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  1. I doubt they'll ever discontinue the standard Crossline and Crossline Cord. Like the Tour Velvet, they'll be around forever. BTW, I also strongly agree the Crossline (and Cord variant) last far longer than the GP "equivalents". I have a few backup clubs that where the Crosslines have been on for several years (mostly sitting in a hot attic) that still have good grip. Give them a good scrub with some Dawn detergent and a nylon brush or Scotchbrite pad, and they come back very nicely. Tour Velvets don't respond this way - once they start going off, they just get slicker fast.
  2. dubbelbogey

    Bad look

    Hah! Golf's got nothing on the cyclist's tan lines I lived with for many years!
  3. I often finish up my driver range session work with a ball or two from my bag of retired game balls. It's a very noticeable difference between how those fly and the range balls, even if the range balls are relatively new. This is on a range that extends out to over 300 yds, so they're not using the super limited distance balls. The "real" balls just fly a good bit farther, no doubt. The few times I've played at a higher end course with high-quality range balls were the exceptions where the balls flew effectively the same as my game balls.
  4. dubbelbogey

    Bad look

    I wear longer socks with shorts all the time. Usually black, too!
  5. I will say that since COVID, single player carts are more common. I still walk whenever possible and I've had a good number or rounds where I'm the only walker with three other singles in their own carts. Typically there, the cart-based guys are the ones doing the vast majority of searching - they can simply get to the search area much more quickly than I can on foot. Just a practical reality.
  6. My worst golf has almost always been on the range. I have never had a real, on-course round where the ball striking was anywhere near as bad as my bad range days. That said, I've learned to minimize those bad range sessions and they're increasingly rare now: First, if I get any inkling whatsoever that my swing is going off, I immediately switch to doing something different. Very different. E.g. instead of full swings, I hit a bunch of chips and pitches to targets (usually just balls lying downrange) anywhere from 10-40yds away. Don't ingrain bad habits or bad feelings b
  7. I always have a 60* in the bag, and use it a fair amount, but that's as much for the fact that it has low bounce (4*) as it is for its loft. I like options for bounce depending on turf/sand conditions. I used to carry a 64* wedge when I regularly played a course where every green is both elevated and surrounded by berms. That club was my "rescue" club for that course when I short sided myself. But, I don't play there as much these days, so the 64* sits in the garage.
  8. I usually agree with most of your opinions, but in this case I think I'm the outlier. I just never really experienced the "bad behavior" often attributed to the SLDR. Played it for years and only switched from it because it was "claimed" from my bag by a relative. Playing what is supposedly a much more forgiving driver now, and I don't really notice much difference in my own driving stats. I'm definitely not saying the SLDR is for everyone - clearly the general consensus is that it's not. But maybe for some swing types, it can be quite reliable. But just to bring the or
  9. You're going to get all sorts of opinions on this one. Certainly, it's most "safe" to wait for your Golfworks package to arrive. That said, I've had zero issues using epoxies from Devcon, Loctite and Gorilla. Sometimes of the 90minute variety, other times the "riskier" 5 minute type. Several dozen sets in total - well over a hundred clubs in total. All for either personal/family sets or those for close friends. I don't do this for a living. Knowing myself and my friends, all of these clubs sit in hot cars in the the intense western sun so get baked fairly we
  10. I'd say skill level rather than distance is the best determinant of what tees you can play from. Like Doc said above, there's a lot of players who don't hit it far, but can march that ball straight down the fairway with almost every shot and shoot very respectable, if not downright excellent scores. But if you're face with iffy forced carries, and lots of potential to lose balls because of distance, then playing golf that way all the time is really not that much fun.
  11. I agree with this. The more eyes on the ball, the better. It has never bothered me one bit that someone is directly behind me when I'm teeing off. That said, I understand this is not often the etiquette preference. Unless asked, I'll usually stand on a line 45 deg behind the golfer, so he can see I'm there, but I'm not right in his line. This is usually decent enough for tracking most tee shots. Not perfect, though, if the sun is in certain spots. If the sun is a problem, I'll sometimes ask a partner to specifically stand directly behind me to help me track a ball.
  12. Actually, what you or other folks wear doesn't matter to me at all. I was only referring to preferences for what I personally wear. I've played with guys who literally do the CPG thing - socks and golf sandals. I say more power to them.
  13. I wear crew length black socks with white shoes. And gray shoes. And black shoes. And blue shoes. Suits my personal taste just fine, thank you. I'm decidedly not a fan of no-show socks. Reminds me of all the frat boys wearing their penny loafers with no socks.
  14. MP-32s. Been in the bag for a few seasons and not likely to move any time soon.
  15. Prices will go up as long as the consumers continue to make it profitable. Fundamentally, these are luxury goods. When in the new market, these are not "tools" like you buy at the hardware store, where working professional contractors demand value for price, and the competition is fierce. Personally, I refuse to participate in the new market. I'll wait a few years (or more). But I know this is not what the OP said. I agree that they do not deliver value for the price - not even close. Not even remotely close. But I understand fully why they do it.
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