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    Rchang got a reaction from Josh Parker in Maxfli Honors+ Stand Bag (my thoughts)   
    With the way prices are going in golf, $90 is a steal. Hope the material holds up well
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    Rchang got a reaction from JD Fidler in Music on the Golf Course?   
    AirPods have setting to let in surrounding sound. I assume most earbuds that are used for running have similar. 
     
    I prefer no music, but play with guys you like it. Our compromise is turn it down at the tee box and enjoy it otherwise through the green. It gets jarring when the song switches while you’re in mid swing and my crap game doesn’t need any more handicaps
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    Rchang got a reaction from tony@CIC in SURVEY: How has MyGolfSpy influenced your game?   
    Best thing. Stick to one ball. And glad they highlighted how good the Maxfli Tour ones are. Still have some finders, but usually to give to my son who is still in spraying mode
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    Rchang got a reaction from cksurfdude in Not Chasing Scratch...Just Chasing a Semi Decent Reliable Game...How Do I Get There   
    Am also listening to the Chasing Scratch pod. Started season 3. Did Arccos for a year and the shots gained analytics did confirm don’t over do approach or short game, because was even to my handicap goal, but driver accuracy (as in fewer PK’s) and 3-5 foot putts are my bane of existence. Going to focus my practice
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    Rchang got a reaction from mattjamd in Music on the Golf Course?   
    AirPods have setting to let in surrounding sound. I assume most earbuds that are used for running have similar. 
     
    I prefer no music, but play with guys you like it. Our compromise is turn it down at the tee box and enjoy it otherwise through the green. It gets jarring when the song switches while you’re in mid swing and my crap game doesn’t need any more handicaps
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    Rchang got a reaction from Garry Delaplane in Music on the Golf Course?   
    AirPods have setting to let in surrounding sound. I assume most earbuds that are used for running have similar. 
     
    I prefer no music, but play with guys you like it. Our compromise is turn it down at the tee box and enjoy it otherwise through the green. It gets jarring when the song switches while you’re in mid swing and my crap game doesn’t need any more handicaps
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    Rchang got a reaction from Rex_D in Music on the Golf Course?   
    AirPods have setting to let in surrounding sound. I assume most earbuds that are used for running have similar. 
     
    I prefer no music, but play with guys you like it. Our compromise is turn it down at the tee box and enjoy it otherwise through the green. It gets jarring when the song switches while you’re in mid swing and my crap game doesn’t need any more handicaps
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    Rchang got a reaction from Jackal in Organization/ Routine when walking   
    Also my actual preshot starts 10 yards before getting to the ball, I start assessing lie, obstacles, wind.  This is why I play better  walking than riding, my rhythm is a bit messed up when I ride
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    Rchang reacted to WaffleHouseTour in AimPoint Lesson   
    I have always struggled with green reading.  I worked hard this winter on my stroke indoors, but came out struggling to determine where to aim.  When I'm confident with my target I have no problems, and feel very confident over four footers (my Skillest coach had me sinking 100 four footers in a row over the winter).  But the lack of confidence in target results in all kinds of other speed problems.  I've got a couple holes at home where, even though I've played it for twenty years, depending on the pin location I can't tell if its a left to right, or right to left.  And I really am confused by up hill, side hill slopes. 
    I've been thinking about AimPoint for the last two years, watching the finger waggling on tv, and listening to chatter about it.  After listening to John Sherman's pod cast with AimPoint founder Mark Sweeney, I decided to make the jump.  Found a Level 2 AimPoint instructor on their website three hours away (had to drive that way for work anyway) and went for a lesson last night.  No clinics anywhere near me. 
    The lesson lasted two hours. The first half really on the theory,  learning on how it works and learning what I'm feeling with my feet.  Second hour was putting it into practice.  Then a little clean up at the end with writing down some notes on how to practice it and find my feels, and calibrate for speed. 
    I gotta say, I was impressed by what I saw and did.  When the instructor and I talked through things, what my challenges were, habits and tendencies, I told him I thought I over read the break.  That may have been true for 6 footers; but boy, was I wrong on things in that 15 to 20 foot range.   When I started dropping some of those (or leaving tap ins) I could have fallen over laughing at where AimPoint had me correctly targeting and where I otherwise might have. 
    But anyone who has read my posts knows I'm a very CDO, Type A, analytical person - so today I'm off to a hardware store to get myself a digital level - I want to, need to, be sure I can feel the difference between a 0%, 1%, 2% slope - so I intend to practice getting that feeling.  The instructor and I talked about how to do that, how to make sure I'm getting the right feels and setting up some practice stations with some tees and randomly moving from a 1% to a 2% to a 0 to a 3%...
    Listening to the podcast w Sweeney, it's clear it takes some time.  You have to stick with it.  And you also have to calibrate yourself and how you aim - a 2% is not the same on a green running at a 10 stimp as it is on a 12 stimp.   
    But getting the read - thats quick.  I'm anxious to see if my pace and time improve.  Listening to TV you'd think I'm adding half an hour to my playing time - but last night it sure felt faster - particularly if you get down in two strokes rather than three.
    So... I'm going to post my putting Arccos putting stats as of today, pre-AimPoint, last ten rounds comparing my shotsgained versus a scratch.  And I'll come back later and do it again, see what we learned.   

