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@  ROBOPTI : (10 June 2015 - 08:27 AM)

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@  ResearchX : (09 June 2015 - 06:08 PM)

Congratulations Marcus & wife!!!

@  TWshoot67 : (05 June 2015 - 05:11 PM)

Sorry I missed all the excitement, Congrats Marcus! God Bless you all.

@  J13 : (03 June 2015 - 06:02 PM)

Marcus we just had our 3rd in October which finally was a girl. We are out manned in our house but it's a helluva good time. Congrats again man

@  rfdegen : (03 June 2015 - 09:25 AM)

I called my grandfather with the news of the birth of our second daughter and he said "That's OK. Girls make good fishing partners, too". In addition, I taught them to golf, so we get out once or twice a year when they're home visiting. All good.

@  HossOnMoss : (02 June 2015 - 01:25 PM)

I agree. I've loved every minute of it with my first daughter and another one is fine by me. :D

@  rfdegen : (02 June 2015 - 08:26 AM)

Congratulations, Marcus! We raised two girls. Being constantly surrounded by females and raising girls isn't as bad as some make it out to be.

@  HossOnMoss : (01 June 2015 - 08:43 PM)

Thanks! This one makes 2 girls for us now. So, I'm well out numbered by the women in our household now.

@  Bigskydog : (01 June 2015 - 06:05 PM)

Congrats Marcus! As a father of 3 girls, good luck!

@  TJR : (31 May 2015 - 08:13 PM)

Congrats!

@  petter7 : (31 May 2015 - 07:48 PM)

Way to go Marcus!! Congrats.

@  HossOnMoss : (29 May 2015 - 10:24 AM)

Thanks guys! Everyone is doing great!!!

@  SouthShoreRob : (29 May 2015 - 07:40 AM)

Congrats, Daddy Hoss! I hope you all are doing well :cheers:

@  J13 : (28 May 2015 - 06:54 PM)

Congrats!!!!!!!

@  Qwagmire : (28 May 2015 - 05:12 PM)

Congrats Marcus!!!!

@  slick : (28 May 2015 - 01:03 PM)

Congrats on the little girl Marcus!!! Let the fun begin!

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@  ROBOPTI : (28 May 2015 - 07:56 AM)

Gang ... Let's all give our own HOSS a BIG CONGRATS. He & Mrs Hoss just had a baby on Tuesday night. A little girl ... Hoss is a little pooped. But they are all doing GREAT

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@  ROBOPTI : (20 May 2015 - 10:52 AM)

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@  slick : (16 May 2015 - 10:30 PM)

installed 80X in the driver, playing @44.5". LOVE IT!!!!

