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  1. For those living in major cities living space costs a premium. This will only increase as the urbanization trend continues. Good for Sun Mountain to see the trend and bring innovative products to market. Good for the consumer and good for their bottom line.
  2. I watched the video and it was interesting that a part of testing a new ball was to cut it open. Good work MGS.
  3. A number of years ago I purchased a set of Vokey wedges from a website at a descent discount. When they did not arrive after a few weeks I contacted the company and they sent out replacements. A couple of weeks later I received both sets within two days. The logos did not look as crisp as I thought they should on a few of the heads and grips so I contacted Titleist. I asked questions and they had me check details right down to the smell of the grips to determine they were counterfeit. Ended up buying from a local store and received a full refund for the counterfeits no questions asked. Still have them in my basement never hit. They might be OK to use but not by me. When my kids started playing I went to a custom builder and they both ended up with Maltby KE4 irons and my oldest with a Wishon driver she can hit farther and more consistently than me. Everything was older stock the builder had since I was on a budget as I was not sure how much they would play. I would not hesitate purchasing Maltby or Wishon clubs in the future for my kids or myself. As far as where the equipment is made I don’t care. There are crap and quality items manufactured in the US, Europe and Asia. Buy brands you can trust at the price point you like.
  4. The more premium golf balls the better. More choices mean a better chance to find a ball that works for you. For those that don’t want to pay the premium price, if there are too many premium balls on the market some of them may end up on discount at a price point you are happy with.
  5. I have been using FMY’s tees for the last 2 years with the driver. Wanted to take out a variable since the driver is the worst club in my bag. These tees easily allow consistent height of the ball.
  6. I use a gate system. Easy to tell what the issue is in your putting stroke.
  7. For me this year was a toss up between Rory and Brooks. I look at it as what meant more to the voters. Wins may have canceled each other out with a major for Brooks and an extra win and wins in the next two most important tournaments of the year for Rory. Consistency in performance is lauded in all sports, especially among athletes. This may have been the deciding factor for the majority of voters. Rory’s consistency in top tens and his stroke average for the year probably pushed him over the finish line for the win this year.
  8. This picture brings back memories of watching James Garner on Rockford Files when I was a kid.
  9. I did a putter fitting with the Edel cart a number of years ago. It was informative to try the different configurations to see what worked better. In the end my putter at the time was not bested but I did end up changing the grip from pistol to round. More feedback and better hand placement for me. Going through something like this is worth the time and expense. Helps validate some things you thought and learn something new.
  10. I love smoke and peat. My favourite distilleries are Ardeg and Laphroaig. My favourite bottles are Corryvrekan and Quarter Cask. For company wanting to try something with peat and smoke I start them off with something milder. Bunnahabhain12 or 18 is milder and a little sweeter. If you can find bottles in the square boxes rather than the round tubes snatch them up. The newer versions are OK but the older are a step above. Bowmore 18 is good as well. Lagavulin 16 is another good option. These are the bottles I have found the most success with for new Scotch drinkers in this category. None are high abv and the extra age can help. All are easily approachable.
  11. Glad you found something that works well for you. A good example for all of us to keep trying new things.
  12. See my replies above. Sorry I do not know how to put them in a different colour as I have seen others do.
  13. I have been a lifelong NFL fan and would watch every game I could. The shine has now worn off. Years ago I watched something on Jim Otto well after he retired. Hearing him talk about the punishment his body endured and seeing footage off him just trying to get out of bed was sad to watch. Easy at the time to think he knew what he signed up for. Now that has completely changed for me with CTE issues. Every time I see a player retire early I am happy for him. Every time I see NFL lip service to concussion protocols I get angry at the commissioners office and the owners. NFL players are lower paid and have shorter careers than other major sports like baseball and basketball. Even hockey has guaranteed contracts. Why shouldn’t players sit out until they are paid what they are worth? Why shouldn’t they get more guaranteed money? Team owners will use them up and toss them away without a second thought. Players need to get everything they can to last them the rest of their lives, they know they can’t rely on the NFL or their ineffective union to help protect them. I expect the NFL will go the way of boxing. A slow decline as the puppeteers in charge destroy and then start running out of its human assets.
