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"Did that really just happen?

Catching up with a friend today. Her man works at a golf shop as a fitter. Freddy Couples came in to have his wife's clubs adjusted. He got to spend 2 hours working with them. That's a golf fans dream come true. He must still be asking himself... "Did that really just happen? 10928892261?profile=RESIZE_584x

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TPC Las Vegas Public Again Sept 2022

Las Vegas Golf TPC The Players Course

One great aspect of our sport is the ability to play the same game, on the same course as the pros. TPC Las Vegas was a great place to do just that, until this year.   

This year TPC Summerlin has been under renovation. Summerlin is primarily a private course, with the exception of MasterCard holders on certain occasions. Members have been playing TPC Las Veags during the renovation. That left the public out in the cold for a while. TPC Las Vegas has been closed to the public this year. 

Good News! TPC Las Vegas reopens to the public at the end of Sept 2022. 

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Summer Pool Parties

Decided to check out the pool party at the new Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas. Elia Beach Club, 11am to 6pm Fri, Sat & SundaysTickets $20 and they have a DJ.  Virgin is where Hard Rock used to be. Man I miss that place! 

Cocktails are $20, day beds are $2000 a day, even a 2 chairs and umbrella is $500. But! I have some tips if you're on a budget. Dont be early, wait til after 1pm, once the pool area fills up, people are socializing and sitting everywhere. Slam a few drinks before you hit the pool to save money. Make sure you hydrate! Heat plus alcohol will dehydrate you.  

It was a really friendly crowd. After a few drinks I decided to go on the stage below the DJ and dance. Next thing I know I had 50 people up there with me. A few hours later, after it thined out, I finally got my camera out and took a short video.

I plan on going once a week or so this summer, we should get a group together, message me if you are interested in coming along. 

-Rick Jansen

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NIce Pros Brent

Too True. Was gonna refer to Foley and the rest as Remoras (little fish that swim on sharks) . But they serve a purpose,  He is really just a Mosquito. Blood sucking insects that infect and weaken or kill the host for their own benefit. The scary part is that is he so talented - it could take a long time for him to hit bottom and realize he doesn't need Foley. Then a year or more to get his advice out of his head and another to relearn his old techniques. He may find it harder to say " I was wrong " than The Fonz in that episode of Happy Days.

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Summer Baby! - How to stay Cool....

(Udated 7/22)

Get a tan - Burn fat in the sun - Pay Less for Golf - 110 - light wind - my kind of golf weather. Only problem -  the glove is killing the tan on my left hand. Call me Two Tone - Michael Jackson baby. (Update) I no longer use a glove, not for vanity, I changed my grip, like the feel and dont have to take my glove on and off to put.  

One secret that does work is electrolytes. I make a make a concentrate with coconut water an unsweetened blueberry juice and put it in my waters, 2/1 water to concentrate. I sneak 4 frozen bottles of that in my bag. If you cant make the liquid on the road, Emergen-C 40 for $9 at Walmart. Just drop in a bottle of water. (May contain aspertame, that's why I no longer use them).

Another tip is to remember any kind of caffeine - soda - Iced Tea - will dehydrate the hell out of you. Alcohol too. 

Heat stroke is real -  but can be avoided by staying hydrated.

I keep a long thin towel (snap towells worthless in extreme heat) in the bottom of my ice chest (where the cold water is melted) - just wrap it around your neck to cool the blood going to your head, That one can save a life if you see somebody fading our there on the course.

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1. Unsolicited Swing Advice Guy

Defining characteristics: Knows exactly how to fix your swing even though you didn't ask. Employs a vast array of swing jargon that only confuses you further. Favorite expression: "Wait, try this!"

2. The Human Rain Delay

Defining characteristics: Thinks he is honoring spirit of the game by never picking up. Not in the spirit of the game: dragging his foursome through a three-and-a-half hour front nine. Favorite expression: "Put me down for a 10."

3. Cell Phone Guy

Defining characteristics: Considers golf course an extension of his office, home, therapist's couch, etc. Has perfected the balancing-phone-on-the-shoulder wedge shot. Favorite expression: "You guys hit. I gotta take this."

4. The Cart Girl Schmoozer

Defining characteristics: Convinced he's got a shot with the cart girl. Would be crushed to learn she offered the same flirty laugh and bag of nuts to foursome of geeks up ahead. Favorite expression: "We'll take four beers and one more smile, darlin'."

5. The Parking Lot Pro

Defining characteristics: Color-coordinated outfit, matching logos and oversized tour bag suggest he's played professionally. Topped drive off the first tee suggests otherwise. Favorite expression: "These are the same shoes Tiger wears. "

6. The Air Counter

Defining characteristics: Can't remember his score without reliving every shot in detail. Favorite expression: "One in the pond, two drop, three back in the pond. Four I had that funky lie in the bunker and left it in the bunker ... "

7. The Frat Boy

Defining characteristics: Unable to fathom a round of golf without a steady stream of adult beverages. Idea of restraint is to hold off drinking ... until the second hole. Favorite expression: "A few beers will loosen up that swing!"