@  slick : (12 May 2015 - 05:28 PM) Speirsy, gonna need in person proof lol
@  Speirsy11 : (11 May 2015 - 09:25 PM) it is Slick. I'm hitting iron shots I haven't hit in 10 years and pain free!
@  slick : (11 May 2015 - 05:00 PM) Speirsy, that will be a great combo.
@  rfdegen : (11 May 2015 - 08:06 AM) Great win by Rickie at the Players. Now if he could only ditch the ugly rapper hats.
@  Speirsy11 : (10 May 2015 - 08:20 AM) Best part of turning 40? Graphite in my irons.... Rocketbladez N heads/Aerotech 110cw x = saving my elbow!
@  ROBOPTI : (01 May 2015 - 07:26 AM) FRAKE !!!! ... Bro - Those are 2 RADICALLY !!!! different shafts ... I'd be curious to hear what you think between the 2.
@  Quantum : (01 May 2015 - 05:10 AM) I am playing matrix ozik 130 6.0 stiff and wanted to switch to aldila tour 115 stiff. I am hoping it plays similar except lighter in weight?
@  FRAKETRAIN448 : (30 April 2015 - 08:50 AM) Great day of testing at the Ely Callaway Center - dialed in the new XR LD Heads with XPHLEXXX & FUJI Prototype shafts. Great numbers for first time out this year.
@  J13 : (29 April 2015 - 12:19 PM) All i know is whoever that guy is on the left talking to Mike is a stud. that's all i'm saying. :)
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@  HossOnMoss : (28 April 2015 - 07:30 PM) :7: I'll probably just stick to my day job (which doesn't suck either), but it's always fun to "get inside the ropes" on tour when I have the chance.
@  J13 : (28 April 2015 - 05:06 PM) Really happy for Mike. Seemed like a good guy and he now knows your the lucky charm. You might have a new job :)
@  HossOnMoss : (27 April 2015 - 04:25 PM) He kept the nerves in check pretty well all week, but we just had a couple of mental mistakes on the starting nine (back side) on sunday. Regardless of the scores (which I still can't comprehend), that course wasn't playing that easy last week. I fully expected a -2 cut line and never even considered -5 as possibility for the cut. (Insert cliche here) These guys are good!
@  Qwagmire : (26 April 2015 - 11:51 PM) :thumbsup: :4: so glad he could right the ship after a shaky start on round 4. Nerves? I would have been shaking like a dog shitting peach seeds
@  HossOnMoss : (26 April 2015 - 07:48 PM) Thanks guys! We had an awesome week. It's not often that a monday qualifier actually makes the cut on the PGA Tour. So, a T-36 finish is pretty good all things considered. Hopefully just the start of more great things to come for a really nice and talented guy.
@  Qwagmire : (25 April 2015 - 09:41 PM) Keep it going Hoss!
@  J13 : (24 April 2015 - 08:56 PM) Hoss keep reading those greens at the Zurich!!!!! Mike is playing great man!!!!
@  TWshoot67 : (16 April 2015 - 11:01 AM) J thats cool wish I could get to one of those PGA shows soon, must be ho heaven....
@  J13 : (15 April 2015 - 07:22 PM) I didnt bother the counter balance line Converge caught my eye at the PGA Merch Show
@  TWshoot67 : (15 April 2015 - 02:14 PM) Did anyone try and purchase the Nike 006? No luck here, I think I needed to be a robot
@  J13 : (14 April 2015 - 10:49 AM) Speith is a stud and seems like an overall great ambassador for the game. I'm a fan
@  HossOnMoss : (13 April 2015 - 09:26 AM) It was a great week to watch. Speith was as impressive as ever and it was in my opinion equally impressive to see how much Tiger was able to turn his game around in time for Augusta. Pretty remarkable feats by both players. Should be a great summer of golf ahead of us!
@  HossOnMoss : (12 April 2015 - 08:53 PM) That was an awesome display of golf this week by Speith. I don't know how anyone could not like watching that guy play golf.
@  BingHogan : (11 April 2015 - 11:34 PM) I think he'll continue to mow em' down at Augusta. Seems like his destiny. Anyone who goes to a Jesuit High School is OK in my book!
@  TheMechanic : (11 April 2015 - 12:19 PM) who's gonna make a move today @ Augusta
@  BingHogan : (11 April 2015 - 08:08 AM) Tiger WHO!?
@  TheMechanic : (10 April 2015 - 12:13 PM) Spieth tearing it up today again....
