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Everything posted by tony@CIC

  1. As the weather cools down here and the wind really kicks up, it'll be interesting to see any changes to the slope rating at our course.
  2. I just posted under a separate topic a 'white paper' from Golf Genius on the new system
  3. Below is the link for a white paper from Golf Genius on the new worldwide handicap system that will be effective beginning January 1st. There are some pretty interesting changes, including the actual calculation , weather affecting slope ratings, etc. http://productionggs.s3.amazonaws.com/WHS-whitepaper.pdf
  4. Don't forget that beginning Jan 1st, the handicap calculation changes to the average of lowest 8 out of last 20 and is no longer multiplied by .96. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  5. Warm greetings @Djnzfrom way up north!
  6. This was a pretty funny story, especially the caption "the only time the guy missed the water"...https://www.golf.com/news/2019/10/21/angry-golfer-temper-tantrum-video/ I've never seen any real anger issues on the course - what's the worst you've seen?
  7. You might want to mention to him some of the "Most Wanted" blogs, or have him go with you to a fitter as you try out some different clubs. A rather subtle way for him to see the differences in technology. One thing to keep in mind is that if and when he goes to a fitter they may find that current clubs suit him just fine. That happened to my wife this past spring. She has an old Burner driver, the fitter, after trying several new drivers told her there was little difference between what she has and the newer stuff she was trying out.
  8. Sounds like a guy"s trip is in order. Maybe a trip to the local PGASS or GG with lunch and a beer? Maybe a gift certificate for a partial fitting? In terms of benefits; At 72, I had a fitting just this past May. Currently had W/S 300 with TT steel shafts - thx to MGS and prior to that G20's. After going through all of his fitting carts, we ended up with D-7's and graphite shafts. Not a big distance gain but a much narrower dispersion. A lot more distance with the 5W and 9W which previously weren't part of my bag. And my 410 SFT - oh my! And previously I was gaming a G20 driver so really not that old. Slight gain in distance (getting better every day), but straight as an arrow. So yeah some nice improvements. .I've played with guys that have 15+ yr old clubs and they're pretty happy, keep in mind it's about his game and his needs
  9. As much complaining as I do about the weather I do have to compliment the weather gods for this past weekend. It doesn't get any better than this: Low to mid 70's no humidity and no wind !. After a long weekend at my son's house with little sleep (we were dog sitting their puppies), we got home late Sunday aft and immediately ran out to play 9. Neither one of us played well (I shot my handicap), but the scenery and weather was awesome. This is a pic of the green on #5, a par 5 dogleg right, (the pic is taken from #6) it's a very narrow green protected on one side by water and a bunker on the right the full length of the green.
  10. Great - detailed write up. Just curious what software/app are you using for your data?
  11. 18,002 - BTW I liked your like!
  12. Same with the guys here - even if it's a half a roll away. You've got to putt it out. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  13. @fixyurdivot, It took me all summer to get my drive where I wanted it to be so don't despair. Based on the author's scale I'm more like a 2.75. I play a lot 4-5 times a week and I spent a fair amount of time on the range. Looking back on it now, I'm saying to myself the mechanics of the new (driver) swing are fairly simple - why did it take me so long? Guess it has to do more with repetitive practice than just knowledge of the mechanics. As to the article, the one big element for at least higher handicappers not addressed is the mental side. For instance, I could start out great maybe a couple of par's and birdies, then I have a blowout hole - maybe it's a triple on a Par 3 which shakes my confidence, it then takes me 2,3 or sometimes 4 holes to mentally get back in the game. An on-course therapist would do wonders for my game
  14. While the term GI or SGI isn't used for golf balls there's plenty of hype around long and straight especially with less expensive (cheap) golf balls. After all who could pass up RAW, LONG Distance Slazenger Golf Balls at $16./doz.or the occasion special of 2 doz for $25. https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/slazenger-2017-raw-distance-golf-balls-16slam2017slzrd12gbl/16slam2017slzrd12gbl The golfers buying those are are probably more swayed by the terms long and straight then by GI or SGI.
  15. Thanks for the article - it came at a timely point. I shared it (focus on the graph) with my wife. She reduced her index dramatically this year - but had a meltdown yesterday. She had a lesson on Sunday and yesterday everything fell apart. Tried to explain to her that immediately after a lesson things won't go so well because you're trying to implement new techniques.
  16. Congrats - especially this time of year between falling leaves, high winds and colder temps indexes either stay the same or go up a bit like mine. I'm about 7/10's.
  17. Thanks for the heads up. I sometimes wonder if companies create these convoluted processes so you don't end up redeeming the full amount of the cards.
  18. Congrats everyone = looking forward to your results.
  19. They're cute at that age [emoji12] Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  20. I saw an ad for a sensor for putters. Is the Link device available yet - that was supposed to eliminate the phone in the pocket issue. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  21. Hopefully the "little guy's" parents were around. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
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