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  1. Thanks for the image post. Was going to do that when I saw it didn't show up on the mobile version.
  2. Celebrate IPA Day/New Brew Thursday with Dogfish HEad 60 Minute IPA https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18501-daves-new-brew-thursday/?p=322464

  3. Happy New Brew Thursday and IPA Day! So first things first, let's get a little IPA education going. These three letters don't mean the same thing to everyone. I found this great Venn diagram on Twitter this morning. It's East vs. West (vs. England?) all over again. Definitely going to find a different beer in your glass if you order and IPA out in Cali as compared to New England, or Old England for that fact. Relax, it's all beer though so all's well. For today's beer, I'm actually heading East Coast. Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA https://www.dogfish.com It's hard being the sequel, unless you wrote the original story. Inspired by the continual hopping process we invented with 90 Minute IPA, 60 Minute builds on that one-of-a-kind process and flavor, crafting a solid gold hit that's found its own identity. “The most balanced IPA on the market” -Wall Street Journal Brewed using a boatload of intense Northwest hops, we boil this continually hopped IPA for a full 60 minutes, adding more than 60 hop additions continuously to create a bold and timeless flavor. Continually hopped to deliver a pungently, citrusy, grassy hop flavor without being crushingly bitter, 60 Minute IPA is a surprisingly sessionable IPA for the craft enthusiast. You'll quickly see why this sequel has become our best selling beer, and why you'll find yourself coming back to it again and again. Alcohol Content: 6.0% Bitterness Units (IBUS): 60 Color: Golden orange How Have I Not Had This? By total ignorance, I bring you another beer from Dogfish Head. Keeping track, I wrote about their Flesh and Blood IPA a few months back. I was shocked that this beer is actually new for me. Yep, never drank it. Cool story interlude: Was sitting in Whole Foods, looking for a solid IPA for IPA Day. Funny thing about liking a particular style of beer is that you quickly run out of new beers to sample. That's when I spied the bottle of 60 Minute IPA in the singles section, and checked Untappd to see if I had drank it. Totally assumed that I had, and I was wrong. I've had the 90 Minute, the 75 Minute, and even the mythical 120 Minute, but never the 60. DRINKABILITY: East Side Local To quote myself from the Flesh and Blood review, “The IPAs from Dogfish are always a little maltier than our west coast versions.” With the 60 Minute IPA, there is no question that you are back east. It's a much more reserved hop aroma, and the malt backbone is meaty. As I drink it, I think that I like it, but it's not 100% in the affirmative column just yet. It seems a bit heavy to me, and the finish is just a bit off. Perhaps I've had too many ultra-bitter, face-imploding west coast IPAs and this one is flowing over a mute palate. GOLFABILITY: Wee Heavy for Me? Golfability is a two-fold category. First, would you enjoy drinking this as you play, and second, would drinking this put the stink eye on your golf performance. Obviously if I'm questioning the drinkability, I would hesitate to bring this one to the course. However, that's likely just a personal taste issue. It does seem a tad heavy for course refreshment to me though. The 6.0% ABV is nice though. That shouldn't do immediate damage to the scorecard. I love that the text on this one from Dogfish Head lists it as a sessionable IPA. Come on you guys, 6.0% is not a session beer. Go sub 5% and we will talk. Buyagainability: Waiting another 30 Minutes No more 60 Minute for me. I'll definitely go 90 Minute again, but the 60 just misses and will not likely find a way into my shopping cart though. I'm glad that I grabbed this bottle of the DFH 60 Minute IPA, not just because it was a new beer to check in, but also because I think that it helps me to define what kind of beer suits my tastes. East Coast IPA may not be my bag. Still holding out for a can of Heady Topper though. That and Sip of Sunshine may change my view on where my IBU's will be invested.
  4. My Clicgear usually just has phone, balls, and pitch tool. If it's really hot I move the phone to the net because I've had it overheat and fail in the enclosure before.
