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  1. Had a trip to East Lothian planned for late August that we ended up postponing to next year. The deciding factor was Muirfield telling us that they might not allow guests to play even if the quarantine is lifted. So while we were bummed about having to postpone, all of the courses and our Air Bnb hosts were incredibly easy to work with to get everything pushed back a year and I applaud them for that. Not ideal but there are people making way more important sacrifices during this crisis than me and my friends are. Will be nice to have next year's trip fully paid for more than a year in adva
  2. > @QMany said: > Maybe it is my ignorance and return to public links, but the pace of play at Indian Creek and Quarry Oaks has been brutal on the weekends. Last summer, I ended up walking off both of them after a nearly 3:00 front nine and getting refunds. But that is just the weekends, where hundreds of players are packed. I walked 18 on a Wednesday afternoon in 3:20 easy. Unfortunately Q I think this is a widespread problem that needs to be addressed in Omaha. I had a 5+ hour round at Indian Creek last Saturday and had to wait on every shot from holes 2-15. I think with more chal
  3. Yesterday I saw two course rangers escort a group off the golf course I was playing at. Since nobody has the stones anymore to enforce pace of play I'm assuming that they were kicked off for not following the cart path only rule for the day due to wet conditions. Anyhow just thought I'd share my joy as I've been a long time whiner about playing public golf and haven't seen anyone at the public tracks that I play try to enforce any sort of rules for quite some time. It's probably sad that it has come to the point where I get enjoyment out of seeing someone get booted off a course. I need
  4. Unfortunately it's now March and it doesn't look like we're anywhere closer to golf season. Looking like at least middle of April before everything melts and dries out. I hate winter.
  5. I agree with both of you, the national membership is steep given their round limitations. I'd rather just pay the unaccompanied rate than pay for the either national membership tier. Is that usual practice for national memberships to have those kind of limitations? I have a couple of friends/mentors who are either current or former national members at Prairie Dunes and they never mentioned anything about limitations like that. Also if I'm being honest Prairie Dunes is a much better track than Harvester for a better price, at least prior to the renovations to Harvester. I will say that
  6. I agree with both of you, the national membership is steep given their round limitations. I'd rather just pay the unaccompanied rate than pay for the either national membership tier. Is that usual practice for national memberships to have those kind of limitations? I have a couple of friends/mentors who are either current or former national members at Prairie Dunes and they never mentioned anything about limitations like that. Also if I'm being honest Prairie Dunes is a much better track than Harvester for a better price, at least prior to the renovations to Harvester. I will say that
  7. Being that it will be the only trip to Scotland for half of your group I would recommend lengthening the trip by 3 days if possible. I know this may not be feasible due to either time or money constraints but it would maximize the experience for those guys who are on a bucket list trip. I would echo other's sentiments to add Prestwick on the first leg of your trip, then keep the St. Andrews area courses as you currently have them (Kingsbarns gets criticized I think mainly because its a newer course but it's very very good and worthy of its top 100 world ranking), and then add two more days a
  8. I always thought that was a great idea having a second set at your parents place for when you go visit. The only issues that I would personally have with doing that myself would be: spending money to update both bags throughout the years could get expensive (although you could just send the equipment that gets cycled out of your gamer bag out there as you get new stuff), and I would have to constantly remind my parents to not let anyone else use my clubs which they would still probably ignore haha.
  9. With the only exception possibly being the absolute cream of the crop public courses (i.e. Harvester before it went private), I'd say it's fairly safe to assume that if the weather looks playable to you that most courses would be open.
  10. I don't think that was the purpose but it might have been the outcome. I'm also doubtful that a business who derive a fair portion of their income from expensive upgrade shafts would use social media to suggest that stock shafts are optimal. That would be s***.ting in your own nest. They say literally within the first minute and a half of the video that they've had people ask is the Mizuno head not as good as the Cobra based on the videos they've posted in the past week or so. They're trying to give it a fair shake.
  11. I understand they are trying to fit the guy with the right combo, but it would have been nice to see them test one of the Atmos shafts. Testing with crazy expensive after market shafts just doesn't speak to most golfers interested in buying the new Mizuno. I would also bet that the numbers with an included atmos shaft would be very similar if not better than the exotic shafts he was testing. I understand they are trying to fit the guy with the right combo, but it would have been nice to see them test one of the Atmos shafts. Testing with crazy expensive after market shafts just doesn't sp
  12. I struggle with this topic too and always seem to go back and forth with my opinion on it. There are a lot of times where I just think "oh come on, you guys are the best players in the world you can't make Callaway's, Taylormade's, etc. retail drivers work?". But when you see how small the margin for error is out on tour and being more comfortable with your clubs could be the difference between keeping and losing your tour card, or winning and losing a tournament I definitely understand why they do it. Although I don't base my club purchasing decisions based on what pros are using, I will a
  13. Spending a week in Dornoch in the middle of May, spent a third of my last trip to Scotland there and am excited to just be staying in one place for an entire trip. Playing the following courses: Royal Dornoch (3 days) Carnegie Links Tain Golspie Was ecstatic to get a tee time at Carnegie Links, also looking forward to playing Tain and Golspie for the first time as well.
  14. Any info on launch/release date? 2/1 Hasn't that been and gone...... I see what you did there.
  15. T-20 coming in september along with new MP line. Gonna keep the T wedges on same release as MP and the S on JPX lines going forward The T-20 is gonna be in three finishes, only confirmed is satin so far. Feel somewhat safe in saying one is gonna be blue and hopefully one raw since they did release raw T-7 for tour Unfortunately I think that it's more than likely going to be blue, gun metal, and satin like the current S18 wedges are. Hope you're right though.
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