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    Carmel, CA
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    What you might find in my carry bag varies depending on the course...

    Wedges: Cleveland RTX3 Raw 56**/60**/64**

    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 33”

    Irons: Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-GW Stiff Nippon N.S Pro Modus 3 105;  Mizuno JPX 900 Tour 3 Stiff Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 105

    Driver/Fairway/Hybrid: Calloway XR 9.5 Stiff Project X; Calloway XR 3W Stiff Project X; Calloway XR 5W Stiff Project X; Mizuno JPX 900 3H 19degrees Stiff Fujikura Pro Hybrid

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  1. Just returned the putter, wedges and wgt kit back to Costco. The balance, feel and last but not least, the finish was not to my liking. Compared to the RTX-3 52/56/60, it felt ”top heavy”, and the current bounce was not suited for me. And the KSig putter required some big adjustments but it was still not even close to par compared to my old rusty trusty Scotty Newport 2. The finish is too shiny, had some glare and reflection (bling factor). The KSig putter and wedges are decent Costco products for the value conscious. It will get you going and started from the 1st tee till you sink the last putt on the 18th green. Playing golf with tried and true top performing products is a slippery slope...once you get a taste of the “good stuff” it is a huge challenge weening you away from it. I am keeping the KSig golf balls...best value golf balls to date. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I don’t know how one can check in without a credit/debit card at most golf course facilities now a days. Cash payment at the Club ProShop is not an option available at the moment at almost all the golf facilities in our area and most likely in your area too. So it very unlikely and highly improbable event that one will arrive at the tee box without any golf ball(s) on hand before a scheduled round with only $20 cash. It’s like going to a gun fight without bullets, you are dead on arrival cowboy. Going out for a round of golf is like going out on your first date, need to be groomed, clean shoes and clothes, make sure you are ready to pay for “date’s” meal & drinks (you could get a hole in one), be on time (which means you are 30 mins on site before tee time), and give gratuity within your means to the hard working hospitality folks that served and kept the golf facility ready for you and last but not the very least have clean fun if you want to be asked and invited to go out for another round... Please don’t steal the range balls. Not cool and not a very smart move. Just shows you are cheap skate, inconsiderate, a pretentious date and not trustworthy. Imagine making an ace with the range ball...what are pouring a shot of Larceny? [emoji1787] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Yes sir! Will post some feedback ASAP. Been playing all my early morning rounds (1st tee slot) prior to driving range opening at the club. Thank you for the reminder to test Kirkland wedges (and also the KSig blade putter).
  4. Reminiscing best Golf related purchase in 2020... #1) Renewed our Golf membership @ the Club. I am pretty 99% certain I myself have the lowest cost per round playing our course. the past 3 years [emoji2958] #2) Jones carry Bag in Maui less than retail. $90 Perfect old school bag walking the whole course Travel light. #3) Titlelist stand bag @ the club. Great for walking the front 9 and loading it on the cart for the uphill back 9. The preferred bag for 2+ round days. Used up accumulated credit funds from monthly member tournament winnings + member discount. Out of pocket cost under $60.00 [emoji847] Score! #4) Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grips from EBay auction @ 50% off. Sniped it! #5) Gently owned Mizuno JPX 900 Tour 3 iron NS Modus3 Tour 105 Stiff also from EBay Auction. Fun to utilize on some days when we tee off the Lavander Par 4’s. Also Sniped it last second! [emoji2139][emoji466]️ #6) and last but not the very least, Thermos Stainless Stell King Travel Tumbler, 2 Pack from Costco. [emoji477]️ In the morning. Sturdy and keeps your beverage warm for hours. Was on sale at the warehouse during the Christmas holidays with rebate. These items purchased made my early morning rounds more enjoyable and much more fun.
