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  1. Regarding Southern Dunes, we played on 10/31 (been open...). Great shape but two issues: bunkers are more dirt/rocks than sand. Greens v/ slow as to be expected out of overseed. My biggest issue is that they have a mosquito problem - got no less than a dozen bites. Bring bug spray.
  2. Thanks both! I’ve inquired at both Applebrook and RG to start.
  3. Hey all, First - as a New Englander I am jealous of the activity on this forum, vs. the Northeast forum Background: I am married in my mid 30s, and am in the area 1-2 times a month for work (my office is based in Radnor but I mostly work remote). I play to a 5-6. I may move to the Main Line area in ~2-3 years but for now am traveling in. Looking to join a club in the Main Line area as a national/non-resident and be able to play from time to time when I'm in town, use the range/dining/gym, and host friends/coworkers from a business standpoint. Ideally, the course to be within 20 or so minutes from the Radnor area (I'm seeing tons of great clubs in this area). I'm not concerned about initiation/fees, but more concerned with sponsors/networking and getting in since I don't have any material connections in the area. For example, I had reached out to Philly Cricket and got some great information, but they need 5 sponsors, etc. I did inquire if the membership committee could facilitate that process as someone with no roots in the area and they suggested that it may be a possibility but would be a difficult and lengthy process. Most of my coworkers in the area play publics or are members of clubs that probably don't offer/cater to a National audience. I'm happy to go through the monthslong+ "process" for certain clubs given the current state of golf but wanted to reach out and hear the groups collective wisdom and guidance. Thank you!
  4. If I were you, I'd spend 7-8 months in PHX and 4-5 months in Colorado and go between the two.... or are you looking to stay in EST?
  5. Thanks everyone! Unfortunately mother nature disagreed with my plans this afternoon but will definitely keep in mind and refer back to this in the future
  6. Hi all, Not from the area... Looking for a decent public course near PHL airport... ideally 20'-30' away. Coming from Bala Cynwyd. Have my own clubs so don't need rentals. Would appreciate any recommendations. A colleague mentioned RiverWinds across the river in NJ? Thanks!!
  7. Hi all, I ended up upgrading to a GCQuad so am selling my GC2+HMT+FR1. GC2 Serial A68XX Includes stock flash and Andy's Megaflash (from golfsimulatorforum.com; the latter currently installed) Original USB cord and charger Original box HMT Serial 08XX Original Box FR1 - green USB which is required to power the FR1 software. You just need to download the Foresight software while having the USB plugged into the computer to work. All works fine and in excellent condition. Battery recently replaced. Looking for $old for it all. If it sells for $old will toss in a Dell "toughbook" with the Foresight FR1 range and course software pre-loaded. Prefer to sell as a bundle but may be open to splitting. Located in Metrowest Boston, prefer to do a local deal but open to shipping. Allen
  8. Going to jump on here, maybe not best for a singles 30s scene but how about Las Vegas or Reno (not a suggestion, more of a question for the group)?
  9. How about Verde River? fun course about 15m east of Troon. It is lined with houses, but more open than your average desert course and with difficult greens complexes.
  10. Barrio is open and has indoor and patio seating. Bit of a hike (~25m) from N Scottsdale.
  11. Selling a Taylormade SIM2 9*. Head only with headcover. Used for a few range sessions and a round. $old shipped.
  12. Thing I can say is when the 410 is middled, it sounds terrific. However as you move away from the center (I explore all aspects of the club face) it starts to sound more high pitched. 425 sound is slightly more muted across more of the clubhead imo.
  13. Stock Shafts in Asia are way too whippey for US marketplace and would have made the shipping even more expensive, so I opted out. I like the 425 a lot more, mostly from a feel and sound standpoint. Seems to be more penetrating flight and lower spin than 410.
