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  1. [quote name='mich_ping' timestamp='1408410361' post='9960863'] [quote name='rlheiman' timestamp='1408279689' post='9950773']I visiting Detroit tomorrow. I'm staying in Dearborn. Where would be the one course to play tomorrow afternoon while in town?[/quote] So where did you play? Curious because I live in Dearborn and wonder what peoples opinions are of local courses. [/quote] Didn't get out. I was bummed but my travel plans got delayed so wasn't able to get any golf in.
  2. I visiting Detroit tomorrow. I'm staying in Dearborn. Where would be the one course to play tomorrow afternoon while in town?
  3. Headed to MI today for some vacation and golf. Thinking of playing Black Forest, Lochenheath and Arcadia Bluffs. (starting and ending trip in Saginaw) I never hear much about Black Forest, any thoughts? Should I plan different courses? I've played Forest Dunes a bunch of times so I'm waiting for the new Doak course to open before I go back.
  4. If you hook the legs over the upper arms when you set your stand bag on the cart, it won't twist and will ride nicely. Barely even need the straps to hold it then.
  5. Just played Wild Marsh the other day. It is a great track. Challenging and scenic. A little far out on the west side in Buffalo, but a hidden gem and reasonably priced for what they offer.
  6. Sportrx is awesome to work with. I just got a pair of Oakley Deviation prescription glass through them. Their website is really easy or you can call and talk to a rep who will be really helpful too.
  7. Remember that Dismal River now has two courses. The Doak course is amazing. You should go and play all that you can at Dismal I played the Jack course last summer and toured the Doak course. The lodging, food and atmosphere are amazing. You will certainly have a great time if you decide to go. It is worth the money to play the courses once, but maybe not an every year trip. Prairie Dunes and Pines will still be an options next year, where as Dismal may not.
  8. Salty Non-Taper Grip thoughts -- Alright now that I've had the Salty Non-taper grip on for 10 rounds; I am sold. It is the same cork feel and longevity as the original grip I had and now the shape offers stroke benefits. I finally see why Super Stroke has been so popular on tour. The Salty non-taper design is for real. I've found it really helps keep my right wrist from manipulating my putter stroke. I don't have a Super Stroke to take a picture of to compare it to, but I was at the store yesterday and the new Salty smaller grip is the same size as a Mid slim 2.0 grip. I found the greatest benefits of the new grip on the green. The lighter weight of the cork still allows me to feel the head better during the stroke. It lowers the balance point so the swingweight went up by installing this grip, and this really improves the feel. I've had my best putting rounds as of late with this grip on my putter. I feel really confident when lining up putts with the flat top of the grip right along the sight line. On long putts it seems easier to get the right touch because you can really feel the head and can let it swing like a pendulum and on short putts you can just give it a short stroke for a smooth stroke into the hole. The non-taper design really help take the hands out of the stroke and engage the shoulder for a better rocking pendulum stroke. The grip texture is so smooth, I like it best without a glove. It doesn't have any tack to it so if you like that feel, it will certainly be a change, but I think the consistency of feel with this grip is awesome because it always feels the same, hot or cold, dry or humid, brand new or a year old, it doesn't wear like other grips rubber or leather ones. The guys behind Salty grips offer great customer service so if you have a problem or question they will help you out. They also offer some cool custom laser engraving too as you can see from someone else pictures up above. Some of the big name putter companies are getting custom Salty grips for their putters too so you can get a matching grip for your Bettinardi right now and other brands in the near future. The one thing to keep in mind with Salty grips is taking your time on the installation or finding a club builder who will. If you bend the grip prior to installation it will break because it is not rubber. Also the new non-taper takes some additional tape to build up around the lower part of the grip as the inside of the grip is also non-taper yet the shaft most likely will be tapered or stepped. You also can't use air because it doesn't expand like a rubber grip does. But once it is installed you have nothing to worry about. I've had a Salty grip on my putter since the first post here and it is still in great shape, they simply don't wear out, they actually get better with age. The new shape is even better and they are exclusively going to the non-taper shape in two sizes. I love it, the new Salty grip has the same feel and longevity of their original cork putter grip and now the new shape makes it even better for putting.
  9. Wisconsin Dells would be a better trip, not quite equal, but much better golf. Wild Rock, Castle Course, Trappers Turn. Wisconsin Rapids has Lake Arrowhead 2 great courses; Pines and Lakes Stevens Point would be close to equal trip Sentry World is great (although I think it is closed right now until spring 2014).
  10. [quote name='RookieBlue7' timestamp='1375746030' post='7611664'] Ordered one today for the Nead Copper Mini. Quick question, is it completely impossible to install one of these with air? [/quote] I tried early on. The problem is there is no real stickiness on the inside of the grip. The cork/rubber on the inside is really smooth too, much like the outside. Since the grip doesn't expand with air, you can't make it slightly bigger to install so it shrinks tight against the club. Tape and solvent is the only way.
  11. Rome is a small village just outside of Wisconsin Rapids. The land will make for prefect golf, very dunesy, very rugged. I can't wait. I'll see if I can get some pictures of the land when I am in the area next weekend.
  12. If you are going to play 4 rounds in the cities. I'd play these 2: (on the east side of the cities) StoneRidge Troy Burne (technically in WI, but only 15 minutes from StoneRidge) Then I'd pick from: Legends Chaska Town Course Wilds Bunker Hills Refuge Rush Creek (over priced) Dacotah Ridge is 2 hours away from MSP If you want to drive and play real Northwoods golf, Giants Ridge and Wilderness are worth the trek.
  13. The indentations are tiny, tiny. barely visible to the eye, but you can feel them with your hands. It is not a bad thing, not like a Birkenstock or memory foam by any means. Much less indentation than a leather grip or rubber grip. It is great because it is not the same kind of grip wear like other grips, just a tiny compression. But you can sand it out and get the grip completely smooth and fresh again.
  14. These are the only grip that you will find that gets better with age. It is simply amazing how great they feel after 25 or 30 rounds. They are slight indentations where you normally have your hands. I've got 4 grips so far and will probably keep putting them on each new putter I try.
  15. I just installed the new non-taper Salty grip. It is much like the super slim Super Stroke grip. The top is flat and the back is round. It fits really nicely in the hands. New cork seems really good. I'll get in on the course today and see what happens.
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