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  1. Local to me in the UK I think most fittings are free. They certainly are from the major retailers and local pro shops. I know there are a few independent guys who charge. When I was fitted for my Driver last year (first fitting I had for around 5 years) I went to a golf club around 45 minutes away which has a huge shop. They charged for the fitting appointment, £40. I was on the range, with the GC quad and the fitter for over an hour and went through everything. I ordered the club through them after the fitting and as a result I had £60 knocked off the price. What I hadn't realised is, if you book and pay for a fitting from these guys, and then purchase the club from them they will knock the cost of the fitting, and a bit extra, off the price you pay for the club. II have attached the advert on the website, the amounts have changed since last year but its still well worth it imo.
  2. When working for a golf retailer we would just 'build' a ridge in with tape. Was fairly straightforward and quick.
  3. Honestly, it was expected. My partner watched some of it with me and she commented on how bad it was but it wasn't any worse than I expected it to be, Its been the same for a long time. That doesn't make it right though
  4. Was a great weekend of golf, and USA fully deserved the win. Worried about how Team Europe will be able to make the next few Ryder Cups competitive. It may be because there are not many people out on the course so I noticed it more, but I was getting really fed up with the amount of time taken to take shots (both sides). I know people have spoken about it every week, but it was ridiculous. Id love to see some sort of shot clock introduced to the Tours etc. Once they get to the ball they have 1 minute to take the shot. Cant see it happening though.
  5. After a quick phone call to the person I went back the next day and the locker was empty again so I reclaimed it
  6. Someone stole my locker, took the padlock off and emptied it, leaving everything nicely in the corner of the changing room and put their padlock on it. My Dad had a Polo shirt stolen from the locker room, went to get changed after his round and it was gone
  7. Was using the Bridgestone Tour B X and was generally happy with it. After the ball test on here I tried a box of Titleist Tour Speed and have been very impressed. Distance seems similar, although a couple of times I have noticed I have been playing my second shot from further down the fairway than I am used to, not sure if its me putting a good swing on it, the weather or the ball but I am defo happy with the distance. The big difference has been around the green, my putting feels better. With the Bridgestone I was struggling to get the pace right, with the Tour speed its much better, again could just be me, but I am happy. Where I know the improvement is not me though is control with the wedges. The Bridgestone just didn't want to stop, but with the tour speed I have a lot more control.
  8. Personally I think its a poor decision by the official. We see it in all sports, officials wanting to get involved when its not required. For any one who watches the premier league will know what I mean when I say it was a bit of a Mike Dean moment. My other issue with this is I have only seen one camera angle, and its not very clear, imo its not over hanging so I do not believe the official could be 100% certain. Another camera angle would have possibly cleared up any confusion, surely a big sporting event like this has more than 1 camera angle.
  9. Id do it, It could spectacularly back fire. BUT dont you think they will push each other. Neither will want to the other player to be the stand out player in their pairing and I think this would drive them on perform better. And if it back fires it will be great TV
  10. Theres someone who brings his dog at our club, never had an issue with it, but was a bit surprised when he turned up with the dog for a comp. I do also wonder about how its urine will effect the grass, I have friends with patches all over their lawns because of the dog urine.
  11. It can get far too technical and it really doesn't need to. First have a look at the putters, rule out the ones you really do not like the look of, because if you dont like the look of it, then it will not work out for you. Get on a putting green with a few and just putt, putt and putt some more from all over the place. You will find theres 1 or 2 which you really like and keep going back to, when you find 1 or 2 you like go home. Leave it a week or so then go back and do the same thing again, obviously leaving out the putters you did not like. Hopefully you will be drawn to the same 1 or 2 putters again. From there just putt some more and go with what ever works best. People will disagree, but as putting is all about feel you cant look at someones stroke and say they need putter x. Its the most personal club in the bag.
  12. Thank you, spent a nice, hot, sunny day on the golf course
  13. Great set of forgiving irons, but we used to sell them brand new for £199 in the run up to the MX-19 being released. And if I remember correctly they were only £349 when at full price. We sold loads of them.
  14. Book the last tee time at a local course, take all the balls out with you and you should have as much time as you need
  15. My Irons are 1/2 inch longer than standard but my woods and hybrids are all standard length. When working for a golf retailer I can not remember ever ordering hybrids longer than standard, and when I had a fitting for my hybrid recently nothing was mentioned about the length
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