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  1. These guys could learn a ton from me. I have tremendous humility. I am the best at humility. I'm available but they probably couldn't handle my outstanding humility teachings.
    11 points
  2. Did anyone keep the one they bought?
    9 points
  3. Man, can you imagine TW 1.0 walking into the locker room with BD and BK and the rest Be like
    8 points
  4. I think both of these guys are really awkward. Bryson just seems like an odd duck , strange personality, difficult to work with....etc. I think we all know guys like this, very talented but really lacking in people skills and tact Brooks to me, and i've said this before...But he seems like the guy who was a loser in high school/college, but suddenly has a way better job than any of his friends and just became cool because of that. Brooks isn't funny, he doesn't have Tiger's wit or charisma in front of the camera. He doesn't seem like he'd be a great hang at all. I don't think golf is in a good spot if these are your top 2 guys. I mean, Jordan Spieth looks like a 50yr old with Benjamin Button syndrome. I think he's had a receding hairline since he was 12 and he looks like the evil frat guy from a Van Wilder movie---But he interviews well and has a certain charisma that makes you like him. Koepka and Bryson....Don't have that
    7 points
  5. Embargo up tomorrow, multiple videos due first thing Tuesday.
    6 points
  6. Alright, so I've now had a range session, 18 holes, and a par 3 course to review these things. Here are my thoughts so far: Looks: Slightly chunkier than my Adams CMB irons, but really quite nice at address. I still need to get used to the look of how the hosel transitions into the face of the club, that seems to accentuate the look of offset on the irons to me (even though there is really not that much offset here). Feel / Sound: Surprisingly good! I don't think there is much if any drop off in terms of feel from my CMBs, which are forged. Really pleased with this. Performance: Wow. Wow wow wow. I've got just 18 real holes in with these things and 7 executive course holes, but I'm am super impressed so far. Background on me: handicap hovers between scratch and about 3. Iron game neither a strength nor weakness. I put the middle of the club onto the ball an acceptable amount. Typical shot is a draw / pull / pull-draw, or a little wipey cut. 7 iron usually goes 180. I was cautiously optimistic after my first range session. Ball seemed to fall right for me more often than not, and I wasn't all that impressed with height or distance. Still, a good first date, mainly because I was pleasantly surprised with the look and feel. Played 18 holes the next day (yesterday) and got to test them in real life conditions. Still unimpressed with total distance (seemed to maybe go a few yards shorter than my CMBs), but I hit an awful lot of 'pretty good' shots with them, and no real clunkers. What would have been a pull-hook with my CMBs was now just a slight tug with a slight draw, and it seemed like I hit an awful lot of greens when I may not have otherwise. Tonight I got 7 holes in on my local par 3 course. The holes ranged from about 130 yds to almost 200 yds, so I got to test out the full 5-PW set. There was a super slow twosome behind me and nobody in front, so I played 3 balls off of every tee, all Pro V1s. The clubs went the distances I expected them to (not really longer or shorter than my current gamers), but I was astonished at the distance consistency. This is something I've heard is a strength of these irons, and let me tell you that I experienced it first hand. Every hole, I'd hit 3 tee shots that included ok strikes and great hits, and I'd get up to the green and my pitch marks were basically in a dead straight line left to right on the green. Over and over and over, the shots carried the exact same distance, whether it was a pure strike or a slight mishit. Again, I had the experience where a would-be pull hook was just a slight tug with a slight draw that still hit the green, and it happened enough times tonight where I'm starting to believe in it. Overall tonight, I hit 20 shots into the greens, and hit 16 greens, with two on the fringe and one just off the fringe. The green I missed badly was when I swung my 50 degree SM7 gap wedge off the tee rather than a 3/4 PW. To say I am happy with these irons is a gross understatement. I've never experienced consistency like I did this evening, and it's not like I was swinging great every time. Heck, I even thinned one out of the heel pretty badly on one shot and it still had enough on it to get onto the front of the green (maybe landed 10 yards short of the other two shots on a 170 yard hole). Factor in the price ($125/head) and it's no wonder to me that these are 10 weeks out. Everyone should be playing these clubs. If you're on the fence, buy them! I expect to keep these in my bag for years to come. I'm thinking about filling out my set with a 4i and a UW now that I've seen how remarkable the rest of the set is.
