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  1. 8 points
    Penny is with us BTW Grand daughter Kylah is pretending to be Walter Hagen in Bagger Vance. And I’m eating these brats Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. 6 points
    Hey jask, thanks for the input. Sure it’s off season for most, but my season is just firing up down here in Sunny FLA(82* today). I have been on a bit of hiatus since Sept as I was part of the Cobra Connect Challenge, which took much time and commitment to complete the review in 5 months. So I have decided to sit back awhile and let others do the heavy work. As an 8 year member, there is no better place to be than reading the threads and posts of all the Spies. I may not add a post, but by golly you can bet I read your comments. Here’s to our Directors & Moderators for a job well done. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  3. 6 points
    Figure out your monthly average of rounds of golf, and see what the breakdown is per round based on what you think you will average there a month. Keeping it simple, say you average 10 rounds a month. That's $24.70 a round, just for greens fees. Add on another $19 per round, and you are now essentially at $45 per round. The cart fee wouldn't factor in for me if they let me walk and/or of the course is easily walkable. Obviously there will be seasons of the year where you'll want a cart, or during events or rounds where you are playing with a group that you'll want a cart. I'll give you a few other things to think about beyond just the cost of playing golf there. Is there ample opportunity to get a game consistently at certain times when you will want to play. i.e. - can you join a Saturday morning "dog fight" or other member group of 16-20 golfers that plays at the same time every week at that time? Does this club offer regular outtings for members/tournaments for members/other opportunities for competitive rounds with other members? Is this something that appeals to you? I'll just leave you with this thought. If you join this club and you can't get a game with other members, what's the point? But if the club has a bunch of active members that are open and receptive to new members joining their regular times when they play, then that is an intangible that you really can't put a dollar amount on. Putting it another way. If one club costs me $250 a month but all I can do is play solo golf, with no opportunity for tournaments or other group member outtings, but there is another club close by that costs $500 a month but there are always tournaments, outtings, and member events where I can play in at least weekly, I'd choose the club that costs me $500 a month. It's those intangible organized rounds with other members that you really can't put a price on.
  4. 6 points
    Tried an "experiment" today. Played a short exec. with my son, and played the front with my usual reckless abandon. "You know I've got to try it" is one of my favorite expressions. Finished that side at +16. On the back, I gave myself one extra stroke per hole. Par 3 turns into 4, 4 turns into 5, etc. Tried to play for "par." It completely changed the way I approached a couple holes. Played the back at +8. Mental, mental, mental. Sent from my XT1585 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  5. 5 points
    Well, just did my first week 1 protocol. I am so bad left handed. if nothing else, I am sure I will see rapid improvement on those speeds. Base driver speed was 101. Will see how it goes from here.
  6. 5 points
    What are the chances?!? I must be right next door to Rev!! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. 4 points
    I'd just like to take a second here and commend MGS for allowing open and honest conversation on this topic. 99% of other forums, websites, companies ect. would take down anything that possibly portrays them in a negative light. MGS hasn't done that. They have allowed a great discussion to take place on a potentially undesirable topic. I really appreciate MGS allowing honest statements, without the prospect of being "banished".
  8. 4 points
    The forum has slowed since fall but it will pick back up as spring approaches; happens every year. If you look at the recent thread regarding all the different hobbies that Spies have you’ll see many are just as as active outside of golf, and since it’s winter many are now engaging in those. Myself, I’ve been working on building a new Stratocaster and woodshedding on some new guitar lessons as the rain has kept me from golf. But, I’ve got some persimmon woods in the queue for refinishing which I’ll begin working on next week. After all this holiday stuff is finished it will give me my golf fix even if the weather isn’t cooperating. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. 4 points
    selecting a fitter is akin to selecting a swing coach. If you are wondering about a fitting, call the fitter and ask them to explain their fitting process. If it makes sense to you then you are on your way to a good experience Ask any other general question that might be important to you such as price, discounts, companies used etc. If they address swing flaws. If you have a good feeling about the fitter then schedule the time. IF not move along as chances are you will mentally fight the process and the experience will be poor.