@  TheMechanic : (09 April 2015 - 03:08 PM) Tiger needs to stop dipping into the ball
@  TheMechanic : (09 April 2015 - 03:07 PM) jordan spieth on FIRE!!!!
@  TWshoot67 : (04 April 2015 - 11:17 AM) Well I guess everyones heard Tiger announced yesterday his in......
@  ROBOPTI : (03 April 2015 - 07:42 AM) Gents ... I snagged a Cally Double Black Diamond from UBER-Boss / HOss .. Gang ... WOW !!!! .. That head is a MONSTER off the tee Posted Image .. Write up coming ... Good lord its good. If you are a Razr Hawk Tour fan - stop what you are doing and snag one ... LOVE Posted Image
@  TWshoot67 : (02 April 2015 - 05:12 PM) J13 I hope he played extremely well...lol
@  rfdegen : (02 April 2015 - 09:38 AM) Played the first nine of the season last eve. Chasing the geese off the course. Wife not happy stepping in their $h!t. Great to get out on a 60* spring Wisconsin day.
@  J13 : (01 April 2015 - 01:20 PM) Well he was spotted there yesterday so I have to think that was a round to see if the game is ready. Hope he played well.
@  TWshoot67 : (01 April 2015 - 10:26 AM) I agree I can't see him missing the Masters.....
@  HossOnMoss : (01 April 2015 - 10:26 AM) I'll be absolutely shocked if he doesn't play the Masters. I never had a doubt that he would return for Augusta. So, I'll be REALLY surprised if he doesn't play.
@  BingHogan : (01 April 2015 - 08:08 AM) He's gotta play next week. Can't believe he would pass on Augusta...
@  J13 : (31 March 2015 - 07:58 AM) Rumor has it Tiger is making a big announcement in the next 24 hours
@  rfdegen : (30 March 2015 - 01:09 PM) Golf Course opens tomorrow! Also looking forward to UW vs Kentucky on Saturday! Go Badgers!
@  FRAKETRAIN448 : (30 March 2015 - 09:38 AM) Congrats to my Callaway KOD teammate Will Hogue on East Coast Win!
@  SOU812 : (26 March 2015 - 11:23 AM) Sunny and 81* :thumbsup: here in Las Vegas with high temps reaching 90* this weekend!! :9: Let's play some golf!! :golf:
@  rfdegen : (25 March 2015 - 08:45 AM) It looked like golf season was going to be here, with some area courses opening up, but this morning cleared 3" of the white shit from the driveway. Darn!
@  HossOnMoss : (16 March 2015 - 04:45 PM) YEP....golf season is here and it's time to have some fun!!!! :5: :banana1: :dude: :golf:
@  ROBOPTI : (16 March 2015 - 02:06 PM) Posted Image - Kitty
@  ROBOPTI : (16 March 2015 - 02:06 PM) What is up BOMBERS !!!! .. Just an FYI. Hoss & I had a good pow-wow over the weekend .. and we are game-planning for all kinds of new additions & improvements. Gonna get in high gear soon !!! Posted Image
@  rfdegen : (09 March 2015 - 08:38 AM) New driver going in the bag, Titleist 915D3, 9.5*, Diamana Blue stiff. We're melting snow up here, too!
@  J13 : (02 March 2015 - 08:08 PM) Masters!!!!
@  SirSaint77 : (26 February 2015 - 09:40 AM) YOZER!!! Well only 38 days till MASTERS week :yahoo:
@  rfdegen : (26 February 2015 - 09:29 AM) Saint - don't talk to me about weather, unless you're from up here somewhere. -17* again this morning. Crap!
@  SirSaint77 : (26 February 2015 - 09:19 AM) Bubble Shaft coming back as well?
@  ROBOPTI : (26 February 2015 - 09:17 AM) Posted Image - Anyone else get this email with TMAG showing the classic Copper/Black throwback colors. YO TMAG - If you bring back the Copper & BLack - I will follow you to the firey gates. I STILL have a MINT !!!! condition staff bag from that era ... I'd buy the whole damn 14 club run of Copper/Black. A copper & black SLDR - OMG Posted Image LOVE the idea ... I'm ALL IN !!!! Posted Image
@  SirSaint77 : (26 February 2015 - 08:47 AM) SOUNDS LIKE!!!! someone is fed up with THIS WEATHER and needs to get out :golf:
@  ROBOPTI : (19 February 2015 - 01:19 PM) SOUNDS LIKE !!!! someone needs a big glass of QUIT YUR BITCHIN Posted Image Posted Image
@  HossOnMoss : (18 February 2015 - 11:08 PM) Just curious.....but does ANYONE ever read an item description on ebay before asking a question that is clearly answered by doing so? I love helping customers and working with them, but there really is a such thing as a stupid question. Phew...just had to get that off my chest. Rant over. :D
