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    9.x

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  1. Already have the one length irons, ready to start drinking shakes every day... but do they really need protein or is ice cream ok?
  2. First person in the clubhouse at even... Hope it’s Xander
  3. While my lowest round is a 76, and I had a 78 this summer to go with a handful of 79s, this last week I shot an 80 and it felt like my best round ever. Mammoth Dunes in Wisconsin. A fantastic David Mclay Kidd track. It was my first time there and I had a Vulcan mind meld with my caddie. Dropped in three birdies among five one putts. Tells you there were a couple big numbers too. But walking up the 18th I finally added up my score ( actually going 17 holes without focusing on my score may actually be my biggest accomplishment...) and thought I needed a par ro shoot 79. Well, I got my par, but it wasn’t until the first bumps and congratulations were over that I realized it was a par 73, not a 72. I’d shot 7 over to shoot 80. First 80 I’m not disappointed by. I’ll be reveling in this one for a while.
  4. Ditto Won the lottery ten years ago but nothing since. Hasn’t stopped me from going though. Found a good ticket broker I’ve used repeatedly. But it’d be nice to win again and save that dough for, oh I don’t know... a new set of clubs, annual dues for my golf club... Until this year of course. On tv there seem to be a few contingents of fans peering over the bushes and fence line. Can’t see that happening in August
  5. 1) Christopher, Sioux City IA 2) I use a grey PuttOut matt with a Pelz Putting tutor (two marbles as a gate), and the Putt Out trainer and gate (I like the Pelz tutor better than the PuttOut mirror to get the ball started as I think the notch to start the ball is cheating a bit - always starts on line rather than the Tutor with the marbles). I have a set that I roll out on my hardwood floor in my living room; AND I have a set that resides in my car trunk and gets rolled out on the carpet in my hotel room (111 nights in a Staybridge hotel this year so far). 3) As mentioned, I use a Putt Out matt - A couple observations: First, I have literally worn a groove in the mat... (while that shows work ethic, that can't be good, right?) I think it is prone to bobbling at the the end if you are trying to roll it over the hole mark when not using the pressure trainer. Second, I also think it tends to be on the slow side generally. They say its a 10 on the stimp but I'm not so sure. Third, while I appreciate the markings for distance , and though it is 8 feet long it is really only 6 feet of usable distance. Thats the biggest reason I'm interested in the birdie ball. I need to work on longer distances. I tend to be in real jeopardy of three putting when I have a long distance putt. Arccos shots gained has "putting by length" as "what to work on" None of these are complaints really - I did buy a second one... but things I think can be improved. 4) I'd prefer the fast speed. I checked with my sup, to compare to what he typically has them rolling in the summer and he said I'd want the faster one - 11 to 13 on the stimp. Would appreciate the opportunity - and a big thanks to Birdie Ball for making these available. I'm super curious about how well a person can adapt to hitting an 18 foot putt when your eyes see only ten feet of distance on the mat - and how they adapt to then going out to a real green and hitting an 18 footer or a ten footer. Do your eyes/brain say "I have to hit this harder" based on what it sees? Are you training yourself to hit 10 footers too hard? I don't know. But I'm curious. I hope whoever is chosen does a comparison between what they do on the mat, and how they take that to the course - or at least someplace where they have a real 18 footer...
  6. Thanks. Old in the knees, but young at heart! Had to play to celebrate another one.
  7. Impressive. An Arccos’s user? Their recent update will compare your game w a 4 handicaps and tell you which areas you need to work on.
  8. The one hole I thought might go un-circled is (was) #13. A Par Three volcano hole. Straight up hill. An 7 iron distance, that needs a PW trajectory, so you’re trying to loft a 5 iron up there and hold it... Severely sloped back to front with a giant mound in the middle dividing the green. Tough green to hit. Tough to putt unless you are right under the hole. Crazy game... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. A. Happy retirement B. Congrats on finding such a good and understanding wife C. Thanks for the feedback. That’s what I’m looking for. Those shafts are not cheap.
  10. Love it. How did you attach the sand bottle? Or was that a click gear attachment. I’ve got a Bag Boy Quad and have always felt guilty for not taking a sand bottle.
  11. Got the update and went down a deep rabbit hole... I really appreciate the ability to set the target handicap. I’m a 9x and it’s better to compare to a 6 or 7 as a goal than a scratch. And I really really appreciate Arccos’s doing the analysis for me in picking three things to work on - as I’m pretty sure I’d have picked something else. I would have thought it’s my driving; but Arccos’s shots gained is telling me it’s my 110-150 yard approach that’s hurting (more like killing) me. Gotta remember “fat side of the green, fat side of the green, fat side of the green...” I’m setting the filter to last ten rounds - smooth out the peaks and valleys a bit . Bottom line - this makes more sense to me - even with the data overload - than the previous “handicap” areas. Look forward to the web site update
  12. I know what your saying about the wrong wind direction. Made me nervous too. When I see that I just disregard. And I think their mapping/precision around the greens are suspect. I’ve had a few exchanges with their support team where I’ve asked them to re-map holes at my home course as their map shows me on or off the green and I’m the opposite. They have done as I requested (awesome) but have also counseled me that MY phones gps may be a bit off... I’ve just gotten the Link - four rounds in - so we’ll see if that improves. But that’s really just about where the flag is/was and my first putt for stats purposes. But to using the caddie - I typically use it when I’m unsure. Especially on a new course, or if I’m playing a lot of slope, or a long shot, or just in a weird situation. My best shot last fall was an Arccos’s caddie recommended 6 iron out of the rough, over water on the 18th to set up birdie to shoot 79 - so I tip my caddy for that one... Remember that Arccos’s is always learning... and adjusting your smart distances based on past performance - what you hit, not what you think you hit Funny story - I recently put a 3 hybrid in my bag. First time out I was having a bad day and just couldn’t get it airborne. Kept topping it and hitting worm burners. But I kept trying and trying repeatedly. Now Arccos’s thinks my “smart distance” for that club is 110 yards... The other day I was playing in the fog and couldn’t use my rangefinder so I looked at the Arccos’s gps to measure the distance to the front of the green and it was telling me to hit my 3H as it was 110 yards away... Apparently I was between my GW and PW... It is always learning however, so I need to hit a few more 200 yd shots to get it to recommend my hybrid when I’m between my 8 and 9 irons... Last thought - whenever I’ve relied on the Arccos’s caddie for a suggestion (other than the 3H) I’ve never been disappointed.
  13. Morning all... I’m curious if anyone has any real world experience with KBS $ Taper Lite shafts? Specifically how they may have compared to their KBS Tour (80, 90, 100)? https://kbsgolfshafts.com/shop/taper-lite/ I was on the phone w David in their retrofitting team out in California the other day - being from Iowa and they are in California all I’m going to do is make a phone call - asking questions about re-shafting my clubs as I’m looking to get a little more pop, and height in my longer irons. Good guy, who no doubt spent more time on the phone than he planned, but gave me a recipe for tip trimming a set of these shafts to fit my clubs. Just curious if anyone has any personal experience they could share. Thanks.
  14. I’ve had TWO Bushnells die from RAIN... TWO... RAIN!!! im in the Precision Pro camp now. For the money I’m happy with the PPro
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