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  1. Situation 3 (above) is exactly how he played it. Played his fourth after hitting it in the same hazard, since he was certain it was in the penalty area and didn't hit it outside the penalty area. And out of the options available, it seemed like the most reasonable one
  2. Awesome thanks! So looks like they played it right. I was looking through what I thought was this section in the rules and must have missed this.
  3. So here's a situation I saw someone in in a casual round which just made me wonder what the ruling should technically be: Player hits a shot into a penalty area. The shot is found and the player tries to hit out of the penalty area. The ball never crosses the penalty area boundary and is lost after trying to hit out. The player pulled out of the penalty area on line with where their tee shot crosses, took a stroke, and hit their fourth shot. The question is after hitting a shot in a penalty area and losing it without crossing a penalty area, can you then pull out of the penalty area and take relief based on where your tee shot crossed? Or, since you tried the shot in the penalty area do you have to take the penalty and drop from where you hit in the penalty area since your tee shot was two shots before and not the last shot? Or, is there some other way this should properly be played according to the rules of golf?
  4. I also decided to pick up a shoe stretcher to try to salvage the adidas I got. These things look like some sort of medieval torture device (or sex toy if you’re into that sort of thing) but are supposed to be able to make shoes wider and longer by up to half a size. I think they are meant to work mainly on leather so who knows how it’ll work. I’ll report back with what I find after I try it this weekend.
  5. Ah right, I guess I meant D. Although I did measure a C just yesterday when I tried the brannock device again. Which is funny because the adidas have definitely feel too narrow and are medium (D not A )
  6. I haven't, mainly because the brannock device has indicated I dont't have a wide foot. But you made me think I should definitely try a wide shoe.
  7. I agree and I probably will do this, if nothing else than to just learn more about shoe fitment. But I am worried the difference between running shoes and golf shoes will be different enough that it might not help much. Side to side stability doesn't seem like something that's as important in running shoes. People who have tried playing basketball in running shoes might know what I'm talking about there.
  8. Any time I measure my foot on a brannock device, it shows I'm 12.5 (between 12 and 12.5 really but any 12 sized shoes I wear are typically too tight) with a medium (A) width foot and normal arch. THicker socks might help with blisters but probably not with any foot pain, right?
  9. I've struggled to find golf shoes that fit my feet properly ever since I took up the game. Ideally you are able to go to a store, try shoes on until one feels perfect and you go with that. There's two issues there with me: I have a fairly uncommon shoe size 12.5. Uncommon enough that you rarely find it in stores and when you do it's in a style that doesn't feel good or I flat out don't like (or some brands just don't do half sizes past 12) You don't really know how the shoe feels until you swing a golf club in it and walk at least 9 holes in it. I bought a pair of 12.5 size adidas online (after looking all over the internet for a shoe I liked in that size). I get them, try them on at home, they feel fine so I decide to try them at the course. About 6 holes in I start getting heel blisters and the outsides of my feet hurt after making 20 or so golf swings. And now I can't return them because I've used them outside. I kinda realize this now, I don't think I have ever had a proper fitting golf shoe. The only way I find I can avoid blisters and the shoe hurting my feet is to go a size up, but then I have close to an inch of space in front of my big toe and my foot slides around inside the shoe while I swing a golf club (not trying to blame any of my game on poor fitting shoes, just would like something that's comfortable to swing a club in and comfortable to walk in). I've checked my foot size and width on a brannock device and compared that to how brands say their shoes fit and even third party websites. This shoe finding process is getting to be a bit much and I'm curious if anyone out there has a way they find shoes that works well for them?
  10. Kind of bummed they don't have shot area and dispersion provided in the data this time around. Tony answered a few questions in the comments about why they didn't which makes sense so I don't knock them too hard for it. Just feels like this test answered "Which ball goes furthest?" instead of "Which ball is best?" Guess I'll just continue to blame the Indian and not the arrow
  11. Going into this next season in KC, I find myself more confused on where to play golf. Private clubs have gotten more expensive and initiation fees are getting pretty crazy. Great life, even with all it's downfalls, is no longer as cost friendly of an option as it was and doesn't allow to play more than your home course without paying extra fees. Public courses are still decent but are already crowded and you need to make a tee time a week in advance in order to secure a decent spot. Maybe its because I find myself on the edge of making a enough financially to feel okay throwing money at one of the $500+ monthly courses. I wanted to start this thread to see if the are any fellow Kansas Citians who have a found a public or private course they enjoy, can get consistent tee times at, and feel like are getting their money's worth at. Please discuss below if any of you are out there, looking forward to hearing from you guys.
