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  1. can see salt creek's rise from last night's rain here. just north of the preserve
  2. Fujikura Ventus HB hybrid shaft tip to graphic is the same as the driver shafts, 4" from the tip to the final "e" in Velocore.
  3. Not a top level public for sure. Can be fun when it's in nice condition, but no range. Is your buddy sensitive to price? Prairie Landing is good as far as proximity goes (RTJ design) Makray Memorial if you are coming this far out, tough and top dollar (Barrington) Blackstone (Marengo) - fantastic greens (Lohmann design - local architect) Highlands of Elgin - Keith Foster/Art Schaupeter The Preserve at Oak Meadows (near O'Hare) - Greg Martin re-design Stonewall Orchard (far northwest) - Arthur HIlls Steeplechase (mundelein) - Ken Killian Thunderhawk (far north, but top notch forest preserve RTJ) Shepherds Crook (at 94 and touches WIsconsin state line - Keith Foster Cog Hill #4 - Dub's Dread - Rees Jones Mistwood - Ray Hearn Cantigny (Wheaton - already mentioned) - ? Packard? Sunset Valley (personal favorite- great renovation, Rick Jacobson/Highland Park hit a home run) - walkable, no range (just hitting cages) Schaumburg Golf Club (27 holes, recent renovation done by Lohmann, very good, driving range and short game area) Foxford HIlls (Cary) - Nugent (son of Dick Nugent) - I like this course, but it's in a housing development, plays tough White Deer Run (Vernon Hills) - Dick Nugent - runs through upscale housing (housing are set back quite a ways, big fairways and challenging greens, great conditioning. Pine Meadow (Cog Hill north) - beautiful natural layout (no houses), but greens are the only knock, can be slow and soft. Bowes Creek (west Elgin) - great layout, challenging, gets lots of play, winds through housing development which wasn't an issue in its early years, but recently housing is being built up and really encroaches on the course (so not just housing proximity, but also active construction sounds fill the air in certain parts of the course. Great Rick Jacobson original design (Jacobson worked under Nicklaus for a time). Glen Club (semi-private) - top dollar to reduce outside play, Fazio design, moved lots of earth on the former Glenview Naval Air Station grounds (has served as a tour stop for the Korn Ferry and its earlier incarnations). 18 is a great finishing par 5.
  4. I know it's a long drive but Shepherd's is in great shape. Maybe that's the consternation you're feeling with respect to forecasts
  5. Aldila Rogue Black Hybrid (newer all black version) They offer weights in stiff of 75, 85 and 95. ROGUE® Black Hybrid | ALDILA® I have ordered a few from Tour Shop Fresno
  6. I find it helps to play 5 hybrid at 38.5" closer to 5 iron (modern loft) or 4 iron (classic loft).
  7. 5 hybrid might be 23*, but 24* in Taylormade and 25* in Tour Edge Hybrids. My first iron is a 5 iron (old loft) at 27*.
  8. See sig, 5 hybrid has been in the bag for 5+ years and it's money! Especially good through the rough
  9. maxfli revolution black dots are 0.370 hosel
  10. found a set of these in 115 and will install in some wishon 560 heads. other sets with same heads are DG120 S300 and PX LZ 6.0 Might go for some white ferrules with silver rings for these.
  11. Just remembered another ditty he used to belt out... Rock a bye your BABY! Hi, I'm Harry Schmerler
  12. I'm about to bust out some Harry Schmerler Ford, your singing Ford dealer In the good old summertime, Hi, I'm Harry Schmerler....
  13. Heritage Oaks, where you ALWAYS SAVE MORE MONEY (sorry, Celozzi-Ettleson)
  14. Listened to a short interview by Rory Spears with Rick Jacobson and it appears most of the course redo was to regrass everything, rebuild the greens, lengthen a few holes and pull trees designated by the park district arborists. Maybe they scaled back on course renovation for the clubhouse/driving range/practice area.
  15. best numbers to report would be (if possible): length swingweight head weight shaft weight grip weight
  16. Bumping this useful thread for the following: Anyone have the tip to graphic for the Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Hybrid. For the Blue 8S I have (unknown tipping, but unlikely untipped, likely 1/2") the tip to graphic is 14.25" from the tip (tip trimmed some amount) to the "a" in Fujikura Edit to Add: Response from Fujikura CS, thanks Chad! 15-1/8" to the "a" in Fujikura
  17. I found this on another thread The tip to graphic measurement to the "I" in Tensei is 17 1/2" for Pro Blue Hybrid
  18. Tagging along to ask about tip to graphic on the Pro Blue Hybrid shaft? Anyone?
  19. That's a quality day of golf, nice! Any comments on the greens at both courses? Thanks!!!
  20. Talked with Shepherd's Crook pro shop and they've had less rain up in Zion, it appears. They haven't had to put course on CPO, so that should bode well for rounds in the next few days. Going up there on Saturday, and I'm excited to see the new patio setup. Sounds like they built it out on the east side facing the 9th and 18th holes (of course) and off the south end as well.
  21. A buddy of mine played the Brute and hated it, but then went to play Hawk's Landing and loved it. It looks like Abbey Springs is getting re-worked now by Lohmann-Quitno so that should be nice once it re-opens. I haven't played much in the area, but lots of golf surrounding it.
  22. FYI, 2 inches of rain over the last 3 days up north (Gurnee), so you should be good playing Shepherd's Crook tomorrow, as has been said. My guess is Shepherd's drains better than Thunderhawk, so it's better that you're playing Shepherd's before Thunderhawk. Are you playing 36 tomorrow? or both courses over 2 days.
  23. Hopefully they have the patio open as it appears the inside offerings are limited at the moment. Just pulled this off of dupagegolf Clubhouse Partial Open and Preview.pdf (dupagegolf.com)
  24. 1.75" of rain today at Rt 120 and the Des Plaines River (location of Merit Club, more or less)
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