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Everything posted by PlaidJacket

  1. Haven't taken a trip in the last year but my group usually locates a home in the area we're going to be playing. We have found and rented most of them through a VRBO or some such service. We've always been able to speak directly with the owner. So far this type of arrangement has worked great for us. Like Dave's Pinehurst experience, a home owner we rented from there once was able to get us preferred tee-times at a few courses.
  2. This is probably a very good thing for us and not so good for the OEM's. It will be interesting when a driver from 3-5 years ago beats the latest and greatest. Would results such as that deter someone from not spending ~$500 for the newest driver when a 3-year old model that now can be bought for $89 beats it? Probably not. But it sure might cause a few to pause and think about it. I certainly would.
  3. I think you're right Tony. His other 3 post were all about selling something.
  4. The guy that posted this LM hasn't been in the Forum since January 21, 2020.
  5. Sorry. I don't know what your talking about. Can you offer us some photos or links?
  6. I took a look at the website*. I've only encountered one person several years ago that had one of the DF putters. The guy that had it wasn't a good putter but I'm sure he thought buying would be magic for him. It wasn't. I've never owned or tried one and probably won't. Like most boutique putters these are expensive too. I also own an expensive Edel putter. I purchased my custom putter for no other reason than I just wanted one. My putter is nice looking but I wasn't looking to improve my putting. I was a good putter before I bought it and I'm still a good putter. It made no difference other than being a good looking putter. *tell your friend that owns the company to change his photos of the DF putters. All of the photos except two are of a black putter against a black background. That doesn't help if someone is wanting to see details.
  7. I like the Hogan signature more than anything. Classic - timeless - iconic. Titleist too. Those signatures alone belong to golf or anything golf related.
  8. You did well. Just don't tell your wife about the $125 green fees. LOL
  9. I won't be entering the fray but I know some of you guys will have fun with this... I'll birdie each hole at my home course this year - no doubt. I've already knocked out a bunch of them and a couple of them more than once. I'm not a birdie machine by any means but over the course of 12 months I'll birdie them all multiple times. So, that's my story.
  10. Ya know... for a beginner set that equipment looks pretty nice. I'm curious to know what all that cost? Was it complete with the bag? Assuming the set is fairly low cost I think that's a smart move. I can't count the number of people who have wanted to learn to play golf and made the mistake of walking into a pro shop and then a short time later (and $1,000 light in the wallet) realizing that golf is actually kind of hard. As the saying goes, "you can always go up but you can never go down."
  11. That's probably a fun thing to try out to see what it reports but... I wouldn't give much credence to an algorithm (fancy word for a math formula). The only true way to find and decide on a driver that is right for you is to experiment with a few. Outdoors! It's ok to get a fitting, use a LM and such. Establish a baseline. Heck, go try the one the "algorithm" suggested. Can't hurt. But try some others also.
  12. I didn't listen to or read any of this really. But the part about Kostis basically calling Reid a cheater is dumb. I'd wager there will be a lawsuit coming. Not smart on his part IMO as I suspect Reid might be a litigious type.
  13. I don't see this as being practical really. Personally, I wouldn't want to go back to playing blades again. Ever.! Secondly, I wouldn't want to waste my playing time to try and prove or disprove a point. I don't apply for any MGS freebies or give away - tests, etc. Not my thing. So for that reason.... I'm out. I have a great fitted set of irons that serve me well. Cavity-back, thin face and fairly narrow sole, slight offset. I see far too many guys playing irons that are not suited for their ability. ie... blades or near blades. I also don't understand the fascination with blades. (been there done that back when that was all that were available) For most players even more elite amateurs ... they're too difficult to hit effectively. Hell... not even that many TV golfers play blades anymore.
  14. Hearing of her passing is a sad way to end a beautiful day. I wish I'd been more observant while she was still playing.
  15. I've never had a ball crack. Any ball - any brand. But I wonder... why do you keep buying them?
  16. I'm not even going to go look..... I'd imagine I have 3-4 different brands. I dropped in a sleeve of Maxfli Tour yesterday to try out today. Over the past few months I've been playing some Bridgestones, Titleist, Ksigs, Srixon, TM, and so on. I'm a little like Sirchunk in that I'll switch around and play different balls - particularly if I've never tried one before. I've never bought into playing only one ball as I'm not sold on ball fitting or that my game is so precise that only one ball is good enough for my awesome game. Personally, I've never really noticed any determinable difference in any good quality urethane ball whether that be ball flight, distance*, spin, feel*, and so on. I think they all play and preform well. I can shoot low or high scoring rounds with any of them and not once has the ball been a factor. * perhaps a minor distance gain or loss and feel off putter face.
  17. Well, initially I had planned to give it all to the estate. But instead they told me to keep the money and go take some lessons.
  18. Just a heads up... If you don't post a lot of photos - top to bottom of these clubs you'll probably not get a bite. Just saying.
  19. Also if you'll run your mouse over my photo I'll get a $1 deposited into my PayPal account. Try it.
  20. I recently purchased a dozen each of the Tour and Tour-X. I started at the top of this subject and started reading about the balls. To save time I honed in on Rev's comments as we're similar age and playing ability. After getting through about 6 pages where I read Rev's comments I skipped the rest as I am probably already convinced that the Tour will be a better choice for me also. This weekend I'll be playing at least 2 rounds so I may play the Tour one round and the X another and just see. Anyway... they sound like good balls.
  21. I have not. But after 5 years of awesome SLDR'ing success I did switch to the Exotics EXS last spring. It's a good one too but there is something slightly missing that the SLDR had for me. Hmmm... SLDR-C ya say? Do tell.
  22. Do you guys want me to rehash the story of my old beloved SLDR? LOL Didn't think so... he's retired now and living a comfortable existence in my office.
  23. I've played courses like the BRCC and even though I liked them - they probably needed some tree trimming and or removal in a few places.
  24. #9 looks very tight from that angle. I enjoy parkland style courses and prefer them over some other types. For me they seem to suit my eye and I drive the ball better. I suppose I just like a clearly defined setup is all. Like keeping it between the goal posts.
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