  5. This Mallet, Will Hang! Not to be left behind by the other manufacturers, Scotty Cameron will soon be offering a mallet with toe hang. What was once a very limited choice market has now expanded quite a bit in recent months. We now have the TaylorMade Tour Spiders, the Odyssey Red/Black #7S, and the Cameron 5.5M to choose from, and of course PING, who has been offering slight arc mallets for years... The Cameron take is a bit different from that of Odyssey and TM though as he did not weld on a visible slant neck, opting rather to couple the internal stub neck with a single bend shaft. Ultimately this should produce the same result though, a mallet with enough toe hang to fit someone with a more arcing stroke. I'm curious about the 5.5M, but it's a putter, so I'm naturally curious. What do you think though? Is this the one that you have been waiting for? If you have $400 and the patience to wait until August 25th, you may have yourself a new Scotty in the bag. -------------------------------- Titleist Introduces New Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (Aug. 1, 2017) – Scotty Cameron has added a high-MOI mallet with enhanced toe flow to his new Futura line of putters – the Futura 5.5M – combining the forgiveness of a mallet with the feel of a blade. Inspired by Scotty's work with players on the worldwide professional tours, the Futura 5.5M offers a new mallet option featuring the alignment and high-MOI characteristics of the Futura line coupled with a neck configuration that promotes a flowing, arced putting stroke more commonly associated with blade style putters. The Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M is available in North American golf shops beginning Aug. 25 (Sept. 22 worldwide). QUOTING MASTER PUTTER MAKER SCOTTY CAMERON: “The idea for the Futura 5.5M began as a prototype when Justin Thomas came to the Putter Studio looking for a new option,” Cameron said. “He wanted a smaller mallet that he could align easily, but one that also promoted the arced putting stroke he preferred. We welded a flare neck to a Futura X5 Tour putter and sent him on his way. He went on to win three events, reporting back that some of his buddies wanted a putter like his. The wheels started turning from there. “In addition to Justin's visit, I'd also received requests for a smaller version of the Futura 7M. So, in thinking about this new entry in the world of mallet putters, I was able to blend my MOI and toe flow thoughts into this new model, the Futura 5.5M. To achieve this, I created a leaned over, stainless steel half-neck spud off the topline that accepts a single bend shaft. This is an elegant way to give the player a full shaft of offset and also offer a clean view of the entire leading edge of the topline. The proportion is right. The weight is right. And now we have a mallet with more toe flow for players who like that arcing feel in their stroke, but want more forgiveness.” FUTURA 5.5M DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY: The new Futura 5.5M extends the popular Futura line with a model designed for players seeking a smaller mallet with additional toe flow and forgiveness: · The compact mallet – about 10 percent smaller than the similarly-shaped Futura 7M – is designed for easy alignment with built-in toe flow. · Shorter single bend shaft configuration for additional toe hang, promoting an arced path and flowing putting stroke. · Multi-material technology – featuring wrap-around face-sole construction milled from lightweight 6061 aircraft grade aluminum, integrated with precision-milled 303 stainless steel – moves weight back and to the perimeter, allowing for a larger putter head with enhanced high-MOI performance (resistance to twisting during the stroke). · Tour-proven heel-and-toe sole weighting technology increases stability and forgiveness. · Mid-milled face with vibration dampening technology offers soft feel with 3.5 degrees of loft to deliver optimum roll characteristics FUTURA PUTTER FAMILY: From rounded mid-mallets to high-tech, high-MOI larger mallets, the 2017 Futura family melds design characteristics of the previous generation mallets with Scotty Cameron's continued innovation in multi-material putter constructions. The result is a cohesive lineup of tour-proven shapes and configurations – Futura 5CB, 5MB, 5W, 5S and 5.5M; Futura 6M and 6M Dual Balance; and Futura 7M – with enhanced stability and forgiveness, improved alignment features, and responsive feel and feedback. FUTURA ACCESSORIES: Each new Futura putter features advanced stability weighting with removable, customizable stainless steel sole weights, stepless steel shafts and supple Black Matador Mid-size grips with red and gold accents (Futura 6M DB employs a 15-inch Dual Balance grip) developed to offer the comfort of a larger grip while maintaining responsiveness and feel. MODERN AESTHETICS: Scotty gave the Futura line's raw stainless steel surfaces a Silver Mist finish with a unique bead blast for a radiant, yet glare-resistant, appearance. All aluminum sole plates have been anodized in black. Additionally, the Tour-inspired cosmetics display the familiar three bright translucent red dots in the back cavity with engraved typography befitting this modern, high-performance line. FUTURA 5.5M AVAILABILITY: Futura 5.5M putters will be available beginning Friday, Aug. 25 in North America (Friday, Sept. 22 worldwide) through Titleist authorized golf shops. MAP $379 | MSRP $410