@  gtjr1975 : (18 February 2015 - 03:56 PM) Hey anyone know what shaft has a creme and gray color weave at tip I have pics posted in forums.
@  Shambles : (17 February 2015 - 05:47 PM) I have a set shafted to those 200's. Way soft and kind of fun.
@  BingHogan : (15 February 2015 - 07:01 PM) Thanks Hoss! I put them away until I got a little older... Probably waited too long! :rolleyes:
@  HossOnMoss : (15 February 2015 - 05:10 PM) Bing, those are Dynamic Gold S200 .355 taper iron shafts.
@  BingHogan : (15 February 2015 - 04:07 PM) Anyone have an idea what shafts these are: DGISL200? Just found these in the garage and remember buying them about 10+ years ago. Thanks!
@  Laars : (04 February 2015 - 10:09 AM) Carroll was tricked into doing what he did. Pats don't call a time out, putting it all on Hawks either scoring or losing. Now you have no time, only 30 seconds. If Carroll does a running play first, and doesn't get in, he then MUST throw twice in order to win because he has no time left. Giving the advantage to NE. Go with the pass play first, then run twice. He picked the smarter plays, but in reality, he should give Lynch a shot, and if he doesn't get in, you lose. He looked at having 3 chances better then one. Belichick counted on Carroll doing that, going with 3 chances instead of one chance with Lynch, which on paper, 3 chances looks like the smart play. Carroll got out coached.
@  TWshoot67 : (03 February 2015 - 05:55 PM) J13 I feel pretty much the same. even two days later and I can't figure out why passing even entered anyones mind after the result of the previous play running the ball???????? :spank: :WTF: :nono: :crazy: :crazy:
@  J13 : (02 February 2015 - 07:57 PM) Carrolls call at the end makes me want to stick a nail gun against my temple and unload a clip. What a moron
@  Qwagmire : (02 February 2015 - 04:01 PM) Pats-Hawks, Texas-USC, more NCAA violations than any coach in history? Carroll has reaped what he sowed
@  HossOnMoss : (02 February 2015 - 09:51 AM) That was pretty hard to watch. Not a fan for either team, but it's painful to think that Carroll will be living with that choice for the rest of his life.
@  TWshoot67 : (01 February 2015 - 09:44 PM) now the biggest cheating nfl coach will go down in history as the best post seaon coach ever,,, blahh
@  TWshoot67 : (01 February 2015 - 09:42 PM) 2nd and goal from 1 and pass the ball w/ 30 seconds left??????
@  TWshoot67 : (01 February 2015 - 09:40 PM) dumb@$$ call i have ever seen in super bowl history
@  ROBOPTI : (28 January 2015 - 11:52 AM) Posted ImageWHAT UP !!!
@  BingHogan : (26 January 2015 - 09:54 AM) Ditto that Joe! I like em because you can have the correct loft and sole grind.
@  houstonjoe : (24 January 2015 - 03:46 PM) never been more excited about a release..Hogan Ft. Worth irons..Hoss, ready to order my set!!
@  rfdegen : (23 January 2015 - 08:38 AM) We'll have a good time in Waco. Playing with a retired friend and his brother, who played for the Packers in the 70's.
@  rfdegen : (22 January 2015 - 09:30 AM) Heading to Texas on a sales trip. Twin Rivers Golf Club, Waco. Second course to be determined in Fort Worth.
@  BingHogan : (21 January 2015 - 06:38 PM) Hey rfdegen, where you playing in February?
@  BingHogan : (21 January 2015 - 06:35 PM) Thanks Hoss! Sounds like they made the irons to my exact specs and added the Hogan name. Good things happen to those who wait!
@  rfdegen : (21 January 2015 - 02:02 PM) 6 days of scuba diving St. Thomas coming up next week! No golf this time. That happens in mid-February.
@  HossOnMoss : (21 January 2015 - 09:51 AM) Bing: You got it my friend. These are right up your alley!
@  BingHogan : (21 January 2015 - 09:28 AM) HOSS: Please let me know when the HOGAN irons are available. i will order a 8 and 6 iron with KBS V Tour S.
@  ROBOPTI : (20 January 2015 - 02:15 PM) KyCutter - High server activity / LOW post content .. We just have a TON of watchers.
@  KyCutter : (19 January 2015 - 07:25 PM) I haven't been around for a while…..but it looks like I'm not the only one…whats up with BSG??

