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  1. As the PGA TOUR's Zurich Classic of New Orleans kicks off, TPC Louisiana created a package in honor of “Tripod,” the infamous three-legged alligator who's always sure to make a celebrity appearance during the tournament. The package, dubbed "Tripod's Gator Getdown," has three legs (pun intended) — golfing, grubbing and getting down — and since guests can book the package right after the Zurich Classic, they'll get to experience the same playing conditions as the pros. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- TPC Louisiana: Tripod's Gator Getdown Aptly named after the club's resident three-legged gator who roams the ponds on property, TPC Louisiana invites golf fans and travel enthusiasts alike to experience "The Big Easy" with a once in a lifetime opportunity. Stay and play TPC Louisiana after the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and indulge in all that New Orleans and the bayou have to offer with this all-inclusive package. Tripod's Gator Getdown Package Includes: 5-night/6-day luxury accommodations at InterContinental New Orleans* One bedroom corner suite with separate parlor. Includes a VIP welcome amenity, daily Full American Buffet Breakfast for two at Pete's and nightly turndown service. Dinner for two with a value of up to $200 per couple. Diners' choice on the menu and visit by in-house Executive Chef. Two rounds of golf for two at TPC Louisiana, host of the PGA TOUR's Zurich Classic Enjoy complimentary transportation to and from the hotel Premium club rentals Lunch for two both days at the TPC Grille Unlimited beverages And of course, a possible Tripod spotting "Cajun Invasion Tour" with Louisiana Tour Company Includes transportation to and from the hotel, seaplane flight, airboat swamp tour and lunch New Orleans Private City Tour with Louisiana Tour Company Combination of City/Katrina tour customized to fit needs, including a stop for beignets Two "Big Shot" Reserved Seats to get down to some New Orleans Jazz at the Preservation Hall New Orleans Original Cocktail Walking Tour for two 2.5 hour cocktail tour, visting historic bars and restaurants while sampling the area's most famous drinks Culinary Experience for two at Langlois - a New Orleans Supper Club Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience for adventurous eaters and the culinary curious, where guests take a journey through the history and ingredients of Louisiana's unique cuisine NOLA Flyboarding for two The first hydroflight company in Louisiana Includes complimentary GoPro to capture the experience Please note, until June 1, this is available on weekends only CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
  2. TaylorMade Tech Staff Teams Up With Reynolds Instructors At Premier Golf Training Facility GREENSBORO, Ga. (March 15, 2016) — Integrating superior equipment technology with innovative golf instruction, The Reynolds Kingdom of Golf, presented by TaylorMade, has been transformed into the premier full-game improvement experience in golf and will now be operated by Reynolds Lake Oconee. Reynolds has continued their exclusive partnership with TaylorMade as the presenting sponsor of the Kingdom of Golf. With this sponsorship, all guests will continue to have access to the TaylorMade MATT-T system and instant gratification through the building of clubs in the onsite TaylorMade Tour Trailer. Furthermore, the Reynolds Golf Academy, under the direction of Top 100 instructor Charlie King, has been fully integrated into The Reynolds Kingdom of Golf to provide golfers with a total golf experience. “Game improvement is a cornerstone of the Reynolds lifestyle,” said Mark Lammi, Vice President of Golf Operations for Reynolds Lake Oconee, which has assumed ownership and operation of The Kingdom. “By extending our long-time partnership with TaylorMade and adding in the world class instruction of Charlie King's team, we will have one of the most premier game-improvement centers in the country. “Taking over the ownership and operations of these platforms means we will be able to continue to offer the existing world-class services of each business, while also allowing us to focus on our current initiatives, which include more access for our resort guests and an increase in our junior and family development programs.” In addition to incorporating these independent businesses into the Reynolds Lake Oconee golf operations, a major expansion of the current Kingdom facility is underway. This expansion includes two fully enclosed hitting bays, three covered and heated hitting areas, TrackMan 4 launch monitors, and high-speed Ximea cameras. This is another example of the $40 million investment in ongoing renovations at Reynolds Lake Oconee. Since opening in 2007, The Kingdom has served as the East Coast fitting center for many PGA and LPGA Tour stars. It is the only TaylorMade venue in the country where recreational golfers can be fit for equipment in the same elite environment used by Tour players and club professionals on staff with TaylorMade. Located between Atlanta and Augusta, Reynolds Lake Oconee already ranked among the most exciting golf experiences in the country with six award-winning golf courses designed by legendary architects Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones, Bob Cupp, and Jim Engh. With the launching of the Reynolds Kingdom of Golf, it is now also one of the most complete golf experiences as well. Since MetLife's initial investment in August 2012, five of the six golf courses have undergone substantial investment and improvements, including Plantation Course, which reopens this spring following a renovation. Additionally, a golf village was built at the National course, and dining areas in the Great Waters clubhouse were renovated. The rooms, cottages, restaurants, spa, and pools of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee have been redecorated and refurbished. Along with its world-class golf courses, Reynolds Lake Oconee features four marinas, the Lake Club wellness center, and an award-winning tennis center, making it a popular vacation destination. For additional information, access www.reynoldslakeoconee.com.