  6. Old Rasputin is delicious. On nitro it's nuts. Probably had gallons at local pub. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. Can't stand grapefruit, but the Mike Hess Grapefruit Solus IPA is excellent https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18501-daves-new-brew-thursday/?p=319508

  8. http://www.mikehessbrewing.com Grapefruit Solis kicks it up a notch by taking an awesome San Diego–style IPA and pumping it full of citrusy grapefruit—we're talking real fruit, zest and juice. The hops complement the zestiness, and the subtle malt makes this an award-winning, crisp, and deliciously refreshing India pale ale. I hate grapefruit. Seriously, I can't stand it. I think that it starts with the misleading name. There is nothing grape-like, or even really fruity about this misnamed acidic abomination. Whenever I see someone eating one for breakfast at a restaurant, I wonder if it also came with a side of self-hatred. Please remember to squeeze the remaining juice from the rind directly into your mouth. I'll just be silently gagging over here at my table. With that background, you can imagine my hesitation to try grapefruit anything. My usual response is NOPE. I've had hundreds of screwdrivers in my life, but only one greyhound. Maybe one quarter of a greyhound. But I love beer, and I love it so much that I was convinced to try a grapefruit IPA, Grapefruit Sculpin from Ballast Point to be precise, and low and behold, I enjoyed it. Maybe I'm finally getting my grown-up taste buds. Today, I have for you a different grapefruit IPA from a different San Diego brewery: Grapefruit Solus IPA from Mike Hess Brewing. Will the grapefruit enhance the flavor of the already deemed excellent by me regular Solus IPA, or will its bitter juices soil yet another fine libation? Stay Tuned for that answer, and a look at the greatest cans ever to hold beer. DRINKABILITY: Citrus without Sickness... Lots of IPAs will have “citrus” flavors. Crazy thing is that these flavors come from the hops used, and not from one ounce of actual citrus juice. Alvarado Street Brewery in Monterey, CA makes a great citrusy double IPA called: Contains No Juice. Such a great name, and beer. Grapefruit Solus IPA does contain juice: grapefruit juice. Truth be told, it's quite good. I don't even need to hold my thumb over the word grapefruit on the label to hide its presence from my conscious mind (totally subconscious in that photo above). The grapefruit adds a different citrus profile to Solus. It is a little bitter, but the malts balance it out perfectly. Sort of like when those of you who go that way put a bit of sugar on the fresh fruit (I imagine). It's definitely got the grapefruit flavor in there, but the grapefruit flavor is a complementary cast member in the taste drama as opposed to a pungent solo performance. GOLFABILITY: This Can Kills Golfability is a two-fold category. First, would you enjoy drinking this as you play, and second, would drinking this put the stink eye on your golf performance. Hot round refreshment at its finest. This is a great why is it still 100 °F beer. On the course, at the pool, in the back pew at church, on line at the DMV, and anywhere else that fine refreshment would be welcome. At 7.5% though you are probably splitting the six-pack with your group, or just interrupting your afternoon stagger with occasional ball striking. Personally, I'd limit this one as one a side. Anyone else watching Forged in Fire? Not sure the channel, but it's the show where guys (all guys so far I think) forge knives and swords and then the experts chop stuff. Wildly engaging for me for some reason. The best part is when the martial arts expert chops fake bodies with the knives to see how lethal they are. He always says after “This knife, will kill.” When he says kill he does so with a strange/unique inflection. If you've watched, you know what I am saying. Anyway, the Grapefruit Solus IPA can totally kills. It is downright amazing as when you pull the tab, the whole top of the can comes off for easy wide-mouth drinking. Yes, it's wider than a Micky's Bigmouth, and with less subsequent bad decisions as well. I love this pull top opening, and I am now at the point where I find standard cans inferior and irritating. Soon, all cans will have Mike Hess RadCan™ lids, and the world will be a better place for it. I poured this beer in a glass so you can see the color and haze, but all other Mike Hess beers will be drank straight from the can, man. Buyagainability: Yes, but I'd Go Normal Grapefruit or not, this is a great IPA. Very refreshing and the RadCan™ Lid makes the whole drinking experience that much more fun. By the way they are not really called RadCan™ Lids, but they should be. That's my gift to you Mr. Hess. Rip Open a RadCan™ OK so they are actually called Open Mike lids which is a great name as well, but I know which on is my favorite name... Anyway, I'll buy more of this beer, but if given the choice, I'd probably go with regular Solus instead. I just like it a bit more. That one so far has only been available in 16oz 4-Packs. Would love to see them move to 6/12oz as well. Heading to SD over Labor Day weekend again this year. Hopefully this time around we can make it to the Mike Hess Brewery. There are a whole lot of beers on their menu that I need to try!
