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  1. I’ve been looking at Wellputt Matt’s in comparison to PuttOuts. Suffice it to say - not cheap... what do you think of the speed? Also, what’s the back like?do you have to lay it out on something hard like a wood floor? Also, what does it come in? PuttOut comes in a hard tube w a carry bag you can store it in. Anything like that for WellPutt? thanks.
  2. Six rounds in (yes, some 36 hole days this week) and I couldn’t be happier. It’s fast - once you know the trick of tapping the trigger as you get ready and don’t hold the button), the optics are very bright, AND because I rode twice this week (the 36 hole days) it actually fits well inside the cup holder of the cart. That’s a small thing I know, but my busnell often didn’t fit - which raises the question of where do I store it. I know a lot of guys have those wraps w the magnets that hold it to the vertical rails of the cart - but I’d be nervous about that. Anyway, pleasant surprise. I was skeptical and worried about quality, but I’d recommend this to friends. Haven’t found a downside.
  3. Christopher Rants - Sioux City IA Depends on the time of year... a couple hours a week in my hotel room on my PuttOut mat that travels with me. I would guess two hours a week during the season. How many 3 putts do you average per round? Too many.. 14% says Arccos. But it’s the failure to convert on chips that really does me in as I only get up and down 27% of the time. So there are too many two putts. What interests you most about Exputt from what you have seen or read? Color me a skeptic. It looks like Wii- golf. I loved wii-golf, still do - but that didn’t make me a better putter. I’m skeptical that looking at a screen really helps you identify line and distance. Can you learn to read the break better this way? Uphill speed or downhill speed? Is looking at a screen - which should be at eye level - connect in your brain to add three inches - or three feet of break? I’m not so sure, but I’m willing to try, and to document. It looks fun. What gadgets aren’t. But does it help you improve? My hotel putting practice consist of the PuttOut, their mat, and the Pelz putting trainer to make sure I start on line. At home I have the same set up w a vintage ball return I got as a fathers day gift... (gotta use those gifts...).
  4. Added my 7th for the year. Our 12th bottlenecks and then bottlenecks again with water on the left. But everything, including the putt was dead straight to the middle. Those curved lines really should be one straight line from tee to hole Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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    Worst Lie Ever

    Share your worst lie ever (or if like me, one of your worst), where it happened, and most important if you got up and down. An open album so anyone can share. Let’s see who has the worst.
  6. Verdict is in... two thumbs up for the Precision Pro NX7. Played 36 today, and 34 of them were spot on perfect. The first two holes I kept trying to use it like I did my Bushnell - HOLDING the target acquisition button. Thats a big no-no. Just click the button once, it'll find the target. And boy does it. The salesman at Golf Galaxy warned me it was a bit slower to acquire the target - but he was wrong. Something tells me he was pushing and holding, rather than a one click. I found this to be very fast. What I really liked - I found the optics to be brighter than my drowned Bushnell. Wasn't expecting that. The device is super lightweight. I don't know if that is good or bad. The Bushnell has some heft - but this is lighter, and it is also smaller.... For half the price as the Bushnell I am very very happy with my purchase. Heck, I'm happy with it period - just amazed at the cost difference. We'll see how it handles long term. But right now I'm happy with it.
  7. Played in the rain Sunday and my Bushnell TourX rangefinder shut down on me. Aaargh... Took the battery out, and put it in a bag of rice like I do with a wet iPhone. Took it out this morning and it appeared to be working. Got to the course at noon and it was DOA. Aaargh... Why should a little rain drown my rangefinder? But I'm in the midst of a three day golf road trip and can't be without. Yes, I'm dependent. So it was off to GolfGalaxy to get a replacement. Grabbed the PrecisionPro NX7 Pro. Just bought some other clubs and couldn't see dropping $500 for a rangefinder right now. So I'll put this into play tomorrow. Anxious to see how it goes. A rangefinder should be a rangefinder - they should all do the same thing. I remember the MGS article a year or so ago, so thought it would be worth the try. The Bushnell always worked great. Appreciated the jolt on lock. Had the slope. So this should essentially be the exact same thing at half the price. I'll report back on how it goes. Have 36 tomorrow and 36 the next day - assuming I can make it through the Iowa heat... One downside - can't figure out where to write my phone number so when I inevitably drop it, the group behind knows who it belongs too...