  3. Avidgolfers who want to savor the luxury of a private villa with friends and family while teeing it up to their heart's content at Quivira Golf Club, the dazzling world-class course at Land's End, can take advantage of an exclusive new package. Designed for sophisticated travelers who demand the best, the ‘Ultimate Golf Package' is a four-night, five-day experience offering plush, spacious accommodations at a Montecristo Estates villa, each with a private infinity pool, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, maid and butler service. The richly furnished, beautifully appointed villas, set within an exclusive gated resort community, are designed in a Spanish Colonial revival style and feature panoramic ocean views. The Montecristo Unlimited Golf Package includes food and beverage at on-property restaurants and convenient shuttle access and transfers to the restaurants, bars and facilities of all four Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas in Los Cabos. For golfers, the cornerstone of the program is unlimited play at Quivira Golf Club, a spectacular Jack Nicklaus-designed layout opened to acclaim in 2014. The 7,139-yard, par-72 course commences at sea level, scales sheer cliffs high above the foaming surf, meanders through massive dunes, rambles through desert foothills, and returns players to the thatched-roof clubhouse on the beach at the finish. With a view of the sea from every hole, Quivira has more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos. Other components included in the ‘Ultimate Golf Package' are: • Private transportation to and from the airport • In-villa golfer's massage (one per person per stay, four total) • Use of private beach bed for one day • Food and beverage included in the all-inclusive program • Complimentary WiFi • Private romantic dinner on the beach • Sunset sail to El Arco at Land's End • Tasting dinner with wine pairing at La Frida at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, the AAA Four Diamond dining establishment dedicated to famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo • Personal grilling chef (one night at Villa) • Tequila tasting hosted by a personal “Tequilatender” with custom-curated tequilas and appetizing tapas • Exclusive selection of Cuban cigars with cordials (one night) • Concierge desk with multilingual staff • Private tune-up session with a staff golf professional (one per stay, two persons) • Unlimited use of Quivira's oceanfront practice facilities • All taxes and gratuities The package price of $17,750 is for four people, with activities as specified. Montecristo Estates features 2,800-square-foot, ocean-view villas with three spacious bedrooms (king and queen configurations), each with its own bathroom, dining room, living room with fireplace, full kitchen with appliances, spacious TV room with flat-screen TVs, and additional half bath for guests. There's also a laundry room. Bedroom amenities include walk-in closets, pillow top mattresses, and Egyptian cotton linens. Bathroom amenities include dual-sink vanities and jetted bathtubs. Villas accommodate up to eight adults, plus an additional two with the sofa bed. The villas are non-smoking. Montecristo Estates also has its own clubhouse with a sports bar, fitness center, community pool and luxury spa. Price per additional person for the ‘Ultimate Golf Package' is $3,200. For reservations or further information access the web site at www.pueblobonito.com/resorts/montecristo-estates/unlimited-golf-package or call 1-800-990-8250 to customize a visit.
