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Confessions 12 --- Exploding Heads

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#3211 SixtySomePing

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:22 AM

View PostPalauan Hammer, on 20 December 2017 - 09:53 PM, said:

Hey everybody! Merry Christmas to all!!

I've been working on my game, got to travel to play a tournament in the Philippines (didn't play the way I wanted but it was still fun!) and I just got back from Palau. I went down to Palau to play a Christmas concert, it was a very surreal and spiritual experience for me. It's been 15 years since I had been there.

Got some new wedges yesterday, found a set of cleveland rt3's on the bay, they had the shafts I wanted on them and they were in raw finish which is a tour only thing for us lefties. Got them for a good price and took them out on the course yesterday, HOLY BACKSPIN LOL. Also they fly so straight, I'm thinking that's the shafts. Grips are standard size so I'll have to change the grips, feels like I'm holding on to a pencil haha.

Hope all is well with everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to ALL!!! (cool)
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#3212 glk

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 03:58 PM

So today a women started a pay it forward in coffee.   Got $50 gift card and told me to use it for drinks      Enddd up with $150 in cards and no one paid for drinks for over an hour.   Watkins not drive thru.    Lasted that long cause we had a lull and I only used it drinks.    Very nice to see others join in.    Off until next Tuesday.  Expect it to be crazy then too.   We are whipping up tons of drinks.   Made 16 canisters of whip by noon.    Crazy.  

Found that our kamado joe was burning a hole thru our wood table.    Shored it up with Cindy blocks etc so it wonít cave and put bricks under the feet to get it even higher off the wood.  Was over an inch.  Now more like 4 inches.  Have aticket opened up with kamado and and see what they do for us.  Not suppose to happen.  Had the joe for 3 years and this must be recent.   Glad we caught it before it caved in since we just bought brisket, pork belly ,  and pork butt to smoke for the holidays.   Our kids are in town

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 04:12 PM

Merry Christmas fellas!

One thing to announce. I played my last round of the year on Thursday. I shot my Personal best of 79 to end the year and tick off a goal for 2017. First time breaking 80 and I did so with a triple a double and 3 3 putts haha. Hadnít played in two weeks or so and figured Iíd try to get one more before the new year. Super happy with my self.
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:01 AM

View PostPapa Johick, on 23 December 2017 - 04:12 PM, said:

Merry Christmas fellas!

One thing to announce. I played my last round of the year on Thursday. I shot my Personal best of 79 to end the year and tick off a goal for 2017. First time breaking 80 and I did so with a triple a double and 3 3 putts haha. Hadn't played in two weeks or so and figured I'd try to get one more before the new year. Super happy with my self.

Good congratulations and welcome to the club! I too made a double and a triple when I broke 80 for the first time in the summer. Previously I had shot 80 with three doubles and a triple.

How's the winter there? Around here it might be torture to achieve a milestone on your last round of the season and then not being able to play for 4-6 months. On the other hand it would let one to bask in the glory for even longer. :)

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 03:33 PM

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View PostPapa Johick, on 23 December 2017 - 04:12 PM, said:

Merry Christmas fellas!

One thing to announce. I played my last round of the year on Thursday. I shot my Personal best of 79 to end the year and tick off a goal for 2017. First time breaking 80 and I did so with a triple a double and 3 3 putts haha. Hadn't played in two weeks or so and figured I'd try to get one more before the new year. Super happy with my self.

Good congratulations and welcome to the club! I too made a double and a triple when I broke 80 for the first time in the summer. Previously I had shot 80 with three doubles and a triple.

How's the winter there? Around here it might be torture to achieve a milestone on your last round of the season and then not being able to play for 4-6 months. On the other hand it would let one to bask in the glory for even longer. :)

Did Santa bring you gifts of golfing nature? I got a pair of socks with a picture of Gary Player on them. :)

Thank you. Thankfully I will be able to play prett shortly after returning from our trip to va for Christmas.

