Retiring my golf bag, the end of an era

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  1. RodeoTex

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    My old Physics bag finally had to be replaced. After 15 years of service and sun Ifinally had to get a new one. Personally, I'd keep on using it but my son told me it's kind of embarrassing.

    Not sure if I like the new one but I suppose I'll get used to it.
    I found $8 in one dollar coins (we used to bet with those) and a few Mexican coins which I don't remember...
    Also, there were two flasks (mostly full) in the old bag. I don't remember them either, may have something to do with the Mexican coins...
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  2. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's

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    I think my bag remains at the bottom of a deep water trap in North Carolina...clubs as well. I realized about 20 years ago that I am a Clint Eastwood kind of golfer...no patience and just get angry.
     
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    It didn't take long for me to watch and realize all that money and time would only affect my score by a few strokes....I could play 2 or three times a summer and score only a few shots worse than when I played once a week....I enjoy playing but money and time don't seem to be worh it.... Just me.
     
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    I was wondering why flags are at half mast here.
     
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    what kind of shape are your balls in? hows your putter look?
    you can probably sell them to some young fool who has played golf on his xbox and is rarin to try the real thing...
     
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    Personally, I like the "relic-ed" bag on the right.....has character....and looks like it's been "played out" a lot. :)......(and honest wear, not something done in the factory)
     
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  7. Middleman

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    I bought the most expensive golf clubs and bag my wife would let me buy. This to eliminate all factors affecting my performance. Along with the most expensive golf balls available. It initially shaved a stroke off my score. So yep, I needed to get better. Which I did over 10 years and then one day I played my old golf clubs, prior to buying the expensive set, and I played just as well. The only conclusion I came to is that practice makes better but with crummy golf clubs, one is just not sure.
     
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    I came to the same conclusion @Middleman .
    I gave my Ping irons to my son a couple of year ago and went back to my old Executives.
    Find out my score depends way more on my ability to concentrate.
     
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    There is truth in what you say, but for the average Joe, the new stuff certainly helps. In my younger days, I played better with clubs not nearly as high tech as the ones I have now, but I had much greater strength and agility. I have a decent set of clubs now, all one brand of irons, and another of woods, and a Scotty Cameron putter my wife found at garage sale for a buck. The Scotty is the best feeling putter I've ever had, and I've made some pretty impressive putts with it, so I'd say the Scotty is really a superior putter, but that's just an opinion. If you can learn to swing from the inside instead of over the top, you can play golf with anything.
     
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    That is the key right there, mechanics account for about 20% of the game, the mental side for the rest. When I was able to card scores below seventy five, I concentrated on my golf game like I would a chess game in a tournament. Often I was totally unaware of those around me, I was "in the zone." Now as I've aged, I can hit decent shots, ( just not as far) but I lack the mental ability to get "in the zone."
     
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    TWSS!!!!
    Sorry but mentally I can be a 14 year old.
     
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    Very nice bag!
     
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    I inherited my dads old red and white Titleist bag. I used it myself for about 5 years and still have it. It looks great and despite getting a new Callaway bag in 2003 I still think the old retro titleist bag is much nicer looking. I just need some tartan pants and a cap to go with it.
     
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    Trashpicked a full set of the clubs (wooden woods) and bag that I absolutely hated when I was caddying.

    Probably from the same era when I was caddying as well.

    There’s about 37 things in that bag including clubs umbrella ball retriever(s) and various crap. And the bag alone was about 23 pounds.

    In the same peoples garbage were a whole bunch of Insane Clown Posse metallic foil stickers .

    Stuck them all over the bag and called it done.

    In the 20 years since, my wife & I have golfed together three times.

    To say nothing of the 15 balls I lose per loop ...
     
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    I woulda put patches all over the bag, some spray stencils, and shot it a few times with a 357.

    Then kept using it and making up stories about each little hole, patch, and marking.

    "That's from when the aliens got me."
    "That's from Ted Nugent shooting when I stole his lawn flamingo"
    "That's from when Dicky Betts injured his wrist and the venue gave me free merchandise left by a band to compensate me for the tickets"
    "That's from a Whopper. They didn't give me many napkins..."

    I agree with the probable correlation between the flasks and Mexican coins...
     
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    That is why i use a more closed stance now it makes sure of the right club path easier as you say over the top is no good at all. Also i only swing about 60% of what i use to otherwise my back kills me when i get back home.

    With the putter i still have the same putter i have used for 20 odd years, i have found since playing snooker my putting has improved abit with the lining up part and stroke, and only one ball involved rather than the the two balls with snooker.
     
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  17. G.Rotten

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    No, he said the bag had half flasks. Easy mistake.
     
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    Wouldn't a tartan kilt and plaid Tam O Shanter be even MORE authentic? :)
     
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    The strategy of table games can be applied to golf, it's all about position.
     
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    I see you're pretty serious about your golf game.
     
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