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  1. The last time I wore a White Belt was back in the 60's. At the time they were called Mod Belts. Kind of wide too. Here's one for you fashion guys. I sometimes wear a light brown/tan western style belt. LOL It's mid-width I guess. One of those hand-tooled types but with a regular style buckle - not one of those giant rodeo buckles. LOL Surprisingly I've had quite a few complements. And I'm not even a cowboy!
  2. There already are restricted flight balls. On your range! Feel free to use them. However, I want an exemption.
  3. Can you add some photos with the ewheels?
  4. I'm not a go-to guy regarding rules. But, I believe you can record in GHIN 9-hole rounds. It's quite remarkable for a 18+ hcpr to shoot even par. Ever! But you did it nonetheless. I assume you pared every hole or had a bunch of birdies. Every now and then the stars align. Congratulations
  5. I've been wearing Sketchers shoes for about 2 years now. The ones I wear are not Sketchers Golf shoes. More of an athletic - walking type of shoe I guess they are. I buy them at the Sketchers Outlet store. They are a flat sole. No cleats, spikes, lugs, etc. I used to think that only a "golf" specific shoe would work for me. Ha! But one day I decided to wear my Sketchers and loved them on the course. I buy these Sketchers for about $40/pair. Now... the course and courses where I normally play are dry and fairly flat. These shoes I wear wouldn't be good in a wet climate. But they work for me. A bonus is they are green friendly. Modern golf shoes with cleats/spikes are horrible on the greens. Worse IMO than even old metal spikes ever were.
  6. It doesn't work for me (but it might) as we haven't starting using it or agreed to a service agreement yet. Can you expand on your claim? I'm interested. How has membership been devalued and what numbers have declined? Keep in mind we are not a golf club, country club, Muni, etc. We're only a practice/range facility with a 6-hole practice course. Thanks
  7. Curious.... why did you take them off after only 9 holes?
  8. We're actually looking into using Golf Now at our new range and practice course opening next spring. Like many things and in this case GN some may like it and others may not. The first reason we're considering it because of the cost. Which as I understand today is... no cost to us. There are many golf course tee sheet & POS systems out there and all of them come with a price tag. Our situation is somewhat unique in that we're a non-profit (First Tee chapter) and our facility will consist of a full range (long and short game range, putting green, chipping green with sand bunkers) along with a 6-hole practice course. GN will save us money and the tee sheet can be customized to 6-holes only. There will be a free/no cost POS system, custom website, marketing, and the app for bookings etc. Again... no cost. In return we give up a few tee times each day where GN will make a profit. Works for me so far. I don't know the nitty gritty details of what a user who books a tee time online/app at our course would experience or the terms of a refund if any. I'd assume that we'd have control over that unless the tee times are special GN Hot Deals that we've given up to them. But I'd assume a user who registers/books a tee time is presented with terms of some sort regarding a cancellation. I also will assume it's in GN favor to allow or not a refund or cancellation if the tee time is exclusively theirs. Should we decide to us GN I'm sure there will be some who will experience a situation as described by the gentleman starting this post. Nothing is perfect for everyone. Of course people will also be able to call and book directly with us. At this time there appear to be more upside to us by using GN than downside. Many "specials" come with restrictive terms as the purpose might be to sell something not moving, reduce inventory or generate traffic, etc. It's not unusual to see restrictions disallowing a refund or exchange in situations like this. All Sales Are Final - No Refunds. That's a type of risk consumers will take each day for a variety of items. I'm currently high on using the GN system at our course. We'll see.
  9. FWIW.... You can already easily do this. At your local golf course. All you need is a little time and a LRF. There's no need to go purchase any technology other than what you probably already have. If you have a GPS they're handy also. That's what I used to do. I found it to not only be useful for nailing my distances but fun as you're also practicing various shots and clubs. Of course all this has to happen on the golf course with your game balls.. Not the range.
  10. I wouldn't describe my favorite shaft a unicorn - but I have one that works for me. That's really all I care about. As many long time forum members know... I'm not a shaft guy. That means I don't give a S what kind of tech/data/specs/graphics any shaft have attached to them. All I care about is "does it work for me?" When I hit the ball is my flight good? Is my distance good? Good dispersion pattern? Does the shaft feel good? That's it. Nothing else matters to me. Data? What data? I see the data every round. My favorite shaft (the one that works best) for my driver for the past 5-6 years has been a stock offering made by Fujikura. The shaft is labeled: TaylorMade Fujikura Speeder 57. Printed on the shaft is: Fujikura Precision Engineered, 57 grams, Flex S. Pretty sure it's not an expensive shaft. That's all I know or care about it. This particular shaft originally came paired with a 2014 TaylorMade SLDR I own. About a year ago I guess; I purchased a Exotics EXS driver. It came with a stock Mitsubishi Tense CK Series 60 Flex S. Hated it. Everything was wrong about this shaft and my expectations for the driver in general. I tried a couple of other Tense flavors and one other brand/type that I've forgotten. Nodda. Then I decided to try the old Speeder shaft before giving up. Walla! I was back in business. And just like my old SLDR - Speeder combo this Exotics EXS Speeder combo is a fairway machine too. I have since purchased a backup Speeder shaft just in case. Will it be the same and perform as well if I need it one day? Maybe. Maybe not.
