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  1. I went to one length a few seasons ago, will never go back.  Finally gave away the old set of Pings I was holding on to “just in case”...  I started out with the Cobra F9s, and last season found a used set of Cobra Forged TEC Black that I really really love. 
     

    I did something a little different - I had them all made to MY 8 iron length.  That is/was my favorite club at the time and my 150 yarder. When I was previously fit for clubs I was always told I’m half an inch short of standard (a couple previous sets of pings) so I stuck with that.  Wedges thru hybrid. 
     

    I have to admit, the first time I got into a bunker w a “long” sand wedge it felt awkward. But soon was completely normal. I have never been a high trajectory hitter, so having shorter irons that fly a little higher has been a good thing for me.  I have good gaps w my 60, 56, GW PW etc. don’t be afraid to try those. 
     

    I really love the “shorter” hybrid. Finally feel like I know how to hit one, and it’s a favorite - have two in the bag. 
     

    I have good gaps until I get to the 5/6 and then gap well again w the hybrids. This year I’m going to try and out some graphite shafts in the 5&6 to see if I can’t get them spread out a bit. 
     

    Again, it’s worked well for me, I wish I’d gotten experimental earlier. My handicap and scoring have been the best they’ve ever been since I made the switch.  Give them a try!

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  2. Christopher

    Sioux City, Iowa

    I walked 80 of my 100 rounds in 2020, about the same in 2019 as well.

    I use the Bag Boy Quad (the four wheels are supposed to be better on hilly courses, and I play a couple very hilly courses). Here is the kicker that will either disqualify me, or allow me to give you some interesting insights... I have the Alphard eWheels V1 attached to the cart for the last two seasons. 
     

     

    I’m interested in comparing - how easy/hard does it tip or get stuck on hills, does it stay straight on side hills, does it maintain speed over 18 holes or slow down, can it really go 36, distance fr cart to remote or does it shut down, responsiveness, how much space it takes up in the trunk/portability, time to recharge etc.  I’d love to compare.  While I love my eWheels, I’m also using bungee cords to hold up the wheelies, I have to help it on hills, and it has limited speed, especially on the back nine - but has also been a back saver. 
     

    Good luck to all!  Anything to get more walkers out there. 

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  3. For shirts it is Peter Millar - the Crown Crafted line which is more of a slim/tailored fit - (I'd prefer something without wings under my arms) - but love their Summer Comfort as well - nothing even comes close. 

    For shorts it is Adidas Ultimate 365 - great for hot humid weather.

  4. The 14 way divider - a must for those who have OCD so bad we call it CDO because that is the correct alphabetical order.  
     

    I had an old Titleist bag w a 14 way divider, and really miss that. When i wore out the straps I went for the lightest bag I could find - that divider is worth 1.5 to 2 lbs - at least those bags always are two to three pounds heavier.  Now that I’ve quit carrying and moved to a push cart it may be time to look at a 14 way divider again. If I could find just the divider I’d add it to my existing bag, but that’s not really an option. 
     

     

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  5. Have you checked out the Acu-Strike?  Similar concept- see where the sole impacted with the ground.  Though I have to say, your sequins are much more obvious and clear.  This is more like old time velour that stands up or lays flat. You brush it back flat with the sole of your club after a shot.  They make two version, one with an inch of foam underneath (so you need a stance pad) and one super thin that you peg to the ground with some long tees.  The paint marks to indicate ball position definitely wear over time.  They do make it clear however that you can, should and I do, hit a ball off of it.  
     

    Yeah, I caught this one fat - for demonstration purposes of course...

     

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  6. On 8/20/2020 at 3:03 PM, joen said:

    Update. These have been my COVID golf shoes. I have put a lot of miles on them this summer as I have walked much more than I have taken a cart. They have held up nicely. I still have avoided wearing them on days when it might rain.  These are a solid pair of shoes. 

    You mentioned above they take an orthotic insert easily.... can I ask if you are an over pronator?

    My podiatrist put me in ASICS years ago because I over pronate and wear some custom orthotics -  but I have never tried their golf shoes before, and have always been on the look out for a shoe for over pronation. Just curious. 

    I’d really like to try the ASICS Gel Ace released this year, but haven’t found a single review...

  7. Back in 08 I was checking boxes off a list, so played it as part of my "Florida Swing".  Traveling alone I met my playing companions, a family of three who had travelled from overseas to play.  Five minutes later the caddie master came out to inform me that I'd be playing as a single, but they'd be sending me out ahead with a a caddie gratis.  DSC02726.JPG.e7070e761ca887d9ef46c0b684c400c0.JPGAfter I got over being offended, I decided to make the most of it and it turned out to be a great round, just me and the caddie.  To keep me from moving too fast and running into the foursome ahead, he walked me all over each hole giving me a history lesson of who played from between these trees, or off this pine straw, or what Pete Dye did here... kept me in a good state of mind.  It was a good "check the box" course, but I don't think I'd drop that coin again for a replay - I'd head over and play something like StreamSong instead.  

