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  1. I am not a pro, but I don't think a provisional into the creek is a smart play
    9 points
  2. 7 points
  3. Phenomenal nugget from ESPN Stats & Information: Bryson DeChambeau averaged 334.6 yards off the tee in the first round of the Masters; 62-year-old Larry Mize averaged 247.4 yards. They both shot 70.
    7 points
  4. Yes, the last few days have been positively summer like. Played a not so quick 9 on Monday in shorts as the temp was 75*. My short, goat track practice course was slammed. Way more than normal waiting, although I'm not complaining. Was a nice day, lots of peeps out taking advantage of it, everyone seemingly enjoying themselves. Was but one more out on a very nice day participating. Followed a mom and dad with their three young sons for a few holes. Kinda enjoyed watching them ahead of me. For awhile. Then asked if I could jump by them when an opportunity presented itself. Some days are not meant for playing "speed" golf. Monday was a "smell the roses" one. Opportunity to hit a few extra shots while waiting (PW's down the fairway waiting for the green to clear). Hitting several drives with the new, old D. Futzing around. The bottom fell out yesterday. Warmish in the a.m., cold and windy by the afternoon. And the forecast looking forward is not favorable to playing. But the "S" word is not seen, so it's all good. The golf season had ended by this date last year due to a snowstorm. Same one you got IIRC. Long range is for the low 50's and sunny end of next week. If so, I'll likely get out again for a swat. That's tolerable. Not sure if I want it bad enough to venture forth less than 50*. As you mentioned, golf in November is a bonus.
    7 points
  5. We've seen it, we have lots of pics and it's a beautiful thing ...just don't ask us for pics.
    6 points
  6. 6 points
  7. So I'm thinking about my buddy Dave who I was playing with yesterday. He says to me that he got his Christmas present last week when he went to a golf show at a local hotel and bought a new driver and a new golf bag. Now Dave plays old clubs. He got a set custom built over 20 years ago made during the component era from some guy he got a line on that has long since retired from clubmaking. He always makes a point of reminding me that custom clubs are the way to go because they're built to your specs. They made a big difference to his game he tells me. Dave is not a good golfer. He struggles mightily. I've had a mind that he could benefit from something newer for a number of years now, especially a driver with more than 300 cc of head volume and a softer, lighter shaft. I've let him hit mine from time to time just to try them, but, I've never really gone beyond that because he has this idea that he needs stiff flex shafts so he can hit the ball where he's aiming. The thing is that his ball goes where it has a mind to go based on the quality of strike which is never very consistent. He's far from being long either. I'd say we're similar or at least we used to be. He was quite excited to tell me that he got a new Callaway driver -- he didn't recall the model -- with a stiff shaft because that's what he needs wants! I didn't really have the heart to tell him that I'm playing senior flex in everything and gawd forbid, I just bought a ladies hybrid to try! Some guys are just beyond help. They're so stuck in their old habits that they can't get out of their own way. I hope it works out for him, I do. He goes through more balls than Carter's got pills and a little more control and consistency would sure help. I guess we'll find out next year...
    6 points
  8. Never goes down as low as 9 where we are, lowest this winter was 16 at 2am, on a really cold day we can be as low as 20, that is why we play golf all year round.
    6 points
  9. The skies may have been sunny, but after a week of 20°+ temperatures, it doesn't take long to feel the cold again! Our tee off was at 2:20. The course was full once again and running a bit behind. We were paired up with a lovely couple who made for good company. "Larry" showed up in a golf shirt and shorts. I took one look at him and thought: boy, you're brave... It didn't take long before the rain slicker came out as the wind was blowing. I had mine on by the forth hole even though I was wearing pants and had a polar fleece on over my shirt. "Anne" was dressed appropriately and she just kept saying: I told him so... By the ninth tee Larry was visibly shaking. I felt sorry for the guy. It sure had gotten chilly in a hurry. When I got back to the car the thermometer said that it was 9°! That was one heck of a plunge from the 20° at home when I left for the course about 3 hours earlier. The November bonus golf was good. Couldn't make a putt of any length to convert some of the nice shots I had made to get to the dance floor. But, hey it's all good. This time last year I was shoveling out from under 30+ cm of snow! Curling tomorrow. Back to our regular scheduled programming.
    5 points
  10. Oh man that would be next best thing to tiger winning. Let reed and tiger pass the jacket back and forth 4/6 years in a row. Heads will implode.
    4 points
  11. Sweet cornbread? I use Jiffy Cornbread mix. It’s sweet.
    4 points
  12. Love black beans use them often.
    4 points
  13. I don’t blame them see more guys wearing older shoe models, speaks volumes about the recent weak efforts
    4 points
  14. I literally just think every time those dudes are on that they ride a tandem bike everywhere
    4 points
  15. Yall actually enjoy the broadcasters? Here I am, living in heaven on the masters.com featured group broadcast listening to pure shots and player/caddy interaction without the bs/stories/lies of the broadcasters. It's almost too good to be true.
