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Huston55 01-24-2018 03:05 PM

I’ve played several of those courses; really like Rancho Solano.

zinger1457 01-24-2018 07:25 PM

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

Never used it but it's suppose to be a more accurate way to measure the flex of a club to ensure all the clubs in your bag are the exact same flex. From my understanding steel shafts are pretty consistent within their flex band but graphite shafts can vary quite a bit. I've read where PGA pros do a lot of testing to find a driver shaft they like so maybe it makes sense for that.

jcretire77 01-29-2018 06:32 PM

It was chilly today so only played the front nine. I tied my low score of 39. Too bad it happens so rarely.

Big_Hitter 01-29-2018 06:39 PM

Good job!

Huston55 01-29-2018 09:06 PM

I was supposed to in Palm Springs now & teeing off tomorrow & the next two days. But, instead, I’m home in bed with the flu:frown:

jcretire77 02-05-2018 11:36 AM

Made my first eagle yesterday. Crane Creek number nine. Driver then nine iron. Pretty cool.

Midpack 02-05-2018 11:48 AM

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Made my first eagle yesterday. Crane Creek number nine. Driver then nine iron. Pretty cool.

Congrats! I take it you holed a 9i approach on a par 4? Sweet!

Huston55 02-05-2018 12:22 PM

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Made my first eagle yesterday. Crane Creek number nine. Driver then nine iron. Pretty cool.

Congrats! 🏌️⛳️ :dance:

Big_Hitter 02-05-2018 01:29 PM

congrats Jim!

I'm in htown doing my dad's taxes. Played in the money game yesterday at hearthstone; birdied 1 horse with a pop and won a skin. hit an old 7 wood 208y off of a sidehill lie to 10 ft and made putt. (yes, it was a terrible drive lol).

Big_Hitter 02-05-2018 01:30 PM

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Congrats! I take it you holed a 9i approach on a par 4? Sweet!

yes, par 4

pb4uski 02-05-2018 01:50 PM

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It was chilly today so only played the front nine. I tied my low score of 39. Too bad it happens so rarely.

I have yet to break 80 on a par 70/72 course... I have had a 80 on my home course, a number of low 80s at various courses, a 75 on an executive course (so I don't count that) and countless sub-40 nine-hole rounds... I just haven't been able to put two sub-40 halves together in the same round.

I've even had a number of sub-40 back nines followed a couple days later by a sub-40 front nine. Frustrating!

Huston55 02-05-2018 01:52 PM

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I have yet to break 80 on a par 70/72 course... I have had a 80 on my home course, a number of low 80s at various courses, a 75 on an executive course (so I don't count that) and countless sub-40 nine-hole rounds... I just haven't been able to put two sub-40 halves together in the same round.

I've even had a number of sub-40 back nines followed a couple days later by a sub-40 front nine. Frustrating!

It all means you’re right on the edge of breaking 80.

A little short game practice and BOOM you’re there. ⛳️

gcgang 02-07-2018 04:38 AM

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I was supposed to in Palm Springs now & teeing off tomorrow & the next two days. But, instead, I’m home in bed with the flu:frown:

Sorry to hear it. I'm heading to Palm Springs area tomorrow. An old friend who lives in Vegas knows the guy who is an owner of Big Horn Resort and is putting together an outing. They did this two weeks ago (I couldn't attend) and had 20+ guys. Two days of golf all day, poker all night. Heaven to me.

Haven't been playing much, once every two weeks best I can seem to do is 82-85, although I did finish birdie birdie to shoot 74 once out of last five rounds. Been trying to strengthen and rest back/core.

Our Club Championship is the following weekend. How I play will help me decide whether to enter the Open division, playing Black-Blue tees, the 60-69 division from the whites, or stay home and watch bball while I rest my back. Lol.

Dawg52 02-07-2018 06:07 AM

Played 9 yesterday. Finally dry enough to play. Big storm just passed through so no golf for a couple of more days due to being too wet. Should be able to play Friday, but then more rain this weekend. See a pattern here? I hate this time of year.

Midpack 02-07-2018 08:07 AM

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Played 9 yesterday. Finally dry enough to play. Big storm just passed through so no golf for a couple of more days due to being too wet. Should be able to play Friday, but then more rain this weekend. See a pattern here? I hate this time of year.

+1, me too. Gotta move south one of these days...

MichaelB 02-07-2018 08:11 AM

I thought you golf players were more dedicated to the game


https://www.pga.com/winter-golf-it-c...ne-and-enjoyed

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Huston55 02-07-2018 10:05 AM

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Winter golf is for sissies. Real men play with fire. >:D>:D>:D

Bir48die 02-07-2018 10:14 AM

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It all means you’re right on the edge of breaking 80.



A little short game practice and BOOM you’re there. ⛳️



Had maybe three sub 80 rounds the whole year. Just before I left for the south shot a 77, 78 and 79 in ten days. Figure I need to quit while I'm ahead.

gcgang 02-10-2018 02:29 AM

Just got back from Palm Springs golf/poker trip. While I love golf/poker, these guys are used to playing so big, I was a bit out of my comfort zone.

Played Bighorn Canyon course. In great shape, greens were probably 11-12 stimp. I hit my irons great, 10-12 greens inside of 15 feet. Only made 2 birdies, had 3 doubles, shot 80.

Played with Mike Sexton, commentator for TV poker. He had a bunch of great stories. One was about legendary gambler Puggy Pearson, known for being kind of an intimidating, bully type person. I had seen Puggy almost get into a fight with a guy over a backgammon game when I was in Vegas a long time ago.

Back in the 1970's, the owner of the Horseshoe casino, Benny Binion, invited a bunch of gamblers to an event that included golf. Stakes were pretty high, and Puggy was matched against another 7 handicapper. Puggy came in roaring mad, saying, "Who invited that guy? He's no 7 handicap." Someone said, why Pug, did he whip you? "Whip me? No, I won, but I had to shoot 69 to beat him."

frayne 02-10-2018 07:44 AM

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Just got back from Palm Springs golf/poker trip.

Back in the 1970's, the owner of the Horseshoe casino, Benny Binion, invited a bunch of gamblers to an event that included golf. Stakes were pretty high, and Puggy was matched against another 7 handicapper. Puggy came in roaring mad, saying, "Who invited that guy? He's no 7 handicap." Someone said, why Pug, did he whip you? "Whip me? No, I won, but I had to shoot 69 to beat him."

Now that is funny !


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