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  1. You could still play as teams. We usually play as teams of 3 and 4 depending on the number of guys we have. We count the 2 best net scores on each hole. If one team is 3 guys, we usually do a blind draw where they get one of the guys from a foursome added to their team.

  2. Played on Tuesday and Wednesday.


    Tuesday I shot 82 from the tips. Played pretty well with a few bad swings that cost me.


    Wednesday I played from the whites since there was a skins game and I wanted to win some money. No birdies and shot 92. Fairly certain that I have the yips from 40-100 yards although I've never experienced them before and always thought they weren't real. I must have chunked at least 14 shots in that distance range. Frustrating to say the least.


    It was so bad that the guys after the round were joking asking if I could give them lessons on wedge play. We had a good laugh about it, but I need to get it sorted out. The season is pretty much over, but I need to keep my pride in tact. It also seems like it's starting to leak into my iron shots.


    The good news is that I've been driving the ball and putting well.

  3. Had a pretty good week. Shot a personal best 77 from the whites then a couple 82s followed by a personal best 79 from the blues today. Member-member is this weekend so hopefully I can keep it up.

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  4. Unfortunately customer service isn't what it should be in all aspects of life, and more than likely we've all experience being delivered incorrect goods at some stage (whether that be golf equip, cars, online purchases etc)

    A simple phone call from the manufacturers confirming the equipment & specs would have avoided this outcome, and kept you as a happy chappy :D

    Considering tolerances from most manufacturers aren't that tight, it actually might not have avoided the outcome. Whenever I order new irons or wedges the first thing I do is take them to someone I trust to measure lofts and lie angles.

  5. I love the range. Maybe it's because my buddy owns one. Granted I haven't practiced near what I did last year. Some days though there's just nothing better than going out to the range and hitting balls for a few hours listening to some music to get your mind off things.

  6. Played nine with my son yesterday getting ready for his tournament today. Shot a number that was not important since it was a day for him. He played today and finished well in his flight for the Jr. Club Championship. More importantly he had a lot of fun and wants to get better. Picture of him and his playing partners on the final hole. My son is on the right.





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    That pose. He already looks like a boss.

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  7. This one is easy.


    SLDR C Driver, Fairway and Hybrid - $200 total


    Ping G20 irons - $180 (just got a set for a friend of mine)


    Two Vokey SM5 wedges of the used rack - $80 (got these as well to go with the irons)


    Cleveland Milled Putter - $100


    Figure this leaves me enough cash to head to the bar and have some fun or at least forget that I actually own an SLDR C driver with Uncle Jack.



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    This never gets old haha

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  8. To start I'd like to thank MGS and Sun Mountain for the opportunity to review the C130 Cart Bag. Looking forward to doing a thorough review of the bag.




    My index currently sits at 9.0 and I play roughly 100 rounds per year, usually walking with a push cart in the spring/fall/winter and riding during the heat of the summer. For the past year I've been alternating back and forth between two bags - a Ping Hoofer 2 and an Ogio Chamber Cart Bag.  Both great bags in their own right.  The light weight of the Hoofer is where it shines while the club binding is the largest drawback.  The Ogio as a cart bag is obviously quite a bit heaver but the 14 full length dividers and Silencer system at the bottom of the bag that essentially locks the clubs into place preventing club chatter are it's best features. 




    My walk to ride ratio is about 50/50 depending on how I feel or who I'm playing with. Some days it's nice to just throw some beer in a cart with a speaker and have a good time. When I want to focus on my own game without distractions I'll typically walk.  When I do walk, I use a push cart so a stand bag isn't a big necessity for me as the cart bags I've used have worked out fine in both of my push carts.


    The most important feature I look for in a bag is full length dividers.  Club binding drives me crazy and after a bad shot it usually leads to me forcefully placing the offending club back into the bag, resulting in catching a finger or knuckle between two clubs.  I also use an oversized putter grip so a putter well that is large enough is a big factor.  The Ogio does not have an oversized putter well and noticeably wore down the grip within a short period of time. The Hoofer does not have a dedicated putter well so club binding with the putter was always an issue. I don't keep nearly the amount of crap in my bag that I use to, so a ton of storage isn't a huge factor but I do like to stay organized.  




    While I've never used a Sun Mountain product before, I've hear many good things about the company and it's products.  The bag seems durable, well made, and well thought out for the most part. At first glance, the C130 effectively and efficiently checks all these boxes for me which I will elaborate on more in Stage 2 of my review. 



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  9. I got ace #2 last evening in league play. 135 yd par 3. Hit 4' over the pin and spun back in the hole. It was cool, but it was a bit expensive to buy all the beer at the end...lol.

    Congrats man! I'm still waiting for my first one. I'll blame it on our course only having two par 3s. Our club covers the first $300 if someone gets one which is nice.

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  10. I think the last autograph I got was Derek Jeter back in the day at the old Yankee Stadium. Have a cabinet in the man cave with a ton of signed balls and memorabilia.


    Still haven't been to a tour event but fighting crowds to get autographs isn't really my thing.

  11. The demo heads and shafts just showed up at my club today. Had the Assistant Pro open the boxes so I could drool on them. Not entirely sure if I should hit them or not. I've been down this road before.

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  12. Here's what I found in the rules book:



    Obstruction Interferes with Abnormal Stroke; Abnormal Stroke Reasonable in Circumstances

    Q. A right-handed player's ball is so close to a boundary fence on the left of a hole that the player, in order to play towards the hole, must play left-handed. In making a left-handed stroke, the player's backswing would be interfered with by an immovable obstruction. Is the player entitled to relief from the obstruction?

    A. The player is entitled to relief since use of an abnormal (left-handed) stroke is reasonable in the circumstances – see Exception under Rule 24-2b.

    The proper procedure is for the player to take relief for a left-handed stroke in accordance with Rule 24-2b(i).

    The player may then use a normal right-handed swing for his next stroke. If the obstruction interferes with the swing or stance for the right-handed stroke, the player may take relief for the right-handed stroke in accordance with Rule 24-2b(i).


    Exception: A player may not take relief under this Rule if (a) interference by anything other than an immovable obstruction makes the stroke clearly impracticable or (B) interference by an immovable obstruction would occur only through use of a clearly unreasonable stroke or an unnecessarily abnormal stance, swing or direction of play.



    Now that I read it again, I'm pretty sure you were correct. If a left handed shot was the most reasonable shot, then he gets relief from the cart path. He's then definitely allowed to hit the shot right handed if he chooses to.


    Still, it's a bit confusing.

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  13. Another one.


    I went over to Scotland a couple of days before the rest of the group. I stayed at a hotel near the airport the night before they arrived. I discovered this clothing item tuck behind (or thrown behind) the curtains. Size 34 F. We hung it from the mirror for the trip.


    At the end of the trip, it mysteriously ended up in the luggage of our friend whose wife is at most a B cup. He has promised revenge on our next trip.

    Well done sir.

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