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#1 tokeyb

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:36 AM

UPDATE! I bought another set of irons, but am in the process of selling a set and the putter that I bought less than 2 months ago.   Thankfully some warmer weather has had me on the course quite a bit and tamped down the BST/EBay traffic somewhat.

My last round was October 30. It was a very solid 37 in my Tuesday 9 hole league; opening bogey followed by 8 pars. I'm playing great this year! Fast forward...

There's snow everywhere. My club's simulator is not hooked up, they're building a new and better practice building. Its way too cold to swing in the detached garage. And You People on WRX have perverted my sense of decorum and necessity.

Since I played last, I:
- sold two sets of irons, one at significant loss
- sold two sets of wedges
- sold a 3 wood
- bought a driver
- bought a 3 wood
- bought a hybrid
- bought a set of irons
- bought 4 wedges
- bought 3 dozen balls
- bought a 5 wood
- bought a putter
- bought a 5 round punch card
- bought a city-wide punch card
I'm sure I've already forgotten more.

The crazy thing is that this all started by wanting to simplify! I was playing so well, I could get rid of backups.† But that led me into the black hole of BST and eBay. And the minute I had cash in hand and empty space in the backup bags, I went nuts. Because there is snow everywhere and I can't play!†

There is literally one club in my top bag right now leftover from that great round of 37.  I need help. Deleting eBay app now...
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#2 jslane57

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:42 AM

No worries, just don't sell the clubs that were your 37. After your 3rd round of next year that bag will be back. Mid 40s rounds with brand new equipment is not all it's cracked up to be:)

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:45 AM

I live in Florida during the fall and winter.  We just came back to VA for 3 weeks and it snowed as soon as we got here.  Since then I have bought 3 sets of PING irons, 2 TM drivers and a PING driver.  I can't even make it 3 weeks.
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:56 AM

Man I know the feeling. I played 9 holes this week and looking at the Chicago forecast, it probably was my last round for the year.

So, I've already started looking at my stats for the year and have started the annual "gee maybe I need change my swing to be a better golfer next season". Based on past history,  I will start re-reading Hogan, Trevino, Bobby Jones and Nicklaus looking for the magic answer and will start trying different swing thoughts at the indoor range. By February I will have convinced myself of the "new" answer and by April, I will be back to my old swing with same old results!!

Oh well, at least I have a plan for the Winter. Now if I can avoid Ebay, I might have a chance :golfer:
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 01:55 PM

I'm gonna show my wife your post immediately because I'm in the doghouse.

Edited by Sonja Henie, 15 December 2018 - 01:57 PM.


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#6 tokeyb

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 02:03 PM

View PostSonja Henie, on 15 December 2018 - 01:55 PM, said:

I'm gonna show my wife your post immediately because I'm in the doghouse.

Just don't show it to mine! She knows part of this story, but not all of it!  I was fine while I was just spending down the balance of my sales. But that was several purchases ago!
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 02:05 PM

it's called buy and sell from the comforts of your lap top, until you have to pack and ship them.  the new box at the front door evens it out.

it's winter in so cal and 70* but i still do the same thing.
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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:34 PM

You need a winter hobby that isnít buying and selling golf clubs.  Maybe curling.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:04 PM

I feel your pain, South Dakota here...

I haven't quite done as much damage as you but...
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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:33 PM

Rookies. I just loaded my wife up early with Xmas jewelry... heading to Florida in 4 days .. golfing and watch spending sprees about to commence

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:48 PM

Interesting. When winter hits for me the downside, err upside, is im not browsing BST everyday. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up...

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:36 PM

No snow season here, but I feel your pain. I don't have a single club I want to replace, so I've bought everything else. Headcovers, bag, shoes, gloves, another ball retriever, etc. I'm hoping that daylight savings time gets here soon before a Skytrak finds it's way onto my doorstep (and credit card).
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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:42 PM

No more golf stuff until I rid myself of the spleen truss.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:12 PM

Scatter those clubs out a bit tokey, looks like they're starting to mate with each... otherwise you'll have even more hybrids :happy:

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:30 PM

We are all living it. And USPS is making the money. I bet more than one of us will buy a club (fairway is likely) and sell it again before even getting to hit it!

