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Tried the new driver. Does help. 15 minutes practice putting and
my back gets mad at me.

Do you know anything about these new irons that look like extra small
woods?

Reading your note I got a picture of you and your golf game.
1. You prefer walking to riding but can feel the calander
has changed or will change this.

2. You carry and use a towel a lot.
3. You been beating a guy like me, lowest handicap got to
6 on easy Kentucky courses, for a long time. Not that
you hustle, you just work to keep a good golf swing.
4. You rarely take a very low percentage shot, knowing
that a safe shot should put a wedge in your hands
(a club you like.
5. You probably wear an elbow or knee band. Mainly cause
you have been in some sort to athletics since you were
a boy.

appreciate your response to my wild guesses. Since we don't know
each other at all, you can give an honest answer without worrying
about false opinions. Just tell it like you know it is. I wrote this
thinking I could send direct to you. I am still going to post even
if others are not interested. Took me to long to type it, to waste it.
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Tried the new driver. Does help.

Good. I'm glad it helps. One thing you do have to be careful of is not to swing too hard. I've found graphite shafted drivers tend to accentuate a slice.

15 minutes practice putting and my back gets mad at me.

Yea, I used to have the same problem. Something about bending over aggrevates my back also. Don't know if it will help or not but I do a lot of sit-ups and it seems to help for me.

Do you know anything about these new irons that look like extra small
woods?


If it's what I think it is (a rescue club) I picked on up for $4 at Target, tried it once and shanked it. It has stayed in the "Do Not Use" pile at home. Your mileage may vary.

1. You prefer walking to riding.

Yes, I definitely prefer walking to riding but for the past couple of years I've had access to a free cart (that's a bene of being a Marshal) and the group I play with all use carts so I've reluctantly converted. Besides it gets very HOT here in August, September and October. If I had my druthers though I wish it was mandatory that everyone walk.

2. You carry and use a towel a lot.

Yes I carry several towels. One for wiping off my clubs after each shot and another for wiping sweat off the forehead. Then there are a couple of backup towels as needed. I generally don't carry a towel to the green though.

3. You been beating a guy like me, lowest handicap got to
6 on easy Kentucky courses, for a long time. Not that
you hustle, you just work to keep a good golf swing.


Far from it. I've been playing golf religiously since 1995. I suck at the game but keep after it. Since retiring my game has gotten a little better but not much considering I've been playing for over ten years. I shoot in the low to mid 90's and have broken 80 a half dozen times. My GHIN handicap is 23 (don't laugh). I'm being truthful.

4. You rarely take a very low percentage shot, knowing
that a safe shot should put a wedge in your hands
(a club you like.


I'll have to agree with you on that. That's good course management.

5. You probably wear an elbow or knee band. Mainly cause
you have been in some sort to athletics since you were
a boy.


No elbow or knee bands. I consider stuff like that (and golf gloves) a gimmick and one more thing I have to buy and worry about. I'm not much of an athlete but I have been going to the gym since '84.

I hope I gave you the info you needed. I do enjoy the game and suspect you do to.

Regards,

ImAGolfer (retired '03)






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Took me to long to type it

Hi gym0,

I'd like to suggest you type your replies to the full TMF reply box. Let the sentences wrap automatically as they will and don't use the return (Enter) key. To me, your posts are a little difficult to read since they don't fill the space horizontally. I don't know what could be causing this other than your using the Enter key when it is not needed. I know almost nothing about different computer settings so maybe someone would have a tip as to what else could be causing it.

Carol
PS: I have just returned to playing golf after being off the course for 6 years for no particular reason and am enjoying it once again. I was worried about how bad it would be score-wise, but so far I'm managing to stay under 100 and that's encouraging. If only I didn't blow so many shots around the green! That was my downfall even when I was playing a lot. I wish I could like to practice, but I get bored and tired very fast in the practice areas. 8-(
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My brother in law builds his own clubs and has a set of them. He swears by them and hits the ball really well. I don't know if they are tour legal, but like I said, he thinks they are better than sliced bread. I haven't shot in the 80's for 30 years, so what do I know?? Hal
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your posts are a little difficult to read since they don't fill the space horizontally.

Thanks, I will try it. I knew posts came out hard to read so I am happy to try anything. Did this note that way and will see if it is better.

Now if you will jus teach me how to spell, I and my 7th grade teacher will thank you.
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Did this note that way and will see if it is better.

It's much better and should be faster for you too. Thank you.

Now if you will jus teach me how to spell

There's always www.iespell.com It will put a spell checker on your tool bar if you use Explorer for your browser. I don't usually bother with it. I got spelling pretty easily in 7th grade, but math was a different story. That was all back in the dark ages anyway.