  5. My winter pre-round checklist: [emoji3514] FJ RainGrip pair of gloves (prefer it over the FJ WinterSof Pair) [emoji3514] Refillable Water bottle[emoji3534] [emoji3514] Sleeve of KSig Golf Balls from Costco [emoji3514] black permanent ink marker [emoji3514] Kershaw EDC knife for ground repairs (like hot knife on butter on those hard ground at the tee box) [emoji3514] 9 wooden tees [emoji3514] 2 plastic Ball markers [emoji3514] TecTec Range finder [emoji3514] sunscreen + lip balm [emoji3514] to go isopropyl alcohol mini spray dispenser with carabiner [emoji3514] clean towel with magnetic attachment [emoji3514] brush cleaner [emoji3514] beanie layer for my oversized bucket hat [emoji3514] wool sweater for layering [emoji3514] golf clubs in carry bag [emoji3514] unload all unnecessary items in the bag - minimalist [emoji3514] and last but not the least is making sure I complete my warm up routine/stretching/foam rolling/ theragun at home prior to venturing out in the freezing cold morning[emoji3063] Plus pray and thank the Almighty that there is no frost delay[emoji1694], and you hit it long and straight throughout the day. [emoji4] Then repeat it the next day/next round[emoji2493][emoji466]️[emoji1634] Wishing all you a Safe and Happy New Year!!! [emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787] Sandbaggers included [emoji16] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Spiked or spikeless? Recently been using spikeless (g/fore’s, adidas, fj) with almost 99% of my 1st tee rounds walking. It’s flexibility and softer cushion makes it more comfortable as you pile on the miles. However, I miss the stability, firm grip, slightly longer distance, and solid base of the “spiked” rounds with the adidas 360’s. I suggest experimenting with bringing both types of golf shoes and splitting the front and back swapping shoes. You and only you can determine what will best fit your needs. Gotta test drive those shoes to get the right feedback. Bring a shoehorn and an extra new set of socks. Have a great round and keep us posted. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Grew up playing tennis, so running, sliding and sprinting was essential and required. It was very challenging to find 4.5/5.0 NTRP level regular games during the daytime in our area. I am very glad my caring loving wife suggested I give golf a try for my regular exercise. Started playing golf regularly 2 years ago by joining the club at a nearby resort after taking a break from tennis. We have an annual family cart plan but I seldom use it. Having a chance to walk the front 9 and enjoy one’s mobility, seeing the terrain and slope change after every other step gives you a different perspective on the game and life in general. Just like baseball and tennis, I grew to enjoy the game because you get lost in the absence of time. Thankfully, Golf combined with the walking aspect was my therapy to cope with the stressful challenging year 2020. If I wanted to “ride”, I will go bring my kart/track car to the track, but that requires more work and can be a bigger production. Not an arrive and drive person, I work on my cars. Walking really makes the golf game much more appealing to me. And the solitary nature during most of my rounds is tranquil and zen like. Plus the look on slooow players riding on carts when you pass and play thru them is so priceless specially on the uphill back 9. It’s like lapping back markers on the track. Maybe I should gift for the coming New Year our course marshals blue flags that they can wave and black flags for inconsiderate interlopers that take 15+ minutes to putt out [emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787]. That should speed up pace of play... For someone considering walking and a challenging game...try a 4 club round...it’s fun and you get to practice the 4 clubs of your choice. You will be pleasantly surprised with the results! Choose wisely [emoji846]
  8. Almost forgot the gift boxes under the Xmas tree...Santa’s helpers just dropped shipped 3 Kirkland wedges, 1 Kirkland putter and 1 Kirkland putter weight kit before the 25th. These will relieve the Cleveland RTX3 wedges and Scotty Newport 2 putter currently in the Jones walking bag...product testing starts tomorrow AM Rain or Shine
  9. New member and very 1st post. Interested to help test and provide timely product feedback. Allen / Carmel, CA YES -Playing and walking throughout Dec and can thru Jan for at least 4x weekdays and once during the weekend RAIN or SHINE; occasional frost delays are non issues at our course. Apple Health Activity -IPhone and Apple Watch
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