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Author Topic: Golf 2019  (Read 2885 times)

NorthernDancerColt

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Re: Golf 2019
« Reply #75 on: May 15, 2019, 04:18:47 AM »
Figured out the key to getting new clubs for cheap. Just buy the old model when the new model comes out.

Got myself a brand new Taylormade M3 3 wood for like a third of the cost. That thing is sweet.

You cracked the code for sure.
I managed a 2ndSwing in the Chicago suburbs. Golf Galaxy priced us out of business and copied our trade-in model, but now 2ndSwing is making a comeback. Anyhow...you can further find the holy grail by trading in your TM M3 3W when the 2021 model comes out, and purchase the 2020 version. Here’s the key...FAIRWAY WOODS HOLD THEIR VALUE because the models vary little from year to year, while drivers change design sometimes twice in a season. Manufacturers have versions of the “latest and greatest” drivers lined up in advance, and obsolescence is only a golf season away, so the 2019 driver you paid $500 for today will garner you $90 in trade next year if you are lucky, and will sell used at $180. Now, the flip side is that guys like you get the biggest “steals” on drivers by waiting a season.  A 2018 fairway wood you paid $100 for today could still possibly pull in $45-$50 for you in trade next year if it maintains its popularity. It will be put on “pre-swung” rack..lol...and sell for $90.
Zenyatta has a lot....a lot... of ground to make up. She gets there from here she’d be a super horse......what’s this.....Zenyatta hooked to the grandstand side....Zenyatta flying on the outside....this....is...un-belieeeeeevable!...looked impossible at the top of the stretch...

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Re: Golf 2019
« Reply #76 on: May 15, 2019, 06:40:55 PM »
long johnny gets a cart for the open.  i think he's off the sauce, but if gruden's his caddy, all bets are off.  in all seriousness however, there is an advantage to walking the course.  you see and feel the layout much better.  walking up to the greens for example.  walking the fairways, etc. 

NorthernDancerColt

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Re: Golf 2019
« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2019, 06:22:01 AM »
long johnny gets a cart for the open.  i think he's off the sauce, but if gruden's his caddy, all bets are off.  in all seriousness however, there is an advantage to walking the course.  you see and feel the layout much better.  walking up to the greens for example.  walking the fairways, etc.

Couldn’t agree more. However, when we’re talking chops/hacker golf...they feel the layout too, driving their GD carts everywhere they’re not supposed to be....near lips of bunkers, right up to the fringe of the green etc. Worst thing that ever happened to the game was the invention of the EZ-GO. That said, I truly feel for people who love the game, but physically can’t play it without use of a cart.

I’m not a big Brooks Koepka fan (he professed a love of horsemeat....er, see my username). However, I found his recent comments on how rounds of golf get boring for him around the 12th thru 15th holes as telling. The game needs to be open minded about growing itself and appealing to new generations....9 holes is too little...but 18 can be an eternity of 5.5 hours of slogging around....I agree with Brooks....new courses should experiment with 14-15 hole tracks to attract younger people to golf and grow the game.
Zenyatta has a lot....a lot... of ground to make up. She gets there from here she’d be a super horse......what’s this.....Zenyatta hooked to the grandstand side....Zenyatta flying on the outside....this....is...un-belieeeeeevable!...looked impossible at the top of the stretch...

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« Reply #78 on: May 16, 2019, 08:23:28 AM »
Agree with nearly everything you say, NDC.   There have been multiple times where I have showed up at a new course and said I would like to walk and have the counter help look at me dumbfounded and then have to check if it is even permitted.   I love that moment.   As a confirmed walker even into my 50's, I think carts are a necessary evil.  Watching league hacks who are only there to drive their cart drunk detracts from my enjoyment of the game.    I think if golf marketed the health aspect of walking through the parkland, they would appeal to the younger generation more than they do.     From an architecture standpoint, carts have opened up vistas that are simply too hilly to walk.    And in places in Northern Michigan, it isn't just hilly, it is nearly a 1/2 mile from some greens to the next tees. 

As to Daly, I was always rooting for him to overcome his demons.   He failed.   And now he is paying the physical price for his follies.   I don't care if he walks or uses a cart.    I lament a world of talent pissed away. 
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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Re: Golf 2019
« Reply #79 on: May 16, 2019, 09:07:45 AM »
I think if golf marketed the health aspect of walking through the parkland, they would appeal to the younger generation more than they do. 


