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  1. I was really surprised by the Maxfli Tour X 2019, which you can get at Dick’s for $50 for 2 dozen. I felt distance and spin around the green was reasonably comparable to the ProV1. I thought the Maxfli Tour’s were too soft for me. Although you can get the Tour’s in yellow or green I believe. Haven’t tried the new models. Otherwise, Snell or LostGolfBalls is the way to go.
  2. When your partner is having a hilariously horrible day and the beer cart comes by, ask “Do you sell tampons? He needs to stop the bleeding.”
  3. Your partner sends a putt past the hole - mumble “USGA.” When they look at you funny, tell them “You Suck Go Again.”
  4. 1. Ken / Illinois 2. Old Gore Tex jacket from work. Jeans or shorts for bottoms :( 3. Midwest thunderstorms tend to have a lot of lightning, so I get in before I turn out like the priest in Caddyshack. However I have been caught in brief downpours, getting completely soaked in the process. If I had decent rain gear, probably would play more in light rain.
  5. Sorry if I’ve missed it, but is there a listing what what drivers are in the database, and/or how current is it with some of the new releases? Looking back to a December post, the TS2 still wasn’t in there??
  6. Thanks! That’s very helpful. Will have to add this to the Christmas wish list now!
  7. This is what worries me the most and why I’ve held off purchasing it (really bummed too because I liked the Turkey Day offer). Also stuck inside in Chicago and worried about swinging them indoors. At 5’10” and a slightly over-the-top swing, is 9’ close enough? Wife would kill me if I put a divot in the ceiling [emoji16]
  8. We just did a Par Under the Stars outing a couple months ago. Great fun!!
  9. Just adding my compliments as well. Rob for putting himself out there for so many to see that golf fittings can be helpful for everyone. TXG for demonstrating how to do a fitting right by helping make reasonable swing adjustments to support Rob's long term success as a golfer, and fit his equipment properly. Great job!
  10. Try here: https://www.mizunousa.com/category/shafts+and+grips.do?gc=100939&content_component_qp=Shaft&content_type_qp=Wood&content_material_qp=Graphite&pp=12&sortby=ourPicksAscend&cx=1
  11. Actually was just looking at these. I don't grip myself, so would need to go to PGA Superstore or a local pro shop. My only concern (naive question) - how do you ensure / confirm they are installed with the club face neutral? Was just going to get one or two clubs done to try.
  12. Ken / Illinois (Chicagoland) 917 D2 / Matrix 7M3 Black Tie Graphite (actually not thrilled with the 917 D2 for me, so looking at options as it's adding strokes) 95-98 mph / 18 (generally shoot low/mid 90's for 18; low 40s for 9) 9.5 / TENSEI CK White, Stiff 76g Play 1-2x every week and hit the range at least 1x week, so will have time to play and review. Absolutely can dedicate more time if the opportunity to test comes along. Thanks.
  13. I though C.C. was 100% satisfaction guaranteed? You should be able to get your fee back.
  14. It very generally followed the book, however don't go in expecting anything more. That being said, they did a great job taking the theme and key parts of the book and making a really fun movie. You'll enjoy it!
  15. https://www.facebook.com/wdaytv/videos/10155377729113093/
  16. Deadline report. Only lost 6, down to 204, so short of my goal. That being said, work has been brutal so gym has been out and it's all been diet. Not disappointed though. Multiple people have asked if I lost weight and thought it was more than I did. Clothes are looser too. To be continued. Reading through the comments - great job to all for anything you've done to improve your health and golf game! Keep going!!!
  17. Agree with this as well, as my instructor reset my bad habits going back to this. With a bad back, I also flare my left foot out quite a bit, even with Driver, to help with the hip rotation. ‘And keep your damn elbows in! You're not a chicken!' So many mental steps to my swing [emoji16]
  18. I have a hard case. Have checked them and used Ship Sticks. Never had an issue. Prefer checking them as it's cheaper, however Ship Sticks has been completely reliable. I still wrap the heads in a towel. Only downside to my hard case is it's about 3” too long to get into a trunk (wheels), so need to fold down the back seat of a rental or get a minivan.