  9. It looks a bit more helpful from this angle.
  10. I would hope that the cops have more important things to do than ticket beer smuggling golfers...
  11. 1. Get the gallon version for only $30 more. Granted a double growler fill will set you back some at the brewery. 2. Crazy law and impressive work on your part there
  12. Avoiding The Rough in the Drink Cart I truly believe that improvements in golf equipment have increased my enjoyment of the game. I love that my clubs are forgiving. Better gear has truly translated to better golf for me over the years, or at least less complaining about my equipment. One place where golf technology still lags though is in the beverage cart. Maybe it's not so much a technology lag as a lag in market awareness. For seemingly forever, the beer "choice" on the beverage cart was whether you wanted a small can, or a large can from a big three brewery. Thankfully, there has been some craft brewery penetration at my home course, but the options in the drink cart definitely do not reflect the amazing beer options here in NorCal. Small breweries have exploded into existence in the past decade, and with their emergence, the beer drinker has more libation choices than ever before. You can check my New Brew Thursday beer thread for some great beer options, discovered by both myself, and our hop head MGS forum members. Lots of good beer in that thread. As I said, you are not likely finding a ton of beer diversity at the golf course. This means that if you want to enjoy a (good) beer while you play, you need to bring it with you. Now stuffing a few cans into one's golf bag is not a new thing. I'd be willing to bet that has been going on as long as we have had canned beer and golf bags. The issue for some of our small favorite breweries is that they are not large enough to can or bottle their beers. What if you want to take one of these fine establishments' beers to the course? You've basically have one option, the glass growler. Glass + Grass = Pass There was a time when I collected growlers. Each brewery had their own logoed glass growler, and I thought that they made great souvenirs. Plus, there was a time when breweries could only fill their own growlers with beer. Thankfully, that's no longer the case here in California. Now you can fill just about anything with beer. The question now becomes, what is the best growler for bringing beer to the course? On the cheap end, you have the traditional glass growlers. Unfortunately, they are very breakable, and being non-insulated, they also necessitate some kind of cooler coming to the course as well. Insulated, metal growlers are definitely the better way to go. Luckily, there are a ton of insulated bottle choices out there today. Options range from those with simple screw tops, to growlers equipped with CO2 fueled tap systems. There are even growlers that can survive being shot out of an air cannon! I'm not kidding. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTEMYkKV6Kg And that's the growler that I have for you today. The new Yeti ½ Gallon Ramber Jug. The Rambler® Half Gallon Jug is built to take on the wild, whether that's rough tumbles from the truck cab or fishing the Texas flats in August. Like the rest of the Rambler series, it's constructed from 18/8 stainless steel, has double-wall vacuum insulation, and comes ready with our No Sweat™ Design. But this Rambler Jug is also outfitted with our MagCap™ and dock, so your cap is never out of reach while you grab a drink. The one-inch of lid insulation locks in your drink's temperature unlike any other water jug out there. If you want to take your cold (or hot) drinks further for longer, the Rambler Half Gallon Jug has you covered. The Yeti Rambler Jug is like no other beer vessel that I have in my growler arsenal. About all it shares with the others is an ability to transport beer. We have ventured into next level territory here. Survive the Apocalypse Construction The Yeti Rambler Jug is a beast. It weighs just under four pounds empty. That's a lot, putting it about two pounds heavier empty than my same volume (64oz) Hydroflask. If I was to pinpoint the location of the extra weight, I'd place some of it in the jug's husky handle, and the remainder in the insulated lid and body. The lid is crazy thick, helping to keep the liquid inside cold. For other vacuum bottles, the lid is the one place where you don't have that double-walled construction. Because of this thickness, the Yeti Rambler Jug's small lid is physically pretty far away from the main chilled volume, likely preventing much environmental heat exchange. In addition to improving insulation, the huge removable top makes the jug easier to clean than any other narrow-necked container. No longer do you need to wonder if you left a little bit of the last fill in the bottom of the container. So easy to take apart and clean. Transporting Beer Getting back on track, the main goal here is to transport beer from the brewery to the course, keeping it cold and carbonated for maximal enjoyment during play. For purely scientific purposes, I took the Rambler Jug to one of my