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Keeper905

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    Love my sports. All different kinds. Currently I still play hockey, soccer, and golf.
    I enjoy my travel photography as well and keep busy with outdoor activities with the family (camping, hiking, kayaking, etc.)

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  1. Snell is a good bet, but you could also try VICE golf balls. Pro Soft and Pro Plus if you are really looking for something comparable. But the the TOUR plays really good too.
  2. I see from the Golftown website: "Cobra’s Speedzone-S Complete Set utilizes the same game-changing technologies as the in-line Speedzone clubs" So it makes me think that they are almost the same, but a slightly cheaper "set" version. I mean after all, it a complete set (driver, 3 wood, 4 hybrid, 5-PW and a bag) all for CAD $1450 at regular price (that's about US $1200). It's on sale now because that would be last years model. But still, the price is less than what it should be for the entire set. Figure iron set at full price is $1000. Driver is $450, 3 wood is $280, bag is $100 (don't really know). So really should be about $1850 or more if bought separately. So basically I think your set is legit, could be exactly the same and just has a different style to it, or could be slightly different (made a little cheaper for the set). I'm thinking the latter, based on the description I gave above. But I'm certain it is legit.
  3. I'm in Sales, but more specifically sales to greenhouses (I deal mostly with vegetable greenhouses). It gets me traveling (although haven't traveled since COVID). I travel a lot to the Vancouver area, Southern California and Arizona. The years leading up to COVID had me going to Europe once or twice a year (UK, and middle Europe).
  4. Played yesterday afternoon and did OK. Shot of the round was after hitting my driver into the bunker on a par 5, I decided to gamble and go for it. Played a 4 Hybrid from the bunker and it worked out. Hit it solid, 200yds right in front of the green. Wish my chip was better as I ended leaving a longer first putt than wanted, so two putted. But happy with par since I was in the bunker early on.
  5. I don't often, but have either played as a single or in a twosome with others. Basically, be respectful and don't push your way onto others. If they are serious and want to manage all rules of who's away first, putting order, etc. Then you should too. If they are relaxed and want to have fun, then you should enjoy it too and don't be a stickler for the rules. Unfortunately, you are always going to find some idiot like you described, there is no way around that. You will just have to learn to get through the round and avoid him like the plague.
  6. On to the next course...... I played Royal Niagara Golf course yesterday. This is located in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. This is a 27 hole course, so I enjoy the ability to go back regularly and mix up the course a bit. Makes you feel like you've gone somewhere different, but still has the familiarity to it. I played Escarpment and Old Canal courses. So this would make it a Par 72 course with 6,515 yds from the Blue Tees. Years ago I found this course to be one of the best value courses around. It was inexpensive to play, but still a pretty good course with nice fairways, but wheat grass style long rough all around. This makes it easy to lose your ball even when slightly off the fairway and you are lucky enough to find the patches of these long roughs. I enjoy that the course management that is offered here. It isn't just grip it and rip it from the tee. Playing this weekend, the back nine took until hole 13 before I could pull out my driver (Hole 10 = Par 4, Hole 11 = Par 5, Hole 12 = Par 4). The course has the Bruce Trail hiking path that goes through and beside the course (although hidden in trees mostly, so not really an issue) so there is the possibility to see hikers/joggers while playing. Yesterday on hole 12 we had a group stop to take our picture while were putting. Makes you feel like you are on Tour, lol. I will say that in recent years I feel that the maintanence of the course has gone down. The greens are kept in great shape, so that's good they focus there. The fairways are good, but not lush and kept up perfectly, but OK. The paths and tee boxes thought are getting rough and out of shape. Courses get older and I get it, but it was hard to swallow this year that they increased Prime time tee times by 50% but course conditions go down. But I should point out that it's still a value course price at $60 Weekend Prime time. So I must say for the price you pay, it still is a good value. What's really nice too (especially for travelers) is that across the street is the Outlet Mall. So you can drop the kids/wife (unless they are golfers) at the mall and go play golf! First hole (On Escarpment course) is wide open and has the old farmhouse behind the green. It's an open course, trees typically along outer edge of the course, so not a lot of shade when waiting at tees (and can get pretty windy). Lots of geese mulling around, but they usually aren't too bad and move for you. It's just the little gifts they leave all over the place that are bothersome. Here you see that trees don't really come into play too much. Trees in the background hide the Bruce Trail. Behind this green is a hole for the 3rd course named Iron Bridge, of which you can see the top of the iron bridge which crosses part of the old Welland Canal. Coming down the home stretch you see part of the Niagara Escarpment in the background.
