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  1. crpntr1

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    Anyone else play? What do you smoke while on the course?? I usually smoke a cigar on the front 9 and depending on how frustratingly bad I'm shooting I might have one on the back too.

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  2. gnatjulio

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    Pitch and Putt for me at Flushing Meadows Park. With a few beers. Haven't had a smoke while playing tho.

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  3. tanless1

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    Cigar, I swear I'm putting my clubs in the truck this year.

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    I love golf. Play in a Thursday night league in the season. Hoping to stay in low 90s this year and break it a few times. I smoke ribbon cut 'cause it is easy to pack, but have also pre-rubbed some Blackwoods flake as well. Usually in my Dr. Grabow, which I don't mind beating up a little bit.

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    Untill a couple yrs ago, I never hit a golf ball in my life. Friend at work asked me if I wanted to play a round with him on a Sunday afternoon, he had a free pass for a Guest. I borrowed my neighbours clubs and away we went. Tee time was 3pm. My first hole was 15 shots, after 18 holes my score was 157, LOL. We finished at 7pm. I haven't had the opportunity to play again, but would like to.

    Any way, I took a Cob and some Drum.

    If at first you don't succeed, have another bowl.
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  6. crpntr1

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    My youngest son tried out this year for his highschool team, hes a freshman and never played structured golf or had a lesson from anyone but me (i.e. noone qualified) but hes shooting mid 80's and made qualified 2nd seed on varsity, first tournament is happening right now...I'm anxiously awaiting a txt with his score

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  7. crpntr1

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    @micheal that sounds alot like my first (year) of golf lol

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    LOL ya, it actually was alot of fun, but not something I would do every weekend. I forgot to mention, I lost 22 balls that day.

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  9. crpntr1

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    I lost 22 balls that day

    There is a sign on my gameroom wall, my wife got me, says "it takes alot of balls to play golf like me"
    I feel your pain. I have got mine down to about 4 or 5 a round tho

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  10. oldshacker

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    My son and I enjoy a cigar after a game or after a few buckets of balls on the range. For us the cigar is part of the game. I have a pipe bowl with coffee before hitting the greens when I can.
    Iguana, a mild maduro wrapper.

    When I was knee high, I thought that my late grandpa made the clouds in the sky with his cigar smoke, only to find out later it was his pipe smoke.
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  11. pstlpkr

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    "Golf is a good way to ruin a nice walk." I know that's paraphrased... but you can't believe everything you've heard about golf...
    Lee Travino while holding a 1-Iron in the air once said: "If you're caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron." When he decided to entertain the gallery after refusing to leave the course with the other golfers during a thunderstorm.

    The next week (I believe) he decided to do the same thing and told the same joke.... and was perfunctorily struck by lighting... He later said: I'll never tell that joke again... because God can hit a 1-iron.

    I love to play golf.
    This quote by Ted Ray sums up my abilities. "Golf is a fascinating game. It has taken me nearly 40 years to discover that I can't play it."
    But, I continue to try when I can.
    I like to smoke 1Q in my Maggiore - Stepphano 2nd with a wind cap while riding between holes or when attempting locate errant shots.

    Edit: One more quote worth posting: Ray Floyd
    "They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken."


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  12. crpntr1

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    Every says I'm strange because whatever I'm smoking, be it pipe (1Q in a Stanwell 191) or cigar (padron of some sort usually), I keep in my mouth of the tee, an iron shot, out of a bunker, or putting...I've usually still got it. Two reasons:1. in order to not slice I have to S L O W down my back swing, trying not to burn my left shoulder helps this..2. when I make a bad shot, I can say I had smoke in my eyes..

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  13. pstlpkr

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    Chris I used to clench my pipe all the time when playing. But, I bit through a couple of stems. So, now I wear a "Panama" style straw hat. When addressing the ball... "Hello ball" I push it back to where the brim rests on my shoulders (except when teeing off). This helps me keep my head still when I'm chipping, or pitching... (works for me anyway).

