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  1. Last year I sunk birdies on 17 holes on my home course - missing (of course) #18. Fourth birdie of this year came on #18. A great dog left left par 5 that curves around a pond, with a forced carry either for your 2nd or 3rd shot (always the third for me) having to carry a marsh and another pond, landing on a green that pitches forward but has three distinct areas. This time it was the front left of the triangle shaped green, with a slope behind it to keep the approach shot in place. A nice 6 or 7 footer to curl in. Nice to have that one out of the way. Tough enough getting to 18 and k
  2. If you have the Link, you simply stand at the hole and press the button on the link. It records your location and then syncs it to your phone.
  3. I have 356 rounds recorded on Arccos, all with the screw in sensors. For the most part I don’t have any problems with irons and woods. It misses putts all the time, notably second or (gasp) third putts. The algorithm sometimes attributes a second putt when there has been only one. Everything has been better since I started using the Link Much much better When something goes haywire you may as well do a full reboot.. ie, unpair and repair sensors. yes, you do need to keep the sensors clean. Sometimes a battery goes bad, and they are pretty good about replacing them.
  4. This is my second season with a Sporina. Can’t say enough good stuff about it. Especially w the chipping net.
  5. Agreed. I use an iPad - but I don’t think that’s it. I think those banner ads at the bottom take forever to load or reload and reload.
  6. A buddy and I took up the game together. Went to a golf school. Played with our dads clubs. Joined a club together, bought an Ez-Go together, had a standing tee time on Friday and Saturday. Then kids came along, work got busier, and life in general. It started with the missed Friday matches, then it was tSaturday tee time. Eventually my buddy gave up the game. At first I thought I would have to too. Play as a single? Like going to a restaurant or the movies alone…. We’ll, I do those too now. I’m almost exclusively an single. I chase the mowers at dawn. I’ve playe
  7. Yeah, I find it slides a bit too. Not too much though. I can't feel it, but it clearly does. Maybe half an inch. Just started the 2nd protocol. I hate those swings on the knees.. Feels so awkward. They also revamped my TPI exercise routine. So we shall see. I've picked up 6 mph but seem to have gotten stuck. So we'll see if the new protocol helps bump out of that plateau. A side benefit - with my irons - tough I have not seen a swing speed increase - it sure feels like I am making better, crisper contact. Flushed one out of the rough today and felt that it was because of th
  8. I’m almost afraid to ask this, but why didn’t you send your threesome off first, following a twosome, and have the foursome follow last? I wouldn’t want to be a threesome following a foursome... but I’d gladly be a foursome following a smaller group. Unless, of course there were some other games within the game stuff going on
  9. Making your application is kind of like standing on the first tee opening a brand new sleeve of golf balls. So much promise. So much hope. Then reality strikes as it goes sailing past the white stakes. Yet we do it again anyway. Having gone a few times, the chance is worth the momentary disappointment.
  10. First she did an assessment - a series of mobility and flexibility tests. Then we talked, and I committed to three 30-45 minute sessions a week, but with no equipment. I said that it has to be stuff I can do in my hotel room or basement. The only equipment I always have access to is a golf club - so that’s what it calls for. It’s all TPI based on their web site. She set me up w a calendar so Monday is “lower body”, Wednesday is “upper body” and Friday is “power”. It can be things like torso turns on one leg, clam shells, disassociation planks, A frame stretch, a series of plank rotations, l
  11. Thought it’d be good to check in again as I woke up to an email from Sarah with Rypstick’s this morning checking in to see how I was doing with the TPI exercise regimen she prescribed for me. I grumbled a bit about jack knife sit ups... but everything is going ok. I’m more likely to miss a work out than a rypstick protocol. speaking of the protocol - because I don’t use a speed measuring device when I use the rypstick, I can only use my Mevo+ when I hit an actual ball, my measurements are only when I practice. today my average club head speed was 96.1 mph. On April 27 it wa
  12. It only takes a few to ruin it for everyone... toss em out. I listened to the PGA last weekend on XM Radio. I watched the last hour today. Absolutely horrified. Anything could have happened to the players. That wasn’t fans walking along behind, they swarmed in front of them. Makes me nervous for what the RyderCup could be like. Cut off the beer sales at what? 3 pm? It has become obnoxious to watch.
  13. I play one lengths. One of my challenges is getting enough height w the longer clubs - was also my challenge w variable length clubs... so yes, I get some roll. I plan for it. I now hit my wedges far higher than I ever did w the shorter shafted versions, for me it’s about drop and stop more than spin. But I’ve really liked the one length wedges, though it took some practice.