    6 points
  7. Everyone knows the best way to evaluate golf clubs is to look at random pictures on the internet and jump to conclusions and make bold and definitive statements about the golf club in question. Physically seeing them and hitting them is so yesterday.
    6 points
  8. No idea, but for this am, the difference between my last steel shafts and the graphites I'm using now really isn't a tradeoff between distance and control. It's feel and protecting my left elbow. Distances are the same, "control" the same (to the extent I have any, lol).
    5 points
  9. Check out Sub 70. They’re clubs stand up to the big OEMs and they’re customer service is excellent. They’ll be close to your price point and they are great at getting you the right set up for you. Check out the Sub 70 70 thread you’ll find a lot of satisfied customers.
    5 points
  10. This was a really great read on CBS Sports by Kyle Porter. I think he sort of nailed it on the head. https://www.cbssports.com/golf/news/bryson-dechambeau-lacking-a-firm-grasp-on-humility-continues-to-affect-his-game-public-image/ M
    4 points
  11. Hi All, Glad to "see" y'all. Just checking back in, been away for a while. Changes dictated by health, isolation, and economics have me down to a short set which found their way out with me yesterday. A Spalding Executive Driver, No-name 7W, Tiny 5w, Wilson 6, 8, PW, and Ram Zebra Putter in an old nylon Wilson carry bag. Played the local par 3 twice around in the soggy heat and did pretty well. I think the heat lets me be loose enough to carry. Still can't believe all of the people riding around in carts on short courses, especially kids. Oh well. I am a confirmed minimalist now, even though I can still outfit a foursome. Seems like every season is getting shorter, looking forward to retirement next year and maybe playing during the week which should be paradise. Hope everyone is doing well. Best thing about being locked up last year was that we figured out my wife is ok with me being home most of the time and when she's not she can kick me out to play golf! The dog likes playing golf. She'll go out to get the first ball (foam) and wait there for me to hit more to her. She's a hoot. Hope everyone is doing ok. Warmest Regards, Doug from Wisconsin
    4 points
  12. Your junk in your trunk is your business. A little concerned you have to hide the junk in the trunk from the wife...
    4 points
  13. I'm more worried that you live in FL. [edit] On a slightly more serious note, you should be more worried about your golf balls. https://www.titleist.com.sg/teamtitleist/team-titleist/f/golf-balls/10197/storing-golf-balls
    4 points
  14. Good quote from the txg lads, ‘if you think the p790 topline is too thick, then they aren’t aimed at your type of golfer’
    4 points
  15. If BD played during TWs prime he would have been much more humble and keep his mouth shut. But now, winning one major and a handful of events is some big deal and makes you a social media star so you just say and act how you want. But if TW was kicking his butt up and down the course every week be a different story.
    4 points
  16. From a pro's perspective, I had the privilege of playing a ProAm round with KJ Choi (one of the coolest humans you will ever meet!) a few weeks ago. He just started playing graphite shafts this year and I was talking to him about them. He said it took some time to get used to the feel and timing but he loves them. He said it was a little harder to work the ball because they just wanted to fly straight (a problem I would love to have) . However, he said he was now used to them and doesn't plan to go back. Granted, he is not swinging at the same speed as he used to but for his age and size, he absolutely kills the ball. Easily the most fun I have ever had playing golf.
    4 points
  17. Not sure when I'll get to play golf again with a new puppy, but it was nice to go out with a bang this summer. This was my 5th time playing Pikewood National and it was by far the toughest the course has been set up...in addition to having a really bad day with my iron play. The greens were receptive yet insanely quick, pin locations were in all the toughest tiers and the primary rough was like hitting through balls of rope. If you were bad or unlucky enough to hit it wide of the primary rough, you'd find yourself in fescue so thick that there was no chance. The few bunkers on the course all are lined with "eyebrows" of fescue so it's possible to miss a green by 2 feet and be in it. The course is so alien to me in terms of difficulty, I ran my GHIN calculator on the first tee and my 8.3 index equated to a 15 course handicap. With that in mind, a 92 (13.0 differential) was actually a better than projected score. Our tees were 7000 yards, 75.4/151. Two highlights of the day. First, the 3rd hole, par 3 playing 235 with the pin all the way on the back top tier. I smoked a 3 iron onto the green and had a tough 2-putt for par. you can see the bunker "eyebrows" with the fescue. My BIL had his tee shot feed into one from the green and ended up making a 6. And lastly, a par 5 that has always put me in pocket. Two part fairway, and the second/third shots play about 30 yards uphill into a green that's not only turtlebacked, but has a false front that rolls wedge shots down the hill by 50-60 yards. I hit my first drive of the day and hit possibly the best golf shot of my life, a nailed fairway wood off the deck that landed stiff 10 feet from the hole. That putt was downhill, unfortunately lipped out for eagle but I was able to tap in for my only birdie. This was the view standing next to the tee.