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#1 rfdegen

 
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:40 PM

I was on a sales trip in Texas this past week. In Waco, we had a good 2 club wind, which gave me fits on a few holes as it was a rolling, tree-lined course where the wind swirled and couldn't always be detected. In El Paso, the wind was so strong while warming up that driver shots went 60-70 yards sideways and the wind blew the ball off the tee. I talked to two guys who had just quit their round, disgusted after nine holes. Thankfully it calmed to a good 2 club wind about the time I teed off. I enjoyed the second round more as it was easier to determine the wind and play the shot accordingly. But overall, I like playing in the wind as it adds another aspect to the game and forces me to get more creative in my shot making. How about you?
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

I also like playing in the wind. Wouldn't want to do it every single day, but like you said, it is good to play in different conditions. I like to hit knock-down/punch shots and enjoy successfully executing them in windy conditions. I qualified for my state am a couple of years back and played at Bandon Dunes in 40-50mph sustained winds all day. Had to hit driver to a 200 yard par-3 (into the wind), and went over the green with driver-hybrid on a 600 yard par-5 (downwind).
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:02 PM

It's rare not to play in at least a 2-club wind here in Cape Town. You're right though, it does focus the mind.
Oh, and it's alot of fun when you reach the hole with a crazy tailwind and hit a 380yd drive... you'd better make birdie because it only goes 240 in the other direction!
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:33 PM

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

yes because others dont, gives me an advantage
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:01 PM

yes, learned to play on a links style course. No real links courses here in SD but as I said a links style course. close to the ocean with breezes everyday, it helped me learn how to control the ball better, swing within myself and work the ball.
I have shot some of my best rounds in the wind.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:05 AM

I wouldn't say that I like it, but playing the wind doesn't really bother me that much anymore. After living in Vegas for 5 years now, I have learned to deal with it because it constantly blows here and all of the courses are very exposed. The only time that playing in the wind really ruins the round for me is when it's cold as well. If it's warm enough and blowing less than 30 mph, I can handle it although I would prefer calm conditions.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:20 PM

Yes!

Forces you to become creative! And as a previous poster said, gives an advantage over those who don't!!
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:27 PM

Can't help but play in the wind in Texas, except in the middle of the summer.

Kids who grow up learning the game here can all knock it down. :thumbup:

Every time I've played in Cape Town, the wind has been more than 2 clubs----more like white caps in the hotel's pool velocities. :slaphead:

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:35 PM

I enjoy playing in the wind when playing casual rounds - it gives you an extra challenge that is fun to overcome. I don't enjoy it so much in competition though.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:49 PM

love the wind, bring it on. Most folks lose their mind and focus which gives the rest of us an advantage...
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:18 PM

Wind makes a hot day of golfing a lot easier. Granted there is a lot of thinking needed, that's the part of golf that makes the game interesting.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:30 PM

NO. 30 gusting to 50+ at Rustic today. I hit a 5 iron on a hole I had never hit more than gap wedge on before.

