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57 minutes ago, tatertot said:

Broadie probably addresses this, but ...

 

How does this get affected by partial vs full shot distances, ie leaving yourself a 120 yard full gap wedge vs. a 75 yard partial sand wedge?

Partial vs full doesn’t matter by the stats (and Broadie). The closer you are to the hole, the better. 
 

This is where folks will say “but what about a 40 yard short-sided shot vs an 80 yard pitch to a middle pin?”  Remember, stats are averages, so there are always exceptions. But by and large, if you can safely get the ball closer to the hole and not leave yourself short-sided with the green sloping away from you, then go for it. Closer to the hole is better than farther from the hole, other things being equal. The data proves this out. 

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1 hour ago, Skhacker said:

No prob. 
Driver, 18 hybrid, 22 hybrid, 6/8/P/52/58, putter.

 

 

Good to know!  My setup will be different but of course Subject to change once I try mine out this weekend.  I am planning on using Driver, 19 hybrid, 5, 7, 9, PW, 57 and putter plus one more but not sure on what yet!  I may add 3wd, change to 18 and 21 hybrids or add a 52 wedge.

 

I have a friend that likes to play from the blues so that is why I am considering a 3wd, otherwise just considering top bag gaps since I don't hit it that far nowadays!  Then again it may change on course length playing only!

 

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On 7/13/2021 at 7:52 PM, jschwarb said:

I say the initiation fees are a scam. But memberships? Nah. I have one to a club, a social membership with no initiation, that includes 16 or 18 (I forget which) rounds a year, which is perfect for me. Plus all the range balls I want. The other golfers are by and large good guys and the tournament calendar is solid. The kids have a pool and the club does a bunch of special events year-round. It's a good deal that I can pay for just by reselling those scam $100 headcovers 🙂 

 

A properly run club uses dues to cover regular maintenance, etc., initiation fees go towards capital improvements.  Otherwise, you get assessed to death.

 

How are initiation fees a scam?  You don't want people who have skin in the game in your private club?

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2 hours ago, golfortennis said:

 

A properly run club uses dues to cover regular maintenance, etc., initiation fees go towards capital improvements.  Otherwise, you get assessed to death.

 

How are initiation fees a scam?  You don't want people who have skin in the game in your private club?

I know no two clubs are alike; mine is privately owned and the owner has handled all the improvements. There was no initiation fee when we joined.

 

Maybe they're not all scams, but a lot of private clubs that are asking exorbitant fees are just doing it for the vanity. If a club is asking for $100,000 up front, then it's pretty flush already. 

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On 7/11/2021 at 8:48 PM, From_Parts_Unknown said:

Biggest scam in golf is the Hammer driver... there, I said it.  

 

 

Blasphemy.  Didn't you see how he hit a ball over a freaking mountain?!  No other driver in the world could do that.  POW!!! 

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