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    Fast Play

    I see no issues with the way you handled it. The only other thing you could’ve done was to say, “Keeping it in the fairway makes for faster play...” (The rhyming was unintentional but that could be framed on a pro shop wall [emoji3]) Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  2. Brad, Colorado, 30+ rounds Facebook, Instagram 16 hdcp, 110 mph PXG 0311 4-LW, Ping G driver, Bridgestone and Titleist FWs Conventional set
  3. 1. Brad, Colorado 2. 16 HDCP | 110 mph 3. Ping G 4. I would like to review the Epic Flash
  4. If there is too much burn, I suggest adding a bit of water to it. The nice thing about whisk(e)ys is that water can actually bring out flavors that are otherwise masked by the burn. However, it is a delicate balance. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  5. The grass will always be greener on the private course you cannot get onto. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  6. For the price I recommend Monkey Shoulder or Dimple Pinch blended Scotch’s for a daily dram. For the more special occasion I also enjoy The Balvenie 14yr Caribbean Cask that is finished in rum casks. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  7. This my be a little off from where the OP was going but, I am of the opinion that most high and mid handicappers would be better off moving forward until their game dictates moving back. (Consistently shooting in the mid 80s would be my personal measure.) I was paired up with a threesome that was a dad and his two twenty something sons. The more seasoned father played from the middle tees and consistently was on the green in regulation. The boys played from the tips and both scored around a 120 if you gave them 10 mulligans. They spent the entire round searching for lost balls. I understand being young and full of testosterone but the game is much more enjoyable when you play the course to your level. Moving forward and setting aside my pride was the best move I have made and I am starting to see drastic improvements in my play. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  8. Welcome to the forum. It is always nice to hear from fellow AF retirees.
  9. Diamond Tour Golf sells clone clubs. Are you sure they are the real deal? Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  10. The son-in-law: Not quite what you had in mind. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  11. - Buddy hits a worm burner: “Smart move keeping it under the wind.” - “Dead Sheep/Still ewe“ “You’re still away.” (No matter how it is said, that one hurts on the receiving end) - “You really cranked that one............ into the trees.” - “Nice shot. That was like my drive.... only shorter.” Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  12. I have pulled off some amazing shots when alone. It gives you the freedom to experiment (or at least drop another one to experiment). However, I play best when paired up with three complete strangers that know their way around a course. I never want to be that guy they later reminisce about that sucked so bad they thought someone paid me to be comic relief. So, I end up playing “smart” golf and card a better score. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  13. My triceps are screaming at me today. Saying “Hey, remember you are fat and out of shape? WTF?” Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  14. I am an iPhone user for the past 8 years or so, however, a friend of mine showed me his new Samsung phone and the Samsung DeX dock. It was pretty slick that he could hook it up to a monitor and keyboard. It would pretty much replace my desktop computer. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  15. I picked up the Tommy Armour Impact No.3 putter yesterday. I have to say that I was skeptical of the comparison that it had gotten to much more expensive putters that are currently on the market. I had been playing a cheap Wilson putter for the last 9 years, so I was due for an upgrade. The no.3 is a GREAT putter! I took it to the practice green at my course and put it through the paces. It just flat out does what I expect it to do. My lag putts were spot on and I was making more from close range. I really hope this is a sign than this next season will be a breakthrough year. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  16. I was playing the Bridgestone e6 but they changed them up on me and came out with two different models the e6soft and e6speed. So, they really forced my hand in finding which one I like and it turns out that they lost me instead. I tested all of the models from Vice, Snell MTBs, Cut, Srixon, Bridgestone, Kirkland, Callaway and of course Titleist (to include the 2019 prototypes). If you are interested, I added a write-up on the Cut models in one of the testing sections titled: Cut Golf Co. Ball Review (UN-official). Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  17. I tried a lot of different balls last season and just purchased three dozen of the Cut Greys. I like the grey better than the blue because they have a lower spin. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  18. I’m a few days late but will join you in this revolution. When I was in the military I would set an alarm for every hour of the work day and make my entire team bust out at least 5 - 20 pushups depending on their individual strength level or physical limitations. Now that I work in the civilian world I can’t make anybody do it with me but I will follow that same principle and see if anyone wants to join me. It really goes a long way to building camaraderie. It also only takes a few seconds and really helps to break up the day and you may even start to enjoy them. