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Old 06-10-2023, 02:18 PM   #761
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Playing my first roind of golf tomorrow in has to be 3 plus years. Hope I remember how to do it.
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Old 06-11-2023, 01:27 AM   #762
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Playing my first roind of golf tomorrow in has to be 3 plus years. Hope I remember how to do it.
You will. I laid off for 15 years, and didn’t lose much when I came back to the game.

Like many pursuits, golf is easy to play, but devilishly hard to be really good at. Getting from 80 to 90% is probably harder than from 0 to 80%. Only pros make a dent in that last 10% above 90%. [Numbers just an illustration]
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Old 06-11-2023, 11:45 AM   #763
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Oof. I figured out the last time I played was August 2019. My buddies who kept score told me I barely broke 100 but I don't think that's right. It did come back pretty quickly. We walked the course, 4 and half miles. I have to cull some stuff from my bag to make it lighter. Just noticed I was carrying 2 umbrella's, a ball retriever and 3 dozen golf balls.

My biggest issue was lifting my head on 5 or 6 shots, otherwise everything went pretty much straight. Walking the course is hard work or great excercise, depending on your view point. time for a beer.
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Great sport for exercise. Since retirement 2 yrs ago I play 3 to 5 times per week. Walking is great but Texas heat is limiting. It’s a social sport so treat it as such. Improvement in your game is between you and the course. You decide your progress. It has been nice to work on my swing after 50 years nOw that I have time. Taking a lesson once retired was nice because I could work it in.
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LPGA PGA Championship had a starting field of 156 golfers and the cut left ONLY 25 for round 4? Why not ~ 60 -70 ? Last year was 71 players playing Sat/Sun? For 3rd round there were 79 players and they cut field for 4th to 25 players playing threesomes? Doesn't seem fair?
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LPGA PGA Championship had a starting field of 156 golfers and the cut left ONLY 25 for round 4? Why not ~ 60 -70 ? Last year was 71 players playing Sat/Sun? For 3rd round there were 79 players and they cut field for 4th to 25 players playing threesomes? Doesn't seem fair?
Not sure about that. Leaderboard shows the cut at T78 - so more than 78 players.

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LPGA PGA Championship had a starting field of 156 golfers and the cut left ONLY 25 for round 4? Why not ~ 60 -70 ? Last year was 71 players playing Sat/Sun? For 3rd round there were 79 players and they cut field for 4th to 25 players playing threesomes? Doesn't seem fair?
There are 79 players, 25 threesomes and 2 doubles, in round 4… https://www.kpmgwomenspgachampionshi...starting-times
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LPGA US Women's Open @ Pebble Beach

DW & I were able to drive down to Carmel for a little golf, both playing and watching. As an NCGA member, we often get great offers to play high end courses in Cali. I played with three buddies @ Spyglass & Spanish Bay, and DW played @ Pacific Grove. Through NCGA, the greens fees for Spyglass & SB are about half the rack rate; plus, we got free tickets to the LPGA US Women's Open. So, DW played the first day and watched the LPGA the second day. It was a bit breezy but, the weather overall was decent. Very nice three days.
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^^^^^ Sounds like a great trip. What's the playing rate at Pebble Beach these days? Last time I was in the area was 8 years ago and they wanted ~$600, would imagine they want a lot more now.
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^^^^^ Sounds like a great trip. What's the playing rate at Pebble Beach these days? Last time I was in the area was 8 years ago and they wanted ~$600, would imagine they want a lot more now.
Don't know. I've heard that a stay is required to get a tee time so, that makes the trip cost 4-figures. We played Spyglass & Spanish Bay (also "Pebble Beach Links" courses managed by the same company) for $225 & $175 per golfer. It was fun but, both courses can be punishing.
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Stay Hydrated!

I fainted momentarily on the #9 tee yesterday - never happened before, a little scary. I dropped out to make sure it wasn’t anything more serious, but it appears I was really dehydrated, compounded by other factors. Bottom line: especially when it’s hot, hydrate more than you think you need. Having to pee often beats fainting.

