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  1. Nothing like getting an email just now from Flagg Creek telling me that "The course is calling. Book now!" It's 19 out
  2. Crazy we are at $600 for a driver...stock. That being said, I bet you see more than a few of these in bags this year.
  3. Yeah...its tough. I used to by a new driver every 3 or 4 years slightly used off eBay. Now the head alone costs almost as much as new.
  4. Yep. I hit some really nice drives today that were just off the fairway. I think i found maybe 2 out 5.
  5. Got my last round in for the year at Ravisloe today. Course was in good shape, weather was stunning. It was a challenge playing with leaves and a very slow foursome in front of us. I like that course a lot. Played some good golf this year, still working on things. 2021 was a good year for golf.
  6. I'm going to try and jam in one more round this year on Monday. By the looks of the prices and availabilty, I'm not the only one.
  7. Weather looks shaky next week. I usually can go to about 1st week of Nov before it becomes time to put the clubs away.
  8. I do like the firmness of the ball and maybe it was the later summer/fall conditions but for me, i didn't love it around the greens. I also noticed alot less runout of my driver as well. For me, and for the price, its fine but it's not in my top 3 balls.
  9. I decided to try this ball out after a few years off from it. it's fall here so there is room to try new things. The Ksig in its current form is decent but I dont like it around the greens. The spin rate seems lower and off the putter it seems jumpy to me. I had a lot of trouble stopping it on chips and pitches.
  10. I'd say about 2 weeks ago, courses decided to stop the maintenance. Not all courses but from what I have seen, you are getting shaggy fairways, aerated greens, tee boxes that are like the rough etc. The labor shortage is affecting courses too. I think i logged my last score about 2 weeks ago. I was with 2 others the other day at White Pines and no one made a putt over 6 feet for 14 holes. The greens are that bumpy.
  11. Another shout out to Flagg Creek. In the times of courses not taking care of their courses (University Village and to a lesser extent White Pines), FC is always in good shape. For a 9 hole fun round with the wife, its a good play.
  12. @MountainKing PB is still my fav track in the area and I don't live that close. Pace always seems decent there even on the weekends. Played a few rounds this weekend. First off, University Golf Course yesterday. This has to be the biggest trash course in the area. I have never seen a course in worse condition and I live by Fresh Meadows. First off, the rough was 3 inches thick. That's fine. Rough is supposed to be penal. The fairways were not cut...at all. Also, you were rewarded with a good tee shot in the fairway but looking for your ball in an extreme amount of lawmmower clippings. The greens were diseased, filled with goose droppings, burned out, pitted. Basically unplayable. What I mean is that you couldnt make a putt due to the sheer amount of junk in your line. That course should be embarrassed by their product. I wish i could get my money back. White Pines West today. This is my underrated course of the year. It's not a bad track, not too hard but has a few trickey spots. It's usually in good shape. However, please cut your fairways. They were semi rough... I guess end of the season means the lawnmowers arent working....
  13. Man...I still don't get not letting folks playing through. I played with two others yesterday and my 2 playing partners (famlly) were the slow ones. I couldnt take the foursome rising up on us and waved them through. What's the big deal with doing that? I play better as I dont have people riding up on me, and the people behind me get to get on with their round.
  14. Got a quick 9 in at Buffalo Grove today. I was up there for work so I thought i'd try it. It was $20 for walking and thats a fair price (unlike Oakbrook). Decent track that I wouldnt say is overly difficult. You can spray it a bit and be OK there. The condition of the course for this late in the year was excellent. The greens were in excellent shape, the fairway's looked good. The rough was a change of pace from most place here in IL....it was thick. The traps were nice as well. They were about as sandy as I have seen. We usually have more hard pan but these were not bad. Overall, its funny around IL. Sometimes you play a basic muni like BG and it's in really good shape. I have played courses for 3 times that cost that were not in as good of shape. So yeah, Buffalo Grove. Nice job.
  15. I need to learn my lesson about playing Oakbrook. It's becoming a shooting gallery. I was hit into twice by the same group. The pace of play is always awful there. Great lesson on supply and demand though. Take a average course, pack it full of people. Oakbrook is like a pretty girl with nothing else but it's close and there is no competition in this area.
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