favorite breweries, Device Brewing, here in Sacramento. The staff at the brewery see a ton of growlers, and yet they were definitely interested in the Yeti Rambler Jug. They took it all apart, asked a ton of questions about it, and seemed ready to buy one after we finished the fill. It definitely caught the eye of the beer-filling professionals. [For the curious, I filled the jug with their Pincushion Pilsner that had been dry-hopped with Mosaic hops. Delicious, and only 5.1% ABV and so it's very golf friendly.] After filling, I threw the jug in my fridge overnight, and took it to the course the next morning. The bulk of the Rambler Jug does make it a bit of a challenge to pack in the golf bag. It may fit in a big cart bag pocket, but was too large for my carry bag, and also too large for the mesh section in the Clicgear console. Had we not had someone in our group riding, I probably would have needed to rig up a carry system for it on the pushcart. Carabiner off a cart tube or something. It does fit nicely in the power cart storage basket though, and you could bring a clip and secure the handle to the basket if you are worried about it moving around while you motor. It was shot out of a cannon though so it will probably be fine... Our round started off a bit congested, so we decided to help with pace of play by cracking open the Rambler Jug on the second tee box. Nothing better than a cold beer at 8:30 am on a Sunday. Probably didn't speed up the groups in front of us, but we cared a little less. The beer was still cold and carbonated 20 hours after it was filled. Obviously it would be cold since it had been in my fridge, but carbonation could be lost should there be any air leakage. Four nice pours later and we were on the way. The small lid attaches to the larger lid magnetically so you can't lose it during pouring, or chugging. Great insight from Yeti by including this feature. We finished the round about four and a half hours later. Though it was 102 °F, the remaining beer in the jug was still cold and carbonated. Full disclosure, a couple of us had a refills during the round. The beer had warmed a bit, but not much. I'd still call it cold. In contrast, beer in a glass growler would likely have boiled away at that point. I dig this jug a bunch. My only real critique for the course is that it does get heavy when filled, and that its bulk makes it tough to pack when walking. One way that you could get around this is by purchasing one of the Rambler Jug Mounts that Yeti is offering. I think that there is a way to mount the jug holder on my Clicgear. If that can be figured out, it's a 100% go for me. If I owned my own power cart, there would be a jug mount attached to it for sure. At $99.99 for the ½ gallon jug, and $129.99 for the gallon version, the Yeti Rambler Jug is no small investment, but it does seem like it will last forever. If it survived a cannon shot into a wall, I'm not sure how I could do something worse to it on the course. Yeti's 5-Year Warranty probably covers you pretty well regardless. Bonus Coverage: Yeti 20oz Rambler Tumbler You may have noticed the sweet Yeti Rambler 20 tumblers in the jug photos. In my mind, this was the best way to enjoy beer on the course. Bring it in the Rambler Jug, and then share it in the Rambler Tumblers. When I talked with a Yeti rep a few months ago at a golf show, she suggested the 20oz model as the ideal size. Both the 10oz and the 30oz Ramblers are just a bit wider at the base, and so they don't fit that well into the cup holders. The 20oz fits great in the power cart. And also pretty well in the larger Clicgear cup holder. These cups do a great job of keeping beer, and I assume other beverages, cold and contained. The new Yeti DuraCoat Color finishes are bright, and provide a little nicer tactile interaction than the classic smooth stainless. The blue finish is especially awesome, matching my blue wedges nicely. Double Bonus Coverage: Yeti MagSlider Lid Yeti's new Yeti MagSlider lid is now included with the Rambler 20 tumblers, and available ala carte if you already have a tumbler. It is the show stealer for me. The problem with the tumbler for me has always been lid hole slosh. Beer squirts out the lid hole when I push the cart over various terrains. This new lid ends that issue immediately. How it works is that there is a black plastic rectangle that attaches to the lid via magnets. Once on, it slides back and forth to cover, or reveal the opening. It doesn't seal the lid 100%. It will drip if you invert the cup, but it blocks all course slosh. Plus, the sliding piece can be easily popped off for cleaning. No longer will you accidentally grow bacterial cultures in your tumbler. This thing is just brilliant. Even if you currently have a Yeti clone tumbler, you should get one of these lids. I tried it (covertly) in the 20oz Walmart version and the MagSlider lid fits perfectly. It'll be a satisfying $10 purchase. If I was Oprah, the MagSlider lid would be a favorite thing for sure. With the Rambler Jug and Tumblers, Yeti has set the standard for fresh beer transport and enjoyment on the course. Cheers!
