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About SouthernILGolfer

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  • Birthday 11/30/1973

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  1. Sorry, id never help anyone get their club out of the tree by standing on my shoulders, go find a ladder
  2. Steak and baked potato and salad and pie for dessert. Sometimes simple is better. And if someone doesnt want steak, give grilled fish or chicken to those a bit more health conscious.
  3. I love all the high tech ideas of how to speed up play. Will never happen at many of the courses i play at. A lot of them dont even take debit cards as they dont want to spend money on the machine, cash only. Most golf courses dont want to spend extra money on gadgets that dont make money and potentially turn people away by policing pace of play. I like the idea of making people pay more to play the back tees. Im sure most would say give me the front tees for the lower rate and as soon as they were out of sight of the clubhouse, play whatever tees they like. You gonna have someone w
  4. except when your birthday in in February like mine, if its cold enough its free to play at some courses around here as the clubhouse is closed but if you want to walk they dont care if you do, most people dont want to so maybe you might see one other person on the course at the same time as you during the winter, almost like having your own private course.
  5. Probably making better contact with those clubs and thats why they're going further. Mines usually the 8 iron, sometimes ill hit it farther then the 7 because its easier for me to hit.
  6. I feel like im in a similar situation now, last 3 times playing ive simply struggled. I wish i had another hobby but everything else id like to do is too expensive so golf is my primary leisure activity. Ill try the take a few days off approach and see how that goes. I go through these stretches every few months and im sure its a minor glitch in my already flawed swing but its a flawed swing that i can shoot in the high 80's with on a good day(and putting well) and im ok with that. Going back to shooting 100 again is like going back in time to my first few months playing but im confident
  7. Ive been struggling badly the last few days with my driver. Same issue i had at about the same time last year. For some reason I cant seem to get any elevation with my tee shots, hitting really low shots that go straight into the ground and killing my distance. Same with the 3 wood as well. So bad that i even went to hitting my 3 hybrid off the tee but which works on shorter par 4's but leaves shots way too long into longer par 4's and par 5's. I dont remember how i got past it last year or what i did, think it was just a slight error in ball position or dropping my right shoulder too m
  8. Looks like he's ready to be pro, school can always wait. He can always go back to school and get that meaningless degree when his career is over., he's only going to school to play college golf, his career will be the PGA tour. Look at someone like Michelle Wie. She is professional but is trying to go to Stanford and play on the LPGA tour at the same time. If she would just realize that school isnt that important at this point and focus only on golf, she would be the female version of Tiger Woods, the old Tiger that dominated. She needs to fine tune her game and she would win multiple
  9. I remember on one episode of the barkley haney project, barkley says if you have a house on a golf course you should expect to get hit. I guess if you're a guy the size of barkley and you do it, i doubt the owner would say much anyway if he didnt know who barkley was.
  10. Thats why i never take the closest parking spot on a course with a green close to the parking lot. If i hit one over im at least going to hit someone else's car.
  11. I was playing at mcleansboro golf course on the 2nd hole, a par 5 and the green is just short of the clubhouse and parking lot. I hit my 3rd shot hot over the green and bounced around in the gravel parking lot and went right under a truck parked out there, no damage but close call. At colonial golf course in sandoval also on the 2nd hole which is also a par 5 ive hooked my 2nd shot left before into the open door of the members cart storage shed but didnt hit anything important.
  12. Im about 5'11" and weigh around 195-200. I woudnt mind losing a few lbs, i think a good weight for me would be about 180. Im 37 and have been roughly about this weight for probably the last 10 years. I bought a bag boy sc 180 push cart from rockbottomgolf for $77 shipped(great deal) about 2 months ago as I have decided to start walking more this year. Im sure some of the more expensive models are a bit lighter and fold up a little smaller as I noted those were a couple of the concerns that people had with this model(about 20 lbs) but it folds up small enough to fit into my mid-size cars
  13. Ive used ezlinks.com. There are only a few courses in my general area, down near Carbondale, IL with only a few tee times a day and its prepaid and you have to book at least 24 hours in advance or those tee times wont be available. Its nice to use once in a while on weekends, the discounts are quite substanstial, sometimes 50% or more. They even allow you to name your own price on some of them just dont try to go much lower than the advertised price or they will reject your offer and you'll have to try again. You also need to call ahead and make sure the course isnt closed during your t
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