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 10:09 PM

View Posttokeyb, on 15 December 2018 - 11:36 AM, said:

My last round was October 30. It was a very solid 37 in my Tuesday 9 hole league; opening bogey followed by 8 pars. I'm playing great this year! Fast forward...

There's snow everywhere. My club's simulator is not hooked up, they're building a new and better practice building. Its way too cold to swing in the detached garage. And You People on WRX have perverted my sense of decorum and necessity.

Since I played last, I:
- sold two sets of irons, one at significant loss
- sold two sets of wedges
- sold a 3 wood
- bought a driver
- bought a 3 wood
- bought a hybrid
- bought a set of irons
- bought 4 wedges
- bought 3 dozen balls
- bought a 5 wood
- bought a putter
- bought a 5 round punch card
- bought a city-wide punch card
I'm sure I've already forgotten more.

The crazy thing is that this all started by wanting to simplify! I was playing so well, I could get rid of backups.  But that led me into the black hole of BST and eBay. And the minute I had cash in hand and empty space in the backup bags, I went nuts. Because there is snow everywhere and I can't play!

There is literally one club in my top bag right now leftover from that great round of 37.  I need help. Deleting eBay app now...
Attachment 1215181029c_Film1~2.jpg

Want to buy my used TM4 unit and set up your personal at home simulator? ;P
only asking $12,750!

Hope the weather breaks and you can get out soon!

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:27 AM

View Posttokeyb, on 15 December 2018 - 11:36 AM, said:

My last round was October 30. It was a very solid 37 in my Tuesday 9 hole league; opening bogey followed by 8 pars. I'm playing great this year! Fast forward...

There's snow everywhere. My club's simulator is not hooked up, they're building a new and better practice building. Its way too cold to swing in the detached garage. And You People on WRX have perverted my sense of decorum and necessity.

Since I played last, I:
- sold two sets of irons, one at significant loss
- sold two sets of wedges
- sold a 3 wood
- bought a driver
- bought a 3 wood
- bought a hybrid
- bought a set of irons
- bought 4 wedges
- bought 3 dozen balls
- bought a 5 wood
- bought a putter
- bought a 5 round punch card
- bought a city-wide punch card
I'm sure I've already forgotten more.

The crazy thing is that this all started by wanting to simplify! I was playing so well, I could get rid of backups.† But that led me into the black hole of BST and eBay. And the minute I had cash in hand and empty space in the backup bags, I went nuts. Because there is snow everywhere and I can't play!†

There is literally one club in my top bag right now leftover from that great round of 37.  I need help. Deleting eBay app

Or as it's known around here.... A normal Sun evening.

Edited by Yrrdead, 18 December 2018 - 01:28 AM.

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 05:10 AM

View Postcardoustie, on 16 December 2018 - 02:33 PM, said:

Rookies. I just loaded my wife up early with Xmas jewelry... heading to Florida in 4 days .. golfing and watch spending sprees about to commence

Rookie. I bought and installed a fireplace in my girlfriend's condo last month. Looking forward to teaching her how to light everything on fire.
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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:47 PM

instead of becoming a worse ho...use the money to travel to warmer joints?
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:45 PM

Got to play golf the other day - not very common for early January in Chicago.  Getting 9 holes in made the withdrawals even worse...

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:45 PM

In two weeks, new set of irons, wedge, gps, driver, and iron covers. Played 18 yesterday, and that will be it for quite awhile, according to the weatherman.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 09:03 PM

All i've purchased so far is a hybrid that I probably won't ever game, but i've spent half the day on the Miura website.  
I have absolutely no business even looking at those irons.

I need to start playing the sim again and stop thinking about what's in the bag.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 09:24 PM

Trust me these women know darn well once the snow flies to start counting the boxes adding up. Welcome to the rabbit hole!
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:21 AM

My slush fund is building up. I'm waiting until it gets closer to March to see what Ping comes out with new.

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