  13. This New Brew Thursday needs no gluten: Sufferfest Summit Blonde ale https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/18501-daves-new-brew-thursday/?p=317238

  14. New Brew Thursday: Sufferfest Summit Blond Ale http://sufferfestbeer.com A trophy for a job well done, the Summit Blonde sports bright citrus and mango notes and a crisp, smooth finish, making this beer the ultimate thirst quencher. Its golden color, rich flavor and balance make for excellent drinkability. The Summit is a true champion. Alcohol Content: 5.7% Bitterness Units (IBUS): 50.5 Color: Golden Style: Blonde Ale (with Pale Ale relations) This blonde was not the intended beer. I had a totally different beer that I was going to write up this week. That beer was Bell's Two Hearted Ale. I had it camping last week and it was pretty spectacular. Scoring: Very drinkable, too high ABV for golf, and impossible to buy again here in CA. My brother scored a four-pack through some SoCal mail order vendor. $10 a can was OK for curiosity, but not for continued consumption. Those of you who get it all the time know that it's solid. As I said, I was all ready to write more on that beer, and then I swung by Whole Foods where some reps from Sufferfest Brewery out of San Francisco were having a tasting. Initially, I was not that interested since they were gluten free, and my experience with other gluten free beers has been meh at best. But it was free beer, and who would be silly enough to turn that down. Turns out, the three beers were all very good. Gluten be damned! We're dedicated to making really, really great tasting beer that everyone can enjoy. Sufferfest was born out of the needs of athletes. We want a great tasting beer after a good, hard sweat, but don't want to subject our bodies to too much gluten. Now, 1 out of 6 Americans avoid gluten to avoid joint pain, inflammation, fatigue or GI irritation. Our special brewing process removes the gluten allergen during fermentation, preserving the taste and integrity of the beer. Simply put, you get all that great beer taste you want, but without the gluten! Here is a blurb from their site about how Sufferfest Brewery came into being: In 2012 when Caitlin Landesberg discovered she was gluten intolerant, she started her quest to find the best gluten-free beer in the world. After turning up short, she started brewing and experimenting at home. After teaming up with an all-star brewmaster to perfect her recipes, Caitlin started to share her beer with friends and fellow trail runners. , Caitlin left her job in late 2015 to pursue Sufferfest Beer Company full-time and officially launched the company in March 2016. Now, we're a team of fun-loving athletes who love to sweat for our beer. Love that story. Look for gluten-free beer, find out that most of it is shitty, and then make your own. All three of the Sufferfest beers that I sampled were delicious, but I focused on the blonde ale, Summit, because I think that it hits the golf-beer window quite nicely. DRINKABILITY: You'll not Suffer This is a pretty darn interesting blonde ale. At the outset, I think that blonde ales make for great golf beers. They are usually pretty flavorful, thirst quenching, and moderate in ABV. Kind of boring in the grand scheme of beers, but solid bag packers for the round. I picked this one to share because while the pilsner and IPA were both solid beers, the Summit Blonde had a ton of complexity in its taste profile. It has a ton of citrus and fruit tastes, more like a pale ale than a blonde, which was a nice surprise. The best thing about the beer though is that the tastes really transition when you drink it. There are early, middle, and late taste characteristics that come through. Think Violet chewing the five-course gum in Willy Wonka. The changes are that noticeable, and that's a good thing. Summit also finishes very clean and light, there will be no rolling you off of the course to go to the juicing room. GOLFABILITY: Big Cans Can Do Golfability is a two-fold category. First, would you enjoy drinking this as you play, and second, would drinking this put the stink eye on your golf performance. This beer comes in four-packs of 16oz cans, perhaps the ultimate in the golf bag beer delivery system. That's a plus. It tastes good; another plus. The low(ish) ABV of 5.7% hits the