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downlowkey last won the day on December 7 2019

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    The transit of my mercurial mojo is inexorably linked to expeditious golfing, surfing tanker wakes, rummaging through thrift stores and commiserating over mutual discontent of the aforementioned.
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  1. Had “Chamber of Commerce” South TX weather for a leisurely Sunday round with my dad. The green surface situation at our club this season has been like trying to putt through peanut butter and I’ve cycled through ~20 wands trying to find something that works without much success. With the temps dropping the past couple weeks and the Super subsequently dropping the mower reels, I have finally begun to roll in some proper putts with the old faithful Bobby Grace M5K-GT TC. Less than stellar ball striking day (3/14 FWY, 15/18 GIR, 29 PUTTS) that included (6) birdies. Started out par, bogey, birdie and then made a very sloppy bogey on the short par 5 4th but the putter was showing definite signs of life. Bagged a fat turkey on 5/6/7 with 3 straight 30+ foot bombs (walked each dead in middle the last 10 feet). Played clean all the way to the house with a few clutch saves, missing only one green and adding 2 more birds on the back nine par 5s. The last on 18, a forty footer for a big bald bird that stopped dead on the left edge. Tap-in for 67 (-4) and my lowest round of the season by a stroke. Shot Scope had me making 172 feet on the moss… not too shabby. Got everything to the hole and only missed low side twice. Basked in the glory of feeling temporary control over my golf game on Monday and then rolled out of bed Tuesday morning with a raging case of vertigo. To say that it’s been a humbling past few days would be an understatement. Looking like it may be awhile before I can secure an appt with an ENTS, so who knows when I’ll tee it up again. At least I didn’t post a stinker my last loop around the track but this situation seriously sux. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. I’m praying a little harder than usual for some give and yours would likewise be greatly appreciated. Adios for a bit (hopefully) muchachos. PS - loved your Edel video @Sluggo42… despite it making me dizzy AF. That thing should be prefaced with a hurl warning for the equilibrium challenged
  2. I use this free iOS mobile browser app strictly for MyGolfSpy - Firefox Settings sliders: Block Pop-Up Windows _and_ Tracking Protection>Enhanced>Strict I wouldn’t have even known about the monetization frustrations if not for the folks venting about the developments. YMMV but zero site functionality issues, no trackers and not a single ad for me. Because it bears repeating - I see ZERO ads
  3. While I’m a huge fan of laser rangefinders, the Shot Scope Pro L1 unit that I put into play a few months ago has been returning garbage distance readings of late - it’s all over the place. Definitely feels like wasted money right now but hopefully the replacement they’re sending out will be an improvement.
  4. Agreed - just started binging this one and it’s truly refreshing.
  5. RF module is a part wired into the motherboard that allows the V2 unit to receive wireless signals from the remote. If the stalling issue persists after my warranty expires, I may try to fab in an external antenna to see if that helps and should also significantly extend the remote range.
  6. With the majority of rubber grips, you can roll them back so there is an overlap. Use a regular blade to cut through the outer layer with the bottom layer acting as a buffer to protect graphite shafts. Repeat the process a few times and you should be close to having it off. Toward the butt end where the grip is thicker and tougher to roll, you don’t necessarily need to cut all the way through to tear it. Like rending fabric, you only need to nick it with the blade to create a weak point.
  7. I have the same unit and experienced the same stalling scenario - unit moves roughly a foot and then won’t accept any more remote inputs for ~15 seconds. Happened maybe 4-5 times over the course of 18 holes. After reaching out to Alex (Alphard founder) he determined it was most likely a bad remote _or_ alternatively an issue with the RF module. He initially had the U.S. distributor (Proactive Sports Group) send me a new remote which did not solve the problem. After that he had them ship me a new motherboard. That also did not solve the problem. Here’s what I have further narrowed down regarding specific incidence: 1. it is much more likely to occur after having initiated the remote lock function. 2. it is much more likely to occur when I quickly input a second forward speed increase from a stopped position. Potential workaround procedures that have improved my experience: 1. allow the unit to move several feet at the slowest setting before further increasing the speed. 2. use the (15 yard) programmed distance remote input to initiate forward motion after the unit has been locked and sitting (i.e. remote has been locked in your pocket for a few minutes while putting). I’ll be curious to hear if your experience mirrors my own. Alex has not been forthcoming re: whether ours is a common issue but I’m leaning that direction.
  8. What I want most is for folks to make use of the search function prior to starting a duplicate thread. You can find ~5000 answers to your question in the HOF thread from @jlukes - What equipment are you thinking about? And while we’re on the subject of keeping our forum tidy - the Spy Chat link appears to be broken. Heads up @GolfSpy_APH
  9. Excited for the action this week but I should probably start drafting an apology letter to all my picks.
  10. For every action… FullSizeRender.mov We’re just getting warmed up on the Newtonian possibilities for Purrrfect PuttOUT(s).
  11. Hit a single 20 footer with the B.2 (stainless) yesterday at PGASS and was already placing it back on the rack before the ball dropped neatly into the middle. Despite the perfect lifetime average, I have zero urge to revisit that head, as it possesses all the personality of a fresh stick of Crayola sidewalk chalk at address. My personal opinion of the B.2 aside, I’ll take this opportunity to drop the annual suggestion that you might instead consider devoting flat stick practice time commensurate with the ratio of strokes it typically accounts for on your card. On the subject of actual effort - DLK’s putter LAB: position camera down the line, film stroke, review footage, resist urge to heave contents of stomach, make a plan, get to work, putt better.
  12. First range session of the year is in the books. I adore practice but a cross-country move, crazy work projects and going from a 5 min course commute to ~40 min, has seriously inhibited my typical game management routine (and practice thread posting frequency). A glutton for punishment, I decided 100 5-iron swings would be a good way to jump back into the grind. It was a rough start but after a couple setup adjustments I was back to thumping some nice push draws. FullSizeRender.mov By the end I was absolutely covered in dirt, nursing very sore elbows and not totally displeased with the overall action. Range turf was a fluff fest but after carving up a kitchen towel sized patch of grass, hitting pellets off bare earth offered much better feedback. Am I the only person who employs that furry range haircut procedure? Notes for the day: my takeaway is trash, need to stretch more, beating balls into the fan sucks and Fall weather can’t get here soon enough. PS - the Ben Hogan ICONs are still buttery AF but it’s probably time to lace them up with Matrix Program graphite.
  13. Feel free to stop me if you’ve already heard this one - a golf ball stumbles into a bar… IMG_0316.MP4 Holla back if you’d like to see more Purrrfect PuttOUT(s).
  14. Which side of the course are you trying to take out of play? What adjustments (setup/swing/equipment) did you make to specifically avoid that miss? Tourney Pro/Am obligations - nice way to ramp up for the real competition (or) time that could otherwise be spent grinding on your game? CBD during competition? How many calories/fluid oz(s) consumed during a round?
  15. It’s certainly true that time flies when you’re having fun! You only have me beat by 5 months… and ~9K posts! Congrats and thanks for always being a steady hand.
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