    4 points
  18. Okay. This is where I get lost with instruction, especially instructional videos. Too much technical jargon, to much detail that just clutters the mind. Do this, don't do that. It would have been so much easier to say: keep your hands inside the ball on the downswing. When I look at the adds on the side panel it's like there's a whole industry out there trying to teach people to swing the golf club in what appears to me to be different ways. Anything that I've gained from watching instructional videos has been fleeting at best. I need eyes and hands on. Pointed instruction that is catered to my particular physical abilities and shortcomings. You can't get that with a video. You also don't get the feedback that is necessary to correctly ingrain improved technique. It has been a long time since I had any live instruction. Time to give it a try again.
    4 points
  19. Thanks to all for their insights and comments. Philosophy may have been the wrong word. Techniques a better one? Consensus seems to be MS NTC has merit. On the road traveling about this week. Mobile only for creating commentary, so posts are brief.
    4 points
  20. Well yesterday County Champs Foresomes proved a difficult days golf. With my recent poor form I was happy to see some instance improvement from my lesson on Friday. There is some stuff to work on but the immediate results bode well for the future. Sadly however the driver still seems to be the weak club in bag, so much so that I feel uncomfortable with it over the ball and while swinging. It might finally be time to investigate into a replacement. The wind yesterday was averaging 25mph with gusts into the mid 30's. The golf course we played is an inland links course, there's only one tree on the property, a lot of gorse and the rough was grown to knee deep. We started well, until the 9th when my toe hook drive found water, but with the location of the hazard, entry point and flag the drop point was only about 70 yards forward of the tee. My partner then pushed his 3 wood into the wind and found another water hazard. We are now hitting 5 with 140 yards to go. We covered the distance in another 3 shots for a triple bogey 7. It was at this point that the round got a little weird, the next 6 holes contained 2 birdies, a shank, a drove green with three putt and a slam dunked bunker shot. When we got the 18 we were already tired, a little confused over whether we were playing well or badly and ready to get out the now heavy rain. Sadly 18 did not prove kind. 3 balls found the water on the hole and a 5 over par 10 was carded. Unsurprisingly our 15 over par 87 placed us quite far back in the field but no where near last. A very solid 5 over in the afternoon (fifth best score of the day) saw us climb the leaderboard finishing 10th overall. I'm now going to try and avoid spending the day looking at drivers.
    4 points
  21. @Fellaheen51 I can't recommend Monte's stuff enough, I was even lucky enough years ago to have a lesson with him and it very much worth the time. As others have said, Monte doesn't have a philosophy but instead parameters that he believes a golfer needs to fulfill to play good golf. The NTC video you posted is a major part of this and is a clever, concise method to enable a golfer to get their left wrists into flexion and to keep width on the downswing. Both key factors in enabling a squarer clubface and prevent the handle yank move. Any of Monte's videos are exceptional value for money but the NTC series is greatly complimented by the efficient swing series.
    4 points
  22. How many times do you practice a low punch shot at the range? It’s a shot I need too often also. I use my 4 wood, hybrid, 5 or 6 iron usually. Practice hitting the low shot, and you won’t need a “specialty” club.