    I'm posting this under Lessons rather than a Review - as I'd really like to hear what others have experienced with it, suggestions or hints at how to improve that "feel" and calibration.  Unlike some piece of equipment, this is all subject to operator error or success.  
    So what do my fellow Spies who've tried it think?  Your experience?
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    Rchang reacted to revkev in Indi Wedges   
    As mentioned in the equipment section I ordered these after a wedge fitting.  They bill themselves as the king of spin. This is because they started with non conforming wedges that spin much more than anything conforming but was of course illegal for play. 

    This is their conforming wedge that comes in a 3 different grinds.  Mine is the FLX S grind which my fitter picked because it’s ideal for players with a shallow AoA who tend to be pickers. 
     
    The Indi claim is that the launch lower, spin 10 percent more and are more forgiving than any other wedge they’ve tested against. The key to forgiveness is the scoop back shape seen above and spin the unusual full face groove pattern pictured below.
    I hit a few balls into the net this evening and will take them to the range and practice green tomorrow. I’m playing Sunday afternoon and will report back after that. 
     
    They look and feel very nice. We shall see how they perform. 
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    Rchang got a reaction from OdinSnipes414 in Sub70 TAIII Wedges - 2023 Forum Review   
    Congrats all. Looking forward to your results 
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    Rchang got a reaction from Dweed in Organization/ Routine when walking   
    Usually in cart, you aren’t always going straight to your ball, but zigzagging from one to another. Or you have to park a distance from the ball. Can’t tell you how many times near the green I went up thinking I had one type of shot, carrying 3 different clubs, and realized I needed another club that is in the cart. 
    Lou Stagner just put out a newletter that if you mostly walk, you play better walking and if you mostly ride you play better riding. So YMMV
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    Rchang got a reaction from Dweed in Organization/ Routine when walking   
    I keep an extra ball, two tees, divot repair tool and ball marker in pocket from beginning of the round. Walk up and put my bag down level with your ball. Take my yardage and then pull club. Then step back and start preshot routine
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    Rchang reacted to vandyland in Organization/ Routine when walking   
    I walk anytime I can and I find it is noticeably more difficult to play out of a golf cart (the rare times that I have to) than it is when walking. You are zipping from shot to shot, your stuff is all over the place, etc. I like the walk between shots because I can pre and post shot routine fairly easily. In a golf cart, especially on a nice course, it is like running through a museum vs casually walking through and absorbing/experiencing everything. Down with golf carts but I digress. 
    I will agree with the OP @Triple_Putt that it can be difficult if you are carrying your bag and running some type of GPS on your phone (or shot tracking app in my case). But, having a push cart made life much easier. My phone goes in the same place every time, my tees and extra ball go in the same place, water bottle same place, GPS same place. Makes the pre-shot and overall comfort so much better. I am not fiddling with where did I put this thing this type business. It goes like this:
    Walk up to ball after I have been looking at the horizon and assessing the whole walk up. Shoot target if needed. Pull club. Hit shot. Mark shot on phone. Start walking. 
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    Rchang got a reaction from vandyland in Organization/ Routine when walking   
    Usually in cart, you aren’t always going straight to your ball, but zigzagging from one to another. Or you have to park a distance from the ball. Can’t tell you how many times near the green I went up thinking I had one type of shot, carrying 3 different clubs, and realized I needed another club that is in the cart. 
    Lou Stagner just put out a newletter that if you mostly walk, you play better walking and if you mostly ride you play better riding. So YMMV
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    Rchang got a reaction from Triple_Putt in Organization/ Routine when walking   
    Also my actual preshot starts 10 yards before getting to the ball, I start assessing lie, obstacles, wind.  This is why I play better  walking than riding, my rhythm is a bit messed up when I ride
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    Rchang got a reaction from Gripit in Organization/ Routine when walking   
    I keep an extra ball, two tees, divot repair tool and ball marker in pocket from beginning of the round. Walk up and put my bag down level with your ball. Take my yardage and then pull club. Then step back and start preshot routine
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    Rchang got a reaction from ParFore74x in Organization/ Routine when walking   
    I keep an extra ball, two tees, divot repair tool and ball marker in pocket from beginning of the round. Walk up and put my bag down level with your ball. Take my yardage and then pull club. Then step back and start preshot routine
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    Rchang got a reaction from ParFore74x in Organization/ Routine when walking   
    Also my actual preshot starts 10 yards before getting to the ball, I start assessing lie, obstacles, wind.  This is why I play better  walking than riding, my rhythm is a bit messed up when I ride
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    Rchang got a reaction from Triple_Putt in Organization/ Routine when walking   
    I keep an extra ball, two tees, divot repair tool and ball marker in pocket from beginning of the round. Walk up and put my bag down level with your ball. Take my yardage and then pull club. Then step back and start preshot routine
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    Rchang reacted to GolfSpy_SHARK in Bag Boy Nitron Cart - 2023 Forum Review   
    Will cover this as well but it is extremely stable. Has give in the right spots.
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    Rchang reacted to Hobert in Bag Boy Nitron Cart - 2023 Forum Review   
    My Sun Mountain 2.5+ doesn't twist at all. I'll show whyn in my review.
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    Rchang got a reaction from GolfSpy_SHARK in Bag Boy Nitron Cart - 2023 Forum Review   
    My Jones Trouper twists terribly in my old school SM Speed Cart. Any issue with this?
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    Rchang reacted to McGolf in LIVE THREAD-PInehurst MGS Invitational   
    Nice place





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    Rchang reacted to GolfSpy AFG in LIVE THREAD-PInehurst MGS Invitational   
    I done gradu-ma-tated.  On my way.


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