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  19. You must like the campfire taste. To me, the smoke of islay’s is too overpowering. I prefer a good speyside or highland scotch myself. Lately I have been enjoying some less expensive blends like Monkey Shoulder and Copper Dog. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  20. I like things that are worn due to proper use, but still clean. My guitar shows wear on the fretboard but the body is not banged up. Likewise, my club faces show wear (I wish it was always in the center of the face) but are still in great shape for clubs that are 9 years old. I don’t clean them after every shot but I do clean them after the round. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  21. Keeping this thread alive. I am a current Rotary Swing (RST) member and I really like the content and instruction method. I am a YouTube junkie and self-taught golfer. If I don't know how to do something, I generally just look it up and figure it out on my own or piecing together the most logical steps that are consistent from one online instruction to the next. I know that there are many of you out there that swear by taking lessons but the two face-to-face lessons that I have taken have, quite frankly, just pissed me off. They put me is some unnatural positions and said "swing". Inevitably after a few tries I hit one great in their funky position and they will say some thing stupid like, "Now, why wouldn't you want to do that every time." My answer now is that, "I am not a knock-kneed, hunchback with tourettes". No offense intended to any of you that might fit that bill...(I have swing for you to try). Before joining RST I purchased and implemented The Body Swing from Paul Wilson Golf. This was the beginning of my swing evolution. The Body Swing is just like it says, using your body as the engine of the swing rather than your arms. Keeping my wrists loose and rotating my body rather than swaying and chopping with my arms, I was able to pick up a ton of club head speed, distance and consistency from it. The four checkpoints that he teaches are a great way to stop overthinking the swing when you are standing over the "little white devil". You are shown a consistent way to setup to the ball and based on the ball flight you will be able to quickly make adjustments even on the course from one hole to the next. It gives you tactile feedback when you have completed your swing and follow through. For most people the follow through checkpoint alone will dramatically change their game for the better. I purchased this program last winter and was able to practice the movements in my living room without a club. This is great for people that cannot get to a course or if their course is snow covered. You won't get rusty over the winter and could potentially even improve without ever touching a ball. The Body Swing keeps it at a higher level and doesn't get extremely technical but is built for people that need to "feel" how the swing works. I decided to joint RST as well because Chuck Quinton sells it as a scientific method that will help you swing without causing pain. I had back surgery 15 years ago and that is always a concern for me. Both of these methods are actually very similar in that regard. RST goes deeper into the specifics of the movements within the swing and is very much for those who like to "think" about every aspect. As a consummate learner, I always want to know everything about the process before committing to the change. RST provides that for me. Even though the swing only takes just over a second there are so many complex things happening. RST will start you from the beginning and teach you how your brain processes new movements and then go into the foundations of setup posture, balance, stance width, knee flex, distance from the ball and ball position. There are at least 30 lessons covering all of these things before you even touch a ball. A key concept of RST is that for a right handed player, the left side is where you should be generating your power. For the same reason that a truck pulls a trailer rather than pushing it. The trailer will always follow where the truck goes. If you have ever tried to back up a trailer this will make a lot of sense. My biggest issue was/is weight shift. If I am not careful I tend to leave my weight on the back leg and take a chunk of sod before the ball. Most teachers talk about weight shift and most amateurs take that to mean swaying. The actual movement is much more subtle and is based on rotating and not swaying. Now, the reason I mention both programs in this review is that I think that they compliment each other nicely. Sometimes I just need a reminder to keep things loose and focus on fewer things while on the course (Body Swing). Other times I want to dive deep into exactly how I should align my spine in the setup (Rotary Swing). Both programs have hundreds of hours of video instructions that are high quality and easy to follow. Both also encourage you to put in the "reps", meaning that you have to practice to get the moves down. You cannot just watch a video and hope to execute that move on the course. I highly recommend either of these programs if you are looking to maximize your game. Last year I was struggling to break 100 and this year I am consistently in the high 80's. I have my full swing working thanks to these two programs but need to work on the short game now. One final note, in case anybody was wondering, I don't have pain after a round using these methods. These are sustainable methods that I can use as long as I can continue to play golf.
