 2019 goals: Read and re-read several of the how to practice threads and discussions and apply tips and methods and routines to my practice times. In the past I’ve sometimes gone to a driving range just as a form of exercise, so this year I’m going to focus more on accomplishing or figuring something out instead of just whacking balls. Fewer balls and hopefully better results. The clubs in my bag have all changed over the last few years, and due to my lack of rounds played and limited range time (many reasons, family, work, house repairs) I basically have no real idea of how far I hit each club. And sometimes four different clubs will all seem to go the same distance somehow. So through working on my swing mechanics and consistency I plan to get back to where I was 30 years ago when I knew how far I hit each club in the bag. The course next to the business park where I work has a free practice range where I can hit my own golf balls and laser range find distance and pace off shots. Once I’ve got my swing mechanics somewhat consistent then I’ll write down a yardage sheet and/or add a note file in my phone to refer to. It does me little good to know how far a pin or hazard is away if I don’t know how far the ball is going to go when I hit it. 😎 In 2019 I want to play some golf and get out on the course. I also would like to get in a couple rounds of golf with a few of the golfers who are active on this site and are also in my regional area. I also want to re-establish my USGA handicap, which requires rounds played. So i will be renewing my membership and signing up for the county discount card which can include the state association membership as well for handicap tracking. I got lots of work to do on my golf game and this year I want to really work on it.
  9. treebound

    2019 Fitness Goals

    2019 goals/plans: last year I was bringing a bicycle to work and doing a 12 mile loop during my lunch hour so I plan to keep doing that this year once the roads and trails are ice&salt free. I also take walks around the business park, 1 to 3 miles at a brisk for me pace. Goal is to drop 10-40 pounds. Along with this is to work on getting rid of my midrift spare tire. Pushups, planks, stretching, weights, getting back on track with healthier food choices and so forth. Work in progress adjusted and modified aling the way as I figure out what works for me.
  10. Thank you for all the work keeping this site active.
  11. I sort of recall something about not being able to view some things about a person (location, signature, whats in the bag) when using a smartphone browser, is this still the case? Or is there a way i can activate a desktop view with a phone browser? second thing: I’m getting an aggressive popup that I’m fairly certain is a scam, is there a way to block it? Screenshot image attached.
  12. treebound

    WITB Photo Edition!

    I did a little horse trading this week and wound up with a Taylormade M2 3H Rescue to mate up with my 4H. Time to update my bag notes/signature and post a photo when i get some time.
  13. treebound

    How Much Alcohol Do You Drink?

    I had my first beer of 2018 just before Christmas when some relatives came over, a coffee stout brewed in a small distillary up in Greenbay Wisconsin. Maybe one or two small glasses of wine before that in 2018. So, basically, I don’t drink much alcohol. I’ve been thinking of getting a nice bottle of scotch or whiskey to have a little of from time to time, but it will probably evaporate faster than I’ll drink it. Wisconsin has a fairly significant problem with drunk drivers so there are regular comments from various government and news agencies to drive sober.
  14. treebound

    2017 U.S. Open Discussion Topic

    Earlier they were showing the back nine still getting set up while players were playing the front nine. Probably one of the few times where course managers were banking on slow players.
  15. treebound

    2017 U.S. Open Discussion Topic

    Cameron Champ (a) is two strokes off the lead going into the third round, Scottie Scheffler (a) is six strokes off the lead. The way the course has been playing where just a couple bad shots and bad recoveries can hit a player hard, I would not be surprised to see the leaderboard go through a complete re-mix today and tomorrow. I wonder what has been the largest number of players engaged in a playoff? edit to add: looks like six in a playoff, twice: https://www.thoughtco.com/largest-sudden-death-playoffs-in-pga-tour-history-1565870

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