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  • Birthday 03/31/1968

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  1. We went through a hellacious downpour near St. Albans around 5:30. Almost had to pull over. Didn’t last long though.
  2. Made a impromptu trip to Ottawa this weekend. We had no plans and May son and I hadn’t been to Canada in nearly 3 years and never to Ottawa. Of course I forgot completely about filling out the ArriveCAN health app. We had to download that at the border crossing in Alburg Springs, VT. Barely one bar of cell service and no wifi. Took over half an hour at the crossing just to do that. Anyway, Ottawa seems nice. It’s all dressed up for Canada day. The whole city seemed to be out on the streets for the fireworks, which we missed because we got here late.
  3. The air fryer is nice to use so you don’t heat up the entire kitchen.
  4. If something could be pulled together, I would definitely entertain bringing my weak ass game down for a round.
  5. Surprised you’re not whining about it being too cold.
  6. I was down to a 13 handicap at one point but it was built on a lot of 9 hole rounds of 40-42 at my home course. Those combine for low 80’s and look better than they are. Even though my course has a decent slope & rating, my handicap doesn’t travel that well. There are real benefits to know where you can miss and how the greens roll.
  7. We do that in our mens league. The number of points you need to win a point is based on your handicap.
  8. Make sure you get a top of the line camcorder when you get a new one
  9. What are people's personal par scores? My home 9-hole course is a par 35. I consider my "personal" par to be bogey golf or 44. When I play really well, I can break 40 when I play decently it's between 40 and 45 and anything over that I consider to be a pretty crappy performance. Do others think of scoring in those terms? Am I just "settling" for bogey golf?
  10. I did the same thing in Maine once. The sent me a bill for $2 in the mail. When we drove west last year, I bought an EZPass transponder from a vending machine at a service center on the NY State Thruway. It was $25 but that money went into your account when you created it. It was accepted on all the toll roads we used for the rest of the trip. I still have the transponder and have both cars on the account so on the rare occasion we drive on a toll road, it's covered.
  11. More progress tonight. Shot a 41 (+6) with 2 brutal lipped out putts. I’m still not hitting my irons crisply but my driver was decent and I was chipping well. Most importantly, I won money for low gross in our Tuesday night group.
  12. It’s a good tip. Now if only I could find that type of accuracy and touch.
  13. Last summer we did the Black Hills and Yellowstone. I was thinking of doing Glacier this year but I am now considering flying to Calgary and doing Banff and Jasper.
  14. I think I started to figure a few things out last night. I think I was standing too erect. That meant just couldn’t make decent contact. Still a ways to go to feel decent about how I’m playing. It seems like I go through some variation of this every year. Play well a few weeks and then hit a wall where something goes wrong and I can’t play a decent round to save my life. Hopefully I’m getting back on track.
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