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  1. 1. Must subscribe to Club Champion's YouTube channel Done 2. Search for your local Club Champion location Done 3. What Club Champion location would you get fit at? Indianapolis, IN 4. Have you been fit for clubs before? Yes 5. What part of your bag could use a fitting? I have been fit for a driver shaft and for iron length, but never anything broader than that. I could use help with iron head, club gapping and iron shafts as well as putter and wedges.
  2. For me I consciously attempt to not let it slow me down. That being said, it has to in some small degree. For example, it may take a few extra seconds on approach shots, but I can usually do that while another player is hitting or as I walk to my tee shot. When putting, if I am first it is a bit slower. But if I’m not first, it likely isn’t any slower. It is also a bit slower if I check it for my second putt, but usually I don’t do that very often as I usually just watched the putt roll somewhat close to that line. I usually only look at it for my second putt if I miss well left or right.
  3. My review has been updated above. My book was from Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, IN.
  4. Why wouldn't DJ just keep 2-3 extra driver heads in his travel bag? This seems like a comical error given how common of an occurrence this can be in these new modern drivers.
  5. Wow. Crazy rain there. We’re they letting you drive a cart in that? Next time you’re near Louisville try out Nevel Meade.
  6. Placeholder for my review as well. Was on a trip to Arcadia Bluffs this weekend, but received the book Saturday. Looking forward to trying it out on the course Tuesday or Wednesday. FULL REVIEW I’ve been able to use my book for three rounds now. Big thank you to Stackaline and GolfWRX for the opportunity. I’m sure I will learn how to better use the book, especially in putting as it takes some effort to conceptualize the slope and the degrees shown in the greens maps. One will show you which way it break, while the other shows degrees. I find the one showing which way it breaks most helpful on slight breaks where I’m not certain but know it doesn’t move much. The degrees is most helpful when I can obviously see the break but am attempting to gauge how much. The book I have is for my home course, so 200+ rounds there in the last several years. The book was nice in confirming carries to certain features, run outs, etc. However, if you don’t play the tips you have to do some math as all yardages are shown from the tips. I don’t know if it is possible, but I’d love to see you be able to order a book based on your preferred tees. Would make it quite a bit simpler. Overall I will definitely continue to carry the book as it is a great reaffirmation on many putts. Surprisingly my absolute favorite part of the book is now easily it helps me remember the contours of the greens on my approach shots. I can quickly figure out how many yards short of the flag a slope is, or know whether to aim a bit left or right to feed the ball in. I used to remember this in a few spots, but now I can get an accurate picture each and every time. This is the biggest surprise benefit to me. One tip I have developed is to always point the bottom of the book at the tee when orienting the green views in the book. That always seems to work better for me that using the compass indicator which shows north. Id be happy to answer any questions. I think it is a great gift or something to buy for yourself for courses you frequent. It’s a no brainer if you caddy at any of these courses.
  7. Manny, consider driving out to Purgatory from Fishers. It’s probably 20-25 minutes. It is worth the drive over the three options you mention. Very scenic, especially in the evenings. If not, then River Glen is likely the closest to you, with Prairie View being the best layout (conditions can be average this late in the summer) and only a bit further away.
  8. I’ve played it twice in the last three months. I didn’t see any of that. Perhaps they have went back to it quite recently, but that’s the only way.
  9. Anyone been to Treetops lately? I hear the conditions might be a little rough. Just curious…. Thanks.
  10. I’m headed up to play Arcadia Bluffs this summer. Will be driving up from Indianapolis. Will be spending 4 days up there, and only one at Arcadia. What are the best publicly available courses in the area or on the way up? What town would make a good home base?
  11. 1. City and State? Fishers, IN 2. Handicap? 3.2 3. Search for your home course HERE. 4. What is your home course? Purgatory Golf Club 5. How could a StrakaLine guide help your game? Reading and remembering subtle breaks on the greens and approach shot placement. 6. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? Definately.
  12. RED ALERT! The deal is back on at Costco. $1299 for the bundle, a savings of $300+. The main advantage of buying this deal over the refurbished place is you get to test drive it and if you aren't satisfied, you can return it to Costco. I fully expect that I will love it, but it makes it easier to spend this kind of money knowing you can get it back if you don't. https://www.costco.com/mgi-zip-navigator-at%2C-all-terrain-electric-golf-cart-bundle.product.100504700.html EDIT: Deal is good through 6/13.
  13. Seconded on Purgatory being in fantastic shape. They are growing back in just a bit of fescue to put some bite back into the course also. A great test. You can buy their “Devotion Pass” for $35, you get $20 off each round. Means you can walk for $29 after 3.
  14. Nevel Meade is really good and very open. Heritage Hill is also nice, but a touch more difficult. If you want a really nice course, but a tough test, try Chariot Run in Indiana near the Caesar's casino.
  15. I might be interested in the head only if you have someone for the shaft.
  16. Sorry. Just got the bad news. I am trying to stay away from the courses in populated areas as a whole new type of golfer has emerged. Those courses are crowded and slow as everyone is worried about their girlfriend or music or beer and not playing golf. Purgatory has been a nice escape from that (so far).
  17. Short notice but I'm playing Purgatory today at 3. Lost the two who were supposed to join me to a work issue. Anyone up for joining?
  18. I preferred Blackthorn. Warren is very flat, especially on the front, and Blackthorn has some interesting elevation changes. Warren definitely has the better pedigree if you’re into that, and to be fair so played it in the rain, so I likely didn’t get the full experience there.
  19. I enjoy Ackerman myself, but I usually end up playing both when I drive up there. I consider Ackerman to be most similar to the Fort and Prairie View and Kampen to be more like Trophy Club and the front 9 at Bear Slide. As stated above, both are great courses and virtually always in tremendous condition.
  20. If you’re willing to drive an a bit over an hour, look into the Purdue University courses in Lafayette. Two of the best public courses in Indiana with extremely good conditions. Well worth the drive and better than any public course named so far. That being said, you’ll enjoy Bear Slide, Purgatory and the Fort. If you need another in close vicinity, consider Golf Club of Indiana or Fox Prairie. Both are a step below the three above, but within 15 mins of the area you mention and are in good shape.
  21. It’s worth the cost once to see the holes inside the track and say you’ve done it. After that, I’d rather play Bear Slide and Purgatory for my $130.
  22. Southern Dunes is my favorite round before the airport as it is on the right side of town, but hard to argue with Wickenburg Ranch, Quintero or Dinosaur Mountain. Verrado would also be an easy trip to the airport (play Founders over Victory).
  23. Is Sand Valley too far? If not, play Mammoth Dunes, as it is very wide open and forgiving, but still a very memorable experience.
  24. I enjoyed our trip to Tucson (from a pure golf perspective). We flew into Phoenix (played one round there) and drove down. While we were there we played Star Pass, Dove Mountain (twice), Sewailo and Ventana Canyon. Aside from golf, we didn't like the food and/or nightlife anywhere near as much as Scottsdale, but with COVID, this may be the year to go. Be sure to have beer out by the firepit at Dove Mountain as the sun sets over the driving range. Very cool place.
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