  22. Since the original review was a year ago I will just add mine here and hopefully keep the discussion alive. I am proud to say that I have finally made the decision and the Cut Grey has now become my "gamer". Months ago, I ordered the sample pack off of Amazon. It included a sleeve of each of the 4 balls offered by Cut (Blue, Grey, White, Red). I am 42, a mid-handicapper, currently playing off a 16 and I have a high club head speed >110 with driver. My 150 club is a 42 degree, 9i. For my test I played each ball for several holes and was looking for what felt best to me and delivered the best response to my swing and short game. Unfortunately, my short game is lacking so I mostly went off of shot consistency and the feel. I really don't have high demands while putting but it needs to feel solid and not sound "clicky". The Blue is a 4-piece Urethane ball, 90 compression. $19.95/dozen. that I think is every bit as good as the current market leaders in distance, spin, feel and sound. I think this is best for those with a high swing speed. The only reason that I don't play this one is that it is a little too high spin for me. I am not looking to hit a green and have the ball suck back 10 ft. On the courses that I play the most, I would end up spinning it back off the front of the green. Rather, I would like the ball to take a little hop and stop. Enter the Cut Grey... The Grey is a 3-piece Urethane ball, 80 compression. $19.95/dozen. This is an all-around good ball for mid to high swing speeds. This ball is good off the tee and has a lower spin rate compared to the blue. I'm not sure if it is because there is one less layer or 26 fewer dimples but the difference is noticeable. As I stated earlier, I am looking for a ball that will check up on the greens and stay put. the Grey delivers on this. I usually find my pitch mark a couple of feet past the ball, so it does come back a little but not a crazy amount. The sound off the putter is a soft "tock" and rolls the distance I would expect it to. I have now purchased these by the dozen and played several rounds with them. The biggest surprise for me is that the cover of the ball has an almost tacky feel to it. This is not a bad feel in any way. It is like it will stick to the face of the club for a fraction of a second longer. I was waiting to see if it would go away as the round progressed but it remained even after mud, sand and washing (and at least one cart path). The White is a 3-piece Surlyn ball, also 80 compression. $14.95/dozen. The surlyn cover is more durable than the urethane and will hold up to banking off a tree or cart path much better. This is a great ball but in all honesty, I lost all of them before getting a good feel for them. I was testing them on a course with a lot of water hazards. Lesson learned: New balls are attracted to water. I could find an old beat up ball in the rough and play it for several rounds but a new ball will be gone in a second... The Red is a 2-piece Surlyn ball, 75 compression. $9.95/dozen. It is a low compression ball with a durable cover. This favors the lower club head speed player looking to get a bit more distance. I would compare it to the Srixon Softfeel or Callaway Supersoft. It is a good ball but not what I was looking for. Each one of the balls has a built it alignment line so you can leave your Sharpie at home. The line is one of the best I have seen on a ball and the Grey has the words CutGOLF.3U in it. So, here is my only complaint... When trying out a mixture of the balls it is difficult to tell which is which. The only visual difference is the last two characters on that line 4U, 3U, 3S or 2S. As long as you pull them straight out of the colored sleeve, you are good to go, but if you mix them all together you may want to bring along your reading glasses to be able to tell them apart. If you have gotten this far in reading this review, I am sure that you have put together that the 4U stands for 4-piece Urethane. But just in case... that is what it means... To figure out which one was best for me, I had to dissect what my game needs right now and what I truly like. 1. I like the feel of a urethane ball the best. (4U, 3U) 2. My swing speed dictates a higher compression. (4U, 3U) 3. I want good, but not super high, spin rates. (3U) My overall impression is that Cut deserves to be a name that more golfers should be familiar with. Most of the people that I have played with since using them have never heard of the brand. This is understandable given the limited marketing that they do but I would hope that word of mouth picks up because of the quality of the product in relation to the price. I have also tried the sample pack of all of the Vice balls but still prefer the Cut. With so many options on the market, narrowing it down to one ball was very difficult. So, the final decision came down to value vs. performance. The performance is negligible between the big names and Cut so the clear advantage in my humble opinion goes to the Cut.
  23. I don't often endorse online golf instructors, because there are always haters out there. To each his own, but this is what worked for me. I have completely revamped my swing this year and picked up around 10-15 mph of club head speed. I am 42 but had back surgery 15 years ago and needed a new swing that wouldn't lay me up for days after a round. I found the Body Swing by Paul Wilson on YouTube. It made me rethink how I was swinging the club. Once I let my body do the work rather than my arms I picked up a consistent 20 yards with all my clubs and hurt less after a round. It all comes down to proper mechanics. If you can eliminate some of the flaws, the swing can be effortless and fast. Most instructors teach you how to bandaid your flaws and in the process create a new one. I didn't feel that this is the case with this instruction. While there is definitely a physical fitness aspect to it as the other posters mentioned, the key to me is making the swing more efficient and it will naturally make it faster and reduce the risk of injury. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  24. Welcome to the forum. It is nice to have a good course nearby. I know that will be a prerequisite if I ever move again.
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