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About appletonjim

  • Birthday 07/09/1959

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  1. Looks like the cold is going to break just in time. We'll be down there Feb 22-Mar 2nd. And then up to Hot Springs Village 4th - 9th. Put together a list of courses for GS. Any I should be sure to play / avoid? Thx Jim Gulf Shores Golf Club, 520 Clubhouse Drive, 520 Clubhouse Dr, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, $45 to $65 , 20 minutes from condo Craft Farms, 3840 Cotton Creek Cir, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 $40 to $75, 20 minutes Craft Farms Cypress Bend, 3840 Cotton Creek Cir, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 $45 to $75, 20 minutes Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club, 20 Pe
  2. Jim, Appleton, WI Shoe Size - 10.5 Current Shoe Worn - Adidas TOUR 360 What's The Most Important Thing in Your Shoe Selection - Comfort for walking and stability. I walk 1 to 3 rounds a week. Water proof is important too for wet grass and occasional rain.
  3. Jim Appleton, WI Taylormade M5 9.6 index 101 TSi3 so I can shift the weight to help with my hook bias
  4. Jim Appleton, WI I keep my touch by curling in the winter. seriously that is much more of a game touch and focus and fitness than you would think. However a putting mat would be extremely helpful. My experience with mats is basically hitting some outts at golf galaxy and some trade show games. I would like to test the medium speed mat. My course, while it is public cuts and rolls on a lot of weekends so it runs by my guess 10 to maybe 12.
  5. Jim / Appleton, WI / USA Odyssey 2 ball with factory black line Heppler Piper C. I've got a friend who putts really well with his center shafted putter and he has been in my pocket mostly due to his putting. I would sure like to see if this putter would get me back into the positive.
  6. I've been pretty happy with my Precision Pro rangefinder. Had a Garmen Approach GPS for years that I liked but when it died I went the laser route. Reviews say "it is not as fast" as Bushnell or Leupold but I really don't know what that is supposed to mean. When I see the flag and press the button it vibrates and gives me the yardage (and slope if I have that turned on). There is no delay or anything so I think that "fastest" is marketing hype that is not functional. It doesn't have the range of some of the others - for example I can't scope a 500 yard shot with mine and Bushnell can
  7. If you were going to play in a scramble and wanted to hit the absolute longest rock there is, what would you choose? Green side spin/feel/whatever doesn't matter since you can switch to your gamer for the approach.
  8. I am driving down from Wisconsin for my mother's 90th later this week and plan on playing a couple times if there are any Spies in the village.
  9. I would love to be tester. Currently use the NXP Pro laser after using a Garmin Approach for years. Play at least 2x per week. Cureently playing to a 10. Jim / Wisconsin
  10. Jim / Appleton, WI There are no good putting practice areas close to here. I drive to a course to practice putting 1x most weeks and sometimes 2x per week for 45 minutes over lunch. And then practice for 15 - 30 minutes prior to my league round on Thur night and 15 to 30 minutes prior to skins game on Saturday mornings. But those short sessions are really more for speed than technique/practice - a few uphill, a few down hill, and a few each side. If I had this at home I would be stroking some almost every day. I switched my stance/alignment this year and have been putting much be
  11. I have gotten the solicitations for the MISIG (Most Important Stretch In Golf) training aid and thought about it but never pulled the trigger. Is anyone using this now or in the past and if so were there any noticeable results? https://feelthestretch.com/ Thx
  12. Pace of play just gnaws at me. But far and away the biggest detriment to my scoring is playing with my wife. I love her and enjoy a nice day playing with her but between the what am I doing wrongs (and won't take the correction) and wanting to talk about other life issues that just doesn't let me focus I never score well. And it's not like I can take a separate cart (oh, by the way, I drive too fast) or just stay away and not talk to her. Anyway I will play every single time she asks because there may be a time when we cannot play together but I know it won't be for a score. Also - how do
  13. I walk so maybe I would look at it, but I don't see why clubs don't put inexpensive rakes on each cart similar to the divot sand jug. They could clean/wipe the handles pretty quickly when doing the cart clean up. On to your design again - got to make it fold down/up so it doesn't interfere with club pulling etc., and/or put a nice headcover on it - there you go - accessories, too! Or possibly a light weight clip-on that you can snap on your SW after you hit and it hangs collapsed off your bag by your towel ring.
  14. Jim / Wisconsin 9.7 Wilson Fybrid 21 High flight that doesn't go hard left
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