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  1. 19 hours ago, greggarner said:

    I'm the same. If I put them on, they have to stay on. When I was in high school, my dad taught me how to test glasses: put them on, then look at your feet. lift the glasses up. Your feet will look like they've moved as the edge of the lens passes. But some will move more than others, so you gotta figure out how your vision will be affected by taking your glasses on and off.

    Glad I'm not the only one! haha That is a good test, I'll have to try that out next time I look for a pair!

  2. I find that if I start my round with them on I need to keep them on for the entire round or else it throws me off. Haha I know, call me crazy! I use polarized but honestly don't know if it makes a substantial enough difference to justify the cost increase some brands charge. I've had luck with affordable options from Amazon. I did buy a high-end pair of Oakley's only to find out that the sand from bunker shots scratched them up after a year of wear.

  3. 21 hours ago, fozcycle said:

    Right in Daytona, you have the LPGA courses....two of them.  Absolutely terrific.


    16 hours ago, Kenny B said:

    The World Golf Hall of Fame is an hour north and the two courses, King and the Bear and the Slammer and the Squire are great.  It's also a great visit as Gary Player says: "If you love golf, you've got to go."

    Thank you both! I have golfed one of the LPGA courses and it was fantastic. I'll have to check out the World Golf Hall of Fame as well!

  4. On 2/28/2022 at 3:53 PM, brockcdavison said:

    Maybe a little too outside your radius, but you should def check out Orange County National (Panther Lake &  Crooked Cat https://www.ocngolf.com/)  Totally different than your typical Florida Golf track (which I love), but they pride themselves on pristine conditions and it shows.  Practice facilities are unreal and super accommodating staff.  Another one in the Orlando area you should def check out is The Celebration Club. Very Charleston SC vide with a ton of charm.  


    Awesome thank you very much! They look like beautiful courses, might have to get up extra early one day and drive to one of those!

  5. I have actually really enjoyed the coverage on ESPN+, I feel the commentary is more casual which I like. This is the first year I subscribed to it and I enjoy being able to follow a group from the begging to the end of the round. For me it puts into perspective how challenging the course can be and how a player has to battle through bad shots throughout the day, the main feed often doesn't show the bad shots.

  6. On 1/19/2022 at 2:12 PM, stuka44 said:

    ... probably not in my time, but 30 years from now, probably have to be a member somewhere, in order to play.  I sure hope the golf experts are right about their seeming  indifference to course closures. 

    I totally agree, I think it will go full circle. Courses will start to become members only because financially it makes sense. Then when prices get too high someone will see the opportunity to open a more affordable course, see profits and others will follow suite. The same trend is occurring in Canada as valuable land is being converted from golf courses to mixed use developments, most of our cities are in support of it because it reduces urban sprawl. 😒

  7. I think it really depends on how much you practice. I would argue that anyone can become a great 60 wedge player if they play around with it enough to be comfortable. I like many others try to limit my 60 use to only when I need to carry a bunker or have no green to work with. I find I need less practice to get it close with a 9 iron than I do with a 60, although I have done both.

  8. On 2/9/2022 at 6:27 AM, cnosil said:

    Lessons were the single most influential thing that helped my game...Playing golf everyday can help but I don’t think you will see the same dramatic effects lessons can provide.   As for fitting clubs,  I do think they can help optimize what you have and can help shave a few strokes off you game.  

    I feel the exact same way, I have taken 4 lessons now and have noticed a substantial improvement in ball contact and consistency. I have never been able to break 80 so I am excited to see what I shoot once the courses are open. My plan is to play the first half of this year with my current 14 year old clubs and then evaluate what I need more, lessons or some new equipment. Curious to see where this journey takes me!

  9. One thought I would add to the already great responses on this post is the fact that new clubs MAY cause you to want to practice and play more, therefore the cost benefit analysis might change. I know when I got a new putter I was at the practice green every other day for the first year I had it. For me it created some excitement and motivation to play the game more. Depending on your personality this may or may not happen to you, but something to think about.

  10. I think these clubs look fantastic! I suppose gone are the days where you can quickly tell by looking at clubs who they are designed for. I love the fact that you can get a bit more forgiveness while maintaining a clean look. In my opinion these are far superior to every other iron appearance wise. Hopefully I'll be able to hit them soon! 

  11. Should be a great tournament! Always a nice course to watch visually! Question for everyone in the US, are you able to watch these tournaments in 4k? If so, is it via streaming, cable, or satellite? In Canada I can't find any 4k options. Thanks!

  12. 12 hours ago, chisag said:

    I had a 20 footer today up hill with about a 3 inch break which did just that for a birdie and normally the ball will wander some especially as it begins to lose speed but today if you had the right read and speed, it was going in.

    I totally agree, I have played a few courses with really fast greens and once you adjust to the speed putting is actually easier! If the tour really wants to lower scores then setup your greens like public courses, that ball will bounce around everywhere haha

  13. Great thread and I think the comments here translate to many other parts of our game. I agree with you that my expectations for my putting were way too high and it allowed me to easily get discouraged. If you take a look at the Shotlink data from the PGA tour, you will realize quickly that your expectations were likely too high. Before looking at the data I thought that any approach shots from inside 100 yards should ALWAYS hit the green, yet the tour average last year was 85% and only birdied 23% of the time. This blew my mind! Along with the other data I created a summary below that might be useful to a few of you. Granted the course setups the pros play are much more difficult than what we play, it can help set some reasonable expectation and take some pressure off when we play our local courses.

    Approach Shot Distance GIR %

    AVG Distance to pin on approach (Fairway)

    AVG Distance to pin on approach (Rough) Birdie Percentage
    200+ 44% 52' 73' 32%
    175-200 55% 34' 53' 14%
    150-175 64% 28' 44' 15%
    125-150 70% 23' 37' 19%
    100-125 75% 20' 32' 23%
    <100 85% 17' 26' 23%
    Putts Make %      
    < 5' 97%      
    5' - 10' 57%      
    10' - 15' 30%      
    15' - 20' 19%      
    > 20' 7%      
    Avg Approach Putt 2' 4"      
    Sand Save % 50%      
    Scrambling 61%      
    Chipping Proximity to Hole
    30+ yards 13'      
    20 - 30 yards 9'      
    10 - 20 yards 7'      
    <10 yards 3'      
    Sand 10'      
    68% of the hole yardage is typically converted by tee shots on Par 4's
    54% of the hole yardage is typically converted by tee shots on Par 5's
    FIR 61%      
    Club Head Speed 115 mph      
    Ball Speed 171 mph      
    Launch Angle 10.52      
    Apex Height 100'      


  14. 2 hours ago, BNewton51 said:

    I use two different brands.  Rose and Fire and Robert Mark Golf.  Both are amazing and have positive points about their products.  I'm a huge fan of the fine leather headcover in various styles.  Some may say it's excessive but I say..."I paid enough for those clubs that I'm gonna protect them and their gonna look good while I'm at it!" 🤣

    The August print ones from Rose and Fire are absolutely 🔥 in my opinion too btw.  I have that on my three wood and driver.  The hybrids and putter are split amongst both brands. 

    Check them out. 

    Thanks for the insight! I will definitely take a look at Rose & Fire. I agree, you want to protect them as best as you can! I also find that a lot of the headcovers now are really tacky and trying too hard to stand out. Get too many of those in your bag and it looks like a carnival. The only factory headcovers that currently catch my eye are the new ones from Mizuno, top notch in my opinion for an OEM.


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