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Everything posted by mcavoy

  1. If I ever play BD I think I'm just gonna skip #12
  2. Well doubling down on not touching the sand is an effort to save his job at BD. But in the overhead shot you can clearly see the color of the sand change from light to darker where he brushed it and then a later close up clearly shows the brush marks as well. As a caddie at the resort, maybe this is a regular practice for him when he's caddying for guests (it shouldn't be) and he just lost situational awareness for a moment. A shame for everyone involved.
  3. I use the MG Elite for a good part of the year here in the Houston area. Oddly, when I lived in CA I tried that glove and hated it. In the drier conditions in CA that glove would tear quickly, well before I would consider it worn out. But in the Houston area, with the humidity, I find that glove becomes saturated and I'll want to change it out before it tears. And it doesn't become saturated any faster than a higher priced glove so in that regard it becomes a good value. I buy about 20 at a time.
  4. I've been a member over there since 2016 (under a different nom de plume). Agree on the migration issue - its been a disaster. But as far as the BST is concerned (and I've only done 2 transactions and was the buyer both times) it has completely fallen off a cliff because when they made the migration they lost the feedback system. So between that and the pay to play scheme they have going over there its become a completely untrustworthy place to do business. They also have one forum sponsor who's business practices and customer service are some of the worst around judging from the horror stories posted in the DoND sub forum. Yet the mgmt there doesn't seem to care they have a forum sponsor who is basically abusing their membership. And lastly - and this is the part that p*sses me off the most - the mods there have gotten a hair trigger there using the "jail" feature in the vanilla forum software (yes I know they are migrating back to their previous platform) which is a sort of soft ban where a member can only reply to topics but not start new ones. And they are doing it for things I wouldn't even consider offenses. And not just newbies either, but some long time forum members who generally know how to behave themselves. But we all find ourselves in disagreements at times with others but its created an atmosphere where you kind of feel like you're walking on eggshells. That said I'll continue to be a member there. There are some incredibly knowledgable folks there in all areas and some genuinely good debate does take place at times. But with the switch back to the previous forum software I hope they also incorporate some needed administrative changes as well.
  5. I have both a Windy City and Bucktown. For the price you really can't go wrong. Personally I really like the grip on these models - its one of the best things about them IMO. The size and shape fits me well and helps keep hands quiet. However, the entire line is counterbalanced. If you're not into that then you probably aren't going to like them. Myself, I have a love/hate relationship w/counterbalanced putters. Currently in a hate stage so both of them are sidelined for now. If you've never tried a counterbalanced putter AND distance control on longer putts is a problem for you then you might consider trying one. I find that to be one of the best things about countebalancing for me in that it helps greatly on longer and lag putts. When I start to struggle w/counterbalance its when I start getting closer to the hole.
  6. In all seriousness, your website, such as it is, is a joke. Virtually nothing can be learned about your product there.
  7. A subjective opinion needn't be absolute. Saying Miura irons are better than 90% of all other irons is no more or less subjective than saying they are the best. Either way, whether you or I agree w/the OP I'm sure the marketing dept. at Miura is delighted.
  8. You argue against someone's subjective opinion by offering two of your own. And as far as Tennessee whiskey goes, George Dickel is far superior to Jack Daniels, IMO.
  9. As it turns out, it was all limited edition.
  10. The one in Upland, CA near me is closing as well. By the time I got there golf balls were pretty much cleaned out. Did pick up a couple of Snake Eyes quarter zip long sleeve pullovers that I like to use for layering pieces in winter. I'm gonna miss that Snake Eyes clothing brand. Also got a few gloves too although those were picked over pretty good as well. Picked up a set of Wilson Staff FG5 irons (demo set) for 25% off. Its funny I think people look at those and think they look like shiat because nobody ever cleaned them up while they were a demo set. 10 minutes spent with a scrubber sponge, some dish soap and warm water and they look like they just had the plastic taken off the heads. So since the ones that are staying open are being rebranded as Golf Galaxy's they are basically becoming a crappier version of what they were.
  11. Maybe they can tastefully engrave some swing thoughts on each shaft in Comic Sans
  12. Love got it absolutely right. If there was any one moment yesterday that earned it for him in my mind it had to be that par save on the last playoff hole. I know he had a similar putt in regulation that he made but that was pure guts. He's a great choice IMO.
  13. I've done the all one brand bag before. Currently bagging Wilson Staff irons and wedges, Titleist hybrids and 3W, driver dujour (whatever feels good for the moment from my stable) and a TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Spider putter. Things will probably change in a month or so. Want to hit that Cally Big Bertha Fusion driver next.
  14. I thought the new Cally driver wasn't going to be available till the end of the month? Anyway hate to see anyone lose their job. There's a pretty good club technician at the closest one to me (about 40 miles) who takes care of me. I don't buy a lot of clubs from them (picked up some used Titleist 915 hybrids this year from them but only club purchase from them in several years) but find them handy for consumables, clothing and shoes.
  15. I acknowledge its as much me as them. I was frustrated. I was playing ok. It just bugs me when people are tone deaf to the playing situation on the course.
  16. Well for starters many clubs offer different levels of membership. Don't tell me this is news to you. So rather than a full unlimited membership (which I've done before and decided its not a good idea) I have a membership that allows me to play for a greatly discounted fee. I think a full membership would cost me about $3500 or maybe a little more. I probably still spend that much annually on green fees. However doing things this way I frequently travel to San Diego to play w/friends while still playing a considerable amount at my club. Still have access to all club tournaments and such. Its a good deal. I should have also mentioned I have played w/these guys before. Once was a tournament round where between the two of them they hit 5 balls off the tee on a par 5. Sometimes there's people who may be perfectly likeable on a personal level but playing golf w/th them is like dentistry without novacaine. Maybe its because the round lived down to expectations my frustration boiled over. I suspect I'm not the only one in my club that feels that way about them.
  17. So go out today to my club for weekend men's club play. When we play w/our men's club we get discounted greens fees. We sign up for weekend play through email and Club Pres. makes the pairings and times. So I'm paired up with this father/son duo who are very active in the club. Perfectly nice people. Our club is a 36 hole facility and one course is closed for maintenance so the course we played the routing is one big counterclockwise loop. That's where the problem starts. It was fairly windy today and the front nine plays downwind and the back nine plays straight into it. The problem is that both of these guys are high spin players. I had a feeling this might be a problem when we made the turn. We got around the front in about 2 hours. Not bad. But when we made the turn is when their balls started flying off of the planet. And these are the type of guys that no matter how far offline they hit it they look for it. Long enough story short after 37 minutes on the back 9 we hadn't all even reached the 11th green. Where we had been keeping up with the group in front of us we were in danger of already falling a hole and a half behind. Groups were stacking up on the tee box. Maybe its just me but this requires a level of patience I don't have. A tournament round I can kinda understand. But for fun, handicap maintenance rounds its more than I can take. I picked up on the 11th green and told them I had to meet my wife shortly somewhere and left. I gotta email the club pres. and ask him not to pair me with those two again. Oh, and the dad keeps up a running self analysis of why he's playing like shiat too. Man, just put a bullet in me already. Do you have people like that in your club? How do you handle it?
  18. My proposed plan: a. Fly to Minny - attend RC b. Send family on ahead to Disney c. meet them there and bypass trip home. have them pack some stuff for you
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