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  1. All. Need to replace the grip on my putter and i have acquired a Pure putter grip. Problem is is that no one around me installs with the gun method. I know its not the recommended way but has anyone installed with just the normal tape and solvent method?
  2. Pings are great for build quality and i have had no issues with my 565's. Still, IMO, the best looking irons along with the new ZX's of course.
  3. Wow. We are now at $540 for a driver stock off the shelf.
  4. I'm still stuck at about an 18HDCP. My strengths are short game (thanks to Use the Bounce) and putting. Decent driver but my weakness is consistency with my irons. I always feel like i am losing accuracy and distance. I sometimes don't release and push. When i try to release, i feel like i can get flippy. Par 3 and ability to hilt greens are killing me right now. Would you guys think that No Turn Cast would be valuable in addressing that? Not looking for a magical fix. Looking for something i could work on as Fall and Winter approach.
  5. I have to say that generally golf courses have some of the worst run websites around. For a business that is increasingly going digital and relying on web bookings, the booking engines and websites are extremely sub par.
  6. I live 2 miles from Oak Brook and never play it. It's overpriced and usually very very slow. I do utilize their putting green as well. The chipping green is OK as well as long as the occasional guy hitting 40 yard pitches to it
  7. I have never heard of this. So the guy reaches in to your area and use your balls? Are these balls you paid for?
  8. All- My game has evolved enough so that i need to be able to shape the ball on occasion. Specifically, i sometime find myself on the tee box on a Par 3 where i need to hit a bit of a fade for example. There is plenty of info on YouTube for rightys but i am struggling to understand it as a leftty. Any lefties have a tip on set up, grip, etc?
  9. Let's say i have a 15 ft put that i just miss and its 1 or 2 feet away. I make 95% of two footer if i walk up, almost side saddle, and just tap it in. I make 50% when i line up the putt and overthink it. Point is, i think you can overthink this shot regularly.
  10. You may get better at golf by watching YouTube videos rather than taking golf lessons. Everyone on this site hits a 7 iron 175yrds Playing golf in jeans or a tank top is not OK. (as i I think it looks silly and jeans cant be comfortable)
  11. Coyote Run yesterday. I figured that a 4pm start and the heat would weed out some of the slowness. I was partially right. There were a few walkers slowing things up waiting for the group in front to reach the green. In regards to the course. It was in good shape. The fairways were nice and the bunkers decent. The greens were a bit beat up do to a lot of marks not fixed.. Kudos to them for the heavier than normal Chicago rough. It's on the shorter side and i am no means a bomber. I think i lost 4 balls by blowing through the fairway. There are some holes where taking a club or two is advised. Not my favorite track TBH.
  12. I never had a good experience from CC. It's not their fault stuff is delayed but they need to keep you updated,
  13. Driver on 3 at MM is a mistake. Even if you are a long hitter, its tight. The threesome I played with the other day, 2 guys hit driver and sliced it into the junk on the right. I (lefty) crushed a 3 wood but pushed it right. It rolled down the hill into the junk. When we got out to the fairway, we all agreed a iron or light hybrid into the center of the fairway and easy shot in to the green (which two of us hit) was the right play.
  14. Been playing Ravisloe lately. That place is in excellent shape.
  15. Thanks all and indeed it is confusing. This is more for recreational golf where going back to the tee box is not an option. I think @Augster definition is what i am thinking. Third, if you’re playing with local rule E-5, you have the option to try to find your original, and if you don’t, take 2PS and drop about where the lost ball would be, or within 2CL from the edge of the fairway no closer than that spot, or in an area between the two spots. It’s complicated to explain, but easy to do on the course. What i am more referring to is when you are on the tee box and hit a bad drive where you think it is lost. Let's say there is a 50-50 chance you may find the ball. You walk or drive out the the spot you think the ball went in. I know i can take a provisional and re hit under penalty. Give the picture below, as an example, from a course near me. Lets say i hit a wayward drive or even a fairway shot and it land by that red X. Let's assume the course is not marked and there is a bunch of fescue grass there. I take a quick look and there is no way i am going to find the ball. Now, in tournament golf, perhaps i go back to the tee and re hit. This doesn't happen in rec golf. So, i have a few options. Do i drop by the orange dot, in the fairway, which is no closer to the hole (and this is how i read the rule) or B. AM i required to drop 2 club lengths from where i believe the ball crossed in the (woods) etc by the blue dot. The blue dot may be some rough with the 2 club lengths. This is the video that i initially watched which has me wondering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Puxb51tenM [img]https://s3.amazonaws.com/golfwrxforums/uploads/GBAB2WPC6A1X/image.png[/img]
  16. All...apologies for the basic questions but i have been losing a ton of balls lately and realized i don't really understand the rules fully. I have looked at a few videos but still can't figure this out. Three quick questions. On a standard shot from the fairway or rough or even if i'm driving, let's say i put one into the woods. There is no way i could find it and i have a general where it went in. Now i know that i can take a provisional on the drive. The rule as i read it is that i drop no closer to the hole on a line to the flag. So, does this mean that i can drop one in the fairway (no closer to the hole) or is it two club lengths from where i think it went in (most likely in the rough) Let's say on your approach shot, you fly one over the green into the woods. There is very little room between the woods and the green. How do you drop this? Would it be two club lengths from where i think it went in? I would think it'd have to be lateral. as otherwise it'll be closer to the hole. What about if you are approaching a green and land one in the water to the side of the hole? Same drop as above? Thanks in advance! Chris
  17. Agreed. I play a lot of single golf during the week as my job allows for it. I can't understand this either (looking at you Arrowhead).
  18. I have the 565's and am a mid handicapper. Awesome clubs in both looks and feel.
  19. Got 9 in at Flagg Creek, For a quick round and $20, that place is great. It was in good condition.
  20. That's how i feel but i can tell you thay ive talked to a lot of people that are flat out not interested in walking at all. I like the walk but i'd say a majority are really upset by it.
  21. It's easy math. Two go off every 15 minutes equal 8 golfers per hour. Let's say 11 hours of daylight to play is a whopping ~88 golfers per course per day. That's not much.
  22. Trying to get a tee time right now is something i have never seen before. Every place i have tried is booked solid until late twilight.
  23. I remember reading Bobby Clampett's book and he advocated this. Always thought it was counter intuitive to conventional wisdom
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