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  1. Yes technically it is still in Beta and (i've tried) they aren't keen on providing an estimate when the apple watch might have similar reliability as the LINK or just the phone.
  2. Sean Baltimore, MD Cobra F7 14 106-110 TSi3
  3. I don't think there is actually any real incentive to drastically improve pace of play at the pro level. I think they try to do enough to keep from too many pros and fans from complaining, but there's isn't an actual reason for them to pick up the pace of play. Shortening the tournament by faster pace only means less commercials and people aren't turning the TV off if there is something compelling happening at the finish of a tournament. The USGA might want to improve pace of play overall for the game, but I just don't buy there is any urgency for them to shorten the couple events they each
  4. I understand the uproar of the how Bryson is changing with his length and its definitely a game changer, but you're also talking about an insanely talented guy in the first place. It's not like some PGA journeyman or young struggling Korn Ferry player underwent this transformation and unlocked a key to success. I know the TV plays up certain story lines because #content and his length and a lot of short irons helped him lead in SG Approach, but they definitely didn't give enough credit to Bryson's scrambling around the green (#3 SG for US Open) and putting (#18 for the US Open). One t
  5. This was a great video and you can tell the amount of hard work that went into it. I like how foreplay has slightly bumped up the sophistication of some of their golf content, while also staying true to their more relaxed feel which differentiates them from No Laying Up which has more analysis/takes. I like that each of those podcasts provides different type of content and it doesn't feel redundant to listen to both or watch the content each produces.
  6. Player B needs to relax if it's just for fun, once the put is given in a casual setting nothing after matters. If it was reversed and Player A counted a 7 after the group saying it was a gimme, he'd be a sandbagger. So I think its actually pretty respectable of him that he doesn't want that missed putt to be included in his handicap (assuming he's allowed to take a 7). If you were in match play it could be a different story, after a putt is given in match play I believe any stroke by that player after the fact is a loss of hole penalty. The main situation here would be if Player A an
  7. I play a mixed bag which reflects a combination of what I liked the best when testing clubs and getting fit (Mizuno Irons, Vokey Wedges, Scotty Putter) and what I was able to get good value on (bought Cobra Driver and 3W during a Buy a Driver, Get a Wood Promo, my scotty was 60% off, and the Cobra hybrid was also a clearance rack special). As to the OPs original question, I think there are different types of people in each category: - There are definitely people who play 1 brand of clubs because they are fan boys, or its what a certain player uses, and you can't convince them anothe
  8. I think he'd be easier to root for and people would appreciate his different approach if he just did his own thing and explained it when asked, but instead he explains his approach then tells us/boasts about how genius it is and how we should appreciate what he's dong for the game of golf. I think that's what drives most people crazy, he might even gain more fans if he just leaned into his cockiness, but he's stuck in between this sensitive guy who wants to be liked by everyone and someone who has cockiness/confidence/arrogance that his approach is going to make him the best golfer in the worl
  9. Agree with get fit if you can, they will determine what is best route to go. A couple things I'd keep in mind as someone who plays a split set: 1. You need to pay attention to lofts because most manufactures have jacked up lofts on the game improvement/super game improvement irons, so its not necessarily a smooth progression. It also might not be as simple of bending lofts, because if you bend it too much it will change other characteristics like the bounce. 2. From my fitting experience and things I've read/seen, fitters generally recommend 6 iron as the club to split at. You can e
  10. Buzza Golf on youtube actually just posted a video about this a month ago, talking about how to hit hybrid stingers and the differences versus a traditional driving iron. Video is called how to hit your hybrid low. As others mention the flight might not look exactly like a tiger stinger, but its all relative to what the normal flight of the club is.
  11. I think Martin Chuck did a video somewhere that shows most tour golfers get lead wrist flexion (bow) somewhere in the downswing, and the bowed wrist at the top does mean less club face movement throughout the swing. I think the one thing about having a bowed wrist at the top is you have to rotate hard, especially if you want to fade the ball at all, so it not necessarily as simple as bowing your wrist at the top of your swing. Obviously its best to work with a swing coach unless you're incredibly knowledge about the golf swing and how to make changes successfully.
  12. NO-AD sport works great for me. I find it modestly less greasy than some other brands, they almost make sunscreen sticks (looks like deodorant) if you don't want to get your hands greasy mid-round, although its not as easy to apply and you go through it faster.
