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  2. There's also AGTNE... smaller than the Tour, no lottery, and can still get on different courses. https://agtne.com/ Quite a few rounds, 2-3x a week, in SE Mass/RI area Southish of Boston. Oh, and were the Interclub Champions last year. https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/3230048 And... if you also play in the winter, there's the Winter Golf Tour. https://newintergolf.golfclub.net/cm/web/site/page.html?clubId=80246
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    Boca Golf and Racquet?

    Ok, allow me to update this thread after playing 2 rounds on it Tuesday, morning was overcast, afternoon was spotty showers. City now owns this course. And what a GEM it is for them to now own. Conditions were more than proper for the course and, be sure to ask for a replay rate if playing 2 rounds on the day (it's $30). Lovely clubhouse, awesome course, but.. it's completely evident that it's city employees working here now. So, you won't have the same level of service as if it were private. You know the feeling with muni courses, it feels like them doing anything is a favor to you, and not because you wanted to be there. It was evident there. Greens were rolling excellently and very receptive to scoring irons landing and holding. Lots of greens are slightly sloped back to front, so if you're going for the pin, and are used to spin, be aware of that little tidbit. It took me until later in 2nd round to start putting the ball past the pins (where I could) to allow spin to come back to the pin, which paid off with 4 birds on the back 9. I'm more used to drop hop stop, but I was also playing a new to me ball and ... wow. (Upcoming 2022 AVX I was testing (review in the equipment > Golf ball forum). I had a couple balls I landed in the middle or middle/front that rolled off the front and a couple into the bunkers. So, good times, had by all. Only drawback was the staff... Clubhouse staff are still getting used to 'golf'. As I said, it was raining/showers in the afternoon. Evidently, we were the only ones to continue the back 9 that day and while we didn't know it, we are used to playing in the rain, and have umbrellas, jackets, gloves with us. So, fast forward to 18th hole, and hitting our layups in front of the water on this par 5, when a staff member came out to say "hey, you guys are last out here, can you turn in the cart when you're done." I mean... we're on 18. What's the purpose of coming up and saying that? We'll be there in a few minutes. Evidently, when they said 'we were last' it means, there were two guys to put the cart away, and everyone else had already left for the day. So, as we went by the cart return on our way to the 18th island green, we gave them the cart, pulled our bags and walked to the 18th bridge to finish up. Carried our bags AROUND the clubhouse, and we had the last cars in the parking lot. The staff had left. We looked at each other "3 club challenge"? But decided against since we were done with the showers. But again, loved the course. Staff? Typical muni.
  4. Played Jacaranda East on Monday afternoon and felt like we owned the course, as it was empty. Cost may have something to do with it. Conditions were great, no complaints and conditions were great and ball was rolling nicely on the greens.
  5. Osprey is only good for one round in the afternoon as the earlybirds suck up all, ALL of the early tee times because they can reserve father in advance than public. If that works for you, great. I played Jacaranda (East) Monday. Worth it. Had the course to ourselves and while spendy, I'll take that on a fun course, and no one to a) wait on in front of us and b) pushing us. If you're between Miami and Ft L, look at Boca Golf and Racquet club. Now public. We played 2 rounds Tuesday and the course is in great condition, and fun. Watch out for 18th.
  6. Played three rounds in FL this week with the AVXs. I had to do a brand new calculation when approaching the green that had not been previously employed by yours truly... "Do I have enough room behind the pin to land it and spin it back?" as I've always played "one hop and stop" balls, including ProV1x as that was my swing. Played Jacaronda on Monday afternoon, and 2 rounds at the now public Boca Golf and Racquet Club, morning and afternoon. Monday was warm and sunny. Tuesday morning was overcast. Tuesday afternoon was showers/rain. Monday I worked just on paying attention to driver and putting feel/sound to get used to it in warm weather. With both current v1x and new AVX, and sound off AVX is more muted than the v1X on driver and putter. *I couldn't find an old avx before I left to compare and now, sitting here saying "shoulda bought a sleeve there" -duh. I like it and it sounds good to me, as I like more muted than harsh 'tink' or 'tap' sounds. Flight is a little lower off driver, higher off approach irons/wedges than the v1X, and... that's amazing, and plays a little into the next bit. Monday and all day Tuesday I was landing on greens and spinning it back and just not considering something I never had to consider before as I opened with above... I just chalked it up to either a bad shot or swing. Almost all approaches with 8i to wedges I would work, as I always have, on landing on front (staying below the pin), and one hop stop. But now, I found they spun off the front or landed middle and spun to front (leaving long putts to middle/back flag). I simply couldn't get it to do what I was used to, which was drop hop and stop. It took me until Tuesday mid to back 9 on the afternoon round to take all that into account, and on holes with the pin on the middle/front, club up the approach and then, then .... magic. 4 birds on the back 9. Never did THAT before! (Watch out tour!!!) It's spinny. To me and my swing, more spinny than the v1X or older AVXs. On small chips or bump and runs, the ball would check hard and almost refuse to roll out. And that's even on wet greens that were rolling rather nicely. I can tell you this... while it took some getting used to, I liked it. Once I figured it out, the scores dropped and was able to get it much closer to the hole. Will I play it this year? Can;t say that. I really like the V1x because I *don't* have to think about spinning it back in relation to pin position.
