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ghalfaire last won the day on October 6 2011

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  1. None,null, nada. Been playing since I was about 30, now 70+, and never a hole in one only a few near misses. I have had a few eagles on par 4 holes, but no aces. I do have a buddy who has had three while I was playing with him. I must be his lucky charm as it is the only three he has.
  2. Is your Summer slipping away?

    Temp was 46 here this morning and one can feel fall falling. But usually the weather stays OK until the end of October. Had a lot of rain this summer, AZ doesn't complain about rain however, and so not as many golfing days as usual. I am looking forward to the next couple of months as the "sun birds" are pretty much gone and courses are near empty.
  3. LPGA To Enforce more Strict Dress Code

    Amen! I don't see much wrong with the LPGA dress as it is and surely think the PGA could loosen up some without damage to the "professional image".
  4. Which 63 was better?

    Well first I'd say anyone that can shoot a 63 on a US Open course has done something special. I'd also like to say I have observed that commentators that "speak their mind" as opposed to the PC crap, do draw some fire. But often their comments are correct. In this case I have to agree with JM, his 63 was much better than JT's for all the reason he cited.
  5. Bad Hip and Golf

    Get it replaced. I did and like Papa Steve I waited longer than I should have. I have no regrets and wish I had not waited so long. Just made the rehab worse and increased my handicap index by waiting.
  6. plumb bobbing

    I tried it for awhile a few years back. It never helped me read the break(S) and it took time to do. I find I putt better by just eyeballing from behind the hole, the low side of the putt line, and from behind the ball. Then step up, line up and make the putt you see.
  7. dress code

    Both are fair points and I was not very precise with my language. Clearly privately owned courses, whether open to the public or not, can set whatever dress code the owners feel appropriate. Government owned courses are managed by someone, a government employee or in some cases a management group under contract. I would think that these managers have the options of setting dress code (as long as their boss agrees). From my experiences these government owned courses set a very more liberal dress code that most privately owned public golf courses. As to how codes are set is sometimes for clarity and to eliminate judgement. I would agree there are some very nice shirts that don't have collars, at least as we tend to think of collars. But if you allow shirts with no collar then someone has to define what no collar shirt is acceptable and what isn't. A difficult definition to develop and not end up in endless arguments with customers. Much easier to just ban shirts without collars. Clear and concise. But as a final comment I support owners/managers right to set policy at their courses. It is America after all. If you don't like the dress code you have a couples of choices, either play somewhere else or suck it up and dress in accordance with the dress code.
  8. dress code

    I guess, for me anyway, if you take public money then the standards should accommodate "the public" (read taxpayer). Maybe that isn't really different, just a much broader segment of society setting standard than with a private course. But the management/owners of any course should be allowed to set the dress standards.
  9. Phil Mickelson missing US open for HS Graduation

    I admit I am stunned at some of the negative comments on this. Your kid's HS Graduation is a big deal and a once in a lifetime event. I agree with Phil that the US Open is important to his legacy, but not as important as his family needs, which includes knowing Dad puts me ahead of his career.
  10. dress code

    I just have no words for this other than I'd admit the shirts are collared. For whatever it's worth my opinion is Private courses should set whatever dress codes their members deems acceptable. Public courses should have a code of wearing nothing offensive. Of course the problem with that is who decides what is offensive. But there are some "norms" in the society of golfers for guidance.
  11. What's In Your Bag?

    Driver, 3W, 3 hybrid, 4-gap wedge, 56 degree wedge, putter. I know it is only 13 clubs but it what I play with.
  12. Tiger Troubles - DUI Arrest

    Seems like people born with great talents are also have big burdens to bear at times. Some do it well and others struggle with it. Can you imagine what it would be like to be Tiger Woods and not be able to play top tier golf anymore?
  13. Tiger Has Spine Fusion Surgery

    And I'll echo this. I had a good friend and a single digit handicapper that finally agreed to this surgery as the pain was just interfering with his life. Well he never got his single digit handicap back, but he played and enjoyed and told me "I don't know why I didn't do this years ago".
  14. What do you think of John Daly?

    Fair enough, no offense taken. Perhaps I over react to comments about addictions as I have had ample examples of addiction up close and personal. It is terribly sad what these addicts do to themselves and their families and friends.
  15. What do you think of John Daly?

    No it is not like gambling addiction. In the case of Alcoholism the addict is consuming a drug, alcohol.