  14. Moving to Titleist woods. 425 LST 9*. Paid over $750 and shipping time for a forum member to ship this to me from Asia. Get it by the weekend. 200g. $old shipped. 410 LST 9*. Digitally lofted to 9* and 4g of hotmelt in a neutral position by Ping factory. 203g. $old shipped. 400 LST 8.5*. 4g of hotmelt in the forward position to further reduce spin. One of the weights in back removed to balance. This sounds sweet and is a low spin machine. 203g. $250 shipped. 400 Max 9*. 198g. $old shipped Pics clockwise from upper left: 400 Max, 400 LST, 410 LST, 425 LST
  15. Thanks to a very generous forum member, got the 425 LST. impressions - my 410 has 4g of Ping factory hotmelt and weighs 203g the 425 weighs 200g, no melt looks pretty similar profile wise to me, I’m not that particular but take a look and let me know your thoughts. Apologies that the pics are a bit distorted. Biggest diff is geometry of the sole of the club. Looks better to my eye but I don’t look at the sole of the club swinging it. Only had a single short session and not swinging well right now, but the 425 seems to be lower flight the 425 sounds markedly better than the 410. Even with the hotmelt I hated the sound of the 410, very high pitched unless absolutely centered. Interestingly enough the 410 sounded better to me with the weight in draw position but I play neutral. The 425 is far more muted (night and day) and solid sounding even on horrible swings. so far, the biggest benefit is sound/feel. will follow up once I get more time with it.
  16. I’m not impressed by the 20/30 somethings that drive it 300... I’m impressed by the 70 somethings that drive it 270.
  17. Fair play, but the proportion of people who know about you or Monte or the plethora of other qualified online teachers is small compared to the number of people who want to get better, churn through me and my golf and Chris Ryan videos, and don’t ever get better.
  18. Trying to help a friend who lives in an area with great golf culture, wants to get better at golf; but whatever I do won’t take in person lessons unless I physically take him to a lesson when I visit. he does however consume a lot of golf instruction online—seems more entertainment than instruction at times We all take fewer in person lessons than we would should or would like to (eg, cost, can’t find a good instructor, other inertia ... embarrassment or anxiety come to mind for men and women alike). Even online video lessons with notable instructors can have its limitations. There are so many types of swing instruction online, through apps (eg from popular instructors here on GolfWRX), Instagram, or YouTube (“fix your slice in just three swings!”) what do you think would make online or app-based instruction more effective for someone who can’t or won’t take in person instruction for whatever reason? Often I find everything is so swing thought based, or teaching one instructor’s beliefs on the golf swing (which may be opposite of another popular online instructor). Nothing is necessarily “wrong,” but may not be customized to that individual’s ability. Or, the content over promises or doesn’t set realistic expectations on how long it takes to get better. Most won’t fix a deeply engrained swing issue that may be causing all sorts of other bad with a single thought or within one practice session... For example, you extremely difficult to get someone to stop early extending by just simply encouraging them to stay down longer or stop spinning out in the swing, no matter how many feels you throw at them. It’s also so hard to convey the time and effort required to get better online where instant gratification is the name of the game. what could be done better in terms of content, customization, expectation setting, or other?
  19. could you get a social membership for your wife and join WR or DF for the golf?
  20. Thanks both - will check out Pocasset. Any other suggestions? Would ideally like to have the club and a beach vacational/rental property in close proximity.
  21. Hi all, Don’t think this has been discussed recently... are there any private clubs on the cape that are open to regular joe new members? Preferably no further than Chatham - have been looking in the Falmouth area in particular. Hows Sacconnesset? Thanks!
  22. You're about to drop $3K+ and tax on a set of irons... what's another $500ish to drive/fly to a PXG fitting location (or even a mobile PXG fitting location) for a weekend and remove all doubt? Chalk it up to the PXG experience. A number of video reviews compare spin, height, etc. of the P vs. the T - Golfwrx Disruptors, Michael Newton, etc. Check them out. Will let others who have seen/hit the irons comment further.
  23. Similar to the hot spots question asked earlier, and given the Plugged in golf review and other testimonies here... any issues gapping from the 0311T W to a specialty 50 wedge? Found it interesting they are releasing a G in 0311t
  24. Has anyone experimented or been fit with 0311T Gen3 at weaker/traditional mid and long iron lofts? For example, a 34* 7 iron? Any issues bending the mids and not the shorter ones?
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