  11. Not flabbergasted. Sure... PGX are expensive. But that's their business isn't it? Capitalism = choices.
  12. Damn... I couldn't even. I'd ask the instructor for some advice. He's the guy that is with you. In an equipment forum like this one you can get tons of recommendations and such. But again... I'd start with the guy on the ground you're working with. At this time anyway. Good luck!
  13. Perhaps if you paired the illegal ...ehem - non-conforming driver with an illegal .. nonconforming ball like a Condor, Bandit, Polara you'd get those extra yards. Maybe more!! If that doesn't work send it in and have the face shaved and put some vaseline on it. Finally... if after all that and you're still not driving greens; just move up a tee or three.
  14. I actually have one somewhere. I don't use it but I've tried it. I think I might have posted about it some years ago when I was overly obsessed with golf. I guess it seemed to work as intended. I say that because it would realign to my initial mark I put on a ball when I placed it back in the device and spun it up. Does it do anything for your game? I really couldn't say but it's an interesting gadget.
  15. Telephone fitter? LOL That's the first time I've heard that. Makes me wonder if they might also answer as the Psychic Hotline.
  16. I totally agree and have said such before in one form or another. This golf forum is all about data. That's what they do here - meaning the guys that own/run it. They analyze every aspect of a club and ball and all the various data points they are able to extract from them. And it's a lot of data too. It's not my thing per se' but it is for a lot of golfers. Personally I don't care much what the data has to say. I mostly rely on my experience and my equipment performance out on the golf course. I use what I see with my eyes and what I feel with my hands. Owning a decent set of golf clubs fit for each individual is important in my book. But when the rubber hits the road the data isn't hitting shots for me. I am. So, my advice is to get some decent fitting equipment and go learn how to score. And BTW.... lower is better. More fun too if.... you'll forget about all the data and record/stats keeping. (been there done that) Free your mind. You'll play better.
  17. I too play Wishon irons fitted by a Wishon professional fitter in Texas. The best playing and feeling irons I've ever owned. Lucky me I guess. Wishon fitting employs the MOI method. This is not backweighting. But, backweighting isn't new either. For example; Jack Nicklaus back weighted all his clubs. I even once tried the Secret Grips on a set of irons and liked them for a time. Definitely felt good hitting the ball. You can also back weight your own clubs using Tour Lock weights. They can be found at Maltby and other places I think. But in the end I opted for a professional fitting and went with Wishon. You might consider looking into it Amish.
  18. Deejaid, for me it's the 56. I use this wedge more than any other in my bag besides putter. Without looking it up I can't tell you the specs. I mostly play bermuda courses and this club is the most versatile of any.
  19. Looks like my boastful comment above was a little premature. There are 3 holes to best of recollection that I haven't birdied yet this year. #5 par 4, #10 par 4, #16 par 3. The number 5 and 10 aren't that difficult actually but I suppose they are for me. Ha! The good news is I still have about 6 months left.
  20. This thread is interesting and all... Certainly at 65 I'm not going to attempt riding anything like this. Anywhere! (not a put down) But, if I were 10-14 years old I'd be all over this thing. As far as I can tell these types of things just aren't working out for golf courses. Yet. I've seen a few courses try "new" types of unconventional golf scooters, boards, etc. but they were all short term novelties IMO and then they were gone or left unused. I suppose it's hard to beat walking, caddies, push/pull carts, and standard club car - ez go type golf carts. Best of luck with your OneWheel.
  21. I second this! America the beautiful. The United States of greatness!!
  22. I grip all my clubs the same way. With a full finger grip. Several years ago (and after a lifetime essentially) I changed from an overlap grip on irons, woods, etc to a full finger grip. I have always used a full finger grip when putting. My putting has always been the strongest of my game. By changing my grip to full-finger with my other clubs made a huge difference. I belive it works better for guys with smaller hands. The result was much improved - more solid ball striking and some added distance. To each his own.... whatever works. Right?
  23. I've used both Pin High and MG labels. Both seems fine to me. So... pick your poison.
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