  13. If your intention is to play in state sanctioned tournaments (both state championships or just "competitive/fun" tournaments), most of the time you have to be a member of your states golf association anyways, and the fee includes a official USGA handicap. Something to keep in mind next time your Grint Pro comes up for renewal. Most states charge $30-40 to join the "eClub" or you can also join through your local course (publics typically just don't advertise handicap/state golf association memberships).
  14. Thanks, I completely missed the part. Makes sense given the uncertainty about when tournaments will have spectators again.
  15. Anyone hear back on the Master's lottery for this year? I was notified that I won tickets for this years (2020) Masters on 7/8/19, so I'm wondering if they are potentially holding off on notifying winners and losers about tickets for 2021 until they have more clarity on whether they will have fans in November. I don't have any of my rejection emails from prior years saved, so not sure if they notify winners much earlier than everybody else either.
  16. @Carm There are good suggestions on here for mid-priced balls if you're in a pinch. My recommendation if you can afford to, stock up on the premium balls when they go on sale. If you buy enough you can get the premium balls in the $30-40 or below range. I recently took advantage of the Srixon deal around Fathers Day and was about to get 4 dozen Z Star for $80. Titleist runs their promotion in the offseason I believe (Thanksgiving - Easter timeframe). If you search around enough you can find the times each brands' premium ball goes on sale and easily stock up on the "top tier" balls while s
  17. It just means tighter tolerances, which does require more handling and higher labor costs, but they definitely slap a premium on it for the name and exclusivity too. Same thing as Tour Issue versions of Dynamic Gold I assume. I doubt it matters much for normal golfers, some Pros have their equipment so in-tuned that the extra tight tolerance gives them confidence that a new shaft in a club or in their back up clubs won't change their preferred set up (i.e., with club speeds, launch angles, etc.)
  18. This may sound corny, but confidence. I started practicing my putting more which definitely helped, but the real jump happened when I believed in my putting ability. I still see it in my rounds today, the rounds where I have no 3 putts and I make a fair amount of 1 putts, its because I'm not stroking the ball tentatively. This doesn't always mean blasting the ball, but I have a plan for line and speed control and I execute. Every time I find myself a little unsure (mostly at newer courses), I always end up putting like crap. So my advice is pick a practice drill you like. My
  19. I went from Taylormade Burners to JPX 900 Tours. Better feedback, better distance dispersion (when hitting it clean; I definitely got some hot balls with the taylormade which drove me crazy), definitely cuts through the turf better, feel like i can get better contact on the ball in the rough (maybe a little subjective), I also took practice more seriously with wanting to try and live up to the better irons.
  20. Sean / Baltimore, MD About 15-25 minutes 2x per week at home with a putting mat and 15-20 minutes 2x per week/weekend before playing. Year-to-date 3 putting about 1.9 holes per 18 (using arccos which i've only had in 2020), probably slightly lower over the course of a full season. Its typical for me to have spurts of having 0 or 1 over the course of multiple rounds, then I'll have a bunch in 1 round. There is a lot that interest me, I think it will be more enjoyable and fun than practicing on a standard 9-12 ft putting mat, I'm very interested in the stroke analysis and data
  21. I have had friends say something on the course about whats wrong with their swing, sometimes half-serious and sometimes rhetorical, but I always laugh it off because thats not the place to be discussing a swing. I have even stopped others friends from giving advice on the course (mostly to our friends who are higher handicaps and/or newer to the game) reminding people its a terrible time/place to start trying new things. The only time I'll say something is if they are hitting fine but then have bad alignment on a hole and get discouraged, then I'll just mention their alignment was out of wack
  22. Head size doesn't always imply how forgiving an iron is. The chart below is something I used (found it on WRX and had a fitter confirm with Mizuno it was legit) when I was getting fitted because I thought I wasn't good enough for the JPX 900 Tour despite hitting them better than the JPX 900 Forged and the AP2s (Y-axis is sweet spot and X-axis is blade length I believe). Go test them a few times and see if there are other "forged cavity back" options that are a thinner profile.
  23. I use Arccos for tracking and I have HelloBirdie for looking at courses pre-round. I'm not a huge fan of the Arccos Caddie Preview. I have had a pretty good experience with Arccos so far.
  24. bacchus


    I'm usually betting, so I want them to play well enough to keep it interesting but not too well (unless its looking like someone is going to hit a milestone). Its always funs when one or two people in the group start looking like they might shoot one of their lower scores, one of the best rounds I've had is where a buddy and I both shot in the low 80s when we were both 18ish handicaps.
  25. @JWK1969 Which Barefoot course is best overall and which Barefoot course do you think is best for the widest range of skill levels?
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