  10. 4 points
    The Captain and I wish everyone a few healthy adult libations on this New Years Eve! Stay thirsty, my friends! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  11. 4 points
    Lang mae yer lum reek! /Scottish saying for prosperity Long may your chimney smoke (meaning you have heat and prosperity) Happy new year MGS spies
  12. 3 points
    I say go with fitting first. What good is a club that isn’t the correct loft, or has the shaft that works best for you? Yep. Fitted first. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. 3 points
    LOL And I thought it was something Scots say when seeing who can go the longest without a bath!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Peace be with everyone.
  14. 3 points
    Let’s hear it for the Big Blue Nation! Go Kentucky, beat Penn State! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  15. 3 points
    Happy New Year to all the Spies! We have the absolute best group of Directors and Moderators in the business! As for me, I took a pass on golf tomorrow (New Years Day) as my boys are playing at 1 PM in Orlando, gotta be home to watch and support the Big Blue Nation. Go Big Blue! Go Kentucky! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  16. 3 points
    We shared 3 lbs of snow crab legs and a bottle of Barefoot Moscato......watching the Lightning play the Ducks in Anaheim. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  17. 3 points
    I'm not really sure you are approaching this from the right angle. Instead of thinking you need a specific club why not figure out the best way to get your index down with clubs that work for your game, as it is right now. I'll give you my training approach for any new golfer, which is how my Dad taught me to play golf at 7 years old. He handed me a 7 iron, and told me to hit it. Then hit it again, and again, and again, until I got good enough hitting just the 7 iron. Then he slowly introduced a few other clubs to me until I had about a 10 club set that I played with a for a few years, before getting a full set sometime around the time I entered high school. I see it over and over again, where these young kids are handed a full set of golf clubs as beginners, and all the kids want to do is pull driver and grip it and rip it. And then they wonder why they can't hit an iron or wedge, and their golf game consists of random blasts off of the tee with no accuracy, and a collection of chunks, duffs, and bladed iron shots that have no consistency or pattern. My point to all of this is that I think if you want to get down into an index in the teens you'll start pulling more clubs OUT of your bag, rather than trying to put another one in it. The more you hit 5 or 6 clubs really good, the more your confidence will grow, and eventually you'll get to the point where it makes sense to start adding more clubs. And I say all of this to you as a 6 handicap, where I was actually scoring better with 6 clubs in my bag the past few months, versus with my whole 14 club set. Simplicity with less clubs I think is what I would recommend for you. That and having a few lessons with a local pro would be my advice to you.
  18. 3 points
    Happy New Years everyone. Here’s to a better 2019
  19. 3 points
    Happy New Year. I've enjoyed the last one with you all, and am looking forward to the next one with you as well. Sent from my XT1585 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  20. 3 points
    Yup pretty simply formula add up total cost and divide by the number of rounds you anticipate playing. You should also find out if they have any special discounts at the pro shop - for instance our club matches big box stores on the big names and on occasion offers an additional 10%. Also our GHIN membership is part of the package plus unlimited use of the range. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  21. 3 points
    Happy New year all!
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  24. 3 points
    You're sick for enjoying using the ban hammer I should have gotten you a thor hammer for Christmas lol
  25. 3 points
    Looks like that 91 was not a fluke after all. Shot a 94 today in the rain, wind, and fog. Still 3 strokes better than my old pr of 97. I tried to pay attention to the difference today. It's incredible what a little course management can do. I realized I only took driver on about 4 holes which meant I had 0 penalty strokes. On any hole where I could take an iron and still get to the green from 170 or less I always took the iron. I hit 5 greens today doing that which is considerably more than usual. Turns out just trying to smash the ball every hole is not the best way for me to play golf. Attached is my ball mark from the par 3 3rd. It plays about 150. Definitely the most accurate shot of the day. Sent from my Pixel 2 using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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