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The Flush

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  1. I won't watch a tournament played at a course owned by a known golf cheater.
  2. I know what the "correct" answer is, but I just do not care.
  3. The only real investing I have done is with my 401K and IRA, although I did have some in a mutual fund 30 years ago before I was married. I have always just put in the minimum amount to get the maximum match from my employer since I got my first post college job. I have mostly invested in target data funds although I have added a few other stock funds over the years. I have made very few changes (other than rebalancing to reduce stock exposure 1.5 years ago) and have not sold during any of the dips. Dollar cost average. Set it and forget it. I am 53 years old and while I don't have $1MM in m
  4. I've got a boring, somewhat conservative portfolio and I made more money in the stock market last year than I did from my job. I think that is mostly a sign of getting old and finally having enough invested to make some money. Or being underpaid. Or both.
  5. I received a 20% off code for accessories, so I might buy a couple things. I am not sure how much they charge for shipping, but shipping is free on orders over $49. I'll have to see how much it is worth ordering something additional just to get free shipping. Right now both my son and I have stand bags, so I might order the bag cozy. Part of me wonders if I should put that money towards a cart bag because I doubt I will every actually carry my bag. The main reason I have a stand bag is for convenience when practicing. I might order the XL cup holder or the cooler tube. I don't thin
  6. It doesn't appear to be. I might need to get the Clicgear Mitts accessory before I get the XL cup holder if I am going to play anytime soon.
  7. I just got a Clicgear 4.0 to help with my commitment to walk more this year. Now I just need the weather to cooperate so I can try it out.
  8. I've never had the flu in my life (53 years old). I have had COVID. I have had the flu shot every year for at least the last 10 years, maybe much longer. I didn't get the Moderna vaccine until after I had COVID. While my apparent COVID symptoms were more mild than some other people's flu symptoms, they were worse than my non-existent flu symptoms. Both viruses affect people differently. I hope COVID can be controlled at least as well as the flu.
  9. It looks like I can get a range membership for $250. I am not sure if it is worth it since I have a nice net set up in the yard and the course is not in between work and home.
  10. I paid $500 for the year on a Black Friday deal for my son and I at our local course, although I think they under charged me by either $25 or $50.. It is for green fees only and it is not a walker friendly course.
  11. I have now been Moderna-ized
  12. I'll second the Reel Feel Country Club Elite mats.
  13. I think I was exposed Nov 30 and started developing headaches within a couple days. The exposure was no later than Dec 7 unless I got it from someone other than my known positive coworker who was quarantined beginning Dec 7. If my exposure was that late, then the headaches are not related to COVID because they started the week before. I really haven't seen many other people. I tested negative on Dec 16 with no symptoms other than the headaches. I developed more symptoms on Dec 18 and tested positive Dec 21. It was a rapid test performed on-site at our hospital. This are known for false negat
  14. I just got my return to work authorization from employee health after 10 days of home isolation. I am fortunate that I had pretty mild symptoms. I had a headache for a long time before testing negative and then testing positive after developing a cough, congestion, and fever. Family has to quarantine for 14 days since they have not yet had symptoms. We have had multiple employees hospitalized and one death, which resulted in an OSHA inspection. I have more than my share of comorbidities. I am not sure how I lucked out. Actually the odds suggest that I would be OK, but it doesn't seem fai
  15. If I didn't have COVID right now, I probably would have gotten vaccinated today. At least the person who most likely infected me got vaccinated today. Fortunately my symptoms have been mild. If it wasn't COVID, I might not have missed any work. Hopefully I will be back next week and maybe I will get vaccinated then. It is weird isolating from your own family at home. Christmas will be weirder.
  16. Well I made it to within 2 days of when they start vaccinations at work to test positive. I know I could have been exposed more than a week ago and I might not even have received the vaccine for a few weeks, but it seems so close. I likely got it from a coworker (tested positive), although the timeline is a stretched out a bit. She was exposed at church, where they don't believe in masks (although she wears one) back before Thanksgiving. She tested negative during a quarantine and returned to work Nov 30th. I think her husband, who was exposed at church at the same time, tested positive
  17. I got tested at work (hospital) on Wednesday due to exposure to a positive coworker and a persistent headache. Results were negative. Today I feel like I have a cold and have occasionally had a slight fever. I am waiting to hear back from employee health to see if they want to test me again or stay home from work next week. I am currently isolating in the basement at home and wearing a mask if I go upstairs where the family is.
  18. With unlimited funds, I would continue to be practical. My wife wants a mini-van even though we are almost empty nesters (youngest is a high school senior). So we would keep or get another Pacifica probably although might consider an Odyssey or Sienna. I currently drive a 2007 Taurus with over 230K miles. I would probably get an F150. If I chose to not be practical, I would get a Shelby Cobra. This question does remind me of a guy that lived in my hometown. He had one the world's most extensive gun collections all kept in a modest house. He had a 2 car carport with 3 Rolls
  19. Play more golf (already bought a season pass for the first time). Play more 18 hole rounds. Most of my rounds this year were 9 hole league matches. Play in golf league again because it is fun and it makes me play more golf. Beat my 18 hole best score. My best for 18 is an 87 from a long time ago. This year I have back to back 9 hole rounds of 41-42 in league play, so I 'd like to shoot an 83 or better for an 18 hole round. In order to beat my best score, I need to fix my pull with my irons. Walk to course more. Home course is pretty hilly, so it is not fun to walk in t
  20. I have started wearing Korean made BOTN KF94 masks instead of the surgical masks provided at work (a hospital). They fit and filter better which makes them actually protective of the wearer instead of just protecting others from the wearer. If you buy in bulk they are relatively cheap and they can be used for a week or more at a time. Best practice is to alternate using several of them if you are around a lot of other people frequently. This guy tests a lot of different masks with a Portacount and offers some recommendations. I have a Portacount at work, but don't have the time nor inclin
  21. I don't keep an official handicap, but track scores in The Grint. I played yesterday for the first time in a long time and they have the course on winter tees, which are a good bit shorter than normal for all but 1 hole. These are just marked spots near the edge of the fairways that don't resemble a tee box at all. I assume the shorter distance alone means these rounds can't count for an official handicap. Is that right?
  22. I picked up the NX9 Slope on sale for $220. I have only played once with it, but so far I really like it. I have never had a high end rangefinder to compare it against, but it is superior to the Callaway C200 (non-slope) rangefinder that my son stole from me. Erik described it perfectly. I found it easy to use and it locked in and gave me distances quickly. The magnet is nice to attach it to the cart. I play a very hilly course so the slope feature is very nice. A couple times I even used what I thought was the right club for the slope adjusted distance and actually hit it the right distance.
  23. My son stole my range finder that I bought through TST marketplace, so I picked up a Precision Pro NX9 Slope. It seems like a good deal and I have been wanting one anyway since the home course is so hilly.
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