  8. So let’s hear the details? Turf, fringe, speed, care and maintenance needed? What did you go with?
  9. Yeah, I was there too, and know what you mean. I have to wonder about the USOpen as well as the Masters too... the merchants tents at all three of those are crazy anyway. Standing in line for the restroom at Augusta? The food line at Winged Foot? Not sure how they do any of it. Im a volunteer at Whistling, and there are seventy five of us assigned to various shifts at ONE hole during the course of the week. Multiply that times 18, plus merch, transpo, actual employees, scoring, etc... Gotta wonder how many might drop out. With the “bubble” being pierced on tour this past week, who knows if they’ll make it to September. I hope so. But people have got to take it seriously. I’m no “virtue shamer” but I am amazed at seeing people who act as though nothing is wrong. My wife and I care for our elderly parents, and so are very cognizant of what we do, where we go, etc and how to protect ourselves and them. If I was on tour (yeah yeah) I’d be furious with those that brought it in. Jeopardizing my health, my career, my family, etc... because they wanted to eat out? Tournaments before a major have a tough time getting a strong field anyway. What contender wants to risk it knowing they could be quarantined the week of the PGA because they played at the FedEx St Jude? Interesting decisions to be made.
  10. I’m torn... I want a safe experience (my wife doesn’t want me going to either the Masters, the Ryder Cup, or the grocery stores...) and it’s hard to see how it will be safe with people from all over jammed into a small spot. But I also think about the logistical nightmare of delaying. Think of all the volunteers, hotels and BnBs, etc that made plans and may not be able to flip them. Not that Herb Koehler needs any sympathy but they’ve planned for this - which includes shutting their courses down, sold out rooms, that all suddenly become vacant (maybe a bargain?) I hope to be wearing a red white and blue face mask... But if they decide they have to postpone- think of what that will mean for every other fall sport. If the golf course grandstands are too crowded what about football... Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  11. The problem is I didn’t see any I didn’t like.... they aren’t all for me, but they are all works of art. Very creative, and great at presentation. I thought I was a little overboard in customizing my bag, covers, etc... but that takes it to a whole new level. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  12. The problem is I didn’t see any I didn’t like.... they aren’t all for me, but they are all works of art. Very creative, and great at presentation. I thought I was a little overboard in customizing my bag, covers, etc... but that takes it to a whole new level. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  13. Well that cost me an hour of my life going down the IG rabbit hole... Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  14. Well that cost me an hour of my life going down the IG rabbit hole... Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  15. “Obsessed is a word lazy people use to describe the dedicated.” You’ll make new/more friends. I’ve only ever found two people I wouldn’t golf with again. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  16. 1. Work. 2. A work call/text. 3. Slow play in front of me. 4. Being trapped between slow play in front of me and the people behind me thinking I’m the one holding them up. Wind, rain, heat, cold, etc - don’t hold a candle to the storm raging between my ears. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  17. Three - all purpose white, brown, and a new pair of blue. All Inesis waterproof spikeless. Couple pair for Eccos retired in the garage. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  18. Three - all purpose white, brown, and a new pair of blue. All Inesis waterproof spikeless. Couple pair for Eccos retired in the garage. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  19. After field testing at the Prairie Club we are making a few additions to try to balance the bag...
  20. Well I suppose that’s better than a jet fighter... [emoji12] Thanks, I also emailed KBS but no response yet. Austads said they’d call Cobra but warned me they are slow to respond. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  21. So I broke the shaft in my Pitching Wedge - Cobra One Length. (No, it was not over my knee, or head) I have the standard KBS stepped Tour 110R. I know Cobra has different weights for the shafts, getting heavier from the 5 iron down to the wedges... Does anyone have any experience replacing one of these shafts? I'm trying to figure out if I need to send the club (now clubs) back to Cobra, or if I can just order a shaft - and if I have to go direct to KBS or if someplace like an Austads or Golf Galaxy can get it.
  22. GolfTec? May I ask where? The GolfTec in Iowa doesn’t carry Cobra... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  23. Played at Ballyneal last summer - caddy asked my handicap and just took me to a tee box... this was the tee marker they place everyday... Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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