    4 points
  23. Welcome back friends! The 2021 NFL season is only 5 Sunday's away and that means Commish 2.0 has some people after his crown after last years unexpected title capture. We will be seeking another player to fill the 10 man roster until September 2nd. So, if you're interested please reply to this message or DM myself confirming your interest and we will be more than happy to have you along for the ride. I will be closing the thread to invites September 2, so act fast as it is on a first come first serve basis. Rules are simple. I will be posting the Vegas line for each NFL game throughout the 18 game season and the playoffs as well as a pick for the Super Bowl. The lines will be up each Tuesday with players having to decide upon choosing 3 games in which the: the Favored team, the Underdog, the total points Over, or the total points Under is taken. The score will be kept like a team's win/lose/tie (yes there will be ties) record based on how you did each week. This format will be used throughout the regular season and the playoffs. The winner will be determined by who has the most wins at the end of the season (Super Bowl included). The Super Bowl will also have each player choose a betting line for the game but will also have the player pick a final score for the game. In the event of 2 or more players having the same record going into the big game, the tiebreaker pick will be for all players picking a Final Score for the Super Bowl game a deciding a champion for the season. The thread will kickoff with something called a Divisional Future Pick. In a nutshell this pick will allow the player to pick from 1 of 4 divisions that are pretty highly contested. If the player picks the winner of the division (1 pick from only 1 division) that player will be awarded 10 "wins" to their total after Week 18 of the NFL season. This will be huge for anyone going into the playoffs, whether it is used a separation tool or a chase down tool, this will undoubtedly shake things up going into the playoffs. The Divisions in which to choose from will be the AFC NORTH, AFC EAST, NFC SOUTH, NFC WEST. (please have this pick in before September 6th) * cough* chuntsman and doc *cough* How will I know how I did/doing? In addition to the Vegas Lines going up each Tuesday Morning, I will also be posting each weeks rankings along with a weekly recap. The recaps will always include subtle jabs to the Q man about how his team is stuck with Scam Newton for another year as well as up to date rankings for the week and the season. The only thing that I ask in return is having your pick up before the Thursday Night Game or on Saturday if you don't want to choose from the Thursday Night game and that you, at the very least, mildly participate in the groups shenanigans. We have a pretty fun group so far and I know if we are able to hear from every band member it makes the music a little bit sweeter to listen to. So, please even if it is just once or twice a week, peek your head out from the madness that is life and have a little fun with the boys. I know I would love to hear what you have to say. (unless you're a Cowgirls fan then I just don't care, kidding) Last little bit of housekeeping. I will also be giving out weekly trophies to people based on how the week went with your picks. For example if someone had some bad luck and ended up in last place for consecutive weeks they will be gifted the Basement Dweller trophy, a picture of Sloth from the Goonies next to their name in the standings. Or if someone rolled off some wins consecutively they would be awarded the human torch trophy. There will be more like this that I will slowly introduce as the season approaches but hopefully this will add another element of fun and some bragging rights to the thread. That's it for now from Commish 2.0. If there are any questions/ comments or complaints I'd more than happy to address either before, during, after the season, but until then don't forget to tip your waitstaff and good night.
    3 points
  24. My daughter and I have been golfing together for a few years, very casually. She's not ever into sports but did really enjoy golf, at least the turtles, cranes, deer, and other wildlife we'd see on the course. This summer, we signed her up for golf classes at the local course and it's really improved her game. I'd give her pointers, but was always leery of being too annoying and driving her away from the game, but when it's someone else doing it, it creates a different environment. On Tuesday, she won the award for best chipping and nearly won the award for the best putting, nearly dropping a long putt for the win. Since she's never been into athletics, she's only ever won participation type trophies. She was elated for winning this medal based on her performance. I couldn't be prouder of her. Not only did she win the award, she also shot her best score of 58 last Friday. That's probably 15-17 strokes better than she's done in the past.
    3 points
  25. Haha, if your are looking for blades, then the p790 is not for you. The hate is hilarious, especially from people that have yet to physically hold the club.
