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  1. 1. How often do you walk when you play? 2 days a week 2. Do you own or use a pushcart currently? Yes, I currently use a pushcart for about 25% of my rounds. 3. Would you walk more with the Motocaddy M7 Remote? Yes. My home course is very hilly, so switching to a motorized cart would make it easier for me to walk more often.
  2. I've always felt it's much easier to make par on a tough hole than it is to birdie an easy one. It's one of the inherent flaws of the handicap system, and one of the reasons why "steady eddies" can rarely compete in net events.
  3. The Sun Mountain Granite is great winter golf jacket. Pair with snood and decent stocking cap and you can play in most any temp.
  4. A lot of it depends on the green complex and how much trouble you can get in off the tee. Most driveable par 4's are risk reward. If you couple a lot of trouble in the spots where most players will miss with a tough green complex, there is a high likelihood that it will slow down play. Otherwise, it shouldn't play that much slower than a long par 3 for most amateurs.
  5. So exited to see these pics and that the 223 is still using a 46 degree pitching wedge, so I won't need to revamp my wedges right away if these make the cut. Stinks it's gonna be a long wait till I can hit these off grass ...
  6. Looking for recommendations on putters that have a similar head shape to the red TM spider tour and do not have an insert. Also, needs to be a slant-neck or something similar. Still love my Spider Tour, buy I have come to really hate insert putters on sandy greens which I seem to encounter more frequently when traveling.
  7. 1. City, State? Louisville, KY 2. Handicap? 4 3. How would the Apex Utility Wood fit into your bag? Slot between 4 Wood and my 22 degree 4 hybrid 4. Why do you want to test the Callaway Apex Utility Wood? Looking for long approach club with less roll-out 5. Do you agree to take high quality photos, write an in-depth review, and be part of an on-going testing thread? Yes
  8. This is it in a nutshell. Higher handicaps have much more variability, and once you get enough of them in an event the whole system starts to break down. That's why you see a lot of events using percentage handicap adjustments.
  9. I am pretty generous on giving putts in social games, but I always give guys crap for raking putts. Either try to make it or pick it up. If you hit a putt and miss, don't pretend we are in some alternate reality where the putt went in the hole.
  10. Any chance they ever re-release the rosche G tours? It's so weird to see so many pros wearing a discontinued shoe. It seems like every pro event I watch has at least a couple of guys wearing that shoe.
  11. For me, I feel like most decent players tend to have more consistent carry distance with a hybrid, but have better lateral dispersion with the eqivalent loft iron. You just need to decide which is more important for your needs.
  12. Played tennis through college (D1 Scholarship), then "retired" due to burn-out and having to start a career. Picked up golf for something to do because all my buddies played and fell in love. Still play to around a 4 HC right now at age 50. The hardest part of transitioning for me was learning to let your dominant hand/side be more passive. The good part of being a tennis player is that you probably understand how to practice. Golf has similar requirements in terms of time and number of repetitions to learn a new skill.
  13. My Callaway MD5 64 Degree wedge. I was fortunate to get a free wedge and fitting as part of a member-guest. Took a flyer to see if it might be useful for my home course, which has tiny, fast greens with a lot of slope surrounded by deep greenside rough. It's amazing what this thing can do on short-side chips and pitches. The 50-60 yard shot that basically stays in it's pitch mark no matter how hard the greens get is an added bonus.
  14. Not necessarily disagreeing with the previous posts in this thread, but I think you are getting a pretty biased sample here. Very few people can play to scratch without multiple rounds and practice sessions during the week. Driving distance and previous peak playing level are the biggest factors that will determine how easy it is to maintain a scratch index on limited play. Every guy that I know that falls into that category was well into plus handicap territory at some point, and most of them at least played some form of high-level am golf. The majority of those guys are also significantly longer than your average low handicap golfer, and the ones that weren't were all solid pluses. That said, it is interesting that certain guys seem to have a much bigger drop-off than other golfers of a similar handicap range. However, I don't know ANY golfers that were barely scratch when they were playing a lot and still were able to maintain that level when life got busy.
  15. Great idea in theory. Implementation will be a nightmare if the course is at all busy.
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