Iím afraid though that Iíll only accept scores below 85 from here on out haha.

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#3216 glk

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:52 PM

Papa    You getting out today?    LOL.    My wife drove down for her winter stay - brought my youngest who was to fly back to San Diego tomorrow but is now
scheduled for Saturday.    Just chilly here in the Smokies but no snow - we did have a little bit of snow - maybe a half inch - way back in early December -  melted
the next day - that is what stuck to the grass.     Just got off facetime with her and it's looks quite winter wonderlandish.      Don't miss it myself but my other son has
to drive back to Chicago this weekend - he is glad he came down cause it's been brutal in Chicago -  since Christmas day when it was 19, the highest daytime temp has been
15  - and it will actually break 30 this Sunday.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:26 PM

View Postglk, on 03 January 2018 - 01:52 PM, said:

Papa You getting out today? LOL. My wife drove down for her winter stay - brought my youngest who was to fly back to San Diego tomorrow but is now
scheduled for Saturday. Just chilly here in the Smokies but no snow - we did have a little bit of snow - maybe a half inch - way back in early December -  melted
the next day - that is what stuck to the grass. Just got off facetime with her and it's looks quite winter wonderlandish.   Don't miss it myself but my other son has
to drive back to Chicago this weekend - he is glad he came down cause it's been brutal in Chicago -  since Christmas day when it was 19, the highest daytime temp has been
15  - and it will actually break 30 this Sunday.

haha nope. funny enough, we just got back in town monday from VA where it was cold, but no snow. Then we get hit with about 5 inches of snow. Basically have worked one day since the 21st of december :)

monday is supposed to be around 60 though it is looking like rain also.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:36 PM

I ended up building my own counter-balance putter and saved me a couple of hundred over a new Odyssey. :)

The Mizuno Bettinardi BC-4 was in need of a new grip so I decided to see what I could do with the counterbalancing. I ended up using a threaded rod and nuts attached to it. Very easy and simple. Trying to put some fishing weights into the tip made the face feel very stupid so I discarded those completely and found out they weren't needed to begin with. The head doesn't feel light at all even though it's only 330 grams and I've added well north of 100 grams to the grip end.

I'd like to extend the shaft from 35" to maybe 36.5" but the nuts on the rod might not fit through the extension but there might be a way around the problem. I just need to order some with the grip. It's ridiculous I can order a Winnpro X grip from the UK and including the shipping costs, it's still just two thirds of what one costs around here. It's pretty much the same thing with all the grips.

It would be fantastic to glue a nut inside the shaft so that you could just screw the rod out from the shaft and adjust the weights as you wish or just remove it altogether. All you'd need is a hole on top of the grip and a plastic cap to cover it when playing. There's already a tool to make the hole and caps for the grip. The biggest issue is getting the nut glued in correctly inside the shaft.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:48 PM

View PostHalebopp, on 06 January 2018 - 05:36 PM, said:

I ended up building my own counter-balance putter and saved me a couple of hundred over a new Odyssey. :)

The Mizuno Bettinardi BC-4 was in need of a new grip so I decided to see what I could do with the counterbalancing. I ended up using a threaded rod and nuts attached to it. Very easy and simple. Trying to put some fishing weights into the tip made the face feel very stupid so I discarded those completely and found out they weren't needed to begin with. The head doesn't feel light at all even though it's only 330 grams and I've added well north of 100 grams to the grip end.

I'd like to extend the shaft from 35" to maybe 36.5" but the nuts on the rod might not fit through the extension but there might be a way around the problem. I just need to order some with the grip. It's ridiculous I can order a Winnpro X grip from the UK and including the shipping costs, it's still just two thirds of what one costs around here. It's pretty much the same thing with all the grips.

It would be fantastic to glue a nut inside the shaft so that you could just screw the rod out from the shaft and adjust the weights as you wish or just remove it altogether. All you'd need is a hole on top of the grip and a plastic cap to cover it when playing. There's already a tool to make the hole and caps for the grip. The biggest issue is getting the nut glued in correctly inside the shaft.

