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  1. Chance17

    2020 Golf Thread

    Just want to second this advice. At least in part because you're trying to get under the ball, it's also likely that you're making too much contract with the grass before the ball when hitting out of the rough (whereas on the fairway with no grass right behind the ball you would just hit the...
  2. Chance17

    2020 Golf Thread

    I guess they could have in theory (well, the owners could have--it's not a members-owned course), but I can imagine some members may have objected at an influx of new faces during social distancing period or something like that. Also, maybe it wouldn't have seemed like a purely nice gesture to...
  3. Chance17

    2020 Golf Thread

    So while golf is the perfect social distancing activity, caddying is not. At my club in NY no caddies so far this season (as I assume everywhere else, at least in this part of the country). Tough on the caddies, as I'm not sure what fraction of them can successfully get unemployment benefits...
  4. Chance17

    2020 Golf Thread

    I don't really had the sweat and wipe in eyes problems. I do dislike greasy hands while trying to grip a club though, so I try to put it on where there's a sink so I can wash my hands afterward. In the current world order, I've resorted to my fallback method, which is to rub my palms on the...
  5. Chance17

    2020 Golf Thread

    It appears that New York golf courses (at least private ones) are allowed to reopen. I hazard that roughly half will choose to do so at this point. Unsurprisingly, a lot of people have been lobbying the state for this. Perhaps not quite fair for this to be the first activity to reopen--and...
  6. Chance17

    Great At-Bats, v2

    Yes, it was, in 2004. I was watching an absurd amount of baseball back then, and for some reason had flipped to this game a few minutes before that AB started. It was pretty epic, but in much more of a i-can't-believe-it's-alex-cora-doing-this kind of way. I remember thinking that the length of...
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    iPhone 8

    Nov 3rd, apple store app.