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  1. Thank you so much for posting. As a 20+ year Ping Hoofer user, the 2021 2.5 has made me a total convert. Have to admit, probably like the color choices better in this year‘s catalog versus the 2022 but that said, still a great bag!
  2. hard to argue Warrick, True is tough to beat. You got me all interested in the Sport Lux and it looks like they aren’t shipping until mid-October, but I’ve put an order in regardless. Already have 2 pair of the knits!
  3. I would say yes and no. I think it is a great chance for kids to be part of a "big tournament" atmosphere who may not be playing high level junior tournaments like AJGA or the higher level regional tours. It was run very well and unlike something like the HJGT - I felt you got more of what you paid for. I would say that if you look at it as tournament/vacation to Pinehurst that would be the proper way to view it. My son qualified by winning the individual state title, but to your point, there were kids from our state that were let in that finished 4th or 5th. We gave up on some good regional events here in New England to go to Pinehurst and I won't be doing that again.
  4. It was a good event and well run, but not sure I would go back. Titleist was a sponsor and the gifts were very nice along with Footjoy shoes. It is a great opportunity to go with teammates and visit Pinehurst if you have never been (my Son went as an individual), but not a event to go to if you are only concerned with the scoring and quality of field. There were 300+ players and while the top end was very good (future high D1 players), the bottom half of the field is very weak. We had a chance to get discounts at all of the courses on practice rounds, and several college kids were around as it was the same time as the North South AM.
  5. Wanted to see if anyone has ever had their junior participate in this event? We are headed down there on Thursday and have 3 practice rounds and then 3 tourney rounds on 7,8,9. Looking forward to the experience although not sure how great the competition from top to bottom.
  6. I will see if I can offer some perspective, is my in-laws have lived in Tellico Village for 20+ years, and my Wife and I, with two kids currently aged 16 and 13 lived in Nashville for 10 years prior to moving to the New England area a year ago (job opportunity). Starting off, hard to argue with the Nashville area, but it is growing fast which could be a bit of a downside. As previously mentioned, the Brentwood and Franklin area - where we lived, has great schools, both private and especially public, and you will have a wide variety of clubs to choose from. Southern Williamson County is a great mix between being close to a major city, but still having a rural farm type setting. as for Tellico Village, great lake community over in East Tennessee probably 45 minutes south west of Knoxville. It is a great area, probably a place we would look to retire to, but may not be The best place for a younger family with kids. As for the village, no private country club, but they do have three great courses to play. There are private options in the area and moving closer to Knoxville definitely opens up some really great choices. Mentioned above, TN National is great, but may not want to live within the community and somewhat closer to Knoxville. Hope this helps, although we no longer live in the state, definitely miss it and hope to get back there at some point.
  7. Not a bad idea - was thinking of doing that prior to seeing this thread. Being in different sport related business, I can tell you the supply chain issues right now are really proving to be a challenge to conduct business with any sense of normalcy.
  8. cubuffs

    Denver Golf

    So just doing quick look, fossil trace seems to be right at 30 minutes out in Golden (not sure where your staying in Denver, did this from 16th St. mall). Take a look at the website, a bit contrived but definitely a very unique experience if you only get one round.
  9. cubuffs

    Denver Golf

    Has been asked prior - but how far are you willing to go? If you are willing to go 30 minutes, you have lots of great options: Green Valley Ranch Fox Hollow Fossil Trace Common Ground Riverdale Dunes Walnut Creek Legacy Ridge just to name a few. Of course some of this is traffic dependent, but I would stretch. Lots of great public tracks and golf at elevation is a trip.
  10. It is pricey - but it is worth it. Play the Plantation Course. My 12YO Son 4 years ago... But to your question as someone who has played both that you ask about. Wailea is not on the water and up the "mountain" with only views of the ocean. Kapalua Bay has 2 holes on the water but the rest of the course is inland without any views. Both of what you ask about are great resort courses - Kapalua Plantation is a destination course - I have played it multiple times and it is better each round!
  11. Just providing an update as I have been a big supporter of the Sun Mountain 2.5+ and now that our club is open and the season is back in full swing here in New England I still continue to be. Had a chance to pick up one of the limited edition Ping Man Hoofer Lite models from our club and passed (had been a previous Ping bag user for 20+ years). As I continue to make the commitment to walking 95% of my rounds at our club, I can't see a reason why I would ever go back to a heavier bag. The SM2.5+ continues to be almost everything I could want - super light, enough room, no club tangle. I have made 3 trips with the bag where we played a mix of walking and carts, probably played 20+ rounds, and there are only very minor gripes. Our club just got some custom SL2s in stock which have piqued my interest, but after playing 18 with the current SM2.5+ I keep asking why would I look elsewhere. As long as the bag holds up, I don't have a logical answer...
  12. Excited to jump into the conversation, have a Ventus Blue 9X coming in a Callaway 18 UT in the next 2 weeks. More to come.
  13. Watched with my Son - really love that GC continues to televise some of the bigger events and only wish they would pick up more. As someone who has been following some of these players on the junior golf circuit over the last few years, fun to watch the progression (i.e. the freshman that Stanford have).
  14. So I am only two weeks in and still very much in the honeymoon phase, but couldn't agree more with your assessment. Just playing the stock MMT but have a few other shafts that tested well and gave similar numbers. So much more forgiving than the Epic Flash Sub Zero that I am coming from - and perhaps because of that - more consistently longer.
  15. Will be very interested to hear how you like the move back to graphite. I got my Pros with the Tour V and they have been a great combo so far.
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