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  1. GolfWRX has always been my go-to site for equipment reviews/recommendations, course reviews/recommendations and overall golf chatter. I like the wide variety of information and it's fun to browse the BST.
  2. X2 for St. Germain or Minoqua CC!
  3. "D**k Out" : when you hit a drive that doesn't go past the women's tees, you have to play your next shot with your "D**k Out".
  4. [quote name='seven dewey' timestamp='1429801842' post='11424869'] [quote name='Your-away!' timestamp='1429624414' post='11406285'] a shot that barely gets 4 ft off the ground, a "worm ducker" still dont know if i made it up or heard it somewhere else [/quote] I always called these worm burners growing up, but a buddy of mine refers to them as "raping snakes" which I always find amusing. [/quote] Worm burners or "Bug F*%#ers"
  5. The "Swing by Swing" app is great for this. I believe, even with the free version, you can preview any course using the Course Explorer feature. This allows you to view all holes and then use the touch screen to see distances, landing zones, hazards etc. It's a really nice feature. FYI...the App itself is free to download, but a premium membership available for a yearly fee that gives you more detailed stats etc. The GPS and course explorer feature are free I believe.
  6. YES. The XHot series has turned out really good. Straightest driver I've hit and you're correct....the 3 wood is a monster.
  7. Callaway XHOT is pretty forgiving. Use the "closed" setting for the face angle and it's hard to slice/push anything to the right. I even have a hard time "working" the ball left to right on purpose with this driver.
  8. [quote name='jrsharp21' timestamp='1408030729' post='9932237'] [quote name='goodoldgus' timestamp='1408030610' post='9932219'] I really like the hats from Kikkor Golf. Yes, it's a golf company, but the logo is pretty "generic", yet cool and modern. I'm really picky about the way hats fit and I really like their flex fits. [url="http://www.kikkor.com/diamond-hat-stealth/"]http://www.kikkor.co...nd-hat-stealth/[/url] [/quote] I like that hat. I think I may have to try one of these. But it looks like the white one is sold out in my size. [/quote] I just bought a black and white mesh Kikkor hat a few weeks ago and now I see it's not even listed.
  9. I really like the hats from Kikkor Golf. Yes, it's a golf company, but the logo is pretty "generic", yet cool and modern. I'm really picky about the way hats fit and I really like their flex fits. [url="http://www.kikkor.com/diamond-hat-stealth/"]http://www.kikkor.com/diamond-hat-stealth/[/url]
  10. Shawn Clement is a good one too. He has an interesting teaching style and explains things very well. He has some nice "playing lesson" videos where he plays a few holes and walks you through his swing thoughts etc.
  11. My PW is 46* and I carry a 50* and 56*. The 50* is my 115-90 yard club and the 56* is my short game and sand wedge. Any more wedges I start playing guessing games with myself and my short game goes to garbage. The 50* is my favorite club in the bag.
  12. How about an oversized grip?! The first time I tried one I was amazed how great it felt in my hands.
  13. I'm really looking forward to the trip and golf. This will be my first time golfing in Arizona and after the long winter we've had in Wisconsin it can't come soon enough. I was shocked how expensive the Kierland rates were even for resort guests. In addition to the favorable reviews for Wekopa, it was an easy decision. I'll probably take advantage of Kierland's practice facilities however!
  14. I'm staying at Kierland at the end of April while my wife attends a conference for work. Chose the 36 hole package at Wekopa vs. golfing at the Resort after reading the comments on this forum.
  15. My local Nevada Bob's rents hard-cases for $25 a week. You might want to check your local stores and see if they offer something similar.
  16. There was an "undercover tour pro" segment in Golf Digest a few months back talking about Pros claiming injuries to keep their tour cards longer or during a stretch of poor play. Obviously Tiger isn't faking to keep his card, but it was interesting. Miss a couple of cuts and all of a sudden you have a "sore shoulder". I bruised/strained my ribs in January. I'm 95% pain free now, but every once in a while it gets sore. Hoping to hit balls this weekend for the first time since the injury. Hope it holds up considering the golf season is right around the corner and I'm heading to Arizona at the end of April.
  17. [quote name='zer0' timestamp='1395335453' post='8911707'] [quote name='Argonne69' timestamp='1395328654' post='8910903'] I really need to make a trek up to Lawsonia and Wild Rock in Wisconsin. Are there other courses near The Dells worth playing that aren't on the list? A stop at Verona might be on the agenda, too. [/quote] You'll be disappointed in Lawsonia if you go expecting it to live up to its ranking. Great, tough course with some of the most elevated greens I've ever seen, but lots of condition issues including one green that is essentially unplayable. Still worth playing and 36 holes there with the Woodlands course for under $200 is a great way to spend a day golfing. Definitely go to Verona. For under $90, U Ridge is one of the best deals you'll find anywhere. Amazing course. [/quote] Hawk's Landing, which is literally next door to U Ridge, and The Legend at Bergamont (Oregon....10 minutes from Verona) are two nice options close to U Ridge not included on the list. Hawk's and Bergamont can both be played for less than $100. Trappers Turn (designed by Andy North) in the Dells is a great course that didn't make the list.
  18. I did the same exact thing as the OP. Got a 60 degree, but it seemed to get me into more trouble than what it was worth. I started dreading short yardage situations because I had to make a decision between the 60 and 56. Even after making the decision, I would second guess myself after hitting a mediocre shot. Dropped the 60 and use 56 as my highest lofted club.
  19. [quote name='Socrates' timestamp='1392219359' post='8651811'] [quote name='goodoldgus' timestamp='1392217920' post='8651627'] Baseball swings aren't fast....they are quick. The reason why MLB players are great hitters is because of the quickness of their hands and the ability for them to wait until the last millisecond to swing. The speed at which the barrel the of the bat moves isn't as important as quickness of the batter's hands. [/quote] The ball (base or golf) doesn't know anything other than the speed of the bat (or club face). It doesn't matter whether the speed was attained quickly or slowly. Speed is speed. If your car hits a brick wall doing 60, does it matter whether it took you 14 seconds to get to 60 in Fiat 500 or 3 seconds in a Ferrari? [/quote] I would agree with your comments. I was trying to relay that comparing an elite baseball hitter to a long drive competitor is apples to oranges. Bryce Harper's goal is to have a short, concise and very quick baseball swing which doesn't necssarily equate to swinging super hard/fast. I'm not sure if a long driver's goals are the same.
  20. Baseball swings aren't fast....they are quick. The reason why MLB players are great hitters is because of the quickness of their hands and the ability for them to wait until the last millisecond to swing. The speed at which the barrel the of the bat moves isn't as important as quickness of the batter's hands.
  21. These are great. They come in a pack of three and work great. They are a little on the small side, but it's nice you can rotate them when they get too dirty. http://www.amazon.com/Microfiber-Golf-Greens-Towel-Black/dp/B008GDH8S0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1392168498&sr=8-2&keywords=microfiber+golf+towel
  22. TW14 SOLD!! Price reduced on the putter. Will entertain reasonable offers. Let's get this sold!
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