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SouthboundEventually

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  1. For those curious about Korn Ferry, I actually worked with them a few times back when I was a member of the working world. I'd say they're most well known for high-level (C-Suite) executive recruiting. They've expanded into a more general Human Resources/Org. Development consulting firm. They're very high end and do good work, but I never would have expected to see them sponsoring a professional golf tour.
  2. Chris Vermont/Florida (retired) Great Big Bertha (2016 model); Kuro Kage 50g 95-97 mph I read the SuperSpeed article a couple of weeks ago and was very intrigued. I was interested in the Tom House connection. He has worked with Tom Brady and other NFL quarterbacks on their throwing motions and arm strength. Of course, his background is in baseball and he also works with pitchers. Here's a bit of Tom House trivia - he caught Hank Aaron's 715th home run (in the bullpen).
  3. ID: Chris, Vermont (summer)/Florida (winter) Current driver/shaft: Callaway Great Big Bertha, Kuro Kage SOG Stiff Driver swing speed/GHIN: 97 +/-; 7.8 Preferred ST 180 Loft/Shaft: 9.5 degrees/MCA Tensei Blue or Kuro Kage Silver Tini Dual Core Stiff 66g (preferred if custom option available); righthanded Currently play JPX 900 Hot Metal irons an would love to test the driver. Thanks for the invitation.
  4. We know that Kirkland Signature golf balls generate a lot of talk among our friends, but how about the wines? I've become a big fan of Kirkland wines for "everyday" drinking and have found a few wonderful bargains. The Cotes du Rhone Villages for $6.49/bottle is my current favor value wine - don't scoff until you've tried it. :-) There's also a nice cab/merlot blend from the Columbia Valley for under $10. As with the golf balls, the inventory is usually limited. For the weekend, bring on the Amarone!
  5. I've used the Winn AVS grip for the past three seasons. It's an oversize grip with a taper. I also switched to a cross-handed grip at the same time that I began using the Winn AVS. I always had trouble using a cross-handed grip with a traditional putter grip, but the cross-handed grip seemed much more normal/controllable with the tapered oversize grip. Although I don't have data to support it, I can say that my putting has definitely improved since the switch.
  6. Thanks for that feedback. I'm thinking that for $75, it's worth a try. Sadly, I'm in Vermont through early January, so I won't get to try it on the course for a while.
  7. Interesting video, but I wish Adam had spoken more about the actual technology that goes into a "tech putter." (I play with a Ping Ketsch that I purchased after reading an MGS review a few years ago,)
  8. The MLA Pro putters didn't seem to show up in the 2017 Most Wanted ratings. Anynoe have any comments or exerience with the MLA Pro line? Thanks.
  9. Thanks guys. Good feedback. One of my regular golf partners is a Nutrition Sciences college professor and I know he is skeptical of most supplements.
  10. The Florida Golf Association is currently offering a discount on SwingOil, the dietary supplement/sports beverage that's supposed to support improved flexibility and focus on the golf course. Jason Day is their most well-known advocate. Has anyone tried SwingOil? If so, any comments?
  11. Chris - 62 Vermont/Florida (likely in Vermont on 12/6) Inconsistent ball-striking. Two or three bad swings can ruin a round. I could also improve my putting inside 6'.
  12. I've travelled to HHI several times (love it!) and have played quite a few of the courses. TMAC obviously knows his stuff, but I'll offer a few comments: - Hilton Head National is one of my favorites. Great layout - no houses lining the holes and reasonably priced. - Old South - Not as nice as Hilton Head National, but it has a few pretty cool holes. It's a bit less expensive and tends to have more deals. Last time I played it, I got a real good price through GolfNow. - I've only played Bear Creek once, but I found it to be too narrow for my liking - My favorite course down there is Colleton River/Dye Course, which is private. I prefer it to Harbour Town and Long Cove. If you ever get a chance to play it, jump on it. (I've never played Colleton River/Nicklaus, but understand that it is also very nice.) - You might look into a "trial membership" at The Golf Club at Indigo Run. It's a nice Nicklaus track and I think they're anxious to attract members.
  13. The Ocean Course at Kiawah. Played the Dye tees (6,450 yds.). We played as a twosome, both 7-8 handicaps and both shot mid-90s. As we're coming down 18 bumming out about our scores, the caddy tells us we shouldn't be too disappointed. Most of the people he caddies for don't break 100. Small consolation, but still a memorable experience. Also, Old Corkscrew in Estero, FL is an under-rated monster. It's a Nicklaus Signature design, open to the public and well worth a visit. Update - I had the chance to visit The Concession (Bradenton, FL) earlier this year. I was a spectator at The Concession Cup between top amateurs from the US and British Isles (including Ireland). The Concession is always rated as one of the top course in Florida and it deserves the rating. I now refer to Old Corkscrew as the "poor man's Concession." They're both Nicklaus designs and both well east of I-75 (i.e., middle of nowhere), neither has any significant housing in view, and they're both very difficult. Of course, conditioning at The Concession is better.
  14. The Men's League at our club does an annual one-club 9-hole event. Each player gets to pick which club and we all play from the same tees we're assigned for regular Men's League matches. Most of the lower handicaps pick a 7 iron and most of the higher handicappers pick a 6 or 7 hybrid. Putting can be a real challenge, but otherwise it's a lot of fun. (There's usually some beer involved.) We just did our event last night and the winning score was 44.
  15. I've been reading MyGolfSpy for a few years and recently decided to join. Just bought a set of Mizuno J900 Hot Metal irons. Hit 12 greens in regulation today, but still shot 82. I guess the irons are working better than the putter. I play at Vermont National CC in the summer and TPC Prestancia in the winter. Looking forward to sharing thoughts on the forum.
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