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  1. #10 at Clint Eastwood's place in Monterey (Tehama) Yardage marker doubles as a great beer holder.
  2. Was also really hoping to hear about some new products from Bushnell. Specifically hoping to see an update to their hybrid rangefinder. Oh well.
  3. The only info I recently got is shaky at best, as the info is one of those "friend of a friend" rumors. But, played a tourney over the weekend and my playing partner said he spoke with his "guy" and was told July release for new player's irons (not specific on the actual series) He then spoke to his other, separate "guy" and told him he heard new irons coming in July. The response was "who told you and how did you know?" So the other "guy" confirmed July. So nothing even close to concrete, but it's something.
  4. Kind of feels like Ping is making it hard to be a loyalist. The updates to the s (now iblade) and i series is just a really long time to game the same set of irons. I know a lot of folks get upset with other companies releasing too frequently, but waiting 5 years for an iblade update is just painful. I guess the i series is fairly close to the iblade, but even the i210 is 3 years old now. Blueprint, to me, is in a completely separate category. Love Ping, have always been a Ping player starting with the i series, and past few generations of s series/iblade. B
  5. Awesome little device here. Upgrading to full blown sim so I won't have as much use for it. Tested it to death at the range and the numbers are impressively accurate. Comes with everything, as you can see in the photo. Looking for $sold shipped. Feel free to ask as many questions about the device as you'd like.
  6. Never played this but this seems like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing. To keep the point totals from getting ridiculous, maybe you have to automatically bank all points at the turn? So you can let it ride holes 1-9 and all points are automatically banked heading into hole #10. Could also just lower the points while keeping them relative to each other. Bogey = 1 Par = 3 Birdie = 6 Eagle = 12 Gonna give this game a go with my buddies that like to gamble. Always looking for new games.
  7. Didn't read most if the comments, but this just needs to stop. Golf is the only sport where athletes become bigger, stronger, faster and people get worried that the weaker, less athletic people can't compete anymore. Would you want to see an under 6ft tall basketball league? Because they would play the game the way it was originally meant to be? Who cares if scores get lower? Whoever wins is relative to the competition -- not the course. Dynamic athletes have finally taken interest in the sport the last 20 years or so. That's a good thing. Let t
  8. Honestly, I think you said it correctly in your OP that it has to "all come together." It's why golf is such a great game. To play well, you really need to be firing on all cylinders. Driving, iron play, chipping/pitching, and putting are all about equal when you are trying to break par. Shooting under par generally means you don't have many glaring flaws. So it's less about fixing errors, and more about polishing each aspect of your game. I think the only exception is the "hot putter" days. If you drain a bunch of putts from 15-25ft, you can always go low.
  9. LOL. This is exactly right. And it applies to tons of activities other than golf. Pick your analogy. "Traffic would be better if people just..." Relying on people to be savvy isn't a good strategy. Would love to see single carts become the norm. I don't think its takes too much away from the social aspect of the game, plenty of opportunities to chat with your playing partners while riding as a single.
  10. Yeah, the other Ping threads are blowing up about the g425 line. Have to think there will be some info/leaks coming soon.
  11. Here in the SF Bay Area, courses and driving ranges are absolutely packed. I've been playing at the same muni for 10+ years and I have never had to even make a tee time. Just show up, and will most likely get on the 1st tee in about half an hour. However, the past 2 months or so I have to book days in advance and no chance of just walking in hoping for an opening. So, one would think that a packed course (that will inevitably have a lot of rookie golfers) would produce some seriously slow rounds. However, I have been shocked and really pleased with the pace of play. I h
  12. Lot's of info coming out that makes it seem likely Ping will be releasing at least some products soon. Have read/heard that multiple people have seen and/or physically hit the iBlade replacement. Have to believe it's just on the horizon?
  13. So can we safely assume we won't be seeing these (or anything) from ping until 2021? Such a bummer. Was really looking forward to some new sticks this year. Hoping someone has some info.
  14. Man, this wait is really starting to hurt. Absolutely love cast players irons as I typically hold onto a set for years before I go new. My s56's are getting long in the tooth and I'm really, really hoping that Ping offers something in this line for the upcoming season. That said, I probably wouldn't be too disappointed just getting some iBlades. Still some great sticks. Just a mental pain to buy "new" when they are almost 4 years old now. Hoping someone can get some info in the next month or so.
  15. Up for grabs is a Cure Putter. If you have been looking for a putter that will be the talk of the greens as soon as you pull it out of the bag, this is the one for you! RX5 model. And to be honest I'm not entirely sure how to measure this since the shaft/lie angle is adjustable. I'll just say its a 34.5" -- the shaft itself is 33" and the head is 1.5" tall. $175 shipped.
  16. I don't know what I do. But I do know that if I'm about to play someone who spent most of their time hitting 60-80 yard shots on the range instead of blasting drivers ---- I'm probably about to get whipped.
  17. Jim Furyk. You could hustle so many people at your local course.
  18. Bumping a 9 year old thread. I have a serious hatred for cart paths as well. Often the placement of the cart path is so close to the fairway or green, that a decent shot can still hit them and go flying. I fully understand why cart paths need to be there. But there just has to be an alternative material to concrete. Maybe some sort of rubber like they use on playgrounds? Could even make them a dark green color so that you don't have ugly cement ruining the beautiful aesthetics of the course.
  19. I really wonder if the two-person cart is a major contributor to slow play. So often we all see the cart in the left side of the fairway, with the playing partner just sitting in the cart instead of heading to their ball and preparing. Obviously carts are here to stay, and should. But I would love to see a test run of smaller, one person carts. Just a thought.
  20. I stop waiting for my playing partner if his second (or 3rd...ect) shot is just catching up to my drive. I sneak off the back if I see the first is crowded. I walk 20 yards down the driving range to get free range balls that people topped. I tell high handicappers that the distance to the pin is 15 yards further than it really is after I use my laser. I'll get to the course early to hit some balls on the range, but when my friends show up I say I just got there and didn't hit any balls so that I have an excuse on the first couple holes. I sometimes log into my father's golfnow accoun
  21. I'd have to go with any great shot after an absolute terrible shot. Example -- last week I came to a short dog leg left par 4. I took out driver to try to hit a high draw over the trees and get up by the green. I literally drop kicked my driver about 4 inches behind the ball (ouch) and the ball skirted no more than 70 yards. Being so mad, I irrationally pulled out my 3 iron to try for a hero shot. Was 75% sure I couldn't hit it high enough to get over the trees in my way. Absolutely flushed a big high draw over the trees and it worked it's way right up to the green. What a feeling. A
  22. Ping doesn't have a 2 iron (17 degree) listed anywhere. But just saw this on eBay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223012469974 I know ping will do custom clubs for their players, any chance this is legitimate?
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