    3 points
  26. So at the check in table I met Al Wood who was captain of the team Hutch had put me on. Al was a very tall man dressed in all Carolina Blue. He introduces me to another teammate Jimmy Brown. I shake Jimmy's hand as I introduce myself and told him to please call me LP. Mr. Brown came back with "they call me Smoke." I hit the range and chunked a good bunch of shots. I was spraying driver pretty bad as well. Adding in my performances that week on the course I had very little confidence. My golf cart partner (sign said Cedric Smith) had not shown up and it was now 15 minutes before the shotgun start and Hutch was taking the microphone to go over things. I asked Al when we might expect him and was told oh he's coming. We headed out to #9 our starting hole and I had an empty seat next to me in the cart. With 9 being so close to the clubhouse we waited by the tee box for a few minutes for all the groups to get in position. I then was told by our captain that I was the lead off hitter. As I walked up to the tee box I saw a single in a golf cart headed our way. He stopped at our tee box. I approached him and said hello Mr. Brown I am LP. The man told me he was not Mr. Brown and was a last minute fill in for Mr. Brown and his name was Dartez T. , but please call him Tez. Mr. Talbert had just driven in from Georgia. So I aloud ran through my teammates name as I put my tee in the ground........So it's Tez and Smoke and I'm LP, do you have a nickname Mr. Wood? My captain from that point on was Big Al. I found the fairway on our first hole. By our third hole it was obvious that we wouldn't be using my weak in distance drives as the three of them were plenty long and accurate. Smoke hit it 270, Tez 285, and Big Al hit it 300. I would lead off with a hybrid or 3 wood to have a shot in the fairway should the other three find trouble. I executed doing that about 50% of the time. I hit some high right peelers ob as well as tuggaroo's into trouble left. Thankfully safe shots by the short hitter were not needed as one of my teammates found the fairway all round long. On the second tee box Al asked me what kind of driver was I playing and asked if he could hit it. He smoked the first one and used my Callaway the rest of the day. Oh and not only off the tee mind you, nope Big Al smoked my Mavrick Max off the deck successfully 3 times at 280 clips on the par 5's. The second photo was taken following one of Al's P3P special's. After a few holes listening to my teammates talk hoops and their facing of some the same tough players in basketball I asked Smoke if they all had played serious hoops. He told me they all competed against each other in college basketball some in the early 80's. Smoke played at the D2 school Limestone College down in lindsay land. Tez played guard at Mercer U. down in Macon, Ga. and Big Al was a Tar Heel. Just before Michael Jordan was attending Chapel Hill Al Wood was the best player for North Carolina. Smoke told me Al played six years in the NBA. So now you see that the skinny old weed smoking man was placed by Hutch on a team of basketball studs from back in the day. All of my teammates belonged to golf clubs in their hometowns and were low handicaps who played regularly. I was the only Ashevillian in the group. These were some athletic 50 year old men (not me) in group 9A. We birdied the first 8 holes in a row. In those first 8 holes we used one shot of mine. Par 5, third shot over water from 158. I stuck a 6 iron to 3 feet. I then did nothing for 3 holes. I missed all my shots. On a par four we faced a tuck pin from 50 yards. I found it funny that the minute the ball left the club face with my attempt at a high soft gentle lander with my 60* Big Al loudly calls out, "oh look he's being different...He's going up top, he's taking it high." The shot called for was a low pitch and run, but this was Broadmoor and I have hit such shots a number of times so I went for it. It came to rest inside a foot. Two holes later I stuck a sand wedge from 71 yards to 2 feet. I was starting to contribute. With the distance they hit drivers we never had more than 50-80 yards in for approach shots on the shorter par 4's. On the last 3 holes my putter got hot. I was all of a sudden the team member that was draining birdie putts. I had quite low expectations starting this scramble and did indeed hit some rather embarrassing shots a number of times, but later in the round I started to find a little mojo with my short game and then my putter got hot. At the end of the day I didn't feel too bad about my effort. In the last photo Hutch(orange shirt) stopped by to bust the chops of his college basketball buddies. I thanked the tournament organizer for putting me on fun team of great golfers. I had a very good time playing in the scramble.
    3 points
  27. Marlene Bauer-Hagge won the 1956 LPGA Championship with her Hogan Precisions.
    3 points
  28. As a father of two kids under 3 years old this is aspirational. 3 rounds in a weekend sounds unbelievable! Congrats! Also shoutout to Penny Hardaway who showed up on the WGC Memphis telecast with a Sub 70 hat on. Represent.
    3 points
  29. I think this is all subject to interpretation but Bryson is typically calling his shots "perfect" when they go 10-15 yards over the green (if that is what you call enthusiastically talking about cool shots he made). You see/hear this every week on the telecast and I think every golfer can relate to it but he tends towards the types like this: "OH MY GOD WHY ARE MY WEDGES GOING SO FAR" "I don't understand how that went over it was PERFECT" "TIMMMMMM (RIP)...what is happening?" As I recall Koepka was rolling his eyes at (a) Bryson stomping around in his spikes (b) being loud and (c) talking about how he hit a perfect shot that ended up in a bad place. Basically Bryson is the "it's never my fault guy" and it is always the fault of his driver (which sucks apparently) or some other equipment issue (maybe having a sand wedge with a 6 iron length shaft makes it hard to control distance?).
