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  1. Such an underrated course in the southwest suburbs. It's long and has as much elevation change as any course you'll find nearby, even if they could stand to get rid of a few trees. Best of all though, it might have the best clubhouse vibes I've seen in quite some time. So much character in and around that course, it will always be on my short list of places I want to play.
  2. Joliet park district is raising their rates this year as well. I want to say I paid $45 for 18 w/ a cart in mid-April at Woodruff. I've always liked having a short course close by to walk a late round now and then, but that's just too much money for a muni course that barely clears 6000 yards from the tips.
  3. I'll echo Bigarch on this one, because persimmon has become such a small market it makes valuation more volatile and harder to nail down outside of only the most sought after woods (MacGregor 945, M85W, 693, M09, and Wood Brothers). Really the best route that I've found, which is still far from perfect, is running an advanced search on eBay for similar items that have already sold. Guage quality of past sales compared to yours and go from there. On a final note, those are some beautiful clubs you've got there. Love the rams horn slip on the driver, and I'd put that 4-wood in play any day of th
  4. It's funny you mention the shady tactics OEM's are using today, considering that's what actually got me moving in the vintage direction to begin with. I had a fitting about a year and a half ago at a reputable but commercialized fitter that just totally turned me off of the new club scene. The fitting itself was valuable and I gained some great insights, but the gear they push and how they push it just turned me off. OEM's feel more like marketing agencies than manufacturers at this point. The funny thing is though, despite these clubs being hilariously far behind the current tech
  5. If you're looking to keep a more reasonable price point, it's tough to overlook Jones. I picked up a players series last year and it's been a great bag all around with a very traditional look. If you're looking for something higher quality, I'd recommend looking at Mackenzie, Elliot, or Steurer & Jacoby make beautiful bags as well. Or if playful and modern is more your vibe, Tyler golf bags has some fun patterns available.
  6. I always keep cash on me and a small stash in the bag as well, just in case. Typically, it's $10-15 in small bills and another dollar or two in quarters. Chances are, if I'm digging in my bag for cash I've already gambled away what's in the pocket and if that's the case, I only want enough for snacks.
  7. As the title implies, this is definitely a retro WITB. My goal with this bag was something I'm sure most WRX'ers can relate to, and that was to take the game back where it all started for me. So here it is, all the clubs from my early teens that were either too expensive or too hard to hit back then. My dream bag 20 years looking back is finally ready for play. Clubs and Specs Driver: 1- Titleist 983E 9.5° Speeder Shaft 2- Wood Brothers Texan 10° Dynamic Gold S300 Hybrid: Ben Hogan Edge CFT 3h w/ 6.0 Rifle Shaft Irons: Ben Hogan '99 Apex Irons w/ 6.0 Rifle S
  8. As a matter of fact, I had forgotten that I had these saved to my phone. Here's a photo of the championship blades 2i-SW as well as some Wood Bros lumber.
  9. I second the notion that these are post Dave Wood era WB irons. The original championship blades had grooves that extended to the toe of the club whereas these are more traditional. It's been really nice seeing the uptick in fan engagement from Dave Wood online through Instagram. He keeps teasing that there may be some new Wood Bros business in the works, so I'm certainly keeping my fingers crossed that they'll return in some meaningful way to the current golf scene.
  10. Now, I just need the woodworking skills to build it all.
  11. Thank you. We clipped into our 30's a couple years ago and with more than 10 years together, I'm pretty sure she was ready to hurt me in my sleep if we didn't press for a baby this year lol. The staff bags are such a cool look it's tough not to go that route, but they're certainly not the most efficient use of space. I've been thinking about building a sort of large locker that would hold 3 bags across with drawer space below for shoes/balls/goods and cubbies above for hats/misc. I've just got to figure out how I'm going to negotiate for the necessary floor space. Similarly, I love to hav
  12. Lovely clubs you've got there, and it's always fun getting re-acquainted with an old set. I too took my Bullseye to the practice green for the first time this week and came away pleasantly surprised myself. I even had a random Balata ball in the ball pocket I rolled a few putts with, and my goodness it felt so good off the face.
  13. I know the struggle. I've been lucky enough to have a spare room to take over for golf purposes to this point. However, with baby #1 on the way this summer, my golf room needs to become a nursery. I'm looking at either building or buying some display racks to help the cause at this point.
  14. The 975J•VS and 983E are still some of the best drivers I've ever hit and one of my all time favorite club profiles. They may not be as esteemed as the 975D and 983K, but that's just fine with me. The best part of not hitting 460cc modern drivers worth a crap, is being able to pick these up for $30 a pop.
  15. Most of my MacGregor's from the 50's have seen a restoration or two in their time. This set however, has managed to stay untouched for 70 years (with the exception of some electrical tape). Needless to say, this vintage set of 693's is one of the highlights of my collection. Neck numbers are in great condition as are the faces, I'm sure these clubs never saw much play.
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