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  1. It wasn't a rangefinder, but somebody left their smartphone in the cart compartment. It was in a black case jammed way back into the compartment out of sight. The only way I knew it was there was a friend of the person's phone called the number. When I heard the strange ring tone it took me a few seconds to figure things out because it wasn't my phone/tone, and I couldn't see where the sound was coming from. In the end, I called an owner's contact and they got a hold of them. Turned it in to the pro shop, and everything is good!
  2. I purchased a Mav Max driver from CPO this past winter to replace my XR16, and I see positive improvements. This purchase accomplished alleviating a 5 year gap in technology. I did notice a difference in several aspects in the new driver. These included a more solid sound upon contact, a more solid contact, greater distance (imo), greater forgiveness, and a better balance/feel holding the club. These are what I feel 5 years of technology has done for me. I am still impressed each time I hit it compared to my XR16, which is considered a very good driver. To my advantage, I purchased 'like new' from CPO at $260 delivered to my door. I just can't justify paying $500+ for the new Epic drivers, when I don't think the technology is that much different. I do understand how some change drivers every year though, to try something new, because this is their area in life that they focus on. Nothing like having the latest golf toy in your hands!
  3. For me, I could see myself becoming more efficient with two wedges as opposed to three. I know I could go right from my 50* gap to whatever SW loft I chose and be efficient with. Probably be the 50* and then a 56* SW. With those clubs I could do any wedge functions I need. The less clubs to learn sometimes the better for certain golfers.
  4. I do the same thing. It works. For a guy that left his entire bag still on the cart and drove home, I have to find ways to help this tired mind out.
  5. I would have to agree, somehow, someway, a rule could be enacted to give the golfer relief from a fw divot. I can see both sides of the debate, although I favor relief from the divot.
  6. Basically, I think it's a supply/demand issue. I look at green fees also from another angle, how much overhead $$$ is spent by course owners to keep the door open. Inflation is happening as well. It is what it is, and the weather is getting nice! I paid $39 for 18 at SL, seems a bit steep, but their tee times are all filled up!
  7. I think the loft on a SW depends on the skill of the user. The higher the loft the higher the skillset of the golfer. I use a 54* and have great success. Yesterday, first time out this year (michigan), I saved par on a tough par 3 out of the trap with my 54* sw. It was a longer sand shot from 40 ft to abut 8 ft, and sank the putt. I do have a 58 in the bag and will use that out of the sand in the right circumstances, but have better success with the 54*.
  8. I just couldn't get along with my chipper, so it's been out of the bag for the last 5 years, and don't intend on putting it back in. This was I could never get a feel for direction or distance consistently. The instruction I got from Phil's short game video was a 'chipping savior', because it is easy to accomplish and it plain works. Phil's chipping segment start at about the 9:05 mark of this video:
  9. I played Sanctuary Lake yesterday (wed) and the course was in very good condition for this time of the year. Greens were dicey and slow, to be expected though. One thing that stood out to me was how dry the course was for this time of year. Just a perfect weather day, as good as any day in the entire year. I paid $39 for 18/cart.
  10. The Dynacraft Prophet muscle blade irons are what I game. As you say, they are very handsome looking irons and their performance matches. I personally built my own set and couldn't be happier, 6-aw. They look like real blades but are game improvement heads. I really like them!
  11. I don't think the logo obnoxious or gaudy, and maybe you need to be more careful when putting clubs back into your bag so as not to damage the knit. Also, my main complaint of the manf headcover was not the logo itself, but the size of the headcover. It is very a rigid, vinyl looking, full 1 inch wider than my previous headcover. It seems to be made this large to support it's logo,not my convenience. jmo
  12. Unfortunately course marshals are pretty much non existent on many courses.
  13. I got a 20% discount on my order, so I purchased one of these for the driver and one for the 4w. Quality knit covers are somewhat expensive, but I get rid of the boot sized manf headcovers. https://rockettour.com/collections/stripes/products/victory-stripe-pom-pom-navy-red-white
  14. When you put advertising over practicality, sorry, but I disagree.
  15. One of the guys I golf with is very assertive with letting slow players know they are playing slow. He will call them out vocally 200 yds out and let them know. I cringe a bit because I am one who shies away from confrontations, but not him. He does it tactfully, but lets them know plainly that they are holding up the course. Another friend who calmly told another twosome that they were slow almost go punched out for it. Go figure, but you never know how some will respond.
  16. To me, this is a bit unethical to me, having a 'broadcasting' headcover the size of a plate for your driver. Now I like Callaway clubs, but I wish they would think more practical instead of a big advertising billboard of a headcover that dominates the space in my bag. The photo below shows the Callaway Mavrik headcover the comes with the club, a full 6 inches in diameter! I is 1 inch larger than the Cleveland headcover next to it. Imagine having this headcover in your bag, with a Mavrik 4w head cover, and a hybrid headcover. Now for me, I have 5 hybrids in my bag, and the headcovers were just too overwhelming. So I purchased knitted headcovers from Callaway for the hybrids, and am in the process of purchasing knitted headcovers from Rocket Tour for the driver and 4w. Manufacturers, please, consider the consumer before you consider your lust for advertising! I complained about this to Callaway and they responded with the promise of sending me a free dozen Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls. I appreciated their response, but would rather have original headcovers that were designed for golfer convenience over gaudy advertising.
  17. You mute your club with hot melt and you still have 3 unmuted drivers in your 4some. What's a guy to do?
  18. Sound like great shoes, but I have really comfortable shoes right now, as do most golfers, and to imply a 4.5 stroke hc reduction is unethical to me.
  19. Good points. 'Self-policing' is an uncomfortable thing for many people, because they don't want to get into arguments. Last year we tried to encourage a 2some to pick up the pace and one of them started getting irate, filled with obscenities. So we backed off and let them get an entire hole of distance between them and our 4some only to have the one guy shout obscenities at us from the green they were on all the way back to the tee, where we were waiting (par 4). The pro shop was called and talked with the 2some and that seemed to calm things down. Self-policing? At your own risk.
  20. Yes and no. Yes, nobody can really stop anybody from playing tees beyond their capability, but no, in a more ethical sense. I know it's been said thousands of times in these forums, in the sense of respecting other golfers, ethically you need to keep pace of play up. Sure, go play the 6400 yd tees when you struggle to hit it 200 yds off the tee, but it most likely cost the rest of the course efficient pace of play.
  21. Absolutely, X & J's shots seemed very tentative and unsure, a sign of stress or choking. I can only imagine the pressure that is out there, but those who can handle the pressure are the one's who win. Koepka seems so confident in these situations.
  22. I didn't expect both J & X playing poorly, maybe J but not both.
  23. Bones is a very good commentator.
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