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  1. I smoked and drank heavy from 13-25. Would go through 1 1/2 to 3 packs a day, I absolutely loved smoking. At 25 decided I did not like the idea of anything controlling me and decided to quit smoking and control my drinking. Tried quitting cold turkey by finishing off my current pack while at a friend house. Lasted about 45 minutes and walked to the corner store. Tried again about a week later and it stuck. For the first few months I would hang around the pub during the day and breathe in the ambient cigarette smoke. It was enough to ween me off the nicotine. Had dreams about smoking for about 5 years. One upside I hadn't considered was my sense of smell improved greatly over the next 2 years.
  2. Duty should also be considered plus the fee for collecting it. For my business in Canada most of my accessory products have an additional 6.5% for products coming from offshore. This is a fairly low percentage since I am in the construction industry while many other product segments are higher. If PXG is not selling a large volume of product in Australia basic shipping costs can add up to a higher percentage of costs quickly. Start factoring in extra time spent on paperwork for international shipments and costs go up again. Person doing the paperwork must get paid. Margins on most products are not as high as people think and based on MGS’s articles on profit for the large golf companies I would not be happy with their profit margins on goods sold. The smaller the company the higher the profit margin must be to survive. Golf clubs are expensive but at least there are cheaper alternatives available. Better to have the things we want be more expensive than the things we really need.
  3. Had a couple drams of Ardbeg 10 tonight. My favourite distillery slightly edging out Laphroaig.
  4. I had putter fitting years ago that used an Edel cart. Tried different putter configurations but did not find a putter head I was more comfortable with. I did end up changing my current putter to a round grip. With the round grip it seemed more like point and shoot. Stopped thinking about grip and aim which I believe led to a more natural putting stroke. I recently changed to an oversize grip. It seems I am losing some of the natural feel in my hands with my putting and short game.
  5. Last night I picked up 12 dozen Taylormade TP5x from my home course while I was there playing 9 holes with the kids. Four for three deal with personalization. Had them put my businesses name on the balls so I can give some to customers.
  6. I have four pairs of spiked Adidas Tour Boost from various years (two white, two black). Just like my other shoes I rotate them. Also have a pair of last years spikeless Tour Boost for hitting indoors.
  7. KBS $ - taper lite. Went with black for something different. Centre of face contact was much better than any other shaft, even on poor swings. The shaft seemed to help me feel where the club head was throughout the swing. Looking forward to get the new irons.
  8. I always bring a protein bar with me. Also eat Babybel cheese at times even though it barely qualifies as real cheese. Drink water on the course, equivalent of around 2 bottles per nine. On high temperature and humidity days I may get a gatorade at the turn. I find gatorade syrupy sweet so cut about 75% water to 25% gatorade.
  9. My club also has fixed aluminum carts with larger wheels and the bag stands straight up. My kids use Sun Mountain speed carts and once they tried the clubs carts the SM carts are only used on other courses.
  10. Had a fitting this week for new irons and ordered Taylormade 790’s. Set another fitting for end of July for a hybrid. There has always been a large gap between 5i and 5w I need to fill. The plan is to play with the new irons for 2-3 weeks to get a better handle on possible new carry distances. Always had a hard time getting good ball flight with a hybrid but as my swing has been slowly getting better I was hoping one would work for me. Asked if I could try one, hit the new SIM which was easy to get in the air and hit straight. Looking forward to find a club that fits my gap.
  11. Had an iron fitting at TXG today. Ended up ordering Taylormade 790 irons with kbs $-taper lite shafts in black. The shaft shocked me with the consistency of strike position even on poor swings. Looking forward to getting them on the course and hitting more consistent iron shots.
  12. Without live or new content probably less people watching which would result in lower ad revenue. If I had to guess the networks are filling time with the cheapest shows they can get away with and still make a profit.
  13. I played cheap balata balls when I started playing golf. Covers scuffed and tore up quickly more from tree collisions than wedges with my game.
  14. Only carry 12 clubs, lob wedge to 5 iron, putter, 5w and driver. Large gap between 5w and driver but not filled until I find the right club I can hit consistantly.
  15. If the book is from the same era as the ball I would’t get your hopes up for 35 cents.
  16. I have a hard time finding gloves that fit. Either a poor fit for my thumb or most gloves are not long enough and pull up exposing part of my palm. Tried a Mizuno Pro last year and problem solved and last longer than other gloves for me (probably because they fit properly). Stocked up last year when they went on sale.
  17. Last year I started the season almost always using my 60 degree wedge. Hit maybe three highlight shots and the rest sub par. Halfway through the season switched to my 56 degree wedge with slightly better results but still poor. This year I started using 7i down depending on the situation. Trying to let the ball roll to the cup instead of flying it there. Only using the 60 degree for flop shots when I have no other option. Been playing the last three weeks and every week my proximity to the hole seems to be getting better. Going to stick with this system the rest of the year.
  18. Being a high handicap player I warn people I am not very good and to expect to see some terrible shots. Pressure off and I play my own game.
  19. For a driver I doubt the stated loft is exactly accurate for most of the heads. Got fit for a Wishon driver years ago with a loft designation of nine degrees. Head had been measured at Wishon and was actually just over ten when purchased. Not much different than when you buy clothes, vanity sizing is not just in women’s clothing. My actual waist size is just over 35” but I wear 34” and in some models a 32”. Clothing companies are not being deceitful they just size to what their customer base expects. It is our job to try them on and make sure it works for us just like golf equipment.
  20. Decided to get an electric cart this year. Purchased a Sun Mountain C130 bag in black two months ago. Zip Navigator black cart arrived last week and picked up a couple of Dormie headcovers in black from my home course. Will be getting an iron fitting at TXG in a couple of weeks as they begin to reopen. Happy with my current set but nice to eliminate the doubt something else could be much better.
  21. Much prefer 18 holes as 9 seems incomplete. Last year I would play 9 with the kids after school but 18 on weekends.
  22. Even when my green fee includes a cart I still walk. Riding in a cart just seems like a more hectic round racing from ball to ball. Always enjoyed walking since I was a little kid and I find it relaxing.
  23. Driver for sure. Pulls and slices with at least one total flub each round. Best rounds are always when I can keep the driver reasonably close to the fairway.
  24. I got the all black bag, black Zip Navigator electric cart, black Dormie headcovers from my home course and a black and white MyGolfSpy putter headcover. Simple and looks good to me. Problem with pictures is I have not used a camera since I was 10 thirty-eight years ago. Keep thinking about learning how to download them but have not had the time yet. I would rather play golf and other activities I enjoy.
  25. I used a Sun Mountion four5 for years and still in great shape. A couple of years ago the set screw for the leg mechanism fell out. Called Sun Mountain to order a set screw and they sent me the whole leg mechanism for free. Just bought a C130 and both kids have Sun Mountain push carts. Happy to support them.
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