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  1. I bought Inesis waterproof golf shoes two years ago. They are comfortable and durable. I walk and carry, playing 2 to 4 rounds a week. Currently, I have five pair of golf shoes that I rotate, mostly Footjoy but also a pair of Addidas winter golf boots that I absolutely love. I wouldn't wear anything else except they are a lot heavier than the normal golf shoes. I'd love to compare the new Inesis with my old pair - the soles look different.
  2. Hector Friday Harbor, WA At 75, I walk all rounds (100+ in 2020). Normally carry, but use a hand cart in the winter due to bad course conditions. Sun Mountain three-wheel
  3. Yeah. Asking which one a person might spring for without knowing the price is really a silly question.
  4. Hector, Friday Harbor, WA Right-handed First choice: 18* hybrid with ES 75 F3 regular shaft Second choice: 3 wood with regular shaft. Currently play a 21* Titleist TS3 hybrid and would like to compare it to the Hogan, and hopefully fill a hole in my bag between the driver and the TS3. I have taken my old Taylormade 3 wood out of the bag. I use Shot Scope and will put a tag on the Hogan hybrid (or 3 wood) to verify performance. 14.2 handicap as of today Thanks for the opportunity to apply for this test
  5. Hector Friday Harbor, WA Cobra F9 Speedback 14.2 100 (+/-) TSi 3 NOTE: I am gaming a TS3 21 degree hybrid and just ordered a TS3 25 degree hybrid. Putting a TSi 3 driver in the bag would complement those hybrids. I actively use Shot Scope V3 to track my rounds, and would install an additional tag on the TSi driver to provide a Shot Scope comparison with the Cobra driver.
  6. Hector Handicap 13.0 Current wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 50 and 56 degree, and Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal set wedges pitching (44 degree) and gap (50 degree). The 50 degree Hot Metal gap wedge is about 10 yards longer than the Vokey 50 degree and the Hot Metal 44 degree pitching wedge is about 12 yards longer than the gap wedge. What appeals to me about raw wedges: wondering if they might improve my spin to better stop shots on the greens. I'll install Shot Scope tags on the raw wedges to gain accurate data. Have played 55 rounds since April 1 this year - I'll give the raw w
  7. Just FWIW. Over the past 50 years I have competed in two sports that use handicapping in an attempt to level the playing fields: 1) golf; 2) sailing. I used to race sailboats 80 to 100 days a year. Now I play 80 to 100 rounds of golf a year. I have deep respect for those who have invested enormous amounts of time and thought in formulating handicapping systems in the effort to level out competition. That said, I realized long ago that both sailing and golf handicapping are fundamentally flawed, mainly because of two factors: 1) the variability that exists among the parameters employ
  8. Following up on Tony's, Harry's, and Chris' speculation in the latest No Putts Given (Episode 54?) in response to a couple tweets from the corpse of Adams Golf, what bizarre predictions or fake news can we gin up. I'm thinking that we will soon see Adam's Kirkland Signature irons and hybrids on the aisles of our favorite superbox store, probably strategically displayed somewhere between the alcohol and camping tents. Costco is already in the business with balls, gloves, putters, and (i have heard but not seen) wedges. What easier way to buy credibility in the golf equipment market could there
  9. This may not help you much, but it depends heavily on the weather on the given day and what kind of game you play. If you play the ball in the air and it the wind isn't blowing, I would suggest you will enjoy Bandon Dunes or Pacific Dunes most. Much of Bandon Trails is more sheltered from the coastal winds by the trees, but it is my least favorite Bandon course. If you play the ball on the ground, don't miss Old MacDonald. I suspect the Sheep Ranch will be similar to it, but it is new and I haven't played it. If you have a chance, also play the Sandpines course up in Florence and/or Bandon Cro
  10. I definitely vary my tips based on the quality of the experience the caddie provides. My experience at Bandon is dated at this point, but we are planning to correct that error next February. The caddies at Bandon are pros, and expect to be compensated appropriately. BUT, there is definitely a range in terms of the quality of service they offer, and sometimes they just have an off day. Some see an old guy and seem to figure this is just bag haul. Be very clear about what you want from them. I'm not usually assertive enough, so I have to bear some of the blame for less stellar days. One day
  11. Friday Harbor, WA Most interested in testing the sports creme. I currently use a different brand of CBD sports creme as a topical for relief from the pain of gout flareups and it works well. I haven't used it in association with golf. I'd like to compare the Kanibi with that brand. I would also consider the other Kanibi products, especially the tinctures or gummies. I tend to be focused and play quickly. I've been working hard on my mental and physical control during the rounds in an effort to eliminate rushed decisions and get my 14 handicap down to single digits (I'm 75, so it is
  12. Hector / Friday Harbor, WA Current GHIN 14.9 Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal Shot Scope member - will acquire new tags for the Wilson irons and use for accurate comparison to current irons.
  13. 14.5 Handicap, Western Washington Playing Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metals (5 / GW), 8 iron distance 138 yard carry. All I know about Sub70s is what I read on MyGolfSpy Playing 4 to 5 days a week on a variety of courses, mostly north of Seattle. Have just put a Shot Scope V3 in play, and will acquire a second set of tags for the Sub70's so I can provide detailed data comparing them with the Mizunos. Also have a set of Hogan Ft. Worth Blacks that I play January through March, 8 iron distance 144 yard carry. I would love to test the Sub70's against the Hogans as both are marke
  14. Hey Kyler; I have been through the transition in both directions. I started in the early '60's with Wilson Staff woods and irons. They were so much better than my game could live up to that it is a miracle I hit anything. After a layoff for 25 years, I started playing again. I don't remember what I bought, but they weren't anything notable. After a few years I decided that if I couldn't golf well I might as well look good. So I bought TaylorMade Supersteel Bubble shaft irons and some Ping woods. I still have them. They are still better clubs than I am a golfer. Then I started buying "up"
  15. Thanks Jaskanski; I wasn't aware that Trakman had such a chart. As far as carry distance, it seems pretty consistent with estimating swing speed by dividing your carry distance by 2.3, which Nic mentioned. However, as I look at the Trakman chart I have to wonder what sort of course assumptions they have programmed in. The differences between the carry distances and the total distances on the chart just seem, shall we say, highly optimistic. I fairly consistently hit between 215 and 225 carry with a slight draw and medium to medium-high trajectory. Based on that, using Nic's correlation value,
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