    4 points
  16. I can't stress enough how much I'm enjoying this broadcast without any of those idiot commentators. This is truly a gift. Probably one of the best christmas presents I've received recently.
    4 points
  17. Since we are in quarantine and can’t get the grocer everyday or weekly, decided to make chili . In central Illinois that means two kinds. Oil base or more of a tomato base. Ours is the tomato based and we use beans in the Midwest. Only disappointment was no dark red kidney beans were to be found, had to use the light . Also chili beans added of course and a dry mix from chili man. Added some garlic powder while the wife turned her head, makes it smell like spaghetti sauce but after an hour it incorporates into the chili and no smell. Added a can of petite diced tomatoes and a small can with green chili’s . Hamburger for meat. Oil based has beef suet and it coats the throat when you eat. I like it but no way is it healthy. Called Tavern chili.
    4 points
  18. Every time I see bulked out BD in that hat, I think of...
    4 points
  19. In tight on 16!!! TIGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4 points
  20. OK. 1st time seeing the Rahm skippy Hole in One. *drink*
    4 points
  21. I showed her pictures of that. She reached for the kitchen knife and uttered quite specific threats. That was when I pretended I no longer understood Japanese: "I am not from your country. In my country of in-ger-land, many golf clubs is good thing! Sign of virility! Yes!" The humour did not translate. Anyway, I enjoyed my stay in hospital.
    4 points
  22. One of the many positives on the masters website with the lack of commentary is that we don't have any fiery talk nor talk of linebackers playing golf.
    4 points
  23. When the Mrs. starts chirping about the size of the "accumulation", I show her pictures of the Niles Hoard (for those that remember). And tell her things could be exponentially worse.
    4 points
  24. 4 points
  25. Ever thought of buying a pencil?
    4 points
  26. Good news indeed, but as I commented recently to someone trying to shame me into working at a local art society, better me alive than your society surviving. The other thing is you can practice putting and chipping in your lounge room so you are ready for the new season.
    4 points
  27. You weren't expecting the "you're not good enough" response? You're new here aren't you? In all seriousness: Don't let those kind of people get you down, I wouldn't say this site is full of them but there are a few legends in their own minds that'll be prone to remind you of their status from time to time.
    4 points
  28. I hope that this post finds you all well, healthy and ready for a Great, though unique, weekend of Golf!! The purpose of this thread is that in perusing the various articles on my feed(I absolutely looooove throwin around these IT words as though I have any fk'n idea what I'm talkin about), I came across this GD article regarding Kirk Herbstreit rejecting three offers to Play Augusta due to his p*ss-poor golf game, prior to bending to Michigan State Hoop Coach Izzo's pressure to STFU, pack his sticks, and get on the jet, lol. While I am no fan of Herbstreit's, for a multitude of reasons, I do understand and empathize with his initial inclination to gracefully bow out of playing Augusta due to in his mind, having a game undeserving of chopping up and down the fairways & greens(and mostly the bunkers & rough, lol) of Augusta. As I've stated before, though my Professional/Social Mentor, himself a member at our Club in Pittsburgh along with Augusta(also Pine & Seminole), has invited me over the decades, the majority of these took place in the 80's, with me in my 20's, prior to having my own businesses and the ability to just rework my schedule and head on down to Augusta on a week or two's notice. Basically, life got in the way and I was young, with "forever" in front of me, and I figured that the opportunities(plural) would be many in the upcoming years. i was wrong I also think that my inability to "get away" when he invited me, and Lord knows that I played many scenarios through in my mind where I could've, though none would have passed the "smell test" with my boss, or any boss with a modicum of intellect and common sense, may have rubbed him the wrong way, though Maddie says not as he's invited and I've accepted myriad Master's trips over the past few decades(5), and He seemed to have found a great fill-in as Maddie had headed down with "The Boys" six times over the years for 2-3 days of heaven on earth golf experiences. So along with inviting Madison last year, he invited me, and this was the first time in her prior invites that I was "free" to join the group. The only problem was/is, that due to my prior stroke(2014 & 2016) that I've spoken of the permanent physical "fall out" before, leaving me with an inability to grip and swing in balance, especially with mid Though I while away the hours on the practice green, and I occasionally go out in the evenings with Maddie and the Guys when they play a few holes, and I'll drop a ball on the green and putt with them, I have not teed it up or played a round of golf. My memory bank is still fresh with the shots that I last hit as a Player, not the trash that comes off of my club now. So so when I saw Mr. O'Brien sitting at a table In the Mens' Card Room at the club following his invite through Madison(I spend much less time in the Mens' Card Room, as I feel like I did in college when I tore my knee up, was redshirted, and felt like an outsider in the locker room, though it was on me and not my Teammates, as they