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  1. That's fantastic. I played with a buddy this week. He shot 2-over 74 for a life low. He was even on the 17th tee, but some shaky putting, like Paul, betrayed him at the end. He followed it up with a 99 yesterday. He was a mess right from the beginning and his expectations were way too high. Good luck and thanks for sharing. Sent from my Pixel XL using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  2. I disagree with you thinking I'm a young guy and don't know what balata feels like. Not a fan of people making the, "In my day, we walked uphill both ways to school" argument. You aren't understanding my point. I should have said feedback, instead of feel. Soft balls and inserts feel like marshmallows to me and make it hard to figure out if I mishit or misread the putt, or shot. Clearly some people get more out of a mushy impact. My point is not that we should all play Molitors or Kro-Flites. Sent from my Pixel XL using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  3. I grew up playing balata too and don't agree at all. Putting with the Pings, Bullseyes and Wilson 8802, everything felt the same. My preference for a harder feel is likely based in playing 90 and 100 compression balls, my opinion would be 180* opposite. Sent from my Pixel XL using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  4. What is the appeal of a soft feeling ball? Especially off of the putter. I've always liked a firm feel with the putter. Don't like soft inserts it a soft feeling ball. Have tried the VP+ lately. Great until I get on the green. The softness makes it hard for me to dial in my feel and distance control. I'm gaming the Pro V1x. Luckily bought four dozen for the price of three, but the supply is low. What is firmest feeling of the niche balls? I'm not a fan of the high prices of the Tour balls. Was hoping the VP+ was the one, but the putting softness is a deal breaker. Sent from
  5. Thanks for the suggestion I've read good things about some of the courses you mention, but don't want to carry my clubs on the plane unless I'm playing something I'm really curious about. I've driven MSP to Madison. It is four hours. Tops. Wouldn't likely do it for one round, but for two or three, no problem. The courses are also closer than for hours to the Twin Cities. Madison is the closest airport. I've been lucky enough to go to Bandon (Mike Keiser, same developer) and played some Coore & Crenshaw designs. Sand Valley gets my interest. Lawsonia is also highly recommended by Tom Do
  6. Have a business trip that takes me from Buffalo to Minneapolis to Pittsburgh in late September. I have a travel day, work in MSP, then an off day and a travel day to Pittsburgh. Am considered flying to Madison from Buffalo and playing Sand Valley and Lawsonia Links on the travel days and off day. Thoughts? Other recommendations? Am considering SentryWorld and University Ridge, as well. Not an RTJ fan however. Thanks. Sent from my Pixel XL using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  7. 15 - 18 holes 2 - 9 holes Zero practice Read most of two golf books. Impact Zone by Bobby Clampett. Be A Player by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson. Shaved 2.3 strokes of my index. Sent from my Pixel XL using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  8. Until I make a birdie. Then the ball goes back into the bag. It will return to play at some point when another ball makes a birdie or gets lost. Eagle balls get retired permanently to my shah bag. Sent from my Pixel XL using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  9. Rotella, not Rota. Sent from my Pixel XL using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  10. The Impact Zone by Bobby Clampett. Swing The Handle by Eddie Merrins. Stan Utley's Art of Putting and Art of the Short Game. Solid Impact by Jim Hardy. Be a Player, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott. Anatomy of Greatness by Brandel Chamblee. I agree about Dave Stockton's Unconscious Putting and Bob Rota's first book. Leadbetter's book about Hogan is better than Hogan's own, for me. Not a fan of Jim Hardy's new book about the release. Sent from my Pixel XL using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  11. I liked this review so much that I booked an Edel fitting for next week. I'm a good putter, but streaky. Have used all sorts of styles, brands, counter weights and alignment aids. Recently started using Aimpoint to read putts. It cleared up the charter in my brain. I'm hopeful that this fitting will do the same with the actual putter. Thanks.
  12. Greetings. Lefty Canadian in my (early) 50s. Still fairly long, and wrong. Playing New Miura blades, last year's M1 driver and a variety of old putters. 8.0 index. Not good enough to play my irons, but they feel great and make me happy.
  13. Welcome to the forums hockeyscout :)


    We are glad to have you at MGS. Go start your first message!


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