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  1. Pairings are out. Curious about the system. We are 4th out BD and we paced ourselves in the 2:30 to 3:00 group. What did you guys do? I think that they group faster groups together on courses vs. distributing them throughout a single course.
  2. Actually, you call and ask to be on the email list. Then it is a free for all on registration day. It typically sells out online in less than 5 minutes.
  3. We are pumped. I am sitting in Atlanta airport right now on way to Bandon. This is our schedule: Saturday: 18 (5pm tee time at BD) Sunday: 54: (BT, SR, PD) Monday: 18-36 (PD + whatever we feel like) Tuesday: Solstice plus Preserve. We are not going for 90 this year. Last year we had two of us. This year we have a foursome with a high handicapper. We said we were going to play in 2:30-3:00. Last year we did our 4 solstice rounds in 2:29, 2:40, 2:50 and 3:01 or something freakish and then played sheep ranch. We teed off at 5:35 and finished by 5pm. And then finished a packed sheep ranch by 930. We ate dinner at McKees at 11pm. Passed out around 12:30am. This year we will be going a bit slower. Our goal is to play 72 plus a round at Preserve. I might try to play the tips. Hopefully we will finish the 72 around 6 or 630 and then go to preserve. What you should be concerned about from a pace of play perspective is not holding anyone up. Some folks are jackrabbits who want to play 100+, while some are a bit more leisurely. The goal is to not hold anyone up. There are only 6 foursomes per course at 10 minute intervals. A perfect pace is to never see the group in front of you after the first hole and never see the group behind you after the first hole. If you accomplish this you are playing the right pace. For gods sake, if you are playing too slow, let someone through. We played ready golf. Get to ball, hit it. Get to ball, putt it. People were routinely hitting at the same time in our group. It was fun and refreshing. The #1 rule about Solstice is that there are no rules. As long as you aren't holding anyone up, go crazy and have fun. Its rare that you get to play 72 in a day on 4 of the top 20 golf courses in US. Just do what you want, be nice, and dont hold anyone up. Just have fun.
  4. I think your point about pace of play is spot on. I've noticed that in my more recent trips, pace of play has slowed significantly. I remember rangers out there in the early days making sure you were on pace of play. Not so much at the moment. If you can't play in under four hours, you should be asked to leave the course.
  5. That's interesting. So difference between Ping and Titleist is 2 swing weights. Always weigh with the adapter on!
  6. Looking for adapter weights of PIng g410/425 driver/fairway and Titleist TSI3 adapters. I am trying to do the math of swing weights before I change shafts. FWIW, the callaway is 8 grams. Thanks!
  7. I am switching out my hybrids. - PING g400 22* hybrid with VA Composites Raijin 84 Hybrid shaft. Stiffness is "FOUR (stiff)". Plays 39.75" long. Built by club champion. This is used but I take care of my clubs. $old - PING g410 17* hybrid with Alta CB 70 stiff shaft. Used but in very good condition. Only used a few rounds and practice. plays 40.75" $old - Shafts for the 17* hybrid ---- VA Composites Raijin 84 Hybrid shaft. Plays 40.75". Has ping hybrid adapter $old If you want a certain combo - ping me. Discount for the whole lot.
  8. Few comments on this. I hate to say this because sometime when you show up with PXG in our bag on the first tee, people think you are an a**hole. 1) PXG does the best demo day / fitting in the business. They have all the shafts ready for you. The guys are knowledgable without being pushy. You hit a TM or PING deal and they have about 1/3 the line ready for you with many of the shafts NOT interchangeable. 2) The PROTO HYBRID is insane. I hit a pxg day and walked away with one. Maybe the best club that I've hit from any manufacturer these past two seasons. I've tried all the hybrids the past year and the PXG is on fire.
  9. That is the most corporate bullsh** response from Club Champion that I’ve ever heard. I own a consumer products company and my response would have been a direct message with my phone number asking me to call me so I can make it more than right vs a bullxxxx “consumer you are wrong” answer. @Club Champion you can do so much better than that. original poster - I would cancel your order right now and take your specs directly to ping. I would tel them what club champion told you and ask them to help. You will get so much better service from ping (who has the ceo building clubs) vs club champion (whose reputation generally is less than awesome).
  10. Hi - I am diving deep into hybrids to round out my bag. Can someone help me compare and contrast the following shafts? note: I really like two of these and trying to understand why. Hoping to understand what they have in common and why they are different. - KBS proto hybrid 85 - VA Raijin 84 - Graphite Design Hybrid DI 85 I would love to see the ei profiles of these to understand what the differences are. I own all 3 and really love two of them but trying to understand what appeals to me and why. Thanks!
  11. Welcome - cleaning out the closet. If you like something, ping me. Ping G400 3 wood (14.5*) head; head only, well worn with one small mark on top of head. $old Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero 9* head; really good condition (like new). $old Project X Evenflow Black Driver Shaft 6.0 Stiff, 75g: stock take off from Ping g410 driver. plays 45.5" with ping g410 tip (included), tour velvet grip, $75 shipped Aldila Rogue White MSI 130 3 wood shaft 70 S: stock take off from Ping g410 3 wood. plays 43" with ping g410 tip (included) , tour velvet full cord grip, $105 shipped Tensei CK Orange 60s Driver Shaft: plays 45.5" with Titleist TSi3 tip, (included) midsize mcc dual compaound grip $old Ping Alta CB 70S 2 hybrid shaft; plays 405" with Ping G410 tip (included), tour velvet, $50 shipped
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