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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,326
    6/18/03, 5/17/06, 6/30/06, 8/5/07, 6/22/08, 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 5/7/10, 9/3/11, 9/4/11, 7/19/13, 11/21/13, 11/23/13, 11/24/13, 10/17/14, 10/20/14, 4/18/16, 4/20/16, 5/2/16, 5/3/16, 8/20/16, 8/22/16
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,235
    Cool story. Couldn’t imagine teeing it up there 
  • asatersasaters Loveland, COPosts: 41
    Anyone interested in playing Chamber's Bay on August 9? Between the 2 Seattle shows? I played there back when I lived in Seattle(before the US Open) and would love to play it again! Thoughts?
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,326
    I dislocated my kneecap playing hockey in January and haven't done shit for 3 months.....got very lucky and didn't tear anything or need surgery.  Got the go-ahead from my physical therapist yesterday that I can start playing golf again.  Too bad there was snow on the ground this morning!  Gotta get to the range soon and get back into it.
    6/18/03, 5/17/06, 6/30/06, 8/5/07, 6/22/08, 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 5/7/10, 9/3/11, 9/4/11, 7/19/13, 11/21/13, 11/23/13, 11/24/13, 10/17/14, 10/20/14, 4/18/16, 4/20/16, 5/2/16, 5/3/16, 8/20/16, 8/22/16
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,095
    I dislocated my kneecap playing hockey in January and haven't done shit for 3 months.....got very lucky and didn't tear anything or need surgery.  Got the go-ahead from my physical therapist yesterday that I can start playing golf again.  Too bad there was snow on the ground this morning!  Gotta get to the range soon and get back into it.

    I have determined I will not play basketball again (unless I make it a weekly thing) because I don't want to play some one off basketball game and tear an ACL that would keep me from playing golf for a while.


  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,326
    I dislocated my kneecap playing hockey in January and haven't done shit for 3 months.....got very lucky and didn't tear anything or need surgery.  Got the go-ahead from my physical therapist yesterday that I can start playing golf again.  Too bad there was snow on the ground this morning!  Gotta get to the range soon and get back into it.

    I have determined I will not play basketball again (unless I make it a weekly thing) because I don't want to play some one off basketball game and tear an ACL that would keep me from playing golf for a while.


    I'm done with everything but golf.  No more hockey or softball...just not worth it anymore especially now with a 1 year old running around.  I tore my ACL in high school and it was miserable...I thought I did the same thing again, but somehow no ligament damage.  
    6/18/03, 5/17/06, 6/30/06, 8/5/07, 6/22/08, 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 5/7/10, 9/3/11, 9/4/11, 7/19/13, 11/21/13, 11/23/13, 11/24/13, 10/17/14, 10/20/14, 4/18/16, 4/20/16, 5/2/16, 5/3/16, 8/20/16, 8/22/16
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 23,255
    My favorite part was when I watched 4 hours of broadcast yesterday and not once was washed-up douchebag Tiger Woods mentioned or even shown.  Refreshing.

    The guy who after 4 surgeries and being out of the game for 2 years came back and has made 4 out of 5 cuts (including a major cut made) and finished 5th and 2nd in two tournaments?   The same guy that generated the highest clubhead speed of the season?

    club head speed and a dollar might get you a cup of coffee.