8. Cigar Guy

Defining characteristics: The easiest golfer to locate on the course thanks to waft of smoke trailing behind him. Oblivious to playing partners struggling for air -- and the ash droppings on his belly. Favorite expression: "Straight from Havana, baby!"

9. The Sandbagger

Defining characteristics: The 15 handicap who is somehow playing "much better" than he has in years. Feigns apology when he drops bunker shot within inches of cup, then kicks sand off his shoes like a tour pro. Favorite expression: "I guess it's just one of those days..."

10. Oblivious Guy

Defining characteristics: So preoccupied with his own game never looks for anyone else's ball. When driving a cart, always blows past your ball and heads directly to his. Favorite expression: "But enough about me. What do YOU think of my swing?"

11. Ball Retriever Guy

Defining characteristics: Never passes a water hazard without his trusty scoop at the ready. Last bought a new sleeve of balls in the late 80s. Favorite expression: "Whoa! A ProV1!"

12. The Volcano

Defining characteristics: Has unique ability to allow even the most pleasant days to be soured by any bad swing, bounce, or lie. Relies on Ball Retriever Guy to occasionally fetch clubs out of lake. Favorite expression: "[Not printable]"

13. Delusional Guy

Defining characteristics: Forces group to wait on every par 5 because he's convinced he can get home in two. Usually get there in four. Favorite expression: "If I really catch it, I can get there."

14. Mulligan Guy

Defining characteristics: Liberally allows himself another whack even when first shot is findable. 

Favorite expression: "Wait, wait, wait. I gotta try another."

15. The Plumb Bobber

Defining characteristics: The only guy in the group not to notice the foursome behind yelling from the fairway as he lines up his putt for double from every angle imaginable. Favorite expression: "Son of a gun, I actually think it goes both ways!"

16. Yardage Book Guy

Defining characteristics: Has to walk off every blade of grass before hitting. After contemplating whether a shot is 176 yards or 178, ends up hitting it 150. Favorite expression: "I can't decide if it's a hard 7 or a soft 6."

17. The Cheat

Defining characteristics: A sympathetic figure when he pushes his tee shot deep into the woods. Not as sympathetic: When he announces his ball somehow stayed in bounds -- with a clear shot to the green! Favorite expression: "Better to be lucky than good!

18. The Overcelebrater

Defining characteristics: Treats every holed three footer as if just won the Masters. Has sent multiple playing partners home early thanks to overzealous chest bumping. Favorite expression: "Yes SIR!"


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From the Tips


Fixing the "Slice". Not many things can kill your distance off the tee or get you in trouble like a "slice". Try this, "close your stance" in the picture you can see my LEFT foot is in front of the line (closer to the ball). This simple thing can help to cure the "slice" gain more yardage and keep you in the fairway. Get to the range, work on it, you will lower your score.

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Golf With Brent

Your game is ridiculous good. Your clubs should be licensed with the police dept. You could take out a perp from around the corner with that draw shot. I and the other hand can only brag about buying beer when the bar was closed. As I brought them out I realized should of got Dos Equis and declared "He is the most interesting man in the world." But, the way you played yesterday - that distinction belongs to you. "Stay thirsty my friend!

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Peter Alliss compares Tiger Woods to Pavarotti

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- British player-turned-broadcaster Peter Alliss is among those who believe Tiger Woods is getting too much instruction.

At a news conference before his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Alliss said Woods' "golfing brain for some reason or another is completely addled." What astonished him was a scene from the practice range at the Masters last year. Alliss said he was sitting with Arnold Palmer at the end of the range.

"And there 50 yards away is Tiger Woods at the green nearest the television facility being shown how to chip," Alliss said. "`You must do it this way, this way.' And I said to Arnold, `Are we seeing ...?' He was the greatest chipper in the world for a period, and this guy is teaching, `No, don't do it that way.'

"It's like Pavarotti saying, `I'm fed up with being a tenor. I think I'm going to sing as a baritone.' Land sake," he said. "That's as stupid as that, in my opinion. That's not a criticism, that's an opinion. But that's why he's fuddled and befuddled. ... But he's gone. He's gone at the moment."

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From the Tips

To many times I see the average golfer feel like if the ball is a few feet off the green they must chip it. Tip: If your ball is just off the green (in mowed grass) use you putter instead of chipping. Eliminate the risk of "chunking" or "blading" it. You'll save strokes and lower your score.               10663899463?profile=original

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They say necessity is the mother of invention. I love meeting new people on the golf course. But, getting paired together by the starter is a gamble. You don’t always hit it off. I wanted a way to meet golfers in my area. Get to know each other a little, then schedule a round. Hopefully this site will help me to do that and you too.

Rick Jansen

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