    3 points
  30. With rain a distinct possibility, I decided to stay close and played a pair of nines at Marovitz this morning. Good call. Got lucky with the opening nine. I teed off with a threesome, and we made it around in just under two hours. I was watching the radar closely, and we finished the round just before the rain hit. After hunkering down in my vehicle for 40 minutes the rain passed, and it was back out for another soggy nine. The rain seemed to have chased away most of the players on the course, so the second play was fairly quick by SM standards. Conditions were decent. I was quite surprised at the amount of new sand in many of the bunkers. Unfortunately it hadn't been groomed in a while, and it was wet with numerous footprints. The greens were similar to Jackson Park, looking good but only rolling 8 or so. Very good day ballstriking. Three birdies and three bogies. Highlight of the day was reaching the long par 4 4th in two. It was playing into a steady headwind, and I hit just about as good a fairway wood as I could hit. The ball came to rest on the back fringe with a back pin location. That was followed by one of the lowlights of the round, a slightly downhill putt that raced a good 7 feet past the hole. I wasn't going to leave the birdie putt short. Luckily I made the comeback for a nice par. Speaking of lowlight, my conversation with the ranger sitting on the 4th teebox checking tee times ticked me off. There was a single stuck behind us. Since there was a threesome in front of us, I mentioned to the ranger that we should ask him if he'd like to tee off with us, and then join the group ahead. The ranger firmly informed me that singles have no standing on the course, and that they won't allow singles to play through. I sternly told him that he should check the rules of etiquette before spouting off nonsense. The rule that singles have no standing was changed in 2004, with a clarification in 2008. I play 99% of my rounds as a single, so I think I know the rule pretty well by now. He insisted I was wrong, so I pulled up the rule on my phone to shut him up. OK, I know it's a city muni, but if you're going to hire someone to help maintain the pace of play, it would sure be nice if they were at least acquainted with the current rules. Grrrr.
    3 points
  31. Well I could be a homer and choose my AZ Cardinals But, I tend to lean towards common sense and am 99.99996529% positive that the Buffalo Bills, my pick, easily take the AFC East
    3 points
  32. Had a set of 2 - P back in 1997, cast stainless steel, with a compact head and decent feel. If you are a good ball striker they work fine.
    3 points
  33. Playing twilight at Marovitz 20yrs ago used to be a “war-zone”...the pro shop staff would lock up at 7p, then people would sneak off #1 for some free golf. It was the only time that I’ve been on a green when someone behind yelled “FORE!”...then hit their approach to the green and played thru. lol
    3 points
  34. Proper spacing of groups is critical to flow. Slowing groups from going off early is as important to speeding them up at times.
    3 points
  35. Update: I dropped by the golf shop this morning and they were very understanding. The shop contacted Ping and Ping agreed to rush a replacement, which I should have next week. So all is good. Lesson learned-if you buy a club in the shrink wrap, don't just assume it is mint condition. Thanks all.
    3 points
  36. I didn't want to sully the brand new post with a terrible recap of a game of golf in which a few things were made infinitely clear to me. 1. The west is on fire, so the rain was a welcome sight as it brought down the smoke, the cooler temps helped with firefighting efforts, and it made for a great day for a mudder. 2. I forgot my rain gloves, but did have my rain coat, pants, and hat which I purchased at Bandon about 5 years ago. Best $229 I ever spent. 3. The rain coat is 13 years old, and it has some sentimental value to me because of the course which is etched on the shoulder. 13 years later, after the downpour, it has become more of a water resistant fabric as opposed to a waterproof covering. 4. The rain took about a club off in distance, unless it slipped in your hand, then it was significantly shorter than the one club. 5. During the course of the round, and it started raining after we started, I would guess over the 3 hours we received close to .5" of rain, but the airport only has us at .21, but I live out past the airport and it was reported the rain there was much less than our experience. 6. I was nine over, and believe I was the medalist in our 8 man shenanigans with atrocious putting, worse ball striking, and the demeanor of a wet sad puppy. 7. By the end of the week we will back into the upper 90's so it was a nice respite to reach a high of 68 with .5" of rain, and so it goes. There is a decided difference between weather and climate. Looking forward to seeing who joins us as a 10th, and I will have to pick the first weekend really early because I will be out of town and away from the internet for a good bit, but heres to hoping for good banter, good GIF's from Touch, and thank you G for taking it on, and, of course, thanks Touch for keeping it going. Peace to this thread and those involved.