     

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  8. 18 hours ago, Rtracymog said:


    Nice find here! I would have expected it to sit lower in the net for chipping though.


    Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

    The nice thing is you can pretty much set it how you want.  You can set it lower, and it lays flatter, just by attaching the straps at lower points. 
     

    I like to have mine pretty high and take pitch shots from ten to fifteen paces away.  
     

    what they don’t show you in the video is the shots that don’t land in the exact middle fall through and roll back to the front of the net. 
     

    I purchased it this fall and really liked it. Unfortunately with snow on the ground it’s folded up in the garage waiting for spring. 

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  9. I tore my meniscus a few years ago - happened on the 7th tee box - I’ll never forget.....  anyway, after trying several compression sleeves I have settled on this one for golf

    https://www.amazon.com/Snapmade-Knee-Brace-Compression-Sleeve/dp/B07JMBY7X9/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Snapmade&qid=1607789585&sr=8-1

    It has some compression, but I got it for the protection against over rotating across my knee and all the torque I put on it. Those little plastic pieces on the side help keep my knee straight.  For me, I wear this on my left, forward, knee.  So while it’s exactly what I need to guard against rotation I don’t know if it would be what you are looking for.

    For yoga class or the elliptical machine I use this simple compression sleeve.  Nice and tight, stays in place, and makes everything feel stable  

    https://www.amazon.com/Compression-Basketball-Weightlifting-Arthritis-Breathable/dp/B0759X1RTM?ref_=ast_sto_dp

    Good luck.  Knee problems are no fun  

     

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  10. On 12/3/2020 at 5:22 PM, Hopen2Score said:

    Had a friend of a friend who went the route of retrofitted wheels. The longevity of the battery is questionable - less than 18-hole range after only one season. MGI Navigator is the best route to take if affordable.

    I always get 18, with two of the five status lights still on.  I’ve never pushed for more than 18.  But I just finished my second season and still going strong. 

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  11. Im looking at the pictures and have a real persnickety question... No drink holder?  No place to keep a couple extra balls or tees?  I know, I know, your bag is right there.  But every push cart has those things.  Am I missing them, cause I don’t see in the pictures.

    I took a Bagboy push cart and added the Alphard ewheels. So I’d really miss those items.

    Two things you can count on with using a remote - first, the battery in the remote will dies with zero warning just before you have to go up a hill (keep extras AAA batteries in the bag); and second, you will send it someplace you didn’t intend (like into a creek).  Despite having both happen to me, I’d never give up my remote.  It’s so nice to just walk at your own pace. The positives far outweigh the negatives.

    I’d appreciate hearing more on real world experience with how compactly they fold up and fit in the trunk.  Anyone?

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  12. I’d been struggling with that question... waivering between a Fiberbuilt and a TrueStrike.  I do not have the overhead clearance in either my house or my garage to take full swing - so this is for my backyard and if I’m going to do this I also want to build a butting green around or adjacent to it.  
     

    I finally settled on the True Strike system.  Got a modular piece to set in the middle of a ProPutt modular putting green.  There was a long wait and it just arrived this week.  Coincidentally my Mevo+ also just arrived.  The Sporina net has been patiently waiting for its partners...  Haven’t had an opportunity to test it out yet, but when I do I’ll share what I learn. 
     

    069EF6E8-C6D9-46F6-BFE6-1F3FC53FFF39.jpeg.5b7d9e2573ce755a59c0494b7853bd48.jpeg  The hitting area with the gel insert is smaller, the turf lays over it and fasten/clicks into place. It’s  pretty sturdy. I should have taken a picture with the turf off - and will do so when I return home - currently holed up in a hotel for two weeks...

    As I said, I haven’t hit off it yet, but I’ll give the folks at ProPutt (the TrueStrike distributors) major points for customer service. I made several calls and emails to Brian there and he was very good about answering questions and thinking through how I was going to use this and laying out my little backyard practice area. 

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  13. If you aren’t looking for a permanent solution (like the ProPutt with the flooring base etc to build a floor across your room) then you really should check out the BirdieBall. This was my official review here - and there are four other reviewers with lots of Picts and details to consider  

     

    You don’t have to be concerned about the foam. At all.  It’s very sturdy and bounces back. They have figured it out. And you do want a little extra width - 4 ft is nice.  Happy hunting. 

  14. On 11/21/2020 at 8:05 AM, Chip Strokes said:

    the walking is a minor inconvenience. let me know if the velcro works

    Back at the hotel I checked to see how much “walking” or “sliding” the putting green did on the carpet.