  4. Tim - Folsom, CA 14.7 Srixon 745 with Steelfiber i110 x Standard iron setup
  5. Definitely gets the job done - but if not careful can lead quickly to mold. Best humi I've heard of was a freezer.... never tried it, but I hear they work AMAZING (not in freezer mode.... - but converted)
  6. I'm with Hula on seasoning your humidor - always does the trick - and make sure to keep whatever you're using to humidify filled with water or at the best "state" I use beads and LOVE them... really really easy
  7. Not normal. 65 is on the low side, but not terrible... Are they cracking dry, or just not as soft when you squeeze on them? Might want to check that hydrometer
  8. Lapuz creates “Hinotori Touch Putter” Hinotori Touch Putter by Kronos Golf Founder Phillip Lapuz is now on display at the British Golf Museum in St. Andrews, Scotland. Lapuz and his business partner Eric Williams are well ­known for their success on ABC's hit show “Shark Tank” pitching their company that sells precision milled and meticulously hand finished golf putters in San Diego. The “Hinotori” was designed by Lapuz over the course of three months, followed by months of polishing to perfection. Lapuz spent time living abroad in Kyoto, Japan, and visiting the Byodo­in Temple featured on the Japanese ten yen coin. Lapuz's design features the Japanese Hinotori which literally translates in English to "bird of fire", or "phoenix." “The high relief engraving design on the Hinotori was inspired by years of traveling throughout Japan and experiencing its many wonders,” Lapuz said. “In particular, the beautiful and intricate representation of those emotions, crafted out of a desire to express my fond feelings of Kyoto. The “Hinotori” is among more than 16,000 golf related items in the collection at the British Golf Museum, known to be one of the most comprehensive golf collections worldwide. “Golfing Links Organization and the British Golf Museum both recognize and respect true golf craftsmanship and knew there wasn't a better place to showcase the “Hinotori” to golf enthusiasts worldwide than the home of golf, St. Andrews,” shared Golfing Links Organization CEO Vincent Walker. The “Hinotori” will be on display through October, 2016.
  9. I'm dying to see Barbajo's Booth Babe Selfie Series.... PLEASE make this a reality!
  10. I'm in the middle of debating which putter will make the trip with me to the PGA show this Thursday... Right now it's between: Bettinardi Studio Stock 12 Kronos Refined Mandala Dave Hicks Anser I may regrip the Betti today for more testing - I'm making the move away from oversized grips back to a pistol style grip. I have a Nike Methold Mod 90 that I'd like to play more with - but it would need significant weight added to the head to get back into the running
  11. TPC just reached out to me to ask about helping promote their current social campaign: #MyGolfResolution Golf Digest runs the #whyilovethisgame and Srixon is pushing #journeytobetter and others promote their own hash tags. So, do you participate? Why? Is it for a prize? To see your photos featured? In the hopes of scoring a free membership? Curious what tags you're using and why. Also, where are you using them? Instagram (share your account/link) Twitter? Facebook?
  12. Edinburgh, Scotland, January 14, 2016 - Shot Scope Technologies has launched a dedicated performance tracking golf wearable using innovative technology which allows the golfer to collect performance data automatically. Golfers can use either the Shot Scope app or online platform (www.shotscope.com) to gain insights into their golf game and improve. Today, Shot Scope Technologies has launched an innovative automatic performance tracking wearable for the golf market. The new technology allows the golfer to collect performance data without using a phone, manually tagging or pressing buttons. CEO of Shot Scope, David Hunter said “Shot Scope is the 1st system that allows golfers of all levels to track their game with no interruptions; monitor statistics, identify your trends and use the information to make better decisions on the course. The wristband interacts with unique tags inserted into the grip of every golf club to identify shots, club used and log GPS information.” Shot Scope automatically collects over 100 performance statistics. Information is uploaded through Bluetooth or USB to the Shot Scope dashboard and is displayed in easy-to-consume graphics. Golfers gain actionable insights which help them to identify strengths and weaknesses in their game. The technology equips golfers with the knowledge to play to their strengths on the course and work on weaknesses off it. Shot Scope will be launched to the industry on January 27th at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, USA. David Hunter commented “The golf world has been extremely supportive throughout the development of Shot Scope. European Tour golfers, professionals, college golfers, and amateur golfers have provided input into the design and are keen to start using Shot Scope in 2016.” The golf industry has been quick to realize the potential of Shot Scope. Providing golfers with technology that doesn't impede or slow down the game is key to growth in the sector. “Shot Scope has the potential to revolutionize the shot tracking sector” commented Hoyt McGarity, CEO of True Spec Golf (the number 1 custom fitting company), “being fully automatic is key and it will be a great tool for the golfer to improve and learn about their game.” Shot Scope Technologies was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. From its inception, the one simple aim of the company has been to improve the way in which both amateur and professional golfers collect and analyze statistics. The Shot Scope team, which consists of technology experts and golfers, including a former Walker Cup player (Gavin Dear), set out to develop smart wearable technology that was more intuitive and comprehensive than any current market offering. After two years of development, Shot Scope are delighted to announce the pre-sale of the Shot Scope wristband from January 2016 which provides the golfing community with the chance to reserve their wristband ahead of the worldwide launch. Golfers who are keen to be the first to own Shot Scope can access the reduced pre-order price at www.shotscope.com. Shot Scope pre-orders will be shipped worldwide in April with the golf wearable expected to be available at retailers from May 2016. Scotland. USA minimum advertised price: $280 UK recommended retail price: £225 Pre-order price: $224 and £180 respectively (Shipped in April) Website: www.shotscope.com Twitter - @shotscope Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/shotscope LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/shot-scope Instagram - http://instagram.com/Shot_Scope
  13. Gotta find someone's taste who you align with... just like wine. But yeah, there are some people who taste stuff that I never get...