  12. Haven't heard anyone say they got match day tickets here, on other golf forums, or twitter. I'm calling shenanigans...
  13. "Match day tickets sold out...weekly packages available.." I'm assuming this means if you buy the full weekly package you get in on the match days?
  14. Yep, stuck on square 2 myself. Joined the line on my phone too after 11AM EDT and he's like half a square behind my other guy
  15. > @SmthCriminl said: > > > @VinnyG41 said: > > Well I won't be able to help you but I feel like I am trying to go down a similar path that you've gone down. Best of luck to ya! If you don't mind me asking, what's your best one piece of advice for someone looking to break par/70 this year? > > Thank you. > To break par you have to make more birdies than bogeys - or worse. > Simplified, you do this by **avoiding bogeys (and up):** > -Short game (25 yards in) This is were you save pats. Practice chips and pitches - play either a running shot or a higher one. You can break par without being a flop shot virtuoso, but you need to be inside 4 feet on the majority of basic pitch- and chip shots. > - Putting. Practice either lagputts or 10 feet and in. Buy a Peltz putting tutor and learn how to always start the ball on line and also how to read greens with it. This is a quite complicated process with a few diffrents elements, but I could expand on that if you're actually interested. > - Always be in play of the tee. Chose a stock-shot (fade or draw) and use that both with you're irons and longer clubs. > - Hit greens. If your stock shot is a 5 yard fade, then aim 2.5 yards left of the pin. If you're length is correct this will average out 2.5 yards from the pin on your well struck irons - this is schematic of course, the particular yardage makes these numbers only speculative. The idea is to play for your average shot - not your perfect shot. > If you get a 5 yard fade you're 2.5 yards of the pin, if you accidentally hit it straight, then you have a 5 yard putt. > - HIT GREENS - this needs to be a priority. > It's the single best stat correlating to score. The average numbers are: 3 GIRs to break 90, 8 to break 80 and 13 to break 70. This is averages, but it works fine for pragmatic purposes. > > This post is getting out of hand lengthwise, so I'll finish with this. **Making birdies** > - Distance control 80-120 yards. You're aim should be to be clinical with the wedges. Aim for the 5% rule. 100 yard shot = 5 yard average from pin. That's your goal. Hit 10 shots towards a pin, measure the accumulative length to pin / by ten and go from there. > - Prey on par 5s. I have a driver swing speed around 124 mph. If you're below 110 then this is something I would work on by strength and flexibility regimen. Strength, in particular, legs and abs and flexibility in general. > > There's a lot more, and you asked for one piece of advice.. > Just asked for one piece of advice because I didn't want to ask too much of you lol. But all makes sense. I keep SG stats for myself and as long as my putting and off the tee is decent (rare, which is why I play off 7 still) I can score in the mid to low 70s. The pelz putting tutor has always interested me but I haven't taken the plunge. Reading greens has always been an issue for me and I feel like I could use a system, so yeah if you could expand on how that tool teaches you to read greens, that'd be great! Driver swing speed is around 117mph on average but need to work on exactly what you said above that, staying safe off the tee. Taking lessons on that currently. Thanks bud!
  16. Well I won't be able to help you but I feel like I am trying to go down a similar path that you've gone down. Best of luck to ya! If you don't mind me asking, what's your best one piece of advice for someone looking to break par/70 this year?
  17. I currently have a 2017 M1 hybrid with a shaft I like. Would like to buy an M1 5wood (could be 2016 if that would work too) just to try out but use the same shaft that’s in my hybrid if possible. Anyone know if my hybrid shaft will fit in said fairway wood? And if it does is there a reason not to do this?
