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  1. Argonne - thank you for all the recent posts. Question for you (and others) - my 10 year old daughter has become very interested in space after learning a little bit about the Perseverance. Do you have any suggestions for books or resources that would be interesting but simple enough for a 10 year old starting to get an understanding of space? Plan on going to my local planetarium as a start but wondering if there are other things I can be doing to support her interest and keep it going. Thanks.
  2. Hi Bortass. I’m convinced you can break 85 too. I followed your last journey and the thing I think you are missing this time is an instructor that you can work with and develop a relationship with which may need to be local. While you do not say it, my assumption is that you are trying to self correct on the course for every perceived fault you think you made on the last swing. While improvement is certainly a longer journey, it will help to be focused and prioritize your practice and effort. Good luck with your quest. I think you will get there in the end.
  3. Random tangent but I feel like the last part of this post applies to so much more than golf. Thanks Obee. congrats OP on your continual improvement and self analysis.
  4. In case it is helpful I purchased one of the putters that sold. The putter arrived and looked better than the pictures which was hard to believe as it looked practically new. The seller was also very easy to deal with and very quick to respond to questions and to ship. I was very happy with the transaction and my new putter so wanted to provide the feedback. eric
  5. [quote name='peachfuzz' timestamp='1440814224' post='12227780']Can anyone explain this to me? I don't know why everything seemed to fall into place afterward. I was at the range tonight, and inadvertently moved my right elbow into my body at address rather than keeping it closer to the outside. I hit the shot pure, and thought it was an accident, so I set up that way again, and boom... pured it a second time. I started setting up the rest of the bucket the same way with my elbow just to the right of my belly button instead of more under my nipple, so it was only a lateral movement of maybe three inches, but it made the swing better from takeaway to finish. I had about 150 balls left, and either pured, or small missed around 125 of them. The rest were duffs, but duffed due to getting on my front foot too early. I am guessing it has something to do with causing my forearms to be more locked together at address through the takeaway, but would like any clarification if any of this makes sense. I apologize for my rambling nature.[/quote]p
  6. Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Looks like I need to practice more or try some bridgestones. Matchavez, thanks for the trade offer but I am going to hold onto the MP59s for a while.
  7. I currently play MP59s. I love the look and the feeling of a good shot. However, the good shots happen much less than the bad ones these days. Please recommend some more forgiving irons that fit a similar appearance profile. I would prefer to pick up a used set but would consider new as well. Thanks for any suggestions.
  8. [quote name='Duffner's Waggle' timestamp='1408980476' post='10003165'] Lets tentatively plan for that weekend? I think with it being that far out, I can get there one way or another. Heck I'll pay a babysitter if i have to lol [/quote] I might be able to play and bring a few others. Will reach out and report back. Thanks for setting this up. Great courses and great deal. Eric
  9. [quote name='ORazor' timestamp='1402339450' post='9460767'] One of my best friends just had a very tragic accident where he lost his left (non-dominant) arm. I have a couple other friends with one hand that play golf, but it appears that it's almost impossible to do. The main problem seems like the club is just way too long and heavy for one arm to accurately handle. I'm a seasoned squash player, and I almost wonder if the better way to golf one handed is to have a shaft about 2.5 feet long, which allows you to actually control it. It would essentially be a forehand stroke on a low ball in squash (where you hit down on the ball). The gentleman hitting the drives in the front court gives an example of the swing I'm thinking. http://youtu.be/tWIO8HJOc9w This allows you to actually get some club head speed, while retaining some control over the club. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to make these clubs? Just saw down a normal shaft? Should it be graphite or steel (I'm leaning graphite due to the weight). Thanks for all your insights; I'm just hoping I can help him deal with his new reality in a way that still allows him to play sports. [/quote] Sorry to hear about your friend. This website should hopefuly have some useful information or people to reach out to [url="http://www.naoaga.com/index.html"]http://www.naoaga.com/index.html[/url]
  10. Not sure if you are still thinking about the VA Beach vacation but just played Hell's Point over the weekend and wanted to let you know that the greens were the worst I have seen and played on in a while. Would definitely put this on the bottom of the list and likely skip it completely as it looks like they are not taking care of the greens at all. Lots of other good options in the area.
  11. Broken Top HandleThe top handle on my Sun Mountain MPB bag broke. I called customer service who indicated that no replacement part was available but that they would replace it for $35 dollars if I shipped it to Sun Mountain. Since I gave away my backup bag and that price seems a little steep, does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? I'll probably just use a bungy cord but that probably won't look that good. Or I could just get the 4.5 bag which I should have got in the first place. Thanks.
  12. [quote name='rumessingwitme' timestamp='1310487530' post='3384932'] [size="2"]Looking to go on a Vacation with a friend either NC or Virginia Beach. Looking to play some golf and go to the beach . Where are some nice but not super expensive places to play that are in a reasonable price range and are near beaches ? We are also College Students Thanks [/size] Dan [/quote] If you are looking for more of a golf and beach vacation then you can stay down by Sandbridge which is a more casual end of Virginia Beach. There are condos right on the beach that I think are supposed to be reasonable. Also, within 15-20 minutes are some pretty nice courses that usually run internet specials. On the cheaper side are Hell's Point (Rees Jones course that is running deals this summer since it is a little beat up) and Redwing. A few courses that are a little more expensive (rounds for out of state are probably $60-70 at peak times although I have found specials for under $50 from time to time) are VB National (old TPC course and Pete Dye design), Heron Ridge (a Fred Couples course) and Signature at West Neck (Arnold Palmer course). Links to the courses are below. If you are looking for more nightlife, you can stay in Virginia Beach on the Oceanfront and they have plenty of cheap and moderate hotels and the courses are probably about 30 minutes away. Given that the munis in NYC run the price or are more expensive than these courses I think it is a decent deal for not that far of a trip. Finally, if you are driving down, go the Eastern Shore way and you can always drive in the morning and play an early afternoon round at one of the Bay Creek courses (more expensive than the rest but very nice courses) on your way to the Beach. [url="http://www.hellspoint.com/"]http://www.hellspoint.com/[/url] [url="http://www.redwinglakegolf.com"]http://www.redwinglakegolf.com[/url] [url="http://www.vbnational.com"]http://www.vbnational.com[/url] http://www.heronridge.com [url="http://www.signatureatwestneck.com"]http://www.signatureatwestneck.com[/url] [url="http://www.baycreekresort.com/golf/golf.asp"]http://www.baycreekresort.com/golf/golf.asp[/url]
  13. Glad it worked. Now just be mindful of the tendency to get handsy with your release in an effort to compensate for the blocks.
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