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5 O'Clock Charlie

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  1. I was answering the thread title as in "the hardest course that I have played". I have edited my post. Thanks.
  2. On paper, Koolau Golf Club in Hawaii is the "hardest" that I have played from a slope/rating perspective (75.7/152). A lot of forced carries and no room for bailing out. Greens are a circus as well. Too bad, I just looked it up and it's permanently closed. Played there when I was stationed in Hawaii moons ago.
  3. Shipping USPS priority mail to the Lower 48 states only. Up for sale are right handed, MP-15 heads. Used on and off since 2017. Specs - (can easily be adjusted by any competent club builder for a couple bucks a club) 3 iron (standard lie) 4-PW (1 flat) Decent shape with soft feel if you are looking to build up a set to tinker with. You will need .355 shafts for these heads. Price - $99 shipped.
  4. I'd join the club. Equipment comes and goes, experiences last a life time. I'd only do the Simulator in cold weather climates. I live in WI, so that would be handy for the 6 months we don't play.
  5. Yes. And the texture seems to have changed. I have the original ones and a newer one and to me they feel different. The digi-camo one feel slippery.
  6. Glad I found this thread. Been playing sporadic this year and went to give minimalist a shot after reading the thread. It was hard at first to commit because I felt like I was leaving options on the course "off the table", by not having a full set. What I found was the exact opposite. Instead of trying to be precise, I simply felt a shot and visualized it and tried to execute. I never thought twice about hitting a 6, it was a soft 5 or hard 7. Thanks for this as it was the most fun I had playing all year!
  7. Slow play and public golf go hand in hand. This is why die-hards go off early on weekends so they don't get stuck playing a 5 - 6 hour rounds. It's part of the territory. Public golfers are like country club golfers, they paid their money and think they can do whatever the hell they want.
  8. I thought this was the "Classic Golf and Golfers" thread.
  9. When this happens to me it's the size of the photo. I don't upload photos from my iPhone, I actually do it from my mac book (take phone photos and air drop them to myself) and preview them before I submit a BST. Here I noticed that exceptionally large file sizes would flip them. Resize by % always fixes it for me.
  10. Was watching the golf channel last night and saw a banner come across that said YouTubeTV is dropping its line of NBC channels, which includes the golf channel. I was wanting to get rid of YouTubeTV because the price has continually gone up to the point that it is starting to mildly annoy me. It started at $40, then went to $50, now it's $65. I hate jumping to get a deal, but now I'm going to be forced to. I've had Sling in the past (Orange + Sports), but to get the golf channel with them you have to do Orange, Blue + sports. That's $61 so not too bad, but you don't get locals. So I'd have to go back to a HD antenna and watch live golf on the weekends on NBC and CBS. Awful. We've had DirectTV and Uverse in the past and I looked and it's around $90 for packages that include the golf channel. I could get Peacock for $10 a month with no ads. Hulu didn't seem like a good deal, I think it was more than YouTubeTV. So how is everyone else watching the golf channel?
  11. What is special about his Ping i210's? Ping doesn't have "Tour Issue" equipment, they just build to specs and customize in their WRX department as far as I was aware.
  12. For me, toe hits come from coming over the top. Since you are coming in steep, you have to try to shallow out the path and that involves raising up and early extension.
  13. I came across this as well when looking in the European Players WITB for the Ryder Cup. It was the first thing that caught my eye because it was a huge deal when he bagged i59's. He's back to the i210's. https://www.golfwrx.com/661263/ryder-cup-witbs-european-team/?utm_source=Front&utm_medium=Featured_Center_Sub&utm_campaign=GolfWRX_OnSite&utm_content=sub
  14. Yes I've been there. When I was a single playing the county courses in Milwaukee, I would have rather just stayed home and not played. When I got my wife into the game and we got to the point we could take golf trips (Scottsdale AZ, Naples FL), getting paired is just part of the deal. I don't like it, but it's a necessary evil. Some of the guys have been ok, some not so much. Talking about strip clubs in AZ with your wife there isn't the best conversation piece.... F'n morons.... Guys would roll their eyes when we shook hands on 1 because they were getting paired with a woman and then when she pounded it by them, we were all good. Guys can be d-bags. Hell, I've had ladies we were paired with said guys would go into the shop and ask to be re-grouped when they find out they are playing with them. These ladies were single digit caps..... But yes I get what you are saying, I've been there. Now we belong to a club and we don't get paired, which is nice. I enjoy playing with the Mrs. and would prefer to not have the "small talk" bs.
  15. I'm a firm believer that how they look to you at address and how they feel when you hit them makes a difference in your results. I'd ask you what looks good to your eye and then go from there.
  16. This is the truth. 1 Brat, 1 hotdog and 2 Pepsi's was $37 Michelob Ultras were $12 a pop
  17. Whistling is really really not the best venue for spectators. I've been there 5 times (both PGA's in 2010 and 2015 as well as the practice round yesterday). The terrain and mounding and swarms of people make it exceptionally difficult for viewing. The fact that there are less players makes everything compressed, so you have to pick your spots. With that said I had a great place on 15 right of the fairway where you could watch drives, approaches and then climb up the hill 20 feet and have a front row seat to watch tee shots on 16. Well they ruined that as they put in the 15th fairway village and a massive grandstand there. So yesterday this is what I did. We grabbed a spot on 2 to the right of the green. You can watch approaches into the Par 5. We watched all the Euros come through. Then we went to 7 tee and camped out for 45 minutes and from there you can watch the tee ball and can see the green. Great par 3 (225 into the wind with the Lake to the right). After that we went to the back to watch USA but it was a mob scene and that's when I discovered that my beloved spot on 15 was gone forever. So we trekked back towards 10 and I found a nice little gem about 75 yards off the tee left on 11 where you have some mounds and can park a chair. From there you can see approaches into 10 and the tee ball on 11. If you like practice, park your chair on the mounds in the direct center of the range on the hill. We did that for about an hour as well.
  18. Use Chrome and the uBlock extension. I haven't gotten a single ad since I did this earlier this year.
  19. This has been the case since the mid 90's when I was stationed in Hawaii. They would fly to the islands to play because it was cheaper. They were a riot, they would hit one OB and just keep yelling "OB..OB..OB..." while they laughed at each other.
  20. We routinely turn the front at our club in 1:30 walking. Back is a little longer so maybe 1:45 there. 3- 3.5 is the norm. It would be 2.5 for 18 in a cart. We had one round this year where the front took 2:15 and it was a death march and we bailed after 9. "Play well, play fast. Play poorly, play faster"
  21. Those Aussie Blades look amazing! Just picked up a set off the bay and had em refinished. Wish you would have posted this a month ago. Good luck with the sale!
  22. It's a gray area, but have your opponents mark their ball on the green, when you are chipping on. I was playing an event, and to keep the pace up I chipped from a difficult position and was assisted when my ball hit theirs about 3 feet from the hole. My ball wasn't going to stop and would have gone off. This is a point of contention on tour as they are good enough to try to hit a ball for an assist, especially out of a trap or when chipping. I happened to get lucky.
  23. Ping. Period. Take your pick.... https://ping.com/en-us/shop/products?category=bags
  24. 1. Done. 2. Yes, I joined 3. Traxion Tour, Standard, in Digi Camo 4. Traxion Tour Pistol GT 1.0 in Digi Camo
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