If you want to learn how to do the italics we use and how to bold go to the help page at TMF (right end of the TMF tool bar). On the left side of the help page, under Fool Community, click on advanced features and the instructions will be there under Customize Your Posts.

I hope you will enjoy TMF as much as I have for more than seven years.

Carol

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Carol and I have been here at TMF for a looong time. I just looked at my profile, and I've been here since April 4, 1997. More than 9 years!

I've made a lot of good friends here, and lost a few, too. Years ago, TMF was free, and when they started to charge, a lot of good people dropped out. Some other folks just drifted away, and a couple of guys died.

I've learned that the more you use the internet, either for mail, TMF, shopping, or research, the easier to use it becomes, and the faster you get at it. When I first started using the computer, I typed with 2 fingers and didn't know what I was doing. Now I use it easily and my friends think I'm some sort of an expert (yuk, yuk).

Trini
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On the left side of the help page, under Fool Community

Make that on the right side of the help page......

Carol.....late night senior moment
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I just looked at my profile, and I've been here since April 4, 1997

Trini, I'm so glad that in one area, at least, you are older than I am!

I got my Dell and as soon as I was hooked up, I joined TMF. I had been listening to Tom and Dave on our local talk radio and couldn't wait to get started.

I typed with 2 fingers

My high school typing course finally came in handy. It took me only 50 years to get to use it often.

Carol
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I also meant to mention that I'm still using the same computer and Win 98. Thank heavens for broadband connection now!

Carol
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I've learned that the more you use the internet, either for mail, TMF, shopping, or research, the easier to use it becomes, and the faster you get at it. When I first started using the computer, I typed with 2 fingers and didn't know what I was doing. Now I use it easily and my friends think I'm some sort of an expert (yuk, yuk).

Trini


One definition of an expert is being one page ahead of the student.

I started writing professionally in 1958 and for all these years I've been meaning to learn to touch type but never got around to it. Not that I am slow using four fingers (three on one hand, one on the other) but I have come to a realization my mind and fingers are at one with each other and if I learned to touch type I'd probably babble more than I do now – and I do often babble.

I write my posts in MS Word then cut and paste. Lord, how I love the spell checker in Word. Back in the early days of computing I used Electric Pencil and then MultiMate word processors. MultiMate had a spell checker in that it outlined misspelled words but didn't automatically correct them or offer alternatives. And MultiMate cost more then than Word does now. I wrote two books using MultiMate and both have spelling errors.

You may think that having more than 48 years writing experience I should know how to spell by now. I wish. Is it I before E except after C? Not always. The plural of mongoose is what? My neice, neece niece can spell better than I.

About golf. Whatever turns your crank. I am sure it is fun, good exercise, and a challenge to overcome. However, today, as I was out in my boat sitting back and sipping hot tea, I wonder. Saw cormorants, a few seals, lot of seagulls, and on the sounder lots of fish. Didn't do diddly squat but sat there and enjoyed the sun – a perfect 19th hole all day.

MichaelR


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Trini209: <...When I first started using the computer, I typed with 2 fingers and didn't know what I was doing...>

Once upon a time in BC (Before Computers), I was enrolled in a Military Admin Course. In the beginning, they had us all take a typing test!
Many of us sat in a large room, typewriters in front of us, along with a number of pages of text. It was a timed exercise and they had a minimum standard. Failing to meet this standard would mean that one would have to take a typing course before beginning Admin School.
Many of the soldiers obviously had typing experience and were soon clattering away, happily. Monitors strolled among the soldiers, observing them over their shoulders.
Once, one of these monitors stood behind me and I heard him softly chuckle. I, you see, was one of those two-finger typers! I needed to look at the keyboard to see were I was putting my fingers!
Still, I had the last laugh.
After the papers were turned in, the number of words typed were counted up and the number of words spelled incorrectly were deducted! About half the class failed!
I suppose I had an unfair advantage. I could read the sentence to be typed and didn't keep having to refer to the word to check the spelling!

This two-finger typist passed!

Regards,

Grumpy
--got one of his MOS's from the Administrative Specialist School at Fort Jackson
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I bought 2 hybrids at Walmart for $20 each for Father's day. They are wonderful. Now if I can just figure out how to aim and put, I should be a scratch golfer on any course that doesn't have WATER, or sand traps, or too narrow fairways. The trees here eat a lot of balls, and after the poison oak episode, I don't look for them anymore.....
The hybrids really are great, though. One is 22.5 deg. loft, and one is 25 deg. The 25 shoots about 175 and the 22.5 200+, The 25 has taken the place of my 7 when on the apron and wanting a pitch and roll. It doesn't catch on the grass and does great.
Hal
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