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  1. To make it crystal clear, a senior golfer is one who has reached the age of 50. Unless your golf course doesn't lower the green fees until the age of 60. Some however wait until 62. Other courses make it 65. There is a course near me that says you must be 80. Depending on how you feel about it, you can either pay the standard fee and not tell them your age, or cash in at the lower fee, even if it's January... Finally, some people say a senior golfer is when you feel you can no longer keep up with your chronological age group, again, some in their 20's would then beg to be included in paying the senior fees. Having said all that, at 70, I'm now a senior, and haven't played for 2 years due to getting foot drop on both sides and having to wear CFO braces. It's been difficult to not play because of a balance issue, and I thought I would never play again. My grandson (who has never played before) called me last week, and invited me to play at a scramble his church is having on the 21st. He knows I used to play pretty well, and he wanted me to be on his team. At first I told him I don't play any more due to my foot drop. But I got my clubs out, and went to the range, and found that I could still hit the ball fairly well after all. So I will be playing in the scramble now, hopefully to help him learn a little about golf more than anything. So, I know I will be dealing with some distance loss, and I am trying to remember which clubs I used the most. Of course I will use my old clubs and I'm looking for some advice on the clubs most used by older guys who have been humbled a bit by age and loss of some power. I used to be able to really smack the ball with good location as well. Now I was still able to hit the spots I wanted to hit, I just will not care about distance. So, like many, I have a few extra clubs to choose from, for me it is wedges. A few that seem to overlap each other and so now they seem to be redundant, and I would like to only pick the ones that I would really use. I have two drivers, Ping G 10.5* and G30 12* which I will use the 12* Ti30 3 and 5 fairway woods and also a G 7 wood, and I think I won't take the 3 wood Ping G15 irons 4-U I probably won't take the 4 iron or the U wedge Titleist wedges 46 48 52 54 58 60 Ping Anser 4 putter So with an abundance of wedges, I'm wondering what other seniors would use, or what clubs are you finding you use the most now, and what clubs are you not using at all?
  2. The current answer to that of course would be virtual visits only for the next 30 years. Anyone without a computer or device would be issued a free one, paid for by a new tax imposed on those who have a computer or a device. Anyone who holds any animosity toward anyone else for this program will be disqualified from visiting anyone virtually, and their current device will be taken away. To make things more unequal, the person who was given the new device for free will now be given a monthly check in the amount you would have paid your provider, before your device was taken away. If there are any further questions, we will cross that bridge when we get to it...
  3. My beard is starting to make my dog and I look more alike...
  4. We love mangoes. Don't know if you can get this spice there in Australia, but we like to put this Tajin on it. Very tasty, sweet & sour kind of, in keeping with Cinco de Mayo as well... our pup Roby gets curious every time I open anything of course, this would be too much for him Definitely great on mangoes
  5. An acre is a large garden. Do you do canning as well? We had a garden that big when we lived in the country. I built an underground canning shed actually to keep all of the veggies we canned each year. We ate really well through the winter from it, plus we gave a lot of it away as well. It was a very cool thing.
  6. Hope you had a great birthday tol. Glad you got to replenish the art supplies and necessities. Plus 79 is the new 59, many good paintings ahead for sure. DW will keep a good eye on you and assure the liqueur is distributed at the proper pace no doubt...
  7. I hope the third attempt works well for you. Living with pain is not enjoyable. On the upside, your paintings are always so beautiful! As for Gus throwing out food, with spring in full bloom, golfers will be out in full bloom as well, and will need to stop in and replenish the energy system, so it may be time to update the menu and prepare for the new golf season.
  8. Yes, Gus learned to cook Japanese as he was there while in the Navy
  9. Ah yes, Soloman1, you're bringing back wonderful memories. Before I retired 2 years ago I was QA Manager for a terrific Japanese company for 19 years. I had a great time with my colleagues from Japan, learning their culture, some of their language and especially eating some of the fabulous food which I see here in your pics. At times they would cook some at the plant, or we would have parties, or go out to some authentic (I stress the word authentic) Japanese restaurants. You're making my mouth water, I can even hear them slurping their soup & also noodles & other stuff miss them a lot...
  10. Yes, still alive and well. Haven't played golf now for a while though. The Masters was very interesting, so glad to see Hideki-san win, he was definitely deserving of it there on Sunday. He's a fine guy, and will represent the green jacket well. Would love to attend the champions dinner next year...
  11. Here here, Cyndy has actually taken dance lessons at the local 'Communyty College', and is so ready to as you say to deliver as such. Gus is thinking of BBQ'ing leg'o'lamb, although he says it has nothing to do with the girls. It is time for everyone to return to the Grille, Gus has determined that masks are no longer required, if you can eat without a mask, you can also talk without one... The new spring menu should be out, just waiting for a few more suggestions of everyone's favorites so he can add them
  12. That's because of the bromelain in the pineapple, it's actually eating you back... my DW told me that last year. This is what's happening when you eat the pineapple, what you can do, and maybe a little more about how it helps you more than it hurts you...
  13. My we have our share of good food here. Talking about sweet corn, we have a great sweet corn festival here every year on Labor Day weekend. Every year but last year thanks to COVID, what a bummer. Anyway it's one of those down home, outdoor things we have here (oh yes, we may be in the north, but we have our share of decent festivals). They have great sweet corn and other good food too. We sure missed it last year. http://www.sweetcornfest.com/ I suppose a lot of you are like we are around here, in season as Stu says, we have a few outdoor farmer's markets that are open and have huge selections of veggies and cheeses and whatnots to gather stuff up and take home. Around our area they begin to open in April, so not much longer. The food on display here at the grille is normally superb looking. I swear a lot of it is where Gus gets some of his ideas from...
  14. I'm about like you Bill, don't get out any more than I have to right now. DW gets out and runs every day, however, right now, only (she says 'only') about 6 miles a day. She has snow/ice cleats which help a lot. So she says she can outrun Covid cooties... Actually she has a mask made for runners... Anyway, we did go out for vaccination #1, Phizer version last Friday. Pretty slick operation given by the local health dept. at the technical college here in town. They did a superb job of getting people in and out. Now a 4 week wait for the 2nd one. I know some may not want to get the shot at all, but for those who do, it's really a breeze. With my epilepsy, I usually have a small seizure after the regular flu shot within a couple of days, but with this one, no side effects, only the first day we felt a little fatigued at the end of the day, but slept like babies...
  15. Donald Ross, quite the golf guy. We have a course very near me in Granville Ohio, just about 10 minutes away called Dennison Golf Club https://www.denisongolfclub.com/ owned by Dennison University now, but it's still a public course. It's the most beautiful course in our area and great to play. He designed it in 1924 also, what a busy guy he was. For anyone who doesn't know, he was from Scotland, served and apprenticeship under Old Tom Morris, moved to the US, became Pro at Pinehurst, and began designing golf courses while playing as a pro. He probably would have been on the Grille too...
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