I get dehydrated more easily than most people, learned that getting dehydrated while boating. I’m an active 69 yo. Yesterday I didn’t have much breakfast, I had a small shot of bourbon (3/4 oz?) on #1 and #3 (a birdie tradition in my Fri foursome), it was very hot and I didn’t start drinking half strength Gatorade until a couple holes in. Briefly felt very dizzy/lightheaded a couple times on several holes and started drinking lots of water & Gatorade after #5 but it was too late. After I fainted it woke me back up and a cold towel helped a lot. My buddies were spooked understandably. Once I cooled down I was OK. I usually have at least 70 ounces of half strength Gatorade when I play on hot days.
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Stay Hydrated!

I fainted momentarily on the #9 tee yesterday - never happened before, a little scary. I dropped out to make sure it wasnít anything more serious, but it appears I was really dehydrated, compounded by other factors. Bottom line: especially when itís hot, hydrate more than you think you need. Having to pee often beats fainting.

I get dehydrated more easily than most people, learned that getting dehydrated while boating. Iím an active 69 yo. Yesterday I didnít have much breakfast, I had a small shot of bourbon (3/4 oz?) on #1 and #3 (a birdie tradition in my Fri foursome), it was very hot and I didnít start drinking half strength Gatorade until a couple holes in. Briefly felt very dizzy/lightheaded a couple times on several holes and started drinking lots of water & Gatorade after #5 but it was too late. After I fainted it woke me back up and a cold towel helped a lot. My buddies were spooked understandably. Once I cooled down I was OK. I usually have at least 70 ounces of half strength Gatorade when I play on hot days.
Glad to hear you are OK.

The last time I played when it was 102 F out, I had 84 ounces of Gatorade over the 18 holes. But this is Texas and it's hot a lot of the time.

There are many iced drinking water locations along the courses here in south Texas. We are used to it.
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The temps and heat index here in SE Tennessee and NW Georgia hit triple digits last week and later tee-times mean you better hydrate before, during and after rounds. I freeze two bottles of water with liquid IV powder in them the night before playing and let them thaw during the round. Not unusual to go through those two, plus two bottles of water in addition to a big bottle of Gatorade. No alcohol for me in this type of weather while playing unless I want a throbbing headache. Glad you're OK Midpack, be careful there.
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I'm a full-fledged geezer wuss. I haven't played golf in 2 weeks due to the heat. I simply lose interest in the game. When I was young I would play in any heat but no more.
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I'm a full-fledged geezer wuss. I haven't played golf in 2 weeks due to the heat. I simply lose interest in the game. When I was young I would play in any heat but no more.
I notice that there is less activity on the courses around here since it's 100+ F every day. That just gives us 70+ year old guys a chance for better tee times!
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I fainted momentarily on the #9 tee yesterday - never happened before, a little scary. I dropped out to make sure it wasnít anything more serious, but it appears I was really dehydrated, compounded by other factors. Bottom line: especially when itís hot, hydrate more than you think you need. Having to pee often beats fainting.
Glad you're okay. My general rule of thumb is that on hot days I need to drink enough that I need to pee at least every 2-3 hours. That's not based on any science that I know of, but I figure it's in the ballpark.
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Nice to see a Georgia DAWG, Brian Harman win the Open this weekend on a course that required accuracy as opposed to tracks where you have to bomb it 325+ yards on every par four or five. Harman put on a virtual putting clinic all week. Drive for show and putt for dough comes to mind. Harman's excessive waggles on almost every shot was a bit distracting but if that what it took, so be it. Congrats Mr. Harman.
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Nice to see a Georgia DAWG, Brian Harman win the Open this weekend on a course that required accuracy as opposed to tracks where you have to bomb it 325+ yards on every par four or five. Harman put on a virtual putting clinic all week. Drive for show and putt for dough comes to mind. Harman's excessive waggles on almost every shot was a bit distracting but if that what it took, so be it. Congrats Mr. Harman.
+1. I never paid much attention to Brian Harman, but he won in a very convincing fashion this week. Shot lights out Thu & especially Fri and solid golf on the weekend, against the best in the world, a very tough course and horrible weather today. When he faltered with a bogey a few times, he came right back with a fearless birdie in short order. Well deserved win.

I was disappointed to hear some in the crowd were saying “unrepeatable” things to him throughout including today. I thought the Brits were better than that. But the did recognize Harmon properly when he got to #18 and during the trophy presentation.

I can’t remember seeing so many top pros miss putt after putt by inches. Young, McIlroy, Rahm, Straka, Day, Scheffler and several others had so many great putts that just didn’t go in. It was odd.

Majors rarely disappoint, great to watch!
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