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  1. I had a similar story of someone hitting into me. I wanted to play nine holes, so I asked if I could go off the back. The starter said sure, but make sure hole #9 was clear so as not to cut in front of anyone. So, I get to #10. I look over, and this single golfer is walking off #8 onto #9's tee box. So I go ahead and hit. As I am walking down #10, he asks me if he could join me for the back nine. I decline politely. I play the next 8 holes with out him waiting a shot on me. He was usually teeing off as I was leaving the green. I get to #18 fairway and a ball comes flying over my head. I look back and the guy is on the tee box pissed off for some reason. You can see the entire hole since #18 is a 320 yard par 4 that is 30 yards down hill from the tee box. I go ahead and flip him the bird, because I was pissed. I finished the hole and went to the pro shop to explain the situation. As I am heading to my car, the guy is hauling ass to the clubhouse as the guy from behind the desk is heading out to hole #18 to confront the guy. They stop and I can hear the guy complaining that I was holding him up, and how I cut in front of him on #10. I hear the guy saying that he was going to get me banned from the course because he knew the guy who ran the city golf courses. What the guy didn't know was, I worked for the city and my boss was the city engineer who has had a league at that course for years and is good friends with everyone there. I never got banned. 

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  2. The point is, there is no way to tell how bad things would have gotten. Even if this thing turned out to be not as bad as it was initially, you can't not take the risk. What if it was. It sucks, but its much worse to be wrong about how bad it is. Then you really are in a bad shape. 

    I think a leader could live with the fact that we had 2-3 somewhat bad months, but made sure that we didn't have half a year of catastrophe. 

  3. Just now, Dufferpauly said:


    Tell that to someone who lost a loved one because an asshole went too Florida for spring break. Seriously, the lack of empathy you have is scary. 

    Also, back in early April no one new how bad this would be. What if it was bad. Should we take the risk of causing a lot of unwanted deaths just to satisfy your idiotic bravado. 

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    You have all seen a version of this curve of COVID-19 case loads by now:

    It's much graver than you think. The sudden high number of people who will need to be in intensive care is much greater than the number of people who die. Think of it this way, 3% of people just don't fall over dead. That would be a lot cleaner. 6% of people need to be put on a ventilator. If this infects 40% of the population, 143,000,000 people, then 8.1 million of them will need to be on a ventilator. 

    "if hospitals put all existing ventilators to use, we have 160,000 of them. In addition, the CDC has a strategic stockpile of 8900 ventilators that can be deployed in hospitals that need them."

    Social distancing accomplishes two things. 

    1. It spreads out the number of people who need a ventilator so it doesn't overload the system as bad as it would otherwise. 

    2. It gives more time to find a cure. 

    The lucky people are those who get hit with this thing either really early or really late or not at all. 

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  5. 5 minutes ago, iacas said:

    take a picture of the hole in your mind, and even when you look down at the ball, "see" that photo and putt into it. That way it's more like you're tossing a ball toward a basket (or a friend).

    I'll have to play around with this imagery idea. I think I kinda do it sometimes, but I probably don't hang onto the concept long enough. I'm just trying to go through a typical putting situation in my head. I really haven't thought about what I do when it comes to distance control before. 

  6. I had to do damage assessment on one of our power lines in the Delaware area. The storm took down 3 wood poles. Our software said that the poles would fail at around 100 mph wind speeds. That does include safety factors, load factors, but also the software assumes brand new poles. These poles were probably over 50 years old. 50 years of wear and tear probably ate into the safety factors.

  7. 15 hours ago, Ty_Webb said:

    Handicap golfers get upset when they hit a 100 yard pitch to 20 feet, but that’s roughly a neutral shot on the PGA tour.

    I have never seen this specific example happen, but your intent is correct. People get upset when every chip doesn't land with in 3 FT or when they miss a green. They don't realize they hit the last 4 in a row and they were probably due for a miss.


  8. 9 hours ago, parman said:

    Dustin Johnson states he spends 1/3 of his practice time on putting.

    I doubt it.

    I would be curious if DJ even knows how long he spends practicing putting even when asked.

    9 hours ago, parman said:

    When watching him play it shows. I see people on the practice green and they leave in 10 minutes.

    Sounds about right.

    I tend to spend 10-15 minutes before a round practicing speed control. My putting mechanics are pretty good. I might spend 45-60 minutes once a month or every other month practicing putting.

    I will spend 5-6x that amount in a month on my long game.

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  9. Cities are struggling to find funding because of the high cost of repairing the infrastructure.  They require a lot of state and federal grants to rebuild roadways. In terms of public transportation, it is pretty much up to the states and cities to build it.

    If you are not in a urban area then getting access to public transportation will be tough. Europe has a big advantage due to their population density.



    Nonetheless, here are the daunting numbers: constructing a two-lane, undivided road in a rural locale will set you back somewhere between $2 and $3 million per mile — in urban areas, that number jumps to between $3 and $5 million. In a rural area, you can essentially build a road wherever you please (local zoning and property laws abiding), but in a city, you have to avoid the surrounding firmament and infrastructure and comply with strict construction codes.

    And if you want wider roads, the costs understandably go up: for the production of a 4-lane highway, the cost per mile will run between $4 and $6 million in rural or suburban areas, and between $8 to $10 million in urban areas. For a 6 lane interstate highway, you’re looking at $7 million for a rural mile of road, and $11 million-plus in an urban locale.

    The biggest driver of cost is curb and gutter systems.


    As I mentioned, it’s much less expensive to maintain existing roadways. To mill and resurface a 4-lane road, it costs an average of $1.25 million per mile. Then, if you want to expand said road from four lanes to six, you can expect to pay roughly $4 million.

     It looks like it cost about 1/4 the full rebuild cost to maintain the road (mil and repave)

    The USA could do a lot for public transportation. A lot of cities are doing that with being more bike friendly. There has been a big push for this over the past decade. Being the home of the automobile, I can see how we are more tuned towards driving cars versus taking public transportation.

  10. The classic example is Luke Donald. For two years he was able to bring his long game to the point he was one of the best players in the world. I think he lead the European Tour and the PGA Tour in winnings. He has an amazing short game and his ability to putt is well known. He hasn't really been in contention since. His long game doesn't sustain the high level of play needed to win consistently.

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