were great, I just didn't feel like part of the team), I approached his table, sat down and explained why I could not accept. Expecting him to be a lil put off, as he has a "different" personality, and while a Super Guy, he seems to take a lot of things personally, though he smiled, patted me on the shoulder and said that he understood, and if in my position, he would have reacted the same way, and declined the invitation. While I wasn't surprised by his response, as I've known him for 42+ years and as a former Chair/CEO of at the time the nation's 5th largest bank/financial institution, he's one of the three most intense individuals that I've ever met, I was glad that he understood my mindset, which I expect many of you not to, and that's ok, no biggy, as that's what makes each of us an individual Haha, I felt great!!! Well, I was bummed that I couldn't Play probably the only "heaven on earth" track around the globe that I have not Played, though having him be good with it meant the world to me!! Soooooooo, following this novella, my question is two fold.... One, to those of you that are a 25+ Capper, not 15, not bogie golf, however a 25+, would you accept an invitation to Play Augusta when everyone in the group, forget your foursome, I'm speaking to a 10-12 person group, is either a Pro, Plus Am with three being past USGA Champions, cept for the 2-3 members playing, who are 8~ to 15~ caps respectively, would ya accept the invite and go play with this group? Secondly, to those of you who are +3 or better(I was actually at +2.8 though in my last single's tournament, when I beat one of the past USGA Champions spoken of above for that trophy in my avatar, the day that I beat him, 1 up in a MP semi-match, I Played to a +3.9), and I'm not talkin about "club" Plusses, though legit, traveling "competitive" Plusses, if those days were in the rear view mirror, gettin further away everyday and giving you a 25 cap would really be the ultimate charitable gift, would you accept the invite and play Agausta with the above group? So that's it, would ya or would ya not?? Thanks much for reading, I appreciate you Guys(and Gals) always tolerating my novellas Stay Well My Friends RP https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.golfdigest.com/story/kirk-herbstreit-augusta-national-tom-izzo-masters/amp
    3 points
  29. I know a lot of people love to hate commentators during coverage. I'm watching the coverage on my ipad and for whatever reason, there is no commentary, and I have to say, I'm not a fan. It is just weird listening to the random humming in the background, the club hit the ball, and 3 people clapping. There's no back and forth with the players/caddies, nothing of note to listen to, and it's just bizarre. Is it the same for everyone, or is there something weird going on with mine?
    3 points
  30. Wife's herb and spices drawer, this is the one for herbs and spices that do not require large amounts to make a difference, she has another drawer with the larger containers. This is why our meals always taste good. As with fellas chilli she will stand there and add bits for ages to achieve the taste she is looking for.
    3 points
  31. Pinto beans here. In keeping with the Tex-Mex theme of chili. Pintos are the bean of choice for most Southwest U.S. fare. Kidneys in a pinch, but the texture is firmer than preferred. Beginning the process of making chili as I type. Browning some burger (sometimes use minced flank steak). Adding to the pot beef broth, diced tomatoes, green chilis (ideally fresh, more often canned), homemade chili powders, other seasonings, tomato juice, onion and garlic. Simmer for several hours, adding and adjusting ingredients as needed. Can tell when it's beginning to come together by the color and consistency. A deep, dark red. Bake up a batch of cornbread. Usually make up a jumbo pot. Freezing a fair amount for future use.
    3 points
  32. Lots of awesome stuff in there and much of it is counter to what “they say.” Context....I hear all day long when golfers talk to each other and on my lesson tee, “They say...”. and the circus ensues.
    3 points
  33. 3 points
  34. He's now posting pics from it on the Persimmon Golf Society group on bookface.
    3 points
  35. Bring some chapstick and lotion for your face wind burn and alligator lips are real
    3 points
  36. Louis has the prettiest swing and the ugliest outfits. Adam Scott close behind.
    3 points
  37. My wife has told me to get rid of 200 clubs. I told her I don't have that many. I do. Comfortably.
    3 points
  38. Two rounds in (my rounds are my practice sessions, I hate ranges). I like these wedges a LOT. So far they've done everything asked, and have done it well. As the confidence grows, of course the shot making improves. The 56 is my new green side chipper, and the 60 is for 60-70 yard approaches, green side bunkers, and shortsided flops. Haven't holed any chips yet, but did hit the stick from a bunker! Haters gonna hate, but dayum these clubs are hard not to like.
    3 points
  39. Wet out at WoMan this morning with @Puppetmaster, but the course is in primo shape. We went off as a two some and waited behind a slow a** 4 some (playing from 3 different tees) for 5-9, then passed them at the turn and blew through the back in 1:30. We both hit the ball as expected, like a couple 45-50 year olds who don't play as much as they used to because kids. WoMan is a surprisingly good walk/push, especially if you know what you are doing (HT to Dom and Tyler who showed me some tricks out there when we played last year).
    3 points
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