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  1. This is Dr Olssen, Chief of Radiology. I need to see you in my office first thing tomorrow morning. Bring your keys and ID badge, if you would. Thanks.
  2. Remember when TaylorMade's "Project a" was the affordable "Tour ball for regular Joe's"? TM's Tour Response has replaced "Project a" in their ball lineup. Srixon's QStar Tour is a standout high-quality alternative in the $40 "near-Tour" space. Titleist has their TourSpeed & TourSoft. Everyone's best bet in the $40 range is the B2G1/B3G1 deals from Srixon or Titleist on Z/ProV which brings price down to $40 average. "Prior generation" TourB/ZStar/ProV1 is a solid option, as well. If you are losing a lot of balls, the $20-$22 range has Srixon SoftFeel as an excellent performance alternative to premium balls. I was "drop and stop" spinning a SoftFeel earlier today even on 6i approaches, with great chip spin control, as well. Callaway Supersoft has improved quality and consistency in their latest generation, but beware discount prior gen and their poor quality control. Titleist TruSoft is at the higher end here, around $24 a dozen, but the SoftFeel is probably a better ball, for less. (Keep in mind, though, "soft is slow" they say here, so if you have a high swing speed, you may be sacrificing a little distance with a lower-compression ball).
  3. Michael Harmon St Louis, MO Ping Scottsdale PickEmUp Number 3
  4. Michael from PA 8.2 hcp Currrently playing Bridgestone J40 Forged irons Best fit for my game would be the JPX 900 Forged
  5. My thoughts embedded below....with ALL due respect. We all have our own subjective opinions, etc. I prefer the laser for a few reasons... It doesn't require you to upload courses or pay yearly fees. *My SkyCaddie SG5 cost me $79 five years ago and the annual subscription ends up costing me less than $1 a round. Easy choice for me. Rangefinders start at $300, and you have to do all the work. You can shoot hazards or objects next to hazards to get an ideal distance for your desired landing area. *SkyCaddie gives you yardage to each and every hazard instantly. No looking for an object to shoot to. Uphill, downhill, blind, dogleg. All targets. Instantly. You don't have to worry about updates if a course changes. *Updates are free, and professionally-mapped regularly, but most courses don't change very often at all, so I don't really even worry about this part. If the parent company decides to quit supporting it (Callaway uPro), you aren't stuck buying a new device. *Sucks that Callaway did that to you guys. SkyGolf has been around for almost 20 years, and is the #1 Rangefinder in Golf. I don't think they are going anywhere. Battery life is much longer for the laser, I always carry and extra one just in case, but you usually only have to change it out once per season. *My SG5 lasts a little over 3 full rounds before I have to plug it in and charge it for a couple of hours. It is a lot lighter and more durable than a laser, fits in my pocket and I can toss it on the ground or to my buddy without worry. The one thing that I really like about GPS units are that they give you an overhead view of the hole before you play it, this can be incredibly useful if it is the first time you're playing a course. I have owned both and I would have to say that the laser is the better option. *I still don't get the appeal of a heavy, slow, expensive laser rangefinder. I get instant info, with multiple targets, in a lightweight, rugged device that is easy to use right out of the box. I don't have to stand still and find something to 'shoot' in my target area, hoping I am not getting a tree branch behind the green instead of the flagstick, etc. I do a three-year national course subscription, so I can use it all over the USA, and it keeps track of my score, my stats (fairways, GIR, putts), gives me an (unofficial) handicap, AND tells me how far I hit every club. The most I ever had to pay for a one-year membership was $29.95 , which means if you play once a week....well, you see what I mean.
  6. My SkyCaddie (SG5) has distance to the targets on the Driving Range at nearly every course I have ever played. They are professionally mapped at the same time the course is.
  7. WHY would you want to switch to a laser rangefinder? Do you doubt your GPS yardages? I find lasers to take too long, and I dislike that they don't give me yardages on the blind tee shot, to the end of the fairway, to the bunker/carry the bunker, front middle back of the green. I hate using laser. (And I hate playing with a guy using a laser). My SkyCaddie tells me not only how far it is to the corner of the dogleg, but it tells me how far my APPROACH will be from there...before I even hit my drive. It tells me all three numbers (F/M/B) on the green, plus the shape and depth of the green, and it does so -instantly-, not after I 'shoot' ten targets. On the tee, I know how far it is to the bunker, how far it is to CARRY the bunker, and what I am going to leave myself into the green. On a blind tee shot, it tells me how far it is to reach the downslope, and alerts me to any hazards on the hole. Instantly. On a dogleg, I know how far it is to get past the corner, and how far I can hit it without going thru the fairway. Instantly. And it gives me the precise layout of the hole, as well as a recommended shot ("185 yards leaves 100 yard approach", etc). The laser MAY be more precise (sometimes), but a good GPS system gives you much more useful information, and it does so a lot faster.
  8. Your first name, home state/province Michael, from PA Your current handicap Carrying a 9 now Have you used a GPS watch? Which one? Not a watch, but have been using SkyCaddie (handheld) for ten years Have you used a Shot Tracking System? Which one? Haven't used one yet
  9. Michael Pennsylvania HCP: 9 Current Set: I switch between my Cleveland 588 TTs and Bridgestone J40 Forged Dual Pocket Cavity irons. I still have my set of TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC's, too. Strength: ability to work the ball where I want Weakness: Sometimes struggle with distance control, and a couple of times a round I will THIN one
  10. Dream. Come. True. Michael Harmon Live in PA Carrying an 8 hcp Dream set: Huntington Beach 6, with Winn RTX-3 Tour Satin 58, 54, 50 & 46 Z 765 irons 5-9 22° Z H45 Hybrid 19° Z 355 hybrid 15° Z F45 fairway Z565 driver Your name, home state or province and current handicap The makeup of your dream Srixon/Cleveland bag from putter through driver.
  11. 1. Your name and state Michael Harmon from PA 2. Your current handicap 6.2 3. Your current ball I usually play TaylorMade Tour Preferred X or Callaway Chrome Soft 4. How many rounds per month do you play? about 12 rounds a month
  12. Michael, Pennsylvania Callaway X-Hot Pro 10.5*, Project X 6.0 97 mph and 230 yd average carry
  13. Michael, Pennsylvania, USA Currently putting with a center-shafted RH Ping Scottsdale Pick-em-up Tour XDream Common miss is a push
  14. First name and home town Michael, from Hershey/Harrisburg PA Handicap 14 Current irons/shafts Bridgestone J40 Forged, Dynamic Gold R300 (also have a set of custom Cleveland 588TTs that I use sometimes, and a set of TaylorMade TourPreferred MCs) Custom Fit – yes or no Yes, always Custom fit for length, lie and loft
  15. Name and home state Michael Harmon, currently living in Pennsylvania Handicap 5.9 Rounds per year 3 times a week, 10 months a year (120+ rounds) How you typically purchase golf balls (online, pro shops, big box golf retailers, department stores, etc) I usually buy my golf balls online, 3 dozen at a time
  16. Your name, average putts per round and home state Michael Harmon, averaging 28 ppr, raised in Southern California but Pennsylvania is my home Your putting stroke type: either straight, arc or slight arc 'Straight' putting stroke, currently with a center-shafted Ping Scottsdale PickemUp Your pick for the greatest clutch "Major" putter of all time Tiger, in his prime, made EVERYTHING when it counted. He just didn't miss. Definition of 'clutch'. (Although Speith is right on his tail)
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