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lumberman2462

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  1. I played with a guy once at a course in Destin, FL that had a ziploc bag full of pills and a portable defibrilator in his cart.... I never asked but I always wondered what that was all about. He was a nice guy and quit at the turn.
  2. I remember reading about some Euro Tour players that was allegedly good enough to play professional soccer(football for you non-Americans) - but I can't remember who it is.
  3. I didn't play this year but our Member Guest had some high drama.....A member brought in a guy with a 24 handicap and they decimated everyone. I talked to a friend that ended up in the shootout with them and this 24 handicap ripped a nearly 300 yard drive on 18 and then hit a hybrid onto the par 5 green....he was laying 0. He got two strokes on that hole. Everybody is fired up and neither he nor the Member get to play next year.
  4. I can't remember who - but a Tour player was quoted as saying "Jack Nicklaus became a Hall of Famer as a part time player." There will several of his prime years that he only played 15 tournaments.
  5. Hard to fathom the amount of evil there is in this world. Amazing that after a childhood of that horrific abuse that KG could get it together become a Tour winner....He is one tough SOB and whether his antics were or were not anyone's particular cup of tea....He deserves respect and sympathy from all of us.
  6. A major in Vegas would be pretty entertaining. From a historical perspective...Crystal Downs. But the logistics would be nightmarish.
  7. The Kid is injured. Apologies to anyone offended by me calling her a “Kid” but she is is young enough to be my child. I’ve watched Michelle for a long time...and I respect her abilities, successes and even her downtime’s....mostly by the way she has handled herself. But, seriously, the amount of vitriol and hatred on this site is mind boggling. Not one person negatively commenting in this thread could have broken 90 on this particular track in today’s conditions. Wie shot 84 with a handicapped wrist. Not a Tour score but she finished. Give her a break..
  8. A lot a major champions are having to qualify. Dufner is really surprising to me. That Ohio qualifier is gonna be tough one to get through.
  9. Breaking up via Text message seems classless to most of us older guys. But it won't to the younger generation. The kids that work for me rarely talk to anyone on the phone - it's all text, snap or some other messaging app. Back in the day that one girl on Sex In The City got broken up with on a Post It.....that's really harsh.
  10. A few years ago I was running our Tuesday night Men's golf league for a few weeks. I dug around and found an old Cleveland Classic persimmon, a Wilson Whale and a First Filght - I even found a a lefty persimmon from an older member. I put them all on the tee of a short par 5 and made it a requirement that everyone had to tee off using one. You guys would not believe the amount of whining and complaining (mostly from the youngsters) when everyone got back to the bar....and it was a scramble.
  11. Older USGA employees tied in with the Old Guard of traditional US Open venues are needed less now that USGA has been making a move (finally) to newer venues. The USGA hosts a bunch of events each year and older employees like to travel less. I’ve only been involved with one USGA event and that was the girls Jr Am at my home club....i was really surprised at how many USGA staff showed up. Older employees like less travel. I don’t know how the USGA is really run on a day to day basis but it’s not hard to imagine a complex organizational structure full of internal committees, task forces and whatnot where things are debated to death....take the series of criticisms the USGA has been receiving for a few years and finger pointing starts. Cleaning out the deadwood in any organization is necessary from time to time. I Hope the pension benefit is good and the healthcare policy will get them to Medicare. Maybe they can get half off on twilight golf at the closest nice course near USGA HQ.
  12. Hogan would have had a lot more attention if there had been a tv in every house. Hogan in 53 and Tiger 2000...two best seasons in golf history. Still not sure which is better.
  13. There are common sports injuries, freak and tragic sports injuries, and then....something in between. I don’t know which applies to AK...but I hope the agents, lawyers and managers that set up his package got a bonus. If he can’t play then I’m glad he has the financial protection to live his life. I guarantee he paid the premiums for his disability policy.
  14. The Internationals could always bring back Jumbo Ozaki....
  15. That article was hard to digest....Allegedly Arnie was drunk on Golf Talk Live and Joe Gibbs had security ready to yank Kessler off the air?? Interesting.
  16. When I was 20....it was a charity thing and one long hot miserable experience. We finished in the dark.
  17. There seems to be a lot of people getting banned lately...
  18. It has to be Masters for the vast majority of American Pros. The Open probably for 75% of the British players and maybe other Pros from Commonwealth Nations. I agree with the above that I'd probably rather have a FedEx Cup than a PGA. US Open would top the FedEx Cup, PGA and probably an Open Championship....But not a green jacket.
  19. Tirico has turned out ok. David Duval has proven fairly prescient and has intellectual bent. Verne is on the downhill slide and needs to be eased into retirement. I like Nobilo but he never seems relaxed. Chamblee......at least he gives us something to talk about,
  20. I have no idea how the President decided to award this honor to Tiger. It’s a pretty big deal. But I cannot help but wonder if, in the middle of his congratulatory call, he just had a thought and decided to give Tiger a medal.
  21. I think they should change their membership criteria and put me on the list for whenever the next older member passes on...
  22. I think this will probably help the PGA. There are a lot of courses that are deserving of a major and this move opens up a few.
  23. > @Forged4ever said: > Look, I love Tiger, and his talent is still other worldly and his competitiveness is still second to only one man who ever stalked the fairways.... > > And make no mistake, this man stalked the fairways~ > > While Today’s performance was Epic & one for the ages, let us not forget one that occurred across these same fairways and was ICONIC!! > > I’ve never stated that Jack was the Greatest Golfer of All-Time, only that he is THE Greatest Champion of All-Time!! > > When will I “let go” of that??? > > When someone puts 19 on the wall? > > Until then, here’s a few shots from the Greatest Augusta back nine in my life time.... > > > > And Bless Tiger? as he is absolutely one of the Two Greatest to ever stalk the fairways of Augusta. > > A Bear ? and a Tiger? > > They’re in a class all of their own~ > > Have a great week Gents? > RP > > > @Forged4ever said: > Look, I love Tiger, and his talent is still other worldly and his competitiveness is still second to only one man who ever stalked the fairways.... > > And make no mistake, this man stalked the fairways~ > > While Today’s performance was Epic & one for the ages, let us not forget one that occurred across these same fairways and was ICONIC!! > > I’ve never stated that Jack was the Greatest Golfer of All-Time, only that he is THE Greatest Champion of All-Time!! > > When will I “let go” of that??? > > When someone puts 19 on the wall? > > Until then, here’s a few shots from the Greatest Augusta back nine in my life time.... > > > > And Bless Tiger? as he is absolutely one of the Two Greatest to ever stalk the fairways of Augusta. > > A Bear ? and a Tiger? > > They’re in a class all of their own~ > > Have a great week Gents? > RP > > Well said, Richard.
  24. I own a business and I’ve bought logo balls and given to business contacts. Never occurred to me to try and deduct. If I could just figure a way to deduct good scotch.....
  25. Tiger is wearing a white belt...good things rarely happen when wearing a white belt. Let’s hope he is the anomaly.
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