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  1. As someone who is on the wrong side of 75, let recommend to you find a new gal pal. It will save a ton of lawyer fees down the road. I wished someone would have convinced me decades ago I could afford more golf and nicer clubs.
  2. For those of you that play in net/handicap leagues, do you use the players full handicap or a percentage?
  3. I like to bring it home and load it on to my computer. Then its a much larger screen and I can watch it a frame at a time.
  4. Well done! Be sure and let us know your tee times.
  5. I just use a selfie stick stuck in my golf bag. When not in use it will go in a pocket on the bag.
  6. I use the underground also. It is at least as accurate if not more than any others I have tried.
  7. I play as a single quite often. I fully expect to have to wait on any foursome I catch. I have never asked a group to let me play thru, though many offer. However if there is no place to go, there is no place to go. I will go to my ball and many times take some practice swings, plan my shot so as I am ready to go when they clear the green. As far as my posture while waiting I have no clue.
  8. I'm 73, play 5-6 times a week in warm weather (last year played 78 18's and 184 9's). I go to the range or practice green once or twice weekly. I feel my best golf is still ahead of me. Sometimes I need a little Advil but I think you will stay young longer if you just keep moving. What I have lost in distance I have picked in playing a bit smarter. The short game is your friend.
  9. I have to chuckle at some of you pups. I'm in my mid seventies and I still think my best golf is ahead of me. I didn't break par until 71. You just have to accept the ball don't go as far as it used to. The rest of the game is the same and hopefully you already made all the stupid mistakes.
  10. Is a player entitled to relief from an obstruction that is out of bounds and not part of the golf course? The situation was a residential course where a homeowners fence was just beyond the out of bounds stakes and the ball was just inbounds. Without the home owners fence the player would have been able to stand out of bounds and hit the ball. We decided it couldn't be an obstruction if it wasn't on the course. Right or wrong?
  11. Being in my 70's I have a hard time picking up the ball flight if I'm not near the target line. I play in a senior league and as my habit was near the target line and about 8 to 10 yds back when another player asked me to move as that bothered him. The last thing I want to do is interfere with another player so I moved. After he hits he asked If I saw where it went "nope". After 2 lost balls and penalties he decided it would be fine if I stood where I could see the play flight. Seems as it wasn't that much of a bother after all.
  12. Why not have two pots? The golfer can choose which or both he/she wants to enter and compete for. No one can complain.
  13. I don't see how the AoA can change with a couple inches longer shaft. Everything else is the same in the set up.
  14. I can't quite get my head wrapped around what is happening, I have a driver & 3w of the same brand same generation (about 5 yrs old). Both have the same factory issue shaft with the same flex. The driver is 9.5' and the 3w is 14.5'. I can tee two balls the same height and hit one with the driver and one with the 3w. Total distance wise the driver wins by about 10 yds. Ball flight of the driver is about twice as high as the 3w all carry and no roll. Can anyone explain this to me?
  15. a range here had lights on the ground shining toward ball flight. They worked great! You could see the ball very well, until some houses got built down range and the complaints of the lights shining on them started rolling in
  16. Why not have 2 events? Just ask each player if they wanted to enter the gross event or the handicap event. Let them play for a prize based on the number of entries in they're chosen event. No one can complain.
  17. Mine is the guy that takes 6 - 8 practice swings and each takes a 3"x8" scalp out of the fairway, and doesn't repair any of them.
  18. What ball flights would indicate that a player needed stiffer or softer flex?
  19. It has happened to me also. It only happens when I was trying to be very careful with the shot. I've learned to make my set up and trust the shot. It never happens then.
  20. I remain quiet while someone else is hitting, but you could play the pipes and dance a jig while I hitting and I don't care. Can you imagine a college basketball player demanding silence before a free throw?
  21. This year our local courses banned 5somes on Fri., Sat., Sun., and holidays for pace of play issues. After studying the results they just canceled the ban as it made no difference.
  22. bbthorn


    We've had 20-40 mph winds here for the last 2 months. I got a little tired of hearing how terrible a 15 mph wind was. At 15 it felt like a calm day.
  23. To the OP I use the same set-up on my phone. I do turn the ringer off and will not talk on my phone during the round. I see no difference between phone, GPS, laser, or yardage book. They all provide outside information. In my opinion if one is banned they all should be banned.
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