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  1. I put mine on cruise control when I am climbing up and incline. It engages the wheels in a kind of a "positrack" type mode. The wheels are both turning simultaneously in the same way a 4 wheel drive works. WHen this feature is not engaged, it seems to be independently trying to keep the cart going straight by using the computer to apply power to each wheel. Not sure if that helps but I have quite a load on my cart and have a clicgear model 8 (4 wheel) with a cooler and a bose speaker and a crat bag that's not too light. Moderate hills at my club. This pic is before I added the Ewheels, but its the same load of stuff.
  2. It’s looking like Shoal Creek and Dubbs Dred.
  3. Yeah, myself as well. We are driving up form Tulsa so I can go anywhere I want. I'm not restricted by location or other things we have to do in that area or anything.
  4. Yeah, I think that will definitely be 1 of the 2 we play.
  5. 5.3 Tulsa, OK. Callaway Apex irons 8 iron carry 135-140 I have seen articles in Golf Digest and on line in the last 12 mths. DTC club maker. I love the thinner top line look but outside of blades, I have not found a very forgiving club that has that combination. The Hogan Icons look promising and maybe these also are the ticket? I like black clubs.
  6. I don't know yet? Probably Overland park area?
  7. Yeah those sound great. Dubbs Dred is one I have looked at. I'll check out Falcon Lakes. Thanks
  8. Don’t know yet. But we are driving, so I can go anywhere.
  9. Mike Milburn - Tulsa, Ok. Garmin G8, S10 watch, in cart club car screen w gps usually it’s the club car screen, Unless I’m walking or it’s cart path only
  10. My wife and I are traveling to Kansas City for a week in September. Any suggestions on good courses to play?
  11. I have the exact same setup v1 on clic gear model 8 (4 wheel) cart. I love it and now several club members have gone and gotten the new version with the “follow me” feature. They are back ordered nationwide. I hope mine lasts several more years but I will buy another one if it ever fails.
  12. I’m not exactly sure why 95? I assume that the average golfer has 32-33 putts per round? Add that to 72 and it’s 95? He just told me it will usually be within a stroke or 2 of my actual score. Ironically, today I shot 76 and I hit 10 greens. I stopped keeping up with putts, but today I counted them up and I had 32 putts. I had 10 cracks at birdie but only made 1. Out of those 10, I was really out of legit birdie range on at least 5 or 6. So my shots into the pin were not all really close. But when it comes to what stat affects my score, this is it. If I wanted to drill down on this, I guess I could try to improve proximity to the whole. But for me, this is a good goal that, most of the time, gives me a goal that drives down my score. I’ll take the birdies when they come. You can beat this with a really good short game but I prefer putting more than scrambling with chips and pitches as much as possible.
  13. I see the point you are trying to make about proximity to the hole, but an old golf coach I used to play with gave me a great little formula for GIR. If you typically can 2 putt 90 percent of the greens, you can reliably use this. I doubt anyone would 3 putt all 18 greens (40 putts) if they hit 14 greens in regulation, but I would argue that their biggest problem is not irons. It’s putting. If you can hit 14 greens you better be shooting in the 60s. # of GIR x 2 subtracted from 95 = your score (+/- 1 stroke) So, if you can hit 10 greens, you should shoot around 75 every time. Try it. It’s my goal to hit 5 on each side. I’m always amazed when it works out to my exact score. 4 par 3s, maybe you hit 3? 4 par 5s maybe you hit 3? 10 par 4s left to hit the remaining 4?
  14. I didn’t put this one on the list, but Firewheel over in Garland was a fun track. Some strange hole designs going on there but very scenic and it was not overly priced and made for a fun day.
  15. How long have you been playing golf? Started when I was 34. What’s your handicap or normal score? Index is 6 What do you love about golf? I love how difficult it can be even when I think I have something figured out. I like how you get to see really cool layouts when you are playing a new course. Throw in some wildlife and a few beers and I’m happy. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? I originally was looking at reviews and then I was offering my own feedback about places to play, gear, and maybe even an opinion. Do you already know any other Spies? No. Where are you from? Tulsa, Oklahoma. What is your home course? Tulsa Country Club What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? The best thing about eastern Oklahoma is you can really play year around. We have pretty interesting terrain here. Unlike the other side of the state that is a little flatter and has smaller trees. What do you do for a living? I’m the VP of a technology company. How’d you pick your user name? I played football up until and a short stint into college. Grew up in Texas as Cowboys fan and now that I’m in Oklahoma,I’m an Ok State Cowboys fan. My old number was 14.