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    ...I'm anxiously awaiting a txt with his score

    93 placed 4th

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    2-4 Camacho's per round and never, ever take it out of my mouth. I see guys lose more cigars by forgetting they put them down for a shot. I figure the cigar is a balance tool.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    I used to be into golf in a huge way. When I first moved here to Sarasota Fl I had my membership for the TPC at Prestancia before I closed on my house. The course was right across the street from the gated community I was living in so it was very convenient. I used to play 4-5 days a week and then practice the other 2 or 3. I had always played as a kid and through college and the best I could get my handicap down to was a 9. My best score on the TPC course was a 77 and I normally shot low 80's with a few high 70's thrown in. After the divorce I gave up my membership and went back to playing tennis which I am much better at. I always smoked cigars on the course and cigarettes when I was smoking those.

    I still have my custom set of Titelist tour blades and when my back is ok will go out once in a while with with friends or my mom.

    Harris
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  17. crpntr1

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    Another blade player? I play H&B Powerbuilts Love mine..Theyre not top of the line but they play good, and something about playing withclubs made by the same company that makes louiville sluggers
    I just this morning ordered my kid some Cleveland Irons

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    I tried one time, and failed! It took me five swings just to hit the ball on the first tee! I drove the cart and kept my eye on the beer for the remaining 17 holes.

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    Chris, I grew up playing with blades and still love them. I did try one set of cavity backed clubs years ago and hated them. I love being able to take my trusty 2 iron out when my driver goes south and can still hit it out there 250-260 with that club. It also comes in very handy when I have to get out of the trees with a low hook or low slice to get around the trees. I have always been to work the ball much better with blades. I still do not have one of those utility clubs in my bag, I am old fashioned I guess when it comes to golf.

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  20. crpntr1

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    I have a rescue hybrid that I use in the trees..never thought I'd like it but it has its place for me..I never could hit a 2, and dont know many who can consistantly.
    I had a set of cavity backs and never liked them, my sons hitting them now but he wants nicer ones..hence the Clevelands. I've never hit a cleveland iron tho I do like their wedges, but he wantsem..I think cause its what his coach has..

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    Yeah I play, my Pete is a perfect hanger and I can smoke it while playing. Here is a pic of me (middle), my dad (eft), and our frend playing in FL.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    I miss golf; I used to play a few times a week. The Punch Rothschilds double Maduro was my choice on the course, one each 9 holes and held up nicely. I even played a few rounds at Oakmont CC. The best was when I lived in Hawaii, the courses there are just beautiful and in perfect condition.

    If you ever get a chance go to a colonial country go for it. I went to Fiji and played the Trent Jones designed course there. The second day there was a horrible storm, and this Aussie and I stood in the club house all alone, then it was &^*% it. On a colonial course you get 3 young caddies each, when you hit on the driving range they give you about 10 balls and they chase them, when you’re playing they carry the bag, fix the divots and go stand by the ball. Need a drink, they’re on the move. The rain was horizontal but even with 60 yard drives we were determined and laughing so hard we could barely talk afterwards.

    But the back pain has put an end to those years. Swimming is about it now. I do have hopes that when they fuse my spine I may be able to play 9 holes again. Doc says it’s possible.

    Craig

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  23. crpntr1

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    I played in storms a few times...hurricane ike was one, course when it got to north Texas it was just a frog choker..chilly and horizontal rain, but we had the course to ourselves it was more like hitting a rock than a golf ball tho lol

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  24. rondyr

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    I love golf! I'm beyond terrible at it, but I love it. I need to buy new clubs, since I kinda threw my old set into a pond and swore to never play again. Bwahahahaha.

    I'm so awesome, I make myself jealous of myself.
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  25. dragonslayer

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    @Chris to the day I die, I'll never forget those 14 holes in that horrid storm. Oh! Something else cool happened because of the storm. Flight was delayed a few days from the rain washing out a good part of the runway. I got to celebrate New Year’s twice. Because of the International Date Line, celebrated in Fiji and then again on the plane crossing the line... Just another cool part of the trip.

    @Ron Yeah I kept an extra putter in my bag, a couple went for a swim over the years. lols

    Craig

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  26. samcoffeeman

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    +1 blades, I just switched from cavity back, have a set of Titleist MB710s. Also switching from Callaway to Titleist. Speaking of titleist(pronounce the other way with a short i and a long e) did anyone else catch Katy Perry's dress at the grammy's? Whooooooooo

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    I play as much as I can, which is only about 3-4 times a month. I live on a golf course and should play more often, however I have an endless supply of free golf balls. You can have those blades, I play a set of classic Ping BeCu irons.

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  29. martiniman

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    Love the game, mainly cigars do to they are so easy to keep lit.....

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