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  1. Thanks. I think PXG gets a bad wrap just because they were expensive. I don't believe you were paying for "better equipment", you were paying for status. Is the equipment good? From my limited use of it, yes. In case of the irons, very good in my opinion. I like supporting businesses who give back, Bob Parsons seems to do a lot of that. He also seems to be no BS and a stand up guy. I have no doubt PXG will listen to my concerns and come up with a resolution. I am outside of the 30 day window, but we will see. Here is a picture of the putter. I love the feel and weight of it. The PXG jumbo grip is very nice also. I think Lamkin makes them, I would have to double check that though. Getting the right length, loft, and style of putter can make a huge difference. Since using the new putter, Arccos has me at +2.1 strokes putting and averaging 32.8 putts per round. Vast improvement putting for me. I am hoping to get down to a 10 hcp once the driver is figured out. If not, I am confident in the good ole M3 for now.
  2. I was fitted by a PXG rep. in early May on an outdoor range with Trackman. Once we narrowed down what worked best for me, everything was going longer and tighter. Of course I saved a ton of cash via their full bag promotions compared to normal prices. About a week later, I had my sticks. This impressed me to say the least after hearing all the stories of people waiting weeks/months for clubs. See the full specs in my WITB signature. With the build and ship time off to a good start, I went to the range. For full disclosure the range I went to had the grass closed, mats were used. Same as the fitting, irons were going long and straight. The irons being my first set of forged clubs felt butter soft and pure shots were just even better. Mishits were noticed more than before with my old 2017 TM M1 irons. I was seeing about a club longer than my old irons on good shots. On to the fairways. Again, results were just like the fitting. Longer and straighter than my old 2017 M2s. I was seeing about 5-7 yards difference. The feel was a bit more solid than the M2s, but that could just be down to age and lots of use. I definitely have a "fall in love" period ahead of me with the fairways. To me and many I know, fairways are like an old pair of shoes. Have to break them in and be comfortable with the feel. Once you do, all is great. Of course if you like it to begin with. Driver. Oh yes, the driver. During the fitting all was great. Well on the range I was seeing a totally different club. 15-20 yards short, did not feel great. I summed it up to hitting off the rubber tees that are a little shorter than what I am used to. So 8 full founds and one 9 hole round later how do I feel about the full bag now? Love the irons with zero doubt. If you have the chance to hit them, do it. Make a decision for yourself. From feel to distance and everything in between, I cannot say enough good things. Fairways are still growing on me, the feel is very solid and stiff but the numbers don't lie. They are working for and it is just a feel thing for me. Driver....well the driver has not gotten any better for me. I have went back to my old M3 for now. I am planning to reach out to the PXG rep. to verify all the settings are where they should be. Will update later about that interaction and if any change has happened. Wedges and putter are very nice and I give them a thumbs up for me. I believe these a very much feel clubs and should be tried before buying. I went from a 52, 56, and 60 setup to a 50, 54, and 58 setup. I do not feel comparing the two setups would be fair for distances. Spin and feel are great. I have picked up a lot of distance control and alignment from the putter. Again, I won't do much comparing here as my old putter was not fitted and bought off the rack. Just my two cents on PXG. Overall I am happy with the purchase and PXG. Hopefully we can get the driver figured out.
  3. Courses around me are all pretty good right now. Private and public seem to be doing well. Have played in several tournaments over the last few weeks, all courses have been in great shape.
  4. Thanks. I am enjoying it very much so far. I guess Harrisonburg would be middle ground for us. I hear good things about Heritage Oaks in Harrisonburg . I have not played it myself. I am pretty well committed until the end of August, but after that I would be open to a meetup. I am definitely going to try for a meetup around September for Royal New Kent in Providence Forge Va. Looks great and hear good things about newer management. Being in MGS's backyard, I wouldn't think it will hard to find three other guys to make a loop.
  5. If you play with a group, try match play. Any given shot will be as important as the next regardless of hole handicap if your opponent is still in the match. Think about keeping stats, I use Arccos and it gives you very detailed info on your round. There would be plenty of things to move your focus on throughout a round other than just score. Instead of worrying about that birdie on a easy hole, you can aim for fairway hit, GIR, sand saves, etc... the list of possibilities is large and can always be improved on. I feel your pain on the short putts. We all get used to those gimme putts and when it matters a two footer is easy to miss. Large percentage of us would be a couple points higher on the old handicap without those gimme putts if we are honest.
  6. How about a YouTube video of Tony, Chris, Harry, and Adam playing a round together. On course commentary provided by Miranda.
  7. I am just getting into walking. Bought a cheap push cart from Dick's and have a couple rounds under my belt. I have found that I enjoy the round more and seem to play better. If I continue to enjoy it, I can see a Moto Caddy in the future.
  8. Pro V1x for several years now. Just picked up some 2021 versions, so it will be interesting to see if I notice a difference. If I do and it isn't good, may give left dash a try.
  9. One of many of mine was lack of course management. I bought into blasting driver on every hole with the exception of par 3s. Once I started looking for trouble areas, playing to best yardages, etc...scores got lower. I don't worry about my buddies giving me a good ribbing for hitting 5 iron while they blast driver. While they are dropping a ball or punching out from behind a tree, it most situations I have the last laugh hitting a nice approach shot from the fairway. Then we all 3 putt, because of yet another personal mistake. No putting practice. Of course I have had the opposite happen when they drive the green and make eagle.....
  10. My pro here in SW Va. offers lesson packages at discounts. For example 45 minute lesson for non members is $60, 3 lesson package $165, and 5 lesson package $240. The pro here uses many different training aids and GC Quad. It would appear my area is a lot cheaper than most, but packages seem to be common and the best bang for the buck. My advice would be to take a single lesson to make sure you are comfortable with whoever you decide to see. Once you're comfortable, go for a package if offered.
  11. 1. Seriously picked up the game 5 years ago. Currently setting at 12, typically low to mid 80's with the random 90 something here and there. 2. I love the challenge, chase to improve, and that feeling of a pure shot. It is my escape to clear the mind and focus on the game. I cannot forget the fun and ribbing with friends. 3. Followed the page and social media for years, finally decided to join the forum. I currently do not know any other spies. 4. SW Virginia. Ashley Plantation 5. Several decent courses in my area. The bad...getting playing partners to show up. 6. Inventory manager and buyer for a building supplier. 7. Covered in tattoos and love golf.
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