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  1. Whatever the cost and effort, it's worth it. The Bandon group of courses is as good as it gets. It's an experience I'll never forget. Wind is great. I hit a 458 drive downwind over the green and a 165 yard driver straight into the teeth. I'd go back any time.
  2. I played Torrey Pines a few years ago right before US Open. High winds, high rough and skinney fairways - brutal scores. I literally couldn't keep a 40 yard wedge on the green. Had to suck it up and take my medicine. I love this game!
  3. I am only going with what I have played. Here they are: 1. Pebble Beach 2. Pacific Dunes 3. Brandon Dunes 4. East Lake 5. Harbour Town 6. Troop North 7, TPC Sawgrass 8. Dubsdread 9. Torrey Pines 10. Caledonia
  4. I played Ocotillo for the second Saturday in a row today. Phil's company recently took over management of this course in Chandler, AZ. Here are my quick thoughts. Everything is very much the same. Range balls are no longer included in the the base greens fees price and need to be picked up at the pro shop. This is a downgrade IMHO and seems to cheapen the experience. This course has 3 nines and used to run them in a fashion that the early tee times would be able to move from front to back nine quickly. Now, they book all 3 nine's tee times so fast play is not rewarded. 90 minute front nine and 150 minute back nine. So, not my favorite move on this point. For the course, it's decent, but very wet. All low areas are soaked. Remember, this is Phoenix and we are used to hard dry conditions. Strange call here and makes for soggy lies. The course attendants are great and clubhouse staff is great. My quick summary is: Course is the same, but wetter. Service is still great. Management of tee times has been downgraded. This is still a decent place to play in Phoenix, but I can give you 3-4 courses within 15 miles that are better managed. So, not sold on Phil's team.
  5. Sorry, but 108 degrees in Phoenix today. Walking is not on the agenda. With the high degree of joint pain that I deal with from years of sporting activities, I view golf as a relaxing drive through life. I fully appreciate the walkers, as I once was, but today I proudly drive my cart, listen to music and enjoy my playing partners company.
  6. Whoa, how do you choose which one to to pull?
  7. I had a Ping fitting about a decade ago and it sounds like the process and technology has improved. I still play those clubs, but your 175 yd 7 iron has peaked my interest!
  8. I couldn't imagine replacing a hybrid with these. It seems like you'd have to have a very strong swing speed to make these work.
  9. Thanks for the heads up. Short trip for me, but the fitting would be great!
  10. Thanks for sending this link. These would be something great to pass down to the grand kids, when they get here.
  11. Click on the link in the first post, fill out the entry info and hit enter.
  12. Tier 1: Dustin Johnson Tier 2: Matt Kutcher Tier 3: Tony Finau Tier 4: Kiradesh Aphibarnrat Tier 5: Lucas Glover Winning Score: -6
  13. 1. Michael - Phoenix,AZ 2. Ping - I3 Z-Z65, +1” length, D6 swing weight, white lie angle 3. Handicap 14 4. CBX preferred club to test I am recently retired at 52 yrs old, and looking to improve my deteriorating golf game. New technology and sticks are on the agenda to get me back to single digits. I just started playing 27 holes per week with 3-5 practice sessions each week. I am very committed to improving my game and having fun doing it. Cleveland is on my list to explore and I would love to be a tester. Thanks for your consideration. Mike
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