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HardcoreLooper last won the day on November 15 2020

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  1. The wife and I enjoyed season 1. We'll definitely be watching season 2. Plus I kinda have to watch it for the pod.
  2. Strong choices. I could grind out 4 footers to "Zurich Is Stained" all day.
  3. I agree wholeheartedly that we need to teach kids proper etiquette (and the kid in question does sound like an a**hole), but you're assuming that: 1. His coach knows proper golf etiquette (and cares about it) 2. His parents know proper golf etiquette My older daughter's HS coach barely knew which end of the club to hold. He coached the team so the school could have a golf team. They were all good kids who knew how to play, but the coach was just there to be there. My younger daughter's HS coach (different schools - our kids can apply to different schools) is a 3 handicap and allows exactly zero crap on the golf course. Lots of kids out there are playing (which is awesome) but don't really have a good golf role model (which is not good). We all had someone to show us the ropes when we started playing. Parent, grandparent, caddymaster (FWIW, the caddymaster where I looped barely knew which end of the flag to pull out of the green) or a friend. I'm not cutting this particular kid any slack (everything sounds pretty premeditated), but when it comes to "all these new people ruining the game" - I have no time for that nonsense. You can show people the right way get themselves around the golf course and be a decent person while doing it.
  4. Since we haven't gotten a definition, a chip to me is a low shot that runs on the ground much more than it carries through the air. I try to use little to no wrist in this. At the First Tee, we teach kids to make the letter Y with their arms and the shaft of the club and to keep that Y intact. A short shot that carries through the air at least as much as it rolls out (if not more) is a pitch to me. I try to use the Parker McLachlin simple pitch method, which really takes the wrist out of the shot. I hadn't actually seen my interpretation of this technique until today, when my buddies unearthed some footage we shot earlier this year and released the CBX Full Face 2 wedge review. The camera adds 20 pounds, so there are obviously three cameras on me.
  5. I don't really think of the pitching and gap wedges in my set as wedges. I've been a big fan of the CBX wedges since way back. The 52* is pretty good, but the 58* full face is like cheating.
  6. The most recent long brown box that arrived on my doorstep was carrying these: Did I need them? Nope. Did I want them? Kinda. Did I mistakenly set my max bid too high? Yup. Will I keep them? Probably not. But we'll see. They're dirty and have a little bag chatter, but they're in otherwise good shape and the grips are decent. I'll clean 'em up a bit and they'll make a nice set for someone. When I bid on them, I figured I'd do new paintfill to get rid of the yellow, but the yellow isn't engraved in. It's raised, almost like embossing or a sticker.
  7. I have the PRGR PLM. It's pretty well respected for measuring swing speed, and I definitely thought it was worth the asking price.. SuperSpeed now sells it as their recommended device for tracking swing speed. I used it for a bit, then I got a Skytrak, so the PRGR hasn't seen any action in a while. I still have it - we'll probably get my daughter doing SuperSpeed once her HS golf season ends in November.
  8. How are the rates for residents? I don't really have an issue with sticking it to out-of-towners if it subsidizes cheaper greensfees for locals.
  9. Lobbying to close down golf courses is very much en vogue for some these days. Hobbs, NM has a better idea. https://www.rockwindgolfcourse.com/ Henrico County, just north of Richmond, almost repurposed their Tillinghast-designed course into a sports complex, but a determined group of local golfers and neighborhood families banded together to keep that from happening. It can be done.
  10. Just bought this off eBay Worried that it's counterfeit. I mean, how am I to know if that's real hickory?
  11. Doesn't surprise me either, but is all the commercial real estate in densely populated areas of CA being used? Serious question... I don't know. In Richmond, VA, we have dead malls and empty big-box retail stores that, I would hope, could be retro-fitted or redeveloped into housing. Like @Shankster says, let's look at this before looking at golf courses. But maybe CA doesn't have these problems with distressed commercial real estate.
  12. I know, right? It was so crazy to spend so much on a golf ball, but the first time I played the same ball for 18 holes, I realized that it was worth the expense. I was used to getting into a second sleeve of balls in tournament rounds without losing any of them. In friendly rounds, those of us of modest means used to play old balls and putt a new one. The pro at the club where I worked used to play a ball for three holes or until he made a birdie (superstition of his), then he'd throw them into his bag. Not the ball pocket - he'd throw then in with the clubs. We may or may not have liberated some of those balls.
  13. Same here. It was sophomore year. That would have been 1987 for me. So premium balls for me were the Titleist Professional and the Maxfli HT. Balata. Lots of balls cut and knocked out of round. I've been playing solid core urethane balls since the Strata Tour Ace and haven't looked back. It's so nice to be able to play the same ball for an entire round. Right now it's the TP5x Pix - hat tip to @chisag for pointing out the deal on the Practice balls. I've gotten both of my daughters to stop using low compression ionomer balls and start playing urethane. Neither of them are Nelly Korda long, but they both enjoy hitting pitch shots that don't roll off the green anymore.
  14. Same here. Boys might get into them late in high school, and girls are skipping them completely.
  15. Looks like you're taking a solid approach to this! Good luck. Oh, and welcome to the forum!
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