    I first marked the back edge with a Velcro command strip stuck to the floor. 
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    After a bit I could see it was moving

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    By the next day I could see it really moved... 

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    Everyone may not have this problem. I tend to rock back and forth a bit settling (shuffling) my feet (don’t know why, it’s just habit).  That movement or pressure may be what causes the mat to inch backwards.  Maybe it’s the type of carpet.  Maybe my hotel floor is uneven and I’m putting uphill - more than I thought...  I don’t know for sure. And it’s not a big deal - takes no effort to slide the green. But.... a mystery to solve. 
     

     My first action was to attach three Velcro command strips ($4 for 16  at Lowe’s) on the underside of the mat along the bottom/back edge. That definitely stopped the walking. However, this was a bad idea. By holding the back edge firmly in place, by shuffling in my stance a foot or two or three away from the back edge I was still creating pressure and causing the mat to push toward the back, with the edge firmly stuck to the ground. The result? It developed an ever so slight but noticeable upward bow about 6 inches to a foot from the back. Enough to notice setting up to a ball.  I should have expected that. 
     

    Pulled the command strips off.  Put some new ones on at the top of the mat about six inches below where the mat starts it’s upward climb up the ramp.  I would have preferred to Velcro the ramp to the floor, but it does not make flat contact with the floor, it’s foam pieces have just enough of an angle to them I didn’t think the Velcro would make good contact. 
     

    Putting around I can sometimes hear the Velcro pulling at the carpeting, but so far no discernible movement.  Have only rolled a few since the switch, so I’ll update again after a day or so. 

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  15. On 9/28/2020 at 10:53 AM, Chip Strokes said:

    But on the other hand, I had this happen to me enough to make note of it here:

     

    Hmmm.... I had plenty of putts rejected because the hole was already full.... but never because of a flag stick.  Which hole? The challenge hole?

     

    Completely understand the “walking” of the green.  I’ve notice that in my hotel room.  I don’t really notice it as it happens, as its subtle, but if you step away and come back, oh yeah, it moved. I think in part that is because despite its very large size it is very light weight and the “smooth” side is what is against/gliding on the carpet. Walking on it creates force in a direction, and it doesn’t have the weight to resist so it gives just a bit.  Done over and over it inches or walks across the floor. 
     

    I may grab a couple of Velcro command strips and put them on the bottom of the stance end. I’d think it wouldn’t take too much resistance to hold everything in place. Has anyone else tried that?

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  16. 17 hours ago, dlow206 said:

    Finished my backyard leveling project in the summer, but never put my practice net back up yet. Put it up today, will be much better with level ground. Also, much less likely to hit balls over the fence now lol.

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    Nice fence! You are inspiring me to restrain mine before my net goes back up in the spring 

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  17. There are a two large shops - by the North gate (near club house and Hole #1) is the SuperStore sized shop; and the South Gate (near Hole 5 and closest to 16, 15, 13).  For hats I’d say the selections between the two are the same. A dizzying amount of choices when it comes to colors and styles.  Yes, there are fitted caps, but they’ll go earlier in the week. Don’t plan on finding them on Sunday...   They are all hanging overhead on a wall with numbers and you ask on of the friendly locals for that corresponding number.  They group the fitted hats together. If it doesn’t say fitted, don’t bother asking - you’ll just slow yourself down.

    As mentioned above there are also “oh crap, I forgot to get cousin Steve a (key fob/socks/hat/logo ball/shirt/umbrella/sunscreen/towel/etc...) quickie shops outside the security checkpoints/magnetometers/ticket gates but before the parking areas.  Not where YOU want to shop, but Cousin Steve doesn’t really need to know...

    Tom’s right, you want to go early - not on the way out.  

    My strategy is to go in the South Gate, line up an hour before it opens (yes I’m crazy, but I’m never there first), walk past the shop and go straight to the course (walk, never run) to set up my chair for the day and then head back to shop, then check my items (unless it looks like rain) or ship em home at the UPS drop off.... then off to see the action.  
     

    I have parked my car there, but I try to a) stay at a hotel with a shuttle or b) stay at a hotel that I can walk to and from (it will be a long walk, but it will be a long wait to get your car out too...) Of course this is also weather dependent. 
     

    Make a list of who you need to buy for. It’ll help you keep it under control.  There is something for everyone - dog and cat lovers, jewelry, puzzles, art, barware, banners and blankets, boxers and socks to neck ties and cuff links... in 2019 it seemed like the newest additions were tech fabric workout gear... and fitted hats...

    Have fun, and remember to intercept the credit card bill before She Who Must Be Obeyed sees it.

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