At the turn I grabbed an old putter from the car and used it effectively to roll the ball around the green since it was a links course. I could hit it about 75 yards!
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

I've never had a problem with windy conditions. The only time it can get unmanageable is when it
blows so hard it adversely affects short game and putting. As long as it doesn't do that let it blow.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:16 AM

I tend to enjoy it. I like flighting shots and working the ball in the wind. I'm old so I can remember the days of "working" the golf ball.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:31 AM

Our golf course is only about two miles away from Old Man River and this time of year the wind blows quite a bit...Don't mind it; In fact, kinda enjoy it...Of course, as a kid, I learned the game in West Texas when my Dad was stationed at Ft. Bliss (El Paso). I also lived in El Paso again for about 18 months in the early 1980's...so I've got some amount of wind experience. I just try to swing easier, hit the ball solid ,and, remember that downwind iron shots don't stop as quickly...Love to play against guys that think that the trick is try to swing harder and hit it "through" the wind...Such guys are generally good for a buck or two; and a beer or free drink or two after a windy day round...That's my $.02

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

"Swing easy when it's breezy"!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

Suddenly it's summer here in Wisconsin! Holy cow! 30-40 degrees above normal highs. I played both days over the weekend. Along with the warm temps, it's a bit breezy. Yesterday #18 was playing into the wind off the tee. A good 2 shot breeze. Second shots with a cross wind. Playing alone, two balls, one my normal PV1X and the other a Wilson staff I found. The Wilson sure ballooned in the wind, while I was able to cut the wind with the PV1. Sure had fun and hit some quality shots, wind or no wind. It may snow again next week, but we'll enjoy this while it's here.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:29 AM

There can pretty much be two styles of play for the north vs south.

In southern, windy, dry areas you want to keep the ball down and it'll roll out on fairaways.

In the north, you want maximum carry because the faairways are softer generally.

So, selection of shafts and balls are different on average, in the different geographic areas.

It makes you learn to flight the ball, if you want to play in both areas.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

I'm not sure anyone actually prefers playing in the wind. That just wouldn't make any sense. I'm a high spin, high ball player, and the wind drives me nuts. I am capable of hitting most shots, but I would much prefer to play the number. Just trying to be honest...
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:32 PM

I'm not sure anyone actually prefers playing in the wind. That just wouldn't make any sense. I'm a high spin, high ball player, and the wind drives me nuts. I am capable of hitting most shots, but I would much prefer to play the number. Just trying to be honest...



Players who prefer match play and can flight it down like the wind for matches.

With a mind set that you have an advantage, you can develop a liking for most things.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:26 PM

Players who prefer match play and can flight it down like the wind for matches.

With a mind set that you have an advantage, you can develop a liking for most things.

Texsport



What Tex said...Golf, like any other competition requires a mindset that gives you an advantage..or as Robert E Lee said.."Live in the world that you inhabit..take things as you find them,and,learn to turn them to your advantage."

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:07 AM

Players who prefer match play and can flight it down like the wind for matches.

With a mind set that you have an advantage, you can develop a liking for most things.

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I understand your logic here, and I don't have a problem flighting the ball down. I am simply saying that I prefer playing in calm conditions because I score lower, and I don't have to stray wildly from my natural high draw. Generally speaking, when playing in gross events and scratch match play I score well relative to the field or my opponent regardless of conditions. I would just rather not have to be wind burned and exhausted after the fact. During the fall and spring in Colorado, the wind is friggin bitter.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:26 PM

Calm days are beautiful!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:43 PM

Given a preference I would rather play in calm conditions, but as has been alluded to here by Tommy and Tex, there's a certain satisfaction going into a round when the wind is blowing and knowing you have an advantage over others because you can control the ball in the wind. Played nine after work last night. Not really breezy, just a club wind. Hit 7 iron from 8 iron distance to the green, into the wind and one of my playing partners said "It's long" while in flight and I knew it was on the number, pin high, putting for birdie.

You've got that right about our soft fairways up here. Hit driver off the tee and find the ball 2-3' from the ball mark. Out in El Paso a few weeks ago, hit 4 iron off the tee with the wind, a low draw [normal a 190 shot] and it runs out to about 250 into the middle of the fairway where the fairway pinched tight. Just loved that shot.

Saturday they opened our back nine, Tuesday opened the front. Considering last year we didn't open until mid-April, we're livin large, fuzzy after-winter greens and all.
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