  19. As has been mentioned, I wouldn't get too discouraged if you're not losing weight while you're working out with weights. I'd take 200 lbs in lean muscle over 200 lbs with fat. Anyways, Golf Digest just posted this today. $10 for golf specific total body workouts. Might be a worthwhile investment if you're not sure what to do. Haven't purchased it, but looks pretty straight forward. Nice to have a pre-done workout rather than having to search and piece-meal something together. https://www.golfdigest.com/story/video-series-follow-along-golf-total-body-workouts
  20. Hang in there. It can be a frustrating game. Some thoughts from my experience, along what others have said: First question is to step back and ask are your expectations realistic? The game won't be fun if they aren't. I was in that boat. Are you practicing based upon good face to face instruction, or just reinforcing bad habits based on what you think you're doing wrong? Internet videos can't replace good F2F instruction either. If you have an instructor and don't seem to be improving, nothing wrong with trying to find someone else. I had a guy I was seeing for a short time, and while he helped, it was more him trying to adapt to my habits. I searched and found another guy , a little bit more expensive, but night and day swing in one lesson. He took me back to fundamentals. In an hour, it was magical. I started practicing what worked and after a few lessons to ensure we reinforced the good habits, we back off in frequency due to money but did 30 min check-ins when needed. Most times it's such a subtle tweak to a position or swing mechanic, I wouldn't have figured it out. He videos the lessons and diagrams on the screen my bad vs good swings, which helps me because I'm a visual learned. I can see what I'm doing wrong. Still see him a few times a year when I fall off the wagon. I'm never going to be on tour, but I'm enjoying the game so much more now because I'm playing MY game now. Is it the arrow or the Indian? Then I went and got fitted for equipment a little at a time, once my swing was reasonably solid and consistent. I'm now a firm believer that's it's difficult, if not risky financially, to just buy off the rack. Getting the right shaft has been huge. It doesn't have to be expensive either to get fitted, and can help when looking at used clubs too. Everyone hypes this or that new club. I found the shaft and heads that I hit solidly, with the best dispersion, that I could play. Not what some ranking or video pro says is great. Mentally, I used to beat myself up. I should have scored better on a hole. Taking too aggressive a shot to keep up or beat the guys I was playing with. And then I'd fall apart. Now, I just play myself and the hole as smartly as I can. If I screw up, it's a lesson I can't get on the range. Which is the other thing I've learned. The range is for practicing fundamentals. The course is where you practice the game. That maybe a ‘duh' moment for many of you, but I too struggled and got frustrated with ineffective practice. I wasn't practicing right. Now I try to go out even to just play 9 as a single. It took a few rounds to get past being nervous as a single, but reminded myself I'm playing me - not these other guys. It's my practice round. Hopefully something here is helpful. It's a great, challenging, and certainly a frustrating game at times. You're not alone.
  21. Great job everyone so far! I broke the scale. Really. It was old though, so bought a new one. Down 5 lbs since the 1st.
  22. I have this one and really like it. $129. CaddyTek EZ-Fold 3 Wheel Golf Push Cart
  23. Not to be Debbie Downer, but I'm always the skeptic. True, just about every review I've seen says they do a great job fitting, customer service focused, and they ‘pure' the shafts, for what that's worth for us amateurs. I also read on another forum “What they do is order a built set of clubs from the OEM at retail price. Then they buy your shafts and grips, pull out the shafts that the clubs came with and throw them away, install and pure your new shafts and grips. Then check all the loft and lie angles and bend them if necessary. You also get a lifetime of loft and lie checking and adjustment if they get out of whack. For all this you spend about double what you would from the manufacturer even with with upgraded shafts.” So I'm curious if this is actually true and if so, if they give you the full specs to walk out with, you could take the fitting - the right shaft for each club head, and shop around or order direct from the manufacturer in most cases and less cost. That being said, I was going to hit us a couple of local fitters this Spring to see what improvement I might get out of the recent or new driver tech. If Club Champion is having a $99 special this month, I might check it out and use it as a baseline for comparison. Thoughts?
  24. Check out this app - Golf Fix Finder. Maybe some help? I've also found when I muff a bunker or chip shot, it's often because I'm choking the grip - probably from nerves. Loosen up the grip and swing easy - boom! GOLF Fix Finder by Time Inc. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golf-fix-finder/id1094756535?mt=8
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