  18. > @"Tha Carter" said: > > @VinnyG41 said: > > Agreed on pretty much all of the above on Great Life. Although, I did change my membership to Canyon Farms and, while they are managed by Great Life, they seem set on keeping themselves above typical Great Life standards. I haven't seen the course during peak months yet but it sounds like it's in the fantastic shape from the other members I've talked to. They invested heavily in their bunkers not too long ago and it shows. Even in winter Canyon Farms is in better shape than all Great Life courses in the summer. > > As far as public courses go, I'm pretty firm that Heritage is the best value in the KC metro. Awesome track and is usually in great shape but can get pretty busy on weekends. Sycamore Ridge has already been talked about but that course is too good for me to not mention it too. Just kind of a long drive from most KC places. > > Did they charge you $5k to join Canyon Farms or did they give you a discount since you were a GL member? Can't believe people would pay that to join there. No at the time they had a promotion where if you joined, you'd pay a $2k intiation and not pay any dues until April of 2019. Ended up being 5 and half months where i didn't pay any dues. I was a member at Falcon Ridge before I joined Canyon Farms so since I just joined the "Upper tier" they let me out of that contract for nothing. > @vernon said: > We were at Canyon for a couple of years. The first year after Great Life took over and the year before that. Hard to say which was worse as both years were pretty bad from both a management standpoint and course conditions. What they've done there in the couple of years since is pretty amazing and to my knowledge unparalleled in KC golf in recent years. Fortunately for them Jim Klausman came to the rescue and brought his checkbook cause that sure ain't Great Life money that fixed up the golf course and built that 8 million dollar clubhouse. Management at most of the lower tier courses have told me that both Canyon and Staley are on the verge of leaving Great Life due to the bad rep associated with the name and the drag that GL puts on their operations. Personally, I don't see how Canyon's going to survive at their current price point with all of the capital improvements that they've made. That clubhouse isn't going to pay for itself and I'm not sure that the golf course warrants a high dollar membership rate. Sooner or later the glitter's gonna wear off and Klausman is going to want to see some sort of return on investment but that's just speculation on my part. > > The year after leaving Canyon we went the golf a la carte route and traveled all over town which was kind of fun due to the variety but we just didn't play as much and never practiced. To me, that's the single biggest benefit of a membership in that a guy will likely play a lot more as well as practice when he doesn't have to reach in his pocket each and every time to pay for greens fees or range balls. The year after that was when GL offered the $150 per month deal that provided unlimited golf, cart, range balls and fitness center access for both my wife and I and, like so many others, we took the bait. Despite all my complaints about the condition of the GL courses, this allows us to play and practice as much as we want at a price that also enables us to afford to travel around some when we want to play somewhere "nice" like Firekeeper, Tiffany, Shoal Creek, etc. > > I also would agree with the comments about Heritage and Sycamore but they're just too far away. We usually head over to each of them once a year or so just because we enjoy playing them but, as it is, Prairie Highlands is about a 30 minute drive for us and both Heritage and Sycamore is another 10 to 15 and that's just too much to do on a regular basis. > > Regarding the 5K initiation at Canyon I can only say that it seems to me that GL is all over the place with all of their tier and fee structures and it also seems to be pretty fluid. One day it's 5K, another it's 1K and then it might be waived entirely depending on the wind direction. I know for a while Staley was charging $1 for initiation when they had also been 5K at one point. I find it near impossible to figure it all out based on their website, advertising and material posted in the clubhouses. You pretty much just have to ask and I know that in the past a few people were able to negotiate their way to a better deal than was publicly available. Most still offer the refer a new member deal that will get the new guy a 15% - 20% discount as well as either a lower monthly rate for the referring member or maybe a free month or two. Again, it just depends on the day and who you talk to. Agreed. Canyon farms' return on investment has to be very far out unless that restaurant they put in is helping them out tremendously.
  19. Agreed on pretty much all of the above on Great Life. Although, I did change my membership to Canyon Farms and, while they are managed by Great Life, they seem set on keeping themselves above typical Great Life standards. I haven't seen the course during peak months yet but it sounds like it's in the fantastic shape from the other members I've talked to. They invested heavily in their bunkers not too long ago and it shows. Even in winter Canyon Farms is in better shape than all Great Life courses in the summer. As far as public courses go, I'm pretty firm that Heritage is the best value in the KC metro. Awesome track and is usually in great shape but can get pretty busy on weekends. Sycamore Ridge has already been talked about but that course is too good for me to not mention it too. Just kind of a long drive from most KC places.