They have marketed it in such a way.  The problem is that walking in an actual natural environment, is cheaper, better for the environment, and not in a "country club" type atmosphere that many don't care for.

In many ways, golf really blew it 20 years ago with Tiger Woods.  They had a wonderful opportunity to diversify the game and make it more accessible.  And they often did the opposite.

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« Reply #80 on: May 16, 2019, 07:19:45 PM »
It isn't bold.    I just have a feeling that he is going to feed off being pissed at Chamblee and win another.   
On the Golf channel's 'Live from the PGA' tonight, Chamblee opened with (paraphrasing) I felt like Brooks was giving me the finger all day.   And I am ok with that.   

Only one round.   
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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« Reply #81 on: May 16, 2019, 08:42:28 PM »
Agree with nearly everything you say, NDC.   There have been multiple times where I have showed up at a new course and said I would like to walk and have the counter help look at me dumbfounded and then have to check if it is even permitted.   I love that moment.   As a confirmed walker even into my 50's, I think carts are a necessary evil.  Watching league hacks who are only there to drive their cart drunk detracts from my enjoyment of the game.    I think if golf marketed the health aspect of walking through the parkland, they would appeal to the younger generation more than they do.     From an architecture standpoint, carts have opened up vistas that are simply too hilly to walk.    And in places in Northern Michigan, it isn't just hilly, it is nearly a 1/2 mile from some greens to the next tees. 

As to Daly, I was always rooting for him to overcome his demons.   He failed.   And now he is paying the physical price for his follies.   I don't care if he walks or uses a cart.    I lament a world of talent pissed away.

Excellent points, especially true how modern course design actually requires carts.

As to good ole JD...
I will never forget watching the final round of the 1991 PGA at home with my Dad. My Dad goes, “he has to be nervous standing on 18.” Literally 5 seconds after playing partner Kenny Knox hit his drive and was leaning to the left trying to “English” it back on the fairway, Squeaky Medlin (John’s caddie) was already yelling “Kenny, Kenny” (move out the way)...as big John was already hovering his driver ready to fire...I didn’t have time to say, “Dad...now that is a confident man!” Predictably, the tournament was over after that tee shot. I don’t want to say it was sad how his career turned out...bc Big John had to be who he was...but yeah...u just wonder if he’d had a little guidance from a veteran...what could’ve been.
Zenyatta has a lot....a lot... of ground to make up. She gets there from here she’d be a super horse......what’s this.....Zenyatta hooked to the grandstand side....Zenyatta flying on the outside....this....is...un-belieeeeeevable!...looked impossible at the top of the stretch...

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Re: Golf 2019
« Reply #82 on: May 20, 2019, 12:45:52 AM »


PGA, I will take Koepka.  Cool, damp, lush rough is no place for a fragile back.

Not a tough call.   Though it was not a coronation.   
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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Re: Golf 2019
« Reply #83 on: June 17, 2019, 02:58:11 PM »
Arcadia Bluffs on June 18.  Of course, right now I feel like my game is in shambles.  Ah well.  Maybe I find it, maybe I shoot 100.
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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« Reply #84 on: June 17, 2019, 03:09:01 PM »
Went to Topgolf in Phoenix last Friday.  It was a lot of fun.  Looking forward to the location opening here in Cleveland later this year.
Go Marquette!

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« Reply #85 on: June 18, 2019, 07:17:36 PM »
80.  Wearing a Marquette hat, the starter and the guy working the counter in the  pro shop both said 'Marquette, Dwyane Wade'.
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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« Reply #86 on: June 18, 2019, 10:08:21 PM »
96. Wore pants, cold front never came, three putted far too often. Slow greens for Grand Geneva.
New TallTitan bold prediction: Sacar Anim will play in more NBA games than Markus Howard.

TallTitan's bold prediction of Davante Gardner being drafted in 2014.

http://www.muscoop.com/index.php?topic=27259.msg310060;topicseen#new

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Re: Golf 2019
« Reply #87 on: June 30, 2019, 05:10:00 PM »
Nate Lashley's victory in Detroit is a future movie.  When you learn the back story, be prepared for a sudden head cold.
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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« Reply #88 on: June 30, 2019, 05:43:47 PM »
Went to Topgolf in Phoenix last Friday.  It was a lot of fun.  Looking forward to the location opening here in Cleveland later this year.

curious, which one?  phoenix or glendale?  the glendale locale is their newest-near the dome.  i have a place about 10 minutes from there and wondering if it's worth all the accolades