  7. I've been curios about the one length clubs as well, so I'll be interested to follow your adventure.
  8. Was thinking about new irons early this spring, went ahead and got those. But I'm thinking it's finally time to get a loft wedge. Thinking a 54 degree and eyeing the CBX2 wedge for that.
  9. Shot of the day was on the first Par 5. Hit a clean drive 310 yards dead down the center. I was so thrilled. Unfortunately it didn't last long as I put my next shot over the green, chipped on, 2 putted......ARGHHH!!!! From 100 - 0 in a matter of minutes. Think I got into my own head and got ahead of myself thinking about an Eagle putt.
  10. I had a rough start to my day. First drive pushed it right, but thought I was OK and had a clear shot to the green. However, I hit it a little longer into the long weeds and never found it. Followed it up with a horrible 7 iron over the green and off the cart path. Second hole same thing. Pushed it right, but found it. But second shot on steep angle went straight into the water. Rest of the front nine was a mix of good and bad, but started getting it together by the 7th hole. Ended up at 12 over for the front. Back nine I got it all together. Ran a streak of pars and hit most shots square, so much better. Went 3 over for the back nine. Was surprised at how much better I did on the back nine as it was hot for so early in the year (just over 90F) and I was walking.
  11. So for my first update, I'll start with one I really enjoy playing as a regular course. Whirlpool Golf Course in Niagara Falls. This is a Par 72, 18 hole course. 6701 yds from the Blue Tees. Played this past weekend. It is a beautiful course with lush green fairways (most of the season). For the difficulty of the course, I think the fairways are quite forgiving and offer the ability to have slightly wayward shots be found quite easily even if in the trees. I find the course to be a good mix of quiet holes surrounded by trees, to some that open up near the road. As well there is a path near the outer edges that tourists walk quite often, so you can end up with a small gallery watching you tee off on the par 3 14th hole over a pond. Not an overly hilly course, but some nice additions of a high tee box and a few high greens. Usually this course is exceptionally maintained, but I did find this year that a few of the greens just weren't top level. Although due to lockdown restrictions, they may not have been able to tend to them like normal. I do think that this is one of the best value for the level of course in the area. Although they have raised their prices since everyone is out playing golf this year and last year. We typically play late afternoon on this course, so we often have to wait for deer to cross before hitting. It adds nicely to the enjoyment of the outing. Overall though I do recommend this course if you are coming to the area though. Starting off the back 9 Only one walking that day. The wildlife seems to pretty used to the golfers, so you can get pretty close. Finishing off the round on the 18th hole. This picture is from another day, but it is the view if you cross the road from hole 18. Or if you have a really, really bad hook, it's where your ball ends up.
  12. Hi All, For those looking to travel to Niagara region (I'll keep this to the Canadian side although I play both US and Canadian side) thought I would keep reviews on these courses as I play them. I'll try and keep this updated each time I play a new course. If anyone is looking for some more information on them, just ask and I will answer as best I can.
  13. Oh man. So jealous. I've been looking into this, but I have no where to be able to put a simulator. One day maybe when the kids are gone I will have enough room in the garage.
  14. Keeper905

    Vice Tour

    Mmmm. Good to know. Maybe I'll look into it a bit more and see about the Pro. Maybe time for a personal head to head comparison!
  15. Keeper905

    Vice Tour

    Funny you say this. I was planning this year to look at the Pro+ instead. One of the main reasons being exactly this spin issue. Still going to wait for some type of sale though. I have enough balls to last me for quite some time.
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