  20. > @"LEO MODE" said: > > @VinnyG41 said: > > > @"LEO MODE" said: > > > > > > > > > > @Lefty28 said: > > > > Agree, I think its a GC Quad issue if anything. I'd love to see an outdoor test of GC Quad's algorithm against a Trackman radar on as close to an ideal day as possible. It also only seems to show any real difference on the driver. The irons all seem very accurate as far as carry distances are concerned. The information is consistent from shot to shot however so it really has little impact on a fitting process. > > > > > > I already did this before: > > > > > > https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1676178/final-result-trackman-4-vs-gc2-hmt-gcquad/p1 > > > > > > TXG and Ian are currently powered by Foresight and an advisory at Foresight so they wouldn't be able to say they're using a flawed algorithm. Also I've been confirmed by Foresight before that they're working on a fix. It's been almost a year already though. And Flightscope had the same issue until last year and they recently fixed it, although now their carry is a bit too low than optimal. And to be precise, it's roughly around 2600rpm or lower that triggers it. It's due to their apex being recorded too high. > > > > This is exactly what I was after. Awesome stuff man! I've got two questions for you though if you don't mind: > > - What do you do that allows you to have access to all these launch monitors? > > - As a guy that owns a Skytrak (since I didn't want to fork over the extra money for GC2) to get through the harsh midwest winters, what's your opinion on it vs the upper level LMs? > > > > - It was in my introduction of my post :smile: > - Someone also posted about Skytrak vs Trackman 3 on the web. But basically Skytrak is the very least launch monitor out of the bunch that you can reliably trust the numbers (therefore that's why it's called an entry level to professional launch monitors). I heard that for driver shots, however, as ball speed goes higher their numbers tend to get finicky, notably the ball speed reporting lower than Trackman/GC2/GCQ. It doesn't seem to have a carry inflated issue like GC2/GCQ but it has a lot of non-reads and virtually impossible to use it outdoor which GC2/GCQ don't have. For training purposes, Skytrak will do you just fine but if you want to play sim with it, a lot of people seem to get frustrated by non-reads and delays so they go with GC2 and never look back. Hope this helps. I saw you have a statistics background and just wondered if the launch monitors were part of your job or just a hobby you have on the side. But yeah the skytrak comment is definitely helpful. Honestly just trying to gather information on it. I typically look more into ball data and not carry distances unless I'm hitting wedges. I rarely hit driver on it but I am interested to see what they do about the high ball speed issue since it sounds like something is in the works.
  21. > @"LEO MODE" said: > > > > @Lefty28 said: > > Agree, I think its a GC Quad issue if anything. I'd love to see an outdoor test of GC Quad's algorithm against a Trackman radar on as close to an ideal day as possible. It also only seems to show any real difference on the driver. The irons all seem very accurate as far as carry distances are concerned. The information is consistent from shot to shot however so it really has little impact on a fitting process. > > I already did this before: > > https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1676178/final-result-trackman-4-vs-gc2-hmt-gcquad/p1 > > TXG and Ian are currently powered by Foresight and an advisory at Foresight so they wouldn't be able to say they're using a flawed algorithm. Also I've been confirmed by Foresight before that they're working on a fix. It's been almost a year already though. And Flightscope had the same issue until last year and they recently fixed it, although now their carry is a bit too low than optimal. And to be precise, it's roughly around 2600rpm or lower that triggers it. It's due to their apex being recorded too high. This is exactly what I was after. Awesome stuff man! I've got two questions for you though if you don't mind: - What do you do that allows you to have access to all these launch monitors? - As a guy that owns a Skytrak (since I didn't want to fork over the extra money for GC2) to get through the harsh midwest winters, what's your opinion on it vs the upper level LMs?
  22. > @GoGoErky said: > > @jvincent said: > > I'd bet that Matt's ball speed / spin combination is in a bad spot for the GC Quad algorithm. > > Don't forget, any indoor testing has to use a model for the final carry numbers. Once the model is consistent for the testing you are doing it doesn't really matter if it's 5-10 yards off. At those speeds there will be measurable differences in performance between different models of ball, so to expect the launch monitor to be perfect isn't realistic. > > Trackman also uses an algorithm > > @backhill said: > > > @" SwooshLT" said: > > > > @"Lord Helmet" said: > > > > Is that the site where the commentator is British/Irish/Scottish and the guy hitting is a lefty? If so, Ive thought "**** that guy is a bomber!". lol > > > > > > Ian is his name and Matt is the lefty! > > > > Super knowledgeable though in terms of equipment. It's really interesting to hear their thoughts. > > Matt is an ex head pro who quit that to open his own production company. I might be wrong but Trackman has two modes right? One indoors where it is using a ball flight algorithm and one outdoors where it measures the ball flight the whole way
  23. Alright so TXG is one of my favorite youtube channels and for the most part I think what they put out there is unbiased and accurate. But the distances on their GCQuad just seems way too far. I took the ball data from one of shots hit in the Cobra F9 video (The Fastest Driver We've Tested – Cobra F9 Fitting data at the 14:22 minute mark) and plugged it into the flightscope trajectory optimizer and the two are pretty far off from each other. For a 184 ballspeed launching at 13 degrees and 2040rpm backspin, TXG had a carry of 338 yards and the flightscope trajectory optimizer had a carry of 310 yards. Anyone else able to explain this?
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