wheelhouse. All good things. If you have a gluten issue, this beer may change your life. I'm fine with gluten, but I have a friend who I golf with who is not. He loves beer though, and will tip a few when we play. His gluten response is gas, horror show gas. It's so bad that the grass browns around his feet at he walks the fairway. His gluten issues are so noxious that he has actually been kicked out of a cab for delivering the foul. For him, and those of us with him, gluten free matters a whole lot. Buyagainability: In The Hunt Retail on the four-pack of Sufferfest Summit Blonde at WF was $10.99 here in NorCal, and they are available at lots of Whole Foods, so you can hopefully find it yourself. Pricing is pretty good, and I'll likely add it to my list of golf options. It's not going to be a oh my God they have it type of beer, but it's good, and I'll buy more here and there.
  15. I bet they are coming. Shoot them a tweet requesting a mallet version. Never know, if enough people want the mallet...
  16. I don't have DirecTV, but some of you do, and I thought that you could use this info that just hit my inbox. Going to burn some DVR space this week for sure. --------------------- July 18, 2017 AT&T Offers Expanded Coverage of the 146th Open Championship on DIRECTV AT&T1 will team up with Golf Channel and NBC Sports to give viewers expanded coverage of The 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale Golf Club. The tournament, often referred to as the British Open, takes place at the famous links course on England's Lancashire Coast on July 20-23. It is the oldest of golf's four “major championships” and the only one played outside the United States. Royal Birkdale, the host for 9 previous Open Championships, is known for producing memorable golf moments, including a closing-round 66 by Johnny Miller (who will analyze the action for NBC this year) to defeat Jack Nicklaus and Seve Ballesteros in 1976. DIRECTV will telecast the action on its 4-screens-in-1 Mosaic Channel2 on all 4 days of the championship. Each channel within The Open Championship Mosaic Channel—DIRECTV channel 701—is in HD3, fully produced with its own announcers. It includes: · The Network Simulcast (702) – Golf Channel/NBC · Marquee Group (703) · Featured Holes 12, 13 and 14 (704) · The Open Spotlight (705) The Open Spotlight, which will include coverage of the 1st and 18th holes, along with live look-ins at players on the driving range, press center interviews and highlights, will feature Golf Channel hosts Ryan Burr, Cara Robinson and Damon Hack. You can also catch Golf Channel analysts Tom Abbot, Billy Ray Brown, Curt Byrum, John Cook, Jerry Foltz, Trevor Immelman, Billy Kratzert, Colin Montgomerie and 1997 Champion Golfer of the Year, Justin Leonard. You can also tune each channel in the Mosaic to full screen. DIRECTV's enhanced coverage also includes interactive features, accessible by clicking the red button on the DIRECTV remote control, including: · Leaderboard. Get information on all golfers in the field. Press “SELECT” on a golfer to access their in-depth scorecard. Select the star icon to add a golfer to the “FAVORITES” list atop Leaderboard. · Scorecards. View hole by hole scoring of your favorite golfers. · Groupings & Tee Times. Check out pairings and start times. The Mosaic Channel and interactive menu are available during broadcast hours for all 4 days of the championship. Days of Coverage Networks (all times ET) 7/20 THU 1:30 am–4pm Golf Channel 7/21 FRI 1:30am–4pm Golf Channel 7/22 SAT 4:30am–7am Golf Channel 7am-3pm NBC 7/23 SUN 4am–7am Golf Channel 7am-2pm NBC 1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. 2For full Mosaic Channel and interactive functionality, HD equipment model H/HR21 or later is required. 3To access HD programming, HD television is required