  14. Good day around the greens. Gotta be honest, it’s chipping it close that has made the most difference. The last few weeks I bet I’ve hit more chips onto the BirdieBall than putts. That is what has really helped. If you aren’t chipping onto the PuttUp, you aren’t using it to its full potential.
  15. I just finished my first round w my V2 upgrade. Great improvement! First, it’s faster. Not sure how any of this is possible with only a change in the circuit board. Doesn’t matter how or why. But it is definitely faster. I was always trying to get my original version to get moving, and it would seem to get tired on the back nine, to the point I was almost pushing it on the last three holes. But with the V2 upgrade I can’t keep up w it. Which is awesome. That alone is with the price of the upgrade. Second, i don’t know if it’s a gyroscope or what they did, but it holds its line be
  16. Their web site says they have brackets for the BigMax IQ - you may want to email them and ask about compatibility at contact@alphardgolf.com
  17. I could never figure out how to hit a hybrid (do I hit down, do I sweep?) until I got my Cobra one length hybrids. I’ve got three with two in my bag right now. Very dependable right to left flight. Unless I just hit a block. But I count on them.
  18. It’s been a month and a half since I set it up. Aside from sweeping debris off when I want to putt (no greens keepers to mow it clean in the morning) it as good as new. Has not faded in color or anything (I do not expect it to btw). The True Strike still looks brand new. I hit the ball from the same spot because I measured out from my Mevo+ and you wouldn’t know it. Rather than folding up and putting my Sporina net away I just pull the poles, lay it flat on the green and set some rocks on it to keep the wind from catching it. That weight does cause some indentation in the green from the
  19. I’ve been a bit frustrated - assembling the panels we didn’t do the best job of getting them tight together. Trust me, we tried. But little 1/8 inch gaps add up over the course of all those panels. It really bothered me in this north east corner where the floating cup, pulled all the way towards the center still didn’t line up with the pre cut hole. This was by far the worst corner. You can see the gap between the turf and the raised edge of the panel. Today I finally went to Lowe’s and got four sets of tie down straps with ratchets. Needed twenty five foot lengths so I co
  20. Back in April I ordered the V2 upgrade, it just arrived. Installing the upgraded circuit board was super easy. Take it from a guy who can't drive a nail straight, anyone can do this. They even included the specific size allen wrench to remove the screws holding the panel on. First observation - I'm going to miss the magnetic method of sticking the remote controller to your cart. This plastic piece that you have to turn the remote 90 degrees is going to be a pain, I can tell already. Raining today, so I'll share my thoughts on how the V2 compares to the V1 when I get it out on the
  21. I've wanted to do that. How/where did you find one? Expensive? (I know, there is no price we wouldn't pay to lower our score...)
  22. Caveat #1 - I’ve played less golf this season than I did in a week last spring... so I don’t yet have a reliable amount of data yet. Caveat #2 - I “feel“ like I’m struggling on the greens. It’s like I’ve become too dependent on my Pelz Tutor - there are no target lines on the green... so picking my line is tough right now. I’ll be putting that away this week.... Despite those two caveats, Arccos says I’ve made some modest gains.
  23. If your indicated handicap is correct - then Lessons 100%. Pick a pro to stick with. Ask them questions before you begin. Go for a season long plan of improvement. Several years ago, when I made my biggest improvements, I told my club pro I'd do what it takes. He tested me by limiting me to the range until I could accomplish some specific drills/goals; and then he only let me tee off with a 6 iron or less until I could accomplish certain tasks. I felt like I was wasting time - but it turned out to be worth it. Use your pro's launch monitor if/when he/she wants to look at how much spin,
  24. It’s close to a home event for a lot of players so loading up my team w the Lone Stars. We’ll see if Zalatoris can regroup. In my B group I had to choose between him and Ryan Palmer. Palmer is probably a safer play to place well, but I’m rolling the dice in hopes of an outright win. He just needs to find his putter. It’s a new venue, the Tour will play it safe and have accessible pins - should be a birdie-fest
  25. Haven't actually seen the MaxSwing - but looking at their web site the similarity is that its one stick/club, and you can vary the weights. Max has 5 weights, and RYP has three. A difference, the RYP also has a counter balance weight in the butt end of the club, no such weight in the Max. Looking at just the first protocol the RYP has three swings between weight changes, the Max has two - so you have more steps between max weights. The Max has a 100 gram difference between fully loaded and empty, the Ryp has a difference of 90 grams if its just the head weights, and 160 grams if you inclu
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