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  1. There are plenty of players who wear pants year round. Personally I wear shorts in hot weather because they're cooler than pants. Sun sleeves actually breath. Also, I have a hunch I'd get tossed from the courses if I showed up on the first tee wearing a skort.
  2. They're planning to take out a large number of trees. Sad. I wonder how many golf balls they'll collect. Lol.
  3. I put sunscreen on the back of my hands, but they're a shade or two darker than my arms. I have a golfer's tan line at the edge of the sun sleeve. As good as sun screen can be, the sleeves do a better job.
  4. J025157.5+600606 is a stellar nursery known as a Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules. It's a tiny bulge in the much larger Soul Nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Sahai
  5. Definitely an odd leaderboard, but with so many top players taking the week off, and a number who appear to be spent from last week's play, it's not a shocker. Lauren Kim has only played in 7 tournaments prior to this in the past 2 seasons, and missed the cut in 6 of them. She finished 81st at this year's Pure Silk. Given the start of her round, Leona managed to turn it around and stay in the hunt. Is it too soon to label Alison as being "back"? Lydia really should become a magician. How did she manage only one bogie with some of those tee shots?
  6. Leona has to have the worst balance I've ever seen in a professional player. Instead of finishing on her left side facing the target she's fighting to stay on her feet. Very odd. Lydia's driver out of the rough was wicked.
  7. I'd settle for avoiding where I don't want it to go. My favorite golf quote is from Seve, "I miss, I miss, I miss, I make." As long as one is generally hitting the ball in the right direction, and avoiding trouble, par is a possibility. I've had plenty of pars where I've hit a poor tee shot, a poor approach, and/or a poor chip, but one good shot keeps me in the hole.
  8. I use the Pitchfix three prong tool. The prongs are designed to grab the roots without causing damage, so one simply sticks it in, and lifts straight up one to three times. Easy peasy. It has a built in pencil sharpener, which is a big bonus. The only downside is that it's prone to clogging with dirt. The spring loaded opening mechanism can jam. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07145RCY2/ref=sspa_mw_detail_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07145RCY2p13NParams
  9. Lol. Joking aside, sun protection is no joke. A quality hat provides protection and saves money in the long run. Certainly cheaper than medical bills for skin cancer. My straw hats cost roughly $30. I get a season out of one before the sweat soaks through the hat band, and then I use it for a year as my "rain hat". I buy a pair of sun sleeves each season. I know it's cheaper than the sunscreen I'd go through during a summer. In the grand scheme of things, a quality hat is a drop in the bucket compared to the greens fees I'll drop in a season.
  10. A real sauna at Coyote Run this morning. A little too much sun, and practically no wind. I was dragging by the end of the round. The course was quite wet due to a thorough overnight and/or early morning soaking. That certainly didn't help things. We weren't getting much rollout on the front nine with the balls kicking up rooster tails. Got better on the back. Fairways were in great shape. Rough was cut. Bunkers were sandy and groomed. Greens looked fine, but again were only rolling 9 at best. I assume the current heat wave has prevented the courses from cutting the greens close. Hopefully next
  11. The big problem of course is that there's a difference between knowing how to play a hole and actually executing. Lol. I've played a ton of courses. However, most of the top courses I'll likely play once. A very small number I've had a chance to play twice. I can appreciate the design of the holes, but realistically I'm just trying to par the holes by keeping it in the fairway, and targeting the middle of the green. Would be cool to have a few top ranked courses designed by some of the great architects nearby that I could play regularly. I have one Donald Ross course
  12. The upside to a weak field is that we get to see a lot of fresh faces. Um, and a few not so fresh faces. Lol. No surprise a lot of players took the week off, especially those who played in Las Vegas. I'm surprised more didn't, e.g. Inbee, Danielle. I'm also surprised that Alison has been playing so well. Hopefully she'll continue the solid play. I gotta stop picking my favorites for the win. It's a curse. As for equipment changes, pros do it all the time and few say a word. The majority of pros with a bag contract have a different driver when a new model com
  13. Yeah, it's definitely worth playing. Overpriced, but a decent layout. I don't see how it gets to #28 on the list. Muni is a subset of all courses open to the public, so they're excluding thousands of courses to create the list. There are some fairly well known courses not on that list, e.g. Stevens Park in Dallas, Washington County in Hartford, WI, Brown Deer in Milwaukee.
  14. No surprise there. In 2019 the six out of eleven players who finished T8 or better shot over par in the first round. Two shot 76. The top three finishers had round of 72, 73, and 74 to start the week. The course is no joke.
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