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  1. I hope you're wrong. Without club data it's basically a very slightly more accurate skytrak. If the price is above skytrak I can't see why anyone would buy it. If they manage to provide club data, this thing is a game changer. Seems to be a race to see who can get to club data first at under 12-14k. I'm worried you may be right though. They just released the new GCQuad at 11k plus 4k for club head data, and they have a slick overhead unit with ball and club data for 20k. GC2 appears discontinued for now. My guess is the bushnell is a fancier version of the old GC2 but still
  2. This response is kind of why I posted. I could tell that my tour velvets were worn, but only the 8i and 7i has visible wear. The 7i really only had a small wear spot where my trail hand thumb lies. The 8i was pretty well worn down almost to to the shaft. However, no other clubs showed any visible wear, nor could I tell anything about tackiness. The CP2 wraps I had felt a little tacky I guess. I also had some GP Tour Wrap 2Gs that felt pretty tacky, but I guess I never felt like the tour velvets ever felt particularly tacky. I certainly don't think I would have ever felt them become less
  3. Well said, but there was no outrage or drastic differences noted in the article (print). I guess the title kind of implied that there might be, but the only outrage was online (this forum) over the source and assumptions about what the article could be about. I totally agree thought that in the real world, no one will object to top golf, a 9 hole course, night golf, etc. Only online would someone object.
  4. This is incredible helpful, so thank you, but I'm not very excited about trying out the trail hand too...
  5. I think maybe it's highlighting a backswing problem. Thanks for the comment.
  6. I came across this the other day: https://www.golfwrx.com/473730/the-most-important-drill-in-golf/ The clickbaity title got me, and it sounded like something worth trying. I was hitting the balls the other day and remembered the drill. I had a 6i in my hands, and I could barely make contact. I could also barely make a backswing. I switched to a 9i, which was a little lighter, but didn't have much luck. I was able to get balls to go left, but honestly it felt like more of a physical challenge than a technical one. I'm not particularly old or weak, but I really stru
  7. I agree with all of that. That's mostly why I'm in favor of any kind of new and abbreviated options. The one thing I think I'd like to have the most is a pitch and putt. Even a 9 hole pitch and putt would be a ton of fun, and I have a 6 year old that is just about old enough and skilled enough to play one. But I agree time and land are against us. I'm hoping that telework will change how much time people spend commuting and even working, so that there is more time for golf.
  8. More golf and more options can only be a good thing. If there is demand for golf, supply should rise to meet it, in any and all forms. I agree with your statement, but likely not the intend of said statement. I think organized basketball and pickup 3 on 3 are very comparable as they're different forms of the same basic game. Just like a par 3, top golf, or even just a pitch and putt is a different form of the same basic game. You can prefer the full and traditional version while still enjoying simplified versions, just as those that play organized basketball may enjoy pickup game
  9. I think most golfers are decent enough people. You might be in even more limited company than you realize.
  10. Y'all are depressingly cynical. I also fail to see how one can be elitist while at the same time thinking that growing the game and making it more inclusive is going to somehow affect them personally. That doesn't follow.
  11. Thanks for the replies. That's more or less what I was hoping to hear as a sanity check. I keep my clubs in my garage, but it does get warm in there in the summer. High 90s, so nothing crazy but probably not ideal. Grip pressure is another issue. I definitely think I'm guilty of gripping too hard. But I've been taking lessons and really trying to implement some changes to my swing. That has meant a lot of practice and I swing the 8, 7, and 6i the most. I also recently got a skytrak so I've been swinging even more than usual. The clubs I'm playing now are my dad's old clubs.
  12. I used to play and practice pretty infrequently. I never saw any visible wear to my grips, so I just replaced them every few years or so. That probably worked out to once every 50 rounds or so, with a handful of range sessions thrown in. Now I practice more days than not, and play much more frequently. I've read you should replace grips every 40 rounds (or long practice sessions). Honestly that would have me regripping about every 45 days. That seems excessive. Can I just wait until I see visible wear? I just regripped my clubs today because my 8i looked bent due to the fa
  13. I can't speak to your friend's specific situation. I'll agree with others that getting better can mean any manner of things, and that swing changes or even improved ball striking might not necessarily lead to a lower handicap. When I started lessons, I told my instructor that I wanted to eliminate tops and chunks from the fairway. After a couple months, I'd more or less achieved that goal. Now I'm focused on getting more consistent carry numbers from my irons. My point is that as you improve, your metrics for success change, and it's hard to really track overall improvement. I
  14. Enjoyed the feel good article. Thanks for posting. Proximity and accessibility are very important. My closing driving range is 15 min away, but worse in traffic. It's county run, and if it didn't exist, I'd be over 45 min away from one even in best case scenario traffic. Chipstrokes may have come at you too hard, but I think reminding us that golf is not an entitlement was unnecessary. Your follow up to chipstrokes though was ill-conceived. I don't think we need to argue about what socialism is, nor how capitalism works, but is any of that really relevant to a sto
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