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  1. palvord

    Maxfli Tour

    Based on all the info in this thread and the review, I took advantage of the 4 dozen for $105 deal and am moving to the TourX as my gamer. Was on a golf weekend with friends and family and I couldn't believe how far the ball was flying off the tee. I really didn't notice any difference between the ProV1X with iron play. Same ball flight, and reaction on the green for the most part. I do need more time with them to adjust for how far the ball rolls out on the green for the short game shots. It could have been due to the greens we were playing being super dry with lack of rain, but I felt that the ball just kept on rolling with my bump and run shots.
  2. This thread is the gift that keeps on giving.
  3. I think that the critical piece here of why this is so attractive for potential client's is you get the simulator to yourself or your group when you are there and the 24hr access. Just like 24hr fitness centers have created a niche alongside the behemoth fitness centers, a place like this would appeal to clients who work varying hours or want the feeling of privacy to work on their game. The one bay model for sure limits overhead, but also allows a client to get that "at home" feel where you are less worried about observers. You are free to work on whatever you need to in your game or your group can socialize without being concerned about bugging other patrons. There are a few indoor simulators in my area, but most seem to be trying to appeal to the crowd that wants to socialize and happen to be doing something other than being at a bar. Here in Michigan, this would appeal to the crowd that goes to the driving range in the winter under the heated bays.
  4. I wipe the face after every shot, and then do a thorough scrubbing mainly of the grips once a month so that qualifies me for the after every 8 rounds or so. Personally, I like looking at a clean club face so I am pretty consistent with keeping the club head and face clean throughout the season.
  5. That looks incredible! Thanks for the recipe idea.
  6. It's been quite some time since I posted in here. Heck, I think in the time between posts, I've started and stopped multiple weight loss plans. I'm stealing the time to toot my own horn for my success on my current journey. I'm down 53lbs from May of 2021. Started at 250 and down to 197. Some things that have helped me be successful this time: - I don't have a goal weight. I have a goal of living as long as possible and being able to do the things I love. For me that means being able to move the way I want. This mentality shift has helped me not rely on motivation, but rather on discipline. - I still hate going to the gym. I have accepted the fact that if I want to watch my (Lord willing) future grandkids get married, that I need to be physically active on a daily basis. - As some previous posts have mentioned, I have developed a better view and relationship with food. No food is bad. Food is a means to living my goal. There are foods that get or keep me moving towards my goals, and there are foods that slow me down slightly. This has helped me not beat myself up when life says it makes more sense to have pizza tonight. I don't punish myself the next day, I just move back towards different foods the very next meal, and keep the same exercise plans. Consistency over perfection. - Becoming a father has probably been the biggest thing that changed the way I take care of my body. I know that I need to set the example for my daughter, and I want her to see that physical well being is important. This is what allows me to choose getting on the elliptical or picking up the weights when I don't feel like doing it. It's been so much easier to not view my physical activity and eating plans as sacrifices when I am keeping her in mind. - Resources. I try to read something about longevity every day to help stay focused on why I am changing my habits. I read and listen to various folks such as Peter Attia, Layne Norton, the Renaissance Periodization folks, David Sinclair to name a few. - I like how I look. Vanity is not something I would ever consider as a motivation, but before and after photos have been really powerful for me. I have scrolled back through my phone and been ashamed and in awe of the man I used to be compared to the man I am now. I haven't done any other measurements other than weight, but now that I am working on maintenance, I should do that.
  7. Stinks to hear an app isn't in the near future, but I understand priorities. Gotta put the attention into what makes the most sense for the most people. As to the testing side of things, I stopped trying to poke around after the first month or so of the change. Poking around today things are more user friendly than before. Thank you! It's an initial look, but for me when the change was made, I couldn't figure things out easily, so I stopped trying and that probably lowered my participation compared to previous years. Will be slightly more active now that I can figure things out.