  7. Played three rounds in FL this week with the AVXs. I had to do a brand new calculation when approaching the green that had not been previously employed by yours truly... "Do I have enough room behind the pin to land it and spin it back?" as I've always played "one hop and stop" balls, including ProV1x as that was my swing. Played Jacaronda on Monday afternoon, and 2 rounds at the now public Boca Golf and Racquet Club, morning and afternoon. Monday was warm and sunny. Tuesday morning was overcast. Tuesday afternoon was showers/rain. Monday I worked just on paying attention to driver and putting feel/sound to get used to it in warm weather. With both current v1x and new AVX, and sound off AVX is more muted than the v1X on driver and putter. *I couldn't find an old avx before I left to compare and now, sitting here saying "shoulda bought a sleeve there" -duh. I like it and it sounds good to me, as I like more muted than harsh 'tink' or 'tap' sounds. Flight is a little lower off driver, higher off approach irons/wedges than the v1X, and... that's amazing, and plays a little into the next bit. Monday and all day Tuesday I was landing on greens and spinning it back and just not considering something I never had to consider before as I opened with above... I just chalked it up to either a bad shot or swing. Almost all approaches with 8i to wedges I would work, as I always have, on landing on front (staying below the pin), and one hop stop. But now, I found they spun off the front or landed middle and spun to front (leaving long putts to middle/back flag). I simply couldn't get it to do what I was used to, which was drop hop and stop. It took me until Tuesday mid to back 9 on the afternoon round to take all that into account, and on holes with the pin on the middle/front, club up the approach and then, then .... magic. 4 birds on the back 9. Never did THAT before! (Watch out tour!!!) It's spinny. To me and my swing, more spinny than the v1X or older AVXs. On small chips or bump and runs, the ball would check hard and almost refuse to roll out. And that's even on wet greens that were rolling rather nicely. I can tell you this... while it took some getting used to, I liked it. Once I figured it out, the scores dropped and was able to get it much closer to the hole. Will I play it this year? Can;t say that. I really like the V1x because I *don't* have to think about spinning it back in relation to pin position.
  8. PGA TV shows them finishing on 17 and then... drops the ball. Nothing. They talk about 18, but don't show anything??? WTF? They did this yesterday too.... whats the deal? They used to show all the play when it was just on PGA TV with NBC or Amazon. Is there something else going on with the ESPN+ coverage? I'll drop it if that's the case.
  9. Putting both with a Milled putter, there is a difference in sound. You may not like it, as it's slightly deeper... It seems to come off a little better though, as sound sometimes doesn't translate to feel. --kC
  10. Sign up for Team Titleist. Heading to Boca Raton tomorrow for a few rounds. Seen some great results from the Trackman on these, played outisde in 40* weather, now to test them in warm weather and outside and get the results into the survey pushing the "2 weeks" to the limit... 2 weeks, two years, same thing with the 'curve'.
  11. Me, when I'm there every october?
  12. I also flip my irons, head-side down in the bag only grips up. I had one trip I did that, and when I got home, they were all back to normal side up with an "inspected" bag tag inside.
  13. "I'm not ready, I tHoUgHt We ArE pLaYiNg ReAdy GoLf!" And in the fairway, you may or may not be near enough to prod them as they "go through their motions" and watch others hit who are in front of them. I mean, how to players that not only got to their balls further down the fairway, but also were ready to hit by the time the player *back there* even pulled a club, even though they were at their ball first? And if you don't go ahead to your own ball, you have to wait *even longer*, and then spend more time to get to your ball to hit it. It's all about controlling the advantage watching the others ball flight on good shots, how they land on the green, if they stop, or roll out, (and sometimes, also slowing faster players down to try and take them out), and especially in fourball, "Do I *have to* make a good shot? Or did they miss so I only have to get it on the green?" Strategery.
  14. So you want slower league play? That's how you do it. For the most part, everyone is good at ready golf, but it's just a few of the 'A' players that a some of us others have figured out. Like I said, there is no reason to be angry as their response to "your turn" other than a slow or unready player. And these 2-3 hear it, a LOT. ;)
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