  14. Just came across this guy - if I met him on the street, I'd laugh when he told me he'd be reviewing cigars - but I'm a fan now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKG5ad8o34k Who else?
  15. Irons are getting an update, putters... The whole bag will be updated for next year, but the driver may stay the same... Old cobra encore zl. Will post my updated bag in a few weeks... But Srixon 745 irons is what looks to be the winner
  16. Flamed her yesterday... But already know I'm going to end up pulling her back apart and doing it again longer with a bigger and hotter torch
  17. Following this thread. I think CA is a "rough" option because everyone thinks of the really big name courses - but what people don't know is we have a TON of great golf at crazy low prices for what it is. - but... might require a bit of driving around. $500 is REALLY limiting though for hotel, car and golf. I started researching for myself and you could hit Napa and get some stay and play at Silverado and then play one or two courses just outside the area, but you'd be pushing more $750+ I personally would probably look into Az, or Texas - which has me thinking for next year. That all said... I do think we should start planning an MGS trip.. I'd be glad to help head up the planning and setting things into motion!
  18. I've played with both... Found out I throw a football like a girl, and Adam is decent at kicking a soccer ball. About golf gets the job done to play and have fun. But dang... The day my wife lets me drop 40k on a simulator is the day I have multiple private club memberships
  19. Ok... Boiling eggs right now to try on a copper whitlam I've got
  20. Ignorant question... Why not just machine it that size vs cutting it in half first?
  21. SkyTrak and WGT Golf Team up to Provide Golfers the Ability to Play WGT Golf Using Real Clubs and Balls _______________________________________________________________________________ Winston-Salem, NC, October 29, 2015 – SkyTrak LLC, a joint venture of SkyGolf and SportTrak, is excited to announce that WGT Golf has completed the integration of its popular mobile golf game with the revolutionary SkyTrak® Personal Launch Monitor to offer golfers everywhere the freedom to play WGT Golf with their own clubs in a stunning, high-definition virtual environment. The WGT Golf app allows its over 14 million golfers worldwide playing WGT Golf to play the game with their own clubs and balls for the first time on iconic courses such as Kiawah Ocean Course, Bandon Dunes, Wolf Creek and many others. Watch a short demo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F4kVdmHVY8. The SkyTrak Launch Monitor is a complete Practice, Play and Entertainment System for golf at home. SkyTrak accurately captures thousands of data points from a golfer hitting balls with their own clubs into a net to simulate practice and play as if you were on the course or practice tee. Now with WGT Golf, golfers can experience and test their skills on some of the world's most famous 18-hole courses with their own clubs at their own pace. The WGT Golf integration includes two game modes for time and practice flexibility. The Closest-to-the-Hole game challenges golfers with nine different approach shots that are scored in proximity to the pin on WGT's famous courses. Or, golfers can opt for Full Stroke Play on courses around the world with the ability to select different tee boxes, course conditions, green speeds and wind conditions. Players will also have the ability to enter tournaments, challenge other golfers, improve their games and work their way up the leaderboard. WGT Golf is the leading online and mobile golf game played by over 14 million golfers worldwide, and is known for its tournaments featuring famous and realistic golf courses. Golf is played virtually on actual golf courses around the world using patented 3D photo-realistic images and terrain-mapping technology. “The new SkyTrak integration with WGT Golf provides golfers the next best experience to actually being on some of the world's best courses,” said Andy Allen, SportTrak Managing Director of Golf. “The Closet-to-the-Hole game is a fast-paced experience that challenges a player across their entire bag. It's a fun and addictive gaming experience.” “Nearly ninety percent of the WGT audience consists of real-world golfers,” said YuChiang Cheng, WGT Media Founder and CEO. “The SkyTrak integration with WGT Golf is a natural fit, allowing our players the ability to experience playing the WGT Golf game with their own real world clubs and balls, and adding another level of reality to their WGT Golf experience.” “SkyTrak delivers commercial quality ball flight simulations that reflect a golfer's actual performance for game improvement and entertainment at a price far below comparable alternatives, and provides an accurate and realistic in-home golf experience that both entertains and makes