  8. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am forever grateful for this forum. I know that I've been less active this year, but still love and appreciate this place. Some random thoughts on the forum that I hope is constructive and not just whining for the sake of whining: I struggled/am struggling to adjust to the new way that testing is displayed on the forum. Granted, I haven't had the time to really learn the new way to navigate through the threads. I'm not sure if it's because I'm acting like a stick in the mud and not adapting, but the user experience is best if it doesn't need lots of explanation on how something is supposed to be used. When I first joined the forum, reading through the testing threads required no explanation on how to read and learn the the thoughts of the testers. Also, my lower interaction with the forum is also linked to losing the app. The online version of the forum on a cell phone is less than quality, so I only jump on the forum on my work laptop during work hours. Having an app would be a way I could engage better than I currently do.
  9. Played a quick after work 9 yesterday. Decided to play from the tips because it's a shorter(ish) course. 3100 from the tips for the 9 we played. Shot a 46 with two 3 putts (1st hole and 6th hole) and a triple bogey on 5 due a lost ball, and poor short game. You know my short game is poor when my wife comments on it. I'm happy with how I am hitting the ball for lack of practice time, but the poor short game is really showing. We are on vacation with the in-laws for two weeks, so I hope to take advantage of the ready and willing baby sitters to find practice time and gain the confidence back with my wedges.
  10. Dad and new home responsibilities really cramp the opportunity to be active in here, so here is a summary of my golf season so far: No time to practice = lack of quality short game. I did get a quick putting lesson and have been using a new stance that has helped me be more accurate than last season. However, with no time to practice like I used to, I have no feel for my short game shots and that has lead to some blow up holes. For the most part, I am scoring close to last season, but it hasn't felt that way. Started as a 12, and I'm trending to an 11.8. I think the trend down is because I shot an 84 at a pretty good course, The Premier at Treetops Resort. I'm hoping to maintain some of my current abilities and then start working hard next year to break 80.
  11. That's interesting to hear. I did the update and have not had it freeze on me yet. Granted, I don't use it for scorekeeping, but have not had it freeze. Would be curious if you play a round without using it for scorekeeping to see if it freezes again. Could narrow down the culprit.
  12. My golf this year has been curtailed compared to last year, but the watch has been used every round. A feature that I should use more often is the hole layout to map out how far away certain hazards or dog legs are for tee shots and approach shots. Knowing on the tee box if a hazard is in range is a key element. It's been interesting for me in my league play to see the folks that use a rangefinder and compare the yardages they get to the watch. I like that I have a broader yardage range in my head, rather than a precise number to the flag as there are too many variables that can prevent you from hitting the exact number. All I think about is being committed to making it past the front edge of the green, and that has helped me increase my GIR. Just a mental thought process I have that I wouldn't have with a rangefinder.
  13. I enjoy them in my Cobra irons. I was fit into them two years ago and have had no reason to go away from them in my current set up. If you trust the fitter, go for it
  14. Super late with this, but CONGRATULATIONS!! This is a great group of competitors and I'm looking for a new addition to the CCC alumni caboose club!
  15. Can't wait to see the Wilson Ultra Distance start competing with the price of OSB
  16. Congratulations on 14 years! Cheers to many more.
  17. I'm assuming the bar is behind you here to help you through the tough and trying times of working on your game.
  18. TaylorMade TP5-X for me this year. Worked well for the back half of 2020, so no reason to go away from it.
  19. Agreed that we the golf fans that are freaks enough to be on golf specific forums are more educated about what the golfers/caddie are doing. A commentator saying that it is too analytical for a caddie and player to determine the correct target is really obnoxious and is a disservice to anyone learning how to play the game.
  20. It's the "fun" of this game. Shot to shot, hole to hole, there is a new challenge to conquer. Don't let your lows get too low. The challenge is always to find something that resembles a happy medium in your head. I'm also saying all this to myself as I haven't swung a club since October and am about to discover all of my new flaws for this season.
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