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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    It's because he's old.
    And yet, I know what a bucket list is and about the movie reference. Guess some of us just age better than others.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    And yet, I know what a bucket list is and about the movie reference. Guess some of us just age better than others.
    RJ doesn't have the patience to watch a movie. An episode of Cops, maybe. Movie, no.

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    At some point in my illustrative and noteworthy career as the most humble, honest, forward-thinking, and trustworthy professional planner of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, when some of you are eating dirt sandwiches, I will complete a round of golf and record a score lower than my age on a TPC course. It's hard to be humble.

    At least, that's my goal.
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    My new golf shoes arrived today!!! Along with 100, 2-3/4" tees. I'll be styling the next time I hit the links. (Maybe I'll post a pic tomorrow.)
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    My new golf shoes arrived today!!! Along with 100, 2-3/4" tees. I'll be styling the next time I hit the links. (Maybe I'll post a pic tomorrow.)
    He ot more excited about new golf shoes than he does about, well, romantic endeavors. Sheesh.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    He ot more excited about new golf shoes than he does about, well, romantic endeavors. Sheesh.
    Can I wear my new golf shoes next time we do the naughty thing and you can wear the...oops, never mind.



    Just keep walking folks. Nothing to see here.
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Can I wear my new golf shoes next time we do the naughty thing and you can wear the...oops, never mind.



    Just keep walking folks. Nothing to see here.
    I had to watch a 53 yr old man go nuts when the UPS guy dropped off a thousand or so golf tees and a new pair of golf shoes and he is soooo enamoured. And they look just like the saddle shoes we had to wear to elementary school in 1963 or so. Sheesh. OK, fine....

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    Golf on Veteran's Day included a maintenance worker in a cart driving over The Man's putter in the fairway on the 18th hole. That was funny to witness. The course is having the club re-shafted. Yesterday we played in a scramble on the Air Force base. Our group finished two under. We didn't cheat enough to finish in the money. But it was a benefit tournament for the American Red Cross, so that was good. I guess.
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    I fired an 86 today. Seven pars and one birdie. I can't score much better than that...except with my wife.
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    I fired an 86 today. Seven pars and one birdie. I can't score much better than that...except with my wife.
    Was that before or after applying your handicap ? have you established a golfing handicap ?

    Did we really need to know that last statement ?
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Did we really need to know that last statement ?
    Let's just hope he never gets a hole in one.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    I found RJ's Christmas present

    If you are a golfer, you have hit your golf ball into a buried lie in tall grass. This can be frustrating as it is very difficult to hit the ball back into play from that type of lie. Well, there is now a product that can remedy that situation very quickly for you! The Big Daddy Driver!


    http://images.hammacher.com/PopWindo...=1288022005886
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    I mentioned Saturday's golfing on the Weather pasting. Here is a picture of us on the 16th hole.


    Yes we were having a great time in it too.
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
    "Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver

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    I shot an 89 today. I'm driving the ball well. It's all about the short game. If I could chip and putt.....
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    Drive for show
    Putt for dough
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
    "Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver

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    I shot a 43 on the front nine...then we gave up and stopped. We play ready golf. The groups in front watch too much golf on TV. I was pissed because I play the back nine better than the front. The snow birds play too slow and need to go...home.

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    Golf is the one love that has taken a back seat to my life, since I've had children. I can't wait till they get older and I can hit the links on regular basis.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    I started the round on Friday with three consecutive birdies (I've never shot back-to-back birdies before). Blew the rest of the round and finished with a 92.
    Yesterday, I shot a 40 on the front nine and a 44 on the back. That matched the best round of my life.

    Am I ready to join the senior tour?
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    Some important changes to the rules of golf.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiMaoEdvVY4
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    Inverness Club

    Toledo's prestigious Inverness Club has hosted numerous major golf tournaments. The west Toledo course, ranked as the 37th best classic course in the states, has hosted four U.S. Opens, three PGA Championships, a U.S. Amateur Open, and a Senior Open. This year the famous club hosts another Senior Open.

    But.....

    In a discussion with a business associate last week he is now convinced that it is unlikely for the Inverness Club to pull in any more "majors". It appears that the decision-making for these events gives black marks to courses located in communities with dwindling population, disappearing corporate sponsers, etc.

    I understand the "why"......but it still is upsetting.

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    I got to play a 1929 Donald Ross course Staurday. I've been wanting to play it for about 5 years since they did a mjor renovation using the original blueprints to take it back to its original design. I was not disappointed and shot a decent (for me) 86.
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
    "Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver

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    Sunday started off well; after four holes I was one over. Three pars and a boogie. Then the wheels fell off and I finished with a 92.
    That tells me I shouldn't drink beer when I golf.
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    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Found on The Dirt page of ASLA

    Another urban game to have popped-up and gone viral: urban golf, which is becoming increasingly popular in the U.K. and U.S. Urban golf courses are streets and neighborhoods. Wikipedia writes: “As in normal golf, many holes include hazards, but these are natural to an urban environment and are not bunkers (or sand traps), but street furniture and drains. Often many unexpected situations can arise from the environment such as dogs not kept on leashes tend to chase balls, players dropping clubs down drains, traffic, etc.” There are different sets of rules, but one group has tried to create a set of somewhat sensible ones, including playing away from people in less populated areas. In another example, Australian urban golfing apparently involves playing to the beach or pub. The player with the lowest strokes wins. Bonus points go to those who can pop a ball around a corner or bounce one off a tree “freestyle.” Helmets required for all unless tennis balls are being used.
    Do you see this being popular in your fair city ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Do you see this being popular in your fair city ?
    This seems genius. I am sure nothing can go wrong with it

    I don't imagine this will get big as golf is expensive. People aren't going to buy clubs to play in the city, when they can go to a course, drink beer, and do nothing for hours on end.

    Seems fun though
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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