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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I might be interested in the head only if you have someone for the shaft.
  6. 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).
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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).
  13. Is Sand Valley too far? If not, play Mammoth Dunes, as it is very wide open and forgiving, but still a very memorable experience.
  14. 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.
  15. If you have concerns, order the set with loose grips. Then you can confirm and adjust everything easier and apply the grips exactly the way you like.
  16. I had Deal Pass from TEE-Off. When Golfnow bought them, they switched me over to Golf Pass. The benefits were nowhere near as good. I immediately called them and they refunded my pro-rated membership. They didn't even put up a fight. I think their plan is to give a ton of benefits up front to get people signed up on auto-renew, downgrade the benefits over time, and hope that no one notices or cancels. Of course, for those that call them on it, they know they don't have a leg to stand on so they refund you. I'm not impressed with the direction of GolfNow over the years, but i
  17. If you like Club Glove towels, this is a much bigger towel and a similiar material for the same price. I have used a few of these exclusively for a couple years now. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ERUMFLK/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_6?smid=A1RKELVBY446LD&psc=1
  18. Try Fox Prairie and Ironwood. Two more decent courses in the area, with Fox P having better conditions and Ironwood a great layout, especially the Lakes 9. Also, you might as well drive out and try Royal Highlands.
  19. Good idea doing Coyote Crossing before Purdue. If you did them in reverse, you’ll wish you had stayed at Purdue. The place is that nice. I was just there for 36 yesterday.
  20. I had purchased a Deal Pass from Tee Off last fall. Essentially, they discounted an expensive tee time I made by ~$150 if I bought Deal Pass, which was $149. I ordinarily wouldn’t have bought it, but it offered some perks, like $150 in future credits plus 25% off future tee times. I was looking forward to using it this spring. Suddenly Golf Now announces this purchase and completely changes the program, taking a way the discount and instead offering more “rewards” on bookings. If anyone has used Golf Now rewards they are severely crippled and approaching worthless. So I called them out on
  21. I went to Scottsdale this past weekend for 5 days. Here is my lineup and thoughts: Verrado Victory - good warm up track right off the plane. Generous fairways and green surrounds. I personally liked the course. Didn't struggle much at all with the few blind tee shots. I do agree that the course will not be as much fun once it is mostly surrounded by houses. Conditions were very good, but not high end. Verrado Founders - the more interesting and challenging of the two in my opinion. Conditions were very similar between the two courses. Best value course we played. (Southern Dunes is my
  22. River Hall is nice. I can also reccomend Fort Myers CC. It's not high end, but its the kind of place you'd love to live down the street from.
  23. You can’t go wrong with Southern Dunes. it’s further south, almost in Tucson, but Dove Mountain will also be on your way back. Great track.
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