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Golfinvegas

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  1. Still gaming my 34" Marilyn for about 17 years now, been a great putter.
  2. Vegas lost a gem back in December when Royal Links shut down for housing. This has been a trend the last few years with Silverstone, Badlands, Black Mountain and now Royal Links closing. Now word just came out that Desert Pines is next on the chopping block soon for housing/parks. With water at a premium and demand for housing up, Vegas will probably lose 1/3 to 1/2 of the remaining courses in the next 20 years.
  3. My experience was positive. A year ago, I got a bonus from now former employer and decided to get a new driver to replace my Callaway Diablo 10.5 degree. Made an appointment and met the fitter Julian who had me warm up. After warm up, he took my numbers using the Diablo which showed 3-4k sidespin thus getting a lot of fades as well as loss of distance (180-220 yards). We tried different manufacturers and shafts but found excellent results with the TSi2 9 degree with 60 gram Hzrdus smoke shaft which gave me 20 more yards on the monitor while reducing my sidespin to 2k or less. Now I am not an expert on components but I can see enough data to get the driver. I placed the order at ~ 650 with fitting waived and was told 6-8 weeks which turned more into 11 but once I got it, it has become a fairway finder and now I am hitting it between 240-260. Could I have gotten those numbers at any big box location or independent fitter, maybe so and then again maybe not. Golf here in Vegas is transient with stores and courses closing left and right. I just learned recently that Julian is no longer with CC so while I am very happy with my purchase, someone else may not. As with a lot of things, YMMV.
  4. Live in Vegas and usually enjoy playing SM. Joleen, what has happened with the bunkers?
  5. John Vegas Yes Marilyn No.1 Sent from my SM-G781V using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  6. Great review, I saw the bag 2 weeks ago at GG and got me wanting one. Will be curious to see how it does in cart, look forward to seeing your review. Sent from my SM-G781V using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  7. John Vegas Kirkland Signature Played 1st Gen ball and was great. Sent from my SM-G781V using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  8. John Las Vegas, Nevada Callaway Diablo Octane 10.5 12 Mid 90's Would like to try TSi2 Sent from my SM-G930V using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  9. John/Vegas Ping 56 degree sand wedge Top Flite 52 degree gap wedge Vokey 60 degree lob wedge Sent from my SM-G930V using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  10. John Dube' Las Vegas Currently wearing Garmin S20. Garmin S20 along with various apps Sent from my SM-G930V using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  11. I picked up a box when they arrived at my local Costco. I've put 3 rounds on them and they are fairly straight, don't really see any loss off driver and putt pretty well. Best positive I can give is that the ball checks up with no roll out unlike other balls in low/mod price range. Only negative is that it does scuff pretty easy but overall for the price, it's good. Now if they would come out in yellow. Sent from my SM-G930V using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  12. John Las Vegas 95 mph TP5X Never have tried a Snell but would like to try a box out in yellow. Sent from my SM-G930V using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  13. Thanks to MGS, Cobra and ARCCOS for this opportunity! 1. John Dube', Las Vegas, 60+ rounds year. 2. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 3. 14.0 index, 95 mph swing speed 4. Driver: Callaway Diablo Octane 10.5 deg. Project X 5.0 Regular Flex 5-Wood: Callaway Diablo Octane Project X 5.0 Regular Flex Hybrids: Adams Idea Tech 3/4/5 Fubuki 60 gram Regular Flex in graphite Irons: Adams Idea Tech 6-PW Fubuki 60 gram Regular Flex in graphite Wedges: 56 degree Ping G5 Blue Dot Vokey 60-8 5. F9 driver 10.5 regular flex F9 hybrids F9 irons single length F9 wedges Cart Bag Left-handed (forgot to mention) Sent from my SM-G930V using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  14. So did anyone go to Avenel to watch Tiger et al? Watching it now and seeing Francesco Molinari tear it up. Course looks a little beat up from all that weather.
  15. Bought a S20 on closeout here when Golfsmith was closing here in Vegas. Fantastic purchase, battery lasts for weeks unless you play a lot then it drops to needing charging once a week. Yardages are spot on compared to lasers. Also water resistent to 25 meters. Only negative is if band breaks, you have to order online from Garmin at $30. You can't walk into a watch store and get it replaced, found that out a few weeks ago.
  16. Would love to be a tester, sadly no LH option available. Good luck to everyone!
  17. So I know you guys in the DMV have been saturated with a ton of rain but did anyone get out yesterday? I played for the first time in a month playing Angel Park Palm course, driving was good, fairway wood and hybrids were hit and miss. Greens were so bumpy that putting couldn't be much. Kids last day of school is Thursday so more golf to be played.
  18. Welcome to the forum, I can easily say that you will play with a group of good guys. Everybody is easy going and it doesn't matter if you're scratch or a 36-handicap.
  19. I want to come back out next year for my 35th HS reunion. So if I don't run into any complications, we need to set up an outing. I'll keep you all on the loop as I know more.
  20. Good to hear from you friend. Miss the days of riding together and you cracking jokes while making sick short game shots. Shadow Creek has been one course I haven't played yet; although, it will happen one day probably once kids get out of school and I'm not paying astronomical fees for soccer clubs.
  21. Going good bud, glad to hear from you. Anytime you want to come out, let me know and bring your sticks. I can hook you up on discounts on rooms at either mine or wife's casino and rounds at Paiute.
  22. Here in Vegas, my old club Silverstone (27 holes) shut down after being run into the ground by inept management and 6-figure monthly water bills. Then another 27 hole club Badlands got shut down for same reasons. Both are in expensive litigation with developers. Another course Black Mountain has gone from 27 down to 9. Drove by there a month ago and no one was playing it, with the exception of Paiute, Vegas courses are hurting big time.
  23. Lol, that is so true about MdGolfHacker. He would do such a great job in organizing the outings. That is something that I miss the most out here because it doesn't exist being a 24-hour town. I'm trying to organize a summer league with my co-workers where we would play different courses but it will never get to the 12+ person outings we had back then. Every now and then I play the Vegas Golf Tour which is a cool relaxed par +3 max league and a Meetup group.
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