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Sun Apr 28, 2019, 06:40 PM

Hit the driving range today. Boy technology sure has come a long way.

I was at a sports park (range, softball/baseball cages/mini golf) that has automatic serving tees. Dump the bucket basically into the tee box and they come up one at a time. There are 4 settings for the height of the tee - big button you can push with your club. You can also knock it off the tee to hit irons. The mat knows when you've hit and brings up another ball. You can really get into a groove.

So the ball collector guy was out and wouldn't get out of the areas I wanted to hit. I didn't want to fire at him so I had to keep changing clubs and targets. Did reasonably well considering first time out this year.

Okay here's the funny part. Apparently there are now robot ball recovery things. Compare to the innovations from the early years.








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Reply Hit the driving range today. Boy technology sure has come a long way. (Original post)
underpants Apr 2019 OP
dem4decades Apr 2019 #1
happybird Apr 2019 #2
underpants Apr 2019 #3
Skittles Apr 2019 #4
underpants Apr 2019 #5
Skittles Apr 2019 #6
underpants Apr 2019 #7
Skittles Apr 2019 #8
JonLP24 Apr 2019 #9
ProfessorGAC Apr 2019 #10
Kingofalldems Apr 2019 #11

Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 07:15 PM

1. Technology changes, my swing doesn't. Over the top forever.

Sadly.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 07:19 PM

2. You didn't want to fire at the ball guy?!

That's half the fun of the driving range, aiming for the little truck.

I haven't been in years. The automatic ball dispenser sounds great! Enjoying the pics, too. That poor last guy- I'd be afraid to swing for fear of hitting him.

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Response to happybird (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 07:34 PM

3. I was being nice

Can you imagine going to work and doing THAT everyday?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 08:15 PM

4. the things guys do to protect their balls

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 08:26 PM

5. Ha!

Skittles

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 08:27 PM

6. 'sup underpants?

YEE HAW!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 08:28 PM

7. Not much

Started a new job 6 months ago.

How about you?

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Response to underpants (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 08:41 PM

8. I am hanging in there

I won't give up the fight!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 08:41 PM

9. Good to see you

I have been wondering where are smart progressive people that are missing. Also wondering about Cali and BMUS
-- haven't seen them in awhile either.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 07:46 AM

10. What Jon Said!

Hi to Skittles from me, too.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 11:52 AM

11. Kinda like the Roomba:

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