wrmiller, on 30 October 2011 - 05:34 PM, said:
Played a semi-private this morning with three young(er) banking types. Total bores that snickered when I told them I'd be playing the blacks. Probably thought I was a poser or something, as I keep a clean bag and like to dress nice. One guy asked if I'd be interested in a friendly wager, to which I replied that I don't gamble, but I'd be willing to play for refreshments at the turn. All three decided to play the mid tees.
Was two over at the turn with an unplayable a couple holes earlier. None would tell me specifically what they shot, though one told me "it wasn't even close".
My bag is in my sig. So, you guys tell me, what would you think of a bald, overweight, fifty something guy with the bag listed, showing up on your first tee box?
i would think you could play for sure, don't care that you are bald or overweight. Playing an 8 degree driver when you don't need to is uncommon for someone your age, a kid maybe would do that. If i saw a 50 year old with an 8 degree driver and a 13.5 fairway wood i'd think he had some game. Again, as i've said before, the WB is not a stock offering in the I15 so unless you got it off ebay you custom ordered, and that shows some knowledge. Even moderate club ho's don't know what C tapers are yet so the only people you'd impress are the members of this board, so again i'd say they were probably more functional than ego based
even if on the surface your bag was a little poser-ish, a true poser wouldn't use a set of VIP wedges, so i'd be pretty confident that you could play, which evidently is the case!
I'd also talk equipment with you for 18 straight holes because you're obviously another junkie