I went to a local club fitting to have my putter counterbalanced (and to reshaft my driver/3w and check my iron shaft).    I spent at least 30 minutes trying different weight combos
before settling on something around 100 grams - very stable putting stroke results versus ole mr. three wiggle - you can buy these weight sets that you can do yourself but you'd need to be a semi serious club geek.      

So I've just started to do some indoor drills after not really touching a club for about a month and a half.    Spring comes here around end of February/ early March.

Meantime, I entertained myself by upgrading our garbage disposal - and I'm taking the badger 5 down to chucktown to replace the original kenmore (at least a dozen years old and sound s like it).     Put in an insinkerator evolution compact - 3/4 hp - really quiet - had my wife on facetime and she couldn't hear it over the running water even when I had my ipad practically on top of it.    Pretty easy - tool about an hour.    Going to replace our kitchen faucet in C-town too.    Something I can do plumbing wise.      I did have a plumber out to replace a check valve in our hot water recirculation system - the old one was a flapper style and in just a bit over 3 years it had gotten way, way to noisy - involved soldering and such so not my cup of plumbing tea.    Put in a spring check valve so now really quiet.

Doing some cold bar at Starbucks - it's a progression - front, drive thru, cold bar, hot bar.    Amazing how many people still order frappucinos even when it's 20 degree's outside.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:21 PM

Hey guys. Been a bit, but I finally got a new swing video of me on the actual course in playing mode. I still notice things but for now this swing has been really working for me. Huge difference from some older videos that Iíve compared to haha. It was cold this day. About 35* most the time out

https://youtu.be/3x4HqPbk66o

https://youtu.be/9cmjDVg3YU0

I hope yíall are well and are able to get out soon. I think our winter should take a small hiatus next week and we should be seeing some temps in the 60s and maybe even into the 70s.

Edited by Papa Johick, Yesterday, 09:23 PM.

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Posted Today, 08:04 AM

glk, none of the golf shops have any weight sets outside of the Superstroke grip options, not even all of their options as the importing company hasn't bothered to get some of the heavier weight options. Thus I need to do it myself. I'm still waiting to get the grips and shaft extension from the UK to finish my project.

Papa, are those your old or new videos? I assume you're just struggling with the year 2018. ;) Your top of the backswing looks something I'd like to get to myself. I'm working on it and I need to continue stretching more to get to that position. Finding the right stretches are helping me already, though. It'll be fun to see whether or not I can deliver the club back to the ball from there. Swinging is just so much easier without a ball. :)

The temps are around 10-15F around here. It's 8 weeks since my last round and there's 12 or 13 weeks left to go until the start of the season.
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#3222 glk

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Posted 16 minutes ago

Going in good direction papa.   35.  You are nuts,though.   Lol

Drove down last Wednesday.   Roads were pretty clear and I expected to drive thru some snow but was lucky and only hit some light rain around newberry-Columbia.    Changed out smoke detectors to ten year jobs, installed new kitchen faucet and disposal.   Bonus I fixed a sink stopper that just broke to.    Service on heat pump to replace a valve - pressure was going south and it was getting to the point were it might stop working.    Can hear a neighbors pump that really needs fixing.  Even the service guy commented on it.  

Bonus was out last night for birthday dinner and I broke off a 50-60 year old filling.  Sourdough  bread crust.   At first I was going to complain about something weird in the bread.   My tongue told me otherwise.   Good news is enough stayed in that I have no sensitivity.   Bought some dentemp that going to try this am.   Already have a dental appt for the 29th but going to call on Monday to move it up - I drive back Tuesday.   It is an upper molar so hot cold doesn’t get to it and no throbb8ng or pain.    Lucky so far.   Life.


Hale. Too bad you can’t get the kits.  My fitter had some and they made it an easy job.   I had to have mine adjusted cause I changed to a super stroke grip from a Winn and the weight difference threw everything off.


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