you a better golfer,” said Richard Edmonson, SkyGolf CEO. “The addition of WGT Golf to SkyTrak allows us to add more ways for golfers to practice, play and be entertained on some of the world's most famous golf courses.” While entertaining, SkyTrak is a serious tool that accurately reflects the golfer's actual skill level and shot results to provide year-round practice, play and game improvement without ever leaving home. Combined with an App and iPad, the Wi-Fi enabled SkyTrak captures the actual ball speed, launch angle, back spin, side spin and side angle to project the ball flight over a vivid 3D practice range and virtual golf course. SkyTrak also offers various challenges for engaging practice such as Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Targets, along with Shot History Tables, Performance by Club, and helpful data screens. It's easy to use, compact, totally portable with no wires required, and highly accurate, so improvements the golfer sees in their swing at home are improvements they can take to the course. SkyTrak users also have the option to upload their practice and play data to the SkyGolf 360 cloud service for storage, analysis and sharing with friends via the new SkyGolf 360 App, and enjoy the benefits of being part of the fast-growing online community of passionate golfers via integration with popular social networks. The ability to share with friends will make the interactive platform the centerpiece of a consumer's in-home golf practice and entertainment experience. For more information on the SkyTrak Launch Monitor System, please visit www.skytrakgolf.com, and for more information on WGT Golf, please visit www.wgtmedia.com. About WGT Media Based in San Francisco, WGT Media is home to the most engaged sports fans in the world, with over 20 million total registered players across their Golf and Baseball games, with high online engagement levels. WGT Golf is the #1 golf game on web and mobile, featuring over 20 championship golf courses, virtual golf equipment, and virtual golf tournaments. WGT Baseball is a popular MLB-licensed baseball game on mobile featuring all 30 MLB teams, real Hall of Fame MLB Players, arcade action, special effects and team management strategy. Currently available in the Apple App Store under the title WGT Baseball MLB. About Sky Golf SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie, the #1-Rated and Most-Trusted Rangefinder in Golf, is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology specifically designed to help golfers play better and have more fun. SkyCaddie is the Official Rangefinder of PGA of Canada, PGA of Great Britain & Ireland, and PGA of Sweden. The overall mission of SkyGolf is to help golfers play better with better information while respecting the long-standing traditions of the game. By using technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, SkyGolf provides golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences. The Company's innovative products include: SkyCaddie®, rangefinders that are preloaded and ready-to-play out of the box; SkyPro®, golf's most powerful swing/putting analyzer and training tool; SkyGolf 360, golf's fastest growing online community where golfers can go to connect to their Game, their Courses, their Equipment, their Golf Professional and to one another; Swing Labs®, the golf industry's first unbiased, performance-based fitting solution; SkyCourse™ Technologies, a company that equips golf course superintendents with tools they need to complete daily property management tasks with less effort, less time and less money, through a unique combination of precision GPS maps, web-based technologies and mobile mapping solutions; and the new SkyTrak™ Launch Monitor, the only company in the golf industry positioned to deliver game improvement solutions during practice, play, lessons and fitting at the course or at home. SkyGolf GameTracker the industry's first fully integrated rangefinder and game tracking solution utilizing SkyGolf's proprietary TruGround course library. For more information, visit: www.skygolf.com. About SportTrak, LLC SportTrak, LLC provides entertaining digital technology solutions to avid sports enthusiasts for game improvement. We achieve this by delivering accurate information, and affordable products to sports minded consumers. With an initial focus on golf, SportTrak reports measured player performance information through interactive and entertaining software applications. Changing the nature of sports practice from a repetitive requirement to a fun activity means that players become more interested, engaged and connected to the game and their friends. For more information, visit www.sport-trak.com.
  22. You're gonna piss off my wife with this one... This is too tempting, and makes me wanna get a credit card my wife doesn't know about. That's fair right?
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