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  1. We had a fantastic time with "The Chunkster." I still stand by what I said about getting you a better "Zen Golf" nickname - something like Sir BirdieMaster or Sir OnePutter - you get the picture. I was impressed with your skills around the greens and with pushcart tire repair! We'll do it again in July at my place when the new greens are ready for play. You were an excellent host and it's always nice to make new friends who love and appreciate the game. See you soon!
  2. I will provide feedback after I've hit it - but it is a driving iron and not an umbrella. If it performs off the tee like an umbrella everyone in this forum will be the first to know!
  3. I'm at work. Just got a notification that the following was delivered to the house: Maltby KE4 FDI #2 Driving Iron with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft (regular flex) and LK Sonar Midsize grip. I want to go home but I can't.
  4. Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention. It is most appreciated.
  5. I only ride when playing with a larger group who ride or if it is required by the club. There is something about being connected to the earth throughout the round which energizes me.
  6. I'm currently reading The Kingdom of Chivas Irons by Michael Murphy (sequel to Golf in The Kingdom) again. It addresses some of the more esoteric ideas associated with the game and the rabbit holes can go pretty deep. Prior to this one, it was Raymond Floyd's The Elements of Scoring which encompasses many mechanics as well as mental prep.
  7. I'm sorting this out right now. I procured a new driver and irons which are the first new clubs I've purchased in 10 years. I've hacked around for many years without a lesson and have recently committed to allotting more time for the game including lessons. I previously had a stronger grip but decided to start at neutral and with the club properly settled into the fingers of my left (lead) hand. This resulted in an extraordinary display of dispersion from the left OB to the right OB with a few in between. I was shocked at the impact just a few small grip adjustments could have on my shot making ability. I'm on the front end of this and back on the simulator this week to try and sort it out. Thanks for the helpful information.
  8. I'm totally hooked on the team from No Laying Up - the Tourist Sauce productions have inspired me to plan a trip to Ireland. It looks like an incredibly beautiful and challenging golf environment. I also enjoy watching Malaska (more of an instructional site) just because he's so fed up with bad form that he can't help but express his chagrin with whomever he happens to be paired with on the show. Shiels/Robinson/Finch are good to go for the Brits and the award for strangest commentary goes to Golf Sidekick. Icarito rules! #NoLayingUp
  9. I listened to the show (great content by the way). I'm not buying Callaway's story. I think this experiment is going to surprise a lot of people and possibly draw attention to something which needs to be corrected The part about the "pro" sample was particularly interesting.
  10. Wrapping up the outage this weekend and so I'm almost free! Valleybrook is open for walking and 1 person/cart but the greens are being replaced. Looks like I may have to make a trip to Cleveland soon.....

  11. Where did you get to play? Valley Brook opens this Friday and I'm chomping at the bit! Great play-by-play on how your shaking off the dust of confinement. I'll be wrapping up this 6-nights/week schedule on May 11th and we'll get together.
  12. I thought I would upgrade my push cart for when things open up again, and lo and behold, discovered that most everyone else in the country had the same idea before me (shocker). I did find the one I wanted - the Sun Mountain Speedcart GX- from Maple Hill Golf and it arrived yesterday. It only took two hours (no exaggeration) of online research to find one but I felt like I was the correct caller during a radio station giveaway. It is an excellent cart, by the way, for those who enjoy walking and having all your necessities at hand. Now I'm waiting for the mayor to sound the re-opening bell for my club!
  13. I signed up for it! I'm at around 89 MPH w/ the driver (average) and figured it would only improve everything I'm trying to do now with my swing and game. Hope all is well with you and yours after the recent storms. My kids have been volunteering with the clean-up efforts in E. Brainerd but we haven't heard much from your neck of the woods. I assume that means it wasn't too bad.
  14. I currently reside in Chattanooga, Tennessee and will be 50 years old in November. I have lived here for ten years and joined my first golf club in February. Once I saw the request for testing, I went to a friend with a simulator and requested that he help me determine my current swing speed. My driver averages around 89 MPH and the speed, of course, begins to decline as I step down the clubs. I consider myself to be in average health for a blue-collar, working class type of guy. This translates to a comfy muffin (I'm 5' 9" tall with a 34" waist i.e. healthy hobbit) based on years of craft beer tasting sessions which were forced on me by eager friends and a few total strangers at a bar in Nashville, Tennessee while I was attempting to impersonate Elvis Presley (Vegas version) at around 2 AM. I think. I can commit to this program as I have a much better work and play schedule now as well as the support of my 21 year-old son who has joined me on the course. This is a part of my game I wish to improve as I have recently established a better swing along with more control. I believe increasing my speed would naturally fit into my progress at this time and make me much more appetizing to the four-ball crew which plays on Wednesdays. I also appreciate research and results which can help others along the way. Thanks for your consideration and kudos to you for the excellent information you provide to all of us who are getting better one round at a time.
  15. I picked up the Cobra F9 directly from the factory (online order) for $249. By placing a custom order, I was able to select the shaft, length, grips (you get the picture) for the same price. The research I've seen suggested the newer model had very little improvement over the F9. I am extremely impressed with the performance and the price point is hard to beat. If you have the time, check this out:
  16. Sorry for the 2X reply. I just figured out how to use the quote feature.I do work with Sequoyah and have a few acquaintances at the lab. Never got to fly the equipment but flew on a bunch of them to figure out how to fix problems. Loved the pilots - they would supply us with beer on the weekends for keeping them safe in the air!
  17. Just been talking to another recruit about this in a different area of the forum. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DX3LMXK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 Looks like a good net with great reviews but would require some DIY.
  18. Everyone has listed so many legends! I fear I would spend all my time watching instead of playing (no worries since I wouldn't be able to keep up). I honestly think it would be a hoot to play with the guys from "No Laying Up". I've kept up with the content they post on YouTube - especially the Tourist Sauce golf trips - and think I would fit in quite well with these characters.
  19. I've been watching the actions/responses here in Tennessee and believe a lot of what is happening concerning decisions on what and how to close or limit facilities is due to the speed at which this virus is spreading and the lack of experience in dealing with a situation like this one. Our local officials are solid guys who have provided good leadership for years and are now trying to deal with something which they've never before had to confront. My club closed today, and while I feel it could have probably been managed differently, I plan to comply with the decision to demonstrate my support for the leaders in my community during a most difficult time. I understand and share your confusion and it appears that many who are having to make these tough decisions share it as well.
  20. Thanks for the prompt response. It's much more affordable than I anticipated. Now the cogs are turning!
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