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  1. There is a short 12 hole par 47 course near my cabin I got my kids started at. Only around 3700 yards with short walks between green to next tee (most people still take carts). Shorter holes with some narrow fairways, doglegs and small greens to keep it challenging. I think this is a great place to get started or for practice, especially since it is easy to finish in less than 2 hours.
  2. Largest contract for North American sports. Trout has always kept a low profile so I think the contract fits with his demeanour. No hoopla of free agency and does not need to listen to the media speculate about where he will go for how much money. It is also nice to see a great player who wants to stay and try to win on the team that drafted him. I would love to see him in the World Series in the next few years.
  3. People like to say they want more kids and young people to play for the future of the sport but hate to see them in front of them on the course.
  4. Mixed bag, Callaway, Srixon, Ping and Evnroll. As mentioned earlier, no one paying me so absolutely no brand loyalty. My kids both have Maltby irons and one daughter has a Wishon driver (my old driver head). Price quality ratio is great so a good option to get the kids fitted.
  5. RF - 1 long tee, 1 short tee, ball marker and divot tool RR - scorecard LF - glove when not wearing I won't carry an extra ball in my pocket. Prefer to think positive. It often doesn't help.
  6. I tried a Mizuno Pro glove last summer and by far the best fitting glove I have ever worn. Most gloves are too short for my palm and ride up on the opposite side of my thumb. Mizuno glove is at least half inch longer than others I have tried. I purchased a few UA Spieth Tour gloves cheap on sale this winter but have not used yet. Nice leather and fit for fingers but same issue (better than most) with the short palm. I will try them but may end up as range gloves. I use the 3 pack Callaway gloves for winter practise because they are so cheap. Leather feels nice and fingers fit well. On the short side for my palm. Durability is less than half the time of the Mizuno glove at less than a third the price. This may be due to the length as the gloves either get holes in the same place and once in a while they split across the palm.
  7. I have a wedge fitting next Tuesday but thought my wedges were good for me and probably would not need to be changed. Had a lesson this past Thursday and my instructor wanted to see me hit a few and let me hit his since I didn't bring my own. Wow, his Ping Glides's were so much more consistent on pitch shots than my Scors. I now know they will be replaced. The Pings would be a huge improvement and maybe something else will be even better. Can't wait until Tuesday.
  8. ED13

    New VS Old

    I agree with this for the most part but believe looks and feel contribute as well. For looks, playing a putter with any glare or too light a colour causes problems. I need a high contrast between the putter and sight lines or they become more of a distraction as I focus on a fuzzy line with my failing eyes. As ar as feel goes I have had 3 putters I could roll very straight, my current Mizuno, a SC square back and an Odyssey I can't recall the model. Practicing at home all 3 were equal. On the course I had major issues with distance control with the SC and Odyssey. I may blame the problem as feel but it may have been something technical like incorrect loft causing the ball to skid. All i know was I could not get consistency with any but the Mizuno. I set up a putter fitting now that they received their Evnroll putters, I am hoping to find the best of everything.
  9. Picked up 2 pairs of Adidas 360 tour boost shoes. One pair is current and the other is last years which I like a bit better since the heel is higher. Both on sale and they are more comfortable than my old Footboy Icons.
  10. I agree with what you are saying. Like any physical activity, warm up and proper technique are critical to avoid injuries in the short and long term. I read the information on their website and watched the videos to understand what is involved. Most movements seem doable for me except the crow hop. Always good to know your limits.
  11. Ardbeg Corry again tonight. Just past the halfway point of the bottle so need to polish it off quicker before the increased oxidization mellows it out too much.
  12. Had my wife order this for me today. Worth a try, I don't see how it can hurt.
  13. I have been waiting for SkyTrack to go on sale and today was the day at Golftown online. On order and waiting for it to arrive.
  14. I have a distribution company that sells specialty construction products.
  15. Baseball. It has been a long winter and have watched at least one game a day since Thursday.
  16. For a glove a wear a titleist XL cadet which is a little short on the palm of my hand. Always used the original grips on the clubs off the rack which were standard. I started using oversize grips 2 years ago and it allowed me to stop strangling the club when swinging. The lighter grip pressure has allowed my swing to be smoother.
  17. Not trying to be the old man yelling at kids to get of my lawn but music in public is what headphones or ear buds are for.
  18. Had the day off work today and spent a couple of hours hitting chip and short pitch shots into my outdoor putting green. Hopefully the weather will stay warm enough to get more time with it the next couple of weeks.
  19. Curious if anyone has tried a dimpled foam golf ball with Skytrack? I don't expect it to be as accurate but if I can get an idea about quality of shot this would be enough. I have been thinking about one for a few months and would be great outside hitting into a net in the summer. Winter months are more of a problem. The only area I have enough height to swing in my house is the entrance way. Can not use a net but I can close some doors and hit foam balls into a couple of them. It would make it much more worthwhile if I can use it year round.
  20. Most have already been given away. It's also surprising how many balls I can lose in a round, especially when I start hitting the driver. Slices like mine help keep the golf ball industry strong.
  21. I use Callaway Tour iS. Purchased 450 dozen years ago with company logos to give away to customers. Got a great price as they were about to bring out the new model. Still have a lot left. I don't know if it is the best ball for me but I will keep using them until they are gone.
  22. Spent about an hour hitting 80+ balls trying to break the habit of starting my downswing with my arms. Not the best day but will keep working on it. Old bad habits die hard.
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