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MSUIndy 11-16-2017 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Midpack (Post 1961922)
So what are the best forums now that I have to find other ways to soothe my golf jones over the winter? I've found MyGolfSpy, GolfWRX and The Hacker's Paradise - like them all. There was another (TST) that I had good exchanges on but the admin and I did not get along, so I quit. Any others?

I just finished a YouTube video of one of the local public courses just for fun, another hobby. I used satellite images, GoPro video and local knowledge to put it together. But I won't be able to do that once the snow starts to fly.

Now I am trying to figure out how to develop a 3D image of each golf hole like the one below, but that may not be possible with my ability and resources.

Spend most of my browsing time on THP. I am slightly biased though because I won a spot to a previous Grandaddy. Can usually find helpful reviews and lots of opportunity to win free golf stuff.

Midpack 11-18-2017 03:39 AM

Want to challenge yourself, try this...

https://youtu.be/Qth9wwrvtfo

jeeper 01-23-2018 08:53 AM

Frost delay. Thank God!

jcretire77 01-23-2018 08:59 AM

We were able to play golf in Boise last week. I played four times. Last year due to the crazy amount of snow we had March 10th was my first day out. It's 28 degrees this morning.

golfnut 01-23-2018 09:03 AM

Here in Illinois, my goal is to play once a month. Hoping to get a round in by end of this month since I have played every month since last Feb.

Dawg52 01-23-2018 09:29 AM

Early last week wind chill was near zero. Saturday I played golf in shorts as temperature was near 70. Crazy. Today mid 50's with a wet course but plan to plan 9 with a buddy. Cabin fever getting the best of me.

Huston55 01-23-2018 09:47 AM

Around here, we only have to worry about rain. So far, we’ve been pretty fortunate. F/C today is partly sunny & mid-50s (I know, bathing suit weather for some of you :coolsmiley: ). Playing a round with one of my regular groups.

Heading to Palm Springs next week...to avoid our “bone chilling” 50-degree weather. :angel: Looking forward to it.

Huston55 01-23-2018 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by jcretire77 (Post 2001767)
We were able to play golf in Boise last week. I played four times. Last year due to the crazy amount of snow we had March 10th was my first day out. It's 28 degrees this morning.

Did Big Hitter join you?

jcretire77 01-23-2018 10:02 AM

He did not, but I have seen his name on the tee sheet. He is a better golfer and can whack the heck out of the ball. He plays from the next longer tees then I do.

Big_Hitter 01-23-2018 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Huston55 (Post 2001795)
Did Big Hitter join you?

I played thurs after w*rk and saturday.

I came close to a double eagle on sat - driver 5i on 6, rolled right over the cup. I had a 2 putt birdie tho.

Huston55 01-23-2018 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Big_Hitter (Post 2001819)
I played thurs after w*rk and saturday.

I came close to a double eagle on sat - driver 5i on 6, rolled right over the cup. I had a 2 putt birdie tho.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7UbbFoEAE1I

Big_Hitter 01-23-2018 10:29 AM

I also haven't used a cart yet this year - trying to walk and carry again for exercise

jcretire77 01-23-2018 11:19 AM

We may need to move you back to the black tees! Congrats!

Big_Hitter 01-23-2018 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by jcretire77 (Post 2001858)
We may need to move you back to the black tees! Congrats!

i dislike a few of the holes from the tips - 3, 11, 14 and 18

plus i'm almost 54....

Huston55 01-23-2018 08:29 PM

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Had good weather today (mid 50s, no wind & sunny), and I scratched out a decent round (80). But, it was one of those rounds where you know you’re not striking the ball that well, just doing well inside 100 yds. Can’t complain but, not as satisfying as when you score well because you’re striping it...if you know what I mean.

Attractive spectators today. ;D

VanWinkle 01-23-2018 09:51 PM

Playing the Hombre course in Panama City Beach tomorrow after arriving in sunny Florida today. I played it once last year but it was not pretty. Narrow with lots of water and sand. I think I was intimidated and thinking too much. Going to try the simple approach tomorrow- Hit it and pray:)

Huston55 01-23-2018 10:08 PM

Frequency Matched Clubs
 
Who has heard of ‘Frequency Matched Clubs’ and what do you know about them?

jkern 01-24-2018 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Huston55 (Post 2002153)
Had good weather today (mid 50s, no wind & sunny), and I scratched out a decent round (80). But, it was one of those rounds where you know you’re not striking the ball that well, just doing well inside 100 yds. Can’t complain but, not as satisfying as when you score well because you’re striping it...if you know what I mean.

Attractive spectators today. ;D

Where did you play? I almost played Metropolitan yesterday, but it was a little cool and a little wet so i didn't play.

Huston55 01-24-2018 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by jkern (Post 2002270)
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Originally Posted by Huston55 (Post 2002153)
Had good weather today (mid 50s, no wind & sunny), and I scratched out a decent round (80). But, it was one of those rounds where you know you’re not striking the ball that well, just doing well inside 100 yds. Can’t complain but, not as satisfying as when you score well because you’re striping it...if you know what I mean.

Attractive spectators today. ;D

Where did you play? I almost played Metropolitan yesterday, but it was a little cool and a little wet so i didn't play.

Played @ Peacock Gap in San Rafael. Pretty flat & a nice walk. Got lucky with the weather but, the course was a bit soggy in a few places & had some bunkers with water in the bottom. They’re still continuing the bunker refurb started last year.

PS: We have a couple guys in our group who drive over from Alameda; near Metropolitan.

jkern 01-24-2018 11:40 AM

I see you are from the North bay. I don't get over there much, although I played Bodega Bay about 6 months ago. I play a lot at Poppy Ridge, Monarch Bay, Metropolitan, Callippe, Diablo Creek, Paradise Valley and Rancho Solano.


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