    i work at a golf course.,,monday,the wind blew 60 mph..,,and dudes were golfing...it was beyond miserable.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,095
    60mph is definitely a little insane to be golfing in. 
  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,189
    I just bought tickets to BMW International in Newtown Square, PA for my father for Father's Day.  I don't claim to know about irons, wind speed or to understand a good or bad lie, but I do enjoy watching the game and that's because of my father.  As a little girl I remember watching on the weekends and usually falling asleep, but now that I'm much older and so is my dad, I enjoy the game and understand much more than I did back then.  Golf is one expensive game, even just as a spectator but I don't care, dad is worth it and I can't wait till September.  Just wondering if any of my fellow Philly board members will be there.  
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 30,253
    I just bought tickets to BMW International in Newtown Square, PA for my father for Father's Day.  I don't claim to know about irons, wind speed or to understand a good or bad lie, but I do enjoy watching the game and that's because of my father.  As a little girl I remember watching on the weekends and usually falling asleep, but now that I'm much older and so is my dad, I enjoy the game and understand much more than I did back then.  Golf is one expensive game, even just as a spectator but I don't care, dad is worth it and I can't wait till September.  Just wondering if any of my fellow Philly board members will be there.  
    Hey! Yeah I’ll be there
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 25,230
    Me too.
  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,189
    Me too.
    i got tickets for the Trophy club for Friday.  I'm really excited, mostly about seeing DJ, he's my favorite.  :)
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,095
    Sunset is 8:30pm tonight.  I am loving this.  Going to do a new schedule for the summer.  12 hour days on Mon and Wed, and then short days on Tues/Thurs/Fri to golf in the evenings.
  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 1,030
    I added a driving iron to my bag. Man is it fun hitting the Tiger stinger and watching people's reaction haha. At my tournament this last weekend I hit one 275 and had 78 yards in on a short par 4. I decided to quit messing with a driver and opted for a laser in the middle of the fairway. I hit 10 of 14 fairways and my misses were only a yard or 2 off the fairway. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,235
    bflynn1 said:
    I added a driving iron to my bag. Man is it fun hitting the Tiger stinger and watching people's reaction haha. At my tournament this last weekend I hit one 275 and had 78 yards in on a short par 4. I decided to quit messing with a driver and opted for a laser in the middle of the fairway. I hit 10 of 14 fairways and my misses were only a yard or 2 off the fairway. 
    That’s awesome. What is the loft on it? 
  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 1,030
    bbiggs said:
    bflynn1 said:
    I added a driving iron to my bag. Man is it fun hitting the Tiger stinger and watching people's reaction haha. At my tournament this last weekend I hit one 275 and had 78 yards in on a short par 4. I decided to quit messing with a driver and opted for a laser in the middle of the fairway. I hit 10 of 14 fairways and my misses were only a yard or 2 off the fairway. 
    That’s awesome. What is the loft on it? 
    Thanks! It's an 18 degree 2 iron. The TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI with a Project X 6.5 HZRDUS Black Tour Issue 105g shaft in it. I can swing as hard as I want and it only goes straight. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,235
    bflynn1 said:
    bbiggs said:
    bflynn1 said:
    I added a driving iron to my bag. Man is it fun hitting the Tiger stinger and watching people's reaction haha. At my tournament this last weekend I hit one 275 and had 78 yards in on a short par 4. I decided to quit messing with a driver and opted for a laser in the middle of the fairway. I hit 10 of 14 fairways and my misses were only a yard or 2 off the fairway. 
    That’s awesome. What is the loft on it? 
    Thanks! It's an 18 degree 2 iron. The TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI with a Project X 6.5 HZRDUS Black Tour Issue 105g shaft in it. I can swing as hard as I want and it only goes straight. 
    That’s really impressive and a serious club. You must have a high swing speed to get the most out of that shaft. P X 6.5 is for the big boys. I have a gap in my bag between my 15 degree 3 wood and 21 degree 3 hybrid. The 3 wood is a missile launcher and the 3 hybrid is one of my most trusted clubs in the bag. I could definitely use an 18 degree though. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,235
    The 3 wood I play is an Exotics. They are actually manufactured in Batavia, IL which is very close to where I live. Pretty cool and they’re highly underrated fairway woods. 
  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 1,030
    bbiggs said:
    bflynn1 said:
    bbiggs said:
    bflynn1 said:
    I added a driving iron to my bag. Man is it fun hitting the Tiger stinger and watching people's reaction haha. At my tournament this last weekend I hit one 275 and had 78 yards in on a short par 4. I decided to quit messing with a driver and opted for a laser in the middle of the fairway. I hit 10 of 14 fairways and my misses were only a yard or 2 off the fairway. 
    That’s awesome. What is the loft on it? 
    Thanks! It's an 18 degree 2 iron. The TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI with a Project X 6.5 HZRDUS Black Tour Issue 105g shaft in it. I can swing as hard as I want and it only goes straight. 
    That’s really impressive and a serious club. You must have a high swing speed to get the most out of that shaft. P X 6.5 is for the big boys. I have a gap in my bag between my 15 degree 3 wood and 21 degree 3 hybrid. The 3 wood is a missile launcher and the 3 hybrid is one of my most trusted clubs in the bag. I could definitely use an 18 degree though. 
    I have PX 6.0 in my irons. I carry a 23 degree 4 hybrid, 20 degree 3 hybrid and then the 2 iron now. Irons are 5 through PW and then 50, 55, and 60 for the wedges. With the putter that gives me 13. Idk if I want to add another club though. I'm a lefty and I thought about adding a right handed club as my 14th in case I ever found myself on the wrong side of a tree, rock, etc. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,235
    ^ I like the PX 6.0 shafts a lot. I play Dynamic Gold S300 in my irons which are fine. My wedges are 50, 54, 58 and 5-PW play 4 degrees lower all the way down. My biggest gap is the 3H to 3W. Need a 5 wood or something of the like. Based on how you hit that 2 iron I don’t think you’ll need a righty club. You won’t be finding many trees. ;) 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,235
    Did any of you see Titleist released a new golf ball called the AVX? It’s another premium ball that’s a hybrid of the pro v1 and pro v1x. I think theyre only releasing it in 3 states for starters. I wonder how it will do. 
  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 1,030
    bbiggs said:
    Did any of you see Titleist released a new golf ball called the AVX? It’s another premium ball that’s a hybrid of the pro v1 and pro v1x. I think theyre only releasing it in 3 states for starters. I wonder how it will do. 

    I saw those but I don't know anyone that's tried them yet.
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