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9 Plays Winter Rules in the Summer

About RichWW2

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  1. Wearing a Wedding Ring while Playing

    I'm getting married in a few months and my fiance got me two silicone rings to wear for golf, other sporting activities, or any place we wouldn't want to take/lose the real ring. They were approximately $20 a piece and are very flexible and comfortable. There lots of places online you can find them. I had usually taped a few of my fingers to prevent slipping and blisters anyway, so I started wearing the silicone rings instead and they work like a charm.
  2. Simulator vs the real thing

    It's fun to get out and swing the clubs using the simulator, especially if there are no other options due to stupid mother nature. I went a few weeks ago with some friends and we all had a blast. Plenty of ribbing just like on the real course. The positives were less venturing through the woods and other areas looking for golf balls. As for the actual "golf" part of it, I'd take it with a grain of salt. It seems like half my shots had draw on them according to the simulator and I don't think I've ever hit a draw in my whole life on the course. That could've been the mat causing draws, my god awful winter swing, beer, or some combination of all three. But it felt good to have a club in my hands again and swing them no matter the results.
  3. I use the Swing By Swing app on my phone for distances and score keeping. Not sure if there are any better or worse apps out there, but it happened to be the first free one I found on the app store when I was looking. Seems to be pretty accurate on distance. They try to get you to pay for the premium version by holding back a few of the features, but it is good enough for what I use it for.
  4. I'm going to assume that grenade was used in an effort to stop a certain critter from terrorizing the golf course...
  5. 2017 U.S. Open Qualifiers

    What's Phil Mickelson doing playing the Mid-Am? Or was he just taking side bets in the parking lot? That sounds like a lot of fun. Probably a lot less pressure without the entire golf world watching and the brutal course setup. I read the Mid-Am winner gets an invitation to the Masters. Now all I really need to do is get my handicap down to a 3.4 now (because it's just that easy), and I'll be playing Augusta in no time.
  6. 2017 U.S. Open Qualifiers

    I would love to have a handicap low enough to play in a US Open Qualifier at some point in the future. If I ever get down that low I'd sign up in a heartbeat. I played golf in high school and remember competitive golf being a lot of fun. Don't forget, there is also the Amateur (2.4 handicap requirement) or the Mid-Amateur (3.4 handicap requirement and 25+ years old) championships that people could strive towards on their way down to a 1.4 or if they can't make it quite that low. Might be a little more doable for some people. https://champs.usga.org/
  7. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Shot an 87 on Sunday at a fairly tough course in my area. My putting was horrible for most of the day. Also had a few chunks from soggy fairways that lead to some bad double bogeys. Could've been a much better day, but wasn't that horrible considering it's only March. Can't wait to get back out.
  8. How "Done" is Tiger Woods?

    At this point I'd be surprised if he doesn't retire so I picked #1. If he doesn't retire he'll need to recover and be able to play at least two rounds without getting hurt or having back issues and play well enough to make a cut. As a huge fan of his I'd like to see, at very least #2 happen, but it's looking less and less likely every day that goes by.
  9. I was trying to make a joke about my poor play and you ruined it.
  10. I think most golfers actually have a pretty darn good idea of what they're supposed do. Whether that translates into actual results is a different story. For example, I know I'm not supposed to hit lakes, bunkers, trees, houses, the parking lot, etc. but somehow my ball always seems to find a way there.
  11. How many holes in one have you had?

    Too many holes-in-one to count...in putt-putt. Real course, a big ole goose egg. Been within a foot or hit the pin probably ten or so times. One day...
  12. What'd You Shoot Today?

    Shot an 87 on Saturday. Was striking the ball pretty well, just couldn't putt for a damn.
  13. 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Discussion Thread

    I get enforcement of the rules, but this has just completely deflated the TV coverage and momentum of the tournament. They needed to make the call one way or another, not fart around for 2 more hours waiting for DJ to finish. Also, is it too early to dub this "Move-gate"?
  14. 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Discussion Thread

    Instead of focusing on the actual golf, now all we get is this is it or isn't it a penalty talk. Way to drop a deuce on your biggest tournament USGA.
  15. More Career Majors- Day, Rory, or Spieth?

    I think Day is going to win more short term, but age will catch him before the other two. Between Spieth and Rory I take Spieth because....Murica?

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