    3 points
  37. I enjoy it when a course's web site has a set of drone flyover videos of each hole. Whether it's to check out a course I've never seen but planning on playing or just seeing a bird's eye view of a course I already know well. But in terms of preparing for a round or during play, I don't think drone flyovers give me any particularly useful information beyond what I'd see on a GPS map using satellite imagery. The drone shots are just cool and fun. P.S. I sometimes daydream about real-time drone imagery during a round. It would be cool if like in a Sci-Fi action movie I could send up a little hummingbird-sized drone and find out just who it is up ahead that's slow-playing the entire course behind them...maybe even fit a tiny rocket launcher to light up their backsides and encourage them to move along.
    3 points
  38. Based on my PGA teacher/friend works for Flightscope. The performance diff is near zero and even better and heavily dependent on the repeatability of the player. Players like myself (tore both anterior elbow tendons, rotator cuff issues and now an interior elbow tendon issue) Have gone full graphite and steelfiber shafts. At 52, I still pound it if needed and still keep my GHIN between 0-2, putting keeps me from being a + GHIN. Ive been lucky enough to have tour level fittings so my sticks are completely tuned and perform flawlessly! Myself that's another issue at times. The Graphite/Steelfiber/mixed mesh tech has never been better in Golf! The old days of a sudden flyer that goes 15+ yards further for no reason with graphite are gone as long as you are buying the top quality stuff that's fit for you!
    3 points
  39. My home course is like a bowling alley lined with trees I use a 5 iron(was a 4 iron) choke down, ball back in the stance and you have to sweep the ball Do not hit down on the ball, sweep it like a wood That is the method I have been using for years Everyone has a different swing so you have to find a technique that works for your swing and can be consistent Then again, you can grab a six-pack and a chainsaw and go to work at night
    3 points
  40. So we started by encouraging her to take three practice swings in which she had to allow the sole of the club to interact with the ground. Only when she did three in a row she could move on to striking the ball. She was afraid of the chance that the club might break. First time I had come across this.
    3 points
  41. +1. Still playing MP-54s, no plan on changing. Pretty friendly MPs IMO (same for MP-53s). As long as you have your preferred shaft and forged heads that you can bend if needed... maybe regrip, have some lead tape ready, you should be good.
    3 points
  42. Flag sticks are fun. A somewhat common occurrence happened again over the weekend on one of our golf courses. I have had bears come out on the hole I was playing at the Asheville Muni twice. Always scary, but they seem to never mind the golfers.
    3 points
  43. I’m golf OCD, I would absolutely bring it back ASAP. If I’m going to have “battle scars” on my clubs, they need to come from me. Lol
    3 points
  44. +1 My old 24° 4 iron was my go to club and my new 24° 5 iron seems just as effective. I don't choke down either. I've nailed that punch shot so well on occasion I've considered playing it from the middle of the fairway lol. To the OP are you choking down so much because you are under such low hanging trees/bushes that you have to choke down to get any kind of swing at the ball? Or is it just the technique you employ?
    3 points
  45. Have a lot of practice with that shot, and a 4i played off the back foot seems to work well for me most of the time. I don't usually choke down on it.
    3 points
  46. On the way to Prairie Landing yesterday, I realized I left my wallet at home. But it wasn't at home, it was at work. After rushing to work and then to the course, I went straight to the tee and got there just in time. My tee shot went right into the water. Ended up bogeying the first. Played well the rest of the front and shot 1 over. Eagled 10 and went on to shoot 33 on the back, even though my drive on 18 went into the water. Just missed a putt for birdie to tie my best score of 69. Ended up with 70. Sometimes you jut have to skip the range and putting warmups!
    3 points
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