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Garden/Golf/Lawn Thread

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11 hours ago, susqushawn said:

I got smashed between the eyes with a golf ball Tuesday.  A late fore call and I, like a moron, look up instead of away.   9 iron from 150 yards out.  Ambulance, hospital, and I'll just count my blessings it wasn't lost teeth or an eye.  Just a slip in judgment, we all had individual carts, and I simply forgot one guy had been searching for his ball when I was already pin high.  I'll save the photos so you can avoid throwing up your Quaker Oats.

Sorry to hear that.  Ouch.  Get well soon. 

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10 hours ago, susqushawn said:

I got smashed between the eyes with a golf ball Tuesday.  A late fore call and I, like a moron, look up instead of away.   9 iron from 150 yards out.  Ambulance, hospital, and I'll just count my blessings it wasn't lost teeth or an eye.  Just a slip in judgment, we all had individual carts, and I simply forgot one guy had been searching for his ball when I was already pin high.  I'll save the photos so you can avoid throwing up your Quaker Oats.

Hope all goes well. My friend had a similar incident that almost cost him his eye. Good thing golf is a non contact sport.

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16 hours ago, susqushawn said:

I got smashed between the eyes with a golf ball Tuesday.  A late fore call and I, like a moron, look up instead of away.   9 iron from 150 yards out.  Ambulance, hospital, and I'll just count my blessings it wasn't lost teeth or an eye.  Just a slip in judgment, we all had individual carts, and I simply forgot one guy had been searching for his ball when I was already pin high.  I'll save the photos so you can avoid throwing up your Quaker Oats.

Glad you escaped serious injury, hope you feel better soon. 

Pin high would be the safest spot for other golfers to stand when I'm hitting approach shots.

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How long after putting down new grass seed before it’s ok to put down weed preventer (mainly for crabgrass)? I threw down some fresh soil and seed around my new patio back in March (Didn’t have much of a choice bc the patio wasn’t finished until December) and it’s come along nice, and usually try to put down the crabgrass prevent around Memorial Day, but don’t want to destroy any of the fresh seedlings.

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6 hours ago, JSchwake28 said:

How long after putting down new grass seed before it’s ok to put down weed preventer (mainly for crabgrass)? I threw down some fresh soil and seed around my new patio back in March (Didn’t have much of a choice bc the patio wasn’t finished until December) and it’s come along nice, and usually try to put down the crabgrass prevent around Memorial Day, but don’t want to destroy any of the fresh seedlings.

Once you get two mowings in, you're fine

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Loved seeing those 4 guys today in shorts and carrying their own clubs. You don’t see that side too often. I feel like the pace of play was a bit faster with then using range finders. Like noticeably faster. Anyone else? 

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8 minutes ago, irishbri74 said:

Loved seeing those 4 guys today in shorts and carrying their own clubs. You don’t see that side too often. I feel like the pace of play was a bit faster with then using range finders. Like noticeably faster. Anyone else? 

Dress code could certainly be updated to allow shorts. The bags looked much smaller than the luggage the caddies have to lug around. This course was an easy course to walk, not sure those guys would want to be hauling a full set of clubs around a hilly course over 4 days. Could really be a detriment for older golfers especially for majors like the Masters in which winners have the lifetime exemption. As far as range finders I wouldn't go that far, preparation should remain a big part of the game so fine tuning the yardage over the practice rounds should remain pertinent.

Wolff & Rory's drives on 16 were just sick, 410 yds & they ended up in greenside bunkers. DJ seems to have lost some of his driving distance. Rickie played well until he chirped a little on the playoff hole then proceeded to miss the green.

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47 minutes ago, irishbri74 said:

Loved seeing those 4 guys today in shorts and carrying their own clubs. You don’t see that side too often. I feel like the pace of play was a bit faster with then using range finders. Like noticeably faster. Anyone else? 

Pace of play.  Could have been because of no conversations with caddie. 

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The "Match" is ongoing with Tiger up 2. This may be the new normal for sports without fans. Cart cams and interface with players and Charles Barkley is great.

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Tomatoes are taking off nicely after a late & cold start to the season. Speaking of cold spring the romaine & black seeded simpson lettuce was awesome this year, perfect weather. I'll get one more picking in the cooler am temps this weekend before the summer bolt.

On the golf side played Lakewood Country Club for the 1st time yesterday, very old track with much history. Since NJ has those 16 min spreads we decided to play the blue tees. Over 6500 yds total with a very respectable 3452 yds. on the back. The four par 3's total 813 yds from the tips, I know I've never played a round with the par 3's totaling that length. Plenty of open space on the driving holes so it's very forgiving if you spray the ball around.

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Fascinating /upsetting to see the PGA tour players testing positive for corona. Trying to figure out what the primary exposure is? The traveling? The clubhouse? It doesn’t bode well for MLB/NBA/NFL and other contact sports if golfers are able to spread it. 

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On 6/24/2020 at 5:12 PM, irishbri74 said:

Fascinating /upsetting to see the PGA tour players testing positive for corona. Trying to figure out what the primary exposure is? The traveling? The clubhouse? It doesn’t bode well for MLB/NBA/NFL and other contact sports if golfers are able to spread it. 

Florida is in exponential growth territory right now and South Carolina and Texas are hardly any better. Unless these gents are pretty much quarantined all of the time, it’s tough. I don’t know how the NFL especially is going to work unless the Moderna vaccine is available by then.

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Atleast in my gardens, Japanese beetles have arrived (a few dozen over the weekend). Saw one or two baby lantern flies too. 

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4 hours ago, Parsley said:

Atleast in my gardens, Japanese beetles have arrived (a few dozen over the weekend). Saw one or two baby lantern flies too. 

Yup, same here.

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8 hours ago, Parsley said:

Atleast in my gardens, Japanese beetles have arrived (a few dozen over the weekend). Saw one or two baby lantern flies too. 

beetles are like clockwork always last 2 weeks of june to mid july, mating season for them. Then they are done

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4 hours ago, cbelke said:

Yup, same here.

The kids and I enjoy hunting them down. Filled a soapy, solo cup with 40-50 today. 

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