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  1. Anyone use one of the Vessel stand bags on a push cart and if so which push cart? Does the combo do a god job of preventing twisting? I need both cart and bag and seriously looking at the Player III.
  2. How can anyone be a fan of Patrick Reed? I will answer in my own way. I am not a big gambler, but in Vegas for a conference and decided to bet on the Masters. Pick up a card and filled out the usual suspects. So at this point I figure that I must look down on the odds card and pick a dark horse. I see Reed and I knew he played well around the time so I added him to the bet. Reed wins, and amazingly I think three of the four I bet on were right there on the final day. Amazing. At the same time we needed a new grill. So I decided I would spend the winnings on a nicer gas grill. It has
  3. I own the Shotscope sensor and that has given me a really good idea of how far I hit my clubs. My entire bag is new this year, except the putter, so distances are very important to understand. However, the problem is hitting the golf ball on the course which has a lot of variables. Some holes are uphill and some are downhill. The weather impacts the ball flight including the wind and temperature. And you never can get the carry distance versus total distance. So with some basic distance info, I am now working on better distance information using trackman. I am using the trac
  4. Update on the new clubs with more rounds under belt. I continue to enjoy the 706s. Getting a feel for the distance has taken more time than expected, part of that is mental. But then again it is now off season here and the cold can play with those distances. I find myself hitting over a green or two every round. And the six iron was a great replacement for my old Cobra Amp 5 iron which I struggled to hit. But the plan all along was to get these clubs tested on trackman and get the carry and total distances. I carry a distance card for all clubs, and really use it for the wed
  5. I have the unlined because if I need to wear in colder temps I simply add long johns. I have the jacket as well. I may need to add the short sleeve rain jacket which is on clearance.
  6. I wear them and they are very good but would be considered fully waterproof rain pants. I do get complements when others are wearing their clown rain pants. I will wear them on the days that might rain in case the sky opens up and then it is simple to throw on the rain jacket.
  7. I just picked up the Bridgestone B RX and the Snell MTB-X and MTB Black for testing. Played nine holes alternating balls. So far the Bridgetsone is my favourite since it seems to be the longest with decent spin. But the testing is still out.
  8. This is an interesting acquisition. I appreciate that Callaway owned a slice of TopGolf for a while. But equipment manufacturers typically owned equipment, accessory and apparel brands. Callaway has branched out into entertainment and seizing the new golf player momentum. I wonder if we are going to see broader golf companies since golf is now clearly hot. Will Acushnet feel the need to acquire for the sake of growth. And would they move out of the traditional space? Will one of the manufacturers move into owning or managing golf courses? Think about ClubCorp, Troon, and oth
  9. My clubs came in a bit early and I now have 2.5 rounds with them. I am really enjoying them but still getting used to the clubs, especially the distances. They are easy to hit. It has been getting colder here and has been damp/wet so the greens have been soft. The peak height and distance are amazing. I now have more confidence to go after some back pins that are tucked behind our large bunkers. So far they are really holding the greens. But I have not played with them in dry conditions when the greens are very fast. They also feel different than my old clubs.
  10. Really depends if you are a member of a private or semi-private club. But a public course could be good too. The more mixed group activities you can do the better. Take a few clinics if the course offers them. Are there fun tournaments to play in where you can socialize after the round. We have mixed match play. Is there a special after work league. Perhaps join the ladies golf association and meet a lot of members at the 19th hole.
  11. I never wear a jacket in the winter as I refuse to play in the rain. The best piece of gear is a sweater with lining for the wind. I have one by Bobby Jones and another old Mizuno sweater that I use when it gets below 45. The wind is the killer in the winter.
  12. I walk every round at the home club and use a pushcart. We have two and a half walkable courses with reasonable elevation. My feet feel just fine after the round. However, I do place emphasis on buying good shoes and socks. Never get a blister or have any soreness.
  13. Amen Foozle, great answer. They did not have a lot of equipment to move a ton of earth. So they probably focused on building up the green complexes and let the holes emerge from the land. But they also had a pick of the land back then. Now they build golf courses around housing developments and the land is not always the best for a course so they need to move the earth. I will be playing one of my favorite courses this weekend and I love the routing. The only thing I can add to your answer is that the routing really mattered. But they had the entire parcel to work with and could find the
  14. Bonobos is a sponsor of Justin Rose. I wonder if he will exit his contract since he is not happy with his performance? Just like he did with Honma. Bonobos pants are fantastic.
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