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ELA

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2018 Golf Thread
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:16:27 PM »
Thought about a PGA thread, but I feel like we can combine pro talk and us hacking away out there.

As far as pros go, Webb Simpson probably wasn't catchable, but I enjoy watching Tiger in the red having a Sunday like this in a near major.

As far as hacking away, I had barely played in aboit 7 years since dislocating my finger twice, and opting out of surgery.  But I played TopGolf for the first time a couple weeks ago.  That's a lot more fun for the casual golfer.  I'm a big fan of best ball, but I lack the patience (and the physical ability to bomb away for 18 holes without my finger feeling like it will fall off) to play on my own.

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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 09:24:13 PM »
My annual average # of rounds has nosedived in direct correlation with having kids.    I don't expect to break 80 again. I still stubbornly carry a 2 iron, and still hit off the tee if the hole calls for it.   I simply have no distance control with the  irons playing this infrequently, particularly wedges in order to have a chance to score.    Trying to get our 3rd grader into the game a bit.  She's seems to like what we've done so far.

It was actually good TV (the tourney) today despite Webb being way out front.  I've never been a huge fan of this manufactured 5th major, so what, you have 4 majors,  I wish (networks) quit making this something it isn't.

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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 10:06:27 AM »
My annual average # of rounds has nosedived in direct correlation with having kids.    I don't expect to break 80 again. I still stubbornly carry a 2 iron, and still hit off the tee if the hole calls for it.   I simply have no distance control with the  irons playing this infrequently, particularly wedges in order to have a chance to score.    Trying to get our 3rd grader into the game a bit.  She's seems to like what we've done so far.

It was actually good TV (the tourney) today despite Webb being way out front.  I've never been a huge fan of this manufactured 5th major, so what, you have 4 majors,  I wish (networks) quit making this something it isn't.
I quit playing golf shortly after my first child was born. Until then, I had played in 2 leagues every summer and was part of a foursome that played a different 18 hole course every Saturday morning. I also played in up to 4 softball leagues and played for numerous teams in SB tournaments. I would play up to about 150 SB games a summer as well as golf.

That all came to an end with children. While I did continued to play in 1 SB league for a while, it was one night a week and that was it. Then after the kids got to the age where they were playing sports (coach pitch BB, etc) that ended also.

Then when the kids got the age where they were graduating HS, I once again picked up my golf clubs (took a while to even find them and then found that I was severely out of date with my equipment). Prior to giving up golf for the kids, I was a low 80's golfer. After starting back up and upgrading my clubs, I was lucky to break 90. My drives 25 years ago would be well over 300 yds using the tradition persimmon wood drivers, now I can only manage about 250 yards with today's titanium drivers. And my short game, forget it. It's like I never played before.

My advice is that if you get the chance, try to at least hit a driving range a few times a year and play a round every month or so. Once you loose it, it is hard to get it back. I am just now getting back to shooting in the mid 80's after starting up play about 5 years ago.

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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 12:35:48 PM »
I haven't played in about 3 years now... Which is a shame, because I love to spoil a good walk spending it on the links :)

But like you guys, a lot of it is kids. If I could get the wife into golf, it might get easier though. Since we only have the kids every other weekend, if we actually started playing together I might play. But on the weekends with kids, I'm not leaving her stuck with them while I go hit the links. And on the weekends we don't have kids, I'm not going to leave her when we could be doing something fun together. So until/unless I get her to pick up the sport, and we can enjoy it together, I'm not sure how much more golf I might play.

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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 03:35:39 PM »
just thought everyone should know that bama alum justin thomas is now the #1 player in the world. :)

on a personal note, i enjoy golf, but it just takes to long to play, imo. with young kids and all their activities, a (relatively) new house with land to take care of and finish developing, and other things in life in general, i don't have 5+ hrs to play very often.

i already spend several hrs watching football for 15-ish weeks of the year, most of those during prime weather season. golf, while very fun, just isnt high enough in my priorities for me to make time to play very often.

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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 10:22:31 AM »
just thought everyone should know that bama alum justin thomas is now the #1 player in the world. :)
Jack Nicklaus, generally considered the best golfer of all time, is a graduate of The Ohio State University. :93:

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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 08:06:18 PM »
Like everyone else her, I was actually decent in my early 30s. Got down to a 7-8 handicap.  But then my kids arrived, and I played only sparsely for 20 years....you know, soccer tournaments and all.

Even though I am still working, I have picked up the game again here in Florida.
But, as was said, it takes a while and a lot of work to get it back.   I might be a 11-12 now, but it is getting better.

The cool part is, the equipment has improved dramatically and I can now hit the ball farther than in my 30s.   If I could just control the damn direction......
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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 08:28:48 PM »
Like everyone else her, I was actually decent in my early 30s. Got down to a 7-8 handicap.
I never said I was decent. Definitely not single-digit handicap...

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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 10:12:34 AM »
I played a round last night in beautiful conditions

no bugs yet, 80 degrees, very light breeze, attractive young lady on the bev cart

enjoyed a cigar on the back 9 and even clicked a birdie putt on a par 3

I think I shall go back out after work this afternoon and do it again

of course, my daughters are adults and I ditched the wife long ago
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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 10:29:43 AM »

Woods is playing the Memorial, which is where he made a name for himself iirc. 

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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 09:01:18 PM »
Anyone ever had a wife/gf that was this passionate about their golf game?

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/05/15/pga-golfer-lucas-glovers-wife-krista-arrested-for-allegedly-attacking-him-his-mother.html

The wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover is facing a domestic violence charge stemming from a reported fight earlier this month with the golfer — and his mother.


Lucas told deputies how “when he plays a bad round of golf, Krista proceeds to start an altercation with him and telling him how he is a loser and a p---y, how he needs to fire everyone, and how he’d better win or her and the kids would leave him and he would never see the kids again,” the police report read
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1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2018, 04:53:41 PM »
91 degrees here

feels like 95

leaving the office for a 4:37 tee time

Budweiser is going to flow...........

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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2018, 12:19:19 PM »


The Memorial Tournament has ‘teed off’ again for another year in Central Ohio and once again, the hope is that the “Curse of Chief Leatherlips” will be avoided.   Chief Leatherlips was executed in 1810 by members of his own Wyandot tribe not far from the Muirfield Village golf course site.  Legend has it that the ghost of Leatherlips brings the rain because the traffic and crowds of the tournament disturb him.

Rain is a common curse at The Memorial.  The 1990 tournament was shortened to 54 holes with Greg Norman declared the winner.  Though there is no evidence it is true, local lore has it that the golf course was built on an Indian burial ground.  In 1993, when The Memorial was delayed by rain for the fourth straight year and 11 of 18 years overall,  Jack Nicklaus’ wife Barbara decided to do something about it.
Arnold Palmer’s wife, Winnie, suggested that if Muirfield Village was built over an old cemetery that a glass of gin left at the burial site of Chief Leatherlips- it rests in the trees beyond the practice fairway -might mollify any angry spirits.  So late Thursday night during the 1993 tournament and again during a Friday afternoon suspension, Barbara Nicklaus made trips to the nearby cemetery and monument to Leatherlips.  Both times she left a glass with gin in it.  Jack even drove her Thursday night, albeit reluctantly.


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1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
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Re: 2018 Golf Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2018, 09:17:59 PM »

My man Chief Leatherlips has behaved himself this year, with only a small blast of rain this afternoon. 

Hopefully he is just biding his time, so that he can really wreak havoc over the weekend. 

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WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
2001, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

 

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