  16. Oh wow, yeah maybe I will stick to just ordering a demo club or 2. That is not what I expected on the BH clubs location. I understand they were coming back from bankruptcy but that’s really small.
  17. I will also check out Old American. Question for any of you guys. I guess the new requirements have restricted me from applying to be a tester because I only have 8 likes and need 15. Those Ben Hogan Icon irons, made in DFW area, look awesome! Are you guys seeing the same restrictions? Not that they would likely select me anyway, but kind of a drag. Thinking about running by the factory next trip, if they are allowing it during corona virus, and checking them out. Has anyone seen them up close? Kind of a Texas golf subject.
  18. This is going to be a course that no one knows. It is in Oklahoma and is a state park golf course that has flooded several times. Sequoia state park in Wagner Oklahoma. The course is so damn crazy. All holes are set on the side of a hill and are all also tree lined. So you never have a flat lie and all drives slide left or right off the fairway into the trees and roots and rocks. Oh yeah, don't let me forget that rocks are a prevalent part of this course. Even under the grass you might encounter rocks! Luckily my clubs were still locked up at the club due to the corona virus, so I was using backups. Several shots resulted in sparks or rock chips flying after the ball was struck. Chose this place because everywhere else was shut down. My wife and I were laughing most of the day because we didn't pay much and we were drinking and glad to be outside. Great view of the (Think Willy Wonka chocolate river here) water on Lake Fort Gibson. We also were told to play the same glorious 9 holes twice and found that reading the patchy (sand) spotted greens were much easier on the second run around. Fun times. We did see a few deer and a bald eagle, so all wasn't lost.
  19. These may not be what I would call favorites because I don't live in Texas anymore. Native Texan. But they are the ones we have enjoyed. Dallas - Texas Star - My wife and I usually travel to or through Dallas every year and we try to play somewhere different each time. But we have played Texas Star every year just because we like the greens, atmosphere, and the scenery cruising around that place. The people there are always so nice. Dallas - Cowboys Golf - We also like Dallas Cowboys but with 2 of us playing that gets pretty expensive. Also we drink beer the whole time and having them include free food in the fees doesn't really pay off much for us. Austin - Falcon Head - We also had a good time in Austin playing here and it wasn't really expensive but it was a really fun layout.
  20. Mike, Oklahoma 6.5 Callaway Apex 150
  21. My wife and I played the Slammer and Squire and it was your typical Florida golf course experience, in our opinion. Greens had just been aerated and sand was coverinjg them. We were offered no discount of course and paid $150 each, not happy. The HOF itself and surrounding areas seemed to be struggling financially. We went across the pond out front and went Murray Bros Caddy Shack themed restaurant and sports bar for dinner, which was fun. The elder brother (I think) was on hand as the host at the door. I was really surprised at the empty shops all around the pond area there. We could not get on the King and Bear due to rain but we did go over to the pro shop which was nice, as well for what little of the course we could see there. We ended up playing one of the muni's north of there and had a blast playing 18 and then in a group 9 hole scramble they talked us into. The place was called Cimmarone Golf Club about 20 minutes north of HOF. Meanders around through a neighborhood and was really nice for the money. I think we paid $40 each with a cart. Greens were a little grainy but better than 1/2 inch of sand!
  22. Mike Tulsa, Ok. driver swing speed 100-105 Bridgestone E12 and BXS Tour
  23. Well I fall into the category of players on here that say they hate the look of 2 things. 1.) a fat looking clunky game improvement type iron 2.) offset, even if it is minimal. I think these 2 things are the reason I am looking for a blade looking club at address that has zero offset and a minor amount of forgiveness that lets me work the ball some. It led me to try Hogans demo program for the Fort Worth Black Irons. I love the look of them and they are reasonably priced with shaft upgrades at no charge! I got a 7 iron and a PW. I hit the wedge as expected. Great. The 7 iron I hit great about 80% of the shots I tried. (total of about 40-50 balls, with 8-10 bad ones.) The other 20% were obviously not hit dead center probably due to my current irons allowing me to get away with those shots and no appreciable change in the results. Could I get these clubs and become a more consistent ball striker? I bet I could, I mean I am a 5 handicap and I hit the ball pretty well. I just need to find a club that looks like I want it to and does not take me backwards in results. My next test will be the Titleist T200's and the Callaway Apex Pro's. I may try the Hogan PTX pros thru their demo program again. The issue with the retail guys is that the Hogans are half the price! $775 vs $14-1500 due to no middle man.
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