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JalanK

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  1. My home course has two vastly different 9s. While similar in length, the back nine is more difficult due to significant terrain changes, some forced carries, natural grasses areas which are not marked as hazards or drop areas, and over the course of a season, can become quite long and thick. This leads to lost ball penalties. The back also has a far greater exposure to the wind. People I have played with will play the front nine from the "White", then play the back from the "Senior" tee box. I think most of them enter their scores as a total for the round, usually from the longer tees. If you just enter the scores as two 9 hole rounds handicapping is no problem. Mixing tee boxes, did you adjust slope and rating for hcp. purposes? Where could one fine the info necessary to do that?
  2. While you may not be suggesting this: If the overall length is within my range, I'm not going to play a different tee on a longer hole just to reach the green in reg, unless the course has mixed tees that have a given slope and rating. It's tough when there is about a 500 yard difference between two sets of tees, while the slope difference is not that significant. I'll take my lumps on the longer tees rather than shorten the course to the extent it's a pitch and putt on too many holes. I don't hold people up when I play so, that's not a concern or reason for choosing the shorter tees.
  3. I play the tees recommended for my driver distance. However on a couple courses, there are holes which are just shy of par 5 designation, leaving me a long 2nd shot, which I cannot reach in two with a 5 wood. I also bought it to use for 2nd shots on par 5s - I should have been clearer about that. I'm going to devote this winter off season to SuperSpeed Golf, as well as ramping up my workouts. As I age, I just turned 70, I hope to at least maintain my distance, and ideally increase it.
  4. I've payed the last 2 years without one. I bought one last week. 1 dome session showed me I have work to do if I want hit it well. The good news is: I have all winter to work on it. Given my driver distance there are too many longer par 4s where I can't get home in two with the 5 wood. So, just another adventure in the continuing saga of my golf game.
  5. Yes, they are. I edited the description to include model. Thank you.
  6. I did. The first set I bought, CF16 back in 2016, was an even better deal. Found a set on ebay 3-PW, AW, SW for $695! A golf shop in Birmingham, AL hasdsold them to a client who traded them in almost immediately. The price was less than half the MSRP! And only $10 shipping! I must be destined to play this line of irons for the rest of my life.
  7. I've been wanting a set of the Apex 21 irons all season. Recently saw a demo set at PGA Tour Superstore here in town. I watched them for awhile, then decided to see what I could do. First I checked trade values at Golf Galaxy and Callaway Pre-owned. CPO had the best offer. I met a friend who works at the PGATS and asked if they'd match Callaways priced - PGA's online prices were terrible. He said sure. I had them set the clubs aside because I wanted to pay cash (what the wife don't know, won't hurt me.)When I got there, they were offering a 50% bonus on top of 2nd Swing's prices. I though I was going to get $382.50 for my items. I ended up getting $533.00! Plus the price they were asking for the Apex 21s was only $899.99 for 5 - PW, AW, in excellent condition. I couldn't get that at CPO. These guys really stepped up. If you need money for equipment give them a look. I also picked up a Callaway Epic Flash 3W with Tensei Blue shaft from CPO. They rated it as average; it was more like VG to Excellent. So, I'm ready for next season, because this one is OVER.
  8. A pair of HT 305 Series wedges in good condition. Went to higher bounce wedges, so I no longer use these. Grips have very little use. One rock ding in toe of 58º. $55 for the pair, shipped Conus. $40 Local p/u available in Minneapolis area.
  9. Very Good Condition. $15 shipped Conus; $10 local p/u Minneapolis.
  10. 1 dozen New, never played, no logos or marks, Left Dash Pro V1x. Just decided I'm not going to play them, so someone else can have them. $60 shipped Conus. PayPal accepted. Nothing I need so, no trades. At this price, I'm just covering cost +tax + shipping. Please don't ask for more. PM me if interested.
  11. Earlier this week, I bought a nearly new Galvin Green Gore-Tex Apollo Jacket. Beautiful condition, and it fits!. Today, I bought a CPO Epic Flash 3W with a Mitsubishi Tensei Blue shaft. Life is Good!
  12. I'm sure the vast majority of them were bought by people who had no intention of playing them. Some will try a few of them, then sell the rest; others just want to make a buck.
  13. Can you provide bounce and grind of each head? If I recall, choices are: D/D, D/S, S/S. At one time, there were stamped on the hosel. Thank you.
  14. Hey, NRJyzer! Is the PM19 on the auction block? I'm still playing them, and will be for the foreseeable future. I'm trying a variety of shots with them, and digging the hell out of playing them. I'm hooked on 54º and 58º. No more 56º/60º in my bag. Interesting comments about not taking full swing with them. I recently read something by Butch Harmon " if you have a 58º wedge and can't hit it 58 yards, get rid of it". I thought that was really interesting, in light of the fact I didn't take a full swing with any lob wedge, ever. Next round I had about 55 - 60 yards and I thought of that and tried it. Well, it went about 70 yards high and straight. and just fell out of the sky with very little roll or spin. I've tried it couple more times with varying results. I'll only hit it if the conditions are right - clean fairway lie, little wind. It's actually kind of fun. You should try it. I'm guessing you'll hit it about 110 . I find it works well out of sand on short high shot, too.
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