  17. Bettinardi UPatch Headcovers In honor of John's great Bettinardi piece on the blog today, I thought that I'd share with you the new Bettinardi UPatch headcover that I recently acquired. You probably remember the UPatch headcover when it debuted at a part of the Bettinardi BB1 Armageddon Limited Edition putter. For many, that cover was actually the talking point of the release. The putter was pretty darn unique, but that velcro-patched headcover was something that we had not seen before. Here is the headcover from that putter to refresh your memory. Patches for the Masses It would seem that Bettinardi realized that they were on to something with the UPatch headcover, deciding to move it into production on its own. As of about about a week or so ago, UPatch headcovers, and a myriad of patches, are available for sale on the Bettinardi site. The UPatch headcovers come in three colors: black, white, and grey. Additionally, you get to pick your first three patches from their patch pool of forty-one patches. If you can't decide on just three, more can be purchased separately here. With these UPatch headcovers, you can create a ton of different designs, and change the design at will as these all attach by Velcro. No longer is your creativity limited. Go nuts! I'm not sure if the development of the adjustable headcover is on par with the invention of the adjustable driver, but I love it. When it comes to golf stuff, I fiddle. I like to tweak settings on clubs, which bag I'm using, and even the color of tees. It's pretty ridiculous, but it adds to my overall golf enjoyment. I have a ton of headcovers for my putters, and I tend to swap them around to fit my mood, or even national holidays. Now I can just swap patches. $75 for a new putter cover will seem expensive to some, but I know that I have paid more for a headcover, and I have headcovers (plural) in the garage. Combining all of those purchases, $75 is a bargain. Damn You eBay! Where the madness becomes Lovecraftian is when you look at the number of non-Bettinardi patches that are available on eBay. Just do a search for "Morale Patch", and you will quickly see that your options are infinite for patch selection. I have spent hours searching for cool patches. So many cool designs. Here are a couple that made it in the cart on the first go around. There are just so many options and themes that you can go with. Want to make a Star Wars cover. There are 1500 patches to choose from. Want to go all Hello Kitty, including her stormtrooper costume? No sweat. There are so so many options. I know that some of you won't get what makes me so excited about this, and that's fine. You may not even use a headcover on your putter, and as long as I'm not buying it from you after you are done with it, that's cool. Drag it along the concrete, bro. Some of you though will be giddy with the aesthetic opportunities that UPatch delivers. You have already come up with patch themes, and can't wait to see if you can find the right patches. I'm thinking Nightmare Before Christmas for this Fall. Get to Patching, You! Anyway, I'm interested to know what you think about these and what designs you would do using the Bettinardi patches and others that you find online. Follow these links down the UPatch creative rabbit hole. Bettinardi UPatch Headcover: LINK Bettinardi Patches: LINK
  18. On the road again today. Tune in later for shots and thoughts from Jack Russell Brewery in Placerville CA http://www.jackrussellbrewery.com
  19. Here is an all black one that was on Instagram.
  20. Same here. Really wanted to game it but we didn't get along. This one intrigues me. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. Bettinardi iNOVAi 5.0 Had these come through the inbox last week and wanted to share them with you... Bettinardi will be continuing their iNOVAi series soon, or soon-ish, with the new iNOVAi 5.0. They are a little tight-lipped on this one, but that only builds the anticipation, right? I'll pass along the info that I have, and share a couple of shots. Fingers crossed for a dark purple one Info so far: Bettinardi iNOVAi 5.0 The MOI on this putter is virtually the same as the iNOVAi 3.0 On this particular putter, there are two metals being utilized – 210 grams of stainless steel in the back of the putter and 140 grams of aluminum in the front. As far as the face milling goes – it is a FIT Face (Feel Impact Technology) just like the iNOVAi 3.0 to provide the softest feel imaginable. We used a 3 line alignment system that we feel allows the player to lineup their putt with incomparable confidence The price and release date will be later this year Enjoy the photos and don't forget to sign up to be a Bettinardi tester in this thread HERE
  22. I like the look a lot, but I'm big on orange and black.
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