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Romes
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March 8th, 2016 at 1:08:32 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

...Plus, all the while, you get to drink beer, smoke a cigar, and drive the little cart.

...and if you get mad you get to break things.

...only in golf I think I have some anger management problems.
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rxwine
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March 8th, 2016 at 1:24:33 PM permalink
Plays and adventures on the golf course.

-Threw a friend's ball retriever into the water hazard, so waded in to get it. Only later did he tell me about the water moccasin
- Hit a golf ball up into a tree where it got stuck
- Broke the club head off trying to hit from behind a tree, but mostly just smacked the tree.
- Played in the extreme windy moments before a thunder storm. From 50 yards from the green I hit the ball with a 3 wood directly into the wind and over the green. It was blown backwards pretty much into the middle of the green.
- Tried playing with a white ball in the snow once.
- Got a real good deal to play every day for two weeks on vacation. Injured my back on the first day -- couldn't play after that.

That's all I can remember for the moment.
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March 8th, 2016 at 1:31:42 PM permalink
Played for about 10 years. Enjoyed it, but I was awful. Never broke 100. Thinking maybe, 5+years post crushed arm, I might try again; not sure. Which arm needs to be strong and controlled when golfing right-handed? Right or left? (I'm left handed, but golfed right because my clubs were a gift).

We took a 6-pack each in our bags. Wasn't golf without beer, and you weren't allowed to finish the game unless you finished your beer. Pretty interesting courses out West (Wash/Oregon) compared to Iowa, though (where I started playing); cliffs and large hills on most courses instead of rolling fairways and created hazards.
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March 8th, 2016 at 2:01:47 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

I think you're looking at it all wrong, uk. Golf is a chance to spend 4 hours walking on a beautifully manicured lawn that someone else has to take care of! ;)

At least that's how I look at it when my game goes sideways. Plus, all the while, you get to drink beer, smoke a cigar, and drive the little cart.



Nailed it.

It's like walking in a huge, well done park. Everything is neat and just-so. There's often ponds and birds and frogs and flowers. You can walk it or tool around in this little cart. And hey, while you're out there, try this little contest of banging this ball into the hole from way back here.

Add some friends and a mess of booze and that's a damn good afternoon. $20 for 18 and a cart round here, and a 4 man is a good 4hr tour. Great value for money.

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Quote: ukaserex

I kind of wish I did golf. One of the perks of my top tier card at The Palace Casino Resort is free golf. But, it goes unused because the idea of chasing a little white ball around, only to push it farther away once you get close to it - that's just about as silly as driving in circles at high speeds, waiting for an accident.



You're on thin ice, friend-o.

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terapined
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March 9th, 2016 at 3:56:06 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

have you seen the price of a decent set of clubs? Okay, maybe using the Sports Illustrated Golf Equipment Issue as a guide may be too high of a standard, but still, what would the cheapest set of reasonably decent clubs at, say, the Taylor Made outlet on the south Strip cost.



Lots of great deals on used golf clubs out there
I've never bought a brand new driver or clubs
A lot of players out there always have to have the latest version of their brands equipment
Due to these guys constantly upgrading their equipment
The used club market is thriving
I buy all my clubs at the large T & D Golf store at the Oldsmar flea market. They sell new but also buy and sell used
Great deals on used.
They will actually let you try out a used for a week, don't like it, come back and trade it
Their used club selection is big with recent models
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Joeman
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March 9th, 2016 at 5:43:42 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

Lots of great deals on used golf clubs out there
I've never bought a brand new driver or clubs
A lot of players out there always have to have the latest version of their brands equipment
Due to these guys constantly upgrading their equipment
The used club market is thriving
I buy all my clubs at the large T & D Golf store at the Oldsmar flea market. They sell new but also buy and sell used
Great deals on used.
They will actually let you try out a used for a week, don't like it, come back and trade it
Their used club selection is big with recent models

Yes! Although I have purchased a couple of woods and putters new over the years, the two sets I have purchased have been used -- the first I bought out of the classifieds back in the early 90's -- persimmon woods, Ben Hogan irons, a wedge & putter all for $40, including the bag! Once I got a "real job," I sold those to a friend and bought a used set of Big Bertha knock-offs (actually branded "Big Bomber!")

A coach of mine (don't remember which sport, maybe bowling or shooting) once told me, "When you can outplay your equipment, then it's time to upgrade." I haven't gotten there with golf, yet!
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March 9th, 2016 at 6:02:28 AM permalink
I only play golf when the course includes features like windmills and loops.
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ThatDonGuy
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March 9th, 2016 at 8:33:07 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

When I was in HS i missed a 3 foot birdy putt, so I soft tossed baseball swung my putter, perfectly hitting the ball, and it broke the putter head right off in to the lake. So I putt with my 4 iron the rest of the day, which I could probably do again.


There's a "world championship" for players who use only one club for the entire round.

Quote: beachbumbabs

We took a 6-pack each in our bags. Wasn't golf without beer


I've heard the saying, "Nae Wind? Nae Golf!", but this is the first time I've heard, "Nae Beer? Nae Golf!"
Amelie
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March 11th, 2016 at 7:18:04 AM permalink
I play golf, but it is sometimes toooooo boring. Even golf betting is dull. Maybe it isn't mine)) I prefer something more extreme like casino, slots.
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Romes
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March 11th, 2016 at 9:16:23 AM permalink
Quote: Amelie

I play golf, but it is sometimes toooooo boring. Even golf betting is dull. Maybe it isn't mine)) I prefer something more extreme like casino, slots.

Betting is dull? ...You're not betting enough. Try $10k per hole. Bet that would spice it up =P
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