  14. Once a cheat, always a cheat. A leopard does not change its spots.
  15. Just keep hoodie and his henchmen away from recording devices.
  16. Not much help other than to say Korean.
  17. This year I switched to hats made for runners. I use a couple from Ciele. Very lightweight and breathable. Made to be scrunched up in a pocket when not worn and easily washable. Golf logos not available and won’t be seen on tour if that matters to anyone.
  18. I was fit for irons spring of 2018 and the two best for me at the time were Srixon 565 and Titleist 790. Fitter thought Srixon might be better for me in the long term so I went with them. Titleist had a golf fitting day at my club so I stopped by after practise and quickly tried the new 790’s. Not ideal conditions as it was raining and standard size grips feel like toothpicks as I use oversized with four extra wraps. Did not help not having rain gloves so only able to take easy swings. Irons were very easy to get in the air. Feel on all shots was much better than my current clubs. I can get handsy on some swings which leads to me hitting slightly behind the ball and making contact toward the toe of the club. As mentioned you can feel mishits (easier the the 585s) and turf interaction was better than before. Also found shots hit toward the toe seemed to fade less than my current irons. Won’t commit to saying these are better than my current irons but will definitely look at them again before next spring.
  19. I also use the club glove 2 pack. So much cheaper than similar towels with a golf logo. As mentioned earlier the small towel fits in my back pocket. I keep it damp for cleaning ball when on the green.
  20. I picked up a TA3 this spring after trying it at DSG. The putter was easy to start online and rolled the ball very true. Was having trouble with my current Evnroll ER6 getting putts started on line having switched to this putter after a putting fitting the year before. I liked the looks of the putter and the grip was good quality so no rush to change it. The only thing that bothered me was the gold sight line. I prefer white and figured I eventually would paint fill the line sometime in the future if I did not get used to it. One small chip in the paint on the shaft so have no complaints. Probably helps that I use a bag with 14 way full dividers. Spent quite a bit of time practising with the putter. Roll was very true just like my initial findings. The problem I had was distance control. I play on fast greens so this is critical for me to avoid 3 putts. I was never able to get the distance control I needed with this putter. Never knew whether the putt would be short or blow past the hole. It got to the point 5 or more 3 putts was common for a round. Out of frustration I took my previous putter before the ER6 ( in my signature below) out one day with only 15 minutes on the practice green before playing. That day I only had one 3 putt and have not had more than three 3 putts in a round since. Also making more longer putts now as my ball holds my target line longer as the speed is better with the break of the putt. Overall I think a great putter if you can control the speed. I have had a similar problem with a SC Squareback as well as an Odyssey mallet. Both rolled the ball well but I was never able to consistently control the speed and distance with either. This is a problem I am more prone to.
  21. I got a couple of free tp5x balls at a demo day. Played one for the final 6 holes of my round. Ball flight was higher for my long irons and driver which gave me the needed extra distance. Not as soft on putts and chipping as the Callaway ball I was using but not enough difference to cause problems with either. I will look at having a ball fitting later this season, the TM ball is currently top of my list.
  22. I tried something similar a couple of years ago. My putting got worse as I was unable to consistently align the mark with the line of the put. I would readjust multiple times which caused doubt and never confident in my line. I prefer my final adjustments to my putting line made while standing directly over my ball. Never thought about using the line off the tee. This is something I will try at the range. Glad you found an aid to help your game. I think we all try different ones hoping it will help.
  23. I started playing golf with an interlock grip. When I was playing very occasional rounds I subconsciously started using an overlap grip. Once I started playing more again a few years ago I went back to an interlock grip without thinking about it. I believe it is because I can grip lighter with an interlock grip. Putting grip is 10 fingers with both index fingers pointed straight down the grip.
  24. Majors attract all the top players which makes them special. Who willing skips them? Maybe a few other tournaments have this draw for players (Players’ Championship).
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